The Smith - East Village

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$30 and under
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The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with four upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, The Smith Midtown The Smith Lincoln Square, and The Smith NoMad. Utilizing local products and purveyors, the breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner menus feature a selection of familiar bistro dishes. The Smith attracts colleagues for a drink after work, business dinners, a quick bite or drink before a show, late night revelers, families for Sunday brunch and more. Offering private rooms at all locations, guests can stop by for all occasions.
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The Smith is my usual favorite, and where my boyfriend and I always go for date night or ordering in; but this night was a little off - solely food wise. My pasta came out a bit cold and was not the best on top of it (not sure if the temperature had something to do with it). Great side of broccolini; mostly stuck to eating that.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before Blue Man Group show

LP
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely make a reservation for brunch—very busy. I took a star off bc it was so noisy. A very popular place!

R
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

This popular place that offers something for everyone on the menu has become overpriced, overrated and
disappointingly less than mediocre. The noise level is just beyond. Everyone has to scream to hear anyone at their table, no matter the table size. The food is average at best, and priced out of line for nothing more than a not even glamorous diner.

The only part of the meal that met with our expectations was our sweet and attentive waitress. We will not be returning.

TA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Way too loud

MG
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Hostesses and bartender great. Service at table was very slow once seated. The gnocchi and pot pie were just ok. The blue cheese chips would have been better if sauce had been layered rather than globbed on top. The burrata and calamari were very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very accomodating, reliable. Ideal family Sunday dinner

w
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wait was long - 40 minutes for our table even with a reservation. Otherwise great food and service.

HS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic - As always

K
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I find the menu very meat heavy. I’d like the Smith to offer the vegan burger such as the beyond meat burger.

AK
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this on Yelp because it was near my sons apartment. Had a 6:30 reservation and when we got there the place was very busy and hopping. We were seated promptly. We found it to be very noisy. The service was excellent and the food was excellent also. Would definitely go back.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I had a reservation for brunch and got seated at a small table for 3. I asked if the table across from us was already being seated, the host said yes. It was a 4 seat set up and it was given to three guys. If I was seated first, why was it not available to my party of 3? I asked if a larger table becomes available can we move to that table. The server said it was busy so he would have to see. Moments later a lady with her carriage asked to get by because they just changed her table. Also another party of 3. The server picked up that I was annoyed and decided to not interact with me much, just asking to take plates and leaving the bill on the table. There weren't many people in the place that looked like me, but I don't want to assume there was something bigger going on.

I'll try the other two locations because the food was good. But food can never taste so good for me to support a place I didn't feel comfortable at.

But yes, the food was good.

S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second time at the Smith. First time was for dinner. This time was for brunch. It was good. Would go again

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This place is not worth it. Too crowded / bad service / slow service / mediocre food / expensive for what it is.

m
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were having a pre theatre meal, told our server and he couldn’t have been more attentive, solicitous or efficient. A total professional.
The food was spot on, and even though kind of noisy, we had a comfortable table.

IZ
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is really good quality, well prepared and plentiful at reasonable prices. On the whole, a very reliable, pleasant neighborhood dining experience.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers and great food👍🏻

EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! We were seated right away and the server was at out table as soon as we sat down. The service remained stellar throughout our visit. The food was delicious! Two of us had the Smith Eggs Benedict. The eggs were poached perfectly and the hollandaise sauce was delicious. The rest of us had hamburgers and said they were delicious and cooked as ordered. What a fantastic value!

EA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, hip atmosphere. Every dish was full of flavor, and better than the next. Best service I have had at a restaurant in quite some time. Highly recommended and will be back!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD AND SERVICE IS AMAZING. Not to mention, we arrived at the wrong location (my mistake), and they held our reservation while we traveled to the correct location. So kind. Highly recommend The Smith.

KD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fast-seating and good food. I loved the setting and so did my friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter had exceptional knowledge for guests with food allergies and great accommodations

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had my birthday dinner here with 10 friends on a Monday and had a great time! We had the potato chips which are my absolute favorite. The pork chop was also awesome.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the services is great. My only complaint is the noise level. You have to scream at the people you are with.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my niece here for her first ever NYC brunch! Truly my favorite brunch spot in the city!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All was great except expresso was disgusting- was cold and tasted like ink.

LG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here for breakfast and dinner and highly recommend both! Food and staff are excellent. A bit noisy though. Good for families too!

MC
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for brunch. Delicious food and very good service. Now we have tried all 4 locations in Manhattan and all have the same good food and good service. Cannot go wrong in any of the 4 locations!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Will definitely go again.

JS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was a nice place to take out-of-town guests as so many reviews state. But as a vegetarian there are very limited choices. The kale salad was actually very good. I should have just had that. The gnocchi was doughy and barely warm. I don't know why everyone raves about it. It was a big disappointment. Service was friendly, but they never asked my friend how she wanted her burger cooked so it came out a bit rare for her.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pretty loud but overall. The Smith never disappoints with their infamous Mac and cheese

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. A creepy man came up to my friend and I at dinner and the manager and our server noticed immediately and handled the situation perfectly. Food was amazing. Service incredible. Muah.

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We LOVE the Smith - Great choices, good food and a vibrate atmosphere!
Visit all East Side Locations quick often - you can't go wrong!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good for a casual dinner. Solid food.

AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was surprised a “carafe” of wine was really kind of a 1/2 carafe. I assume the “giant” carafe is the normal carafe size. Expensive too! I should have gotten a regular bottle.

NM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

YUMMY. MAC AND CHEESE WAS AS PROMISED, COMFORTING. BRUNCH WAS TASTY.

TE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great! Get the short rib!

SM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very popular so make reservations. French toast was decadent. They gladly make alterations to menu items on request.

i
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, first-rate service, lots of choice. Something for everyone, everything we look for in a perfect brunch.

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

tables were too close together and heard every word the people said right next to us. I enjoyed the Smith at Columbus circle much better.
I had the waffle - the apple compote portion was very small for $17

My husband enjoyed his pancakes.

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