The Smith - East Village

4.6
3531 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with a simple mission: make people happy! 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.

We are open for patio seating, delivery, and pick-up daily with expanded menu offerings, family style dinners for two, cocktails, beer, wine, and more!
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Both the food and service were very good, but I do think they could do a bit better of a job with the outdoor heating lamps. The seating enclosures had about a half heating lamp per party of 2. Hoping for at least 1 lamp per party.

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MichaelSteinberg
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Was nice. We were placedoutside by the entrance door and would have rather had a booth for space / warmth. But as always the food and drinks were amazing. Will always be our favorite date night restaurant :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my birthday and the food was really good

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onthedl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, my party got the pork chop, NY strip and mac & cheese. However there isn’t a heat lamp for every booth so it got cold towards the end of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and good food. Didn’t like waiting 20mns even with reservation.

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vipYoloDeeno
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love The Smith, it's our goto for Brunch and Lunch! Always great food, service and drinks. We will be back again soon. Thank you for all that you are doing during this Pandemic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

MISERABLE ... Absolutely not suitable for outdoor winter dining. Some places are bearable. This one is not. We left after appetizers. Server was the opposite of friendly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We didn’t have a heater by our table so that made our dinner a little uncomfortable.

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SeriouslySam
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the world being how it is, I’m so grateful for The Smith! There are separators between each table, ample outdoor seating, and heat lamps at every table! The service hasn’t missed a beat and has always been and continues to be great- and same goes for the food. Going out to eat may not be top priority but to have the option and feel more normal about the shitstorm that is 2020 is great! Thanks The Smith!

MD
vipMarcD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite local restaurant. Food is delicious. Service is outstanding. Always a pleasant experience.

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Veggiegirl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so hard eating out now with indoor dining shut but we decided to go to The Smith for brunch. The waitress was wonderful! So attentive and friendly. Their rule to mask up when a waiter comes to the table is very smart. Of course the staff (and customers) should exercise the utmost caution so we can all be safe. I reinvented the eggs Benedict to a veggie one by substituting the Canadian bacon with avocado and there was no problem whatsoever. Everything was delicious although it all got cold due to eating outside in January! We were well socially distanced with plexiglass and plastic dividers and heat lamps above. My only comment is I wish there were more of an enclosure so it might be a little bit warmer. We were open to the elements on one side so it was hard to get warm. All in all it was a wonderful experience!

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Danielha
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor seating experience. Everyone wearing masks. Felt safe. Heaters worked well in 37 degrees outside. Food was excellent. Most delicious french toast. Burgers tasty, fries very good. Would definitely return!

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vipPickyNewYorker
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at The Smith. First was for a marvelous Thanksgiving dinner of turkey with all the trimmings. This time I order the blackened porkchop with some excellent spicy grits. Just as yummy. I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and safest outdoor dining experience I’ve had all fall!! Warm heaters everywhere and plexiglass used where 6’ distancing is not in place. Super friendly waitstaff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is always a favorite restaurant of mine and this was my first time going during the pandemic. They took all the social distance and safety measures and did an excellent job considering the circumstances. Will be back!

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vipNNNN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently quality food. Staff is accommodating to tweaks to the menu. Pretty good value for what it is - on the less expensive side of more upscale places

NY
vipNYERR
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat on patio. Good protocols. Heater wax between table so only one side felt it. Service great. Food varied and really good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice . Very well prepare during covid .

LD
vipLindaD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The problem was the COVID protocol was too OVERKILL. The server wouldn't come to the table, unless everyone had masks on. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? I eat in lots of restaurants in the City, and Never had this experience. Quite annoying. The server would stand 4+ feet away till we all had masks on while we are eating. they wont see me there.

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vipValeriaM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Wine came in a water glass.
Mussels had way too much garlic, salad was tasteless

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vipTINAC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I went on Thanksgiving and were so happily surprised. There was a Prefix with lots of sides included and we were both thrilled with the food and the entire experience. The waitstaff could not have been any nicer and we felt completely safe. There was plenty of space, they took our temperatures and address, and we were asked to wear our masks whenever a server came to our table. We brought home the extras because there was so much and enjoyed it the next day. Will go back soon!

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Danny
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved the Smith food and vibe, but especially excited by their current outdoor dining setup — well heated but absolutely no walls! Sensible yet comfortable — one of the few New York restaurants doing it right!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We stopped by this evening with a reservation for dinner at 7:15. We are trying to support our restaurants as much as we can during this pandemic. A few minutes after sitting down we were approached by a waiter who asked if he could take our order. We said we would like to order a drink before ordering our meal. Waiter said NO ITS AGAINST THE LAW to serve a drink with out food being provided at the same time. We asked to see manager. He came over and repeated the same line. We said we did not come to drink and that we came for DINNER and would like our glass of wine first and then dinner to follow. He said that wasn’t possible and that they “follow the law”. We got up and left. The only restaurant in the past 2 months to treat us like this AWFUL AWFUL. We asked if we could place the order for food and have it come after our drinks. He said “no”. Many tables had people with drinks and no food. Sad we will never go back to the Smith .

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AnaRivas
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience4

Good ambience! Perfect food!! Best pesto aioli sauce ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is always great. This is my first time back since covid and they are handling everything VERY well and I felt very safe

SD
StefaniD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthdays

MJ
vipMJH1119
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they made dining outside feel safe and worthwhile. i would definitely eat there again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice simple brunch

MD
vipMarcD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in the East Village. Great and friendly service. Cocktails are always on point. Good choices in the food department. The apple pie is a diet deal breaker.

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Liam
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved The Smith and this is my favorite location. And Erica, the new waitress who took care of me the two most recent times I was there is a wonderful and warm person.

This is my solid sure bet and I can’t recommend it enough.

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vipcitygrl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am really picky about outdoor dining & The Smith E. Village has been my best experience so far — other restaurants should copy their process & protocols! Service was smooth, easy, and most of all, SAFE for me & for the restaurant employees. Plus, the food is great, as ever! Tip well at The Smith! The team is making a huge effort & it’s appreciated.

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MicheleS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great variety of food. Staff is very careful wearing mask & make sure everyone at the table has it on. I always recommend The Smith to friends,

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SamanthaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I like it here. The food is great and that’s the best part!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taking lots of COVID precautions! 🙌🏻 food still our family favorite

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Table was right on the sidewalk so there was a lot of foot traffic.

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Essie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Stringent social distancing protocols. Recommend the gnocchi!

PJ
PatriciaJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for years since it opened and have some favorite dishes. Glad it is still here and taking the pandemic seriously. I appreciate the extra caution to mask while the waiter comes. its a little annoying but it is a better safe than sorry scenario

MD
vipMarcD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A local friendly restaurant with good food and friendly staff. I eat there at least 3 times weekly.

DP
DanielaP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Moscow Mule I’d go back just for that drink

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Tika
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chips with clue cheese fondue are great, but make sure to eat them while they're hot! And you can never go wrong with the salmon.

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You can order delivery directly from The Smith - East Village using the Order Online button. The Smith - East Village also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Smith - East Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 420-9800.

The Smith - East Village is rated 4.6 stars by 3531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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