The Smith - East Village

4.6
3553 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

At time of reservation, there was no note on the restaurants stringent COVID policies which include having to wear a mask during your entire meal. We were freezing indoors and everyone around us wore a coat their entire meal.
Our food was prepared incorrectly, and it was a hassle to have refired given the constant having to put a mask on / take a mask off as the servers arrived while eating.

JP
JPPERGE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience1

While I understand the importance of air circulation, having all of the doors open in sub-freezing temperatures made indoor dining less pleasant than outdoor dining. Additionally, being told to wait down the street “in front of the bank next door” for the rest of my party to arrive for a reservation (party of 2 at a non-busy time) by the rude (but the only warm person in the establishment due to a heat lamp) hostess was also a nice touch.

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MelissaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistent, comfortable and clean eating environment.

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vipchyG
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was absolutely amazing! It was our first time at this location and we really enjoyed it. Only down side was I had no where to hang my bag when we were seated so it had to go on the floor. And one guest (who I assume is a regular) was extremely loud; talking, yelling, laughing! Made the second half of our dinner quite humorous but a little annoying. But the restaurant itself was stellar.

LM
LaurenM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, pleasant and attentive server, physical barriers in place, requested mask stay on at table unless eating or drinking.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING COVID PRECAUTIONS, great service, always amazing food definitely recommend

RH
vipRHRNYC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service ! My go-to when I’m back home in the East Village!

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SaraP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mac and cheese was amazing and their happy hour specials were unreal!

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vipTINAC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always solid- food is delicious- service is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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JeanineG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Social distancing was also excellent.

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vipSamS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks! I also love their homemade chips with dressing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing me and my significant other liked the place & the food, our waiter was amazing I forgot his name but he had a red hat tonight lol

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vipAlex
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is always super solid. Awesome food and great service. ALSO they follow covid rules and make me feel safe. I really hope they don’t get relaxed with this because it’s the reason many of us continue to frequent The Smith restaurants here in NYC. A+

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OlaD
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience in The Smith, great Covid precautions, wonderful food and waiting stuff was so nice. I was meeting my friends after very long time and all was up to our expectations! Thank you The Smith!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The efficiency and execution were outstanding especially in the era of Covid. Wonderful service and will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service was excellent. The waitstaff was very nice and accommodating.

CB
CarlosB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great customer service, quick, efficient and all staff was super nice. Place inside is really nice, farm-like décor, and the food was very tasty!

RH
vipRHRNYC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pandemic Saturday brunch indoor dining at its best . Great brunch menu selection and the potato chips with blue cheese fondue is beyond delicious ! Tables were more than 6 feet apart with plastic and barriers and EVERYONE wore a mask !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & service and the best that could be done in regards to ambiance! The space heaters kept me warm, but I went on a very cold day, (Jan 28th) and my toes got a little cold towards the end of the meal.

DD
vipDeeDee
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We ate here in the freezing cold bc it was outdoor dining only. Service was great and we were glad to have somewhere to go for a drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
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 on January 22, 2021
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!

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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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my Go to Spot - the Drinks are delicious and the food is amazing even down to the fries. Whenever anyone wants a drink and would like to relax with good food I suggest here.

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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.

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

Excellent choice . Very well prepare during covid .

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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 3553 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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