The Smith - East Village

4.6
3626 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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4.5
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chua
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, everything is clean, and overall nice vibe. It can get a bit crowded, but they do a good job of making people feel safely separated.

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KelleyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day and were very please with the safety precautions. And, as usual, the food and service is outstanding!

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cristyo
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Due to traffic, we were 15 minutes late for our reservation - The host was very understanding on the phone, and when we arrived.
The service was outstanding; Will was amazing. Food spot on.
Can't wait for our next visit!

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viphockeymom
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I’ve been to the Smith before and liked it but this was a miss. They were so concerned about Covid protocol which I thought was great with contact tracing and temperature checks etc but then when we were seated at the worst table outside where they send people to stand near us to wait for their tables with no plexiglass on that side and our water glasses had lipstick on them and were clearly not cleaned properly. Food was ok but I paid extra for grilled chicken in my salad but could barely find any ( how much does it cost for a chicken breast) and finally was too expensive for what it was.

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vipKimberlyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best time! The staff was super sweet and helpful. The COVID precautions are still being upheld.

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ShanaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the professional and friendliness of everyone we encountered. We also love the Covid-19 protocol adherence. Thank you!

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OtisS
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pleased bring back the egg skillet dish! It was my favorite and it has been discontinued since Covid.

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vipRHRNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My East Village go to place for lunch with a friend . The portions are very generous and the staff is always very attentive .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during brunch hours and I had the omelette with salad . My friends had the French toast and burger and everything was delicious! I have no complaints! The service was excellent and my food arrived on time . This is a place I will be coming back !

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vipblw8
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good basic food, good service, fair prices. Good place for a dinner with friends or a date.

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vipcruzer
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

consistently great food and service. Thank you - bc

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Mikey
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good burger, served rare as requested. Waiter was attentive and pleasant but also knew how to keep his distance. Overall, a good experience for a neighborhood place.

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AbbyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed very much. service was fast and the food was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

service was ok - our server decided to switch during our dinner service (so we had two) & they forgot two put in our entree order. We waited about an hour before our second server (who I had to ring over) realized that our entrees were never ringed in with the kitchen.

we decided to order pizza at our place instead...

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AnnA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch menu outdoors. There were covered and partially covered tables. Staff was great...never felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only a couple of complaints.
We would’ve like to have sat outside since we made a reso. Also they didn’t recognize her bday and when I say that not as in a free dessert or stupid song but just said happy birthday. Food was great!

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Cali
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing and the food was delicious

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vipmrdawrence
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith has been one of my go to spots for years for reasons that go beyond the food. The staff and the professionalism are just what other places should strive to become; keep up the good work.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great accommodations and dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The Hostess was very rude

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be dining at The Smith again. The outdoor dining was set up beautifully and their safety protocol was excellent.
As always, the food and drinks were delicious. It's difficult to find atmosphere, moderate prices and delicious food in this city.
One of the reasons why we love The Smith is the staff. The servers are great and the managers are wonderful. It was great to see Mgrs. Jessica and Antonio. They both warmly welcomed us back. They have a way of making everyone feel special. It was very busy the day we went but they took the time to make sure that everyone was enjoying themselves.
We look forward to our next visit!

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ShaGlo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I was not at all pleased this visit they had removed the Calamari from the menu during the ongoing public health emergency/Pandemic and recently reintroduced it shall I say not for the better the analogy if it isn’t broken don’t fix it fits this situation the classic calamari that I had come to expect with the tomato based marinara and very well seasoned was replaced/tweaked with a green sauce and not very well seasoned they need to go back to what they were serving prior to the pandemic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Smith has become my go to restaurant during Covid and I have not been disappointed . They are very good at Covid compliance and I have felt very safe eating there . This time we ate out side and had drinks and appetizers and it was great . The brussel sprouts and the salmon were amazing and I would recommend them . The potato chips with the Blu Cheese needs to be reworked . Staff was friendly and very customer focused . They have really improved this in the past year . I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a good meal , and a few drinks in a safe environment . I like outside as as the evening goes on they do get a lot of 20 somethings who feel the need to scream when they talk !! The Smith on 3rd avenue is great and try the kale salad !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

They made us feel like we were diseased

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erikah
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You'll love anything you order, every dish is sooo yummy!

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JamaulD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a nice experience. This may be a regular place to go

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was rather uncomfortable.
First restaurant that would ask you to wear a mask when seated and have to wear it back every time the waiter approached the table . No need for to put your clients through that . Will not go back until they change their policy!

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vipEmilyH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and the service was excellent! Our server was lovely and attentive and right on time with checking in on us. We have missed dining with them in person. They did an amazing job with setting up the tables to make us feel comfortable and safe. Thank you for a great night out!

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Sarah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith had very good COVID protocols. We ate inside and there were clear plexiglass barriers between tables so you could still feel open, but it was very safe. The food was excellent. My husband got the pork chop and he said it was the best pork chop he's ever eaten! We started with the calamari, which was very good with a pesto sauce. I got the mussels and the waiter even brought me extra bread for the sauce. two thumbs up!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!

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JDM3
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Highly recommend. Very professional and courteous!

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HommePac
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Breakfast/Brunch...outdoor seating...great food (substituted spinach for fresh herbs in the omelette- thank you!), friendly and efficient service, reasonably priced menu, great selection. Solid

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Dylan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith has amazing safety measures. I felt safe dining there. The food was incredible. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food and service was really great! However, we were seated directly on the sidewalk not covered or separated from the very busy street with crowds of pedestrians walking past us. They have built a great outdoor seating section so it was frustrating that we were seated on the sidewalk and not apart of the built space for protection. The restaurant itself had many COVID rules in place, so it was a bit surprising to have a seat openly on the sidewalk.

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience2

I have never felt so packed in and uncomfortable at a restaurant in my life. It should be criminal to be sandwiches in the way this restaurant fits people tightly in the front outside seats. For anyone remotely heavy, this is the ultimate body shame. As someone that isn't, I had about 6-8 inches of free space between me and the table. Very uncomfortable, and will not be dining outside there again.

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vipdonmark
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed happy hour. Tables spaced well and very COVID compliant. We’ll be back.

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CarlosV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice time. COVID friendly. Good service. A bit slow with food but not a big deal.

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vipJmel21
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You cannot go wrong with The Smith. Their menu is not the most extensive but there is something for everyone and everything they do is executed perfectly. The burrata, a dish that can be plain, is made special with well seasoned roasted tomatoes that makes the dish pop. The spicy salmon tartare is fantastic. The short rib rigatoni is a regular go to for my family and basic dishes like the salmon or chicken come well seasoned and well prepared. The outdoor setting is nicely done and comfortable but can be a bit noisy as it’s on a busy street. The great cocktails make that a non issue though.

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vipTINAC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food but the staff really go out of their way.

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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 takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 420-9800.

The Smith - East Village is rated 4.6 stars by 3626 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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