The Smith - East Village

4.6
3578 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHommePac
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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CarlosV
New York Area
2 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
46 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
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Steph
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The Smith is usually one of my favorite restaurants but I did not like my experience this time. The waitress seemed very annoyed at everything and shot my pregnant friend some very dirty looks. Our food got to us very cold as well. I regret even leaving a tip.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Not perfect drinks!

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Keithykins
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food, delicious elevated cocktails. Classic new American spot

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JohnSmon
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. The drinks were fantastic. The ambience was nice and low-key. And most importantly, the service was amazing! Shout out to Reed and Lina

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KerriK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, food, atmosphere and service. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The meal was great, however, our waitress only took our drink order and never returned. We were not even offered refills. Another waiter had to step in to take our order. Besides that, it was a decent experience

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meals and appreciated the heaters for outdoor dining!

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SamanthaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the apple salad with candied walnuts and it was delicious!

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vipJamesL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good neighborhood restaurant. Chips with blue cheese are the best. Value oriented. The crowd is late 20s, early 30s. Date nights and groups. However, everyone is civil.

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BJG19
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back inside again. Reliable food and excellent staff.

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zacharyt
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Drinks were amazing. Food was beyond exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Porkchop was amazing and the chicken

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LilliL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always! Their team is always friendly and polite! Drinks also always great!

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Marcel
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Best American style food restaurant in NYC

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viptonid
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service great outside set up staff very safe and courteous

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JadeS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere, great Covid safety measures, great for kids, would definitely come again.

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JackieP
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Outside seating was really nice. Attention to Covid protocols was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I came here after getting a tooth pulled. The check in process was very efficient and I felt very safe. I had the tuna tare tare (just the top) and it was very good. I also had the infamous Mac and cheese. For some reason it didn’t taste as well as I remember it. However due to my circumstances I’ll have to just try back when I didn’t just get a procedure done. The lemonade wasn’t the best, the shrimp cocktail on happy hour was great.

Despite a few dislikes my overall experience was good.

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vipLauraW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly, and COVID protocols were followed carefully. Food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was good - burger cooked great, and to temp. For the crispy rice, the fish was a bit warm kind of made for an odd texture. I’d just make sure your salmon is keep in a temp below the danger zone 41°. I know they rice may have warmed it up a bit but I’ve had rice right out of the fryer with ice cold tuna on it - that is what makes an amazing crispy rice. Service was not good - barely saw a server then her shift was over and she handed us over to this guy (seemed a little doofy) never came to the table once. Had to get everything through a Busser, quite annoying. Also every time the Busser came to the table and/or server when they did - they would never take plates off the table or clear glasses. They just let dirty dishes pile on our table, that to me is the most basic knowledge when serving.. clear the dishes before you bring the next course .. silverware .. water refills.. check in with the table after you drop the food. We got none of this and to be honest this is our third bad experience at the Smith.. also on the way in we were threatened and yelled at by an angry customer waiting in line for a table? Staff did nothing to address this while the customer grew aggressive and threw his hands in my face saying “I HAVE A FCKIN RESERVATION BACK UP”.. if I was the manager I would’ve been sure to check in with my guests after something like that. Just goes to show management structure must be juvenile .. anyways. Not going back to The Smith.. I’ve given enough chances. Thanks!

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DeborahJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great to get back indoors with a restaurant that takes safety seriously. Dividers between each table and the wait staff asks diners to don their masks when the waiter/waitress approaches.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, location, and service! Will definitely be back.

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MickeyP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love the Smith. They didn't rush us and that is the most important factor in enjoying a Restaurant right now. Everyone at the Smith was just right. There when we needed them and not buggy and rushy. Thanks Smith!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Amazing food and great service. Best Mac and cheese around

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Didn’t like how waiters made us wear masks every time they approach the table

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IndianaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food as always however service was a bit slow and spotty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & customer service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
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.

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laurenc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Would go again for brunch. Very friendly staff

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JPPERGE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
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 on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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 3578 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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