The Smith - East Village

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$30 and under
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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. Offering private rooms at all locations, guests can stop by for all occasions.
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Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going, will be back. Food is a little pricey but when you see the portions it’s worth it.

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New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another visit, this time with out of town friends after a walkabout through the East Village. The restaurant was perfect for this occasion. We arrived almost an hour early, and were seated right away. Cocktails were delicious and prompt, and the bread was readily refilled. Appetizers: caeser salad, mac & cheese, shishito peppers. Nothing was left. My dinner was the pork chops with jalepeno grits, the pork was perfect, and my mouth is watering over the grits as I write this. The others had steak frites and filet mignon, and everyone was very pleased with their orders. Service remained attentive, though as we lingered over the dessert, the host did pass the table several times taking notes, and we did feel a bit of pressure to leave. It was a great night, and I was especially happy it met the expectations of our guests.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stopped in for brunch while on a brief vacation. Had oysters, bloody Mary’s, the French toast with a side of maple sausage, and the short rib has with grits. Most incredible meal I’ve had in a long time. Service was great. Tables are a little cramped and the place is quite loud but totally expected since the food is so amazing.

CG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time, didn’t really had to wait at all and the service was on point. Me and my date really enjoyed it.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food, extraordinary service, and awesome ambiance. What a great experience with this classic, american bistro

JZ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this place, never disappoints and easy for a big party with a bunch of different dietary needs.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were completely indulgent. The service - and our server, Jess - were exceptional. As a matter of course they brought bottles of water and seltzer to the table. They let me taste wines. Our dishes were fabulous and interesting. It was great.

R
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Breakfast Pot Pie and Jhonny Benedict are a must try. And these go extremely well with their Mimosas. Looking forward to visit this place again.

E
New England
36 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect place for Sunday brunch with lots of choices and delicious food.

BS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience3

They won’t seat parties till they all arrive. Friends ended up being late in traffic and we had to wait and could have ordered drinks and apps. Very disappointing.

D
New York Area
335 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful selection for brunch....love creative egg dishes. Have been trying different ones each time...so tasty and full of flavor...nice combinations of food elements.
The place gets very noisy, acoustics not good...sometimes difficult to hear conversations.
Always crowded, but worth the wait.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was great, the service was great, the drinks were great and the décor is really great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch menu is good

R
New England
126 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we visit NYC we find ourselves at the Smith! It is a great spot for any meal, anytime of the day. The food, the bar, the service is always great. Jared took care of us at brunch and he was fantastic too.

Cannot recommend The Smith enough!!!

AC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Noisy but good vibe. Expect to have fun though and good food.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Made us wait 40 minutes after our reservation for a table. Then said they were apologizing by bringing us an order of chips with melted blue cheese on them which was just not appetizing anyway. Of course after saying the chips were on the house, we come to find them on our bill at the end and had to correct our waiter and get a new check. Really would not recommend this crowded restaurant

m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really good. It’s a bit pricey but you end up getting a lot so it’s worth it. The burger was huge!!! French toast was huge and amazing. The cornbread eggs Benedict so super good. We loved everything and they were very accommodating while our sisters train was late. Great experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Service was great, food was great. Very loud though if you’re looking for quiet conversation.

DM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Disappointed we were not informed of limited menu due to a previous kitchen fire.
Had to reconsider what to eat when presented with limited menu. Went there after reviewing menu on line with dining choices already decided.
Our server was lovely and did her best to accommodate under the circumstances.

I would check before going back to see that kitchen is fully operational. But will be back!!!

HM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Always love the smith. Wait staff is hit or miss - some are super friendly, some are not A+. The food is amazing and they do not skimp on portions. I will never stop coming here!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience5

We visited The Smith-East Village yesterday. We often frequent the other The Smith locations, but we were i pleasantly surprised with our experience at this location. At some point, there was a kitchen fire that has limited their ability to provide a full service menu (this is not highlighted anywhere for customers to make an informed decision). Thus, the items we wanted were unavailable. Moreover, the choices that were available were less than appetizing and/or cold. Our waitress was amazing but the food was a major disappointment.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! My boyfriend wanted grey goose in his Moscow mule and the waitress forgot to mention there was an up charge and gave us two shots on the house! Great service!!

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love eating at The Smith. This was the first time at this location. They had a kitchen fire in December, so they currently have a reduced menu.

AF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hope they will be able to recover from the kitchen fire soon and have their full menu back up.

JR
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love The Smith, especially this location. Looking forward to you bringing back the mac&cheese and tomato soup!

TM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Miss the old menu - omelettes, free cocktail, etc.

i
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food, as always. If you want reliable, enjoyable dining any time of day, visit the East Village Smith! Not sure how they dress the salad so perfectly, but they never fail to do so. And same with the mint in the fruit salad - yum! We tried the potato waffles for the first time and it won’t be the last! Great for vegetarians and meat eaters.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Getting a table and high chair was seamless but the food took a while.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience5

We were going to look at bridal gowns and decided to book this place based on menu and our availability with time. After getting there and getting seated the menu stated there was a limited menu due to a kitchen fire. Something like that should really be posted on open table I would have booked somewhere else. Our food was good. But it wasn’t what I wanted but with a time constraint we decided to just stay.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Limited men

MS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere for NYE. Would recommend

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

They had a kitchen fire with a very limited menu. Dishes were delivered without sides described on the menu and had to be requested.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Wouldn’t recommend visiting this location of The Smith right now. They recently had a fire and have a very limited menu and have even run out of things on that menu. Pretty limiting for vegetarians specifically. Come back in a few months once they have their full kitchen back.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff could not have been nicer. There was an unfortunate event that happened at another smith restaurant which caused them to be shut down for the night. Our reservation was personally changed. We were compensated with the change by being offered free appetizers and dessert

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for dinner and drinks before a show at Webster Hall. Great food and Service!

R
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and the chicken were both fabulous and the ambiance was lively and comfortable.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Only one of our entrees came out. Had to wait about 20 minutes for the second entree even though both entrees were ordered at the same time.

MD
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I made a reservation for 4 people. Two we’re running late. They still would not seat until entire party was there which negates the whole reason for making the reservation. They were seating walk ups in front of my reservation. Only when I pointed out that they were seating 2s and 3s at 4-tops ahead of my reservation for 4 did they relent and give me a table.

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