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About The Smith - East Village
The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with four upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, The Smith Midtown The Smith Lincoln Square, and The Smith NoMad. 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.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
M-W: 8 a.m. – midnight
Th & Fri: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sun: 9:30 a.m. – midnight
Between 10th and 11th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please inquire for details.
N,Q,R,4,5,6 to Union Square ; R & W trains to 8th Street and 6 train to Astor Place ; L Train to 3rd Avenue
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please inquire for details
The downstairs dining area can be booked for private sit-down dinners for up to 60 guests and cocktail parties for approximately 75 guests.
The Smith - East Village Ratings and Reviews
Honestly I had a pretty disappoint love byexperience. I love The Smith, which is why I wanted to have my birthday dinner there. Unfortunately the fact that i notated this in my reservation resulted in 0 hospitality or acknowledgement of the fact it was my birthday. I even gave the hostess stand my flowers and birthday balloon to hold onto while we ate. You would think they would ask if it was one of our birthdays. nOPe! And they didn’t tell our server either. My boyfriend had to tell them while I was in the bathroom and I received the most lackluster cake (no singing or acknowledgment, it was literally placed in front of me like a sandwich) and we were charged $9 for the cake.
I have been to the smith a couple of times already and is always the same experience. So food is normal, not great but it isn’t bad either. Still the price is good, so you are actually paying average for regular food.
Service is regular too. This time we were sited between two tables which were very close to each other. I asked the hosted if she could move both tables to the right (there was plenty of space on the right side). She said: you can ask the ladies and move it yourself. Whenever I go to a place I like to be pleased and feel comfortable - that is why we are asked for a tip when we get the bill right??. .. anyways both ladies moved to the right, I mean we were all feeling uncomfortable and it was awkward sitting sooooo close to each other. So far, average experience. Then we order our food, we got a starter to share and two main dishes. We had our dishes first and the starter came in after.
Conclusion, regular price, regular food, regular service.
My wife and I went to The Smith/East Village for Sunday brunch. The food was exceptionally good: the avocado toast with poached eggs is to-die-for, with thin, crispy toast and a delicate layer of frisee on top; side of slab bacon, succulent; delicious latte. The top floor is loud, louder, loudest, with no sound baffling and loud, blaring music, so be prepared for that. The basement room is the place to go, we found out when we went to use the (must-be-seen!) rest rooms. Beautiful, cozy, room, lovely bar, colored glass panels all around, one of the nicest dining rooms in the city, but please don't tell anybody, so we can go down there next time. :-)
We got there early. It was fairly quiet. By the time we left, the place was almost filled. It is
noisy when crowded. However, the food is good and reasonable. Our waiter was special.
Took care of my granddaughter for her 16th birthday. Gave a free appetizer and a candle on dessert. Would definitely go again.
We went for the mac & cheese after learning it had been rated one of the best in the city. There was 8 of us. A mac & cheese and drink each and $400 later (including tip), it was ok but way overrated and overpriced. I could've made better for $4 and saved myself $396
The food was fine and reasonably priced, but the overall experience was just dreadful. The noise level was painful, and shouting across a small table to be heard was unpleasant. The greeters were cordial and our waitress was lovely, but I have two objections to our treatment. As soon as my companion finished, his plate was whisked off the table, leaving me with a significant part of my lunch still to finish. I had always understood that proper restaurant etiquette was to leave plates in place until the final person has finished, so as not to create a sense of being rushed. (There were four empty tables for two around us so there was no apparent reason to hurry us along.) Then, while I was still finishing my lunch, our check was placed on the table, when we had not requested it and had not even been asked if we wanted coffee or dessert. We had been seated for only 45 minutes at this point so there was no question of our lingering unnecessarily. Maybe this passes for decent restaurant training but I wouldn't recommend The Smith, and I certainly won't be back.
Every time I visit the Smith it's a great experience. Can always count on the food being delicious and a menu that has options for everyone to enjoy. The atmosphere is energetic and fun without it being so loud you can't talk to the people at your table. Service is always great. I went here with two of my friends from out of town who were visiting and wanted to show them a great NYC restaurant that doesn't have to work too hard and the Smith is the perfect place to do that. The brussel sprouts & salmon are my go to's that never disappoint.
Food at all Smiths is reliably good. Service always good. All of them are so loud. Average age 25.
Fish cooked well. Chicken dish and pasta dish (w short ribs) very good
Sides good but brussel sprouts needed more time in the oven. Cauliflower and mashed potatoes were good.
Good food, charming and lovely staff, obviously popular for a Sunday brunch, so noisy we had to shout to make ourselves heard across the table. If it weren’t for the noise, I would recommend it highly. But because of the noise, which is likely unfixable, I won’t return unless the timing is off peak.
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