The Smith - Midtown

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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.
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C
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; good portions. Creative plates and breakfast cocktails as well. We left full and happy. I also love the unisex bathrooms, probably one of the most progressive layouts I have seen.

DN
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As a "last dinner" eating out experience, it was tops.

g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Not the best experience at The Smith this time around - food and service were off today and hope to see them get back to their usually good level of both.

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think the smith is way to expensive for average food. We were also charged a fee for bringing an outside cake that was added to the bill without informing us. I ordered a burger and there was nothing special about it. Calamari almost taste a bit burned.

CN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away for our reservation and greeted promptly by our server. She was absolutely fantastic! She was definitely busy but were very well taken care of! She did not skip a beat. Food came out quickly and was delicious.

IM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our favorite new brunch spot when in the city. Food is delicious. Gluten free options for celiacs!! Just need to add gluten free breads and a need a separate toaster as well.
Always busy, very pleasant atmosphere.

MK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here 3 times in the past 3 months. The menu has a great variety so everyone can find something they like. We always have great service and The Smith has definitely become a staple. We haven’t tried dinner yet but we have reservations in a few months am I’m sure we won’t be disappointed.

R
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food festive atmosphere

Y
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lively place. Quality comfort food

D
Raleigh
58 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

A big noisy restaurants with mostly after-work, drinking types. I didn't find anything particularly good about it.

N
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place just so damn loud. Service was good

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a business lunch for 5 and was able to book a reservation on short notice with no trouble. Although the venue is large and is open architecture, we were seated in a nice little nook where we were able to have comfortable conversations with very little noise from the surrounding guests. The service was quick and attentive. The food excellent, my server accommodated a vegan specific substitution without missing a beat! The squash rings are a must and were recommended by a friend who frequents the Smith. Will definitely come back for a quick, delicious meal.

LS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was exceptional! S’mores dessert was amazing!

DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and great food at The Smith. The potato chips, gnocchi, short rib pasta and s’mores dessert - you just can’t go wrong.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

trendy vibe, drinks, and food......................

BN
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our waiter was very nice. He explained the specials and answered any questions about the dishes and their ingredients. I ordered the The Smith Steak and it was cooked right (Medium Rare). The price for drinks were a bit high but it is Manhattan so it was normal. Over all we had a great experience.

NL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came recommended to us by a local friend for our recent trip to NYC for a pre Met Opera dinner. I didn't realize there were 4 locations and made reservations for the first one that came up, MidTown location. Nevertheless, the service was perfect, the food was quite good, though I ordered the short rib special, and in the meantime, the neighboring table got the Braised Short Rib Cavatelli pasta dish, which smelled SOO GOOD, and was phenomenal according to them. My short rib was also good but not great, so I did have a bit of buyer's remorse for not picking the Cavatelli which was my first inclination. The Brick Pressed Chicken was also good, but not great. The Mac and Cheese was excellent, as was the Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese salad. Also, had a very good Mojito. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and would go back again.

EB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Rushed us out a little to pay the bill and weren’t as attending as expecting but it was very busy so it was understood. Food was good and cooked well.

LW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the egg white omelet and it was absolutely fabulous! Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You must order the Mac and cheese! But, be warned! It is very rich, but you won’t be able to stop eating.

OT
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch out of the office!
Must try the Mac & cheese, cod and grilled chicken sandwich!
Oysters and clams on the 1/2 shell were great

ER
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb; never disappoints

HN
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made a reservation and we’re seated immediately. Our waiter was very attentive, made suggestions and let us set our pace for the meal. This was our third time at this restaurant and we will continue to go when we are in town for business staying nearby.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places for brunch

MC
Poconos
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute brunch spot with options for everyone! Just make sure to make a reservation or you will be waiting about an hour.

f
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was REALLY loud. Difficult to hear my date. Not a good spot if you want to be able to speak freely with your companions. I haven't noticed this to be the case with the other The Smith locations further downtown.

BG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Smith is always consistently good. Good food, good service, and affordable

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful experience. Food and service was super. Had a college reunion and ended up chatting at the table for much longer than originally planned-our server did not push us to wrap it up and kept refilling our water glasses to keep us comfortable! A little noisy and warm at times, but the food and service made up for it. Would definitely return anytime!

BC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for Saturday brunch. They never disappoint.

AK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good as usual. I took my niece for breakfast since she enjoyed dinner there. Service was good but it could have been cleaner. Table wasn’t wiped off properly & none of the staff (hostess, bus, server) noticed.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Well at least mine and my friends dish. Our other friend and my boyfriend got the pot pie and both weren’t dissatisfied by the preparation of the dish so a little pricey to not be completely content with the food.

m
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I always forget how rude the front desk is at this chain. It's odd because the wait staff is always great and the food amazing but yet they hire and tolerate the rudest girls imaginable l.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and help. Nice place!

DF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ordered a wide variety of the menu offerings and all were delicious! Our server was knowledgeable, delightful and very responsive. The hostess was grumpy. It was a great experience overall and I recommend The Smith-Midtown!

SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves and had it not been for the server, it would have rated 5 stars overall. You could tell he was only interested in raising the guest check as high as he could with no true interest in guest satisfaction. Pushed the sea bass (which was delicious) as though it was a chilean sea bass, and when I received it I realized it was a European/Mediterranean Sea Bass. Very different fish although I was happy to keep it. When I mentioned it to him he became condescending and stopped his service. Won't hold it against the restaurant, everyone else did a great job.

I
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love The Smith. Food is always solid. Bit loud but that’s what you get in NYC.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the seasonal wild mushroom bucatini dish is to die for. ambiance was great -- there were somewhat quieter nooks in the restaurant, and our waiter made great suggestions for our meals. food was served super quickly and was amazing

EP
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had a business lunch on a holiday Monday. My guest ordered the rare tuna salad and I had the moules frites. She really enjoyed the salad. The mussels should have been better seasoned, but the fries were perfect. The noise level was extremely high.

AK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great! Everyone enjoyed it. Service was great and we didn’t have to wait at all.

s
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! The service was great! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal. The prices were fair and reasonable!

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