The Smith - Midtown
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Thursday, November 28, 2019
Service a little off tonight! Long wait for cocktails before dinner. Coffee not good, old and bitter! Nothing the staff didn’t take care of though😉
First time having lunch here. Royals Burger and fries......
Hi. I had a reservation at The Smith yesterday which was confirmed twice (by the Resturant and Open Table). The service was practically NON-EXISTENT. The breakfast was at 9:00AM so not too early. It was truly appalling. I had to ask the water pourer twice for our waiter. Someone came and took our order...after which OUR waiter appeared and asked if we wanted to order! The food was fine. No follow up. And then my guest had to leave after I had asked twice for the check. Nothing. Then, a young woman came over, having noticed me being alone and asked if I wanted the check. I left a tip because it's the right thing to do. But honestly, I think we should have just been "given" breakfast gratis. I could have made and served it more quickly than the restaurant "daned" to do! I am sorry because I like The Smith.
Loved the environment and food was good
Had a reservation and still had to wait for 20 minutes! Very loud and crowded. Stuffed into small waiting area with LOTS of other people-claustrophobic. Fortunately, food was very good and service was relatively fast and efficient.
The food was delicious.
Great place for brunch in midtown. It's not too touristy and usually easy to get a reservation/table
Such a lovely brunch at the smith. Glad we booked - there was a big line by the time we left.
Food was really good, waiter was very attentive and even managed to produce a bowl of strawberries for my mum. Highly recommend.
Went there to have breakfast with my family and an older friend. The service and layout of the restaurant worked well for us. The food options seemed uninspired except for the seafood. The raw bar had excellent flavor! The expense was slightly high for us though. WIth all this in mind, I would return, as I'm partial to a raw bar and a strong drink.
La atencion del mesero NO fue buena!! Pero lo demas estuvo genial
Awesome birthday dinner! Food and service was outstanding! The only ting was the chairs at the table were not very comfortable and the table was small. Definitely order the mac n cheese! Overall outstanding!
Great ambience. Great food. Will definitely come back
We came here for brunch and thank god we had reservations. It was extremely busy and bustling. That said, our waiter (Justin) was fantastic and took great care of us. Our food came out quickly and correctly, which is amazing considering how busy it was. Not only that, it was fantastic. Everyone in the party truly enjoyed their meal. Such a great find!!
Noise level made any conversation difficult.
I took my friend to The Smith for her birthday and she LOVED it. I had already been there before but not in a long time. The food, service and atmosphere were top notch. It gets very crowded for lunch so I would suggest making a reservation like we did. Will definitely go back.
Service wonderful& robust flavor abound on the menu. Great mix of dishes that allow offerings worth the time and money
Food wS great. Large portions and very hip atmosphere
Definitely the place to be for brunch! Luckily I made reservations for us. I didn't think they were necessary but they were most definitely. It is a great place to have brunch! We additionally liked it because I spotted a corner seat getting up and chose to wait for that table. Otherwise we would have been have crammed. I do recommend the place based on food, service and atmosphere. The part that may get in the way for some is the noise level and the seating arrangement. Tables are sometimes too close together. I hate that! So it makes for a difficult time having to speak with the person across from you who you came with but an easy time to bond with the person next to you who you didn't come with!
I had reservations, and was asked to wait 15 mins, which was fine. I told the hostess that we’d be at the bar, and she said she’ll come get us. After about 20 mins I got a text saying my table is ready, and went to ask the hostess if the table is indeed ready, and she said it was. I got my husband to pay the bar tab and come, and we had to wait for another 15 mins. Poor service and poor communication for a restaurant with just average quality of food. Never going back, will not refer anyone.
Great brunch. We had an open table reservation so were seated right away but the entry was sooo crowded it was giving me anxiety. Coffee cane came quick and food was as ordered. Nice place to meet with friends.
Great Sunday brunch! Get a reservation because the wait was insane when we left at 10:30am (but we were seated right away with a reservation).
The food was delicious and the service was great. It was a little loud, but partially because it was packed and groups were enjoying Sunday Brunch. We made a reservation through open table and were seated immediately upon arriving (which was great, especially since there was a crowd of hungry eaters waiting the entire time we were there!) I suggest making a reservation and you'll have an enjoyable time and a great meal!
Delicious food and many choices. Took my niece and boyfriend here from North Carolina and they loved the atmosphere and the menu. We had a 9:00 am reservation on Sunday and by the time we left the line to get in was long. Will definitely be back.
Excellent brunch! Savory & sweet options.
The food is absolutely delicious. The calamari is a must as well as the ricotta gnocchi! My boyfriend got the squid ink pasta. He loved it!
Love the Smith ! Always stop by when in New York. Food is awesome. The atmosphere is fun. Service was efficient.
Mostly it was good. Too close to the door when doors stay open. A little chilly. Service seemed a little rushed.
Great food and service. Would definitely come back for brunch here.
I love your Resturant enough said I’d dine there every chance I get
Always an enjoyable experience with very good quality food and service. Of note if desiring you have dinner conversation or a quieter meal will be challenged. Due to design ie hard surfaces and density of diners sound levels are high. Otherwise excellent choice in midtown for upscale casual.
Never been but everyone says to experience it once. The host was very good to my elderly mom with a walker. We were a half hour early so she found a chair for her while we waited by the bar, which was very crowded. The food is typical bar food which is what was expected. The chocolate chip cookies were excellent but the cold coffee took away from the enjoyment. All in all a good night with family!
I was looking for a place that would please multiple personalities. So here are my thoughts..
The pros: service staff was attentive but not cloying. The bartender was lovely while I was waiting - gave me good tips on the menu and I loved the Smokey Margarita. I think the people that ordered a meat based meal were very happy with their meal
The cons: we were seated near the window (we had a reservation) - and one seat had cold air blowing right down on it. As the host, I sat in that seat. One of my guests laughed at me keeping my scarf on and offered to trade seats. When they sat in my seat, they realized it was too cold and traded back.
The noise level was really high as it got past 7pm. I have a soft voice and no one could hear me.
The bathrooms: were well stocked but are unisex bathrooms. The floors were sticky in the 2 stalls that I went into and the first time was early in the evening. It completely grossed me out!
All in all - it served its purpose of being centrally located and having a well rounded menu. The cons are big deals for me - so probably won’t be back.
Good food in a casual atmosphere. Good quality-price relation. Too noisy. Difficult to have a conversation.
The Smith never disappoints. The food and drinks are consistently delicious and the staff is friendly and efficient. Our group ended up staying at our table for 4 hours, having dinner and then ordering a few rounds of drinks. None of the employees tried to rush us out of the door which is a rare occurrence in NYC restaurants. Highly recommend.
Great ambience in general and serve very fast. It was good experience
My flank steak was tasty but a bit tough. The fries were delicious.
The food was absolutely delicious. We had the pork steak, which my dad said was the best he’s ever eaten, burgers and chicken pot pie. The service and ambience was great. It was very noisy but it was after the NYC marathon so people were festive and jubilant. Highly recommend a visit if you’re in the area.
It’s always a wonderful consistent experience at the Smith Midtown East! The food and service can’t be beat. We eat here at least once a week.