The Smith - Midtown

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$30 and under
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American
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
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 16 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and help. Nice place!

EP
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

s
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's pretty expensive but really good for a special occasion. The food was amazing, the drinks were spectacular, the coffee was incredible, the service was really good. Tbh it was a little slow but they were slammed. Definitely get a reservation and plan to be there at least an hour and a half. It was so good.

g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We requested that they serve the appetizers before our main meal and after 5 minutes after receiving the appetizers, our meal was served. Not only was it served 5 minutes after the appetizers, but 4 of the 6 meals came out cold. The server was nowhere to be found. Definitely not going back!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was cold, servers were very nice but a little backed up and slow

CL
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Caesar and butternut salads to start. Short ribs (Sat night special) and pork chops just right. Cranberry sorbet to finish. Crowded and noisy but it’s NY vibe!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun and our server was so nice. Thank you!

TB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and i celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary at your restaurant and you did not disappoint. It was spectacular, it was so good that we came back the next night thank you. Customers forever Thomas and Carol Brinkley.

MT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We arrived for our 1pm reservation and were abruptly told by a host to stand by the bar. After 30minutes the 5 of us were sat at the smallest of round tables, meant for 4 maximum. Otherwise, all was lovely.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Smith was wonderful. They were understanding when I was running late. Our server had great recommendations which were delicious! And when I left my water bottle there, they found it for me! Such a great spot for brunch. Nifty crafted sodas. Love, love! It was a little loud for me, but not a major issue.

EM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very civilized, spacious brunch place with amazing food options from around the globe. I loved the Spicy Sicilian eggs.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing post- Valentine’s Day experience! Food, drinks and our wait staff was the Best.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had never been to this location before but saw great reviews. This place definitely lived up to it’s 5 star reviews. The food and service was great! My boyfriend and I started with the mac and cheese which is perfect two. This is one of the best mac and cheese skillet dishes I’ve had!

We then moved on to our entree’s. My boyfriend got the sea bass and I ordered the brick pressed chicken. The sea bass dish had a beautiful mix of flavors - the coconut curry was just enough not over powering. My boyfriend loved this meal!

I was impressed with the brick pressed chicken. It was well seasoned ( not all places season their chicken enough) and had a wonderful crisp on the outside. The meat was extremely juicy and melted in my mouth with the smashed potatoes and au jus.

On to dessert. I ordered the s’mores in a jar. This consisted of a thick layer of chocolate mousse followed by a layer of graham cracker crumbs, a huge layer of a giant marshmallow toasted at the top, two small graham crackers and a chocolate chip bar tucked on the side. I mention this because while the dish was good I think the mousse was a bit too much and made the dish too heavy. I would have preferred of the mousse was replaced with a airy chocolate cake at the bottom and half the marshmallow on top. However either way this dish is great for people who have a serious sweet tooth.

All in all I would recommend this restaurant for just about any occasion. It’s not overly expensive if you order in moderation. I will definitely be back to try more of dishes.

RA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very understanding and very helpful when it came to helping my friends and I figure out what we had a taste for.

G
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a great experience. We come here for brunch or dinner whenever we are in Nyc. Never disappoints

H
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

LL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, though my server kept ignoring my boyfriend and i and would turn his head away from us every time he passed by. Never resupplied our water, and seemed annoyed when I asked a question.

KH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Restaurant is designed nicely, but tables are small and cramped so with two other people on either side of me with big, bulky jackets in a booth row was tight. Our waiter was lovely and everything came out perfectly on time, but the food itself was only OK and then it really gave me terrible stomach cramps immediately afterwards - I had the shrimp and grits. Overall for the price I wouldn't go again but pleasant experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing food.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Consistently good spot. Great salads and will go back again.

IK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Please advertise your mimosa and breakfast hours more clearly when making a reservation here. P.S. Why is the champagne $20 per glass?

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

They didn't have my reservation. They cleaned up my table while we were still talking. Have eaten there before but today was a mess.

P
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tomato soup!!!!!

c
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the locale and food. Service is good but not great, but for NYC, it's at the better end.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for the right price and great service

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our party never felt hurried.

AL
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a Meet up. And the fish tacos are delicious!🌮😋

KD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We waited 45 minutes for a 1:45 reservation after we checked in at 1 and were told to be on time. We were seated near screaming children.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited 25 minutes for our table after we had a reservation for a large party of 10. Once we were seated they brought us a burata and cinnamon roll on the house. You think they’d take extra care of us but we again waited 20 minutes for our drinks to even come - which seemed like they had been waiting at the bar to be taken to our table as they were warm and the ice was melted. Food is always good here but very poor experience today.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Had to wait nearly 45 mins for our pre booked table. Front desk staff were unable to give a time as to when it would be ready, waiter was dismissive and clearly agitated (I’m assuming due to busy nature of brunch). Really disappointing experience from The Smith.

LR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food is consistently delicious, with healthy choices and wickedly less healthy ones, and quickly dispensed from the kitchen.
The service is usually very good although the major drawback is deafening noise and crowds of people by the front door waiting to be seated at popular times. It adds a stressful component to the dining experience. So go on off hours for a better experience.

D
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For brunch, Great selections and service. Very nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

OT
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is a great low key place to go after a long day in NYC. I took my 14 year old daughter here and we find the food consistent and the wait staff very friendly!

BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Waaaaayyyy overpriced and super expensive cocktails for diner quality food

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, very satisfactory

BC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the BEST restaurant!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Very loud place but good food!

CM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was having dinner with a friend.

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