The Smith - Midtown

4.6
5677 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

We are open for patio seating, delivery, and pick-up daily with expanded menu offerings, family style dinners for two, cocktails, beer, wine, and more!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5677 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamanthaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love the smith. Never disappoints !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The heaters were not near the tables. Was very cold - they could improve the outdoor seating without comprising social distancing. They need to put the heaters near the tables.

Would not go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt

The food was excellent

Our waiter was attentive and polite

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love The Smith Always enjoy dining there!!

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IsabellaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The only problem we had was the continuous mask mandates. We understand that it is for safety reasons. But being on the outside among family, to be told continuously to put the mask on while you are trying to enjoy a meal was a little exhausting. I

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Had weekend brunch. Average flavors for the price. Portions smaller than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

heaters should be turned up!!

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DiTaylor2MTE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saturday brunch with a friend. The kale salad with salmon is delicious. A little pricey but tasty.

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vipScottyb
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! The food is always outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable evening marking the New Year.

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Suni4144
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server wanted to close out our bill because there was s shift change. We were told that we could still order more drinks/food once we did that. However, when we tried they told us no and that we would have to put our names on the reservation list again and wait. Had we known this we would not have closed out our tab and would have continued to order more drinks/food.

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vipmerry
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great heated outdoor seating area!
Excellent service and food was delicious!
A bit of an up charge for a change with the drinks which was a little too much, but would recommend

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TheBlacklist
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had brunch at the midtown east location. Outdoor seating was well spaced/separated and sufficiently heated. I’ve always liked the food, and the preparation and execution continue to be good. Service was excellent from the reservationist to the wait staff. Policy requiring diners to wear a mask when waiters or staff take orders, deliver orders or clear dishes was actually very reassuring in terms of their strict adherence to the safety protocol.

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Caroline
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor seating during covid, lots of tables and space, heaters are powerful and cozy! Recommend a reservation during weekend brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We celebrated my birthday yesterday. The receptionist lady was mean. She was friendly when she welcomed us and seated us outdoors at the very end near the corner of the street. When I came back to tell her to have a busser clean the floor (there was food all over), she YELLED at me and said, “Wait til I seat these guests!” When she finally came back to me, I said, “I’m sorry, it’s my birthday, are you alright? I didn’t mean to offend you.” The busser came, with the same attitude, as if he didn’t appreciate cleaning the floor. The only reprieve was our server, Juan. He was so friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Very covid friendlh

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CSAus
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very well done outdoor dining area and the heaters were a great addition

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harryo
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent steak and we dined outdoors with my friends.

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vipMartha
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great l, but it was a bit cold eating outside. Another heat lamp would have been nice.

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vipDebbie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very chilly. The heaters are too sparse.

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JustinS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the service is good. We ate outside due to COVID regulations which was quite chilly but they do the best they can with the outdoor space heaters etc., couldn’t have asked for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The Smith is my go-to spot for lunch w friends. Our host took our drink order and when we asked for a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, he asked if we’d prefer the carafe. Shame on me for not checking, but I assumed it would be descent wine and priced competitively to the bottle. Turns out it was nasty wine and was $81 - a lot higher than a $60 bottle. Bourgeois problems. Times are tough for the restaurant biz, so maybe this helps support it. The other wait staff was amazing.

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vipSharonG
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Had some interesting appetizers such as roasted delicata squash. Sticky toffee pudding is to die for. Staff seemed like they were short-staffed but they were very apologetic. Priced reasonably for New York City. I would go back when I'm in town

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great burgers! Really open surroundings, brunch menu available in the afternoon, wide variety of drinks, great staff, loved it overall !

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ErinW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

due to covid the place was empty. but the service was still good. a little awkward to keep putting your mask on and off every time the wait staff approaches the table

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vipwindy
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

love the consistency of food and service! never disappoints!

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PaolaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really admired the care for our and their health and safety without affecting the dining experience. Plus, the prix lunch fix was amazing.

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is fantastic! The mac and cheese is to die for. I was also very impressed with their COVID-19 safety precautions. Every single worker waited until your mask was on before they approached your table and inside the restaurant everything was properly socially distanced.

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Cliff
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great dinner. Food came quickly. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very cold inside the restaurant & the ambiance is blah.

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FamInTown
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Great service and respect for safety of diners. Food was less than impressive--very run of the mill.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside brunch on a chilly day, the heat lamps helped a lot. The French toast was amazing and I really appreciated the consistent Covid practices and quick, friendly service. Will be back!

JP
vipJuliaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, perfect place for a group. There is something for everyone.

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything tasted great and it was a nice night overall. They did a great job with the outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date was amazing and service was on point

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really impressed with their Covid protocols. We went here because they allowed brunch reservations for outdoor dining. It was well spaced. They checked temps and got addresses for contact tracing. And the wait staff would not approach tables if guests weren’t wearing masks (you could take off as soon as they left). It felt safe for us and them. We tipped well!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Asking me to put on a mask when I’m outside is unnecessary. The staff has a mask and I shouldn’t have to put one on to interact with staff. And even when I’m sitting down! What in the world? I have to put on a mask when the staff approached me?! This is the only place that has done this and I would not come back unless the policy changes. No thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The beat is their COVI protocol! Felt safe and taken care off, the potatoes as an entree the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Waited for the server to attend us 30 min after my reservation. Terrible service.

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regularfoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very happy to see that The Smith is enforcing the social distancing and mask wearing rules so well! The food was excellent, as was the service. We had a very enjoyable experience which was enhanced by the safe precautions. Kudos to the management for being so socially responsible.

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You can order delivery directly from The Smith - Midtown using the Order Online button. The Smith - Midtown also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar.

The Smith - Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 5677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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