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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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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JL
Pittsburgh
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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😉

b
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having lunch here. Royals Burger and fries......

E
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the environment and food was good

I
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

RR
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious.

KB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for brunch in midtown. It's not too touristy and usually easy to get a reservation/table

AB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

GC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

SO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

La atencion del mesero NO fue buena!! Pero lo demas estuvo genial

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOOOOOO GOOD

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

RE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambience. Great food. Will definitely come back

MH
New England
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Noise level made any conversation difficult.

JG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

PP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome
Great menu
Great vibe

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service wonderful& robust flavor abound on the menu. Great mix of dishes that allow offerings worth the time and money

TB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food wS great. Large portions and very hip atmosphere

AO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

R
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food3service1ambience3

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.

LN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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).

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

SM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent brunch! Savory & sweet options.

IA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

CR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the Smith ! Always stop by when in New York. Food is awesome. The atmosphere is fun. Service was efficient.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Mostly it was good. Too close to the door when doors stay open. A little chilly. Service seemed a little rushed.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would definitely come back for brunch here.

IM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love your Resturant enough said I’d dine there every chance I get

JC
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

BD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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!

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food in a casual atmosphere. Good quality-price relation. Too noisy. Difficult to have a conversation.

AH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambience in general and serve very fast. It was good experience

DM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My flank steak was tasty but a bit tough. The fries were delicious.

J
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

BC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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