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The Smith - Midtown

4.6
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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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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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDebbieH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mid town NYC location. Staff was very well-versed in managing COVID protocols. Great food and drinks!

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vipBin2manyfinerestaurants
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The carona precautions were very good but almost too good. The staff was very uptight and it made the dining out experience unpleasant. I’ve been to several restaurants during these difficult times and was very disappointed with this one.

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vipBobbyLove
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant needs to be more pleasant when an instruction of mask-wearing when a service member comes to the table. The waiter was abrupt and rude when first approaching us at brunch. I explained if he said the word please when instructing us that would go over a long way in making the customer at ease. Even when bringing food the waiter stretched his arm from a distance even though we had our masks on. It does not make me want to come back as I was a regular there prior to this. I hope they fix this.

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vipAlnoorM
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We've never had a problem before but did not have a great experience this time. We specifically asked for the eggs not to be overcooked, but they were. However our toast was undercooked. And it was almost impossible to get a refill on our coffee. Otherwise it was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome job considering the times we live in ..

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viptrkdesign
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved that they had great food and service and were truly conscious about being safe and wearing masks.

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vipapags
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is always fantastic. The food, drinks and service are consistently wonderful!

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vipAnthony
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

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vipToby
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food, wonderful service, great overall experience

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vipTheresaC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was bland and service couldn’t have been slower. We’ve tried different locations over the years and that will be the last.

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ElaineS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch on a weekday, but there were also some great brunch items. The food was great, our waiter was friendly and attentive. They followed Covid protocol with proper social distancing with the table set up. Looks like they have some great happy hours, too. They have indoor and outdoor dining. Recommend you make a reservation. It was a good find!

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vipMorgenD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful from start to finish! Everyone adheres to Covid rules and the food/service and noise (usually too loud because of all the tile work at the Smith), but with limited seating it’s now just a wonderful dining experience!

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vipsrk49
New York Area
552 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So thrilled the lobster roll is back on the menu.
Outdoor dining is great. Staff is masked and gloved.
Tables well separated.
Food is delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, as usual. The food was delicious, the service very good, the ambiance was ok. The only not so great part is that hand sanitizer is not offered on the tables, but all waitresses wear masks and gloves; the host checks our temperature, and there is a safe distance for tables and the bike lane.

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RobinO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very slow service. Waiter forgot our desserts.

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vippickyeater
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere but menu was lacking and service only adequate. What was supposed to be a flatbread pizza was more like deep dish and mozzarella was in unmelted lumps. Two orders of shrimp cocktail were served on one plate and we had to ask for small plates. The cocktail sauce was like gel and pork chops was tasty but heavy on fat. Not what we expected at The Smith.

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vipRonnie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pleasant outdoor seating experience

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Dan35
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Kind staff. Quick service. Food was great and in good portions.

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Anthony
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Been to the Smith twice now and have been unimpressed on both occasions. Their brunch prices are pretty high considering the how much food you are given. Both times service wasn't too great. Asked for my eggs well done and came out watery... Also, asked for a side a bacon that they completely forgot about and came out 10 mins after all entrees were served. If you are in midtown and looking for a brunch spot there are certainly better options out there and save you on the wallet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was good. It was super awkward though every time a restaurant employee came to the table for any reason they would stop several feet away until we put our masks on. It was a strange experience in that regard.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very late to my reservation and they still accommodated me with a table without a problem. The service was great and the wait staff were incredibly friendly.

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LaurenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to dine out but are are skeptical due to covid please consider coming to this restaurant. Everyone from management to wait staff adhered to mask wearing, temperature scans and other covid precautions. All tables were spaced out with plexiglass partitions, even those outdoors, and patrons are required to use their masks when food and drinks are being served at the table. The food was phenomenal and the manager was was very professional and kind. Specifically, there was a man who appeared to be mentally ill and possibly homeless who was being a bit unruly and starting shouting randomly around patrons who were outside. The manager excerised extreme patience when encouraging the man to move away from the establishment. I would go back to The Smith mid-town in a heartbeat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Used to be an old time favorite, but it has turned quite mediocre recently. Lattes (had to send back) and omellettes were cold, service was over stretched/mediocre and maître d' wouldn't honor our original open table reservation even though we were 8 minutes late and their policy limit is 10 min. They process everyone (with or /without reservations) through temperature screening and we had to wait 15 min in this very slow line and they declined our reservation for this reason in almost a half empty restaurant. Never again.

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LauraA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful prix fixe lunch menu and outdoor seating. Salmon was delicious. Covid precautions and wonderful service.

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vipMichelleM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really appreciated the COVID-19 changes. It was refreshing that servers can't come to the table if patrons are not wearing their mask. Glad the restaurant is taking COVID-19 as seriously as we are

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Onewhoknowz
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

My worst outdoor dining experience.

This place used to be my go to spot pre covid for a quick lunch meeting outside the office. Unfortunately not only has covid caused the quality of food of this place to be mediocre at best, i had an omelette and it was still runny, the staff is really just overbearing and anxious and really not so nice at all.

I am actually someone who wears a mask obsessively and this place over does it with their rules. When there is hot food on your plate in front of you, there is no reason for them to require you to wear your mask every time a bus boy or server wants to check on you. Also, maybe if they brought every plate over at once rather than one at a time, the person who is eating wouldn’t have to reapply their mask because your staff is incapable of carrying 2 plates at a time.

They literally force you to put your mask on at all times except when eating or drinking. Thats even if you are just sitting there with your colleague talking and sitting at your table waiting for your food or check to arrive. You might as well walk past this place and right over to any of the other restaurants who would be happy to have you dine there instead.

Ps: your hostess could use some training is smiling and being a bit more friendly to your guests.

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vipEastEndFoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, as always!! Perfect outdoor dining set up during these most unusual times.

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Kesinee
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Look forward to returning for lunch at The Smith in the near future.
Thank you.

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Joooo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I chose the wrong, cold Sunday to come. Aside from that everything is delicious. I recommend the Moscow mule, broccolini, chips with fondue--honestly, the entire menu. I was freezing cold so I didn't enjoy it as much as my last visit. Choose a Sun date.

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viptheRokus
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Weird service. No restaurant has been like this since covid. If you saw the meme where the throw the drinks and food at your table it is like that. The staff seem scared to be anywhere no you and its not welcoming or indeed attentive. We all know Covid is airborne and they are masked, outside and the tables have great airflow so they are as safe as can be. not sure who telling them to act like this but its very strange and I have not experience any service like this since we have been dining outside. Wont go back for now.

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vipAnthony
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Great selection of appetizers and entrees.

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RebeccaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Covid policies are really great. Food was solid as always. Very consistent & there's something for everyone on the menu

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hill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The safety procedures are well-thought out. I felt safe dining there. The drink menu could be enhanced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No waiting for reservation. Service was excellent. Great mix of items on the menu, something for everyone.

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CarolL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The server and the hostess had an attitude. The food was average and overpriced

I would not return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

2nd Avenue is very noisy. Otherwise, good experience.

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vipburito
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Arrogance from hostess and lack of service from waiters. If this was in a European city with limited options in the middle of the night I would suck it up but in NYC there are so many great options its clearly a sign they are on decline given you can throw a rock at 4 or 5 great options right around them.

If you want an over-priced Bennigans experience with over worked servers and no follow up, go for it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food
Good service
Overall very respectful if the times we are living though and optimizing the experience.

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MichelleH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious, server was very attentive and they've done the best they could possibly do during the pandemic to make dining a pleasure.

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The Smith - Midtown does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

The Smith - Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 5582 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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