The Smith - Midtown

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$30 and under
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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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year at The Smith! We will serve an a la carte menu from 5pm–10pm, followed by a three-course pre-fixe menu from 10pm–1am with a champagne toast at midnight and open bar for $125 per person. Visit our website for more information.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfasts and coffee. The baked eggs, potatoes and eggs Benedict were delicious

AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and happy to be in a relatively quiet corner of what is a noisy restaurant.

SN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go all the time, round table was perfect for a large group. Always love the pasta and get the great gatsby, worth it

T
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here ! Have returned each trip back to the city

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

MN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a friend in town visiting and The Smith is one of our favorite restaurants within walking distance.

AM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It broke my heart that they were out of the brioche and the pot pie - which I came for - but it was very tasty and the waitress was awesome.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing!

CP
Tallahassee
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Sunday brunch! There is no bad news...the food was delicious, the menu was expansive, and the cocktails were excellent.
The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. And try to save room for desert...you will not be disappointed.

AF
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our waitress was ridiculous. My husband asked for french fries as his side to his sandwich. When he got it they had given him salad and he told her. She rang in another order for fries for $10!!! It was her mistake, not his. Would not take it off our bill.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

When our table was late they were extremely apologetic and served us some appetizers on the house while we waited for our food. The waitress, staff and manager were extremely professional

S
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been to the Smiths at UWS and Nomad and love both! Despite a big crowd, staff are efficient in handling reservations and quick to serve. Food is always consistently good and that’s why this is one of my favorite chains.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida y el servicio muy bueno lugar grande con mucho ruido pero 100% recomendado

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OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining for our last night in NYC. Jen, our server, was amazing!!! Very attentive, kind, and fun! Recommend the cucumber loco. Best drink ever.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very lively. Almost too lively since we had a very hard time hearing our server or each other. The food was amazing. The steak was perfectly prepared medium rare. Our server was very helpful and friendly. We had a wonderful time before seeing the Rockettes!

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Yes, I took my family to The Smith for a lunch before checking out the holiday decorations on 5th Avenue. The food and drinks were great. The only thing I would deduct a few points for is the noise level. It was difficult to hear everyone at the table at times, and would not be a good date night option. Other than that, we had a blast.

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a weekend brunch! Menu is diverse and delish. Staff is always wonderful and attentive.

SS
New York Area
239 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Love the food at The Smith especially the fries which are amazing. The eggs were cooked perfectly but the ham was very salty. Service was excellent even though they were packed.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

-We were seated 15 minutes late, with no apologies or a word from the host.
-We ordered a steak, medium-well and got a rare piece of meat. Also, we didn't get a steak knife with our dish and the waiter was no where to be found. When we told the waiter about the raw steak, they came with a small plate and took only the steak, and left us the dirty plate on the table.
-The hamburger we ordered had so much pepper it wasn't edible.

At the end, they haven't charged us for those two dishes, but still the experience was awful and we won't be coming back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited for over 45 minutes past our reservation time, to make this even more of a ball drop we had 2 young kids with our group. I used to love going here back in the day and was super disappointed to see the Smith packing in guests to the point of not being able to honor your reservation. Also I used to love the shrimp and grits here but unfortunately that arrived over cooked and cold :(. The Smith has really gone down hill. If you’re not going to change your menu for 10 years at least deliver a quality meal. Done w this spot.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both terrific. Drink menu is just large enough and has variety as does the menu itself. was seated quickly but as it got later I could tell the place was getting more and more packed so a reservation is a definite good idea!!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite New York City restaurants Vanoven too. The waitress was amazing, the food was incredible, highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the experience was wonderful. I have a food allergy and the staff was amazing to make sure they informed the chef and got me something I could eat. The drinks are always great and the atmosphere is perfect regardless if you are going for dinner or lunch!

RK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Extremely noisy, would not recommend going to the restaurant if you have any intention of carrying on a conversation

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure coming to the smith. The midtown location is the perfect size and the staff is amazing. I am going back tonight for drinks because of my experience yesterday!

MT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good menu, limited salad choices. The steak salad had limited steak. Outside of this everything was very good. Service is very good.

LW
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place for a relaxed family dinner. Dessert was a must at this one too.

JL
Pittsburgh
65 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Eh, it’s ok. Bread served with the meal not that good. Stay away from the coffee.

DJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the foods are tasty, servers are kind and nice.lolol

J
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for brunch on Sunday and the food was fabulous and well presented. The restaurant is large and can become a bit noisy but we had a fabulous table in the corner And got there early enough. A server was from Indiana and was extremely attentive.

IG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though it is pricy, the food here is truly excellent! The Sicilian eggs and smoked salmon and poached egg sandwich were stellar, my friend and I split each and it was one of the best breakfasts/brunches I've had in a long time! The place is rather busy and a bit packed, but not surprising due to the food being delicious. Folks filter in and out pretty quickly. This was a visit to NYC for me and my friend and it was a 10-minute walk for us to get here. I highly recommend this for folks visiting the city from out of town!

We also got the bloody mary, it was pretty decent but nothing out of the ordinary. I liked that it wasn't too salty, more like a horseradish and citrus mix. The lattes, which we got to go, weren't the greatest, the espresso was on the bitter side, so that's the only part I couldn't recommend. Food is amazing, though!

TF
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is a great staple restaurant. Bit expensive but large portions and consistently excellent food and service.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately this was not a good meal out at the smith - salmon was rancid, service mediocre and overall wish we had stayed in. This was one of my favorite local brunch and dinner spots but I will be giving it a miss from now on

CA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’d eaten there once before & liked it enough to want to return. The surprise was how large it is—we‘d previously sat in the long narrow section in front & didn’t see the rest.
Food was outstanding! The tomato soup with the melted cheddar on top was outrageous! One friend had the pot pie & said it was great. A cheeseburger also got really good marks. Service was efficient and gracious.

G
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been going to the smith for several years whenever I’m in NYC. It never disappoints for brunch, dinner or late night.

MR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous as well as the service. Highly recommend this place!!!

u
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great atmosphere and terrific food. Had to change reservation details multiple times, which they accommodated without a hitch. Gave us the choice of table (that was available at the time). Comfort food at its best was exactly what we needed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Would/will recommend to anyone.

JJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving at The Smith was a fabulous dinner- no hyperbole but it was superb in every way. The turkey & fixings were fantastic because they were excellent executions without unnecessary recipe changes. The BEST part was midnight snack of leftovers! The cocktails were lovely, and the appetizers were tasty in their own right (not just lame starters to get to the real meal). The restaurant was busy but not painfully crowded (a la Manhattan holiday) and our server had an authentic smile and great vibe. We will definitely be back again and TBH, we’ve been to a lot of restos over the years and this might have been the best.

KI
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did thanksgiving dinner here. All I can say is “wow”!! Impressed with the staff, the food, everything. Well done. I highly recommend the Smith!!

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