The Smith - Midtown

4.6
5636 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 5636 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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singleparentbklyn
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The servers looked miserable while working. They were also too aggressive about waiting to serve customers as we kept taking off our masks to eat and then quickly putting them back on while the servers stared at us, waiting to serve. Not enjoyable.

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CarlaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

This survey is difficult to navigate and time consuming. I would have given you a better score, but you lost points for wasting my time

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MeghanD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole process felt very safe. We were able to eat outside in open air and the servers wouldn’t approach if customers weren’t wearing masks so I felt better knowing they were safe, too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving meal! Thank you!

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vipjennybnyc230
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Thanksgiving at the Smith and had a delicious meal. They took care in the distancing while also providing kind and attentive service. An overall perfect experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting. Very Covid compliant. Delicious meal. Will be back!

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vipKHCinTriBeCa
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to the The Smith! Our family has embraced outdoor seating in an effort to continue and support restaurants. I have to say that your focus on safety and health is the best we've encountered yet. And all of that without compromising the quality of the food or service. Keep up the great work!

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vipJEANNETTER
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel super safe dining here in this Covid era! Service & meals as great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Fair experience, that’s all.

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gkix33
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience dining at The Smith Midtown. I have been to some of their other locations and always enjoy my time there. The staff was great at making sure patrons were wearing their masks and politely asked us to put ours on while ordering since we initially forgot (they do mention this when you reserve as well). This is the first restaurant I've been to during COVID that is strict with their policy and I fully support it, especially since we were dining inside and socially distanced.
The server made a great suggestion for my brunch option and I enjoyed it. I would probably stick to their lunch/dinner menu items for the future, but still a great time at brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So safe during covid, amazing good and ambiance!
Loved the drinks we tried!
Great dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heaters were great and kept us warm outside in 35 degrees.

JB
JayB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great but service/ covid precautions are extremely awkward with having to put on a mask whenever staff approached you. There is no logic in that and no other restaurants in NYC that I have been to do it. Makes it uncomfortable and unfortunately would not come back because of that.

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edukatedguess
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Average food, high prices but an accomodating staff

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UESlady
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

So let me just start this by saying that I’ve been to the Smith about 100 times-I’ve been supporting this restaurant for over 10 years and I’ve especially been supporting through the pandemic; I’m probably here for brunch every other Sunday and I usually enjoy my mea, enjoy the ambience and the service however I had a very different experience at brunch this last time. the first problem was the food. My eggs and potatoes were cold and had no flavor (same for my friend) and my coffee- that i asked for three times- also cold. The second and bigger problem was the waiter, Felix. First when i told him i wanted hot coffee he rolled his eyes at me. Second he told me i could have vegs in my eggs instead of smthng else and never told me he would charge me extra for it ($4 extra!) when i mentioned that to him he’s like “well that’s what we charge” with total attitude. I said do you not care and he said “no i don’t” and walked away. Clearly someone with a severe Napoleon complex -i really don’t care what is happening ,if you cannot be nice to your customers u should not be workingr in the service industry period. I told the manger who said he would“speak to him” although I’m sure nothing will come if it. Over all, bad food, bad service and A huge disappointment for a place i usually like.

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vipJEANNETTER
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best experience dining in Covid -era:) I felt extremely safe at many levels ... service outstanding as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here for brunch, had good food, very clean and nice atmosphere. At first they did not bring the appetizer and brought out the main course but quickly apologized. Manager came over and apologized so did the other staff. Waiter was pleasant. Overall good experience would definitely come here again.

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Gami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch experience. Friendly and attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable! Great first date, definitely coming back again.

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MarinaY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a really strict wearing mask policy that we have to wear face masks when they serve, get order, or take the empty dishes.

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vipmaryl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great comfort food , large outdoor dining option and friendly staff

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MaryO
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful drinks and burgers! Hostess and wait staff are excellent! Always enjoy going to The Smith

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viptvrs388
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only excellent drinks and food, but their social distancing policies are out of this world! Plastic shields up between tables outside. Distanced tables inside. But best of all, the wait staff discreetly stands several feet away and doesn't approach the table directly until you put your mask on. I love it!

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AdrianaC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant’s ambiance is phenomenal! Food was AMAZING!! Thank you to our waiter for the recommendation for the pork chops! Would definitely recommend and can’t wait to visit again!

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vipCheffolez
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service and food is consistently good, but having to wear a mask when food is delivered or anytime anything or anyone comes to the table is a bit much.

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vipBarbaraC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and a great set up! We were regulars here pre-COVID and are looking forward to being back.

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NavinJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Service was not the greatest. Service was slow and the check was given to us before even asking if we wanted dessert.

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Tina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Highly recommend the Mac and cheese!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

ND
NekeishaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cute. Went on a first date here. We had fun. Elegant and romantic. The food was good too. I had a good choice.

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vipBill
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The hostess was a little too selective by not sitting us down until my daughter was there as well but sat others down without their whole party there because she knew them.
The rules should be the same for everyone and this was not right. I was going to ask for the Manager but didn’t want to make a big deal so just took it. I approached about it and she had the nerve to tell me the other three were in the bathroom but as long as she had us waiting there they never came out to their table. After that she told me that they were at the bar. Better get these roles right in the meantime I will take my business somewhere else.
Terrible way to act but I guess they can get away with it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I ordered the Gatsby, the omelette, and oysters. I enjoyed all of it. I would definitely recommend getting the oysters and the Gatsby.

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vipBabs
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Like all the COVID protocols they have in place. Food was good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I was there for a late meeting. I didn’t realize they close earlier than usual places and they practically kicked us out. Last call was not announced even though I knew last call would have been 10:50 pm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place

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KokoR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Unlike other restaurants that allow you to take off your mask when you at the table, also u allowed to order with no mask. Smith wants you to wear a mask every time server comes to your table or when food or drinks get delivered. Pretty boring. But the lunch prefix and happy hour is amazing. Wish they had onion soup instead of tomato. Staff is amazing and friendly they respect and value your services. Great place for lunch

JR
vipJamieR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the circumstances, I was very impressed the safety measures the restaurant has taken. Service was great, food was delicious and I felt very safe.

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UESlady
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve been to the Smith about a hundred times and generally have positive reviews. This time, we Sat outside in the rain but under an awning so completely covered. Food was good but coffee was cold. Service was not great as there were only one or two waitresses working, so i had to ask for more coffee and my friend had to ask for her wine four or five times. Otherwise, good experience as usual!

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Jimmyjohns123
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Service was quite slow. The waiter had too much going on. He only visited our table once after taking our order; and that was to deliver the bill.

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The Smith - Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 5636 OpenTable diners.

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