The Smith - Midtown

4.6
5750 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 5750 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MiguelD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Terrible service. Server was never seen after her took our order.

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EverlinG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the restaurant was amazing!!! The workers Oh My Goodness are so so kind. The food is delicious, I totally recommend the fried calamari!! LOL

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is always good! I sat outside so I can’t comment on the noise level.

JA
JosephA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant in the Midtown East neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside w a heater it was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

On the first approach the waitress acted as if we had ebola and frantically gesticulated from 10 feet away that we put the masks on before she would come in. We first were not even paying attention as she was so far away. Mind you we are all vaccinated.

There are signs everywhere that the service is limited and waiters are terrified to approach the customers so you'd better order everything right away.

If I knew any of this I'd never come here. Don't know any other nyc restaurant that is acting this ridiculously.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there before. Food is good. Nice size serving. Good service.

MB
vipMichelleB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and wait staff were superb. Love the outdoor seating!!

CC
vipCandyC
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mask situation understandable but extremely annoying. (I am from a state where diners can keep masks off). I would rather stay home if I had to mask on and off constantly.
Food here always great but the salmon was a disappointment - too much sauce, too many flavors rather than just a great piece of fish.
Lots of great energy as always, servers very nice, ambiance fun vibe.

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garys
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Impressive Covid protocol. Professional and patient server.

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vipDuff
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Smith in Midtown NYC had a nice Brunch menu. The food was very good and the wine list was adequate for a brunch. The server was polite and attentive. When my glass of Pinot Grigio arrived hardly chilled he changed it for another chilled white I requested with no questions asked.

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vipTLH1
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Midtown East may not be known for its restaurant scene but The Smith is up to par with eateries in other neighborhoods in Manhattan. Excellent food and the waitstaff was superb

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JayN
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service are the reasons I recommend this fine establishment. The coffee and the bloody Mary are both good choices. The avocado toast was gtreat too. Service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!!

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Queens
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Although we were seated right away, it took 20 minutes before anyone came to take our order. So we ordered an appetizer and drinks, which came relatively quick. No one came to take our food order for another 30 minutes. The restaurant is not that full because of COVID so there is really no excuse for the delay in service. A couple that came in 20 minutes after us got their food 30 minutes before our order was taken. It was just bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waitress forgot about our appetizer after taking our order twice. Shrimp was a small portion and overcooked.

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cindyp
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoors is lovely thigh indoors can get noisy. Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

It was okay. Ambiance is great this place is always packed but the food is just mediocre. Came here for dinner the other night and wasn’t satisfied with the quality of the food. Burger was alright, brick pressed chicken was good, ricotta gnocchi was eh and the salmon crispy rice was delish. For a seemingly trendy spot I was underwhelmed with the drink list. Seemed like they we’re trying a lil too hard. Keep in mind you must put your mask on when a server comes over. Our server was good and the staff is friendly!

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This has been my favorite restaurant for years. It is not the same post pandemic. It’s a shame.

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vipnycfoodie
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food is always fine. Just fine., nothing more. Outdoor heating is good and I always feel safe. While I understand wanting to have a touch less payment system, one should be allowed to split a check using more than one credit card or be presented with separate checks in order to use multiple cards. Last week I dined in the Westside location and it was no problem, but this location, or perhaps our waiter was inflexible.
In addition to the food being merely adequate and the issue splitting the check, I was quite ill a few hours after eating. Not sure what caused it, but I will not be dining here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside and loved the space. They’re very Covid safe, and do ask patrons to wear a mask when staff approaches. The food was so delicious and they were accommodating with my four year old too, bringing her a cup with a lid. There is no kids menu but they do have a macaroni and cheese option that was perfect.

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jimb
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there for dinner with 4 children- server was very attentive and responsive- dinner was excellent all around. We would definitely recommend and return.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Easy comfort food, worse in quality than before COVID (potato chips stale, chicken sandwich felt prepared since a few hours before).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

making the best of it in the best way - felt safe - great protocols lovely staff good food 👍🏻

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Don’t really appreciate that the servers decide on their own will when to approach us and tell us to wear a mask so they can clean up, but we never asked them to clean so quick. Felt like they were rushing us to leave and it was only 5pm. Probably will not return due to the inconvenience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service, no wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food & drinks but only place I’ve had to put my mask on every time the waiter comes to the table. Gets a bit annoying.

JA
vipJaredA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor set up and food as great as always - look forward to coming back

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LizaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining set up and cares about COVID protocol for their staff and customers.

JA
JadeA
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing however we felt the service was a bit lacking. No one told us the menu was a barcode so we were confused and the waiter took very long to bring us the check. Otherwise it was lovely

TB
TachikaB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great!! All the servers were very attentive to the customers

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AndreaY
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter staff were very helpful with suggestions. Service was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from the moment we arrived, through to the very end. The food was literally perfect! We felt safe and like we could relax enough to enjoy the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent first time experience.

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DavidT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great date spot. Overall, great experience.

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eazylady7
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son's birthday and it was our first experience at this restaurant. We have been to many restaurants where the ambiance was great but the food was not good. However, this restaurant not only has a great ambiance but the food is great and the server was excellent. We had a great time. More importantly, my son had an awesome time. We plan to go back.

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. What I need on a Saturday night!

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vipMichael
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I really like The Smith, the food, drinks, and ambiance are always excellent, so it pains me to write this. While I was eating at an outdoor table the other day, a mouse scurried between the restaurant’s planters that were connected to our table. The mouse was mere inches from our food, ran back and forth several times and escaped into a hole burrowed in the soil. We quickly finished our drinks and mentioned it to our server- his response was “It’s outdoor dining in NYC, what do you expect?”. I get that things happen, but I guess I would’ve expected at least an apology, an offer to relocate us to a different table, or a “we’ll look into it” instead. It was a disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great as always

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The Smith - Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 5750 OpenTable diners.

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