The Smith - Midtown

4.6
5971 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
  • Contactless payment available
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5971 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to talk over brunch

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GregoryR
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Several large dogs inside barking a lot. Service animals don’t do that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is reliably good with cool scene.. this night , midway through our meal a noisy group of about 10 crowded around the table in the bar area making the decibel levels extremely high. Fortunately , an awesome manager moved us and made some great accommodations to get through the meal. She was super nice and staff was very accommodating on a busy night. Acoustic is front from can be loud FYI

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service- way too loud- food just ok.

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LarryS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

After it was way too noisy inside, the nice and friendly hostess seated us outside. I was initially concerned that the would forget about us. They didn’t. The food was great as always.

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Sylvie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, friendly and timely. Good and drink excellent. So happy they are in walking distance.

MC
MoCo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

sat outside so can't really rate the volume or ambiance too well.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The water and wine was good. The food wasn't the greatest. I got the shrimp and grits and it was pretty bland. No taste to it. It just didn't taste good. Shortly after my stomach was in discomfort. Glad I didn't even eat half of it.

And for dessert I didn't want to take the chance of being disappointed again so I had dessert elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - the food was delicious and the staff very attentive! Highly recommend the Mac n cheese, calamari, and lemon scones!

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Dave
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. Very good brunch drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The table was not clean

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Toneye66
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love The Smith in any city I go to. Great food, service, ambiance and cocktails. The noise level was a little high so that was the only drawback otherwise it’s always a winner in in my book. Friendly staff, food is solid - never get a bad meal - has unique dishes and super fun cocktails. Look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good but the service,d was outstanding. MacLaine was amazing. Super energetic and very helpful with her menu suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant wee menu was great. Service terrific

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vipannetteH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We ordered the restaurant week menu. The appetizer and dessert were fine but the entree was terrible. I could not recognize which part of the chicken was on the dish. The two small pieces, which had small bones, ended up being a few forks full of chicken with 3 potatoes. If you’re going to include an undesirable entree, why participate in restaurant week.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Everything was okay. The server was really nice and sweet and the guy brought our dog water which was super nice. Two things 1) I got the croissant sandwich which when arrived had no croissant. It was burger bread which I find to be really heavy and couldn’t finish. I wanted more of a sandwich style less Of a burger. For me I would have preferred that once you know you don’t have croissants let me know so I can pick something else. But once the food arrives it’s hard to switch out since I didn’t want my boyfriend to eat alone.

2) we got dessert then after about 5 mins of waiting was told it would be 15-20 mins for the dessert since they didn’t have it and were prepping we said never mind but then waiting an edition 10 for the check for us. Once we’re ready to go. It’s time to go lol. Especially when it’s hot mid-day.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second time at The Smith and I will return. Attentive but not annoying service, great menu choices (lunch) including Restaurant Week selection. Social distance in place; plexiglass partitions in use. Lots of outdoor seating. Very busy. Reservations recommended. Noise level high - conversation challenging at times. But it was happy, not rude noise - people enjoying being out again enjoying a nice meal.

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AminataJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great experience, since we got in, the people there were super kind and helpful. Our server was super nice and even after we got our food, kept checking in on us to see if we needed anything.

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JoeR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was not good. The server was nice but had to try to grab her attention numerous times. We were sent a dish at the beginning of the meal which was much appreciated but did not know why.
Had to try to grab the attention of the server to try to find out.
I had to flag her down to order another glass of wine.
She really was not attentive at all & the restaurant was not too busy

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vipDanielle
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely attentive to our group of 12 people. We were not rushed and food was appropriately paced.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience and very good service. We will definitely be back soon.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dining at The Smith for dinner, brunch and amazing SMORES during our trip to NYC. The outdoor setting was perfect! Waiters and staff so polite and accommodating to serving us. We definitely look forward to dining at the restaurant on our next trip back to NYC!! We had such an enjoyable experience! Thank you!!

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JayG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fav go to restaurant. Chill vibes and good food for decent price.

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vipSandy
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Neighborhood place, meal was ok, restaurant not as clean as it should be, unfortunately some silverware and glassware was dirty. Waitress was very nice.

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vipadvocatr
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ordered salads with protein. In her case salmon atop her quinoa salad. Arrived with a very nice sized and delicious tasting piece of salmon. I ordered the Gem Caesar Salad with grilled chicken. When it arrived there was no chicken in top of salad. That suggested that they forgot the chicken entirely because it has always been atop the salad. When i called the waiter over he said that it might be on the bottom. But the look on his face indicated that he knew something was wrong. No they had buried a few chicken tidbits on the bottom of the salad. The presentation suggested they had no chicken but they certainly did not forget to charge for it. Very disappointing because I have eaten at the Smith before. Hate feeling ripped off.

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olganizer
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I love The Smith, it's a classy joint with plenty of seating options and great service. However, the meal was rather disappointing. The mussel broth was poorly seasoned, and instead of a silky, developed flavor the predominant flavor was visibly oil and not much else. Fries were delicious, and dipping those help generate some flavor.

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DaliaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good and the service is pleasant and friendly.

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MamaNYC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a staple. Good quality ingredients, simple and delicious meals. We got the mussels, Mac n cheese, Brussels sprouts, and cocktails. Great service, constant refills of water, we wanted for nothing and had an excellent time. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and atmosphere.. portions are large !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I love the smith! I come all the time when my moms in town because we can always get a good meal but unfortunately our waiter was so absent! And i work in the industry and would never comment about a waiters service if the restaurant was busy or had a lot of other factors going on. But this was at 3:15 and was NOT busy by any means. It was disappointing ☹️

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vipHandsintheKitchen
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bring back Sicilian Baked Eggs

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot second time going dont read this anymore just make your reservation you wont regret it. Business sure, date why not, just going for dinner because your lazy even better. Dope spot and im definitely coming back for the 3rd try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive and friendly! Had a nice time meeting out of town relatives for dinner!

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vipNativeNewYorker
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perennial favorite. Consistently delicious food and good service. We love The Smith.

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CherylJ
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very busy restaurant. Tomato soup is a must! We split the soup and got the salmon (very good) and the gnocchi. Gnocchi was good, but very, very rich. Was a very large portion and we couldn’t finish due to the richness of the meal. Service was good once we ordered. This place is extremely loud!

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EricaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service was amazing and the food prepared delicious

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vipUESlady
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been to the Smith about a hundred times and usually always enjoy my food and service. We went for brunch and had a waiter not wearing a mask and bc a member of my family is not yet vaccinated, we asked the manager to change our waiter to one who was wearing one. They were very accommodating and ended up getting a guy that was amazing and WAY nicer than the other guy. All of our food was good, some lady -who was not our waiter-brought our bread to the table and she had a total attitude. We had asked for whole wheat bread and she brought regular so when we asked her to get it she said “well you should’ve asked” and i said “ we did ask” and she rolled her eyes. She was absolutely awful and glad she wasn’t the one serving us our food. The lemon scones were fantastic however there is zero lemon flavoring and they are not scones lol. They are cornbread in the shape of scones with crystallized sugar on top (which I actually prefer) so if that’s the flavor your looking for then definitely get the them!

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vipsrk49
New York Area
565 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster rolls were back on the menu. So great. Waiter was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place was ok, was expecting more!

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Steve
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch choice. Friendly attentive wait staff

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You can order delivery directly from The Smith - Midtown using the Order Online button. The Smith - Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 644-2700.

The Smith - Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 5971 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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