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About The Smith - Midtown

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.

956 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
M-Th: 7:30 a.m. – midnight
Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sun: 9:00 a.m. – midnight

Cross Street:
51st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 644-2700

Website:
http://www.thesmithrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for all catering inquiries.

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage located at 251 East 51st Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue.

Public Transit:
The closest subway stops are the 4 & 6 train at 51st and Lexington Avenue or the E & M train at 53rd & Lexington Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Brian Ellis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please inquire for further details

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

START YOUR NIGHT WITH US: Enjoy an a la carte menu until 8pm.
PARTY WITH US: From 10pm-1am, enjoy a special 3 course dinner, open bar, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight for $140 per person.

Private Dining

The private dining room can be booked for private buffet dinners, seating up to 50 guests, sit-down dinners for up to 35 guests and cocktail parties for up to 75 guests.

The Smith - Midtown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (98)
Great for Brunch (93)
Fun (70)
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Neighborhood Gem (67)
Good for Groups (66)
Comfort Food (65)
Sunday Lunch (61)
Great for Lunch (61)
Hot Spot (56)
Bar Seating (46)
People Watching (44)
Good for a Date (43)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Happy Hour (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Kid-friendly (26)
Authentic (25)
Business Meals (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Late-night Find (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Quick Bite (20)
Healthy (18)
Cozy (15)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Great Beer (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Organic (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Romantic (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (1)
Waterfront (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 16 hours ago

Food was great, service was a little slow. Took almost 10 minutes for our two cups of coffee, and we had to track our server down for a refill. Other than that, a great experience.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined a day ago

Service and food were outstanding. We ordered the short ribs, Caesar salad, and tomato soup and split amongst 2 of us. The portions were hefty and delicious. Would definitely recommend to locals and visitors alike. Prices were on par with high end restaurants back where we’re from (South Florida).

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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

The buttermilk fried chicken was very good. the potato waffles were amazing. our server was friendly and professional. our service was timely despite the large crowd in the restaurant. definitely recommended to check this place out

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Very lively, energetic vibe. We got there over an hour early for our reservation and they were able to seat us immediately which was great...we were starving! The service was good but a bit curt and distracted. All the food we ordered was great...the eggs were cooked to gooey perfection just the way i love them! Elaborate and inventive menu. I was a bit taken aback by the extremely dreary bathroom...firstly the fact that you walk down this pitch dark staircase that looks so sketchy that i actually hesitated and thought "this must not be right"...but i pushed ahead and when i got to the bottom of the stairs realized that a) I was either in the men's room or b) it is a co-ed bathroom. But back to the decor...looked like some kind of mental institution bathroom with plain white tile floor to ceiling, each stall had a door with a bald light bulb on top, trough sink....not sure what they were going for....if it was depressing....nail hit!

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice place, very VERY busy. It would be prudent to get a reservation otherwise the wait will be long. Nice drink selection.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Very busy restaurant for Sunday brunch during December. Menu is innovative, not your typical pancakes and omelettes comfort foods. Portions are adequate and service is attentive. Atmosphere is typical NYC.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great.
The place was excellent.

The only issue I had was the unisex restrooms. My wife and daughter's felt very uncomfortable with the set up..........

Women should be able to use the restrooms with a sense of privacy.

Thanks....

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I dine out often, all over the country. This is one of the best restaurants we have ever been to. Everything was exceptional from the food to the drinks and the staff. We would also like to say that the manager Brittany was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Mother/daughter trip

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Very crowded, extremely loud, don't even think of not having a reservation. Staff was very friendly, and the food was very good, filling and abundant. The waiter tried to push extra food which luckily we declined as we could barely finish our meal.
We each had only a main course and drank water, the bill was in the 80 range, four people. Any extras would have pushed us over $100

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Tulsa)·Dined 7 days ago

This was a recommendation and very glad we acted on it. We went for breakfast and it was great. Definitely will be dining here again. A lot of choices and stomach not big enough to try them all.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was solid, drinks were too. Portion sizes are perfect. The service was truly great.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was very good, service was fantastic, very noisy!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very attentive service and good food. Lively atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food is great. Noise level is unbearable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

had rib eye steak was very small especially for the price

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food and service were very good. My son has nut allergies and I was impressed that his food came out with red toothpick flags so they must take care not to cross contaminate food for customers with food allergies. Only downside of this restaurant is it is very noisy with the tile floors and walls but the food was very tasty so I would definitely return again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great spot, service was Meh, probably because it was shift change time?

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

My Smith Steack was amazing! I suggest it!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I’ve been here before and was pleased - tonight it was off - the food, just ok and the noise level was ridiculous.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A great lunch spot especially for client lunches. Good portions and tasty food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

just ok- my pasta dish with shrimp was really salty...
steak was ordered charred, medium rare and it wasn't-
french fries were bland and tired
good martini

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Noisy, sub-par food, expensive for what was served.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was amazing! Had the chicken and waffle special and the pressed chicken. Both were fantastic! Cocktails were tasty as well. Great portion size. My only complaint is the servers were hard to come by! Literally the bus boy came to our table 5 times more than the server. Would definitely go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I have a few rare food allergies and this restaurant was extremely accommodating to them. The waiter immediately checked with the kitchen on the entree I selected, and and manager came out to reassure me that they take allergies very seriously. Not only was this a comfortable dining experience, but the food was incredible! I ordered the brick chicken and my boyfriend had a hamburger. Both meals were juicy and flavorful. We ended our night with their chocolate chip cookies which were absolutely perfect and homemade.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food
Waitress was excellent
Table was too small
Extremely loud and noisy

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is fantastic. But the service is a little slow, but overall a great experience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had such a good experience with the food and service that I am returning this weekend.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Continue to find The Smith Midtown as my go to place when visiting NYC,. Went to Brunch this time but have also gone for dinner as well. Inventive menu, lots of options which work for even picky eaters. Appetizers are great, try the homemade potato chips with blue cheese fondue, amazing.
For brunch, the Breakfast pot pie was fabulous as was the french toast. Presentation is great, portions are good size and everyone finished everything.
Service is very attentive, even during a very busy brunch period. Had a reservation and was seating right on time and hostess was good at letting us know status right away. Ambiance is casual but love the subway tile look and industrial feel.
Highly recommend for dinner dining too. Steak was good as is the calamari and sea scallops.
Love it here!

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were visiting from NC, and found this restaurant on Yelp. We can now see why they had such great reviews. The brunch was outstanding! We’ll certainly be back for another meal next year.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

poached eggs with short rib hash and cheesy grits were so so good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waitress never checked on us, food was great but over priced. NEED. Reservation in the morning, it’s packed. Hour + wait.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great location, great food, not such a great service though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food and service, not a place for business or romance!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My family and I had been to the Broadway location several weeks ago, and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I was pleased when my wife suggested we go back. After I made the reservation I realized that we were going to the Midtown location. Well, we weren't disappointed. The food, atmosphere and service was great, and we had an another enjoyable time out.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good. Service was lacking. Waitress forgot to bring bread and beverages.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My friend and I enjoyed 2 meals at The Smith as it is conveniently located near our hotel. The breakfast croissant was delicious as well as the steak salad. The value is good.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was actually great; food, service, ambiance. Superb. Will definitely go back again!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was good, not great. Hear tomatoe soup was fabulous! My dinner came out ice cold. Like the varied menu, but the restaurant is so loud that could barely hear the people sitting next to me. They need to do something about the noise level as it definitely impacted the evening.

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