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The Smith - Midtown, New York, NY
The Smith - Midtown, New York, NY
The Smith - Midtown, New York, NY
The Smith - Midtown, New York, NY
The Smith - Midtown, New York, NY

The Smith - Midtown

4.6
4.6
7896 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, as well as locations in DC and Chicago. We care about every meal and every moment. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, we’ve got you covered.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 150 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 644-2700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Brian Ellis
  • Catering
    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, visit us at thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.
  • Private party facilities
    The private dining room can be booked for private buffet dinners, seating up to 45.
  • Private party contact
    May Cohen: (877) 925-4901
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    51st Street
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,896 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

7,896 Reviews
  1. ChuckB

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reliable and good buzz across age groups. Always fun

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  2. samustri

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Smith eggs Benedict were dry. They weren't bad but I had them many times before.

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  3. KFThomas

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so excited to see the new menu items plus old favorites. Lovely dinner as usual. Top notch service!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the food and the service was great. The only thing I would say is it was a little loud so it made it hard to carry on a conversation.

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  5. samustri

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love The Smith. Their hamburger is the best in the area. We love the garafe o Riesling White wine. The music could be better, it;s a but old school rock and roll. The french fries are to die for. The best fries.

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  6. Emartino138

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience last night - we have reservations for a big party of 9. The server was attentive, we were seated promptly. Drinks came quickly and were refilled promptly, the starters were delicious, and the entrees were outstanding. The only challenge was being able to engage as a large party in a loud setting, but I enthusiastically recommend checking the Smith Midtown out. Cant wait to go back.

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  7. KatonahDiner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a team dinner with 10 people - and the smith didn’t disappoint. Everything was perfect - drinks, food, ambience, and service!

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  8. Eatwell

    New York City

    190 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, we enjoyed the food and service. The Smith Midtown is excellent.

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  9. MichelleJ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, my experience at The Smith was both memorable and enjoyable!

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  10. Ronaldbpr

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience so we went 2 days in a row We had calamari / big salad with steak And Pasta all great Would highly recommended Drinks were very good as well as the wine They have excellent beer selection Reasonable prices and family friendly

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  11. KerMarDon

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Smirh is great! Wonderful staff and yummy food.

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  12. SueS

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 8 and got very attentive service

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  13. Eatwell

    New York City

    190 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service at the Smith Midtown are always highly professional and tasty. Definitely a go.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome. Go accommodating. Great food. We loved this for our first NYC night!

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  15. Roberta

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Smith- Midtown was an amazing choice to go out for dinner. The food, ambiance and service was over the top. I would visit back again and recommend to anyone who may be in the area thinking about stopping by for dinner.

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  16. DenisseC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun time for brunch! Food is always super good and service is fantastic!!

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  17. MicheleB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We needed something that felt fancy and festive for a family party of 8 (we took our college kid and roomtates out for dinner) so we needed great value. IT WAS PERFECT. The vibe is very upscale and the menu had something for everyone and was (GASP) WELL PRICED AND DELICIOUS. It has a perfect balance of really great food, great bar, great vibe and does not feel like a chain or like they are rushing you through. It was really fine dining with out killing our wallet. I was especially relieved they take reservations. It was a great night and everyone loved their food (which is saying something for 8 entrees and apps- there was nothing we would not order again- WINNER).

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Didn't live up to the reviews. Nothing special. Wasn't worth the extra walking, I think we could have had similar experience from any tourist restaurant. Waiter was disingenuous and felt like he was rushing us.

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  19. DonnaE

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and spot on service! My new go-to for dinner whenever I'm in NYC.

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  20. Alexandra

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Salads were amazing! Just the right about of mixed ingredients and the chicken was great not dry at all. We were seated in the middle of a walkway near the front so the ambiance was a miss. Service was nice and polite. The cookies were a tasty dessert!

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  21. PattiK

    New York City

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived on time @ 8:15 pm on a Wednesday evening & was seated quickly by the bar area I requested a booth however none were available. Ordered the chk & salmon salads & roast chicken. All delicious & filling.

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  22. Eatwell

    New York City

    190 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was great. Food and service met all of our expectations.

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  23. Lee12

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space to catch up with good friends while you enjoy a great meal and drinks !

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  24. AB123

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Amazing service. Food was delicious. Perfect place for small or larger groups.

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  25. FoodieJen

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and the food was very good. One latte came lukewarm and the waiter replaced it right away. Really lovely service. It was just the NYC vibe we were looking for. Nice intergenerational mix of people. Can’t wait to go back!

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  26. Eatwell

    New York City

    190 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are excellent at The Smith Midtown.

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  27. CaitlinR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great time here. It gets crowded and a bit loud but always has great food and service. Highly recommend for a great time in a very NYC atmosphere.

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  28. KyleM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great brunch at The Smith! The food, atmosphere & service were excellent. It’s our go-to on Sundays!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect place for breakfast, brunch or lunch! Would visit again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my go to spots in the city. Noticed yuzu being used more in cocktails which is a welcomed addition. Branzino was fantastic.

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  31. Janet603

    New York City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch starting with a Bloody Mary and cinnamon mini donuts dipped in hot chocolate sauce. What else needs to be said?

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  32. leedee33

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun birthday brunch with family! Food was delicious. A nice selection, something for everyone. We had a few vegetarians and there was plenty to choose from. Bloody Mary's were outstanding. Our server was friendly and helpful. Was always around if we needed something. He even spoke to his manager and brought my daughter a delicious dessert, on the house, to celebrate her birthday. My only gripe was noise level was a bit high.

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  33. Kiki

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I brunched during a weekend getaway. We sat at the bar and the service was excellent. Our meals were delicious and we were able to chat comfortably the entire time. Lovely experience!

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  34. Suzi

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was excellent. The drinks were great as was the calamari My bibimbap was amazing. My husband did not like the sauce on his burger so he was a little disappointed. We will be back!

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  35. Eatwell

    New York City

    190 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful service and a fine time. Go!

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  36. SallyV

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Smith was the perfect spot for a late weekday business lunch. The food and service were great. Everyone in my group enjoyed the starters we shared and our individual meals. The portions were just right and cost was reasonable. I will eat there again.

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  37. PabloNY

    New York City

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Espresso Marino was on the smaller size. Great potato chips. French toast was deliciously filling for only one large slice. Had to ask for syrup. Bacon was well done and delicious. Others enjoyed their meals, but not the coffee. Dessert brownie with caramel and ice cream was outrageously good. Service was good.

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  38. Skip

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Smith is a fantastic restaurant. The service was very friendly and attentive, food was terrific. Great atmosphere. Love it!

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  39. Eatwell

    New York City

    190 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food at The Smiith is varied, delicious and well presented. The service is exemplary.

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  40. Eatwell

    New York City

    190 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a large party (6 People ). Our service was prompt and professional. As usual, the food was excellent.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 7896 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 150 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Smith - Midtown

956 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street
    51st Street
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Brian Ellis
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 644-2700
  • Catering
    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, visit us at thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.
  • Private party facilities
    The private dining room can be booked for private buffet dinners, seating up to 45.
  • Private party contact
    May Cohen: (877) 925-4901
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