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The Smith - Midtown

4.5
4.5
6840 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 185 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 6,840 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Most Booked

  • Manhattan

    Most Booked

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  1. m

    marcm

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    WEwere a party of three and the waiter came to the table with only two pieces of bread. I ordered a french martini which i never received. one of the wait staff removed my bread plate before i had finished eating my bread forcing me to hold the bread in my hand the appetizer which i was eating and removed by the wait staff without asking if i was finished. i asked for it back the waiter did asked how were we doing but not one of the managers asked if we were doing ok although they passed by several times during our meal. overall the wait staff needs improvement and training.
  2. w

    williamr

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Attentive waiter, food was excellent and well priced.
  3. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service.
  4. LH

    LeeH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go once a week now. The food, the people great combination.
  5. AF

    AdinaF

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service-great drinks -great food!! Such a fun afternoon! Boozy lunch is the way to go!!love the Gatsby!!
  6. HH

    HmmHmmGood

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The service, food, and presentation of the food were wonderful!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Both myself and my guest got very sick 30 minute after eating there.
  8. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We will be back and bring more friends.
  9. VP

    VincentP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience
  10. l

    luvtoeatout

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I would have given The Smith a five star rating, but I just can’t. Even though I clearly indicated that it was someone’s birthday, and mentioned it to the waiter, dessert was plopped down (with a candle) , but no “Happy Birthday” wishes or song! Other than that, the ambiance was lively, the food was great, and the service was excellent. Drinks on point too!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Just to be aware…They are coed bathrooms.
  12. y

    youngerk

    Cincinnati

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good choices and good food
  13. D

    Debs

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Outdoor dining is really horrible. Not their fault but maybe they should reconsider the shed dining with the maniac bikers speeding 5 feet away in both directions. Plus 2nd Ave traffic is scary. Food was good if small portions for the price.
  14. MM

    MaggieMcM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Service excellent. Food terrible. Wilted lettuce on salad, salmon small piece and dry hard tasteless. Grilled chicken sandwich dry. Just awful all the food amongst our group
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, good service. Pretty noisy.
  16. MK

    MaxK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. This one's a win. Glad to have come here
  17. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food at The Smith. I, also, love the wonderful, professional attitude of the entire Smith team. Strongly recommend.
  18. PT

    PatrickT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Perfect spot for breakfast
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food
  20. HT

    HollyT

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was good but sadly waiter was not around after taking our order. Had to go to bar to get drink refills.
  21. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food is good but the ceiling was leaking into our food. They moved us and still leaking. They should have comped our check rather then doing nothing.
  22. IC

    IraC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    We love The Smith and we brought friends visiting from Europe. Noise level was unbearable Service was so poor Drinks came so late fir the kids Food was late Cappuccino came super late and in horrible state we had to return After such long time food was served and they had forgotten the food for my toddler boy which took another 15 min and he should have been served the first Usually i understand most situations especially on a busy Saturday brunch but yesterday was beyond unacceptable Hope you improve service and customer service
  23. PN

    PareshN

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was great! We had Corn off the Cob, calamari and mac&Cheese apps. All were fantastic! We also had the steak, which was superb as well as the brick pressed chicken. Everything was perfectly cooked! Nothing overdone nor underdone! I highly recommend The Smith. The only negative item is the noise level, it is VERY loud! So if you want quiet, this is not the place to go! But a great experience nevertheless!
  24. JB

    JonathanB

    Tulsa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It was a great menu, really loud dining outside, but it was a nice Manhattan dining experience. Wonderful cocktails and steaks. Highly recommended.
  25. S

    Ssb917

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The Smith is always good but it’s super loud.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Great food - poor service.
  27. LG

    LeeG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food extensive menu, good service, moderate prices
  28. n

    nycdiner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service is consistently good. The restaurant was very open for a week-day breakfast and convenient.
  29. i

    indiandiner

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Overcrowded and deafening and very slow service.
  30. m

    marsig

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Staff was amazing Especially Barbara and our Server Stephan
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The hostess was unrelentingly rude.
  32. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Professional, friendly service. Strongly recommend.
  33. e

    eatingout

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great service from attentive staff who noticed what we needed
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I loved the food flavor
  35. J

    Jonebk1921

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The second location I’ve gone to in the city, and service, food, and the energy has been consistent
  36. F

    Food4thought

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    Don’t order a salad here. Go to Sweet Green or Just Salads. The salads at The Smith are so small and a total rip off. Ordered mine with grilled chicken and could barely find any chicken. Way too expensive for such a mediocre side salad. Wilted lettuce, barely any vegetables and green olives instead of black ones on a Greek/Mediterranean salad. NEVER AGAIN.
  37. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was tasty and hot. Service, as usual, was attentive and prompt. Enjoyed the meal immensely.
  38. w

    wendyf

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious, whatever they make that signature gnocchi from 😋 I could eat that for every meal! Very loud, but worth it for the food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We were a group of friends and were there for about an hour and a half. As soon as the clock hit 85 minutes on our table, there were multiple managers staring us down. When we asked if there was a time limit on the table, we were told there was not.
  40. GM

    GideonM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Place, tasty food, good service, nice atmosphere, we'll go again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.5 stars by 6840 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 185 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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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