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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

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

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (106)
Great for Brunch (94)
Comfort Food (81)
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Good for Groups (76)
Fun (74)
Great for Lunch (72)
Neighborhood Gem (71)
Good for a Date (63)
Sunday Lunch (61)
Bar Seating (57)
Hot Spot (57)
Good for Birthdays (52)
People Watching (47)
Vibrant Bar Scene (43)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Happy Hour (35)
Special Occasion (35)
Kid-friendly (33)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Business Meals (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Authentic (24)
Late-night Find (24)
Cozy (20)
Quick Bite (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Healthy (16)
Afternoon Coffee (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Seasonal (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Romantic (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great Beer (9)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Good food and service. Always a little too loud, but that is because it is busy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Too loud, cramped and overpriced for mediocre food. Waiter was nice but felt way too rushed. Only thing going for it is design aesthetics but otherwise wouldn’t come back again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service. Big avocado toast. Coffee was ok.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Server was extremely slow and seemed unaware of how inattentive he was being even though the restaurant was practically empty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The waitress was excellent. The maitre de was completely uninterested in even looking for the reservation. The food was ok. We were seated way in the back like the cousin you don’t want anyone to see or meet. This was surprising given we made a reservation, there were many tables in the front, and we are generous tippers. I suspect that the restaurant is anti women with gray hair.
I will never go back to the restaurant and will make sure I share that view with everyone I know who is going to the Lincoln center even though I’m certain the owners will not care.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food is always delicious. But, I do not enjoy eating on top of total strangers or having to stop eating to move my table so the person to the left and right of me could exit his/her seat. We had to wait a bit for water and for condiments for coffee.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing food and overall experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a nice brunch. The host was lovely and accomadating. The waiter was fine. The salads were delicious.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We keep coming back for amazing brunch and potent cocktails!!!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went to The Smith on a Sunday morning for brunch in January, three adults and a 18 month old (they have high chairs). Walk-ins had 45-60 minute wait, so the reservation was a good thing: we were seated within 5 minutes. The acoustics make for a noisy room. I half shouted our order. The food was above average. Imagine a NJ diner with far more diligence and creativity. The crust on the top of the breakfast pot pie was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent as always. Good choices. Service is great. Server always a nice smile and personality. Reservations are a must. Always crowded

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good. Very loud. Small table for a party of 5. Service was fine. Food was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I was actually referred to this restaurant by a friend who understands my disdain for imperfection so I came with high hopes and my experience was exceptional. Upon arrival I noticed there were so many guest you could barely get in the door which usually means two things this is a really good spot and it’s going to be awhile. I had a reservation so that wasn’t the case for me. As soon as my guest arrived I notified them of my reservation and within minutes we were seated. I had a few bags with me and our waitress immediately offered to check them free of charge. The food selection was excellent and when it arrived was very tasty. I was extremely satisfied with my visit to The Smith in Midtown and will most certainly be returning. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall, a good meal. Large portions and delicious taste

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The ambiance creates both peace and romance. The food is simply delicious- especially the duck wings. My partner and I indulged in the best way!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

I had a great experience. I had made a reservation and arrived before my date but we still able to be seated. It was not overly crowded with moderate noise (to be expected at dinner on a Friday). Waitstaff was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent with a wide variety of options.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was a very unfriendly welcoming. Our first impression of this restaurant was less than ideal. We reserved a table for 12:15 and we were told to wait while our table was getting prepared. All the while, other groups were being seated. The table that was prepared was very small for six although we accepted it knowing the place was busy. We all gathered for a birthday and not once did anyone ask us why we were there. What is recommended? How we were doing? Not ONE Thank You!! We were told , “ nobody’ wants dessert or anything?” We go out as a group frequently and we will not go there again. @ Welcoming host: it’s not difficult to welcome people. It’s not difficult to smile. Think about that when you do your job. Pretend that it’s everyone’s first impression of you and your restaurant. Your face is the face of the restaurant when people walk in. Practice some empathy. Please remember that.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good place for drinks and food. Not much options for vegetarians. Normally very crowded and very noisy. Service is good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good food with good people

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful discovery! Took myself and 6 friends here for a celebration lunch at the midtown location. Everyone loved it. Every plate was cleaned. The food was delicious. Between the 7 of us, we had six different dishes and two desserts. I recommend the cod sandwich with either the house made chips or fries. And the mussels are excellent! For dessert, we shared the “birthday” cake (a chocolate delight) and a sticky toffee pudding. Both were fantastic! The atmosphere at The Smith is warm and bright with dark wood tables set against gleaming white subway tile walls. Lots of natural light, too. The place feels inviting and fun. We had excellent service as well. Prices are moderate to high-ish, typical New York, but not outrageous. So glad to have found this place. Will go again, for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good breakfast, interesting menu choices, excellent coffee.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had horrible service from the waitress we were assigned.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Salmon Benedict was cold and overpowered by onions. Very disappointing. Bathroom situation also very odd. Crowded and cramped.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was outstanding. Love the breakfast pot pie in the grit’s. Best ever! Bacon could be crispier but overall everything was great

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great quality food and service was excellent. Waiter was friendly which is sometimes hard to find in NYC

Tags: Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We always find the food at Smiths Midtown East is excellent. In addition, the staff is highly professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We go back time and again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Was great last year when I experienced it for the first time and the place was very busy where as this year there was barely anyone in the restaurant. This year I don't know what happened. Service was not good, server not very happy. Sicilian baked eggs were over cooked. Not good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

A+ just pricey for what it was. $26 for a steak salad with a few pieces is a little ridiculous.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed the Brunch that has quite a few new and exciting selections. Service was terrific.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Eggs were overlooked

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Tutto come mi aspettavo e come descritto... in perfetto stile newyorkese

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent chioce for our New Year's Eve dinner, good quality, fair price and nice athmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a fantastic New Year’s Eve dinner with our teenage children. Food prices were reasonable and all dishes were delish, especially the Mac n cheese, the bib en bop

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Smith is always a fantastic option. Great food, drinks and atmosphere!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good experience. My only complaint was about seating. Had a party of two and was seated between two tables. Seating was tight and had to move tables to get in. Would have liked more room between tables.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Terrific breakfast or lunch, room at tables, server could be a bit more friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was great and the service was even better.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always amazing but the raw food plus the gnocchi was somehow better than usual

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The macaroni and cheese was out of this world! Definitely will return for that!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I must say, my partner and I had a pretty good experience. I took her there for her birthday and we really enjoyed the food. Our waitress, Bearclaw, was awesome! Even surprised her with a candle on a plate with some chocolate syrup. We would definitely go back!

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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