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.
New York, NY 10022
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
$30 and under
Please contact the restaurant for all catering inquiries.
There is a parking garage located at 251 East 51st Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue.
The closest subway stops are the 4 & 6 train at 51st and Lexington Avenue or the E & M train at 53rd & Lexington Avenue.
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
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
It is LOUD...but the food always makes up for the noise. Went for brunch and we all ordered different things. The candied bacon is excellent, the monkey bread soft and crispy with just the right amount of sweet. I had the jalapeno cheddar grits with short rib hash and two poached eggs...and they top it with potato sticks!!! Second time having the same thing for brunch. One friend had the Sicilian eggs and ended up using the bread to sweep the plate... it's a little tight in there but the atmosphere is lively and people are generally very nice. They seated us right on time for an 11:15 brunch...that goes a long way in the city...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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