The Smith - Midtown

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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.
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DD
Philadelphia
232 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Try the omelet especially the goat cheese and egg white one also great French toast and pancakes too nice raw bar. Friendly fast service reasonable prices too

R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Perhaps the most annoying feature of this restaurant - and it’s not the first time - is the noise level in the restaurant. Of course the sound of people talking is never a problem but when the struggle to overcome the noise of the music the din reaches to uncomfortable levels.
The food is pretty good and everybody was happy with their choices. The service was very pleasant although our waitress kept saying “take your time” and disappear for extended periods of time even though we told her that we have to leave to the theater. All ended well so we felt generous.
It could have been much better ...

RC
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’m fairly well traveled and it’s Always deliciously consistent-good cocktails to starters to mains to desserts if a little loud : )

JM
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The tuna tartare, salmon tartare , burrata and shishito pepper appetizers were great.

The vegetable bibimbap was ok. Was missing something to make it an above average dish.

The house Pinot was ok and a little overpriced for what it was. Should have went with the bottled option instead.

Would go back again.

R
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun restaurant.
We were seated right away.
The Burrata salad was awesome.
We ordered the pasta dishes and several were pretty spicy.
Overall good.

LB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I had a late lunch so it was pretty quiet. We received great service and the food came quickly and was delicious as usual. The Smith is definitely my NYC go-to for casual lunch or dinner. I've never had a bad meal or bad service no matter what time of day or how busy they are.

J
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very loud and chaotic. But good for fast lunch.

K
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Please bring croissants back. BLTE on the new bun is not the same.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Fun atmosphere! Mac n cheese was amazing! Salmon was delicious. Chicken pot pie hardly had any chicken and veggies were underdone. Overall would recommend!

U
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast options! I've been for lunch, but breakfast is also delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The hamburgers were very good but the steaks were well done while we requested medium rare

A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, prices and ambiance. Totally recommended to visit.

F
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good table. Good food and service. Accommodating. Will revisit.

KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. One of my favorite go-tos.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was cold. Despite asking for decaf the waiter poured what I believe was not decaf coffee because he then filled other cups with the same coffee. Very disappointing.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service very rushed but she slowed down once we mentioned it. Entree came out when half way through appetizers. Food was delicious.

RB
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding but terribly noisy!

FH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love “The Smith”. First time @ the 51 & 2nd ave restaurant. Usually go to the one across the street from Lincoln Center. I just wish the noise level wasn’t so high.

J
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and very good service but very hard to have a conversation over the din of all over diners. Very noisy. A shame really.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good cost performance‼︎
However a little noisy...
Thank you!

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super accommodating and careful re: my no gluten diet. The server was attentive and even brought over the manger to discuss what was safe for me to eat. Food was outstanding and vibe super cool.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!! Nice selection of apps , sides and entrees. Second time here and it was as good as I remembered. Will recommend and visit when I am in town in the future.

i
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Prepared for noise level but they did best to accommodate to quieter seating
Like variety of menu
Service very good

DL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there for a business lunch. Ambiance and decor was perfect. Environment was perfect for a meeting. Table and space between tables was great as they were able to grant my request of good table for a meeting. Food was also very good. Moderate portion sizes were appropriate and price was expected being in Manhattan.

SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Comfort food with good sized portions in a very loud setting. Not inexpensive

t
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We wanted to try this place as part of our visit to NYC. We were seated in a rear dining section near walkway into dining area, my chair was literaly located in the middle of the 4 ft walkway. It was not crowded so I asked if we could be moved, and pointed to one of the 4 empty tables along the wall. The waitress pointed to a table next to a noisy family and said we could sit there. We declined and got up and left. Attitude was that they really did not care if we were going to eat there or not. We went to Mimi's down the street.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm welcome and fast seating. Service was a little mistimed with some dishes arriving not in sync. Waiting service was on point and friendly. Decor and atmosphere was friendly.

PB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It took almost a 1/2 hour to be seated despite having a reservation. The noise level in the main dining area was very high. The mitigating benefit was excellent food.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

My food was burnt.

S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The Smith Midtown is our go to weekend brunch spot. Always consistent, always delicious, never disappoints.

They honor Open Table Reservations even though many people are waiting. Front desk girls very friendly. Today our server seemed to hate. his. job. But the order was correct and each guest received the proper plate without asking so that’s a big plus.

I ordered a peach Bellini and I’ve had much better ones at other places. If we were going for a boozy brunch we’d choose somewhere else. But we will continue to use The Smith as our go to spot otherwise.

S
New England
55 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Large party (10ppl) bunch was great. Friendly, accommodating staff (we had two grandparents in walkers) and solid service. Food was solid, served hot and accurate...had a couple persnickety food orders. Our 3rd time at the Smith, 1st at this location and its always fun. Will go back for sure.

G
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoy The Smith - good value for New York where everything is expansive! Spaghetti Meatballs on a Sunday were great!

l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food at The Smith. The consistency of the food and the quality of the service is the key, imo. I had the shrimp cocktail, which was excellent! My husband RAVED about the calamari! The skirt steak and eggs were great. Drinks always good, just the way I like them! The best thing about this visit was the hostess Jenny who remembered me from a previous visit and Felix, our waiter, who was a pleasure. I love that the staff is there long-term. It says a lot about the management. They have gotten good service down to a science, something which I find rarely nowadays! Def will be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun environment with incredible food. Huge servings, nicely presented with pleasant service. Will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The front desk staff and servers were remarkably rude. It seemed to almost be a directive from management to be dismissive of patrons. The food is good but after a couple different abrasive comments from restaurant employees I would not go back.

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was tasty. The place is super loud.

k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great Sat brunch. Food and cocktails were yummy. Mac and cheese to die for. A little noisy because so popular, it was packed at 11am. Make a Rez!

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

My party of 8 had a reservation made 5 days prior to the lunch date. However, upon arrival we were told that it would be a few minutes to be seated. The wait was 15 minutes.

R
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food it’s always testy I which they had a quieter rooms

CB
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. They put us at a deuce when we had 3 people. They were busy so it is understandable. It has an energetic vibe, but with all the hard surfaces the loud voices bounced around a lot making it noisy overall. Good location for groups to meet, not so much for a romantic dinner.

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