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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (107)
Great for Brunch (87)
Comfort Food (81)
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Fun (68)
Good for Groups (68)
Great for Lunch (67)
Neighborhood Gem (67)
Good for a Date (59)
Sunday Lunch (58)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Bar Seating (50)
Hot Spot (49)
People Watching (40)
Vibrant Bar Scene (39)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Special Occasion (34)
Kid-friendly (33)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Happy Hour (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Business Meals (28)
Cozy (22)
Late-night Find (22)
Authentic (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Quick Bite (19)
Afternoon Coffee (17)
Healthy (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Romantic (11)
Seasonal (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Great Beer (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Organic (7)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tapas (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined a day ago

Everything was delicious! We had a perfect Valentine’s Day!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Solid food, great for every occasion but get ready to end in a food coma because you’ll not want to stop eating here!

First place, in all my years in NYC, that doesn’t forget to provide mayonnaise when asked. Loved that.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food! Overall great place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

WONDERFUL WAITRESS. SO NICE AND HELPFUL WITH MENU, SEATING ETC. OTHERWISE THE RESTAURANT IS A REASONBLE VALUE BUT NOTHING SPECIAL. WOULD RECOMMEND TO OUR GRANDCHILDREN.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food!! Best place to eat in New York!! Staff were brilliant. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Fun, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious brunch midtown. Our favorites include the chicken paillard, short rib hash, and avocado toast with poached eggs. Highly recommended!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Restaurant was packed , we received our food before our drinks. The food was good , service was extremely slow

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great service
Definitely recommend for brunch

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service were excellent, a little noisy and packed in for seating but well worth the visit.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and excellent service. The Smith has a lively atmosphere.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love this place. Go there all the time. Lots of good stuff on the menu and we've never had anything less than stellar come out of their kitchen.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Disabled Access
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I had the scallop special since it was Friday and they were delicious!!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I've been to The Smith downtown and on the UWS. I found this location less of a scene with friendlier service and a more down-to-earth vibe. I was there for a business dinner. Although the atmosphere was not hushed, it was easy to communicate with my colleague without yelling. The food was delicious and portions were generous. The wine recommendation was perfect!

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Delicious meal. (Salmon was amazing.) Service was fine. The noise level is much more than "energetic." It's very hard to have a conversation at lunch.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on February 5, 2018

For the price they charge, one would expect better food. However, good ambiance and one of the few places to get a salad for lunch!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food is great and so is thw service.. It was fast! I always go here for sunday brunch and its very crowded but the food is worth it.. It is pretty noisy but I dont mind it

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went with a group of 10. Had reservations staff was extremely friendly and accommodating!! Highly recommend!!!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Staff were excellent. Food was okay. Hard surfaces (lots of tiling) bounce sound and make the room noisier than it need be.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Calamari appetizer very tasty
Pasta with shrimp nicely prepared/presented
Generous helping of shrimp
Sauce excellent/sophisticated
Chicken dish also very good
Dessert particularly fantastic
Pastry with cream filling/chocolate
Waitress very attentive/professional
Will definitely return

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary and a birthday during same reservations. It was amazing ! Great food and a wonderful attentive waiter ! Even gave us champagne on arrival !

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

It’s horribly overrated and overpriced. The service is terrible, and the food is typical bar food that’s dressed up to look five times better than it tastes. I wish I could get not only my money, but also my time back.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

What a great atmosphere! Great food with great service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice place!! Just wish that the seats wasn't so closr. It felt like people can hear your conversation

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice very busy and loud
Could use some sound proofing layers
But overall good food and nice staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We always have a wonderful time at The Smith - wait time can be a little long but the food is totally worth it!

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 (London)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good American style food in stylish surroundings. Fantastic burger

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I go to this outpost of The Smith on a fairly regular basis. I usually get a ceasar salad which is very good. Last night was the first time I went on a Wed to try the fried chicken special (only Wed nights) and let me tell you, it was FANTASTIC. Moist, meaty, flavorful, and huge; came with a potatoe waffle, just like it sounds, looks like a waffle but oh, it's make out of potatoe! Looking forward to having 1/2 of it as leftovers this eve. Highly recommened!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

They made sure we were in and out for our next meeting. Everything was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Waiter was visibly agitated when we weren’t ready to order our main course after ordering our appetizers just a few minutes earlier.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

It took us 20 mins to get seated after our reservation time, but they gave us champagne for free

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Really like the menu here, options for everyone and not the same boring stuff.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Service was attentive and quick. Check-ins by server were often but not intrusive. Ragu was okay. Nothing special with not much flavor. Other guests enjoyed their egg white omelets very much and the shrimp pasta.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful!

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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I recently had breakfast/brunch at The Smith. The food was delicious, and the portions were very generous. However, it was very busy, noisy, and I felt as if the seats were too close together. It has a great energy if you wish to be in a crowd, but if you want something more intimate and cozy, this is not a good choice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The Smith was a great choice for a reunion with old friends. The service was flawless and all the staff was friendly and available. Great time!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

amazing staff and the food is incredible!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food! Make a reservation!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Exceptional service! The drinks, appetizers, and main course were all very good. The atmosphere was lively and fun, with the exception of one person at a nearby table without a sense of’ volume modulation’. The bartender (Alyssa) and wait staff (Alexia) were particularly extraordinary and I would revisit the location just for their level of service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have almost never had an issue with the food at The Smith. However the paella was really done incorrectly. The seafood was all cooked well but the rice was quite wet and the excess of tomatoes made for an almost acidic taste.

The baratta and calamari were quite good and the service was on point.

As always it’s quite loud due to the extensive tile covering in the room, even when not full.

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