About The Smith - East Village
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.
Hours of Operation:
M-W: 8 a.m. – midnight
Th & Fri: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sun: 9:30 a.m. – midnight
Between 10th and 11th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please inquire for details.
N,Q,R,4,5,6 to Union Square ; R & W trains to 8th Street and 6 train to Astor Place ; L Train to 3rd Avenue
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please inquire for details
The downstairs dining area can be booked for private sit-down dinners for up to 60 guests and cocktail parties for approximately 75 guests.
The Smith - East Village Ratings and Reviews
A nice, casual menu that reflects a lot ...
A nice, casual menu that reflects a lot of care and thought. Everything we've had there has been excellent. The decor is very au courant (vintage New York meets eclectic modernism), and the service has always been good. Sometimes it can be too crowded and loud, but generally it's spirited rather than deafening.
The restaurant was missing a server the ...
The restaurant was missing a server the day I was there with a friend and the service was terrible. I felt bad for our waiter but a lot of these problems had nothing to do with the waitstaff. It was just after 'peak' brunch and while busy, there were plenty of empty tables. Our waiter basically never came to check in on us which exacerbated all the problems. We ordered drinks and had to ask for them multiple times before they came. Food that was supposed to come with fries and avocado had neither; then the waiter offered to comp these when they were brought later. You shouldn't comp something that you were going to include anyway, comp the whole meal. We got coffee but no one brought sugar; we got biscuits and no one brought butter; we asked for to go bags and half the items didn't make it into the bag. The food was good but not amazing and I would not go back. It was also very loud and difficult to talk to my friend 2 feet away.
I've been here for brunch before, and ev ...
I've been here for brunch before, and every time it is a pleasure. Definitely take advantage of the free cocktail with your entree - the Bloody Marys are quite good. It was bustling on Sunday morning, but with our reservation we were seated no-problem. The service was good despite how busy it was, and I received plentiful coffee refills. We split the vanilla french toast and the simple scramble, and both were divine.
I was not really that impressed with the ...
I was not really that impressed with the Smith putting us in a far back corner of the restaurant, despite us having reservations, where there was really bad air flow and for a party of our size, just didn't really do much for the ambiance and why we came to the smith.
If a larger party comes in early, on a reservation, on a beautiful weather night, I would hope in the future you try to seat them in a relatively closer location so they can take advantage of the summer breeze in NYC.
The Smith--always reliable, always open ...
The Smith--always reliable, always open when I'm hungry, something for everyone, good quality food for the price, good cocktails/wine list, good service. ONLY problem--OMG, SO noisy. We sat in a booth, which helps, but still. Outside on the sidewalk on the UWS branch is the only one where you can hear yourself think and your companions speak. And I'll be back, again and again, because of its other find qualities, above.
I took my friend out for her birthday an ...
I took my friend out for her birthday and chose The Smith primarily for its close proximity to Webster Hall (here's a plug for Gregory Alan Isakov who was doing a show there). My friend remarked the lamb appetizer was the best lamb she ever had! My starter was a very tasty salad. I had the salmon as an entre which was wonderful, and my friend had the chicken -- very large portion and delicious. The service was great, if you can, eat downstairs as the place is very loud. Overall, terrific and not overly priced.
Everyone that worked with us that day wa ...
Everyone that worked with us that day was on their A game for sure!
We asked the host when we arrived if we could wait for a table that was sitting at the open windows (it was clear they were finishing up). At first he said that it was reserved already, which we totally understood, however right after we sat down, he let us know we could move over there! That was a nice Father's Day surprise!
Food was excellent. Drinks were excellent. Everything was out in was seemed minutes and our server was polite and attentive!! We will definitely be back!
Noisy , vibrant , energetic place ... Fo ...
Noisy , vibrant , energetic place ... Food sounded great and was ok but not fantastic ... Service was fantastic , friendly attentive and precise ... It's noisy and sort of a place to be seen .. The down stairs bar looks incredible and the restaurant is modern trendy and a little on the eclectic but good fun if you can stand the noise ...
The Smith Friday night
My boyfriend and I came before a show at Irving Plaza. We had two drinks across the street and then proceeded over to the Smith where I had a resi for 6pm. We were seated immediately which was great. The Smith is an energetic, canteen like environment which was fine for the vibe we were going for that night - we wanted a casual meal before heading up the street to the show. The oysters were OK. Not great, but not bad. Not sure they were worth the 4$ an oyster we paid, but the brussel sprouts were amazing and made up for it. My Moscow Mule wasn't anything spectacular but it did the job. Dinner for me was grilled shrimp which was basic if not for the jalepeno mashed potatoes and lobster brandy which made the dish. Boyfriend had the branzinno which was again, OK, but not worth the $26. Overall, once you hit the $150 for a dinner for two we feel like we should have gone for a better, more private and quiet dining experience, but it was good and we left satisfied.
Horrible horrible dinner. I ordered the ...
Horrible horrible dinner. I ordered the Branzino and it was barely a 2 oz fillet grilled to cardboard consistency over a mish mosh of unidentifiable vegetables. This food wasn't fit for a hospital tray. And, our cocktails weren't even made correctly. There are far better dining choices.
The Smith has an enormous dining area, w ...
The Smith has an enormous dining area, with more tables in the basement, making it ideal for larger groups and easy to make a reservation, even for peak brunch hours. The brunch menu is large and has decent variety. It is a little overpriced but not terribly, especially considering the location. The food wasn't phenomenal but everyone enjoyed their food. I would definitely go back.
Excellent place. Interesting food drink ...
Excellent place. Interesting food drink choices. We had a small issue with our order. It was quickly and professionally corrected. Completely enjoyed our choices from the menu . Tasty drinks. Excellent service. A definite go back to.
The best brunch I have tried in East Vil ...
The best brunch I have tried in East Village! Quick service and even better food. Although I would definitely recommend that you make a reservation on the weekend as the place fills up very fast. The complimentary fresh squeezed juice that came with our meal was a nice addition. I would recommend the Smoked Salmon Benedict and the Breakfast Pot Pie!
Roomy. Full bar, full menu, excellent food.
Surprised at excellent quality of this restaurant in highly trafficked area. It's getting harder to find restaurants with a full bar, and we wanted to try something new in the neighborhood. Loved the big size. Although crowded there were lots of tables, no need to reserve even on a Saturday night. Very friendly service. Strong, tasty drinks. My husband who is extra picky loved his porkchops. I had the best swordfish I can remember ever having. Returned next night. Enjoyed diner-style table. Yummy hot chips & calamari. My lobster salad not as good as the swordfish but good and filling. Steak not as good as porkchop but that's OK--we'll stick with what we love!
Went for Sunday brunch. The food was ver ...
Went for Sunday brunch. The food was very good. Must try the home made potato chips with blue cheese fondue, indulge with a house made Bloody Mary, you will not be disappointed. Save room for dessert and order the Sticky Toffee Pudding, ridiculousness...
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