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
After having a fantastic breakfast last weekend, I returned on a weekday with a business associate--raving about the previous experience. I could hardly believe it was the same restaurant. The waffle was completely soggy; my colleague's egg benedict was overcooked, with a lackluster(and skimpy) hollandaise and barely warm potatoes. What a disappointment. Batting 50/50 here, not sure if I will return.
I was disappointed to find out that the Blackout Cake was no longer available, and that I was not notified in advance. I would have preferred to have known ahead of time so I could choose another dessert if I wanted, even if the cake we received instead was "very similar to the blackout cake." The dessert we had instead was not great. Also, we noticed we were the only table that did not receive complimentary bread.
Great food. Service was excellent. 7pm for a packed restaurant- there were plenty of waiting staff serving and starters arrived promptly. Mains also arrived in a timely manner
I can see why people complain about the noise. Walls and ceiling reverberate the noise and it was difficult to hear what waiting staff were saying. Hopefully they can think about ways to dampen the sound. I'm guessing employees may be submitting work related injury claims due to deafness!
Very very noisy---we couldn't hear each other during a birthday lunch and two menu items that were delivered were wrong , so we think the waitress couldn't hear us! Servers tried hard to please but the din was deafening-- food was tasty and delicious as were drinks and desserts// do something about those tiles snd acoustics please!!!
Has been and I went here for Sunday brunch. We had a reservation and restated shortly after arrival. I had a Sicilian eggs and he had the mushroom toast. Both came with a free cocktail which made our branch an excellent value! So good we wanted to come back the next day.
Really nice place, however a little overpriced. I love that each table gets still and sparkling water and the service was very, very nice.
It's a little noisy, so a large group won't be able to hold a conversation, however for less than 5 people dining together it works.
Great bar to have some snacks in the middle of the day, amazing prices and great food. Although if you sit at bar it can be a little loud if you're trying to have a conversation (door was open so lots of street noise). Love this place!
I made a reservation on line. Had to even give a credit card. When we got to the restaurant we were told that the table wasn't ready. Meanwhile the restaurant was not busy at all. There were several empty tables. After waiting 15 minutes we were seated beside a young family. It is a large restaurant so I was surprised that they seated 5 adults beside the only table with young children. After 10 minutes we asked to move. A couple of the plates and cutlery on our table was dirty (at both of the tables we sat at).
The waitress was friendly and personable. But I wouldn't rush back. There are too many other great breakfast restaurants in NYC.
Very noisy but fun. Nice bartender. Food very good. Service is OK. Ordering is fine but once you get what you need you have to look around for waitstaff/manager since they don't walk the room as often as they should. Food cooked well. Would recommend highly.
Brunches at Smith are always good, but this time our server surprised me (not in a good way) by dropping the check without asking if we would like anything else or offering us desert menus; it would have been ok, but our guest (who was visiting from another country) actually wanted some desert and another drink.
Simple things like these should be on a "to-do" list of every server.
I hope my next visit will be better.
I had eaten brunch at The Smith a few months ago and it was good. But dinner was another story altogether. The food -- fish and chips, a special -- verged on inedible. I still don't know what half of the breaded fried items were. The room was so loud, I couldn't hear the waitress standing 2 feet away, and had no chance of hearing my dining companion. At the end of the evening, the bill for 2 came to $140, which was about twice its actual value. Avoid at all costs for dinner.
Really enjoyed the food, unique restaurant and big menu! Only problem we had was that it was extremely loud due to the tile flooring and close proximity of the tables to each other. Very noisy! And the servers were busy but very nice. They have a ton of great food!
Went here for brunch on a Sunday. Overall it was pretty good and I would go back. I was dining with one other person and we each had coffee. We ordered two brunch entrees: eggs benedict and smoked salmon toast. Both were really good; the home fries that were served with the eggs benedict were amazing. One of the great things about brunch is that you get a free brunch cocktail with your meal, so we also both had mimosas. Pretty good value for the area. It's a large space but you're squeezed in pretty tightly to people next to you- typical for NYC but just something to keep in mind. The service was alright but nothing to write home about.
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