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.
Hours of Operation:
M-W: 7:30 a.m. – midnight
Th & Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sun: 9:30 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.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, 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
Our server was really nice, but she disa ...
Our server was really nice, but she disappeared after taking our drink order. We kept looking for someone to try and order from, but no one came by. Our potato chips had been long gone by the time we finally ordered. And, we have never gotten past half the bowl when it's just been two of us.
Everything was great! Food was excellen ...
Everything was great! Food was excellent (even better than some of those chef name-dropping restaurants we visited! We had the pork chop and the mahi - both were fantastic), our server Maggie was amazing and gave us great menu recommendations, and the restaurant looked really cool.
I read that it was very loud, but we had a table in the corner and could hear each other just fine.
A great night and would totally recommend!
Our server was very nice, the mac & chee ...
Our server was very nice, the mac & cheese is huge and ohh so delicious. Tuna salad is yum! And Beef salad is really good too. Some how my 7 Y.O. didn't like the burger, I suspect was the tomato sauce.
Ahh Pasion punch is a great drink (absolutely love it)
I was a diner in 2 Smith restaurants in ...
I was a diner in 2 Smith restaurants in a 5-day period last week. The staff is excellent in both locations, as were the servers. (Who are also usually good-looking at the various Smiths, as well as friendly and attentive!). I think the price for experience a bit on high side, but that's all good if they are paying these kids well, because the employees are the place's best asset.
The food both times was richer than I expected, even for fish and veggie dishes. I often find the fare on the heavier, "kid menu" side, summer or winter. Appeals to the demographic they attract, which is the loud, large-table "bro and their friends" gang-at-work type of young drinkers (or maybe diners). Emphasize the pervasive loud factor. Conversations cannot be had at a normal volume, and the tile surfaces that are above, below, and next to diners just amplify the loud loud loud ambience. Oh, and add in superfluous music to the mix. Also set on loud volume.
They call this "energetic". Be warned.
I was looking for a place to go to brunc ...
I was looking for a place to go to brunch on a weekday because I was spending Monday through Friday with a friend in the area. I was pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant with a good rating that would serve breakfast items until 11:30 on a Friday morning. The egg blt-e croissant sandwich was delicious. The cheddar biscuit was a nice touch. It was comfortable, the bathroom is cool and we had a good time. The coffee kept coming and our waitress was attentive and smiley. All good!
Used to love this place, but this time, ...
Used to love this place, but this time, although the service was great, the food wasn't great. Fried String Beans were greasy with the coating falling off. The hamburger wasn't bad, but, those tomatoes on the bottom was kind of messy and not very good. And, that horrible mealy stale crusted berry tart had to be one of the worst desserts I've ever had in my life. Just awful!!!
Way to loud for anyone to have any conve ...
Way to loud for anyone to have any conversation without shouting... Which simply made noise level worse
Food was okay, Mac n cheese was great start but chicken mains were very very over seasoned and salad had way to much dressing... Couldn't really taste the food as result
The waitress was friendly but the servers were rude and dumped the food down in front of us lacking service
Overall not best experience
Service and food were great. The acoust ...
Service and food were great. The acoustics in the restaurant are poor, making for a pretty noisy experience. It was hard to hear people in my party and I felt like I had to yell to talk with them. Likely won't go back for this very reason.
Even though I felt very old among the th ...
Even though I felt very old among the throngs of young people (along with those at our table) at the restaurant, the wait staff was genuinely charming and attentive. Their best attribute is the people that work there, which my husband commented to the manager when we had brunch there a week ago.
Had a casual working lunch there -- grea ...
Had a casual working lunch there -- great atmosphere that doesn't break the bank. The Mediterranean salad with chicken was great -- a refreshing meal for a hot summer day. Enjoyed a well prepared latte after finishing lunch. Highly recommend going the few extra blocks if you're normally eating in the Park/Lex zone.
We drove in from new Jersey for this spe ...
We drove in from new Jersey for this special occassion for the 5 of us. At first, I was unhappy becasue my table was not ready and there was confusion of the amount of people. I reserved for 5 people, and the restaurant said we made reservation for 4 people and I reserved for 11:45 and they said it was for 12 and table was not ready for a while.
The service was excellent! When our larg ...
The service was excellent! When our large group came in they seated us right away. My friends and I were celebrating my birthday and with only mentioning the occasion for a brief moment in the beginning the waitress remembered and brought out a dessert for with a candle. The food came out quickly and everyone was extremely friendly!
Our dinner at the Smith was made so spec ...
Our dinner at the Smith was made so special by our wonderfully sweet server, Maggie, and of the managers that stopped by to say hi and ask how we were doing. We were treated like friends and the food was absolutely outstanding. I have never had such delicious crabcakes. My boyfriend is a burger connoisseur and he loved his so much, after the first bite he had to put it down just to look at it. Thank you for a wonderful date night. We will most certainly be back!
We were celebrating my husbands birthday ...
We were celebrating my husbands birthday and although the food was good, the noise level was extremely loud. My husband and I had to talk strain to hear each other over the vibrant atmosphere. The food was ok. The service was great and it was packed! I heard that the brunch was amazing. Will have to go back and check that out.
Our waitress was excellent. She took the ...
Our waitress was excellent. She took the time to discuss food and drink options. She brought us a taste of wine so that we could make a decision. She was attentive without being a pest. I would go back there in a heartbeat. The food was fabulous as well.
The smith midtown is a favorite of mine ...
The smith midtown is a favorite of mine as its only a few blocks from my apartment. The food is always great and they have added some new things to the menu which are delicious. The chicken paillard is so good and comes with a generous sized salad on the side. The new addition of tuna poke to the menu is amazing and addictive. The service here is ok and it's quite loud, so I wouldn't come here for a romantic occasion. However the food is great for brunch, lunch, and dinner and never disappoints.
I admit to a bias against restaurants th ...
I admit to a bias against restaurants that refuse to seat parties until every last member has arrived. In this case probably 20 sweaty, rain-soaked guests were crowded into the narrow, humid entryway when I arrived. Off to a bad start. The noise level is deafening. My companion and I had to yell the entire time. Service was ok, reasonably prompt and friendly, but the food was of mediocre quality serve in huge portions. The hot potato chip starter was about the size of a full bag of chips. Somehow they were bland tasting. This unfortunate choice was representative of the items that followed. Won't be back.
The food was fantastic at The Smith - wh ...
The food was fantastic at The Smith - what most of us consider basics or staples of American cuizine but done right. I've been numerous times but this evening we shared a calamari appetizer, then one of us had the lobster roll and I had the salmon. We also split the brussels sprouts which were cooked and seasoned perfectly! The salmon is also always cooked to perfection. The service was great. It's always very loud there for dinner so I wouldn't go when you need to have an important conversation during your meal, but always an enjoyable time.
Was recommended the Prime Rib Thursday S ...
Was recommended the Prime Rib Thursday Special by the waitress and boy it didn't disappoint. Fantastic flavour and really filled the spot, one of the best meals I have ever tasted. The steak was exceptional and would recommend to anyone whether a steak lover or not!
Thoroughly enjoyed dinner with co-worker ...
Thoroughly enjoyed dinner with co-workers. We had a table of five, next to the open wall to the sidewalk. Great people watching as the world walked by, superior service with a smile and helpful recommendations, loved the drink menu. We had from fish to hamburgers and both exceeded expectations. The signature smores dessert was equally matched by the rest (we almost exhausted the dessert menu and passed plates around the table, one better than the last). Delightful all around and very reasonably priced.
I'm not that familiar with the restauran ...
I'm not that familiar with the restaurants in midtown and selected The Smith based on the reviews from my fellow Open Table diners. The food was indeed delicious and they easily accommodated our dietary needs. Our server was attentive although he seemed new. We don't know whether this is why our main courses arrived three bites into our salads or if the kitchen simply fired our dishes too soon. Whichever, we resisted the impulse to feel rushed and enjoyed every bite.
As mentioned in several write-ups, the noise level is ridiculously high. I hope they are able to address the issue since I really can't imagine eating there with a group larger than two.
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