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
From the hostess to the waiter and everyone in between the service and attention was superb. The restaurant is normally very active at the time we chose to dine but the hostess could not be more accommodating to find a quieter part of the restaurant . As I was having dinner with my son it allowed us to catch up and not be overwhelmed by noise at that time of evening. We had a wonderful meal and finished off with desert . Thank you to all for making it a wonderful dining experience.
I met my cousin and his kids there. I made a reservation and we got a lovely seat at the window, which was open. The staff were friendly and efficient and my lobster roll was delicious! Everyone else was happy with their meals as well. I come here on occasion and I love it!
We love The Smith, especially for a quiet breakfast on a weekday, the food is outstanding and we order delivery from them all the time. This visit was a long over due date night with my wife. I ordered the paella which I love, but had never had at The Smith. It was subpar and the first time I have ever ordered anything that I didn't enjoy fully. The staff was amazing and the manager came right over after he told the server that I was unhappy. He immediately said he would take it off the bill and if there was anything I would like to please order, which I did the shrimp scampi with jalapeño grits is a slam dunk. This is how you handle a customer. Especially since the woman next to me ordered the same and ate it all. They were only concerned with my experience and that I was happy. Well done guys. We are customers for life and recommend any of The Smiths to friends and family. See y'all soon! Brandy & Laura
This is not the place for fine dining. However, for casual brunch, lunch or dinner it is a go to. The food is consistent, service is generally friendly and reliable. Beware of the tiled floor and walls! Sound levels at busy times can approach a 747 taking off.
Busy, busy, very busy in fact. Had a reservation for Sunday Brunch, good job I did, people 'flocked in' immediately after 10.00 a.m. the locals know, no alcohol before 10 in NYC not even in your Bloody Mary with breakfast. Some nice inventive Breakfast/Brunch dishes but sadly delivered in a rush, 2nd course came before it could be possible to eat a granola. But then it seems New Yorkers like to do everything fast, us Brits prefer to 'savour the moment'.
Excellent food and impeccable service. First ate in the DC branch before finding this one. Would highly recommend for evening meals (leave room for dessert and coffee!!). Only negative is that they are LOUD restaurants and this branch seems to only have one restroom/toilet so you do sometimes have to queue which is a bit odd.
The Smith, midtown and Lincoln Center may be the noisiest restaurants in Manhattan. And that is saying lot. The food and service are fine, but the steady din makes eating a real effort, no less conversation. It is as if the speakers were designed to produce a constant hum that varies with the size of the crowd, from led to louder and quickly to too loud. Menu offers wide range of interesting casual food. Salads in particular are terrific. But at about the time your food arrives your stomach is shaking from the sound and you just want to eat fast and leave. I keep trying. Same at lunch or dinner, midtown or Lincoln Center. Nice to sit quietly and write this review.
Extremely busy when we went (Sunday brunch). Luckily we had a reservation, otherwise it would have been an hour wait to be seated. We got there a little early, so we had a round of drinks at the bar. My friends said it was the best Bloody Mary they’d ever had. The food was delicious and plentiful. I would definitely go back.
The restaurant is only .5 mile from St. Patrick's Cathedral, so we walked straight over after Mass on Sunday. I didn't know that The Smith was a chain; we dined at the Mid-town location. So happy to have made a reservation -- this place was packed for brunch! It gave my friends and I more time to enjoy each others company over a leisurely meal together.
Our reservations were for midtown location. Upon arrival we were told no one was being seated due to " flooding" in the kitchen. I Louisiana trained chef and that means 1 of 2 things. Either they have a broken water pipe that they can't turn off ( unlikely) or the design backed up into the kitchen. It happens in New Orleans fairly often( French quarter is below river level) but not a good thing. So they gave us phone number of the closest location to us. They said no problem come on down, which we did and were seated immediately and had a great Sunday brunch in manhattan. Happy Man
Ordered the grilled chicken sandwich and it was like rubber. There were flies buzzing around my table. The service is pretty good, although it can get rather loud so it is hard to hear them when they are talking. Great for people watching, and catching up with friends. Would I go there again, sure but I would eat somewhere else first.
I've been to the Smith Midtown a few times and have been happy with my experience there each time. I went with a friend for a Wednesday brunch around 11 yesterday and we ordered the avocado toast, one of the omelettes, the BLT+E, a side of sausage, a coffee, cappuccino and an orange juice. Everything was fresh and flavorful. I have no complaints about the service except that maybe the wait between ordering drinks and receiving them was just a hair too long. Otherwise, the staff was attentive and considerate.
Our waitress took off after her shift without letting us know; nobody came till we asked a waitress to come by - she didn't seem too happy about being called over for help but then lightened up.
Brought over the wrong wine.
Food was not as good as has been in the past.
A strange experience overall.
Loud at brunch time and definitely make a reservation!!! However, AMAZING food. Great staff. Awesome ambiance. I saw families, friends, dates all enjoying their meals. We started with brunch drinks and monkey bread, I had the lobster roll and could not get enough. My date had the breakfast pot pie and we are attempting to recreate it next week. Have already recommended it to multiple New Yorkers.
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