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
There are so many great brunch restaurants in NYC it's hard to choose but the Smith is a great find. It's not hard to know why it's always packed for brunch. The menu is exceptional. There is standard brunch fare - sandwiches, burgers, pancakes but there are also some real gems like the Egg pot pie and the French toast where the bread is sliced super thick. Both delicious. The Bloody Mary's are served with green olive garnish and have just the right kick to get your lips to tingling. The atmosphere is upbeat, edgy and cool and the service is excellent, even when the place is packed. You can't go wrong at The Smith.
We enjoyed a beautiful Saturday brunch here for our wedding anniversary following a recommendation from a friend.
Everything about the place was superb - The food was beautiful and the atmosphere was lively but not too "in your face". Most importantly, the service was exceptional. Unfortunately I didn't get the guys name but he was extremely friendly and helpful with recommendations on the menu.
With so much choice in NYC, ordinarily I'd be reluctant to go back, however this stood out as a highlight of our trip and I would certainly revisit.
The place was mobbed at lunch so I don't think they will have trouble filling seats. We found the menu just okay and a bit expensive. The lobster roll had far too much mayonaise and the chips were not warm. I make homemade chips all the time and these tasted like out of the bag. My husbands tuna was sparce and not well seasoned. We have been before, but we are over the Smith
While the food was delicious, I've tired of loud New Yorkers. And what's with offering bread in a paper bag? The tiled floors and walls only make it worse. Sat at a communal table with too many chairs, so the noise and lack of space along with poor temperature control (and bugs because the window doors were open) made for a lousy experience at the price. We ordered an appetizer and two entrees for around $60. Full carafe of wine shot the bill up to $152. They need to rethink pricing. Unlikely to return.
Excellent food, and LARGE portions. The wait staff is friendly, but overworked during busy times (especially week day lunch). I made a lunch reservation for 11 AM, and was given a great table for my business lunch--although patrons should know that only breakfast is served prior to 11:30 AM. Not a problem for us; we had a glass of wine and put in our lunch order, which was served promptly at 11:30.
Loved, loved, loved The Smith. From the moment I walked in I knew I'd like it. The hottest was lovely. The bartender friendly and good looking. Loved that the hottest suggested a drink at the bar as a booth was opening. I was meeting a dear friend for a catch up lunch and a booth to the side was the perfect setting to drink, dine, chat and laugh. The restaurant is bright and airy and the food was delicious. I also love that our waitress knew the menu back and forth and made suggestions. I can't wait to return.
Went for brunch, it was insanely noise but really cute restaurant. Packed full of people and their luggage. I asked for a potato substitute for the potato waffle that had flour in it and was told I could only have salad because of their concerns with cross contamination which was slightly disappointing. Steak was ok, not worth $24 anywhere but my husband loved his BLT+E sandwich.
Great food, efficient seating process. Server was a little slow and disinterested it seemed. Looks like the station he had was too big given the crowd size. Tomato soup was just right on a day with a slight chill in the air. We will go back and recommend to others!
This is definitely a lively restaurant for the young and the young at heart. It was filled with millennials and their friends and it was very noisy. There was a line outside so a reservation is recommended. The food was outstanding and our choices included a breakfast menu as well as burgers and other entrees. I had JALAPENO GRITS with eggs and chicken sausage and everything was amazing. The grits melted in my mouth. My friend had a hearty burger and she said it was outrageously good. Fun, pulsating atmosphere!
The Smith is a good place to go with a group because there are lots of menu options. It was a little harder for the older people in our group because the restaurant is quite loud. We lucked out and got a booth so it was a little quieter. We enjoyed the food and the service was good!
A friend and I came here for Sunday brunch. So glad I made reservations on OpenTable - the walk-in wait looked really long. Despite the restaurant being packed, service was great and food and drinks came out quickly. Got the vanilla french toast with caramelized bananas and they were fantastic. Huge portions and amazing taste. I highly recommend this restaurant for brunch - just make sure you make reservations or be prepared to wait!
We live The Smith and make a point to stop in for brunch every time we are in New York. They did not disappoint once again. The food here is outstanding and the service is exemplary. The only draw back is it is a little loud but if you like vibrant, the Smith is an excellent brunch choice.
The food is always great there. It's a nice place to go with your family, if your family likes things to feel simultaneously casual and fancy. Sadly, this time, some of our order was greatly delayed, to the point where some guests had finished their meals by the time the others came. The staff was apologetic and, I believe, took some of it off the bill. Overall, good experience. Fun brunch items.
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