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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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
Chose the restaurant for location and wa ...
Chose the restaurant for location and was pleasantly surprised. Started with roasted tomato soups that was delicious. It was topped by melted cheese a la French onion soup and the soup was thick and yummy, great for dipping chunks of bread. For entree, I had the Avocado Toast that was tasty, huge and filling especially after the soup. Right after noon time, the restaurant filled up quickly and the lunch crowd was lively, making he place energetic and no longer spacious.
The restaurant was great, very noisy but ...
The restaurant was great, very noisy but it was a good atmosphere and the food was amazing. My only complaint is that we had a reservation and wasn't seated until 15-minutes past our reservation time. Other than that, great restaurant, would highly recommend.
The Smith was an absolute score for us! ...
The Smith was an absolute score for us! We wanted a brunch close to our hotel and we got way beyond that! We got there for our reservation - didn't wait any time and the brunch food was some of the best brunch I have ever had! The pot pie, Sicilian egg bake, and johnny Benedict were phenomenal! And to make it even better (bet you didn't think it could get better) you get a complimentary cocktail with your entree! These weren't just ordinary free cocktails.... the mojito and the bourbon cocktail were some of the best I have ever had! Hands down would definitely go back here and recommend! Also---- the place was packed although you would never have guessed it because the service was on point and our waitress was so attentive!
It was REALLY busy, but they took us as ...
It was REALLY busy, but they took us as soon as we got there. It was REALLY noisy, and tables were crushed together. Great lively atmosphere for people in their 20s and 30s. Food was good, but not great. Service was good. I'd go back under the right circumstances.
Service started a bit slow but then pick ...
Service started a bit slow but then picked up. Food was ok. I had the French toast and side of bacon. The French toast lacked a bit of flavor. Bacon was done to perfection. A bit pricy as my food plus a cup of coffee came out to $40 with tip.
The Smith never disappoints. Consistent ...
The Smith never disappoints. Consistent casual fare. Great drinks, specials and service. Chips with blue cheese fondue dip and jalapeño cheddar grits are my favorites. They do a seasonal menu. So try the chicken pot pie in the fall.
The food and atmosphere was great. My on ...
The food and atmosphere was great. My only complaint was our waitress was an idiot and couldnt figure out how to sort out our bill. She looked like a deer in the headlights anytime we asked her a question. It did suck the fun out a little at the end when trying to pay our bill.
I met to catch up with friends I hadn't ...
I met to catch up with friends I hadn't seen in a while and it was SO LOUD we could hardly hear each other (even with only three of us) and had to yell and repeat ourselves. It really put a damper in the evening. Music was BLASTING and the acoustics of the place make all the talking noise also very loud!
Waited until 8PM to be seated for our 7: ...
Waited until 8PM to be seated for our 7:30PM reservation and took until 8:30PM for our food to come out. We were a family of six, and needless to say, the kids were too hungry and tired by then to eat. Too noisy, took too long to get seated or served.
I love the Smith overall, great food, a ...
I love the Smith overall, great food, a bit pricey but nice atmosphere too. My only issue with the midtown Smith is the noise level. It was incredibly loud where I sat, made it challenging to keep up a conversation. Just something to consider if you're making a reservation. I actually think its better for big tables where you're sitting next to people to engage with, rather than a table for 2 where we were shouting across the table
I love the Smith and go often, but today ...
I love the Smith and go often, but today was a very off day. The AC unit was dripping onto myself and my food, and the waiter did nothing about it. The menu is also far superior for Sunday Breakfast/Brunch than Saturday. I would think twice about returning.
We love The Smith. The food and drinks a ...
We love The Smith. The food and drinks are always fabulous so we try to visit here at least once when we can get in to the city. I guess my love for the place was somewhat diminished when my friend ordered a simpler breakfast than what was on the menu- eggs, bacon and toast. He was charged $20-- more than the specialty breakfasts on the menu. After bringing it to the attention of the waiter, the manager lowered the price to a whopping $17. Big deal! That's the average cost of all the "better" breakfast dishes. Lesson learned: go to the diner across 2nd Ave for simple and cheap!
I mistakenly selected the Smiths for a b ...
I mistakenly selected the Smiths for a business dinner. It was SO loud no one could hear each other. It totally defeated the purpose of the dinner. I can't tell you if the food was good or not because it was so loud that's all the group could focus on. Totally killed our night.
The food and service were great. The oys ...
The food and service were great. The oysters were fresh and the steak was cooked perfect. My only complaint was it was very loud in the restaurant. Fun load is fine. But we were screaming to hear each other during our meal to the point I lost my voice by the end of the night. Overall it was a great way to celebrate a birthday and the food was worth the trip.
Have been to smith a number of times - t ...
Have been to smith a number of times - the menu is varied - with healthy options as well - but too much salt is used- especially the Mac n cheese and the fried green beans - this time the server got my husbands order wrong - but my friends salmon was perfect - - the big drawback is the noise level - I was sitting almost on top of my friend and could barely hear here- sad because the food really is good but so hard to converse -
I'm always skeptical when trying new pla ...
I'm always skeptical when trying new places because I usually end up disappointed.
This restaurant made my birthday night a success story! Food- I order the vegetable bibimpap my girlfriends ordered the steak salad, fondue and potato chips, and the burger royale. Each dish (although simple sounding) far exceeded all of our expectations. Our waitress was super friendly and service was on point. She noticed I didn't make much progress on my drink and immediately offered me something in exchange and encouraged me to let her know right away if the next drink wasn't my style as well. The easy rider cocktail wasn't bad it was just WAY to strong for me. I will most definitely be returning with my husband soon.
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