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-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
For a truly exceptional burger -- and I know you've heard this before, but I mean it -- don't pass up the Burger Royale! Smoky bacon and gooey American cheese offset by the tang of homemade pickles and slaw, all on top of two perfectly cooked, un-messed-around-with burger patties and a soft bun. Divine!
Michael & Rich were the star of the bar on Sunday for Brunch. We were visiting from Florida and a friend recommended the Smith (specifically Midtown location) and we weren't disappointed!!! So much fun - ambiance & service just spectacular! Can't wait to visit again soon!!
Made reservations for Saturday brunch with my family. All 3 of us had the Benedict Johnny which was amazing. Cheddar cornbread with chicken sausage was awesome. We all shared the jalepano grits which I have to say were the best grits I've ever had. Have lived in the south I had never had anything like these before. They have a really god specialty drink selection. They both had the passion punch which was too sweet for my taste and I had the Gatspy which was good but had a kick to it. I would definitely go back.
WORST BRUNCH EXPERIENCE.
Despite making a res in advance, on arrival we were given a table immediately by the door on a frigid day. It seemed like a makeshift area that normally wouldn't have a table and it was put there because of how busy they were. When we asked for an alternative table, we were told it would be >45 min wait. We reluctantly stayed and ended up eating our brunch in our coats while people waiting for tables were essentially sitting on top of us and waiters constantly moved our chairs walking by because of the location. The plates were dirty and chipped and had to be changed and our order was wrong when it arrived requiring more time freezing and our party eating separately. There were no apologies or any care whatsoever about any of the above from the restaurant staff. NEVER GOING BACK. There are 1000 great brunch spots around that don't treat customers this way.
The food was outstanding. Service was wonderful. Music was a bit loud. I was expecting a bit more ambiance and a bit less "fast food" feeling. If you want ambience, go somewhere else... but for excellent food, this is the place!!! I had the salmon and my daughter had the mussels... not a bite left. Even the fries were yummy!!
Tables on the banquette too close together. I don't expect privacy but nor do I expect to feel like I am part of the next table. Felt rushed to order. Crab cake tots probably had some crab but the contrived "Alabama Tartar Sauce" overwhelmed any trace. Not bad, but NY has too many other great options.
Food was good, but we waited for 25 minutes to be seated. While our server gave us complimentary snacks, we did not receive any attention from the manager regarding the wait. When asked, the hostess only said that they were doing something. As the table was in eyesight, we knew that what she said was not the case.
Good food and fun ambiance, but the wait was not ideal.
I ate at The Smith Midtown for Sunday Brunch after mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral with two midwestern friends in town. We were promptly seated at our reservation time, our waitress was very polite and funny, and responded readily to requests. Our food came in great portions - and a free breakfast cocktail or juice! We had the Ranchero Scramble, BLT + E Sandwich, and Breakfast Pot Pie. They were all delicious and beautiful!! We had modifications to the scrambler, and they were all done correctly. The ambiance of the Midtown location is great - bustling yet not too loud, and was very clean and classy. Would definitely recommend for an all-american classy brunch! Thank you very much for your service!
I took 3 of my girlfriends from out of town to The Smith. It was recommended to me by someone I work with for a good Brunch spot. It was probably the best recommendation I have received. All 4 of us tried something different and each of us were beyond pleased with our meals. The food was absolutely amazing as was our server. I only wish I remembered her name. She was so helpful recommending to us some gems on the menu, but even told us she'd recommend anything on the menu because it was all incredible. The food, coffee, juice, Bellini's, it was all unbelievable. If you are looking for a great place to have brunch and incredible service, look no further. Thank you The Smith for an incredible experience. I will absolutely be recommending this place to everyone I know in New York and visiting New York!
I rarely write reviews, but I must say that my dinner at The Smith - Midtown was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had in NYC (and I'm there for at least one night almost every week). The table was ready and we were seated right away; the waitress was prompt and super friendly, they accommodated my 6-year-old daughter with a great cheeseburger just the way she likes it, and as for my wife and my meals...wow! The pricing is so reasonable that I didn't expect such excellence: the ingredients were clearly fresh, the seasoning was perfect (as was the cooking), and the flavor was so sublime that I felt like licking the plate! I should also mention that the cocktails that my wife and I had were both among the best we've had at a restaurant (on a par, really, with a good dedicated cocktail bar). Overall, it was an amazing experience!
The Smith is always a great choice! My boyfriend and both I have food allergies and The Smith is always very accommodating . Though it gets a bit noisy, it does not take away from the level of service, food and their specialty cocktails. Always a 10/10 in our book!
This is a good, solid neighbor selection to eat out. Service was good, food was good, large seating capacity, fair pricing for the quality and portion size. The tiled interior just reverberates the noise and the background roar makes it difficult to carry on a conversation unless you are seated in an out of the way corner.
Hadn't been here in quite a while and surprised to see how young the clientele was - maybe because we went for brunch. Food was delicious and well prepared, as always. Accommodated food allergies. When we first sat we had staff all around. Once we ordered, they became very scarce. (Had to ask a manager for coffee because we hadn't seen our server since ordering). I'll chalk it up to an exceptionally busy Sunday because all past visits were always great!
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