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: 9:00 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
Brought an out-of-town friend here for lunch, and it was a great place to sit and catch-up. Our waitress was really great; she looked in on us every so often without being intrusive and let us sit long after we had finished our lunch (there were empty tables in case other guests came to be seated, though). She also refilled our coffee multiple times, which was nice. Food was pretty good for the price. Reservations definitely recommended as there is usually a wait.
The Smith offers a nice variety of food, all well prepared., with a bit of flair. I got the Mediterranean salad with grilled chicken. It was a little short on chicken, but the salad was fresh, and very big. My friend got the mussels which came in a huge pot and were delicious and plentiful. I bit pricey, but it is NYC.
Went for brunch on Sunday afternoon. Be sure to make a reservation. We arrived a little early and were seated immediately. Short rib hash with jalapeno and cheddar grits was fantastic. Sunday brunch includes a cocktail from a special list. Server Lisa did a great job.
I've been to The Smith downtown and it was great. This one in midtown was so crowded and loud. We had to wait about 20 minutes for our reservation to be honored. We couldn't hear ourselves talk between the millennials yelling, babies crying and everyone their phones. I'll go back to the downtown restaurant.
I was meeting up with a friend I had not seen for a long while and was pleased that we were seated in a quiet corner so we could hear each other without having to scream. Thx!
Later int he evening the noise level went way too high again even for this corner far in the back...
The food was delicious and we particularly were impressed with the taste and texture of the sorbets.
The waiter was very patient with us since our conversation made us delay in making our choice; he kept up his friendly checking in on us.
We met some friends at The Smith Midtown. Nice menu -- we went around brunch time but everyone had more of a "lunch" mood. My burger was fine. Wife's lobster roll looked very nice. They did accommodate our friend's request to have just avocado slices rather than the avocado "spread" on her sandwich. Fourth guest didn't think he would order the pasta with shortrib again. We didn't have any alcoholic drinks. Service was very attentive. We would go back again.
Service was quick but not rushed. Server was helpful in discussing and offering options for our children. Was not condescending, her suggestions were spot on. The mac n cheese is as good as all the reviews claim. The gnocchi was excellent. Their seafood (mussels and paella) were delicious. Definitely would go back!
Booked for friends visiting from London. Easy to reserve and confirm. Attentive welcoming staff. Had to wait a few minutes for our table. I had the tomato soup and salmon which were both excellent. Friends enjoyed the pot of mussels which was huge. Other friends had the marinated shrimp but were not impressed with the spaghetti squash or chickpea griddle cake. Dessert consisted of sherbet and a lemon tart that was devoured by friends.
The place attracts a younger crowd and tends to be on the energetic and louder noise level side. I wouldn't suggest for a quiet conversation dinner. The tables are mostly separated so you are not sitting on top of each other. Wait staff very attentive and friendly.
A bit on the pricey side, but this is the East Side Midtown, so worth it.
Greeted by friendly hostess who accommodated our preference for seating location with a smile. Server was super helpful with some appy items and cocktails. Food was amazing...great comfort food finds as well as healthy, flavorful lite fare...will be back again!!
It made a simple business luncheon feel like a special occasion - my guest was very pleased!
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