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
Solid. I do think it's weird that they r ...
Solid. I do think it's weird that they require a credit card for reservations. It's not customer friendly and while it won't stop me from going there again, I will think twice about reserving there through OpenTable if friendlier options are available.
The music was deafening, which probably ...
The music was deafening, which probably accounted for the server getting our drinks order wrong twice. The food was OK but the entrees would have benefited greatly from being a lot warmer (serving tepid food gives the impression that the dish has been sitting unloved in the service area for a while).
Wonderful, as usual. I had a hamburger t ...
Wonderful, as usual. I had a hamburger this time and it was awesome! The only downside is the noise level and the wonderful waiters are not always in view or passing to see if anything else is needed (ketchup, etc). Still, a wonderful place.
This place was very cute and perfect for ...
This place was very cute and perfect for lunch with an old friend. We arrived before lunchtime and the place filled up very quickly to near capacity by the time we left. That being said, it was VERY loud. Loud to the point where it was difficult to hear each other speak. They had music playing overhead that was louder than it needs to be. The food was fantastic and quite different without being too crazy. I would definitely go back for casual dining, but I'd be more selective about where I was seated. Maybe that would help with the noise factor!
I dined at The Smith on a Sunday at 11:4 ...
I dined at The Smith on a Sunday at 11:45AM. The placed was packed with dozens standing by the front desk and door waiting for a table. I had an OpenTable reservation and was seated rather quickly (5 minute wait or so). It made me feel like I was VIP to be seated before so many others, presumably who did not have reservations. The service was quick, friendly, and very professional throughout. The French Toast I ordered was very good, but a bit more fluffy than I prefer. It was almost like eating a Cake that was french toast flavored. It was still very good nonetheless. I will definitely return to The Smith.
Heavenly breakfast with unique dishes. V ...
Heavenly breakfast with unique dishes. Very hopping place. We enjoyed a nice Saturday breakfast and we were served in a timely manner- neither rushed nor agonizingly slow. Highly recommend the Benedict Johny and the Vanilla Bean French Toast.
We were pleased to have found this great ...
We were pleased to have found this great restaurant, which was also close to our hotel, where we had breakfast. Both of us had different types of egg benedict, as we were on holiday I treated myself to the special of the day....lobster, which was...delicious. We would definitely return again.
Food was good. Not amazing, but definit ...
Food was good. Not amazing, but definitely good. Ate lunch there so didn't partake at the bar, but it looks great. You just get the feeling that you could get a great cocktail! Biggest drawback was the noise level. Super noisy. Had to raise our voices to hear our selves speak.
My NY strip steak was perfectly cooked a ...
My NY strip steak was perfectly cooked and very tasty; I chose mixed greens for the side and it was fine (but not so creative, just dressed lettuce). A Manhattan cocktail was excellent. I cheated on my diet and had a hot fudge sundae that was worth it, with a bit of cake & almond bark. Service was friendly and efficient. Music was energetic (classic + adult rock). I would definitely return if dining in that part of town again.
Not sure why they need to blare hip hop ...
Not sure why they need to blare hip hop during weekday lunch but if you couple this with the 6x9 subway tiles adorning the space...it's not easy to have a conversation.
Nice beer selection, slow service, should be able to let them know how you want your burger prepared when they're dinging you close to $20 for the privilege but you will be informed they don't take temp requests and get two thin overcooked patties.
Overall....incredibly disappointing in a space that could be so much more
I've tried the house cheeseburger. Hones ...
I've tried the house cheeseburger. Honestly a Wendy's hamburger is much better. The one I ate at Smtihs had a dry, untasteful beef with buns incompatible with even street food cars. My wife liked the goat cheese white omelette she had. I don't expect to come back there.
I've been to this location many, many ti ...
I've been to this location many, many times. Unfortunately, my most recent visit wasn't as memorable. While the service was as lovely as ever, the food was a let down -- my grits were served cold, the Brussels sprouts didn't come out with the rest of our food, the French toast was soggy and flavorless. I'm going to chalk this up to an off-day for the chef, as I otherwise always enjoy the menu options for brunch (the scramble pot-pie being a favorite).
Came here last year and had the corn bee ...
Came here last year and had the corn beef hash with eggs. The best I've ever had. I was so looking forward to ordering it again only to be disappointed that the took it off the menu only two months prior. I did have an order of the home fries and they were as I remembered them. Excellent!
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.
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