The Smith Restaurant
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 77%Business Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (11)
- The Smith RestaurantAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Feb 11, 2014
Lovely bistro with an excellent cocktail selection and appetizers. Loved the Hungry Teacher (bourbon with lime, not too strong, not too citrusy), the deviled eggs and the tomato soup with melted cheese. Great place for a larger group of people, just make sure to have a reservation.
- The Smith RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jan 02, 2014
Great steak spot. I had a lobster salad which had a TON of lobster on it. (No complaints there) They have a great selection of beer and also a full bar so whatever you fancy is available!Recommended for:Business Travelers
- The Smith RestaurantMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesStudents+ 1Mar 04, 2013
Very "New York", this crowed and noisy restaurant offers an amazing brunch menu with a complementary cocktail and attentive service. Definitely recommend the french toast, chicken sausages and bloody mary!
- The Smith RestaurantOct 03, 2012
This is a great go to place for yummy food and great service at a reasonable price. I sometimes crave the Sunday brunch and will gather some friends for an excuse to go. It includes a free cocktail, so not as good a deal as the bottomless brunch spots, but the food is so up my alley. My faves are the country breakfast which includes scrambled eggs, cheese grits, a biscuit, gravy and ham (but I ask for bacon instead) and the French Toast. For lunch, I doubt you can go wrong. My faves are the salmon and the orichiette (spelling??), but my friends have ordered so many of the items and have never been disappointed. The staff is great! Super friendly and never rushes you!! There'a another location down in the East Village that's great too.
- The Smith RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 10, 2012
I had brunch at The Smith once, at an hour most New Yorkers would consider ridiculous for brunch -- 9:30am. As a result, me and my friend were nearly the only 2 people in the place besides the staff. So I guess if you want to avoid the wait, that is one way around it. My brunch was great, and I had a delicious bellini (as is almost required at NYC brunch). On nice days you can sit in their outside area covered by the awning -- they open up the floor to ceiling windows so you have at least a taste of being outside even if you're not at one of the patio tables.
- The Smith RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Jul 05, 2012
Solid bet for brunch or breakfast, but the non-breakfast lunch options at the Smith are just okay and dinner items can be quite heavy and goopy. A former favorite for take-out, the Smith seems to have undergone some kind of change of late. Even though the menu itself appears unchanged, my husband and I have both noticed a change at the Smith and we have both had problems with menu items we used to love, the last couple of times we ordered from here.
- The Smith RestaurantFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
The New York brunch scene is based around tasty innovative twists on breakfast meals and usually a solid bloody mary or bellini. The Smith has covered all the bases, which means it comes with a large crowd. Do not come here with a small group looking for a tame and quiet brunch. This is more for the morning after a night out, for those looking to start their night early, or simply those looking to try out the chronic brunch scene of NYC.
We decided not to make reservations because it was a Sunday morning after a Saturday night and we weren't sure who would actually make it. We waited about a total of 30 minutes, mostly at the bar where I fell in love with their bloody marys, very spicy for those who prefer it like me! Then, we joined the masses in the main dining room and were immediately greeted with helpful service full of recommendations and patience.
I went with the potato waffle benedict, mostly because I saw it go by a million times earlier and couldn't resist! Definitely worth the order! Although everyone our table seemed to nail it as well with country breakfast (grits and biscuit especially). Ordering from the left of the menu means each entree comes with a complimentary brunch cocktail. All in all, we left The Smith spending about $28 each! Definitely a great deal for a top notch brunch!