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The Smith - Midtown

4.5
4.5
6928 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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, as well as locations in DC and Chicago. We care about every meal and every moment. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, we’ve got you covered.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 210 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 644-2700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, visit us at thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining room can be booked for private buffet dinners, seating up to 45.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (877) 925-4901

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    51st Street

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage located at 251 East 51st Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue.

  • Public transit

    The closest subway stops are the 4 & 6 train at 51st and Lexington Avenue or the E & M train at 53rd & Lexington Avenue.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,928 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Strongly recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos was the best waiter that we’ve had our entire trip! He was attentive and really took care of us. The food and atmosphere were great too.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, MacLaine was amazing. She should be your spokesperson! The food she recommended was delicious and we had a great time overall.
  4. CT

    CTGuy

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great. Very attentive. Food is consistently good and portions large. Hope they can keep their heated outdoor seating going. Will return.
  5. c

    cyclegirl

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    There is always something that we want to eat at The Smith! We prefer the outdoor dining as the restaurant noise level is a bit reverbing for our older ears.
  6. AC

    ACM2014

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It took a little longer than expected to seat, and I never got my creamer. But the food was very good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service5ambience3
    One of the most chaotic restaurants I’ve ever been to. Entrance situation is horrible - staff at reception unfriendly and not interested at all. 30 min waiting with booking 🤣🤣. Food is ok, overpriced. Not the best steak, not the best pancakes, not the best eggs Benedict but an amazing service. Outstanding friendliness of our waitress - she was really nice and friendly. For us - we decided no repetition. Definitely better options in NYC!
  8. MA

    MariaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Llegamos puntualmente a la hora de nuestra reserva y se demoraron 1 hora en darnos una mesa
  9. A

    Adman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great scene, food and service. I go often and I am never disappointed.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Smith is always great and accommodating with food allergies!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Experience . Excellent food and so nice service.
  12. BS

    BrookeS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always on point. One of our favorite nyc brunch spots.
  13. A

    Alex

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Food and service were good but it’s incredibly loud, like can’t have a conversation with the person sitting right next to you.
  14. BR

    BRH32

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere but not best for a business lunch
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Very loud dinner crowd:)
  16. EC

    EdwinC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Smith is a very good restaurant. The food is great and the service is outstanding. It can be very loud though.
  17. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great Place. More than worth your while.
  18. 1

    1234

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Just ok. Great server! Meal came and we hadn’t fished started. Meal was moderately warm when arrived. Tasty.
  19. AS

    AvrilS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the third location of The Smith I’ve eaten at and each time I’m impressed by the service, the food and the surroundings.
  20. CL

    ChrisL

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, cosmopolitan aesthetic, good service. Brunch was a big hit with my family
  21. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy eating all meals at The Smith Midtown. Food is excellent and service is friendly, helpful and professional.
  22. S

    Sasha

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious lunch with a delicious off-menu cocktail, plus great service, really hit the spot. It’s always a sure bet.
  23. G

    Gracie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met up with friends I haven't seen since before the Pandemic. We had outdoor seating and it was a beautiful day. The server was very nice and helpful. The food delicious. I had the meditterean salad with grilled chicken, very tasty! And if your looking for a healthier yet satisfying dessert, the fruit plate with blackberry sorbet is so good!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Always great food & vibe. But the service this time was pathetic.
  25. g

    guachodan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great menu- LOUD restaurant
  26. d

    discerningdiner

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good for groups. Fun atmosphere. Nice a nd spacious. The Calamari appetizer was very good, as was the Arancini. The Salmon appetizer was a disappointment.
  27. DD

    DawnD

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Disappointing visit. It’s usually really good but service was unremarkable and my salad was wilted and small. There was barely any chicken for $24.
  28. C

    Catmando

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always so accommodating and so nice! Just a wonderful place. So lucky to have you in our neighborhood.
  29. P

    Philadelphia610

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Been going to The Smith for years to get the Ricotta Gnocchi and it was not up to par. Had to send back our food it was so bad. Will not go out of my way for this dish again.
  30. LL

    LizL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cappuccino was cool not hot enough
  31. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and attentive service. Strongly recommend.
  32. JR

    JayyyR

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Robust crowd.
  33. MJ

    MJFin

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good meal, pricey, very loud
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, and atmosphere! Would definitely recommend!
  35. HT

    HiroshiT

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food, nice drink and nice service! I will come back to The Smith at any time!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    It was very loud. One of the burgers we ordered medium came and was very rare. We sent it back and when we got the new one it was still in the rare side. We told them again and they took it off the bill. We consistently have issues with what we order and having to send it back.
  37. MI

    MICHELLEE

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timer!!! Outside if not having the opportunity to have the Brick press chicken, it was an amazing dining experience!!
  38. N

    None

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The indoor setting is much too loud. I haven’t been for several years and was hoping that they would have gotten their acoustics sorted out but sadly not.
  39. GC

    GreChit

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really nice spot for breakfast on a weekday. Not particularly crowded, and host gave us a choice of tables. Very generous portions and tasty food without being overwhelming.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Brunch, great place

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Smith - Midtown using the Order Online button. The Smith - Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 644-2700.

The Smith - Midtown is rated 4.5 stars by 6928 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 210 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Smith - Midtown

956 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street

    51st Street

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage located at 251 East 51st Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue.

  • Public transit

    The closest subway stops are the 4 & 6 train at 51st and Lexington Avenue or the E & M train at 53rd & Lexington Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 644-2700

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, visit us at thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining room can be booked for private buffet dinners, seating up to 45.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (877) 925-4901

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