The Smith - Midtown

4.6
5892 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. 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.

We are open for patio seating, delivery, and pick-up daily with expanded menu offerings, family style dinners for two, cocktails, beer, wine, and more!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5892 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmichelleb
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great but requested window in reservation and got booth. I thought it was in my profile to never have booth.

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beckynyc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Though I do miss not having the deep fried green beans on the menu!

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teenster
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very noisy, but we got used to it! great salad with shrimp, new server but he was learning fast

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LauraB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. Food and ambiance was great!

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LizetteC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Not too many good appetizer choices but ambience is great!

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vipJUFT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to place to each for both lunch and dinner. Affordable pricing and good quality of meal.

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AllisonF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was incredible- nothing we wouldn’t order again and look forward to having it on a next visit- and the bartender service was excellent as well. We are sad that combined with this we had a two hour dining experience due to the barely-there server presence. Our server took about 20 minutes to approach our table and didn’t tell us prior to then or when he approached that we were supposed to scan our menu by QR code. We were then left another 15 minutes or so to decide on apps and second round drinks and then the same type of pattern ensued with longer waits. We were waiting about a half hour to order our main course overall. We will be back for the food at the Chicago Smith but hoping the service there is much better.

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DawnD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food from out of town!

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KFThomas
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Smith is our go to restaurant in NYC. We usually enjoy everything but yesterday was just "meh". I had to send back my first dish which after a dozen visits has never happened to us before. As always, service was great and they brought me something else pretty quickly. And the manager double checked on my daughter's food allergies which we always appreciate. We love the Smith and we will be back. Just a bit surprised that our experience was less than amazing this time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You can’t go wrong with the Smith, great food always. Ok so you may need to wave down the wait staff but all in all very good. This is a staple for Jax and I, we work around the block and travel in from LIC for brunch. If you’re thinking of trying it…..then definitely try it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and experience !

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vipStuartHerman
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was wanting. Server took our order and left. Had to wait on drinks and the order was slow coming out of the kitchen. Food was delivered by bus staff not by the waiter.

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vipRIG67
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was slow. It was like we were the forgotten table. Others who say after us had their food long before we did and it was difficult to get a waitperson’s attention

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DeborahS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food here is consistently rock-solid and the service at my last visit was exceptional. The Smith can be quite noisy, but it gets the food and the service just right. The oysters were perfect -- shucked without draining their beautiful brine, and the heel cut to slide right out. Honestly, it was a close-to-perfect dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Called to say was gonna be 5 minutes late Girl said well hold for 1 then we will give away table We arrived 8 minutes late snd restaurant wasnt even half filled Sorta turn off Food was just ok Fries and burgers were cold

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JacqMich
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We pass by The Smith regularly but hadn't got around to eating there. We booked a table for our anniversary dinner and wasn't disappointed. The service was excellent and our server was extremely sweet and attentive. The food was delicious (I had the bibimbap and my partner the filet mignon) and there was a great choice of wine and cocktails. My only request would be for more varied vegan/vegetarian options on the menu (everybody does a vegan/veggie burger and it would be great to see something more exciting). It was a lovely evening and we will definitely be back to dine again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had the chicken cooked under a brick served with mashed potatoes, spinach, and chicken gravy. My experience has been that the taste of it depends on the day you come and who is making it that day. I say that because the chicken's moistness has varied from one visit to the next and so has the gravy's full flavor. The restaurant's, frequently mentioned on line, Sticky Toffee Pudding ($11), which comes with vanilla ice cream, was delicious when combined on my spoon with the vanilla ice cream.

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CdBBetter
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They got rid of my favorite thing on the menu and all the waiter could say was “yea don’t know it was ok.” Cauliflower appetizer. It also took him like half hour to take our order. We were chatting but had to flag him down after that long!

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vipNeighborhoodPatron
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food service was good enough, but was catching up with and old friend, and two seconds after we sat down, server was pressing to take drink AND food order.

Our request for more time was met with continued requests every two mins.

I appreciate 90 min table turnover, but restaurant wasn’t completely full, even when we left.

Food service was good, when requested.

Lastly, I came to restaurant early, gave my cc to hostess asking to cover bill for my table, but when time came to pay, server brought tab, instead of paid final bill.

When I asked about my cc afterwards, server had it, but said he had forgotten :-(

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and made our experience. She was friendly attentive and present without being obtrusive. For my last meal in the city before moving she helped make the night special. The gentleman who took over for her was also lovely as well but I wanted to make sure to shout out to our original server (so sorry I am blanking on her name)

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SarahE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Smith is always a favorite of mine and even with its popularity, it’s not overrated. The food is delicious, their drinks are good, and the overall atmosphere is enjoyable. Service was a little slow but overall everyone is friendly and accommodating and the experience is always great.

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vipmlnyc
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waiter was very good. Ambience was just right. Food choices were excellent and proportions were very good. A wonderful meal was marred by the busboy coming and without asking cleaning up our table while we were still waiting for the waiter to pick up the check & credit card. When we told the busboy he was being rude he laughed at us. If someone asks about going to the Smith midtown we will certainly point out both the good and bad we experienced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful brunch on a rainy day. Food and drinks were so good, I had Bellinis, Brussels sprouts, scramble ranchero, and for dessert, churros omg so delish!

Def making this my go to restaurant ❤️🥂

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vipCRBLI
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good could have been a little warmer but I think the staff was either overworked or not trained well. They were not very attentive and that may have caused a delay in getting our food from the kitchen to us. The gnocchi were exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food was great.

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AlexaPerrone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant last night for my sister's birthday with 8 people. They service was so great, everyone was so kind and upbeat. They took the birthday cake and additional desserts that we brought and refrigerated it for us, which some restaurants in the city have an issue doing for some reason. The food came out timely, hot and delicious. So many options for everyone, and had no issues handling our larger party. We sat down right away, even a few minutes early. Highly recommend!!!

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garys
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They don't rush you and the food is consistently good.

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vipAugieL
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pretty good. Friend is new to the neighborhood so we tried it out. The chicken dish was amazing. He said the Caesar salad was way too salty. They made great martinis and I’d say overall it was a good experience. Service wasn’t 5 star but it wasn’t terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

A decent first time experience - waiter was nice though he did not check on us very often.

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DrDoughnut
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate outside... basically in between 2nd avenue traffic and a very busy bike lane. That wasn't ideal, but otherwise, the waiters were friendly and helpful and we stayed a long time. The food was good, although a bit too expensive. Overall, very enjoyable.

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LisaT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal and a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a great place for a special birthday brunch! Great light and outdoor seating. The food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We ate outside. Waited an extraordinary amount of time for my drink. The quantity of my pork was large but quality average.

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vipheathern
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Very disappointing - I used to love this te

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vipMaryW
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table ordered the veggie burger royale, the Smith burger, the BTL&E, the squid ink tagliatelle. All were hit, well prepared and fries came with homemade ketchup. The chocolate chip cookies are a must have.

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HalS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the food, the staff and come here often. No place you go to so frequently is perfect, but The Smith comes close.

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jodid
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I can always depend on the SMITH to be a fun experience. Food's good. Great wine selection and prices are fair. Service is hit or miss.

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NancyP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great salads. Good menu. Music can often times be a bit loud. Service could be more on target. It always takes a long time to get a glass of water upon sitting down. Server took a long time to come over to take our orders. Not good enough. Please, get back to giving people menus. Having to scan for a menu is more work for the patron.

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TraciaR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

They were way to busy. They need more help. But otherwise nice place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had the Brick Chicken (chicken cooked under a brick) which was served with garlic mashed potatoes and spinach, accompanied with a delicious brown gravy (served on the side the plate), made from chicken drippings. All of food mentioned here was very good, as my five stars reflects.

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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 4.6 stars by 5892 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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