The Smith - Midtown

4.6
4895 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
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.
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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Unfortunately the food was very mediocre. My avocado toast with poached egg was on a slice of toast so cold and stale as to be amazing. My husband's omelette was tasteless. We waited almost half an hour for replacement scrambled eggs for our friend. When it came, it was an omelette. At least the waitstaff apologized and took off cost of omelette and coffees. All in all a very disappointing experience

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OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Maybe other meals are good but breakfast was terrible! When you try as many restaurants as I do, there is a level of quality that you expect. I was enticed to come here for breakfast because of the amazing picture of pancakes that are center stage in their listing. That was the one item that was "unavailable" today. Arriving for breakfast promptly at 7:30am surely you didn't run out of the ingredients to make it. I was told, "the pancake machine isn't working". Isn't the pancake machine your wrist as you pour? Finally the truth.... we have a large party in the back and don't have the manpower to make pancakes. The dish I ordered was the mushroom omelet. The eggs were overly cooked and as a result extremely dry. The accompanying salad was also dry with little to no dressing added. The only bright spot was our server Jay who worked extremely hard and did his best to get us what we requested. Jay gets five stars!

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E
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The quality and diversity of the food was exceptional. Service was excellent, as usual.

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a
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. We went here for breakfast and everything was super fresh, healthy and delicious. My wife and I had omelettes, and oatmeal, which were suuuuper yummy. My kids had waffles and eggs and bacon. The eggs were fluffy and the bacon was cut thick with lots of meat. Great place that uses really good quality ingredients and the dishes are prepared well.

We will definitely be back!

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M
Adelaide / SA
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I will never go back to this restaurant as it was impossible to sit and chat with friends due to noise level.

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great ambience and service! Loved the decoration of the place , food and drinks were fine, but the atmosphere made it for me

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CE
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We came here 2 years ago on a trip and loved it. I was a bit disappointed this time. We went on a busy Monday lunch. I felt that the staff was trying to rush us in and out of there. We had been walking the city and just wanted to relax for an hour. The bacon marmalade that is on the Smith burger was fantastic. The crispy cod sandwich is surprisingly very boring. The avocado toast was delicious.

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SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

The service and food were fair but was overpriced for what we got. The noise level was so high it was hard to order or have a conversation. There were a lot of folks waiting so glad we had a reservation. We did get 'rushed' out toward the end of the meal. My plate and coffee were taken out from under me before I had quite finished - I dont blame them as they probably were trying to flip tables as quickly as possible, but I would not go there for brunch again.

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E
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Smith is a very special restaurant with good food and wonderful service. You must eat there to experience all that it offers.

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CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

BEST grilled cheese EVER

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JM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the place and decor. It was pretty loud though with everyone talking.

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DD
Philadelphia
216 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot terrific menu and quick service tru the pancakes and French toast for a splurge from diet tuna salad is great

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EG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the spot to go to if you want a great burger. The mac and cheese is the best. My godson and I love this place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best food and best service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorites.

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c
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

too loud, overpriced for the quality of the food, fish was not great, hamburger was dry, generally disappointing and it was my 5th time... so I know it can be better !

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

The noise level was deafening. A fan blowing cold air was positioned directly above our table, which was squeezed in between two other tables with virtually no space between us. It was uncomfortable and impossible to enjoy. I ordered a drink, and when my guest arrived, I finished it quickly, and we left without ordering our dinners. It was the most unappealing experience -- I will never return. We walked to a restaurant at the end of the block, were seated at an outside/sidewalk table, and had a lovely meal and a conversation without shouting at each other to be heard.

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KA
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We visited The Smith at lunch; it is noisy as hell so know that you will be shouting over the table to be heard. Food and service are fine. They are overly generous with the french fries and homemade chips served as sides to sandwiches; this is both good and bad. Nobody needs to eat the quantity of fries and chips served; they could save money for all if they cut the portions in half (and it would still be more than enough). But if you want to eat the equivalent of two jumbo potatoes as a side, have at it.

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HK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, drink and service every single time. This is one of my favorites when I am visiting NYC!

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H
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great local place. Easy. casual, something for everyone on the menu. Service was very good.

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FM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been here a few times and always enjoyed the experience! Gorgeous, modern setting and an interesting menu with lots of great options.

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B
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Modern restaurant with good food. We had the French toast and the Sicilian eggs for breakfast. Both were unique and delicious.

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

TOO LOUDED. I CAN NOT TALK WITH MY FRINED. IT SOUNDS LIKE I AM TALKING WITH SOMEONE IN NIGHT CLUB. ALL LOCATIONS ARE SAME.

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JT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Smith was perfect for brunch. I was very happy to have had reservations as it was packed for brunch and now, I know why. The food was delicious and the service was efficient and cordial. We ordered the pastrami sandwich with an egg, avocado sandwich and the turkey sausage and egg sandwich. We ordered french fries and brussel sprouts in addition to our meal as well. They all came out together and was delicious and tasty. We will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a perfect brunch!

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent ! great breakfast, please was clean, pancakes were great, eggs bene were good, we will be back

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Smith noise level is very loud. Difficult to hear others speaking at my table. If you have food allergies (shellfish or dairy) not the place to go. Limited options. They will try to accommodate your allergies but with that accommodation they gave me and my daughter a much smaller portion than other patrons with same dish. For the price it was not justified. Despite our disappointment, my dish my other child ordered was delicious. Not a consistent eating experience for a family. Not enough allergy friendly options and noise level too high.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Had come at Christmas 2 years ago and had really looked forward to coming back at the forth of July for my Mother’s birthday. Our server was beyond rude with zero personality and no patience. After ordering drinks and appetizers, we closed our check and walked out. We won’t be returning for special events anymore - no matter how good the food is!

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MD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best steaks I have ever had. Service was outstanding. It’s a busy place that’s a bit noisy for our personal taste, but not so much that it takes away from a great dining experience!

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J
Montreal
72 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Another solid meal. Friendly service, ample portions. Try the spicy chicken. Salmon tartare also solid. Very accommodating. Great for last night

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s
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I'd unknowingly apparently made the reservation at another The Smith location. My "name was not in the system". The hostess was snooty, unsympathetic and not helpful.
Adding frustration to an already disappointing afternoon. If we weren't so hungry, we would have left!

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E
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. Can't stay away! Highly recommend.

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Not the best place for a business lunch as it is too loud. The walls are tiled so there's no noise absorption.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. The Seabass was exquisite and the service was awesome. A little loud, but that is expected for good, crowded Manhattan restaurants. Definitely recommend you try - I will be back.

Interesting European-style rest rooms with a photo booth(!) and shoe shining chairs.

Highly recommend.

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r
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We chose to have brunch here because of the location and the menu. Food and service was good. Although I think the restaurant took care to seat us at the requested "quietest table possible", the noise level was still close to unbearable. It's a shame--we would have really liked this restaurant if we could have vaguely heard each other.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, and service were excellent. Make a reservation because they are packed.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and drinks!! Super popular so definitely make a reservation!!

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JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It’s so loud! Tiled surfaces don’t absorb sound.

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l
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food- innovative options- fabulous vibe- was there for brunch and would love to try other meals. Haven’t been to other locations but loved this one.

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BT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Very good food and atmosphere. Unfortunately, our service was very poor and did meet the rather very good service we have received on our previous visits to The Smith locations around town.

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