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The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C

4.4
4.4
2590 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Smith is a casual American brasserie with a simple mission — make people happy! 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 94 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Steak

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (202) 868-4900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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, please visit thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At The Smith Penn Quarter, our private room can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (855) 408-7046

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    9th Street NW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,590 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

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  1. K

    adrienneK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Our waiter was great. He was very responsive. The Smith's kitchen is slow. It took quite a while to get out our hummus and raw vegetable starter. The $3 upcharge for raw vegetable consisted of two 3 inch carrot sticks, two cucumber sticks, two celery sticks, one sliced radish, and a red pepper sliver in a child's sundae cup. The burgers were good, except that the kitchen put the TBS sauce and cheese on the burgers even though it was requested off. The NY strip was cooked perfectly, and the brick smashed chicken tasty. The jalapeno cheddar grits could have used some actually jalapenos. But, they were silky smooth with not a lump to be felt. I'd steer away from the blueberry pie. It's a small four inch tart that is dry, dry, dry. I like gushy, liquidy fruit pies. This was our second visit to the Smith. So, while I would recommend the Smith for lunch or dinner, it would be a third or fourth choice.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Everything was so delicious!!
  3. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Place was backed up, sat us outside despite having requested to sit inside on the reservation, and then the server virtually ignored us so we cashed out after an appetizer and went to another spot for food. Such a shame because the food here is great but the service was remarkably bad as of this second visit.
  5. k

    kandkoutings

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent good
  7. BN

    BreeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. The noise level was a bit high but the food and service made up for it.
  8. CB

    ChristineB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Slow service but attentive. So it was great for our long luxurious dinner with old friends. No rush. Food was excellent. Inside was super loud but we ate outside
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommended this place for my manager and the leadership team. It was a big hit!! The food, the drinks and the ambiance was just right.
  10. M

    Miamimama

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Appetizers were delicious, entrees were ok, drinks were expensive! $250 for 3 people. Service was horrible. The server had no recommendations, if we asked is we liked something, he said “it’s ok” or it’s has “too many flavors.” He barely came to check on us and never offered dessert which we wanted. We felt he was ready to leave since they were closing soon, but we had a reservation so it’s not like we just walked in with a few minutes to spare. For that amount money, wished we had a better experience.
  11. A

    Ajaqsx

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good, I didn’t expect a hamburger to be that good. But the service was slow and really loud.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent, but a little pricey for portion size.
  13. EF

    EllenF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We ate outside and service was good but food was barely warm when it was served so by the time we started to eat it was cold. Otherwise everything else was fine. Perhaps if we ate inside the temperature of the food would have been fine.
  14. CB

    CBVA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food!
  15. C

    Courtney

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    We had a good experience but our server was very slow. Otherwise food, drinks and vibe was great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food is ok, never surprise me in a good or bad way. I come here often as it’s close to my office. But this time, I booked it for lunch as a friend is visiting. We were a group of five. The usher at the reception was rude. We asked to be seated first as four of us had arrived. She was so unhappy and super slow in getting the table ready. We could see her as the table was around the entrance. No smile at all from we walked into the restaurant till got seated. Other than that, the restaurant is always noisy. If you look for somewhere quieter, this is definitely not the right choice.
  17. MC

    MichaelC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Two of the three hosts ignored us like they were too cool. Our waiter was very good. Our food was ok.
  18. D

    Deejaybee

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good location, close to Metro, National Portrait Gallery, and Shakespeare Theater. We were able to reserve an outdoor table, which was important. We were there at a busy time, so service was a bit slow, but everyone working there was pleasant. The food was decent, and the menu was quite varied.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Father’s Day / Juneteenth
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We went to the Smith for a Father’s Day brunch. It was evident that they were short-staffed as our wait for service was close to 20 minutes. The food was underwhelming and that’s a generous evaluation. The steak for the steak and egg was clearly not fired today, it was chewy and grey- colored under the eggs. My burger was lack luster and also not fired today. No dear on the outside of either. This was our first time and our last. When we were almost done, the table behind us met some people they apparently knew well but had not seen in some time. I can appreciate that sentiment; the pandemic has been long. But the loud voices were disruptive and the server acknowledged as much…still no one did anything about it. Shame…
  21. W

    Wahab

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service, though a little slow. They were out of several drink options, so we got our second choices. Food and dessert were delicious. Would come again.
  22. LE

    LesE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service was slow and confused. We did not receive one of the dishes we ordered.
  23. K

    Kara

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Hostesses were rude and provided no flexibility for seating despite having a reservation and over 50% of tables unoccupied.
  24. BS

    BShears

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Way overpriced for mediocre American fare. The chicken sandwich is $19. Due to the amount of tables crammed into the area we were seated, wait staff was continually asking us to scoot in or lifting plates of food over our heads to get to the tables beyond us. Additionally, I had to hunt down our waiter to pay the check. I won't be returning.
  25. NN

    NiceNightOut

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Food was excellent. Our server was very nice. Noise level was a little loud but that was part of the fun.
  26. H

    Hottytoddy

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lunch outside on a 96 degree day is challenging. Twigs ams things kept falling into my food plate. Not ideal otherwise the service was great ams the food was good. It was so hot outside the butter melted in the serving dish.
  27. MD

    MaraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with delicious food and cocktails. Would recommend the salmon tartar and the arancini.
  28. HE

    HungryEater

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grilled chicken sandwich was delicious, especially the tomato jam.
  29. GJ

    GregoryJ

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined in for a lunch meeting. Waitress was attentive and food was prepared well and hot. Will surely return again for lunch and dinner.
  30. AN

    ANP2

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    I found it strange that the restaurant jammed all of the patrons together in one small section. The tables were far too close together for a good ambiance, let alone Covid safety.
  31. JG

    JenniferG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Loved the atmosphere!
  32. EF

    EricF

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great locale, great food and drink!!! Bar was a little slow to mix the drinks we ordered at our table, but overall, one of my favorite downtown. Brunch menu was awesome too!
  33. EA

    EmilyA

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious breakfast. Love that the main dish comes with a "free" contrail too.
  34. JK

    JaniceK

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The hostess was not friendly. The restaurant was loud. The food for the price was not good at all. It had no taste. Most of my party had salmon, and it was terrible. I do not know how you can mess up salmon. My steak had no seasoning. Very disappointed. I will never return there.
  35. S

    Steve

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Please was nice, fun atmosphere. But when we arrived we asked for outside seating and we’re told it was totally booked. When I looked on open table outside reservations were available for all seating time so I booked an outside table while we were waiting to be seated. Made no sense.
  36. G

    Guest

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food but the service was a little slow. We had to ask our server for drinks several times as they passed by.
  37. S

    Sinicky0027

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good Outdoor tables slightly slope
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at the smoke and I enjoyed myself. Food was delish and the ambiance was everything. Highly recommended!
  39. J

    Jeff

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Sat outside- tables were OK though so crooked I thought the bottles may tip over (they didn’t). Service was fair. Food was very good.
  40. NN

    NancN

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good, the menu had a good selection with unique twists on several dishes. The cocktails were creative. Presentation was very nice. We liked the ambiance although the acoustics are a bit loud. The service was excellent. Very attentive and laid back. We did not feel rushed at all and were told that we could stay and chat as long as we wanted. Prices were comparable with other restaurants in the area. It was a pleasant and relaxed evening and I would go back again.

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
  • 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 – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C using the Order Online button. The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 868-4900.

The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C is rated 4.4 stars by 2590 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 94 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C

901 F St NW Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 868-4900

  • 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, please visit thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At The Smith Penn Quarter, our private room can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (855) 408-7046

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