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The Smith - Midtown

4.6
4.6
6661 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 11:30 am–10:00 pm Wed–Fri 11:30 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

Menu

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What 6,661 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

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  • Manhattan

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The Smith was enjoyable. Our server was really nice and accommodating, however, he kinda took a while to do everything. We sat outside for brunch and it was great! No pitchers for mimosas or sangria. Overall, good experience!

  2. JM

    JolMo

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Went here for Sunday brunch at 11am. Not too crowded, it was nice to have outdoor seating. Food was delicious, loved the huevos rancheros and the churro waffles.

  3. MI

    MISSMOSSNYC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    our lovely brunch cost same as the local diner, which we couldn't believe. daughter declared her iced latte the best she has ever had, omelettes, apple smoked bacon, mimosa, all delicious with lovely attentive wait staff.

  4. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Very busy, but popular spot. I had the Omlette under the Brunch section of the menu. It was alright but I have definitely had better eggs before. I also had a Mezcal Margarita which tasted great. The Waitress was very nice but not as attentive as I would have liked. I'd probably come back again but at a different time as I came to this place on a Saturday. It's also very hard to park around the area.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Indoors was WAY TOO NOISY!!! Sat outside and it was perfect

  6. l

    leng

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Good brunch, not special, but solid. Very loud.

  7. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, highly recommend the chicken sandwich. Great outdoor seating in Midtown east

  8. F

    Foodiewannabee

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Only been here for breakfast. Avocado toast is awesome.

  9. A

    Alan5457

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service considering how busy the restaurant was. Food was very good and reasonably priced.

  10. JC

    JoanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Our food and wine were excellent. I absolutely loved the barley risotto in the scampi dish. We did have to wait a long time to place our order, then another long wait to get our drinks and food, and then again another long wait for the check. We were also seated outside and it was chilly, it would have been nice to have some kind of heater situation. All in all we had a nice dinner.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Extremely loud. Not for business meetings. Food was mid and the service was terrible. The Smith is simply a place to find food for big groups when you didn’t reserve a good place on time

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Easy place with pretty good food that is usually always open for reservations

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Son grad breakfast

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Good food, good service, great ambience. My family from out of town were properly impressed.

  15. GK

    GhengisKhan

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service and food were great! Would recommend as a restaurant to celebrate any occasion at.

  16. TD

    TeresaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The courtesy of the staff, meal and wine selection all contributed to a lovely evening.

  17. R

    Renjie

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant, love the ambience. We went here to celebrate a special occasion, food was great, vibe was good. Would recommend!

  18. P

    Powerlunch

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Solid experience

  19. N

    Natalie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    It was very noisy. But food and service were good.

  20. RC

    RCornboy

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I enjoyed my second ever breakfast meeting here. The food is very good and while the menu is not very large, it is well considered and there are many reasonable selections. It can accommodate groups with varied dietary requirements. I enjoy it here and likely will come again.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Mid week double date. Good vibes, loud crowd, awesome waiter.

  22. E

    Eatwell

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Smith Midtown provides its patrons with a wide variety of menu selections. Regardless of how limited your food interests are, you will find something good. Further, food is prepared perfectly and served hot. Everyone working at The Smith is working hard to provide for your needs. It is definitely the best place for EVERY occasion.

  23. KK

    KieranK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great servers. Excellent burger.

  24. a

    amber

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    It was ok. We love the Smith and live close to the 2nd ave location. we sat inside on the far right and there were 2 AC vents above us. the vents kept dripping and my husband had to change his seat. then it started dripping on me and I really had nowhere to move because all the seats were taken. we told the waiter but nothing was done about it. food was really good though, as always. oh well, hope they can look into it. not fun to eat with drips falling onto you.

  25. LC

    LarryC

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our first trip to The Smith for weekend brunch. The menu has a good variety - everything our party of 4 ordered (all from the breakfast section) was delicious. It was a busy morning but they were ready for us when we arrived. Tables (inside) were close together and it was loud inside. Service was friendly and attentive - we had one incident with a busboy and the staff handled it professionally. We would return.

  26. g

    garys

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone loved their food. Our waitstaff was top-shelf. No complaints!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and the service was really good.

  28. Y

    Yilla

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    So good! Ambiance nice, area great, service great!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent. Getting the order taken took a while but food came out fast and was delicious.

  30. MC

    MarieC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and our server kind and attentive. Loud but it is NYC! Loved it

  31. RR

    RobynR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    This restaurant is EXTREMELY noisy. The acoustics are abominable. You can’t hear your dinner partner speaking. Our service was not good either. Overall I wouldn’t go back.

  32. AA

    AggieA

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious. Waiter’s service was very good. Reception experience wasn’t great. Hosts seemed confused upon arrival even though we had reservations. Noise level on a Thursday evening was loud…hard to hear conversation at table, at times. Know this going in so you’re not surprised. Overall though, a good meal in a pleasing setting.

  33. DM

    DanaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    It was so noisy I had a sore throat when I left. You could not talk you had to yell. Food was good. The best part was our waitress, she was excellent.

  34. K

    Kris

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside which was lovely. The staff went above and beyond. We were celebrating and they joined in with the celebration and sent over an appetizer and cookies. It was super sweet and wonderful service. Food is delicious as always. Thank you to the Smith!

  35. DZ

    DianeZ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Lousy everything. Will never return.

  36. BB

    BooBootheChef

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The cauliflower appetizer was absolutely amazing - such great fresh flavors! The shrimp scampi was rich and decadent and delicious. And when I asked if they had passion fruit sorbet, the waiter checked and they did - it was a perfect evening. One of our party was delayed flying in, and the restaurant was extremely accommodating, allowing us to delay ordering until she arrived. Really wonderful!

  37. c

    cheerios

    Baltimore

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The restaurant was pretty crowded but the service was great (thanks, Elizabeth!). The food was also great. The calamari is addictive and the salmon dish was different and delicious. My friend had the burger and loved it. I will be back.

  38. SR

    SusanR

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The Smith chain is always a great place to meet friends. A menu that has something for everyone. Nice vibe.

  39. PS

    PSGLG

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was so nice and helpful! And had a great decaf tea and food. Thank you!

  40. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, a great environment to talk your mother out to dinner and have some drink with. My family loves the venue so much they want to come back. I'm happy I got to treat my mother, aunt, and the family at THE SMITH.

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 4.6 stars by 6661 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 293 times today
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, Tue 11:30 am–10:00 pm Wed–Fri 11:30 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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