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The Smith - Midtown

4.5
4.5
7077 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 391 times today

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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 7,077 people are saying

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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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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Most Booked

  • Manhattan

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  1. NT

    NicoleT

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was good but the menu is rather limited. We were there when the servers were changing over and a few things we needed got lost in the shuffle.
  2. DM

    DoloresM

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Bad attention. Basic food. It used to be a better gastronomic proposal.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, delicious food and drinks and table ready as reserved all added up to a great experience.
  4. MB

    MissBsRoom

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I'm sure they were short-staffed and overwhelmed with customers, but our service was slow and forgot to bring coffee creamer and also brought out one party member's salad about 20 minutes before everyone else's plates, but she had clarified the salad was her entree (not an appetizer). So ideally all entrees would have been served at the same time. But I understand the situation and the holiday crowds.
  5. DL

    DonL

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great service and food, one of my favorites!!
  6. JN

    JoelN

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding ambience and great service. Food was a little over-cooked but may have been due to being extremely busy. Would definitely go back.
  7. TP

    TravisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp and Grits were AWESOME! Thanks for an awesome brunch!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Disappointing. The Smith typically delivers.
  9. AF

    AFrye

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Overall a nice spot but the food was disappointing and wait staff did their best but seemed overwhelmed--i.e., perhaps they were understaffed. There was an issue that came up due to the unisex restroom. While we had no issue with having it be unisex, there was an adult man doing his business with no 'barrier' in terms of what others, entering the bathroom, couldn't help but see. In this case a young child entered with her mom who had to deal with an unwanted visual. Perhaps the guy was inebriated or simply didn't care. Either way, I'm not sure why restaurants can't be more protective of children with regard to restrooms. Adults can take care of themselves but this incident makes one think that going to the restroom here is not safe for children.
  10. EW

    ElizabethW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a family with a child that had a food allergy and they were so accommodating. I felt totally safe letting my child eat there!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I visited for my birthday yesterday! It was a fantastic experience! I would definitely come back. We had a great booth seat and our server was fantastic! The brunch was absolutely delicious. It made my birthday so special!
  12. L

    Luvtoeat

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always try to hit the Smith when in town. Food and service are great!
  13. DN

    DNank

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent brunch atmosphere! Will definitely be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The manager was absolutely amazing as well as the staff! The tomato bisque was soooo delicious! Highly recommend
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Respected our reservation and seated right away. Great waiter and the food was delicious. It had been awhile that I last was there and it was all around great!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Tasty food, good veggie menu
  17. SK

    ScottK

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great breakfast- again!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious breakfast. Great ambiance. Yummy options for pancakes or omelettes. Will definitely go again.
  19. JD

    JessicaD

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was a delight, and the drinks were fantastic. Always a fun time!
  20. RS

    RickS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I’m a fan of the smiths and used to dine regularly up at Lincoln Center when I worked up there I love the food service generally really good only complaint actually two are the noise level in the restaurant make it impossible to have a conversation and if somebody’s handicap, I don’t know if there was a bathroom on the upstairs level. The food is always really good as is the service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service
  22. CS

    CatherineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    My omelet was disappointing but everything else was great.
  23. w

    wtnyc

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    brunch or lunch to be the best spot during the weekday
  24. KS

    KimS

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great brunch at The Smith. It was absolutely packed and the hostess made sure we were seated immediately for our reservation, our server was great - super friendly, helpful and professional and the food was fabulous, as were the cocktails!
  25. M

    Mark

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Poor wait service. Little to no attention from waiter. Tables too close
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delightful and the vibe inviting
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Was Interesting that a waiter knocked a bottle over- everyone was very nice but took time to clean up- was surprised a manager didn’t offer a comped drink or dessert- would have been nice- we are regulars and def was an accident but disrupted conversation as my husband had to stand and have glasses taken out of shoe etc
  28. LE

    LynnE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Average at best! There are better places to eat in the area!
  29. LG

    LynnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice wait staff. Good food. Crowded and loud. Overall a good meal for a group of 4 people during the holiday weekend.
  30. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Decent place for Brunch and no complaints! I choose The Smith because it was very convenient to my hotel, but not sure I would go back. It was too ‘chain restaurant’ for me. But I believe most people would enjoy the place.
  31. t

    trod

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for thanksgiving! Their pre-fixed menu was phenomenal and food was very delicious! Recommend 10/10
  32. BJ

    BobbieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good food great place waiter was a bit off. Kept forgetting are order.
  33. PY

    PollyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty good, everything as expected. It’s our first time here but I am glad to find this restaurant as the go-to place, will definitely go back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There for Thanksgiving and we ate outside. It was great!
  35. TS

    TammyS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Meal was excellent and our server Jason did an awesome job. The drinks, food and dessert all wonderful!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and so was service
  38. EB

    EricaB

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Thanksgiving meal, would definitely recommend to anyone looking to have someone else do the cooking!
  39. KG

    KimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From communication about reservation, through seat changes, and amazing family sitting beside us - the entire visit was calm, relaxed, and most importantly delicious! Our waitress was kind- and had the best smile!
  40. MH

    MichaelH

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a cool spot, we had our 2and 6yr old and they made them feel like princesses. Our waiter was very accommodating food was great and drinks were amazing thank you for a great thanksgiving dinner.

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 7077 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 391 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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