The Smith - East Village

4.6
3826 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3826 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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LincolnCenterpreshow
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service. Would love to see expansion of menu to include more FISH. EXCELLENT service from Erika and general manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my dad for his birthday! We had the best time. The steaks were cooked to perfection and they even gave us free cookies for desert. 10/10 coming back again.

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NoahC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food, and ambiance are always amazing. I’ve eaten at every location in NYC and they’re consistently phenomenal across the board. My favorite restaurant in New York :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. Me and the family visits once a month

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UnionSqJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious hearty American meals and tasty cocktails and wine at a cool no-attitude friendly place. Awesome service too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente! El mejor restaurante que hemos comido en Nueva York

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NoemieS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic NYE experience! The food and drinks were great, the vibe was festive and the service was impeccable!

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PickyNewYorker
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A wonderful NYE menu with varied first courses (four for the table). I had the shrimp and grits for my main and was very happy with it. Generous number of shrimp. Excellent desserts for the table.

The music was initially really crappy and overly loud (we sat outside and it was blasting). About 45 minutes in the musical choices got better. But please stop with blasting music at dinner time-most guests actually want to hear each other in conversation.

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DeklonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food! Great service! My girlfriend and I had an amazing date!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A great place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was perfect ! The salad with cranberries and quinoa was delicious !!! Thank you for staff team to be so nice with us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Christmas Eve dining with the family.

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KokoR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for lunch. Amazing staff, clean bathrooms as well as good social distancing is practiced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around great experience and I cannot wait to go back and try more food from the menu.

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BeverlyF
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really Great Choice - for dinner...Lots to choose from and all we ordered was fresh & delicious - food & drink...Would go again - and would recommend...
Also - felt safe - and service was great...
Wonderful neighborhood go to place.

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SienaG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Got a last minute reservation here. The food was good and the service was good. I would definitely go back. Seems like a nice casual date night spot.

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ChloeC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great evening at The Smith. We where in the city to see a show and booked through open table since they had good reviews. They didn’t disappoint! The accommodated us when we got the restaurant early and the service was great. The food offerings where good and everything we got tasted amazing! Will definitely be back the next time we are in the city!

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MarioP
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience as usual at The Smith. This one even beat the other locations for food quality and service!

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JonnyB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing place for great food and cocktail choices, very friendly and helpful staff, and of course the ambiance which The Smith locations are known for. All 3 The Smith locations are great but I tend to like the East Village location the best.

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vipElizabethB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. Drinks were amazing.

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GeneC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Always enjoy eating there. Good food and atmosphere.

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steveno
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Lincoln Center a much better location in terms of food and certainly service

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We opted to eat outdoors because it was a beautiful night even though our reservation was for indoor. When we walked indoor to use the restroom it was very loud, but energetic.

It was crowded, but we got seated for our 6:30 reservation right away.

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Pattis650
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was as good as our dinner! Very enjoyable evening - our first time.

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vipAlly
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and a great atmosphere. Would recommend for a group dinner.

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vipDanaS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

I made a reservation and knowing that reviews had said the restaurant was loud, asked to be seated in the quietest area. I was told we would be seated in the very back of the restaurant and not only weren't seated in the back, but instead by the bar in a major thoroughfare. I was told that they can't promise seating, but of course I wasn't told that when I booked. They finally seated us in a booth which was better but we had screaming people next to us. Late, I discovered there was a perfectly quiet downstairs area which we weren't offered. I don't know why the Smith restaurants are designed to be so loud. Totally annoying. Won't go back because of that. The food was good but no vegetarian gluten free choices.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

A real neighborhood gem, always crowded, always good.

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IRIS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing as usual. Great prices by Manhattan standards. However, did not like that the hostess made me wear a mask for the 20 seconds it took to walk from the door to the table AFTER proving I was vaccinated... A little much.

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AnnaY
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Cute atmosphere. Food was decent! Probably wouldn’t go back, but it was a good experience!

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YolandeH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The Smith never disappoints. You have to try the mac n cheese - so good!

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vipUmamiLover
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The server did her best. Given the times we're in, the place was a little overcrowded. I lifted my full water class to take a sip and the entire bottom dropped out soaking me, my dining companion, and those around us. I went looking for the server to let her know what happened and it was clear by her reaction that this happens often. Perhaps it's time to buy different glasses?
The experience otherwise was ok - they were overstretched - I know hiring is tough now - but probably by packing in so many diners during a global pandemic. I'll stick to outdoor dining there when it's warmer.

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vipacl80
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for a weeknight dinner out.

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ArthurS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food is consistently good. Service is excellent. Can be a bit noisy depending on where you're seated.

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vipJess
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

I was celebrating my birthday with a friend. We had a wonderful server.. She recommended a good wine; let me taste it first. Food was very good. I would definitely return.. Only change I would want, is a little more quiet!! Otherwise, it was a truly fine experience.

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Todd
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Accommodated my wife, 3 kids and I. Food was outstanding. Table was ready as scheduled.

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vipNYCfoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Great vibe and host. We were quickly seated. The wait staff were inconsistent. All were gracious but it took some effort to get attention even when the restaurant emptied out (we were there quite late). The calamari appetizer was excellent! Love the light breading snd Asian spin (peanut sauce)l. The salmon tartare and sundae were also delicious. Shrimp and grits a bit heavy and ribeye good sized but over cooked. Wish there were a 3.5 stars. Prob would have kicked it up to 4 if the service had been more consistent.

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OmarE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, really good food overall and the wait staff was very understanding of my entire party not being on time.

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LPDCt
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Seated us outside right away (reserved). Great food. Was very busy. Our server was super nice but super busy so had to ask twice for a few things. She was trying very hard!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had friends visiting from out of town and this was the perfect spot for brunch! The downstairs was decorated so cutely for Christmas, and our server (Matthew, based on the receipt) was outstanding. Super attentive and friendly, as was all the staff. The food (as always) was delicious!! Can’t wait to come back.

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AbbyH
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing! Great vibe, great food and great service.

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You can order delivery directly from The Smith - East Village using the Order Online button. The Smith - East Village also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 420-9800.

The Smith - East Village is rated 4.6 stars by 3826 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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