Our mission is simple: make people happy. Since 2007, we’ve served food people crave. We are passionate about taking great care of our employees, our guests, and our community. We are obsessed with building a positive, empowering, and supportive culture. 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.

The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. We believe in working closely with local farmers and purveyors that we trust to serve consistently delicious food and drinks. We have high standards for every ingredient and we put thought into every bite.

The Name


Smith [smiTH] noun
1. A maker skilled in creating something.
Cooksmith, Barsmith, Blacksmith, Locksmith

The Smith is the maker. We are all empowered to be makers; makers of great food, great cocktails, great hospitality, warmth, fun, energy and smiles. Everyone is a maker; the guests, the cooks, the bartender. We can all be The Smith and make great things.

Our philosophy

We care about every meal and every moment.  We value our team and the culture we have created, and hire truly great people who get pleasure out of making people happy.  We are passionate and empowered to take great care of our employees, our guests, and our community.

Be The Smith

We are all empowered to MAKE a difference

Support Our Team

We are committed to a positive, supportive and safe environment

Say Yes

We go above and beyond to exceed the expectations of our Guests and always try to find a way to say yes

Have Fun!

We enjoy making people happy; guests, peers and our community


Everything we do is from the heart- the food, drinks and connections

Think Local, Natural and Sustainable

We make decisions our kids can live with

Wait For Great

We only hire great people

Our history

From the beginning, The Smith has been obsessed with building a culture that is empowering, supportive, and positive. The Smith first opened its doors in 2007 in the East Village of New York. Under the senior leadership of managing partner Jeffrey Lefcourt, his partner Michael Jacobs, VP of Operations Adam Burke, and VP Executive Chef Brian Ellis, The Smith has grown to operate five locations – four in Manhattan and one in Washington DC with additional restaurants planned for the future.

The Smith locations collectively serve over one million guests annually with The Smith Midtown and The Smith Lincoln Square among the Top 100 grossing restaurants in the United States. In addition, Midtown, Lincoln Square, NoMad, and Penn Quarter are consistently in the Top 10 “most reserved” restaurants on OpenTable.


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