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Beginning September 13th, 2021, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for our team and guests dining indoors.

If you will be joining us in our dining rooms in NYC, we will verify proof of full vaccination upon arrival for all guests 12 years and older.

Proof of vaccination is not required for outdoor dining at this time.

Proof of Vaccination Includes:

  • CDC Vaccination Card — physical card or a photo
  • NY State Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus
  • NYC COVID Safe App
  • Official Vaccination Record


  • A valid photo ID to confirm the name and date of birth match the vaccination record.
  • Children under 17 are not required to show a valid photo ID with their proof of vaccination.

For International Guests:

  • Please bring a copy or your vaccination record and valid photo ID. Documentation showing that a guest received any of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization will be accepted. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is required to show proof of vaccination? All guests dining indoors in NYC 12 years of age and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination. 

  • How many doses of the vaccine are required for guests to dine indoors in NYC? Beginning September 13th, guests are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated (two doses of a two dose vaccine, or one dose of a one dose vaccine). 

  • Will children under 12 years old be able to dine indoors? Yes, children under 12 are not yet eligible for the vaccine, and will be allowed to dine indoors with vaccinated adults if they are masked. 

  • What is the vaccination policy for our team? All team members are required to be fully vaccinated by September 13th. 

  • What is the mask policy at The Smith? All team members are required to wear masks at all times, and guests are required to wear masks except when eating or drinking, especially when not seated at a table. 

For questions or accommodation requests, please email We look forward to seeing you!