Jeff and Glenn, while working together, became fast friends who dreamed that someday they’d open a restaurant of their own. In 2001, the duo debuted Jane in Greenwich Village. Fast forward to 2007, The Smith was born and quickly became a popular, packed and beloved neighborhood bras-serie in the heart of the East Village. 2011 brought the opening of The Smith Midtown, expanding the restaurant’s reach in both geography and clientele, with an extensive raw bar to boot. In 2012, Michael Jacobs, a hospitality veteran who previously worked with Jeff, joined as a partner at The Smith. Later that same year, The Smith opened its third location just a stone’s throw from Lincoln Center, bringing the Upper West Side a buzzing brasserie of its own. In 2015, The Smith’s fourth location will open in the NoMad neighborhood in Manhattan.