The Smith has been an incredibly popular restaurant in NYC for the past five years. Very well known for their dine-in service, the restaurant also does some amazing delivery from both their East Village and Midtown locations. We took a second to sit down with the owners of The Smith, Glenn Harris and Jeffrey Lefcourt to check in and dive in to their operation at their newest Midtown location:
Seamless: Tell us the story behind the Smith.
The Smith: We opened The Smith, a casual, bi-level American brasserie in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood in 2007. Since then, we’ve brought our cuisine uptown to Midtown and Lincoln Center, with each outpost serving as a beloved neighborhood destination. The menus featured accessible and value-priced American cuisine for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. We utilize local products and purveyors, and the menu features a selection of familiar bistro dishes.
Seamless: How important is buying local products and using natural ingredients in your restaurant?
The Smith: Very important. When we can do it, we always do. We care about the health of all of our guests and try to support local purveyors as much as we can.
Seamless: What would you recommend to someone ordering from The Smith for the first time?
The Smith: From our Midtown location, the roasted tomato soup with cheddar toast is a classic and great for delivery. The burrata sandwich is also great. It’s a pressed sandwich served on a French baguette with spicy tomato jam and basil. The two go quite well together!
Seamless: What’s next for The Smith? Any new locations, menu items, new cities?
The Smith: We’re about to roll out a few new items. We like to change things seasonally. As far as new locations and cities… we have nothing set yet.