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Smith's Bar and Restaurant

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701 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-7102
+1 212-246-3268
08:00 - 04:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After the theatre we stopped by for dinner at Smiths and we wished we kept walking to find another venue. The service was very slow and the staff were too busy setting up the restaurant for the next day rather than serving guests. We had to call them over numerous times to order drinks and food. My partner ordered chicken... More 

Thank Sydney_boy_Traveller
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel opposite so decided to eat here before seeing a show. Waitress could not be more helpful, lovely laid back atmosphere and service was good and quick. Food was delicious, highly recommend the Shrimp Linguine Alfredo, one of the best pasta dishes I have ever tried, huge portions so be warned! Will definitely visit again next... More 

Thank MariaMcD28
Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So, I've never been inclined to write an online review, good or bad. However, this experience was the single most offensive bar/restaurant experience I've ever had. I'm in town for the weekend from upstate, visiting my GF. She and her best friend want to meet at a bar nr her apartment in Hells Kitchen/Times Sq area. I foolishly pick the... More 

Thank JeffT2007
Minster on Sea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this bar, it was right opposite our hotel and so welcoming. The beers are always ice cold and the food quality is top notch. I am told that John Lennon used to frequent this bar. I would recommend a visit to all who are in NYC . We shall be back this August can't wait!

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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We can choose from a nice variety of beers and try them before ordering if you wish so! Ordered NY steak ... "out of stock according to the computer" I was told. Burger was ok, nothing more. Service was really bad. Looks like staff members prefer to chat between themselves than caring of customers ... very bad impression. Not recommended;... More 

Thank olivier p
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really outstanding Marsala. The mash potatoes were also excellent. Wide beer, wine, and liquor selection and plenty of seating. Good looking bartenders.

Thank Matthew W
York, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Staying directly opposite Smith's Bar so as a Smith I had to give it a try. Was very busy, good range of beers, tireless waitress (who kept on smiling despite rushing around). Decided to order Nachos and a burger, not exceptional but very decent. Couldn't even count the sports we could watch while there but was at least Tennis, 2... More 

Thank themajoroak
Wilmington, Delaware
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink before going to Drunk Shakespeare (don't judge). It took forever to get a drink, while standing at the bar which was full but not crowded. It wasn't as if the bartender was busy going from person to person, it was sort of inexplicable.

Thank Stacey S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went in for burgers and beer and weren't disappointed. The burgers were very tasty and huge, and not as expensive as the ones in the restaurants nearer Time Square. Imported drinks were quite expensive though (as expected). Good friendly service and food arrived quickly.

Thank Fleur1973
Reykjavik, Iceland
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had Pilsner Urquel and red wine. This Czeck beer is one of the best in the world. The house red wine was good. Prices as can be expected around Times Square

Thank Gisli M. G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-7102
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-246-3268

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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