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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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Depew, New York
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124 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

My fiance and I came to Smith's after arriving in New York from Buffalo on a morning flight. We put our luggage in our Times Square hotel, bundled up, and walked around to explore. My fiance had heard of Smith's before, so we decided to give it a try. The food and atmosphere were pretty on-par with what we would... More 

Thank Nicole H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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162 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Evening meal sat watching the large sports screens sipping a pint of lager. Food was good and service was to. I had a burger with fries my wife had a house salad with large piece of grilled salmon and my son had the Taco's. All went away satisfied.

Thank Kevin C
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because our 21yr old liked the look of it. We asked for a table but it was right by the door and she said it would've 20 mins if we wanted to wait so we did in the adjoining bar area. She never took our name and we felt she had no intention of coming to find... More 

Thank Pauline L
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I had hopes. No, really, I did. The menu looked good, I was in the right mood for something pubby, and I was meeting an old friend for lunch. I ordered some sort of chicken sandwich and yes, it was edible, but just expected more. I splurged on onion rings and those too were just... meh. It felt like the... More 

Thank MonksVoicecom
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I used to go to Smith's once a week for lunch or dinner when I worked in the area and always loved it. I don't work in the city anymore, but stop there for a great meal and a beer whenever I'm around. My most recent visit, I had the absolute pleasure of having Damian as my server. He was... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
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179 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Smith's Bar can be defined as a casual, corner bar. Looking for a beer and a burger? Look no further. Prices are good (for NYC); service is fast but not rushed. My first visit was during the summer, when it was an "open air" restaurant with a band offering good old rock 'n roll. My return trip was in February,... More 

Thank susan c
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I visited this place couple of times, first for drinks and second for drinks and food. Each time, it was pretty crowded but I was able to find a seat and enjoy the bar atmosphere with sports on TV. They have a decent selection of beer and food. Second time I tried chicken tenders with buffalo sauce but I was... More 

Thank Atamel
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Went here a for a couple of nights on our recent holiday.Food,atmosphere in the bar and restaurant was excellent. Service was spot on and the prices for food and drink were good.St patricks day in here was so good,especially the guy who entertained us with his badpipes after the parade finished. Will be back again on our next visit

Thank chris m
Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Local pub/restaurant. Average priced for the city usually pretty relaxing for a lunch hour. They have open windows and a huge bar and booths. Regular bar food. BLT was good. Convenient place.

Thank Rene A
Staten Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We were looking for a place to get a quick meal after seeing a show. The menu had a variety of delicious appetizers and sandwich's. We ordered the Nacho's, highly recommend them! Their sliders were cooked perfect, and they use good quality meat! Service was friendly and fast.

Thank geebee143

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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