Smith & Mills

Smith & Mills

American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Bar$$$$
Tribeca, New York
  • The experts at Men's Health Mag and Travel + Leisure recommend this place
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    • Travel + Leisure
  • Stephanie P.
    "Great little spot and believe the hype about the Dark and Stormy."(22 Tips)
    romina s.
    "Bread pudding and Salmon tartare are a must!"(4 Tips)
    Nick N.
    "Favorite downtown hole in the wall"(3 Tips)
    Wendy Q.
    "Cute little tucked away place .. cozy .. good for dates."(9 Tips)
146 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • good for dates
  • burgers
  • cozy
  • romantic
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  • Date Night Is...
    Date Night Is...April 30, 2013
    This cozy hole in the wall is one of the best Date Night spots in the area – arguably in the city. But get there early or at an off time or it can get utterly packed.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedJanuary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes, the best dark'n'stormy around. In summer, grab a table outside and order your food as soon as you sit down, since it takes a while (one bunsen burner). Be sure to use the bathroom, it's swag.
  • citizenM
    citizenMJuly 17, 2013
    There is no sign on the door, a gem in Tribeca. Get the avocado toast, salmon tartar and house pickled vegetables with a bottle of Riesling! Read more
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureApril 11, 2013
    Restaurateur Matt Abramcyk’s cubbyhole hideout in a former seafarer’s inn serves retro cocktails and comfort food (meatballs; house-pickled vegetables).
  • Susan C.
    Susan ClaxtonDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The place is tiny and croweded but the perfect location for a snowy NYC night. Try the dark and stormy and enjoy the delicious good that the chef cranks out on induction burners at the bar! Read more
  • Nicole
    NicoleApril 3, 2016
    Even if the kitchen's closed you can get some potato chips with Russian dressing. Michael the bartender will make you a drink if you tell him what you like. Cozy place. Crowd older than expected.
  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphJuly 3, 2012
    A rustic-chic gem of cocktail bar not much larger than a jewel box. Order a Negroni, and don’t be surprised if Robert DeNiro or Bradley Cooper wander in off for a night cap (001 212 226 2515).
  • Rick V.
    Rick ValenzuelaJanuary 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    4 things to know: 1) order a Dark & Stormy 2) look around, conduits and other underground pieces are part of the charm 3) bathroom is an old elevator 4) go early or late. Peak times = bad experience
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenDecember 8, 2014
    Max occupancy is 35...snagging a seat can be hard, and you have to order food if you sit at a table. Cool ambiance though with classic cocktails and some fun twists!
  • jon n.
    jon nguyenMay 1, 2013
    Try the Avocado Bruschetta - this was super good and spicy as cat shit...makes sense after looking at the pic, they only smothered the avocado with chili flakes
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AlmogNovember 7, 2014
    Another one of my neighborhood favorites. Cozy and warm atmosphere, top notch cocktails. Have yet to try the food but they have a full menu!
  • Liliana E.
    Liliana EmmoloApril 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Kale bruschetta, chicken liver mousse, OYSTERS, and pretty much everything on the brunch menu. Also, very enjoyable tropical pimm's cup. Intimate environment.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthApril 25, 2012
    “Share some Hungarian Meatballs and a charcuterie plate with the work crew at the bar while shop talking over a round of Old Speckled Hens.” More at
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KMay 14, 2011
    Hidden treasure. Order the Moscow Mule..the best I've had on both coasts. Order the Ricotta - it's fantastic! I have to say, love it at Colonie but it's even better here.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GrayJune 28, 2015
    Swordfish was great. Lamb meatballs seemed dry and sorta burnt. Bathroom is awesome. I have never seen a sink like that (fold it down, then back up to drain).
  • jon n.
    jon nguyenMay 1, 2013
    Try the House Pickled Vegetables - this was my favorite of the night just bc i have a pickling fetish and care of nothing else when a good pickle is in front of me
  • Sunny B.
    Sunny BakMay 28, 2013
    I love this place but tonight I was not impressed by the oysters and the condiments... Love the atmosphere anyway and I will be back soon.
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 15, 2010
    Drinks and grub are great here, with a continental beer/wine list, tried and true cocktails, and plates like hungarian meatballs and mussels steamed in white wine. Read more
  • Kmart Fashion
    Kmart FashionDecember 2, 2011
    A cute and cozy restaurant bar hidden in Tribeca. Wonderful small plates and cocktails. Our tip: Check out the beautifully designed 40’s era bathroom.
  • Zachary M.
    Zachary MartzJanuary 6
    Great atmosphere in a intimate setting. Tasty cocktails and burger. A nice spot for a date or late lunch on the weekend.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 10, 2011
    It used to be a horse stable, and the bathroom is an old elevator. Ship plans hang on the walls. The vintage cocktails are strong. Order a Negroni, like a fisherman would do after a big day's catch.
  • Sami K.
    Sami KiJanuary 20, 2014
    Super discrete & hidden place. Steam punk style decor. Whimsical. Good food and drinks. Recommend the lobster poached eggs and salmon tartar.
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetOctober 3, 2016
    "Bauhaus meets constructivist. Reclaimed wood, soft lighting, moody feel. We go for the bespoke classics like the Vesper." - Markus Glocker and John Winterman, chef and managing partner - Bâtard Read more
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineJuly 1, 2012
    It's amazing that this place serves food, the smallest kitchen I've ever seen (corner of the bar). Great spot for late-night drink and bites.
  • Ayesha A.
    Ayesha AhmadAugust 7, 2014
    If you can find it... do go. It's everything that's in season, simple but SO good. Great ambiance. Not great for large groups (it's tiny).
  • Raelinn D.
    Raelinn DotyDecember 17, 2013
    Love this place. Low key. Tiny. Good drinks, good food, incredible atmosphere and great people. Much big love.
  • Alice K.
    Alice KangDecember 2, 2014
    Excellent cocktails. For a teeny tiny kitchen smaller than my cutting board, it put out great appetizers and snacks!
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsNovember 17, 2011
    Whether you're on a first date or celebrating your anniversary, this cocktail bar is perfect for an intimate, romantic evening.
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen MagarMarch 1, 2014
    Super sweet waitresses, great drinks, beautiful TriBeCa atmosphere
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoNovember 8, 2014
    Super cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Cocktails are great and seasonal. Hole in the wall vibes.literally.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureAugust 24, 2012
    Check out the bathroom, made out of a turn-of-the-century elevator with a flip-down sink from a Depression-era railway car.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WinnickMarch 20, 2015
    The burrata, rabbit meatballs and burger are the must haves!
  • Duke P.
    Duke PerkinsMarch 30, 2015
    Amazeballs little spot. Great spot to pop in with a date. All sorts of of lil nick nacks about....
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PatafioAugust 27, 2013
    Great little spot and believe the hype about the Dark and Stormy. It was delicious. Super gingery.
  • ryan
    ryanSeptember 12, 2014
    Tiny little hole in the Tribeca wall, with flashbulbs dancing outside with someone mega-famous walking by. Good manhattan, too.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonAugust 5, 2014
    I would come here just for the burrata. It's that good. The cocktails are great, too.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VolodkinJune 29, 2013
    Sit on the single chair to the right of the bar and feel AC on a hot day like you've never felt it before!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttOctober 16, 2015
    This place has a small cocktail list, but the drinks are strong and it's surprisingly laid back for Tribeca.
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa McGrodyJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    This is my bar. I love it soo much, the staff, the food, and the drinks. It's in my top 10. Great place to bring friends or family who visit NY.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChinMay 11, 2013
    Cocktails, sure, but don't sleep on the food. Cooked behind the bar on hot plates, but still pretty incredible,
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceApril 4, 2015
    Very small so hit it up off-peak to get the charm from it. Saturday afternoon is my favorite time.
  • jon n.
    jon nguyenMay 1, 2013
    Try the Kumomoto Oysters - maybe my top 3 kinda oysters...kumomotos are just
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeeMay 23, 2013
    The ginger in the dark and stormy was so finely minced that I had chunks of ginger in my mouth after each sip which was not pleasant
  • Anna S.
    Anna SantiagoJuly 13, 2016
    Cute that they cook everything on a small stove behind the bar. Good for lunch in the summer
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McKenzieOctober 13, 2014
    Plow through their delicious cocktails so you have an excuse to visit the bathroom.
  • Gabriela S.
    Gabriela SussmanDecember 5, 2013
    Stumbled in here by accident, ate some decent food, had some fancy cocktails. Tiny, dim lighting, and has a bathroom sink that requires flushing.
  • Adrien L.
    Adrien LJune 10, 2015
    If you're looking for a culinary adventure, look elsewhere. The entrees are bare: expect mains without sides. That being said, great ambiance and decor. Drinks > dinner
  • Adam M.
    Adam McCueJuly 3, 2015
    Dark and Stormy is one of the best cocktails in the city -- just watch out for the ginger. It's got a bite.
  • Maria R.
    Maria RiabtchenkoJune 6, 2015
    Burgurrrrrrrrr and fries 💪🏽 but if you're not down, meat balls or mussels are outta the world too
  • David
    DavidFebruary 10, 2010
    Order a dark and stormy - they make it better than most. And if you're eating, try the the schnitzle and the salmon tar tar. Also cannot go wrong with a burger....
  • Maya B.
    Maya BaratzJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tiniest mightiest kitchen alive. Get the lobster poached eggs with avocado toast.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AframFebruary 16, 2015
    Make sure you see the bathroom: an incredible old iron elevator!
  • Raelinn D.
    Raelinn DotyJune 12, 2013
    Salmon tartar is great! Negroni is the way to go for cocktails.
  • Christina Renee J.
    The bathroom is gorgeous; antique, rustic, like a a secret garden. The mushroom and quinoa salad will make you never want to eat another kind of salad AGAIN.
  • Erina Y.
    Erina YoshidaMarch 20, 2015
    Delicious burger!! Charming small industrial bar with great food and drinks.
  • Maria R.
    Maria RiabtchenkoJune 10, 2015
    Even if u had a burger for lunch, you won't regret this burger for dinner. 'Twas simply amazing.
  • Daniela T.
    Daniela TerminelFebruary 1, 2014
    Great small place, amazing drinks and really cool atmosphere!
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerFebruary 26, 2016
    A cozy corner with slightly above average cocktails. Good spot for a date.
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WoodMay 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect cheeseburger, cooked medium rare on toasted brioche. Washed Out on the stereo only seals the deal.
  • Jett H.
    Jett HouseMarch 11
    Soft cheddar scramble, burger, poached chicken club, coffee, cocktails
  • Mark D.
    Mark DurneyOctober 18, 2012
    Get the burger with Russian dressing. Nice to see a place offer Russian Dressing!
  • Derek F.
    Derek FlanzraichJuly 25, 2015
    Good Dark 'n Stormy (must love ginger), great antique-looking bathroom.
  • Kate M.
    Kate MeffordNovember 23, 2011
    Dark & Stormy=fave drink ever. Must have the mussels & the chocolate tart!!!
  • Leah H.
    Leah HammerschlagOctober 21, 2015
    Tasty burger but not worth going out of your way for. Delicious French toast.
  • Billy
    BillyOctober 20, 2012
    Great date spot. Good music and excellent dark and stormy.
    Super cute little spot on the west side, interior design is great, but not a lot of tables - a must 'check in'
  • Bonobos
    BonobosAugust 9, 2012
    Very cool bar in Tribeca. Good cocktails, great atmosphere.
  • Wendy Q.
    Wendy QiuMarch 11, 2015
    Cute little tucked away place .. cozy .. good for dates.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoldsmithMay 27, 2013
    If you want to sit at a table, make sure you get seated instead of ordering at the bar.
  • Elisha D.
    Elisha DangJanuary 9, 2010
    Tiny but cute. Must use the bathroom/former elevator. Awesome factoid: the kitchen is made of two hotplates behind the bar and food looks impressive!
  • Natalia F.
    Natalia FrancoOctober 22, 2011
    Nice local hidden place. For drinks and even food. Love it!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KMarch 2, 2012
    If you get a dark & stormy ask em to strain it...too many ginger chunks
  • Sachi S.
    Sachi SobtiApril 6, 2013
    I'm going to echo everyone else in recommending the dark and stormy- so refreshing
  • 🦄 Jessicka C.
    As 'Washrooms' go (if you're Canadian) this is pretty cool.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsNovember 13, 2015
    Solid drinks but only around 6 bar stools and maybe 10-15 table seats. Don't come here with a crowd.
  • Mathias Høst N.
    Used to like this it, but the service was super bad today. Waited 1h in the bar for a table, yet people just walked in and got one. Closed the tap without a table and told the owner. Not even a sorry.
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooJuly 18, 2015
    Cheese platter is a win, and I know my cheese platters.
  • SCO
    SCOMarch 22, 2010
    Kale & White Bean dish is amazing and the Burger is great. Perfect little space. Must see the bathroom!
  • Geneva S.
    Geneva StegallJune 30, 2013
    Bar staff is good people, the burger is wonderful!
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroNovember 26, 2011
    A memorable dark and stormy. Not a bad idea to stick around and dine here as well.
  • mel h.
    mel hMay 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    the dark & stormy will knock your socks off. do it.
  • abbyjaye
    abbyjayeApril 14, 2013
    This place has a really cool bathroom. Possibly the coolest bathroom I've ever been in. Seriously, go use the bathroom.
  • Sylvain
    SylvainOctober 15, 2014
    Very good cocktail, food is OK, service is very nice.
  • naveen
    naveenJanuary 23, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Smith & Mills is one of my favorite places in the city. Better to go earlier in the evening (or on a weekend or on an off-night). Otherwise, the tiny spot is packed+loses charm
  • Toddy
    ToddyAugust 3, 2013
    They make you stand in the corner if you want to drink but don't order food.
  • Martha
    MarthaMarch 7, 2015
    small, but cool place. good for dates.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WinnickMarch 20, 2015
    Burger is amazing!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LomasMarch 4, 2012
    'Dark and Stormy' is the best cocktail... for a real man
  • Ajay S.
    Ajay SwamyDecember 21, 2013
    Fantastic scrambled eggs + cappuccino.
  • Raelinn D.
    Raelinn DotyJune 12, 2013
    Everything about this place is fabulous.
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoMay 30, 2016
    I've never had a dark n stormy quite like this one.
  • Maxwell Z.
    Maxwell ZJanuary 13, 2013
    Order a drink and then go to the bathroom. It looks like a time machine.
  • Raelinn D.
    Raelinn DotyJune 12, 2013
    Lunch lobster poached eggs are divine.
  • Christian B.
    Christian BorgesAugust 11, 2011
    If you go to the restroom, slide the door open. And washing your hands is an experience.
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SumnerApril 18, 2010
    Had a lot of items but the calamari tinto really stood out. Really good!!!
  • romina s.
    romina sandovalFebruary 21, 2011
    Bread pudding and Salmon tartare are a must!
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PhelanMarch 20, 2014
    The Cesar salad is amazing
  • Gene L.
    Gene LewisAugust 7, 2014
    Try the food. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
  • Anita M.
    Anita MooreNovember 27, 2011
    Monday nights r your best chance at scoring a sweet spot by the bar
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PowellJuly 9, 2016
    Solid burger, great atmosphere
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