The Smile

The Smile

26 Bond St (btwn Bowery & Lafayette St.), New York, NY 10012
Closed until 8:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Outdoor Seating:

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172 Tips

People talk about:

  • "Manouri cheese and fig" (3 tips)
  • "roast beef sandwiches. do it." (9 tips)
  • "HAve the fresh oj and baked eggs" (7 tips)
  • nymag

    Try the harissa honey-roasted chicken sandwich. It comes with sweet roasted peppers, melted manchego, and preserved-lemon mayo, and is one of our 101 Best Sandwiches in NY. Read more

    nymag · July 27, 2010
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Don't be intimidated by GQ magazine's labeling of The Smile as "The White-Hot Center of New York Cool." This basement cafe is welcoming and casual. Try the roast-beef sandwich ($11.50). Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 24, 2010
  • Tim V.

    One of the most amazing spaces in NY: The original kitchen of an early-19th-c Bond St mansion, lovingly restored. Check out the two massive, original cooking hearths on the E wall near the rear.

    Tim V. · December 15, 2009
  • Noah W.

    In the mood for something lighter? Try the open faced sandwich with delicious Russ and daughters smoked salmon.

    Noah W. · July 11, 2011
  • LogoTV

    Great coffee, cute hipster staff & always a celebrity sighting. The granola is special. I sit by the window. Keep my table open. - Marc Sinoway, Hunting Season

    LogoTV · October 9, 2012
  • Tristan

    roast beef sandwiches. do it.

    Tristan · September 3, 2009
  • naveen

    hit this -- and hit partners & spade on the next block as well. great for one of those "a bit of everything random" afternoons

    naveen · July 12, 2009
  • Teen Vogue

    This rustic café-cum-general store is the go-to hangout among my closest friends, thanks to the warm service; cozy environs; and fresh, colorful food. —Julia Frakes, fashion blogger

    Teen Vogue · January 3, 2011
  • Nina Y.

    For brunch, get the sweet potato biscuits to share. Then order the baked eggs in tomato sauce with avocado and manchego cheese. So good!

    Nina Y. · December 6, 2010
  • Chrysanthe T.

    Wear plaid.

    Chrysanthe T. · March 29, 2011
  • Nora A.

    Mansouri fig pearl and truffle sandwich is à MUST

    Nora A. · February 23, 2010
  • Mari S.

    You can't go wrong with the roast beef sandwich. The pickles that come with it are amazing!

    Mari S. · January 20, 2011
  • Naomi M.

    fig cheese and apple on sourdough with truffle oil. soooooo good

    Naomi M. · March 15, 2010
  • Serious Eats

    Comfy neighborhood cafe by morning, quick lunch spot by afternoon, scene-y hangout at night. Fresh, well-cooked food that's healthier (and tastier) than many surrounding options.

    Serious Eats · September 24, 2013
  • Peter B.

    Brunch destination for models & actors makes for a sexy crowd. Exposed brick and simple menu. All on an iconic NYC street. Solid spot.

    Peter B. · September 7, 2013
  • Matthew O.

    The harissa honey-roasted chicken sandwich may be my favorite sandwich in all of New York. I could eat that every day.

    Matthew O. · July 22, 2011
  • Ellie R.

    My fav place for breakfast meetings. The egg sammich with ham & gruyere is tasty.

    Ellie R. · November 19, 2010
  • Charles B.

    Roast beef sandwich is off the hook. Do it

    Charles B. · July 14, 2010
  • naveen

    mix and match

    naveen · May 7, 2009
  • Anna F.

    the roast beef sandwich is pretty much my version of lunch heaven.

    Anna F. · November 19, 2011
  • Village Voice

    These guys conceived the brilliant idea of adding coconut milk to their steel-cut oatmeal -- delicious!

    Village Voice · August 15, 2011
  • Norbert H.

    I was told to get the roast beef sandwich. I was told right. Get the roast beef sandwich! It's great!

    Norbert H. · April 14, 2011
  • Rex S.

    Say hi to Mary-Kate for me.

    Rex S. · November 27, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    “Cor, blimey!” Rich and decadent farm fresh British Cuisine in the Lower East Side. You must try the duck fat fries and celery root pie.

    The Corcoran Group · July 22, 2011
  • Mark B.

    Fig & cheese w truffle oil is the best sandwich I've had. E-ver

    Mark B. · March 4, 2011
  • Naomi N.

    Just had the special sugar snap pea pasta - it was awesome!

    Naomi N. · April 16, 2010
  • Kate P.

    The chicken sandwich is delicious, lemon mayo is delish.

    Kate P. · March 31, 2010
  • Cecilia S.

    Best breakfast in the area. Baked eggs, quinoa with poached egg, both amazing.

    Cecilia S. · December 28, 2013
  • Zoe S.

    Best orange juice I've ever had... The French toast with strawberries is amazing

    Zoe S. · September 1, 2013
  • Alisha R.

    The best decor and atmosphere. Great for brunch with very reasonable prices.

    Alisha R. · August 10, 2013
  • Kevin S.

    Steak & eggs was amazing: roast exactly how my grandma makes it, and the sweet potato hash is fantastic. Also loved the thick cut bacon. This is one of my new favorite places.

    Kevin S. · November 18, 2012
  • Nitzan

    Best steak & egg.

    Nitzan · November 10, 2012
  • Nicholas H.

    Do not leave w/out a side order of the thick slab maple-glazed bacon.

    Nicholas H. · October 20, 2012
  • Brynne Z.

    Two words: plum crostini.

    Brynne Z. · September 21, 2012
  • eva c.

    chill breakfast spot

    eva c. · August 20, 2012
  • Mike I.

    Amazing meatballs. Amaze-balls, if you will.

    Mike I. · February 22, 2012
  • Max💡 M.

    Get the French toast.

    Max💡 M. · October 16, 2011
  • Aditya M.

    Try the Honey Roasted Chicken sandwich!

    Aditya M. · August 22, 2011
  • Sean S.

    Grilled cheese special - Cheddar, caramelized onions, and tomato jam on buttery white bread. Delicious.

    Sean S. · March 9, 2011
  • Erin G.

    Roast beef is delicious BUT you need to try the roasted chicken & manchego, too. Seriously.

    Erin G. · March 3, 2011
  • Nic R.

    Come here to discuss politics with Peter Feld!

    Nic R. · December 10, 2010
  • Maleeha

    Perfect spot for a cold, rainy day. The decor is amazing and the Baguette French toast is yummy. Portions are the perfect size. They also get bonus points for carrying Mariage Freres teas.

    Maleeha · April 26, 2010
  • Barnett Z.

    hang for bit

    Barnett Z. · April 20, 2010
  • Matt H.

    Get a sandwich and then use your potato chips and pickle slices to make mini sandwiches on the side

    Matt H. · 6 days ago
  • Steve D.

    Damn, $6 for an 8oz glass of OJ? Not cool. This place reminds me of an ex girlfriend: gorgeous, expensive as hell, and prone to having celebrities come inside o.O

    Steve D. · December 31, 2013
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    Vanessa V. · December 1, 2013
  • Christine W.

    The bacon is the most delicious bacon I've ever had. The servers are also really friendly, and the atmosphere is so relaxing. Highly recommended for breakfast!!

    Christine W. · October 5, 2013
  • Heidi P.

    Had the thai Beef salad, fresh, spiced perfectly & very friendly efficent service

    Heidi P. · July 24, 2013
  • DoubleDeuce

    The eggs and toast are just right.

    DoubleDeuce · June 16, 2013
  • Matt B.

    "California brunch"

    Matt B. · June 12, 2013

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