The Smile

The Smile

American Restaurant, Café, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
NoHo, New York
  • Sarah P.
    "Baked eggs & avocado is hands-down the best dish on the brunch menu"(20 Tips)
    Breanne T.
    "manouri cheese and fig sandwich"(5 Tips)
    Hadley H.
    "Can't go wrong with the sweet potato hash or the Dutch pancake."(8 Tips)
    Willem V.
    "Get the Harissa chicken sandwich with a salad and cold brew."(5 Tips)
347 Tips and reviews
  • sandwiches
  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • healthy food
  • breakfast food
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  • EArchitect
    EArchitectApril 11
    Cozy intimate charming walk down restaurant with a great selection of healthy delicious fare. The Roasted Balsamic Chicken was amazing. I actually had two to satiate my appetite after SoulCycle NoHo.
  • Caroline R.
    Great lunch spot with lots of healthy options like the quinoa bowl with a poached egg and the steak salad. Also love the sea salt cookie for the table for dessert 🍪!
  • Amber V.
    Amber VittoriaFebruary 14
    Have been here for brunch and was fantastic. Came for dinner last night and was surprised at the poor service/food. Half our table received their meal 30 min before the other half - food was cold too.
  • hui j.
    hui jiaJanuary 17
    if you are not hungry and want some cozy atmosphere with friends, this is the place. The plate is overall TINY, food is ok, though the French toast tastes good but not enough to share.:(
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchOctober 16, 2015
    The Bitches Say: A-. It was a pleasant surprise to brunch at a trendy locale at an affordable price. The food hit the spot, although the service was spotty. We left with all smiles! Read more
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeOctober 15, 2015
    Perfect place to warm up on a rainy afternoon. The roast beef sandwich is a delicious lunch option, and don't skip the sea salt chocolate chip cookies for dessert!
  • Nicole
    NicoleSeptember 3, 2015
    Beautiful place, friendly staff that seated us with the disclaimer that it could be a squeeze. It was great! Salads, sandwiches, biscuits, cappuccinos all got rave reviews, without breaking the bank.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacAugust 18, 2015
    This place is too adorable. Brunch drinks are tasty (mimosa, lemonade, & grapefruit are all good) and the food is appropriately portioned. Try the baked eggs with avocado! Only complaint is weak AC.
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChenJuly 6, 2015
    The atmosphere was lovely. Everything on the menu looked pretty unique. I got the steak and roasted grape arugula salad. It was sweet, savory and just all around delicious. A fantastic date location.
    Upvoted May 24
  • angela g.
    angela gaylorMay 1, 2015
    Lovely dinner! We made a meal out of the different vegetarian sides and apps, and it was filling, and delicious. Get the cauliflower shortbread, and the Haricots Verts!
  • Alexandra D.
    Alexandra DoucetteApril 30, 2015
    Cute lil spot! Nice menu.. Not sure if it's farm-to-table, but it certainly seems and tastes like it. The staff isn't as friendly as the name might imply, but hey, can't win em all.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyMarch 16, 2015
    The Harissa honey roasted chicken sandwich is super delicious, and is served on a warm, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside baguette. Get it (and don't forget the pickles).
    Upvoted 21 hours ago
  • Perri S.
    Perri SilverFebruary 26, 2015
    I'm not kidding when I say their bacon is the best bacon I've ever had. I usually don't order oatmeal out but it is phenomenal here.
  • Eleonora C.
    Eleonora CarisiFebruary 23, 2015
    The ambient is very dark and the staff is not very kind. We had to wait 45 minutes standing only because 1 person was late." You cannot sit down at the table without all ur friends". Good the bagel
  • Omar A.
    Omar AhmadDecember 7, 2014
    I came here for a sandwich, which was great (egg with salmon on multigrain), but that coffee...probably one of the best brewed coffees I've had in the area...sorry La Colombe.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniOctober 27, 2014
    Get the Baguette French Toast with real NY syrup for brunch. Lovely trendy cafe in a basement off Bond. By the famous building with the gold dancers on the facade.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AframOctober 13, 2014
    A favorite brunch spot, but come early because they don't take brunch reservations and it fills up fast! Try the egg sandwich or the steak and eggs. The bloody Mary is perfect!
  • Kazem E.
    Kazem EdmondSeptember 12, 2014
    This place has the dumbest name of any restaurant/bar that I've been to in NYC. However, it's a really nice place to visit, with great service and food. The cocktails are decent.
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurAugust 13, 2014
    Delicious food and a great environment. The tomato salad and roasted potatoes are great. Get small plates and call it an evening. Also, mezcal float 4eva 👌
  • Catarina
    CatarinaJuly 1, 2014
    Went for the brunch and was delighted - such a cosy space! Got there at 10am and within minutes it was full. The scrambled eggs were perfect and if you have a sweet tooth get the pastry basket!
  • Deepak S.
    Tucked away in NoHo, this cute spot offers a light atmosphere with small lunches that do well for an intimate setting, a small group or a general catch-up with an old friend.
  • Victoria N.
    Went for brunch. Had a really long wait, but totally worth it. The food was great and inexpensive and I loved the rustic decor and overall feel of this place. Cozy neighborhood spot.
  • 99U
    99UApril 22, 2014
    This Noho restaurant and general store offers delicious, reasonably priced fare in a super-cozy setting. Mon-Fri: 8am-11pm | Sat: 10am-11pm | Sun: 10am-10pm
  • Marc E.
    Marc EApril 3, 2014
    Tasting Table Choc Chip Cookie List: "A little sea salt goes a long way at this Noho café. Melia Marden puts a little crunch in each bite, nicely accentuating the slightly bitter chocolate chunks"
  • Monica S.
    Monica SumaFebruary 5, 2014
    Delightful farm-to-table spot on trendy Bond St that is a lovely combination of cosy and rustic. Go on a midweek afternoon or a Sunday evening and snap the romantic table by the window.
  • Uranium T.
    Uranium TVJanuary 6, 2014
    Dinner is simply put: amazing! Carrot Soup, lamb meatballs and pasta are all very tasty. Service is great and their cookies and milk are off the charts!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WongOctober 5, 2013
    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!!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 24, 2013
    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.
  • Evan
    EvanApril 24, 2013
    Stay away from cocktails here; wine and beer are better. You can't go wrong with anything vegetable-centric - salads and daily crostini especially. Get a salted chocolate chip cookie for dessert!
  • David P.
    David PFebruary 17, 2013
    Great spot. Started with the marinated goat cheese and the lamb meatballs - both were amazing. We also had the balsamic chicken and the brisket. Dishes are basic but delicious. try the hibiscus marg
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacNovember 18, 2012
    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.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DOctober 24, 2012
    Nice waitstaff! Waitress let me try the alch before committing to it in a cocktail(forgot name). Had the goats cheese appetizers & hangar steak w/ mash-sweet potatoes w/ thyme- delicious! Recommend!
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaOctober 19, 2012
    The food is great paired with the $39 Granacha Cote du Rhone! For dessert try the sea salt chocolate chip cookie with a side of salted caramel ice cream and make your own ice cream sandy! Mmmm
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVOctober 9, 2012
    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
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedSeptember 11, 2012
    Persistence is key here, both in getting a table and your food. Once you do, it's worth it. Banana cardamom loaf is a treat; baked eggs with avo are light and have manchego, the world's best cheese.
  • Barker B.
    Barker BlackMay 18, 2012
    Ideal for coffee or an afternoon bite but serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, this place is perfect for a date and has an incredible wine list if you want to switch up your daily scotch routine.
  • Brian P.
    Brian PelayoApril 30, 2012
    Personally I think they toast their sandwich breads a little too much--difficult to eat and the roof of my mouth is now pretty rough. But I've been here for Thanksgiving and it was amazing!
  • Percolate
    PercolateApril 14, 2012
    Another local breakfast spot for our old office, the best thing about The Smile is the feel of the place and simplicity of the breakfast. Where else can you order baguette with brie and jam?
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiMarch 31, 2012
    Easy to miss, but a great spot for lunch with lots of charm and character. Roast beef with horseradish was excellent! I'll be back... (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Chao
    ChaoMarch 18, 2012
    Go for the people watching, simple & healthy dishes, and ambiance. Mint sugar snap peas and balsamic roast chicken are my favorites. Coffee and pastries (from Balthazar?) are also great!
    TOWN&COUNTRYNovember 10, 2011
    The coziest of atmospheres is the perfect place to sup, and sip. Brunch on sweet potato biscuits and frothed-up mochas; share sandwiches (harissa honey chicken, truffle oil fig cheese) for dinner.
  • Kimberely C.
    Kimberely ChengSeptember 16, 2011
    Cheese and apple with truffle oil was beyond delicious but give up trying to look cute and ladylike while eating it. That toasted sourdough is a bitch to bite through. Not a conversation sandwich.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 22, 2011
    Cozy and rustic restaurant that will put a smile on your face on even the rainiest of days. This is especially true when you’re dining on an order of the Moroccan Lamb meatballs.
  • Teen Vogue
    Teen VogueJanuary 3, 2011
    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
  • Amy
    AmyDecember 21, 2010
    This small, quaint place is definitely a nice pick for lunch. The only thing friendlier then their atmosphere is their manouri cheese & fig sandwich. One bite and you're in heaven!
  • 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
  • nymag
    nymagJuly 27, 2010
    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
  • Maleeha
    MaleehaApril 26, 2010
    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.
  • Vevant
    VevantApril 23, 2010
    The warm brick walls, rustic wood ceiling, vintage lights, rustic antique chandeliers and the beautiful, mid 19th Century fireplaces all add up to a warm and welcoming environment. Read more
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterDecember 15, 2009
    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.
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