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Smith's Bar and Restaurant

701 8th Avenue (At W 44th Street), New York City, NY 10036-7102 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,668 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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lynchburg, va
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The food is really good and the service was average. Not expensive and has a great happy hour. We found the location to be good and it has two bars and a large restaurant so there was no problem with waiting.

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Gainesville, FL
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had two nice breakfasts here while visiting for the U.S. Open tennis tournament last week, choosing it based on Trip Advisor reviews. On our first visit, we had a nice, but seemingly overwhelmed waiter who had probably 10 tables by the time we left. I didn't get the bacon I ordered (wasn't charged for it, fortunately) but the scrambled... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We first visited New York in October 2009 and ate at this Bar/restaurant as it was across the road from the hotel we were staying in. At we were in the Times Square area we decided to eat here again for old times sake. The Bar wasn't too busy, the service was good and the food was fine. I also... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I went here for supper and drinks on the Fourth of July. Great food - Great atmosphere - Our waiter (Seth) was very accommodating. Onion rings were fabulous - Sandwich was so packed, I could not finish it all. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - We are from Boston but will visit here again. Even came home with one of... More

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183 reviews 183 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went to see a band play and had some food before hand. chicken dippers were nice and spicy. Good selection of drinks. What was really nice was you could hear the band yet still hold a conversation. If you wish you could pick a table near the entrance and watch New York at night

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Turin, Italy
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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The menù has the typical plates of an american grill(burger, fries, blt, chicken wings etc..) We took a regular burger and a BLT, they both were great, but not extraordinary.. The fries instead were the best we ever tried!!

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Exira, IA
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped in before a show, had appetizers and drinks. Good chili nachos...! Staff was attentive and price was average. Went back for drinks and people watching, nice street side seating with open windows.. Bartenders during the day were not interested in their quality of service. Actually both stepped outside to smoke with 10-15 people at the bar...was tempted to serve... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you get a table right in the front you can eat and people watch at the same time. Food was good: nothing extraordinary but very decent.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Could not, get near the place had to push way in and the staff more interested in world cup than serving. having pushed our way in we waited 20 minutes to be served before walking out. seems the money from the drinkers is more wanted than happy meal eaters

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Great spot across from our hotel that was quite affordable for NYC to grab beers and some bar food to snack on while watching the World Cup. Mike the bartender remembers you by name and makes sure your glass is always full. Great experience.

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