We were looking for something fun to do on our last night in New York. What a great find this place was! We were fortunate to get a seating for a show by Gregory Generet. He is their "artist in residence" every Thursday night until late October 2012. What an amazing voice and a great show. The restaurant is on the intimate side and the stage seemed tiny. I was worried that the music would overwhelm the small space and be too loud to enjoy dinner. This was definitely not the case. It was perfect. The server took our order before the music started and was attentive. Food was excellent. Nice wine/bar selections. They offer a prix-fixe dinner for $29.95 Sun-Thurs. We enjoyed appetizers of Smokin' Shrimp and Watermelon, Pulled Pork Sliders and a fabulous Tomato and Mozzarella Salad. For entrees we got the Cedar Plank Steak and a seafood pasta. Smoke uses organic and locally grown ingredients and the freshness was evident in everything we ate, particularly the salad. The dessert selection was also great. Everything was served promptly and was so delicious It was so nice to be in a restaurant that was full but we didn't feel like we were being rushed so that they could fill our table. During the show, the servers were swinging to the beat in the back: obviously loving being there. The atmosphere was perfect: jazz, romance, intimacy. Once the set was over, the servers brought out bills. I figured this meant that with everyone getting a bill at once, it would be mayhem trying to get our bill paid and leave, but it was fast and efficient. After the set, Mr. Generet went around the restaurant greeting every patron warmly and thanking them for coming. It was an unforgettable evening. I would highly recommend this spot for a romantic evening in New York City.
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