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“great place, food, ambience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Smile

The Smile
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Ranked #1,709 of 13,488 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lafayette St
Transit: Bleeker 6 train Broadway-Lafayette F train
Copenhagen Denmark
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“great place, food, ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Stumbled upon this place and immediately went back to computer to book a table. We were in NYC for a month and this was hands down the best meal we had (and we did not once have food that disappointed, but this was just the very best!). The food was delish, the service friendly and the ambience wonderful. Great choice of music. We had the chicken, the pork roast and the brisket and the kale salad. All was truly wonderful. Book a table here, you will not regret it!

  • Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

We didn't have a reservation but luckily someone didn't show up so we were able to snag a table. It was very crowded, Thursday night. The pork was a little salty but it was still delish. No real sides eith some dishes. Had the main drink, I can't remember what it was called. It was good. Great decor, dark, wood, feels like a log cabin.

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Minnesota
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236 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Nolita & Noho Food Tour Stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Smile was one of our food tour stops. It's in a basement but has lots of atmosphere. As in many of the interesting old food places, it was quite small but served very good food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great dinner and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Wandered in on a tuesday evening for dinner for two and had a wonderful dinner. Started with mazarella and grapefruit then had Bibb lettuce salad, both which were delicious. The restaurant was quiet and intimate. The environment was perfect for botha larger groups and intimate parties.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

This place was easy to find as we'd looked it up beforehand. It's a great, friendly place and it was quite busy but in a reassuring way. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table but while we waited we could sit at the bar with our coffees.
The menu has a smaller breakfast selection than some other places but everything we ate was really great and reasonably priced.

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