I had dinner on Xmas Eve. with a small group of friends at The Smith and was very impressed by the overall experience.
Our reservation through OpenTable was punctually held in the restaurant's system and we were promptly attended even if we showed up half an hour earlier, due to a sudden snow storm (which, I have to say, offered the perfect setting for a magical Xmas in NYC...very lucky!). The bar was reasonably crowded and cocktails and wines were excellent; our table was ready shortly after our first round of drinks. The menu is not exceedigly extensive and easy to consult; the food was delicious and portions were very generous. We had homemade mac 'n cheese (snow and comfort food...what else?!?), an excellent brick oven chicken with gravy and mashed potato, braised pork with blue cheese polenta and a very tender and tasty ribeye steak with bernaise sauce and homemade fries.
The staff was very attentive, polite and their service was impeccable: nothing was ever a problem for them, even on such a peculiar occasion; everyone was very merry and showed true commitment in their job. Highly recommended under every point of view.