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The Smith recs

So I'm going to The Smith next Friday night. What's good?

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  1. pork sandwich with the kimchi.

    1. tHE CRAWFISH HUSHPUPPIES!! those are real good

      the burger's decent. friends enjoyed the veal milanese and the pot of mussels.

      1. Chips with blue cheese- not fancy but very satifying!

        1. ummm...Ricotta Gnocchi with Truffle Cream. If you are going to The Smith, you are ordering the gnocchi. It's that simple. This dish is what keeps me coming back for more. Get it as an appetizer to split.

          also Steak Salad...entree sized salad is as good as it gets in the steak salad department. The steak is cooked perfectly medium rare and is complimented with arugula, endive, and tomatoes, and a thick balsamic dressing. good stuff.

          also, Short Ribs...I've eaten this dish probably about ten times and think about it daily. There should be an East Village short rib throw down between The Smith and Tree.


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          1. re: iFat

            Second the gnocchi- Would definitely split it with diners since it is sooooo rich!

          2. The Jalepeno cheddar grits are phenomenal I like them best with the short ribs or the burger.

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            1. re: Spends Rent on Food

              If you go back on a Weds, that's when they have my fave - fried chicken special w potato waffles. Had it last night. Really crispy skin. Yums. generally I like their sandwich and salad section more than the pastas.

              1. Just posted this review on the restaurant burger posting, but thought I'd add it here too.

                I just enjoyed a great burger tonight at The Smith...it was $14, but if I had dined after 5pm, they have a Sunday dinner deal where you pay $15 for the same burger with a beer included. The burger had a white cheddar and great, smoky bacon. It also came with an In-n-Out style sauce, which I requested on the side. The waiter described it as a ketchup-mayo, but it was definitely more thousand island-y. The sauce made for a great dipping sauce for the fries that came alongside the burger (included in the price). The bun was brioche I'm pretty sure, and it was really buttery and flavorful. The burger itself was a big piece of meat, cooked to the right temperature, and pretty juicy. They also bring free bread before the meal that's actually really tasty! I'm not one to pay this much for a burger regularly, but for a splurge it's pretty solid. I also liked the ambiance of the room, I didn't feel like we were sitting right on top of other customers, which tends to be the case in most Manhattan restaurants.

                1. i went there a couple times last summer...i wouldn't get too excited about going there...it serves decent college pub food, perhaps a slight cut above average, and it's a mellow enough place to grab a drink and a snack...but there it's anything i tried that i'd go out of my way to eat again...

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                  1. re: Simon

                    Not quite a destination, true, but that pork sandwich with kimchee is one of the better sandwiches in town.