WELCOME TO THE SMITH
If there is one thing that anyone can connect to The Smith, which has various locations in the city, its their Instagram famous skillet roasted Mac and Cheese. It seemed to me that the point I should take away from all of the postings I see of people putting up their cheese covered pasta pictures is that the only thing that matters at The Smith is their Mac and Cheese. While I can't speak for every single item on the menu I'll say two things: they have other good stuff to eat here and also their Mac and cheese is indeed EVERTHING. Ooey, gooey, cheesy and all around scrumptious, this has got to be not only the best M&C I've tasted (maybe ever), but one of the most impressive you'll find anywhere in New York. Whether you think $15 for such a simple dish is overpriced or not I'd suggest you have it first before jumping to any conclusions (the crunchy crust on top will have you freaking out). A special shout-out goes to their Avocado Toast which is presented to you beautifully on a giant plate holding a very handsome serving of organic whole wheat toast, red pepper flakes, lemon and insanely good poached eggs. What I loved most about The Smith other than their grub options was the ambience. An upscale casual type of joint you'll easily find people dressed to the gills just seats away from someone rocking a backwards hat and Pumas. And that's one of the things that genuinely makes this place great to visit. It's a reliable spot to go to and always hosts a diverse crowd. You can stop by here for great food, awesome drinks and a great, energetic vibe that suits anything from lunch dates to dinner dates and everything in between.
SKILLET ROASTED MAC & CHEESE
THE EASY RIDER (hibiscus infused tequila, dry sherry, spanish vanilla liquer, lime juice, aromatic bitters)
PERFECT PEAR (Williams pear brandy, organic ginger, liquer, french herbal vermouth, lemon, soda)