Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Smith Night 03-24-2009

Location: 55 3rd Ave
Time: 6pm
People: PMc, JR and myself

Feelings: This New-American brasserie seems to be much more popular than its predecessor, Pizzaria Uno. The place was packed with NYU students and young neighborhood crowds on Tuesday night. The decor had a very retro vibe but was not overdone, and it definitely still had more of a laid back weekday dining atmosphere.

As I looked through their long list of drinks, I discovered they serve my favorite, a Moscow Mule. My heart soared as I almost never come across American restaurants casually serving Moscow Mule! Since I have chronic pancreatitis, I reluctantly skipped the drink and stuck with the free sparkling water they provided.

My vegetarian bi bim bap was surprisingly good for a brasserie, and PMc and JR enjoyed their Mediterranean salad and Ahi Tuna salad. We finished off our meals with warm giant chocolate chip cookies, which were extremely hard and difficult to chew. The food was nothing unusual, but it was indeed decent and something I would expect to have at any American brasserie.

The Smith gives you meals with big portions at a reasonable price with impressive service. I can see why students and neighbored crowds would enjoy this place. Although unspectacular, it is indeed a reliable place for casual dining.

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