New Restaurant Alert! I don’t usually cover new restaurants, unless, you guessed it, I dig the decor.
The uptown offshoot of ”East Village American comfort food/bistro spot The Smith opened to the public this Saturday in a gigantic new space complete with subway tiles, liquor walls, and a shoe shine in the bathroom.” They also have a photo booth in the bathroom, which happens to be co-ed.
Imagine Im walking around mid-town east, looking at casual and totally non fancy NY city buildings when one day OUT OF NOWHERE, this appears:
BAM! Its like someone took Badgley Mischka’s dream of a kitchen and turned it into and ENTIRE BUILDING. How could you not notice this white gleaming crispy gem in a sea of midtown east banality?
Inside, there is over 10,00 Sq ft of subway tiled walls with black/gray grout please, cafe chairs and ceilings of wood, bars made of of zinc, black casement windows…
Its cafe, bistro heaven.
I was totally digging the in house seltzer. A WALL of seltzer making:
Love the nautical lighting, you can get yourself some of that heaven with these sconces HERE.
So how was the food? I’m not the right person to ask, because I don’t eat 80% of the things on the menu, but what I had was yummy. It scored 8 out of ten points for being cool and uptown ( We uptowners always looking for fun places to go out uptown on lazy nights, because as you know when you live in NYC, sometimes leaving a ten block radius is too much.) 1 point for homemade and endless seltzer (I mentioned this 3x, yes I have a problem with carbonation) and another hundred points for the casement windows. So all together 100+8+1= 109 on a scale from 1-10. Want a normal person’s perspective? When we walked out my husband said to me “It was very cool and all, and the food was good, but doesn’t it feel a little like we were eating in a bathroom?” Well, yes honey. A very cool and awesome bathroom.