Smith and Mills
71 North Moore Street, Tribeca, New York City, New York, 10013
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Honeymooners, Nightlife, People watching, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Smith and Mills
The rebirth of the speakeasy-style lounge has been one of my favorite New York trends in recent years (there is nothing like studying a cocktail list in an unsigned establishment to make you feel illicit) and Smith and Mills is one of the most charming examples of the model. Housed in a former carriage house - there is no sign just a red bulb hanging above the metal door - the spot has become one of my favorites for an intimate dinner or late night cocktail.
In addition to a great cocktail list (like Old Fashioneds and Manhattans), the tiny menu is also a standout. Try the Swedish meatballs and the comforting, though calorie-filled, macaroni and cheese.
Oozing with charm, in this beautifully-restored carriage house you feel like a real insider with the combo of gorgeous downtown types and neighborhood fixtures. I hate to even share the secret.
Though the whole vibe is slightly indifferent, the bartenders treat each cocktail like it’s a uni final. Same with the food.
On the far reaches of Tribeca by the Hudson - you wouldn’t guess there was a stylish lounge on this quiet block unless you had the address.
It’s not cheap, main courses run from US$14 and a three-course meal without wine is about US$30 per person but I think the combo of ambience and food makes it worthwhile.
With a no reservations policy you’ll want to come early evening if you want to snag a table. It’s also great for a lazy afternoon cocktail.
More information on Smith and Mills:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Restaurant
- 71 North Moore Street, Tribeca, New York City, New York, 10013
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Sun-Wed 11am-4pm, 5.30pm-2am, Thu-Sat 11am-4pm, 5.30pm-3am.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible