Smith and Mills

Price guide: Mid-range

71 North Moore Street, Tribeca, New York City, New York, 10013

Price guide: Mid-range

 Smith and Mills

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#53 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Honeymooners, Nightlife, People watching, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Smith and Mills

A sexy cocktail lounge with a small but delicious menu.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Though the whole vibe is slightly indifferent, the bartenders treat each cocktail like it’s a uni final. Same with the food.

Location: 

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.

Price advice: 

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.

Tables to book: 

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:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
American
Address:
71 North Moore Street, Tribeca, New York City, New York, 10013
Telephone:
212-226-2515
Website:
http://www.smithandmills.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Sun-Wed 11am-4pm, 5.30pm-2am, Thu-Sat 11am-4pm, 5.30pm-3am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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