Smith and Mills

Address: 71 North Moore Street, Tribeca, New York City, 10013, United States
Telephone: 212-226-2515

- Mid-range

4.1

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
4
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
4
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Honeymooners
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

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