From the beginning, The Smith has been obsessed with building a culture that is empowering, supportive, and positive. The Smith first opened its doors in 2007 in the East Village of New York. Under the senior leadership of CEO and founder Jeffrey Lefcourt, partner Michael Jacobs, VP of Operations Adam Burke, and VP of Culinary and Executive Chef Brian Ellis, The Smith has grown to operate seven locations – four in Manhattan, two in Washington DC, and one in Chicago with additional restaurants planned for the future.
Our mission is simple: make people happy. Since 2007, we’ve served food people crave. We are passionate about taking great care of our employees, our guests, and our community. We are obsessed with building a positive, empowering, and supportive culture. We care about every meal and every moment. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, we’ve got you covered.
The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. We believe in working closely with local farmers and purveyors that we trust to serve consistently delicious food and drinks. We have high standards for every ingredient and we put thought into every bite.
OUR CORE VALUES
We are passionate and empowered to take great care of our employees, our guests and our community. We believe in working closely with local farmers and purveyors to serve delicious food and drinks that people crave.
BE THE SMITH
We are all empowered to MAKE a difference
SUPPORT OUR TEAM
We are committed to a positive, supportive and safe environment
We go above and beyond to exceed the expectations of our guests and always try to find a way to say yes
We enjoy making people happy; our team, our guests, our community
Everything we do is from the heart- the food, drinks and connections
THINK LOCAL, NATURAL AND SUSTAINABLE
We make decisions our kids can live with
WAIT FOR GREAT
We only hire great people and wait for great opportunities