320 W 46th St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.760124 -73.988890
Sunday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Monday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Tuesday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM Wednesday From 11:30 AM To 11:00 PM Thursday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM Friday From 05:00 PM To 12:30 AM Saturday From 11:30 AM To 12:30 AM
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
Disappointing experience. – Just got back from B. Smith?s Thanksgiving offering. The place was buzzing and all the 6:00 reservations seemed to arrive at the same time. My niece & I were seated promptly enough, and as neither of us are fans of turkey, we opted for other selections from the Thanksgiving menu. I asked for a sparkling wine and she, one of the non-alcoholic punches. I received a very sweet white wine and she got something poured out of a Tropicana carton. We both had a good laugh about it.
However, when I pointed out to our waiter that I asked for a sparkling wine, he announced that what they had was not sold ?by the glass.? From there, things got progressively worse. When my niece ordered the black eyed pea soup, the waiter felt he had to mention that it was indeed a soup, to which she replied ?I know.? I ordered the lamb, but received a cut of beef covered in the advertised sauce (but no mint jelly) and with the listed sides. I pointed this out to our waiter as well, and he very politely apologized and explained that things were pretty hectic in the kitchen. There was no effort made to rectify the situation as I just had them take the plates away.
It strikes me as a place that cuts a lot of corners?from the drinks, to the entrees, to the desserts. Even though this was the prix fix menu, with everything probably pre-made in the back, I couldn?t help but feel like I was being patronized. B. Smith?s husband, Mr. Gasby was charming enough, even stopping by to engage us in light conversation, but the staff really made us feel like we were just taking up table space. The bussing staff began changing the linens before we were ready to leave. And it wasn?t like there was a line outside the door. This place leaves a lot to be desired when things are ?hectic,? which I?m not surprised, is not very often. My advice is to go with your pals (or alone at those prices) before inviting out-of-towners, and see if you would recommend it.
FOOD WAS TASTELESS – I made a reservation and expressed that it was my wedding anniversary. I received no acknowledgement of such. Besides my lobster tail was bland. Overall we both said the food was not what we expected.
Sleeper...should be sleeping with the fishes – Everything at this place was a turn off. Starting with the lousy know-it-all, talking behind our backs-so we could hear, totally unaccomodating waitress...to the sparing salads to the VERY pompous, sarcastic, and even more unaccomodating manager, this place just STANK! Go here if you want to join the snobbery. It was a major dissapointment for our family who had finally found time to get together, and were greeted by absolutely disgusting food and ambiance. At least the theatre was good that night...
Excellent food – I went to B. Smith's in October 2004 with a mid sized group. The food was excellent, the service was good, and B. Smith's husband was present came to the table to welcome us and offered complementary champange. A very romantic place!! Would be excellent for couples, but I plan to visit again when I'm in New York.
It was Just OK – Arrived early, sat at the bar, the drinks were weak. Apps were good, the spicy chicken wings were tasty. I felt the menu was limited and a bit pricy for what was offered.
Wonderful – We went for lunch and had the most wonderful catfish. The service was as elegant as the decor. I thought B. Smiths a very special restaurant. I must check out the Sag Harbor restaurant.
It's ok – We went to B. Smith's last Friday night for dinner for the first time. Overall it was nice, a little more expensive than I anticipated, but the food was good. Gotta try the shrimp scampi in mango sauce with the blackeye peas. Yummy!!!! Drinks were ok. It's a little loud and parking in that area is tough especially on the weekend. Smaller than it looks on the website, but the live band is good.
KLD – The food was good, not great. However, the crab cakes are excellent The decor is inviting. A great spot for a romantic dinner.
Limited Menu – If you are looking for any soul food, this is not the place. The menu is limited and the selection isn't that great even for american cuisine. The setting is very romantic, good amount of distance between tables. The music selection is very good. If you are trying to impress your date, the ambience might gain you points but the food won't.
Excellent Food! – After telling B's husband Dan that we visited at the recommendation of friends in Colorado, both Dan and B were completely welcoming, stopping by our table for a chat. They take a lot of pride in their restaurant and it shows. The food was delicious, and our server was both hospitable and knowledgeable. We had a lovely meal of seared ahi tuna with plantains before hitting the theater. It was fun to see B's photos both as a magazine cover model and with celebrities who have visited her restaurant. We were impressed and delighted, and we will most definitely be back during our next trip to the Big Apple.
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