My friend Laura came into the city last week to come with me to the Lunch Hour NYC exhibit, and we met up with her twin sister for the day. We started with breakfast at a place her sister knew of called The Smith in Midtown, which serves “value-priced, seasonal American brasserie fare” made with local ingredients. I’m guessing that “local” in New York City means sourced from upstate or the surrounding states’ farms, but it wasn’t clear.
Choosing from the menu full of appealing breakfast items was difficult, but I finally decided on two eggs over easy, bacon, and a cheddar biscuit (the runners-up: pancakes with apples, walnuts, and white rum caramel; and an egg white omelette with spinach, goat cheese, and home fries). The breakfast was a perfect portion, the eggs and bacon were cooked to perfection and the biscuit was soft, buttery and flaky. There are so many great places to eat in NYC that I am usually reluctant to return to places I’ve already been to, but I just might make it back to The Smith sometime.
Location: 956 2nd Avenue (at 51st St.), New York, NY 10022 Phone: (212) 644-2700