Smith & Mills

Smith & Mills

American Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Tribeca, New York
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    Stephanie P.
    "Great little spot and believe the hype about the Dark and Stormy."(22 Tips)
    romina s.
    "Bread pudding and Salmon tartare are a must!"(4 Tips)
    Nick N.
    "Favorite downtown hole in the wall"(4 Tips)
    Yaw E.
    "Another neighborhood gem and great date spot"(9 Tips)
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  • Date Night Is...
    Date Night Is...April 30, 2013
    This cozy hole in the wall is one of the best Date Night spots in the area – arguably in the city. But get there early or at an off time or it can get utterly packed.
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    Adrian PhillipsJuly 11, 2017
    Cozy little hole in the wall that doesn't take reservations. Cocktails are excellent (the Dark & Stormy has fresh ginger in it), mussels were definitely a highlight. Came on a weeknight, not too busy
  • Parker C.heart icon on user image
    Parker ChambersJuly 13, 2017
    Come for the ambience and wine. Stay for the cute ginger waiter. Return for the retro bathroom. Return again for the cute ginger waiter (obviously).
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    NicoleApril 3, 2016
    Even if the kitchen's closed you can get some potato chips with Russian dressing. Michael the bartender will make you a drink if you tell him what you like. Cozy place. Crowd older than expected.
  • citizenM
    citizenMJuly 17, 2013
    There is no sign on the door, a gem in Tribeca. Get the avocado toast, salmon tartar and house pickled vegetables with a bottle of Riesling! Read more
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureApril 11, 2013
    Restaurateur Matt Abramcyk’s cubbyhole hideout in a former seafarer’s inn serves retro cocktails and comfort food (meatballs; house-pickled vegetables).
  • Adam M.heart icon on user image
    Adam McCueJuly 3, 2015
    Dark and Stormy is one of the best cocktails in the city -- just watch out for the ginger. It's got a bite.
  • Rafi S.heart icon on user image
    Rafi SyedJanuary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes, the best dark'n'stormy around. In summer, grab a table outside and order your food as soon as you sit down, since it takes a while (one bunsen burner). Be sure to use the bathroom, it's swag.
  • Monica C.heart icon on user image
    Monica CullenDecember 8, 2014
    Max occupancy is 35...snagging a seat can be hard, and you have to order food if you sit at a table. Cool ambiance though with classic cocktails and some fun twists!
  • Susan C.
    Susan ClaxtonDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The place is tiny and croweded but the perfect location for a snowy NYC night. Try the dark and stormy and enjoy the delicious good that the chef cranks out on induction burners at the bar! Read more
  • Jessica A.heart icon on user image
    Jessica ANovember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Another one of my neighborhood favorites. Cozy and warm atmosphere, top notch cocktails. Have yet to try the food but they have a full menu!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GrayJune 28, 2015
    Swordfish was great. Lamb meatballs seemed dry and sorta burnt. Bathroom is awesome. I have never seen a sink like that (fold it down, then back up to drain).
  • Zachary M.heart icon on user image
    Zachary MartzJanuary 6, 2017
    Great atmosphere in a intimate setting. Tasty cocktails and burger. A nice spot for a date or late lunch on the weekend.
  • Liliana E.heart icon on user image
    Liliana EmmoloApril 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Kale bruschetta, chicken liver mousse, OYSTERS, and pretty much everything on the brunch menu. Also, very enjoyable tropical pimm's cup. Intimate environment.
  • jon n.
    jon nguyenMay 1, 2013
    Try the Avocado Bruschetta - this was super good and spicy as cat shit...makes sense after looking at the pic, they only smothered the avocado with chili flakes
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetOctober 3, 2016
    "Bauhaus meets constructivist. Reclaimed wood, soft lighting, moody feel. We go for the bespoke classics like the Vesper." - Markus Glocker and John Winterman, chef and managing partner - Bâtard Read more
  • jon n.
    jon nguyenMay 1, 2013
    Try the House Pickled Vegetables - this was my favorite of the night just bc i have a pickling fetish and care of nothing else when a good pickle is in front of me
  • Ayesha A.heart icon on user image
    Ayesha AhmadAugust 7, 2014
    If you can find it... do go. It's everything that's in season, simple but SO good. Great ambiance. Not great for large groups (it's tiny).
  • Sunny B.
    Sunny BakMay 28, 2013
    I love this place but tonight I was not impressed by the oysters and the condiments... Love the atmosphere anyway and I will be back soon.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KMay 14, 2011
    Hidden treasure. Order the Moscow Mule..the best I've had on both coasts. Order the Ricotta - it's fantastic! I have to say, love it at Colonie but it's even better here.
  • Sami K.
    Sami KiJanuary 20, 2014
    Super discrete & hidden place. Steam punk style decor. Whimsical. Good food and drinks. Recommend the lobster poached eggs and salmon tartar.
  • Justin B.heart icon on user image
    Justin BretonAugust 5, 2014
    I would come here just for the burrata. It's that good. The cocktails are great, too.
  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphJuly 3, 2012
    A rustic-chic gem of cocktail bar not much larger than a jewel box. Order a Negroni, and don’t be surprised if Robert DeNiro or Bradley Cooper wander in off for a night cap (001 212 226 2515).
  • Alice K.heart icon on user image
    Alice KangDecember 2, 2014
    Excellent cocktails. For a teeny tiny kitchen smaller than my cutting board, it put out great appetizers and snacks!
  • Raelinn D.heart icon on user image
    Raelinn DotyDecember 17, 2013
    Love this place. Low key. Tiny. Good drinks, good food, incredible atmosphere and great people. Much big love.
  • Duke P.heart icon on user image
    Duke PerkinsMarch 30, 2015
    Amazeballs little spot. Great spot to pop in with a date. All sorts of of lil nick nacks about....
  • Kmart Fashion
    Kmart FashionDecember 2, 2011
    A cute and cozy restaurant bar hidden in Tribeca. Wonderful small plates and cocktails. Our tip: Check out the beautifully designed 40’s era bathroom.
  • Ryan L.heart icon on user image
    Ryan LandrySeptember 12, 2014
    Tiny little hole in the Tribeca wall, with flashbulbs dancing outside with someone mega-famous walking by. Good manhattan, too.
  • Rick V.
    Rick ValenzuelaJanuary 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    4 things to know: 1) order a Dark & Stormy 2) look around, conduits and other underground pieces are part of the charm 3) bathroom is an old elevator 4) go early or late. Peak times = bad experience
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineJuly 1, 2012
    It's amazing that this place serves food, the smallest kitchen I've ever seen (corner of the bar). Great spot for late-night drink and bites.
  • Sam W.heart icon on user image
    Sam WinnickMarch 20, 2015
    The burrata, rabbit meatballs and burger are the must haves!
  • Carmen M.heart icon on user image
    Carmen MagarMarch 1, 2014
    Super sweet waitresses, great drinks, beautiful TriBeCa atmosphere
  • Josh M.heart icon on user image
    Josh MateoNovember 8, 2014
    Super cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Cocktails are great and seasonal. Hole in the wall vibes.literally.
  • Matthew C.heart icon on user image
    Matthew CaldecuttOctober 16, 2015
    This place has a small cocktail list, but the drinks are strong and it's surprisingly laid back for Tribeca.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 10, 2011
    It used to be a horse stable, and the bathroom is an old elevator. Ship plans hang on the walls. The vintage cocktails are strong. Order a Negroni, like a fisherman would do after a big day's catch.
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    DoubleDeuceApril 4, 2015
    Very small so hit it up off-peak to get the charm from it. Saturday afternoon is my favorite time.
  • Anna S.heart icon on user image
    Anna SantiagoJuly 13, 2016
    Cute that they cook everything on a small stove behind the bar. Good for lunch in the summer
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PatafioAugust 27, 2013
    Great little spot and believe the hype about the Dark and Stormy. It was delicious. Super gingery.
  • Maria R.heart icon on user image
    Maria RiabtchenkoJune 6, 2015
    Burgurrrrrrrrr and fries 💪🏽 but if you're not down, meat balls or mussels are outta the world too
  • Gabriela S.heart icon on user image
    Gabriela SussmanDecember 5, 2013
    Stumbled in here by accident, ate some decent food, had some fancy cocktails. Tiny, dim lighting, and has a bathroom sink that requires flushing.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VolodkinJune 29, 2013
    Sit on the single chair to the right of the bar and feel AC on a hot day like you've never felt it before!
  • Laura C.heart icon on user image
    Laura ChinMay 11, 2013
    Cocktails, sure, but don't sleep on the food. Cooked behind the bar on hot plates, but still pretty incredible,
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureAugust 24, 2012
    Check out the bathroom, made out of a turn-of-the-century elevator with a flip-down sink from a Depression-era railway car.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsNovember 17, 2011
    Whether you're on a first date or celebrating your anniversary, this cocktail bar is perfect for an intimate, romantic evening.
  • Adrien L.
    Adrien LJune 10, 2015
    If you're looking for a culinary adventure, look elsewhere. The entrees are bare: expect mains without sides. That being said, great ambiance and decor. Drinks > dinner
  • Jett H.heart icon on user image
    Jett HouseMarch 11, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Soft cheddar scramble, burger, poached chicken club, coffee, cocktails
  • Derek F.
    Derek FlanzraichJuly 25, 2015
    Good Dark 'n Stormy (must love ginger), great antique-looking bathroom.
  • naveenheart icon on user image
    naveenJanuary 23, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Smith & Mills is one of my favorite places in the city. Better to go earlier in the evening (or on a weekend or on an off-night). Otherwise, the tiny spot is packed+loses charm
  • jon n.
    jon nguyenMay 1, 2013
    Try the Kumomoto Oysters - maybe my top 3 kinda oysters...kumomotos are just
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeeMay 23, 2013
    The ginger in the dark and stormy was so finely minced that I had chunks of ginger in my mouth after each sip which was not pleasant
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