55 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10003
After trying out Jane for our friend Alex's birthday brunch, I knew instantly that I would want to try Jane's sister restaurant The Smith too. Luckily last month Alex, Samantha, Will, and I met for brunch at The Smith.
Unfortunately, we picked a chaotic day to do it because you see, the day we chose was December 14, 2013 and on this day, SantaCon took place and a tremendous amount of snow hit The Big Apple, but we managed to have a successful and great brunch together. Luckily, Sam made reservations ahead of time and we were seated after arriving for ten minutes.
The ambiance and decor is different from Jane. It's slightly dimmer, crowded, and not as cozy as Jane.
|Cucumber Ginger Ale|
|Beer Battered String Beans with Ranch Sauce|
|Vanilla Bean French Toast & Chicken Sausage|
|One Yolk Omelette|
|Potato Waffle Benedict|
Will and I tried the potato waffle Benedict and it delicious! Although, I would have preferred a tomato-based sauce or the classic Hollandaise sauce. The egg was cooked just right and runny and the potato waffle was crunchy and crispy.
So after all this food, we still wanted dessert. We chose two desserts to share.
|S'mores Bread Pudding|
|Pumpkin Pie in a Jar|
All in all, our double date brunch was great! We had a good time trying different foods and catching up with our friends. The food at The Smith was great and I would like to come back in the future to try out their brunch menu again and their delicious desserts.