Dinner is a strong word for what we ate tonight at The Smith.

It was more pre-theater drinks and apps.

Well, it may have been dinner for some folks. You know, those with human sized appetites.

No one who has eaten with me would dare suggest my apetite resembles anything human.

The Smith is a NYC chain (now in DC) with pretty decent grub so I wasn’t even going to waste my time with a blog post. However, there is one epic thing to come here for…their legendary Mac and Cheese.

There is no reinventing of the wheel here. No lobster or pulled pork or vegan situation. Not someone’s take on a mac and cheese.

Just simple, amazing, gooey wonderment.

The monstrosity is baked in a mini cast iron skillet and topped with a glorious crispy cheese blanket or roof, if you will.

We also ordered oysters (fine), spicy salmon on crispy rice (the rice was really hard to bite through) and a couple of Manhattan cocktails (decent).

If you’re here for a quick bite before seeing whatever show you paid way too much for at Lincoln Center, then either lower your expectations or resign yourself to the inevitable food coma in store for you if you go the Mac and Cheese route.

Otherwise, if you’re treating yourself with the ballet or opera, may as well hit up Bar Bouloud beforehand and give yourself a proper early bird meal.

1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
b/t West 64th St & 63rd St
Upper West Side