The Smith

3 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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956 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Very few gf options, staff was not helpful, ended up not eating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Came for breakfast, the staff were helpful & checked with the kitchen, but no GF bread options!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered a soup without bread. The waiter checked with the kitchen to make sure this was possible and returned confirming it was. He wrote down the allergy on the order. The soup came out with a flag to mark the allergy. I ate my soup to find it had bread inside.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Kale & quinoa salad with shrimp!
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Asymptomatic Celiac

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Delicious GF pasta. When I asked for GF pasta, they asked if I was a celiac. They then 'red flagged' my order to ensure the pasta was cooked with no contamination. Great meal.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I do not recommend this restaurant for those with celiac disease. I ordered brunch at this restaurant (midtown location) last weekend on a date. I asked about gluten free options and mentioned having celiac disease. The waiter told me the Rancheros breakfast with the corn waffle and egg were gluten free, *as long as the waffle was baked. When the food came out, it was someone from the kitchen staff who handed me my plate of food, along with my date's food. We had both ordered the same thing, but mine had been marked with a flag. I got about half way through the waffle when the waiter came out and said, "wait! Hold up, your plate doesn't have the sauce on the side. The gluten free order usually has the sauce on the side." At that point he told me to stop eating and he checked with the kitchen. A few minutes later the manager came out and was very nice and apologized, but said they had made a mistake with my order. They had given me the wrong waffle. Now, perhaps this is my fault for taking the risk of ordering a corn waffle at this restaurant, but if I were a GF customer looking at reviews, I would want to know that this happened. This week I have a full on celiac rash, I am bloated, lethargic, sniffly, and just feel lousy. So moral of the story: if you are Celiac and do not want to risk a mistake, do not order from The Smith.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very accommodating! Highly recommend! They even put a flag in my food to show that they took precautions while cooking.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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GF penne in short rib ragu was delicious. Staff were aware, helpful and attentive. Great atmosphere. Lots of GF options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I had the kale and quinoa salad with shrimp and it was great!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I went here with my boyfriend very recently after being diagnosed with celiac disease. They told me they took gluten free to the “next level” and they totally did! The manager came over after I ordered and reassured me of the kitchens expert knowledge. They even put a little toothpick flag in my dish to insure they checked it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good service but they no longer have a dedicated fryer at the midtown location, which makes me wonder if they ever did

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I went to the Lincoln Center location for lunch based on the sole fact that I saw it was GF friendly. I went there and was told they had no GF bread or pasta and that they didn't have a dedicated fryer. The person who made the reservation was told that the staff was trained thoroughly in food allergies and even though they put a little flag in my steak I was told the fries were defiantly going to be cross contaminated. My steak was not cooked how it was asked to be prepared but the steak sauce was good. I liked the atmosphere but as for a GF place, cross this off your list.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Sat at the bar for a quick bite. Nothing quick about it. Slow service and bartender was not knowledgeable about gf or attentive despite it not being busy. Expensive and mediocre.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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If they once had GF bread, they don't now. lots of breaded stuff on the menu. you could likely find something to eat but I wouldn't go out of my way.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had breakfast here. The food was very good and the kitchen and management were accommodating to avoid cross contamination. The only issue was that I found a potato near my omelette that must have fallen off my husbands plate when the runners carried the food and leaned over to put the plates down. The potatoes are cooked in a fryer that contains gluten. They made me a new dish and the manager came over to apologize and said she would make sure the runners carry the gluten free plates alone so this doesn't happen again.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Couldn't do GF waffles or pancakes. Not many options if you are coeliac and vegetarian. Staff understood but weren't overly helpful. Nice place but expensive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Always been able to eat here and the staff understands!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Knowledgeable staff and dedicated frier. They can alter most items on the menu and they make sure that all food comes out with a red flag for security.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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AMAZING EXPERIENCE! GF pastas available and take cross contamination very seriously. Manager even came over and explained the entire kitchen process to me without me even asking. Great food, drinks and staff!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Waiter said meal would come with little red flag for allergy but waiter came without one and stated it was gluten free. Pasta was delicious!! Currently waiting if any aftermath reactions come about. So far feeling fine and it’s been 20 minutes.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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(Celiac diner here) Gluten-free protocol is EXCELLENT: manager checks on the meal, plates are literally FLAGGED so you know you have a gluten-free dish, they use a gluten-free dedicated fryer, and the French fries are AWESOME! Goat cheese omelet! Burger without the bun is soooo delicious (with garlic aioli), I didn’t miss the bun. Great brunch Saturday and Sunday with awesome brunch cocktails (included with some entrees). We ate here every day because it is reassuring to see their diligence.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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I went here tonight with someone who has celiacs. The restaurant had a GF menu and when she ordered the GF option, the waiter asked if preference or allergy. Once she identified as an allergy, the waiter said he got it and food may take a bit longer. Then the manager came out, went over their steps to ensure safety, and said her food would have a red flag denoting GF. The food was all delicious and seemed very safe.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Overall Rating

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the wait staff was very knowledgeable about allergies and accompanying! our food was amazing! 10/10!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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