26 Bond St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Lafayette St.
By lmnop on 8/18/2013
So sweet in an effortless way. If there were no such thing as review sites or food blogs, this would be a perfect example of a classic NY hidden gem. The food is delicious, fresh ingredients, newly inspired taste combinations. I have been for both lunch and dinner. I much prefer the lunch menu, but dinner is a good casual/comfortable go to. Definitely will continue dining here for brunch or lunch.
By NYCTex on 8/1/2010
Took a stroll down Bond St. on a beautiful summer morning. Weather was perfect. The birds were chirping. All I needed now was coffee and a nice spot to read my paper. So, I dropped in the The Smile. At first glance, The Smile is perfect. Very quaint and chill. But then you meet the staff. If there is a hipster mold out in williamsburg, these folks were made directly from it. Too cool to smile - kinda grumpy and put out that you are in their establishment. So, I thought I'd kill'em with kindness. I ordered an iced coffee and tipped $2 (on a $3 beverage). Still no smile. If that wasn't enough, when I asked if it was okay if I sit down enjoy my $5 coffee at a table they were very, very put out - even though I was the ONLY person in the place. When I left I said, "thank you guys very much." Still no smile. In summary, good coffee, cool place - hipster staff sucks.
By adamn on 6/6/2010
The atmosphere is nice, and the food is fine. It's a step up from a normal place.