Progress at The Smith coming to the old McCormick and Schmick’s space at 9th and F St, NW

The smith at mcormick from ally
901 F Street, NW

Ally writes:

“huge indoor remodel/construction going on at former McCormick & Schmick’s in Chinatown”

9th and F Street, NW

Late last summer we learned that New York City’s excellent The Smith would be taking over the space.

The Smith’s website says:

The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with three upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, overlooking bustling Third Avenue, The Smith Midtown, in the heart of Manhattan, located on 51st Street and Second Avenue and The Smith Lincoln Center directly across from historic Lincoln Center.

Utilizing local products and purveyors, the breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner menus feature a selection of familiar bistro dishes. Signature dishes at all locations include Crispy Fried Calamari “Brooklyn Style,” Pot of Mussels with chardonnay-dijon broth and perfectly cooked hand cut fries and four different cuts of steak prepared char broiled, served with a choice of homemade sauces including béarnaise, green peppercorn and chimichurri. Most of the desserts are fun twists on classics, including Sticky Toffee Pudding, S’mores in a Jar and Hot Fudge Sundae with almond bark and flourless chocolate cake.

Our bars offer an elaborate menu of classic and signature cocktails made with fresh fruit and herbs. We serve seven local hand crafted beers on tap and have a selection of 20 wines available by the glass or carafe as well as a hand selected bottle list.

The crowd at The Smith is eclectic, attracting after-work colleagues, late-night revelers, families for Sunday brunch and more. Our guests come for all occasions – a drink after work, a quick bite before a movie, a business dinner, or to celebrate a birthday.

You can see their NYC menus here.

4 Comment

  • The Smith in NY is great, or at least it was years ago. Big portions, big menu, perfect for this part of town. Wouldn’t mind one on U street area too! Down with small plates!

    • I ate at one last summer, right before they announced that they were coming to DC. It was exactly as you describe – big plates big menu, and reasonable prices to boot! The food, beverages and service were so good! I’m looking forward to this opening!

  • Thank goodness. This place has NORMAL food. It’s a bit pricey in NY, but it’s NY. You definitely don’t get skimped on the portions. Although I remember the brunch entrees coming with a cocktail or juice (but not coffee..which is weird).

  • I hope they don’t cover every interior wall with white subway tile like they have at their other locations. The noise levels are deafening, even by NY standards.

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