Smith may come across as really chill but don’t let that fool you. Everything at Smith has been carefully orchestrated by owner Renda Abdo and her team to appear effortless, giving you an experience for the senses.
Situated in a three story brownstone on Church just north of Wellesley, Smith can easily be missed by first-timers as their name does not scream at you from neon lights. No need when their reviews say it loud and clear – this place is amazing!
On our first visit there over a long weekend, we waited about 20 minutes for a table. Seems a bit crazy when you’re hungry but we saw what was coming out of their kitchen and decided it was worth the wait. They didn’t disappoint.
Foodies will love Smith’s menu which features some of your favourite comfort foods with a twist along with options that will please every palate. My favourite for brunch is their take on Huevos Rancheros.
Their decor is eclectic with a mix of polished concrete, antiques and unusual art such as the collection of ballet slippers suspended from the ceiling on the third floor. The atmosphere is sexy in a mature kind of way that doesn’t slap you in the face but surrounds you with sensuality. The food is beautifully plated and even though this is somewhat casual dining they know the art of setting a table. Consistency is key with Smith and I'm wowed every time I go there.
Great food and great service are the cornerstones of a successful restaurant but Smith understands that dining out needs to stimulate all of your senses if they want to keep you coming back for more.
Be sure to check out their other restaurants, 7 West Cafe and Wish Restaurant. I highly recommend the "apple walnut steel cut oatmeal pancakes with salted butter and cider syrup" at Wish but you better call dibs as they will only make two orders per table. Bon appetit!