I thought I might not be cool enough for Smith but, even if I am drunk on self-delusion, I felt totally at home there and have that way on every single visit.
The interior – very dark, very intimate but it is a big, big space. For my first visit, we sat at the bar and had the drink special of the night. It was fantastic and we got the meat plate to nibble. Oh – YES. It, also, was fantastic. And huge. My date and I were easily able to share and not leave hungry. The meat was plentiful and good quality. On subsequent visits I have tried a number of dishes (ohhhh, the macaroni and cheese) and a number of cocktails (very fond of the ‘That’s What’s Up) and been happy happy with every one.
Service – excellent. The bartenders and servers have always been friendly, efficient (even though it was a busy Friday night) and we felt like we were the only people there. Well, me and 100 of my hip, beautiful, yet extremely cool friends.
Good date spot? Definitely. There are lots of seating options – booths, open tables, the bar – and it is a pretty big place. It can get pretty crowded so keep that in mind, especially if you are meeting here for a first date. But I have been here on a number of dates, first and otherwise, and always had good luck. I find the atmosphere to be very romance-inducing.
332332 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112