Walking into The Smile, I walked in from a chilly Manhattan to a cozy cabin-style decor restaurant where it seemed like everyone wanted to be on a cold winter evening. The rustic wood, the holiday mantel decor all added to the style of the establishment.
I wasn’t all that hungry when I was here, which is unfortunate because when I opened up the menu I couldn’t decide what to order — everything sounded so fresh and tasty! I ultimately ordered just a small appetizer portion of the Lamb Meatballs. The taste of lamb brings back so many memories because my grandmother used to often cook with lamb. And of course The Smile spiced them the same way my Nannie used to — with mint! Drenched in a spiced red sauce, these meatballs were impeccable. Actually, The Meatball Shop should take some pointers because their meatballs are nothing like this!
Hopefully I will return soon, this is a place my boyfriend will love. What else will I be trying on my next visit? I have my eyes on their pasta dishes — which apparently change because the one on the website is different than what I saw the other evening. The menu is very reasonably priced and is definitely a great place for a person to go if they are on a tight budget.
Location-wise this is a fantastic place to go to if you are over by the Washington Square Park area or looking to make your way out of Soho after some shopping. It’s only a couple of blocks off of Broadway and is very easy to get to.