TriBeCa holds this hidden (literally) gem for those who prefer a quiet and uncommon ambiance. You may pass it once or twice due to no sign being present above it’s old wooden doors, but once you sink into the ivory cushions that take the place of typical chairs, you slip into a new world. The peaceful air at lunch hour made the experience relaxing and my tired mind welcomed the cozy yet elegant decor.
I ordered the HOUSE GRAVLAX TOAST (pictured below), which was quite small but delicate and delicious. The slight toughness of the brioche with the delectable creme fraiche was an inviting contrast, while the zesty capers and fresh dill added an organic touch.
While I have not visited Smith and Mills for dinner or drinks, they offer diners an intimate and exclusive lunch experience just moments away from the hyper bustle of Canal Street.