Saturday, April 2, 2011

Smiling at the Smile

It was a beautifully sunny morning today.  Unfortunately, winter has not fully left us yet and there was a deep chill in the air.  But we had to get out so after a stroll through Washington Park we started walking over to the Bowery for some lunch.  We planned on going to Peels for a bite with LM but when we arrived there was a monster line outside for some sample sale going on next door and as a result the restaurant was packed.  So we dodged the crowd and kept walking.  Last night our friends told us about a spot called The Smile.  Since we turned onto Bond Street this placed popped into my head as it was right on the block that we were walking along...
A steep set of stairs made it slightly hard to get our beast of a stroller down but since there were two of us we managed just fine.  We walked in and were greeted by a friendly staff, cozy and rustic atmosphere and warmth which was so nice coming in from the cold outside...
The menu was different.  No simple eggs and bacon but instead a showcase of sammies, baked eggs and salads.  Really nice change from the usual brunch items we normally see.  My hubby went with the smoked salmon platter and I had baked eggs with crushed tomatoes, manchego and avocado.  I also got a baguette with brie and fig jam (which was a total eyes bigger then my stomach type order).  LM couldn't have been happier.  He ate everything.  And I mean everything that we ordered.  Never without a baguette slice in his hand, he gobbled up a full piece of salmon (including capers!!) and was all over the baked eggs.  What kind of kid eats this sort of food?  Unreal.  He didn't move for the whole meal because he didn't want to miss a bite.  I highly recommend this place for a weekend brunch or midday lunch.  I suspect their dinner is also wonderful.  This place was a great find.
26 Bond St # 1
New York, NY 10012-2491
(646) 329-5836