Smith and Mills is a tiny little bar in an old carriage house on North Moore Street in Tribeca. The door is unmarked. Smith and Mills is owned by Matt Abramcyk of Tiny’s Tribeca and Employees Only. As with his other bars, the decor and cocktails are the headliner and good food is a great bonus. It is also as dimly lit as the others. So our first daylight visit yielded some descent photos for once.
The place is simply charming. Like Tiny’s Tribeca, the restoration is impeccable and the details are super cool. The bar mirrors are wooden molds for steel ship windows, which is the coolest touch. And good thing for the charm, as this place makes Tiny’s seem cavernous.
The restroom here deserves a big mention. It is so cool and along with the rest of the joint it’s small. The sink neatly folds into the wall after use. Also like the rest of the place it is pitch black inside, but I was able to pull off an Instagram.
Smith and Mills features a raw bar, appetizers and 5 simple entrees. Watching the chef prep meals standing in a 4 foot square space is an amazing thing to watch. The pot of meatballs is neatly tucked into a burner below the bar. Both dishes we ordered were really tasty, but served only as teasers for our appetites. We shared each app 3 ways with our friend Lee and moved on to Macao Trading Company for more cocktails and food.
We just love this little spot and now we’ve discovered a quiet time early evening on weekends. I wouldn’t mind grabbing an outside table in warm weather and hanging out into the night.