About Smithville Inn

1 North New York Road
Absecon, NJ 08205
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Old world charm meets new world hospitality in this lovely lakeside landmark. A longtime locals favorite serving award winning classic continental cuisine with a modern flair. The restaurant, resurrected from an uncertain future in 1997 by the combined efforts of the Coppola & Bushar families, has since reclaimed its spot among the favorite dining locations in the Atlantic City area.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 2:30pm - 8:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 1:30pm

Cross Street:
Route 9 & Moss Mill Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 652-7777

Website:
http://www.smithvilleinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Music every Wednesday night in the Baremore tavern 7:00 PM-Close. Enjoy the music of Lenny Mitchel performing live on our grand piano every Friday & Saturday night.

Parking Details:
Smithville Inn is located in Historic Towne of Smithville - Ample free parking & complimentary valet service for all functions.

Public Transit:
New Jersey Transit bus stop located directly across from the Smithville Inn.

Executive Chef:
Chris Bellino

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining rooms available to accommodate your group from 10 to 200 guests. Custom menus. Free Consultation. Call today.

Private Party Contact:
Heather Cramer: 6096527777

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Smithville Inn specializes in private events from 10-200 guest. Weddings, Showers, Anniversary's, Graduations, Holidays, Birthdays & More. Contact our event manager Heather@Smithvilleinn.com for more details.

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
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Once again Smithville provides a wonderf ...

vip
Dined 3 days ago

Once again Smithville provides a wonderful evening. Food and service were great.

food1
ambience1
service1
value2

MY FAMILY HAS BEEN GOING TO SMiTHVILLE F ...

Dined 6 days ago

MY FAMILY HAS BEEN GOING TO SMiTHVILLE FOR YEARS. ALTHOUGH MANAGEMENT AND FOCUS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS GOING THERE FOR LUNCH OR DINNER IS STILL SPECIAL. SERVER WAS ATTENTIVE AND PATIENT IN LISTENING ABOUT THE FIRST TIME WE VISITED SMITHVILLE AS A CUSTOMER 43 YEARS AGO.

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We were more than pleased and will be going back

Dined on April 24, 2016

Pleasant setting, diligent staff and food prep, presentation and quality was wonderful!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great evening!

vip
Dined on April 23, 2016

We were there for a Saturday night dinner; had a great table at the window; the food was excellent; service (waiter Mike) was outstanding; ambiance was enhanced by live piano music - a rare find in restaurants these days. Looking forward to returning for another dinner next month.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Restaurant

Dined on April 22, 2016

Always a good dinner. The food is great and the location is good if you have a show to see in AC. Lunches are nice also. The staff is professional and very attentive.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

You Can Go Home Again

Dined on April 19, 2016

The Smithville Inn was a family favorite going back to my parents in the 1960's. Every birthday, anniversary or family get together, was held here. This year I lost my sister to lung cancer. My birthday and hers were in the same week in April. I needed to face those days in familiar surroundings. So back to the Smithville Inn where the best memories were. Our waiter, Mike, was simply the best. Not only did he know the menu and how to engage us, he was uplifting and compassionate when I told him why I was there. During dessert he had a small candle on my plate. He teased me a couple times making wishes. Then he lit the candle one more time and asked me to leave it lit for those not with me. I did and let it burn to the end. As thought my sister and the rest of my family were there. I shed many tears that night but they were happy ones. They were shed in a warm and familiar place that felt like home.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always Perfect

Dined on April 16, 2016

The Smithville Inn is one of my all time favorites. The food and service are always great. This time I was dining with a friend who is an extremely picky eater. She had the pork chop which was cooked to perfection and she was very, very pleased. I had the special - Osso Bucco which was one of the best I've ever had. We had the chocolate peanut butter bomb for dessert with coffee that was phenomenal --- perfect ending to a perfect meal. Highly, highly recommend!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Snooty and overpriced

Dined on April 16, 2016

I booked to have a nice birthday meal with my wife... The inn is not kept well... Staff is "snooty" the meal was over cooked and dry... Also my wife ordered the special when it came out it was not correct because they did not have it in the system correctly but still charged full price..WE WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN....

food4
ambience4
service5

Easy to make reservation.

vip
Dined on April 10, 2016

Easy to make reservation.

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

You have to try the chicken salad at Brunch

Dined on April 10, 2016

The food is good and plentiful. Great options for all. Would love pancakes but that may be a bit of a pain for the restaurant. I go her every year. The brunch drinks are reasonable ($2 mimosa) but I think they used to be included but I can't remember. Generally I'm not a fan of the dessert @ buffets but the dessert was very good. Love the chocolate pudding and hope they bring back the mousse.

Tags: great for brunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

BEST BRUNCH EVER!!

Dined on April 10, 2016

This is the best Sunday brunch that I've eaten at in years! There were so many different selections to choose from - from breakfast to lunch offerings; everything that I selected was tasty & attractively displayed. The food tables were set up to support a constant flow of people avoiding crowded areas. The view of the grounds was lovely. The staff at the display tables & wait tables were helpful & accessible. They make you feel very comfortable & welcome. Whenever I am in South Jersey for the weekend, I will be eating at the Smithville Inn for Sunday Brunch!!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Great meal

vip
Dined on April 8, 2016

Excellent meal. Friday night Prime Rib for $20 you just can't beat that. Also great service.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Nice meal and atmosphere

Dined on April 1, 2016

We had a very enjoyable meal, both the food and service was very good. The piano player is a very nice touch and we found his selection of music enjoyable. The meal has a nice selection and is reasonable price. We have visited the Smithville Inn a few times in the past year and have not been disappointed. Consistent in quality of food and service.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5

Food was delicious as always.

Dined on April 1, 2016

Food was delicious as always.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Enjoyed it very much.

Dined on March 20, 2016

I had the filet, it was perfectly cooked and delicious. My husband had the crab imperial stuffed salmon and he loved it. Both were still good the next day too! We have a favorite app. , the fried green tomatoes were wonderful as always.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service3
value5

Very enjoyable, quiet lunch.

Dined on March 17, 2016

We visited the Smithville Inn on St. Patrick's Day, mid-week off-season. Very quiet, only 5 tables full in the dining room at noon. Sat with nice view of the lawn area. Waitress was prompt and explained the special which included St. Patrick's day corned beef and cabbage which was excellent! The kitchen was very slow and we had to wait quite a while for our food considering they were not busy.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent Sunday brunch. Friendly servic ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Excellent Sunday brunch. Friendly service. Bobby was excellent.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food at Smithville inn

Dined on March 12, 2016

Terrific, outstanding, a wonderful meal and thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great dinner setting

Dined on March 12, 2016

Second time here for dinner, atmosphere and food are great, got here a little early, so we had a scenic window view of the water outside. I would strongly recommend it!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

We always enjoy lunch at Smithville Inn, ...

Dined on March 10, 2016

We always enjoy lunch at Smithville Inn, it is a charming restaurant with a lovely dining area that overlooks a garden. This time we were there to try a Restaurant Week lunch. They offered a varied selection of entrees. We tried the Prime Rib Sandwich which was different and delicious, I had soup, husband had salad which were very good only surpassed by the delicious lemon pound cake for desert. We can't wait to go again.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Restaurant Week Lunch at the Smithville Inn

Dined on March 9, 2016

Wasn't sure what to expect as far as choices on the lunch menu or portion sizes. My husband and I thought reduced prices might mean small plates and unimaginative cuisine. We were pleasantly surprised. Our salads - I had the harvest greens, he had the baby Caesar - were more than adequate in size and very satisfying. We both ordered the grilled shrimp with vegetable couscous. ..a new dish for us , so delicious and filling. We were too full for dessert so we carried our lemon pound cake out for later. Our server, Terri, was personable and attentive without smothering us. Between the Inn's decor, pleasant atmosphere, the view of the nearby pond complete with a few lovely Canadian geese and a great meal, we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Our dining experience was lovely. The pr ...

Dined on March 8, 2016

Our dining experience was lovely. The presentation of food was probably the best I have ever experienced. The steak was cooked perfectly as was the pork. The service was outstanding..attentive but not overbearing. The dessert selections seemed fairly ordinary, but the meal was so delicious that we could have happily skipped the desserts.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Good Lunch

Dined on March 8, 2016

Had lunch at Smithville Inn during AC Restaurant Week. The food and the service was excellent.

Tags: great for lunch
food1
ambience3
service3
value1

Unexpected Disappointment

Dined on March 6, 2016

We visited the Smithville Inn as a part of Atlantic City Restaurant Week. It had been years since we were there. It was not very crowded for an early Sunday Evening. We had the Lobster Flatbread and Short Rib Quesadilla for the appetizer course. They both sat under the warmer for a long time. The flatbread was soggy. The Quesadilla did not contain much Short Rib. For the entree, we had the Steak Sinatra and the Chicken Florentine. They both sat under the warmer for a long time also. The waitress had difficulty carrying them because the plates were so hot. The steak was well done on the outside and rare in the middle (I asked for medium well). The Chicken ended up being two chicken legs and thighs stuffed with a little spinach in the middle of them. We both had Creme Brûlée for dessert. They were obviously prepared earlier in the day - sugar and all. One of them had a large piece of plastic in it. Our memories of this place did not live up to the meal that we received.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Delicious meal. Gloria was a great serve ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

Delicious meal. Gloria was a great server. The pianist added a really wonderful ambiance. Consistently good meal and experience.

food5
ambience4
service4

Sunday brunch was great! Very good vari ...

Dined on March 6, 2016

Sunday brunch was great! Very good variety of choices. Loved the mashed potato bar, omelette station & carving station, plus much more

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Brunch!

Dined on March 6, 2016

Great brunch - special occasion - excellent service. Great selection and quality. Highly recommended

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Fantastic

Dined on March 5, 2016

My fiance and I were curious to try this place because we booked our rehearsal dinner here for next month. We'd never been but heard it was a good restaurant. It was fantastic! I really enjoyed the soft live piano music, and the ambiance felt elegant, historic and a little romantic due to the soft lightning. I had the salmon and crabmeat special (the best salmon I've ever had), and my fiance had the prime rib (he loved every bite). Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and made us laugh a few times. We are very excited to come back for our rehearsal dinner and even think we'll spend our future first anniversary here!

Tags: romantic
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Hidden Jewel

Dined on March 5, 2016

Want to escape for lunch to a spot that is historic, charming and comfortable? This is the spot. Not to mention resonably priced. The turkey entree was terrific!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
food3
ambience4
service3

It took an hour and 20 minutes from the ...

Dined on February 26, 2016

It took an hour and 20 minutes from the time we sat down until the time we were served. The manager was attentive and apologetic but other people were served before us tha were seatwd after us.

food4
ambience5
service4
value2

We had Sunday Brunch and the food was gr ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

We had Sunday Brunch and the food was great, the atmosphere was gorgeous. Neither my daughter or girlfriend weigh 100 Lbs, so an all you can eat Brunch at $28.00 PP wasn't a very good value. I can say that I got my $28.00 worth and enjoyed every bit of it. I would absolutely go back as well as refer to family and friends.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome Brunch!

Dined on February 21, 2016

Awesome Brunch! The food, service, setting, etc. cant be beat. This is my birthday request each year! My favorite place for brunch.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great couples spot!

Dined on February 19, 2016

We had a nice dinner for two by the window overlooking the lawn and lake! Prime rib was on the money and my wife loved her seafood risotto

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Exceptional service starting with valet, ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

Exceptional service starting with valet, then hostess, coat check, wait staff. Never saw a bus guy work so hard and fast in my life, kudos. Minimal wait time for table (with reservation) on a very busy night. Food very good (house salad pretty weak I must say), wait time after ordering acceptable. All around good experience.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Food

Dined on February 14, 2016

This was our first time at the Smithville Inn. We will definitely go back. It's been a long time since I had an evening at a restaurant where everything was perfect. Food, Service, Drinks, Atmosphere. It was a great place for Valentine's Dinner.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Local spot

Dined on February 14, 2016

Great for first and many more dates. Good food service, little pricey

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Wonderful Setting

Dined on February 14, 2016

My wife and I drive from Monmouth County (1 1/2 hours) to the Smithville Inn every three or four months to enjoy lunch or brunch along with a walk through the village. We've now introduced several friends to the ambiance and great food served at virtually every meal. We always look forward to our next visit and meal.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

This was the best brunch I ever had.

Dined on February 14, 2016

There was so much food to choose from and everything was fantastic. Service was right on point, we did not want for anything. We got a table right at the window so we could look at the water which was fantastic. Have not been to Smithville for a long while but will make it a part of our dining out experience in the future for sure. We are going to make reservations to come back for Mother's Day, looking forward to that.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service4
value5

Valentine Dinner

Dined on February 13, 2016

Our recent Saturday night visit for a Valentine dinner was exceptional. We waited just enough to warm up in front of the fireplace before being seated, to what may be the best table, near the piano. Our attendant was pleasant and experienced. Hubby and I both ordered fish specials from the Vday menu as well as salads and an appetizer. We sipped wine and enjoyed the music until our meal was served. The manager checked with us once to ensure everything was satisfactory. While we would not use the term vibrant bar scene, we love the atmosphere at the bar. It is elegant but comfortable. The drinks are made well and not terribly expensive. The bartenders, Hank and Nuch, are knowledgeable and very friendly. While waiting for the valet to bring our car around, the manager once again approached us to ask about our experience. It was a most delightful evening.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent experience. Looking forward i ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Excellent experience. Looking forward in coming back.

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