We started with some oysters, which were quite good.
She got the 15 Hour Pork (a Monday special). It looked quite good and she seemed to like it, but it didn’t seem to thrill her.
We split some brussels sprouts, which were roasted nicely with a good crispy. Very good.
I actually ran into a bit of an issue with my allergy. While most of the dishes seemed pretty safe, it turns out they use peppers in a lot of their sauces and seasonings. I had very few options to choose from, but I decided to go with bibimbop (one of my favorite Korean dishes). It was nicely fresh with sushi rice, edamame, shitake, bean sprouts, pickled carrots, spinach, and a sunny side up egg. It was pretty good, but definitely lacking in depth of flavor. I’m pretty sure they had to leave a sauce out, due to the peppers, which probably had a good bit of flavor.
I don’t think I could really give The Smith a fair shot since I couldn’t eat most of the dishes. But the fact that the dish I did have was kind of bland made it seem like they focus on spice for flavor instead of relying on doing good things with good ingredients. I won’t put this as a stake in the ground, but my take on it was entirely average.
Total Nom Points: 5.5 out of 10