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Smithy Restaurant

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171 Main St, Monroe, CT 06468-1107
+1 203-268-4267
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Monroe, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I have enjoyed many meals at the Smithy. Service has always been friendly and prompt. Food is excellent and prepared with care! Would recommend for any dinner with friends who like great food and a casual atmosphere!

Thank VicCT
Shelton, Connecticut
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been driving past this place for nearly 20 years, what an idiot I was. My wife and I were looking for someplace new to try and she mentioned Smithy. When we got out of the car, we were hit with a wonderful aroma, my wife looked at me and said, "Oooooh, this smells good." As we went inside we... More 

Thank Steve R
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like coming here. You get a good meal at a great price. The steaks and lamb chops are always cooked to order. The salad bar is small but it has all of the essentials. The Smithy is unpretentious, always good food. The dining area is a little dark but I don't mind it provides a decent ambiance. The service... More 

Thank Andres72423
Norwalk, Connecticut
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A challenging review to write. Our visit, a quiet Wednesday eve. First time despite living 10 minutes away for 25 years. Heard good things, Smithy delivered, like a lot in life, it's about expectations. As other reviewers note, the place is twilight-zone like, old school. Reminded me of being a kid going to some of the restaurants in VT and... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This steakhouse is great. Very dark and cozy, not updated. They do not take reservations and the wait can be long. People go when it opens right at 5pm and through 9pm there is a wait. You can wait in the lounge area and get drinks while you wait, but lounge fills up fast. The food is excellent. The meals... More 

Thank NYCGirl130
Trumbull, Connecticut
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241 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Always great every time, no frills, great service great food can't say enough about this place been here for decades and one visit you will know why, don't miss it, were here for my parents birthdays both in February and staff was accommodating as usual

Thank atlantagor
Trumbull, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Have to try Surf and Turf ..... All food is grilled in front of you. Very fresh salad bar. Priced correctly.

Thank BillTruini
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Lasting for several generations of family in the same building same menu(mostly) and same wait staff you can't go wrong with the food grilled to perfection a salad bar and your choice of dressing also a cheese blocks with tons of crackers. This place hits all the high points of very good char broiled meat choices beef, chicken , chops... More 

Thank Frank B
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food was great as usual. A Monroe CT classic! One of our favorites for a casual dinner with good friends.

Thank Victor E
Monroe, Connecticut
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This restaurant has been in Monroe for a very long time. The inside is dark and outdated but the the food is always very good. The menu is small but has all the important items from steak, chicken and lobster tails. The service is always good. If you are looking for a cozy atmosphere with a fire place and delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Main St, Monroe, CT 06468-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 203-268-4267

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?