Corner Table Restaurants was founded in 2004. With the senior leadership of managing partner Jeffrey Lefcourt, his partner Michael Jacobs, VP of Operations Adam Burke, and VP Executive Chef Brian Ellis, Corner Table Restaurants is one of the most respected restaurant groups in New York City.
From the beginning, Corner Table has been obsessed with building a positive, supportive environment for its employees who in turn take great care of their guests. We care about every meal and every moment. We value our team and the culture we have created, and hire truly great people who get pleasure out of making people happy. We work closely with local farmers and purveyors that we trust to serve delicious food and drinks that people crave.
The Smith, a casual American Brasserie, opened the doors of its first location in 2007 in the East Village of New York. Fast forward, and The Smith is New York’s preeminent neighborhood restaurant with four locations in Manhattan and one in Washington D.C. with additional restaurants planned for the future. The Smith’s locations collectively serve over one million guests annually. Two of The Smith’s Locations, (Midtown Manhattan, and Lincoln Square) are in the Top 100 grossing restaurants in the United States. In addition, Midtown, Lincoln Square, and NoMad are consistently in the Top 10 “most reserved” restaurants in New York City on Open Table, with The Smith Lincoln Square often being the most booked restaurant in New York.