Corner Table Restaurants was founded in 2001. With the senior leadership of CEO and Founder Jeffrey Lefcourt, Partner Michael Jacobs, VP of Operations Adam Burke, and Executive Chef and VP of Culinary Brian Ellis, Corner Table Restaurants is one of the most respected restaurant groups in New York City.
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 has grown to operate seven locations – four in Manhattan, two in Washington DC, and one in Chicago with additional restaurants planned for the future. The Smith locations collectively serve over one million guests annually. In addition, Midtown, Lincoln Square, NoMad, and Penn Quarter are consistently in the Top 10 “most reserved” restaurants on OpenTable.
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.