Nate Smith

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Here's What You Missed at Taste Talks

    The weekend's Taste Talks events went off without a hitch, bringing together top New York food mavens and eager eaters to share in conversation and plenty of good dishes. From Friday evening to Sunday night, Taste Talks hosted a round of events -- dinners, presentations, a Future of Food expo, and S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

    These are the best jazz shows in NYC in March.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Free Indie and Alt Comedy This Week

    Thank God all the humorless New Yorkers have left for the Hamptons. For a few more blissful weeks, Gotham is the exclusive preserve of mockable tourists, tragic hipsters on Tecate benders, and that special breed of clown pirates called "comedians." Funny runs through this town like storm runoff in A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Japanese Fast Food on Madison Avenue and Dreamy Gnocchi at L'Apicio

    This week, Tejal Rao tries the pasta and polenta boards at L'Apicio, the new "glassy cathedral" on the Bowery from partners Gabe Thompson and Joe Campanale, where Rao says if you added a parking lot "it could be that one restaurant in every American town where the people with money come." While she ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Live: Jose James Brings The Love To Harlem

    Jose James Harlem Stage Gatehouse Saturday, February 11 Better than: Ever. What better way to see in the pre-Valentine's Day weekend, a warm-up for the designated 24 hours our culture sets aside for Love, than to enjoy the supple outpourings of Jose James? For two nights last weekend, the Yankee-h ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 28, 2011

    Allswell: Nate Smith Won't Play B-17

    Or anything else in his new, jukebox-free restaurant

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Say Hello to The Crown Inn, Allswell, The Meatball Shop: West Village Edition

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. The team behind Stuzzicheria and Pane Panelle bring you Zi' Pep, a Brooklyn-Italian clubhouse in the East Village. [TONY] The Meatball Shop crew is opening its third l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Nate Smith Stakes a Claim on Bedford Avenue With All's Well

    ​Following his short-lived tenure at Dean Street, Nate Smith headed for Greenpoint, where he busied himself with a series of pop-up dinners at Veronica People's Club. Now, it looks like he's made his commitment to North Brooklyn official.

  • Dining

    May 25, 2011

    Dean Street--Another Pub for Your Gastro

    No blarney, but a great burger in Prospect Heights

  • Film

    May 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Behold, the Dean Street Butterfly Effect

    GA Shutter Bug/Flickr​Last week, we learned that Mike Franzetti was replacing Nate Smith at Dean Street. Franzetti came to the restaurant from Bar Stuzzicheria, so his departure created a space that needed to be filled.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Mike Franzetti Is Now the Chef at Dean Street

    Edward Casabian/newyorknearsay.comMike Franzetti​Almost two months after Nate Smith's sudden departure from Dean Street, the restaurant's owners have found his replacement.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Welcome to the Era of the Carefully Curated Restaurant Playlist

    Foodie tunes.​Sounds like Nate Smith, the ex-Spotted Pig chef who left Dean Street in Brooklyn shortly after opening, may have had it right: you can't just let diners pick their dinner-accompanying music all willy-nilly. The Post talks to chefs and restaurateurs from trendy restaurants around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Nate Smith Is 'Not a Television Person'

    EaterNate Smith (right) with Fergus Henderson.​A day after his abrupt departure from Dean Street was announced on the restaurant's Facebook site, Nate Smith has opened up to Grub Street about the circumstances surrounding his dismissal, and it's frankly kind of hilarious.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Nate Smith Leaves Dean Street

    A little more than a month after he helped open Dean Street, Nate Smith has parted ways with the restaurant.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Dean Street Café Delivers a Mean Burger with a Dash of Manhattan Madness to Prospect Heights

    Chantal MartineauA Manhattan burger in Brooklyn.​Tavern on Dean in Prospect Heights was nothing to sneeze at: a decent neighborhood bar with sports on TV, beer on tap, and a surprisingly good brunch. It's been replaced with Dean Street Café, which, from the outside, doesn't look too different ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Buvette; Goodbye to Vutera

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg's Vutera and its upstairs venue Rose Live Music are celebrating the venue's fifth and last year this week, as both are set to close at the end of February. [Wall Street Journal] R ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2010
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    April 22, 2009
  • Music

    February 5, 2008

    Old Forms, Fresh Outlooks

    Innovation reigns, from 36-CD retrospectives to the Hüsker Dü of free jazz