Along the Cahuenga Corridor full of shops, nightlife and specialty restaurants, Citizen Smith sits mysteriously on the corner of Cahuenga & Selma. Just trying to spot this place is a bit of a mystery seeing as it's name isn't exactly flashing at passersby with neon lights. Truth be told, if you're not looking for Citizen Smith, it's easy to walk by and miss it. Situated next to the very popular and boisterous Kitchen 24, Citizen Smith often looks as though it is closed with it's red curtains hiding a chance to peek inside. In actuality, the good news is Citizen Smith opens for lunch at 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM and then again from 5:30 PM until 2:30 AM for dinner given patrons a wide variety of time to come in and check it out.
Keeping in trend with the mystery of this place, the menu does not disappoint. To label Citizen Smith with a cuisine type is like trying to put a tap on it's very wide variety. If you search online for the cuisine you will most likely find something telling you it is American comfort food; but take it from someone who isn't the biggest fan of traditional American comfort food as I must tell you it is so much more than that. Creole and Cajun spices set flare to every dish ranging from the simplest of dishes like mac n' cheese and chicken tenders to more refined likes of tuna tartar, rock lobster and New York strips. Versatile is the best word to describe Citizen Smith's menu with one common aspect to ever dish being spiced to perfection. For a closure look at the lunch, dinner and dessert menus for Citizen Smith please click here:
If you are a person who likes to feel like you've transformed to another place when entering a restaurant, Citizen Smith will do just that. The restaurant features beautifully craved, handcrafted wooded table tops that can send you off to a much simpler point in time. These table tops sit atop the very modern and sleek table rests bringing you back to present day. The tables are accompanied by over sized, smooth leather booths, the brick wall interior gives this place a very east coast feel and the chandeliers give the interior a Southern charm. The art displayed is just as diverse, consisting of ancient looking statues as well as modern oversized close-ups of faces. It's Old World meets present day from the North to the South and from East to West, Citizen Smith has it covered.
If you're looking for a new place to wine and dine a date, Citizen Smith is casual-elegant (yes, jeans are appropriate) and is reasonably priced (between $31-$50 per person.) If these prices don't agree with your wallet, Monday's are half-off night, so come in for a bite and eat for as low as $15 dollars a plate, but remember, 50% off does not apply to alcohol. Another way to save some money everyday of the week is head into Citizen Smith's for an affordable happy hour, Monday through Friday 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM and again 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM for $5 drafts and $7 glasses of wine. This place is full of specials, live music on the weekends and plenty of good food all days of the week. See you there!
For more information on Citizen Smith, please click here:http://www.citizensmithhollywood.com/