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About Us

About Us

Since opening its doors in 1954, Smith’s Bar & Restaurant has served up its famous small-town atmosphere right in the heart of midtown Manhattan. In 2015, it seemed that Smith’s might not live to see its next generation of bar-goers as permanent closure loomed overhead until Skip Panettiere, retired New York firefighter and father of “Nashville” and “Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere, took over Smith’s, and turned its legendary neon sign back on. A few things might have been updated over the years, but the welcoming feel still remains