Smith & Mills
About as big as unofficial neighborhood godfather Robert DeNiro’s mole, this tiny Tribeca bar looks like a Das Boot prop-department sell-off. Salvaged furniture, rough metals and a bathroom made from an old freight elevator are old-time-factory-worker chic, though those minimum-wagers probably didn’t down braised-beef baguettes and martinis.
Tucked away in an unassuming former carraige house, S&M has 20 tight table seats and seven bar stools, and what little wall space it has is decorated with industrial prints and antiques. The kitchen serves brief lunch, brunch and dinner menus, and drinks include wine, specialty cocktails and beer. Fittingly, drafts are served in diminutive 6-ounce glasses.