Smith and Jones review

Get Comfortable- by Lisa Quinn


These days, we all could use a little comfort. Johnny Vinczencz, of Johnny V restaurant fame, has opened Smith and Jones, at 1313 E. Las Olas Boulevard.
Smith and Jones may be just what your appetite ordered, spinning the "good old favorites" together with a dash of Johnny V imagination as well as the just whipping up  traditional pleasures.
Whether you sit indoors or out on the patio, you cannot help but feel enveloped in warmth. A large bar can serve up your liquid pleasure and if you want to watch the game, there are four large screen televisions to be sure you don't miss a thing.
The club sandwich soup is a creative take on that yummy delight we all enjoy so much, yet also offered are alligator cakes with mango salsa for those feeling like they want to take a break from the usual crab cake. Some unique starters are the organic flatbread's which are large and very light and fresh.
As an entree, you can try the "Thanksgiving 365" or the tongue-in-cheek, “Uncle Betty's Meatloaf”. If it's barbeque you are after, be sure to sample the saucy beef or tangy pork ribs accompanied by made-fresh-daily jumbo sized barbecued potato chips.  Lighter fare is also available, as there are many salads and grilled fish and chicken dishes on the menu. Prices range from $6.95 to $19.95, staying in line with the "comforting feeling" of the idea that Smith & Jones are classic American names and the restaurant is one where you can be comforted by food classics or delve into a spin on an old favorite while your pocket also stays happy.
An extensive domestic champagne, sparkling wine and wine list is available as well as an unusual refreshing signature (yet to be named) martini with a zing of cucumber and citrus.
Try the banana cream pie, red velvet cake or warm apple mango cobbler with vanilla ice cream to top your dinner off.
Smith and Jones has live music every Tuesday through Saturday evening. You can hear everything from rock, jazz and blues to 70's and 80's cover songs. Blue Fire, formerly of O'Hara's, now plays at Smith and Jones. 
Smith and Jones is open 7 days a week, 11 am until 11 pm when the kitchen closes, but the bar stays open until 2 am.
There will be a New Year's Eve party with a 3 course prix fix dinner with live music and dancing.
If it’s “creative American comfort food” you’re after, Smith and Jones is sure to satisfy.

Smith and Jones-1313 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301  954-888-8993