The Smith - Lincoln Center
The Smith - Lincoln Center

The Smith - Lincoln Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesmithnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 496-5700
  • Hours of Operation:
    M-W: 7:30 a.m. – midnight
    Th & Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
    Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 1 a.m.
    Sun: 9:00 a.m. – midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Ellis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact our events coordinator for all of your off site catering needs. events@thesmithnyc.com
  • Private Party Contact: May Cohen events@thesmithnyc.com 2129663250x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 63rd Street
  • Public Transit: 1 Train at 66th and Broadway. A, B, C, D at 59th Street and Columbus.
  • Parking: No
A word from The Smith - Lincoln Center
The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with three upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, The Smith Midtown and The Smith Lincoln Center. Utilizing local products and purveyors, the breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner menus feature a selection of familiar bistro dishes. Diners at The Smith Lincoln Center can also choose from our hand-picked wine list and full raw seafood bar. The Smith attracts colleagues for a drink after work, business dinners, a quick bite or drink before a show, late night revelers, families for Sunday brunch and more. Offering private rooms at all locations, guests can stop by for all occasions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Smith - Lincoln Center reviews from OpenTable diners
594 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (260)great for brunch (216)good for groups (207)neighborhood gem (203)hot spot (196)great for lunch (173)fit for foodies (166)vibrant bar scene (124)kid-friendly (94)late-night find (92)special occasion (53)scenic view (25)notable wine list (16)romantic (12)Show More
  • USWDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our table covered different aspects of the menu, and all were well received. Pasta with the short rib ragu; trout schnitzel; brick-pressed chicken; swordfish; the bar steak. Tastes were traded around approvingly, followed by self-made promises to get next time what some other person was having now. Service was attentive and helpful. The room's a bit noisy and the tables can be tight but for before Lincoln Center it's very, very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday at The Smith
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We came to The Smith for a birthday with one stipulation...STEAK! The Smith did not disappoint! I had the NY strip & my GF had the filet mignon, both were cooked perfectly and seasoned well, delicious! At the last minute I was trying to set up a birthday/dessert surprise. Our server was very helpful in executing and keeping it low profile. We had a wonderful experience. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for a pre-theater dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Perfect for those who like "energetic " noisy places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, reasonable prices
    Knowsfood1
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Really like everything here. Very nice sides. We shared an excellent steak as good as any steak house though pricy. The Salmon is excellent. Encouraging them to keep the menu prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always; but weird service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    My only issue is with the busboys (?) who walk around eagerly trying to collect your plate before your finished eating. More than once when I say something like, "I'm still working on this", they don't understand and continue trying to grab the plate...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Smith
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Great place for pre and post Lincoln Center events!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, but good!
    StaceyVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The only thing the Smith needs to do is improve their acoustics and sound bounceback in the restaurant. The tile walls make it difficult to hear the person you are dining with. The drinks and food are always spectacular, and the location is superb --- it's Lincoln Center's best hip dining option, in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Natalie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    THE PLACE IS TOO NOISY FOR A SENIOR CITIZEN. THE SERVICE COULD BEBETTER. WE HAD TO ASK FOR BUTTER, KETCHUP, MILK. WHY DO YOU CHARGE FOR TOAST WITH EGG DISHES?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but...
    MaxSVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Despite reservation and check-in more then 15 min ahead of reservation time, had to wait 20 min to be seated. Was told it was because 2 more parties with reservation at the same time already checked in... Definitively an area with room for improvement
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SKIP!
    eliseb
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Pretheatre here is an absolute disaster. We were seated over 30 minutes late despite showing up on time for our reservation and ended up having to order, eat and pay inside of 45 minutes to make our show. The host was none too phased about this, which makes me think this isn't out of the ordinary for them. Though our waitress was lovely, the food is instantly forgettable. This is, at best, a very pretty cafeteria in a constant state of mayhem. Kick in a few extra bucks and go next door - you'll be glad you did.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Chaotic Confusion
    MikeDVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Although eventually the food and service were quite good, the confusion and chaos at the check-in and the long wait with a reservation (30 min) and the noise level made this like dining in the middle of Grand Central Station at rush hour. Doubtful I would return.
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  • THE SMITH RESERAVATION AT LINCOLN CENTER
    MERCY
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had reservations at 12pm on November 15th 2014, but did not have the opportunity of evaluate their food, since we had to leave after 55 minutes, waiting for eggs benedict and a hamburger. We ordered a latte and a coffee and were cold. At 12.30pm we told the waiter that we had been seating for half an hour and he went to the kitchen and said that we would be served in five minutes. At 12.55pm we told the waiter that there was no reason to keep waiting and eat in a rush, since we had tickets for the theatre at Lincoln Center and thought that and hour and a half was sufficient time to eat and we did not wish to keep waiting. We asked for the check to pay for the two coffees, but he said we did not have to, and apologized. Needless to say, that we will never go back to that place.
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  • Food good but NOISY
    Chelsea1334
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My two friends and I had a 11:30 AM Sat reservation. The burgers were delicious, the food hot, waiter very attentive but the noise level was horrendous. Tables were very close together and we had to wait 15 minutes before we were seated. Would like to go back again to try the reg lunch menu during the week.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review - The Smith
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was really good. Nice place for brunch or late night dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the smith
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent food. The jalapeno grits were amazing. Server was very attentive and helpful in selecting our entrees and desserts. Will definitely come back on my next visit. Oh, and right across the street from the Met was a big plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious salads and fresh salmon
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food in the Smith is fresh and delicious. The salmon was amazing. The salad was very tasty. The waiter was very attentive. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcooked Calamari?! Overcooked everything...
    littlebasophilVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I've always been a big patron of The Smith, sadly the dinner I had was disappointing. The calamari (which I make a point to order) was like eating rubber. The coating was also coming off, revealing very thin, shriveled and unsightly rings of squid. In addition, I ordered a hamburger which felt very dry (had to ask for ketchup!). This experience gives one strike to the restaurant, but I will still come back anyway. Perhaps I should change my usual menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an old favorite, but a bad experience
    NYCAngelsVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Near the end of our time there we were subjected to a foursome at a two-top next to us, where two friends of the otherwise polite diners there decided (intoxicated) that it was ok to jam themselves in between their table and ours and nearly push one of us (on the bench seating side) over to the next table. Bad guest behavior should only be a temporary thing, when it's allowed to continue blatantly, the restaurant is responsible, and in this case even more so when they ask the unplanned guests to leave but then don't actually enforce the request. The best they came up with, apparently scared of their own guests, was to offer that we could move to the table next to us on the other side. We just left instead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Group Loves Starting our NYC Dinner at Smith's
    niceplace
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Four times a year our team meeting is held in NYC and each visit our team starts at Smiths. Fun and energetic environment. Great drinks and apps. This night we scored with the buttermilk fried chicken and enjoyed the two large portions. You know it's good when your friends are not hungry bout eat their entire meal. Looking forward to our January Visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable choice for the neighborhood
    nycres
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Good food, good service. Energetic ambiance. High noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended, not disappointed
    Stosh
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The Smith had been highly recommended by family members. Glad they did. The pasta was interesting and not overdone. The tuna was cooked just right. Look forward to going for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A group of high school kids
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I was taking a group of 12 high school kids to the opera, and we scheduled a pre-opera dinner here at The Smith. Every part of the dinner was fantastic--great food, decent prices, wonderful service. I would definitely return--with a group or without. But the noise level!!!!! It is almost unbearable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lincoln Center
    eatmorekale
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Perfect location for anyone attending an event at Lincoln Center. Service was outstanding, it was a busy Wednesday night (so that's where everyone is on a Wednesday evening) My only complaint was that it was loud, acoustically this place needs some baffling or fabric to break the hard surfaces. It was difficult to have a conversation because sound was traveling all around this otherwise beautiful room. All in all we loved it.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Sami9786
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    It was our first weekend away in New York and my boyfriend had never been to the city. It was the best meal we had all weekend! The service was great! I found you guys on Instagram, and Im so glad I did! We will certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    Hmatt9599
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Nothing but perfect!!! All of our starters, dinners and server. A very pleasant night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Fantastic as always! the staff is so nice and patient. LOVE IT!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite brunch in nyc
    ktyaz
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I love the smith. best brunch i have had in NYC. great service, great atmosphere. highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a pleasant surprise!
    CLHick1
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We needed a place to go to brunch before our matinee on Broadway and 53rd. This was a perfect location because it's on 63rd/Bway. I read one of the reviews about the BLT Oyster sliders- they were good. I also enjoyed the Kale, Quinoa salad. The apple champagne was yummy. i was surprised for a place that looks like a diner, they sure had good strong coffee. It tasted like Dominican coffee. Our server was nice and attentive. We had reservations which I suggest on a Sunday especially if the weather is nice. They have outdoor seating and it was still crowded. Nice place. I'd like to check out the midtown location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in a difficult location
    ArthurAveExcellence
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Was really surprised that there was such a big crowd around Lincoln Center, early Sat. night. The food was very good, along with the service and price value. I would highly recommend The Smith if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad fist impression but...
    healthnut05
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were in NYC for my birthday and booked a table for 6:30. The host was extremely rude, had us stand off in a corner where there was no seating and about 20 other people waiting for their tables. He was openly complaining about a large party that "would not get up." However, once we were sat the waiter was very good. I had the paella (a little salty) and my date had the trout schitzel (phenomenal). We split the sticky toffee pudding (also amazing). So this would have been a 5 star review if not for a horrible first impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B61andL64
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Thanks to hard surfaces and a full house, the noise level can be punishingly high. But the location across from Lincoln Center and the efficient but pleasant service (Don't know how the servers manage not only to survive the noise level but also to maintain their amiable disposition!), along with the comprehensive menu and good food, make this a great pre-event dinner spot. But allow 2 hours to dine before concerts, so you don't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud crowded Lincoln Center back up
    Gottaeat
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Conveniently located across the street from Lincoln Center. We were going to an 8pm show, so location was the deciding factor for choosing The Smith. The food was average American bistro and bar fair, but there were plenty of choices for our group. Wait staff was helpful, although hurried. Noise levels were off the charts and the restaurant was over crowded. Too loud to talk across a small table. Only average, but close to our destination.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SamalaVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food and service was great. We felt since we were from out of town, they gave us the worst table in the restaurant by the door. Every time it was opened a gale force wind came blew in. We decided to deal with it as all tables were full and we were going to a show so couldn't wait for another. An otherwise good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Apps, OK Mains
    Ding
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I highly recommend everything this place has to offer up until the main courses. After amazing appetizers I was pretty underwhelmed by my Mussels main course. I would recommend for a quick bite before a show at Lincoln Center but it's not a place you HAVE to eat at.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great Stand by
    TheLady
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I have been going to the smith in the east village for years so I was very excited when they opened one on the West Side. It is the same great look, always busy but the staff and food are always great. This is my go to place when I need a place that will make everyone happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brilliant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Travelled from the UK to try the smiths fried chicken and waffle special....amazing. Would love to come back and try it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but too loud
    tcjr
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Good food, decent service but the rooms are way too loud
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    Operaeater
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We love to go here before shows at Lincoln Center. It's quick, and the food and drinks are excellent. We are obsessed with the Tuesday night short rib special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    It was a beautiful day and we sat outside and ate delicious lobster rolls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall good, some work needed
    foodieMIAMIVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    table for 5 is way too small. server was attentive and got the order right. I was really annoyed that servers and bussers kept knocking the jacket off my chair because I was in the was right in a busy aisle/corner. I understand they're busy but they need to be a bit more cognescent of their patrons.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.