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The Smith - Lincoln Center
The Smith - Lincoln Center

The Smith - Lincoln Center Details

  • 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: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
    Sun: 10 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 (212) 966-3250

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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Diner Reviews
  • "I love this place for brunch or dinner! If you're looking for higher end American food and you're in the upper west side then I suggest The Smith! It is always lively with a great crowd of people and the service is always awesome."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Loved it. They always treat us well and have a very friendly service and managing staff."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I've been here a few times and my favorite dish has to be the potato waffle with poached egg and pesto (green eggs!). It's very dense and filling but different and good. The choice between flat and sparkling is a nice touch also."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Clearly a very popular spot / if you don't book you're going to wait. I guess the busyness impacts on service. Although everyone is very nice, service was slow and disjointed. Food was creative, but all under seasoned. Perhaps I should be less critical, because we had fun and would return."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We sat in the back room and it was too noisy that we could not have a conversation. Too bad! Everything else were good."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "American food with some added creativity and prepared really well. Nice staff too. One block to lincoln center"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great food and service! Only ding is the noise level. If seated outside, much better."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The burger was lack luster and the tempura green beans greasy. Too expensive for food that is not prepared well."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Great outdoor dining for a sunny day. Food was delicious. I definitely like this restaurant and continue to go on a regular basis."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Nice varied menu, nice service, good outdoor dining. Moderate prices."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I'm at the Smith 2-3 times per month. It's one of my go-to spots. Love it."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Cibo e servizio ottimi, ambiente un po' rumoroso. Prezzo non proprio a buon mercato."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We ate there because we've passed it many times and it's always busy. Seemed to have a very good vibe. While the food was good, it was extremely expensive for what it was. Not worth the money we spent on 2 salads and drinks."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Great outdoor dining in the heart of the Lincoln Center area...service is friendly and attentive, the menu is diverse, and whether you are hankering for a salad, burger, oysters, or a fine piece of salmon, you will find it here, along with a great selection of wines by the glass. The tempranillo was spicy and delicious."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The Smith exceeded my expectation. Went here entertaining out of town guests and was not disappointed. The service was great, food was outstanding, I gave 4 stars for ambiance as we were seated in the far back of the restaurant, I felt like I was at the little kid table during the holidays. Everything else was so spot of!!! Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "3rd time for brunch outside and always great Noise level too loud for our one-time dinner inside"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Went for Sunday brunch and ate outside. Great service and food. Try an order of the mini carrot cake donuts for the table. Check out the photo booth in the restroom. Just a nice, fun place to cap off our visit to New York. Not touristy. I would say most guests were locals. Very friendly and competent service. Even brought me a birthday donut complete with candle."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "we were the first people in so our service was excellent. All four meals were superb, including pancakes, corned beef hash and croque madam."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food is terrific - especially the mussels, the ricotta gnocchi, the fries, and the paella. But, the noise level is totally off the charts. Help!!!! You can't hear yourself think, let alone have a conversation. And, the back section of the restaurant is far worse than the front. "Energetic" is not an apt description for the noise in this place. It's LOUD, LOUD, LOUD! But, I like the food and the feel of the restaurant and will continue to go."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The restaurant is across from Lincoln Center, which is what we wanted. Service was quick, the waitress very pleasant. We ordered a soup and pasta and both were delicious."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My first during the week breakfast at The Smith. Great for it not to be packed for once. Service and food was solid as always."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I love The Smith Lincoln Center. The hosts and wait staff are great. The food is consistently good! I never have any complaints about The Smith, except that the noise level is high, so it's difficult to converse if your party is larger than 2."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Delicious food; wonderful view; new york's version of dining on the champs élysées...perfection"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Service was great - engaged and spot-on, made for a great lunch and only enhanced the awsome food. Could live on the chips and fried peppers"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Every other month 6 of us get together in Manhattan for a "boy's night out". We always pick a new restaurant. The Smith was an excellent choice. Food was excellent. Noise level was low enough that we could hear our conversations. Service was also excellent. Would highly recommend this to anyone that wants a great casual dining experience"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We arrived a little late for our 1 p.m. reservation but that did not pose a problem and we were seated reasonably promptly. We were served by a pleasant waiter David/Dave who took our order - this is where the service fell down - it took nearly 40 minutes for our very simple order of hamburgers. David/Dave assured us that we would have our food shortly as they were putting the fries on the plate. It took nearly another 10 mins for it to arrive. Once it arrived it was very good. But we did have to hurry to eat as we had to be somewhere by 3 p.m. Coffee arrived very quickly and was excellent, but again it was hurried due to our deadline. This is not my first time at Smith and no doubt it will not be my last!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "the place was very loud... it was just LOUDx1000000. I've never been to a place loud like this. It literally hurt your ears and you can't even talk to your friends sitting right next to you! When I requested patio sitting, the hostess sounded irritated and told us to wait. We did not have time to wait for 40 min on Sunday morning so we sat inside. Do not go there unless you are sitting at patio. After we sat, our server brought 2 water glass jars and told us one is for purified water and the other is for sparkling water. Both of them were just plain water. No sparkling water at all! lol! The food were decent, but they were not as awesome as to overcome the noise level and bad service. I would never go back there!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed Sunday brunch on the terrace. Kid friendly with our 18 month old grand daughter. Although it was crowded, the food arrived quickly and was steaming hot. Recommend the homemade chips with blue cheese fondue as an appetizer. A quick walk from our apartment and will return again."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This was my second try at the Smith, and my last. Both times the food was inexplicably mediocre, even bad. The flavors are off, a seemingly fool-proof dish like lamb chops sat uneaten because it was so bland and the flavors unharmonious. We enjoyed the service (great wait staff) and get that the ambience is appealing (though crazy noisy, in both the lincoln center and E50th locations), but who wants a mediocre meal when there is so much good food in Manhattan. And we still payed a hefty bill, way out of line with what we were served."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "TOO LOUD....or maybe I'm too old. Had to scream to talk at dinner. Food was great though."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I love The Smith, each location has a unique vibe. Had an early dinner the Lincoln Center location, celebrating a bachelorette. Fun cocktails, portions are large enough to share all around and the service was fantastic. Will recommend every time!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Our server was good; however, drinks were quite slow. Our meals were quite good, but not great. It's a very large restaurant that feels even bigger based on the noise level."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "SO, its good food and service, indoor and outdoor tables, and the best place to go with people you do not want to talk to. You won't be able to hear them, nor will your guests hear you. The noise is deafening and if you are part of the 30-40 crowd, you will love it. Rght? but for those who have grandchildren, old enough to have careers, the noise is intolerable."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "good food, attentive service, fun - convenient to Lincoln Center - only issue was noise level which made it difficult to have a conversation (we sat in the back)"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "the staff did everything to make our visit wonderful"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The Smith is one of our favorite go to restaurants. It's always great, simply put. The steak salad and beer battered green beans are a must and will never let you down."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Dear Waitress, you may be coming to the end of your shift and be tired, I'm sorry about that. However, I'd raved about The Smith to friends from overseas so we thought we would pop in for an early dinner. The waitress was distracted, bored and we had to constantly ask for things.. water... drinks... to order.. It was embarrassing. It all changed when the next shift came on and we had a very nice waiter. But come on... Also hadn't realized the menu was different on a sunday so no shrimps and grits and the salad I ordered was all leaves and no ingredients. A disappointing visit."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "If you like lots of noise and people...this is the place for you... Good choices for brunch/lunch... Sooooo crowded service was on the SLOW side... My sunny side up eggs were hard and not runny...another order came out wrong ....manager apologized and sent over free dessert and coffee and we were not charged for the mixup... Would go back again because we like the food but maybe not Sunday brunch...."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Eat outside as it's very loud inside. The food was excellent. I had the gnocchi which was very tasty. Our waitress was attentive and sweet. We would definitely go back when going to Lincoln Center."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The Smith is one of our go-to restaurants when friends are visiting from out of town. The food is incredibly good (although slightly indulgent), and there is something for everyone. One of our fave spots!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014