The Smith - Lincoln Center
The Smith - Lincoln Center

The Smith - Lincoln Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesmithnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124965700
  • 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 2129663250

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
624 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (311)great for brunch (270)neighborhood gem (217)great for lunch (206)good for groups (203)hot spot (177)fit for foodies (133)vibrant bar scene (117)kid-friendly (91)late-night find (84)special occasion (61)scenic view (47)romantic (21)notable wine list (19)Show More
  • A little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The Brussel Sprouts were delicious. The Martini was great. The Waiter was very nice and accommodating. The problem with this place is that it is just too uncomfortable. The table was far too small for 3 of us. The food could barely fit on the plate and people were bumping me constantly as they passed by (including the staff). And the other big complaint is that due to the fact that every surface in the restaurant is tile, the acoustics are so loud we were all exhausted by the end of meal just from trying to hear each other talk. I'm not sure I'll go back for dinner. For a quick lunch, ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service need works
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I'm a loyal fan of the Smith, but to be honest, they service the past 2 times I've been there has been lack luster and needs improvement. It's almost as if once the order is taken, all responsibility is shifted to the bus boys, but they really don't know what's going on. Even to get a simple thing as bread took 4 times asking for it, and our drinks didn't arrive for at least 20 mins.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kaitlin's Review
    kebible
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The Smith was a great spot for a Sunday brunch! The restaurant it huge and so is the menu. My only complaint would be the noise level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb Service
    Hollygirl
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Steven was our outstanding server. He was the ultimate reason we will return to The Smith. The excellent food was an added bonus. I had the delicious stone oven baked eggs. Awesome and satisfying, this was a great choice for my brother's 30th birthday celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always satisfied
    sbcsjkim8
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dined at The Smith a few times already this year for brunch. Never been disappointed. Service is always great. We came 40 min earlier than our reserved time but was seat right away! Loved it! Food is always good. Plan to dine at The Smith a few more times this year
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    Orville
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If you want a very good dining experience I recommend The Smith. The food and service are excellent. The hostess was very helpful. I wanted a quite spot and she did her best to find one. The Smith was loud, but I think every place is loud on a Friday night after work. I recommend The Smith.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food- poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been many times as I live nearby. The food is good bistro with many selections. The interior is very cute but very very loud except for lots of outdoor seating. The service has deteriorated. I always book through opentable and have never been a no show. That doesn't matter: they seat walk-ins before those with reservations even when you are on time. They don't give priority for outside seating to those with reservations. They placed our party of 5 adults at a small four top table- it was too crowded for our meals. My dad is hard of hearing and they couldn't accommodate anywhere that wasn't deafening loud. They never delivered bread, our food took forever, they brought us the wrong food, they never checked on us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saved my Evening and Delicious!
    Connie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I made a reservation after reading many Lincoln Center area reviews. I was hesitant due to the complaints about noise, but I was with a finicky eater who doesn't eat fish and The Smith had the most varied pre-theatre menu. Due to traffic problems we missed our reservation by almost an hour. I went to the hostess anyway and explained my situation. Despite the fact that others were waiting to be seated, she quickly gave us a corner table in the back room. We were promptly greeted by our waitress, served our water, wine and order taken. I ordered the lamb chops which were grilled to perfection and my daughter had the ricotta gnocchi. Both were delicious! Yes, it is noisy, get a table outside if one is available. I will return again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, lively venue @ Lincoln Center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Consistently delicious food and excellent service. The pork chop is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy
    PWW827VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food good, fun atmosphere but the decibel level grows as the meal goes on.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Bar Food
    LolynyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Fun place to have a meal. The homemade chips and blue cheese are just great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It was Fashion Week so The Smith was extremely busy. We were 4 women attending a show and our waiter did his best to get us out on time. I have been to The Smith on other occasions and have always enjoyed brunch We were at the changeover to lunch and all enjoyed our salads. They are large, could have shared!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great food and great prices! Service could of been a bit better but as expected on a busy Sunday morning
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sorry i did not like it
    MichaelMoo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We actually did not even stay for the lunch we hated it so much. The check in staff was rude, the crowd was tourists, the noise level was uncomfortable. We walked out before we ordered. The main reason was the staff at the check in desk to be honest. They reminded me of unhelpful and unfriendly airline people. You all know what that is like.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and Delish!
    plakin44
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed a fun and festive brunch on a very hot day! Inside and outside were pack, but we had the nicely air conditioned window seat we had requested. Great food, and great servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good
    hholds
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service was really poor, and brunch was gross. We ordered basic items from the brunch menu (ie. omelette, french toast, etc) and it was all really bad. Not to mention over priced! The Smith is in a good location, but it's not worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Fun spot to go with friends or date night! The food is is great and service is always consistently good! The front part of the restaurant is definitely more lively and I will request to be there in the future. I have sat in both the front and the back, and the back is missing something ... The Kale salad is AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but loud!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Good food that is well-prepared and delicious. Recommend the pork chops (perfectly cooked) with corn cakes and kale. Prime rib Thursday also a must. Don't recommend the mussels (while the broth is delicious , the mussels were teeny tiny and the frites soggy). Drink list is solid. Warning -- the restaurant is very loud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fun evening
    artgalVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The Smith outside is so much nicer, less noise even with Broadway traffic then what's going on inside. The food is well priced, and the menu has some nice interesting choices of salads and a new entree Trout Snitzel. Best mussels in town, always all open, great sauce and the best fries to go with.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Standby
    MB2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I've been to the other location in the East Village and this one is hopping. There was a line to get in on Labor Day and was so glad that I had booked reservations ahead. The food portions are adequate and the wait staff is accommodating and friendly. This will certainly become my other standby in this neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for lunch and brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was my third visit to The Smith - Lincoln Center. I had brunch there last Sunday with two friends who had never been there before. We had a great experience there! The food was delicious. One friend and I had a salad with arugula, grilled chicken, brie, and nuts, and it was fabulous. My other friend had an omelet, which she loved. Our server was attentive and friendly. He happily accommodated our special requests and we all had a great time. We will all be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Smith is great for everyone. It has a great location, good menu (the kale salad was yummy) & the staff is very friendly. Dustin, our waiter was wonderful. We go often & plan to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Options Available
    SFbound
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've now eaten here twice. Once for dinner, and most recently for brunch. The Smith is just ok. Nothing about the food is remarkable. Had the "Croaker" for brunch and it was very underwhelming and much too large of a portion. The managers and wait staff are very nice & professional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent
    RsmehaffieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have always loved The Smith, but this new location is wonderful as well! Dinner was incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a lovely evening - the food was fantastic (as always) and the carafes of wine, while a bit over priced, certainly get the job done. Our waiter was pleasant and did not rush us; rather, he let us take our time ordering and lingering over our drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Love the salads. Will come again to try new things. Very relaxing. Good food!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was disappointing. The first time we ate here it was good. A neighborhood place we looked forward to trying again. It seems that the quality has gone down which is unfortunate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love The Smith!
    N45STVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This has become one of our favorite places to eat in the city - casual, popular, good food, friendly service, well priced, and we always have a good time. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FromNYC
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I took my parents here for their first dining experience in New York City. I specificed that we would like a quieter spot as my parents have trouble hearing. We ended up in a very loud room, had to move tables, no server greeted us for 10 minutes, no manager ever came to the table to check in on our problems, and the order was incorrect when delivered (though eventually delicious). I had asked to be outside and was instead put as far in the back as possible. The whole experience really put a cloud over their arrival. When I finally initiated a conversation with the manager, she made it seem as if I was being unreasonable and diminished my complaints. Really disappointed on so many levels, and won't be returning anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great energy service & neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • treated like family
    Firsttimer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Loved it. They always treat us well and have a very friendly service and managing staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    this was my first time at the smith - lincoln center. it was very crowded (like the restaurants always are). compared to the other locations, i liked how this one was so open in the front and had outdoor seating. but unfortunately my food wasn't as good here - it was kind of cold and my poached eggs were overdone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot
    moose
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Has pros and cons
    sweetandsavory
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food! However, its always crowded and the tables are a little uncomfortably close to each other. Service can be slow because they are so busy, but food is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    LondonLad
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foods are good.
    AandJVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We sat in the back room and it was too noisy that we could not have a conversation. Too bad! Everything else were good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    American food with some added creativity and prepared really well. Nice staff too. One block to lincoln center
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to Lincoln Center!
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food and service! Only ding is the noise level. If seated outside, much better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • NOT good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The burger was lack luster and the tempura green beans greasy. Too expensive for food that is not prepared well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Smith
    MarilynnVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet