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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
  • "My husban a I go to the restaurant for brunch on our aniversary. It was very good place, the food was excellent. I will come back in other trip to New York."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "my husband and i were in the UWS one day and decided to stick around for dinner because we had had such an amazing meal here the last time we were in the area. in fact, we were breaking a fast, so really looking forward to dinner. too bad everything was pretty disappointing. we had to wait 20 minutes for a table (when we had reservations and tables were clearly free), the service was slow/uninterested, his caesar salad was SOAKED in dressing (really unappealing), the cavatelli was too salty, and the grilled shrimp was tasteless. this visit was a total bust."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The donuts with chocolate dip--are a must have. From the standard Menu items (such as steak salad and burgers) to the brunch specials (pecan pancakes and strawberry waffles) everything is delicious. The service was timely and excellent, but you never felt rushed. It was great to see such a crowded establishment with the kitchen and staff so well equipped to handle it. You're in the middle of Lincoln Center and there are five other restaurants in view (all of a pretty high caliber) and yet The Smith is not stuffy int he least, equally good for young adults in the mood for drinking options or for those adults who are bringing the kids. I suggest making a reservation (they will keep track of it at this location unlike the midtown east one)."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The main complaint is the noise level is ear splitting. So loud we almost left. The food was plain but well-prepared. Good fries and the medium rare steak was actually medium rare. The agave lemonade with mint was fabulous! Our waitress was great. My elderly, picky mother fussed over her salad and the waitress picked up on her unhappiness and took the initiative to help her exchange her salad for something else without double-charging her. The waitress was wonderfully sensitive and helpful. The busboy, on the other hand, was slow to respond to a request for a clean fork. Instead of giving me one from the table he was setting, next to us, he finished that setting and returned 5-10 minutes later with a fork. Not logical, to say the least."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The tables were very close together and the restaurant was noisy. My salad with chicken was ok and my friends burger was also just fair. The service was good and they did not rush us."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "we ordered a smattering of things from the menu - tasteless, unattractively plated and thrown at you - noisy enough to think you were at a rock concert - popular but i have no reason to understand why except that prices are very kind its been an hour since we left and i still have indigestion"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was fourtha nd last time at restaurant. Service was fair at best. Had to ask for everything twice - maybe because it's so loud in that place that you cannot speak to the person next to you. Eat outside if you go."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Delicious brunch!! The corned beef hash and croaker where outstanding. Super crowded and loud."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "So wanting a quick brunch on the west side I made a reservation at The Smith. We've eaten here before but not for brunch. Well we will not be going back, the service was slow at best and the noise level was unbearably loud. The good as always was tasty and well cooked, but that alone is not worth my time and money."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We love this place - food is yummy and the atmosphere is lively and fun. Great for meeting friends, casual on the weekends, noisy at night time so not ideal for business meetings. I have taken out of towners here and they loved it too."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "great menu, great service, but very LOUD. Perfect location across from Lincoln Center"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "1st time at this location - all was excellent. We had a group of 11 and the waitstaff was very attentive and accommodating. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food and service were very good considering the busy neighborhood and several competing restaurant choices. If not in conversation, good for people watching."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Pre-service - easy to book online, immediate confirmation, phone call to remind - I really appreciated those. Noise level too much for conversation across the table - we were limited to speaking to person immediately next. Food - terrific. Service - very pleasant, a little slow, but understandly so."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Visited for brunch with a friend and we were not seated until almost 30 minutes after our reservation time despite our timely arrival. We were seated in the back room which has horrendous acoustics and had to practically shout to have a conversation. Food (eggs benedict and egg white omlette) was good but not in any way memorable."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Smith is convenient to Lincoln Center, the food was average and the service fairly attentive. If you are attending a performance at the Center by all means try it. The people watching is entertaining. If you are not, you can do better for food, service and decor elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was prepared to love the Smith, but I didn't. In my opinion, Mermaid Inn does a much better job on the seafood side, and the rest was just fine."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed a delicious dinner here prior to the theater at Lincoln Center. We were especially impressed at how quickly the kitchen was able to turn around our meal and still yield delicious results. Service was friendly but superfast, and we arrived at our show with time to spare."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Since we live in the neighborhood, this is one of our restaurants of choice. Whether you want to eat a lot or a little, The Smith can offer it. The Burrata is excellent as was the Salmon. You cannot leave without having the Banana Cream Pie in the jar. Keep up the great work."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our waitress was friendly, helpful and informative, but her attitude changed when we opted to have no dessert."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Good food, efficient wait staff and nice ambience. Gets mega busy for Sunday brunch so book ahead!! Will definitely return. Does a nice Bloody Mary!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We only had a little time before catching our train and the waitstaff made sure our food came quickly without feeling rushed. Casey G was highly attentive, friendly and courteous. The kale and quinoa salad was well balanced and the mushroom omelet was tasty. Will definitely return on my next visit to NYC."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The services is slow and not good. Waiters and bus boys are very slow."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I was able to try two items from the menu and was impressed with both, and many other dishes piqued my interest. Service was very good, attentive without being obtrusive. My only complaint is the noise level - it was very hard to hear the person next to me. The interior is tiled, so perhaps there is little they can do about it, but I hope they will try."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The Smith is always reliable for a good experience and great food. For brunch, I particularly recommend the Potato Waffle Benedict."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had lunch before attending a performance of ABT, The Smith is convenient to Lincoln Center, the food was good as were the servers who too care of us. The servers were very attentive and warm. The noise level was energetic, it didn't interfere with table conversation and it gave me an "up" feeling which added to the enjoyment."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Went for brunch, the vanilla bean French toast was awesome. Server was a little slow and inatentive."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Huge portions of tasty American bar and comfort food amidst a loud and lively crowd. The chips, peppers and deviled eggs bolster high calorie togetherness. A young crowded crowd and party atmosphere. Little refinement, lotta fun."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "As always, The Smith never disappoints. The food and staff are always reliable...whether pre-theatre or just an evening out."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "First date here. Great service. All around, great experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Had the Monday pulled pork special. This is not with barbeque sauce. Preparation is unique and delicious."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Good food great vibe!!! good for groups. Service was great. Nice 30-40's crowd. neighborhood GEM. First time there but will be back for sure"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were thankful we made reservations, as it was busy at 11:45. My arugula, brie, and roasted chicken salad was exactly what I wanted, and the passion punch was delicious and light. The wait staff was attentive and very welcoming and funny. My bagel was a little "meh", mostly because it had been buttered and put on the griddle rather than toasted, but that is what I get for ordering a bagel and a non-bagel place! We got the "quarter pounder" cookies to go, and they were a great treat while walking around the park later in the day. Would highly recommend for brunch, they had a lot of great options and everyone in my party was very happy with their meal."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "is how I'd describe The Smith. It never disappoints. Literally everything I've on the menu is fantastic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Smith has been a favorite of mine since I moved to NYC!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We ate before a Philharmonic concert. Excellent watermelon gazpacho and seared tuna salad. Pineapple tart was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went there for lunch before ballet. This was the perfect spot. Food was great, wine was wonderful and service very efficient. I give it an A"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "too much noise, cant here anything at all about the conversation. we used phone app to measure it, it was over 100 db!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Smith is packed just like everywhere else near lincoln center. food isn't anything to write home about. we were left shouting across the table trying to converse check out the new hip joint but limit your expectations"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Only done here if you wish to dine with people who have no clue how to behave in public. The service was marginal and the volume deafening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014