The Smith- Lincoln Square

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6600 reviews
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The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with four upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, The Smith Midtown The Smith Lincoln Square, and The Smith NoMad. Utilizing local products and purveyors, the breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner menus feature a selection of familiar bistro dishes. 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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CG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

An easy, safe-bet place to eat. An everyday bistro kind of place that does not disappoint. Reliable.

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k
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service on Easter Sunday! Will definitely be back!

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BS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. They have an amazing outdoor area as well for days when the weather is nice (we sat outside on our visit). Highly recommended for breakfast are the short rib hash and the pastrami grilled cheese.

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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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KK
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Bleh. Not worth time. Food is just ok.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing. I think there is nothing in the menu that I wouldn't recommend it. love this place! The service is always great.

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FE
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very busy Easter weekend but staff very helpful.Tables very close together so private conservation difficult.

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AS
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pancakes and short rib hash are both must-haves! Excellent coffee, food was sublime.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was fine.

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SL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought the family here for breakfast during our long weekend stay in NYC. Always a good meal and great service. I make it a point to come here whenever I am in town.

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HS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Never disappoints.

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WA
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The place was unexpectedly huge. We weren't sure where we were going as we went to our table. Walked thru a lot of hallways. Good menu choices and drink list. Good selection of wines and beer. Lot of service people, but they have a lot of tables to take care of - sometimes hard to flag your server.
The food choices were all very good. Everyone commented on how tasty and portion sizes.
Overall a good place, but conversations are difficult with a large group.. Keep it small and the noise will not be a problem..

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've spent great fun time!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food close to the Met. Price and service ok given it was very crowded.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

A great place to meet before or after a Lincoln Center event. Service is friendly and prompt. Menu is interesting, Sometimes feels too crowded and cramped at adjoining tables.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We booked the Smith-Lincoln Square prior to attending the Met as we did several weeks ago for another opera. The table was ready. The sound level was high (but we knew it would be and it was not a negative) the sevice was only a little “slow” which was also expected. What was not expected was the quality of the food compared to our last visit. Of the 5 of us, 3 were not at all satisfied. One of us (a guest from the UK) had the “special” - slow pork dinner which was just not very good. I had the “special burger” and it also was not up to what I expected. My wife had the “steak salad”. The steak itself was fine but the salad presentation and taste left a lot of room for improvement. To be fair the other 2 guests enjoyed their meal. Although there are not many decent restaurants in walking distance of Lincoln Center, I’m pretty sure we would not come back. We’ll take a csb if necessary.

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DG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and cocktails, with friendly and efficient service. Only negative aspect is that some of the tables are very close together, so I could hear the conversations on both sides of my table and that was a little distracting.

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KK
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to manger Doug who was welcoming and made our experience all the more enjoyable!

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H
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had excellent service, food was good. Location was perfect, right across the street from Lincoln Center. Like most NYC restaurants the tables were very close together so tHe noise was very loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have lunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always fun just so LOUD. Great location when heading to Lincoln Center.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome all around!

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BG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Sunday brunch with my daughter. Enjoyed the location...friendly service and food very much.

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MT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good, but it is was very busy and very loud. Not a place for a quiet conversation, but buzzing and fun!

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice but our table was in the middle of the floor so the location was very loud.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good but replace was pretty chaotic.

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t
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good... Very consistent quality. Love the free sparkling water at the table. They go above and beyond in accomodating allergies best I've seen in New York thank you! That's why they are on my go to rotation list!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It took the waiter a very long time to deliver the check and also take our orders, but the food was so amazing and the ambience is so great that the waiter could have yelled at us and I still would have given. a 5 star review

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Smith is always great - tons of options for food and drinks. Service is always good and best of all, they never rush you out. So it's my top choice when meeting with friends or family. Will always recommend.

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SP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! just love this place!!
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o
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been to The Smith on a number of occasions. The food is fine, but the noise level is very high and makes conversation difficult. Since I go out to eat in order to socialize with my friends, this is a big drawback. "Energetic" is an unfortunate euphemism for uncomfortably loud.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite breakfast/brunch spot in the city. Great menu, great drinks. Their breakfast potatoes are to die for and the short ribs and cheese grits are heavenly.

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MH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place with interesting and delicious cocktails and food menu. Service great.

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V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

While our meal and service were just fine, we were fortunate in being able to dine outdoors. The noise inide the restaurant was beyond deafening, as uncomfortable as oncoming subway trains. Avoid it if mealtime conversation is important to you.

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M
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious burger and brownie Sunday. Blue cheese chips ok, and arrived after the entree.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Beware, if you order the salad and add a protein theyll slap $15 extra without telling you. I refused to pay that amount and they had to bring the manager out. They took care of it but this was unethical in my opinion

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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Been to the Smith a number of times. Great drinks. But this time our food was lack luster. My medium burger was raw (soft squishy red ground meat with barely even a char to the outside) and my wife's gnocchi was just fried dough that tastes like bread bites. Also we had a reservation but the front desk didn't find it and then sat us at a table that was between two walking paths so people kept bumping into the table. All and all the visit was just lacking but I would still go back just not to this location of the Smith.

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BN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here because it was across the street from Lincoln Center. We had burgers which were excellent and prepared as we requested. More than ample fries were included. The waiter was friendly and accommodating. Service was quick.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food, v.good service, quite noisy until theater crowd left

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