About The Smith- Lincoln Square

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.

1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
M-Th: 7:30 a.m. – midnight
Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sun: 9:00 a.m. – midnight

Cross Street:
63rd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 496-5700

Website:
http://www.thesmithrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Contact our events coordinator for all of your off site catering needs. events@thesmithnyc.com

Public Transit:
1 Train at 66th and Broadway. A, B, C, D at 59th Street and Columbus.

Executive Chef:
Brian Ellis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for the best Thanksgiving feast in town. Three courses, all the fixings, plenty of options, and we'll do the dishes!
Three courses, $65 per person
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Dining

At The Smith, Lincoln Square, our private rooms can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

The Smith- Lincoln Square Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (123)
Casual (118)
Great for Brunch (105)
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Comfort Food (85)
People Watching (83)
Great for Outdoor Dining (79)
Great for Lunch (74)
Neighborhood Gem (72)
Fun (66)
Hot Spot (59)
Good for Groups (56)
Vibrant Bar Scene (52)
Sunday Lunch (47)
Good for a Date (46)
Quick Bite (45)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Kid-friendly (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Late-night Find (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Special Occasion (25)
Happy Hour (22)
Business Meals (20)
Authentic (19)
Afternoon Coffee (18)
Healthy (17)
Scenic View (15)
Cozy (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Romantic (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Great Beer (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Disabled Access (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Spicy (3)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Absolutely wonderful! Great service and great food and drinks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

With ceramic tile walls the sound level was ear-busting. The food was very good and came reasonably quickly.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food. Service friendly. Prices not cheap but it’s lincoln Center. Been here three times will be back as daughter is at FCLC

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The avocado toast with poached eggs is my favorite brunch item. It is the best version of this meal that I have had anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.
Very noisy. I try to get seat neat the front when the large doors are open.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

High-energy pre-and post-Lincoln Center venue. Perfect for all types - families, singles, etc. However, with the high-energy comes high noise level, making conversations a challenge. Nonetheless, good food at a good price. Fun!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Went for brunch, wonderful staff but nothing special about the food. Would give it another try maybe for dinner to see if any better. Very noisy so not good for too big a group since you wouldn't be able to hear everyone.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It fit the bill for us, prior to going to The Met. The service was good and We both had the Paella, which we really enjoyed. The noise level was not too high and we were able to converse normally. Would definitely go back there!

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant is great. The menu is extensive and has many different foods on the menu. The wait staff is great and the service is excellent. You don't have to wait for your food for long and it is served hot and delicious. This restaurant is great if you attend a performance at Lincoln Center. I will return to this restaurant in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Second time at The Smith for brunch- My husband and I had the Hot Pot which was very tasty. Our friends had the Benedict Johnny and the short ribs hash- both were excellent.
Our server was attentive and very pleasant. The atmosphere was lively and festive- a perfect NY Saturday brunch experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Our group of four went to the Smith for dessert after seeing an opera at Lincoln Center. The ambience was very nice; friendly crowd and the apple pie was absolutely delicious!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great place. Always enjoy myself here, even it's insanely crowded.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere and food. Didn't feel rushed. Large space so good for large groups too.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The Smith overbooks reservations, at least at this location. The place was packed and we were not seated in accordance with our reservation time; then when we were told our table was ready, when we got to the table, it wasn't ready and we had to wait some more. So, dinner was totally rushed--we ordered wine and a main course as soon as we sat down, telling the waiter we didn't have time for more than one course; when the food was delivered I had the waiter bring the check too so we could pay while we were eating and run out as soon as we were finished, to make our theater time. And a problem that always exists at this restaurant, the noise level is tremendously loud, so that you literally have to yell to your companion who is only across a small table from you in order to be heard. Absolutely no fun. I won't go there again unless I know it's an off-hour when the place will be half empty, at least.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Mac and cheese was incredible! A must get!
A little pricey but worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience as always! Food and atmosphere are great!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Great host and reservation experience. Profession service and good menu options.
Really great hosting station and reservation experience.
Dinner was good for all five of us, although the apps and wine selection limited.
Friendly and timely table service, excellent drinks.
Love they serve sparkling and still water bottles on the table.
Burgers, Brick Chicken, Pork Chop, and Burrata were all well done, although our short ribs were a bit dry and tough.
Loud and bustling atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I have never been in a noisier restaurant.I will not be returning

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Pasta sauce a bit heavy, will ask for lighter next time. Appreciate the GF pasta!
Nice service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This is one of my favourite places in the city! Love the food. It’s great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The overall experience at the Smith never disappoints. Delicious food at reasonable prices (for Manhattan) with a causal and enjoyable setting for lunch!

Would definitely recommend it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I don't really understand why such a great restaurant with wonderful food must be sooooo loud as to require me to scream to one person sitting across from me...otherwise it's fabulous...that Seared tuna salad is to die for!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Had a great meal here - let them know we were rushing to a show at Lincoln Center and they got us in and out on time. They were also very accommodating of the gluten allergy at our table and even asked the kitchen before placing our order to make 100% sure the food was safe to eat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We got the calamari, shishito peppers, pork loin special, and tomato soup. Enjoyed everything though i would ask for the sauce on the side of the calamari next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is great. Restaurant is a bit loud. Salad was overpriced

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I've been to the Smith previously and it never disappoints. Eat outside of possible, a bit less crowded and noise level is better

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great gals brunch. Service was good, food was excellent. I would recommend a reservation, especially if going for brunch.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First visit. Excellent brunch! Can’t wait to return for dinner.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Try the gnocchi, they’re great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

excellent experience - food was fantastic. I had the salmon - it was very good. great energetic feel.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Poor start. Seated 30 minutes post reservation time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were seated almost a half hour after our reservation time even though our whole party was actually a few minutes early. service once we were seated was fine, but the terrible attitude (no apologies at all, no real recognition that they were not doing their job) from the front desk staff soured my whole experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Inexperienced host(s) couldn’t cope with Saturday evening Pre-theatre crowd - everyone waiting at least 20 minutes - even with a reservation. Amateur hour. Food ok but expensive for bistro experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

When making a reservation make sure to ask that you are not seated in front of the doors. They were open for most of our meal due to people entering and leaving and there was a nearly constant cold breeze at our table. The restaurant shouldn't seat people with reservations at those tables but they do, so beware.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a solid meal and great ambiance. Best Brussels sprouts and salmon entree! Staff is great and attentive. Paid attention to my requests. Always my go to spot for uws dining!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful meal and wonderful server! Thank you to Kevin for a great dining experience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

always great - just know if you’re coming anytime between 12-2pm on a weekend is going to be a madhouse.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I came in a party of 4 at 1:30 pm on a Saturday for brunch. All of the friends in our party love a lively and animated atmosphere and I heard this place has a good vibe. BUT—Please don’t come here if you have the slightest amount of axitety about being jostled in a tight space with loud noise and people yelling over one another! This restaurant needs to take out about 25% of its tables just so patrons and servers can maneuver around. It’s so tight that with every move I was bumping into another diner or being elbowed by a server. I had to pull in my chair every few minutes for a server or another guest to pass by. The acoustics are such that you have to yell at your table to hold a conversation. It seemed like the kind of chaos you’d expect from a frat party or packed happy hour or drunken late night bar. The food was mediocre, at best. Caesar salad with grilled shrimp was bland. Tuna tartare salad was the best of the order. One of our guests has a life threatening egg allergy and was served fries that upon delivery to the table, we’re immediately taken back because the server realized they may have been cross contaminated in the fryer. Accommodations were made with a fresh fruit salad as a substitute but it arrived after all other in the party were finished eating. Eggs Benedict, meh. Aoili served with fries was sad and flavorless; and had some chunky stuff in it?? Additional drinks (to calm the nerves) and the check took forever to arrive. There are so many other outstanding places in NYC for food and atomsphere and I was disappointed that online reviews hyped this place up as much as it did. For the price we got a loud and tight chain restaurant with white subway tile like every other trendy restaurant in the city. Not worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Convenient to Lincoln Center....but....

Each time I eat here I swear never again.... this time I mean it.

The food and service are fine... The noise level is so deafening, that we stopped chatting during lunch as it was impossible to hear one another. Getting through the restaurant to get to a table or to the bathrooms is an Olympic exercise. This time I had a 6 year old with me and I was afraid of her getting trampled or having food spilled on her by waiters hustling to tables. Not one member of the wait staff thought to stop and let us pass. Getting people in and out is the first priority...So the food getting to tables is the only thing on their minds.

We'll find someplace else to leave our money

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We came on a very crowded Saturday with our twin grandsons. We had reservations and were taken right away. Our order was taken right away and the food arrived promptly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Brunch food quite good tho poached eggs a little cooled off. Value good for location before the matinee opera. Place is just too big and had frenetic feeling. Tables too small and too close, but managed to get one against the wall somewhat out of the way which also helped with managing conversation in the loud noise level Would go again because of location and food quality.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee
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