The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.7
8272 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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, as well as locations in DC and Chicago. 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.

We are open for patio seating, delivery, and pick-up daily with expanded menu offerings, family style dinners for two, cocktails, beer, wine, and more!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 8272 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TomS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is overpriced for the quality of the meal. It was extremely hot in the restaurant. My friend and I were sweating profusely throughout the entire meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the smith never misses

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NJTom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The location is great. The outdoor space felt unventilated because of all the hard plastic partitions. It was an unusually hot day, so maybe at lower temperatures, it would not feel so close.
Have been to The Smith many times and would definitely return!

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Opalina18
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great but inside there seemed to be next to no air conditioning. Friday nite was hot and humid (5pm), inside was hotter than outside.

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ASAB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for an early Father's Day brunch - food was great

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MontclairBrian
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had the pancakes for brunch and they were delicious! I love the combination of lemon and blueberries. Service was prompt, friendly and attentive.

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Liliana
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool and joyful. Very good service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The server was barely present and never checked on us. My burger didn’t come with what I requested but couldn’t ever find our waiter to have it corrected. He came after the meal to ask about dessert and we promptly asked for the check. He disappeared yet again and someone else had to come and take it. Won’t be returning.

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KimC
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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kris
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came back to The Smith with the COVID fewer tables and plexiglass which made this otherwise too crowded, too noisy eatery comfortable. But I was told by our server that they will probably jam the place again to get in more tables. So goodbye Smith, it was nice.

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Manny
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the drinks were delicious, and the service was incredible!

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PaulH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice lunch experience. We were seated right away at 145 pm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I hate the fancy ketchup you serve. Please bring back Heinz!

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vipelcha888
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. One person in our group has serious food allergies; the waiter and kitchen were very responsive and make her feel very safe - very appreciated! Thank you!

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vipAyalaU
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation Dinner. We love the Smith. Food is consistently delicious!!!

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TamarB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! His recommendations were totally to my expectations.

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ALPO
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, service and outdoor seating arrangement. Food was fresh and tasty, and service was spot on. Always a nice meal at the Smith. Great location at Lincoln Center.

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vipPaco
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

The food was really excellent. Squid ink tagliatelle with seafood and their famous burger. The ambience, however, was horrible. They said "private dining room". Looked like a prison cafeteria. Perhaps sitting out front is the thing to do. It was just damp and chilly that night.

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DianeB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent, the prices appropriate for the neighborhood, service attentive but not intrusive. The only downside to this restaurant is that, if you are looking forward to conversation with your dinner partner, you might have to speak louder and listen harder than in a place with a quieter ambiance.

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stephaniew
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was asked at reservation was this a special occasion. Yes it was however the waiter was not aware. That was disappointing. The mussels were on the bland side. .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice energetic space for a late Sunday brunch - excellent service

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vipCicero
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a nice sport for brunch when you are in the area. The burger are perfect. Enjoy

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LanceB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Come here every time I am in NYC.

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vipNycjenn
New York Area
213 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner- the Smith never disappoints. Something for everyone in a friendly atmosphere. The shrimp and grits and chips with bleu were amazing! Great cocktails too with excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was very nice and also the rest of the staff. The food was delicious and was quick didn’t have to wait too long.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and good was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good time, as always! A fun vibe, great food, and excellent cocktails.

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DanielS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If it weren't so loud in the outdoor seating I'd have been happier but the veggie burger was surprisingly great, the oysters were delicious, the shishitos great, nice beer and drinks selection, fine service.

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Nano
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I took some clients/friends here for dinner post-pandemic, was hoping it was as good as it had been before.

Really great! Make a rez-this placed gets jammed quickly. Because it is really good. I made my rez like a month in advance for an outdoor table.

I had one of the non-alcoholic ginger beer drinks- so good I had another. The burger was perfect, great fries. One of us had salmon and he loved it. We all had dessert- some toffee pudding, sorbets and an ice cream sundae.

We had a blast and the food was fantastic. Really hardworking servers too- make sure you tip well- they deserve it.

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vipSJDP
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. One of the best veggie burgers around. Everyone at our table enjoyed their food.

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vipwnpverona
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch with a friend at The Smith. I had a grilled chicken sandwich. She had a hamburger. Both very good. Not rushed. Great service.

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vipEloiseA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Way too hot to sit on outside patio. No air flow

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BonnieM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Outdoor dining should remain in effect forever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection from start to finish! An nyc gem!

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vipjillw
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning late from an outing on an exceedingly hot day/night, and hungry and thrilled that THE SMITH is open both “early and late” for a meal we would enjoy consuming anytime.

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MariellaF
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The six of us loved the place and most definitely be coming back. Amazing service and delicious food!

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vipMagda
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Much too noisy. The tuna tartare, the tuna was mushy.
Will not go back

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vipSandraM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We sat outdoors in the enclosure that was built for outdoor dining during COVID-19 restrictions. It was 90 degrees outside and the plexiglass surrounding the enclosure was restricting any airflow. It was like a sauna inside. It made eating very uncomfortable, not to mention the toll it took on the waitstaff. I don’t know how they didn’t suffer heatstroke.
If they want to continue to use that space all summer they need to either remove the plexiglass barriers or install fans to circulate the air for everyone’s comfort and safety.

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Giselle
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was mediocre and the noise level was off the charts but other than that, it was an ok experience.

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You can order delivery directly from The Smith- Lincoln Square using the Order Online button. The Smith- Lincoln Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 496-5700.

The Smith- Lincoln Square is rated 4.7 stars by 8272 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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