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The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.5
4.5
9361 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. We care about every meal and every moment. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, we’ve got you covered.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 260 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 496-5700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, visit us at thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (855) 995-4349

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    63rd Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 9,361 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Most Booked

  • Manhattan

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    I was a solo diner for breakfast. It wasn’t extraordinarily busy but I barely saw my server. He took my order, brought my coffee and that was it. Never saw him again until he brought my check. No offer to refill my coffee or ask how my food was.
  2. GD

    GsDwnHllFst

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    A/C was busted and we were hot and uncomfortable. We were in the back room. It was so loud, we couldn't hear each other. Food was OK. Not worth the money. Not terribly enjoyable.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The server needed to be reminded repeatedly for requested items and took forever to bring the first round of drinks
  4. HM

    HankM

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Wait staff very attentive. Food was good. It is very consistent
  5. ST

    ShellyT

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so delicious at the Smith! Excellent food, excellent service.
  6. T

    Theatergoer

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    This restaurant has really gone downhill fast. They haven't changed their menu in ages. The night I was there much of the food we ordered was under-seasoned, the bread was stale (even the replacement that was requested), the air conditioning was broken and (as usual) it was WAY TOO LOUD. There was no difference between the two separate orders of salmon one of which was ordered rare and other medium rare. They had 3 people stationed at the inside host station, with the sole duty of telling customers to stand on line at the outside host station where only one person was working. When the original table they wanted to seat us at was in the very warm rear part of the restaurant, I had to ask for another table. They wanted to put us at a round four top that can comfortably handle two, but instead we asked for a booth, which was better but is is next to the LOUD bar and where the adjacent railing was encrusted in dust. I really used to like this place, but I think that time is over.
  7. J

    Joseph

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good meals, decent drinks, service a little slow.. noise level a little too much for my taste, but it doesn’t seem to bother most people. Keep music level lower.
  8. RK

    RKrk

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Aperol spritzes we’re watered down with too much seltzer and was served with only an orange twist instead of slice. French fries were cold
  9. TS

    TuckerS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience without doubt in my mind. Thank you!
  10. R

    Ricky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing! Everything came out quickly and we’ll made!
  11. N

    Nedstand

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Possibly the loudest restaurant ever. The server had trouble taking our order. If you are looking for quiet, this is not the place for you. No need to eavesdrop on the adjacent table. Food, drinks and service are solid.
  12. T

    Traveler

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu with diverse, well-prepared dishes served hot from the kitchen. Service was excellent. Sat outside and even though on the street, the noise level was mainly voices talking. And, no loud, unnecessary background music. Highly recommend!
  13. EM

    ElaineM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    There was no air conditioning! ! It was warm and humid! They had what looked like a weird cooling system, big blowers blowing air from outside, which made it more humid and sticky, and were very loud. Our server said air conditioning was not working. Food was good, but very small portions. Resembled a light lunch. Roasted salmon with potatoes & spinach. Rigatoni with vodka sauce, tasty but very rich and heavy. Did not like the sesame seeds or creme fraiche in sauce. We were all still hungry after dinner. Service was very good. Too much loud chatter amongst staff, and too much noise overall. Not a relaxing dinner. We will not return.
  14. j

    jimadv

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Competent kitchen, nothing to rave or complain about. On the high end of moderate pricing. Eager and friendly staff. This uptown Smith is a good restaurant, not just OK, not special. A good restaurant.
  15. EM

    EllyM

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met a friend for the first time in 3 years at the Smith. We had outdoor seating and it was cozy, comfortable, the service was excellent and we were able to chat uninterrupted for two hours! The food was excellent! I highly recommend the Punch! I go to the Smith regularly and this was the first time I visited the Lincoln Center location! I will return! Thank you!
  16. RG

    RonG1007

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Smith is our neighborhood restaurant for the past year. We enjoy the food and the staff is courteous.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were seated in the back area of the restaurant The air conditioning was not up to par on a very hot day which made it uncomfortable They were trying by having portable units but it just was not sufficient to handle the heat and how packed the restaurant was Food and service were outstanding only complaint is the room not being a comfortable temperature (it was 86 degrees in that room) and it was noticeably cooler as we exited to leave and walked into the front room
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Buba, our server provided exceptional service. The food was tasty. The shrimp and grits dish was my favorite. Will continue to come to this location.
  19. S

    Smiley

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I liked the outdoor seating and we got a nice seat facing out to the street. I am glad that we did not opt for indoor dining because it was stuffy inside and it did not feel like the A/C was on.
  20. CM

    CharlesM

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The service and food were excellent. Our server (Moses) was top notch and worked with us when one member of our party was 30 minutes late. He took our drink orders and set us up with appetizers while we were waiting. When our final guest arrived we were not rushed to order - but given time for her to settle in. The food was excellent - as were the specialty cocktails from the bar. (I had wine - the rest of my party had the cocktails and really enjoyed them - I was able to sample each drink). The only issue during our visit was the non-working air conditioning system. While The Smith had portable units throughout the restaurant it did not make up for the non-functioning central air conditioner. By the end of our meal it was unbearably hot. I felt sorry for the staff having to contend with this. I wish The Smith gave us a heads up about this issue. We would have booked elsewhere last night - and would have been back to them some other evening when the AC was working. For the next week I would check with them about the AC issue. It really does take away from a really nice restaurant and great staff.
  21. AS

    ArleneS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love the vibe of this place. Food and the service are both superb.
  22. PK

    PolinaK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    Air conditioning was broken or insufficient. Felt like a sauna.
  23. DG

    DotG

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a reservation but arrived early and was seated right away. Great service, good food. Inside the noise level was loud...lots of hard surfaces so if you wear a hearing device, maybe eat outside. Otherwise, nice place for brunch.
  24. GK

    GeffK

    Chicago

    190 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great breakfast and lication
  25. B

    Bondgirl

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Was not impressed.
  26. D

    Davisfoodlover

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Ive eaten here numerous times and have always had a fabulous time. This time, however, the waitstaff was not as attentive and we had to ask for numerous things before someone would oblige. It was disappointing as I usually really enjoy the service. Food was and always is outstanding- fresh, nicely presented, and good value.
  27. TR

    TRUZjr

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at this location is by fast THE BEST!!
  28. J

    Jayne

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The location of this restaurant was excellent for a pre-ballet at Lincoln Center dinner. The outdoor space was wonderful because we could people watch and were separated from the walkers by with a clear lucite. The food was good, not great. The service was "fine".
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Bar is small. More of a dinner spot.
  30. d

    drmfsltd

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Smith was a nice dinner for our adult family. Our server was fantastic and the energy was high throughout the restaurant.
  31. KG

    KyleG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place for a casual, meal. It's large and noisy but has a good atmosphere. Service was very good.
  32. MC

    MichaelC

    New England

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure to dine at any of The Smith locations. The food and service are consistently good and the atmosphere is very nice.
  33. MC

    MoCa

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love the burgers , but it was so loud, you couldn't hear anyone at our table.
  34. 7

    70eats

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my friend to lunch here before going to the ballet and we enjoyed a relaxing, delicious lunch. We aren't big eaters but like to taste more than one item, so we shared a Smith burger and a pea pod salad. Both were excellent and the waiter provided extra plates for us to share. Service was attentive without being rushed. We sat outside so that the noise was manageable and it felt more spacious. All in all, we were very satisfied and would certainly return!
  35. BG

    BarbaraG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were seated at a cramped outdoor table, which was not great. HOWEVER, we had the NICEST server, attentive without being overbearing, pleasant, helpful. She made our lunch extra-nice! I eat here often. Sometimes the food is better than other times. I love the summer salads with the add-ons. The noise is atrocious both inside and out, so you will need to deal with that. The outdoor dining is, on the whole, lovely. I wish the chairs where another inch or two higher, I always feel the table is too high relative to the chairs.
  36. S

    Siti

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! A little pricey but food was so good. It’s a little noisy but we managed!
  37. WR

    WilliamR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    So loud you can’t speak. Service was polite and fairly efficient but drinks did not arrive until the meal and beer was flat. Food was good but priced too high
  38. MS

    MarianaS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was OK, service was very good, extremely noisy.
  39. LR

    LisaR

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff from start to finish.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious hamburger and max and cheese!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 9361 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 260 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Smith- Lincoln Square

1900 Broadway New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    63rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 496-5700

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, visit us at thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (855) 995-4349

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