The Smith- Lincoln Square

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$30 and under
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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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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us for brunch or dinner on Christmas Day! Enjoy a special pre-fixe menu $37 for brunch, $68 for dinner.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year at The Smith! We will serve an a la carte menu from 5pm–10pm, followed by a three-course pre-fixe menu from 10pm–1am with a champagne toast at midnight and open bar for $125 per person. Visit our website for more information.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 7399 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Service ambience location.

V
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Rude hostess, indifferent waitress ..food was great, we enjoyed the experience but never once felt like we were anything more than a number. Staff should be coached to mask their disdain for the customer a bit. This was our 3rd ...and last time here.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was so loud in there, very hard to hear the conversation at my own table. Great food though and a bit overpriced.

JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better brunch spots on the UWS. I would highly recommend!

MP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was very interesting. Service was a bit slow and at times inattentive. However, overall experience was perfect for our post- Lincoln Center dinner.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved the complimentary still and sparkling water. Our food cake very quickly. The coconut curry was delicious. My husband’s short rib pasta was AMAZING. The complimentary bread is okay. Overall, would 100% go back!

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Wait time longer than anticipated and service was a bit slow but food was very good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great as always, but felt rushed to get out of there even at 9:30pm. Tight tables, loud, waited a bit for our reservation, but all expected on a busy Friday night.

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Burgers and fries are delicious!! The restaurant was crowded so the service wasn’t that great. We would have all liked another drink with dinner.....at least there was water on the table.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and very accommodating waiters.

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most fantastic experience at this restaurant. We were running late for our reservation and for a show; they saved us a table and had us out in time for the show. The food was outstanding, the staff was attentive and we had a wonderful evening.

N
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Smith after going to Lincoln Center. Very convenient and they have the best coffee!!! Advacado toast is delicious.

EW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came from breakfast and the food was amazing! I had the french toast. Service is outstanding and a lovely atmosphere. Will be returning when I’m next in New York.

R
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and overall good experience. We had a large group out for late-night meal and networking- all had an enjoyable experience thanks to the capable staff and varied menu.

k
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We had a reservation for a birthday dinner, but, after seating, discovered that the noise level was just too much and we were seated at a table with cafe chairs that were very uncomfortable. I had requested a booth. We left and went to another restaurant.

PP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was very attentive to our need to eat in 45 minutes in order to make the opera in time. Kudos to their wait staff.

DL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith never disappoints! From the friendly host staff to the always gracious waiters, especially Evan, to the wine and food, everything is always perfect! There is something for everyone on this menu, and some of my favorites are the innovative egg dishes for brunch, kale salad, steak salad (upgrade to filet mignon), short rib pasta, s’mores in a jar, and I could go on and on! Terrific mac & cheese (there must be a southerner in the kitchen).

This location, like the others in NYC, is always crowded, but the service never seems rushed. It can be loud at peak times, so keep that in mind. They are very accommodating to parties with children, as well.

The Smith is a first-class restaurant without the attitude!

D
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very loud, too loud, service great, they cram the tables in.

s
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

the burgers are absolutely delicious and the service is wonderfully attentive and opleasant

and love the free sparkling mineral water

if only it weren't so noisy - not a place for quiet conversation - not a place for almost any conversation

and so conveniently located to Lincoln Center!

DD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Conveniently located by Lincoln Square, an ideal spot pre-opera, ballet or philharmonic. Fast service, tasty & an energetic ambience. Recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Waitress was very helpful with wine selection and recommendations.

j
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful brunch! Great cocktails. Delicious menu. Excellent service. A complete experience.

ST
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service , food and atmosphere .
Would definately return if O can back to NewYork

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. It was excellent

IB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appetizers were delicious, entree was good, dessert were mediocre. The atmosphere is fun and the place is lively and very very noisy.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too much noise. Tables too near of each other. NO SPACE to walk around !!!!
Table is too crowded. About 25% of the table is with cutlery, 2 water bottles, glasses, and candle? I was afraid to knock out something to the floor.

Overpriced.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Don’t sit at a table near the door; it’s freezing and you’re constantly jostled by waitstaff and patrons.

k
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great! Staff, friendly. Noisy, though, so keep that in mind if you need a quieter place to chat. Great location, too. Will be back!

TO
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best restaurant in the area. A perfect pick for pre- or post-theater or movies.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Overall experience was okay. The party at our table at the time of our reservation was not done by the time of the start, but also one of our members was late and so they were accomodating of seating 2 of the 3 of us once the table was ready. Seafood was tasty but vegetables were drenched in oils and sauces and overpriced. Oil was heavy and left a bad feeling in my stomach. I had indicated when I made the reservation that I had food allergies and when I asked 1 or 2 questions the waitress acted annoyed that I was asking anything at all instead of just ordering. Were put at table closest to the double doors and every time the doors opened we were hit with a draft. Too loud and cold, but otherwise okay ambiance-wise. Hot tea and coffee with good tea selection helped. Would not go back.

S
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular, the wait staff was extremely nice, and the restaurant had a great feel to it

RH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great consistent food, attentive staff!! Be prepared to “rub elbows” and project your voice- but I keep going back. Really good food and service!!

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Despite the Thanksgiving crowd, and the long wait, the staff tried their best to make us feel ok. Hussein (our server) was great. I recommend this place.

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

See our private note. They may have done their best. Which isn’t good enough.

R
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and lovely service! We were an hour early and offered to wait till our time but they seated us right away! It was a wonderful place to have thanksgiving dinner!

DD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Im very satisfied with my experience at the smith.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible! My 18 yr old daughter said it was the best meal she’s ever had! Wait staff very attentive to us even on the busy Thanksgiving holiday! Waiter accommodated my Mom who didn’t care for her main entree selection when it arrived at the table. No questions asked and bright her another selection within minutes. Amazing place!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great service and food , atmosphere good. portions were very big, but it was a fixed price.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was speedy and efficient considering it was a busy thanksgiving evening, it appeared clean, and tables were wiped as soon as customers left.
The pumpkin soup was the star of the thanksgiving meal,
Majority of the food including the soup (apart from the mac cheese) was warm and not piping hot, We were hungry ( as we had not eaten all day in order to savour the feast) therefore we did complain, but left most of the main , Disappointed overall as this was our first experience of a thanksgiving meal, We had been really looking forward to the experience as part of our holiday to New York from the UK

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