The Smith- Lincoln Square

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$30 and under
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American

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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 7381 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EW
1 review
Dined a day 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.

k
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined 2 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.

D
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

s
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined 4 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!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

ST
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. It was excellent

IB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was marginal at best. Service was very good.

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

ME
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was perfect. Three course mean couldn’t have been better. The service was excellent as was the noise level. Great time. Plans for next year as well.

RF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at The Smith. The food was unbelievable and our waiter was absolutely fabulous. Although it was a busy day, the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable.

FO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though it was Thanksgiving day the food and service was excellent

WE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was great. Excellent menu with several choices. The food was very good and the service was great.

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been at The Smith - Lincoln Square during the summer months and really liked the food and service. This time we went for a Thanksgiving meal. It was absolutely outstanding! The traditional food was delicious - even the turkey was not dry at all - and the service outstanding. I will definitely be back :)

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving menu was great! The Smith never disappoints!

BK
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent excellent service on a crazy busy balloon inflation night. Impressive that they maintain standards even when pushed to bursting.

MW
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service and scene...highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to come here. Got the Turkey Ossobuco special. It was fantastic.

AB
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I'd recommend the Smith to a friend or associate if they are deaf. Otherwise, the noise makes conversation nearly impossible. Of course, there's always the much quieter outside option....
It's too bad, because the food is actually decent, but planning to go back will be a challenge: great oysters, and a delicious squash and goat cheese, etc. salad

L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place for a pre-anything at the Lincoln Center. Easy to get to fro Midtown on the Subway and of course super convenient to the Lincoln Center. The food and service were outstanding and if you have time for dessert, the Smores' In A Jar is off the charts! See you next time.

F
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always consistent and delicious

K
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been here many times and love the food and the ambiance. It's too bad it's always so loud.

QL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found The Smith on Yelp and thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was delicious ambiance was perfect and Evan our server was so friendly and gave us great suggestions as we are visiting the city for the first time. Definitely will be back

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I dined here with my parents after seeing a film at Lincoln Center this past Saturday. I loved the cozy yet energetic vibe of the restaurant, as it was completely packed around 8:45 when we arrived and we didn't have to wait long to be seated. The staff members were all so nice, the food and wine were pretty good, and I loved how there was complimentary sparkling water! I also thought the location was great as it was across the street from Lincoln Center and it was a quick walk on a cold and rainy night. I will definitely be back!

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