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 7414 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was not as good as we anticipated it to be and it was expensive for just burgers and sandwiches

NB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I have been to the Smith many times and was disappointed for the first time with the food. The bread used to be delicious and is now a totally different kind of bread which is cold and soggy. The food arrived cold as if it had been sitting for a while and had not been picked up. I hope they are able to get it together again.

DF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at The Smith. The restaurant is much larger than you would expect. It was very crowded, but that is expected for a restaurant right near Lincoln Center when there is an event going on. It was noisy as well but, again, expected on a crowded evening. The food was very good (get the potato chips w/blue cheese) and our service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend going there --but make a reservation!

PR
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! My dish was undercooked, but otherwise the place is great!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Service ambience location.

EL
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than a bunch of inebriated Middle Aged women that were soooooo loud that I couldn’t think straight, the food was amazing as usual. I believe they have one of the best French toast around. Their eggs Benedict rivals some of the high end restaurants in New York. My family and I dine here for Sunday brunch often and we love it. Can’t wait to go back. Hopefully those women won’t be there.

AF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice brunch place near Lincoln Center but very loud during peak Sunday brunch time.

O
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've dined before at the Midtown location for dinner and had a great time to decided to treat some friends to Bruch at the Lincoln Square location. Defiantly were not disappointed! Everyone's food was incredible and our waiter was very friendly and informative. It's a loud, lively spot but cozy and unique. Definitely recommend for Brunch AND Dinner!

k
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at The Smith before taking my grandson to see his first performance of The Nutcracker. Despite the holiday crowds and general craziness, we got our table right on time. Food was delicious and served quickly (great for a 6 year old). Loved the brunch offerings on the menu. I also love the convenience of being right across the street from Lincoln Center. The Smith is my go-to choice when I have tix.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My nieces first time to NYC! I spend the first weekend in December back in NYC and bring friends and family to celebrate the incoming holiday. Always fun to go back to the ‘old hood’ and The Smith was a very convenient and good place to go. Outside of the cramped quarters at our table (and an okay Bloody Mary), we had a lovely time.

D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch Spot! Great service with a lively atmosphere and tasty menu items!

DH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our breakfast last Sunday and our waiter was wonderful! My only complaints are the closeness of the tables and booths and the noise level. However, they are tolerable and we will be back on our next visit to NYC.

OT
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a nice Sunday morning breakfast with a very obliging
waiter. The food was also delicious.

NY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Post ballet dinner in a lively and fun atmosphere. Everything that came out of the kitchen smelled delicious. Our dinners were hot and tasty. The S’mores in Jar dessert was outstanding. The only difficulty was with the service. It was a Saturday night. We might have enjoyed more than one beverage throughout our meal, but there wasn’t anyone around long enough to ask for a refill.

V
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 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
2 reviews
Dined 5 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.

SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food, rude host. We made reservations at 12:30, by 12:50 we still weren't seated so when I went to check I was told there were still 4 parties ahead of us. Then the host leaned over other guests to get in my face to say that he was "not the one to try today" and got an attitude to say "do you want to stay". He continued with rude and snarky comments to other guests then again yelled at us as I was asking my party if we wanted to continue to wait. Luckily someone saw what was happening and sat us pretty quickly. Our appetizers and entrees came out at the same time along with ice cold rolls. Entrees were very good but that's just not how you treat people.

JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and very accommodating waiters.

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
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
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
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 on December 5, 2019
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 on December 4, 2019
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.

WH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and presentation was on spot. We have food allergies and the manager came to the table to discuss the allergy and the process the kitchen goes through to ensure safety. Impressed with the service. Noise was a problem to talk to one another but then again with children no one noticed when they were loud so not a loss.

k
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
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 on December 4, 2019
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 on December 3, 2019
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 on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

s
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
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 on December 2, 2019
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.

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