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The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.6
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7865 Reviews
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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, 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. Offering private rooms at all locations, guests can stop by for all occasions.
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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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 7865 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.2
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KobieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and her kids are visiting nyc for her birthday the Smith has a perfectly mixed menu for all ages

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viplovediningout
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Happy to support NYC restaurants during time of Covid. All employees were fantastic and respectful of social distancing etc. Food was great and wine choices made it even better!

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MistiW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by caring wait staff. Restaurant followed all safety precautions and it was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor set-up which includes heat lamps. Staff is very careful when it comes to covid protocols. Food and service is always great.

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adbwest83
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff made a mistake on our order. Twice... But everyone was so nice, and the hostess so accommodating, it really didn't matter. Besides, she apologized profusely and comped our omlette!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful night out! They cared about both servers and patrons’ safety. There were heating lamps that kept us warm. The servers and managers were attentive and polite. The food was great! I highly recommend The Smith. Make sure to make reservations!

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vipJulieT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and yummy. Great service and it’s a neighborhood staple

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vipwacky24
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I said this to one of the managers when we were leaving, we appreciated all of the precautions that The Smith has in place. I know that it's a lot of work but my husband and I felt very safe dining and had an incredible meal to boot! The filet mignon was excellent as was everything we ate. Thank you!

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vipDiner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done an amazing job with outdoor dining. The food and service are wonderful and I felt totally safe.

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vipGreateatz
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always a great meal with wonderful service

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vipLunaeats
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have been going to The Smith-Lincoln Center for years because our favorite art house movie theatre (sadly, now closed) was near by. We always get the same two things to share: kale salad and gnocchi, both delicious. We hadn't been since COVID lockdown. PEOPLE: THE SMITH IS DOING OUTSIDE DINING BETTER THAN ANY PLACE I'VE BEEN TO YET! And when I went inside to use the restroom, I noticed that they've set up their dining room exceptionally well for indoor dining. I would actually feel perfectly comfortable dining inside here: the whole front of the restaurant opens up and the tables are set up WAAAAAAAY far apart. The outside dining experience was great. Terrific service and the food was delicious as we remembered. It felt good to be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The sweet/spicy chicken was amazing. The only thing I didn’t like was that they gave me two slices of small bread for the burrata and I paid a pretty hefty price for it, upon asking for more bread they brought it out with no garlic. Other than that, everything was fine.

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vipmck25
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was great. The covid safety precautions are amazing. The service was fantastic.

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catec33
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate our anniversary! And their COVID protocols were excellent.

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Abelf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Went for Brunch on a weekend and got a delicious steak and eggs, a chicken sandwich, and a simple scramble.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great at social distancing. Really values the heath and safety of employees and customers. Some of the best COVID protocol I’ve seen in NYC

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vipTurnedOntoFood
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! And super Covid savvy so you can feel safe while eating.

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Julijules
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks here were amazing. I also loved how they are following COVID protocols very well. This definitely made me feel safer.

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vipToddR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Aside from good food, friendly service, and lots of outdoor seating, I like that they're taking the pandemic seriously: temperature checks, contact tracing, strict mask-wearing for all when diners interact with staff. And my brunch cocktail definitely helped.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and team are so amazing.
We sat outside and it was so comfortable and we were so well taken care of.
Can’t thank them enough for a fun meal

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marthac
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant experience. They managed the crowd of folks that were waiting for tables beautifully, were over the top professional with CoVID guidelines to keep everyone safe and as always the food was FABULOUS! Snaps to THE SMITH for opening in a responsible manner and showing the world that businesses can still function with EXCELLENCE!

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viplaurenG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The Smith did an excellent job making everyone feel safe during Covid patrons and staff. Service was great and food was very good.

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vipTJBNYC76
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The $29 bar steak is the best steak deal in town. Perfectly cooked and seasoned, and better than most steaks costing double at other restaurants. Safety protocols are off the charts, too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the smith. Happy it’s open again !

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BlairM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As always no matter the Smith location in NYC the service and the food never disappoints..my friends and I always come to the smith for great food and drinks.

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ericr
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a solid place to go

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VictorC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. The steak was perfectly cooked and the mac & cheese might be the best I've had.

The restaurant is taking every safety precaution, with temperature scans and masks required for all patrons, along with taking addresses and phone numbers in case contact tracing is needed.

We ate outdoors in the early evening. Heat lamps are out to eliminate that autumn chill. Some traffic noise, but overall not too bad.

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vipJolieG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was fine it’s COVID time how good do you expect it ? They are very concerned about health risks and I appreciate that!

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vipDianaC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar all around even during these unprecedented times. Your safety and social distancing guidelines are top. Highly recommend for those ready to dine out.

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Westsider
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate outdoors and they are doing a good job with checking temperatures, getting contact info and making sure everyone wears masks. The burgers are excellent.

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dairyfreeconscious
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Vast outdoor space and seems like a throughout checking process to check the health of guests.
Food is reliable, but no great option for keto/no dairy restricted diet. Great cocktail menu.
Wait stuff is considerate. I loved how they added sinks by the bar area.

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vipAnnie
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

where everybody knows your name. great neighborhood spot. amazing food for all. perfect service.

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vipSusanV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food, ambience and service was great. The tables are very well spaced out with plexiglass dividers wherever possible. More importantly, when approaching the table the staff waits respectfully at a distance until all diners at the table put on their masks. All restaurants should be doing this to protect their workers. KUDOS to The Smith.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect - so pleased with the covid preparations

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vipBarbara
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Smith is doing a great job accommodating customers comfortably. They are following all the right Covid procedures and still providing customers with a good experience.

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RajM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The Smith has always been consistent, which I’m happy about! However, the service I had yesterday, I was not happy about it at all. It was myself and partner who were the only one seated inside. The waiter was not attentive at all. We had to keep calling him. Mind you; he was right across of us.

Usually, when food is served to the table, a few seconds or minutes later, a waiter would come and ask how everything is and would we like anything else. Nope! Not at all...I always find it rude to call a waiter by saying excuse me or being a school kid by rising my hand!

I’m not sure if I will go to this location despite it being across the street of were I work. I always admired service and consistency at The Smith, but this was disappointing.

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RichardD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service sharp and courteous!

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MarkR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great staff, felt very safe. Highly recommended.

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vipDominiqueJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good and casual. Team works hard to keep our NY life great. So go for it. Worth the money

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vipCountesslurkula
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very COVID focused and safe, by far the best restaurant with separates tables.

FAQs

The Smith- Lincoln Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 496-5700.

The Smith- Lincoln Square is rated 4.6 stars by 7865 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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