The Smith- Lincoln Square

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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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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They gave us a special table for our anniversary and the food was fantastic!

HB
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had dinner here before going to the opera. It was just right. My new go-to pre-theater restaurant prices we reasonable (for NYC), the food was tasty, and service friendly. Will return.

AL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced. Food just average. Burgers were on the small side
Won’t return

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute decision to grab a bite in between dr appts. Pleasant surprise!!

TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quality foodie experience with a variety of choices. I especially like the ricotta gnocchi and squid ink seafood pasta. There are so many great options. Don't miss out on the Sticky toffee pudding for dessert. It's authentic and delicious. Worth every calorie!!

CH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Much too noisy to be enjoyable, I understand why people were eating outside in their winter coats. Unable to talk to person next to me to say nothing of across the table., Food and service were fine, but noise wins out in the end. One of our guests was s bothered by noise level she did not even stay for brunch.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was great. Food was a little cold. Coffee was great

RK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I live outside the City and whenever there's need for a gathering/dining spot, The Smith is always the choice. It's fun & lively, the wait staff is always good and the location of the one at Lincoln Square is easily accessible. I'm not a big meat eater but the Burger Royale there is always delicious. Otherwise, everyone I've always been with has enjoyed the restaurant and whatever they've eaten as well. If there's one thing to pick on it would be the noise. The tiled walls reflect a LOT of sound.

DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love the Smith. The cream grits, fresh oysters, short ribs are extraordinarily delicious. It’s convenient to Lincoln Center and pre-Opera dining choice.

TT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The Smith is a very convenient restaurant for Lincoln Center, so naturally it is very busy and very noisy. The food is good and the wait staff very efficient, but the ambiance detracts from the experience and inappropriate for the price charged. Having said that, I would recommend this restaurant for less busy times.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Miserable experience. Avoid before theatre. Will not go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Menu changed.

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very kid-friendly!

DW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was interesting, but the place was too crowded and much too noisy

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely our favorite late night Lincoln Center spot to grab a bite. Thanks for taking care of us as ever.

JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always my go to. I usually eat here for brunch once a week- table of 1. Then when I have guests in town we come 1-2 times for dinner. I never feel rushed and all the food is always on point.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and friendly service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was running behind and not attentive to our table

GF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Great food, service, atmosphere. Would definitely return. Best mussels.

RS
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good food
Wear earplugs

JF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The first time we had breakfast at The Smith was so great, my mom is celiac so she has to eat gluten free and the waitress was really kind! Frankly, the food is amazing but unfortunately, the second time we went there, maybe the manager, wasn’t really nice and asked us to give a really big tip! When? How? Where do you do this?! He ruined the good points!

w
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to place whenever we go to Lincoln Center. The food is excellent, the service is fast and the atmosphere is festive.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited almost a half hour to be seated for a 6pm reservation. They completely ignored us so Threw our hands up in the air and left.

m
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, and service! The Smith never disappoints. My daughter and I squeezed one last delicious NY meal right before heading to the airport. We took a risk and it payed off. We were able to enjoy a great meal and were in and out of there in record time to make our flights. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, excellent food & service!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and was blown away by the service AND the food. Was torn between the waffles and the pancakes and without missing a beat, the waiter said “get the pancakes and I’ll bring both sets of toppings.” He did this free of charge and the pancakes were AMAZING - as were the eggs Benedict. Can not wait to come back!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great. Consistent soot

m
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We hat a flat bread app. It was delicious. I had the muscle pot it was amazing. My wife had short rib pasta . She loved it

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loud and crowded after the marathon. Service was surprisingly good considering the crowd. Overall my party was pleased with the food I had the shrimp and grits which was disappointing.

LF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yes Definitely will return for Brunch! It was awesome. We had several people in our party including vegetarians. Very good choices.

d
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful and friendly service. Food is always amazing. We both had the smoked salmon toast which is always great. Best place for food any time.

DE
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very loud and tight restaurant but food and drinks were terrific would definitely go back but would sit outside. Nice bar as well.

MR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and cocktails! Will absolutely be back next time I’m in NY.

TO
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service. Best value in the area.

C
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The only thing this place has going for it is its location near Lincoln Center. Although we were seated promptly, a server didn't appear for more than 10 minutes. At least that gave us the opportunity to meet the people at the tables on either side of us, since they were practically in our laps. The menu is limited. We chose the seared tuna salad. The slaw part of it was okay, but the tuna certainly not sushi-grade ahi. The major problem was the noise level, which was like being at the 50th St subway stop when an uptown 2 and a downtown 3 go by at the same time. Conversation was impossible, and not helped by the incessant drumbeat of the background "music." "Energetic?" More like "cacaphonous." Never again.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time! We were seated right away and everyone was friendly and welcoming. Our food came quickly and the mac & cheese was AMAZING! We'll definitely be back soon:)

MF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Tables were extremely cramped and too many items on the actual table to enjoy a meal. Food used to be good, not anymore. Mediocre at best. Kids meals are also very expensive and to be charged an additional $4 for a small cup of milk is beyond me. Come back down to reality The Smith. Also, your waitstaff was hardly around to be of any help.

KA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had brunch on Saturday and both had the Vanilla Bean French Toast. Although the restaurant was crowded and noisy, the food and service were excellent.

US
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Perfect for pre-Lincoln Center events; food is very good, waiters and attentive but not overly so; service is smooth and responsive. Downsides; it's noisy and tables are a bit tight.

MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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