The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.7
8345 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

We are open for patio seating, delivery, and pick-up daily with expanded menu offerings, family style dinners for two, cocktails, beer, wine, and more!
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 8345 people are saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Vanessa was amazing and really attentive to us. She was thoughtful and gave us great suggestions on what to order. Thank you - I will be back!! 😃

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JEANINET
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Cesar salad the oysters are the best

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing! Good food and ambiance. Had a great table outside. The Covid precautions are perfect.

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vipMasa
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Feels a bit being rushed as typical NYC services at a poplar restaurant outdoor dining on a beautiful day

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Kale salad with added Salmon is delicious !

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msny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience here!

AR
vipAlbertR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Consistent kitchen, decent service. Good cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal and very good service
A little loud in there but not a problem

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great, consistent, fun, and tasty.

MP
MarvieP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, good food, the back area accoustic can be really loud when other guests chatting and laughing.

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vippeterG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

too limited of a menu....seems skewed towards the avocado and toast crowd.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Two very loud. Much too loud. Inside the tables are far apart but it still is amazingly hard to hear each other. And the air conditioning doesn’t seem to be working inside. Otherwise the brick chicken was great.

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vipjtpockets
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for a sunday outdoor brunch! Everything, including breakfast cocktails, was delightful!!! I only gave 4/5 fir food because they didn’t have specific gluten free options… but that’s me being picky. What we did order was delicious!

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raine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Dined frequently at the Smith- requested a quiet table- we were seated in the front(busy, noisy, etc.).
Hostess was curt, salmon dry, quite disappointed this visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a good experience, but there were a few little things. The steaks were not cooked how we asked them to be. Medium was medium well for one of us and the other asked for medium but received medium rare. We were seated in the very back of the restaurant by the bathroom and next to the server station…I would’ve asked for a different spot if it weren’t for the air conditioner right there. Noise level was high most of the time, mainly due to the large party next to us…but that’s not something The Smith can do anything about. Overall good experience. Would come here again but would not sit in the same area.

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TommyRocker
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall a very good experience. Drinks seemed a bit pricey and service could have been a little better.

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MelissaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I enjoyed the Restaurant Week dinner very much. The service was outstanding. The place is a bit noisy, but bearable.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent drinks and dinner.
Restaurant week special…main entree small
But delicious.

HC
vipHeidiC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very busy. Attentive waiter. Very good value during restaurant week. Pleasantly surprised how delicious the Ricotta gnocchi and rigatoni a la vodka were. Would definitely order again.

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Azabu
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to go for Restaurant Week -- fast service, great lunch, tasty food, and the sun was shining!

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OlgaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks and food if you are looking to hang out in Lincoln Center area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

One of us got sick after the meal. Service was slow and inattentive, first table we were seated at was under extremely noisy air conditioning equipment. Thankfully we were moved upon request.

Normally I like The Smith very much. Yesterday was not what The Smith is capable of.

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Lupi
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to go for lunch with several new employees as we were able to introduce ourselves to one another and enjoy a casual meal.

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mahler5
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value for the location. The menu is comfort food (not fine dining), and is uniformly excellent, as is the service. Casual. A great place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid menu and great drink choices! Excellent service, too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Smith every time we are in NYC we go there

RS
vipRSBPHD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my second time t The Smith. Service was excellent. Quite attentive. The food we ordered was excellent. The side of pea shoots & spinach and the seared asparagus made excellent appetizers. I enjoyed the French style mussels with fries. My family enjoyed the vegetarian hamburger. All worked well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I had heard so much about the salmon dish; however, I did not like the taste.

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vipCountesslurkula
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently reliable UWS / Lincoln Center restaurant with a menu that pleases most. Jalapeño grits and Salmon Tartare are so great and uniquely theirs. Very solid and attentive service plus outside they accommodate dogs. Highly recommend

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GMM2
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Despite the brunch crowd, our water (both sparkling and plain) was always filled, coffee refilled, prompt attention in taking away our plates, never had to flag them, and great portions! Blueberry pancakes were the bomb! My cousin who flies in from San Francisco ALWAYS wants to meet at The Smith for dinner and breakfast. She LOVES it. Service was with a smile. Thank you for being so welcoming.

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OliviaP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great cocktails! Friendly service too!

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LanceS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We waited to long for our food. I paid very close attention to what others ordered and how long it took our food to come out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Overall, service is pretty bad. Even though I had a reservation, we were seated 10 minutes late. When we got seated, we were placed at a tiny table surrounded by plexi glass with absolutely no way to get any air flow. In all fairness, it was pretty hot outside but the placement of the table as well as the fans really made it impossible to be able to eat comfortably. I asked to speak to the manager and his response was … it’s hot outside, can’t do anything about changing the direction of the fans and said all he could do was maybe move us inside but that would take about 30 minutes. A completely useless solution considering we were just about to get served. The food was mediocre at best, the condiment I asked for never arrived and the waiter did not check in until we were ready to pay. There are way too many options on the upper west side to waste time going to a restaurant that has no appreciation for their customers. They act like they are doing you a favor by serving you. No Thanks!

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really great service and food, comfortable location with beautiful seating inside and out!

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, even more delicious drinks. The staff was attentive however not overbearing. Would definitely come back.

KG
KarenG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dined with old friends. Staff patient with us . Food was good.

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viplarryk
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extraordinary server knew about wines and different food items. Attentive without overbearing. Food was delicious. Will definitely return.

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Anon742
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice variety and tasty food. Love the tomato cheddar soup and gnocchi.

JL
vipJonL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outside is less noisy. Was in the mood for a salad and they delivered: The pea shoot/avocado salad with added shrimp was fresh, the shrimp were grilled correctly. Nothing fancy, but perfect for a summer business lunch

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sabrinap
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered the Ceaser salad with the grilled flat iron steak. The salad was drenched in dressing, had way too much cheese and the steak was cut into bite-size pieces for a toddler. The steak was also cold. I could’ve made a better salad myself. And for that price, I expected so much more
The desserts And appetizers were good.

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You can order delivery directly from The Smith- Lincoln Square using the Order Online button. The Smith- Lincoln Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 496-5700.

The Smith- Lincoln Square is rated 4.7 stars by 8345 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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