The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.7
8024 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
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRuben
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Food and drinks. Great Service! Check-in with host can be tricky as line can get backed up quickly and patrons waiting to be seated when their group has already entered the restaurant impatiently rush to cut the line to get their temperature taken. Could use more order in that department. Perhaps cones or a physical divider / cordon of sorts.

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VennesaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was so bad. Tasteless. Completely overpriced for what it was. Don't order the ragu pasta.

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Kimberly
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Covid-19 guidelines were perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Smith has done a fantastic job executing outdoor dining. We had lunch on a rainy, chilly February day and were dry and cozy at our table. We did not even need our coats. Service was friendly and safe. The health protocols are well done. We felt very comfortable and so happy to be out for a little.

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vipKrysC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith has to be one of my all time favorite NYC restaurants for the sheer memories I've had the opportunity to create there. The food is always so top-notch as well as the service. PLEASE, if you are coming here for brunch you must try the jalapeño cheddar grits. The most ridiculously delicious thing I've tasted in such a long time it's definitely worth the trip if you're coming far in Long Island or as far as Antarctica. HOLY CANNOLIS that ISH tastes like comfort food wanting to comfort you when you're already comfy enough. Our server was extremely efficient, knowledgeable and strict with COVID-19 guidelines. In order for us to be seen or served, everyone at the table must have their masks on to indicate it's OK for him to come over. This gives me the extra ease & comfort of knowing that The Smith staff is taking precautions seriously. Thank you again for serving us hungry NYers!

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vipShelly
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Smith! A great neighborhood spot with consistent quality food. I love their new outdoor space. It's beautiful with good social distancing, heat lamps and lighting. A nice ambiance worth checking out if you haven't ventured into outdoor dining..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

For what it was, the food was underwhelming

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great time

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Zylus1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, the experience was outstanding and the food was delicious. The day was beautiful and the place was just as we remembered it. The Smith is a regular spot for my wife and myself and we will continue to enjoy their food for years to come.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Indoor dining felt safe. Tables were spread out enough from others and filtered air.

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RaymondB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The dining room is freezing but they’re selling blankets for 8.00. Food was ok, the menu wasn’t very good. Not enough choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Food and drinks were so great. I recommend cucumber loco. So so good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific Covid protocols, and wonderful outdoor seating in the sunshine

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vipLalouBize
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a treat to be able to eat outside in a Covid-protected environment. The place was packed, so service wasn't as great as it could have been. For example, only one menu for two people, no one asking if our food was O.K. (one item was not), the check brought before asking about dessert and coffee (when we had previously told the waiter the dessert we wanted).

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StevenK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We started with the shishito peppers, which were good. Then we had the gnocchi and the tortellini, both of which were very good.

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vipdairyfreeconscious
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

reliable food, comfortable atmosphere, good outdoor space.

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vipLilNic
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way!

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NeiTakk
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

...so great to be indoors. Felt safe and clean and the food...of course....was delicious.

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vipAnnie
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always!

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Angelica
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attention to detail was outstanding and the waiters are friendly.

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sarahb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! Felt super safe dining indoors

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gwcerc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Food is excellent and location is great; service was OK.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice staff and great food. Love the outside area.

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vipDlmboston
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat inside and Jesse was my server. It was very cold inside and the waitstaff were all in coats and hats. I truly felt sorry for them all. With that said, Jesse was great and my food delicious, as always. Nice to be able to dine indoors again, even if it was rather chilly with the doors open.

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vipCsteele59
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waiters and food allergy attention is superb! Food is yum the restaurant is making great efforts to service everyone.

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vipAk47
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great cocktails, good heaters in outdoor seating and spaced out plenty. I like the safety protocols they take.

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vipHelenaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Considering the pandemic and eating outside I think Smith did a great job.
I think they have the best choice for menu and ambiance in the Lincoln Center area.

Prices are not great but no restaurant is at this time. We do need to help them survive.

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Tali
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor eating during Covid! So warm and it was was very cold out!

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MOMJUSTFORATTENTION
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love going here with my children. The small problem I had was looking around and seeing so many people without masks on. To make matters worse, our food was coming to the table so I lowered my mask, and the server had the audacity to ask me to put MY mask on. I did, and within 2 seconds took it off again to eat my food. I felt a little targeted as a "mom" like I could be the one to be made an example. Everyone should be told, not just me. Sorry, that is how I feel.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent weekday lunch. Had the special lobster eggs Benedict which was made gluten free. Exceptional cappuccino. Superb service.

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mariac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great!

Service was amazing, everyone was so attentive, not just our server, but all staff that walked by our table.

I will definitely go back.

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Ria195
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

The good was just ok for my recent visit however I always enjoy The Smith and will continue to dine with them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Amazing Dinner. So glad we were able to dine inside. Looking forward to go back again.

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MalloryH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith has done a GREAT job adapting to outdoor dining. Are we all crazy to be sitting outside in the winter to eat? Yes. They've created space between tables and there's still actually an outdoor-ness to it (Unlike those thick plastic sheets that just create an indoor dining outdoors) with plenty of heat lamps to keep us warm enough. I am really grateful for their attention to detail here.

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vipfruchstuck
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really loved the experience. Great food and great service, quite reasonable prices and a great location.
Lots of options with the kids, can also be a great place for couples as the food is great and the wine list is short but with great options.
We are certainly coming back !

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AshleeL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was just a little cold inside because we were by the door but other than that, everything was amazing. would definitely come back

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Doug
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is one of those rare restaurants in midtown New York that are doing things right. It helps that they have ample outdoor space, but they’ve also been careful not to box the air in and still manage to maintain warmth and comfort. The food actually seems to have gotten BETTER than before the pandemic. And the staff is consistently courteous, kind and responsive. Give them a big tip if you go.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing lunch here. Definitely will come back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I ordered the steamed Mussels and salads for dinner . We also ordered a Bloody Mary and a Moscow Mule . Our meals and drinks were outstanding . We can’t wait to go back soon . The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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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 8024 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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