The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.6
7919 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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 7919 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNYCity
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my outdoor dining meal with 1 friend and really thankful that The Smith has open air outdoor dining during COVID - bring a small blanket if you’re concerned about the temps.

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vipDiner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done an amazing job making people feel safe while still having amazing food and service.

MS
vipMarkS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient, friendly service. One of the all to few restaurants that the waitstaff will not approach your table unless all guests have their masks on. Impressive!

KL
KaraLee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place never disappoints. Great place for families love the outdoor seating an ample heating sources for cooler nights.

AM
vipAfterMMI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner- we come every year!

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vipSooz
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

wonderful outdoor Thanksgiving dinner perfectly enjoyed!! Thank you Smiths🙏😷🍷

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vipHelen8
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Thanksgiving dinner was disappointing. The desert list on the required prix fix was not at all holiday and not very good. Stuffing was dry, no bread or rolls of any kind. Soup served room temp. Pot pie was shallow and had almost no vegetables, just turkey, so it was turkey and gravy in ramekin topped with thin crust, and the crust was not a traditional crust, not at all what you would expect. Service was lovely, they do what they can but the street around the corner table was lacking in ambience, I know they are maximizing tables but sad to be there by the bus stop and not in the front with view of Lincoln Center.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Outdoor seating would have been fine if it were not for an individual without a mask coming right up to the table and asking for money. It made us feel very unsafe.

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vipmcurry
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and service. Taking all the protocols during Covid. Responsible, safe and fun place to dine out.

JF
vipJillF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor dining spot. Heaters. Tables spaced enough. Waiters masked. Food delicious. S’mores and chocolate chip cookies a must have.

RH
RHCR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger was outstanding! Will definitely be back again soon.

MS
vipMiaS
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is always good. The staff and the food are consistently great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Underwhelming food especially for the price.

UW
UWSBest
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reservation for outdoor table as sundown - arrived early; they had table ready

Was caught in odd 4-5pm weekend menu changeover - more limited menu, not as full as lunch or dinner... we ordered apps and drinks, and waited for the full menu to kick in at 5.

Deck heaters worked perfectly; plexiglass up between close tables

Felt perfectly safe and comfortable; staff was terrific at working with customers and masks (and other precautions)

We even stayed and lingered for 20min after paying our check.

Highly recommend, especially for those seeking comfortable outdoor dining during COVID

ER
EileenR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious (though a tad overpriced) The Smith deserves accolades for their safety measures! Tables are spaced far apart, everyone’s temperature is taken, contact information is taken in case contact tracing is necessary and servers wait until your mask is up, before approaching your table.

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vipLunaeats
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is doing indoor dining right! The front door was wide open, the tables very far apart. I felt perfectly comfortable dining inside. The servers were absolutely wonderful.
I wish them all well during this incredibly difficult time.

EL
Epicurean4Life
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The front doors were wide open and it was freezing inside!

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Diner19990802
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Very cold inside, I understand its necessary because of COVID precautions, but still unpleasant to eat inside of. I had to move tables because of the draft

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table in the very back and the service was perfect!

SK
vipSydneyK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside in late November during covid and were perfectly comfortable sitting close to the heat lamps. It was one of the best covid dining experiences. Tables were spaced appropriately, servers were respectful and kept their distance, and temperatures were taken before sitting down. I highly recommend The Smith always and especially during these covid times.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the yummiest food and the loveliest service! Been going here for years, and plan to continue doing so.

MG
MichelleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, food and wonderful adherence to safety protocols. Heat lamps are a plus too

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is good as always. The indoor dining was basically outdoor dining, because the front doors/windows were wide open. Dress warmly and be prepared to eat and run during the fall/winter/early spring.

AB
AnneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The Covid policy of this restaurant makes the experience annoying. Putting mask on every other minute is ruining the experience. I won’t go back until Covid is over.

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LUCIAP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service

PE
ParE
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, I give it 4 out of 5. The service was ok, first of all, I asked them to turn on their heater ( specifically mentioned this in my requests during reservation) they resisted to do that and their reason was that it’s gonna be warm in the afternoon. While it was cold in the morning. So I had to have my coat on the whole time and still felt cold. My drink got cold in minutes. Their excuse didn’t seem reasonable to me. So I didn’t enjoy my experience as I much as I thought.

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melizap
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We had a reservation at 7:30 when we arrive we were taken right to our table.

Within 5 minutes we had water for our table. However we didn’t see our server until 7:55 and it wasn’t even our server. It was the supervisor / server which we stopped at asked him to ask the server to take our order. He offered to take our order and drink order.
From then on, we felt that was our server, however once we received the food the original server stopped by and we asked for napkins and he only brought out 1 napkin for 4 people.
I’m not sure what happens I have been here before and never complained about anything. Maybe he was busy, too many tables either way the supervisor/server was fantastic he took care of us. Comped our Mac and cheese which was phenomenal and brought out deserts for the table.
Although we weren’t looking for anything to be comped we appreciated him for doing so.
The food is fantastic here I would definitely visit again
Hopefully the server won’t be so busy.

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Faith
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith never lets us down! Always always delicious, delightful staff, all around win.

MS
vipMiaS
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good here

FS
vipFoodieS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall ok; has a lot of outdoor seating but the seats under scaffolding have no atmosphere. The food was fine.

CA
ClaireA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, extremely efficient service. Nothing amiss. These guys always have a line, because its great on so many levels.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Come here often. Love supporting this place. Usually would sir at the bar but obviously we can’t do that at the moment. Everything was great, however our server just seemed over it. He wasn’t rude at all, just not friendly or attentive to anything we needed or anything those around us needed. I’m still going to be coming back as I love it here. The burger is my favorite, and the cocktails are always on point!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Ribeye missed a nice sear, cooked to temp requested. Large serving of fries, although more grease soaked than tender potato with crispy bite. Mac and cheese was over broiled and didn’t wow, would not order again.

MN
MariyaN
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Lots of COVID precautions were taken, which I much appreciated

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside with heaters for brunch when it was 45 degrees.
The service was impeccable, food good and COVID precautions excellent. Heaters worked well. Lots of space between tables.
This is the only restaurant I’ve been to that went from
Crowded, loud and mediocre service to 5 star in every way!!!!

JP
JerryP
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Service was good. Sat outside on a cold day. The heaters were not nearby. ;-(

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smith is always good.

UW
vipUWSer
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They get Covid safety Protocols right. We ate inside and felt comfortable.

DB
vipDeniseB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, all employees showing great commitment to safety. Missed you all! Thank you!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good place for outdoor dining.

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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 4.6 stars by 7919 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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