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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4.5
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LizL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was not full but still very loud. Would give all 5 stars if less noisy.
Sea bass was delicious.

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vipspeedygo
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Neighborhood restaurant -appreciate THE SMITH is open late-somewhat concerned my OpenTable reservation did not get credited on my arrival and I had to deal with the OpenTable "you never showed up for your reservation"

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vipkanzaH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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macarena96
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Smith. It's my favorite place for brunch!

The food is delicious, It always has a nice crowd, it makes me feel at home. It's a must go place when in NYC.

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vipMarcH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drink here! My go to place for after work drinks and food.

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vipJeffreyB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We eat at The Smith often, and always love the entire staff. The front desk folks, the servers, and the busboys are all great at their jobs. The food is generally quite good, although the steaks aren’t quite up to par.

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SarahP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Very noisy and very poor service. The servers kept clearing our plates before we were even finished with our food. Sadly, we will not be dining here again. Very poor for a restaurant near Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center, which usually have excellent service and ambiance.

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vipdaram
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious food!! great service , busy and noisy but that didn’t deter from our dinner, just know it is not a quiet kind of place:)

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MarvinA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants: Good entrees, excellent kale salad, excellent Manhattan.

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ThomadR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff made my party feel important. Highly recommend

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vipJosephD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Tuna tartare was terrible

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vipOdetteM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very busy, VERY loud. Food was good as was our waiter Vincent.

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Turtlegirl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

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vipjooltman
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience2

Unbearably loud in the back room. Conversation impossible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Albeit the food is okay, this place has an issue about honoring its reservation commitment: over 30min wait past reservation time. No apology. Definitely not a great experience.

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vipSheffield
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVED our dinner at The Smith Lincoln Square. The menu has ever so many things we would have liked to have - and next time we HAVE to be there for the fried chicken Wednesday night special. The portions are generous but hot huge and the price is good...and that warm apple tart with vanilla ice cream is NOT to be missed. We’ve often had breakfast there but just recently began going there - we stay at the Empire just across the street. Wish Smith would open a ‘branch’ in The Empire!

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luvfoodnnyc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

A great place for a casual dinner or lunch with a menu that has something for everyone. Don't miss the potato chips with blue cheese fondue or the mushroom flatbread for the appetizers! My husband had the red snapper and said it was delicious and my niece had the gnocchi which she loved. My chicken was over-salted but not bad. The waitress was excellent; attentive and friendly. It is noisy so it is a little hard to hear conversations. Do make a reservation because it always seems packed. I was there at 6:00 on a Sunday and there was no room for walk-ins!

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Rick
Poconos
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. The great food and service was a wonderful way to start a Sunday afternoon.

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Samuel
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Tables are too close so you literally have to move the table to get out. I ordered a regular burger and it was just okay, but a bit pricey. You’re really paying for the experience of eating at an iconic place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had to wait even with a reservation, but generally a good experience.

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VictoriaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place, perfect brunch spot with friends, lovely hip vibe, super friendly staff. Great for our baby. I had the BLT and E sandwich, simple but on a perfectly toasted brioche bun it was a knockout. Pecan pancakes, yum. Latte terrific, and finally great cocktails. Absolutely should come here!

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Rpm24
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and superb food. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and seated quickly. Server was very attentive and did not rush us. Food was incredible from the Tomato Soup, Spicy Salmon and Steaks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The chicken was disgusting —full of gristle. I couldn’t eat it.

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vipLIfoodie
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith was fabulous! They have a great menu and everything is delicious!! The service was excellent—equal to what we’ve had at fine dining restaurants. This is our “go to” whenever we’re at Lincoln Center.

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Camille
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Our food was delicious and completely enjoyable. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive, always refilling drinks without being asked . Plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner, great food, great staff, great location! Overall just a great experience for what we were looking for and a place locals actually go to and enjoy vs just another tourist spot.

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vipCharlie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Meh seafood tower. Everything else was great. Service is always great.

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vipBenjaminT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Had a bad table. It was a round table but me and my date had to sit on one side.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spot, good food.

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CamilleM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service here are excellent. Only downside is the noise level.
Difficult to have a conversation especially if you sit in the front of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

So we went today four people
3 very small burgers
I grilled chicken salad
No drinks 105 w tip
That's a lot fir lunch
Are the burgers smaller now
Ours were tiny
Little disappointing
Very pricey
Good staff though
If your looking for a small burger
This is your place

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MurielT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is very noisy for lunch and dinner but breakfast was a different story. Quiet enough to be enjoyable and have a conversation. I went during the week so I can't speak as to the weekend. The menu was extensive, well priced and the food was very good.

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vipxdancer105
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we had our usual burgers & then ice cream, v nice. staff seemed a little slower than when we go earlier in the evening --

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robbie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, staff efficient (we were on a tight timeline) and pleasant. Felt like we were well taken care of, Ina and out Ina timely fashion but not rushed. Didn't know there was a back room, nice and somewhat quieter.

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Lmpch
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall I really like this place. Food is great. Server was really pushing us to order though.

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Jbc91
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service at this The Smith location is excellent. Servers were friendly and gave us extra bread when we asked. I personally find the food too salty for my taste, and the prices are a bit higher than what I was expecting for the amount of food we got. I might come back if I feel like paying a little more.

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vipSuenan
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Coming early reduced the sound level which increased as people arrived. Food was good. Food options were also good.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Restaurant was too crowed and noisy. Tables were too close to one another. Service was rushed. Had reservation at 7:30 ordered salad and the main course came out. We were done with dinner by 8:00. Food was ok nothing special. Would not return!!!!!!

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vipNathalieT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is always part of my top choices. The food has been able to keep its authenticity since day one. Delicious food and drinks. The only thing I will work on is the desserts.

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

The Smith- Lincoln Square is rated 4.5 stars by 7769 OpenTable diners.

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