The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.7
8150 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 8150 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAmandaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and our server Henry P went above and beyond.

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RussellE
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I go here semi- regularly and have never had anything but a great time. I miss some of the old items from the brunch menu, but it hasn’t affected my attendance. Nothing says nyc like dining with Lincoln Center right across the street.

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Kathryn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the Arnold Palmers were refreshing and perfect for sitting outside in the sun.

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sarahwhitepages
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

the main waiter who took care of us was extremely helpful at every stage, and the other servers were good too. I was only dissatisfied with the main dish, a fancy veggie burger which was just not very tasty or well-textured. the strawberry pie had a good crust but had no subtlety of flavor. so the food disappointed me but the experience was overall quite pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to The Smith at least once every other week. They provide a delightful atmosphere with quality food and attentive service. It is a regular meeting point for me and my friends.

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LynnS123b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday brunch- great choice and great menu with something for everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I LOVED every minute we were here. The waiter was so attentive to us and was a gem. We had two steaks and sides. The seasoning was perfect.

We sat outside at night and when it got chilly the staff brought out the gas heat lamps. It made the ambiance even better. We said this was our new spot to dine at when in town again. We’re from SC 🙂

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vipMike
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable Saturday night dinner at The Smith while we were in NYC over the weekend. Had reservations for 8pm, restaurant was pretty full but tables far enough apart for comfort in the Covid times. Very nice upscale “industrial” vibe. Food was good, had some nice Bordeaux, an interesting burratta with fresh peas was tasty and creative. My squid ink pasta with shrimp was pretty good though the pasta was over cooked and limp. My companion had a salad that was quite large with shrimp that she enjoyed. We shared a strawberry pie for dessert that was very good. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Definitely a good experience.

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vipMigdalia07
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith has been consistently been one of the best food and service restaurants I’ve visited. They’re very clean and tables are set up with enough distance between each. I was very pleased during my last visit.

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

Food was delicious, service spot-on. We had a relaxing dinner and felt safe while out dining.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time here for brunch! The selection was good and the atmosphere was fun and up-beat. The location is also gorgeous with quick service.

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AndreasK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server David was professional, efficient, & knowledgeable.

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vipBarbaraG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for casual dining. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food basic and satisfying, and the outdoor seating is a delight!

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LoganG
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal service, consistently good food, always right for a dinner with friends and family.

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WestSider
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great all around- very nice servers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

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BarbaraM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Love The Smith! Only negative is the noise level. I highly recommend The Smith at Lincoln Center!

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vipDiner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipJennifer
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so so nice to be back at the smith again in the “outdoor” area. It’s being outside without totally being outside! I’m so glad the staff is as wonderful as before and the food is totally up to standard. Who knew I’d actually enjoy eating asparagus??? And the updated churro sundae is a must! The strawberry pie is also a winner!

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AnnA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always, the food & service were great. However, we were there on Wednesday, which was very warm, and having the plexi "roof" over the patio made it feel like we were baking inside a terrarium. I'm sure that you want to keep that for protection from rain, but then maybe the sides need to be taken down so there's some air flow. It was intense!

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vipNotimpressed
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the outdoor seating but suggest an opening be made at the top or in the sides to increase air circulation. And as the weather heats up, it can feel like you're roasting in an oven, especially as the sun beats down on you. You can't go wrong with the salads!

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Cardboardrings
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food for so many years. Good for business or social.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Service is impeccable. One of my favs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing (as per usual) and our server was awesome! Thank you so much for always providing an amazing experience!

Cheers 🥂

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vipwm68
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had lunch outdoors on a day when there was intermittent sun but the heat lamps could not be used per NYFD instructions because they would be too close to the plastic enclosure. Other than occasionally being chilly, everything was very good. I had excellent tomato soup and very good fried calamari. I was very glad to see that the server reminded us to put on our masks every time he came close to the table. By the end, we didn't have to be reminded.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That French Toast is fiyaaaaa!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy....a little pricy!

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VinceA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Rock Solid. Management team always so welcoming and acommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience2

We were disappointed to be put in the very back room (I didn’t know that this even existed before). It was still quite loud and ambiance was not what we expected.

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OliviaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith is a great restaurant for any time of the day with excellent food and a great, fun, classic NYC environment.

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JH414
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was terrible and the food is just ok. I ask myself all the time why The Smith is so popular?

JD
vipJimD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant hostess. Pleasant server. I hate that I have to put on the mask every time a server comes over. I am fully vaccinated. And I felt I was I. A classroom failing my test. But, I understand. Better safe than sorry. Overall, I like the place. The food is good. The prices fair for the ripoff area. And it’s a go to place. I recommend.

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vipBritinNY
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Reliably good experience each time. Food excellent, service good, and they have figured out the sidewalk table situaiton well, so you are not cramped or uncomfortable and you have plenty of fresh air. I return over and over because I never have to worry that a lunch at the Smith will disappoint.

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vipABCK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was just OK
Menu limited
No bread for mussels
Had to ask for seat cushions as chairs were uncomfortable
Atmosphere was nice
Would go back for mussels and grits

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vipSusan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, good food, pleasant atmosphere

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vipKatie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were seating all the way in the back section - not the nicest location. It is a very noisy restaurant. The music was overly loud and the hard surfaces reverberate the sound. To the staff's credit, they did turn down the music. I ordered shrimp and spicy grits. The flavor was great and the shrimp nicely done. However, there was far too much sauce (as tasty as it was) and far too little grits. It's a good restaurant for a casual meal.

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AndreasK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Server David was informative, helpful & efficient, the entire staff performs very well under the Covid-19 protocols...

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MaryC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous visit, as always! Highly recommend dining here any day of the week.

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TiffanyD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a Sunday brunch. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the cocktails were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were very friendly and helped make the evening special.

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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 8150 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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