The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.7
8363 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 8363 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I went to dinner for restaurant week in early August 2021. The Smith was very crowded for a Wednesday evening.

The 3-course dinner was great and affordable ($39). We started with the delicious Mediterranean salads, seabass and grilled marinated chicken for entrees and ended with brown butter almond cake and ice cream for dessert.

The service was good. I had a weird experience with the hostess, who pointed to me and my guest in the direction of our table instead of walking us to the table and providing menus. I was confused and went inside to speak to another host. He apologized profusely for her behavior. The service and waitstaff interactions were great after that. Despite that little hiccup, I look forward to returning.

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vipSiobhan
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks are delicious! Recommend the Pool Party drink. Also a nice, spacious outdoor set up with pretty lights. Bit of a wait for an outdoor seat, but only about 5-10 mins past our reservation time, so not too bad.

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LadyBlue
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

60 minutes before I had a drink or could place an order.

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vipGabrielaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Would only recommend if you need something fast and the location is convenient. Was just OK across the board.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - one of my favorite place to eat! Roasted tomato soup was soooo good, I ordered second portion! Kids love the place as well! Keep it up!!! You can’t lower the standard! Stay on top!

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AnitaF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great service good. Not a good choice for quiet dinner, but very festive.

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BrittanyB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a classically beautiful place… a must see dining experience for all! Can’t wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Buen servicio, buena comida pero costoso.

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vipchime88
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

One dish did not arrive. One dish was not what ordered.

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KAM1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kale and kinoa salad with shrimp was delicious and so was the brussel sprouts (with a request to make them "crispy.") Iced tea was very good too. I had leftover brussels so they gave me a "to go" box so I could pack it up and have leftovers at home.

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joan
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought they did an excellent job managing a very busy restaurant. Everything was spot on !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It really is an awesome place. Great food, great service, just a little bit to noisy but great overall.

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

Yummy food, friendly service, and great ambience to enjoy. Will come back again!

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JEANINET
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Cesar salad the oysters are the best

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Diner300
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience all around, the noise level was a bit hard to bear - inside seating seemed worse for noise. Food was amazing, especially the lemon scones, service great. They were out of peach purée for bellinis, but otherwise a perfect brunch!

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vickiet
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

WE WERE CELEBRATING MY SISTER'S BIRTHDAY.
AT THE SMITH WE HAD A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
OF FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent and made our visit smooth and enjoyable.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Smith! The food is wonderful. Try the sticky toffee pudding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days 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 7 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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vipSpangleNYC
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent omelette and poached eggs on avocado toast- lovely to sit outside and feel protected from any crowded space. Attentive service as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Kale salad with added Salmon is delicious !

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msny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience here!

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vipAlbertR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Consistent kitchen, decent service. Good cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipirisr
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

When one thinks he can sit outside and breathe fresh air think again. We sat in a plexiglass bubble which is really the same as sitting indoors. It was hot and we could not breathe any fresh air. Service was terrible and the food came out cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great, consistent, fun, and tasty.

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MarvieP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
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 on July 27, 2021
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 on July 25, 2021
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 on July 25, 2021
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
5 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.

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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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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 8363 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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