The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.6
8532 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. We care about every meal and every moment. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, we’ve got you covered.
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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 8532 people are saying
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vipLagunagrandma
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vibe- good food- great service! We always make time to come here when we visit the city from west coast

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow the butternut squash schnitzel totally blew me away. If it’s on the menu, get it! Fries were great, but I don’t think I really needed it. My wife got the rigatoni and it was delicious as well. The calamari was *chef’s kiss* good. I honestly thought about ordering another plate of it.

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vipYumme
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to see people out and having a good time again. Food is always good at The Smith and what a gorgeous evening to be dining outdoors!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Way too noisy outside. Service good. Food very nice.

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kkballetdining
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith has become my go-to choice when dining before a performance at Lincoln Center. The food is delicious, the service is prompt and courteous, and the location is perfect.

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vipcherry
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love The Smith. Good food, great service, so convenient to Lincoln Center.

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vipKarlaT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great outdoor spot to meet friends for lunch - waitstaff could not be nicer or more professional- food is always good and service is great. It is always just a lovely experience to dine there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We came after a special opera event!

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FredS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

food and service were Fine. Noise level was terrible

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vipcarolb
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

good place for a meal before a show.. lively, tasty, and fun..

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vipPatientPat
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside. Service was prompt . Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impressively efficient. Food and drink at an excellent price and value. Unusual offerings available on the menue.

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Snickerdoodle
New England
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’d like to rate our experience as 4.5 rather than 4.0. We ate on the patio, which accommodated several tables divided by plexiglass to provide a safe eating environment. We had a 5:15 reservation and were seated promptly. Our server was excellent and very pleasant. The selection of wines by the glass was broad, and the Smith offers still or bubbly water on the house. One of us chose the butternut squash schnitzel, which was scrumptious. The branzino, cashews, and black rice with coconut curry sauce was very good. The honey crisp apple pie was tasty though the crust was overly dry and the accompanying ice cream didn’t taste much like bourbon. We would definitely return in advance of events at Lincoln Center, which is across the street.

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MickeyMichaels
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We dined outside at a table separated from other diners by a glow glass shield. We could easily hear others' conversations--especially the small child at the table in front of ours and the children at the table next to ours. The outside tables filled up quickly; it's a good thing that I was on time to claim my outside table as others requested sitting outside who had not reserved an outside table. The weather was nippy and cloudy but that was no fault of the restaurant. Service was efficient (by way of servers and bus-men) and pleasant enough. But the food was not as we had requested. My companion had pasta and I had the salmon for our main course. Neither arrived piping hot as I had requested. Pasta especially should be steaming hot, as should the fish I had ordered especially hot. I would say the plates were hotter than the food, and not even the plates were hot. The bread and butter came in a tiny tray with one dab of butter for the two of us. The bread was neither hot nor especially fresh--just crusty. Very disappointing dining experience...especially for a restaurant that was so crowded.

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vipFrequentRestaurantGoer
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We go to The Smith all the time and continue to enjoy! Such a great east spot and the brunch menu was awesome. Wish you still had the yummy biscuits though😉

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MarkR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food, great location. See you again soon.

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vipOhayo
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, a really comfortable outside seating environment all close to Lincoln Center. A very reliable place to meet friends for lunch, always enjoy myself here.

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NYBred1952
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant in a location which is convenient to many exciting sights in Manhattan (Lincoln Center anyone?). I had reserved an outdoor table and it was ready on time. Their outdoor space is huge and they were careful to keep tables spaced apart. I definitely felt safe from COVID. Our server was very good and masked throughout. It looked like they were enforcing the proof of vaccine rule to eat/drink inside (as they should). Overall, I would say this is a good choice for the area in terms of quality of food, service, etc. Prices are fair. It can be noisy whether you sit inside or out but some might see that as energetic and a good thing.

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DianeF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was great! We loved it! Fabulous time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food good, service, good! Family of four including two small children needing a laid back lunch at a neighborhood place and we got it. All happy here!

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vipBetera
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space is perfect--you are very protected from the weather, street traffic, and cars. Tables are well spaced from each other, The food is excellent--we loved the brussels sprouts, salads, and fries. Best of all was the terrific, friendly, helpful, and charming service. Our server (and helpers) could not have been more delightful--what a treat to be so well taken care of. We will, of course, return. Thanks to all.

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JackC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived half hour earlier than our reservation but they were very accommodating and sat us immediately after the proof of vaccination . While only two of us dining we were seated at a table for four giving us ample room and the non obtrusive plexiglass Parton made us feel as if we had a private booth. Wait staff was very good, bottles of plain and sparkling water provided and drink orders taken quickly.
We both had identical meals, I guess after 40+ years of marriage that happens. For starters we split a order of the Crispy Sesame Calamari. Just the right amount of light breading and crispy but not chewy. The honey apple and goat cheese salad was excellent.The Red Chili Aloi was just spicy enough to enjoy without being overwhelming. Filet Mignon was tender and prepared perfectly temperature wise. While choice for sides was limited to French fries or jalapeños cheddar grits we went with the fries. Would have liked to have seen other options. We finished with the honey apple crisp apple pie ala mode a cappuccino and a mocha. Overall an excellent experience

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vipMichaelG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought two out of town friends here for Brunch. We had an incredible experience, as usual.

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vipAubrey
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch!

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun setting, delicious food, great time. Thank you for a fantastic experience.

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kimberlyr
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Steve our server was great! The food at The Smith never disappoints! I had the shrimp and grits and it was delish!! Thanks!!

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AndreasK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best grits in town... John M. is a great bartender...

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LincolnCenterpreshow
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would have been 5star for food, except dessert was not as good as the rest of the meal. Ordered apple crisp and wasn’t nearly the quality of the other items .
They do an amazing job of serving many people efficiently!
Will return !

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SherryB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The service was quick, attentive and the food was quite tasty. The ambiance outside was relatively low key but the inside dining sounded noisy. The cost wasn't overpriced for the size of the portions.

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KateK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were seat way I the back and it was dark and noisy. The oysters were exceptional and service was good, but space was not conducive to visiting with old friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ADA access 💜 amazing server can’t ask for more 💜

JB
vipJacquelineB
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch, just like pre-COVID times. Excellent service, as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Wish they would have told us that we booked on the DAY the menu changed. Wife and I were bringing my grandparents for some lobster rolls all around. Would have been a much better time had we been notified of the menu change. Love the Smith with all my heart but that was a super lame surprise:(

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vipSharonE
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for bringing back the best salad in the city! The kale and quinoa salad!

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vipcarolb
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent dining option In the lincoln center area.. good food, sensible covid precautions ..knowledgable wait staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined a number of times here. Consistently a good place to eat.

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vipPaulie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Manhattan cocktail tasted like cherry soda. Sent it back.

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ReillyB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food cool inside, some woman charged her phone right next to our table when we sat down. Kind of weird but didn’t last long.

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Lexie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. The service was great. It was nice to have the partitions between the tables, both for COVID reasons and because it meant you didn't have to worry about putting your purse on the bench seat. It's noisy, but you don't mind it after a while. They're a well-oiled machine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a reservation at 11:30am but arrived 20 min. early and were seated immediately. Very nice and much appreciated.

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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 8532 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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