The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.7
8170 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 8170 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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JonK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was particularly excellent. Top notch server. Great personality, hospitable, and excellent attention to detail

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Mary
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to make a reservation. A bit expensive for a quick lunch, but the food was fantastic.

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vipdarcysings
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always consistent...
The food, the courteous staff, make it a neighborhood go to...

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azalea22
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first restaurant dining experience in over a year and we thoroughly enjoyed the service and the food. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is wonderful!

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Clau
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The best hamburger ever! Wish the menu had more items.

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vipKristin
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was terrible. We never saw our waiter. We didn’t have water for 25 minutes, I flagged down another waiter.

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viplulu124
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Excellent food: my usual Mac n cheese was a standout. The chips with blue cheese sauce were perfect and arrived warm this time: Yay! Salmon in several forms were all good. This place is always reliably good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the meal

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vipGreat
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to dine during COVID. They follow every safety protocol to the letter and make you feel very safe/comfortable! Have been a fan since the first location opened in 2007, and am even bigger one now!

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vipkittynyc
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Not as many heaters now that have built out the cover but still one of the best outdoor dining experiences !

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nataliag
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love the place my only concern was that it was very cold inside.

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Summer
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Brought my family in from our of town and they all loved the food and how spacious the space was. Service was good and we had a wonderful experience. Highly recommend the omelette or French toast, as those were our two favorite meals.

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AmandaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LuisluvsSandy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were seated promptly. The inside seating was properly spread out. The noise level was perfect. Our only minor issue was that our server took some time to come over to us. However, one of the hosts, or perhaps the manager must have noticed and he came over and took care of us immediately which we really appreciated. He was very hospitable, answered our questions, and took our order. The food was perfectly cooked and delicious. We frequented The Smith before the pandemic and were so happy to return for our daughter's birthday dinner. The kids loved it as well. I highly recommend The Smith for families. Good friendly service, nice crowd and great food! Great way to spend an evening in the city. And thank you to the gentleman in the blue blazer who took care of us!

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vipWBWB1717
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the bar steak and eggs, and seriously it is one of the best brunches i've ever had!

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RussellE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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sarahwhitepages
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

When I arrived, I went in to check in with the host. He goes “oh you check in outside now. You didn’t notice the stand out there with the line leading up to it?” There are a lot of other less rude ways he could have said that. We sat outside but the covid plastic structure magnified the temperature and prevented the breeze from keeping us cool. It was so unbelievably HOT. This plastic sides should really be removed for summer. The food was good but there were some major things that detracted from the experience

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

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

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Ricardo
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Todo bien, esperamos volver pronto

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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
11 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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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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vipMigdalia07
New York Area
16 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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vipRAH1
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very busy place but able to support the traffic. Near Lincoln center so a great area.

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vipDanielAndWesley
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good but service was less than stellar. One of our orders was wrong and one of our drinks came out wrong. Service for slower than normal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food but still insanely loud

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Jessica
New York Area
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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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 8170 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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