The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.6
8706 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
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vipJerry
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience1

The table we were given was right next to the part of the kitchen where all the used plates, forks, knives, and spoons are dumped. The noise level is loud and makes it impossible to have a normal conversation. That table needs to be eliminated. There were plenty of other tables free when we arrived and we had a reservation too! Never again.

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MikeK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I only recently started eating at the Smith’s now this is my go to place to eat..

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best!!!

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vipGarrett
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Manhattans, nice new fried carrot stick apps to nibble on (they almost make the sweet memory of the tempura string beans disappear) and solid fare for main courses all around - lots of veggie options now, including the fantastic squash schnitzel! Fun service without being sophomoric. Always a great option for many years, always glad we went.

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StanleyGW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a good experience! We enjoyed ourselves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Menu has something for everyone. Come in…..you won’t be disappointed.

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vipCarmenR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The is a perfect restaurant for the neighborhood since it caters to opera goers as well as any person attending any performance at Lincoln Center. There is something on the menu for everyone and the wait staff are attentive to diet issues and attention is given to allergies or any other dietary requirements. Good liquor and wine selections that are priced well.

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vipRonG1007
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent All around

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed late lunch after seeing the Nutcracker. I enjoyed a salad and she had the burger with fries. The warm chocolate chip cookies for dessert were the cherry on top!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apple cider pancakes were a hit. They changed the shrimp and grits recipe. Still good but beware that it is quite different than before.

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MARIANNEL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

well, what could be better than those blistered shishito peppers and then an order of mac and cheese...i try to vary my order, but cannot escape getting those two items..just amazing...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience2

When we got there we were given a table by the door keep in mind the temperature was below 20 degrees. We asked to be move and they did . The table was better but it was still cold . The waiter was a nice lady , we drank our water and never got a refill . We ask for our drinks and my sitter order a glass of wine and it was given to her in a small water or whiskey glass not sure what to call it. I order the chicken and there was no flavor. My niece and sister both order fries and one order of fries was burn, they did replace but by them she didn’t want any more. The manager did can an apologize but it was not taken out of the bill. The only thing we enjoy was the dessert. Overall I don’t recommend this place . This has been my second time going to the Smiths and it will be my last.

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vipIeatNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great. We had an awesome waitress. What a serious and efficient staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my couple friends here - the food was delicish especially their brunch menu across the street from Starbucks.

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vipJCFR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not a great place to have dinner, it may be okay for Brunch. We were a party of 5 and most people were dissatisfied with the food. In addition to that, the restaurant was noisy. Not a great experience.

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vipPaul
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Having been to many restaurants in the last several weeks that didn’t make me feel like I was an inconvenience and a disease vector, it was rather surprising and just annoying that, in implementing what it perceives to be the current protocols, The Smith has allowed its staff (especially the host/front of house) to become rude, disdainful, and obsessed with inane concepts (someone standing up who has been eating for 2 hours unmasked does not suddenly cause a new risk and need to be rudely chastised for not immediately strapping a diaper to his face to leave the restaurant). It is true that none of the required protocols are any restaurant’s fault, and I have argued that they shouldn’t be responsible for things like checking cards (the city should’ve hired a person for every restaurant whose only job is that). But the ones who manage to do it without berating and alienating customers are the ones I want to go to. The rudeness continued as I was seated, and weird things were simply forgotten and it was impossible to get a waiter at times. Very disappointing that Smith hasn’t bothered to implement things without staff hating me for showing up.

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vipxdancer105
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was good as always but the main floor was FREEZING such that diners & servers all wore their puffy coats. surely there should be an advantage to eating "inside"??

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The Mac N’ Cheese was good. All the other food items were below average.

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vipRTSV
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening. Steak, "Smoke Em if You got Em" margarita and chocolate cake were particularly good.

Got us out in time to see opera. Looking forward to next visit.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too cold. Need something to block the air that was blowing in from outside.
Other than that, a wonderful time was had by all.

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MOMJUSTFORATTENTION
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived on time, seated accordingly. Ordered drinks, appetizers, and dinner. All very good. The waiters were on time and kind. Seemingly the covid protocol has been calmed a bit. I wasnt told to keep my mask on and the restaurant was filled with people sitting next to me. Although I can do without the threat of being sick , I wish the social distancing was kept to an extent. Do we really need to pack everyone in so tightly? Is it worth it?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

They were very rushed on Thanksgiving and food was cooked then reheated and sides you could surely tell . Spilled glass of wine in lap, served wrong order and just too many little issues for quality and price of meal to be rated well

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DinoWellington
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I are visiting NYC from Chicago and decided to spend our Thanksgiving evening at The Smith.

We’re certainly glad we did.

The food was great, as was the ambiance, but the main reason for our loving it was our server, Moo.

My fiancé has a number of food allergies and Moo was very understanding and took great care to make sure he was safe. Moo was attentive, kind, fun, generous, and an all around WONDERFUL server. He was certainly the finest server we’ve had in NYC and we were both commenting that he was one the finest we’ve maybe ever had!

I waited tables in NYC on Thanksgiving a decade ago and I can tell you it’s not easy. Guests can be extra entitled and, in the end, it’s just tough to be working instead of being off like everyone else. Moo had such a wonderful attitude about it all though and you could tell he genuinely enjoyed making people’s holiday brighter.

We plan on going back to The Smith on our next visit to NYC and our hope is that we’ll have the opportunity to sit with Moo again!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice of them to be opened on Thanksgiving so we can celebrate even though we are away from home!

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TessD
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were super surprised by how good this Thanksgiving dinner was! Service was amazing, and the food was delicious, felt like a home made meal, and for a great price. Both turkey dishes were extremely good, desserts weren't as special but decent. Great experience and will definitely come back to celebrate Thanksgiving with them!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving at The Smith was one for the books. The food was outstanding - but it always is there. Service was impeccable, great setting, a wonderful night all around. I would definitely come back for a holiday meal again!

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vipmkaUWS
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with an excellent choice of food and very tasty cocktails.

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SamsDad
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bravo on serving a well paced, delicious and warm Thanksgiving dinner!! We were 4 plus a baby, positioned smartly and promptly..
i congratulate everyone involved!

I think a start of a new family tradition

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vipglenn
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wished the outdoor option would have been more open, or also required vax cards, But everything else was magnificent! It was a great Thanksgiving dinner!

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vipAndy
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good, too much for me to eat! The service was a bit slow, but it was Thanksgiving dinner so it was quite crowded!

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BruceT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific Thanksgiving meal. Great food. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen servicio

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Big operation but runs nicely and the food is very good. The salmon appetizer was divine. Mussels and Bar steak great.

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vipcarolb
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

excellent place to dine before a Lincoln center event.. good covid prosesses, good food, service that is helpful..

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RachelO
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect bistro night out. Food and service were really great

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Cherf
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Smith is a long-time favorite in our family — and always the place we like to take out of town guests for a lively, New York-y experience.

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HelenaT
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It took some time before a server arrived at our table. Once we placed our order everything went really smoothly. I feel that the amount of fries that accompanied my veggie burger, was way too much: I couldn't find my burger on the plate.
Cocktails were great, food was okay, server was friendly. Conveniently located across the Metropolitan Opera.

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vipAlanL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very loud and cold

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vipFeliceD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The wait staff gets my biggest call out for their amazing service. Kind, attentive, just wonderful. The food, well it's the Smith - always tasty.

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vipDeDe
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, service and atmosphere were perfect for us visiting from Chicago to support family performing at the Met!

The staff and management were so kind and accommodating; we were heading to the airport from the Opera and they were happy to check our bags for us.

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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 8706 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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