The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.7
8329 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 8329 people are saying
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TommyRocker
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall a very good experience. Drinks seemed a bit pricey and service could have been a little better.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent drinks and dinner.
Restaurant week special…main entree small
But delicious.

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vipHeidiC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks and food if you are looking to hang out in Lincoln Center area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience4

One of us got sick after the meal. Service was slow and inattentive, first table we were seated at was under extremely noisy air conditioning equipment. Thankfully we were moved upon request.

Normally I like The Smith very much. Yesterday was not what The Smith is capable of.

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Lupi
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to go for lunch with several new employees as we were able to introduce ourselves to one another and enjoy a casual meal.

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mahler5
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value for the location. The menu is comfort food (not fine dining), and is uniformly excellent, as is the service. Casual. A great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid menu and great drink choices! Excellent service, too!

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vipRSBPHD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my second time t The Smith. Service was excellent. Quite attentive. The food we ordered was excellent. The side of pea shoots & spinach and the seared asparagus made excellent appetizers. I enjoyed the French style mussels with fries. My family enjoyed the vegetarian hamburger. All worked well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I had heard so much about the salmon dish; however, I did not like the taste.

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vipCountesslurkula
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently reliable UWS / Lincoln Center restaurant with a menu that pleases most. Jalapeño grits and Salmon Tartare are so great and uniquely theirs. Very solid and attentive service plus outside they accommodate dogs. Highly recommend

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GMM2
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Despite the brunch crowd, our water (both sparkling and plain) was always filled, coffee refilled, prompt attention in taking away our plates, never had to flag them, and great portions! Blueberry pancakes were the bomb! My cousin who flies in from San Francisco ALWAYS wants to meet at The Smith for dinner and breakfast. She LOVES it. Service was with a smile. Thank you for being so welcoming.

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OliviaP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great cocktails! Friendly service too!

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LanceS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We waited to long for our food. I paid very close attention to what others ordered and how long it took our food to come out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Overall, service is pretty bad. Even though I had a reservation, we were seated 10 minutes late. When we got seated, we were placed at a tiny table surrounded by plexi glass with absolutely no way to get any air flow. In all fairness, it was pretty hot outside but the placement of the table as well as the fans really made it impossible to be able to eat comfortably. I asked to speak to the manager and his response was … it’s hot outside, can’t do anything about changing the direction of the fans and said all he could do was maybe move us inside but that would take about 30 minutes. A completely useless solution considering we were just about to get served. The food was mediocre at best, the condiment I asked for never arrived and the waiter did not check in until we were ready to pay. There are way too many options on the upper west side to waste time going to a restaurant that has no appreciation for their customers. They act like they are doing you a favor by serving you. No Thanks!

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really great service and food, comfortable location with beautiful seating inside and out!

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, even more delicious drinks. The staff was attentive however not overbearing. Would definitely come back.

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dined with old friends. Staff patient with us . Food was good.

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viplarryk
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extraordinary server knew about wines and different food items. Attentive without overbearing. Food was delicious. Will definitely return.

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Anon742
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice variety and tasty food. Love the tomato cheddar soup and gnocchi.

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vipJonL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outside is less noisy. Was in the mood for a salad and they delivered: The pea shoot/avocado salad with added shrimp was fresh, the shrimp were grilled correctly. Nothing fancy, but perfect for a summer business lunch

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sabrinap
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered the Ceaser salad with the grilled flat iron steak. The salad was drenched in dressing, had way too much cheese and the steak was cut into bite-size pieces for a toddler. The steak was also cold. I could’ve made a better salad myself. And for that price, I expected so much more
The desserts And appetizers were good.

JD
vipJamesD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service (our waiter was excellent - attentive but not too much so), inside table near bar was a bit loud but workable. A fine casual option that provided a very good meal and a reasonable cost.

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vipbarbara
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate outside and the service was excellent. Although noisy along Broadway, the outdoor area is enclosed which made it quite pleasant. All of us enjoyed our lunch meals, burgers, salads, sandwiches. We have been before and would definitely return again for lunch or dinner, but would not eat inside, as it is much too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service excellent.

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JudyD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was fine and as expected. It's always noisy.

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JessieP
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic and Luis was so attentive. We can’t wait to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Catch up with friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s one of my go-to places. Love the salads and the burgers. The fries are awesome.

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JessicaJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! I would recommend it 100%!

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PabloK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Liked it. Great food and ambience. I recommend it.

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DayanE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual they’re consistent that’s what I like about Smith

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KristieD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Always delicious. It's my go to restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service !

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BKGirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

This is my 2nd time here and while I enjoyed it then but this time was very disappointing. I was with a group of 6 for a birthday. It started out okay but the service was awful. The server seemed lost and couldn’t answer any of our questions nor did he get our order right. The pasta dish that was ordered was minuscule there were like 10 rigatoni’s per plate, that’s not the servers fault but, he never checked on us and when we finished we had to flag him for the check. He walked by us a number of times without acknowledging us or looking out way.

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vipBobOinky1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Noisy but fun. Great food and an energized, enthusiastic wait staff .

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Seremy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall very good restaurant. The waiter's eyes darted around as he was talking to us at first. The waiter changed and improved. The food was good. We made a few custom requests and they did it properly.

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IvanD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good it was amazing dinner date and I would definitely come back soon

RG
vipRaynaG
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good. Consistent. Great service. I typically eat here for brunch but it was a good variety of choices for dinner.

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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 8329 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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