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About The Smith- Lincoln Square

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. 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. Offering private rooms at all locations, guests can stop by for all occasions.

1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
M-Th: 7:30 a.m. – midnight
Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sun: 9:00 a.m. – midnight

Cross Street:
63rd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 496-5700

Website:
http://www.thesmithrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Contact our events coordinator for all of your off site catering needs. events@thesmithnyc.com

Public Transit:
1 Train at 66th and Broadway. A, B, C, D at 59th Street and Columbus.

Executive Chef:
Brian Ellis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for the best Thanksgiving feast in town. Three courses, all the fixings, plenty of options, and we'll do the dishes!
Three courses, $65 per person
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Dining

At The Smith, Lincoln Square, our private rooms can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

The Smith- Lincoln Square Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (122)
Casual (114)
Great for Brunch (108)
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People Watching (81)
Comfort Food (79)
Great for Outdoor Dining (76)
Great for Lunch (75)
Neighborhood Gem (74)
Fun (68)
Hot Spot (59)
Good for Groups (54)
Sunday Lunch (52)
Vibrant Bar Scene (47)
Good for a Date (45)
Quick Bite (43)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Late-night Find (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Bar Seating (27)
Kid-friendly (27)
Special Occasion (27)
Happy Hour (22)
Authentic (21)
Business Meals (21)
Afternoon Coffee (18)
Healthy (17)
Scenic View (15)
Cozy (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Great Beer (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Romantic (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Disabled Access (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Notable Wine List (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Spicy (3)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food and service. However, it is very crowded and noisy and we waited 25 minutes for our table even though we had a reservation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We've been to the Smith several times because it's across the street from Lincoln Center but this was the first time we were really disappointed. First we were seated (after waiting 10 min. for our reserved table) at a broken table and told we couldn't move. After we got past that issue we were assigned the most inattentive server we've ever had there. Additionally:

--The server chose to talk directly to my wife with his back to me so that, as noisy as it was, I never heard a word he said without asking him to repeat it directly to me; you would think he'd learn after the first three or four times.

--Three times we asked a busboy or someone else to find our server when we had a problem and each time we got the maitre d' or someone else -- that is, never our server. If we were the guinea pigs or test case for a new or incompetent server, the Smith doesn't deserve our return traffic.

--Maybe they're changing recipes. The kitchen seemed to scrimp on seasonings and sauces and go a little longer on things like peppers. Generally the taste of the food was a bit off from what we're used to.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were seated promptly. Good waiter. I was disappointed that I could not get an apple martini. The reason given was that they do not use apple pucker because it is not organic. Really?? What's with that? I ordered a glass of red wine which by the way was not organic. I had the filet mignon which was very good. My husband was disappointed with his dessert which was over baked chocolate chip cookies. Don't think we will return.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Restaurant was very good. Service was quick & efficient. Food was excellent & portions were right sized. Bit loud but given the size of the restaurant & how busy, not surprising.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great post matinee meal. One of the most energetic restaurants I have ever been in. However you are not rushed at all and the food is very good. The menu is not that big, which is often a sign of quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious as always! Best bloody in town

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The restaurant was very crowded and our reservation was honored... The waitress was great was very attentive even though the restaurant was very crowded. We all enjoyed our lunch and the smores for dessert was great!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Met friends here for brunch, the Smith is always a great go to, regardless of location. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great breakfast, Bloody Mary's, monkey bread, the Sicilian baked eggs were outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went to the Lincoln Center location before the opera. They got us in and out efficiently. The brunch fare was good. The front desk staff is brusk. There is not ample waiting space to accommodate the practice of not seating parties while waiting for one additional person to arrive. This doesn't set a positive tone for dining here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Only come here for brunch. I find their food at other times to not be very nice at all

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Squash and goat cheese salad was great. Pork shops fatty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food very good. Waiters and bus people were attentive. Very noisy however.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This may possibly be the LOUDEST restaurant I've ever eaten in. I met up with friends and we asked for the quietest spot. Even then, it was painful to try and have conversation. It was a relief to exit and sit in the park across the street and be able to hear one another. Terrible!!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very noisy. Inattentive service. Small portion on steak salad.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always a great dinner at The Smith, Lincoln Ctr. Service was great, and Herman as Queen May was just FABULOUS!!!!!A great Halloween dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Cozy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Business Meals, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

SUPER-NOISY!! Almost impossible to have a civilized conversation. And no seating until whole party is there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Soup was delicious, service was attentive but not obsequious. The place is VERY noisy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The Smith never disappoints for a casual bite any time of day

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Party of three seated at a table better suited for only 2 people. Everything felt cramped. Ordered their prime burger without the bun and they failed to get th order right and the substitution for Brussel sprouts was a fail as well since they came out burned and overdone. Food was ok at best, only highlight was their Mac and cheese. Overall, a very uncomfortable and poor dining experience. Will not return

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love this restaurant! I'm a big iced tea drinker and their tea is delicious! Their food is consistently great. It's 100% my favorite place for breakfast on weekdays and brunch on weekends. The only hit or miss thing would be the servers. Sometimes we get a great server and sometimes we get somebody who takes our order and then disappears for the rest of our time at the restaurant. In spite of that, the food always comes out perfectly so there really isn't anything to complain about!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Cozy, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Manager Jonathan was ver accommodating and a real pro!

Tags: Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wow! This was the best meal we had while visiting NYC. We ate brunch and it was unbelievably delicious and creative and filling! The price was incredibly reasonable considering the amount of food, cool atmosphere and location of the restaurant. I highly recommend The Smith!! So good I wish I had a private jet and could fly in just to have that meal again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great choice for late nite dinner after opera! Shared a delicious Ceasar salad, then mussels for me and salmon with truffled veggies for him. Topped off with honey crisp apple pie and ice cream😍. We will go again!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The restaurant was very accommodating and seated us almost right away (even though they were packed...and we were late due to traffic). We enjoyed our burgers .. and everyone around us seemed to enjoy their meals as well. Conversation with my friend was hard as it was very loud inside... but the service was very good, and the food tasty . We were in a rush to get to our show and made it with time to spare .... I would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very friendly waitress, cool design, and good food!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place was ok but super loud and busy , we didn’t get our drinks until after our food arrived

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is really good. Drink prices are a bit on the high side. Much too noisy.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service and amazing food! Everything was delicious and the restaurant itself is a beautiful setting. Would love to go again, great food for the prices

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This time around my trip to the Smith was a little under the normal standard. It took longer than normal to get and order drinks and we were only given one bread (while other tables of two were given two). The food was good, but it was a little difficult to get the attention of our waiter and he didn’t check in with us as much or seem as friendly as the others we’ve had. In fact, it seemed like everyone was having problems getting the attention of their waiters that day. The staff seemed to look down at the tables, but completely overlook the people sitting at them (the staff circulating to leave food or clean up was still on point). However, when it came to picking up the check and tip, the server reappeared easily like magic.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

noisy!!!!!! NOISY!!! NOISY!!!! NOISY!!!! NOISY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our food was actually pretty good but have to point out two major problems. Ok we're not 20-30 years old but that doesn't mean we need to be seated in no-man's land all the way in the dark space in back of the kitchen. We could see the hostesses having a soft conversation about "let's put these guys in the back".. yes they did move us to the front room after our request but this did not feel good. After all we are only 60ish. Second problem...how could both drink orders be wrong. Yes they did fix them after we mentioned it to our very personable waitress but come on guys. It was not that hard. So for a quick bite before Opera it was ok. But a return visit? Probably not!

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My boyfriend and I went for dinner on a Thursday and it was so fun! The atmosphere is great, super upbeat and loud. It was packed. The food was absolutely delicious as were the drinks. Would go here any day of the week.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very busy, very noisy, very cramped, but energizing and fun. Service is fast and friendly.

Some of our dishes were good, others mediocre, but you don't come to a place like this for the food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a great server who really made our lunch even more enjoyable!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Been here many times. never had such a disinterested inattentive server. Affected the meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I’m a regular at The Smith on the Upper West Side. Hands down the best outdoor seating al fresco dining experience in Manhattan, overlooking Broadway and Lincoln Center. Exceptional service, a wide and varied menu, and a staff that really engages with guests on the wine list and menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We got together for lunch with family members and chatted the hour and a half away. The waiter was friendly and very good at taking care of us. I had a salad that was perfect with some chicken added that was suggested by the waiter. I will be going back and will be telling my friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great comfort food. Nice varied menu. Server was extremely friendly. Restuarant is noisy though

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Met friends for Sunday brunch at 1 PM. Though we had reservations, the line went out the door and the welcome desk was overwhelmed, so it took nearly 15 minutes simply to get the attention of the host. We did eventually get seated. While our food was tasty and service satisfactory, the noise level was deafening. We four had to shout to hear each other--which I'm sure everybody else was doing too, which just added to the din. I thought prices were higher than they should've been and menu was a little lop-sided in its choices. If I ever return, I'll make a point of going at an off-hour and sitting at the bar...

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating
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