The Smith- Lincoln Square

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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.
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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were very kind and professional. They recommended good foods as well. Love it!!

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F
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Very noisy, mediocre food

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service and great food.
Too noisy

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MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It's always good there!

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

I had a very special dinner planned for out of town guest that I reserved well in advance on seamless and also went twice in person to confirm. I specifically requested to sit outdoors and arrived 15 minutes ahead of the reservation to secure an outdoor seat so that out of town guests would see the upper west side. We waited over half an hour to be seated and sat inside rather than outside at the most interior table where the noise level was so high that we could barely hear and speak with our out of town visitors who we had not seen in a few years. I was very disappointed and will never again consider The Smith for a special occasion.

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AP
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Family dinner night while on vacation in New York. We all really enjoyed the food. Seafood dishes were really good, umique, and Prices reasonable. Thought the restaurant was a good value. Nice location with a short walk to shopping and central park.

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CD
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

As others have said, this restaurant is loud, but the staff is pleasant, the food is very good and plentiful, and service is prompt. We loved our brunch and would return.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch the morning after the blackout. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we were seated on time and staff couldn’t have been nicer. They apologized for slower than normal service, but we didn’t notice and appreciated the time to catch up with friends. Manager treated us to our Bellinis, which was a very nice surprise! Was my second time having brunch at this location and really love it!

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BB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Sunday brunch with friends & family! Always a great experience at The Smith!!!
Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

All and all a good experience considering the blackout The night before. The food and drinks were good, liked that they gave bottles of water to the table (sparkling and still). Received a lot of food for the price. The only downside was the outdoor dining tables for 2 people were very close together- 3-4 inches until the next table which didn’t provide the best experience but was still enjoyable. Other areas were not this close together tables wise, just the segment we were in. I would return!

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a
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Crazy day but the comprtant staff got us thru

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LD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very Noisy, could not hear the people I was with, prices high, portions small, food acceptable nothing to rave about

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MV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was helpful and lovely. The service was spot on, not too slow and we were not rushed.
The food was delicious and spaced out nicely from the appetizers.

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MA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oysters wonderful .....drinks wonderful......our waiter was wonderful .......and the lobster roll was outstanding..........highly recommend!

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b
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I've dined at the Smith in Midtown, but this was my first experience at the Lincoln Square location. The restaurant is quite cavernous, and we were seated in the very, very back room of the space, which unfortunately seems to be outside the range of the restaurant's A/C system and became unpleasantly hot on the summer Friday we were there. If I return to this location during warmer months, I will request to be seated elsewhere. Our server was phenomenal, and the food at the Smith is reliably good comfort fare. My friends had the brick-pressed chicken and steak salad entrees, and I had a kale and quinoa salad with a side of street corn. All in all, a lively spot that can accommodate large groups, serves decent food and is well-placed to a lot of UWS event centers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Generally the experience at this restaurant is great. But the air conditioning was insufficient on an 80 degree evening which made the dining experience unpleasant. Despite mentioning the issue to the waiter, we didn’t feel much relief during our dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first server Cameron was wonderful!

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k
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a leisurely meal. We met friends and enjoyed chatting for over 2 hours. Not rushed. Bit noisy though.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Lovely staff. Terrific birthday celebration!

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CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I have been to a few of their locations, thinking maybe the NoMad location was not great but the Smith would be better elsewhere. Nope. The food is either bland or overcooked. The noise level was insane. It is a bad choice for any dinner where you either want to have a conversation with someone or you want to hear yourself think. I was with a small group and the restaurant would not do separate checks. They left it to us to figure out what each of us owed, and I bet you can imagine how that usually turns out. The service was okay. We were checked on a little too frequently, like they couldn't wait for us to leave. We would have sat outside but there was a torrential downpour so we were stuck inside. The only good thing about it were the cocktails, which were very good but expensive. We had three appetizers and three alcoholic drinks and the bill was $84.00, without the tip. I went to the NoMad location previously and had a similar experience. I would say go instead to one of the other restaurants on the block, even if they are the same price or more expensive, it might be worth it. The Smith is a loss.

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MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

It’s usually noisy at the back dining room in the evenings, but tonight’s noise level was absolutely horrendous. There were diners shouting at a couple of tables as if that sort of behavior is acceptable. We saw two tables get up and leave shortly after being seated. I will never come back again if I have to be seated in the back dining room again.

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

The noise level was extremely disturbing, I requested another location, but it was the same everywhere. Like being in a bar on Friday night. Couldn't even hear each other. Food was good, although the oysters were sandy, and considering the prices, that shouldn't be. The gnocchi were very overcooked, mushy, but the truffle sauce was nice. I left half of them because of the consistency. Overall, not my kind of place. Spent $200 and wasn't impressed.

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LS
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was outstanding. As I waited for my dining companion the waiter repeatedly checked on me to see if I needed anything. That being said, a price tag of $50 for 2 salads is ridiculous. With tip the total bill was $60, no drinks or appetizers, only 2 salads. That’s absurd for a restaurant with no atmosphere.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Too loud. Over priced. Nothing really special.

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was phenomenal. The place is very noisy so don't go there expecting to have an intimate conversation.

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LN
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great burger, good drinks, fries need to be crispy and hot. But what we'd most like to see is diversity in the servers. For a long time, there's been a visible difference between those who wait on tables on those who clear tables.

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NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had a bad meal or poor experience. I had the salmon which was beyond delicious and the other three in my party had the AWESOME burger, the Shrimp with Grits (who would have even thunk it but delicious) and the pasta with short rib.....most excellent.......

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Fair Lady

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MR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and excellent service. Portions on the small size for the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

It took so long for a waiter to initially serve us, and we weren’t even given an option to where we could sit. After, we sat down and waited 10 min for water, and weren’t given bread when the tables beside us were constantly given bread. We received our starters, and then were given bread which was hard and cold. The table had no salt & pepper shakers and we had to ask. My food, when received, was cold and soggy, and the chorizo was the consistency of beef jerky. My mussels had sand in it and most of my meal was left there. My boyfriend had a lobster roll and it was horribly over cooked. I was disgusted and did not eat most of the meal. We’re regulars to The Smith in DC, but this NYC experience was horrible.

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m
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ideal spot for pre Lincoln center theater
Terrific and attentive staff

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DT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always on point. It doesn’t matter what we order it’s always done right. The lobster roll was awesome and the smoked salmon was delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good! The version of eggs benedict was fantastic. The service was fantastic! It was crazy busy and our waiter was still very attentive and funny. I would go back.

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JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, nice décor, and the staff was excellent. A very good Lincoln Center area restaurant. I definitely recommend!

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FC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch here with my wife and two children. Great service, great menu, and great atmosphere. I don’t think you could go wrong here.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Eggs were over cooked for two of us but the waiter brought us new meals without hesitation. food was very tasty though, great location.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful to have this restaurant so close to Lincoln Center. Steaks and seafood are the go to’s here and they do not disappoint! Great service from Michael our server. Top notch!

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KS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service! Perfect location for brunch before the ballet at the Met.

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The breakfast was pretty good. Nice outdoor seating saved us from crazy noise inside the restaurant.
Service was good

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SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The calamari was crisp and well- seasoned, and the sauce was delicious with just the right amount of spice. We loved the short rib cavatelli and shrimp and grits. And the strawberries and cream with the Cherry Oh and Gin bubbly cocktails were divine!

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