The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.7
8250 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 8250 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LanceB
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Come here every time I am in NYC.

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vipNycjenn
New York Area
213 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner- the Smith never disappoints. Something for everyone in a friendly atmosphere. The shrimp and grits and chips with bleu were amazing! Great cocktails too with excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was very nice and also the rest of the staff. The food was delicious and was quick didn’t have to wait too long.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and good was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good time, as always! A fun vibe, great food, and excellent cocktails.

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DanielS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If it weren't so loud in the outdoor seating I'd have been happier but the veggie burger was surprisingly great, the oysters were delicious, the shishitos great, nice beer and drinks selection, fine service.

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Nano
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I took some clients/friends here for dinner post-pandemic, was hoping it was as good as it had been before.

Really great! Make a rez-this placed gets jammed quickly. Because it is really good. I made my rez like a month in advance for an outdoor table.

I had one of the non-alcoholic ginger beer drinks- so good I had another. The burger was perfect, great fries. One of us had salmon and he loved it. We all had dessert- some toffee pudding, sorbets and an ice cream sundae.

We had a blast and the food was fantastic. Really hardworking servers too- make sure you tip well- they deserve it.

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vipSJDP
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. One of the best veggie burgers around. Everyone at our table enjoyed their food.

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vipwnpverona
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch with a friend at The Smith. I had a grilled chicken sandwich. She had a hamburger. Both very good. Not rushed. Great service.

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vipEloiseA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Way too hot to sit on outside patio. No air flow

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BonnieM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Outdoor dining should remain in effect forever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection from start to finish! An nyc gem!

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vipjillw
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning late from an outing on an exceedingly hot day/night, and hungry and thrilled that THE SMITH is open both “early and late” for a meal we would enjoy consuming anytime.

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MariellaF
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The six of us loved the place and most definitely be coming back. Amazing service and delicious food!

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vipMagda
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Much too noisy. The tuna tartare, the tuna was mushy.
Will not go back

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vipSandraM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We sat outdoors in the enclosure that was built for outdoor dining during COVID-19 restrictions. It was 90 degrees outside and the plexiglass surrounding the enclosure was restricting any airflow. It was like a sauna inside. It made eating very uncomfortable, not to mention the toll it took on the waitstaff. I don’t know how they didn’t suffer heatstroke.
If they want to continue to use that space all summer they need to either remove the plexiglass barriers or install fans to circulate the air for everyone’s comfort and safety.

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Giselle
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was mediocre and the noise level was off the charts but other than that, it was an ok experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Granted it was a very hot day, but I selected indoor dining because AC was imperative for my four month old. We were sat near the front doors and since they are leaving the doors ajar for staff going to the patio it was basically like we were sitting outside. The heat made me have no appetite and I was just counting the minutes until we could leave.

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vipEastsideLee
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going there for brunch. One of my family’s favorite spots. Next time you go you need to order the hummus. It’s amazing.

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HowardG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food!
Had a scoop of chocolate ice cream for dessert which was very small for the price ($11).
Other than that, everything was good.

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vipAMCNYC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so wonderful to be back to dine INSIDE after more than a year. Several The Smith At Home deliveries held me over, but not the same ambience. :-)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner, after a show at Lincoln Center.

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LUCIAP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always visit when in NY. The chicken lacked a little flavor, but still good. The dessert was awesome, some type of pudding.

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Vanessa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first restaurant experience in over a year, and I felt fully comfortable eating outdoors under the awning with our party. The food was expensive but delicious, and timely served. The staff was impeccable. The space was clean. I recommend eating outside here while you can as the noise level inside (from my pre-pandemic experiences) is painfully loud.
Vanessa

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good outdoor seating setup. Great food with just enough variety

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hamburger in town

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Phoebe
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decent food and atmosphere! Everything you’d expect from The Smith. This location is a bit loud but that was expected being so close to tourist attractions.

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vipDavidschu
New York Area
270 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good overall. Excellent oysters, burger and eggs ramcheros. Irish coffee to top it off. Highly recommended for casual dining.

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Dia6
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very loud and the food was not good.

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vipMichelleS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a dependable place for really good food...terrific breakfasts, delicious burger, friendly staff.

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TimurP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m glad they survived the pandemic. Amazing brunch and cocktails!

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JamesB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was very nice, food was good the chips with fondue is good if you like blue cheese oysters excellent, sticky toffee pudding best desert, the BLT+E however not my taste in the bread the everything bagel seasoning did not mix well with the other ingredients to my taste so I was not a fan of it but everything else was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I have been to Smith's in Chicago, D.C., and NY and today's meal in Lincoln Square didn't disappoint. The shrimp and grits were the best I ever had.

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JBSS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I come here for brunch often. Great food. Fun place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Gerardo was fantastic and made it a wonderful experience for us.

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Helene
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food & service are good! Our table and seats were sanitized. Our only issue was that we were freezing even though inside, Where we were sitting was getting the cold from the door opening & closing.

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vipKarina
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was prompt & attentive. We went for an early dinner w our toddler & they were accommodating. It was very chilly inside but I don’t know that it’s necessarily their fault as it was freezing outside (but the hostess was wearing her coat inside). Food & drinks are consistently delicious. A little pricey in general but we are in NYC after all!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Restaurant very drafty on a chilly NYC day. Could have been warmer seeing as how we were eating inside. An older lady in the bathroom also was cold and told me all about it.

FAQs

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 8250 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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