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The Smith- Lincoln Square

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$30 and under
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American

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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, 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. Offering private rooms at all locations, guests can stop by for all occasions.
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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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 7823 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarshaF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriend brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Hey ne of the worst dining experiences in all my 18 years in NYC. Avoid it if you have choices. Primarily because of totally inconsiderate, anything goes attitude of waiters and manager. Spent 27 minutes at the table and nobody came to take an order. And manager defends that type of behaviour that I ordered a drink while still sorting through the menu, not simultaniously. Gave me legalistic bs about Cuomo order. This just another manifestation if how fast NYC goes down and gets filled with low class young service people. I think grabbing a sandwich at Starbucks would make my brunch better.

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vipMarcia
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith at Lincoln square is my go to neighborhood restaurant. I always enjoy the place but especially during Covid where they take reservations and the service and food are both good. The large and protected outdoor terrace is a plus too.👍❤️

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Covid safety protocols. Masks required when servers approach but that is reassuring.

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RamonaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always my fav local brunch spot. Great food and cocktails. Needs vegan options.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice atmosphere

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vipthatgirl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distant set-up. The salmon tartare was fantastic. The veggie bibimbap was good, but I wish it either came with more veggies, or there was a more reasonably priced option to add protein. The mocktail was a little sugary, but tasty when I added sparkling water. Service was spot on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith just an overall great job. The waitstaff is perfectly trained to provide excellent service , food is consistently good, and during COVID they truly adhere to all the guidelines

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vipDiners
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service. Nice quiet outdoor table away from crowds. Waitstaff was consistently being safe and conscientious about procedures, but not intrusive or overbearing. Would recommend this to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food for brunch. We’ll 100% be going back.

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vipShamillaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this time of Covid-19, The Smith, Smith at Home, have been a life saver. We offer our utmost of gratitude to their Staff, Manager, Runners, Bartenders and All. You were my one comfort. The food never changed and remained as always top of the line deliciousness. We have much love for The Smith and hope you can prosper in the coming days.
-The Beasmoney Sisters
The Smith Lincoln Square

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LaMSmith
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere especially with the current virus situation!👍🏽

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GuapoCMSV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant to go to.

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vipNathalieT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious.

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Maria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Smith Eggs Benedict is just amazing - the best of NYC

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DianeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fresh and tasty food, excellent service with social distancing safety, definitely recommend.

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CATHRINEW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

They did a good job with having to be outside — it’s challenging on the Upper West Side these days — the food was delicious.

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vipKunjalS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipscrod
New England
218 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and it was delicious! The staff were friendly and followed all COVID guidelines. I had the grilled chicken sandwich which was simply fabulous! Will definitely make this one of our regulars when we visit NYC again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was an average lunch. We were celebrating a birthday and hoped for something exceptional.

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JMBO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Smith does an amazing job with outdoor dining. The food is delicious, served hot and the staff are exceptional. Great night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best pancakes ever!! Food was amazing as always. It’s one of my favorite brunch spots in NYC.

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vipRobertaG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a SAFE atmosphere. Perfect for this pandemic season.

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vipDiner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job making outdoor dining awesome and safe!

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vipJimD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly (make a reservation) and the seating was spaced out just enough to feel safe. The host was very pleasant and the server was outstanding. As usual, the food was delicious. Though they didn’t have my favorite beer, the server recommended another that was close enough. Overall, a very pleasant evening. I did give the value a 4 rather than 5. I do understand. And I know it’s Manhattan. Still a bit more than it should cost.
With that said, I do love The Smith.

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vipNathalieT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very tasty as always. One of the best things at the Smith is hospitality. They have a very good system in place to prevent COVID19 for spreading.

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SuzW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, courteous service. The food is very good and the noise level is low - you can hear your conversations. Highly recommended.

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vipUWSer
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The large, covered patio at The Smith lends itself well to socially distanced dining. This is one Manhattan restaurant that has been successful in making guests feel comfortable in the middle of a crisis. Service is very good and the menu is perfect for veg and meat eaters. I’ve also been to the East Village location recently and it was a great experience as well.

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vipDamselfish
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent experience with my adult grandsons this past Saturday. A star off because they were out of raw clams; another star off for calling a lobster salad roll a "Lobster Roll"; a point on for allowing us to order moules frites even though there was still about 40 minutes to go before the dinner menu was supposed to kick in; and yet another star for offering a bottle of Prosecco that wasn't on the wine menu. Service couldn't have been better and lots of variety to the menu--even brunch which I usually try to avoid. The part of the outdoor area that's on Broadway is more pleasant than the setup around the corner on 63rd, but not enough so to refuse seating there.

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vipFBTOT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I felt very safe from any COVID worries dining here. A plus was that their bathrooms remained open!

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vipCamille212
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding thanks to Evan our waiter who ALWAYS takes very good care of us. Even brought us 2 desserts on the house from Nick.

Thank you so much. I know times are tough!!!

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TiaL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Smiths would recommend to everyone! Great service EXCELLENT food!!!

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MichaelP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WOW - Delicious!!! All four of us loved our meals - tbone, filet mignon, chicken, and bibimbap bowl. Also, the homemade chips with blue cheese was yummy as well - we all shared it and it seemed enough. We’ve lived in this area almost two years and are just sorry we didn’t try the Smith earlier.

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XxoG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

They implemented this ridiculous rule that you need to put on mask everytime waiter approaches your table. Obviously, you can’t eat with your mask on. This turns into a continuous mascarade of you putting your mask on and off

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vip1MEATLOVER
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently great. Service is fast. Portions are very satisfying. Love The Smith

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MonishiaB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

I didn’t like that fact you can reserve at 9:45 but only had until 10:00 to order . We felt rushed . Other than that the food was great.

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vipMarkS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Excellent mask protocol.

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vipTimeguide
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They've done all the right things to make you feel completely at ease when it comes to the diner's and worker's safety with proper social distancing and disposable menus, etc.
And the food has always been excellent. Finally a way to relax for a moment during these trying times.

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TB12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The brunch is very good. The tables are nicely spaced so you can feel safe dining here.

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NYCGuy84
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I thinks it’s tacky to charge for soda refills. Especially when it comes from a machine. Also you should put it on the menu no free refills on soda. I paid $14 for a Diet Coke cause I had a couple of refills.

FAQs

The Smith- Lincoln Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 496-5700.

The Smith- Lincoln Square is rated 4.5 stars by 7823 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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