The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.6
8455 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. We care about every meal and every moment. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, we’ve got you covered.
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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 8455 people are saying
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ChloeK
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always great food and service at the Smith. We went for brunch and ordered the Pancakes and the Avocado salad. Both were delicious.

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MarilynD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I expected a more varied menu. I thought the prices were high but true it is New York City. Too noisy inside. Pleasant outside. Good social distancing.

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vipLizM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Eh, what can I say. This place is super overrated. I ordered the omelette with the goat cheese and roasted tomatoes. The tomato was so over salted I couldn't even eat them. The rest of the omelette was...fine? But the whole thing is expensive and mediocre. For the same price at a place like Accent Cafe for example, (3rd and 30th) you get the omelette with a meat, cheese and vegetable, side salad, potatoes, and a personal loaf of bread with cream cheese. I say this to compare value for example.

Food: 1/5 for parts that were actually inedible
Ambiance: 3/5 (it's fine, literally mediocre fine)
Price: 1/5. It's expensive and the value isn't there
Service: 4/5 good service and fast turn around.

Overall-seriously, don't bother. Go to one of the million other places in NYC.

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vipDrbrent
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith was a great choice. Food and service were excellent. Great location.

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Rozzie
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best mac and cheese ever and anywhere! I is a lively [lace with good food and good service.

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BrownCocoa
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friend moving out of town dinner. Wishing them all the best.

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TomatoLover
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and staff members!

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vipMrCPW
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pandemic isn't keeping the Smith from delivering first class service and perfectly prepared food. Salmon is always perfectly prepared.

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nycprofessor
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Smith is fine if you have an expense account. For what it offers, I think it is fairly overpriced. The outdoor set-up is very nice.

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mitchellw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Loved the food.

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johnb
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the lunch experience was made wonderful with more than attentive and caring staff. everyone is "on" ...helped me with a cellphone as well. terrific and have always used this restuarant as a favorite.. all thanks. b

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vipFinleyH
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place. One of the best veggie burgers that I have eaten

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AGMG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience -- EXTREMELY accommodating and OUTSTANDING customer service. Food was delicious as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food took some getting used to, but it is “American” so, lots of spices from everywhere. The service was amazing. Quick and lovely. Our waiter was a woman and she was delightful as well as attentive. We will be back!

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PatriciaU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fine. Nothing special.

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JJ11
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, food was good, drinks were good too. Service was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! This is my favorite nyc spot. Now that I live in Chicago I visit that location frequently. Thanks for always being reliable and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently delicious and efficiently run.

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GeetaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food quality! Great service and beautiful outdoor seating.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely outdoor setting, friendly staff.

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JeannieG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. Great recommendations. Very friendly and nice.

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Azabu
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Popular location, great vibe, limited choices. Nice touch to provide sparkling water gratis. Service is prompt and friendly.

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vipMrCPW
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food quality.

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KarenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I chose The Smith because of their stringent covid protocol. I had already eaten at the Nomad location with friends visiting from out of state and needed to have a business dinner the following week. I usually avoid anything that is a chain, but I had a good experience previously and decided not to mess with a formula that works. The food was very good both times and the service was great. It was my first time eating indoors in 18 months and table spacing made me very comfortable. Now for the food. The crispy calamari and crab cakes app (I'm from DC and very picky) were very good. I loved the salmon entree, and guests polished off lobster rolls and salads so it was a win-win. Necessity sent me there, but the food will definitely bring me back.

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vipDiner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Oysters were great, but the main course salads were disappointing. Service was appropriate. We dined outdoors; indoors is deafening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! 10/10. Would 100% recommend.

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Jocelin
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty. Service was good too.

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Cynthia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved the smith. Came in for a late lunch with my family and everything was great! The two ladies outdoors hosting were super nice and the service was quick and polite. Everyone was ready to assist if we needed anything. The food is the best everything was delicious, do yourself a favor get the spaghetti it was so good I even ate my leftovers the next day. Their cocktail were tasty too and pretty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a business meet up

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vipFionaB
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a great table given it was socially distanced there was a good vibe food and service were great

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vipNancy
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! The food, space and drinks!

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MTCamp
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great energy, Excellent food and service! We are looking forward to another wonderful meal there!

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vipBritinNY
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always reliable. Great outdoor doning space, good food. Need vaccination proof for indoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, righteous waiters thinking they’re somehow better than you

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vipYolyO
New York Area
215 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great and the location very nice, but I found the food greasy and the peach Bellini was so bitter and lacking peach, that I couldn’t finish it. Just okay.

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NaveedI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch so far after our second visit since 2019. Food was amazing and well worth the money. Will visit again soon!

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JessicaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent burgers!

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vipTMANYC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sitting outside in the heat and humidity was alleviated by well-spaced tables and strategically placed fans. Our lunch turned into dinner as my friend and I caught up after a too-long Covid separation. The servers could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The food was just right, making for an altogether great day.

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vipMarcia
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great as always. I have been going to the smith since they first opened and am never disappointed. My friends birthday was made extra special with yummy chocolate chip cookies on the house!! Very thoughtful!!

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StephenG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant across from Lincoln Center. Amazing food, service and ambience. Literally the best burger I had in my life. In fact everything we ordered we loved. We had several appetizers, the street corn, the fried calamari, the mac and cheese and others were 10 out of 10 and the stick toffie desert and blueberry pie was a great way to end this 10 star meal. The Manager Mark and the waiter Michael were as professional and courteous as it gets. A wonderful experience and will definitely be back. They also handled the Covid regulations in an outstanding manner with decorum and efficiency. You will not be disappointed with The Smith Lincoln Center.

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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 4.6 stars by 8455 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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