The Smith- Lincoln Square

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6996 reviews
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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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was spectacular!

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

I am a regular but my brunch experience was disappointing. The home fry potatoes were cold and the Canadian Bacon was more like boiled ham. Actually it was a pretty bad breakfast. And I was disappointed that the didn’t have a brunch menu at 11am on a Saturday. I would still go back to The Smith but no way for breakfast

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was excellent and food was great! I’ve been to all the other “The Smith”’s except this one and it did not disappoint! Thanks!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lack of gluten free bread or toast is disappointing.

c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and service, but very noisy

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great, though small portions for the price. Also, great atmosphere, but could've used the air conditioner. Everyone was fanning themselves.
Loved it!

CJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Burger was poor and fries were subpar. Tasted like it had been sitting for a while. Not fresh and food was cold.

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food and cocktails, a bit pricey but the best choice if you need to be near Lincoln Center.

E
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dedenitely return this place to try some of their foods the Smith steak and mash potatoes was so good.

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

My meal (short rib pasta but with fancier name) was hot and DELICIOUS. The dessert my friend and I shared (ice cream sandwiches but with fancier name) was yummy. Good portions. Worth the money.

SM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice Having never been here I Thrilled to sit outside! Didn’t see that as an option on Open Table

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. Our waiter was excellent. The problem is that when we checked in they first tried to seat us at the back of the restaurant in a secluded area accessed through the kitchen where no one else was sitting. I immediately protested and they seated us in the main area which was half empty. When we were leaving I tracked down the manager and protested. He said the hostess was trying to give you more space, which of course was nonsense given that half of the main seating area was empty when we arrived and many walk-ins were being offered seats there. I explained to him that such action really annoyed me. His reply was “okay”. He didn’t even bother to say “sorry you felt that way” or to apologize in any other way. I felt he was being extremely disrespectful and added insult to injury.

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, cocktails, service all on point as usual. Always a pleasure to dine here after a performance!

GS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We dined hear on a Saturday at 5:30. We chose the Smith because of the varied menu as we were dining with my nephews aged 7 and 14. The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive.My husband had the short ribs and I had the sea bass. The brick pressed chicken was ordered by my nephew and was tender and juicy. We shared several desserts which were also good.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gabriel, the Manager, was extremely gracious. he stopped by several times to make sure all was ok. Also, sent over complimentary appetizer and dessert cookies for our movie.

d
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sit outdoors and wools watch while having the oyster tray followed by a great burger (the special house mustard and the raclette are what makes this burger so tasty.

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the early dinner after a matinee at LCT. Brought friends for first and the loved the meal as well. Great service and you have Plymouth Gin. Excellent!

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We are outside on one of the best ten nights in Nyc, so I am not complaining . Food was just ok , too bad ! I’d go back and maybe try something else .
Inside seemed pretty noisy!
But with great company so , had a good time !

CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The indoor space is extremely loud and buzzy so don't go with a huge group, and it's hard to get outdoor seating, but the vibe and food are great, service is wonderful. Prices are very high! Great spot for pre-show nicer dining where you can get a guaranteed reservation.

DC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch. Menu is awesome service is good and prompt. Location is great. Good vibes all around.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience, one of nyc's best

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

looking for dinner location near lincoln center for a crew that has a diverse palate but on a bit of a budget. The Smith does not disappoint. The only negative is the noise but I had requested a table to the side so at least one side did not resonate. Kudos to the excellent staff and managment.

CN
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I love The Smith but you need to say sometimes, or almost every time now, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to hear what the other person is saying. Especially in those tiny 2 people tables that are so close to each other than not just you are practically taking to them too, but also makes it very difficult to even go through to sit down without dropping something from your neighbor’s table or marking a not very nice pass of your buttocks in front of their eyes & meal. All in all, not a nice set up and overall experience. Vibrant place but there must be a way to improve the experience for all. Get creative guys!

n
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Overrated long menu but nothing I wanted to eat. We had a chicken sandwich which was as small a chicken filet that I have ever had,sad

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I prefer The Smith for dinner or lunch over breakfast, the food was good but not groundbreaking

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Energetic is one way to describe the noise -- another is impossible to hold a conversation.
Food is good, but not especially yummy.

D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Although the food was good, it was unbearably noisy. If a waiter taking my order can’t hear as ours did something is very wrong. The tables were too close and the seats were hard. The food is affordable but it isn’t worth the raucous environment.

TM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful restaurant, great food and terrific service. Only reason for not all 5 stars, was high noise level and very busy atmosphere (but this can be expected for any great place in NYC for lunch)

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend there for birthday lunch. Great Lobster roll. Pie not as good as apple I had before.

I had my dog and asked for a small piece of chicken. They charged me $17 for the kids menu chicken. Usually places charge $6 for the chicken the add to salads. They brought fries and broccoli for my dog.

Otherwise all good

PR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food at The Smith is delicious and the location is wonderful since its directly across from Lincoln Center but the noise level was so loud it was almost impossible to hear anything anyone had to say.

M
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice breakfast. Good food. Waitstaff left us alone when we wanted to be and cane when we needed them. AlI in all a good experience. We sat outside so it was quieter but noisy trucks rumbled by enough to be annoying. Inside seemed noisier.

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The airconditioning wasn't working well, so the restaurant was abnormally hot and humid. otherwise, it was great.

KH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful breakfast sitting out on the patio. Attentive service and delicious food!

l
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Smith has a ton of seating and we enjoyed the modern look and wonderful food. The quality was better than we expected and the atmosphere was pleasant to say the least. This was our first trip to New York and we were glad we found this gem of a restaurant. Check it out - you won't be disappointed!

EL
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The kitchen staff kept screwing up our order but the food and the service was good.

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

Candied bacon was burned but the rest of the food was good .

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

Got there early and the h

FS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently awesome!

h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

never disappoints - have eaten in the east side locations and this was very good

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Es ist sehr laut... es besteht auch die Möglichkeit draußen zu sitzen.
Wir hatten Vorspeisen und Hauptgerichte - beides war wirklich sehr lecker - vor allem die Burger...
Wenn wir wieder in der Nähe sind, würden wir es wieder besuchen.

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