The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.5
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$30 and under
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American

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Pre/post Theatre
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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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4.1
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New York Area
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great spot to entertain friends from out of town or celebrate a birthday or other milestones with friends. Great service, fresh and tasty food, comfortable seating and decent size tables. All around solid choice for a good meal with good friends.

D
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. From the hostess Joey, to our server, and Becky the manager, everything was top notch. Great food, service, and atmosphere. It’s one of my favorite places.

w
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my go to place for pre-opera dining. The food is excellent and the service cordial but efficient; no problem licking your curtain!

Great recommendation-try the roasted Brussel sprouts instead of the fries with your burger!!

KP
Essex
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Felt a little rushed as main courses were brought out whilst we were still eating our starters so felt there was a little lack of attention but other than that we enjoyed the evening.

BB
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Not if you want to talk... it is unbelievably LOUD. Food is good and would be good for a celebratory night out... but intimate it is NOT!!

LB
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The food was fine but the restaurant was much too noisy: we could not hear each other. And it was very pricy.

f
London
99 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic brunch - huge portions that kept me full all day and fantastic variety. There is something to suit everyone. Coffee was great too. Would thoroughly recommend!

SF
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We showed up late but they still sat us and I got my 100 pots on my reservation still. Appreciated that. The waitress was so kind since we were so indecisive on what to get because the menu was bigger then we thought. Food was delicious. I got the squid ink pasta. Would recommend and was the perfect amount of food. Really enjoy our night overall!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitstaff was really accommodating and kind. They didn’t rush us and were understanding when we let them know we were seeing a show across the street and would need to be out by a certain time.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Usually I love the Smith. The waiter we had this time was nice but not very attentive rice. We sat with dirty dishes on the table forever and had to flag him down for anything we needed. Not the usual service level.

S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience3

Very good choice for dinner before a performance at Lincoln Center.

JB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome staff, food and ambiance

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A friend told me about the food here and she was not wrong! If i could order everything on the menu i would have! The service was amazing. We got there early for the dinner portion of the night and they were nice enough to let us sit at or table and order a few drinks while we wait for the lunch rush to finish. If i wasn’t seeing a show after I would have stayed to order more or even dessert! I will definitely have to come back!

AS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This Smith location is perfect for a quick bite before a show a Lincoln center. I recommend making a reservation, every member of your party showing up on time, to ensure you'll be seated and served promptly. The food came quickly, and was delicious, our waiter didn't miss a beat - refilling water and wine glasses - despite the busy hour. 10/10 would recommend for sure, especially right before a show :-)

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent fast service. Good food. Rather noisy environment made conversation challenging at times.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was mistakenly seated at the wrong table. When the maitre'd realized that, he asked if I would mind sitting at another table. I gladly complied. To show his appreciation, he offered to buy me a drink and appetizer on the house. I found that unnecessary for an honest mistake, but I accepted his gesture. This to me was the sign of a class establishment. And oh yes, the food and service were excellent. (Not my first visit there). Last but not least, the waiter had been clued in on the comp, so I did not have to follow up once I received the check. I will be back again... and again.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our waiter was very nice, and the food was surprisingly good. The restaurant is very noisy. Convenient to Lincoln Center.

UW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

One of our mainstays. The food and service are reliably very good.

3
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would recommend if you need a place within short walking distance of the Lincoln Center that has American fare. The Bar Steak was small and tough. Other wise, portion sizes are large, bar selections were deep and wide and the wait staff was friendly and responsive. Price tag here is a bit hefty. Chalked it up to the neighborhood and location. Sat inside and it was too noisy to hear much conversation. We walked across Broadway to David Geffen Hall. Very easy walk.

JE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the Sea Bass it was Delicious. The Oysters are always great. I had The Cubano to drink. Can’t say enough about this place the service is fantastic.

AB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I've been to The Smith a few times and every time is great. Great atmosphere, great service, and fanatastic cinnamon toffee brioche!

MM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first time eating inside as they are very accommodative of dogs outside. Great vibe, a little noisy, a little warm, but overall the ambience was nice. The wait staff was excellent ... had our alcohol ready for us when the legal time was reached. Eggs Benedict are a favorite, and they were prepared just right. We would have liked to linger longer to talk, but the place was packed, so we'd freed the table up. Very busy for brunch. Once it warms up, the outside seating is even better.

LR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

This place is far too loud for no reason. It wasn’t even busy and you have to shout. Our waitress forgot about us u til we literally cleared our own plates. Every dish is $10 overpriced. Not worth it

a
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food service and the energy make this place really appealing. An absolute must if you are near one of their locations. Bi bim bap is revelatory. Which is weird for a non Korean restaurant but trust me.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting our daughter in New York and having dinner before the ballet.

OT
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Too loud but great food!

NR
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Discovered this restaurant about 3 months ago. Have since made it our go-to place for pre-concert dining near Lincoln Center. Always a difficult choice to decide what to eat. This last time, had a spicy salmon tartar appetizer that was creative and terrific and particularly worth mentioning. Specialty cocktails are innovative and satisfying. And even the house-made jumbo chocolate chip cookies were exceptional, with enough to take home for another day.

And we cannot forget to mention our server, Nicola. We always have good servers there, but somehow she just rose above on that particular evening.

Looking forward to returning soon.

z
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had brunch at The Smith at Lincoln Square on the west side of NYC. Noise level was very high, but like the energy. I ordered a scrambled egg ranchero with beans and avocado, it also had some kind of a waffle under the scrambled eggs. The waffle like bread was to charred and not very tasty, would not order again. My husband had the Sicilian eggs with tomato sauce and really like it. We had cocktails the were very good.
A bit too pricy for what you get.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We came here for brunch. The food was very good. They squeezed five of us at a table meant for four. It was a little difficult to eat but we were mostly content just to be seated & eating. The hostess was great, the waiter was great - everyone seemed very pleased to be there. It was just a little too crowded.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our seating was perfect. They were able to seat me before my other party arrived. The service was excellent!

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot. Don’t be shy to speak up in there. And bring a few bucks!

MB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was the best and overall service was awesome I would recommend this place to anyone my Valentine’s Day here was great

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time great service great food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I came here for a Galentines day dinner. The food was absolutely delicious, we got the skillet Mac and cheese and the brick pressed chicken . The Mac and cheese was phenomenal and really filling so we could barely finish our main entree. The mashed potatoes and the chicken were both also excellent and made great leftovers lol. The service was quick, and the restaurant itself is super cool with even cooler surprises. Definitely an amazing experience and will definitely be returning with more friends. My only regret was not getting dessert!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good service. Good food

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and truly top notch service. We were seated about 15-20 minutes past our reservation, but were treated to a complimentary appetizer and cookies to take home! A truly great experience in hospitality.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Long wait even with reservation; afterwards, really good service and tasty food.

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good and came promptly. Service was a bit slow in ordering drinks and was unable to order dessert because the wait staff was not very attentive and we had plans following dinner.

PL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We went on Valentine's Day evening before the ballet. It was crowded and fun and great for people watching. Yes, it's loud but that did not bother our party of four. The food was delicious -one of the best burgers I've had. I also had the Old Cubano cocktail and it really hit the spot. Very good value for the money especially for Lincoln Center.

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