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The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.6
7880 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
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, 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 7880 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeniseB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, all employees showing great commitment to safety. Missed you all! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good place for outdoor dining.

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Scoting
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We ate outside one evening for dinner. Outside due to the pandemic conditions. Their outdoor dining setup is excellent, however the heat lamp nearest to us (the northeastern-most lamp, near the building) was not working. The food was excellent. Both the Smith Burger and the Blackened Pork Chop are highly recommended. The jalapeño cheddar grits were delicious and not too spicy. Inside under normal circumstances, it's cacophonous. It was actually more pleasant in terms of conversation to eat outside. I recommend The Smith, Lincoln Sq., and encourage you to not be overly concerned about it being outside even in chilly weather.

The price is a tad steep. It's OK value but not outstanding value.

Looking at the larger picture given these unusual times: Many restaurants across the city are increasing regular prices (with or without a pandemic surcharge as well) in an attempt to make up for the huge revenue drop caused by the pandemic. While that is understandable, it comes with risks. After all, diners' incomes in many cases, such as in the case of my partner and I, have also taken a hit due to the pandemic. Personally, these price increases are becoming a disincentive for my partner and I for eating out more often in an attempt to support our local restaurants. But at the same time, restaurants face new expenses related to safety protocols and outdoor parklets. It's a vicious cycle (poorer diners, poorer restaurants, increased expenses) and speaks to the desperate need for targeted federal stimulus to small business highly reliant on in-person experience, not only restaurants (which can at least deliver) but event venues/halls, performance spaces, and similar businesses, who literally have no revenue.

Please, urge your elected federal representatives to pass the RESTART Act as a bridge to the spring of 2021 and to what can hopefully be the true start of a process of returning NYC businesses to pre-pandemic robustness...those that survive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. Server was Kevin and he was beyond excellent. Second time here and I was just as happy as the first time, which was just a few days prior. Will be coming back again soon.

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Kwabena
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One thing, better distribution of heat lamps is needed

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch experience

AH
vipAHRESQ
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

All proper pandemic health and safety protocols were being followed (masks, social distancing, etc.). The food was good - we enjoyed the chicken pot pie and the blackened pork chop. The service friendly and professional. We ate outside due, and would definitely go back.

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DevynW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

In a COVID-19 world, The Smith has it figured out! Waitstaff refuse to even come near you if you don't have your mask on. We were ignored when we were first seated and given water by our waiter and then he came back to ask us if we were ready to order. He neglected to tell us that you have to scan a code to view the contactless menu. Other than that, service was good and the food was delicious. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Waiters were super nice and had good precautions dealing with COVID.

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marimar
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to the Smith for my Birthday celebration brunch. Food was excellent. Hghly recommend the french toast, especially for dessert! The service was great. The Smith is doing an outstanding job, especially during these chaotic times of change.

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vipNYCity
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ate outdoors. Their COVID precautions were among the best I’ve seen. And the service and food were great.

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vipFIFI
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very impressed with the commitment to health and safety- temperatures were checked and address taken for contact tracing , as well as the requirement to wear masks when the server was table-side. We had a delicious brunch (Eggs Benedict Johnny with tomato Hollandaise in a skillet with cornbread and sausage) and a couple of cocktails-A great way to start a Saturday!

NY
vipNYCGIRL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Covid experience was very good. You are expected to wear your mask at all times, unless you are eating or drinking. Server will not approach the table unless your mask is on. Very good service and very good overall experience.

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vipluckyrice
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my daughter’s 10th birthday and everyone was soooo incredible with arranging outdoor seating and making her day special during this terrible time. Thank you so so so much!!!! I love the Smith!!!

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KobieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sister and her kids are visiting nyc for her birthday the Smith has a perfectly mixed menu for all ages

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viplovediningout
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Happy to support NYC restaurants during time of Covid. All employees were fantastic and respectful of social distancing etc. Food was great and wine choices made it even better!

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vipbeatlegirl53
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy to be able to dine at The Smith again. Very impressed with the steps The Smith is taking to keep its customers safe during COVID. Plexiglass dividers between the tables inside. All servers were wearing masks and we were encouraged to put our masks on when the table was being approached.

As always, delicious food and drinks. The menu is somewhat smaller than usual, and can be accessed on a Smart Phone, but the kitchen was able to accommodate a special request. Great service. We will be back soon!

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MistiW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by caring wait staff. Restaurant followed all safety precautions and it was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice outdoor set-up which includes heat lamps. Staff is very careful when it comes to covid protocols. Food and service is always great.

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adbwest83
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff made a mistake on our order. Twice... But everyone was so nice, and the hostess so accommodating, it really didn't matter. Besides, she apologized profusely and comped our omlette!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful night out! They cared about both servers and patrons’ safety. There were heating lamps that kept us warm. The servers and managers were attentive and polite. The food was great! I highly recommend The Smith. Make sure to make reservations!

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vipJulieT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent and yummy. Great service and it’s a neighborhood staple

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vipwacky24
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I said this to one of the managers when we were leaving, we appreciated all of the precautions that The Smith has in place. I know that it's a lot of work but my husband and I felt very safe dining and had an incredible meal to boot! The filet mignon was excellent as was everything we ate. Thank you!

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vipDiner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have done an amazing job with outdoor dining. The food and service are wonderful and I felt totally safe.

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vipGreateatz
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always always a great meal with wonderful service

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vipLunaeats
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I have been going to The Smith-Lincoln Center for years because our favorite art house movie theatre (sadly, now closed) was near by. We always get the same two things to share: kale salad and gnocchi, both delicious. We hadn't been since COVID lockdown. PEOPLE: THE SMITH IS DOING OUTSIDE DINING BETTER THAN ANY PLACE I'VE BEEN TO YET! And when I went inside to use the restroom, I noticed that they've set up their dining room exceptionally well for indoor dining. I would actually feel perfectly comfortable dining inside here: the whole front of the restaurant opens up and the tables are set up WAAAAAAAY far apart. The outside dining experience was great. Terrific service and the food was delicious as we remembered. It felt good to be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The sweet/spicy chicken was amazing. The only thing I didn’t like was that they gave me two slices of small bread for the burrata and I paid a pretty hefty price for it, upon asking for more bread they brought it out with no garlic. Other than that, everything was fine.

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vipmck25
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Dinner was great. The covid safety precautions are amazing. The service was fantastic.

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catec33
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to celebrate our anniversary! And their COVID protocols were excellent.

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Abelf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Went for Brunch on a weekend and got a delicious steak and eggs, a chicken sandwich, and a simple scramble.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great at social distancing. Really values the heath and safety of employees and customers. Some of the best COVID protocol I’ve seen in NYC

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vipTurnedOntoFood
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great! And super Covid savvy so you can feel safe while eating.

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Julijules
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks here were amazing. I also loved how they are following COVID protocols very well. This definitely made me feel safer.

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vipToddR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Aside from good food, friendly service, and lots of outdoor seating, I like that they're taking the pandemic seriously: temperature checks, contact tracing, strict mask-wearing for all when diners interact with staff. And my brunch cocktail definitely helped.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nick and team are so amazing.
We sat outside and it was so comfortable and we were so well taken care of.
Can’t thank them enough for a fun meal

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marthac
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a pleasant experience. They managed the crowd of folks that were waiting for tables beautifully, were over the top professional with CoVID guidelines to keep everyone safe and as always the food was FABULOUS! Snaps to THE SMITH for opening in a responsible manner and showing the world that businesses can still function with EXCELLENCE!

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viplaurenG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

The Smith did an excellent job making everyone feel safe during Covid patrons and staff. Service was great and food was very good.

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vipTJBNYC76
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The $29 bar steak is the best steak deal in town. Perfectly cooked and seasoned, and better than most steaks costing double at other restaurants. Safety protocols are off the charts, too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the smith. Happy it’s open again !

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BlairM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

As always no matter the Smith location in NYC the service and the food never disappoints..my friends and I always come to the smith for great food and drinks.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Smith- Lincoln Square using the Order Online button. The Smith- Lincoln Square also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 496-5700.

The Smith- Lincoln Square is rated 4.6 stars by 7880 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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