The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.6
7971 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. 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
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7971 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisbellF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love The Smith, food is amazing and the staff is so nice

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Vish
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food but pretty over priced. Staff was very nice. Coffee super over priced for regular coffee.

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vipBrooklyn101
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Thank you for making my birthday during covid-19 really good!

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vipSooz
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful again. They have certainly figured out the outdoor dining! Welcoming, festive, delicious, great heaters, affordable, plenty of air circulation, wonderful servers - just loved everything about it! And the cocktails!! Makes going out such a treat!! Thank you again, SmithFolks! Very grateful to you this January and always.

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20yearsinlove
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, sensible service; enjoyable food, and great view of Lincoln Center and the sky.
Also appreciated heaters, which made sitting very comfortable on cold and windy day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Usually my experience has been good at this specific smith location yet , my last experience was subpar due to a rude hostess as soon as we arrived to check in . We stood behind a delivery guy waiting next to be checked in and she clearly saw us waiting to be checked in and roll her eyes at him and then me as well didn’t ask if we need help until a manager approached us a kindly asked if we needed any help which I responded we did and told her to check us in then from there she clearly didn’t want to deal with me and my spouse and seated us at the most uncomfortable table until I finally asked her to switch to a warmer table which some were clearly available. Terrible attitude

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GalinaE
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited the Smith for the Saturday brunch. The place is incredibly good - tasty and fresh food (oysters in particular), and overall ambiance like we were in pre-pandemic times. Like we are back again to “normal” Manhattan winter (for sure all precautionary measures are in place)

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vipjessie
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So wonderful
Good food

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a nice experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The smith is great, solid reliable food. Staff is excellent, covid protocol is outstanding. My only disappointment was the salad I usually get was quite small and I asked for one egg on top and the price jump was crazy. But otherwise excellent as always.

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JohnK
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

It was specified that it was a special occasion and yet they sat us in the side street area rather than on the main sidewalk in order to view Lincoln Center. Food was over priced based on the quality. We were required to put our masks on every time an employee approached the table. Understandable, but very annoying (I am also in the restaurant business). We had to send food back because it wasn’t cooked to the person’s specification (well done). And yet they still couldn’t achieve it. Wouldn’t recommend it at all.

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TimothyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

We were seated around the corner with no protection from wind and limited heating. It was freezing!

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Andres
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

I do really enjoy the food at The Smith because it's consistently good, or at the least decent. It's on the pricier side but I don't mind too much since it's reliably good food and drinks. What I didn't enjoy was the outside setup. The heaters were no where near our table, and the closest one to us was low on propane and the server just shrugged it off and apologized. We froze to death eating on the sidewalk having to scarf down our food before it got cold. Not an enjoyable experience, particularly for the price point. If they want to add more outside seating, I suggest they invest in more heaters. I know it's not entirely their fault given the city restrictions, but many other restaurants have done well with this and The Smith has more than enough patrons coming to invest in more heat lamps and a better experience with outdoor dining. I left pretty disappointed.

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TariqA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service. Chicken Pot Pie and Salmon are excellent. Would recommend making a reservation.

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vipEmilio
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Pls change those metal chairs ! Outdoor dining set up was ok but eating outside with those in winter was not pleasant at all.

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vipstevea
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

No outtdoor structure made it very cold

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Natie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good place, especially if you want to sit outside. The food was decent. Pleasant establishment overall.

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CherylR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Although there are the rules to be complied with amidst Covid, we still had a pleasant experience sitting outside under the hot lamps. We did need our coats and there wasn't an overhead or plexi glass like some of the other restaurants, but it was fine. The food came out hot, and more importantly the hot chocolate did. Service was good, other than the constant reminders to have our mask on. My child would take his mask off to sip his drink, and the waiter didn't realize, quite a few times actually, and kept coming over to say "put your mask on". That was annoying, but in regards to the food, the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

It was really cold because it is outdoor dining but the food was okay.

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nealF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My favorite restaurant in west side. Meat is so good, better than m@ny steaks house . I recommend it

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vipJoanneI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food. Pleasant service but a bit slow. Had to wait a bit before we were served.

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vipNirvanaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

The menu has been cut down substantially which is understandable, however our server was extremely rude and not willing to accommodate any requests - even simple ones like requesting the kids meals come out first.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Needs more heaters

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner! The food was delicious , the service was great and they followed every Covid precaution. We wanted to celebrate making it through a difficult year in our beautiful New York City and to support one of our local restaurants. Thanks to The Smith for a wonderful evening . Goodbye 2020!

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vipsharnharrison
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

NYE dinner was amazing. Even despite the New York mandate for outdoor dining. It was tough to get through for a January night dinner but the food and drinks made up for it. Very happy with our choice

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vipStephenS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It was too cold sadly. Everything else was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Food and hot drinks were cold

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MPBELANGER
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was very cold outside and waiter did everything possible to make our dinner more comfortable as dinning is currently only available outdoors. He thank us on several occasions to be there and encourage business. Service was great and food delicious.

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vipkknyc
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! The Smith near Lincoln Center is one of rare restaurants in NYC that still has truly open outdoor dining and it is wonderful. They combine good food & drinks with great service (thank you, Kevin and team!), and take health & safety seriously. Recommend and will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super speedy service which was much appreciated sitting in 32 degree weather. They are doing everything right during this time and the food was fantastic

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Marie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food per usual! Excellent staff and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Un desayuno/lunch diferente..... el omelette no estaba bien cocido el huevo......

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vipToriM
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Food is definitely sub par. Server was nice but not super attentive. Better spots in the city for the money we paid.

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vipRick
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A perfect place for outdoor dining. They have great food with their own spin on familiar dishes. Add in COVID restrictions and their updates for safety and outdoor heating and they are a perfect destination for eating out.

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Mags
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Outdoor dining on a really cold day was a challenge, but the staff did everything they could to be friendly & attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

All good... but they have not mastered the outdoor dining experience. We basically sat on the sidewalk freezing. And they refused to move any heat lamps from empty tables over to ours (in case someone sat at the other tables). No one ever came, so we froze while the empty tables were cozy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining outdoors in December is no one’s ideal, but we were very impressed with our experience here. The service was prompt and all we ate was delicious (although we ate quickly to avoid it getting cold fast!).

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PaolaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Maybe it was the location but comparing it with The Smith on Midtown East, this one ends up losing. The space between tables is not as big and they're not as careful with the pandemic health code. The food was ok.

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vipBritinNY
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Ate outside so noise wasn’t an issue. The food and service are good and I return there time and again because it’s reliable. Value for money. It’s a little expensive, but you get what you pat fir and their sticky toffee pudding is to die for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

A single person can’t make a reservation later than 9.30 am... and when you show up, nobody really pays attention to you. It took the waiter kind a long to take your order and about 6 others have been just standing around. A little acknowledgement would have been nice. The food was below par. I definitely had much better egg Benedict and French toast at other places around the city.

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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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 496-5700.

The Smith- Lincoln Square is rated 4.6 stars by 7971 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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