The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.6
8570 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.

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
  • 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

Featured special offers

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

Celebrate Thanksgiving with us! Enjoy a special three course prix fixe menu for $72 per person, all the fixings, plenty of options, and we'll do the dishes!

What 8570 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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RoseM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great experiences here on my 3rd time. The food has always been great (shrimp & grits 2x/so good!), and the service is very attentive and friendly.

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RalphD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Noise level was too high for my taste. Service was just good 3 3/4 stars. The food (buratta apet., the oysters, ribeye steaks, spinach, french fries, toffee chocolate dessert was very, very good (4 stars). Would I go back? Not likely...

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esueb
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Service and food were great. We ate indoors I like that there was lots of room between tables we ere in the front bar. I wish they would not play music basically sound system not good. It is very noisy and always has been. Definitely enjoy eating outside, but it was too cold.

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vipJudy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food is very good. Very good Covid protection. The noise level prevents me from giving it 5 stars.

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vipNessaB
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely spot. The salmon tartare bites were so good we ordered seconds!

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SueBeeBuzz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good food. Varied menu—good selections. Reasonable price points for that neighborhood. Excellent service at all levels—hostess, waitstaff, even the young man who bussed the table. House-made potato chips with blue cheese dip are not to be missed! Our table was ready when we arrived, which was especially appreciated as we were on a time schedule.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super amazing food!

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vipGilbertB
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

very average food. Good for outdoor dining but there is nothing remarkable about the food in any way

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Max1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal as always.
Attentive staff. Well organized safety check in.

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Shakiyla
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The weekend brunch can get a bit packed but making a reservation helps with that. Overall I think this a great brunch spot with some good drink options.

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BrettR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

It was a busy brunch, but we had our orders taken in the first few minutes of seating, waiting 45 min and our food arrived before our first round of drinks. Server didn’t apologize or even acknowledge that the drinks were later than the kitchen.

Food and company was great but probably wouldn’t recommend brunch any time soon.

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vipNYCEater
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice outdoor dining space.

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vipCynthiaV
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Opera ran long but The Smith stayed open. Thank you for accommodating us after Turandot!

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LaSil
Cambodia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and wonderful food. Cool retro vibe, little loud but would definitely go again!

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vipVal46
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was outstanding. Place was packed at 6 pm, but we were able to have an appetizer, drinks and entre and leave by 7 - thanks to Courteous and efficient service.

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KarinS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was very good except we must have been dining at a change over in staff and forgot our French fries. To get the new wait staff was not easy. Otherwise it was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Bad service.

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debbies
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Service. Highly recommend it if in the area

MB
vipMrsBerry
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, wonderful "al fresco" dining at Lincoln Square. Waiter was very attentive.

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TrellisS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal and cool vibe. Quintessential NYC night time gathering spot.

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vipGarrett
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great house Manhattans! Something delicious for anyone on the menu. Solid option in the Lincoln Center area - gets mobbed post-opera -- wish they stayed open later to accommodate theatre-goers wanting to dine without pressure after the shows! Much more reasonably priced and better food than PJ Clarke's. Genial, attentive staff always. Bring back the tempura green beans from years ago!

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vipemmet
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and efficient but considerate service. Perfect pre-performance. Just loved our server but everyone was so nice. Will definitely return.

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vipmadjaccar
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Service once we got it was good.
Wine was OK.
Food was good.
VERY loud-
But overall a good experience and YES i will go back!

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vipGigi
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We sat at a table on the outdoor plaza before going to the Metropolitan Opera. Everything went very smoothly - ordering, receiving our meals, checking out. A good pre-Lincoln Center spot.

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Rhea
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious and service was prompt and pleasant. Very convenient prior to a show.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a great time!

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kartur
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food is good. Outdoor venue is spacious and tables are separated. Service was slow to start, but got attentive.

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vipBlake
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a solid fav!

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vipStevenM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was first meal at Smith. It was recommended by a friend who lives in NYC on the weekends. We were surprised at how large the indoor space is. It is a very pretty interior, but our only negative comment is how very noisy it is with all the hard surfaces. The food was excellent, and the service was very good in spite of how busy it was at a Sunday brunch. We will definitely be back when in NYC again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It’s absurd to wear masks while standing in an outdoor space when I can sit without one in the same space for 2 hours. It’s covid theater and a waste. Put a sour taste in my mouth.

Veggie burger too small too salty and too pricey for what it was.

Good overall experience but fix the little things. We’ll be back.

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Ksenia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious steaks & burgers, and lovely Lincoln Square view from the terrace - will definitely come back

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MJPS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So impressed by our entire dining experience. Tables are safely social-distanced, staff is wearing masks, the food is delicious and the staff is attentive. Excellent!

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MichaelC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed our meal prior to the Opera. Couldn’t be more convenient. The Filet & Ribeye steaks were very tasty & well prepared

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Food quality used to be good and now completely went down.
Prices went up also

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vipGiaa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and service for brunch before ballet matinee

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happy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very easy online reservation, great outdoor seating, very attentive service, and excellent food.

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MAC1002
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! Would definitely go back and recommend!

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vipLagunagrandma
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great vibe- good food- great service! We always make time to come here when we visit the city from west coast

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow the butternut squash schnitzel totally blew me away. If it’s on the menu, get it! Fries were great, but I don’t think I really needed it. My wife got the rigatoni and it was delicious as well. The calamari was *chef’s kiss* good. I honestly thought about ordering another plate of it.

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TereseP
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our sever was great. My husband mentioned offhandedly that it was our anniversary and she served us a slice of cake on the house. I was very impressed. And the food was excellent as always.

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 8570 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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