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The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.6
4.6
9222 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.

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Booked 288 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 496-5700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, visit us at thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At The Smith, Lincoln Square, our private rooms can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (855) 995-4349

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    63rd Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 Train at 66th and Broadway. A, B, C, D at 59th Street and Columbus.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 9,222 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Most Booked

  • Manhattan

    Most Booked

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  1. AB

    ABSHamptons

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent! Staff friendly - had mussels and salmon- delish!

  2. OP

    OperaPatron

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The proximity of this restaurant to the Metropolitan Opera is why we chose to make a reservation weeks in advance. The food was exceptional, the service terrific, and in spite of the high noise level even outside on the patio, we very much enjoyed ourselves. We would return without hesitation.

  3. RD

    RenaD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We asked to be seated outside in the request section and when we got there we were told since it wasn't offered as a possibility when making reservations that meant they were full outside. That was not clear from the booking - We would have wanted to know that before arriving - we could have decided whether to keep the reservation or look elsewhere

  4. SB

    StevieB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Fine, a bit overpriced.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great! Very happy with our visit.

  6. JA

    JANICEH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience1

    Although I reserved a table 3 weeks in advance we were seated in an area behind the main diners right next to the very busy kitchen in the back. I liken it to where “coloreds” would have been seated back in the day. The air conditioner was broken so they had giant fans blowing, that didn’t touch us. IT WAS HOT!!! And noisy! The food was mediocre. This was to be my 70th birthday dinner celebration. It was anything but☹️. NEVER going back!

  7. IM

    IrisMc

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great except it was hot as hell. It happened to be a sweltering day in May but the restaurant was an oven. We left our table to eat at the bar, which was a bit cooler. Bartender was great and have no complaints except the lack of AC

  8. JL

    JamesL

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good service. Excellent food. A little loud and warm.

  9. S

    Stef5480

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch was amazing!

  10. j

    jenn

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food4service5ambience2

    I brought a special client with me for brunch. The restaurant in the back had no air conditioning with 90degree weather outside. My client was sweating as was everyone in the restaurant. It was not only uncomfortably hot in the restaurant but I was embarrassed to have brought my client to the restaurant given the lack of air. There is NO excuse here- I imagine this is an OSHA issue atop of a bad brunch atmosphere.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cibo ottimo location particolare staff gentile ed accogliente.

  12. ML

    MarkL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Always come here when we are in the city. Lots of locals.

  13. W

    Woude

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great

  14. c

    crazylady

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, food and drinks were impeccable! Highly recommend The Smith

  15. b

    brunat

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    We were seated outside and it happened to be around 90 degrees. There was only 1 fan for everyone out there. No circulation. Very uncomfortable in the heat. The Smith should have a few more fans , not just one. Don't sit outside if it's a warm day...recommended with a proviso

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The shrimp cocktail and fried chicken were delicious. The air conditioning could not keep the room cool

  17. R

    Roytheboy

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, portions on the large side but all very tasty! My first experience of grits but they were lovely! Hussain was an excellent server and we enjoyed the experience! It was very loud though but needed to be inside due to the heat today and you do get used to it but would definitely return!

  18. CA

    CatherineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service, great menu, we were not rushed. Nice, clean-seeming outdoor space. Little pricy, but opposite Lincoln Center this is to be expected.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    This place is excellent. Energetic noise level - I’m sure it’ll sound jarring after watching an opera at Lincoln Center, but it’s really not that bad. The inside dining room is tiled, which reflects sound, so if noise bothers you sit on the patio. Food was exemplary, and service was good. We will definitely be back.

  20. M

    Mich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have eaten here many times with various friends and family. The food and service are always A+

  21. JP

    JayP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Reliable and friendly staff. Excellent menu across the board and terrific outdoor seatinf

  22. MD

    MarkD

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We were unfortunately 20 minutes late for our reservation. The restaurant was very gracious and welcoming despite our late arrival and how slammed they were. They made me feel like a VIP instead of making me feel bad about my late arrival. They turned a negative to a positive. They definitely had a can do attitude and our waiter was equally awesome. The food and drinks were excellent too.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience, food and drinks all around! Our server was terrific and the ambiance was fun and festive. Thank you!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the Smith. Always consistent and great cocktails!!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Rushed(turn over table mentality) Food dished out …not served Unable to hear across table because of noise level

  26. AB

    AlexB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Always amazed at how pleasant the wait staff can be in NYC. They add a lot to the fun of being there. Very upbeat staff and good service. We were holding tickets to the ballet at Lincoln Center so this was the perfect spot to meet and eat. Glad we did.

  27. d

    dggnyc

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The burger is good. Prices are moderate, but overall the service and food are goo.

  28. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everyone if our party of nine enjoyed their experience at The Smith. We were well cared for by the excellent staff and all of our meals were delicious- from the Bibimbap to the salmon and everything in between. We would definitely return!

  29. R

    Rooster

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Was super disappointed, took my friend from England..and we both wanted Cesar salads and there was NO ROMAINE LETTUCE??? How can that be Smith?

  30. P

    Peprikki

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Service was very slow to start and they gave us the wrong menu

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    On y est allé en amoureux. Le service fut excellent et les plats délicieux.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food & Service always Great! So glad they are open for breakfast again.

  33. x

    xdancer105

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    had the newly added delicious shrimp scampi, amazing -- changed out the barley risotto because i hate barley, got mashed potatoes instead, which was deelish. and we had sorbet for dessert.

  34. AM

    AnaMR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing restaurant! Love everything about it, the menu, the location, the experience as a whole is hands down the best bet.

  35. TM

    TwinMom

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very nice pre-ballet meal. While it was nice to be able to eat in a restaurant again, a bit more spacing would have been appreciated given the current COVID situation.

  36. F

    Fifi

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Ask for the back room. The front room is too noisy

  37. T

    Tmbcktt

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The Smith Lincoln Square is a charming restaurant with excellent service. The food is quite bad.

  38. NF

    NataliaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was good. Good food, well served. Just tables were too close, nothing critical. It worthed

  39. DC

    DouglasC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Location is where they make their income. Right there in lincoln Center! Very busy and noisy place. The food was definitely mediocre and somewhat boring on the palate, but the prices were good. The wine list was sparse but adequate. The wait staff was not very welcoming. They seemed to be just doing their job and nothing more. Smiles seem forced. There are similarly priced venues around with better food and staff.

  40. D

    Doc9

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    This is a very noisy place. It is quite crowded during peak.hours. However, the service is excellent and the food very good. Prices are comparable to NYC restaurants.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

FAQs

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

The Smith- Lincoln Square is rated 4.6 stars by 9222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 288 times today
Google Map for The Smith- Lincoln Square

1900 Broadway New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    63rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 Train at 66th and Broadway. A, B, C, D at 59th Street and Columbus.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ellis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 496-5700

  • Catering

    The Smith is available to cater your next special occasion. Whether it’s for an office lunch or a cocktail party, our drop-off catering menu is perfectly suited for any event. For more information or to place your order, visit us at thesmithrestaurant.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    At The Smith, Lincoln Square, our private rooms can accommodate any type of occasion from corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and baby showers. We are committed to making your event memorable and assisting you every step of the way.

  • Private party contact

    May Cohen: (855) 995-4349

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