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The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.5
4.5
9917 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 398 times today

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  • Order online

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

What 9,917 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Most Booked

  • Manhattan

    Most Booked

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  1. DD

    DebraD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service5ambience2
    I love The Smith. However, this was my first time eating in their outdoor area on a cold day. There are not enough working heaters outside. I was freezing, which made the experience unpleasant.
  2. MD

    MandD

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    We had a reservation and were seated immediately which is a first for this location. Usually there’s a wait even if you have a reservation. Unfortunately we were seated by the door which was constantly opening and closing thereby letting in cold bursts of air making dining uncomfortable as we had to keep our coats on. We asked for another table but none was available for at least 20 minutes. In retrospect, we would have been warmer if we had dined outside under the heat lamps. Food was good and the server was fine.
  3. LH

    LiongoHammer

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a show at Lincoln Center and needed a place to dine before our entertainment. The staff was outstanding. They originally seated us at a table that would receive a gust of very cold air every time the front door was opened. We requested to be seated at another table. The staff without hesitation seated us at the next table that was free. The staff was extra friendly. We started with the Crispy Sesame Calamari. We both liked the way the calamari were seasoned. Very tasty. We both then enjoyed the Grilled Chicken sandwich. This restaurant in very good.
  4. E

    Eater

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Food was OK but the noise level is insane and it's always overbooked, so need tro wait before being seated despite reservation.
  5. LS

    LennS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sophisticated environment, but kid-friendly. Good food! Professional waitstaff. Waitstaff all seem to pitch in to help and ensure that diner's needs are met. Making the reservation was easy and I was delighted that I didn't need to leave my credit card number for a reservation.
  6. UW

    UWSer

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A return to The Smith this time, dining indoors. Our seat was tight (tables for two on either side very close to ours necessitating moving of said tables when a patron needed to get up.) More distressing was the constant draft of cold air upon us each time the restaurant doors opened. Surely this could be ameliorated without too much trouble. We are hopeful!
  7. D

    Ddoug

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A happening Sunday scene with attentive service. We had some of the best oysters of the year as our starter. The croissant BLT+egg was a terrific brunch choice.
  8. M

    Madison

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food5service3ambience2
    We were very disappointed with our experience. We made a reservation weeks in advance, but still ended up waiting 30+ minutes for our table. We sat less an a foot from two other couples. The doors were open during our entire meal blowing in the 40 degree air from outside. The restaurant was over crowded, too loud and not worth the price for the experience. Our food came our quickly and was delicious, but we were very disappointed with the overall experience.
  9. C

    Cesar

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    You could never go wrong with The Smith -- a true NYC staple of American fare. Don't expect much from an atmosphere perspective unless you're sitting at the bar, but that's not a bad thing! The real win is the delicious food, and good variety of cocktails.
  10. TB

    TatiB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Customer service 0! I made a reservation for my parent’s anniversary and wanted to take care of the bill. I called 7 times for two days- no resell service. Finally the manager walked up to the table and told my parents their child wanted to pay and they could t get in Touch with me. Made a mess out of the whole dinner after they called and told me they would do their best to make sure my parents had a great dinner:) so… food was okay, I always enjoyed the ambiance but that’s about it.
  11. LG

    LeahG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The Smith is still a consistently decent meal. However, the service was less then and the place is crowded and noisy. Never got the bread we asked for twice and two drinks we ordered were not good. And the free frizzy water tasted like soap. Food is consistently good and the s'mores dessert the best in town.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is a crowded and noisy place but the food and service were excellent. Exceeded expectations.
  13. B

    Bentist

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Smith is a perfect dinner location for events at Lincoln Center. The food is consistently excellent, the staff is great, and the vibe is noisy and lively. The salads are great, the chips with blue cheese fondue are decadent, and the entrees hearty. Our go-to restaurant for events at LincolnCenter.
  14. KB

    KBNYC

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-Nutcracker dinner
  15. SM

    ShouvikM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is always my go to on the upper west side... the Smith never disappoints!!
  16. NY

    NYCFOODIE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food and great holiday atmosphere. We will be back
  17. WF

    WendyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The staff was excellent! It was very (very) busy but the people seating were accommodating and calm - in the midst of many adults with children going to the Nutcracker across the street. We sat outside, which was fine, it wasn't too cold and there were heaters. I still can't understand designing a large restaurant with no effort to dull the noise, even just a bit. I had a salad that I actually don't think was good value. Not because it was bad but because it was small and mostly lettuce with a tiny bit of cheese and nuts. However, my friends ordered regular and vegetable burgers that were generous. I will go for that next time as I will be back!
  18. TH

    TheresaH

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hreat brunch spot with tons of options on the menu. Noise level is high though
  19. AK

    AndreasK

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had breakfast at the bar, Dan the bartender was very helpful & efficient...
  20. b

    bklyndiner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not a lot of good reasonable choices near Lincoln Center - inside really crowded and noisy
  21. ZJ

    ZiaJenJen0829

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Calamari has a different twist and the toffee cobbler outrageous. Our server was friendly and caring.
  22. JD

    JaclynD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was my 40th birthday and this pretty much ruined it. Friday night before the nutcracker. The place was so loud we couldn’t even talk. We were sat at the very last table by the handicap bathroom almost wedged against the drink station. My pasta was uneditable. Wasn’t cooked. Rubber disgusting. My espresso martini had grains of who knows it in. Disgusting. The table behind us has 6 children who continued to band their utensils together. Table behind my husband the woman was drunk and letting her 6 year old drink her wine! Then her children played in the bathroom together for about 20 minutes banging and making noise. Waitresses kept bumping into our chairs. We couldn’t wait to get out of there. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone. They take too many reservations and can’t seat everyone. It’s a mess and the food isn’t good. Service is sub par. Atmosphere horrible. Go someone where else!
  23. ED

    EDWARD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Convenient to Lincoln Center, this noisy and often chaotic restaurant tries satisfy everyone. It's a large venue and be careful where they choose to seat you...it's subjective and often not ideal.
  24. BA

    BobA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fun people. Good food and drinks. Attentive staff…but cold temps and drafts in the front of the dining area and the high noise level was a bit of a dissatisfaction. In fairness, was a cold and windy Friday evening night. For a Lincoln Center pre-show dinner, I would give it another try though.
  25. JB

    JBRJR

    New England

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Opted for outside seating (to alleviate inside noise issues). Although we reserved days in advance and other two-tops were available, we were seated at a table closest to the building under a heater which wasn’t working. It was a raw windy night and we needed to wear our coats for the duration of our meal. Definite detraction from an otherwise reliably good dining experience.
  26. SK

    SKCYCLES

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very poor. Outside seating had only 2 heat lamps. Others were “broken “. We left!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Took a long time to get a table (20 minutes late) Food was great though and quick service
  28. LL

    LarryL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Great location, good food, solid service. Noise level very loud if trying to have a conversation.
  29. HS

    HannahS

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Too loud. Dont go here for a business lunch.
  30. BK

    BonitaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Electricity problems ruined the meal— loud alarms went off, made outdoor dining impossible, hot food arrived late from kitchen because of it. Staff pleasant, kept calm but difficult to enjoy meal. Probably not a typical night.
  31. FD

    FrequentDiner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    A good choice for pre-concert dinner! We had 545pm reservations, as we had to make a730 concert across the street at Lincoln Center. When we arrived, there was a long line at the front desk. They cleared it reasonably quickly, seated us at a nice table. (BUT: it was a cold night, and people were coming into the restaurant like lemmings, and our table was right in the line of the cold air coming in -- so, note to future diners: when you're getting seated, pay attention to where the table is relative to the front door, and don't be shy about asking for a different table.) Our waitress was cheerful and helpful and reasonably attentive. It was clear the kitchen was having electrical problems of some sort -- fire alarms went off twice (gotta love a New York crowd -- everybody kinda looked either bemused or annoyed, but no-one looked scared or even made a move to get up -- and the alarms lasted about a minute each, and everyone went back to whatever conversation they were having after the alarms stopped) -- so food delivery was a bit slow, and again the place was really busy, the bar was packed. But it wasn't overlong, and the food was good -- oysters, shishito peppers, mussels, roast salmon all very nice. And we got out in time to make our concert. We'll be back.
  32. d

    debfeld

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience1
    While the brussel sprouts were fabulous, as usual, and the mussels were delicious, the noise level was so high that everyone was shouting to be heard and I wish I had a decibel level device... it was just intolerable. You need to get rid of the tile on the walls ASAP. Good food in this kind of atmosphere simply can't be appreciated. We also felt like we were crammed in like sardines. A little more space between table would be great. Until these changes are made, as much as I love the quality of the food... I won't be back.
  33. ML

    MrsLedoux

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had nice lunch there. The waiter was kind and helpful. The burgers were delicious. The quarter pounders were HUGE!!
  34. MR

    MauriceR

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Loud restaurant. Good food but it’s hard to carry on conversation. Service is outstanding
  35. AA

    AliceAgnes

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always enjoy The Smith! Dependable and tasty food, great service, good cocktails. Glad it’s in the neighborhood.
  36. BW

    BarbaraW

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Too loud in the back room. Request the front room.
  37. J

    Judy

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A delightful dinner again! We had salmon tartar and cauliflower appetizers. Both were great. Then we had chicken under a brick and the butternut squash entree. We both loved them. Too full for dessert but the latte was good.
  38. JM

    JaneM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Needlessly expensive for very mediocre food. I realize it’s a high rent area with Lincoln Center but the food could be much better. My hamburger was way too salty. Not rushing back anytime soon.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Had a 6:45pm booking prior to an evening Opera (8pm) at the Met. Was advised upon arrival of a 5-10 minute wait and that we would receive a text when our table was ready. I received a text at 7:40pm. Quite unacceptable to offer a reservation service, to advise of a short delay, and then to offer a table 50mins late.
  40. KN

    KimN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good and the servers attentive. The only problem was that we were not seated for our 6:15 pre theatre dinner until just before 7pm. Made for a very rushed dinner.

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 4.5 stars by 9917 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 398 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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