The Smith- Lincoln Square

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$30 and under
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American

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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. 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. Offering private rooms at all locations, guests can stop by for all occasions.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First rate service. I had the sea bass and my companion had the short ribs, both delicious. Good cocktails. Its very noisy and difficult to hear either the waiter or your companions unless everyone speaks up.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was polite and amiable, and our food and drinks arrived in a timely manner which was impressive considering how busy they were.

OD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Bad food and really bad service. Tables are so close you don't know you are talking to your company or next table! I don't understand how come it has 4 stars here! Never again.

NR
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Second visit, now our preferred go-to location at Lincoln Center. The place is very crowded at prime time, and there was a brief wait for our table with reservation. No complaint there. It is remarkable how they get the food and drinks out with that many covers in a night, and at the same time. Enjoy the cooking which preserves staples and adds creativity. One cannot help but have a good time there. Look forward to returning.

MM
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

That neighborhood is not great for food and this place was fantastic.

GG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved it! It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend to friends. Great food, location and ambiance. Total NYC experience. Can’t wait to go again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Brunch was delicious. We had an 11:30 reservation but didn’t get seated until 12:00 so next time I will show up early for our reservation and hope to be seated at the time we had reserved. Other than that, the food was really delicious and the service wonderful.

SG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was exceptional. Food came quickly and was delicious. I especially appreciated how the staff responded when I told them I had a nut allergy. Highly recommend.

HF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The ranchero scramble is exceptional and the location is wonderful!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday it was very fun

KJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

If you want to be close to a Lincoln Center to see a show, this is a good spot. The service is exceptional and though they clearly want to move tables, you aren’t being rushed out the door. If you want a great meal, this is not the place. The food is fine, but nothing that makes you want to hurry back. The major flaw is the noise level; it’s loud. We probably won’t return as there are many other restaurants to choose from next time we head to Lincoln Center.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

I cannot have salt in my food preparation
. I was given tasteless steamed vegetables and tasteless fish. I won’t eat there again.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favorite place to go!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Advertised as having breakfast. Got there and was told breakfast stopped at 11:30. We made our reservation for breakfast. They didn’t seem to care one way or the other.

B
Denver
111 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had to wait a little for our table. But service was quick and efficient. Very well run place with very good food-had salmon and bass-both great. Very loud in there but good.

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Went here for dinner before a show at the Lincoln Center. Food was served quickly and it was delicious!

e
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Too noisy. Otherwise the service
Was fast and attentive and the food was excellent

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

This is a wonderful restaurant, but the noise level is terrible. It could be helped if there were not background music and tables so close together that you cannot help but overhear everyone's conversation. They really should add some kind of noice-reduction panels.

CM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place!

CE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Evan was special. Large cookies, too.

JW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience1

Way too loud for a senior citizen. Nice server, mediocre food and the weakest mixed drink in NYC. So we are not coming back.

n
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our only complaint was the excessive noise level, so we opted to sit outside. Food and service were excellent.

GC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Sunday brunch. I had the Smith Eggs Benedict which was poached to perfection on top of a delicious thick slice of ham. Smith not only makes the best Benedict but also their macaroni and cheese is superlative. Better than she's ever had was my granddaughter's opinion.

S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sunday brunch, interesting menu with good choices. Good coffee and great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Really unprofessional and classless staff

TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I went with my 93-yr old grandmother, and the staff, especially Monica, at The Smith went above and beyond to accommodate the seating arrangement to make sure grandma was comfortable, allowing us to switch tables a couple times to find one where there wasn't any windy draft. Quality of the brunch, coffee, and desserts, were all top-notch. Definitely going back again, and will highly-recommend to my friends. Grandma was very happy with the dining experience and left extra tips. Monica was so sweet and even stopped by to talk to grandma for a few minutes after our meal to make sure she was OK.

e
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

This is a great location for a pre-show/concert meal. However, it is quite loud and can be hard to carry on a longer conversation ...

F
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. My primary complaint was the noise level. I would definitely go back.

CV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here before the circus with 3 little ones on a busy Saturday evening. The staff was so nice and accommodating. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The server was nice enough to put the kids order in right away. There was a grump gentleman who refused to be seated next to us with the kids and the staff was so kind and generous to us about it. Food was delicious, like always!

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thought $13.50 was a little pricy for a bloody mary.

GE
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always, prompt and courteous service, pleasant dining room with a unique New York atmosphere, professional staff throughout the restaurant and clean attractive spacious bathrooms. A perfect brunch :-)

a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was very good as per usual but very loud environment due to the fact they’re trying to fit too many people in there. This leads to you feeling like you’re hearing everyone’s conversations.

Skip this location if you’re looking for a more intimate experience as you’ll be yelling at each other.

F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall, good experience. They were very fast between courses. Sticky toffee pudding was ridiculous. So good.

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The service was excellent. The Smith is probably best known for great burgers, and it didn’t disappoint. The steak was quite good as well but go with one of the burgers.

G
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I had a delicious lunch at the Smith. I ordered the poached eggs in avocado toast and it was perfect and simple. My son had a terrific burger with crispy French fries. I like the Smith because the menu has a good variety.

FF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always consistently good tasting meals. Acoustic are very loud which makes it difficult to have a conversation with the person you are dining with.

n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

An eclectic menu where anyone can find something they like. Always packed, always decent, always a good safe option.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal! Beautiful presentation and the fried chicken and waffles special was the best I’ve ever had.

f
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, energy, atmosphere and proximity to Lincoln Center.

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