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, 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. Offering private rooms at all locations, guests can stop by for all occasions.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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vipTimeguide
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They've done all the right things to make you feel completely at ease when it comes to the diner's and worker's safety with proper social distancing and disposable menus, etc.
And the food has always been excellent. Finally a way to relax for a moment during these trying times.

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TB12
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The brunch is very good. The tables are nicely spaced so you can feel safe dining here.

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NYCGuy84
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I thinks it’s tacky to charge for soda refills. Especially when it comes from a machine. Also you should put it on the menu no free refills on soda. I paid $14 for a Diet Coke cause I had a couple of refills.

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vipRobertP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Smith - ever reliable - rose to the occasion in a time of COVID...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to Covid, table was outside under a sidewalk bridge. Experience was positive given challenging circumstances for the restaurant and staff.

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vipClaudineA
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The same consistent great food and service. And they are doing a great job with all the Covid measures!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

It was very annoying to have to put on a mask every time a waiter or bus boy comes to your table. We couldn’t relax and enjoy ourselves. Terrible. We left in frustration

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vipSpangleNYC
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good following of safety during the pandemic - staff in masks and gloves. Salads were fresh and delicious and salmon cooked perfectly to specified temperature. Everything was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!!

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vipMEMcC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job in terms of social distancing and service levels.
Food good as always and the burrata is amazing.
Will def return.

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JMBO
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining experience. They’re doing everything right during the pandemic. Delicious food as always and wonderful staff.

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LizL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was not full but still very loud. Would give all 5 stars if less noisy.
Sea bass was delicious.

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vipspeedygo
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Neighborhood restaurant -appreciate THE SMITH is open late-somewhat concerned my OpenTable reservation did not get credited on my arrival and I had to deal with the OpenTable "you never showed up for your reservation"

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vipkanzaH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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macarena96
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Smith. It's my favorite place for brunch!

The food is delicious, It always has a nice crowd, it makes me feel at home. It's a must go place when in NYC.

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vipMarcH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drink here! My go to place for after work drinks and food.

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vipJeffreyB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We eat at The Smith often, and always love the entire staff. The front desk folks, the servers, and the busboys are all great at their jobs. The food is generally quite good, although the steaks aren’t quite up to par.

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SarahP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Very noisy and very poor service. The servers kept clearing our plates before we were even finished with our food. Sadly, we will not be dining here again. Very poor for a restaurant near Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center, which usually have excellent service and ambiance.

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vipdaram
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious food!! great service , busy and noisy but that didn’t deter from our dinner, just know it is not a quiet kind of place:)

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MarvinA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants: Good entrees, excellent kale salad, excellent Manhattan.

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ThomadR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff made my party feel important. Highly recommend

JD
vipJosephD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Tuna tartare was terrible

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vipOdetteM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very busy, VERY loud. Food was good as was our waiter Vincent.

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Turtlegirl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

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vipjooltman
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience2

Unbearably loud in the back room. Conversation impossible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Albeit the food is okay, this place has an issue about honoring its reservation commitment: over 30min wait past reservation time. No apology. Definitely not a great experience.

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vipSheffield
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVED our dinner at The Smith Lincoln Square. The menu has ever so many things we would have liked to have - and next time we HAVE to be there for the fried chicken Wednesday night special. The portions are generous but hot huge and the price is good...and that warm apple tart with vanilla ice cream is NOT to be missed. We’ve often had breakfast there but just recently began going there - we stay at the Empire just across the street. Wish Smith would open a ‘branch’ in The Empire!

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luvfoodnnyc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

A great place for a casual dinner or lunch with a menu that has something for everyone. Don't miss the potato chips with blue cheese fondue or the mushroom flatbread for the appetizers! My husband had the red snapper and said it was delicious and my niece had the gnocchi which she loved. My chicken was over-salted but not bad. The waitress was excellent; attentive and friendly. It is noisy so it is a little hard to hear conversations. Do make a reservation because it always seems packed. I was there at 6:00 on a Sunday and there was no room for walk-ins!

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Rick
Poconos
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. The great food and service was a wonderful way to start a Sunday afternoon.

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Samuel
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Tables are too close so you literally have to move the table to get out. I ordered a regular burger and it was just okay, but a bit pricey. You’re really paying for the experience of eating at an iconic place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had to wait even with a reservation, but generally a good experience.

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VictoriaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place, perfect brunch spot with friends, lovely hip vibe, super friendly staff. Great for our baby. I had the BLT and E sandwich, simple but on a perfectly toasted brioche bun it was a knockout. Pecan pancakes, yum. Latte terrific, and finally great cocktails. Absolutely should come here!

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JayneR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great little table for my girlfriend and I where we were tucked away. Great cocktails, food, all around great place for a date night!

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Rpm24
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and superb food. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and seated quickly. Server was very attentive and did not rush us. Food was incredible from the Tomato Soup, Spicy Salmon and Steaks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The chicken was disgusting —full of gristle. I couldn’t eat it.

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vipLIfoodie
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Smith was fabulous! They have a great menu and everything is delicious!! The service was excellent—equal to what we’ve had at fine dining restaurants. This is our “go to” whenever we’re at Lincoln Center.

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Camille
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Our food was delicious and completely enjoyable. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive, always refilling drinks without being asked . Plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner, great food, great staff, great location! Overall just a great experience for what we were looking for and a place locals actually go to and enjoy vs just another tourist spot.

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vipCharlie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Meh seafood tower. Everything else was great. Service is always great.

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vipBenjaminT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Had a bad table. It was a round table but me and my date had to sit on one side.

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The Smith- Lincoln Square offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 496-5700.

The Smith- Lincoln Square is rated 4.5 stars by 7783 OpenTable diners.

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