About The Smith- Lincoln Square
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.
New York, NY 10023
Hours of Operation:
M-W: 7:30 a.m. – midnight
Th & Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sun: 9:00 a.m. – midnight
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact our events coordinator for all of your off site catering needs. firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Train at 66th and Broadway. A, B, C, D at 59th Street and Columbus.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
The Smith- Lincoln Square Ratings and Reviews
The Smith is a lunchtime destination every time we are in New York! Weather permitting we sit outside, where the combination of great food, great service and people watching make it a wonderful NYC experience. Weather put us inside this time but the Grilled Chicken Paillard was amazing! Fresh greens, a delicious combination of flavors and well prepared chicken put this dish in the "why would I not get this every time" category!
Excellent time with 3 of my buddies. Cocktails were on point - my Manhattan was well executed. Our waiter was very friendly and good at answering questions. He explained step by step how the daily special fried chicken was made. By the way, this entree was very delicious, although prices high at $27. My only complaint is on the prices - I think higher here vs. other Smith locations. If you don't want to blow the bank, the burgers and Mac and cheese are really good too.
Service was great, we were lucky to promptly be seated. Efficient staff, food came as quick as it possibly could. The food was pretty flavourful, a tad expensive but with the location being so close to Lincoln center and Central Park, can't really complain.
Good choice for breakfast meeting
Our waiter was efficient however anxious to collect our plates and produce the bill while we were still in full conversation.
This was a Monday morning at 9 am an the restaurant was by no means full.
Having paid our bill and including a generous tip two of us would have liked a coffee refill.
It was impossible to attract his attention even when he was at a nearby table.
So one of us resorted to getting up and going to where he was standing and begging for a refill.
He then did not offer to bring us fresh cups but just topped up our cold coffee.
This place was packed on a Sunday night. Waited 10 minutes after our reservation time to get table. Server said it was always busy so no big deal. So then the slow and inattentive service was not excusable. We big had bourbon drinks. Very small glasses and weak on the bourbon. Kids had $6 sodas. Wine list is very over priced. Had a half carafe of Pinot noir for $46. Bread is served in individual bags. Very cute. But it had been re heated and was cold, crunchy and stale. If you are going to make a big deal with presentation, serve fresh bread ...Special was spaghetti and meatballs. For $23. It was good. Not great. Fried string beans with home made ranch dressing are amazing. Fried calamari was covered in tomato sauce and no lemon. Not good. Short rib pasta was tasty but not enough actual pasta! Shrimp pasta was tasty. Didn't bother with dessert. Not sure what the hype is. Won't return or recommend.
Disappointing at best. Service was awful-our waitress was clearly annoyed to have to wait on our table. She rarely checked on us or cleared appetizer plates when we were done. When the kitchen brought out or food, our table was already full of plates and appetizer dishes that should have already been cleared-but she couldn't be bothered. We had to flag down another waiter when we needed things like ketchup for our fries-because our waitress couldn't care less. We were never served bread that every table got, and the food was just ok. For the price I expected way better-food and service. We had tons of other meals in NYC that were much better (and cheaper at the same time). Won't be back.
We couldn't get a reservation anywhere else before a show. We looked at the menu and thought his would be ok. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't particularly good. I had to send an item back that just wasn't tasty. The tables and chairs were close to one another and the noise level was unbearable. The service was decent and friendly but between the combination of the so-so food, the unbearable noise level and the not particularly comfortable set up I can't imagine going back.
Our first visit and I cannot wait to go back. The Smith is right across the street from Lincoln Center - so convenient for a pre-theater meal. We split the shaved brussel sprouts salad and agreed it's the best salad we've had in at least three years. Entrees were also very tasty. The wine by the carafe is a good deal and they have Veltliner by the glass - a favorite of mine and not at all easy to find by the glass! We shared the ice cream for dessert and agreed all the flavors were yummy, but the vanilla was especially good. Service was attentive and cordial. Glad to see they are opening a branch in D.C. so we can visit them there, too.
This was not our first trip to a Smith. We've been to the one midtown, but not this location. My disappointment was that 2 of the 3 of us had the large salads, they were so drenched in dressing that they were inedible except for the top layer. When I told our server his response was "oh, sorry" and walked away. I would have made a bigger deal about this but we were on our way to a concert and I didn't want to be late.
The Smith Lincoln Square is a reliable bet for a pre-Lincoln Center meal. The menu has something for everyone, and the quality of the food is good. They could do with removing a couple tables to give diners a bit more breathing space – we were crammed in pretty tight with the tables on either side of us.
My husband ordered the steak and eggs. He wanted the steak cooked medium well. It was bloody. Our waitress was socializing behind our booth for quite a while before we could say something. It was brought back to the kitchen and when it returned it was a piece half the size of the original. He had cut off several pieces preparing to eat before I had a chance to say anything. They cooked probably the only peice he hadn't cut up. They comped his meal telling us this at the end. But it was his birthday. I felt awful. I had asked for a slice of cake for him when I made the reservation. No one mentioned it and I didn't ask. Just wanted to leave. I had the eggs Benedict. It was very mundane and stingy with the hollendaise. I did get a side salad w it instead of home fries but the dressing was too salty and had no other flavor. The only thing I liked was the gassy water they put on the table. There were two little cheese biscuits with no butter with the water. Overall I felt really bad about picking this place
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