The Smith- Lincoln Square
Lively and busy place on Sundays! Party of four went for noon brunch, only waited about 5-10 minutes for our reservation, got a great semi-round table on the side. Eggs benedict and omelettes were delicious, service attentive (coffee refills a-plenty). Best of all - we weren't rushed out to turn the table so had a very nice 90 or so minutes.
We had a wonderful brunch with our family. Food was great - lots of selections - and the service was outstanding. We will be back!
I really enjoy the smith, food is always good and service is usually excellent. They don’t rush you, and the complementary filtered water and sparkling water is much appreciated. Bread is always fresh. Something for everyone on the menu. Noise level is the only negative. Yes I love the energy but it’s a bit too loud. Otherwise always a best bet.
The smith is a staple in the UWS. delicious steaks, and wonderful appetizers. Calamari was outstanding and the steak along with the salmon were devine.
however they sat me and my aunt at a table right at the front of the restaurant where the door opens and closes about 50 times. I kept my jacket and scarf on the entire meal. Terrible seating, wonderful food!
Made reservation, but had to wait 20 minutes for table.
Food ok, not worth the wait.
Had a great sever!
Our first visit. We were surprised at the noon time crowd and high volume but our server was swift and professional. Drinks arrived in a flash and so did our food. I ordered chicken milanese and it was a fall version with pumpkin seeds, butternut squash, apples and fresh dill. It was heavenly. Easy walk to Lincoln Center for our 2 pm show with time to spare. Outstanding experience.
Best lunch spot in NYC
Just the best
Everything about The Smith was incredible. It’s my new favorite restaurant.
great location, poor food. the food was under seasoned. service was lacking ... server was knowledgeable, but did not seem interested in whether we wanted food or not.
Good location and food, but very very loud. Also service is only mediocre and the check-in process always super chaotic and unfriendly.
Location & ambiance can't be beat. The food was horrible. We both ended up with stomach aches & too many toilet runs the next day.
I think the menu needs refreshing. I’m rather bored at this point with their offerings. The food is good it could be better.
We had wonderful attentive service. My guests enjoyed the meal and the availability of choices. Drinks were outstanding. A family favorite.
The shrimp cocktail and fried calamari were outstanding.
They gave us a special table for our anniversary and the food was fantastic!
Had dinner here before going to the opera. It was just right. My new go-to pre-theater restaurant prices we reasonable (for NYC), the food was tasty, and service friendly. Will return.
Overpriced. Food just average. Burgers were on the small side
Last minute decision to grab a bite in between dr appts. Pleasant surprise!!
A quality foodie experience with a variety of choices. I especially like the ricotta gnocchi and squid ink seafood pasta. There are so many great options. Don't miss out on the Sticky toffee pudding for dessert. It's authentic and delicious. Worth every calorie!!
Much too noisy to be enjoyable, I understand why people were eating outside in their winter coats. Unable to talk to person next to me to say nothing of across the table., Food and service were fine, but noise wins out in the end. One of our guests was s bothered by noise level she did not even stay for brunch.
Service was great. Food was a little cold. Coffee was great
I live outside the City and whenever there's need for a gathering/dining spot, The Smith is always the choice. It's fun & lively, the wait staff is always good and the location of the one at Lincoln Square is easily accessible. I'm not a big meat eater but the Burger Royale there is always delicious. Otherwise, everyone I've always been with has enjoyed the restaurant and whatever they've eaten as well. If there's one thing to pick on it would be the noise. The tiled walls reflect a LOT of sound.
We love the Smith. The cream grits, fresh oysters, short ribs are extraordinarily delicious. It’s convenient to Lincoln Center and pre-Opera dining choice.
The Smith is a very convenient restaurant for Lincoln Center, so naturally it is very busy and very noisy. The food is good and the wait staff very efficient, but the ambiance detracts from the experience and inappropriate for the price charged. Having said that, I would recommend this restaurant for less busy times.
Miserable experience. Avoid before theatre. Will not go back.
Food was interesting, but the place was too crowded and much too noisy
Definitely our favorite late night Lincoln Center spot to grab a bite. Thanks for taking care of us as ever.
This place is always my go to. I usually eat here for brunch once a week- table of 1. Then when I have guests in town we come 1-2 times for dinner. I never feel rushed and all the food is always on point.
Excellent food and friendly service
Wait staff is awesome. Food is good. Hostess needs some “hospitality”!
Service was running behind and not attentive to our table
We loved it. Great food, service, atmosphere. Would definitely return. Best mussels.
The first time we had breakfast at The Smith was so great, my mom is celiac so she has to eat gluten free and the waitress was really kind! Frankly, the food is amazing but unfortunately, the second time we went there, maybe the manager, wasn’t really nice and asked us to give a really big tip! When? How? Where do you do this?! He ruined the good points!
This is our go-to place whenever we go to Lincoln Center. The food is excellent, the service is fast and the atmosphere is festive.
We waited almost a half hour to be seated for a 6pm reservation. They completely ignored us so Threw our hands up in the air and left.
Excellent food, drinks, and service! The Smith never disappoints. My daughter and I squeezed one last delicious NY meal right before heading to the airport. We took a risk and it payed off. We were able to enjoy a great meal and were in and out of there in record time to make our flights. Highly recommend.