The Smith- Lincoln Square

4.5 based on 3036 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $30 and under
Neighborhood Upper West Side

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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.
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  1. Breakfast
  2. Brunch
  3. Lunch
  4. Dinner
  5. Drinks
  6. Dessert

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4.5
Excellent
Based on 3,036 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
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1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made reservation because I have baby and it's a my special day! \nBut unfortunately I had not best experience:/\nFirst, we have to wait such a long time eventhough I made reservation. \nSo many people came in after but they got seat right a way. \nSecond, they gave us seat for such a busy table ppl are always passing by.\nI just felt that this table is not what I wait and made reservation for... \n\nFood was ok I'm not going back this place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you are seeing a matinée at Lincoln Center,\n stop in for excellent brunch choices (ever had potato waffles with poached eggs in pesto sauce? How about pancakes with caramel drizzle?). Tonight we had an early dinner. Excellent gnocchi with truffle something-or-other sauce, an onion soup....oh yeah...it's against NYC law to skip the potato chips with blue cheese sauce. All good. Prompt service. Prices are fine. Good beers on tap. Nice wines by the glass. This ain't haute cuisine. But it's dang good American fare. Try it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent menu and service....immediate seating with our reservation!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love the smith!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Burgers and drinks. The service is excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent brunch spot, the food is delicious, the service is timely and thoughtful, the ambiance is sophisticated but cozy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun, lively atmosphere, fantastic food and service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is a restaurant I continue to return to when dining around Lincoln Center. The raw bar, food, wine, and service are always great. We started with the crab cake tots, which were excellent and easy to share. For dinner, we had the Thursday night special braised lamb shank and the tagliatelle. I think the tagliatelle is one of the most original and best pasta dishes I have had. I order it each time I come. As always, it was crowded, but the service was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The current ultra-distillation of 'American Brasserie'. Loads of subway tile, globe chandeliers, and food served in pans.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was SO good. But, they pack you in like sardines. My table was practically on top of the couple next to me.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is always good here. My only issue is that the most tables for two are way up front, where it is very cramped and noisy. Next time, will try to sit further back, where it's quieter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service. Great food. Drinks eh. Not much alcohol. Had an espresso martini and it was good but tasted very watered down. A little pricey for the type of place it is.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great reliable food. Service is always good. It's one of my regular places in the neighborhood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service. Only downside is the noise level, which is quite loud in every dining room.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was very good; our server was very attentive. The hot potato chip appetizer was tasty though a little too creamy and not enough bleu cheese. My steak salad was good but had a little too much balsamic. My wife's black linguine with shrimp was the star of our table. Also, my rum punch was excellent. Overall, a good neighborhood place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

So impressed by the service quality and pace. The food is phenominal. Cocktails are on point. And for the amount of business they do on Sundays there is no slack in level or quality of service, or anything else of the sort. Thank you for making a 3rd year anniversary so special for me and my girlfriend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always have a great meal at this restaurant and I look forward to my next time here!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ladies at the reception could be more organized and courteous. Their behave is definitely not the most welcoming.... This makes me think twice before going there.... Besides that I like the food, the place and 85% of the waiters.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very well worth your time to dine here. Great food, service and location.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Get the macaroni and cheese! It was so tasty. We went here before the a show, the ambiance was great, a little loud, but a fun spot!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love this place and will keep going back there! It's a great place to get a great meal! The Mac & Cheese is to die for and so are the fried green beans!!! Love their desserts also.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is my favorite spot for brunch with Friends! It's has a super cool, young ambiance, great food and service for a very accessible price. I've been there at least 5 times and I continue to take new-to-NY friends there for brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Both the food and the service are excellent. \nThe tables are in close proximity and the noise level is quite high during peak hours . Carrying on a conversation is rather difficult in this setting. The prices are reasonable compared to other restaurants near Lincoln center. The service and great food keep me coming back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time at The Smith. We went because of its proximity to Lincoln Center. The food was very good. Our waiter was extremely attentive, and made sure that my wife did not end up with any foods with dairy due to her lactose intolerance - there were little red flags in her dishes to make sure this was the case. Very good reasonable bottle of wine - we opted for the Bordeaux Blend.\n\nThere appeared to be a lively bar scene happening. The one drawback - we were with my mom - who is very soft-spoken. The noise level was extremely high. It was difficult having a conversation without speaking loudly, and that's just not something she can do. \n\nI would go back with a group who could enjoy being loud - or to hang at the bar. The food and service make it worth a second try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

very reliable place for dining, always can count on a good meal

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Don't leave without ordering the chocolate chip cookies.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only reason to go here is that it is in close proximity to Lincoln Center

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, good value, right across from the Lincoln Center so perfect for a pre-opera bite. Room is quite bustling and a bit noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pre-opera dinner with my husband who has several food allergies . They went out of their way to ensure the food was correct as well as great tasting . Thanks to the Manager Mark who told us to be sure my husbands's food came out with a red flag, which means the Chef has checked it .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Allan was fantastic as our server! Food is always great

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food but really loud

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food, very busy place ... a little on the pricey side though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A perfect pre-ballet dinner (with our daughter, who sang with the NYC Ballet that evening). The clams on the half-shell were snapping fresh and HUGE, and the lobster mini-taco appetizer was delicious. All three entrees ordered were perfectly cooked and simply served. The dining room is attractive and interesting, though all of that white subway tile does reflect and amplify a LOT of sound. Recommended.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second time at this location. Tables are on top of each other, I was awkwardly touching legs with our neighbor. To my regret, I ordered a burger and got horrendous food poisoning and lucky for me, I was headed to the opera after. Not a good combination. However, our server was fantastic - very attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great meal at the Smith. Friendly and efficient service. Delicious food; something for everyone and got us out for an early thatre curtain!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The fried chicken and waffle special on Wednesday is a must have.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place. Great food, very consistent. Management takes good care of regulars.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great, the Lobster Roll is amazing, chunks of lobster and not over dressed. The Short Rib Hash is outstanding and very filling. Our only objection is that the room tends to be very noisy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good and so was the service. I loved my truffle mushroom toast and salad. I felt taken care of. The coffee however was not very good and not hot. It's a happening place!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's our go to neighborhood place. My 5 year old LOVES the steak & French fries. I usually get their fish, salad or appetizers and they are consistently good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Jameelah is everything you'd want in a server. Charismatic and friendly, her smile was genuine and she truly seemed to be having fun. The food was good but the portion sizes were very large - which some people may like - but I like to clean my plate and this was almost a challenge for me. I really liked how quickly we had menus in our hands and water not even twenty seconds after sitting down. Things moved quickly and efficiently. I like the energy in the dining room. Very chaotic, yet very organized. One small complaint: the lights were too bright. The space reminds me of a train station with the long wooden booths curving along portions of the dining room. Communal sinks in the bathroom and classic subway tiles are a nice touch. The Photo Booth is playful and fun. I saw a guy acting creepy looking through a peep hole in the bathroom wall. I was curious (and a little creepy too I suppose), but I discovered a vintage burlesque film playing. Interesting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our 14 year old twin grand daughters wanted to dine at The Smith for their joint birthday. I spoke to Nick to ask about candles on their desserts. He was very friendly & said he would take care of it himself. When we arrived and were seated, Nick introduced himself & through the evening stopped by to be sure everything was going well. Our server, Nicole, was so friendly and efficient. The food was abundant and delicious. Our grand daughters, & our son & daughter in law were blown away by the way we were treated. They thought that their grandparents were very cool. In reality, I think the way we were treated is how everyone is treated at The Smith.\nWe had been there before & we will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I'm from out of town, and I had eaten here for lunch before with some friends, so I decided to try dinner. Made a reservation, and the staff called me the night before to confirm which was awesome. Dinner did not disappoint, and the service was pretty good. I would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Arrived at 4pm and was surprised to have the brunch menu. I had steak, eggs and potatoe waffles which was superb! Cooked to perfection. Will definitely return. My friends enjoyed their meals as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came here for lunch on a Saturday and even with reservations we had to wait at least 20 minutes. We probably would have had to wait more because the person manning the hostess desk seemed to have forgotten about us (very frustrating). Admittedly, the place was packed! When seated, we were brought to a small round table that comfortably sat 2 but the 4 of us were packed so tightly that the neighboring table had to move their table closer to the wall. We had actually asked to be seated at a booth that looked more comfortable for 4 people but were told that table was taken. (Let me just say right here that that same table remained open the entire time we dined!). The food was good but a little high priced. I tried to enjoy myself but was just so cramped the entire time (and staring at that empty table left me fuming). The server was great; friendly and attentive, as was all the other folks that waited on us. The place was also very loud and noisy but that's because it was pretty packed. I'd probably give this restaurant another try given all of the spectacular reviews but am giving it an average rating this time around.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Way too loud to carry on a conversation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food wasn't great , dry not tasty at all. Dessert was good at least. Waiters are attentive only plus really

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is good and service was fine the noise level is very high and the restaurant is very crowded. We had a reservation and had to wait a half hour for our table.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I made a reservation at The Smith before an event at Lincoln Center. Although it was packed, we were shown immediately to our table. The service was very good. Our waiter was attentive and not over bearing. My husband had a chicken dish which he thoroughly enjoyed and I had a delicious steak salad. \nTables are very close together so there is no privacy. It is also very loud. We had read earlier reviews so this didn't surprise or disappoint us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always ready to stay on top of requests. I have foods allergies and they take them very seriously. I always feel at ease when dining at The Smith.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I ate here three years ago while in the City for work and had to come back just for the tomato soup! It's amazing!! My husband had the aged burger and thought it was the best burger he has ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We walked in, gave our names and were seated immediately. We were greeted shortly after by our waitress Danielle. She checked in with us frequently. The food was absolutely amazing! Try the monkey bread! The orange juice tastes like if it was picked from a florida orange tree that was planted in heaven and squeezed in hell (that's a good thing). Best orange juice in the multiuniverses. :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great ambiance, and a really fun time! Food is incredible - try the short rib hash for brunch. Or the Sicilian eggs. Or the pot pie. Really - eat all of it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The seared Tuna salad, which is usually delicious, was swimming in salad dressing. If I wasn't rushing off to the ballet I would have sent it back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second thanksgiving meal we have had with the smith and it didn't disappoint! One of our favourite restaurants when we visit New York, highly recommend going, the food is fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

GREAT brunch and amazing service. Food came out perfectly and we had a great time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A fun, lively atmosphere with good bistro style food. I had the cod which was very good and my friend had the daily special which was fried chicken. It was delicious and it came with a potato waffle but it would have been nice to also come with a healthier vegetable side as well. I've been here for lunch and brunch as well and the food is consistently yummy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been to the Smith at a few of their different locations and the experience is consistently pleasant. My only issue this occasion was for my first time trying their fish and chips, which to note is a special on Tuesdays only. The meal was a bit too salty and not what you would consider 'traditional' style. Otherwise, great meal all-around. Will return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was really great. Very nice and observant. The table was in the middle of an aisle, and we were really cramped. We went for brunch and the place was very busy. People kept walking by and bumping my chair. The table shouldn't have been there. I made a reservation in advance and was disappointed with the table we were given.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every single person said good bye to us on the way out! Place was roomy for NYC standards.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith-Lincoln Square never disappoints......the food, the atmosphere, the location....it's a win-win!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overpriced - filet was not a filet - they served half of a filet

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I planned a trip to NY with my brother and his wife. We had been to the Smith in the Village previously and were closer to Lincoln Center on this trip. We weren't dissapointed. The food was excellent (short ribs, flat iron steak and steak salad), our server was attentive, and the special Valentine's dessert was the bomb. I will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to the Met, so we ate first. The server was professional ,alert and very kind. The food was the correct helping size and very good. I had the cod...Fish and vegetables, no carbs which I appreciated. My wife had the seared tuna salad...This was excellent, nice big pieces of tuna and a great assortment of vegetables, potato salad, develed egg and very nice tasting dressing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food at the Smith is dependably well done and our server was particularly attentive. However, our seating situation nearly canceled out the food and service. Our OpenTable reservation perhaps garnered us one of the worst seats in the house: a stretch of two-tops just forward and to the left of the main entrance as you walk in. We were bathed in cold air every time the door opened. It suddenly but all too late became apparent why these tables were empty until we arrived. Readers and fellow diners: come for the food, but be prepared to wear your coat throughout the meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's a great restaurant to go to before a show, it's not too expensive, and the food was great. I would go here again to go in and eat before the show.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun atmosphere, good food, tables are TOOOOO small and packed together too tightly. Waiter kept bumping into our chairs-super annoying!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were there early and they seated us immediately. They had excellent food and service was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place was great, a little bit crowded but full of young people, we really enjoyed it. Food was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is always consistent and good...sad to see that lobster salad is no longer on the menu. Our server was on top of things, wine brought with meal and not before as per request. We didn't feel rushed even though place was packed. Will definitely go back again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Super loud. Tables tight and hard to have a conversation. Menu looked promising but food did not live up to expectation. Eggs were greasy and salmon toast was good but nothing special. Does well because of location (across Lincoln Center) and limited reasonable dining in area. Otherwise see no reason to go. Sure better experience if go in large group.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

An uninspired and tasteless burger

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of our absolute favorites to go for breakfast on the weekend. We love having this place in our neighborhood. Delicious food, fun environment, and amazing service make this a place we always return to. They also take food allergies seriously and have made it easy to know you are safely eating gluten free options. Some of the best servers in the city!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food for an affordable price (by NYC standards). Got the Skirt Steak and it was delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I visited here after seeing a video of the mac and cheese skillet. Everything was delicious. I would definitely visit again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall, the Smith was very good. I ordered the french toast and my mom ordered steak and eggs. The steak and eggs included a potato waffle that was probably the best part of our meal. People around us ordered their avocado toast which looked VERY good, I plan on trying it next time. I also look forward to trying their fries which looked AMAZING.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

High volume restaurant attempting to fool you with a modern ambiance but food is uninspired and mediocre.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great brunch!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always love coming to The Smith. Lively crowd - makes it great for any occasion. We went for brunch and I got the avocado toast. IT WAS AMAZING. Highly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

They were 30 minutes behind in seating us

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food at The Smith is consistently very good. If only The Smith could solve the problem of being really noisy, especially during lunch. Even my students (who are in their 20's) have pointed out that it's difficult to have a conversation due to the noise level.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is ALWAYS on point! Service was great, our meal was delicious...the mussels are incredible and the side of skinny fries to dip in the sauce was a perfect touch!! Went before going to the Opera and it was the perfect start to our night!!! Thanks for a great time, we'll always come back here!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food! Their apple pie dessert was a total hit!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pre theatre

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious I had the filet mignon waitress was very sweet and knowledgeable.. I have allergies to garlic and onion

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Calamari was ordinary. Should have been thinner sliced and crisper. Sauce had good spice level. My chopped salad was a little too chopped, but tasty. The chicken pot pie was not good. My husband picked out the chicken and some carrots and left the crusts. Not so good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went to dinner at the Smith on 2 different occasions: once with my girlfriends for a bday dinner and once with my family. The 2 locations were very similar, except the location at Lincoln Square was much bigger in size.\n\nThe first time I ordered the mussels and fries. The mussels come in a huge pot and the side of fries is gigantic - definitely can split between 2 people. We also ordered with chips with blue cheese fondue which was very good even though I'm not a huge cheese person.\n\nThe second time I ordered the brick chicken and Atlantic cod to share. They were both just okay - I wish I had gotten the mussels again. They were also a little overpriced for the quality of the food. They just lacked flavor- wasn't impressed. The green beans and ranch appetizer was great though. I prefer those over the chips + fondue. Got a glass of Malbec but it was in a normal water glass, not a wine glass.\n\nIt's good for groups and it's more on the casual side which is nice. Don't come here if you're looking for a quiet dinner though- it's usually very busy and loud at night (i've never been for lunch).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was wonderful and service friendly and prompt. A bit on the noisy side but I will be returning. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the Smith. I go there before the ballet. I was sad this time though. They took my favorite time off the menu. The potato waffles with poached eggs and spinach Bernese sauce. Now I will have to find a new favorite there is a lot to choose from.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was excellent, excellent bloody mary, food good, only problem is noise level is so loud it's difficult to have a conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although The Smith is a chain, I have visited a few of these and find the Upper West Side location great. My only criticism is the space for people who are waiting to be seated. Although this restaurant is big, the bar scene and the foyer (waiting area) is considerably small. So waiting to be seated at this very large restaurant will find lots of people constantly being excused and nudged aside to let people wait tables, serve food and simply enter and exit the place. Great place and food is great but the whole 'getting seated' experience is very poor.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waiter taking our order was pretty distracted and seemed detached. Otherwise food was great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love The Smith overall. However we had to wait 15 minutes even with a reservation and the woman at the hostess desk was very rude.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had brunch this past Saturday following an NYRR race. We were not alone! The restaurant was filled with lots of runners and there was no need to worry about a dress code. Running clothes were worn by many of the diners! I had the French Toast which was fabulous. My brunch buddies had the breakfast pot pie, and waffles with poached eggs and spinach. They both raved about their dishes. The potato chips with blue cheese were delicious. We loved our waiter Scott. He was very attentive and made excellent recommendations. We will return!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great, server was great. But I left a pair of headphones there, and they weren't very helpful with finding them. So we can only guess either another patron or the staff kept them

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made our reservation through open table and the hostess was both kind and informative when I said I was running late. When we arrived we were accommodated promptly (20 minutes late to our 6pm reservation). The requested high chair arrived within minutes and thankfully we got a table in the corner to keep my toddler away from other guests. The noise level works in our favor so my curiously chatty little guy didn't disrupt others on a VERY busy Friday dinner rush. Service was exceptional, food delicious! Have already recommended to others!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made a reservation for 1:15pm. We arrived a couple minutes early and checked in and were asked to wait to the side for a few minutes until the table was ready. After over 20min I went back to ask how much longer it would be. The hostess sat scrolling through the reservations clearly looking back for our reservation. A man leaned over to see what was happening and pointed at something. She said yes, you can take them there. It seemed clear we had either been forgotten or skipped. \nAfter lunch I noticed an email from Open Table indicating I had missed my reservation. So not only did she forget to seat me she also forgot to check me in with Open Table.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Despite reservation, still had a 20 min wait which was disappointing

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great place. Nice American menu with variety of items, always tasty, always fresh. Prompt service. Always busy at night, so make reservations.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Without Lincoln Center this would be little more than a neighborhood eatery. But the choices around Lincoln Center are limited and in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrific location across Broadway from Lincoln Center. Noisy but lively scene with great service and easy access to all the Lincoln Center venues.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good place to go before going to Lincoln Center. Food is consistent. Noise level is very high. Sit in the back if you want to have a conversation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Both my husband and I ordered a veg pasta and had stomach problems through the next day!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious, but we made the mistake of booking this restaurant for a business dinner and the noise was deafening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been here several times. Overall, the food is good, but not worth the price, extremely close together tables, and loud noise. Head a couple blocks up or down for a better meal and ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been going here for years for any and all meals, but brunch is by far the favorite. The BLT-E (bacon, lettuce, tomato, egg on a croissant with lemon aioli) is transcendental. So delicious. You really can't go wrong with any of the choices though. And the cocktails are great.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took some friends for brunch.Usually delicious but service wasn't very good - items forgotten, no attention to coffee refills, no checking in. Ultimately food arrived cold.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good brunch spot, good food, lots of different choices for brunch. Only complaint was very noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place in a good location for theater. Very classic NYC ambiance. Been here on several trips to NY and was good every time. Try dinner and breakfast!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is probably my 10th time at The Smith. The brunch is fantastic and there are so many great options. I'm constantly trying new things and loving all of them.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my fourth trip. The big plus is the proximity to Lincoln Center. The BIG negative is the noise level. Unfortunately, Open Table's highest noise level is 'energetic.' 'Deafening' would be more appropriate. We were three people at a small table and had to strain to hear each other.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for a bite before a show at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Really good food and excellent service.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terribly noisy to start. The cod was cold and sent back. The portion was also absurd. Probablyvthevsizebof a half dollar. The side was tasteless. Very very bad experience. Also bread is tasteless

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for a pre theatre dinner. Noisy. Lively. But good foor, delivered in a timely manner, friendly professional service. Fair market value

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great lively place to meet for a quick meal before walking across the street to Lincoln Center. The avocado toast is delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reliable and convenient, the Smith offers lots of options for a pre-theater meal before a Lincoln Center event. Prices are consistent with mid priced restaurants in the area. The wait staff is professional and seem attuned to the curtain schedule so Service is geared to the needs of the table. Food choices are varied and well prepared. I had the mussels (very good) and have had the brick pressed chicken and burgers on other visits (both fine).\n\n Major negative is the noise level. The ceramic tile and hard surfaces everywhere amplify every sound; whether voice, dish, glass or silverware, forcing guests to speak in their loud outdoor voices to have conversation heard.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our 3rd time to the Smith. I have celiac, lactose intolerance and am a vegetarian and there was plenty to choose from. Great cocktails and beer options. Staff is friendly, atmosphere NY chic. Service was great, coffee even better!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place for lunch or brunch or breakfast. You can't go wrong.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best chicken pot pie which wasn't on the menu last time. Food is terrific, great NYC vibe right across the street from Lincoln Center.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent meal with fantastic service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a delicious meal at The Smith. Their brunch is one of my favorites in the city. Their bloody mary is wonderfully delicious and spicy. I always enjoy their variety of benedicts and the ease of making some substitutions. I can't do the onions and peppers in their home fries, so I always sub for the french fries instead. Wonderfully attentive server who kept the coffee coming and checking in on us frequently.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love coming here, though we are usually the oldest in the restaurant. The noise level is very high, so we try to sit in the back room, which is usually quieter (but great if you come with grandchildren). The noise level abates when the hour is closer to 10pm. Terrific that it is open late, especially when we wanted to go after an evening film. The food is always delicious - enjoyed the spicy salmon on rice cakes for the 2nd time in a week. The staff is fabulously efficient in clearing finished plates and they bring out ordered dishes very quickly. This place is one of our favorites. We enjoy the vitality and the wonderful offerings.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location for prepare dining. We were taken right away. Service was good. Good choice of menu items. Our seating location next to the kitchen was annoying. People were coming and going. Location was noisy and made it difficult to have a conversation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The bouillabaisse special was poor; quality of the seafood was marginal. Wine was reasonably priced and tasty. Table was ready, service was good, and it is very convenient to Lincoln Center performances.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious Comfort food with creative twist and reliably delectable cocktails

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is pretty good, but overpriced. Very loud room. But convenient for Lincoln Center.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is pretty good; appetizers and salads better and more imaginative than entree. Wines by the glass were pretty bad and pretty expensive. Service was very good. Place is very noisy. Two appetizers, one entree, 2 glasses of wine and two regular coffees were $110 w/ tip & tax, so I'd call this a $$$, not a $$. Still, a good spot for pre-theatre in that area.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you're near Lincoln Center, this is one of the better options. But it's far too expensive for an overly complicated hamburger. The noise was so loud that our waiter could not hear our order straight. There is no place to have a conversation, unless you go at a very odd hour or step outside.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too loud and small portions for price

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding food and service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith has a wonderful, varied and delicious menu. Food is seasonal, organic when able to be and minimally processed. The Smith takes gluten allergies seriously and the manager takes time to speak with me re the menu upon learning from the waitress I am asking about gf. He shares the fact that they place a red flag on the gf food item to alert all to prevent cross-contamination. This has become our 'go-to' and we suggest it always! Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I can honestly say I've never had a bad experience at The Smith. The food is always incredible, the service is always great, and I always leave satisfied. The Smith has become my go-to for friends and family visiting. I highly recommend it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We decided to try The Smith for brunch before a matinee at Lincoln Center and were very pleased with our experience there. It was very busy and we were not seated until about 10 minutes after our reservation time. We told our server that we had a 3:00 show and he assured us that we would have plenty of time to enjoy our meal. He was right. Our drinks arrived promptly and our food a short time later. Everything was delicious and we were very pleased with our experience. We would not hesitate to return, but a reservation is a must.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great table and waiter

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is big and noisy with average unimaginative food at above average prices. Just the kind of place you'd expect to find in midtown. Unfriendly hostesses big on lipstick, short on helpfulness. Waiters and service helpers are on a mission to rush you out of your seat as soon as you sit down. No surprises here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love The Smith for brunch. My husband and I both had the lobster Benedict It was amazing. I'll be back again soon. It's one of our favorite restaurants for brunch and dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good Brussels sprouts salad, calamari + crab cakes

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a simple delicious breakfast at The Smith on the West Side. Had only been to the East Side restaurant before but have decided that this place has is more spacious and I can't wait to come back hopefully in March!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

3RD TIME AT SMITH. 2ND TIME AT THE LINCOLN CENTER LOCATION. FOOD VERY GOOD FOOD AND QUITE FILLING. BUSY LOCATION WITH CONSISTENTLY GOOD FOOD. A DEFINITE RECOMMENDATION!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and great service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's a scene - lively, packed, energetic. Food is standard, with extensive menu. Coffe is expensive but full bodied and delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We visited The Smith in Lincoln Square January 19th. We have been to their other locations prior. We were several minutes late for our reservation due to Trump protester traffic and the host was understanding. Although the food was excellent, we were packed like sardines while eating which was slightly uncomfortable. It was also extremely hot, which when combined with the tight seating arrangements made me feel alright about being rushed out of there by their staff. Don't get me wrong, their waitors and busboys are extremely accommodating, they just want you in and out. In total, we spent under 50 minutes at The Smith and ordered appetizers and dessert. I would recommend since the food is amazing, just don't plan on spending time there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I requested a nice table location, as it was a date night with my husband. This didn't happen. \nI'm also very pregnant and needed a comfortable chair to sit on. \n\nWe were seated at a table, that was right next to a main walkway, in the back room. I was unable to sit in the hard wooden dining chairs\nA lovely lady could see I wasn't comfortable and moved us straight away to a banquette table. \nWe had a great experience, but I wish the hostest read our Open Table request / notes, in the first place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and no wait time for the food but the waiter was rushing us. I felt like we needed to eat in a rush so that they could seat other people.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed a nice brunch before the Opera. Would recommend as a great place to have a meal before a Lincoln Center matinee performance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place. Went before opera at Lincoln Center. Best Manhattan I've ever had! Hot potato chips were outstanding. Had salads for dinner which were equally great. Bar seating was limited, however.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wasn't offered the full menu. Servers changed mid meal and was generally inattentive.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Honestly, the food was mediocre at best; service marginally better and maybe u can get wine glasses with stems.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

front hostess is not very friendly

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location in Lincoln Center and we have eaten there before, but this time, the food was way too salty!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal again as well as great drinks................ Will visit the Smith again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Why would any restaurant designer create subway tile walls with mirrors and include hard wood floors and tables in rooms that had very high ceilings? There were only three of us at our small table in a corner and we could barely hear each other. We had to repeat ourselves constantly and shout throughout dinner. My quibble with Open Table: your highest sound rating is called 'energetic,' a rather positive word for 'it was like dining in a subway station with the roar of other people's conversations the equivalent of trains passing through.' Give us some room for a negative rating on sound levels, please! Conversations with good friends is a desireable

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic service and the tuna burger was AMAZING!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic thank you so much for such a lovely dinner!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is not cheap but good valuefor this neighborhood and it's perfect if you're on your way to Lincoln Center. We spotted more than one celebrity dining at the same time we were. Fun place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My son and I were visiting NYC and dined at The Smith before a Met performance. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere, although it was a bit loud. I ordered the cafe steak (?), which turned out to be way more tender than I expected. Unfortunately, there was an excessive amount of pepper on it, leading me to believe it was an error. My son loves pepper, and he commented that it was way too much. His steak arrived undercooked, and we were really pleased that after a few additional minutes under the fire, it came back perfect. Dessert menu was innovative and service was pleasant and efficient. It was especially nice that effort obviously was being made all around, even though the favorable location could cause them to rest on their laurels.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We didn't have a good experience . We were disappointed in my husbands meal especially . We sent his over easy eggs bk three times ! He left hungry . This was our Christmas brunch . We won't be back .

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I probably end up at the Smith once a week. I wasn't happy when I was asked to walk past an available table to sit somewhere I didn't like, because they were holding the table for someone else (I guess once a week doesn't put me on the list). The service was typical, but the food wasn't great that night. I'll be back - I generally like it there, and maybe it was just an off night.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was good - but they ran out of a few things on the drink menu, so we had to change our drink orders a few times. The server offered similar alternatives, so it worked out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place! This is one of the best spots for brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful experience! The brunch was delicious and the staff very accommodating and friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my favorite place so I come every week for the ones and food quality

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Samantha out server was great. We sat by the door so a little cold with the door opening and closing. \n\nI got extra shrimp on my kale and quinoa salad. It tasted great but the shrimp were super small and they only gave 5-6.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been here several times for pre-theatre dinners. Always crowded and loud but food is consistently good and busy staff is pleasant. Convenient to Lincoln Center. Open table reservation for 6:15 but not seated until 6:30.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Monkey bread and hash browns were delicious! Great food and great service. Tables are very close together and the restaurant is loud.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We come here for the convenience of the location. Breakfast near UWS movies. Still feel they need some adult supervision. Cold, untoasted English muffin under eggs Benedict. Blasting, unpleasant 'music' in the dining area and worse, unbearable, in the ladies room. WHY? If you have separate 'runners' bringing food to the table and waiters taking orders, no food should ever arrive less than hot. Cold eggs? eh.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oh my god best home fries ever. Surprisingly a lot of food. Bang for your buck.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such great food and service. Love it there. Great value and always fresh ingredients prepared well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food here is delicious. Try to make reservation because it is always busy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious comfort food great on a snowy Saturday. Went for brunch and decided to go off the diet for the day! Split an order of freshly made hot potato chips with blue cheese fondue! Heaven! Then had the best eggs Benedict and fabulous buttermilk waffle with tasty apple cider syrup. Dying to go back and try more delicious items!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was looking for a nice place with great reviews to have brunch before the opera and found this restaurant on Opentable. I arrived early and entered into a crowded vestibule and had was offered counter seating. I had a wait about 10 minutes for my table. The restaurant was quite busy but the wait staff did the best they could to keep up with the demand. The breakfast items were pricey, but the french toast, eggs and bacon I had was delicious and worth the experience. The atmosphere was a bit too rushed and crowded for me, but perhaps I'll try it again at a less crowded time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very noisy. I ordered the more expensive hamburger. It arrived lukewarm. They graciously and speedily replaced. But, it really was only mediocre. A friend ordered the mac 'n' cheese which arrived in an attractive pan. I tasted it also, but found it very mild and not well-flavored. Good drinks, fine service and very noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great!! Food and service was excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and cocktails. Very lively atmosphere. Polite staff. Will be back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Breakfast pot pie!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for brunch with an old friend. The food was ok. Actually a little disappointing from my last amazing experience. But service very nice and they never rushed us even though several tables turned while we were there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one hopping place! We got there at 5 p.m. and were glad we came early, because within half an hour the place was jam packed with happy bar goers and diners. There was a huge waiting line when we left. The wait staff is so pleasant and cordial, the food was tasty, and the price was not typical over-the-top NY. Plenty of good vibe to be had. Enjoy!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Straightforward, painless, and friendly. Very efficient staff. Back room looks crowded, but tables were spaced well enough for a quality business discussion, without feeling overheard. Excellent neighborhood casual.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went before a show at Lincoln Center and were celebrating my fiancée's birthday. We had a cocktail and a glass of wine, then the fried chicken and the tagliatelle - both delicious. The waffles with the fried chicken were made from potato! Mmmm. Then we had the sticky toffee pudding! OMG! SOOOOO GOOD! 10/10. Will go again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a go-to place for me for business breakfasts. It's a real restaurant, not a coffee shop. The eggwhite omelette is well made. They bring a complimentary bottle of seltzer as well as still water to the table.\nCan't speak to other meals nd mealtimes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

You guys continue to impress me each and every time! thanks for the cookies.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always enjoy my time at The Smith. Good food and service- not fussy, but attentive.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was the loudest restaurant I have ever been in... the menu has all the popular

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place, very convenient to a Met Opera evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had breakfast. Absolutely delicious. Will be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ate pre-Met Opera performance on a Saturday night. Jammed with diners so reservation was a must and as a result went to the table almost immediately. Service was attentive and fast; plenty of different takes on so-called 'comfort food.' Excellent cocktails. Would definitely return. Fun place to eat.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is in a great location, the food is good, and this could be a fabulous restaurant. Sadly the acoustics are horrendous and the ambiance is cold and forbidding. \n\nI was trying to have a conversation with a business associate and since the tables are crammed in together, any confidential conversation is rendered prohibitive. The acoustics are so loud with chatter, that I walked out with a horse throat after what should have been a normal quiet conversation. \n\nThe walls are tiled and I think that this ensures reverberations of voices; as well as giving the atmosphere a literally and figuratively COLD feeling. \n\nThe front room has metal tables and uncomfortable chairs which also contribute to this chilly sense of the restaurant. \n\nI think the owner/chain cheaped-out on making the restaurant warm and comfortable with inexpensive tables, tiles, even the wine glasses were stubby. \n\nCan't recommend this place to anyone; though it does bustle with business strictly on the back of it's location. Boo and hiss.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

excellent place, any time of day. Food is super good , service same

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Like dining at a place that feels 'dynamic'? This is one of those ! People were waiting in line to get seated, I had my Open Table reservation and was seated as soon as I got there, great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lively atmosphere. It is very busy at lunch so it was great to have a table right there because we did reserve in advance even in the snow storm outside. The service was fantastic and the food delicious ( good choices for a brunch). Must returned soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food and outstanding service--best oysters I've had in many years and loved their generous amount of wine in their glasses. Cross the street and you're in Lincoln Center--how perfect!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made a reservation and still had to wait 40 minutes to be seated.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The fries were awful.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Decor was cool, bar looked fun. Downhill from there. I have never felt as pushed to finish a meal and get out as I did at that establishment. The waiters pushing and then the person who tried to push us right into dessert sealed the deal that I would not return.\nthen the food, nothing to recommend from our choices. I ordered the tasteless Crispy Cod sandwich. It was terrible, 2-tiny fish sticks smaller than Mrs. Paul's but without Mrs. Paul's taste. The topping on the Cod sandwich was tasty but only a teaspoonful. \nOne of my guests had the chicken sandwich, hard to not do that well but, the smith pulled it off. Third guests egg-white omelette also bland, possibly to be expected with an egg-white omelette.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaurant is close to Lincoln Center, so great for pre-concert dinner. Food is good, servers are both amicable & accommodating. I must say I prefer dining there in the summer when one can sit outside; indoors is incredibly noisy & it's almost impossible to carry on a conversation without screaming. The restaurant also does a great lobster salad.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We waited 30 mins for our table even with the reservation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I never write a review until I've been to a place at least three times, preferably spread out over several weeks. This week was my third (or maybe fifth...) to Smith's near Lincoln Center at least that many times, so a review is overdue. \nPluses:\nIt is a bustling, popular place with efficient, friendly service, a nice menu, well-prepared salads and, on my most recent visit, a tasty and filling chicken pot pie. Others in our party had fish specials, which were tasty. Portions are reasonable, on the plus side. Sparkling and still water is placed on the table; no need to ask. \nMinuses:\nThe calamari appetizer was a bit rubbery, but edible.\nThe biggest negative, for me, is the acoustics. We were sat in the back dining room. The acoustics appear designed to deafen diners. Tiled walls, hard floors, crowded room...Three of us sitting in close proximity could barely hear one another over the din. Why do restaurants do this? Despite this, I'll be going there again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great breakfast and staff very helpful. Avocado toast was gorgeous.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice food and drinks. You might want to make a reservation in advance because the restaurant is always crowded.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We chose it because it was so close to Lincoln Center and moderately priced. We thought the food was delicious, especially the fries! It has a real NYC vibe, which is fun. It was packed, and still the service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love The Smith! We go there every time we go to a performance at Lincoln Center. The food is excellent and the service is quick without being rushed. On this last visit, we were stuck in horrific tunnel traffic and called to let them know we would be 15 minutes late, which turned out to be 45 minutes. When we arrived, they worked us in right away and we made it to our performance with time to spare. Thanks!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was extremely busy but we were seated at our table as soon as we arrived. Service was very good and attentive. We all tried different dishes and were pleased with our choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Probably the best value in terms of quality of food and pricing during our stay in NYC. The atmosphere seemed very local, a bit casual, a bit classy. Breakfast was amazing. Avocado coast was not a small bite plate at all...it was a lot of food. The BLT+E was delicious, huge portions and accompanied by the breakfast potatoes I've ever had...they were awesome. Don't think you'll find a better spot for the $$.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too noisy when sitting inside. Can't converse with dining partner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my second visit to this location. Both have been very good experiences - good service, food, atmosphere, and at very different times of day. You can't beat the location for any performance in Lincoln Center - before or after performance meals. I'd definitely recommend making reservations for prime-time meals (before performances in particular) as it will fill up quickly. I'll be back next time I'm at the Met.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service was good. The cappuccino was not hot. Otherwise we liked it and would be happy to go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place was beautiful but $140 for the new year's Eve dinner was way to much. The place doesn't worth it. The drinks where really rare and strings, but the food was really amazing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very friendly service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love it here. Which is why we chose to do an early NYE dinner with friends and our toddlers. Food, drinks and service always great. It was nice with the festive atmosphere too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for New Year's Eve night, it was crowded but we got our table fast (we had reservation) the food is amazing. I would definitely come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food at a good value!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith delivered once again. Friendly staff, fantastic food, lively atmosphere. Thanks again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely delicious New Year's day brunch. The energy was high, food was delish and service was excellent. No complaints!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent for a meal after a show. Upscale diner, good service and food. The menu offered on open table differs from the actual. Of course the items I wanted to try were not on the actual menu.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was fairly good. The waiter did make an effort to accommodate my partner, who is on a special diet. The noise level was 'roaring.' The service could have been more attentive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Friendly and prompt

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location across from Lincoln Center; Great food and service; Reasonably priced; Really fast kitchen; Sparkling water (gratis) kept full. No sound-absorbing materials, so restaurant is loud - can be objectionable at times or merely vibrant - varies - but a small price to pay for a great meal. When we travel to NYC for the Metropolitan Opera, we always stop at The Smith - Lincoln Square before or after the performance. Reservations important.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Party of 5 who came in to the city for a pre New Year's Eve viewing of the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. We had a ressie and we were seated immediately. It was crowded but we never felt pushed to eat faster. Our server was lovely answering questions about the menu and making some very good recommendations. Monkey bread appi was big enough to each have a taste....potato chip blue cheese fondue was yummy. We all chose burgers which were fabulous and cooked to perfection. Dessert was good, cookie trio was gigantor and provided enough for us to snack on during the train ride home. I would wander in to NYC some winter afternoon to eat here as 'something to do'. Great experience to close out 2016.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

They are always in a positive mood, even when you call to say you're late. The waiter was very attentive. It's a bit loud, but so what? The steaks were perfect and the grits are to die for.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, fun and vibrant atmosphere and friendly and efficient service. What more do you need?!?!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

New Year dinner with family. \nThe staff was very service minded and we didn't have to wait for orders or food. We took the burgers and the chicken. It was okay but nothing more. As a dessert we had ice cream and chocolate mousse with marshmallows, which was delicious! Thanks Smiths!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

For a large restaurant situated at Lincoln Center, The Smith is a rare gem. It's not easy to have consistently excellent food while serving so many people at the same time. Oysters are almost as fresh as one would want and the steaks are among the bests in the city. Do make a reservation as this restaurant is usually packed at dinner time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ambiance is great but it's very packed. Food was good but the service was inattentive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was ok, and reasonably priced for the area. Good variety of items on menu. I would have given higher rating but I had a dinner reservation for five and was shocked the table was ridiculously small. The table for two near us was so small the people knocked glass water bottle off the table from lack of table space. the restaurant so loud you couldn't hear very well even at small table. On a positive note, the filet and peppercorn sauce were very good. The service was good too, but so 'programmed' we felt rushed. (Perhaps this so theater goes can get out quickly?) Lunch may be a better time to come, or a quick bite before the theater.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server good. Food ok.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place with free sparkling water !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noise level is deafening, but if you're in the mood for energetic, this is a good UWS choice. I ordered brick chicken. it was placed on a mound of mashed potatoes that tasted great but were colder than room temp, and the chicken half perched on top was the smallest chicken I've ever seen- it would not have been a sufficient entree for a man. One on our group got the Wednesday special of fried chicken and waffles, and it was good. The desserts - one of which was sticky toffee pudding, a Brit specialty I've had in London - were maybe 6 out of 10. The bar was fun, active, and the bar staff a pleasure. I wouldn't go here as a destination if I were across town, but if I were in the nabe and there was no wait, I would go again

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never a bad meal or experience. I love all three locations . . .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gr eat as always!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was ok - as was cocktail- have had much better. Tables are so crammed in even for NYC. Crazy loud and crowded and it was only 4:30. Probably won't return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I wanted a good brunch and this place did not disappoint. Dish to die for 'Short Rib Hash'. It comes to the table in a mini cast iron skillet served over cheddar grits and topped with shoe string potatoes. It was fantastic. The cocktails are great and we both split the mac and cheese starter just because ( it was great too). \n\nWe both know where we'll be eating brunch again next time we're back in the city.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun for all the hustle & bustle. Great location to see and be seen!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant with convenient locations in the city, particularly before or after an event at Lincoln Centre. Amazing food. The Salmon Tartare is simply scrumptious and we loved the burgers. The service was impeccable and especially on a busy Christmas Eve. Love The Smith and plan to return often.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My meal was fine but my companions both said their food had little flavour. Pity. Also with tables so close together, it requires people to ask others to move to get in and out of the seats. Sometimes that is just plain intrusive. \nHowever, my relative left his glasses at home and asked for readers and was given readers. So, the service is good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visited The Smith on Christmas Eve for a late lunch, so LOTS of people and bustling noise level with good people watching. Service was fast, but when I told the waiter we wanted to have a leisurely lunch and linger, it was absolutely no problem. Just had a couple of drinks and burgers. Portions were very generous. Great vibe to the place. Great wait staff and bussers.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious and my overall experience was nice. What tarnished our brunch was as soon as I put my fork down to breath between bites 4 different bussers came over to the table with in 8 min to try to clear away my food. I was not finished eating and yet the kept coming over. As if we should have been in a rush to finish! I know it was brunch and you want to turnover tables quickly but a patron eating should never feel rushed nor should 4 people continue to come over and try to clear your plate.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

In NYC for 10 days \nWe are From Melbourne Australia\nEnjoyed the atmosphere & food on 25/12/16- Xmas day lunch- seafood delicious. Good presentation. Courteous staff. Would be best for pre or after entertainment rather than what we hoped- relaxing conversation & savouring our meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great visit here on Sunday for our Christmas lunch - brilliant steak and ordered a side of Brussels sprouts to make it feel more festive!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is the best.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere, good food (a bit too salty on the potatoes but chicken was incredible) and fun place to have Christmas dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in New York from London for a birthday and Christmas celebration. We were told of the restaurant from our hotel as we had never stayed uptown before. I have to say both the service and the food were amazing, if I had any complaint it was the noise level.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my family's first time here but it definitely won't be our last!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent quality throughout the Smith world. Never disappointed........have been to them all and am always looking forward to going back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the smith!!! I guess sometimes you get a great waiter and other days the waiter is just not awake, oh well. I'll still keep coming!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The brunch on Christmas Day was amazing. Lots of choices, different than we'd ever seen with some great cocktails! Cost was worth the stellar service and delicious food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated within moments of checking in for our reservation. Once seated, everything was great. Wait staff friendly, food fresh and cooked exactly as we ordered, good value. You do have to accept that it's noisy and crowded, but that's pretty much true everywhere in Manhattan.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith never disappoints. Consistently good dishes with many options -\nfor whatever my mood is that day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A very pleasant surprise!!\n\nWe were a party of 9 on Christmas day and out expectations were not high - SURPRISE!!\n\nThe restaurant was packed but we were seating within 5 minutes of our reservation time. \n\nmenu has something for absolutely everyone - \n\nService was great - waitstaff was excellent - patient and efficient and the food came out on a very timely basis - \n\nA very well managed restaurant and we will be back!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went here after a show at lincoln center. It was ok not great not terrible. Good place for families

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is great. Consistently good food breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner - lots to choose from. This location is close to where I live so I go all the time - it's super busy but they really do a good job handling the volume. I love the egg sandwich on the brunch menu and the short ribs for dinner. I also LOVE their Lobster salad - it's delicious and worth every penny. Service is friendly and accomodating. \n\nAnd their french fries are the BOMB - they come out hot and seasoned perfectly. Can't say a bad thing about The Smith except I wish they delivered!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went on Christmas Eve and the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The Royale was AMAZING and enough for 2 or more. We also had a\nside orders of Mac and cheese and Fried calamari, both very good.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant was so noisy my girlfriend and myself could not speak to each other. The Paella was cold, the rice was horrible and there was only one shrimp and one piece of lobster in it. I can't recommend this place to anyone. My girlfriend and I will not be eating there again. This is unfortunate because the restaurant was good previously.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best burger ever. My kids loved the food and they are picky. Great lunch, great coffee, great place to relax before or after the show.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

While visiting New York decided to go to The Smith after the Ballet, our table was ready on time (extremely necessary to make reservations for post theater dining). Staff was friendly and helpful, the food was great, good size portions and incredible taste. Ambiance music didn't interfere with our talk at all. Love the spot!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect for an afternoon lunch with the kids. Loved the energy and the food was amazing. Still dreaming of that mac and cheese!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noisy and crowded, food is ok but nothing special to crave. Tables are so cramped together you are rubbing shoulders with fellow diners and brushed by passing waiters. Our service was horrible. We were missing napkins and utensils, our weitress was no where to be seen, had to flag busboys twice to get them while our appetizer was getting cold. We were never offered sharing plates and had to use the tiny plates that were even small for bread, which we were never offered either. Then the finished plates were left in front of us for awhile before the table was cleaned. We'll never be back. There are plenty other places around Lincoln center for a more pleasant pre-theater or other occasion.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was bland and the service was slow. Wouldn't recommend it

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. Great service. So convenient after the Nutcracker. Noise level off the charts. Even at 10 pm. Made it near impossible to do much more than enjoy your meal and stare at each other occasionally.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location. Food is fine with generous portions. Hostess at front seated us with reservations all the way in the back near kitchen door and the waiting computers and garbage when many tables available at 12 noon. When we suggested another table she had an attitude that even irritated my son and my guest who were puzzled by her attitude and why she was seating us near the garbage. Otherwise, our server was very nice and competent unlike the two hostesses in the front.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just moved to the neighborhood and been here twice in a week. Will surely be here on a regular basis!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loud and crowded, but welcome to brunch in NYC!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall very good to excellent service .\nFood was variable; for example calamari and mac/cheese appetizers were quite luscious whereas the twin burger was pretty dry and tough. Marinated shrimp respectable and Mediterranean salad fresh but over powered by cucumber needing a more flavorful vinaigrette. Wait staff was EXCELLENT. Overall very respectable Dinner

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Busy spot with daily specials, nice comfort food favorites menu in good location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As The Smith continues to expand, they've managed to stay consistent. I've never had a bad meal here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot to have dinner before a show at Lincoln Center since it is right across the street. they had my reserved table ready and the place was packed.\nPretty loud but you can still talk fairly easily (though if hearing impaired I would think it would be very difficult\nService was excellent and efficient.\nFood was very tasty and fresh - nothing to go crazy over but in line with expectations

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were attending a concert at Lincoln Center so it was perfect.....location, ambiance, service. The food is creative and fresh. We had the Monday crispy pork special, the chicken pot pie, and the flounder. All were delicious. We made it to the concert with plenty of time. It was a very enjoyable evening. We have been to the Smith on 2nd Avenue and 52nd Street a few times but this was our first time at the Lincoln Square location. It won't be our last. Thanks!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

bibimbab was good. and paper was good too. pasta was so so

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a good brunch spot. I like they are a little dinner but i wanted the drinks to be a little better. But my overall experiance was a good one and I would come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I visited NYC for our anniversary trip and book a reservation at the Smith because is seemed like one of the less expensive options in the area. we were pleasantly surprised, the cocktails were delightful and the food was exceptional. I myself had the Ricotta Gnocchi and have to honestly say that I have had one dish in my entire life that was better than that and that dish was a seafood risotto I had in Burano, Italy. We could not stop talking about how good the food was here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love stopping at The Smith when visiting my daughter while we are in Manhattan. Wishing there were some Gluten Free options though. Love the atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was great. Easy to reserve. Table was ready about 3 minutes after our reservation time. There were 4 of us and we loved everything we ordered: Chips, Mac n Cheese (awesome), tomato soup, chicken with mashed potatoes, Caesar salads, Gnocchi.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The is a very popular place getting even more jammed. The food is very good and getting even better. I come here very sporadically because I have uniquely different experiences when I go at all different times. Now when the place is hopping crazy busy during the holidays the food was even better than ever and the service friendly & attentive. When we came in the middle of the day when there were very few diners, the service was unprofessional and the kitchen very slow. We came early pre symphony and barely made it out on time. We came post concert and the bar was crazy busy and everything was wonderful. It's tremendously loud especially when a big group is bunched in next to you, but it's fun for them. All considered, it can be fun and there are good eats and drinks.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is a reliable restaurant with healthy options. If only the noise level could be improved!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith works due to its proximity to Lincoln Center. It is a convenient place to eat (not to dine). Our six year old granddaughter was with me and she ordered the main course bowl of mussels which she devoured with relish. The staff was courteous and helpful especially considering it was after a performance at Lincoln Center and a Sunday night dinner hour and the restaurant was packed. The menu has something for everyone. The Lincoln Center area needs a restaurant of this price point and menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and great service. However, don't expect to have quiet conversation as it is loud. Was caught off guard when I was served wine in a small water glass. They said they do it for safety reasons since the tables are so close together.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a 3:30 reservation before a show and arrived 15-20 minutes before. The hostess took our name and said it would be a few minutes. It was packed and every seat was taken. When we returned from the ladies room we noticed that they were not calling names...at 3:30 I approached the station asking if it would be much longer since it would be tight with the show at which time she informed me that she had already seated a 'Joanne' at my table. Wrong Joanne. They quickly found another table for us and our waitress was right there ready to take our order. We placed an order for appetizers...hot chips were awesome!..but needed a few minutes to decide on entree. Well, there was a lot of hovering of the waitress. Guess they are expert at turning tables over for shows being right across the street from Lincoln Center. Our burgers were delicious and the food was very, very good. That being said, we like to have a relaxing, lingering meal. This is not the place for that...boisterous and busy and very tight with waiters, waitresses and busboys running back and forth at a frenetic pace with loud music blasting. The atmosphere makes you eat fast and feel rushed. If that is what you like, then this is the place for you. It is not what we like so we will not be going back...even though the food was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Once again the Smith was very good--tasty tuna appetizers and a wonderful seafood stew (cannot think of right name!) We had a nice time, talking and people-watching....always enjoyable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great and our waitress was very friendly. Be sure to try the Mac and cheese!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good comfort food and friendly and efficient service but NOISY NOISY NOISY! If you want a quiet meal where you can speak at normal levels. go elsewhere or get some takeout! Convenient Lincoln Center location and good and consistent food and drinks but the noise level is close to pain threshold.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always like to come here before a concert. Food is nothing special. But always consistent solid American.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I went there pre-opera. We have gone there several times on similar occasions. Each time the service has been good and the food, while unexciting, has been very good. Portions are generally quite large and we have come to ordering two appetizers rather than an appetizer and an entrée. Sit in the back part of the restaurant, the bar is very noisy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Mac and Cheese was wonderful. One of the best I've ever eaten The paella was good. The seafood was nicely cooked, but the rice was slightly underdone, and I prefer a more traditional paella to their version -- but that didn't prevent me from enjoying it. Getting charged for an item we did order, but which was never delivered, was disappointing, however.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Last minute spot for lunch and was able to get seated with only a 5 minute wait. Friendly staff and great food.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rude supervisors. Wait time is absolutely ridiculous. Disinterested wait staff. Very disappointing. Didn't leave a tip but it seems they took it upon themselves to use my credit card to take their own

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Neighborhood favorite restaurant. Always great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good, service was very fast - which was fine as we had concert tickets for the Lincoln Center, just across the street. Plates and bread were cleared a little too quickly for my liking - they clearly turn over tables as fast as they can in this restaurant. Not a restaurant for lingering..... but food is very good. My husband had the prime rib special of the day and was very pleased.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great menu and great service. No matter what you order, the food is always great- fresh and well-prepared and comes quickly (for those going to a show). The only complaint is that the place is always so busy and noisy and lots of people moving around... so if you're looking to have a conversation or not be interrupted, this might not be the place. Still, this is one of my favorite places in the city... and for many others, apparently.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a reservation at 8 and was not seated until 8:45

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food came out quickly and our waitress was lovely!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had reservations for brunch but still had to wait as the place was packed but got a great booth. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals which were creative variations on eggs Benedict, short ribs and Cheesy biscuit topped baked egg dish. All delicious. Highly recommend a visit.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is a very good restaurant. The food and place are very good. Happy people, tasteful food, energy environment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was very good. But it all came very fast. From sit down to end, it was 45 minutes and that includes appetizer. Neither a good or bad thing, will go back and next time will ask the servers to pace the meal. We ended up going somewhere else for drinks after because we were anticipating over an hour for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great. The service was wonderful. The staff even brought us some complimentary fresh fruit to go with our breakfast.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, our table was ready when we arrived. We had a great meal and service was attentive to our theatre time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too much noise even at a Monday lunch. Would not recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a dinner with friends post concert at Alice Tully Hall. We were a few minutes early, so waited with drinks at the very vibrant bar and were seated on time. We ended up with a fantastic table by the window in a corner that allowed easy conversation. From this auspicious beginning the meal was equally wonderful, starting with oysters, a grilled Brussel sprout salad, steak perfectly prepared, and garlic smashed potatoes. We will make a point of regularly dining at The Smith after concerts we attend visiting NYC several times a year from our home in the City of Salt in Utah

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love The Smith. I took my mom for their Hot Potato Chips (they are to die for). We ended up getting the Brussels Sprout salad as well, which was delicious! It is a very busy restaurant, but our waiter was attentive and our food was brought out quickly! I will definitely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious. Service was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was by far the best restaurant we ate at during our stay in NYC. We met our niece and her husband here for dinner. A party of 8 and they handled it very well! Experienced staff and very helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a great menu with great food.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I knew it was a hot spot and loud and busy but I was not ready for my ears to be ringing after dinner. I could t even hear the server. Also I had a reservation but they say us (2 people) in this horrible table and I had to get up every single time someone next to me had to go to the bathroom. The food and service was fine but wasn't good enough to deal with this crap. \n\nOh and also, to the owners: if you are going to mention the fact that you buy organic products where possible on your website, then please offer at least one selection of organic wine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, fun atmosphere, but they really packed the tables in so our neighbor was seated at our table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to several of The Smith's locations and they have been wonderful!! They are a little loud but this is NYC and its ok - their food is amazing!!!\nI had some friends in from out of town and took them to the Lincoln Square location - they loved! the food and our server was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the aged burger without a bun for a gluten allergy. Everything was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a reservation and showed up on time but my friend came 25 minutes late and they kept our table for us anyway. Great area, great service, great food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time to The Smith. Going there before a jazz show at Lincoln Center. Place was buzzing. Food and menu were great. Good waitress service. And because its such a busy place there was no problem getting drinks, your meal and even time for dessert. Would definitely recommend...across the street from Lincoln Center. And would definitely go bck.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to brunch here before a show at Lincoln Center. It was very crowded but the drinks and the food came so quickly and our waiter was so pleasant and helpful with his suggestions. We all loved our food. I would highly recommend The Smith.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crowded and LOUD - it's not the place for quiet conversation, the food was good but half a carafe of red wine was ridiculously expensive as was the desserts. I have to say however, the chicken pot pie was delicious and the portion generous. My husband's steak, while,perfectly cooked, was small but the portion of French fries was very generous.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very loud and busy in the front, ask for a table in the back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Attentive service and management. Loved that our friend who is a celiac was told by manager, that his foo9d would have a red flag. Very comforting!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food eas excellent, but the service was terrible. The waiter took our order and then we never saw him again. We had to ask another server so we could pay our bill and leave.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food quality not as good as usual. Felt so rushed and kitchen skipped steps to deliver quickly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner was superb from start to finish.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location for a show at Lincoln Center. Food was very good. Service was great. We asked our waiter not to rush us since we had a lot of time before the Ballet. They were Very busy but they didn't rush us at all. Food was fun and very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although we had a decent meal and our table service was quite good, we were extremely disappointed that although we had made a reservation several days in advance, we were kept waiting for about 15 minutes and then offered a table right in front of the door where the cold air blew in each time the door was opened. I've eaten at many different restaurants across the street from Lincoln Center over the years and have never had this experience, particularly for a 6:15, pre-theater reservation. Although our server was quite good and extremely pleasant, the attitude of the woman handling the seating was unpleasant, unapologetic and inefficient. Our meal was somewhat rushed due to the delayed seating and this detracted from the overall experience. I would not recommend The Smith pre-theater for this reason.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brunch is always delish & fun! Our server was awesome!*:)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Well prepared, good food. Service great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I LOVE coming to The Smith, so when I had family in town for Thanksgiving, i knew I had to take them there. Wednesday night was the Fried Chicken special, and my goodness, was that tasty. We had leftovers for days that we enjoyed for breakfast and lunch. I love the tagliatelle dish and my brother-in-law thoroughly enjoyed the burger and french friends. Delightful cocktail menu and extensive wine list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect! As always!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always good food, nice servers and fun atmosphere and crowd.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great waitress

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another good experience at The Smith. Love coming her. Good food & service. Definitely loud environment but fun.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is fine but noise level is so unbearable, it's too bad because the menu is fun and the location is great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tastes great, it is our favourite restaurant , it's a bit too noisy. If you wanna go here, I strongly recommend you to book beforehand. Always busy!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is so loud that you can't even have a conversation. I was hoarse by the end of the meal. Other than that, it was good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Piped in music much too loud!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had never been to the Smith uptown - Seemed like a good after-movie place to go for a simple meal. Menu reminded me of Landmarc or a low-end Odeon. But the options were more old-school, and not as appealing. Table was dirty, service was rushed, and food was less than mediocre. Options are limited in that neighborhood but I would not go back for another third-rate experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best brunches in NYC, great menu and as busy as it is in never wait longer than three mins from the time my reservation is. Also the place is huge and the food is always hot and comes out quickly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delish food; great, friendly service. Very, very loud!!! The noise level is unbearble and it was very hard to have a conversation!! This detracts greatly from all the good things about the restaurant. I'm not sure what you can do about it, but I wouldn't go back again because of that. I literally could NOT hear my friend who was sitting directly across from me!! This was my 2nd time at this restaurant (Lincoln Ctr location) and we sat in totally different parts of the restaurant each time, but the extremely high noise level was the same both times!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation for 5 but had 2 extra guests and they were able to accommodate us at the same time. The waitress was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reliably good food and good service

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great meal here. Went for brunch this time---wonderful selections. This is our favorite go-to pre-theatre/Lincoln Center restaurant. Good service, attentive staff. Although no kid's menu, they are happy to do mac-n-cheese, pasta with butter, pancakes, and grilled chicken and fries.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent Brunch menu. The Mac & Cheese is as good as it gets.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious, the wait staff was friendly. Be aware that it is quite packed and loud during brunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

They pack people in here, you are literally sitting on the table next to you. Very hard to have a conversation. Food is very good but just a very rushed, hectic environment

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is consistently delicious, albeit, pretty overpriced. With drinks you're talking basically $100 for two people

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is the perfect spot for a before a Lincoln Center show meal. The waitress was very friendly and helpful and the food was served quickly. I would recommend this place to anyone in the Columbus Circle area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

LOVED the brunch and the service. I visited with my wife and kids (8 and 9 yrs old) and a family member and we absolutely love this place. Highlights were the bloody mary, avocado toast, french toast and the very best potatoes and bacon. Please open a location in Austin, TX!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great comfort food, energetic atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very noisy and difficult to have a conversation! Good energy just uncomfortably LOUD!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although it was thanksgiving with a set menu it was not what I expected!! I'm sure on any other evening it would be superb. Let's just say this southern texas girl like her Cajun seasoning and it's no where to be found in NYC! Wait staff was excellent! Very loud! Food was average for thanksgiving!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful service/ambience, mediocre food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location for a meal before or after a show at Lincoln Center. Highly recommended reservations on the weekend as they are popular and really busy. Friendly wait staff and they have a huge menu to choose from. Everyone at our table loved what they ordered.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was really disappointing - while the food was fine and the service in general very friendly and efficient, we were kept waiting for our booking for 25 minutes, during which time my heavily pregnant friend was left standing in the packed and jostling (and somewhat angry, given that they were all waiting for bookings too) entrance. Someone eventually offered her a chair but without any kind of apology and placed it right in the draught from the opening door.\n\nThis place could be really good, but very disappointed that they seem to have overbooked so heavily - and even if this was the case and it was out of the control of the staff, an apology would've been appreciated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love The Smith. Justin H served us well. The pancakes were delicious. The monkey bread came out cold on the bottom. ?? But overall we loved it and will continue to return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great as always!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place Rules!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Arrived at The Smith due to a friend's recommendation. Was expecting good food but wasn't expecting my mind to be completely blown away. We arrived on Thanskgiving day expecting to have just a little before going for Thanksgiving dinner but only Thanksgiving offerings were offered that day. We were treated to a three course galore with sides for the table. I felt every single dollar of the 65 charged for that meal to be worth the culinary delight. Instead of paying for fine dining and pretentious ambience, I found myself being given generous portions and truly delightful, real fare. None of that microgastronomy hocus-pocus, just the most tender beef short ribs ever and extremely well buttered salmon; not to mention to uncomparable Mac&Cheese and Chocolate cake. The Smith achieves the holy trinity of quality, value, and ambience. I left sad knowing I might not have such real food again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our go to place for dinner when we are going to Lincoln Center. Excellent variety and we have never been disappointed in our selections. Attentive staff. Love the filtered sparkling water on the table at no additional cost. Save room for dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved it!! Our first time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

When we got there the restaurant was packed. We were seated in a timely fashion without to much of a wait. Our waiter was friendly & very professional. At one point he told us we were ordering to much food . Gladly we took his advice , it was plenty. The food was great . The girls thought it was the best burgers they ever had. Quite the compliment seeing their mom owns a restaurant . A great experience!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service could be a little more attentive. Waitress screwed up order but made up with complimentary dessert. Still, watching friend eat while I waited ten extra minutes for my food didn't excite me much.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This the only restaurant that I will wait a few extra minutes to get a table. They have always done their best to honor our reservation to the minute. Great staff, great food !!!!!!!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for Sunday brunch and the noise level was out of control. We could barely hear ourselves talking.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Interesting menu and pretty good food, but very crowded and noisy for a Sunday lunch! If that works for you - go for it! Otherwise, find a more comfortable restaurant that does not feel like a walk through Times Square!!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have eaten at Smith for several years. Significant decline in quality of food and service. Has turned into a tourist trap- serve poor quality food with expectation that a tourist will not return. Royale Burger was nothing more than an over-priced frozen White Castle patty. I live in Lincoln Square area and will NOT return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gluten free knowledgable

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good choice before any Lincoln Center performance. Prices are reasonable, but the noise level is in the high decibels - and not helped by the blaring music.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent choice for UWS dining! Chicken paillard was fab.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food i'm sure would be better enjoyed if we could hear ourselves. The acoustics are terrible. Our table was screaming at each-other just to have a conversation. We had to wave down our server to make sure we had drinks. I'm sure the food was good, I just dont remember it because the ambiance was like a subway station and we were frustrated trying to have a dinner conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Thanksgiving Prix Fixe menu - delicious food and plenty of leftovers for the next day. A+

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing Menu and Robust services! Excellent meal. Will be back soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We booked to have our Thanksgiving meal here before we came over to the USA. The ambiance and staff were extremely friendly and the food delicious. We were however slightly disappointed as we were under the impression that we were able to order from the normal menu as well as the thanksgiving set menu, as the 4 set menus worked out more expensive than we had hoped.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too noisy to talk. Food ok. But servers very attentive and pleasant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were visiting the city for thanksgiving and decided to book a table. We were shown to our table promptly even though we were early. Waiter service was really good and quick and the food was superb. A thumbs up all round from myself and my daughter, the only problem was that we couldn't finish our plates (except desert of course!)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to The Smith for Thanksgiving, it was overall a good experience. Food was good, service was good. Only thing to put a finger on was the speed of thing... wow it really went fast with delivering the dishes, and a tad to fast with bringing the bill.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Avocado on toast is good bet, too much Frisée tho'

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We really like the American diner cuisine and nouveau cuisine offered here. There is something for everybody, it is well-prepared and the servers know what they are doing. It is certainly convenient for Lincoln Center events. It is casual and easy and staff are generally friendly. There is only one misgiving that I have: IT IS VERY NOISY!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was really excited for Thanksgiving at The Smith this year. My partner and I went last year and both the food and service was amazing, so we decided to make it an annual tradition. Unfortunately, the second time around was a dud. The food we received was either cold or extremely burnt, and our service was inconsistent, rushed, and unfriendly. We understand the chaos that comes with the holiday rush, but we didn't expect such a disappointing experience, especially after last year's fantastic dinner. I'm afraid we'll have to find a new place for next Thanksgiving.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

While the food here is always delicious, during a late-night visit (at 11 pm) the restaurant felt like a refrigerator. We changed tables once, thinking it was because we were near the front door, but with the exception of the restrooms downstairs, the entire restaurant was uncomfortably cold - many people sat with their coats on. The noise level, as always, was very high, even though the restaurant was not full - what it lacked in people shouting was more than made up for by the loud background music. Although this is one of the better restaurants in the Lincoln Center area as far as food preparation, and a fun place to eat, we will go back to our earlier vow to only eat here in the summer, when we can sit outside on the 'quiet' street rather than inside, and where it's sure to be a little warmer than it was inside this week!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The hostess was a little abrupt. Would not seat us without all there. Good location across from Lincoln Center where we were going. Very loud.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Something for everyone on the large menu. Portions are very generous (my avocado toast was huge!). Solid choice for lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Erin was an amazing server!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cuisine was nice, but there was too noisy. I recommend

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, hearty portions, loud ambiance\nOnly negative: at 5.45pm with reservation, place maybe 20 pct occupied,\narrived 10 mins \nearly and the hostess sat me at the absolute worst table in the\nhouse next to 6 person bussing station/cashier and with a fine view of\nthe dive

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love everything about The Smith except the noise level. We had to leave before dessert because we couldn't have a conversation. Sitting outside is a bit better but not ideal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to this restaurant twice before. It's a favorite of my family. We chose to dine inside. The noise level is high and there were several babies. I ordered a lunch restaurant week special. When it was not to my liking, I got prompt service and the problem was rectified immediately. Very satisfactory and professional. Our server ( Christoph) was probably the most attentive I have ever seen. He went under the table to stabilize it and kept replacing the water bottle. He checked on us several times despite a large lunch crowd. I love this place. The comfort food Mac and cheese , French fries ) are delish. I don't love the brick chicken, but that's just me. Salads, sandwiches and desserts are great

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shishedo peppers had a nice char, and just the right amount of salt. The special asparagus soup was somewhat disappointing, being rather lacking in flavor. The pot of mussels and fries were excellent. All in all, a very nice lunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is my standby pre Lincoln Center. The food is good at reasonable prices. This time was my first time for lunch/brunch. Had very good eggs Benedict. It's noisy so conversation can be a bit difficult. Wait staff very helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great people watching, friendly service and excellent food

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great for pre theatre at Lincoln Center. Food is consistently good. They really know how to get you in and out in time, but reservations are a must. Very crowded.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Happened on this place as we were in the neighborhood. Very busy for Friday lunch! Large menu with something for everyone, including great fries.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was really fine for a Saturday brunch, but the noise for us and our neighbors was unbearable. The noise just bounces around from walls to ceiling and back into our ears. Made it difficult to talk and to hear! I would try this place on a week day when it is not so full.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took my parents to this spot while in NYC for Christmas and a total hit! Great breakfast and loved they had a little salad to it. Nice little added, healthy touch! Will be back for sure!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great double hamburger and French fries plus delicious chocolate cake for dessert. Sitting outside on a beautiful summer evening - perfection!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have dined at 'The Smith' many times. It is definitely one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are excellent. I really enjoy the variety of dishes on the brunch menu...omelettes, French toast and salads. Always a pleasurable dining experience.bar

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always Consistantly Good and True To The Smith Brand!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is an easy go to restaurant across from Lincoln Center, near the park, and fun for outdoor dining.(although there is scaffolding above, it was a good thing because of the heat when we dined) The food choices are great, but best for things like burger and sandwiches. The cocktail was lovely, but my steak salad was just ok. I have dined here before a few times and also at their other East Village location, and I will still return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We recently had brunch at the THE SMITH on the UWS..\nThe Avacado on toast with eggs was delicious..\nExcellent service...definite one of my favorite restaurants. \nLocation is great...right across the street from Lincoln Center.\nA good idea to make reservations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always busy but service is fast, friendly and efficient. Good pre-theatre menu across from Lincoln Center.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith Lincoln Square is great pre Lincoln Center. Very convenient. I had an entrée salad with tuna which was very good. The portion was large.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and the service was fine but the noise level took away from t experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really enjoy the Smith Midtown and since I had ballet tickets, I though Smith Lincoln Square would be perfect. Sorely mistaken. The food was good, but I feel was a bit overpriced. The service was slow and I told the greeter that it was my friend's birthday and she told me she would inform the kitchen. The kitchen never received the message and my friend's birthday was not acknowledged. \n\nThe main point was the service. We were there for over two hours. The server was very slow to greet us. It took him 15 minutes to take our order and that was when he took our drink order. And our appetizer order. It took him a long time to take our dessert order when we were finished. I also ordered coffee and that was delivered when I had almost finished my dessert. \n\nI would go back to the Smith Midtown, but will not return to the Smith Lincoln Square.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good. Evester provided prompt, attentive, and courteous service. Dining experience negatively impacted by seating at Table 101/1, adjacent to service area.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would never recommend this restaurant and will never go back. Noise level was off the charts; couldn't have a conversation. food was only mediocre as was the service. There are just too many tables..quite the scene. I would readily pay more for more space and quiet. Awful experience and it wasn't my first....I just happened to forget about the noise.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent meal and excellent value. Fried calamari are the best! A bit crowded so even with reservation you have to wait to be seated 10-15 minutes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice atmosphere. Great food and service. I am Very pleased I visited this location. I Will definitely be returning.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We end up at The Smith twice for brunch as it was right in front our hotel and kid friendly. They had good options and food was really good. Vibrant bar scene at night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoy coming to the Smith because it's close to home and consistently good. There are usually few changes to the brunch menu but I was thrilled to see they changed the waffles to an apple compote with a spiced mascarpone topping, truly an amazing fall change!! Waffles are always light and fluffy and this was perfect for today!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made a reservation but it was mass chaos. The team tried its best but there was sheerly too many people to adequately service; I had to wait 25 minutes longer before I was seated. It kinda messed up the mood. There was just too much going on. The food was good but unfortunately I won't be back. I know it doesn't matter due to the vibration scene outside.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service. Quick brunch before opera

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

High energy restaurant..... Food was good but you couldn't have a conversation without screaming at each other a very noisy restaurant. Thought the wine list was very expensive. Had a carafe of there house wine and it was $87.00.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great menu with lots of variety and options. Food quality was excellent and service was also excellent. Very convenient to Lincoln Center. Very busy restaurant and a bit on the loud side, but that's NY. Outdoor seating is available in warmer weather, which I would recommend if you want to get away from the noise. The Smith is a new favorite of mine and I look forward to going back again soon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the Smith. I always have a very good time and the food is always good. It gets very very loud. So if you are going there to relax, maybe it's not the best place where to go. It is always packed so I recommend to make a reservation

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Felt a little rushed. good came out so fast we ate in less than an hour and felt rushed out to get next person seated.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, decent service. Very loud. Tables are too small and too close together.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food. Service is good most of the time. Tables are too small and too close together.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and service. Tables are small and too close together.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food and service. However, tables are way too small and placed too close together.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's pricy and rather noisy, but my friend and I still had a nice time thanks to the attentive staff and excellent food. Portions were generous, and the combinations of ingredients were interesting. I would definitely list this as a special occasion place, but it would be high on that list!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food. Servicer and service was attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The choices if you're spending an evening at nearby Lincoln Center might seem many and varied, but if you want only a 5 minute walk after a wonderful dinner, there are few places that equal The Smith - directly East on the far side of Broadway, in the '1900 Broadway' restaurant block. The Smith is all wood, subway tile and brass, and very welcoming. The staff couldn't be nicer, and all assume that you really don't want to spend hours waiting for anything - without having to be informed/begged, as in some other local joints. We had (i) steamed mussels, which are smaller mussels, very tasty, and plentiful and (ii) a grilled shrimp dish that was tasty, well cooked (no limp, floppy shrimp!) and more than one could handle. Appetizer salads were super fresh, and a pumpkin cheesecake dessert was alive with flavor, not fresh out of the freezer. We've never had an unsatisfying visit to The Smith.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Once we got past the rude & dismissive front desk person, we actually had a great time. The seating was a bit cramped but we made due. The food was amazing. Lots of interesting choices especially small bites & apps. Our server was fantastic. He was very attentive in spite of it being a very busy time. Drinks were replenished at a good pace & food was served hot & delicious. I will definitely return to The Smith.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noisy. Deafening overpriced will not return

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was delicious. Only issue was the air conditioner was not running very well - it was very warm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith has become my go-to place to eat at before shows at Lincoln Center. Service is incredibly fast. Even if you have only an hour you won't feel rushed. The food is consistently good. Sure, it's a bit pricy given the location, but the food and service is better than other places in the area. Strong drinks as well!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely delicious-- but absolutely packed for Sunday brunch! We had a reservation and still waited 15 minutes for a table. (The NoMad location is typically less crowded and equally delicious.)

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Even though we had a reservation, we still waited fifteen minutes to be seated. The waiter was pleasant enough, but our food was cold when we received it. The restaurant was so noosy, my friend and I couldn't hear ourselves think, much less talk. The food quality was okay, somewhat high-priced for,lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Extremely crowded so make a reservation. Amazing food and great service. Perfect brunch spot.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the kind of place you really have to stick with the basics to enjoy; french fries and a cheeseburger. We've tried their chicken, oysters, pasta... lots of the specials... they consistently disappoint. We were hopeful because the ambience is fun - IF you sit up front. Do not let them take you to the dreary back room.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is always lively and has great drinks. I went for brunch this time and had the breakfast pot pie. It was good but the breakfast meat overwhelmed the rest of the flavors. The brunch was fine overall and I would absolutely recommend the Smith for a casual meal at dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were there in marathon day so it was crowded and noisy, but they still did a terrific job!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was terrific - friendly, efficient and well-informed. Food was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Super noisy, subway decor, but the food was tasty and (most important) the service was fast, enabling us to easily make a &:30pm start at Lincoln Center.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is my go-to spot for pre-Lincoln Center dining. Great food, great service - I've never had a bad experience here! Oysters are fresh, Shishito peppers are delicious, try the burrata!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is delicious! Definitely make a reservation and get there early, though, since it tends to be very crowded on weekends.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is enormous, loud, crowded, convenient to Lincoln Center. Rather expensive, but delicious. The noise level is a problem.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food - the restaurant was packed and very noisy had to have a conversation but overall it was a good experience.\n\nGood food!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

food no flavor and someone comes to your table and throws a small white bag with a small piece of bread

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night. This is a large well appointed restaurant with a very energetic clientele. Service is quick, friendly and professional. The menu has most anything you might desire. The Sunday dinner special is a great meatball and spaghetti dinner. They also serve an excellent Chicken Pot Pie full of big chunks of chicken and a delicious flaky crust.\n\nMy only complaints are the tight spaces between tables and the very loud noise level. Otherwise it is a fun night out with very good food.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is usually good for any time , food is fine but services have been never good! . I don't know why they can't provide that simple thing ' good service'? At the restaurant!!!!This time I got the worst waiter . We were so angry .. We all get stomach ache.. After. \n Worst service in NYC !!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

SMITH is noisy---but what isn't these days? Good eclectic menu for pre-opera, symphony, andy Lincoln Center dining. My chicken paillard salad, when paired with some perfectly done fries, was a solid choice. We also had fresh, tasty mussels (which come with their own fries!)\nNot a cheap venture, but par for the course in that immeadiate vicinity. Quick, friendly service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for Sunday morning brunch....worth the wait if you do not use Open Table.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was ok. I had the burger and fries. The fruit was not ripe, very hard and not tasty. The outdoor seating this an attraction. Not a place I must do again

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was Ok and atmosphere very loud but convenient to Lincoln Center. Someone (manager???) literally walked up and down our aisle throughout our entire meal every 30 seconds checking on which tables will free up next. Very annoying!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service here always. a bit noisy but that adds to the energy of the Lincoln center location. We enjoy their free bubbly tap water

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location. We were late and were still seated graciously. Food was great. Service was rushed - guess our orders weren't significant enough. There were many empty tables. Oh well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nicole F. provided excellent service, she was attentive and friendly!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal. \nOysters to start, Short Ribs are melt in your mouth, Sticky Toffee pudding is delicious. Love the cocktails too- Rose Rose will put you in a great mood! Sat in the way way back, will ask for Main dining room next time...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shrimp and grits with a red apple boozy cocktail...yes please!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and the atmosphere are great. Always have a good time here. It's just always pretty loud. Hard to hear people at your table sometimes. But not enough of an issue to have a negative impact on the experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was well prepared- a bit too plentiful! I had the avocado toast, a 'light' selection on the menu, and it was massive, but delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great pre-opera brunch here. Food was delish too. Can't go wrong with the Smith !!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

My eggs came ice cold, I waited a long time for a rabble even though I had a reservation and the noise level was invearavle.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Solid experience overall, and actually pretty affordable given it's proximity to Lincoln Center. We had a great time overall, though we felt a bit rushed by the server, even at 9:30 at night, and the place was packed to the brim with loud conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Brunch at The Smith is very very good. Steak and eggs get two thumbs up and their French toast is pretty good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Booked a reservation for 2 at the smith for an after-show meal at Franklin square (literally at 5 minute walk). The atmosphere was spot on, not too loud, the food was excellent and had a wide variety of menu choices and cocktails.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We chose this restaurant for it's location (across the street from Lincoln Center). We've been here before and while the food is fine, it's nothing to get excited about. Our Server was absolutely lovely; attentive and friendly without being intrusive, and totally competent. The hostesses are also pleasant and capable. The bottles of still and sparkling water on the table at no extra charge are a definite plus. We both thought that the coffee was airline quality and we skipped dessert because everything on the menu sounded cloyingly sweet. \n\nSomeone knocked a bottle off the table behind ours. The person 'in charge' who came by to supervise dismissed my dinner companion's politely expressed concern that her jacket was wet because 'it's just water'. Maybe he doesn't mind wearing a wet winter jacket, neither of us was similarly blasé.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith -Lincoln Center is consistently one of the tastiest restaurants in the Lincoln Center area. The fact that the food is always top-notch makes the prices easier to take.\n\nThe Smith - Lincoln Center has become a go to when dining with out of town friends.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I have eaten here twice, once before the opera and once after the ballet. It is very convenient to Lincoln Center. The food is pretty good and the service is excellent. It is a reasonable value for Manhatten. It is quite noisy inside but if weather permits al fresco is very pleasant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second trip there, it was just as amazing. My first was brunch after a race in Central Park and the food and drinks were amazing. This time for dinner with two new people it was even more amazing as I got to see a different menu and try new drinks. Delicious everything!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My favorite restaurant in the Upper Westside! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were both amazing (as is the wine selection)! My absolute only complaint is that the seats were not very comfortable..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was pleasantly surprised to find such an excellent and moderately priced restaurant directly across from Lincoln Center. The menu provided a good choice and each entrée we ordered was excellent. The wait staff were friendly and engaged. You will not regret going here. I intend to return regularly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I took my parents to the Smith for brunch before a show at Lincoln Center. I had made a reservation for 12:30pm and when we arrived (it was a Sunday), the place was mobbed. We had to wait almost 30 minutes even with a reservation but when we were finally seated, we were given a great table by the windows and out of the way. Our waiter was attentive and kind and my parents loved the vibe, the menu selections, the decor, etc. The food was really amazing too (we had to wait less than 15 minutes for our meals, which was great since we had to wait a bit for the table). We had a mix of omelets and french toast dishes and they were all fabulous. I also love that they offer both still and sparkling water on the table free of charge. \n\nI had been to the Midtown location before and liked it (for dinner) so this visit was not a disappointment. We had a great time. It's really the perfect location for food before a show, and it was a great place to take parents/family members. Btw, the home fries are the best so make sure you order those. \n\nThe wait at the beginning of the visit wasn't great (I understand the place is busy but isn't that what a reservation is for?) but I will definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My sister and I really enjoyed the food and drinks at The Smith. The macaroni & cheese & the crab cake taters were delicious. We can't wait to return & taste other things off the menu. The quarter pound dessert was also pretty amazing

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

. We skipped dessert because the noise was unbearable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous restaurant! We were there for our daughter's 18th birthday, and the entire dinner was wonderful. The food was delicious and service impeccable. Would very much recommend this restaurant, as it was recommended to us!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was ok, it was extremely loud, could not hear any conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was the best part of the evening. Portions were large and really enjoyable. The setting is too loud though. The noise just bounces off the walls. Also, I detest when you have a reservation and you can't be seated until everyone arrives. Not nice....

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal and wonderful service. They always pour a great drink as well

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We decided to try The Smith-Lincoln Square before a play at Lincoln Center. We were disappointed and would not return. Food was mediocre and restaurant was very noisy (floors and walls are all tile, so there is nothing to baffle the sound). Service was good and we had plenty of time to get to the play. P.J. Clark's nearby is somewhat similar in type but the food was better there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were great, I would definitely go back ...except on a very hot day as their air conditioning wasn't very effective.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Found this place by accident . Usually my go to place is PJ Clarks or Rosa Mexicano. Not any more. Food, drinks and service is always superb. Third time going and can't wait till next time

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I enjoyed food when I ate here once before, but this experience was ruined by too large crowds and too little space to handle them. In spite of my reservation, we had to stand with crowds by the door until we were all there, then were seated in an aisle next to the crowd waiting for a table. We left; by that time the crowd and noise level were unsatisfactory. I would definitely go there when not crowded for a good meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very crowded and rushed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I went here for a early dinner before a show. Food and drinks were great and service was really helpful. We would go back if we are in area again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hit this one with friends. Our local one is midtown east. Same winning formula of elevated comfort food, great drinks and energetic surroundings. Felt a little less friendly than our usual place, but that might just reflect the fact that it's not our usual one. Always a good time, however.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very noisy indoors but otherwise really good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very tight seating supper crowded . They put 5 Of us On a small 4 top . We had made are reservations 3 weeks in advance . The food was ok . We ordered the flounder it came out dry . The waiter was overwhelmed .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My neighborhood fave. The food is always amazing. The mac & cheese is MUST have!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We headed here on our last day of our stay in NY before heading to Central Park and it was very nice. We were sat very quickly and my food was amazing. As it was a Sunday afternoon, it seemed to be a spot for a lot of neighborhood families to come and eat, meaning their were a lot of children there. Nice for families and for a quick bite to eat, still somewhat classy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is a great restaurant for pre-theater at Lincoln Center. The surroundings are unpretentious, the service is exemplary and the food is absolutely wonderful. Highly recommended.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great place for after theatre, but the acoustics are so live, and the sound tends to be a roar, so conversation becomes difficult. The food was great, and the service terrific.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been going here since it opens and it's always on fleek. The food is always fantastic and they can turn out a fabulous martini. Beautiful interiors!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Only had breakfast but the biscuits and home fries were really good. Overall the meal was very filling.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wine selection was weak at best. Pinot Noir was boring

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

This extremely noisy restaurant across from Lincoln center has nothing to recommend it. It is so noisy that conversation is impossible. Theservice was terrible- rude and inattentivetive, I ordered the prime rib - the special - and it was tasteless and tough. We would have had coffee and dessert, but could not find our waiter for 25 minutes, and when we asked the busboy to send the waiter, he ignored us, any place in the neighborhood would be better.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was very attentive, food was delicious, ov

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good standard neighborhood restaurant to meet friends and/or colleagues. Accommodates large groups which is a plus. Reliable and good food; ambience and staff. Definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The host and hostess were great! Our server was amazing and the food was delicious and came out quick! The Bloody Mary was delicious! It was a perfect Saturday brunch!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith has become our go to brunch spot on the UWS. A nice variety on the brunch menu with consistency in good food and service at a moderate price range. Though prefer visiting when the weather is nice to sit outside as inside the noise decibels can be quite high and not conducive to having a normal conservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the Smith. We've been to the downtown one for dinner and now to Lincoln Square for brunch. We had a baked Sicilian egg dish, a breakfast pot pie, poached eggs over little potato waffles and 'avocado toast'- all delicious. It is deservedly busy and noisy but the service was attentive and prompt. They know what they're doing. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My daughter recommended The Smith to me because she knew that my wife and I would be in Manhattan for the show. Although other restaurants were in the theater district we were looking for something different. The food and service were excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith-Lincoln UWS is becoming our go to brunch spot for friends and business, especially when the weather is nice outside. Good food, good service, good outdoor seating and good service all makes for a great dining value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I went to Smith's before a concert. Everything on menu (plus specials) was enticing. Top notch service with smiles on a busy Friday night. We ordered one dessert but had trouble deciding and the restaurant/waitress brought us both. (I preferred the apple pie, my wife the pumpkin) Both great. Definitely going here the next time we are in Lincoln Center area

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outside part of restaurant is great! Very good wait staff. Breakfast menu is lame compared to other times of day. First experience will be last. NOISE for business breakfast was just impossible.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is just ok\nWine served in a scotch glass was bad \nOysters best part of the meal\nGood for groups after movies

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is always good and the service is always accommodating. Portions are large so we usually split a bunch of dishes. Don't miss the fried chicken or the pot pie.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always have a great time at The Smith...fav brunch spot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Signature cocktails were excellent! Short ribs for dinner were extremely tender - gourmet yet retro-comfort food-like. Very lively atmosphere - i.e. not the place for a romantic of quiet dinner. Enjoyed it thoroughly!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place great service

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, noisy/ energetic/ friendly/ a bit crowded.\nI was initially told over the phone that our 2:00 reservation for four could NOT be changed to accommodate five diners. We showed up 20 minutes early anyway, crossing our fingers and hoping the chilly phone response ('NO: we are just too busy to add another seat to your table') was not firm. On arrival we were greeted and informed: “No problem! Give us about twenty minutes (remember we were early).” Nice meal. I’d go back, especially if I had tickets to a Lincoln Center performance.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was seated directly next to loud kitchen and busser section. There should not even be a table there, it was that loud and there was that much foot traffic. Totally distracting and unpleasant environment.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for a Sunday bruch. Food was sufferable, noise level was obnoxious and service ok. First and last brunch I had there

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really enjoy eating at The Smith as the food and service is consistently good. I had the roast chicken which was delicious and enough to bring home for a second meal. My husband's pot of mussels was excellent and he enjoyed the whole pot. Of course their fries are amazing and plentiful. Out server and the helpers were friendly and super efficient. Very noisy and energetic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ricotta Gnocchi was amazing!! Will definitely go back. YUM!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

With so many outstanding restaurants in New York, we are seduced at the thought of The Smith returning over and over and over, for dinner and brunch. Food is always consistent. Always. Rest assured that the blend of flavors with the food is so pleasing that as full as you may be when you leave, you will start to plan your return. Our only criticism is the noise level which can over power the experience so we do our best to block it out - it's challenging to converse without saying 'what' repeatedly to servers and dining companions. Maybe The Smith will do something engineering wise to over come the ringing-in-your-ears noise level.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

After discovering Josephina closed, we decided to give The Smith a try before a concert at Lincoln Center. So happy we did. Very good food. We had app's, salads and a side order of brussel sprouts which were delicious. Service was quick and friendly. An overall good experience. We would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The noise level is unbearable. It is impossible to hold a conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service, knowledgeable and with a smile! The avocado toast and salmon were delicious. The chips smothered in ranch & bleu cheese were a MUST HAVE!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always enjoy the Smith! It is loud and busy but the food is great. I haven't had one thing i didn't like. And you must try the s'mores in a jar!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overpriced noisy food fair to poor

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith always delivers. An exceptional meal, attentive service and a great vibe.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my number #1 go to restaurant for all occasions...The food is consistently delicious.\nIts so nice to finally be able to sit outside again since our weather has been so cold this year! Thx for the heat lamps ' just in case '. Keep up the good work.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always love the Smith for so many reasons...Management is amazing, the food always consistently delicious & its in my neighborhood! I rec'd to everyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Lamb Milanese should be taken off the menu. The lamb was tough and full of grizzle. I had to search for the lamb under the salad. No balance to the ingredients.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great place for brunch/lunch no matter which of their locations you choose. Good food with interesting ingredients pairing and drinks are always top notch. Tried homemade donuts with chocolate and cinnamon. My oh my!! If you want a truly locals place to eat stop by The Smith.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good pre/post theatre dinner spot. Great for dinner with friends. Love their desserts.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our reservation was for 1:00pm and we weren't seated until 1:25pm. The person handling reservations was doing an incredible job but was obviously overwhelmed by the number of confirmed reservations and walk-ins.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the Halloween themed customs that all the staff were wearing. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, specials and wine. My fiance and I were hosting two friends and we wanted to take them to a place with a convivial service and atmosphere. The Smith was our first choice, as is always the case in this type of situations. I specially enjoyed the Mondays special of crispy pork roast. The roasted tomato soup was a winner as always. Great job folks!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Smith is consistently good. They don't make you wait til your entire party is present to seat you. They offer complimentary sparkling and tap water on the table. It's lovely to eat outside and people watch under the heat lamps if it's chilly. It's a restaurant where you never feel out of place if you're dining alone and you don't have to speak softly if you're with a crowd.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I came here on a recommendation and am so happy I did! The food was amazing. My sister and I shared the calamari and she had the grilled shrimp and I had the burger. The flavor was great, cooked exactly how we would like it. Our waiter was very attentive. It was packed on Friday night and he still treated us like we were the only patrons there. I would definitely come back for dinner!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The biggest problem is that it was listed with open table as two $$ but it was much more expensive. Cost I've $100 for two people without drinks or dessert.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not very satisfied with the gnocci. Tomato soup excellent! Noise level uncomfortable

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service are good, but I went for Saturday brunch and it was heaving and incredibly loud. Really hectic. I'd recommend it only in quieter times.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a well run restaurant - excellent food & service. Super busy when we arrived but we were seated with only a 2 minute wait for our brunch reservation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delish, especially the chips with blue cheese app. But it is very noisy and hard to hear your table mates.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Surprisingly good food, service and general atmosphere. Quite busy and very noisy, but the back room somewhat better. Food was prepared as requested and service was readily available as needed. We will return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We arrived on time, but were not seated until 15 minutes after our reservation time. And then we were seated near the door on a cold, drafty night. Obviously, moving tables was not an option. The hostess was incredibly rude and dismissive. Finally, they were packing them in so tight that a woman knocked my water over onto my plate as she was being seated. They offered me a new dinner, but since I was nearly (but not quite) done, I declined. So they comped the meal, which was nice. But I would have preferred to simply finish eating. Don't know why this place is so popular. The food is quite mediocre, and it is loud and crowded.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was awful. It was cold and overcooked. Even the French fries were cold. :(\n\nI've been here before and it was decent, but I was highly disappointed this time and will not recommend or attend again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loud. Crowded - stuffed in like sardines. Asked for ice 3 times.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and service, but the noise level was overwhelming. Liked the place, but nor sure I could take the noise again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Crowded, loud, salmon was way overcooked when asked for Med/Rare, finally came out again 20 mins after my husband's dish. Very unprofessional about that as his food got cold waiting for me even though I told him to eat. He was trying to be nice. Salmon tasted good once they got it right, but no need to go there again with so many other great places in the area. Nothing special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been twice and both times have been lovely. The service was exceptional, and everyone enjoyed their meals. I highly recommend the tomato soup. It's simple, but so nicely prepared. I recommend this place to any of my friends visiting Manhattan.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic atmosphere, food and service would definitely recommend the restaurant

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the Filet Mignon. It was cooked to perfection with a wonderful green pepper sauce.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A lively and well-run operation. We had fun. I've never ordered a chicken pot pie at a restaurant before, but I'm glad I did. Great on a cool, wet day. My friends raved about their burgers.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

An amazing restaurant, we sat outside under a heat lamp in December... It was great service, and the food was delicious !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I really like the rib eye, it's better than the one I had in a very expensive restaurant... We're not a fan of the pasta, it's too salty or creamy. It's the second time I went there, the steak was too good that I'd definitely go there again for that dish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We're from the UK and this was a great American style breakfast for the whole experience. Well done really enjoyed it. Great food great service great atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great food and great service. Reliable meals that are great tasting and a good value. High noise level so not great for a quiet night but for all else it is great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very popular place especially around showtime at Lincoln center. Had a slight wait even with a reservation! But food and service was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'm so happy I chose The Smith for our Sunday night (after the show) dinner. We were late 15 minutes and we seated immediately. The food was great, we ordered blue chips which were so yummy with all the blue cheese on top. I have a prime burger which was pretty good. Hubby ordered a lasagnette which i tried. It was absolutely delicious. The other couple ordered salmon and pork chops which they said was also very tasty. I can't wait to come back here!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is consistently good and menu changes with the seasons. Managers are very good at ensuring customers have a pleasant experience. Always make a reservation if planning to eat there on Fridays and Saturdays.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loud, so best with a small group -- but consequently also feels active and 'happening'. Food is not particularly memorable but is good enough and portions are very generous, so good value for money.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very noisy (and it always is - too many hard surfaces and nothing to absorb/muffle the noise) but otherwise enjoyed my meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Solid spot, can't really so wrong here. Tuna poke was a highlight.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The noise level hinders one's enjoyment of the food. The walls are tiled and the ceiling is high thus allowing the noise level to reach a point where it is annoying. The chicken sandwich is very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our reservations were at 6pm on a Saturday night - restaurant was packed. We were early for the reservation but we were able to get a drink (bartenders are very good as well) and still be seated within minutes of our reservation time.\nOur waiter was very good, friendly, knowledgeable and checked up on us.\nDespite the crowd we never felt rushed.\nFood was very good. We had the Paella Sat special - lots of seafood a bit of spice.\nand also the hamburger - cooked perfectly and plate full of fries!\nBirthday desert amazing . Sundae and 'Smores which is a must have!\nLove The Smith!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been to the Smith three or four times now, and each time has been a pleasure. The menu is interesting and offers something for everyone, the place is vast and so can seat you fairly quickly, the service is excellent. We had a fine Sunday brunch here recently--seated in a booth in the very attractive front room, orders taken immediately, and good food delivered quickly. Considering the size of the Smith, it is amazing that really good food can be served so quickly and with such a great attitude by the waitstaff. I'll definitely come back, and I'll come back with pleasure and anticipation. Woth coming to!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

very attentive service - limited wine list - traditional American menu items - good food in a crowded restaurant environment where you are sitting on or stepping on all around you.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had a show at the Rose theater so came in for brunch on a Sunday. IT WAS PACKED! so many people waiting for tables.\nThe portions of the food was big, I couldn't finish it. \nI would recommend this for a pre/post theater casual dining.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The traffic that rainy day was horrible . I called to say that we would be late. When we arrived at 12:25 for a 12:00 reservation, they had given our table away and there were no other seats available. Hence , we never are there. My 7 year old and I walked 16 blocks in the rain to get there only to get turned away.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were late for our reservations but they still seated us quickly. Very good food, wine and right across the street from Lincoln Center.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my fourth visit. I enjoy going to The Smith after attending a performance at Lincoln Center. It never disappoints. Enjoyed great food, especially the butternut-pumpkin soup, with great music still reverberating in my ears.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

great night out, excellent waiter, very friendly. We were visiting from out of town

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a good staple. The taglietelle is delicious. It's always too loud but that's the norm these days!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had to wait even though I had a reservation; the waiter messed up my and my friend's tea orders and said 'oh I switched them sorry' and then disappeared and didn't answer us when we asked how we could tell the difference because it was so loud in the restaurant. The poached eggs were undercooked.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food delicious, service outstanding, noise level louder than loud.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith has a wonderful menu if you are doing breakfast or brunch, as we were. Be sure to make reservations at the Lincoln Square location. Even with reservations, it was so crowded at 10am on a Saturday that we were still kept waiting. Food is wonderful, but the tables are so small there is barely room for the plates. Three out of four of us had the avocado toast, which was generously portioned and very tasty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

excellent service and delicious food as always!!! doesn't dissapoint!\ndelicious salad, excellent lobster roll, amazing waffle! will come back again and again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food. Truly, the food was fabulous. There was a wait though, even with reservations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Interior is very attractive, although the ALL- hard- surfaces make the noise level\nbasically unbearable to the point that you are literally screaming across the table\nto your friends---which isn't the reason you choose to dine out!!\nOur burgers were fine and service very pleasant, but I would hesitate to revisit\nbecause of the cacophony of voices.\nWe primarily visited because of the location after the theatre--which was very convenient.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had very nice, hospitable attentive service...their version of a salad nicoise was pedestrian and at $23. could have been a larger portion with more veggies/anchovies/vibrant dressing... 1/2 a deviled egg? potato salad not really appropriate...too much mayo for my taste\n\nnice to get sparkling water gratis... if you need to be in that area... eat the breakfast or a sandwich

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I will say the hot fudge Ice cream was great, but all else was lacking. This is not a restaurant that advertises itself to be akin to a casual eatery, but it was no better than TGIFridays. It wasn't bad, but it just didn't meet my expectations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The steak was fabulous, the lobster salad did not have lobster tail meat just claws and the NOISE LEVEL was HORRIBLE. Some people enjoy sound level at the highest decibels but I do not\nThe service was great

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

every time we go to Lincoln Center, we dine at The Smith. Not because it's right across the street, but because the food is amazing time and time again. The drinks are great, the dishes and raw bar are excellent, and that truffle gnocchi keeps us coming back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The booths are cramped and for small people only, the chairs are not very comfortable, but the location across from Lincoln Center is super. The excellent egg-white omelet is delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a delicious dinner - the cavatelli with short ribs was particularly delicious, as was the sticky toffee pudding! The staff is accommodating and professional. We were there for an early dinner and the noise level was quite low, but we have been there later and found it very noisy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food in a great setting. People watching on upper Broadway is totally entertaining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious. My girlfriend and I had a very attentive waiter who was extremely enthusiastic and a pleasure to speak with. Gave great suggestions on food and drinks.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, convenient location across from Lincoln Center; unpleasantly loud, hard to carry on conversation; attractive modern decor; very good desserts; pleasant but somewhat slow service

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith is usually a standard for food and good environment. This location across from Lincoln Center has lost quality control and seems to be just pushing terrible food disguised by a heap of french fries. Even the drinks weren't made correctly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great, went for brunch. Crowded but sat quickly. Service was pretty good. Exactly what we needed!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith is one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan. I love going any time for brunch, lunch, or dinner. My family even eats our thanksgiving dinner here (which their pre fixe is to die for). I know if I want a good meal and a relaxed environment the smith is the place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a lovely dinner prior to attending the Met Opera. Service was superior and friendly, and very aware of making sure we were finished in time without being rushed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith once again provided both great food and service at prices that are reasonable given the complexity and quality of the food. The pork chops , salmon and steak salad are true hits. Try the cheese grits, which are creamy and delicious. One of the best places to go before going to Lincoln Center, which is directly across the street. Would highly recommend The Smith to friends and family.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Although the food is quite good and the location for Lincoln Center events is excellent, the noise level was painfully loud and detracted mightily from the experience. I will not go back again for that reason.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great as always. Went for Father's Day brunch. Restaurant was full but service was great, food was excellent as always. Several people coming by to refill and ask if we needed anything so even on a busy brunch/lunchtime everything was snob and quick. Did a really good job!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had brunch at the Smith in Lincoln Center. It was busy the whole time we were there but the service was excellent so you'd never know. The food was great. Service was fast friendly and very efficient considering a full house. We go there often and every time have a good experience. Always do a good job

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We only returned to this restaurant because of its proximity to Lincoln Center. The food is very good. However, the noise level is so high that it becomes painful to sit in the dining room.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I made a reservation for 1:30, and we weren't seated for another 25 minutes. It gets really busy here on the weekends, but if I make a reservation, I expect to be seated within, at most, 10 minutes of that time. Another than that, always a good time! Amazing Mac and cheese and brussel sprouts.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I chose a dish that I order many times at another location which has always been very good.\nThis location the same dish was a HUGE disappointment. The dish is Binbinbap.\nHowever, my guests ordered the tuna Nicoise and thought it was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is always excellent!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great pre-ballet dinner. Fun, young atmosphere. Great waiter and good food.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awful\nA toothpick in our salad !\nThe waiter promised to contact us but never did\nShe was even joking about it which made us even more furious\nA real shame

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great. Definitely return

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not really a place for kids. Accommodates little ones with high chairs, but not with menu options (no half portions, etc). Shame as I really enjoyed my brunch plate, but won't be coming back regularly with my 7 year old.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of our very favorite neighborhood restaurants. Great brunch, great dinners, fun atmosphere, creative food, great for people watching.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Needed an American menu with some buzz for out of town guests and this fit the bill. It's bustling and noisy with a fun city vibe. The mac & cheese is one of the best in the city and, though listed as an appetizer, is plenty to share with several others.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The only reason I return is the great food, but the noise level is horrific!!!, just like their other locations!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Our server was a bit on the slow side and disappeared a couple of times. Otherwise a great lunch.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The eggs and potatoes are amazing, the coffee is on the strong side, but our waitress, Diane S., was abominable. We took exactly 1 hour for brunch, start to finish, and she rushed us through the whole meal. She didn't fill our waters or coffees as we were paying and nearly pushed us out. Unacceptable service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

They know how to treat regulars right, with complimentary items magically appearing from the kitchen.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's good to have a regular place, where they smile at regulars and give good service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

On a family vacation and picked this restaurant from OpenTable reviews. Was not disappointed. Food was great, but very busy and very noisy. The Hot Potato chips blew my mind. Would have licked the bowl. My jalapeno grits with slivers of chorizo that comes with the Grilled shrimp was so good. The mac and cheese was very good too. Can rave enough about this restaurant. Service was very good too. Check it out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Near Lincoln Center and a great place to meet up with friends. The food is excellent and so is the service. The prices are average for the area. ..on the high side, but so is the food quality. The only negative is that it gets very noisy, so if your looking for a place whet you can have a conversation, this isn't it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith was pretty poppin' as usual. The energy was high and covetable outdoor seating was hard to come by (also as usual). We were seated very quickly inside though. The waiter was especially sweet and friendly and every single thing we ordered was absolutely delicious. We wanted a place quintessentially American as my friend had been sworn in as a citizen that morning and this did the trick. He loved it. This place never disappoints!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to The Smith many times over the past year (east village, midtown, and Lincoln center) and always had a great experience. Unfortunately my visit to the Smith at Lincoln center last week was not good. The service was bad and the food was rushed/ poor quality. I think the servers are more concerned with turning their tables over than providing us a good dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very disappointed to arrive after it asked for outdoor seating to be told reservations don't apply to outside seats!! Stupid and should be more clear in the booking. Inside is very very loud and can barely hear people talk

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were a half an hour late and we're still seated immediately because of our reservation. Fantastic wine selection and very knowledgable waiter.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith was a fine venue for a breakfast meeting. There are a limited number of restaurants in the area to have a breakfast meeting with some style, and The Smith worked excellently for the purpose. The food was good, not too noisy and the service smooth enough. This is the only time I've eaten at The Smith so can't comment on lunch or dinner dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Extremely accommodating and awesome food! If you go for breakfast get the avocado toast! SO delicious. Worth every penny.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The reservation process was very seamless, and the restaurant called to confirm the day prior. Once all members of my party arrived, we were immediately seated.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We recently met a friend for dinner at The Smith, before a show at Lincoln Center. The food was delicious, and service was outstanding. My only complaint would be that space is at a premium, and it felt a little cramped between tables. A great meal though, enjoyed everything we ate (Paella, ceviche, gazpacho, burger)!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Hurray - warm weather is here and we can go back to The Smith -- the noise inside is so unbearable that we decided long ago we would never eat there again unless we could sit outside. The food is as good as ever!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The noise level is intolerable. Had requested a table outside and was assured I have one but was not accommodated. Would not rush back!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything about Smith's was great - food, service, layout, etc - but you have to keep in mind the noise level. Boy it is loud. Tough to have a conversation at your own table. All the rooms were loud including outside so there is no escape. If you're okay with that, like I said, everything else is worthwhile.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always remarkable I'm gluten free and their menu is very accommodating. There for pre opera dinner. Food was great. Service incredibly efficient. Just wish the noise level was lower but for Lincoln Center. This is a great choice

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tasty! Attentive Service! A bit noisy but that didn't take away from the moment. If you are 'starving' or in a rush, tell the staff. Otherwise, it's a casual, NYC dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

loud and hard to hear conversation - but good location.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

As we had tickets to an event at Lincoln Center...the Smith seemed like the perfect choice. It was for its location....but unfortunately, not the location of our table. Granted, all table locations can't be great...at one time or another...you're just going to get a crappy seat. This was our time. The food was good...but as the waiter couldn't really see us behind the column...it was kind of like 'out of sight...out of mind'. Oh well. It was OK ....but the movie was better...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good food chef flexible with menu enjoyable staff but not intrusive

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had great food. Portions were small for the price, but the food was good. The cocktails were good. Our server was cheerful and knowledegable. It is a bit loud. We were outside by one of the heated poles which actually did keep us warm even though it was crisp and cool outside. This is the second time I've been there. It's a scene for sure, not a place for a quiet, romantic dinner, more for a fun, upbeat occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service is always pleasant but very slow

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was recommended by some friends for Brunch! It was just the right place . Food was excellent, service was way above average for NY! Will definitely go back & will recommend to others.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was wonderful and accommodating. My guest was very late, but the restaurant was patient and more than willing to bend over backwards to seat us. I was so pleased with the service both from waitstaff and hostess staff. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoy the food here. Nice selection of mostly bistro-style dishes. On the noisy side and has a vibrant bar and outdoor space. One of my go to places for Lincoln Center.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very busy and energetic place quite good for those going to Lincoln Center. Reservations are a must at any high demand time. Opens early, closes late, and the food is overall quite good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been here a number of times and it always seems to be busy and bustling. The food has been consistently good and well priced for the area. There is a veritable army of servers and busers to keep things moving and service is generally prompt and attentive. The big problem for me here is the noise level which can be more than challenging in both the front and back rooms. \n\nIf you go early or are between crowded periods, this should be less of an issue. Very fine to go to before or after an event at Lincoln Center. \n\nThe bistro type menu has seemed consistently good an well prepared to me.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've eaten at The Smith several times. In fact, I go each time I'm in New York. I have to say that my latest experience was a disappointment. The restaurant was crowded for brunch, which was not a surprise, and of course that means that it was a bit loud and servers were stretched. However, I felt that the service on this visit was not up to par. Our server paid little to no attention to us. Our water bottle remained unfilled, we were not offered any bread, and we had to ask if there were any specials when we finally got her attention long enough to order. Interestingly, when we looked around, we saw our server chatting with a colleague, rather than minding her tables which, given the crowd, should have been of utmost importance. Its a shame, as typically we experience fairly good service and the food is almost always top notch. I am hoping this is not a trend, but an inadequately trained employee.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is really my favorite 'go to' place in the Lincoln Center area. Food is very good and consistent and the service is friendly and attentive. At peak times, reservations are almost essential, but you can get in at more off times. But beware, the room is live and VERY LOUD. If you insist and intimate private dining this is not the place, but is great for casual meals and get togethers. It has a very French brasserie like feel.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Lincoln Center spot. Excellent food and service but back room MUCH too noisy for my taste.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice place for food and meeting friends. Good quality dishes and drinks. Good service, but NOISY!\n\nGo at off hours if you want a bit of quiet!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Three of us dined here for dinner pre-theater. The food was really good and the atmosphere very energetic. Would come back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a perfect spot for brunch before the King and I at Lincoln center. Reservations are a must. We were seated immediately and the place was packed. The wait staff was attentive and the food was as expected.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A reliable and lively place near Lincoln Center with a good variety of dishes. Reservations are a must at peak times which seem to be all times. VERY noisy so do not go if you are looking for quiet conversation. Food and drinks are well prepared and prices are moderate. There are some tables outdoors but nothing that I have tried.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I normally go to The Smith in East Village, but I was in the Lincoln Square area and decided to eat here with a friend. And as usual, The Smith blows me away! I had the hot potato chips 😍 So delicious! And our waiter was SO FRIENDLY! Always pleased by the service I receive at The Smith!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith is a convenient and lively place to meet in Lincoln Square.\nOur server was cheerful, competent and eager to please. The food was delicious and the portions were hearty. And, the drinks were great!\nDefinitely coming back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Table ready on time with highchair as requested. Celebrating two birthdays. Server Nick was great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Came here on a Sunday afternoon - it was crazy busy! The service was pretty great but the food was definitely not as good as the other locations.....

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

if you are in the Lincoln Center area, its not a bad spot to take a break. we went for breakfast/brunch and sat outside. food was ok although my poached egg was undercooked and so inedible. i should have sent it back but the rest of the dish was fine. might give it another shot. maybe it was an off day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent brunch food and coffee! We had a great time visiting in a booth in the back- very relaxed and had a table ready right at our reservation time!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I like to go here but I find the noise level in the rear room to be beyond tolerable. Food is good, consistent, and fairly priced. Service is good and attentive. Value is overall good in today's overpriced NY scene.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waiter didn't write down our order and promptly forgot what it was.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been at The Smith before for brunch and again for dinner and was quite pleased with my food and the service. But the other night I was quite disappointed with the size of the portions. I actually left feeling hungry. I ordered the swordfish which was well-prepared but was probably the smallest fish entree I have ever had. We also ordered the lobster salad which was also a bit small. We thought perhaps we had been given lunch sized portions but that was not the case. Our waiter brought us a dessert on the house after we questioned the portion sizes so that was a treat. I'd love to return to The Smith -- maybe I just won't order fish in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food & service. Had a most enjoyable dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sitting outdoors was great!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very over-priced for what we got. Lousy hamburger on soggy bun. In spite of the high price had to pay extra to replace fries with brussel sprouts. Very noisy. Tables crowded together.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We always have a nice meal here. Comfort food with upscale touches. Careful attention to food allergies. Perfect for a performance night at Lincoln Center.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had the Kale and Quinoa salad followed by the NY Strip steak with fries and peppercorn sauce. The salad was crunchy and generous sized and the NY Strip with fries and peppercorn sauce were perfect. The steak was an excellent quality and prepared medium rare just as ordered. Plenty of fries were on the plate which is great because I have a running arrangement with my wife that she gets some of my fries. We also had a couple of glasses of a 2008 Bordeaux blend that was a great pairing with the steak. The restaurant is quite loud in the back section where we were, but we could still talk and the bread and free sparking water are a great touch. We were in and out in an hour and a half, and Open Table is a perfect solution as parties of 2. People without a reservation on Saturday night at 7 were waiting an hour for a table, We were 17 minutes late for our reservation, which put us in the no-show category, so I had to fetch the email from my phone to get a seat. Thankfully I dug that out, but my recommendation is to get to The Smith in time for your reservation as the place is packed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service and food. I will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What a lovely place to have my six month anniversary! We loved the crab cakes more than each other!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beyond noisy, energetic noise level doesn't even describe it. But this is the Lincoln center area and options are limited. don't go if you want to talk easily with your dining companions.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Convenient to Lincoln center They get u in and out in time for curtain moderately priced

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Picked by my niece who we were visiting.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took my wife to see The Nutcracker at the NYC Ballet, and we decided to make it a dinner/show sort of evening. We'd been to The Smith in Midtown East and Union Square, so we figured we'd give it a shot.\n\nUpon arriving, we noticed a ton of people trying to get a table without reservations, with a line to the door. I had made reservations in advance, so I just walked to the front of the line, and we were seated immediately. (Strange how spending 10 seconds on the OpenTable app can allow you to skip the lines...)\n\nAfter that, it was a pretty standard meal. We unfortunately waited over 10 minutes before our waiter came over, but it was fine otherwise. My wife always gets the mussels, which she did again; I got the short rib which was really, really good. Split a carafe of wine, and then headed to the show.\n\nIt was pretty much exactly what we expected. Great food, extensive drink list, but really nothing more than that.\n\nOne thing we did notice is that it was very noisy in there. Yes, it's a popular place, but it was kind of overwhelming. There were also a LOT of tourists, which didn't exactly make for a nice romantic meal, although that's not what we were going for.\n\nI definitely wouldn't consider it a neighborhood gem, but it's a good place to get a quick meal before heading to a show.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The steak frites are outstanding. But I think we're done with the salads here. Too poor quality to be over $25. Also, we weren't served any bread. We really like The Smith, and this was our first poor experience in over 10 visits.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding waitress who really made my husband's B-day dinner special! We'll be back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good food and very good service, and more casual than some of the other Lincoln Center area restaurants. The noise, however, doesn't encourage a lot of conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith is across the street from Lincoln Center. This prime location goes a long way when selecting a restaurant. The entire staff of the Smith is friendly and efficient. The food was good although the menu options are limited. The portion size was reasonable. My friends were happy with their choices.\nThe noise level was very high and it was difficult to hold a conversation.\nAll things considered we would return and try the outside dining.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the kale salad and the Cookie dessert is amazing!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Usually drop-in to eat at the bar with friends, but this time, we were on a schedule to get to a show. Food is consistently good, the variety of offerings on the menu are great, and the tastes are deelish. The drinks are always inventive and top-notch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always solid. Can get loud and bustly during peak times, but not obnoxious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Positives: Nice, varied menu. Food well prepared. Excellent service. Negatives: Tables much too closely packed. Way too noisy. These two items plus the bathroom tiles on walls everywhere (huh??) make the room so loud as to make private conversation virtually impossible (thank heavens the couple we wound up talking to at the next table were very pleasant, but...).\n\nWe'll go back, but not often, and only when time left before a concert (Lincoln Center is across the street) is very short.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service and the location itself were good. But the food was simply ok. not great but also not bad.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We arrived earlier than our scheduled reservation. We were greeted immediately. The hostess seated us early, which was greatly appreciated. Our waiter was cordial, attentive, and did not rush us. Our meals were very good.\nOverall, it was a very pleasant dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

outstanding meal french bread is tasty amazing salad with large pieces of bacon and blue cheese superb wife loved her shrimp and my Mahi Mahi was amazing great and different tastes also nice that serve ice cold water and seltzer at no cost

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith was highly recommended on Yelp and Urban spoon, but it was not good. It was really hot, super noisy and we were shoved on the corner. I don't get why restaurants have to fit so many people into a small space. My dinner (steak) was OK, but my husband's was basically thick goopy tomato sauce over pasta full of pepper and garlic. He had an upset stomach most of the show we to see. It is right across form Lincoln Center, but we should have walked a block and eaten somewhere better.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The brunch was just okay. It's nothing special and also, for the price, it's not worth it. I got sick from eating the eggs Benedict from brunch. Also, the place gets super crowded during the weekends, and it's really not an ideal place to have a nice quiet meal. You feel cramped at the tables and the waiters are bumping into you, your chair, and table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always reliably good food and service. great to have in the neighborhood.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith has consistently good food. The only issue with this place is the noise level. The service was excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service and food were fair. Atmosphere energetic. \n\nOne of our guests food was not entered. \n\nThe entire table received their food except for 1. After 15-20 minutes we finally asked our waiter what was going on. We assume the order was never entered because we overheard the manager was getting involved. I'm sure the kitchen hurriedly made the order as the manager came out within 5 minutes to hand deliver the plate. However instead of an apology, he responded with an anecdote - 'the chickens were having trouble laying your eggs'. It would have been nice to comp the meal or at least a drink. She received nothing and because her date didn't start eating his food until she received hers, he was forced to eat a plate of cold food. Simply unacceptable.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good location for Lincoln center. Food is okay. Appeals to the bigger is better ideology. Too expensive for what it really is though. Like a pricey Olive Garden with a more extensive wine list. Room is loud but service is adequate. Not a bad choice if you're first priority is convenience to Lincoln Center or Columbus Circle but definitely not if you're looking for good food don't waste your money here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waiter Ian was fantastic! Quite enjoyed my Gatsby cocktail and lobster salad; boyfriends steak was great, disappointed it only came with fries though for the price.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The waitress was rude and uncooperative. I ordered steak and they were out of it and when my replacement salmon arrived, it was hardly cooked. Waitress was very rude about it all. \nThe reataurant was recommended and when a waitress is rude it ruins the entire meal. You are only as good as the weakest link..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

As usual, a great meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic food. Good service. Noise made the experience VERY POOR.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

the food was quite tasty and the waiter was good about special requests. Also the food came very quickly so there was no trouble making our show at Lincoln Center. However, the noise level was very unpleasantly high, could not carry on a conversation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Bad fish served to our table made everyone sick.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The location is perfect for attending a performance at Lincoln Center. I love the lobster salad, they do not skimp on the lobster or the avocado, although I would prefer baby lettuce over the field greens. \nIf you want quiet, either sit outside or in the back room. The front is so noisy you can not carry on a conversation without screaming at one another; but i will still go back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I know breakfast is not the big meal for the restaurant but I felt there wasn't enough wait staff. We waited a long time for coffee, we waited a long time for our check. The food was good but maybe not hot enough.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lots of choices. Very good food! Salmon, chicken, burgers, etc. Great sides!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I honestly don't know how the entire operation runs so smoothly. The space is HUGE and packed, yet staff is on point, efficient, constantly moving, and attentive. Our server, Adam, was super-friendly and accommodating. Standard brunch items were served uniquely -- both in preparation and presentation. Excellent! Though the venue is appropriate for all ages, my mom had a hard time hearing with the very loud volume; but the food was so good, she didn't care. The Smith is a great value for the LC area!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A wonderful restaurant! Great staff!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Meh! Ok food, Ok service. Not bad. Not great. Had dessert too to see if that might be better and that was meh too.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall a positive experience, but it could be better. The wait time was acceptable, we were seated within a few minutes of our reservation time. There is sufficient space between the tables, so it doesn't feel crowded.\nThere was no room at the bar, so it wasn't really possible to have a drink while we waited. Noticed that diners who had drinks carried them to their tables themselves - this is a sign of inattentive service.\nWe ordered cocktails and appetizers before our main course. The appetizers arrived in advance our drinks - also not good service and it makes it less likely that a second drink would be ordered.\nThis is not a restaurant that encourages leisurely dining, while we weren't rushed, there was a sense that our meal proceeded briskly.\nOur server and all the wait staff were knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Noise level made conversation virtually impossible. For party of two only a tiny loaf of hard bread wrapped in paper was presented. Server did bring another with comment that the small portion of bread was the usual. Steak was very good. Service was slow and initial server seemed rushed and uninterested in our party. Did not tell about the specials of the evening. He was replaced by another more friendly person. Think the prices are pretty high for the value received. Small steaks, mountains of greasy fries.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is very good in this noisy friendly spot. The lamb milanese was a wonderful surprise.\ngo when you have time because service is good but slow.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food here is amazing and the ambience is pretty good although it lacks the authenticity of the downtown version. Tables are a little close together but much better than the downtown version. I'd recommend. Especially the french toast and BLTE.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sunday brunch is an event in this bustling, New York cool, restaurant. I was very impressed by the extremely courteous staff; from greeters to waitpersons to bussers, all with a good nature.\nOur recent brunch choices- the raw oysters and other seafood. Fresh as they could be. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great! We had a delicious hamburger and my favorite, the Sicilian baked eggs. There is always a wait for brunch, but if you book at least a day in advance on opentable, you'll definitely be able to get a reservation - we never have a problem!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good was ok but not great. Wines were expensive although offering half liter was good. Basic but pricey for what you get.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's very very loud. The acoustics are terrible although all else was good

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed the restaurant, but noise level too high for a true senior citizen. Lovely place - I would definitely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice lunch just before the opera across the street - we like that place and returned every time we were in NYC. the service is great, the food is good, the interior is to my liking

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith has good food at decent prices. BUT, the noise level at lunch and dinner is deafening and I leave hoarse every time as I find myself screaming across the table to communicate with my dining partner. I work a few blocks away and can only enjoy this place as an early midweek breakfast spot with clients or colleagues. It's unfortunate, because I'd use it more often if they'd find a solution to control the noise there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very noisy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Mussels were simply delicious. Cooked right. Lobster Roll is overpriced. Asparagus salad was quite good. Hamburger is better than others in NY. Mango sorbet was sweet and refreshing. Quite a generous portion and could be shared. Very noisy and tight.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Much too noisy, bordering on the unbearable. I fear for the staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

They were very attentive to my gluten allergy and the food was fantastic! I will definitely come back again. I wish they would seat you while you wait for your party to arrive, but a lot of NYC restaurants won't do that, so I understand.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

$14 for salad!! You've got to be kidding! It's lettuce!!!! \n$13 for a vodka on the rocks in a very small glass that is less than half full!! Outrageous!\n$27 for 4 grilled shrimp on grits!! (grits are served 'free' in most southern restaurants)!\nIt took at least 15 minutes to get our cocktails after placing the order--and then appetizers \narrived immediately------so minimal time to begin to enjoy the drinks!\nNoise level unbearable and 'wall' of front doors were open allowing for even more street noise!!\n\nWhat this place really has going for it is location--if you are attending an event in the neighborhood--\notherwise, I would suggest dining somewhere else

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consistently a great meal with outstanding service. Courteous and accomodating

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waiter was awesome! Food delicious as was our wine! Mother daughter trip to NYC with 7 of us after show! Loved it and would highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a fun birthday lunch. I was on my lunch hour, and with the reservation, we got a great table and quick attentive service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience --- The service was excellent , great menu, awesome food !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The host/hostess and service is very good. The food is okay, the drinks are fine but pricey for what you are getting. I wish it was a bit better given it's a great location and obviously the staff are good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We live in the neighborhood and eat out all the time, really all the time. We have been to this popular and lively restaurant several times before with mixed results. The Smith has a young crowd frequenting it and for good reason. The bar is popular and it has good food with a variety that appeals to hearty and light appetites. Lincoln Center attracts a big older genteel crowd with the Met and Philharmonic always in performance. We are older folks but with a younger demeanor. We like the food and the vibe here but we did not appreciate the lack of service and very long wait for our food to arrive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The cheese and mushroom omelet was most egg-very little filling. The accompanying salad was tired.\nFortunately, my husband's seafood was great.\n\nThis was our first poor experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outdoor dining at its best. Excellent menu with a wide range of choices. Fair prices. Creative presentations of foods. Professional service. Definitely a place to return again and again\n!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great mid town lunch location. A little loud and buggy outside, but good overall. Love the Avocado Toast. Guest had chicken and loved it too. Worth it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The chicken paillard is so over priced for what it is.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Their roasted tomato soup was as incredible as ever. The chicken salad was a welcome surprise. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. My only complaint is that they bring the check before you ask them, which puts an annoying note in an otherwise enjoyable experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

On a pre-opera Saturday night, we were squeezed into the last table for two in the far back room. Noise was off thr charts and the couple next to us were loud and cheek-to-jowl with us. Salmon pastrami style (suggested by out server as being better than the tuna) proved a trrrible idea. Lobster salad very light on shellfish. Next time at LC: Ed's Chowder House or the Indie

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service were both great. We sat outside that evening because it was a beautiful night and a slight chill in the air. Which was a great option because the inside was very 'energetic'. In other words to loud to be able to have a conversation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to The Smith for pre-show dinner because there weren't many options in the Lincoln Center immediate neighborhood. The service was good, but the food was nothing special and the quality was low. The worse part of the restaurant is the noise level. It is not a pleasant place for a relaxing meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This isn't my first time at The Smith...I always sit outside although the bar is nice too...great value, very good service and food!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enough menu choices to please everyone, even a couple of veggie dishes; terrific wait staff; but don't expect to be able to chat with your friends unless you ask for the back room. Stick to lovely selection of local beers; the wines are pricey.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Both my wife and I both ordered beef ribs over pasta. \nMuch too highly seasoned. The chef has heavy hands.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I don't know why I keep coming back. The servers barely come to the table, never ask if you need anything or if you are ok. They are always so frazzled and short with you. My meal was baked eggs in tomato sauce. The chef forgot to put the tomato sauce in and when I told my waiter he asked if I 'just wanted a side' instead of re-make my meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very okay food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The avocado toast was really really good, also the home fries were pretty delicious

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was good plus, BUT the noise level was a serious drawback. We will not return at any of the' busy' hours which I suspect is always. Service, food both good but communicating without shouting not possible. I do not recommend this for anyone who expects to converse civilly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the gnocchi with truffle cream! They were great with adding or removing things from certain dishes and the food was wonderfully made, like soul food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my first time here. Lovely atmosphere. Enjoyed the food a great deal. It's a little noisy, but it's Manhattan. I only wish that the waiters would have left us alone a little. Every few minutes, they were trying to take our plates away. It's so disruptive when you are trying to have a conversation with your dining companion. I must have said, 'Please wait until we are both finished' about 15 times. It was aggravating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this place. The food is delicious and the staff are so kind and accommodating.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Subpar seared tuna and disagreeable service. This place feels like a company cafeteria.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite restaurant, hands down!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I cannot say enough about 'The Smith' - Lincoln Center. The food is great- not pretentious- but good quality for a decent price. The service is always top notch- I have eaten here many times before and I always have a good experience. Keep up the excellent work!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The waitstaff is so attentive and kind, especially considering I have some dietary challenges. I am always treated so well and the food is just delicious. I very much enjoyed the kale and quinoa salad and the carrot ginger soup had a lovely balance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good drinks...good steak....VERY TASTY Brussel sprouts....GREAT DESSERTS!!!!!#

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fun neighborhood place for an informal dinner or lunch. Loud when busy, which is usually. Good food, good service, lively atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always have a lovely time here. The service is top notch and the food is consistently good. Nick the Manager is attentive and kind, and the service is very friendly and on point. Thank you to all at The Smith.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always enjoy The Smith- great atmosphere and service and excellent food. I bring friends here often because I know it will always be a great time. I highly recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Thank goodness I made a reservation, what a super popular place. People were begging to be seated. I understand why. This was my first visit, certainly not my last. The simple decor was comforting, lots of off white. The windows were beautiful and provided so much sunlight. I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast 'Simple Scramble', fluffy eggs with a hint of bitter & salt, apple smoke bacon, home fries and mixed green. My waiter was able to balance being attentive in the demand, good guy. The price is reasonable, you get an ample amount of food and the quality is supreme. It was very noisy but it comes with the territory of being a vibrant place. Must visit again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Bustling, high \n energy place. A bit cramped; salmon tartar was excellent and the jalapeno grits were the bomb. Couldn't decide on the\nGnocchi

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great to come with friends , the service is perfect. I love the place with a lot of charm and very close to the Lincoln Center .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Vincent was the best server!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I chose The Smith as a pre-Mostly Mozart dinner spot because every other restaurant I tried was fully booked. I was not impressed by the reviews on TripAdvisor, but I bit the bullet and booked just to have someplace to eat. The only thing I actually liked about The Smith was the staff - the bartender was super nice; the young woman at the front desk was super nice and helpful; the waiter was super nice and efficient. I liked everybody associated with the place. The food was okay, not special in any way at all. What The Smith is good for is pre-performance dinner at Lincoln Center if a better choice is not available.It is so convenient to the theaters that you will not be rushed to eat or concerned about the time needed to get to your seats so the mediocrity of the food and the place will fade into your memory, supplanted by the memory of the performance. If you are not going to LC, then eat in a different part of town at a better restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith's location can't be beat-directly across the street from the David Koch Theater. This is a casual place with good food-the pot pie was delish. Service was eh- While personable, I think they forgot about us. After dinner was cleared, we waited and waited, and finally had to call a server over to take our dessert order. They were very busy. Prices are moderate, which is great when you're going for the lungs for tickets at Lincoln Center. However, the noise level is deafening. The closer we got to showtime, the more crowded the restaurant got, and at that point conversation was impossible. The good news-we were at our table for almost 2-1/2 hours, and no one hurried us. So enjoy The Smith-but bring your earplugs.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had two shrimp appetizers( with two shrimps in each), one kale and quinoa salad and a side or spinach and the bill came to $55.00. It was a bit high.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Reliable go-to for Lincoln Center. Food is good, service spotty but friendly. VERY loud and does nothing to add to the experience. Been here several times and will go again, but only if I have tix for LC.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place to sit at with a friend/friends and have a chat, a tasty meal served quickly, with enough to fill up the tank.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server took 15 minutes to bring out the coffee and mimosas after taking our order. Food was all very good though.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter screwed up a bit, and didn't take ownership of it at all which ticked me off. Aside from that, the food is always solid and the neighborhood is awesome (Lincoln Square location). Very pricey, but that comes with the territory. Overall, I typically enjoy my experience there.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice menu, a bit chaotic though. We requested outdoor which wasn't available but was seated at a good table inside. Service started off good but deteriorated. As our waiter didn't hear all the selections and didn't order one of the appetizers. Had to ask several times for ice. And then had to wait too long to ask for the check. Might give it a second try and with less expectations.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Small portions, noisy, good service. \nNeeded a restaurant close to concert venue. Recommended by friend. Won't be going back. Too many better places in the hood

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place was so noisy that I couldn't hear myself think. I had to ask three times before I knew their special for the day. And the worst was yet to come, I ordered 6 oysters then soft shelled crab. Flounder as entree. Oysters and crab came together which was bad already, while I was still eating my crab, they brought out my entree. Not only I couldn't eat the flounder at the time, but there's no room on the table to put it. They just rushing too much and too quick. Sigh! Never again even if the food are the best in the entire New York State.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

At dinner, this place is PAINFULLY loud. The lunch menu is virtually the same and the noise level, while still HIGH, is not deafening. Everything is SUPER fresh. Great zucchini blossom flat bread. Avocado Toast is fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was wonderful. We've eaten at the Smith many times and it was great to try some items new to us. Our servers were so great. They were both friendly, engaging, and professional. We had two little ones with us and they were both willing to engage with our 2 year old. It makes all the difference for a parent when dining out with kids that staff members don't make you feel like the presence of your children are a problem. We're looking forward to going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Vacationing in New York. We had a 7PM play at Lincoln Center and looked for highly rated reasonably priced restaurants near Lincoln Center and found the Smith. We were glad we did. Great restaurant space, delicious food. About average for New York prices we think - Cocktail for $10 (not a specialty cocktail), Pot pie was $24. Short Ribs $32. We were seated close to people on our right and left - but I guess that's normal. Should have asked for a more private table. Service was efficient and friendly.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always enjoy it there\n\n\nJust very noisy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was in town for the Ballet Friday night and had both dinner and brunch here the next day. Both waiters were fun and attentive with great recommendations. There wasn't anything we didn't like. From the Crab Cake Tots and Kale/Quinoa salad to the Shrimp with Jalapeño grits and Swordfish...oh and don't forget the 1/4 of chocolate chip cookies (the size of your face!) and the S'more in a Jar...amazing! The brunch menu has a nice selection and if you like avocado the Avocado Toast had to have been at least a whole avocado nicely dressed with lemon and red pepper flakes, delicious! Classic subway tiles and metal roof make dining inside noisy but brunch outside was lovely.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The place is noisy and the tables a bit small and cramped however everything else makes it a worthwhile dining experience. The service is good with young and very friendly staff. The menu was surprisingly varied and not your usual bar good. The crab cakes appetizer was delicious and the spicy chicken lollis we're amazing.\nAll the main courses were excellent and a good choice of beers on tap.\nOverall a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, the food was amazing, great specials, and the service is top notch. The most dependable restaurant on the West Side.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The $25 dollar burger was tasteless, served on a slightly stale bun topped with breaded fried onions instead of grilled or even a fresh slice of a Bermuda onion. Very disappointing

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Felt so rushed . Server very busy and felt like food thrown at us. Not quality but good for location but better choices around

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always bustling. Very loud and not much personal space. However, it's a stand-by for the delicious cocktails and food. You really can't go wrong - we ordered the hot chips with blue cheese to start, Mahi Mahi for me and salmon for my friend, an order of mac n cheese for the table. All super yummy and very generous portions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always love coming here. Enjoyed the seared tuna with creative medley of vegetables. Busy place but service was attentive and excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Smith was a great choice for a family meal after a show at Lincoln Center. The menu is varied and the food is tasty, quick and reasonably priced (for NYC). You could easily make a meal out of starters and salad. They were more than attentive to the food allergy of one of our diners. The noise level can get very loud, but we were seated in the very back room where the echo is not quite as deafening. I highly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoy dinner at The Smith near Lincoln Center often when will be attending concerts, operas or productions across the street. It's a marvel how they can serve so many customers at one seating. But recently we have noticed a diminishing sense of professionalism in their staff, especially in their waiter support (mostly bus boys) - these individuals can't even speak the English language. This was evidenced the other night (a Saturday) when we had only finished our appetizer course but the bus boy took away all the unused silverware and plates before we were served dinner. When we told the young man that we weren't finished and that dinner was still coming, he had no idea what we were saying. Really Smith? We can't even have a conversation with the staff?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is consistently good. It's a great people watching scene. My favorite place for lunch especially.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were late for our dinner reservation and they held our table without qualms. (We did call ahead.) Then we only had an hour for dinner and our waiter didn't balk. We ordered cocktails, apps and main courses and he had us out the door on time. Everything was very good, especially the tomato soup and the salmon tartar over crispy rice. The location couldn't be better for going to Lincoln Center. It is a noisy and bustling restaurant, but they are a well oiled machine. And the menu is varied enough that there is something for everyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Spectacular food, ambience was great, and waiter was fantastic. Service overall was excellent. Exceptional Bloody Mary's made it a perfect brunch!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have loved The Smith for years - ever since there was only one of them - but we were really disappointed this last time. It was our first visit to the Lincoln Center location and we found several of the items we ordered to be off. The meatballs were MUCH spicier than usual (as was the tomato sauce that came with the calamari - I assume the same stuff). The brussels flatbread was also insanely spicy and we were told 'oops, they changed the recipe from the description on the menu'. They were nice and took it away but still, we were disappointed. The pork chop and sliders were also mediocre. Overall, we usually LOVE everything we order but this time was different. Not sure if it was an off night or if it is this location.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Order not prepared as requested. Waiter kept apologizing. Small communication problem. Waiter was very busy...maybe distracted. Maybe he had too many tables. Restaurant is way too noisy. Hard to have a conversation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service are both very average. Prices are reasonable. The inside is very noisy.

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