Lincoln Center Kitchen
Lincoln Center Kitchen

Lincoln Center Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lincolncenterkitchen.com/
  • Phone: (212) 874-7000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Anconetani
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Committed to providing an unparalleled level of service and cuisine, Restaurant Associates has earned a reputation for uncompromising quality. Whether you’re hosting an intimate reception, a gala for a few thousand, or a special celebration somewhere in between, we will work with you to custom design a truly memorable experience. We listen carefully to your ideas and then put our experience and imagination to work to choreograph the perfect event.
  • Private Party Contact: Catering by Restaurant Associates 212-875-0203 x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway and 64th
  • Public Transit: 1 Train - 66th Street Stop,
    City Bus, M66, M11, M7, M5, M104
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Garage Parking Available at Lincoln Center.
    Entrances at both 62nd and 65th streets
A word from Lincoln Center Kitchen
A classic all-American restaurant conceived by Chef/Innovator Ed Brown. This accessible restaurant is New York City-born and raised, embracing the landmark culinary traditions of the city. The cuisine celebrates timeless American cooking with a focus on regional flavors and global inspirations. Highest quality ingredients, simple preparations and emphasis on seasonal, local and sustainable sourcing are the hallmarks of this all-American menu.

The beverage menu features a selection of distinctive beers and local brews, acclaimed American and international wines, and unique mixologist cocktails. Signature bar snacks complement the beverage menu and provide a light dining option.
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Lincoln Center Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.5
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)special occasion (22)fit for foodies (22)scenic view (10)great for lunch (7)good for groups (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (6)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (5)romantic (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food was not as fresh or thoughtfully prepared as on previous occasions.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very limited menu
    RWLWVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    the restaurant is convenient to performances but the menu is rather limited......
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  • alec
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Very expensive for just average food. I would not recommend a place that costs so much and has zero ambiance.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    the food was overpriced and not particullary good the prior restaurant was much bettter
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Before a Performance
    Rtex
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Perfect for before a performance at Lincoln Center. On this visit the kitchen was slow so we were a little pressed for time at the end. Otherwise, excellent service. We had the special Sea Bass which was excellent. I think the salads choice should be added to the appetizer menu and maybe include another salad choice would be nice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would not recommend this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Other than its location within Avery Fisher Hall I would not recommend this restaurant for any reason!
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  • Pre Concert meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Food very good in attractive surroundings perfect for pre concert dinner. However, service seemed rather inefficient
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • handy and decent
    Particular
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    amazingly there has been a dearth of good restaurants convenient to Lincoln Center and reasonably priced for those of us who do not want to eat a large meal before a concert or other entertainment. kitchen fills the gap even though they do not have a kitchen to prepare food on site.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to enjoy
    HarryfromSeoul
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Due to having a NY Phil. performance, I reserved the Kitchen. My overall exeprience is good. I ordered Prix fix menu. That day's chef's feature was fillet mignon. I requested to cook as "medium rare" but it was almost well-done. Before the performance, servers and waiters are very busy. I reserved 1 hour before the performance, I was chased time. I recommnand 1.5 hour before the performance, you'll be more enjoy the dining time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient only.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Very small portions. Very good food. Very good service. Extremely expensive. Extremely convenient for Lincoln Center performances.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice place right near the Met
    billybooksVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This is a very good restaurant in the same space as the former Arpeggio. The food is quite good, although can run to the expensive side. I mean, nearly forty dollars for a crab cake [note that that's singular, not plural.] They have interesting cocktails that are not too out of sight, and the wine prices are reasonable. The deviled eggs appetizer is scrumptious -- with bacon and caviar -- so mouthwatering that it's a shame you only get three pieces [that's one and a half eggs]. The "spaghetti-spaghetti" dish is also good and reasonably filling. Did not try the desserts this time. Even when this place gets crowded, the acoustics prevent it from being too noisy. Excellent service, clean and bright, very good food. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice menu for pre & post events @ Lincoln Center
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I assume the restaurant is really a caterer renting the lobby space from Avery Fisher Hall. Correct me if I'm wrong. Service is excellent. They KNOW folks have to be on time for their concerts at Lincoln Center. Their menu is pretty creative especially since most of the items must be prepped off-site and finished just before serving. It seems a bit over-priced, but given their constraints (rent, labor costs (great staff!)), you have to give them credit for presenting a good enjoyable meal. And you'll make your curtain time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-concert dinner
    Tastebuds
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Our pre-concert dinner was a wonderful occasion. Not only was the food delicious, but the service was exemplary.The filet mignon was cooked to perfection and was beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A matter of convenience
    JustUs2VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    While better than anticipated it pales when compared with what is in the local area
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    ManuBob
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Lovely space. Striped bass entree had beautifully crispy skin, but was slightly underseasoned and slightly overcooked. Not enough to make it inedible, but more than enough to make it ordinary. Prix Fixe dinner served with just the fish sitting on a spot of green puree and garnished with some herbs and radish. No starch, no vegetable, just the fish. The fresh fruit for dessert was nice. Service spotty at best. Had to flag down a waiter to ask for anything. I miss Arpeggio. With so many better choices in the area, I don't think I'll be back. How sad...
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  • Lincoln Center Kitchen
    Nann
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Food [chicken pot pie, short rib burger] was good quality, not exceptional but tasty. Wines: a bit overpriced. Location in Avery Fisher Hall is quite convenient. Attempts to create a comfortable ambience are undermined by inept waitstaff; our waiter was unfamiliar with details of menu items, and frustratingly inattentive/unavailable. Too bad -- a good setting not well used.
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  • Need new chef
    One2Go
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Efficiently located inside Lincoln Center, this should be a superb place for a simple pasta and good wine before a performance. The one pasta offered was whole wheat! Why? My chicken pot pie was a mix of white and dark meat (not indicated in menu) and filled with odd inedible strings. Service is rushed which, considering the locale, is basically a good thing. They very generously removed my chicken pot pie from the bill as I could not eat it. Should be better!!
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  • Miki
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Expensive an ordinary food for the price paid. Noisy. The bread was lousy and the salad practically had no dressing. The waitress had too many tables to attend, though she was corteous and nice. I will never go back.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why we ate there
    operalover
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    One would specifically choose this restauarant for the obvious-it's right in Lincoln Center and if you are going to the opera or ballet or symphony it's right there. takes the anxiety away of getting to the performance on time It went up in price and the portions are really small,but the food was tasty. If the food and service were NOT good I would not go there again. One likes to have a totally nice evening when going to Lincoln Center. If the restauarant does not do what it's suppose to do -serve good food with service than it does no belong in Lincoln Center.As many times as I go it's still"a night out." Should watch that they don't price themselves out of business.
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  • Outstanding
    worldtraveler
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Fine menu. Top chicken pot pie with great fresh vegetables, and marvellous apple crumble. Recommended .especislly for before concerts at Avery Fisher Hall. Good wines, too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Good Food and Ambiance
    goodfoodlc
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Although a bit expensive for average pocketbook, when going to Lincon Center for event location,great food, reasonable wine, and excellent service is worth it. Great salmon and basil mashed potatoes and side of spinach. No need to rush and the concert is right there in the same building. Atmosphere is active but not noisy. Also good dessert choices. Too expensive for a "regular" dinner but rather Special Treat.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savanti
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Presentation of the food was excellent and imaginative as was the preparation, taste and menu.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Food Is So-So, Prices Ridiculous
    BillVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My wife and I dined at Kitchen on a Saturday evening. Two appetizers, two entrees, two glasses of wine -- and a total bill, without tip, of almost $130. The food was okay -- I had the chicken pot pie, my wife had the crab cakes -- but nothing spectacular. The corn & crab chowder was pretty good. But, really, there was nothing special about the food, the service or the presentation. The restaurants that have been in the same spot in past years (Arpeggio, for one) were far better. And there are much better -- and cheaper -- restaurants in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Worth for convenience to Lincoln Center events although prices seem high. I rarely order hamburgers but the short rib burgers we had were great!
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  • Good bet before or after a concert
    Rtex
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Wine prices a bit steep, especially by the glass. Very attentive and friendly service. What ever happened to the wonderful rolls that were served?
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ideal for Lincoln Center
    TheaterBuffVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were surprised to find our old favorite, Arpeggio, suddenly transformed into the Lincoln Center Kitchen. That said, we enjoyed the new menu, and were happy to see at least some of our familiar servers continuing on. Service as before, reliable, saving you from constantly checking your watch to make sure you'll make the curtain.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Lovely evening however was not served warm enough.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • JoannieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The big attraction for us is that the restaurant is so convenient when you're attending a Lincoln Center performance. Not thrilled with the new menu ... we were sharing two courses and both times had to ask for two plates. Main course special was unexciting, and I overheard that they ran out of it very early during the dinner hour. Our waitress was attentive. We had asked for a specific area to sit, and a table was reserved! However, I wouldn't recommend the restaurant but probably would return only because of its convenience.
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  • Loved it. Great mushroom popover!
    OneGalsOpinion
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was really tasty fare, refined service without being overly fussy...and a really well-paced meal. My friend and I had a fantastic time. It's casual/elegant. You won't be overdressed if you're going to the opera; there's room for all styles of diner. Has a savvy vibe to it. Not particularly pretentious. Good use of the space. Indeed, I am looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better
    CHRYSVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I returned to LCK and tried their "prix-fixe" menu. MUCH more reasonable than a la carte- I actually spent about 1/2 the amount at $47 plus coffee. Wait staff has always been wonderful and, since I am a regular, they treat me with extra care. Still think the name is far too similar - and confusing - to Lincoln Ristaurante next door, a very high class establishment.
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  • Food good, service poor
    kattVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was good and the location perfect for dinner before a Lincoln Center performance, but service needs a lot of improvement. My server tried but was totally uninformed about about what was on the menu, what the options were, etc. and had to check with the kitchen on several things that she should have known. Luckily I got there early and wasn't too worried about time, but neighboring tables weren't so lucky when it got crowded. The main courses of the couple next to me were given to the wrong table so their meal was significantly delayed and their coffee took forever to arrive. My server mixed up my dessert. I guess the place is relatively new, but the serving staff need much more training. I'll try it again in a few months.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avery Fisher Hall disappointment
    Red1
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    unfortunate that a wonderful NY place such as AveryFisher hall should house such a less than mediocre restaurant. It's more like a gloriified fast food place. Very limited menu and a 47.00 prix fix with two choice..one was chicken of course. You may be better off having a sandwich at the snack bar or eating across the street at a real restaurant.
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  • food much improved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    improved food with sophisticated & interesting menu choises ; service is friendly & efficient
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • efficient, quiet pre-theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    excellent for grownups…no music blaring in the background…you can hear your dinner companions talking
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The perfect restaurant for before an opera or an orchestra concert.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    service not as attentive and welcoming as in the past---food OK but prices increased for desserts and your terrific lasagne not available on this new menu we probably will not bother coming back
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  • Lincoln Center Kitchen
    brunatVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We think that there must be a new chef to go along with the new name of the restaurant. The food was wonderful, especially the salmon.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New name
    CHRYSVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A very bad choice when there is Lincoln Ristaurante right next door and it is not a Kitchen! The prices are far too high for a "kitchen". Food is very good but that isn't enough. It used to be affordable, but over $90 for a glass of ordinary wine, a simple salad, main course, dessert and espresso is way too much. Nice to see the regular staff there and they are always very good to me. The confusion of the new name is bad enough for me, a thirty year Lincoln Center goer, but imagine how confusing it is to out-of-towners! I understand that Lincoln Center, not the restaurant, insist on the name but they are SO wrong!
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  • Delightful surprise
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    After several disappointing meals at Arpeggio, we were delighted that the new chef and new life at the Kitchen really exceeded our expectations. Wonderful cooking, imaginative American, very fresh seasonal ingredients. Standouts: corn chowder, beet salad, fish of the day, chicken pot pie. Vegetarian spaghetti satified our picky vegetarian eater. Service has catapulted from lackluster in Arpeggio to absolutely delightful.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • philharmonic
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    great if you are attending event at lincoln center food was good service adequate
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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