Lincoln Center Kitchen
Lincoln Center Kitchen
  • Address:
    Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center Plaza
    West 64th Street & Columbus Avenue
    New York, NY 10023
    Neighborhood:
    Lincoln Square
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Lincoln Center Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lincolncenterkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2128747000x
  • 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
77 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.5
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
64% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (13)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (5)scenic view (4)hot spot (4)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (0)Show More
  • 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.
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    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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  • grandmaluVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    New menu gives a range of items to choose from. Great place to dine prior to any Lincoln Center performance.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Good Food
    operafan141VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was a good choice for a pre-opera dinner. The deviled eggs were delicious, as was the mushroom filled popover. Chicken pot pie was good, but fairly ordinary and the salmon was very tasty. Not a memorable meal, but certainly a good one. The service was friendly and professional and the noise level was quiet. If it were not at Lincoln Center, I probably would not go back, but the location makes it a better choice than it might otherwise be.
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  • Good food, very poor serviced
    abbaavVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The staff has no concept that people eating there are interested in being at a concert at a given time. Waited long time for order to be taken, long time between courses, for 7:30 concert desert came at 7:20, coffee and check never arrived. Had to return during intermission to pay bill.
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  • limited but okay
    anonVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The menu is limited but covers the basics The food is okay. Prices are high. Service is good. Very convenient in bad weather.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointed in service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was good, but the experience was not. Server never told us his name; was late in coming over; did not welcome us in. Forgot my Prosecco. Water was very late in coming. Server was not correct in offering me choices of bread. Service felt disinterested at best. It was clear that the server had no interest in our dining experience at all. Receptionist was fine. The friendliest staff person was the busboy who was delightful. At Lincoln Center prices, you are paying for ambiance and convenience. Food was okay, but needed Danny Meyer hospitality. Would not recommend this restaurant.
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  • Lincoln Center Bravo
    experiencedElder
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    An excellent place for pre-performance dinner. Small menu, but everything is fine.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service was excellent and the food was very tasty. It was a pleasant change from the prior experience in their old restaurant.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • marilynVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The hamburger was delicious. The meat and flavor was excellent. That's all I had.
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  • Abysmal service
    bdeacyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was mediocre, but the worst of it was an hour wait between our appetizer and main course. Making matters worse was the apparent indifference of our waiter who neither made sure that our meal appeared after we complained nor apologized for the delay.
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  • Meh
    Chappaqua5423VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We went after a movie at 8:30 and only one other table was filled. Sat at a banquette, which was uneven and kept moving. Had a delicious crab cake -- all crab. The chicken pot pie was fine. But the whole meal was very expensive (around $150 with two glasses of wine) and the environment was bright and sterile. Maybe go back early -- before a production.
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  • New name; still good
    Chemmac
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This restaurant in Avery Fisher Hall was "Arpeggio" last season. It is still very good, if not inexpensive. Considering that it has a built-in clientele, and has to get them fed and out in time for the concert, I think they do very well. I had a "mushroom popover" which was delicious - "seven kinds of mushroom" not that I could discern different flavors; a salmon dish, also very good; and mixed fruit and berries for dessert. ($70 with tip...and no drink; but finished in plenty of time for a 7:30 concert).
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing dinner
    SuenanVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    From the unfriendly welcome by the receptionist to the poor service and delayed meal, the dinner was not enjoyable. Sitting so close to people allows you to hear their conversations more easily than having your own. We had to remind the waiter three times that we had not received our meal. We were about to leave when it arrived. The burgers were less than average. People on each side of us also expressed disappointment with their meal. I had hoped this would be an easy restaurant for dinner when attending the Philharmonic but i would rather eat at Alice Tully or across the street. We will not return.
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  • Very pricey
    Annie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    $15 salads and $31+ main dish !very pricey.....with wine and coffee...way too much?But I guess they have to pay the rent.
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    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Lincoln Center Kitchen - Not great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The ambiance was nice, the wait staff was good, but I found the food to be fairly ordinary, which is to say OK, but vastly overpriced for what it is. A glass of not very good pinot grigio cost $13. THe prix fixe menu, which I chose, included a plate of boston lettuce leaves for the appetizer, chicken over runny, very salty mashed potatoes accompanied by the most tasteless and unrecognizable mushrooms I have ever had. The apple crisp for dessert was very good, but the price of $47 for the three courses was absolutely not worth it. I should say that there were other choices on the prix fixe menu, so maybe I just chose badly.
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  • EstherVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A great improvement over Arpeggio. An excellent turkey salad!!!!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Lincoln Center Kitchen Failed
    Lucky
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The greeting was fine and accommodating. The early experience with the waitress was attentive and moderately helpful. Food was ok but expensive for what it is. When it was time to get our check to make out Met curtain, the waitress was inattentive to the point that I had to get up and walk over to her to get the check. Bad way to handle folks who are dining there because of attending events at Lincoln Center.
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  • New name and fortunately,old staff
    docky2VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was Arpeggio for a few years, pane vino before that. The staff remains the same and they are a wonderful group. The food also remains very good. If you are going to Lincoln Center for any performance, this is a perfect place to eat.
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  • Not ready for prime time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Raw chicken served produced an apology from the friendly but tentative waiter. He said it was the second one he'd seen that evening, but did not make any other gesture (offering to reduce the bill, bringing over the manager, replacing the dish). Shame.
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  • Loser
    FoodhawkVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Just what we did not need. A bad restaurant in Avery Fischer Hall. Get a good restaurant in that building. Will not go back
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  • Lincoln Center Restaurant Renewed
    rtrothVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It has been known as Panevino and Arpeggio. Now, the restaurant in Avery Fisher Hall is the Lincoln Center Kitchen. Some familiar faces, but a totally new menu. Everything we tried was delicious and nicely presented. The menu is a bit more down to earth than that of the restaurant's predecessors.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was a nice meal and convenient.
    Dinerx
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was ok, but could have been a bit more helpful.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RodneyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Lincoln Kitchen is the new name for the former Arpeggio restaurant in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. It has a totally new menu, eclectic american rather than italian, but the same staff which is great. The prime rib on the new menu is simply outstanding. It is very convenient for performances. Gets crowded and hectic towards show time, so don't be too late in arriving.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring back Arpeggio
    luvnycVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We loved Arpeggio; do not think the new menu or name are an improvement. The frittata was too large with too much potato. It wasn't light. Too little salad to accompany the frittata. The beet salad was a rip-off. Perhaps three tablespoons of beets for $13.00, are you kidding? Won't be back next time we're at Lincoln Center. Arpeggio was our favorite place pre-theater. Why ruin a wonderful offering? Also - we noticed many empty seats on Saturday at noon when usually it's fairly full.
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  • Mixed Review
    Fussbudget
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food is quite good, sophisticated in preparation, and well presented. But it's high priced for the setting and there isn't a wide selection. After all, one is still in the lobby of Avery FIsher Hall. It is separated as its own room but the decor leaves something to be desired. There is a full wall of somewhat tacky mirrors, not too interesting to look at. The rest of furnishings are dark and not inviting. One wall has some nice prints but since it is a rectangular space, only one half of diners see them. It's very convenient for attending concerts and would be especially welcome in winter.
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  • Riane
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It is perfect and very convenient before a concert at Avery Fisher Hall, especially for someone in a wheel chair.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.