Lincoln - DC
Lincoln - DC

Lincoln - DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lincolnrestaurant-dc.com/
  • Phone: 2023869200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday though Thursday 11am until 12 midnight (kitchen open until 11pm)
    Friday 11am through 2:30am (kitchen open until 1am)
    Saturday 5pm until 2:30am (kitchen open until 1am)
    Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 3:30pm
    Sunday 5pm until 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Demetrio Zavala
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Outside Catering Available. From Sandwiches for in office Luncheons, to private dinners in the corporate board room. We offer several different options for outside catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Lincoln Restaurant offers two stunning private dining rooms that each seat up to 50 guests. Our private dining rooms may be combined for dinners or receptions to accommodate up to 100 guests. Restaurant buyouts also available at Lincoln for up to 350 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeanhee Kim 2023869200
  • Entertainment: From time to time we will highlight weekend evenings with musical entertainment including renowned artists from cities throughout the US.
  • Special Events: Special Events will be posted on our website at www.lincolnrestaurant-dc.com
    We are available for special events. Please contact our Events Coordinator for more information.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Conveniently located near 3 metro stops - Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue & Orange), and McPherson Square (Blue & Orange). The closest metro stop is McPherson Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a Colonial garage public lot available at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW. It is open Monday through Saturday. There is also ample street parking.
A word from Lincoln - DC
LINCOLN is an expression of artistic collaborations in gastronomy, mixology and design.
Savor our seasonal American small plate menu crafted from fresh ingredients supplied by local & regional farms. LINCOLN pays tribute to one of our greatest US Presidents, with nods to many of his favorite foods including oysters, gingerbread and chicken pot pie.
If you’re thirsty for cocktails that are truly one-of-a-kind, our barkeeps, have created one of the city’s freshest bar programs highlighted by mason jars featuring infused bourbons and DC's first moonshine-list served in antique-style copper cups. In warm weather months enjoy our patio offering panoramic views of DC’s urban landscape.
Original paintings and a distinctive interior design by homegrown pop artist, Maggie O’Neill make LINCOLN a feast for the senses at Lunch, happy hour, dinner, brunch or after dark.
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Lincoln - DC reviews from OpenTable diners
274 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (153)great for outdoor dining (97)good for groups (96)great for lunch (86)neighborhood gem (76)special occasion (76)hot spot (67)great for brunch (65)vibrant bar scene (47)romantic (45)late-night find (14)notable wine list (14)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (6)Show More
  • fun, but disappointing
    drdeb
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed Lincoln better last time we were there several months ago. Sharing small plates is really fun, but we found the flavors didn't really work in a lot of the dishes this time. An heirloom tomato dish was strange, with oddly sweet pickles thrown in. The deviled eggs were sweet, reminded me of Miracle Whip. The ice cream with the Pecan Sundae (great pecan brownie!) was grainy and icy. Hush puppies were good. Pork belly good. Brussels sprouts were excellent. Portions are small, they're supposed to be. But if you order enough for everyone to feel satisfied, it gets quite pricey. And nothing complimentary, not even a bread offering. Service was attentive, but the restaurant is noisy and our server not a native speaker, not easy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Brunch
    KaraokeQueen
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Recently I had my birthday brunch at Lincoln with 7 friends. I chose Lincoln because not only were there bottomless food and drink options, but also a la carte options that were perfectly sized. No one left hungry! Also, the drinks are huge! So you may go in thinking you want bottomless drinks, but you may walk out tipsy from one drink, as was the case for 3 of the ladies at my table. :0) The service was great: I was treated with with a piece of fudgey chocolate cake with crunchy, coffee bits and a smear of mango (?) jelly. Hard to describe but delicious and much appreciated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    KimbyVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I had heard good things about Lincoln and was excited to try it out. It was a disappointment. I found that the menu mostly uninspiring and the portions far too small. I am not a big eater, but these were tiny. My crab cakes were mushy. The waitress was quiet to the point of being inaudible.
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  • Lincoln lover
    Missny
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love the Mac & cheese with calamari fries!!! Yum! Fun vibrant scene. The staff is friendly & amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lincoln | Sept 4 dinner
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I really enjoyed Lincoln but the volume of noise is something to acknowledge. I had the strawberry salad, short ribs, sea scallops, a bottle of Riesling and the peaches with mascarpone ice cream. The food was very good and I would return for the food. For a future visit, I will probably arrive after 9pm when the volume of the restaurant may decrease.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It was excellent as always. The mac n cheese was soo good and the garlic edamame was delicious. Eric the manager came over, introduced himself and had a long conversation with me. He was great. 5 stars for him.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, disappointing service
    Lisandra
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This restaurant came recommended but even though there were very few people in the place, we found the service to be slow and inattentive. The server explained the "concept" of the restaurant, small plates, free flow from the kitchen, etc. but could not find her way back to bring wine or water. That said, the food when it finally arrived was very good. 3 or 4 small plates per person is about right.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Lunch
    Mmmm
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great food. Great Service. Fun setting and atmosphere. We really enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique experience with good food
    MOfoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food here is really good and plays into the restaurant's theme well. The Lincoln Burger is really good and I heard that the grilled cheese and salads are excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved the Lincoln
    Steve
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food and service were both great. My wife enjoyed the wine that our waiter recommended, and I really liked the Lincon Sour, one of their signature cocktails.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good service
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our first vist. Went for Restaurant Week. Very good deal 4 courses for $35. Food was very good (slab of pork belly BLT, brussel sprouts with peaches and candied pecans, roasted bone marrow, short rib, and citrus doughnuts). Service was good too (our waiter was Alexander). Good drinks (Madame or Lady Lincoln - elderflower essence or liqueur, prosecco, lemon and lavender). Cool decor of all things Lincoln (wall of pennies, modern takes on Lincoln portraits, hot pink neon wall of Lincoln writings). Sidewalk tables, large bar, happy hour and all you can drink brunch ($39). We'll definitely go back! Wish it was closer to where we live and work. Nearest metro is McPherson so the area is very quiet on the weekends since offices are closed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute, Swanky & Delicious...
    Bleuz4Nina
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The brunch menu has a creative play on traditional breakfast favorites. I'll be back to sample the dinner selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I took my Mom here for brunch and it was amazing! We both chose to do the unlimited waffle and omelet station that came with 2 sides, fresh fruit and unlimited mimosas, bellini's and bloody mary's. The chef station lines were not long and even though it was unlimited he took his time with every omelet and waffle. Great choice of sides. The grits were the best that I have ever had! Another great perk was they had chicken and turkey for the non-pork eaters. I will definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch with a DJ?
    cocoacs
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I liked the food. It was too humid outside to eat outside, so we ate brunch inside. BIG mistake! Who has a DJ for brunch? I couldn't hear the person I ate brunch with. I couldn't hear anything because the music the DJ played was soooooooooooo loud. This is not a big restaurant, so I don't understand why he played the music so loud. I also do not understand who hires a DJ for a Sunday Brunch???
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week nightmare
    cloud
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was mediocre on the whole (although the pulled pork ribs were delicious). The major problem I had was with the service. The wait staff barely gave us time to finish a course before they swooped in and replaced our dish with the next course immediately. The whole event felt rushed and forced.
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  • Restaurant Week options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service and food were very good. My only comment was the risotto was VERY salty (I know it's supposed to be a little salty) I really appreciated the variety of options on the restaurant week menu - our family shared so we all got to try some great food. Our waitress (sorry do not recall name: blond with thick accent) was great. Thanks for a fun night out
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scrumptious !
    Bettyboop
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was very pleased with the service and the food was phenomenal ! I would recommend Lincoln too everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    RRabbs
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great deal! They serve small plates, so they gave us four courses instead of the normal three. Service was excellent and the food was to die for. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week lunch
    Iheartbrunch
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I went here for lunch during DC restaurant week with a few coworkers. We were seated right away and the service was attentive. The menu looked awesome and the choices on the RW menu were a good sampling. We enjoyed all three courses, especially the brussel sprout appetizer. I would definitely come back again for dinner and try another assortment from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh..
    rachelr0301
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Delicious food, but let's just say my pulled pork grilled cheese did not leave my stomach feeling happy hours later. I realize this was a restaurant week lunch, but the restaurant seemed ill-prepared and service was slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slooow and greasy!
    MagicMoose
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had to take two courses (restaurant week) to go because an hour wasn't enough for lunch!
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  • Delicious food!!!
    Katie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Don't miss out on this place! Great treats await!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Rip-Off
    F6W5VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Last night I went to Lincoln to try out their Restaurant Week menu. After doing some quick arithmetic, I realized that it would have been cheaper to go à la carte depending on the combination selected. When I pointed it out to my server, he was quite defensive about it. His response? Oh, you know – it's Restaurant Week. The only price I didn't see was for the desserts, which he had lied about in order to get to the $35.14 total. After this incident, he gave us awful service. The food itself, which was not the server's fault, came out tepid and you could tell they cheapened their dishes for the week. I had looked forward to trying out this place, but after this experience, I will not be going back.
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  • Nothing special
    goodeatingVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Compared with its next-door neighbor, Mio, Lincoln is good but nothing special as far as food goes. Love the decor and the front of house staff is very nice and super competent. I had an arugula salad with goat cheese and beets- same as everywhere else though certainly well executed. Had their signature deviled eggs with truffles. I could smell the truffles but did not detect any flavor from them. I found the filling too sweet. That may be how most people like it. I just think the food at Mio next door is much more original.
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  • Very Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Tried this place for restaurant week. The food was meh. It was hard to get ahold of the waiter. When he finally stopped by to ask if we we're ready for dessert, I informed him that I hadn't gotten my entree. It was also very noisy even though the restaurant wasn't that crowded.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good menu, but a tad expensive
    MRINDC
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The menu provides for a lot of different options. But the food is only above average. From a value perspective, it is not great. Everything is more expensive than it should be. Service can be hit or miss but my experiences have been largely good. The bartenders are fantastic and can make some amazing cocktails.
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  • Huskeye
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A nice downtown spot with a tapas-type menu and friendly service. I had a light Sunday evening dinner and it was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CupcakeWonkVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Came here for a friend's 30th Birthday - great choice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sweet16
    LuvDCdine
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was our second trip to Lincoln. Once again it didn't disappoint. Staff is wonderful, food is always good, love the size of the plates. A must visit when in town for us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Choice
    emh009VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is my second time having dinner at Lincoln, and I'd definitely say this was a better experience than the last. The food is good, but the real stars are the cocktails and the atmosphere. Definitely a fun spot that's worth going to, but it's not going to win a James Beard anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good not great
    Keepssortofkosher
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had high hopes for the food after a great dinner at their sister restaurant Teddy and the Bully Bar. This was passable but not fantastic. We shared the french toast dippers (awesome) and I had one of the deviled eggs, which was great, but very small. The actual entrees were a let down, nothing special but just fine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The deviled eggs were amazing as well as their macaroni and cheese. This restaurant is quite suitable for lacto-ovo vegetarians. The price point for some of the dishes was a little too high, but still very good. We would go back again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Showing
    Critic101
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Been to Lincoln a half dozen times, and have generally found it to be a convenient place for a business lunch with above average food. Have to say this time they came up a bit short. I had the french onion soup and it was pretty poor. Soggy sandwich bun crouton and cheese really needed some work. I had the salmon sandwich for the main. Rather than having a salmon filet on the bun, the salmon was ground and made into a patty making for a pretty soggy consistency. Both were specials for the day.
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  • Great Food
    LovetoEat
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have high standards and was very pleased with the quality of the food at Lincoln. The beet salad, crab cake, and peach dessert tapas were excellent, and the macaroni was as good as it gets! The noise level was a little high; we were there on a Wednesday evening. Service was OK; not great, but the manager personally came to every table to see if everything was OK, which was appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Lincoln had a nice selection of menu items I had a hard time choosing. The service was good, especially since it was lunch time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Good for business lunch dining. Good food, services attentive, but not over bearing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Lincoln was a really neat place with a unique menu for a reasonable price. I took my husband there for a birthday lunch and we really enjoyed it. Our appetizers were delicious, though small. The volume in there was quite loud, but we were sitting in the corner and I could hear all sorts of conversations; it's probably not so bad elsewhere. I had the pulled bbq pork grilled cheese for lunch and it was awesome. The waiter recommended the Lincoln Cuban and it was disappointing. The pork had no flavor; it was essentially a piece of pork on bread. I think the kitchen may have left off the sauce. Otherwise, Lincoln was great and I would definitely go back and try some of the other items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    JubsandtheLoo
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went to Lincoln for brunch because I had heard so much about it and wanted to try. I was pleasantly surprised, maybe not blown away but definitely happy with the experience. I ordered the "build your own biscuit" option with eggs, bacon and cheese. It was very good, the biscuit was gigantic and very tasty! The staff was very attentive, although that may have been because for a little while we were two of a handful people there. The only negative about my experience was that I desperately needed a latte that morning but their espresso machine was broken. Overall, good food that will stick to your ribs!
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience!
    mskdub
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was my second time here and it was better than before. The food was great and the seating was nice. We decided to sit outside since the weather was nice and service was just as pleasant outside as it was inside. The waiter was knowledgeable and courteous. Overall it was a great experience and I will definitely return in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    JLack
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I was impressed by the value. I thought for what I paid for a dinner I received a nice ambience, beautiful layout and excellent decor. Food wasn't bad either. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.