Overall fantastic experience.Overall fantastic experience. When making the resev. on line asked for same table as previous dinner and informed rest. that it was our anniversary. They gave us the right table and did something special for our anniversary. The service was great. Food was very good.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently outstandingI have been to Lincoln for a romantic anniversary dinner, with a group of girlfriends and for a matinee lunch with seniors and each time everything was perfect. The food is delicious and creative with lots of wonderful options. The service is stellar, attentive but not hovering and always eager to accomodate. The location is perfect for any Lincoln Center event and the space is classic. I always recommend Lincoln.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem in Lincoln CenterOutside Avery Fisher Hall, overlooking the sculpture inside the pond,, lies a restaurant that shouldn't be missed. Their price fixe menu offers a three course plentiful meal for $65.00 per person not including beverages. The service was attentive and well timed to get us to our concert without rushing.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect...againI am never disappointed. This was my 10th visit and this place is simply OUTSTANDING in every respect. Exceptional cuisine, service and atmosphere. Bravo, bravo.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSimple and well balanced food.Simple and well balanced food. Great for before or after performance at Lincoln Center.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and foodWe were celebrating 2 couples' wedding anniversaries. The staff went outnofmtheir way to make it a lovely dining experience. The food was outstanding.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional ServiceI have been here a few times and the service is always impeccable. The food is not your typical italian fare, it has been reimagined. I will definitely be back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur night was saved by Lincoln!Torrential rain, a broken umbrella and a crowded theater could have equaled a bad night except or our dinner at Lincoln. The staff were wonderful and put us at ease right away. I think the food had the taste and flavor of Italan with the portion and presentation of. French restaurant . Everything was lovely and we can't wait for the next warm dry summer night to go back a dine on there beautiful patio.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Lovely Dinner at LincolnLincoln continues to amaze me. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The Lamb chops were exquisitely prepared with the tenderest meat that one rarely finds. The side dishes were wonderful too. My dinner guests and I agreed that the chefs at Lincoln prepares the best egg plant parmigiana that we have ever had....and that includes the egg plant prepared by Italian grandmothers. It is very apparent that all the ingredients used were of top quality. And the wine list is extraordinary with many reasonably priced selections.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLincolnhas become an institution in Lincoln Center. It always amazes me that I can step out the door at 7:20 to get to my seat at NY Philharmonic for a 7:30 curtain!!! Lincoln is outstanding in every way. Have been going there since it opened and it never fails to please. The food is inventive, seasonal and special! The service are impeccable! They never fail to remember what wine I like by the glass and my food preferences . It makes you feel loved and coddled in a soaring NYC setting!!!!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLincoln Center ChicLincoln is always a delight- bright, fresh flavors with attentive service - all the details in place.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding NY experienceIt seems a pity we only think of the Lincoln before going to a performance since it is a fine restaurant worthy of a long leisurely meal. It combines a beautiful, quiet experience with innovative menu and elegant service. My only complaint is self induced. Because we are always trying to make a curtain, along with everyone else in the restaurant, getting coffee and the check is often anxiety provoking.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent BrunchI took my parents here recently to celebrate a few milestones, and we had a wonderful time. The service was extraordinary and the food delicious. Highly recommended on all levels.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect EveningWe had out of town guests and the amazing food and ambiance made for a perfect evening.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet elegant haven ideal for LCFor a very pleasant civilized lunch before seeing the ABT could not be bettered. Nice not stellar food and lovely service. Must be packed in the evenings. Will try that too before a performance. Great to have an excellent overall restaurant right there. No walk or transportation hassles.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh ingredients shineClassic Italian dishes are conceived with focus on flavors, freshness and elegance. Service is outstanding and very accommodating to babies in strollers. Two-course brunch pre-fixe is a great value considering the quality of the food. We loved every dish with burrata in it. The lemon tart was silky smooth.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI had heard good things ofI had heard good things of Chef Benno so my husband & I wanted to experience the restaurant. The service was beyond exceptional and honestly could have done less & still would have been amazing. The food is really beyond words, the smell, the taste, the after effect, wow! The presentation beautiful. The rose wine I chose was clean, crisp, delish! I don't usually order dessert however was tempted by the olive oil gelato. I am SO glad I did. Wow! The most amazing taste ever along with the zucchini bread, great combo. Hats off to the pastry chef too. so I believe I'd give Lincoln Ristorante a 10.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMpersonal serviceThe service by most attractive people is outstanding!... Very attentive to our needs and questions. The ambience is the best , tables properly spaced noise level ow, vews wonderful and food delightful. We can not say enough good things..5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWill always return This isWill always return This is my first time having lunch I usually have dinner5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent on all countsWe're regularly at Lincoln Center but had never been to Lincoln presuming it to be similar to the other mediocre restaurants on the campus. We were wrong. The food and service were spot on. One of our guests was extremely late yes the waiters and the kitchen had her back on track with the rest of the party and we were out the door in time to make our curtain.
To say the wime list is extensive would be an understatement; it is a novel. Be prepared to spend some time and ask for help, there are many unfamiliar gems buried in its pages.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSurrounded by all of Lincoln CenterA perfect place for eating before or after any performance at Lincoln Center. The staff is welcoming, the food delicious and the decor is modern and chic. The seating plan allows one to enjoy quiet conversation while dining, rather than having to combat the ubiquitous din found in most city restaurants. A bit pricy, but not too much.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good but disappointedFood was very good but disappointed with the service5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLincoln Center GO TOWe love Picholine and always dined there prior to ballet...but now...with Lincoln Ristorante right in the heart of it all.....I never race across Broadway chasing a curtain. The decor is chic, the view across the plaza is stunning and the food is elegant and superb. I love that we can pull into the Lincoln Center garage ( yes, we live in the suburbs) walk right upstairs to the restaurant and then straight across the plaza to our curtain. I never ate within Lincoln Center before because I would never compromise food ( ps. I do not enjoy eating in the Metropolitan Opera House) , now I don't have to.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experienceThe Lincoln is a wonderful Italian restaurant located in Lincoln Center. I enjoyed the mushroom starter which I have had several times. Also their halibut is done to perfection. We had wines by the glass which were wonderful. Service was attentive and gracious; seating was comfortable. Tables are located to assure diners maximum privacy. I highly recommend this restaurant.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe chose Lincoln by locationWe chose Lincoln by location - very close to the theatre on a rainy night. Dinner was wonderful as was the ambiance and service. 5 stars all the way!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and flavorsWonderful service. Great wine selection added to experience. The food is phenomenal.
One issue - I think portions are too big. For fine dining, I like doing a big tasting with many courses. Not an option here. If you do antipasti, and pasta, and main course, and dessert, you will want to explode (we did). I realize it sounds like an odd complaint - there is too much delicious food. But I think it actually detracts from the plating / presentation. E.g., if you get the lamb chops, you get two giant pieces of lamb. Delicious, but not as artistically presented as at a multi-starred restaurant. Maybe they aren't going for frou-frou fine dining, and that's fine. But I personally would have preferred smaller portions with more courses/tastes.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBravo!Delicious food and very attentive staff!!! Definitely will go back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience.Each course was better than the previous and they were all wonderful. Great flavors. Would recommend to foodies and novices as well.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMust come backWe were half hour late for our reservation because of bad traffic Memorial Day weekend. The staff could not have been nicer the food was very good and the service was impeccable. We will definitely go back again before the Ballet5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely LunchService was great ... food delicious. A bit pricey and portions a bit small, but every bite delectable. The eggplant parmigiana is AMAZING!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful and friendly service..we were late for dinner due to traffic and they accomodated us with a smile and no problem
Service was wonderful, waiters and serviers were smiling and professional
We will definitely return.
Stephie & Ron Stern5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant dining in a dramatic venueUnlike most NYC restaurants, Lincoln Ristorante actually gives guests a chance to talk to one another without shouting. The sweeping modern structure is dramatic, and the food is beautifully prepared.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect CelebrationFour(4) Friends & I celebrated a 40th Birthday Party Celebration On Wednesday, May 22, 2013. My friend LOVED the whole experience - the atmosphere was great, the food was outstanding, and the service was impeccable and the servers were all friendly and cordial. It was the perfect location to celebrate the SPECIAL DAY and enjoy the beauty of Lincoln Center Plaza.
This was my sixth vist to the restaurant and I look forward to returning very soon !!!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Perfect for preGreat food. Perfect for pre performance at Lincoln center. Very professional staff5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Lincoln CenterHad a lovely dinner....Staff very attentive. Only downside was that it was a bit pricey but that goes with the neighborhood I suppose. We really did love it.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEven better than expectedOne of the best meals I've ever had on all accounts. Beautiful location overlooking Lincoln Center, very comfortable atmosphere. The entire staff was great, especially my waiter. I was dining alone and he made me feel right at home. And the food, oh my god! The soft shell crab was so good, and the pasta with house made sausage, which I had at the suggestion of my waiter, was out of this world. I don't understand why some reviews say the portions are small. I did not find that to be true. This was one of the best restaurants I've been to and I can't wait to return.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMaintains excellenceLincoln continues to be consistently excellent and to respect special requests.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThere's better food for the priceLincoln is one of the most amazing restaurants in NYC, but not for it's food. The service is exceptional and the decor & ambiance are unsurpassed. Sipping a cocktail while viewing Lincoln Center & the UWS from any of the three modern dining rooms is truly a wonderful experience. However, the food is not all it's cracked up to be. The soft shell crab appetizer was just okay. It seemed a greasy and unimpressive. The roasted mushroom side was good, but you MUST love garlic. The eggplant parm & gnudi/sausage pasta were both okay, but both red sauces were too acidic. If it's red sauce you crave, it can be had better and cheaper elsewhere. If you want to experience a beautiful restaurant for a special occasion, Lincoln is the place.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice albeit expensiveVery nice albeit expensive Italian restaurant in Lincoln center
Rabbit and shrimp appetizers excellent as were the two pastas we had.
Great Italian wine list with many reasonably priced options.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNot your usual Italian fareBeautifully set and decorated in Lincoln Center. It was a delectable introduction to cuisine from the Liguria region and a warm yet professional service enhanced the experience. We especially enjoyed the white asparagus, grilled shrimp and the lamb chops, all done to perfection.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnifico!We have never had a disappointing meal at Lincoln, nor even one that was not excellent. On our most recent visit we tried the roasted lamb special and it was among the best lamb dishes we've ever tasted anywhere. My husband loves the mushrooms (small plate) and I started with a delicious soft shell crab. We usually split a pasta as a mid-course and the gigli were marvelous. We were too full for dessert but they offer a selection of sweets with the bill as well as a small biscotti with espresso, so that's plenty. The decor is stunning and there's outdoor dining now that the weather allows it. Just a short stroll to any of the Lincoln Center theaters and they always get you out in time for your curtain.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat LunchA great table, all of the staff were welcoming and professional, food was outstanding...we will be back.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy dining at Lincoln CenterVery attentive and knowledgeble staff. Rotating regional Italian dishes. The Menu Percoso (Prix Fixe) provides excellent value5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurant with great fooPerfectly located at Lincoln Center. Modern , unique venue with creative food. Fresh ingredients prepared in unique way . Portions are perfect to enjoy appetizer , main and dessert.
Save room for dessert!
Really top scale enjoyable evening of dining .5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect after the showAn excellent meal and atmosphere after seeing a show at Lincoln center.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMbest option around lincoln centerone often feels as if one is being rushed at lincoln center area restaurants, but this is fine dining to match the other fine dining establishments in the rest of the city. AND it has the great advantage of being steps from all of the l.c. events. food is delicious, service is attentive, and the ambiance is lovely. watch out for the pricey wine list, however; you can get a very good bottle of wine elsewhere for what a half-bottle costs here.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPrix Fixe menu was wonderfulPrix Fixe menu was wonderful and a terrific value.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you are attending an eventIf you are attending an event a Lincoln Center - this a great spot for a meal either before or after!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMdelish bday dinnertotally delicious dinner for my birthday. loved every single bite!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Setting!!Delicious food, great wine, perfect evening. Service was attentive, not overbearing. Perfect for pre or post Lincoln Center performances.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM