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Permanently Closed - 51 Lincoln

4.1
1930 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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This restaurant is permanently closed.

51 Lincoln serves guests creatively prepared dishes made with local and organic ingredients. Its warm setting features cherry-stained wood tables, as well as comfortable booth seating. It also has beautiful artwork displayed on the walls made by the talented chef. 51 Lincoln has a variety of appetizers, such as pan-seared watermelon steak and curry-roasted cauliflower, to tantalize the palate before dining on the main course. Guests can choose from entrées like soft shell crab with eggplant parmesan or a flavorful Wagyu beef burger topped with cheddar cheese and roasted garlic ketchup. Dainty desserts, as well as cheese and charcuterie plates are on the menu.

51 Lincoln offers wine and other libations with meals. It hosts special events, including parties, receptions and corporate functions for groups up to 80. Reservations are welcome and catering services can be provided for various occasions.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 965-3100
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What 1930 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.1
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4.3
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.8
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sudie (New England)
3.0
Dined on April 9, 2016

the restaurant was way tooooooo noisy! I would hesitate to go back on a Friday or Saturday night.

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2tired2cook (New England)
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2016

The food , from appetizers to desserts, was well presented and tasted fabulous. Very pleased with price considering...

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TedB (New England)
4.0
Dined on March 25, 2016

Bread and Cheese plates with Maple butter was amazing. My steak was just average. Overall it was a good experience and I would definitely return!

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vipPhillystine (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on March 15, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at 51 Lincoln very much. The bolognese and the cod dishes were both delicious and well prepared. The service was welcoming and professional. Place has a nice ambiance. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on March 12, 2016

Great meal and overall experience both times I've been to 51 Lincoln. Service is excellent - very attentive, but not intrusive. Food is creative and well prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on March 11, 2016

Excellent overall. A pleasure to dine here!!

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vipMick1224 (Savannah)
5.0
Dined on March 10, 2016

We made a reservation for dinner and were promptly seated in aesthetically pleasing space for the two of us. We had the watermelon salad which was a fabulous slowly poached slice of watermelon steak encrusted in spices and topped with a feta and truffle sauce. Devine. Compliments of the chef, we received a croquette that was a mix of potato and bacon encrusted in panko bread crumbs and fried to a crispy golden brown. A niece touch. Delicious. Akin to arancini. Billy, the GM, was well versed in wine. The list had an excellent selection at a reasonable price point. Thank you for assisting us in selecting a wonderful Gamay and Pinot Noir blend Billy. For our dinner selections, we chose the ribeye with a red wine sauce, Cipollini Onions and grilled asparagus. The meat was prepared to my requested medium rare and not over sauced. Devine! My wife chose the pork and mushroom ravioli with pine nuts and kale sauce. Lastly, we did choose dessert. That is a rarity for us. Pistachio ice cream was calling! The best we have ever had. Made on premises. Christina was our server and made our evening enjoyable. She was very attentive without being intrusive. In all honesty, this was the best dining experience we have had since last year. We love to dine. Thanks 51 Lincoln!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on February 27, 2016

We made a reservation but ate at the bar. I had fabulous champagne, my husband had a martini that was amazing. The energy was vibrant, our food was fabulous, the service was personal and attentive despite the restaurant being packed--it was like being "downtown" without being downtown.

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Fatboy (New England)
5.0
Dined on February 27, 2016

Imagine my surprise. I take a good friend out for dinner to celebrate her birthday and i chose 51 Lincoln because of the great food - intersting combonations of fresh food that taste great. Our server overheard me toasting my friend for her birthday and surprised us with a special birthday candle and dessert. Very thoughtful! Certainly over and above what was expected. Just a food example of a place that cares about its customers' experience

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on February 26, 2016

51 Lincoln never disappoints. The menu is highly seasonal, locally sourced and always delicious.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Cross street
Columbus
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(617) 965-3100
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Catering
51 Lincoln is available for off-site events from a chef's tasting menu at your home or office to larger gatherings with anything from passed appetizers to a full sit down meal. Let us know how we can create a culinary experience for your special event.
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Parking details
Street parking and metered lot within walking distance. Meters not in effect after 6pm.
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Public transit
Newton Highlands T stop on the Green Line(D) is located two blocks from the restaurant at the base of Lincoln Street.
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Executive chef
Jeffrey P. Fournier
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Private party facilities
Our Wine Room offers an intimate setting for parties of 8 - 20. It is the ideal venue for board dinners, corporate events and holiday parties. For larger events, 51 Lincoln is available for full restaurant buyout and can accommodate up to 80 guests.
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Private party contact
Billy Pola: (877) 926-8315
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine