Lincoln Center Kitchen

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A classic all-American restaurant conceived by Chef/Innovator Ed Brown and located in David Geffen Hall of Lincoln Center. 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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Tue - Sat 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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BK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

they have upped their game from last season. dinner was delicious ! try the special St.Germaine margarita .

M
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our party was recently handicapped, so we opted to have dinner at Lincoln Center Kitchen for its convenience. My dinner (beet salad, crab cakes, chocolate tart) was surprisingly good...and the portions were reasonable. The ambience was OK and the service friendly and attentive. I would return more often if not for mild sticker shock (and that's with a 10% NY Philharmonic subscriber discount). Nevertheless, we shall return on occasion.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The best thing about this restaurant is its proximity to all the venues at Lincoln Center. The worst thing about it was the difficulty of navigating Open Table's web site.

LB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meals served promptly. Great if you are attending a performance.

k
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We eat there almost every time we go to the Philharmonic. This time it was a disaster. They were clearly shortstaffed, the food came out cold and undercooked. The maître d’ is a lovely woman and was trying to do everything she could to keep it together. If it weren’t so convenient we probably wouldn’t go there again and we won’t if we have the sameExperience again

DG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Very convenient, obviously, if one is attending a concert in Geffen Hall. The food (we had eggplant spread, corn soup, and salmon) was fine. However, the service was poor—slow and inattentive; one had to make repeated requests (like having waitress come to take our own, getting condiments, getting the check), and we were never asked if everything was satisfactory. Finally, it was quite cold in the area in which we were sitting (the long space behind the ticket windows).

O
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

L C Kitchen is consistently good for food and service. The menu doesn't change much, but the food is usually very good quality. For such a busy place, the noise level is moderate. The staff are excellent taking care of customers, and the convenience of being so close to venues is valuable.

A
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a convenient restaurant if you're going to attend a performance at Lincoln Center. You get a 10% discount if you're a NY Philharmonic subscriber. Food and service are decent, not first rate. Convenience is the name of this game.

DA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable and friendly. We greatly appreciate the service.

TF
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner...Food was delicious and Monica is outstandingly!!! Perfect pre concert venue!

IG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great. Limited menu and expensive.

UW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First, we were dining with a friend who is blind and our server and all the staff were quite sensitive to the situation AND very helpful!

We had the vegan cauliflower dish ( which was excellent) and the shellfish appetizer ( also excellent).

This was a pre-concert meal and the food came out fairly quickly so we had a relaxing time.

Overall delicious meals and thoughtful service!

EG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has a menu which seems to hardly ever change. The Limited selection of wines are of good quality but highly overpriced. Sides of mac and cheese which were popular and excellent disappeared from the menu and have never been seen again.

NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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PC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The perfect place for lunch or dinner before a Lincoln Center performance when the weather is lousy and you want to minimize your walking time to the LC venue. Service is gracious and the food more than acceptable if unremarkable.

ST
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was wonderful. The ambiance was inviting and we had a great time. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service were superb. My friend and I both had the prix fix menu. We both commented on how delicious the food was. We are both restaurant goers.

We had a 5:00PM dinner reservation. We asked to be seated in the "back". It was nice and quiet. By the time we left (around 6:30), however, the place was packed and quite noisy.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was efficient and helpful. The salmon was excellent. The salad consisted too much of the lettuce which also seemed lacked in tenderness.... and just right of other ingredients. The Lincoln Center Kitchen is very convenient for performances at the Center, so it's a no brainer especially when you're short on time.

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food and the service are both superb. The salmon entree, in particular, is outstanding in quality, preparation, and flavor. You cannot beat this venue for it's convenient location, quality of food and quality of service in the Lincoln Center neighborhood.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very convenient before a concert, but a limited menu.

DS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was good and I was able to have gluten and dairy free adaptions.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The fish was well prepared, the service slow, but got ti the concert on time, barely.😐

g
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant ia a wonderful adjunct to Philharmonic Hall.
I am very happy and satisfied when I have dinner with you. The waitresses are very considerate of dietary restrictions.Only unhappy you are closed on Mondays.

DP
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very convenient location if you have an event at the Lincoln Center. Our server was pleasant and friendly, and the food was good (not spectacular, but solid). The overall experience was a bit uneven though - this had the feeling of a training facility for a high end restaurant. (ie, we were seated promptly, but then had a delay before anyone came to take drink orders, or bring water; once our waitress arrived, we ordered cocktails, starters and mains all at once to avoid further delays - and then the dishes were brought to the table in an odd manner - before the waitress was aware, missing a soup spoon for soup, etc.) None of this was a problem, and was quickly and pleasantly corrected - it was just uneven overall. I would definitely come back if I had another performance to attend.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice restaurant to go to before Theatre,Dance or the Opera. A little expensive and more along the lines of nouvelle cuisine but beautifully presented.

L
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Only worth a meal if you are going to a concert in Geffen Hall.

AA
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Overpriced!
Small portions for price charged !
Barely could locate the vegetables on plate as explained by the server. Had to order another vegetable , again serving for 1. Very disappointing but only option close to pre concert event. Will not return.

d
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

always my choice when going to a performance at Lincoln Center. Excellent food and service and you always make the performance on time!

H
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The convenience of being in the concert building for dinner was a plus. The room was a bit too dark for my liking. Service was very good.

EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner before Patti Lupone performance with New York Philharmonic. Polite attentive service, nice selection of options and each item we ordered was delicious, imaginative and beautifully presented.

ML
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not worth the price or time. The salad was simply not good, the dressing and the vegetables, had no flavor. The roast chicken was incredible, but the sides need work. The dessert is the best part of any dinner, the dark chocolate tart was "to die for" All in all, it was not a very good dinner. I do hate being this honest, but hopefully it will help.

VC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service is great and the food was delicious. An odd layout but so convenient to seeing shows at Lincoln Center.

O
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Convenient if you have Lincoln Center tickets and usually available on late notice when better restaurants in area are already booked, but food is average at best and overpriced.

PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely pre-theatre dinner. The chicken was beautifully prepared, and the service was efficient and personable. Price is a bit high, but then so are the prices at all restaurants around Lincoln Center.

R
New York Area
202 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First, convenience. The Kitchen is right in the Geffin concert hall, and together with the much fancier and more expensive Lincoln are the only two full restaurants in Lincoln Center. In addition there is the Tully
Cafe, which as its name implies is an informal comfort food place, very convenient too and I alternate between it and the Kitchen. When I want a full meal, I go to the Kitchen.

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience. Very convenient for shows, ballets, or operas. Food is worth coming for any occasion. Service was outstanding. I had the shrimp for a main course while my husband had the Salmon entree. We had an excellent chocolate dessert. With are predinner drinks we had the spicy pecans. Great!

N
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, as always!

BN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Much quieter and more convenient than other eating options around Lincoln Center. We had lunch after a morning lecture at the Ballet on a Saturday. My friend had the Eggs Benedict which looked delicious and ample. I had Mushroom Bisque (which was fabulous) followed by salmon tartar served with a large, crisp toastette. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Will be trying again for a pre-concert dinner. The space is not large so you must book to assure good seating. Ask for a window table for great people watching!

JK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Quick and friendly service. We’ll go back again.

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The server rang up my bill wrong for THREE times...then got it right on 4th try but by then my credit card had a fraud alert on it. On of the bills was for $10.43...clearly not a correct amount for 2 dinners. I have spent time with credit card company...calll Lincoln Kitchen etc. etc. Believe me. we will not eat there again inspite of the convenience.

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