Lincoln Center Kitchen

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1151 reviews
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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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Tue - Sat 8:00PM - 11:00PM

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DS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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g
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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L
New York Area
25 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.

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AA
Philadelphia
25 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.

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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!

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H
New England
15 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.

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EB
1 review
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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R
New York Area
200 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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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b
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

very good and convenient if you have a concert at Geffen Hall. A bit pricey.

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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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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Your menu needs changing...it is monotonous.
I would recommend it to a friend because it is convenient
and only for its convenience.

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AB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We ended up having three waiters!
We were overcharged and had to have the check changed!
I could not get my waiters attention. He seemed to have too many people to take care of!
There was a limited tine since we were going to a concert!
It was expensive but I did enjoy my crabcake!
The dinner tasted good!
I expected better service!
I do not expect to return for quite awhile!

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N
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, a bit expensive but worth it. Window seating might be nicer than the nearby dark room, but if you like dark spaces, go for it. Perfect for a pre-concert dinner.

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h
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu was fine; choices wee good; service from Beatriz could not have been better. AND WE GOT OUT IN PLENTY OF TIME FOR THE CONCERT

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had the special divers scallops, wife had Ed’s crab cakes. Both excellent, different (enjoyably so) from any other presentation of those dishes in recent memory, and wait person was friendly and attentive.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall, not a good experience. Stay away from the Lobster Rigatoni...awful. Have to give credit where credit is due, steak was cooked perfectly. Poor service, disappointing meal.

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WP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The staff is very courteous and the food excellent. Great location if you are attending a performance at Lincoln Center

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B
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful service, fair prices and you're at your concert in minutes. The perfect spot at Lincoln Center. We will always return.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The location was perfect, of course, and the main course fine. The bread was somewhat dry and difficult to butter as the butter was still cold. There was not much lobster in my pasta with lobster, but I did enjoy it. The service was excellent. My table-mates' steak was perfectly cooked to medium rare and was delicious.

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GP
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Kind of a noisy 5 star fast food. Lady in the entrance very polite

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would like a change in menu we eat there about 7-8 times a year and seems to be the same menu( am I wrong)..

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v
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was an early (5 pm) dinner before Die Walkure, and every other patron was at Lincoln Center Kitchen for the same reason. The restaurant people knew this and worked very hard to get us all taken care of beautifully and out the door in time for the opera. We each had their delicious special of Diver Scallops and then some sorbet and cappuccino. A lovely dinner experience. We keep coming back here for the convenience and are always so pleasantly satisfied with the service and the food.

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BK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

If you have a curtain, get there earlier than you need to. The service deteriorated greatly once the restaurant got crowded. We arrived early and got our main dish orders quickly. By the time we were ready for dessert, the wait was much longer and the restaurant had gotten quite chaotic.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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H
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never been here before. For a large open space, it was quiet although most tables were filled. Interesting menu and a great glass of a Viognier Chardonnay. Fast service - and they had seating when several close by restaurants did not. A find!

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NB
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first opera

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DF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate here before going to the Metroploitan Opera and the convenience is really the reason we chose it. It literally is right in Lincoln Center, right by the fountain. It was a nice atmosphere with friendly attentive service. Restaurant was very open and bright, it almost seemed to be in the lobby of a building. Menu was small but food was still pretty good. I would recommend It if you were Looking for a place to eat right before your event at Lincoln Center.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

one of the entrees, salmon, was delicious, cooked just the way I asked, side of onions and beans good but very small portion. Chicken was good, nothing special. service was good and ambience fine.

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AL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great place to be before or after the Opera. Good food, excellent service.

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HB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect menu for pre-concert. Very good service.

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