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Lincoln Center Kitchen

3.9
805 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Quiet Conversation
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Saturday: 11am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm;
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Phone number
(212) 874-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Anconetani
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Catering
Committed to providing an unparalleled level of service and cuisine, Restaurant Associates has earned a reputation for uncompromising quality. Whether you’re hosting an intimate reception, a gala for a few thousand, or a special celebration somewhere in between, we will work with you to custom design a truly memorable experience. We listen carefully to your ideas and then put our experience and imagination to work to choreograph the perfect event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway and 64th
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Parking details
Garage Parking Available at Lincoln Center.
Entrances at both 62nd and 65th streets
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Public transit
1 Train - 66th Street Stop,
City Bus, M66, M11, M7, M5, M104
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 805 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
3.5
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I was very happy with the food. There are not a lot of selections but they seemed to have something for everyone. Very convenient to the ballet and service attentive.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

The service was very poor. The waiter was completely inattentive.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We met for drinks and a bite before a concert at NY Phil. Nice selection on the menu for either a light bite or full-on dinner. Service was good. No one pushed us, but everything was delivered with efficiency. We had plenty of time to linger before heading up to the concert hall. This is a favorite for pre-curtain dining.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were going to see an opera at the Met and found this restaurant to be very convenient and excellent. We chose the fixed menu (salmon) which was very tasty and tender. It was a wonderful value and wonderful to be right next to the Met. We would definitely go there again!

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

The venue as everyone knows by now is poorly maintained. Very long walk to restroom; no place to wash hands near restaurant. Then criticized by custodian for not getting hands sufficiently dry at the sink before locating paper towels a good distance from sink [no air driers in shabby David Geffen Hall]. Asked waiter for lemonade for a teetotaler in our group. Came back and told us that the bartender refused to make it. Suggested bringing us lemons & sugar. Needed to get up from table to discuss with bartender, pointing out he had made it on past two visits. Unvarying small menu. Same single special offered on each of our 3 visits. Food generally overcooked, especially fish, chicken. Crab cakes--big ungainly balls had an off-taste. Some of dishes were piping hot [& overcooked]; others were served too cold. Waiter mostly ignored our table. Good place to go for masochists who enjoy being dressed down by staff. Still a relatively quiet, convenient and uncrowded place--probably because diners are routinely mistreated. Keep it light; stop eating after the very good "starters", and you'll enjoy the event more. We were so infuriated by our dinner experience that it negatively affected our enjoyment of the opera.

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We were going to the Symphony. Kitchen serves very good food on time. They are used to making sure you finish in time to get to your seats. The food was very good but too expensive.

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food was disappointing-mushroom bisque was too salty, dessert tart was dry. Service was good.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This is a good choice if you're attending a Lincoln Center event and you want to grab dinner before-hand. The food was very good; the service was outstanding. My only comment is that there are no moderately priced items on the menu (hamburger? Salad nicoise?) if you don't want to have a pricey meal.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent Lobster Roll served for lunch at Lincoln Center Kitchen. The service is always efficient since most patrons are on their way to the Met Opera or the NYPhilharmonic performances.
Good value, lovely setting, and good food in a very convenient location. What could be better?

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very disappointing. We went for pre-Opera brunch based on the positive experience we had had there two months before. What a difference! Our omelet orders were delivered with the wrong ingredients and were under-cooked. The staff was very unfriendly, indifferent, and had a bad attitude in general. I have no idea why the restaurant was so bad, but I don't think we'll return there.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fabulous place for dinner before a concert in the Lincoln Center complex, especially Geffen Hall, but also Juilliard, Beaumont Theater and elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great place to go before any Lincoln Center of that. Reservations required. Good food, nice portions. Recommend

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The restaurant is perfect for pre-concert dining. The food is good as is the service (most of the
time). I come early, low noise level. When there is a large party, the noise level is very high in the room that has no windows.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It was closed when we got there! I made the reservation online and it was confirmed for 6:15PM on Monday. It would have been the perfect time and place for a quick dinner before my friend and I were going to see the opera at The Met.
They should have called back to let prospective customers know that they were closed on certain times when days were slow, according to the security person standing outside..
So disappointing that's why just one star, otherwise, it would have been 4 stars cos I have been here before and I liked it.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had dinner there before the opera, Service was pleasant if not good through most of the meal; after the main course the waitress was distracted and the service slowed to a halt. However, the special of the day, Branzino, was excellent. The price fixe menu was very good and is priced very well. Overall a good choice to eat at if you are in Lincoln Center.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Not as fancy as The Grand Tier but not as expensive either. Good as a restaurant on its own merits but especially good for its location within Lincoln Center. Their steak is particularly high quality and expertly cooked as ordered.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very convenient for lunch before a matine philharmonic concert.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We've enjoyed better at this restaurant in the past, in every way. It was very crowded. Although the staff worked hard, there was not enough help. My steak had veins in it (although I was given a complimentary dessert for that.) Service was a bit slow. They deserve another chance but I may just try another restaurant for the next time, honestly. We had a table request, as we often do, but this time it did not come through on the res by Open Table; a bad start.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This restaurant is located right in Lincoln Center. It is a wonderful option for attending the opera, theatre or ballet. The purpose of the restaurant is just to serve patrons of Lincoln Center. That being said, the long-serving staff is professional and efficient, the food is first rate and there is a small but well chosen list of wines by the glass or bottle.

Thank you for your service, it made the opera we saw after the meal even better!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wait staff great from hostess to servers and bus people. Our only issue was with kitchen. Our steaks were both ordered Med rare and one came out Med well. We had opera so cud not send it back- not enough time

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was delicious. They were slammed for pre-theater and seemed to be short a waiter. The Manhattans we had were the worst ever (on ice, watered down, served in water glasses, wtf?), but the waiter did make it up to us with complimentary glasses of wine. Good recovery.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food tasted good, but was overly salty, this trip. The service, which is usually very good, was only fair this time, probably due to the restaurant being understaffed. I still recommend it, however, for dining in the Lincoln Center area, especially if you have tickets at the complex.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Convenient and satisfying meal. Decent portion size and reasonable pricing for location. Hospitable Service.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We were disappointed that in essence this restaurant is in the lobby of David Geffen Hall. The food was excellent, but pricey for the ambiance. But, the location is great if you are attending a performance at Lincoln Center.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We ate here before a performance at the Met. The food was pretty tasty and VERY quickly served. For NYC it is nothing exceptional, but good all around and extremely convenient to Lincoln Center.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had tickets to the Met. Consequently, it was very convenient, and it was the only place I could get a reservation on short notice. However, the food was only fair and quite expensive, given the portions; also, everything was a la carte. The service was fair and the waitress forgot to bring me my drink; I didn't get charged, so at least there was that. Next time I'll be sure to look for a reservation further in advance and go to Smith's or Clarke's or Café Fiorello across the street.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Convenient location for going to a Lincoln Center event. Food is good, but the portions are small, so be sure to order a salad or an appetizer.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was a clean and easy-going restaurant right at the Lincoln Center, perfect for grabbing a mean before a show. The food was good and seemed to be on-par with the rest of the area, price-wise. Wait staff was attentive and asked what time our show was, when our order was taken, but we were there just to sit and eat with no show on the schedule.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very convenient if you are going to a show but the food was very average.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We often go to Lincoln Center Kitchen before a performance of the New York Philharmonic (which is in the same building) or the Metropolitan Opera. Convenience and good service is essential for a restaurant that has to consider curtain times.
The food is very good. We have not been disappointed, and would recommend the Kitchen for its location, quiet surroundings, and lovely setting within David Geffen Hall.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Nice, simple straight forward restaurant very good prior to an event at Lincoln Center

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lincoln Center is a special place and the Lincoln Center Kitchen is a great choice if you're going to see a show. (My Fair Lady in our case). Though the menu is a bit limited, there was a a nice selection on the menu. The deviled eggs with caviar were a tasty starter. The roasted chicken was nothing special. The service was attentive and the whole experience was very good. As the old saying goes, "location, location, location".

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Located in the Geffin concert hall, the Kitchen is THE place to dine when attending a performance at Lincoln Center. In addition to its convenience, the food is really good, comprehensive menu to suit all tastes, and well prepared and presented. Service can bog down a bit when it gets close to show time, so don't get there at the last minute unless all you want is a drink.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had brunch before the Opera and although the choices are quite limited everything was very good. I was especially impressed with the coffee which I thought was excellent.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

location was convenient but we all thought food was overpriced and portions tiny for what you paid. Example...chopped veg salad was mainly all romaine lettuce with very few bits of other veg and the portion was really small for $15.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food has improved since we last dined there. Things were a bit disorganized on service that night. Cost is good for people with Philharmonic subscriptions.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My friend and I ate at the Kitchen before a concert. This is the second time we have eaten at the restaurant. We did not order from the Priced Fixed menu. We both had different salads. The salads were very fresh, the lettuce was crisp, and the salad dressings tasty. I had the shaved salad and my friend the mixed salad. My friend had the scallops and she enjoyed them, saying they were outstanding. They were prepared perfectly and the sauce was savory and added to the dish. I had the swordfish which was excellent, cooked perfectly. The only negative was the waiter who may not have understood what we were saying. My friend said no butter but her scallops were in a butter sauce, the waiter never came back to tell her they could not leave out the butter. I do not think he checked with the kitchen about my peanut allergy. Only telling me what I ordered had no peanuts. However, the waiter was courteous, helpful when asked, and fast. The wait staff does not rush you out and we were able to sit and drink coffee slowly. I recommend this restaurant, the problems were minor and the food well prepared and tasty.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This restaurant is designed by and large for the convenience of people who will be attending a performance at one of the Lincoln Center venues. The menu is not extensive but there are enough choices to suit most folks, and the food is reasonably good, if a bit pricey. The service is friendly , but sometimes spotty. On more than one occasion we have had difficulty getting our check once we have finished our meal, making us worry that even though we were right there in David Geffin Hall, we might not make the curtain.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A great place to dine before going to a concert at Lincoln Center.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I enjoyed dining at American Kitchen (as always). I was especially appreciative of the very fine service. My waitress was Beatriz & she was most attentive, efficient, & kind. Consequently, I look forward to my next opportunity to dine there.

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