Permanently Closed - Lincoln Square Steak

4.5
2309 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse

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This restaurant is permanently closed. The Upper West Side Destination for Steak

Within walking distance of Lincoln Center & Central Park in the Heart Upper West Side. Lincoln Square Steak offers composed dishes with Prime Aged meats and sides that are delicious twist on this Steakhouse menu.

With New Ownership, Management & Culinary Team as of September 2018, the 140 seat dining room gives an experience like none other. Able to accommodate private events with four stunning private rooms available for a business meeting or any event for every type of occasion.

New York City has a Steakhouse on the Upper West Side able to give a fine dining experience with a fantastic wine list and attentive service.
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4.6
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vipRXLPC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best "finds" on the upper west side. The place is delightful and the food is really good. I will continue to come back to enjoy and tell all to try it...it is really wonderful way to spend a dinner (or a lunch).

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stricofj
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. We really loved the server’s smile!

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FrancesH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my granddaughter for dinner here tonight. We've been here before and the soon to be 8 yr. old wanted to return. Our server was beyond wonderful. My granddaughter was enchanted. He could not have been more attentive. He truly made our night. And, of course, the food is fabulous. Thank you for a great Grandma/Granddaughter outing.

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GeorgeS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Randomly discovered this place 3 years ago. I've been a repeat customer for about 6 times now since then. I like the way they make their steaks.

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vipDavidM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We get here a couple times a year and have enjoyed it each and every time!

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Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you again DavidM for keeping on coming back! We very much appreciate your support. Til we see you again! Warm regards, LSS

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vipTimmmyk
New York Area
266 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant Week value. Marco guided our wine selection and it was perfect. Justin was great. Steaks were delicious.

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vipNickis
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great piano player in the bar: Jazz and standard songbooks. Some of the best managers/Maitre d’s in the whole neighborhood!

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DeanT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the NY strip. Lovely char, cooked to perfection and served with lovely sides. My wife had the lemon chicken, which was soft, not over cooked and very flavoursome.

As it was our anniversary, the waiter surprised us with a pudding with ‘happy anniversary’ written on the place, which was a lovely touch.

Lovely place, would recommend to friends travelling to the big apple. All the best.

Dean and Katharine

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Sunny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Nice place, spacious, white tablecloths. The Food they give you is perfectly cooked. Unfortunately it has no taste. Nothing had any taste. This is your grandmothers restaurant. The food is out of the 1950s

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vipMarieC
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure at this restaurant. Excellent service and food. The flank steak was cooked to perfection and the carrot/ginger soup is excellent. Altho, a few blocks from Lincoln Center (4 to be precise), it is an excellent option and far better cost choice.

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vipNewyorker
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a real old-style old world place. It has unusual "red" decor that is friendly and over the top. The waiters are a "hoot" ...

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vipPapapat
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a delightful meal. Server who said he was new performed like a seasoned veteran. Food was excellent. Steaks cooked to right temperature. A neighborhood gem.

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vipGPolanco
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service & portion size.

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vipBetera
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful meal with excellent service. We had reserved, not even thinking of Restaurant Week, but the fixe (usually only until 7pm) was the same, and time was no issue. We all loved our meals. the caesar salad was copious and delicious, the salmon was perfect (accompanying sauce and vegetables very very tasty), the steaks were wonderful, the bread (pre-meal) was a generous size and very good, and finally the desserts were great. Our server (from Turkey--we didn't note his name) was fantastic--helpful, funny, professional and endearing. The space is lovely as well--lots of room between tables and relatively quiet (well, it was a summer Friday night at 6:15, so it got a little noisier as the evening progressed, but for most of the meal it was wonderfully quiet). Highly recommend!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you Betera for your review! The name of your nice server is Sam. I will make sure to read the review to him at our staff meeting today. We're looking forward to seeing again soon. Best regards, LSS

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ChrysannaW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The salads and crispy calamari were very fresh and tasty. All of us ordered the Fillet Mingon, mine was a perfect MedRare. My guests preferred MedWell, and were pleased for the most part, but one did mention that the steak was more WellDone than MedWell, but still said the taste was outstanding.
Delightfully surprised with our dessert Ice Cream creaminess. This was a very rich and perfect ending to our meal.

We shall be back!

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viplorac6
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and food was delicious!!

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Aoife
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food our waiter was exceptional and recommended lovely dishes

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Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you Aoife for a great review! Very much appreciated! Hope to see you back soon. Cheers! LSS

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5ofus
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Lincoln Square Steak very much. The food was delicious and wait staffs are friendly. Will definitely will go back.

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vipwm68
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prix Fixe dinner, available from6-7 and after 9, is an incredible find. The service from every member of the staff is impeccable. Run, don't walk.

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vipSusiesmomnyc
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been to this restaurant many times and each time we're very happy with our experience. The food is very good, the wine is delicious, the service is prompt but not hovering, and everyone is very cordial.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It’s was good , they know it’s our anniversary, which is amazing and they even brought us a cake for our anniversary on the house, which is really a nice touch. We’ll be back for sure.

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Firecoral
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

4 person dinner, 2 with restaurant week menu, 2 ala carte. Everybody was pleased with food, service and ambiance. We were seated (as we asked to be) in the piano bar area. A bit too noisy to enjoy the piano but we were far from the piano. Miss the signature pop-overs (following recent renovation and facelift of the place) but new alternative bread was very good too.

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Rogo
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as good as it was! Miss turnovers sizzling platers and good desserts. Porterhouse was mediocre. Disappointed.

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GraysonR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!! We had a birthday dinner & the food was delicious the service perfect but I’m also so happy to find a restaurant that doesn’t play music at unbearable levels we will definitely be back

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vipTimmmyk
New York Area
266 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Lincoln Square Steak. Our server Andre was terrific. Marco chatted with us and gave excellent wine selection suggestions. Food was great. Love Lincoln Square Steak.

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Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you Timmyk for your outstanding review of our Restaurant! It was great to chat with you guys. Looking forward to seeing you back very soon. Warm regards, Marco Divine General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I ordered a rib eye, medium rare and they brought out a medium well. They were nice and gave me a free glass of wine and remade the steak. When the second steak came out, it was cold in the middle, I.e a black & blue. They should have just took it off the bill because at that point I just didn’t eat it. However, the waiter provided excellent service. They also gave a free sorbet.

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Responded on July 22, 2019

Anonymous, We are so sorry about your experience! We sincerely apologize. Our understanding of the situation was: you were completely content to take the Rib Eye home that's why it wasn't taken off the check. Nevertheless we misread the situation, and we apologize about that. We would love to invite you back for a completely different experience. Warm regards, LSS

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vipFifi
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food as always was delicious. I had told them when I made the reservation that is was my guest's birthday. I thought she would get a special "happy birthday dessert" which they have served in the past but she didn't.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and the waiter offered up the Price fix meal options and that was a tremendous value. Thanks a ton!!!

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Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you Anonymous for your great review! Very much appreciated! See you soon (lol), Cheers! LSS

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vipLinda
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful prix fixe dinner. Nice offer of $5 glass of wine with it. Honored expired Groupon. Kindly provided fruit plate in lieu of prescribed desserts. Miss the scones and desserts on former management’s pre fixe.

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Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you Linda for your review! We're doing our best to be as accommodating as possible. We look forward to seeing soon. Thanks again, Cheers! LSS

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FredrikJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Me and my boyfriend are from Sweden and ate for $200 dollars before tip and taxes. The food and service was ok, but it doesn't make any sence that you have to pay this amount of money just to get some helathy food and something that is more than just meat, cheese and fries.

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Hi FredrikJ, Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate very much your input. In your review I noticed that you like the food and the service. I would also like to point out that we have an outstanding Prix Fixe menu for $45 per person and you can also have a $5 glass of wine with meal. Hopefully, you'll take advantage of this on your next visit without having to spend $200. Thank you, Cheers! LSS

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vipDenise
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find near Lincoln Center Quiet elegant place...Mack was our server and she was excellent.
Food was delicious!

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vipjohng
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fifth time at Lincoln Square and we love it.
The restaurant is beautiful and it has a great ambience.
The service and food are unequalled. It is our favorite
Restaurant in NYC.

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RussR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent staff, upper scale atmosphere. Perfect if you’re looking for something special in Upper West Side.

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vipYouhavetoreallyloveit
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Honestly, I was very surprised to be there on a Friday night at 7:30 and see the place empty, until we started to order. It was Friday night and yet they were out of several things that they should not have been. The service was ok. I ordered a dozen oysters and was served 6. Argued with me that I ordered 6. I was very very disappointed - it's a steak house so it's expensive. The other food (that was not steak) was awful according to tow of the diners. The restaurant will not last. It is huge and empty on a Friday night, not good. I wouldn't go back - too many good steak restaurants in NY.

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vipUrbanista
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prix fix was great value and everything was excellent. Calamari was fresh and crispy, hangar steak was flavorful and dessert was delish! Excellent service too!

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vipJanetC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service is average to poor for the prices charged. Will not return only went because it was convenient for older parents. Ugh better steak and sides elsewhere in this city with far better service and atmosphere.

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vipCharlieH
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I was especially impressed with the two different salads we ordered. The Chopped,and the Garden. Our Waite was excellent and the Beef Like Butter👍💯⭐️

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Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you CharlieH for your nice review! We appreciate very much your input. Hope to see you back soon! Best, LSS

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JBinCT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steaks were not as good as they have been in the past. Have noticed this the last two visits. Other than that, we love the service.

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Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you JBinCT, for your review! Your input is very much appreciated. I'm sure we can raise the food quality level to meet your expectations on your next visit. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Warm regards, LSS

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overall food quality is sub par for a steakhouse at this price range. Our table of 4 ordered 3 lobsters and 1 tomahawk steak. Waiter came back and told us only 2 lobsters were available, after pitching the lobster special. On top of that we had to return One of the 2 lobsters due to cleanliness issues. They replaced with salmon which was pretty good. and did not charge us which was nice of them. The toasted chicken was so so not bad but def. not good, my wife left most of it on her plate and I tried it also and agree with her. The tomahawk ribeye was so so but not memorable for this price range. I thought the service was okay but because of the poor food quality, we won’t come back again since there are so many choices in the upper west side. The dinner was to celebrate my birthday , the company was great but unfortunately not the food.

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Permanently Closed - Lincoln Square Steak is rated 4.5 stars by 2309 OpenTable diners.