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About Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant
Located in the heart of South Boston, Lincoln is a classic American tavern that offers guests a welcoming combination of home-spun, American fare alongside a wide variety of rustic, wood-fire-grilled specialties.
Built with the intention of being a comfortable meeting spot for locals looking to share stories at the end of their long day, Lincoln draws inspiration from it’s surrounding, hard-working, and uniquely American neighborhood.
Revitalizing a nearly forgotten West Broadway space that at one time housed the area’s only department store, Lincoln feels nostalgic. It’s open-air, tiled-floor cafe, grande bar, and soaring, original tin ceilings remind us of a time when dining halls and supper clubs were a way of life.
Boston, MA 02127
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
New Summer Hours!
Weekday Brunch: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Brunch Test Kitchen (rotating menu): Friday 10:00am-3:00pm
Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Starts at 5pm, nightly
Late Night: Until 1am, nightly
W Broadway and F Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on Sunday from 6-9pm.
Guests can find street parking on West Broadway. Monday-Saturday all street parking has a two hour limit. We encourage guests to use a ride share program such as Uber or Lyft to alleviate any headache of parking and to ensure safe travel.
Broadway T stop is approximately 0.5 miles from Lincoln up West Broadway.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
#1 the buratta cheese was gross, cold, sour #2 the got cheese ravioli was OVER SEASONED, cold, and you could tell it was plated hours prior. #3 the "s'mores donuts" should not be called "s'mores donuts" they were cold, bread balls with a sugar glaze, and a hot fudge sauce (that was cold too).... no marshmallows or graham crackers… So I just don't understand the whole meaning behind the name they were gross too. Lastly #4 my boyfriend ordered the short rib dish (which he orders all the time via take out from Lincoln, and it's great) however, this time, that was not the case. His meal was also cold, and not only was it cold, it was almost all fat! That part that he could eat required a steak knife which we had to hunt our inattentive waiter down for (15 min). Short rib should not require a steak knife. It looked, and tasted like a bad piece of meet. The noise level in there was ridiculous! We were on a Valentine's Day date, we had an awful meal, super slow service, and we couldn't hear each other talk. Everyone in there was basically screaming at each other in order to communicate given it gets SOOOO loud in the back room. Too bad I used to like Lincoln, food, service, atmosphere.... sucks. Sorry not sorry guys.
Lincoln is a great neighborhood staple of Southie. The food is always good and everyone should try the Brunch Test Kitchen on Fridays at least once! While I love Lincoln, and I will continue to go there, they seem to consistently understaff the restaurant during dinner service. For this reason, do not go to Lincoln if you are in a rush, the service can be incredibly slow.
We went for brunch test kitchen. Originally we were underwhelmed by the menu, there were a lot of non-brunch dishes, but we were lucky enough to get to try a few items in addition to our meals, and everything was outstanding. The banana split french toast was out of this world, hope it makes its way onto the regular menu! The boozy strawberry shake and banana eclairs were also absurdly delicious. Might consider different music, but you can't please everyone. The service was great, and we overall had an awesome time. Would definitely return and recommend to others!
Went here for my birthday and it didn't disappoint. We had a reservation for 1pm on a Saturday and were seated right away. The place was pretty crowded for weekend brunch so keep that in mind when going there. It was pretty loud because of all the people day drinking but that's to be expected. Food was delicious and the waitress did a great job. Would definitely go back.
The food was excellent, with lots of options for all diets. However, the service was even more outstanding! I went with friends on a Friday night. We had a dinner reservation, but had no idea how crowded it would be. We had a short wait, even with the reservation, but the staff was accommodating, polite, and attentive. They even gave us a complimentary appetizer for being patient with the wait. We were beyond impressed and will definitely be going back again and again.
So many things are so wonderful about Lincoln... the food, the drinks, the environment, the adorable Christmas decorations. But I have never had good service here. Whether the restaurant is crowded or dead, our server is nowhere to be found. On one occasion when the restaurant was empty, all of the waitresses were sitting at the bar gossiping. On tonight's occasion, it was relatively busy but we saw our server only to order drinks, order food, and drop off the bill. We were parched without water for 35 minutes. Our waitress acted like it was a chore when we ordered food. We were planning on ordering a second round of drinks (at least an extra $50 to our bill), but since she was nowhere to be found, we decided to take our nightcap elsewhere. It's truly a shame since Lincoln has all of the difficult aspects of an all-star restaurant, but their waitresses are always terrible.
My wife and I went to Lincoln with our adult children today, and we really enjoyed the salad and pizza. We had a pepperoni, white, and squash pizza and all were great. Our only complaint was a not so good Bloody Mary and soda water side drink that had a funny taste. Great service and terrific experience overall.
Lincoln never disappoints. The menu is nothing out of the norm but all the dishes leave you full and satisfied. The ambiance is a perfect 5/5, sometimes the volume is a little higher than moderate. The wings for an appetizer are always outstanding with plenty of mesquite flavor.
The food was good as always but the pizza was just slightly undercooked. The chicken sandwich I had was good but the meat was a bit fatty with gristle and there was not that much to it. Additionally the bun was burnt so all I could taste was blackened char. The other two guests had salads and they were presented nicely and were well received. The coffee was not refilled and the waitress seemed a bit absent from checking on us due to volume of tables she had. Early side of lunch rush mid week so a bit unexpected.
The food wast great. I ordered a BBQ pizza and thought it was delicious. The staff was friendly and our server was attentive. If it wasn’t for the noise level I’d come back for the food.
I guess I’m getting old. The noise level was insane and the seating was cramped. I’ll admit, I went there for my 40th birthday. Maybe it’s my fault for not realizing the place is geared towards a younger crowd. I thought I was going to a restaurant with a popular bar NOT a loud bar with good food. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for 20 years as a server & bartender and my ears actually hurt. We couldn’t hear our own server and and it was impossible to carry on a conversation wirh the seven of us that were intimately seated (stuffed) in a booth.
If you’re going for good food try the place on a less busy weekday. If I lived on that side of the river that’d be my plan.
Lincoln continues to amaze me with its food. This is not your typical neighborhood bar. The ribeye meal is outstanding. When the ribeye was sold out on one occasion, I had the salmon, which was also out of this world.
If you make your reservation through OpenTable and indicate that it's a special occasion, they will bring a desert out without you having to try to ask them discreetly.
Wish this place were closer to me! I would go more often other than just for special occasions.
When I make reservations they usually place us out back, where the ambiance is a little less cozy (they are small stand-alone tables versus the booths up front), but the service is just as good. One thing I will say, they did a nice job with the acoustics. Even when the place is packed, they made the booth-walls tall enough, and something else acoustically that helps so that you can still hear the people you are with.
Lincoln Tavern has an interesting vibe of 1/2 loud, cramped bar scene and 1/2 trendy restaurant. Unfortunately, the food isn't particularly good and the drinks are absolutely terrible.
This place can be fine if you get a reservation and order exclusively beer or wine. Be prepared to have to yell at each other to hold a conversation.
The cocktails are syrupy sweet, uninspired, and likely made with non-fresh ingredients. The food is overly salted but is otherwise fine. Avoid pizza unless you own the salt mine this place orders from wholesale.
It's all a bit disappointing because the atmosphere is pretty cool.
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