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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
The food was great, the server was really attentive and nice, and it's a great spot for brunch! This place gets packed so definitely worth making a reservation. We were even running a little late and they held our table so that we wouldn't have to wait when we got there.
Lincoln Tavern was awesome! We are from OK and we're in town for about 10 days on business. The service and food was so great that we scheduled a group meal for our colleagues 2 days later. Again, fabulous food and service. I chose something different each time I went and was never disappointed! Highly recommend!!!
We had a rare open night in Boston during my wife's conference, so I began searching on-line for restaurant ideas. we were staying near the Sea Port area in the Westin, and I discovered the Lincoln Tavern, in South Boston. I wanted to get away from the "touristy" places and tried it. We made a reservation and cabbed it (it was actually a very easy walk) to the place.
I saw on-line that it really catered more to the younger set, and was that ever true! The front opened up, cafe-style, yet it was fairly comfortable inside for early July. We had pretty good and attentive service and our drinks were on the table very soon.
My wife ordered a burger and I had the fried chicken. My chicken came in a skillet setting on a corn souffle. The chicken was doused in honey and something had the bite of jalapenos. Our appetizer was zucchini fritters. Those could have had more ranch served as an accompaniment, but otherwise they were unique and very tasty. Almost too much for the two of us.
The bill was about average for Boston, and overall I think it is a good place, but be aware that you are definitely going into Millennial universe when you go to the Lincoln.
We went to Lincoln Tavern as we read some goods reviews about its menu and in particular about the great burger they serve. Several of us ordered the burger and at the end it was a very standard burger without any out of the ordinary. Appetizers were quite mediocre. Very noisy place as well.
Not good dining experience at all.
I won't go again and I wouldn't recommended either.
Food was very good and so was the service. But the noise level is very high - so if you go - make sure to expect that your communications with the other members of your party will mostly be smiles or shouts. The food is very reasonably priced. Drinks, not so reasonable.
I was visiting my daughter in Boston and we always like to try great new places to eat. The Lincoln didn't disappoint. We were there for a brunch. She had the fruity pebbles pancakes and I had the breakfast pizza. Both were excellent. In fact, she felt the breakfast pizza was the best pizza she has ever had. It was very good. And I thought her pancakes might be too sweet, but, surprisingly, they weren't - they were just right. It was the best meal of my visit and the prices were very reasonable. We will be back for sure.
Lincoln Tavern has a great menu, but does not execute or present good food for a fair price. Instead, overall the food is mediocre, at best, with small portions for high prices. Not much bang for your buck at this place. The menu write-ups are fantastic, but the restaurant does not come through with success. Service was wonderful. Atmosphere is good. Too bad the place is a ripoff joint.
When I arrived there was there was no table for me unless I wanted to eat at the bar. I was told I'd be first for a table. Ate at bar high top.
I asked for fries to be well done - hot - and they were cold. Waitress brought out new ones. She was great. I made the mistake of substituting a chicken Breast for burger in the Lincoln Burger - bad idea. Combination of flavors probably work better with beef. My fault not theirs.
What upset me most from this experience was that after I was seated the restaurant canceled my Open Table reservation. I then went to the front and it was restored. Eating out shouldn't be this much work.
Food is always outstanding. Great for all meals of the day. I got a whole pizza for $12 and you can see them making the dough fresh in the back room. Only complaint is that it gets quite loud in there. I was eating with a friend visiting from out of town and was trying to catch up with her and felt like I had to yell. The acoustics of the back room are not great for the loud chatter.
This place is exceptionally loud and only gets louder as the evening wears on. I was alone and could barely hear myself think. Service is inconsistent. For a trendy, casual place full of millennials drinking, the menu is a tad innovative and at least one dish was surprisingly good. I started with meatballs in a French onion soup broth. The meatballs could have been better, but the combination shows creativity. My salad was superb, far better than I expected. It had strawberries and was topped with a block of chevre cheese.
As always, the food and ambiance at Lincoln never disappoints! The food is always amazing. The crowd is lively; always a happening time. Our server had the "couldn't be bothered" attitude, but that's the first time we've had someone like him, so we won't let him ruin our great outlook we all have on Lincoln!
Seated right away, server was personable and knowledgeable when asked a question regarding menu item.
Had chicken wings and calamari for appetizers and both were as advertises. Wings, were crisp and slightly spicy, calamari was fresh. Burgers were cooked to order and slightly smoky with outstanding flavor
The food was good and so was the service, but it was so noisy we could hardly talk. It is really a bar scene and food service is incidental especially on a Saturday night. A place for young singles to meet, socialize and drink- not for conversation and dinner.
My date and I had mixed feelings about this place. She had the corn crab tortellini special. the dish was sub par, didn't have much flavor at all, and the temperature was inconsistent throughout the dish. Usually a crab dish will have a sauce that tastes like crab, however the crab was sparingly sprinkled on top. We ended up switching meals because she disliked it so much.
Quality of meals here is very inconsistent in my experience.
Food was good & great waitress. The noise level was positively awful. My daughters took me out for Mothers' Day, otherwise I would have left before being seated, as my head was pounding. I have never been in such a loud restaurant, it really was disgusting & something needs to be rectified. I would recommend the restaurant as it was fun & different, but warn about the noise which does spoil the experience
Overall the food was very good and the location was very nice. However, I could barely talk to my friend I went with because it was so loud in the restaurant. If you want to hear the guests you bring with you, go very early or very late for brunch on the weekends.
Visiting Boston and this restaurant was recommended by a couple of people who live here. The food was fantastic! The short ribs with truffle mac and cheese was an amazing meal! Also great was the salmon. The place is very big but very charming. Only drawback was that the wines by the glass were not very interesting.
The food was so good we are going back again before our week in Boston is over.
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