Friday Test Kitchen Brunch was delicious! The spicy bloody mary was amazing while the food was innovative, beautiful, and delicous! I highly recommend Lincoln Tavern and plan to return to explore other lunch and dinner menu options.
The food was fantastic - side of truffle fries is a must!
Food was awesome as always! Reservations are a must as this place is always hopping with the line outside on the sidewalk. Our server and service was great as well. Little pricey but worth it as the food is superb and far from your typical “tavern” food. The noise level in this place was out of control - granted it was a Saturday night and the bar was packed - but if you want to come here for quiet conversation definitely skip the weekend nights. Otherwise this place is perfect for a friend’s get together or a fun night out.
Wonderful as always! I had the scallops and they were cooked perfectly. They were also very accommodating for my friends allergies! Service was prompt and friendly.
Came here because it was on the Eater 38, and didn't realize what a scene it was until we arrived and saw the line outside. Luckily we had a reservation, so as soon as our whole party was there we were able to check-in and were seated 5 minutes later. The food is "upscale bar food" and they do it well - we had a good pizza and a better-than-you'd-expect salad. Other couple had fried chicken and a pastrami sandwich, both of which looked great. Whole place was crowded and very loud, so depends what you are looking for. People watching was fantastic - actually saw a guy rip his shirt off as he was being kicked out (ultimate in irony).
We loved this place! Made reservations for my boyfriend's birthday - our server was zen amidst the chaos of a Saturday night, the food was incredible, the communication amongst the staff was great and the drinks are killer. The only cons were that we didn't know how the Saturday scene was going to be - it's undeniably a hot spot for drunk singles, so if you're trying to have a romantic night, this is NOT the place on the weekend (keep your honey close). But, if you can push past the loud and crazy, this makes for a really fun date night. Next time, I'd probably do brunch on a Sunday just to enjoy this place when the volume is at a lower decibel, because their food is unreal!
Tasty food - the wings were amazing & loved the Brussel Sprouts, also great drinks - the Lady Lincoln was very tasty.
Lincoln is always the go-to spot for friends! Awesome staff, food, and drinks
We sat at the back bar and watched them make pizza, it was so much fun! Super clean and our server was there at all the important times. The staff really helps each other out to make sure things are running smoothly. Yep you all got yourselves some new regulars!
Friday brunch test kitchen was great! lots of options -- they're busy around noon, so make sure you gave a reservation.
One of the best spots in South Boston! Good for a drink and an app, brunch, dinner, or late-ish night menu. My favorite is Friday's Brunch Test Kitchen, but their menu all the time is something you'll want to try! Always great service, always great/hot food.
#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.
Always great food and great service at Lincoln!
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.
Always a good time! Can get a little loud but it adds to the all around feel. GET THE MINI BURGERS!
Waitstaff is always very good. My son has food allergies and they always take good care of us. Food is great. A bit noisy but that is good for families with kids as they can be as loud as they want and no one notices.
Awesome pizza on national pizza day!
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 brunch was awesome, and I loved the atmosphere. Great for gamedays and to get your weekend started.
It was great. Waitress was super nice and attentive. The only downside is they did not fulfill my special request. Otherwise I would’ve given it a 5 star rating
Had a great dinner with friends. Wings were the best. Pizza and short ribs were OK. service was great. Very lively crowd of young professional types. A great place to go with friends.
Everything was great start to finish!
Parents visiting. Wanted to show the cool restaurant scene south
Boston has to offer. Definitely delivered!!!
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.
Birthday celebration for my daughter and they surprised us w a wonderful complimentary brownie a la mode for dessert! We’ll definitely be back!!
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.
The brunch options were great, we tried the egg nog French toast, the hash and the breakfast pizza they were all excellent!
DELICIOUS! Service was amazing. Decor was so great too!
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.
Lincoln is one of my favorite places. I always take friends there when they come to visit whether it be for lunch, weekend brunch, or drinks at night.
The waitress we had was great! Super attentive and brought over a bucket of bubbles that I requested for my friend’s birthday via open table, right away. The food was great, as usual
A little noisy, perhaps because of the Holiday Season office parties. Great Ribeye, done just right. Service (Barbara) was excellent. Would go back again. Just hard to talk at times.
Food and drinks were great! Would definitely recommend! Only downside was that the server was a bit absent throughout the meal.
Great food, fun atmosphere and fabulous service! Highly recommend!
Great test brunch!
Great place for any meal. Brunch is especially amazing! Fun environment. Always people inside. Definitely a good spot to grab a drink and/or grab a bite!