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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
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.
My wife and I met another 50+ couple for 6 pm Sat. night dinner. The place was filled (although it emptied a bit by 7 pm). We had reservations and got a table for 4 by the front when I asked for it - a great spot since the entire front was open to the sidewalk on a very pleasant October day. Our waitress was very friendly and good. The chef actually came out to talk to me when I had a question about food ingredients and allergies - he was right on top of things and very friendly. All of the dishes we had were really excellent. The scallops were sweet, the burger was flavorful and juicy and salmon great too! As was the fresh bread. The onion soup was certainly good - but I had been led to believe that it would be superb, given what I had heard about how they prepare the onions. I couldn't tell (at least in the soup) a big difference. The main drawback, for me, of the restaurant would be the noise level at times. When we first got there it was so noisy that I could barely hear the person opposite me at our small 4 person round table (despite almost shouting). Being by the open front of the restaurant helped keep the noise down a bit, and once it got less crowded it was no longer an issue. Overall I was really impressed with the food and the staff, and if I could be assured of going at a less noisy time I would definitely enjoy going back.
My family went to Lincoln Tavern to celebrate my daughter's birthday, my other daughter's new job and my son's new apartment. The place was incredibly loud to the point where it was tough to hear the person across the table. My daughter ordered a pizza which came out with jalepeno peppers on it after she specifically requested not peppers causing her to send it back and get a new pizza after everyone had finished their meal. My other daughter ordered a salad with shrimp and the salad showed up without any shrimp. Overall not a great experience and doubtful that I will return for a future meal
Really weird/bad experience. Seemed disrganized.
They brought the wrong food. They brought the appetizer after the entree. Mgr came apologized (on his own) said no charge for the late appetizer--- was charged for it anyway. Didn't have the energy to track him back down and didn't want to make a big deal about it in front of my companion.
Food was ok. Good value. Definitely a trendy place, but, I would be careful...
I went to Lincoln Tavern because I had friends who raved about its brunch and how it was the hippest young place in Southie. I had a bunch of friends from college in town (party of 9), made the reservation a week in advance, and arrived on time. We were missing 2 from our party of 9 and weren't seated until they arrived (30 minutes after reservation) and the table we were placed at was actually 2 circular tables pushed together so we had some people (who hadn't seen each other in months or years) with their backs to each other. This was a rude thing to do for a group who had reserved well in advance, and there were large booths we could have been seated at, which was also frustrating. The food took almost an hour and a half to get to us, and we had our waitress checking in a half hour and a full hour after ordering our meals to let us know they had run out of certain dishes (unacceptable). We were charged for 2 additional drinks we didn't order, and we were seated next to a table of belligerently drunk young men using the "c" word and "b" word talking about their waitress. All in all, it was awful, and overpriced. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Wish the service was better, this was my third time at Lincoln and probably my least favorite experience. We had to ask for blueberry bread, didn't even get enough pieces for our entire table, and the drinks were poorly made. Several tables got served food, ate and left, before ours was even ready. Unfortunately I was taking family there to show them how great of a place Lincoln is. I'm happy the food was good.
The food was good . Restaurant extremely noisy and tables for two too close together. Wait staff kept walking between tables and bumping into me. And the bus boy cleared dirty dishes and also walked between tables while people were eating. Yuck. Server took a while to bring me ice for my water and to come check on us.
Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant is a real gem. This was our second visit. Each time, the menu has been slightly different, which is always fun. Our group of three shared everything - from the Baked Goat Cheese Dip (delicious and interesting - loved the fig), to the White Pizza (may just be my new favorite pizza ever with four cheeses, thinly-sliced apples and a drizzle of honey), to a Fried Chicken Sandwich (perhaps nothing unexpected in this one, but very good) and Peaches & Cream Pancakes (also great). In fact, we loved our meal so much that my daughter and I went back a few days later. That was a brunch day and we shared a White Pizza, and also got the S'mores Pancakes (wow) and the Chocolate Waffle (I'm not a waffle person and even I had to admit it was really good). Needless to say, she had leftovers to take back to her college dorm. We also love that on Fridays they have a test menu where there are several brand new items they are trying out. Prices are very reasonable, too. Wish I lived here to enjoy it more often. Lucky her that she can. Note: We could not get a reservation on Open Table for Saturday brunch at any time. It was fully booked. So I called the restaurant and asked about getting seated without a reservation. They said if we came in before 10:30 a.m., it shouldn't be a problem. And it wasn't. We were seated quickly. As the place makes a name for us, I'm not sure that will continue, but I hope so.
Lincoln is such a great place. On the outside, it looks like it could be a hipster joint with mediocre food because it is so huge and the bar scene is so epic. However the food is excellent. My wife is super picky about fish, basically never liking fish unless it's served by a seafood-only chef. Yet she loved her salmon as it was not overcooked, like so many non fish restaurants would do. Our friend's scallops were also perfect. My short ribs were so full of flavor and the portions are all very good - with prices about 25-30% less than you'd pay in the Back Bay or South End.
The craft cocktail menu is also very good and at about $11, they are also about 30-40% less than a comparable place in the Back Bay or South End.
The only negative is that there is ZERO parking in that area of Southie, so you really need to Uber or Lyft there.
Ashley was our server and probably one of the worst service experiences I've had. I had been a waitress for three years so I know how it works. She never checked on us or our food or drinks, never gave us new plates or cleared the table. Could see her chit chatting with out her waitresses while customers were all trying to get servers attention. It just really sucked since we love going here, the food is great and the atmosphere is fun but the service can ruin all of that. This was our second time with horrible service here.
Food was great and server was polite and helpful. Only thing is, it gets very loud in the restaurant (we were seated in the back half) and once people started coming to the bar, it became very hard to hear and nearby tables also had to raise their voices to talk. It also got very dark progressively throughout the night. Overall service was good (Patrick), food was great, I will likely come back.
Quality work w solid wool. Cool casual vibe w quality grub. Spacious, high ceilings. The grub was oustanding. My wife and I both had salads supplemented w truffles Mac and cheese and truffles French fries. All very good. We got dessert to go, the pistachio cheese cake, which was decent, not great. Could've been a little sweeter. Service was good. She was cool, pleasant, not phony and did some solid work... Only downside was that it was extremely loud, which isn't a big deal considering it's a casual venue, but it was tough to even talk comfortably w my wife. Any discernible discourse requires yelling....good work
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