My boyfriend and I were visiting DC from out of state over the weekend and had the chance to try Lincoln for the first time. We had actually won a package which included a gift certificate to this restaurant so we had quite a bit we were able to spend on our meal that we otherwise wouldn't have been able to. We were informed that most patrons order 2 or 3 plates for dinner, as they are "small plates". We ordered the Parker House Rolls which came with gingerbread butter and were amazing. We both got the mac & cheese which was served in a small skillet, and was one of the best mac & cheese's I've had. My boyfriend purchased a salad which was quite a large size, and the 8oz filet which was cooked perfectly to his liking (medium rare). I ordered the chicken pot pie which was generously filled with chicken , and the sweet potato risotto which was AMAZING! For desert we ordered the Peanut and Jelly which was like a deconstructed PB&J sandwich - great idea but missed a bit on the execution. Our drinks were fabulous and very unique. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Food is served on a rolling basis so it doesn't come out as appetizer, main course, etc. - it comes out hot and fresh as it's ready. The seating is the only thing that throws me off a bit as there are many individual tables, but we were seated where there was a long booth on one end and a chair on the opposite side, so it's a bit too close for comfort to my liking. Overall though, this restaurant was amazing and one of the best meals we have ever had. I'm grateful we had the opportunity to visit Lincoln and appreciate the passion they put into their food and establishment.
I had never heard of this restaurant probably because Lincoln is such a common name in DC, but I am glad to have come upon this place. The food was decent and similar to comfort food tapas. The menu was not very big, but I prefer smaller menus if the items they have are good. The cocktails were tasty and unique. If I am in the area again I would certainly consider returning.
Awesome spot. Went at dinner and loved the American plate concept. Definitely going back for lunch.
Amazing food and service!
More fun than a barrel of monkeys.
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The service was lackluster. I have been here a handful of times and never had this poor of an experience. The food was still great, just going to look at other options going forward because of the service.
LINCOLN doesn't disappoint. The tapas-style food is delicious. The wine/beer selections were quite good, and the staff works hard to keep you happy. Plus the place is always packed (reservations recommended). And where else could you find an Abe Lincoln look-alike to pose for selfies?
I've been to Lincoln several times, but this will be the last. The place was so noisy we couldn't hold a conversation at the table. The food was pretty mediocre - we contemplated sending a couple of items back, but didn't primarily because the service was so atrocious we didn't want to wait an extra hour. The server got our orders wrong, brought one person's salad and another's entree at the same time. Food sort of appeared at random intervals. We had to ask for things that were ordered but not brought out. And then later they tried to serve us stuff we didn't order. Then the server disappeared for about 10 minutes. It appeared he left the restaurant. We had to ask another waiter to get our check. Not a nice evening.
Very tasty fresh food. Small plates, good opportunity to share among table.
Loved loved loved this restaurant ..all the food was fresh and delicious .. fresh mimosas constantly on deck and a great dj ...
Definitely will be returning
A friend recommended Lincoln for a Sunday brunch get together and it did not disappoint. The ambiance is very hip and the decor is a super cool tribute to Abe Lincoln.There's a live DJ mixing the perfect blend of house music throughout brunch. They offer an all you can eat brunch but we didn't take advantage because it was a late reservation and the buffet closes by 3pm. However, I had the Shrimp & Grits and the deviled eggs which were both excellent. My friend had the chicken & waffles which was also excellent. We took advantage of the bottomless mimosa special for $21. Mackenzie was a fantastic server!
I highly recommend but make a reservation!!!
I made this booking with the expectation that it was for Restaurant Week. When we arrived, we were told that RW lunch was not an option and no accommodations were made. This was very misleading since I didn't see any disclaimers about RW lunch not being available on the weekend. The service was mediocre - we waited 10 minutes before a server came by to take our order - and then at the end, the server rushed us to pay the bill.
Lincoln offered a range of small plate options which were locally sources and quite tasty. Our service was excellent with attentive but not overbearing wait staff. This was my second visit and I would definitely book again!
It's not often that I get to write a review where three people had dinner & everyone agreed that the meal, service, & ambience were all outstanding. Lincoln did a great job in all three of these categories & so much more. We were three & hadn't seen each other in while, so this was a really nice get-together. We started at the bar & witnessed waves of patrons coming in for dinner, while others were turned away because they didn't have reservations. Cocktails were exceptional & reasonably priced, but the Restaurant Week menu was the star of the show. All three of us were equally impressed with the pre fixe menu options & the meals were incredible. Our waiter was exquisitely knowledgable of the menu & wine options. It was a fun experience & Lincoln is to be lauded for their outstanding effort.
We went for restaurant week, the place was very busy but we didn't feel ignored. The food was great and the atmosphere was lively and fun.
Comfortable atmosphere. Great service. Food was excellent
VERY noisy. Food ok, nothing spectacular. Service very good.
I always love Lincoln! it's a great spot with great food and ambiance.
What a lovely experience we had celebrating my best friend’s birthday. The scene is vibrant, the food was so delicious and the “Gettysburg Address” was so delicious. I can’t wait to come back. I love the new floor and the artwork is really good.
We enjoyed our first visit during summer 2017. It was really disappointing when we went back during Jan 2018 for restaurant week. The rw menu offered few options and not much appeal. All of our food arrived at the same time. The appetizers, main courses, and dessert (with ice cream) were all served at the same time. The food was okay, but not great. Our drinks (non-alcoholic) took too long, and I also heard another server apologize to a neighboring table that their wine was slow.