Lincoln - DC

4.3
2426 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
LINCOLN is a collaboration of gastronomy, mixology and design.
Savor our seasonal American small plate menu crafted from fresh ingredients supplied by local & regional farms. LINCOLN pays tribute to one of our greatest US Presidents, with nods to many of his favorite foods including oysters, gingerbread and chicken pot pie.
If you’re thirsty for cocktails that are truly one-of-a-kind, our barkeeps, have created one of the city’s freshest bar programs highlighted by mason jars featuring infused bourbons and DC's first moonshine-list served in antique-style copper cups. In warm weather months enjoy our patio offering panoramic views of DC’s urban landscape. LINCOLN is the right place for your next private event with many options for private dining from 10 to 200.
Original paintings and a distinctive interior design by homegrown pop artist, Maggie O’Neill make LINCOLN a feast for the senses at Lunch, happy hour, dinner, brunch or after dark.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Southern
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Hours of operation
Monday though Wednesday 11am until 12 midnight (kitchen open until 10pm)
Thursday through Friday 11am through 2:00am (kitchen open until 11pm)
Saturday 5pm until 2:00am (kitchen open until 11pm)
Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday 5pm until 9pm

*Bar subject to close earlier depending on occupancy
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Phone number
(202) 386-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Demetrio Zavala
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Private party facilities
Lincoln Restaurant offers two stunning private dining rooms that each seat up to 40 guests. Our private dining rooms may be combined for dinners or receptions to accommodate up to 100 guests. Restaurant buyouts are also available at Lincoln for up to 350 guests.
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Private party contact
Jeanhee Kim: (202) 872-8700
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Catering
Outside Catering Available. From Sandwiches for in office Luncheons, to private dinners in the corporate board room. We offer several different options for outside catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
L Street NW
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Parking details
There is a Colonial garage public lot available at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW. It is open Monday through Friday, open until 7 pm. There is also ample street parking.
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Public transit
Conveniently located near 3 metro stops - Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue & Orange), and McPherson Square (Blue & Orange). The closest metro stop is McPherson Square.
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Entertainment
Some of DC's most popular DJs every Sunday Brunch.
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Special events & promotions
Special Events will be posted on our website at www.lincolnrestaurant-dc.com
We are available for special events. Please contact our Events Coordinator for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2426 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was amazing and all of the food was delicious! Love the rolling kitchen concept of meals coming out as they’re ready and doing family style. Definitely recommend the gnocchi and Brussels sprouts!

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great environment. Good staff. Just “okay” food which doesn’t match the pricing.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The restaurant has nice decor and it’s a good atmosphere. Issues are, food has no seasoning, the omelet station causes smoke to fill the front part of the room and the wait staff are overwhelmed and can not keep up with the drinks!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Overall the restaurant was really nice. But the menu was a little confusing. On the menu, some of the foods were listed as small plates, but when the order arrived some the items were full portions. The only con I would say would be that the seating is really close, so you can hear other peoples conversations.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Pricey but average food. Nice location and ambiance. Save for date night!

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Food was good - but not good enough to make up for servers who could not explain the menu and the noise!!!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Great service and great food! We are the chef special and I was a lot of food.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Brunch was wonderful. Try the ricotta doughnuts! Server was friendly and prompt, very personable.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was excellent, hostess recommendation of the Mac and cheese was spot on! Also loved the short rib!

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food was just ok. My date fiancé ordered coffee that never arrived... the food was just ok. I ordered the pot pie and my date the scallops... she did not eat her meal and my pot pie was runny. Took forever to get the check. Not loving this place:(

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Food is solid. Service outstanding. Space inside and out is fun and inviting.

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2018

I go to Lincoln for lunch frequently, and it's always been great. However, I was pretty disappointed by the experience I had at dinner recently. Our server had a strange affect, and didn't check in on the table appropriately. She encouraged us to order significantly more food than we had planned on, and then kept trying to push drinks and dessert on us, even though we had already over-ordered. Probably won't go there for dinner again.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Enjoyed the meal except the dining room was excessively loud

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We enjoyed excellent service from the moment we were seated. The menu is diverse without being overwhelming. Special care was given to one of our diners who can't have gluten. The tapas approach and meal sharing was fun, and we weren't pressured to order more than we needed. When uncertain about which glass of chardonnay to select, we were able to have a small tasting of each, a consideration most restaurants don't bother to offer. Everything made for a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great service, food, and environment! I always enjoy the drinks and Sunday brunch!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great dining experience, easy to get reservation. Both Indoor a outdoor seating. Server was professional and personable. Will visit again next trip to the Nations Capital.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

It was ok. We each got one item, mine being a salad. The waitress kept pushing for us to order more food because the portion sizes are small, which was fine because we were going elsewhere after and would be ordering more. She was just really insistent to the point it was a little rude. The food was ok; kale salad could have used a tad more dressing. I rarely order soda and got a coke; it was super cold and their machine has a good mix! I’d give it another shot but only out of convenience if I were in the neighborhood.

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2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

It was my first time dining at Lincoln and I was disappointed with the food - both with taste and quality. The appetizer was bland as well as my entree. And the entree was obviously precooked - the waffle (Amish Chicken) was soft/soggy. I found everything bland and in need of seasoning.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Our server was wonderful, explained the tapas dining and specials. We liked the fun decor and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Really fresh, delicious food. Service was very good.

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

I visited Lincoln for the Fourth of July when they served bottomless barbecue. Overall nice, but not the best I’ve had. Not a lot of flavor but still tasty. I do not know anything about their regular menu but I’ve heard it’s supposed to be good. Really nice restaurant, quiet and cute and the service was great.

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

I’ve eaten here on two occasions. Both times the food was good not great.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

The food was awesome. Great mac n cheese, love the French fries with 3 sauces. Scallops were good. I even liked the brussel sprouts and I don't eat brussel sprouts. Service was good, not great. We had a table of 5 and the restaurant / server refused to break up our ticket into separate checks. We're hoping to get reimbursed as we were on a work trip. Overall I would definitely recommend eating there. Just hope they'll reconsider check situation to help folks out.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Had a wonderful evening! Staff was great, food was better!! Bring back the 100% penny floor! 😬

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Lincoln has a great vibe, the food has always been delicious and great service. The only issue is although the majority of the pennies were removed from the floor, the sound is still very loud so it makes for a conversation a bit difficult.

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a really bad experience at this restaurant. We were not greeted by a waiter for 15-20 mins after we were seated. My husband's food was really bad i.e. soggy waffle with chicken and waffle and ridiculously salty greens (not edible). When we talked to the waiter and the manager about our concerns they were not at all apologetic or empathetic. Our other food was pretty good so maybe it was a bad dish and just an off night in terms of service? However, we won't be going back. I would not recommend this restaurant to others.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was wonderful! The atmosphere was great, food excellent, crow was very cool and hip! Definitely recommend. DJ was an added plus

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Love Lincoln, food is amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great food great service.love this resturant

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We chose the Lincoln for dinner while visiting Washington with an 11-year-old. We dined outside and our servers were exceptional. Other diners were typically yound and professional, as were those passing by on the sidewalk, and all were friendly. The food was fabulous, well-prepared and -presented, and the portions were fine. Would definitely dine at the Lincoln on our next trip.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Awesome as usual! Great place for good food and bottomless mimosas!

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Only go to Lincoln for their Sunday brunches. We went and sat outside and ordered off the regular menu. Service was bad and food was mediocre.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food was okay on the all you can eat, but lacked seasoning and variety. I only got two plates because there wasn’t much to choose from, however the tab was $120 for 2 people. Great ambiance and the server made sure our cups stayed full.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It's a very comfortable place to have a nice meal with a couple of friends. The staff was very attentive. I did not enjoy the Shrimp & Grits as much as I have enjoyed other entrees, there was something being used too heavily there (was it cilantro?). Everything else I've had has been superb. I would certainly come back.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

It was just okay. Nothing super impressive. The recommendations of the waiter were mediocre at best. The outdoor seating was nice and inside the restaurant looked nice. Nothing spectacular, but decent.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The lamb and gnocchi were delicious. The lunch and dinner menus are very different so keep that in mind when you are craving burgers. The shrimp and scallop dishes need at least 1-2 more shrimp/scallops on it, but otherwise very tasty. Overall a yummy place to go with good drinks. Certain rooms are louder than others, so find the space that works for you! Nice decor and clean bathrooms. Need better paper towel dispenser in the bathrooms.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

For a business oriented lunch venue it is extremely noisy and takes away from positive aspects of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I LOVEEE the place and the service. Impeccable, I attend every Sunday for brunch.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We brought our children here for a birthday brunch and everyone left full and happy! Delicious food!

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