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Lincoln - DC

4.4
2962 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2962 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely! Cheers.

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DaijhaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good! Waiter was rude. He stated that “Brothers and Sisters are so gimme gimme gimme”. He also questioned if we really want all that we ordered.

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Edskilove
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent price fixed menu for Valentine's Day. Of course the decor is Pres. Lincoln-themed so I was unsure of what to expect. But to my surprise and delight, the food was delicious. As a starter, we had the sweet potato soup. It was sweet, creamy and almost dessert-like. It was topped with what I think were a few toasted rosemary leaves which provided a wonderful flavor complement to the creamy soup. For our entree, we had the beef bourgennione pot pie which was way better than I thought. It was beef bourgennione in a mini skillet topped with a light puff pastry cover. It was amazing. For dessert, we had the apple tart tatin. The apple tart was a thin, soft layer of apple tart covered with 2 generous dollups of what I believe it was a creamy, sweet goat cheese. It was outstanding and the perfect ending to a perfect dinner. The staff was attentive with all the Covid protocols in place. I highly recommend Lincoln.

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BellaLuna
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I went for Valentine’s, we were seated quickly. However no one came to the table for over 5min to even great us. The lights were far to bright for a romantic dinner. The salmon was bland, and the apple tart was inedible. Would not recommend. Wasn’t worth the hype. I won’t go back.

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Clarence
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I enjoyed the atmosphere however the portions of food wasn't enough and you need more of a selection drinks were good the waiter was very polite and my guess for that night but it was a very enjoyable date night I will be returning to your restaurant thanks again for the experience

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vipKasiaB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We dined at Lincoln on Valentine’s Day and had a very disappointing experience. First, we came for an early seating hoping to avoid the crowds. There was no one there apart from one table stiill partying from their brunch reservation. They made the restaurant feel like a zoo - screaming, laughing, shrieking. So inconsiderate. I could not hear our server take our order even though we were on the opposite side of the restaurant. Two of the servers were also playing with a small child - running around, punching - right next to our table. This was not the romantic experience we were hoping for. We could not hear ourselves think. The table finally left, but I was horrified that the management did not see this as a problem.

Now the food. It was VDay menu for two and looked promising. But dish after dish was just terrible. Sweet potato soup needed something fresh to cut through the one note, heavy taste. The short rib pot pie was extremely greasy with a sad, undercooked round of pastry on top. Brussel sprouts were tasty but super greasy, too. Steak was overcooked in one part and raw in the other. The dessert was abominable: a tarte tatin wiith raw pastry under green, unappatizing apple slices. The server was nice and tried his best, but that was not enough to make up for the rest of the experience. We willl not be returning and recommend everyone to stay away.

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Foodie86
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server brandy was very attentive to the tables needs. She was very personable and made our experience terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have the best service and experience at Lincoln. I am pleased at how they have everything set up to meet Covid regulations. The food is always great. Our server Brandy was very attentive and friendly.

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AyannaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Short pours on expensive drinks!

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vipEmekaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine's Day dinner....had the place to ourselves for 45 minutes. Great food, good service!

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vipKeru
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, even better service!

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dcwharfhilton
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant week menu. Wonderful service. Will definitely come back here again !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here for a Friday night dinner. Was nice to visit downtown DC again despite the pandemic causing a lot of spots to close down in downtown DC. The outdoor heating was also good and provided a fair amount of warmth. The food was delicious. Will definitely go back in the future.

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vipLocalFoodie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lincoln is always reliably good. They've got good food and good drinks. Flies under the radar, but we always leave this restaurant really satisfied. Also, great for happy hour!

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Adelle
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed restaurant week! I highly recommend it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good, service was friendly and very attentive. Food and drinks were at a reasonable price and management was very attentive as well helping the bar staff.

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Motivated
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service with Nia and amazing vibes. Thanks for great brunch. The bottomless and food options hands down. I got the burger and it was so good.

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vipVeronica
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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vipVRRdc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The decoration of the place is great and the service is good! Overall I'd go back because of the COVID19 measures they have put in place, they have done a great job, we felt comfortable all the time. We were just disappointed with the food taste, we were expecting a richer palette of flavors for the dishes we requested.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Kale salad is like no other. Very finally minced with ingredients like small surprises in every bite. Appropriately priced.

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vipBrad
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great brunch! Love the bottomless mimosa option and the outdoor seating.

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vipAlanS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had good weather to sit outside--it was a great lunch with superb service--loved the chicken and waffle.

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DDnDC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice patio setting with trees, soft lighting and heaters. Our waiter was attentive, made great recommendations (our steak burgers were excellent!), observed social distancing and wore masks. Perfect atmosphere to enjoy dinner and cocktails despite the backdrop of the Covid-19 public health emergency.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found out Biden became President while eating brunch! It was a total celebration. The food was amazing and our waiter Moses was wonderful!! We will be back soon!

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JPCal
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant felt tired and a bit unclean.
The food was passable and service OK.
I wouldn't return.

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AndrewC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a new website launch! Great food and the host Brandy is amazing.

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vipKrishnaA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The fall seasonal menu had delicious options and I would recommend the grilled cheese sandwich, chicken pot pie, and macaroni and cheese. There was ample outdoor seating with large space heaters. The staff was really friendly and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Lincoln was amazing. They did a great job with their COVID precautions. This is the first restaurant I’ve been too since the beginning of the Pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy and quaint place to enjoy a date!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service. Watch out cocktails are strong

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vipWonderful
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Farmers breakfast was great with the raspberry Mimosa and Moses is a terrific staff member!

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vipVeronica
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very interesting. Decoration is great. Food was good too.

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vipFunFoodie
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Moses was a great server and the bartender (who brought all of our drinks to our table) was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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DGfromATL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Javier provided excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were great. They took precautions to make sure customers and staff alike were safe, while maintaining quality of customer service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Birthday celebration outdoors

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server Brandy was excellent. They were short staffed and she pretty much took care of the whole restaurant by herself.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The restaurant was nice but our server was terrible. When he first came to our table, he in so many words told us to shut up so he could take our order. Then, our food took forever to come, and after it was delivered we were never again checked on by our server. One of our group members wasn’t ok with her entree, but we couldn’t get ahold of our server to tell him. The entire party had finished our food without ever seeing our server again. We had to call for a buzz person to come and clear our plates and GET our server so we could get her meal removed and pay like bill. I can’t remember the last time I had such poor service.

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Roberto
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Made a reservation with excitement to take part in Washington D.C.’s Restaurant Week. Because a friend was late for the reservation, we were ready to order at around 8:40PM. When the waiter comes to our table, he let us know that the kitchen closed at 8:30PM. I had made a reservation for 2, and had been waiting at the table well before the 8:30PM closing of the kitchen. Would’ve appreciated a more direct approach in letting the customer know what the policy/hours are for more informed decisions.

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You can order delivery directly from Lincoln - DC using the Order Online button. Lincoln - DC also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Lincoln - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 386-9200.

Lincoln - DC is rated 4.4 stars by 2962 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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