Lincoln - DC
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.
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Bring some romance into your Valentine's Day Weekend as we offer a 3 course Chef's Tasting menu with glass of champagne for $60 per person. This menu will be available February 14-15-16. Optional wine pairings will be offered as well as the regular menu will also be available.
Friday, February 14, 2020
This place is absolutely wonderful. I will love to go back and try other options.
Interesting restaurant. Location isn’t far from the Metro, but not a whole lot right next to it. Decor is cool, but a bit strange especially in the bathrooms. Not sure what they were going for there - funny but seems out of character (made me wonder if it also hosts raves). Food was good and our server was great at explaining the menu and tending to us without hovering. Leisurely pace and we weren’t rushed to leave, although it was very quiet when we arrived.
Food ranged from ok to good, but the place is simply to noisy to be enjoyable.
Food was just overall not good. The kale salad, salmon entree and short rib entree were all under seasoned and slightly overcooked. Service was better than the food, but still not great. No not to return here.
Met with an old colleague for lunch and found the food delicious, fresh, and reasonably priced for Farragut. It was well lit, staff was attentive, and our table was comfortable - we weren't crowded into a small table for two. Definitely make a reservation!
If I had to net it out, I’d say the total experience was very average other than the service. It’s billed as a fine food restaurant, yet how do you not have anchovies for a Caesar’s salad? To make it worse, you put Pomegranate kernels on it?How do you claim to make great martinis without having stuffed olives? For the money, there are better choices in walking distance
We chose Lincoln to try someplace new for restaurant week . We arrived and waited several minutes for anyone to great and seat us. The place had a vaguely disorganized and unprofessional feel. However, our waiter was actually very responsive and the food was surprisingly tasty and even sophisticated. One complaint, the pork chops were very fatty and depending on what entree you wanted, ala carte was a better financial "deal" than restaurant week. Also, at the end of the meal we asked for coffee and were told that they had "run out?"
So in summary, the kitchen generally turns out really good food, but the overall organization and management needs some professionalization.
There for restaurant week. Had to request Restaurant Week Menu. Menu not the same as on web site. So noisy we couldn't hear others at table talking. Left without eating. Went to the very quiet and outstanding Alhambra @ St. Regis.
It was great. Amazing service. But there was a DJ and it got very very loud
The ambiance of this restaurant is magical and nostalgic (if you lived in 1862). But the food was blaaand...the waiter said they were paying homage to the flavors of days of Lincoln. The salmon on my plate was smaller than what is served to a cat. For $16 a whole filet should’ve been on my plate. Also, I looked around and almost all the minorities were seated in the same back area. I don’t think that was a coincidence. Not going back.
I ate at Lincoln during restaurant week, on my fiance's birthday. The service was good and my partner got a glass of champagne as a birthday treat as soon as we arrived, nice touch! Prices were decent and I enjoyed my meal (fried cod and cauliflower) but our friends did not love their mushroom dish, said it was not flavorful. I really liked my apple crisp dessert. Overall a good experience.
It was amazing!!!
We went for restaurant week. We had the deviled eggs, chard ceasar salad, fried cod, NY strip, carrot cake, and apple crisp. Everything was flavorful and enjoyable except the apple crisp. We did wish that we had more food. Maybe would have been more enjoyable if we came outside of the restaurant week. The portions were very small. The service was great. Brandy was energetic and ensured we were pleased with our food. She got an extra tip from both of us. I will return to try brunch.
We were there for Restauarant Week. It was packed at lunch--in a good, thriving sort of way--but the noise level was high. The table was roomy, so it was sometimes necessary to lean in to hear my companion across it. The food was delicious. Service was a tad slow, which I wouldn't have minded if I didn't have a time constraint. We took our carrot cake dessert to go.
Great experience but quite noisy
The restaurant week deal was incredible but it’s the ambiance that will be sure to lure me back!
Reliably good, quick and professional service and delicious food.
Went for restaurant week. The food was delicious and the service was great. The meals came quickly and the server was very responsive to making sure your glasses stayed full and how your meal was.
Thanks for welcoming the Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc for our Founders Day!
I was thrilled to receive specialized attention regarding my gluten free diet (celiac disease). Our server partnered with the chef to ensure I was able to have a lovely meal and even pan fried the brussels sprouts so I could enjoy them with my date. Thank you!
My wife and I found Lincoln through open table. Restaurant was clean and nicely decorated with a lot of different Lincoln artwork. We had devil eggs with butternut squash as an appetizer. Even though they were very tasty, be aware that they were quite small and only 3 halves since it doesn't say so in the menu. My wife ordered the chicken pot pie as her entree. It was very good. Definitely recommend it. I had the roasted amish chicken. It was very good as well. Decent size portion and quite filling, however if you are very very hungry then maybe consider ordering something else. We were very pleased with our first experience and will most likely return.
Great place for brunch or happy hour. This visit was for brunch with friends on new year's day. Great service and food was delicious. They also had a DJ that kept us grooving while we ate. Go check 'em out!
I would only recommend Lincoln to friends who are celebrating a birthday, etc.
My friends and I went to Lincoln after church to catch-up, but found the music too loud. We were seated before the DJ started, so we had no idea there was going to be music playing. We were with two seniors so it made conversations really difficult. To top it off, our waiter wasn't pleasant. He had a scowl on his face the entire time and his heavy accent made it really difficult to understand him over the loud music.
The hostess should either ask guests if they want to be seated in the quieter section or make a better judgment with where to seat guests, especially when the two seniors were the first guests of our table to arrive.
I didn’t appreciate the raucous music blaring over the speaker set up clearly meant to be entertaining. Not from my perspective. Food was fair. Would not return. Frankly shocked by the solid rating.
Food was good and service was good. Price was okay if you approach it as a tapas style restaurant where you share plates but could get pricey depending on how many shareable plates you order.
Overall the Lincoln was good. The service was very good. The seafood plates were uninspiring. The shrimp plate was bland. The other plates were ok to good. It may have been an off night since people who live in the area rave about the menu.
We would try the Lincoln again. We ate there on a weekend when it was not crowded.
My guest and I both ordered salads- Kale Salad and Southwest Cobb. I would say both were lacking in flavor. The presentation wasn’t great either but if they had tasted great, I wouldn’t mention it. My iced tea was 4.00 but that is starting to be commonplace in DC. Overall, it was just okay.
Provide more vegan offerings; all that my guest ate was a green salad and hummus. That was disappointing. As well, my meal had to be sent back, given the inclusion of sauce on the entree that I requested not be included - given a serious allergy, I could not consume it. This lack of attention was disappointing, and not in line with past visits to your restaurant.
Great but very noisy
Shrimp and grits
We just had the most delicious dinner. The food was delicious, the staff was so friendly and professional and the menu selection was so varied and balanced. My whole family had a lovely evening.
Party of 7 for lunch. 3 of the 7 were pleased with their meal and 4 of us were not. Probably won't return. Our server however was the best part; she was very attentive.
Food and service was wonderful but it was very loud. They need better acoustics.
This was my second time having lunch at Lincoln. It truly is a neighborhood gem. It's a reasonably priced lunch spot that I believe is suitable for casual and business diners. The food is awesome. The only reason for not giving 5 stars for food is that on this particular day I ordered the pot pie that was supposed to have peas (my favorite veggie) in it, but there was not one pea in my pie. I highly recommend the apple/brie grilled cheese. Good size portions - I've taken home a doggie bag each time.
This dining spot features Tapas size portions, which is entirely appropriate. The dinners were well prepared, nicely presented and professionally served by George. The speed of the service was much faster than expected based on a comparison of eating elsewhere the night before in the same neighborhood. I would go back to Lincoln anytime.
My party and I had a great time. Our server Moses was awesome, although the host was very disconnected...He practically ran away from us while he seated us. Low energy and didn't really smile... But all in all it was a good time, we'll be back :)
Ask for Scott- he'll take good care of you. Also, if you're going to the brunch, the shrimp and grits were very bland (salt, pepper, and butter- had to be added to be remotely edible) everything else was great. Mimosas were good too.
I came to celebrate my birthday and the server we had was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I can’t remember the gentleman name I do believe it beings with a “P” and he’s short and dark skin I think with a accent.
This favorite remains just that. When you add great friends the combination of excellent food and service is magnified!
Hardly any guests the night we went. Food was outstanding. The server (woman) was attentive, intelligent, responsive, and gracious. I would absolutely go back but would hope for more guests to get a vibe from the place. The night we went was Friday after Thanksgiving on Thursday so the area was pretty dead in general. Atmosphere was interesting. Gotta see Lincoln’s “big chair”, LOL.
NO!! I WOULD NOT recommend the Thanksgiving buffet at Lincoln-DC! That was my first time having Thanksgiving dinner there. The food on the bar was cold and picked over. The serving utensils at the bar were caked with old food. The salmon at the carving station was way under cooked, pertnear raw, which was a big deal for me because I do not eat meat so I couldn't enjoy the turkey and prime rib. The best part of the meal was the lobster hushpuppies.... which were actually hot and fresh. For $132.00...( dinner for two) I was super cheated.