Lincoln - DC

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$30 and under
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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.
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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!!

ER
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant week deal was incredible but it’s the ambiance that will be sure to lure me back!

DS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably good, quick and professional service and delicious food.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thanks for welcoming the Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc for our Founders Day!

SG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

WS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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.

P
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

QG
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

JT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

D
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

MR
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

RB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great but very noisy
Excellent service
Shrimp and grits

SG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

P
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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.

JT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful but it was very loud. They need better acoustics.

j
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

PM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

LJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 :)

D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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.

RW
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

VS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This favorite remains just that. When you add great friends the combination of excellent food and service is magnified!

JI
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

TC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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.

M
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My husband and I were visiting DC for Thanksgiving and decided to try the Lincoln's buffet. The food was amazing, top level, and well worth the price. However, it was extremely crowded and so loud that we couldn't carry on a conversation, and I believe our server was trying to take care of too many tables as we and other patrons were left alone for long stretches of time. Because the food was so good, we're going to try to eat there again on our next visit - but not on a holiday.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small place with a lot going on. First experience was Thanksgiving buffet. Food was good, service was also good but, I believe there was so much going on that it complicated things for the staff.

The buffet line we're in the middle of the restaurant which made it difficult for both patrons and staff to maneuver. The beef, fish, turkey and gravies were in the back which was caused more transiting around the restaurant.

Overall, everything worked out and we enjoyed our dinner. We'll go back again for sure.

MM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great over all. We had a poor server.
Food was great. Cool restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed the Thanksgiving Day Dinner. The service and food was top notch!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent Thanksgiving here. Food was amazing. Service excellent.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two families who celebrate thanksgiving together wanted someone else to do the cooking this year - we couldn’t have picked a better place! Courteous service who went above and beyond to make sure severe allergies were covered. Everything we ate was delicious, even for the youngest guests. The combo of pre fixe and buffet gave everyone the combinations and amounts they wanted. Lovely ambience, and despite it being busy we had no trouble holding a conversation or moving through the buffet & carving station.

WD
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We selected Lincoln for dinner because of the location--convenient to our hotel and Ford's Theatre. Lincoln has ample seating including at the window and in private dining rooms. We were promptly and pleasantly greeted on arrival. Our server was professional and knowledgeable. We selected a pitcher of made-in-house (according to our server) red sangria instead of wine. The sangria was good--not too syrupy or sweet. The sangria was a good value. Cod and chicken pot pie were our entrees. The pot pie was very hot and tasty. The cod was small and tasteless. We were the only diners at Lincoln until our departure when several parties arrived. Our dining experience should have been pleasant and quiet but instead the raucous restaurant staff was gathered at the bar. This group was so loud that it was difficult to converse. They were obviously cognizant of the noise because an individual apologized and offered us complimentary drinks which we declined. We will not return to Lincoln.

MK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch with good music!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Wes took great care of us. I will be back!

DC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great drinks, very good service. Very romantic.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came upon this gem by accident. It was fantastic! The soup was amazing and the chicken pot pie was perfect. I would recommend this spot to anyone visiting DC.

LB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overpriced and small servings. Even though I went on a Tuesday night, it was packed and LOUD. Service was slow but adequate.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too many questions. Geez

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