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.
We were placed in the back room away from a large party which was great to not be surrounded by the noise. The ambiance was very inviting. I was not overly impressed with the signature cocktails but the food was excellent. My dining partner is vegetarian and had no problem finding a meal.
The Ruben was yummy, although it was a bit messy. It was huge - Can they offer half portions?
The waitress was warm and efficient.
It was a great place to grab a quick lunch.
Dependable and tasty
WAY, WAY too loud - we had no idea Sunday brunch was a dance party with DJ blasting techno. No one could hear anyone else talking. Food from the kitchen was good; waffle made at the buffet was standard buffet fare. Drinks were expensive - too expensive for a Sunday brunch. We left as soon as we could -- our ears were ringing. Not enjoyable.
Food was fantastic. Eventual service was great. We were seated at a table. A different waiter came up and told us and the hostess we could not sit there bc the table was needed for a future reservation (ah, we had a reservation). We moved. Then the server told us he needed to hurry us along bc a larger party was coming in and needed our table. The issue is.....we had a reservation too!! Why was ours less important for a 4 person party. Apparently there is a difference in reservations???? Will likely not return.
Had a great brunch with friends! The food and service was amazing! Music was a tad loud
The food was all around under seasoned and way smaller portions than I remember. We were sat at a table for 5 in the middle of a walkway while a later party was taken to a wall booth post our arrival. I had made reservations almost a month in advance. Needless to say I was disappointed.
almost every dish we ordered was worth it! the pumpkin risotto + the brussel sprouts were PHENOMENAL! the country-friend hen-of-the-woods was lack luster. best creme brulee ive ever had!!!
The service was terrific. The location was convenient but I would have liked a bigger selection on the menu.
The Brussels sprouts were excellent. The deviled eggs were just okay. My homemade are better. I ordered the scallops. Only got 4. We were still hungry when we left. The service was great. Overall a mediocre experience.
Food was great but small. Expected
Try the Chicken Pot Pie, it was amazing!
Great venue for a reunion of four couples! The staff was excellent and the meal delicious.
The flavor profile of the Sunday brunch chef’s table was uninspiring. While the food was displayed beautifully, everything lacked the proper seasoning and the bottomless booze was mixed poorly. Don’t let the fresh omelette and waffle stand trick you. It was a total (expensive $52) disappointment. Honestly, you’re better off making the trip to VA and going to Blackwall Hitch.
Everything was very bland. Had salmon dish, Brussels and Mac and cheese. Everything was so average
The food was great and the waiter was awesome
A confused restaurant. Waiter said the concept was ‘kinda American tapas, with each plate having 4oz protein and a side.’ What?
It was late, so we ordered. Steak came with rancid tasing potatoes. Pork was covered in bread crumbs and tasted old. White wine was warm. Service was slow.
It’s a confused place with mediocre, greasy food.
I got the chicken pot pie, and it was very good. The only downside to the restaurant was feeling rushed by the waiter to order, but I wouldn't let it stop me from visiting again.
Birthday. Restaurant gave us a free slice of cake and offered us champagne when we asked for a photo. Nice!
Yummy, delightful service, great for business lunch.
This place is absolutely wonderful. I will love to go back and try other options.
Excellent Sunday Brunch spot. Try the bottomless Bloody Marys it Mimosas, as well as the Deviled Eggs. Kudos to my server Wes for being so nice and his amazing service.
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
We went during restaurant week. I try to do a friends get together once a month and it was great. Our server had a good sense of humor and was on top of it. Our food and drinks were great. All in all we had a fun time.
Reliably good, quick and professional service and delicious food.
The restaurant week deal was incredible but it’s the ambiance that will be sure to lure me back!