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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NM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great brunch with friends! The food and service was amazing! Music was a tad loud

R
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was terrific. The location was convenient but I would have liked a bigger selection on the menu.

SN
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great but small. Expected

JP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Try the Chicken Pot Pie, it was amazing!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great venue for a reunion of four couples! The staff was excellent and the meal delicious.

BW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

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.

SR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Everything was very bland. Had salmon dish, Brussels and Mac and cheese. Everything was so average

AR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the waiter was awesome

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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.

SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

JH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday. Restaurant gave us a free slice of cake and offered us champagne when we asked for a photo. Nice!

RH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy, delightful service, great for business lunch.

AR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely wonderful. I will love to go back and try other options.

C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food ranged from ok to good, but the place is simply to noisy to be enjoyable.

TP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

s
Cincinnati
70 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

l
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

OT
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Amazing service. But there was a DJ and it got very very loud

JO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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.

SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!!

ER
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
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.

L
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience but quite noisy

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably good, quick and professional service and delicious food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
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 on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

SG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
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.

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