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Lincoln - DC

4.4
2941 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

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

We are offering a special NYE menu for in restaurant dining and to-go/curbside pick up. Our packages are $40 (3 course) and $50 (4 course) menus that can be seen on line at lincolnrestaurant-dc.com. We are also offering wines by the bottle and our distinctive cocktail menu to go.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Come see us for brunch on Xmas eve. Always a favorite with chef prepared omelets and waffles with delicious fillings and toppings. Plenty of brunch entrees including fried chicken and waffles, the brunch burger, and brioche french toast. It's a merry way to start the holiday weekend. 11am-4pm

What 2941 people are saying
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vipBrad
Washington DC
11 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
5 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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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
12 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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 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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BrianM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, Very worth the price. The Mac and Cheese is delicious, the Fried Chick sandwhich is crispy and tasty. the Tabasco Mayo should be more spicy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

There was a long hair in my brunch meal. However the manager took the food away and I didn’t have to pay for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, LJ, was excellent! Loved the Restaurant Week menu and ambiance. Copious COVID-19 precautions were in place and we felt very safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

thank you staying open for us and for having a print menu available

MJ
MrJJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for the 4th of July BBQ. We enjoyed ourselves very much and would definitely go again if offered. Tables were nicely spaces out and the staff did their best to minimize contact.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The waiter was awesome and food was fast. Definitely will come back

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CHELL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Due to covid, dining is outside. The weather was perfect. They had a limited menu.

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ksbmd
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a work lunch. Food is good. Service is quick and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've not been to Lincoln in quite sometime, but my last two visits have been so disappointing (Mother's Day 2019 and March 8, 2020). This place used to have such great food and drinks for their Sunday brunch. However, after my visit today I must admit that I do not think I will be returning. Everything was just "ok" for me from the food to the service. I didn't have the Chef's Special buffet, but instead opted for ordering a la cart. Group consensus: Fried chicken, omelettes, and potatoes were very good; however, the drinks and pancakes/waffles were mediocre, and bacon was not evenly cooked. Our server while very kind, simply could not keep up with all of her tables. When comparing my last 2 visits to previous, there is just no comparison.

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MicheleK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

First bad meal I've ever had there. Order took 40 minutes to arrive. Fries were cold. Sent them back. New ones also cold. Didn't bother to send back. Po'boy uninspired, bready and limp. Po'boy+shared brussels sprouts came to almost $40 with tip (drank tap water). Seriously reconsidering my patronage.

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vipJreview
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It was very very loud. The food was okay, The server did not come back for water at all. though he checked in once.

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vipJohnG
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not impressed. Service was mediocre. Food was just ok Advertises a happy hour but those prices only apply at the bar. I won’t be back. Too many better choices nearby.

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dd25
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Lincoln and we loved it! Food was delicious, the hostess was great and our server Joanie was outstanding. Loved our table by the penny wall!

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vipMegan
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service here is outstanding! The hostess was extremely kind, and our waiter was very attentive. He was ready to answer any question we had about the food, and knew when to make suggestions to make our lunch more enjoyable.

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LoisF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a lovely, tasty meal in an appealing space! I just wish the staff wouldn't keep trying to take your plate away while you're still eating...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great music, great energy all around

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MonicaL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very hip atmosphere & decor. Great food! Calamari & brussel sprouts are a must

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vipDoxieLuvr
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPhillyPhoodie
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependable and tasty

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Emily
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

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.

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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 2941 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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