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Lincoln - DC

4.3
4.3
3039 Reviews
$30 and under
American
LINCOLN has been serving the downtown DC area for over 10 years. Founded in 2011 our seasonal menu
is 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 386-9200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Takeshi Nishikawa

  • Catering

    Outside Catering Available. From Sandwiches for in office Luncheons, to private dinners in the corporate board room. We offer several different options for outside catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Lincoln Restaurant offers two stunning private dining rooms that each seat up to 40 guests. Our private dining rooms may be combined for dinners or receptions to accommodate up to 100 guests. Restaurant buyouts are also available at Lincoln for up to 350 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanhee Kim: (202) 872-8700

  • Neighborhood

    McPherson Square

  • Cross street

    L Street NW

  • Parking details

    There is a Colonial garage public lot available at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW. It is open Monday through Friday, open until 7 pm. There is also a garage just north of us on Vermont open until 11 pm, or valet parking is available with the Westin City Center on M Street. There is also ample street parking.

  • Public transit

    Conveniently located near 3 metro stops - Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue & Orange), and McPherson Square (Blue & Orange). The closest metro stop is McPherson Square.

  • Entertainment

    Some of DC's most popular DJs every Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,039 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend for lunch at Lincoln, and the food and service was great. We both had salads and my friend also got the crab deviled eggs. She also loved the strawberry lemonade. We enjoyed the outdoor patio, which was very shady.
  2. H

    Heather

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience in DC. Owner was pleasant and accommodating! Can’t wait to go back!
  3. CP

    CelindaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The chef forgot to add the avocado in our Cobb salad. We let the waiter know and he brought out the avocado. Otherwise everything was great!
  4. s

    spiceoflife

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good quality and flavors, though appetizers (Brussels sprouts, biscuits) were better than the entrees. Friendly and attentive service
  5. R

    Rachel075

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was good but ive been before and it was better. I love the addition of the DJ to brunch
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lincoln was everything! Will definitely be back! Great ambiance, great food, great music! Perfection.
  7. AS

    AmberS

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    NOT KID FRIENDLY!!!!! Made a reservation on Open Table. They shouldn’t be on there. Or atleast in their description say they aren’t suited for families. They’re clearly a place that caters to locals. After being seated the manager tells us the kitchen closes in 10 minutes. I had my husband and 4 kids with me. We ordered quickly & easy as to not be a problem. 2 orders were wrong. Food was awful. Asked for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and got a terrible old Chardonnay. Then waiter, who really was a nice guy, says he’s bringing the check bc it was time for him to leave. THEN STOOD AND WATCHED WHILE MY HUSBAND WROTE OUT HIS TIP!!! That part wouldn’t have upset me AT ALL had everything else not taken place. Half of the ambiance fell while we were there 🤦‍♀️. Worst experience we had in DC.
  8. DS

    DebS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As usual, food and service were of a high quality.
  9. CL

    CurtisL

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food & wines were fabulous! Moderately priced. Good service. I would recommend to friends!
  10. MB

    MissBoston

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MUST eat here!!! Staff is always wonderful and the small plates are always amazing.
  11. DB

    DrBob

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is great, very eclectic. More choices before 7:00, Happy Hour. If it looks good, you will enjoy it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lincoln is a solid choice in the McPherson Square area. Great service and a delicious menu make it a reliable stop.
  13. LL

    LouieLou

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service was extremely slow. We didn’t get our drink orders till we were eating our main course.
  14. LS

    LiliaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I've been there for brunch and oh my God, the food was amazing!
  15. D

    Dean

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    staff was very friendly, made suggestions for other places to see and try, food was delicious and interesting!(the kale salad was fantastic!)
  16. DS

    DebS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food, creative menu, professional staff, good venue to talk and connect, especially outside.
  17. S

    Simone

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for happy hour. The variety of specials for food and drink was outstanding. I recommend making a reservation if you prefer outdoor seating.
  18. SM

    SusannaM

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went for a brunch for a friend’s birthday. The food was very good, but not always on point. As an example, I’d ordered from the menu the teriyaki fried chicken with scallion waffle. I got a regular piece of friend chicken and a sweet waffle. It was good, but not what I ordered. I was told later that they didn’t have that item any longer. I should have been told when making the order or when being delivered. Additionally, the service was spotty. At times, I had to get someone to hunt down the waiter, while other times they were always there. At one point in the middle of our food order the waiter stopped and had a long conversation with the manager. Weird behavior.
  19. T

    Tony

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met a friend who was in town for brunch. Because of a slight error in the system, we were able to make a reservation before they actually opened. The staff did a great job of still attempting to accommodate us at our reservation time. The bottomless brunch was amazing. It was actually a great way to try everything on the menu; the smaller plates were great portion sizes. Our server was very attentive and kept drinks filled and the food coming as requested. There were a few times when we were waiting between plates, but that was actually good so that my friend and I had time to talk and just enjoy the atmosphere. If you are looking for a relaxed and fun time to b social with friends, the Lincoln is the place!
  20. AR

    AlRo

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I always enjoy Lincoln. But so loud!!! Nothing much they can do, probably. Prepare to speak up.
  21. M

    Msbee

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was the first time my friends have eaten at the Lincoln. We enjoyed the food and the ambiance.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and value! We did bottomless for brunch and our waitress was super fun and attentive. Highly recommend
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Restaurant is nicely decorated and well lit. Menu is simple with not a lot of selection but that usually means the items are very well made. Ill get to that part after. The biggest problem with this restaurant is the service, or lack thereof. We were seated quite promptly as we had reservations. A nice gentleman took our drink orders, and then a few minutes later a lady came over and said there was a change and she would be our server. 15 minutes later after reminding her, i received my drink and we ordered. We had to ask several times for water to be refilled. We had to leave our table to get our own cutlery for dessert. The waitress acted as though we did not exist and she didn’t want to be there. In regency to the meals, the salmon and lamb were cooked perfectly but the lamb was served with a spinich carrot side only. No starch such as mashed potatoes or rice. The salmon came with the same side, and lentils. Rice would have been a better choice. They must have had a lot of spinach and carrots to use up. Anyways, the service is what really is wrong with this place.
  24. EH

    ElizabethH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was very slow. Seemed like they only had 1 waitress doing most of the front tables.
  25. EK

    ElaineK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Some staff were helpful but some were surly. Food was quite good but I didn’t like the idea of drinking water out of a jam jar and the tap water was not very nice. Happy hour was on when we went but only if you sat at specific tables! Wouldn’t rush back.
  26. LC

    LisaCM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Never received sugar/sweetner for my coffee...asked server and another staff member who I don't believe understood English which is no way her fault. Not enough condiments to share the french fries... Sold us on the lemonade and were told refills...no refills.
  27. CH

    ChanelleH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall great experience! The Customer service was fantastic. Now for the real......the food portions are tapas style. It is unlimited but you will have to pay for your basic breakfast items separately (u.e.bacon, sausage, hash browns) which kinda suck but the waffle and omelet station doesn't disappoint. They don't have melted butter though. The only meat available for your omelet is crushed up bacon...all the other veggies are options. The French toast - FIRE!! And the chirizo eggs Benedict - FIRE!!! The other options didn't really stick out but try them all! U have to! It's unlimited! Now the drinks......the brut for the bellinis and mimosas not great AT ALL -SO don't expect much. You will of course be a tipsy of course (after seven or more).......Definitely put on your list of "places ro try for brunch).
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Easter brunch
  29. CR

    CarolR

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A great brunch with many options. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely. Really good drinks too!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great with kids.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A little pricey, but good food. Not great for kids but they tried.
  32. JF

    JoeFlex

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Theodore was a wonderful host.
  33. MG

    MarissaG

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food! The pot pie and apple crumble were the best we ever had!
  34. S

    Singin4supper

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very pleasant environment for a business lunch. The food was very good.
  35. RN

    RyanN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Great food but terrible service! We went on a Sunday for Brunch, and the food here was great. However, we were sat right next to this giant speaker which was loudly playing 2010s pop/club music. We asked for the manager to turn down the music on several occasion because we could neither talk nor hear our waitress, but he turned the volume down only to turn it up after a few minutes. Additionally, the servers seemed overwhelmed and confused at times. Our cocktails were never served to us, and we were given the wrong food twice with one of our orders coming nearly 30 minutes after the rest. While the staff seemed fairly new to service, the loud music was definitely a reason as to their poor service. Our party had to yell to talk with each other, and I feel like the music may have led to miscommunication between our server and us. We enjoyed our food, but I don’t think I’ll be dining here again because of the service and dining environment. All I can say to management here is STOP PLAYING MUSIC OR PLAY IT QUIETER!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful evening and meal at this festive DC restaurant. Perfect for reunion with out-of-town guests! Loved the colors and flavors! Thanks! Will look forward to trying spring menu.
  37. JE

    JamesE

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Homeless vagrant stormed in begging for money from each table! Highlight of the day though awful!
  38. c

    cmrinjc

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good food for weekday lunch; fast service and good portion sizes. Tables are nicely spaced and could have a good conversation as the room volume wasn’t too loud.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I decided to go to Lincoln since it was near my hotel and I am glad I did. It was a very chill place and has a good vibe. I had the burger and sweet potato fries. It was so filling I couldn’t finish it all
  40. CR

    ClaudiaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have not been here in years (due to the pandemic), but the service and food quality have not changed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lincoln - DC using the Order Online button. Lincoln - DC also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.3 stars by 3039 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu

Other options

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Google Map for Lincoln - DC

1110 Vermont Ave. NW Washington, DC 20005

Additional information

  • Cross street

    L Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    McPherson Square

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a Colonial garage public lot available at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW. It is open Monday through Friday, open until 7 pm. There is also a garage just north of us on Vermont open until 11 pm, or valet parking is available with the Westin City Center on M Street. There is also ample street parking.

  • Public transit

    Conveniently located near 3 metro stops - Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue & Orange), and McPherson Square (Blue & Orange). The closest metro stop is McPherson Square.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Takeshi Nishikawa

  • Entertainment

    Some of DC's most popular DJs every Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 386-9200

  • Catering

    Outside Catering Available. From Sandwiches for in office Luncheons, to private dinners in the corporate board room. We offer several different options for outside catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Lincoln Restaurant offers two stunning private dining rooms that each seat up to 40 guests. Our private dining rooms may be combined for dinners or receptions to accommodate up to 100 guests. Restaurant buyouts are also available at Lincoln for up to 350 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanhee Kim: (202) 872-8700

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