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Lincoln - DC

4.5
2993 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
What 2993 people are saying
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanF
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was good! Service started off kind of slow, but it was great afterwards! Moses is the man!!!

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AntonioT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service I was celebrating my birthday with brunch. And they were kind enough to let us all sit together. Our server was excellent and took care of every need we needed.

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vipFrequentdinner1261
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time ! Will be back soon

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RickeyH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Lincoln was phenomenal and very accommodating of all of our needs. Our server was fantastic and attentive, and the food was phenomenal.

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made sure me and my family of 5 were able to come in 30 minutes before reservation because of the rain.

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MattH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday brunch here on a Sunday afternoon and it was a great time. Food and bottomless drinks were great and the service by Brandy was amazing. I would definitely recommend Lincoln.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed Lincoln-DC. We were a group of 4 for brunch on Sunday. Made reservations and was seated immediately. The service was very good; we were being brought mimosas before our glasses ever emptied, food came out quick and hot, and Moses (our server) was pleasant and checked in frequently. I do want to note that it was not busy so that made it super easy on our server. The ambience was good/okay; your typical pop/hip-hop music in the background. I do wish they had a DJ. It would make the place feel more lively. The food was typical brunch food, and the restaurant overall was enjoyable. I would definitely come back.

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LabrandonC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Didn’t enjoy the portion sizes of food served. The Saturday lunch menu leaves much to be desired. The server was non-attentive and slightly aggressive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to grab a quick bite.

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DebS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambiance. I really liked having the menu available on phone to decide what to order and how attentive the staff were in ordering, clearing table, and getting refills as well as overall check-in.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom enjoyed her time. The service was great. Definitely be back soon.

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vipJoseph
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The waitress seemed to be overwhelmed and distracted.
I was not receiving bottomless drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best mac and cheese I’ve ever had in my life!

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HeatherH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I loved Lincoln pre-pandemic so I was excited to return. The major changes is that it doesn't seem to be small plate menu anymore which makes sense but made me sad. The food was well prepared and the wait staff were amazing and attentive. It's such a cute restaurant with all the attention to details that make the ambiance wonderful. We had a lovely date night there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and try the crispy brussel sprouts

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

So we wanted to try something different from the normal, I just randomly picked this place. I had the lamb shoulder and my wife had the salmon with a side of Mac and cheese we shared. I was ok, for the price I would have thought it would have been mouth watering but it was not. My lamb was shredded lamb over cooked, unseasoned, just bland all around. The Mac and cheese was doable not the best but it was the best thing we got. The salmon was bland. Being a chef myself I just was expecting more taste wise from the food. Service was amazing though, I may try their brunch just to see if there is a difference.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Bottomless menu was changed last minute which was very frustrating. Service was impeccable though!

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vipDiane
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, slow service.

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TracyD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went to Easter Brunch which is a set menu. They ran out of several items on the menu. Didn’t enjoy my meal as the choices I wanted weren’t available. We had an excellent waitress though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We came for Easter brunch and they were serving a $55/p pre fixe. When they called to confirm I asked if they would be offering a drink package on Easter that we could add on and he said yes we could do the $20/p bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s. When we arrived the sever told us that was not available. Everything after continued to go down hill. The sever hardly ever came to our table and it took us so long to order. We never had a water bottle on our table and only got refilled once when I asked. Multiple dishes came out wrong or poorly including the omelet missing the prosciutto, the eggs Benedict with a watery liquid (not yolk) when it was punctured and all the desserts with ice cream melted to a puddle. The manager hardly wanted to discuss the dessert because we had already alerted him of the prior issues and he was avoiding our table. They took off two of the five pre-fixe which considering all the issues, total lack of service and low quality of the food, did not suffice. We were extremely disappointed especially it being a holiday and celebratory for a friends birthday and one in town for the weekend.

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vipFrequentdinner1261
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Easter brunch. As always I love this place good drinks and good food also great server.

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vipAnnB
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak frites was perfectly cooked and delicious. Service was outstanding. A wonderful dining experience.

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ML189
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat by the window, wonderful view of outside. Waiter was nice, also food, especially love the decors. Historic pics, even at ladies’ room. Would be great for groups eating there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The chicken fir the chicken in waffles were very small. We had to ask for a bigger portion. The people were pretty nice, but or food wasn’t all that good. Their mimosas were good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place

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vipMotivated
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience and customer service

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JenniferH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing and the unlimited brunch can not be beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. All you can eat and drink for a Sunday brunch. Mimosa glass never made it more than halfway empty before being refilled. Food was delicious and came out in short order. A must see location!

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vipDubyaJay
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely time. We didn’t plan on coming to Lincoln, but a mix-up with the reservation date at our initial restaurant led us to making a snap decision on where to go. Lincoln was close by and had availability and I’d heard good things, so we decided to go for it. What a great choice! The ambiance is top tier. The decor is chic and isn’t gaudy with its presidential theme. We sat in the back room and the lighting was phenomenal. We were huge fans of the mason jar light fixtures. Our server LJ was attentive but not overbearing, and he had a snarky sense of humor that we all appreciated. The drinks were fantastic. I got the Lady Lincoln and was pleased. The St.Germain to Prosecco ratio was perfect. The crispy Brussels sprouts are divine. The short rib poutine was good, though I think a different cheese would’ve been better. We were expecting a piece of a smoked salmon filet or a small patty made with smoked salmon for the smoked salmon slider, but instead it was lox. Nevertheless, it was a delicious slider! I would recommend a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A WHOLE VIBE!!!! I love and def will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely! Cheers.

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Clayton
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very timely and respectful. Additionally, the facility was very trendy and clean. Great spot!

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DaijhaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good! Waiter was rude. He stated that “Brothers and Sisters are so gimme gimme gimme”. He also questioned if we really want all that we ordered.

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Edskilove
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent price fixed menu for Valentine's Day. Of course the decor is Pres. Lincoln-themed so I was unsure of what to expect. But to my surprise and delight, the food was delicious. As a starter, we had the sweet potato soup. It was sweet, creamy and almost dessert-like. It was topped with what I think were a few toasted rosemary leaves which provided a wonderful flavor complement to the creamy soup. For our entree, we had the beef bourgennione pot pie which was way better than I thought. It was beef bourgennione in a mini skillet topped with a light puff pastry cover. It was amazing. For dessert, we had the apple tart tatin. The apple tart was a thin, soft layer of apple tart covered with 2 generous dollups of what I believe it was a creamy, sweet goat cheese. It was outstanding and the perfect ending to a perfect dinner. The staff was attentive with all the Covid protocols in place. I highly recommend Lincoln.

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BellaLuna
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I went for Valentine’s, we were seated quickly. However no one came to the table for over 5min to even great us. The lights were far to bright for a romantic dinner. The salmon was bland, and the apple tart was inedible. Would not recommend. Wasn’t worth the hype. I won’t go back.

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Clarence
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I enjoyed the atmosphere however the portions of food wasn't enough and you need more of a selection drinks were good the waiter was very polite and my guess for that night but it was a very enjoyable date night I will be returning to your restaurant thanks again for the experience

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vipKasiaB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We dined at Lincoln on Valentine’s Day and had a very disappointing experience. First, we came for an early seating hoping to avoid the crowds. There was no one there apart from one table stiill partying from their brunch reservation. They made the restaurant feel like a zoo - screaming, laughing, shrieking. So inconsiderate. I could not hear our server take our order even though we were on the opposite side of the restaurant. Two of the servers were also playing with a small child - running around, punching - right next to our table. This was not the romantic experience we were hoping for. We could not hear ourselves think. The table finally left, but I was horrified that the management did not see this as a problem.

Now the food. It was VDay menu for two and looked promising. But dish after dish was just terrible. Sweet potato soup needed something fresh to cut through the one note, heavy taste. The short rib pot pie was extremely greasy with a sad, undercooked round of pastry on top. Brussel sprouts were tasty but super greasy, too. Steak was overcooked in one part and raw in the other. The dessert was abominable: a tarte tatin wiith raw pastry under green, unappatizing apple slices. The server was nice and tried his best, but that was not enough to make up for the rest of the experience. We willl not be returning and recommend everyone to stay away.

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Foodie86
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server brandy was very attentive to the tables needs. She was very personable and made our experience terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have the best service and experience at Lincoln. I am pleased at how they have everything set up to meet Covid regulations. The food is always great. Our server Brandy was very attentive and friendly.

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AyannaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Short pours on expensive drinks!

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Lincoln - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 2993 OpenTable diners.

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