About Lincoln - DC

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.

1110 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Monday though Thursday 11am until 12 midnight (kitchen open until 11pm)
Friday 11am through 2:30am (kitchen open until 12am)
Saturday 5pm until 2:30am (kitchen open until 12am)
Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday 5pm until 9pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(202) 386-9200

Website:
http://www.lincolnrestaurant-dc.com/

Entertainment:
Featuring some of DC's most popular DJ's every Sunday Brunch.

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.

Parking Details:
There is a Colonial garage public lot available at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW. It is open Monday through Saturday. 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.

Executive Chef:
Demetrio Zavala

Private Party Facilities:
Lincoln Restaurant offers two stunning private dining rooms that each seat up to 50 guests. Our private dining rooms may be combined for dinners or receptions to accommodate up to 100 guests. Restaurant buyouts also available at Lincoln for up to 350 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Randi Ploff: (202) 386-9200

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special Events will be posted on our website at www.lincolnrestaurant-dc.com
We are available for special events. Please contact our Events Coordinator for more information.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Lincoln is the perfect setting for you and your significant other this Valentine's Day. For $65 per person, with the option to add a $30 wine pairing, enjoy a special three-course Chef's Tasting Menu. Tax and gratuity not included on the tasting menu. The regular dinner menu is also available.

Lincoln - DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Special Occasion (18)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Fun (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Business Meals (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Casual (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Tapas (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Seasonal (6)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Music (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Romantic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Normally I've found this place to be a perfectly pleasant work lunch option, but I went yesterday and it was just *awful*. My cobb salad was a sad-looking pile of browning wilted iceberg with also too-far-gone avocado and red pepper and very little chicken to speak of. I'm easy to please food-wise--but this just sucked!

The service is quite good--but the adequate service can't make up for the bad food.

PS Note to Lincoln, your latest menu is full of typos ("tator tots") and mis-translation between main menu and power lunch menu (same description for two totally different dishes between menus). Get a better copy editor--it's confusing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The place is great, upbeat and very nice. But the brunch Buffet food didn't have alot of options as before and music was a bit too loud.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Brunch at this place is off the chain. This is the best brunch in DC. Don't go if you want a quiet low key dining experience.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We loved the place, service was great and the Dj was great. Hank, was awesome to serve. I will return will all of friends. Oh, and mimosas, were amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We came for New Year's Eve and the restaurant, surprisingly, was not busy for the holiday... the food was pretty good but the service was absolutely horrible. Our server was highly unprofessional and condescending. He seemed to take issue with our request to explain the special tasting menu for the evening and, really, any other questions we had too. He referred to a few of the ladies at our table as mama, ma, and boo. He also barely checked on us all night, even after the kitchen slowed down and we waited more than 2 hours for our third course. We had to flag down busboys to fulfill simple requests (that would have been taken care of had he paid us any attention) and constantly remind the staff that we still hadn't received our food. AND after all of this, a manager finally let us know they had run out of the food we were waiting for. Finally, at the end of the evening, we received an apology from management and we were also given a discount on our meal, which was appreciated. Not sure if this was a one time thing for them but I probably won't be going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, excellent service, lots of choices on the menu, but too noisy

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good service although the food arrived a little too quickly following the appetizers. The waiter was attentive and helpful. The food was good but not particularly memorable.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I brought my friends in here to celebrate graduating.
Even with them running 30min lates they were still able to give us our table.
Good food and excellent/ very friendly waiters.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Although my first experience at this restaurant in November was fabulous, I returned for my birthday celebration in December. I asked for a table by the window, the hostess was rude and begrudgingly placed us a the table we requested. They did not acknowledge my Birthday. The attitude of the waiter was rude as well. The food was better than average. I ate the salmon with black rice, my partner had a chicken dish which was average. We will not return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Nice place, good & friendly service for an eight-person business lunch. We all found happiness on the a-la-carte and power-lunch menus. And the price was right.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The server Milena gave poor service. We were a party of 8, and I would assume we would get at least standard service, but that was not the case. The server was not attentive. Several times, we had to ask other servers to get her. We even placed an order through another server. Milena rarely checked on our table, and after she took our drink order, we did not see her for 20 mins. We had to flag her down to order our food. This is my favorite restaurant, and I would hate for the position to be ruined in my mind because of bad service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vegan, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was much better last time I visited Lincoln,not very impressed this time,our server Kevin was amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My business colleague and I shared the bacon dates, scallops, short rib and Brussels sprouts. All we very good. Noise level was low but it was a slow Sunday night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Although the space is nice, this was by far the worst restaurant that I have had a Sunday brunch in DC in years. It's a hip hop brunch with a DJ spinning records. Between the music and young folks talking, no one at our table could hear ourselves talk. Then, a homeless person came to our table from outside and begged for money. Really? No one stopped her from coming in. I was stunned to see so many young ladies dressed in silver and gold lame' dresses and wearing flip flops and bed room slippers! You will not get my phone number. Instead I would run like hell. The food was just ok. In short, I was shocked at this Sunday brunch. Hope other days are better.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food here is good. They have taken old favorites and made them "special". Some of the tapas are rather generic, but still tasty. The decor with the Lincoln theme is a delight. The after work bar scene is lively, to say the least. Great place to go with friends if you want to enjoy a cocktail and some nibbles, not a good place for an intimate dinner with a friend because of the noise level. Our waiter was not very attentive, and he gave us the wrong bill. I tried three times to get someone's attention, and because I was not their customer, they weren't willing to come to my table. Might give this place another try, might not.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Tapas, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great every time! Will be back! The good is great and comes fast , the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is lively. Great spot. It does get loud though so be prepared to speak up!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great ambiance, drinks, and food. The service was great and the seating comfortable and cozy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Sunday brunch the Musics is just a little too loud to have a conversation. With your date. The whole restaurant is yelling to talk to their guest

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always have a great time at Lincoln. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is even better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good food and service. American cuisine in a small plate format, which is nice for group dining.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always good food and energy at The Lincoln. It's a bit noisy for conversation, but worth it. Very comfortable.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The server was professional and a hoot to boot. The bar-server mixed up our drink order and our server resilved the issue immediately. The food was delicious; sizable tapas portions. I will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The only item that is bad is the shrimp and grits. The grits are very hard. The ricotta donuts are great and the mimosas are strong.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved the food and the ambiance. Don't miss Lincoln DC!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We spent a beautiful day visiting the historical Lincoln's Cottage and Arlington Cemetery. We decided to eat at the Lincoln DC Restaurant. We were greeted and due to our Open Table reservations, we were seated immediately. Our friendly and informative waiter, Kadeem, gave us tips about Washington D.C. and recommendations for choosing our meal. He was very knowledgeable and he did not rush us. We started with a nice bottle of red wine, we had the Pinot Noir-Poached Pear Salad, the Roasted Miso Cured Salmon and the Pan Roasted Grouper. They were all delicious. However, I was extremely impressed with the black rice. It had a wonderful texture and flavor. I would highly recommend this restaurant and ask for Kadeem to be your waiter.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

One of the best waiters I’ve had! He took the time to explain the significance of the artwork and pointed out the owner chef.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was, as usual, great. This was a business dinner and requested a quiet(er) area, and staff noted that and accommodated. Love Lincoln — that’s why I own two of their souvenir shirts!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Too loud, hard to hear each other

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious American style tapas. I was worried about portion sizes but there was more than enough to go around. The drinks were expertly mixed and the dishes mouth watering. Would happily go back anytime

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was a pleasant surprise, great service.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went to Lincoln for Thanksgiving dinner with friends. Food was very pleasant but not fantastic and did not represent value for money. Nice interior and busy atmosphere if not a bit crowded. Service was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I see there are mixed reviews, I don’t know why. It was great! I will go back. Had reservations, dropped by to check out the location. Host had us sit at the bar. Bartender was friendly, made a great drink recommendation. Got seated quickly. Waitress was very helpful with suggestions. Food was good. Price was affordable. Not loud as other reviews stated. Great dining experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful, very good. Selection just the right amount.

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My family was in DC for the Thanksgiving holiday and had heard good things about Lincoln for their Thanksgiving buffet. Sadly, we were very underwhelmed by the experience. Let me begin with the positive, our server was wonderful - professional, attentive, and helpful, and the decor is charming. Now on to the negative - the food was very underwhelming. To begin, the starters were mediocre at best. The Waldorf salad was nearly inedible. It had clearly been made well in advance and was soggy and tasteless. The main course was blah - the turkey was dry, the sides were cold and the stuffing was burnt. The highlights were the salmon and the mashed potatoes. Lastly, we were served dessert - no one finished theirs. The apple crisp and pear tart were served cold and the pumpkin donut was just plain gross . It was supposed to be similar to a beignet, but it came out hard as a rock. The desserts had obviously been made in advance as well. They would have been much better if they had been served warm. I hate to be so negative with my review, but we were not satisfied with our dining experience. For $60 a person, I expect better quality food.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great find on OpenTable! Modern feel with a little eccentricity; terrific service and tasty food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I had great meal for brunch per usual and invited a friend who really enjoyed her meal as well. You guys never disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

MIND-BOGGLINGLY terrible—their brunch "features" a DJ, who not only blasts music (during BRUNCH!) at ear-splitting levels, but appears to know only male artists, if his playlist was anything to go by. Truly a hideously poor experience. Will let every single one of my friends know that this place is atrocious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was great and the music made you want to dance. The music was very loud though, so definitely not a good spot if you're trying to catch up with friends and actually carry a conversation.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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