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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.
Washington, DC 20005
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Featuring some of DC's most popular DJ's every Sunday Brunch.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lincoln - DC Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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