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Lincoln - DC

2291 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Tapas / Small Plates, Southern
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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
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Phone number
(202) 386-9200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Demetrio Zavala
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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.
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Private party contact
Randi Ploff: (202) 386-9200
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Featuring some of DC's most popular DJ's every Sunday Brunch.
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Special events & promotions
Special Events will be posted on our website at
We are available for special events. Please contact our Events Coordinator for more information.
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
What 2291 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Knowledgeable wait staff, great food. Noisy

Katie2481 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I were visiting DC from out of state over the weekend and had the chance to try Lincoln for the first time. We had actually won a package which included a gift certificate to this restaurant so we had quite a bit we were able to spend on our meal that we otherwise wouldn't have been able to. We were informed that most patrons order 2 or 3 plates for dinner, as they are "small plates". We ordered the Parker House Rolls which came with gingerbread butter and were amazing. We both got the mac & cheese which was served in a small skillet, and was one of the best mac & cheese's I've had. My boyfriend purchased a salad which was quite a large size, and the 8oz filet which was cooked perfectly to his liking (medium rare). I ordered the chicken pot pie which was generously filled with chicken , and the sweet potato risotto which was AMAZING! For desert we ordered the Peanut and Jelly which was like a deconstructed PB&J sandwich - great idea but missed a bit on the execution. Our drinks were fabulous and very unique. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Food is served on a rolling basis so it doesn't come out as appetizer, main course, etc. - it comes out hot and fresh as it's ready. The seating is the only thing that throws me off a bit as there are many individual tables, but we were seated where there was a long booth on one end and a chair on the opposite side, so it's a bit too close for comfort to my liking. Overall though, this restaurant was amazing and one of the best meals we have ever had. I'm grateful we had the opportunity to visit Lincoln and appreciate the passion they put into their food and establishment.

Hiya (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

I had never heard of this restaurant probably because Lincoln is such a common name in DC, but I am glad to have come upon this place. The food was decent and similar to comfort food tapas. The menu was not very big, but I prefer smaller menus if the items they have are good. The cocktails were tasty and unique. If I am in the area again I would certainly consider returning.

DCRichard (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

Korean chicken sandwich was totally dry and tasteless.

FoodIsGood (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Awesome spot. Went at dinner and loved the American plate concept. Definitely going back for lunch.

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing food and service!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

More fun than a barrel of monkeys.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The service was lackluster. I have been here a handful of times and never had this poor of an experience. The food was still great, just going to look at other options going forward because of the service.

vipDave (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

LINCOLN doesn't disappoint. The tapas-style food is delicious. The wine/beer selections were quite good, and the staff works hard to keep you happy. Plus the place is always packed (reservations recommended). And where else could you find an Abe Lincoln look-alike to pose for selfies?

vipNobodyImportant (Jacksonville)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I've been to Lincoln several times, but this will be the last. The place was so noisy we couldn't hold a conversation at the table. The food was pretty mediocre - we contemplated sending a couple of items back, but didn't primarily because the service was so atrocious we didn't want to wait an extra hour. The server got our orders wrong, brought one person's salad and another's entree at the same time. Food sort of appeared at random intervals. We had to ask for things that were ordered but not brought out. And then later they tried to serve us stuff we didn't order. Then the server disappeared for about 10 minutes. It appeared he left the restaurant. We had to ask another waiter to get our check. Not a nice evening.

FleetwoodFoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Very tasty fresh food. Small plates, good opportunity to share among table.

meechie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved loved loved this restaurant ..all the food was fresh and delicious .. fresh mimosas constantly on deck and a great dj ...
Definitely will be returning

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

A friend recommended Lincoln for a Sunday brunch get together and it did not disappoint. The ambiance is very hip and the decor is a super cool tribute to Abe Lincoln.There's a live DJ mixing the perfect blend of house music throughout brunch. They offer an all you can eat brunch but we didn't take advantage because it was a late reservation and the buffet closes by 3pm. However, I had the Shrimp & Grits and the deviled eggs which were both excellent. My friend had the chicken & waffles which was also excellent. We took advantage of the bottomless mimosa special for $21. Mackenzie was a fantastic server!
I highly recommend but make a reservation!!!

Christina (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

I made this booking with the expectation that it was for Restaurant Week. When we arrived, we were told that RW lunch was not an option and no accommodations were made. This was very misleading since I didn't see any disclaimers about RW lunch not being available on the weekend. The service was mediocre - we waited 10 minutes before a server came by to take our order - and then at the end, the server rushed us to pay the bill.

kawolf (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Lincoln offered a range of small plate options which were locally sources and quite tasty. Our service was excellent with attentive but not overbearing wait staff. This was my second visit and I would definitely book again!