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.
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.
Awesome spot. Went at dinner and loved the American plate concept. Definitely going back for lunch.
Amazing food and service!
More fun than a barrel of monkeys.
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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.
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?
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.
Very tasty fresh food. Small plates, good opportunity to share among table.
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