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Lincoln - DC

4.3
3011 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
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

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Say goodbye to 2021 & welcome 2022 in Presidential style. Featuring our regular dining menu plus 7 Chef specials that will dazzle your senses. Specials include Lobster, Prime Beef and a Vegetarian option. Party favors, balloons, ball drop & complimentary champagne toast at Midnight.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Join us for a Christmas Eve Brunch featuring our new unlimited brunch menu complete with waffle and omelet station and unlimited small plate brunch favorites. The $50 per person price includes unlimited mimosas, bellinis and bloody mary's. It's a perfect way to get your holiday started. 11am-4pm.

What 3011 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very good choice for our Thanksgiving dinner. A nice balance of casual and modern. All the traditional dishes you’d expect, excellently seasoned and presented. A very good value.

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Martina
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable family Thanksgiving dinner. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Moses was a great server and made the experience pleasant. We will come back!

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Happy
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Moses was amazing! His service was top notched. It’s clear that he loves his job.

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justbe
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I generally enjoy the food at Lincoln, however tonight it was less than my expectations. Kitchen had some confusion with getting orders out and the desert cake seemed to have been heated in a microwave making the crumb weirdly chewy. Loved our short ribs though!

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JeremyP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, had a great time and will go back!

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RyanB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation, and being the date and I are above average tall, they took that into consideration and made us feel welcome from when we arrived and all the way until we left. Service was amazing all night. I will be coming back.

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vipSOBEMARK
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, menu provided a number of good options, food was great, service was excellent and the outdoor seating with heaters available was great

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vipBFunk
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Service was good. Chicken and waffles was terrible. Music so loud at brunch that you can’t really have a conversation with those at your table.

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vipBrittnyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I came to Lincoln for the first time for brunch and it was just an okay visit. The server was a bit rude and the food was basic and underwhelming. The ambiance is pretty nice, but that doesn’t make up for where it lacks. I won’t be visiting again. There are several outstanding restaurants in the city and unfortunately this one falls incredibly short.

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vipRicki
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food
Terrific server
Good selection of food and drink

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very surprised with the high quality food. I had friends from out of town and they were impressed as well

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AlbertC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food is expensive and the portion is small………….

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was not good

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MetekaG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moses was our server and was extremely fantastic and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was not prepared as requested. Waitresses were not attentive. Bacon was re-cooked and served after re-accomplishing my meal. I will not frequent this restaurant again.

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JonathonW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great Place for brunch. Wish the food was a little better

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vipMelorods
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience in DC on a short weekend trip. Super convenient location, great menu with variety of choices and food was good. We arrived on restaurant week, and we had a three course meal for a great value. Highly recommend for casual dining. Great service!

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viphannah
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Would not recommend

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LedaA
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was good. I enjoyed the tomato and burrata salad very much.

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vipAnne
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem off Logan circle. Great food, friendly staff, interesting decor. Close to hotels & the sights. New favorite in DC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

While Lincoln has a great atmosphere, I agree with Lina, the brunch food was just okay. The coffee was watery, the food could be better-seasoned, and the potatoes were reheated. Maybe I'm crabby because I didn't get my coffee fix, don't expect to be satisfied by the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I thought the $35 three course meal was ridiculously overpriced considering the portion size and quality. Much better restaurants in the area for sure.

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vipStevenF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mac and cheese. Among the best in DC. Potato gnocchi was very very strange. Chopped olives, crispy onion strings on top. Yuck.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Super slow service, just average food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fantastic! Also loved the vibe and decor.

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vipJordan
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Came to Lincoln for restaurant week - food was good, but portions were very small. Even at the discounted rate, didn't seem worth the money. Great service all around and very attentive staff.

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Mistico
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The 3 stars on the service was mainly because it took a while to get our food, specially considering it was week-day lunch. Our server was great and I would give her (as well as the other staff) 5 stars, but my guess was they were a bit short staffed and this is what made everything be a bit slow (if I did not have to go back to work it would not have been an issue :).

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vipTheJeffOwens
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Service was subpar; our waiter became flustered, ended up walking out on his shift. There was only about 15 people in the entire restaurant.

We waited for more than an hour to find out that the waiter hadn’t even placed our order.

Fairly disappointed and will likely never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

I met up with three long time friends at Lincoln and was so excited about their brunch since I experienced it pre pandemic. Their all you can eat brunch with mimosas are normally fantastic. I was disappointed this time to learn that their chicken and waffles was served with thigh meat. I’ve never been anywhere where they serve dark meat with chicken and waffles. Honestly I felt cheated and probably won’t be back for brunch unless they return to serving breast meat again.

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ValerieP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’ve come here from Fredericksburg Va. twice. The first time we just wanted to have a date/brunch and it was awesome. Bartender was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The manager had a full conversation with us and was our reason for deciding to come back. Our second time was our anniversary brunch . Very very pleased. Both times we sat at the bar by choice. We had reservations but asked if we could sat at the bar and both times we were able to. We enjoyed the bar.

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JVJV
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, not enormous portions, fun atmosphere.

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CarlS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall my guest had a great time. Our waiter was very pleasant but my guest had to repeatedly ask for condiments to go with their buffet orders. No butter, syrup, or ketchup accompanied their meal. Dishes piled up on the table. When we received the bill we were overcharged for an extra buffet we did not have but the waiter quickly resolved the matter. The food was delicious as always. The shrimp and grits EXCELLENT!! The DJ was great! The hostesses were pleasant.

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Yadda
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love the decoration and the live dj. I just wish they still had the French toast sticks from a few years ago but the chicken from the chicken and waffles dish was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just grand

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TracyF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food was as good as we remembered from our visit several years ago.

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AnthonyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything was delicious

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MorganK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and I may go back but neither myself or my friend really found what we ordered to be great. There was nothing wrong, but also nothing that I would crave again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brandi is the best! Outstanding customer service.

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vipAnnB
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is inventive and the service outstanding. The servers know the menu and how each dish is prepared.
It’s a pleasure to dine here.

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You can order delivery directly from Lincoln - DC using the Order Online button. Lincoln - DC also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lincoln - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 386-9200.

Lincoln - DC is rated 4.3 stars by 3011 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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