Lincoln - DC

4.3
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2822 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Don't miss our annual Thanksgiving Feast. Featuring all of your favorites like all natural roasted & sliced turkey, beef and sustainable fish. Bountiful sides including mashed potatoes, stuffing & mac & cheese. Plenty of traditional desserts. $60 for adults and $25 for children 12 & under.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 2822 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is fun and eclectic but easy for a family to find lots to love... cool creative decor and a very fun vibe. Too bad our server only had about 10% of the personality that the food did, but it didn't wreck our time. Loved it!

AH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Somewhat quick service, but restaurant gets quite loud at dinner. Request a table off to the side or in the corner- we were out in the middle and it was a bit hectic.

j
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and they couldn’t have been more accommodating or generous in helping our celebration. We had a great night

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Short ribs bland and dry, shrimp and grits lackluster, chicken pot pie ok but nothing special. Extremely loud. Could barely hold conversation with folks at our table. Was very crowded. I surmise most folks are tourists who don’t know there are many other places with great tasting food in DC. Must be convenient to hotels.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I’ve been there several times for business dinners because it’s one of the only places around there to do a business dinner. But it is so noisy that I always say I’m never going back. The food is good and the ambience is good but the noise level is just very high.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My favorite brunch spot in D.C. Wes was an amazing host. We appreciate his service and attention. The omelette and waffle station are great. Will return!

AC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brandi provided exceptional service and contributed to a wonderful experience. I would certainly go back and specifically request her.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was amazing and the food was great as always.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wes provided amazing service! He knew all about the dishes and drinks and was able to help us choose between all of the yummy treats on the menu (duck gnocchi or chicken pot pie?!! #toughdecisions) Had a great time for my birthday! Thanks!

S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in DC we were impressed and will be using for a larger affair next year. Great space with eclectic atmosphere and good vibe. The food was great -service great - we felt welcomed.

o
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Tapas style menu doesn't really work. Portions are hard to guess, and value hard to judge

DD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The scallops and cod were outstanding, but the accompaniments to the scallops and cod on the plates as well as the other small plates that we ordered (brussels sprouts, hen-of-the-woods) were just ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it . Waiter was awesome . I’ll be back once again

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Brunch is severely overpriced for an omelet station, waffle station and 30 dipping sauces.

OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would have given Lincoln five stars all round except for the loud music played by the DJ at brunch. Didn't know he'd be there and we'd booked a get-together for four friends who hadn't seen each other in a long time so it was hard to have a conversation over the music. Too bad as the brunch food was exceptional.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Mike was great bartender and entertained us with his stories and humor! We went back and sat at bar next night a great woman bartender (sorry forgot her name) was very good!

C
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Excellent service from George, a friendly and considerate check-in from Reuben(manager), and they gave us a complimentary dessert. Yummy butternut squash soup, amazing scallops with several vegetable sides( I love that!) and the hubby loved the sirloin strip. I’d highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Messes up my order, had to wait for them to make the right meal. Didn't even aknowedge it or apologize, just said it was be out in a while. Got the pork shoulder and it was flavorless.

TV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice decor and innovative menu with courteous service

MW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. The service was excellent. The only downside was the restaurant will not split checks for parties over 5.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lincoln is dependably good, service is fast and the wait-staff are friendly

Y
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant to visit during the lunch hour. I would certainly frequent again.

LA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Great atmosphere!

LR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was just okay, nothing special and nothing to cause me to want to come back. Server was disagreeable and actually argued with us about a drink. The bartender came over and was very nice but it was an overall poor experience. Drinks did not arrive and had to be requested again, food was not nearly as good as the menu suggested, and overall a disappointment.

d
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends we haven’t seen in 20 years! Wonderful experience! Thank you.

GG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

I want to go back to try the buffet option. I was very disappointed with the pumpkin French toast. Online it said peach French toast but when I got there it was pumpkin. I guess for the start of Fall. I thought the pumpkin would be baked into the bread. It was not. It was literally just chucks of pumpkin sprinkled over some bread. I should have asked the waitress before I order so it’s on me too. The bottomless brunch drinks were good though.

TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in adequate portions. Excellent sangria!

SC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great but the place is VERY loud. You have to shout across the table at your friends. Perhaps this was because it was a Friday night. I’ll try it again on a weekday or Sunday.

k
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely spot and Lashon was amazing as a server. Our group had a great experience. Highly recommend for tapas style Americana food.

ES
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience1

i won't go back. burger was not good. noise level is ridiculous.

MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect lunchtime spot to eat great food and chat with friends.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super attentive staff, knowledgeable about gluten free needs, delicious and creative food and drinks.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Awesome, attentive service from our waiter Scott. A little loud during the brunch, but the vibe was still great to be in the midst of, especially where we were seated. Would 100% make a return visit.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First, the service was excellent - Scott and the new waiter, Wes’s, were friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive to our large party. The food was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time having brunch with my friends.

NM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decidedly meh. Duck confit roasted potatoes were the highlight of the evening. Shrimp and grits were bland, and the rest of the food unremarkable for the price. Advertised happy hour specials on tabletop, only to be told when the bill came that this was only available at the bar.

Not many people there on a Saturday night. Well decorated, but there is a reason for the empty tables.

Q
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent! Staff was friendly and accommodating. Would definitely visit again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Very loud and was led by server to believe we needed more
food than we ended up needing.

KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Lincoln and so happy to see how busy it was during lunch. The only thing is that it is pretty loud, so if you're talking to work with a group, you're not going to get alot done.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals that I have had while I’ve been in DC. Will definitely go back gere

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