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Lincoln - DC

4.6
3022 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3022 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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vipClintonO
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a conversation with an old friend w great cocktails and food. My favorite in DC.

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LeahD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautifully decorated, nice ambiance. Food was delicious- especially the mushroom risotto. Happy hour drink specials were a great deal!

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JoeP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Restaurant Week at Lincoln and it was Delicious!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Wait service wasn’t very attentive.

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vipsajayjaz
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Moses was great! Very pleasant. Most of the food was good. Our omelets were perfect! Waffles were delish and so were the shrimp and grits. I liked the small plates so we could try alot of different things. I liked the avocado toast and french toast sticks as well. Mac n cheese, brussel sprouts and apple pie all left much to be desired. But the flowing mimosa made up for that! Will definitely go again.

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KayD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with superb service. Bland food with lovely presentation.

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RebeccaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib empenadas were amazing. Great wine selection. The food was very tasty. Our waiter was attentive and friendly.

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MackenzieN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful unlimited small plates and drinks brunch, would definitely come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve bottomless brunch menu!! Excellent deal!

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CarlaL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice little gem in downtown DC. Off the normal path of tourists so it was easy to get a reservation for lunch. In fact, the place was almost empty when we arrived. There were only 2 tables occupied. Service was awesome and food came to the table hot and without any delay.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, and the drinks from the bar were very tasty. However, when they poured the water into the glasses from the bottle - that I suspect was originally from the tap - yuk! There was things floating in the glass, and there was a distinct color variation in the water that was poured from another bottle.

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TimD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great service. Appetizers were phenomenal. The Duck Gnocchi and Roasted Cauliflower were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience, will be back.

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NancyL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

An otherwise pleasant experience was marred by the reception and wait staff. I arrived and identified myself and my reservation but was told there was no table in my name. I produced an email confirmation and was still challenged. Over the host’s shoulder I saw my guest at a table and quickly joined her. Our waiter was equally testy and unresponsive. Too bad because the food was tasty. Though the coffee was somewhat bitter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing brunch/breakfast

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Intlbro
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I've been here a number of times for brunch and have enjoyed the experience every time. The food, service, and ambiance (take a moment to look around to notice the different design components) have been good on each visit. My only complaint is that sometimes they play the music to loud which means everyone has to elevate their voices.

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RobC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Steak was cooked perfectly!

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MarniB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!! The roasted cauliflower appetizer and salmon entree is unbelievably amazing!

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vipREW4
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deviled eggs presentation was intriguing. Chicken pot pie and they chicken sandwich were all 100%. Server was personable and most importantly attentive and knowledgeable to stay away from the table when we were in conversation. Went back to dinner that evening with 8 colleagues. BTW: night bar staff is funny and entertaining!

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vipDionneL
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandi was awesome and the food was perfectly cooked

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lincoln for brunch on Saturday is the best bet for easy reservations, big groups and great food! I have yet to have a bad meal and it is great for those who drink and those who don’t! I have yet to have a bad experience - food is consistently incredible and everyone will leave happy and full! 10 stars if i could!

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Jelemart
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick attentive service, great food and drinks. Highly recommend.

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vipLincoln
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Apparently COVID has hit Lincoln hard. Restaurant was way understaffed and the food was just “okay” versus what had been fantastic pre-COVID. The bartender had to wait on entire bar that was full and four dining room tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast! Granted they weren’t very busy but we really enjoyed the drinks and dinner!! The extended happy hour was great and the service was 👌🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
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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CasualDiner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I came for Thanksgiving which was served banquet style. It was a traditional Thanksgiving spread with Turkey and Salmon as well as the usual side dishes. Very helpful staff. I was seated in a perfect situation for my wheelchair and service dog at a nice corner table with plenty of space for my wheelchair and service dog. The restaurant was filled to capacity with many customers enjoying their Thanksgiving the easy way - no dishes to clean for us but a lovely traditional Thanksgiving meal expertly prepared.

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Martina
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AdrienneB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique use of the Lincoln theme with pennies throughout and a few historical items as well. The restaurant was very quiet as it was the night before Thanksgiving, but we were treated to a feast and a welcoming server. We had an incredible smoked salmon with apple soup--not to be missed. Our entrees were outstanding as well. Even the decaf coffee had body.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Happy
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
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
22 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
53 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
21 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

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 3022 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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