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Lincoln - DC

4.3
4.3
3131 Reviews
$30 and under
American
LINCOLN has been downtown DC dining institution for over 12 years. Founded in 2011 our seasonal menu
offers creativity, freshness & value. LINCOLN pays tribute to one of the greatest US Presidents, with nods to many of his favorite foods including oysters, chicken pot pie & kale.
For cocktails that are truly one-of-a-kind, our barkeeps, have created one of the city’s freshest bar programs highlighted by infused bourbons and DC's first moonshine-list served in antique-style copper cups. Our patio is open all year-round, offering a relaxed, urban landscape. Don't miss our butcher cut meats or the city's best Mac & Cheese. LINCOLN is the right place for your next private event with many options for private dining from 10 to 200.
Original paintings & a distinctive interior design by homegrown pop artist, Maggie O’Neill. LINCOLN is your destination for Lunch, happy hour, dinner or brunch. We are open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Easter & Mother's Day for your special celebration.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 386-9200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Lozano Chef de Cuisine

  • Catering

    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.

  • Private party facilities

    Lincoln Restaurant offers two stunning private dining rooms that each seat up to 40 guests. Our private dining rooms may be combined for dinners or receptions to accommodate up to 100 guests. Restaurant buyouts are also available at Lincoln for up to 350 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanhee Kim: (202) 872-8700

  • Neighborhood

    McPherson Square

  • Cross street

    L Street NW

  • Parking details

    There is a Colonial garage public lot available at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW. It is open Monday through Friday, open until 7 pm. There is also a garage just north of us on Vermont open until 11 pm, or valet parking is available with the Westin City Center on M Street. There is also ample street parking.

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

    Some of DC's most popular DJs every Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch at Lincoln

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Don't miss our small plate Sunday brunch experience with unlimited omelet and waffle station. Chefs prepare your favorite omelet and your sweet, delicious omelet. Your experience also includes endless mimosas or bloody mary's. There is nothing like it at our end of downtown at Thomas Circle. Lincoln loves large groups and welcomes private brunch events. The price shown does not include tax and gratuity.
  • Pre-Super Bowl Brunch Tailgate

    $57.00 per person

    Feb 12, 2023 only
    Pre-Super Bowl Sunday Brunch February 12 from 10am to 4pm Don't miss our annual tailgate brunch where we get you ready and set for this year's Pro football classic. Be the best dressed in your favorite team's attire & have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Our brunch features an all-inclusive experience with 2 hours of unlimited and uninterrupted breakfast cocktails and delicious brunch favorites. Don't miss our Chef's made to order waffle and omelet bar complete with all your favorite accessories. It's a touchdown every time. It's all part of the $57 per person price. This does not include tax and gratuity. Plenty of party favors, great mash up music from our house selects. (Must be 21 and over to consume alcohol)

Offers

  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    Tue - Thu - 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM,Fri - Sat - 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    We invite you to live and enjoy Valentine's Day at Lincoln and you will find a loving experience from beginning to end. With our special Surf & Turf Option of Grass Fed, Filet of Beef & New Jersey caught Sea Scallops priced at $160 for two, you will receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco (all diners must be over 21 years of age) We will also feature several other of Chef Lozano's specials from the sea, land and presented in the charming and timeless atmosphere that only Lincoln can bring to you. Make your reservation now.

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What 3,131 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. NM

    NigelM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Having been to Lincoln in the past, I was disappointed. The food was uneven. Admittedly, this was my first time for brunch. Plus, I had not been to the restaurant in a long time--maybe 7 or 8 years. I plan to go back to make sure.
  2. L

    Ladydi

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Went for lunch since it is restaurant week, do not imagine I would go there again. My appetizer duck croquettes had no specific taste, my entree of risotto was very very undercooked. The dessert was tasty.
  3. S

    Summer

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I didn't particularly like the food. Maybe if it was seasoned properly it would have been better.
  4. V

    Vee1

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great Brunch spot with the girls.
  5. CL

    CaseyL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was absolutely amazing. Service was a tad slow
  6. J

    Jaco

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartender was a delight to chat with. Good food. Good value. Definitely coming back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Sadly, this was a disappointment. We think Lincoln is having staffing issues both in the kitchen and dining room. Our food was not good, drinks were bad, and service was sketchy. Our waitress was very personable, just not attentive. It seemed she was the only waiter for the seven tables dining while we were there
  8. BC

    BeverlyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and very good service. Lovely restaurant and I would highly recommend!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The brunch experience here was not great. The potatoes, omelet, and waffle were the only good dishes on the menu. The Mac and cheese was watery, the mimosa’s did not taste good either. It appears that they are short staffed so I do give some grace there. However, I would not recommend for anyone to go there nor would I go back.
  10. TP

    ToniP

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    arrived for a 10am reservation and did not get service from our waiter Jude, for 40min; had to ask another server about where our table staff was; thankfully Brandy brought us our drinks and continued to provide back up service. I enjoyed the food and the small plate offerings, I just wished our service was more consistent.
  11. J

    Julia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    We booked last time slot for new years night. I knew it might be tricky, but I called ahead and confirmed the time they are closing. I was told it is 11 pm but they will stay open past 12 am and we can meet new years eve there. When we arrived, hostess greeted us and was nice. Place was nearly empty to my confusion. We were provided new years eve accessories which made my daughter happy. Also I was aware there is no kids menu, but she was ordering Mac and cheese anyway so that was not an issue. The issue was service. Initially, before we placed an order, waitress was attentive enough. We were told that we had about 10 minutes left to order food before kitchen closing and we did so. To our confusion, food came out literally 5 minutes after we ordered. Don't understand how good steak can be cooked in that much time. My husband was never given a knife for his steak. We asked for it the server who brought the food, but he never came back. I couldn't locate any of the servers for probably the next 10 minutes. Only after that time I was able to locate someone to get us the knife to just start eating. Also, before, when we were ordering the food, I asked waitress if we should order desserts ahead of time since kitchen is closing but we were assured that we don't have too and it's not an issue. As soon as we started eating, literally placing first piece of food in the mouth, waitress ran up to us to order desserts ASAP in the next minute if we want it. That was kind of disturbing. But whatever, we ordered. Ribeye was tasteless and very fatty. Halibut and apple and goat cheese salad were good. Mac and cheese was good too. Drinks were good. Waitress came over about 3 more times during our meal to tell us that the dessert is coming soon, which made no sense but whatever again. As we were done eating, nobody came up to us for a while. We had all the dirty dishes for about next 30 minutes. We just sat there. Staff was cleaning the place up and looked rushing out before 11 pm.
  12. FS

    FionaS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were there for New Years. We had the fixed price menu and it was great. Great value.
  13. EL

    ELAINES

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there last night for New Years Eve. We got there early and sat at the bar and had a great time with the bartenders. We then sat in Noel’s section for dinner and she was a lot of fun also. We had a salmon and a pot pie for dinner. Both were delicious. Great way to ring out 2022. Happy New Year.
  14. V

    Virtue

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were very good
  15. f

    fergie123

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dinner entree choices were good and not too overpriced. The food came fast and was very tasty. We didn't have drinks or dessert. We were there on a mid week day, so not very crowded or noisy which was nice. Service as very good.
  16. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for dinner and some drinks before a nearby show. Took advantage of the Happy Hour for drinks, but went with the full-size chicken pot pie which was pretty good.
  17. DE

    DupontEater

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Quiet Saturday breakfast place in a good location.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Fries and brussels are very good. I had the shrimp and grits, and my partner had the halibut. We didn't like either, but we finished our meal because we were a party of 5 and didn't want to be the complainers. Shrimp and grits lacked flavor and seasoning. Definitely left a lot to be desired. The onions were over powering. Just strange. Presentation was nice so that was deceiving. Service was good, very attentive and pleasant waitress.
  19. DC

    DCDINER

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Dry parker rolls, mediocre fish sandwich.
  20. c

    corporatediner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    We just happened to be there on a night when they had several holiday parties going. The staff was stretched thin but still did a good job of giving us speedy service. The food was excellent. I had the chicken pot pie and my friends had seafood. I liked the atmosphere.
  21. BS

    BrianS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Our waiter was not very attentive. Everyone in his section was consistently looking for him and one table even got up and started pouring mimosas for his tables.
  22. W

    Wislinec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Would definitely recommend! Great service, food was amazing. Overall pretty good experience.
  23. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Original and enjoyable decor and food with enough originality to Be interesting but familiar enough to order confidently. We stopped in for drinks and apps early before a show and were pleasantly surprised - we will go again for a full meal!
  24. RA

    RodolfoA

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Restaurant and team were able to control the chaos of a Thanksgiving dinner 2022 with great professionalism. Team was pleasant and attentive despite the big crowd. A very special THANK YOU and BRAVO to Kimberly (or Kimverly) for being so sweet and special to my family and in particular my daughter, who has special dietary needs. Food was good, desserts were great!! My family and I concluded, we will be back, for Thanksgiving or any special occasion. Well done Lincoln team!!!.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The staff was super nice and took well care of us. We came here for Thanksgiving - it was super busy and a bit noisy but totally understandable. Unfortunate was, that my flight was delayed so I came late - we started eating at 8 PM and the kitchen closed at 830 or so so everything was very hectic and we already got our dessert while we were still eating our first serving of the buffet. And we were already served the check before we had even started our dessert.. but needless to say, the food was delicious.
  26. MH

    MichelleH

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Cocktails were great. Thanksgiving buffet was delicious. Dessert was meh. It was very loud and crowded but overall very nice experience,
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Janeth was fantastic and the food was great!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Oof where do I begin? Extremely slow service and had to get up and ask for our check after waiting over 25 minutes and no sign of our waitress. Buffet-style food and cold prime rib. For over $220 total for two people for Thanksgiving, this was robbery.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thanksgiving Feast was just that-it was a fantastic experience and we highly recommend it. Everything was delicious!
  30. M

    Manny

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a real pleasure having Thanksgiving dinner with you all. I really enjoyed meeting Erin, Michelle, and the gentleman at the carving station. I know how hard it was for you all to get to people because you all were very busy but you at least made sure that people were taking care of. it was a wonderful time and I'm more than happy to eat there again. You all went above and beyond for the buffet.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance was outstanding - very attentive. It was Thanksgiving brunch, so really active, but it seemed very organized. The meats were very good with the roast beef and salmon standing at the top. The turkey had 3 different gravies! The sides were mostly unique for us including Brussels sprouts and peaches and a nice sweet potato scollop. They made the starter and the desserts each with its own special flair - for example lobster hush puppies and sweet potato crisp with ice cream. Overall, we had fun, ate well, and were treated royally.
  32. m

    michelle

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    They did a nice job of providing a full thanksgiving meal.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was just average. The desserts were terrible. The wine was past it’s time. So disappointed.
  34. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    We had a lunch reservation for the Thanksgiving buffet & were seated between the carving station & the sides buffet. There wasn’t enough clearance on either side of the table for people to walk through so we had a steady stream of people bumping into us as we ate. We never got our drinks & had to go to a drink station to ask for water refills- the 1st time we asked I was told someone should be coming around with refills. (They never did.) No one cleared our plates until I found someone to ask for the bill & he realized we’d never gotten our desserts either. Because the plates weren’t being cleared, I don’t feel like we got our money’s worth of food for a buffet. The food we did get was fantastic & the staff was indeed working very hard but I don’t think this location is set up for a Thanksgiving buffet. (We did last year at its sister restaurant & had a much better experience.) Would definitely give it another shot for a normal meal. Compliments to the chef.
  35. MD

    MarissaD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The menu was not what I expected. Some of the starters and entrees included ingredients that were seemed to change the concept of the dish. For example, the butternut squash soup came with coffee crumble and caramel rather than just seasoned butternut squash soup. The bread on the halibut sandwich was stale.
  36. RT

    RoadTrip

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good brunch options with or without the full bottomless brunch.
  37. MW

    MarkW

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always reliably good and especially enjoy the made to order omelette and waffle station.
  38. KK

    KetsiaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandy was amazing her energy was so contagious and she made sure we tried everything on the menu to maximize our brunch experience. My sister was visiting from out of town and said she would love if every waiter was as caring as Brandy. Top notch service, and top notch food. This will forever be my favorite brunch spot.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    I had visited Lincoln years ago and had a hankering for their Mac and cheese (which was still very good), but the ambiance, space, and facility have declined and slid into somewhat disrepair.
  40. SL

    SandraL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful with questions concerning using their space for an event. We all enjoyed the food and service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

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 4.3 stars by 3131 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Lincoln - DC

1110 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005

Additional information

  • Cross street

    L Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    McPherson Square

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a Colonial garage public lot available at 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW. It is open Monday through Friday, open until 7 pm. There is also a garage just north of us on Vermont open until 11 pm, or valet parking is available with the Westin City Center on M Street. There is also ample street parking.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Lozano Chef de Cuisine

  • Entertainment

    Some of DC's most popular DJs every Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 386-9200

  • Catering

    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.

  • Private party facilities

    Lincoln Restaurant offers two stunning private dining rooms that each seat up to 40 guests. Our private dining rooms may be combined for dinners or receptions to accommodate up to 100 guests. Restaurant buyouts are also available at Lincoln for up to 350 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanhee Kim: (202) 872-8700

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