Lincoln Ristorante

4.6
4642 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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At Lincoln Ristorante, we offer our interpretation of modern Italian cuisine in New York at Lincoln Center. Our philosophy is simple: to source the best local ingredients and prepare them with authentic Italian methods and spirit. Our location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool and the Henry Moore sculpture is exquisite, with panoramic views of the campus.

The cuisine at Lincoln Ristorante blends precise technique with the ingredients and comforting feel of an Italian kitchen. We rely on local farmers and purveyors along with weekly visits to our neighborhood Tucker Square Green Market, while importing the essential items (Parmigiano Reggiano, San Marzano tomatoes) from Italy that are irreplaceable.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch

Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Sunday: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Lunch

Wednesday - Friday: 12 - 2pm

Dinner*

Sunday: 5:00 - 9:30pm

Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Thrusday - Saturday: 5:00 – 11:00pm

*During 5 pm to 7 pm incomplete parties may not be seated.

Reservations for incomplete parties will be held for 15 minutes.
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Phone number
(212) 359-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Shea Gallante
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Amsterdam and Broadway
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Parking details
Northbound and southbound (via 65th Street): Entrance located between Broadway and Amsterdam 200 feet on the right and is open Mon – Sun. All other times use the 62nd Street entrance.
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Public transit
Take 1 to 66th Street (Lincoln Center).
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Special events & promotions
Our private dining room offers an intimate oasis, in the heart of Lincoln Center, for events accommodating 2 to 16 people.

Our exquisite cuisine will be served by a dedicated team who will take care of your guests' every need. Perfect for business or personal functions, Lincoln's private dining room features:

-55" flat screen plasma TV for presentations, DVD and/or Blu-ray playback
-WiFi access
-Wireless phone conferencing
-iPod hookup for custom audio playlists
-Complete privacy
-Custom menus

To book your next event in our private dining room (2-16), East dining for medium-size gatherings, or the entire restaurant for full-scale celebrations for up to 175, please contact Yale Frederiksen at 212/3596513 or yfrederiksen@patinagroup.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Private Dining

Lincoln Ristorante is the acclaimed Lincoln Center restaurant showcasing contemporary Italian cuisine. Located in a stunning glass pavilion with a signature sloping lawn roof and spectacular views, Lincoln Ristorante is the perfect venue for your next event.

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Mon - Wed 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Thu - Sat 9:00PM - 9:30PM

What 4642 People Are Saying
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4.6
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Service was the best I have had in a long time. Very thoughtful and attentive.
Wonderful food.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Ty was a great and knowledgeable waiter, genuinely interested in the food. Veal and swordfish were excellent. Drinks perfect. Service impeccable! Desserts great!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful service for a pre theater dinner. Great value . Did not feel rushed and the food was delicious . Would highly recommend for any occasion and especially for a pre-theater meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service! Excellent food! One of my favorite restaurants in NYC.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We love Lincoln Ristorante. It never disappoints Food and service are both great !

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent, attentive service and varied menu. Limited, though, for vegan diets. Might try elsewhere on that front, otherwise a winner!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is a charming, cozy place ideally suited for conversation and proximity to all Lincoln Center venues. The food is creative and delicious!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

A real Italian restaurant, in that it fuses genuine Italian sensibilities with American ingredients and creativity. Everything about the food was 1st rate, citing in particular the beet salad, the mozzarella, basil and roasted peppers appetizer, the crepes and the spaghetti all chittara with seafood. Service had a few bumps, but nothing really terrible (I'm guessing someone didn't show up that day). Unlike 90% of restaurants I try, this is one I'd be happy to go back to. And even though it's pricey, I did not feel gouged.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely delicious. Pre-theater meal before Lincoln Center Theatre. Interesting and freshly sourced ingredients were breathtaking. Well done.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Good food, thoughtful service, quiet surroundings. This was our first visit, and we will definitely return

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Took my husband and daughter for Father's Day. The food is undeniably good. Very rich and we all left feeling as though we'd overdone it but the cuisine was irresistible.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent brunch. Beautiful space v

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great service and excellent food.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We enjoyed a pretheatre dinner here trying the prefixe menu. The room is beautiful and service is very good. We enjoyed the food but felt it should have been better considering the price point. Portions are not large.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great food; quality products; well-trained server!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Wonderful experience. Staff was lovely and very professional. Meal was delicious. There were nice little extras and no one rushed us after dinner.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We often visit the restaurant before we attend the theater at Lincoln Center because the food is lovely. I was rather disappointed with the service on this occasion, however.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I took my mother to eat lunch at Lincoln Ristorante before seeing the ballet (ABT) at the Metropolitan Opera House. It was a lovely meal. My mother has a disability and the staff was exceptionally attentive and helpful. They have a $29 prix fixe brunch and it is a great value. We sat outside and faced the Henry Moore statue and reflecting pool in the Lincoln Center plaza and it made for terrific people watching. The food was very well made - with perfectly al dente pasta. They amuse bouche was delicious. I also had a Bellini (prosecco and peach puree) with amaretto and it was the perfect brunch drink. It felt like a special afternoon but also one that I hope to have several times a year. I plan to go back.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was okay. Nothing interesting or particularly flavorful. Overall I would not consider going back.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The service, in particular, was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We have been to Lincoln twice in the last few weeks and had a great experience each time. We had a lovely table in the corner, overlooking Juliard, and quite spacious. Not noisy, lovely setting. The food was exceptional. My friend and I shared the beet salad (yum), and three of us had the duck. Outstanding. We shared a chocolate desert, which was outstanding. This restaurant has it all.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

My Fair Lady followed a lovely meal at Lincoln

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Loved it. Took my daughter there for her birthday and before attending the ballet. Food delicious and service impeccable.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

What an amazing experience! The food was so creative, unique, and perfect. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely well-trained.
I am a well travelled chef and this dining experience soared to #1 on my list.
Lincoln Ristorante is a MUST for anyone visiting NYC.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Stunning architecture, grand views but the best parts are the exceptional food and the courteous and very professional service. A major find.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My sister and I traveled with our daughters and our niece to nyc for a special weekend to include a performance of My Fair Lady! I have dined at Lincoln many times before the opera so of course I wanted my group to experience your wonderful restaurant too! Unfortunately, a coulpe with 3 children under 4 were seated in the middle of the room in full view from our booth and it was extremely distracting and the children were out of control!! The parents did little to reign them in! I really feel that a restaurant of your high-quality should have an age restriction in order for your other guests to have the ultimate dining experience!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Service was welcoming and very kind - couldn’t have been better - food was pre theater and good but pricey for what you get especially a martini- most expensive martini of my life - unfortunately that’s what is remembered rather then the food - Bill was over 120 per person - would expect more then the 2 course meal for that
We added a vegetable and had 4 drinks 2 were glasses of wine.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

It is always amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

A delightful dining experience in every way! The food and service are superb!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

From the amuse-bouche to the gift of dessert petit fours, and everything in between made this a glorious dining experience. The room is open, the ambiance of being in the plaza at Lincoln Center is soaring. The service is first rate. The food is artful, delicious, totally reasonable prix fix lunch. The focaccia with a dip of ricotta/honey/lemon is so good. The pastas are amazing. The angel food cake dessert plate is divine. Can you tell? I love this restaurant and look forward to returning many times, with or without tickets to see a show at Lincoln Center. When you leave, you are awed by what exists in New York City, the treasure of the arts, and of fine, affordable dining.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

I had the fruitti di mare spaghetti. The noodles were too thick and the fish a little old. Otherwise it was ok.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Always been fond of Lincoln, despite minor quibbles. A handsome, commodious room(s) with blessedly mute acoustics. Italian Restaurant Week Menu a bit odd, not quite adding up to a meal. Had the $41 option: an attractive burrata starter, followed by a puzzling soft shell crab sandwich. The roll and tomato sublime, but a crab that must have been undersized by any legal requirements. With a $17 glass of only adequate-size Kerner, a most pricey lunch. As always, a few tasty appreciated amuses accompany the meal.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

A friend and I were celebrating our birthdays before going to the theatre, and decided to try Lincoln.
It was beyond expectations: Attentive waitstaff, beautiful décor, and delicious food.
We are already planning our next visit!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Planning on going back...everything was great!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Gracious, thoughtful service -- especially the specialty staters like focaccia bread and cheese dumpling. The food is of course great. And again the thoughtful service

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Loved it. Great lunch before the ballet. Service was attentive, food was delicious. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The Lincoln is an excellent restaurant - for the 1%. For the other 99% it is on the expensive side.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Service could not have been more attentive and gracious!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Service both outside and inside were great. Attentive without being obsequious.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Granddaughter (16) and I went here before the ballet on our “grand” New York trip. T was simply the best food ever. It is a memory we will share always. The entire trip was great but this was one of our favorites.

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