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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Chef Shea Gallante's 3+3+3 Summer Menu
Enjoy 3 crudi, 3 pasta tastings, and a flight of 3 wines, plus dessert for only $99. Available Monday through Wednesday after 7pm, beginning July 1st with a new menu every week!
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: July 15, 2019
Ends: July 16, 2118
Availability: Mon-Wed 7:00PM-8:30PM
One of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan - Beautiful space, attentive service and delicious food. Definitely a great value! Just went for our anniversary - very special!
My wife and our guest could not have been more pleased with every aspect of the meal we enjoyed at Lincoln Ristorante. Kudos to the entire staff.
Fantastic service and great meal!
We have been to Lincoln a number of times over the years and it never disappoints. This time our guest was cold and our waiter brought out a box with 3 rolled up shawls for her to choose one. Now that is service. Thank you.
Our favorite restaurant in NY. Fabulous food outstanding service and beautiful space. The best
I was highly impressed with every aspect of my Lincoln experience from the initial greeting by friendly and engaging staff upon arrival until the moment I departed. The Prix Fix menu was diverse and appealing to the extent that making choices was not an easy process. The food was some of the best that I have had: fresh, impeccably prepared, and flawlessly presented. The portions were generous and the service was ultra smooth and flawless. Although I was dining alone, I had the sense that I was being treated with the same level of respect and attentiveness that a full table of frequent patrons would receive. As a business traveller over the years, I have had my share of "table for one, tucked in a corner, and immediately abandoned". I would have given a five star rating for "Value" except for the rather pricey glass of Sauvignon Blanc; although, it was an excellent choice and a perfect complement to the meal.
After the meal, I had only to walk across the street to the Alice Tulley Hall to enjoy an incredible performance by the Calidore String Quartet and guest guitarist Sharon Isbin.
It was, without a doubt, an evening of perfection.
This is a special place where you can have a memorable meal for a special occasion or before a show.
AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT DINNER.
from attentive but unintrusive sevice to extraordinarily delicious food. could not have been better.
Food and service (Olivier) were superb. It is a wonderful restaurant for anyone who can afford it.
One of the very best dining experiences in New York.
My bolognese was terrific. My salmon was good, not special. The warm tomato salad was sweet/sour. Didn't go well with the salmon and not to my taste. I didn't eat it. The foccacia is divine as was the ricotta with olive oil that came with it. Dessert was average. Uneven experience, but would definitely try again. Very convenient if attending a performance at Lincoln Center.
Lincoln is simply the best restaurant in NYC! It's our go-to place for exceptional dining any day of the week.
First, I made the reservation as Open Table based on the information that entrees cost between $31-50. When we arrived we discovered that the meal was prix fixe and the cost without wine, dessert or appetizers would be $100 per person (with tax and tip). This was for two courses.
To make matters worse, my entree came with a 18” hair embedded in the dish! While the management acted appropriately and comped the meal - it was startling for a rather expensive venue.
Open Table needs to put accurate information on the app. Next time, I will walk out!!
Lincoln is a consistently perfect restaurant for dinner either before or after a show.The wait staff is top notch. Abdullah was a perfect host for our table. The crescent shaped booths are ideal for privacy. At 5:30, ambient noise was at a minimum. Bravo!.
Consistently high quality in all of my several visits to Lincoln. Very knowledgeable and accommodating staff sommelier really knows Italian wines and values
Recently one on our party has significant food allergies but the staff and kitchen accommodated flawlessly and creatively
Amazing food. Pricey but worth it. Always amazed at the amazing flavors they bring out of everything.
Excellent food. Pasta and seafood both prepared impeccably. Attentive but unobtrusive service. Decor and views attractive.
Outstanding convient to theatre service above and beyond
Absolutely disappointing. The Cavatelli with fresh peas was floating in a bowl of liquified butter. In 2019?? You’re kidding me! The Octopus was unrecognizable- what was that I just ate? It was also tasteless. Lincoln’s chef needs to come to my neighborhood restaurant in Rumson NJ, Undici, to find out what high grade delicious Octopus tastes like. I think Lincoln is covering up low quality ingredients with a lot of pomp and circumstance, as in “never mind the man behind the curtain”. You’ve got this outstanding location, surreal and fabulous architecture, sensational artists on all the stages so the food can be awful? Do you get away with it because you have a captive audience?
Perfect for a meal before your curtain at any of The Lincoln Center venues.
Delicious dinner.. I had the diver scallops, which were wonderful. Service was excellent!!
The food was wonderful, as usual, and the service was attentive....The view is wonderful and its proximity to The MET, Lincoln Center theatres and Geffen Hall should not be understated....
The location and ambience are tops. But I hate the new mandatory prix fixe,, which is $86/per person. It's expensive and inflexible. As for the food, I remember it being lighter and tastier. Very heavy, buttery sauces, I thought.
Bring back a la carte. Otherwise, I'll find other options in area in future.
Outstanding evening overall! The service was impeccable and the food was divine! Started off with a glass of rose` and could have (should have) stopped at the homemade focaccia and mouth watering ricotta cheese, coarse salt and honey spread. Not a crumb was left to be spared. The crudo hamachi to start and the buratta with grilled zuchinni and peppers was incredible. I dove into the orecchiette and never tasted anything better. The pasta was cooked to perfection -al dente and the sauce was perfection- so flavorful filled with lamb bacon, beans sun dried tomatoes and a few other surprises. My dinner companion thoroughly enjoyed his pasta dish which was filled with fresh shrimp and clams. We wish we had room for the tiramisu for two but we were off to the ballet. We will be back! Perhaps after the ballet for dessert. Those comfortable leather covered swivel chairs makes one want to linger longer!
Top notch all around as always
what a wonderful experience! the staff is so attentive and the food is just spectacular! we will definitely add this restaurant to our regaular rotation.
Perfect spot for summer al fresco dining. Last seating at 8:30pm.
Pasta dishes made with precision and love, and layered complex flavors and great wines and a beautiful room and service.
The service was friendly, excellent and very indulgent of our lingering over the good wine and good food.
My sister and I splurged on a pre-theater al fresco lunch - just a glass of wine and a pasta dish each - but were treated like princesses. The wine and food were perfectly delicious and seated outside on such a beautiful day, with wonderful service and a view of all the activity at the Revson Fountain by Lincoln Center, we enjoyed lunch all the more.
I was disappointed with the slow service and the quality and the presentation of the food. The pasta was luke warm and not very appetizing.
Hello, I am sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience while dining with us. I have messaged you privately with our contact information and hope to hear from you so that we can work together to rectify this situation. Thank you!
Have passed by the restaurant plenty of times going to events at Lincoln Center, but have never gone in. One of those hidden gems in NYC - (mostly) great service, great food, great timing when they know you're going to a show, great, great, great!
We, my wife and I, ate outside. It was lovely. The food was very good.
That being said I’d like the management to know that we are not happy with the price fixe approach you recently adopted. . We live in the neighborhood and have been regulars at Lincoln coming once every two months or so.
We like to be able to order a la carte. One of the main appeals of Lincoln is the beautiful setting whether inside or outside. We do not always want to have full-blown gourmet dinner. an appetizer and a fish/meat entree. Sometimes we get the eggplant and a pasta, for example. Sometimes we order a three course meal. We like restaurants to be flexible and accommodating. We hope you will discontinue the prix fixe approach, in which we continue to be regulars at Lincoln.
Lovely anniversary dinner. Meal was excellent and chef sent out a few extras for us.
This was our second visit the first time it was perfect from A to Z this time the service was less then poor and the meat dish was almost to tough to eat ( the fish was good) we wanted something special for a birthday treat and unfortunately got the wrong kind of surprise
From the moment we were greeted at the door the entire experience was enchanting. The servers brought us a delicious amuse bouche and excellent foccacia with a whipped ricotta and honey spread. My pasta with clams was fabulous. I tasted the yummy ravioli as well. My daurade, simply prepared with olive oil and pesto, was delicious. The accompanying salad with olives was wonderful. The other diners that accompanied us were equally impressed. The service was impeccable. We can't wait to return.
We have often gone to the Lincoln Ristorante before a performance at Lincoln Center and been delighted with the food and service. This time, however, the menu has changed, and instead of a choice of prix fixe for two or three courses, there is only one choice -- for two courses (at the price previously for three) plus a complementary sorbet. This actually compounds the problem of having too much to eat (with a delicious bread serving and amuse bouche at the beginning together with the sorbet and a small pastry at the end. Nice to have all those freebies, but with two lately rather large courses, it's a lot on one's plate. Of course, one need not eat it all, but it is all delicious. I think all of us would have preferred the old system of choosing the two-course menu and forgoing the dessert entirely. (You can, by the way, order a regular dessert for an extra $10.00, but why anyone would do that in addition to the sorbet and pastry is beyond me.)
The Lincoln began insisting on the prix fixe a few years ago with the excuse that it makes it easier to get patrons out in time for the theater. And in fact, the Lincoln used to have a problem with that. Occasionally, we would be finishing the last course a few minutes before curtain time, without an opportunity for coffee or a moment to digest the food. Once the second course was so late that we refused it and got a free meal the next time we came. But this time, even with the prix fixe, we finished the second course only 15 minutes before curtain time (though we requested 30 minutes), refused coffee, and then got served the complementary sorbet and pastry without sufficient time to eat them. Hopefully, this was a one-time thing and not an indication that the bad old days are returning, even with a more limited prix fixe!
A meal at this elegant restaurant is an exquisite experience, with or without Lincoln Center performance tickets. Spacious, bright, airy, quiet ambience; professional and warm service; tasty, creative cuisine. The prix fixe choices are satisfying and the prices no higher than one should expect at such a high-class venue. (The cocktails at $17, though, are stretching the limits a bit.)