Lincoln Ristorante

4.4
5680 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The return of finer dining, Lincoln Ristorante is excited to reopen on October 12th.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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nycdiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time. Perfect, comfortable, spacious setting. We loved the staff, and were grateful for the masterful service--friendly, attentive, and caring, including the greeters at the entrance. The food and drink were delicious. Will save up our dollars to go back asap.

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JosephW
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for before a Lincoln Center event. They kept our dinner on time for the curtain.

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Nelson
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time that we have eaten at this beautiful elegant restaurant. We ate there after I met opera matinee it was welcoming very elegant in a modern setting staff pleasant amicable very professional. The fact that their daily specials are truly daily specials and change from one visit to the next was wonderful the staff was helpful pleasant and very professional. The food in its presentation and taste what’s the best I’ve had a new restaurant in a long time will definitely be there for third and fourth visit

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ZMBD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is lovely. My wife and I had a great time. Food is dope.
Patrick is a great server!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant! I only had 35 minutes to eat due to fact that I was going to the circus right next door. The waiter knew exactly what to give me in order for me to have enough time to eat. Very classy place! I love the ambiance and the service is great from the coat check to the waiters. Will come again and try more meals for sure in the next week or 2

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keng
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hospitality from front door greeting to exiting everyone we encountered. Food was excellent side dish of eggplant parmigiana is a must. Service was on point and attention to detail by all.

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vipLeslie
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Certainly not in the under $30 price category- needs more things on the menu- only 4 main courses and a few pasta

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JeffreyK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My wife told the staff that it was my birthday (which it was) and dessert arrived with a candle in it (along with an extra free dessert). We were very pleased.

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TrishT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the veal meatballs, saltimbocca, burratta... Phenomenal meal.

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Nick
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Normally, I give this restaurant five stars -- outstanding. I think due to COVID, it's slipping down to very good, perhaps shading towards good. Understandably, the menu is quite restricted -- just a few options in each category, with no changes in the menu in at least the last month. The quality, too, is not what it was, which is still very good. But my wife's fish was overdone at the top, and one side had a lot of pepper while the other had very little. And the only two desserts (other than gelato or sorbet) were not up to the die-for level of the past, with the chocolate shell of one gelatinous and the heart of the other rather bland. The service is good -- friendly and attentive -- but, again, without the finesse of the past. Waiters lean across diners to serve them rather than going to the other side of the table, and so on. Nothing that would make us not enjoy our meals there, but signs of general slippage. We hope that with the end of COVID, things will go back to the high standard we had enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was fantastic but the servings very small. The waiter rushed us a bit too much through the experience which made me fern uncomfortable towards the end.

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Opera
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and convenient dining pre or post MET Opera performance.

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vipFrog11215
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, excellent service and very quiet. A tad expensive though.

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FrancesC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and the service was outstanding. Would recommend this restaurant if you have tickets for any event at Lincoln Center or are just looking for delicious food and a wonderful dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick Valenti, Patina Restaurants Founder, created “Lincoln Ristorante”, overlooking Met Opera House-GM Jeff Metcalf & Award Winning ExecChef Franck DeleTrain-brought up in Siena, Italy - presented delectables to WOW 🤩 us! Glass windows showcase a fountain view of tranquility and a large open kitchen creates “show time” of Chef Franck and his accomplished team - I can’t wait to return - the hospitality creates an environment filled with indulgences! Xoxoxo A huge Team Patina fan! Bonnie

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vipKNKN
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location and ambiance are fantastic- beautiful interior design and the menu is innovative and carefully thought out. Wines are commensurate with seasonal menu. Highly recommended.

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vipsunshine
New York Area
542 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first time here and it was a very pleasant experience. The hostess took great care in seeing that we had a table location that we liked and the waitstaff and other personnel were very attentive throughout the meal and very professional. The courses that we tried were delicious and we found that sharing plates was the way to go especially since we were going on to the theatre afterwards. We would certainly return when appropriate. Just wish that the lighting was better; we found it to be much too dark. Certainly something could be done about this even if only putting table lamps on the tables to offer more light.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad the place is reopened . The food and service were excellent . The atmosphere was the same as pre-Covid . Their booth setting is perfect for social distancing . The location and view are perfect .

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viphollyl
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

good food and wait staff is wonderful! It's my go-to restaurant at Lincoln Center.

JD
vipJDWNYC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A splendid way to spend New Year's Eve. A fixed menu with plenty of variety. Excellent service as always.

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vipLauraChelsea
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely New Years dinner. Fantastic food, pleasant service, beautiful ambiance. I love the Lincoln and even in the middle of omicron, it did not disappoint.

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Janet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dinner with a beautiful view of Lincoln center. Everything (food, service, hostesses) was amazing and the music in the background was the perfect level.

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SoroshR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lincoln Restaurant has been a valuable addition to the great Lincoln Center .
Smart architecture, magical view of the plaza, with Henry More master piece and Metropolitan Grand Tier.
Friendly and welcoming reception, open immaculate kitchen, exotic cousin, a feast for all senses.

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vipEileenC
France
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very satisfied with pre-theater dinner. Our wait staff was attentive and nice, took care of the time so we didn't miss the opera, my kids shared one pasta which they thoughtfully served on two separate plates, restroom was clean and spacious (6 separate rooms with toilet and wash basin each). I cannot complain of anything. Although, a wider variety of menu would be welcome and the chicken milanese was a little blend for me. The salad with truffle, branzino and caccio e pepe were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All time favorite restaurant of ours. Been going since the restaurant first opened. And tonight was the first time back since the pandemic began.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I got late and they kindly wait me!
The best service and also the best dessert.

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vipMaxParamount
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is delicious, decor kinda cold commercial feel.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Great ambience. Service needs to improve.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience

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LaTashaR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food. I had the veal meatballs which was excellent. My mom had the octopus that was also delicious. Worth the price. Not as much food like Carmines but that’s expected in a place such as this.

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vipEJF22
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. We were supposed to see the Nutcracker, but it became a Covid casualty. The good part of that was that we didn't have to rush through dinner, and were able to partake in the special holiday menu item, the Seven Fishes. It as magnificent! As good a meal as I've had in years!

And David our server was all you could ask for, giving amazing descriptions of the food and explaining all types of things to us.

This is not an inexpensive place to eat, but following the adage "You get what you pay for" you'll walk out completely satisfied that the meal was worth the price!

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DannyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We always like the view and the atmosphere at Lincoln. However, on this visit the food wasn’t spectacular, but rather ordinary! Choices were very limited, especially entrees and pastas. Bread was so-so, and complimentary appetizers were missing. We missed the cocktails with the fresh fruit purée. I ordered the chicken cutlet and my husband ordered the branzino. Very overpriced and nothing out of the ordinary. Hope things will improve on our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always - attentive service and great food

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Shelly
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to dine and celebrate events

A bit pricy


We cannot wait to our next visit

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vipFrenchlover
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It used to be better.

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vipLeslie
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely but the menu MUST expand- too limited

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PatriceC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good — service was great— but we got very annoyed that an $18 glass of wine was virtually empty. It was a Pinot Grigio — which you can buy a bottle of for $18. Pretty insulting. The waiter suggested we have a cocktail next which we did and it was tasty. Not at all sure what happened on the pour for the white wine — really ridiculous.

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VanessaG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding experience at Lincoln. The ambiance was quiet and peaceful, the food was excellent. My guest had never experienced Lincoln and was very impressed. The server was not as experienced as we would have liked & perhaps could have listened better (he kind of talked over us at one point), but overall very polite, patient & considerate and he did get us out in time to see our show, which was much appreciated. A great time and one of the UWS' best-kept secrets! Thank you for a memorable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite spot to take people to!

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Lincoln Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 5680 OpenTable diners.

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