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Lincoln Ristorante, New York, NY
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Lincoln Ristorante

4.6
4.6
5977 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Lincoln Ristorante sits proudly on the plaza level of the world famous Lincoln Center for the performing arts.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 359-6500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Richard Capizzi

  • Private party facilities

    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 special event.

  • Private party contact

    Lincoln Events : (212) 359-6513 ext. 6513

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Between Amsterdam and Broadway

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Take 1 to 66th Street (Lincoln Center).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentines Day

    $135.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Bring your loved ones to enjoy a beautifully curated Valentines Day menu by Chef Artem Orlovskyy in our luxurious glass pavillion. Please visit www.lincolnristorante.com for menu details

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What 5,977 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. n

    nycfoodie

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great. Wine nice. Service good. Not loud. Quite elegant but not pretentious.
  2. a

    alvinmc67

    New York Area

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining experience was perfect tonight. My last review in December mentioned service as a problem. Not tonight. It was impeccable. The food preparation was excellent. We had the New York restaurant week menu. The branzino as well as the cacio and pepi were exquisite. Now for the dessert- the pear and raisins pastry with caramel really needs to be on the regular menu!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food and experience! Wonderful dinner as always!Thanks to Jeff and his team!
  4. c

    catgirlfl

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service by George.
  5. M

    Moreplease

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we were seated at a lovely table facing the gorgeous music center in those amazing swivel chairs to the spot on perfectly timed service by Amit, to of course the utterly delicious food, absolutely everything was a delight. The tables are spaced comfortably apart so that you and your neighbors cannot hear each other’s conversations which is a real luxury. The ambiance is elegant but not stuffy and Amit really bent over backwards to make sure we had a first rate dining experience.
  6. h

    hollyforbrands

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    It’s a shame that the food and service at this beautiful restaurant has sunk so low. We have been going to this restaurant a few times per year for many years. The food and service used to be superb. Every year we have seen diminishment. Our food last night (and I mean every dish), was nearly inedible. The service was embarrassingly inept, with inappropriately long waits before we got our drinks and between courses, and the check brought to us and paid before dirty dishes had been cleared. Time to sweep out the entire team and bring in a totally fresh one that doesn’t just phone it in. Such a gorgeous location should have a restaurant worthy of it.
  7. p

    pm01

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great ambiance. Great tasting food, although portions could be a little bigger and adding more choices on the menu. Greatly missed the amuse bouche from past experiences.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu choices and wine selections. Beautiful presentation as well as expertly prepared dishes. Well trained wait staff. Peaceful, tasteful ambiance. Overall excellent experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely restaurant- one of my favorites, however ... the "Insalata" was really a Ceasar salad (with way too much dressing), and my main course-branzino & veggies- -was lukewarm; all very disappointing. Service was adequate (not great).
  10. JK

    JeffreyK

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a slightly upscale meal at Lincoln Center, this is a great choice. The menu is interesting, the food is delicious, and the service is excellent. The prices are reasonable. We went for a special occasion and had no regrets.
  11. Q

    Quartet

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lincoln Restaurant in Lincoln Center was a perfect refuge on a rainy night. This was our second dinner at Lincoln and both were superb in every respect. Front staff is accommodating; waitstaff is attentive without hovering and is well versed on the menu. When we had questions about how a particularly delicious Fluke appetizer was prepared, our waiter convered with Chef and reported back with details. Everything from cocktails through dessert was prepared to perfection and beautifully presented. Pacing of courses was well timed with no rush. While the prices are not insignificant, they are in line with fine dining and to be expected from a New York City restaurant. Great dining experience.
  12. M

    Mcelhenny

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, beautiful decor & views
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Great atmosphere.
  14. J

    Jackie

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was over the top! Food delicious, dessert needs work!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Wonderful service.
  16. c

    caroler

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb customer service, outstanding and courteous waiter. Fantastic view. Loved small plates
  17. R

    Richard

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Lovely, if corporate style, room. Pleasant service. But the food was disappointing. Fluke crudo was tired and tasteless. The ragu on thé pasta was lifeless instead of being rich and Flavorful. There are better Italian cuisine restaurants in NYC.
  18. L

    Lofty

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Not as good as it had been. Fritto misto good, beef and polenta only OK. Quiet and nice ambience.
  19. MM

    MarcM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    It was Sunday , Jan 15 The food was superb. The service was totally unacceptable. When we were seated, they didn’t tell us that there was an event going on, and that may affect the timing of the meal. The server came over proceeded to ask one of the guests what cologne he was wearing. We then had to ask for our menus. We ordered at 7:20 and at 7:50 we asked where our first course was. He then told us that he put the order in at 7:39 because he had to ask the chef first about a couple of questions we had asked regarding the menu. We got our appetizers at approximately 8:10 we received our main course at 8:35, and subsequently were able to order some dessert and coffee. The frustration in trying to get an update on the food certainly made for a less than positive experience. He was quite odd and really made for a rare non excellent experience
  20. J

    Justintyme

    New York Area

    180 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    While the food is amazing and the wait staff friendly and attentive, the people who greet you when you enter the restaurant are neither. Our requested reservation was not honored due to a complete lack of organization.
  21. J

    Jennifer

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was horrible.
  22. i

    imrank

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Love the place but they gave us a booth hidden, away from the beautiful square fountains which is why we went to the restaurant. Made reservations way in advance and wanted a table with a view of the glass walls and the square but got a hidden away booth. The food was OK; the server seemed extremely rushed, food was average. The dessert was awesome which was the cheesecake.
  23. KA

    KathiaA

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect if you have opera plans. Food was timely and delicious. Bartender definitely aims to please. 5 stars from me overall. Young ladies at the desk were so sweet.
  24. MP

    MarkP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, beautiful food, attentive service, pleasant environment for relaxing and conversation. In a word: classy, worth visiting whether or not you’re attending a performance.
  25. j

    jlh1234

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were excellent. The ambiance was lovely. The only negative was the bathrooms - they needed service . Two were completely out of order, another one the door didn’t lock! Really a disappointing ending to a lovely dinner.
  26. E

    Encantada

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single dish from bread, appetizer ( Amazing Burrata! ), Polpette, to main course, Polenta, Brasato Di Manzo - smoked short ribs - Marsala Mushrooms to desserts were incredible Delicious!!!!
  27. P

    Paulmaxdog

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  28. BF

    BarbaraF

    New York Area

    506 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    506 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had dinner at Lincoln Ristorante before seeing a play at Lincoln Center. The staff was terrific and the food was also good but I felt that the choices for main courses were very limited unless you only want to eat pasta. My friend and I shared a salad and a fluke crudo. For a main course we shared the Tajarin Al Tartufo Bianca, which was very good. For a desert we shared the Pinola Al Chocolato.
  29. P

    Pmmk

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience. Wonderful wine choices with sommelier guidance
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lincoln Ristorante: imaginatively designed wall of windows overlooking iconic Lincoln Center: Opera, Symphony, Ballet, Theater. An active fountain: indoor/outdoor seating. My 1st time guest - responsible for real estate skyscrapers globally loved the open expansive kitchen showcasing Exec Chef Artim Orlovsky & his Patina Team. GM “Host with the Most” Jeff Metcalf & Edwin, my Patina waiter since 1990’s In MetLife Naples. We ordered fresh pastas, seafood: prawns & Branzino - tasty button mushrooms and salads. Beautiful cheesecake presentation -great libations followed by coffees & biscottis. Impeccable efficiencies in surrounding tables. I’m a local regular fan! Xoxoxo Bonnie
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    It’s painful to write this review! We live in the neighborhood, LOVE Lincoln, and would call it my favorite NYC restaurant. I probably won’t ever eat there again, and certainly won’t recommend it. Last night was my birthday. We walked in and the hostess greeted me with “happy birthday” - so sweet! So special! My daughters (22 and 23) were with me. We ordered a bottle of wine for dinner and one cocktail. Our waiter abruptly carded us…ummmm, I’m 56 and I’m with my 20-something daughters. Being carded isn’t a problem. It felt bad though. The waiter studied my ID, like I was underage trying to buy beer (did I mention I’m 56?) One of my daughters didn’t have her bag, so no ID. Which was fine, but it was handled really poorly. Our waiter was missing for the rest of the night - my cocktail never came. we had to pour our own wine, waited far too long and had to ask for our check twice…All in all, it was a terrible experience and with Tatiana opening, it’s not worth the $400 we spent.
  32. f

    feldfood

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and you can actually carry on a conversation without yelling!
  33. M

    Miriam

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service great food!! A bit pricey! But overall great!
  34. MJ

    MaureenJ

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good experience. There was a problem with our order and they more than made up for it. A clear sign of a good restaurant
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foid was delicious, service seamless/perfect, ambiance peaceful and so comfortable!
  36. r

    roberto

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I’ve been to Lincoln a few times over the years. It was always good but never a wow. Something positive has happened in the kitchen, the food is exceptional
  37. CL

    ChristyL

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The music was not yo our liking.
  38. MK

    MaryK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    No gluten-free main entres other than chicken. :(
  39. y

    ykcat

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The atmosphere is very nice, and it is a great lead-in to an evening at the Met. The staff knows you have a show in a couple of hours, and are quickly to seat and serve. Then the service gets spotty. We enjoyed a couple of appetizers - good, not excellent. The crisp is ok, the salad was good. Plates and cutlery were cleared. The mains were served. We indicated that we needed cutlery. By the time it finally arrived - 5 mins later - our mains were lukewarm. The Branzino was very good. The night’s special, a 50 layer lasagna was odd. It was ok, but not what I had expected. It was a low (maybe a couple of inches) block, sitting surrounded by a fresh tomato purée. It was not very flavourful. I did like the browned bechamel topping, but that was about it. The sommelier came to help me choose a dessert wine that was not on the menu. Dessert arrived (ricotta cake with green apple gelato on the side), and I waited and waited for my dessert wine while the gelato was melting. The wine finally arrived,but was not frizzante. It turned out that it had been opened the day before, and the frizz had subsided. The sommelier quickly rectified the problem by opening a new bottle. However, I didn’t get to enjoy my wine with my dessert. We have often dined at the restaurant in the Met, and had chosen to come back to Lincoln Ristorante (where we’d also previously dined), because of it’s ratings. The meal was ok, but didn’t match the ratings it gets. At least, not last night.
  40. TK

    TommyKCT

    New England

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding dinner at Lincoln. We went prior to the Metropolitan Opera so it was so convenient to just walk a few steps after dinner to enter the show. The ambiance is great and the service and food were all outstanding. The two pasta dishes we shared were both tremendous. Really enjoyed our visit.

FAQs

Lincoln Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 5977 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lincoln Ristorante

142 West 65th St., New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Amsterdam and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Take 1 to 66th Street (Lincoln Center).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Richard Capizzi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 359-6500

  • Private party facilities

    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 special event.

  • Private party contact

    Lincoln Events : (212) 359-6513 ext. 6513

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