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Lincoln Ristorante

4.6
4361 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre (111)
  • Special Occasion (84)
  • Fit for Foodies (71)
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. While our location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool and the Henry Moore sculpture is exquisite, the panoramic views and grass lawn roof are sure to impress.

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.
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
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Phone number
(212) 359-6500
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Cross street: Between Amsterdam and Broadway
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be taking reservations for Pre-Theater from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. During this time, we will be offering a Valentine's Day Pre-Theater Menu of either 2 courses or 3 courses at $76 & $88. From 6:30pm to 10:15pm we will only be offering a 4 course menu at $135 per person.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 4361 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

On pre-theater, you got to watch them like a hawk. We were seated at 6:15, informed the wait-staff we had a 7:30 curtain & ordered promptly. Starters came in timely manner. My friend & I got involved in conversation, and when we looked at our watches -- bang, it was 7 PM, no main course in site. Alerted wait-staff, who went scurrying & when they set down plates at nearly 7:10, said, "We'll bring your bill right away."

Love the place, but next time I'll be more vigilant.

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jlchloe 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

as this is my favorite restaurant i enjoyed every moment of my dining
the food was great, very quiet and modern
the waiter asked when our show time was and coordinated our food accordingly
definitely recommend for pre/post theatre lunch/dinner

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vipRobie (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great place to eat before or after a Lincoln Center Performance. The staff is attentive and the food if quite good. The setting is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

My son’s piano concert at Lincoln

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Kathy (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

The food and service at our Sat evening dinner, after the pre-theater crowd had left, were excellent. The wine pairing, however, was an outrageous price($46) for what amounted to a total of about 6 ounces of wine. DON'T BOTHER with the pairing. Order glasses on your own.
Otherwise, we appreciated the creativity in the food and attractive plating.

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OperaNight (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Went for a pre-opera meal on Saturday night with 3 other people. I was prepared to dislike the service and love the food based on other reviews. However, the service was absolutely amazing, attentive without being annoying and upscale without being snooty. We were dressed in black tie and did not feel overdressed. The restaurant appears to have paid attention to reviews regarding timing for pre-performance dinner and now only offers prix fixe dining on theater nights. While it was a long meal, the waiter made sure to get our preferred departure time prior to ordering. Cocktails were perfect and the restaurant is luxurious and beautiful inside, with very comfortable but pretty seating. I would describe the staff as all very genuinely sweet.

Especially before a performance, it was very rich food. Even the vegetarian options were a bit heavy. Some lighter fare (not a $ issue, a taste issue) options would be good. Not a health nut, would just like more salad and meat-free options. The beet salad and risotto were both very nice but they were my only choice. However, the amuses-bouches (sp?), breadsticks and focaccia were delicious and generous. My sister was a little grossed out by the whole animals in her seafood stew, and while we did not expect to return it based on our own poor choice, the waiters were very concerned and brought us a beautiful dessert we did not expect. Even if I hated the food (I didn't), I would go back based on the excellent service and ambiance. Everyone from the maitre d' to the busboy was just lovely. I can make my own food if that's all I care about at a restaurant--this place made our night special and you can't beat it for proximity to the opera. Don't arrive any later than 6:30 if you have an 8pm and don't want to rush.

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MammaCugini (New England)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

When we see an opera at the Met, we come to this restaurant for a lovely dinner with excellent food, service, cocktails and wine, all in a unique glassed-in architecturally designed space that provides gorgeous views of Lincoln Center. We find it elegant, smart, and tasty. Worth repeat visits!

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vipExcellent (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Lovely venue. Service impeccable. Food sensational.

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Zaida (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Will do it again. Loved it. Great ambiance excellent terrific cocktails.

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vipBrooklyndiner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent,inventive Italian food, sophisticated service. Very pretty modern environment.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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
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Cross street
Between Amsterdam and Broadway
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 359-6500
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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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Executive chef
Chef Shea Gallante
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
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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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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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