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About Lincoln Ristorante

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.

142 West 65th St.
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Between Amsterdam and Broadway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 359-6500

Website:
http://www.lincolnristorante.com/

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).

Executive Chef:
Chef Shea Gallante

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

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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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.

Lincoln Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.7

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (123)
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Quiet Conversation (79)
Good for a Date (73)
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Creative Cuisine (71)
Romantic (70)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Notable Wine List (55)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Scenic View (48)
Business Meals (42)
Great for Lunch (38)
Great for Brunch (26)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Tasting Menu (24)
Authentic (23)
Cozy (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
People Watching (19)
Good for Groups (14)
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Disabled Access (11)
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Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
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Gluten Free Options (6)
Casual (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

A perfect place for a special occasion and an exceptional dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and food in a great location even if you are not going to a performance at Lincoln Center.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and fantastic service. Very classy ambiance. Recommended for business, special occasion, or before a performance at Lincoln Center.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful as usual - beet salad, scallops, eggplant parmigiana, braised beef rib with barolo sauce, veal meatballs all great. We were a bit rushed at the end for our Met curtain.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic service. Good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Really good food and friendly, efficient service. Will definitely go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food in a lovely atmosphere. Light, airy and quiet. Terrific wait staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Thought that they participated in NYC Restaurant Week, since I found my way to them and decided to go there through the NYC Restaurant Week link in your ap, but they told us that they only participated for lunch. Disappointed - but meal was quite good albeit more expensive than we had planned on spending

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

It was a lovely experience. Why do so many men wear “high waters” pants? Did not like the kitchen shouting orders & pick ups ... spoiled the quiet/ ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always a pleasure returning to Lincoln. The prix fixe menu was varied enough to make choosing each course a pleasurable challenge. The wine list is a journey through the riches of Italian varietals. Our waiter was top notch. Too good a restaurant to relegate to a pre-theater go-to spot. We’ll be back soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had a very good lunch after NY Philharmonic open rehearsal. The restaurant week menu is a steal with three courses at$29. The wine tasting package at $14 for two glasses of wine paired with the meal was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

always good food but the timeliness of food delivery this time was poor. We waited at least fifteen minutes between each course. Not acceptable

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I went the restaurant in NYC restaurant week and ordered one of restaurant week lunch. $29 of three courses was reasonable and worth eating. One thing I was a little but disappointed is the dessert. (Doughnut and chocolate ) It was tasty but no surprise.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great lunch especially good value during restaurant week

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I would say the ambiance was the best part of dining at Lincoln. While some of the food is quite good, some of it is just nice to look at. And the portions are very small. The "wine tasting menu" consisted of very, very small amounts of a nice red and a nice white. Tasting is an apt description of this. While the service was attentive, some of the dishes took a very long time.
I find Lincoln a nice place to go before a Lincoln Center event (especially a matinee) but think it is overpriced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was very good but service was very slow. Nice surroundings, view of Lincoln Center.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I don't know if it is because of the new chef, but my three-person lunch group agreed that the food was not up to snuff (eg. the skate while nice and flaky was way to buttery). Also, the service while well-intentioned was slow, even though we said we had a deadline to meet. The restaurant has a beautiful ambience, on a rainy day with the reflecting pool outside, but it comes at a big price tab considering food and service were sub-optimal. I might still recommend going here if it is convenient to a Lincoln Center event, but not as a destination in itself.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Note: to make up for the service issues, the waitress did apologize and offered a free glass of wine and an additional dessert to share. To recap -- My friend and I ordered the regular lunch pre-fixe menu and ordered the same appetizer and entree. At the beginning we received the focaccia (which was excellent) but we were not served the amuse bouche that the other tables around us received pro forma. After a few minutes, I asked three times to different staff members and it never was delivered and finally asked if we were also entitled to this) and finally it was brought over. One of our appetizers was incorrectly noted and then was corrected (with a wait) and arrived without the required spoon to accompany the dish. It was somewhat frustrating to observe the tables around us and with patrons who arrived much later basically coming to the completion of the meal (eating dessert) as as I received my corrected appetizer. Our meal took significantly longer than it should have -- 2 hours due to the service glitches. The food was very good, the decor and ambiance is very lovely. I appreciated the the effort of the waitress to make up for the issues we encountered.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Nicely appointed restaurant with delicious food and attentive service. Expensive but portions are large.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

My husband and I were here for dinner on Super Bowl night, and we had the restaurant pretty much to ourselves. Perhaps because of that,we enjoyed spectacular service, and our waitress could not have been more attentive, yet respected our privacy.
We had a wonderful table, roomy yet cozy, again maybe because there were so many choices available, but nonetheless we appreciated it. We are vegetarian, and had no trouble finding selections that met our needs. The food was excellent, and the staff did not seem to mind our splitting the plates between us. In all things, they were very accommodating !
We'll definitely eat at Lincoln Ristorante again, sometimes combining dinner with a Lincoln Center event, other times for dinner alone.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

service and atmosphere are great. food is enough for brunch. definitely worth it,especially during restaurant week

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The perfect setting for a birthday brunch. Everything exceeded our expectations. We'll be back! :-)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Incredible food, amazing service in one of my favorite buildings in the city. I'll definitely be back :)

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was outstanding. Nice extra touches were appreciated (house sparkling water, small starter and candy at end). Food was good... some items excellent, a few just good. My fish was dry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food itself was not worth the pretty spicy prices. Cocktails ok. Service was excellent! Pure pros!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

While I usually truly enjoy all of my visits to Lincoln, I was disappointed that dinner took 3 1/2 hours on my most recent visit. We waited for

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful meal, wine was good, maybe a little expensive. Nice selections in the prix fixe menu. We were warmly greeted and seated promptly. Our server asked when we wanted to leave and we told him 7:30 since one in the party walks slowly. Unfortunately, he disappeared about 7:20, when we ordered coffee and espresso. I complained and he took the coffees off the bill, but it did end the experience on a sour note. He should have been monitoring our table more carefully and prompted us to order coffee. We were just talking.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful and delicious dinner. Only issue we had was that we had to order from the pre theater menu which has less choices. We were not going to the show however we were told that the only way we could order from the regular menu was if we sat at the bar. We were celebrating a birthday so that was not an option to us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had lunch here on Saturday during the restaurant week. Everything was superb, food, ambiance and service. Since we hold a subscription to Lincoln center, we are looking forward to returning to Lincoln for lunch again in the near future. Highly recommended!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Clumsy service, the food used to be better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had lunch there during restaurant week. The food was excellent and there were generous hor's d'oerves and biscotti with our tea/coffee although we were restaurant week customers. The decor is very modern and elegant. The service was the way it used to be in 5 star restaurants---all the guests food presented at the same time. And, best of all, it was quiet enough for conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was wonderful, staff was very attentive and the atmosphere was very nice. Great for a leisurely lunch with friends. We weren’t rushed at all and the staff let us set the pace so we could talk and enjoy our conversation as well as the food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We appreciated the creative, delicious and beautiful lunch and accompanying wine pairing that The Lincoln offered for Restaurant Week lunch. The waitstaff were friendly, gracious and helpful -we felt like honored guests.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Lincoln never disappoints ... a great value especially the Restaurant Week menu ... service is fast and courteous. Food is creative and good-tasting .... the rwine pairings of 4 oz servings is very reasonable... love the "extras" before, during and after the meal! This is particular terrific for pre and post theater at Lincoln Center!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Still good food but haphazard and below par service at what used to be a favorite restaurant in NY.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

From walk-in greetings to food to service and end dessert was superb. Couldnt get any better than being there. Definitely would come again for another awesome experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

three orders of pasta. warned by waiter that plate was very hot. true but pasta was COLD!

should have sent it back. great dessert. nice wine, not rest week special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Quiet, spacious ambience, delicious food, excellent attention to detail (especially dietary restrictions), variety of offerings, wonderful service.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great location at Lincoln Center. Food selection is excellent. Would recommend not just for events there.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Come here for restaurant week. Main dish is a ok but we don’t like the pork, other dishes are really nice!!
Service is ok but can be improved. Table cloth is a little dirty. Hope the environment and service can align with the nice food.

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