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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Feast of the Seven Fishes, Dec. 18-24. Join us the week leading up to Christmas Eve for this celebratory multi-course seafood menu, an Italian tradition we look forward to every year. $125 pp.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

NYE pre-theater reservations available from 4:30-6 pm: Opera reservations at 4:30 & 5 pm, Philharmonic reservations from 4:30-6 pm.
From 6:30 pm onward, we are exclusively offering a celebratory gala 4 or 5 course menu priced at $155 & $185 featuring luxury dishes to ring in the New Year.

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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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93% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (94)
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Quiet Conversation (60)
Romantic (55)
Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Creative Cuisine (50)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Notable Wine List (44)
Business Meals (38)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Scenic View (35)
Great for Lunch (24)
Authentic (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
People Watching (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Seasonal (17)
Cozy (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fun (12)
Late-night Find (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful setting, extremely well decorated with very private and comfortable seating. Like eating in a gorgeous living room with butler service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent all around. Fine attentive service. Outstanding meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Would definitely repeat!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Lincoln never disappoints! What a wonderful restaurant t have right in Lincoln Center. Beautiful modern design that somehow keeps a beautiful warm atmosphere just on the complex of Lincoln Center. Making sure you get in your seats at the Met never was easier. The food, service, wait-staff, are excellent. I've been many times, and every single time we have been welcomed at the reception graciously. Food is excellent. Great find!

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Were this not located on the glorious Lincoln Center campus, I cannot imagine why anyone would subject themselves to uneven service, high prices, only fair good, and an odd menu. Sorry. Always disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Ty our captain was thoughtful,knowledgeable, and accommodated several food allergies. The entire staff was friendly and attentive... and the food was amazing! From the bread, Negroni bar, dinner courses to coffee. Really top notch! Go here and you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by relatives that live in the city. They dined there several times before and after an event at Lincoln Center. Our table was ready although we did asked to be switched to a nicer area which they did accommodate us. we had a nice location. Our first waiter was not the best. He left us too many times waiting for him to come back so we could ask questions and order. We mentioned to service manager and immediately we were given better service and wait staff was much more attentive. From that point on everything was perfect. We loved the food and love the restaurant would definitely come back.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We are new subscribers to the Metroplotan Opera so are exploring restaurants near Lincoln Center. Lincoln is on the plaza and lovely. Our rule is not to return to the same restaurant in NYC because there are so many to explore but we are going to break this rule for this restaurant. We had the 3 course prix fixed dinner with the wine pairings. We spent two hours at the restaurant, loved the food and wine and attentive service, and never felt rushed. Our table had a view over the plaza and we watched night fall, snow falling, people walking by, taking pictures. Very New York.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

One of the top restaurants on the Upper West Side. Great food, great service, great views. So convenient for Lincoln Center. Four stars!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I️ the restaurant has an interesting modern decor filled with many waiters and help. My first time there. Their newer menu is more appealing then one I️ read 1-2 years ago. Yet almost 50 minutes went by and I️ had not started any course? The truffle tasting was divine. So was my sommelier bringing the wine pairings. Truly a gourmands delight! Albeit pricey.

One could hear the help in the kitchen yelling out orders to the others. You can watch them too looking through the glass walls? I️ would have rather liked to hear gentle music to my ears rather than their help lines?
Deb

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fish was delicious. Beef was tough. Device excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

This was my second visit to your restaurant. Like my first visit last summer, this was
a wonderful experience--everything about it: the setting, the service, and the magnificent
food. It has become one of my favorite places to dine.

Best wishes to you all!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Perfect as always! Food, service, ambiance! We live at Lincoln Center & come often!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great as usual, but sometimes the sauces are too sharp/spicy.salty.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The menu was prix fixe only and VERY expensive. The food was fair but the ambiance and service very good. Unless you know ahead of time what the price of a 2 course meal is going to be I don't recommend this restaurant. I think they should provide a regular menu as well as prix fixe

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very good food with a number of small and tasty bouches amusees. Pleasant service but not as attentive as could be. Fish was perfectly cooked.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (México)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Es un excelente sitio para ir después de un gran concierto.
Al principio el servicio muy bien
con el cambio de turno el servicio decayó notablemente.
La comida es buena sin ser nada espectacular,
La carta de vinos no incluye vinos fuera de Italia, se vale solo que me hubiese gustado variedad de paises

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice decor and location, but the food is overpriced and mediocre. Wine paring is overpriced and poor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good - excellent services

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The restaurant was very accommodating in giving us a booth for our dinner. The tasting menu was ideal. Two people had the insalata and bass. I had the scallops , red deer.... with wine pairings.... with an afagato as my dolce. Thank you to the chef for creating a special dinner ( on very short notice) for one of our diners who had allergies and dietary restrictions. The restaurant is beautiful and the close location is ideal for any event at Lincoln Center.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The Lincoln staff is a marvelous mixture of professional and friendly. Our occasion felt all the more special for their efforts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very good food, but server was inattentive, slow and seemingly inexperienced and poorly trained.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

One of the finest dining experiences, food, service and atmosphere all spectacular

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food at Lincoln Ristorante was excellent, however, there was too much food for a pre-concert meal. I am sorry that they instituted a two-course minimum pre-fixe dinner for pre-theatre dining. I probably won't go back unless they return to an a la carte menu as was true in the past. Please share this comment with the restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

What a terrible experience! I have been to every restaurant in the Lincoln Center area many times... with the exception of Lincoln. After date night at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Time Warner we had arranged a reservation at the Lincoln. My boyfriend liked that spot and was excited for me to try something new. We arrived at 9:20p for our 9:30p reservation.

The restaurant was not even half full yet they attempted to seat us at what anyone would have considered the worst available table. We asked for a different table, preferably banquette seating, and they obliged. We waited for 10 minutes with no one approaching the table. When what appeared to be the floor manager walked by checking tables, her glaze skimmed past our table. We got her attention and asked for water, menus and some wine. She said our waiter would be over. My boyfriend saw her approach him and he nodded, but did not come. A steward came by to get our water preference and we received water and menus. After sitting there 20 minutes without even ordering wine, we got up and left.

At this point the waiter came over to ask me if everything was ok. The hostess got the manager and everyone seemed concerned after 20 minutes of no care at all that we were leaving. Again, the restaurant was under half empty, it was late and most people were well into their meals. This was not a situation where we just needed to be patient. We honestly thought we might be on candid camera.

We went across the street - choosing among one of many favorite spots on that strip. We were quickly seated in a bustling restaurant with no reservation at a perfect table and had water and wine at our table within 3 minutes of being seated. We probably spent 1/3 less for our meal that night and we were treated like royalty comparable to Lincoln restaurant. Ironically, I was planning to make a reservation while we were there for dinner before the Opera in 3 weeks.. change of plans. We won't be back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The short ribs were undercooked with fat and gristle---waiter did not take back to kitchen
2nd time food was not good

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The meal was superlative! But let me begin my complimenting the service. First of all, we were initially seated in a rather undesirable location next to the door. When I asked for a table with more privacy, we were graciously accommodated. Secondly, we arrived a bit early for our reservation, and technically it was still during the period when they only offer a limited pre-theater menu. I asked if we could see the full menu, and again our request was accommodated. So we ended up ordering a full four-course menu. The pastas were particularly outstanding--agnolotti filled with savory capon and sage, and ravioli with honey nut squash, mascarpone, and truffle oil. Also enjoyed a tender veal loin with rosemary reduction. Finally the sorbet were amazing, particularly the spiced pear. It was a fantastic meal, thanks not only to the quality of the cuisine, but also the graciousness of the staff! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lincoln is the finest restaurant in the area, and one of our favorites in town. Everything about it, as far as we're concerned, is tops, especially the food and service. Occasionally we stop by for a drink before a movie or late lunch, when the place is less busy with the pre-theater crowd. They are as generous with their portions and creativity as they are with their gracious hospitality.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a great time with my mom! Had a delicious white wine and the risotto was spot on!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Once upon a time this was a fine restaurant. A limited price-fixed menu with a requested one hour per course is nonsense and poorly executed. Only one person in our party of four could find a dish that interested them. The staff seems to have been cut back because what was always superb service in the past really wasn't up to the level of Horn & Hardet. Yes, it was (IS) that bad. Clients of Lincoln Center deserve much more than Lincoln Ristorante offers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

From the moment you walk in through dinner and the moment you walk out, you feel like someone special. The service is outstanding and attentive, the food is absolutely exquisite, the wine selections are such a delight and the nice view of Lincoln Center through the tall glass walls makes it magical. Super concenient pre-show location.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food for those who appreciate presentation, great flavors, and delicate texture. Amazing service, stunning views of the Lincoln Center, modern architecture, all glass dining hall with floor to ceiling sophisticated construction combining glass and metal. Our dinner was a coordinated execution of service by all staff . Highly recommended for all grown ups dinner! One small set back was absence of kids’ menu but the host came up with a plate of pasta for my kid. The dessert was an art on its own! Thank you very much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Impeccable service. Magnificent quality at perfect portions. Worth what you pay for - I highly recommend Lincoln Ristorante!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were in NYC for Thanksgiving and wanted a special place for an early dinner. We found it! Wonderful food and superb service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

WOW! First time to Lincoln,
But multiple times enjoying Shea Gallante's culinary talents...
The fresh focaccia was served with a whipped ricotta drizzled with honey....
The seasonal salad with beets, watermelon radish and mixed greens were dressed in a light but flavorful vinaigrette...
Fresh pasta agnolotti filled with capon and foie gras as good as any meal in Northern Italy...
Roasted Turkey with butternut squash was moist and succulent...
Affogato completed our experience so well presented by Claudio.
So many restaurants in NYC,
Lincoln is a GEM‼️‼️

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Lincoln Ristorante is fantastic and most importantly consistent - the service is always excellent, the food super fresh & delicately flavored and the atmosphere is nothing short of extraordinary. It's not the cheapest restaurant in the LC area, but it is the BEST.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

COLD BREAD, COLD PLATES, COLD FOOD. TOO PRICEY FOR THESE AVOIDABLE SHORTCOMINGS. LOCATION, PLEASANT VIEWS, QUIET, GOOD SERVICE...BUT THE FOOD NEEDS TO BE BETTER AND SERVED HOT. MORE CHOICES FOR VEGETERIANS WOULD BE A PLUS.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Braised beef was inedible everything else good as usual

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Another brilliant meal at Lincoln which is our favorite go to place when we want really fine food.
The service and atmosphere are relaxed and mellow- servers are attentive without imposing or rushing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals
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