Lincoln Ristorante

4.6
4751 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
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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. Our location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool and the Henry Moore sculpture is exquisite, with panoramic views of the campus.

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.
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Private dining
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: 11:30am- 2pm

Thursday-Friday: 12 - 2pm

Dinner*

Monday: 5:00 - 9:30pm

Tuesday: 4:30 - 9:30pm

Wednesday: 5:00- 9:30pm

Thursday: 4:30 - 10pm
Friday: 5:00 - 10pm
Saturday: 4:30 – 10:00pm

Sunday: 5:00 - 9:00pm


*During 4:30 to 7 pm incomplete parties may not be seated.

Reservations for incomplete parties will be held for 15 minutes.
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Phone number
(212) 359-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Shea Gallante
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Amsterdam and Broadway
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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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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

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.

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Mon - Wed 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Thu - Sat 9:00PM - 9:30PM

What 4751 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

#MobileCity# Value for money
The ingredients are fresh, the service is friendly, the price is reasonable, and it is worth visiting the restaurant.
#移動的城市#物超所值
食材新鮮、服務親切、價錢合理,值得常來的餐廳。

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing restaurant. Service was impeccable. The food was fabulous. THE BEST BEET SALAD I have EVER had. Fresh, light, shaved fresh and cooked beets. Surprised by the pop of delish pesto and cheese at the bottom. ❤️ great breadsticks and focaccia. Loved the salmon preparation. Dessert (cherry and nectarine tart with ice cream) was to DIE FOR. Great wine list. Lovely cappuccino. Did I mention it is RIGHT at Lincoln Center. WIN! Yes yes yes.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Superb, as always.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Ordinary Food. Restaurant week was a ripoff. Service was "Get me if I am around for service"

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

The salmon was over cooked on one side and the lamb had too much fat. Brought this to the attention of waitress when asked how the food was. The waitress gave the excuse that the leg of lamb was like that and that they had received other comments about this from other guests. She did not address the salmon nor were any apologies given or any reperations offered.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The services were excellent and the staff was just wonderful. Our server, Carrier, was absolutely fantastic. My wife and I were having Sunday Brunch with some old friends. We stayed there for a little over 3 hours and had a great time. We felt very comfortable there and welcomed. Thank you, Carrie and staff.

Arthur

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The service was the star. Efficient consistent unobtrusive. The food was good along with pleasant surroundings. There wasn’t any brunch menu due to restaurant week. Dissapointing since at 11:30 I was looking for something more akin to breakfast

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food is good though not what I’d expect from a restaurant of its caliber.

The ambiance is just so beautiful. I sat in a booth and I think that added to the intimacy and warmth

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We chose Lincoln because of its proximity to Lincoln Center as we had theater tickets for My Fair Lady. As it was also our 41st Anniversary we wanted a more upscale venue. We were not disappointed. Waitstaff was outstanding; specifically McKenna and Dixie. Both were very personable, knowledgeable of fare and bar and sincere with their recommendations. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Ambience was serene and elegant. Wonderful experience. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful experience beginning with a warm welcome and followed by imaginative, super well prepared food and an elegant, friendly staff. Our friend from North Carolina was delighted and he vowed to come back. We are lucky to live here and can go often.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food and service at reasonable cost and in a luxurious setting

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Good restaurant with nice mood! Would want to visit again

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great dinner. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

I was happy to go out with my friends at the restaurant. We enjoyed the meal as well. I hope their services would be better for us next time.

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Symphony night. Waiter was not helpful at all and ignored my party all night. Food was poor quality and I had to return one dish. Waiters response was not professional at all.

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The food was disappointing. One of the 3 options for the first course was not available and the other choice which was described as a salad was mainly a bunch of soggy croutons and hardly any salad vegetables. When I questioned the waiter, he spoke to the chef who stated that it was a bread salad and was supposed to be soggy. The main course of salmon was better but the portion was miniscule. I basically left the restaurant hungry. I do have to say that the ambiance was great and it was very quiet. It was a shame that the quality of the food served for the restaurant week lunch menu did not match the setting.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Our lunch during Restaurant Week was very enjoyable. Everything hit the mark. The service was very good and very solicitious. The food was well prepared and tasty. The pinwheel cake for dessert was delicious. We had a very comfortable, enjoyable and unhurried lunch. We go to Lincoln every Restaurant week because we enjoy the Italian food that is offered. I would recommend this restaurant to others. It is quite civilized.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We look forward to returning to your wonderful restaurant!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

I was delighted by all aspects of the evening I shared with friends at Lincoln Ristorante. The service was exceptional, the ambiance welcoming and very pleasant. The location could not be better for a pre theater dinner when seeing any of the exceptional offerings at Lincoln Center. We were not attending a performance that evening, but the later seating made for a very quiet and attentive dinner. The food was really very good, we enjoyed every course.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Lovely treat after the theater.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Lincoln was recommended by a friend & we LOVED it!! The food was delicious & the service was outstanding. We went to Lincoln because we were attending a performance at Lincoln Center and it was convenient but the meal was so delicious I plan to return!!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Remains consistent in food quality, service level and overall very satisfactory. Always our go to restaurant when in the Lincoln Center area.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We go for restaurant week. The options for restaurant week are limited. We only have 3 options for entree. And the first entree seems doesn't include any meat. So I chose lamb since I didn't want to have salmon.
Anyway, lamb is good and very juicy.
my friend chose a steak from the normal menu. She said the steak was perfect but the sause was too salty.

We both think the lime dessert in the restaurant week menu is the best among all the dishes we had.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Well executed, elegant Italian in a serene airy space. Wine selection pretty stellar.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Wonderful ambience and service. Quiet enough for long intimate conversation. Spectacular wines Elvin by the glass.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Lovely setting in Lincoln Center offers outstanding service and very, very tasty food. While not cheap, the prix fixe lunch is a excellent buy.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Celebratory atmosphere with a wonderful, relatively quiet ambiance. The pasta with pesto was extraordinary, and the service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

立地場所も良く、雰囲気も良かった。

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Service was a little slower and less attentive than usual especially considering the restaurant was pretty empty, but nothing serious to complain about. Food was great and staff was polite.

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1.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I’ve been to this restaurant over 20 times since 2011. We were treated poorly on the night of the 29th. They asked me to write a review, directly from the restaurant, and i did. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard back. Please let me know if there is a way to unregister open table gift card. We registered for the night for our special occasion and we ended up unable to use the card. They closed down the kitchen 16 minutes after we arrived and rushed us to order. Is there any way we can use the open table gift card which we registered for another restaurant? Please advise.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

we have been here many times and we're particularly pleased with the service and the atmosphere. It is a little expensive but definitely worth it especially for a nice occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

As expected, another memorable meal. Superb special (veal with mushroom/summer vegetables), great wine and killer vini dolci: Donnafugata Passito de Pantelleria. Fantastic service and wine advice.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Excellent food & service

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Everything was superb! We definitely would love to go again. The staff was incredible and they even provided small desserts at the end of our meal. The only thing that I will say was the condition of the restrooms. There was no toilet paper in most of the restrooms and they didn’t seem to be in good shape, which was in stark contrast to the rest of the experience.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Excellent restaurant week lunch with free extras (amuse bouche & cookies).
Tables well spaced & quiet enough for conversation. New chef is a winner.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Phenomenal meal and service! Ambiance was fantastic and a great overall dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Andrea, the Maitre D, was amazing!! All the staff, from Ty to everyone else, gave us impeccable service!! We look forward to going back over and over again.

Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Sleek decor and elegant ambience, excellent service, high end quality of food and beautiful presentation/ display of food

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The perfect place to go when visiting Lincoln Center.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Much improved and wait service really paying attention.

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