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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

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 event.

Private Party Contact:
Yale Frederiksen: (212) 359-6513 ext. 6513

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Thank you for joining us on Thanksgiving. We look forward to having you. For the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be offering either a 3 or 4 course Price Fixe menu. Ala carte will not be available for the day. We will also offer a $45 menu for children under the age of 12.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Pre Theater Reservations; 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Reservations prior to the Opera will only be taken at either 4:30pm or 5:00pm. For Philharmonic Pre Theater Dining, reservations will be taken from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. From 6:30pm onward, we will be offering exclusively a 4 or 5 course menu at $155 & $185.

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Lincoln Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

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4.1

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (101)
Special Occasion (94)
Fit for Foodies (69)
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Quiet Conversation (68)
Good for a Date (63)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Romantic (53)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Business Meals (49)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Notable Wine List (42)
Scenic View (39)
Great for Lunch (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
People Watching (27)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Authentic (22)
Tasting Menu (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Seasonal (17)
Great for Brunch (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Healthy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Innovative Italian with consistently high quality through every course. Extensive Italian wine list with numerous options at every price level, but it's New York, so "inexpensive" is not an available price level.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food and service as usual

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good Saturday pre Philharmonic Star Wars Concert dinner. A very enjoyable meal. Had lunch the previous day at the Modern at MOMA and its food was more exciting. Wine prices more reasonable at Lincoln. Both are wonderful restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Creative, artistic food with ultra-fresh ingredients, prepared with care and expertise. Service-oriented; a restaurant for grown-ups who expect a superb dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Spectacular dinner for two - stunning creative past dishes followed by fulfilling and tantalizing main courses. Finished with a huge assortment of fine Italian wines.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The meal was over-priced and poorly made. The pasta with crab meat left a lot to be desired. The crab was not picked through and the clear membranes were left in the crab that I had to remove from my mouth. The pasta was over seasoned with pepper. Overall the dish was terrible and not worth $28!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We booked Lincoln Ristorante because it was convenient to the Met (saw Quadrophenia after) but it turned out to be an outstanding culinary destination in its own right. Started with refreshing glass of rose prosecco, then on to three course price fixe. Tuna sashimi starter was fresh and delicious although I didn't care for the lemon sauce (no biggie, scraped it off). The veal secondi was the star of the meal, a generous portion of lean juicy meat with spice rub and creamy polenta. Amuse bouches were wonderful too. We had feared stuffy service but not so, staff was friendly and professional without being overbearing. Lincoln R. has a nice airy ambiance with high ceilings, glass walls and spacious table seating. Outdoor seating available too. Recommend especially for pre-theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My wife and I stopped in before our show on Saturday evening. The restaurant is laid out very nicely, the tables are good sized and nice space between tables. Out server was wonderful as was the meal. Overall it was a very pleasant experience, and without doubt when at Lincoln center, the Lincoln is our restaurant

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Ordered the 4-course Pre-fixe meal. Every course was simply delightful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great lunch deal at Lincoln center, nice setting. Service was professional, but extremely slow.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I have been to Lincoln several times and the food is always wonderful. In times past the service was as well. However, this time around while the food was great, the service was poor. I'm not sure what the problem was but I sometimes felt the wait staff had forgotten about my friend and me.
I really love this restaurant and am hoping on my next visit service is as good as the food.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Delicious meal and impeccable service! This was our first visit and we will definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great meal and awesome service beginning to end. Well worth the high cost.

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

We just had an anniversary dinner there on Friday night. Given that it was the start of Labor Day weekend, I had somewhat low expectations because traditionally that weekend is not a great time to get a gourmet meal in NYC. We were delighted that the evening was outstanding despite the small staff in a mostly empty restaurant -- delicious food, excellent service and a top flight table overlooking the reflecting pool. The evening was capped by a special anniversary dessert that they prepared based only on my mention of the occasion we were celebrating in the notes section when I made the online reservation. A lovely evening and a memorable meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Outstanding food, service, wine selection. Ambiance and environment exceptional

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Lincoln is one of the best restaurants in the United States and is my favorite NYC restaurant for dinner. Our evening at Lincoln was perfect in every way.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Beautiful ambulance, excellent food and friendly services! I love this restaurant and always enjoy dining there!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful food and attentive service. Pretty quiet. Only flaw was it was freezing, on an evening that was cool. They offered a pashmina for warmth, which was lovely.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Sat outside which was fun watching people walk around lincoln center. Food was good, didn't blow me away for the price. Wife had seafood and enjoyed it more than my pasta with duck bolognese.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Outstanding service. Tentative staff. Great dishes - perfect portion size - flavorful + creative presentation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The wait staff is overbearing Always on top of you The restaurant is beautiful. The food is good not great and you He menu is limited
The wine list has only Italian wines

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a delightful evening with friends. They were impressed - we had been to the restaurant before Saturday evening. Our reservations were prompt !

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

it took over 40mins between courses, and waiters never checked on our table until we waved our hands many times. food was okay.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I thought the food and wine at the Lincoln were very good. The wine steward and the waiter were excellent and very friendly. But two things happened at the Lincoln which marred my experience. The first was when I arrived. I had a reservation for a table but it was suggested I sit at the bar because "a lot of single women like to eat at the bar". I find these sorts of comments annoying and sexist. I was then shown to a sub-optimal table near the kitchen which I rejected. When I told the maitre d' that the check-in person needed an attitude adjustment, my comments were dismissed. While I ended up at a somewhat better positioned table, I could hear the racket of someone doing dishes which continued through my meal. The food and wine were very good but, given the above incidents, I think service and ambience are very subpar. Overall, the restaurant is not a good value for the price.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

It was disappointing experience I had for a restaurant supposed to be high end. The appetizers were ok and the only dish I finished for my meal. main dishes were trout which tasted so fishy and bland. Mixed with vinegar cream and pickles... really? I don't know who think it was a good way to make fish. Chicken breast wasn't bad, but why did it have to be paired with some kind of bitter cabbage? Had to rinse my mouth off. Dessert was not impressive. I can probably find better quality in china town.... I could not finish my food... its that bad.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Delicious RW lunch. The desserts were especially wonderful. The beets appetizer and trout main course were very small portions. One of the best RW options. Wish it were available all year round!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Superior food and service! Incredibly attentive waitstaff!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, People Watching, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

During restaurant week one of the best buys in town. Even the wines are discounted.

Quality in all aspects.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I have been to most of the 3 Michelin Stars and some of the 2 stars in NYC and I would rate this one in line with the 2 stars: love the dining room modern decor with the unique room structure; excellent service; a good selection of the restaurant week menu and very tasty food. Would
like to go back and try the standard menu.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Dined here for lunch during Restaurant Week. We arrived early for our reservation but was able to be accommodated, thankfully. We participated in the wine pairing with the RW menu and were not disappointed in their selection of red & white wines. Roasted beet salad appetizer was delicious. Entrees of chicken and trout were satisfying. Dessert of limoncello gelato, blueberries and pistachio was exquisite. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. A delightful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

beautiful setting, but it would be great if they got a vegan option on the menu. I got a small bowl of well prepared vegetables, that left me hungry, for $29 - $29 are you kidding.... that's just rude. It was so small i needed to go get food after lunch. and it's not even organic? I felt really taken advantage of. My father had a restaurant week appetizer, entree and dessert for $29.... i have eaten at other restaurants of similar caliber and price points and never felt so taken advantage of. Service was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Usual prices are too high but it was wonderful in Restaurant Week. Food was excellent and the service is amazingly good -- it made a delightful experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Best experience in this restaurant. Awesome food and people. Highly recommend.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Outstanding wine choice, outstanding food, even the bread was good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere were all exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Very attentive service, good food and surprise mini bites before appetizer and after dessert!

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Could not be more convenient for Lincoln Center. Food good, but not outstanding. Prices exceptionally high. Beautiful room with views of LC. Was there during restaurant week for an early performance at LC. The dining room was empty at 5:30 when we arrived. Filled only slightly by the time we left at 7:00 for a concert. When we asked for restaurant week menu, were told that they did not participate Wed thru the weekend. I did not see this limitation on Open Table. This was a disappointment. I noted to myself, they might have had a fuller restaurant without limiting restaurant week.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

My friends and I went for lunch during restaurant week. The decor and setting is beautiful. The staff was very nice and the service was excellent. We ordered the prefix lunch and we all loved our appetizer and dessert, but the chicken entree was not so great. Very salty and one person felt it was raw inside. Overall we had a great lunch, and would return, but Id stay away from that chicken dish.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We came in the restaurant week and tried the chicken and trout. Overall all food taste good, and the meat is light, does not have heavy flavor. I will say my favorite is the desert and the biscuit at last. Will come here next time for some light meal.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We always enjoy going to Lincoln before a concert at Lincoln Center. The food and service are outstanding, and the restaurant is understated elegance. Menu selections are very good, and the staff is always willing to modify to your dietary needs. Excellent wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Healthy
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