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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.
New York, NY 10023
Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday - Friday: 12 - 2pm
Sunday: 5:00 - 9:30pm
Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Thrusday - Saturday: 5:00 – 11:00pm
Between Amsterdam and Broadway
$31 to $50
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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.
Take 1 to 66th Street (Lincoln Center).
Chef Shea Gallante
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
-Wireless phone conferencing
-iPod hookup for custom audio playlists
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Lincoln Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
The food was good. But the service was very slow. We booked this restaurant because we had a concert at Lincoln Center. We ordered a pre theater menu 90 minutes before the show and we almost missed the concert and we had to eat our deserts in five minutes and rush out. We waited for 30 minutes between appetitzers and main courses and we had to ask a few times what was going on.
We eat at Lincoln whenever we go to the NY Philharmonic. This time we had dinner on New Years Eve before the concert. As usual the service was excellent and we ordered the wine pairings with dinner that were perfectly matched. The dinner choices were fabulous and the chocolate dessert was devine. One of our favorite restaurants in the NY area
The service was truly aweful.
6 of us arrived on time, pre Opera meal.
Waited over an hour to get started.
Our main course including side dishes was served less than 5 minutes before we left.
The food was, as always, excellent.
However we had no time to eat it.
The food and service were first rate as usual, however, I don't understand why bar seating has access to the full menu, while regular seating is limited to the pre-theater menu until 7:00 P.M. I have been told that the change was made to insure that all theater patrons are served timely, however, an expensive restaurant of this caliber should be able to manage to do that without limiting the menu. If I am not attending the theater on a Saturday night and want an early seating, I'm certainly not going to choose Lincoln with its limited menu.
This is an outstanding NYC restaurant on the level of Gotham or Jean Georges. It is odd to say that a Lincoln Center restaurant is a hidden gem, but it is. The view onto the fountain and into the glasss-surround kitchen is beautiful, as is the layout and sloped architecture. There are an abundance of young servers , but each is polite, non intrusive, and very perceptive. Value for a four course pre theater menu was outstanding (about $125 including a glass of wine). The food was outstanding in presentation, ingredients, and composition. Scallops were perfectly seared with deliciously acid accompanying greens and a puree. Pasta was perfectly al dente, and appropriately sauced. The pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Desserts and bread, as in all outstanding restaurants, was as good as the other dishes. A rare night when each dish was excellent, and when ambiance and service matched the food. I will be back before concerts.
the 7 fishes was ?interesting? a little too cute I thought...
My son's special 7 taste menu though was excellent selected by the captain...
I did find it very dark and really had trouble seeing the food! not good...even with an additional candle!!!
The staff were really lovely and fun...made xmas eve very special for us!
oh,... an addition to the tasting menu...the fish...could have had some type of in between to clear the palate...would have been a nice touch
We were somewhat disappointed this time, although we had several outstanding meals here in the past. The pre-theatre menu was rather limited and one of the guests had some difficulty making a choice of what to eat due to her nut allergy. Specifically, there was only one dessert without nuts. The beet salad was lovely. The cacciola also quite good, although nothing to rave about. The atmosphere is sophisticated. Price of the wine list and overall was quite expensive due to high supplements to the prix fixe menu. We won't be going back soon.
Once again, Lincoln Ristorante did not disappoint. Great pre-drink cocktails. Multiple special treats arrived at our table during the evening. Very capable and helpful sommelier and hostess. We requested a booth two weeks early and for the third time in a row our request was granted. Perfect balance of what I want in a restaurant: creative menu, visible kitchen, great service, wonderful ambiance and food. The Caffè corretto to end the evening was superb. Bravo.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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