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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

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.

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Lincoln Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

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 (102)
Special Occasion (96)
Quiet Conversation (67)
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Fit for Foodies (67)
Good for a Date (62)
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Romantic (52)
Business Meals (49)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Notable Wine List (39)
Scenic View (39)
Great for Lunch (37)
People Watching (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Authentic (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Seasonal (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Healthy (9)
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Cozy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Disabled Access (7)
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Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I was served 30 minutes after my other 3 guests because waiter forgot to place my order very bad mistake. Manager comped my meal but still we come all the time. Very dissapointing

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Well. I read a recent and not so hot review, and was tempted to bail and find another restaurant. So glad I did not! I came to NYC to spend time with my daughter. We were opera-bound, and this dinner was sublime. Ravioli Bigusto was the best ravioli bite I've ever had, and so beautifully presented. The Giannone Chicken was wonderful—I would say, believe it or not, I thought the portion was perhaps too large; made it hard for me to eat much of the dessert. I had the Pumpkin-polenta cake. Wow. My daughter had beet salad, shrimp risotto, and chocolate cake. Olivier was thoroughly attentive and suggested perfect wine pairings. My daughter and I are already looking forward to my next visit and a return to this wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Starting with the clever breadstick on 'sculpture' rack and the fresh soft rosemary bread and cheese I was in heaven. The room was serene with oversized pretty banquettes. Had the prix-fixe brunch. Prosciutto with grilled figs was lovely. Pumpkin mascarpone raviolis were memorable. Loved it

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

A sublime experience with professional servers, creatively prepared food and a calm atmosphere. The new chef is a great asset.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great as always.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I go to Lincoln every time I go to A concert at Lincoln Center because the location is unbeatable, the ambiance is lovely and the food usually excellent. However, the last time I went the papardelle left something to be desired. Undercooked and the sauce was too salty and not tast. I appreciate that I wasn’t charged, and I am hoping that on my next visit the pasta will be better!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had a beautiful dinner looking out at Lincoln center, and they gave many small bites in addition to what we ordered. Very romantic and memorable for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We really love this place and dine here whenever we attend events at the Metropolitan Opera.
It's very pleasant and relaxing to have a fine, leisurely dinner without having to worry about getting to your show on time.
But, the convenience is only part of it.
More importantly, the food is always excellent and the service is the best you'll ever receive at a restaurant anywhere.
I know this sounds a little over the top but you have to experience it to understand what I'm talking about.
Great place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

No complaints whatsoever. Was one of the most satisfying lunches I've ever experienced. The food is wonderful and absolutely prepared and presented with care. The perfect spot no matter the occasion. Will return again and again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great place especially if you are going to a event at Lincoln Center (of course). Service, ambiance, feed - All EXCELLENT!
Only problem - Open Table say's I never went ????

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful! We loved it after the play.
Great food, great ambiance.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Terrific! Perfect for before, and even better, after a festive Lincoln Center event. Continues the good mood. Very creative cuisine. Service is a bit precious, but friendly. Great place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a delightful place to celebrate a quiet adult birthday! Food and service are outstanding. They have lovely views of Lincoln center, round tables for 6, comfortable chairs for a dinner that is a full evening dining experience. Terrific prefix or a la carte. Everything was made to perfection from the Fluke crudo to the fois gras pate to veal tenderloin and the short ribs. Our vegetarian had delicious choices, too. Expensive but well worth it. Go after the pretheatre crowd has left

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect meal before theatre!
Beautiful design, specious space makes you feel special and you can enjoy the conversation. The food was tasty and the cocktails were delicious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our friends from Jersey City and West 86th joined us for lunch on a beautiful day. We had a lovely window table, a most delicious lunch and a very relaxed couple of hours. We live in Philadelphia, but it will be worth the drive when we return, hopefully for dinner before a performance.
Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Another exceptional meal at Lincoln with understated but top-notch service, masterfully-prepared foods, a comprehensive wine list, and always refined atmosphere with great views.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 4, 2017

excellent food and service. Our principal server was outstanding. Two glitches: the young woman who was the food runner was definitely having an off day She spilled coffee twice when she poured it, and didn't notice. (We had to call another to fix it.) She also mixed up the orders she brought. Not a big deal, but shouldn't happen in a restaurant this good there was also loud shouting coming from the dish washing area; so loud it drowned out the music

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great time had by all. We enjoyed the food and that we could ctualky hear each other speak at a great table for 8.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A true gem. Surprised it isn’t better known. On par with the city’s best!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The service and food were amazing. Such wonderful flavors and attentive staff! The dessert with the cinnamon donuts was a really unique and enjoyable.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Terrific food and service. Perfect prior to a show at Lincoln Center.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Trustworthy fine cuisine. Lots of attention to detail. Impeccable service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

interesting and delicious food in handsome spot with attentive and sophisticated service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lincoln Ristorante is a delightful restaurant. Great ambiance, wonderful food, terrific service, great wine selection. Yes, it's wonderfully convenient to have this great restaurant on hand when you're planning to attend a concert, the opera, the ballet, or theater performance at Lincoln Center.

But Lincoln Ristorante is much more than "convenience dining" on hand at Lincoln Center.

It is destination dining that delivers, whether for that special dinner with someone you cherish or a notable evening with friends or when cultivating that important business contact.

I highly recommend Lincoln Ristorante where dining is elevated to a high art.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went back the next night to get the other food we didn't/couldn't order as one can only eat so much. Really good

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our waitress was extremely welcoming, but professional. The little extras, such as an amuse bouche, enhance the experience. There was plenty of time to get to the theatre, without feeling rushed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great as usual! love coming back, this time with a newborn for lunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A great place for lunch or dinner before Lincoln Center performances. Food well prepared and interesting -- deelish! Service attentive, not overbearing and caring. A real gem. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This time we came for dinner after 7:30 PM, when the a la carte menu was available, and so our dinner was reasonable and good. But we usually go to this restaurant pre-theater, and the menu available from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM is very limited, without about half the choices available on the a la carte menu. I understand that there are challenges in getting pre-theater guests out in time, but there is no need to force us into just two prixe fixe choices (two courses or three) at prices higher, in some cases, than the courses would be separately. Nor do I see how not allowing a patron to choose one course rather than two or three gets that person out more quickly. Because of the menu change, we will regretfully be having our pre-theater dinners elsewhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great service and amazing food. Highly recommend!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Once again the service was friendly but very slow even though we arrived at 6pm. Food is good but the menu needs to change a bit more often.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

not happy that they did away with the ala carte menu and you are forced to order 2 dishes. this has always been a favorite restaurant but will now think twice about going there again.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Nestled in Lincoln Center, this elegant restaurant is perfect for pre theatre dining. The waitstaff and highly professional, friendly, efficient and make your time there a pleasure. The food is generally very good and the three course pre fixe is reasonably priced for the quality. On this occasion, the salad portion of the beet salad had too much grit because it had not been adequately washed. An unusual problem in an otherwise flawless evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Delicious food. The prix fixe was well worth the value!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Everything was perfect!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent food - best ravioli I’ve ever had - butternut squash. Outstanding and attentive service. Nice options on price-fixe. Great for pre show at Lincoln Center! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Best bar. Best front of house. Lovely ambiance! A treat always!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Magnificent ambiance, top class service, and superb cuisine. A first class dining experience!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We have been here @ least 7-8 times. We always enjoy the food & ambiance, but feel the service can be a bit uneven.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed a special dinner before the opera. The food was superb some of the best cod I’ve ever had. Very enjoyable and a great bar.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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