Lincoln Ristorante

4.6
5373 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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3+3+3 Summer Menu

Chef Shea Gallante's 3+3+3 Summer Menu featuring 3 crudi, 3 pasta tastings, and a flight of 3 wines for only $99 plus dessert! Available Tuesday through Thursday after 7pm.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 30, 2019

Ends: July 31, 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 7:00PM-8:30PM

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T
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Great ambiance. Mediocre pasta. Spotty service. High prices.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outdoors opposite the Henry Moire sculpture in a rare peaceful setting for NYC. The food was delicious, the service impeccable. It was an extraordinarily special night

j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my Lincoln dining experience. The food was very good. There was a nice selection for restaurant week. I had a delicious salad and a very good salmon entree. Everything was cooked to perfection. The dessert was terrific. The maitre de was charming and made sure we were well taken care of. He was attentive but not over bearing. I would come back to Lincoln again. I really enjoyed the lunch!

JD
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Five stars for ambiance and quietude. Tables are far apart and one can converse. Attentive service. My main gripe is portion size: my salmon was minuscule. Did they downsize for RW? Doubtful as my companions’ main courses were normal size. Food was fine but not outstanding.

JD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, service was over the top, best food experience...

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time visiting here, but everything was better than my expectation. I would definitely revisit in the future.

m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very efficient in getting out dinner to us and out in time for a performance. We only had 1 1/2 hours, still got a sweet treat at the end.

W
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Lincoln and we brought friends! Dinner was delicious and we went with Oliver's recommendations of the lobster salad, baked chicken, scallops, and sirloin of beef. Outstanding. But unfortunately we couldn't linger as we had performance tickets at Koch Hall. However know that the experience left all of us with the "taste to visit again". Because of Lincoln and my experiences with The Grand Tier, I have a certain expectation of quality of cuisine and service by The Patina Group, that is unsurpassed by any other restaurant in NYC. Special thanks to our wait staff: Oliver, William, Kayla and hostess Hailey who greeted me by name when I arrived. I appreciate their occupational expertise; moreso the genuine personal attention and care that we received. Thank you so much.

SC
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant week lunch. Good choices, well thought out wine pairing, fine service. A winner?

BB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week menu was a nice option. Service is impeccable.

a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pasta slightly overcooked and oversalted, but a lovely place with very good food and attentive service

T
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had NYC restaurant week lunch. The food was great as always. They had this wine pairing for the lunch: one 4 oz glass of white and one 4 oz of red. I liked the both. It was a beautiful sunny day. I enjoyed the lunch there in a sunny spacious room.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing - we only had about an hour for dinner before our ballet performance. The staff made sure we got everything for plenty of time to enjoy and were very courteous. The food was amazing. Thank you!

D
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful, modern, bright and cheerful. Wonderful dining, lovely surroundings, attentive and friendly staff.

L
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Restaurant Week Lunch was fair and used to be excellent. Tiny tomato salad. No gift from the chef before or at the end of the meal, as in the past. Delicious chicken, salmon, focaccia, and cappuccino. Gracious service. Two courses, $26 this year is not the value it used to be. This is true generally in all participating restaurants this year, and is not so special.

RM
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were delighted with your restaurant. The food, service and friendliness of staff made for a perfect lunch experience. Thank you very much.

FG
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with a friend during RW. Christopher, our sommelier was incredible. Wish I would have had the caprese salad but the chicken was yummy.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there before a concert. Great meal, but pricy

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really taste good and service over my expection

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy going to the Lincoln Ristorante and this time did not disappoint.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to enjoy food. The service is flawless.

v
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Food, excellent service beautiful ambiance
had a wonderful time

K
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love this restaurant. I understand that Jonathan Benno left the place, but no one would have noticed it. Everything is still running professionally and the food taste great as always. Our server Laurianna has been there over eight years and still as pleasant as ever. Very impressive.

n
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Asked for salmon to be cooked rare and it came back well done. They left it and brought another one but odd for a high end restaurant. Chicken was tasty. Service was great.

P
Grand Rapids
21 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Lincoln is a fantastic place for a business meeting/dinner. Few spots in The upper West side offer a quiet place that a dinner discussion can take place. I have used the Lincoln on multiple occasions and always have good service, food is well portioned, and the quality is good. For those on a corporate dinner budget, its at least $150/per person which maxes my budget. Libations are expensive.

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites for special occasion or having leisurely catch up dinner with friends. Very creative dishes, try the scallops. I must try the Negroni bar next.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent.

JL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff excellent

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, with superb service & excellent food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service with a wonderful ambience

WB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

I've always enjoyed Lincoln, but I'm not a fan of the "new" prix fixe menu, the ala carte menu was much better and more interesting. This was a social/business dinner, not theater related, and we probably won't do that kind of dinner at Lincoln again. We might stop in for drinks after a LC event, but going forward that's about it.

Service has always been gracious, but on this night it slipped. When the wait staff brought out the orders, not one of them was placed properly with the person ordering it. On the first course we just thought it was a slip, but it happened on all subsequent courses too.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was nothing short of phenomenal. The flavor profiles of every dish was an adventure for our palate. The service was flawless, leaving us to never want for anything. I would recommend Lincoln to anyone looking to have nothing but the best dining experience.

OT
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lincoln is expensive, $79 for two courses before tax and tip. So you are over $200/couple without a cocktail or a glass of wine. Having said that, the food is very good, the setting is lovely and obviously ideal if you are going to an event at Lincoln Center. And, they serve lots of extras, including a full dessert the last time we were there. If this price is in your budget give it a try.

FR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My first course was waiting for 5 min that someone could give me a knife and fork, my food is almost cold, The waiter tried to put on water and every time he threw water on the table something so simple can be the most uncomfortable

Lincoln Ristorante
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hi Francisco, we are sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience while dining with us. It is always our goal to provide superior cuisine and service, so we appreciate your honest feedback in both regards. We'd like to speak with you further about your concerns and, hopefully, rectify this for you. We will message you directly with our contact information in case you are interested in speaking to us. Thank you again.

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AN
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again another amazing experience at my favorite restaurant in Manhattan Lincoln Ristorante the staff is amazing the food is glorious the Ambiance is not to be matched and there is no better place to eat prior to or after going to a wonderful event at Lincoln Center recommended without hesitation

G
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. It is beautiful and spacious and the food, wine and cocktails are all excellent.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! The restaurant is gorgeous! The food is amazing! and the staff couldn't be kinder or more professional!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service- food creative and delicious
Table by the window which was requested
Flawless service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; solid portions; great service.

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