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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

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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will be taking reservations for Pre-Theater from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. During this time, we will be offering a Valentine's Day Pre-Theater Menu of either 2 courses or 3 courses at $76 & $88. From 6:30pm to 10:15pm we will only be offering a 4 course menu at $135 per person.

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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.

Lincoln Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.7

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4.0

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (42)
Business Meals (35)
Scenic View (32)
Great for Lunch (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Tasting Menu (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Authentic (19)
Cozy (19)
Seasonal (18)
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People Watching (17)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

My son’s piano concert at Lincoln

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Will do it again. Loved it. Great ambiance excellent terrific cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent,inventive Italian food, sophisticated service. Very pretty modern environment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding New Years Eve dinner - wonderful good, terrific service and a great way to bring in 2018.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything about the restaurant was great. I would have given it 5 stars if the dessert was good. We ordered 3 different desserts and I didn’t like any of them. I would recommend hiring a new pastry chef.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.
unacceptable.
The food was, as always, excellent.
However we had no time to eat it.

1 person found this review helpful.
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service was great. It is a wonderful setting but a big price for a series of little portions. Even for a hardened New Yorker used to the over the top prices in NYC, it was high.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

An excellent anniversary lunch. The prix-fix lunch menu is very very price worthy and has good choices. The staff was very helpful and service minded.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Lincoln Ristaurant is an Upper West Side gem, located in the Lincoln Center promenade. It is a wonderful restaurant for any occasion. The service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. I highly recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

It's always a pleasure to come here after the pre-theatre crowd has disappeared. You get great service. Excellent cocktails too. I like the menu but it could use a couple of vegan / vegetarian options, not just sides.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Lincoln never disappoints! Consistently fabulous! Food, ambiance and especially impeccable service.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

A memorable dining experience, post theater, on Christmas Eve. My compliments to the chef and his staff. The menu was exquisite!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This is truly a special place. Warm, friendly staff - impeccable food - flawless and gracious service. Only wish I could give them SIX STARS! Our next reservation in already made!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely restaurant, talkable, outstanding service. Menu choices very limited. Excellent location for Lincoln Center.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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
carol

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Berlin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food. Service was a little slow.

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Such a special evening .... we have been here a few times & have been wanting to take our friends... they absolutely loved the restaurant, from the food to the service!! Such a special evening...can’t wait to go back...

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food with superior service. What's not to like.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Incredible food, magnifient service and wonderful, festive ambiance!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent, as always. Friendly staff! Fine food, good wine selection, terrific cocktails.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Perfect date spot. Super classy, impeccable wait staff, and the food is delish!

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

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wow! The food and wine were absolutely fantastic.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing meal and service, couldn’t have asked for a better evening dinner after a great show at Lincoln Theatre.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Beautiful setting, extremely well decorated with very private and comfortable seating. Like eating in a gorgeous living room with butler service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent all around. Fine attentive service. Outstanding meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food and service. Would definitely repeat!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Were this not located on the glorious Lincoln Center campus, I cannot imagine why anyone would subject themselves to uneven service, high prices, only fair good, and an odd menu. Sorry. Always disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

One of the top restaurants on the Upper West Side. Great food, great service, great views. So convenient for Lincoln Center. Four stars!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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?
Deb

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fish was delicious. Beef was tough. Device excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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