Lincoln Steakhouse and Bar 1936 - JW Marriott Camelback Inn

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Lincoln celebrates its Scottsdale setting with fantastic indoor-outdoor dining options, and honors the American steakhouse tradition with its sleek contemporary decor. Lincoln - a JW Steakhouse is known for its terrific mountain views as well as its impeccable American cuisine. Feast on butcher cut steaks from area farms and plentiful sides.

The restaurant's Bar 1936, whose name represents Camelback Inn’s storied 80-year history, mirrors Lincoln restaurant in style and sophistication. With breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain and the Sonoran Desert, enjoy a lively dining experience with nightly dinner and cocktail specialties, along with a daily happy hour at Bar 1936.
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What 276 People Are Saying
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KS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldnt ask for better service or quality cuisine. A+ staff and a stellar chef. There was a large birthday party next to our table so their noise was a little higher than I would have preferred, but the location, ambiance, and aesthetics were excellent.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Josper Oven really adds an amazing taste to the steaks.

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love it from the moment we walked in! The drinks were delicious...my short rib was the best I have ever had & my husband absolutely loved his Schnitzel dinner!

The staff was very friendly and warm as well!!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks we’ve ever had in our waitress was fantastic! All the food was wonderful it was a great way to spend our 23rd anniversary dinner.

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DM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Amazing lobster baked potato! Sat outside, beautiful surroundings. Staff was wonderful!

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B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great experience. Our server Mike couldn’t have made better recommendations. We will return.

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JO
San Diego
87 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu choices and well prepared. Very tasty. Service erratic and the restaurant was empty, so no excuse. Mix up on the order too.

Beautiful setting on outdoor terrace and fortunately perfect weather for outdoors.

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BO
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal—had the brick chicken. Service was wonderful and loved the view sitting outside.

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QS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambience and service are amazing! Unparalleled steak - so delicious. Austin is a great server and special thanks to Dom, the manager. Everything was top notch.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the food as well as the drinks. One of the best steak houses we’ve been to in a while. Will be back next time we’re in town.

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JC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place, started with a party of two and ended with a party of 6. We all had fun aND ENJOYED THE FOOD.

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GD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good, however, there is no ambience. We went there to celebrate our anniversary.

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L
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My drink came in a cracked glass, had to send back. Ordered the 2016 wine and they delivered the 2017 maybe hoping we wouldn’t notice. Ordered the salmon entree and it was served on a plate with a half tomato. Was not very appetizing. It was also farm raised so little flavor.
Waiter was terrific.

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding!! The pistachio is a must have...

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CG
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Matt took superb care of us! He provided a wonderful dining experience for us and our dinner guests

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EM
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. If a seafood lover, highly recommend the Seafood Tower! It is enough for a complete meal for two. Wonderful! Staff was great. Restaurant was loud by the bar, but away from the bar was ice and quiet. Perfect for a special meal.

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ND
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our meal was very good but our waiter, Matt was exceptional.

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J
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were seated immediately but had to wait awhile before being served. When our waiter arrived he apologized and was very pleasant. After ordering, we were served warm popovers which were very nice. I ordered my favorite, Dover sole prepared in lemon, brown butter and capers. Sole must not be over cooked, or will become dry. Unfortunately, that’s what happened. When I spoke to our waiter, he informed management. We were not charged for the sole, which was appreciated. Although the staff was very nice, the food was disappointing. The outdoor dining area was just OK, not what we expected from a restaurant of this caliber.

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ND
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner. Our waiter, Matt, was exceptional. We have had Matt a number of times and he always does a great job.

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D
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We were very disappointed with our recent dinner at Lincoln Steakhouse. The service was extremely slow. The food was uneven, and it was noisier than we had hoped, even though the restaurant was far from full. At this point, we don't plan on going again.

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MJ
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Loved Lincoln! We had our anniversary dinner, amazing steak, delicious wine and great attention. They have us the best view to Camelback and we had a lovely time.

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L
Edmonton
86 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HAPPY HOUR - 5* , SERVICE 5* VIEWS OF CAMELBACK 5*...I COULD GO ON. The “PATIO” is the PERFECT SPOT FOR SHARING DRNKS WITH FRIENDS . Food is outstanding. Heather was a very good server. My new favourite place!

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The appetizers are unique. We liked the cauliflower and tuna tartar. My cocktail, the Capone was awesome and my Colorado Lamb was substantial. The Cheesecake is to die for.

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BI
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great on premises location with great outdoor seating, service was great lobster escargot amazing, remainder of food good.

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OT
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was great. Our food was subpar. Steak was over cooked. The restaurant did acknowledge it. It’s tough because we loved BLT.
I’m not sure we’d go back for dinner. Maybe happy hour. Great cocktail and wine experience.

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

Steak over cooked. The restaurant our to cold. We would not come back.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I took a very long time to get our dinner. My food was lukewarm and nowhere near worth the cost. A pasta and meat dish with hardly any meat and overdone pasta. Side dish was very good though. Quiet. Very nice waiter. Nice patio. We went next door in the hotel for dessert. It was excellent. We would not return to the Lincoln though.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We have been frequenting Lincoln for many years, since it first opened as BLT Steak. It has been a go-to for special occasions and date nights. For those of you who don’t know, it is in the Camelback Inn JW Mariott. Most recently we went on March 30 and naturally it was packed with tourists. We felt completely ignored. We had to flag down a waiter just to get a cocktail and menu and it did not improve. I realize that AZ resorts make their money from tourists but it is us locals that help them get through the long hot summers. I don’t think we will return sadly. It is just too much money to walk away with that kind of experience.

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P
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I notified the restaurant in advance that it was a birthday and there was no acknowledgement of it during the evening. I ordered my steak Medium Rare and it came out Medium Well or even Well-done. My wife’s steak was the same but she is too nice to complain. They offered to comp or cook another one for me but I didn’t want to sit and watch people eat for 10 minutes so I took the comp. The side dishes were bland and service was mediocre. They comped the 1 burned steak but stopped paying attention to the table after they offered the comp (even though we calculated the overly generous tip off the higher bill amount). This is a very mediocre restaurant. Service was not great given the price point. Very disappointed. Too many good steakhouses in Phoenix to waste your money on this one.

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J
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, food the steaks were done to perfection. Cheesecake was w wonderful finish

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PM
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio

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H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food
Great service
Highly recommend

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EA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My second visit. We brought 2 additional couples this time. I was a little disappointed. . One of us had to return the Wagu strip steak 2 times to get it right. First time the steak was medium instead of rare plus, then the second steak was so rare it was bloody and not warm, third time they got it right. Unfortunately the entire table was finished eating when the corrected steak was served... ugh!! Spending $79 for a steak in Steakhouse is very expensive. Having to eat it while everyone is waiting on you reallt ruins the experience. They really should be able to get the temp right the first time or at worst the second. I think all of us felt the steaks were a bit over the desired temperature. The lobster escargot was delicious, the Hasselbeck potatoes were not memorable nor was the goat cheese potato augratin. The bernaise sauce was delicious. I was disappointed and a bit embarrassed to have suggested this restaurant whole heartedly, droivwn from Carefree, only to have a disappointing meal. The server seemed to be spread thin. Not sure if I will go back. They did not offer to make any adjustments on the bill.

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was nice! Food was awesome!

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S
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience ever! Amazing food and spectacular service. Steaks were cooked to perfection. The mushrooms were so delicious. Lobster escargot was out of this world. The shrimp cocktail had the biggest shrimp I’ve ever seen. My husband and I can’t wait to go back!

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BL
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered medium steak and the outside was too
Crisp

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JP
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Business dinner this past week. Surprisingly uneven experience for a restaurant that aspires to greater. Disinterested service assistant poured water a few moments after arrival; no greeting or smile. Just a splashy careless pour. Server was overly familiar at times, but mostly inattentive. We sat 25 minutes from delivery of drink order to seeing her again. Food was good. Expensive (as we were aware), but good. Excellent lobster escargot appetizer. Dinner was delivered while appetizer and dishes were still on table. Dover sole was a surprise and very good. Rack of lamb was enormous and delicious, but should have been carved in kitchen or table. Server checked back with us 10 minutes after food delivery. We had to flag her down to order another glass of wine. Nice room. Quiet. Excellent for the kind of meeting we planned. Still, we would be hesitant to try again based on our experience and the many better, harder working, local options. Note to Management. Train. Supervise. Meet Guests. Be Visible.

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XS
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Unfortunately, we had a disappointing experience here, particularly in the area of food quality. My wife ordered a small filet, medium. It came out well-done, and very dry. I ordered the NY strip, rare. It came out very overcooked, as well. Cutting into the center of the steak (at the waiter's request), I was able to discern a small portion that was - giving the benefit of the doubt - medium rare. The rest of the steak was cooked medium. At these very high prices, we expect near perfection on doneness, THE FIRST TIME. I was given a replacement steak, which arrived about the time that my wife finished her meal. The second attempt was correctly cooked. Both first and second steaks were tough and over-seasoned. When I questioned the waiter (after the fact) whether they served "grass-fed" beef, he answered, "both ways", which to me indicated that he didn't really know. I believe that the steak was from a grass-fed, animal, as it would be nearly impossible to secure grain-fed beef as tough and chewy. The server was also a bit too "businesslike" to our tastes - though his back-up was quite pleasant. The side (Brussels sprouts) were over-charred and bitter, as well. Overall, we expect far more from a restaurant in this price range.

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S
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

REAL Dover Sole, from England. Wonderful!
My husband had Ribeye and said it was in the top 5 of all steaks he’s had, ever.

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HA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

This was our third visit. Service was inattentive and the food was mediocre. It was rather disappointing as our previous experiences were very good. Maybe it was just an off night.

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