Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails

4.7
82 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Nestled next door to Craft Tasting Room and Growler shop. Alyson and Dan Davis designed Lincoln Street Kitchen and Cocktails to be local inside and out, from the small plates menu to the space itself. The seasonal small plate menus’ are inspired by the roots of the region and local farmers. The restaurant is also known for innovative cocktails featuring house made shrubs, sodas, barrel-aged cocktails and curated wine list. The restaurants midcentury nostalgic rustic yet refined design finds the balance between nature and modern, featuring a moss wall, lime washed brick, a walnut live edge bar, 48 seat dining room and a 30 seat roof top deck.

Offers

  • $3.00 Starter Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Wed 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Join Lincoln Street Kitchen and Cocktails for our $3.00 starter menu each Tuesday-Friday from 5pm-6:30pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 82 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6
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4.7
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CaliAng
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place. My fourth time going and they never disappoint! Great service, food and drinks. A must go to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! It was a little bit on the expensive side but the drinks and food were both great!! I’d go back :)

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vipSPAJH
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The menu is very limited but the food that we had was very good. I would say very small plates place. Cocktails were excellent but it is for a younger crowd. We didn’t feel quite cool enough to be there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, awesome food. Drinks were incredible!

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TimothyA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! We went for the brunch but will certainly be back to try the dinner menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Brunch and drinks were perfect and the staff was friendly.

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PaigeR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Elizabeth was a wonderful server!

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10Zheng
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We went to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Even though they acknowledged it verbally, they offered nothing as other restaurants have done when we have celebrated previous anniversaries. Small things like no butter with bread, which was a $3 upcharge for four pieces pf bread, two of which were end pieces; no coffee with dessert, cause they couldn't boil water. Really! Request for extra napkin and a spoon to put left over in box to take home was met with some indifference. This was a one and done!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue! Beautiful upper deck.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic, but way too loud. My wife and I had to yell across the table to each other just to have a conversation. Service and food were amazing!!

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viplizap
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food service and ambiance. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food and service was disappointing. Great place for fun and well made cocktails. Save your money and don't bother with the food. Potatoes were over cooked, brussle sprouts' flavor was not well balanced, prok belly and burger were not anything special - you can make it better at home. Server was uninterested in our table and drinks took over 15 minutes to arrive - every time. Go for cocktails, skip the food.

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vipfoodnerd
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We sat on the patio for an early dinner. It wasn't overly crowded, so we really got to enjoy the cocktails (creative and delicious) and the food. The carrots glazed with pomegranate are stunning. The flavors were great in everything we had. I will definitely go back.

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ammberlinaa
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a single complaint here! Food was amazing, service was excellent. No issues with waiting for our reservation.

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drewster
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

enjoyable dinner with seating outside. service was prompt and attentive

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anderfel
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, outstanding food and cocktails. We shared the peppers app and pickles that were simple yet very tasty. All 4 of our individual plates were outstanding as well! Will def be back!

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vipLayR
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Anniversary

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Victoria
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent! Willing to accommodate onion allergy, fast service.

JS
JakeS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and cocktails. The Wagyu is delicious, tender, and perfectly cooked. I also loved the pimento cheese spread with fresh bread. Rooftop patio is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Rooftop was nice, but it did rain and our food got wet. Two of our 5 entrees were cold and had to be reheated. They were understaffed on a 45min delay with a reservation.

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f00dl0v3r
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I really enjoyed the wagyu steak and eggs with the potato hash. My only criticism is that it really is a small amount of steak for the price in comparison with other restaurants I’ve been to and ordered filet and eggs. Other than that, it was prepared perfectly medium as requested. Will I go back?? Maybe not for the food but the cocktails were outstanding!! Who doesn’t love a good bourbon smash?! Our server was nice but very absent. The restaurant wasn’t even full and it was hard to get her attention to get salt and pepper even. I ate half of my food before she returned with it.

So in conclusion (lol) I like Lincoln Street Kitchen definitely for drinks not sure about the food strictly due to pricing vs amount served and I’d be a little concerned about the service. We’ll see if I return, there’s many restaurants in Charlotte to choose but I wouldn’t put this one at the bottom of my list but it may not be at the top either

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Bernie
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

5min rule on reservation is irritating. Loved food but I may not return just for that reason.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Would highly reccomend.

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MorganS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We waited over 10 minutes to be greeted by our server. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, but we watched her visit the tables around us to drop off drinks or check in on them, then stop to chat with one guest about how cute her baby was before she made it to us. No “I’ll be right with you” or anything. We were about to walk out when she finally decided to come by. She never asked us if we wanted a second round of drinks or anything. The food was just fine, but not good enough for us to return and receive more lackluster service. It’s uncomfortable to dine somewhere where the staff makes you feel like the last thing they want to do is deal with your table.

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Jessi
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were excellent. I could eat the brussell sprouts, pork belly and mushroom toast for every meal! Space was adorable. Will be coming back for sure.

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CLTFoodGurl
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To celebrate church confirmation for my teens.

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Nicole
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and drinks were incredible! Our server was great, but the other waitresses seemed angry and very short did not even try to smile.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always enjoyable; however, service was extensive slow this past time during Sunday brunch

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I don’t eat red meat and asked multiple questions to ensure there wasn’t any in my food. The server was wrong: there was sausage hidden in the beans so I was tricked into eating meat.

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AimeeB28078
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so helpful & considerate, the view is amazing from the rooftop deck.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was great

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katies
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were able to get a table outside near the sidewalk. Weather was perfect and so our seats were great. We had hoped to get on the rooftop but that was full. Food was good and drinks were delicious. Excellent service with Elizabeth. Unique cocktails, great from apps to dessert. Will go again.

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Keaton
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the food was great! The service was great, we just had to wait a little bit for the server to come to our table. Overall great brunch experience. Would come back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Our waitress (Erika) was AWESOME. She was friendly and sweet. The bar tendor and Hostess seemed to be having a rough day and were very short and a bit passive agressive in their tone. The food was AMAZING and the view on the rooftop was awesome. While the food and view was amazing, not sure we would come back based on our experience when we first arrived. It was a bit off putting and jarring.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food! The ambiance was so nice!

RC
RaqelC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this elevated neighborhood spot, the food is incredible, service is great and there is a fun vibe.

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MaryP
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lincoln Street Kitchen food service and ambiance was really nice. My friend and I sat on the rooftop with great view of the City. The drinks were good. I enjoyed the Brussels sprouts and Salmon. It was my favorite. I definitely see myself coming back to this restaurant to try the brunch menu.

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MarcyW
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We were there for over an hour before we got our food. The waitress ignored us and then was very rude. The manager also had many excuses instead of apologies. Once the food came it was awful. They did comp our meal. Luckily pretty day on the roof but not even worth a comped meal.

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AlexandriaH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff. Fantastic drink selection and perfect ambience.

FAQs

Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 207-4494.

Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.7 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.