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Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails, Charlotte, NC

Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails

4.7
4.7
192 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.

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Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (980) 207-4494

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Southend

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Bar Snacks at Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Fri - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Enjoy select bar bites Tuesday-Friday from 5pm-6:30pm for $5/each.

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Hot Spot

  • Charlotte

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Charlotte

    Hot Spot

  • Charlotte

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KN

    KatieN

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food was good, b he service was so and

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was great, we started with the House Pimento Cheese. I had the Wagyu beef and my wife had the Pan Roasted Chicken, both were very flavorful and cooked well. Service was good but we felt rushed multiple times even though the place had plenty of open tables. That’s the reason I am taking a star off. I am very reasonable when it comes to not staying in a place very long when there is a waitlist but we were having a nice conversation and still consuming drinks.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great place for cocktails and tapas !

  4. JW

    JamaicaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    If you like food seasoned with just salt and pepper, it's perfect for you!

  5. JE

    JEJH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was SO GOOD and inventive!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Met friends for dinner and drinks and had a fab night on the rooftop! Loved the cocktail menu!!! We tried curious poses, hanging garden, and leia All were delish! Great variety of dishes to choose from on the menu, so we ordered lots to share: Charbroiled oysters, ceviche, roasted shishito peppers, PEI Mussels, beet salad and farro+kale salad. Cleaned our plates! Yum!!! Would go back👍🏼👍🏼

  7. MB

    MichaelB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great spot. Food was outstanding... skip the beignets. They are not cafe du monde. But otherwise, unbelievable.

  8. M

    Mary

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    The food and service was good. They only server burgers on specific days, which was a bit odd. Though, everything we had was delicious.

  9. CW

    CWHReview

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good overall. Would have been great if the restaurant was not out of a few items (brussel sprouts, French onion soup, iced tea).

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  11. JV

    JamesV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Mother’s Day brunch Food was great! Service was great! Price was worthy. Looking forward to returning. Thank you

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1

    It was very loud, hard to have a conversation. The food was ok, nothing special. Nothing we ordered gave us the feeling, this is so great that we had to come back.

  13. IH

    IndiaH

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my first time visiting your establishment and I was very pleased! Our server Marissa was the best and provided great suggestions. I will definitely be back soon

  14. AA

    AndrewA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time. Stephanie was a great waitress and the food was incredible. This is our new favorite spot in Charlotte.

  15. KS

    KimS

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sooo fresh and delicious. Had eggs Benedict, and hollandaise sauce was amazing.

  16. LH

    LatoyaH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The server was terrible and not attentive. Our entrees came about 45 minutes after we finished our appetizer. Not to mention, we never received one of our entrees. Will not go back.

  17. DR

    DianaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lincoln Street Kitchen and Cocktails is a must! I went here for my birthday and the staff went above and beyond to make our brunch experience outstanding! The food was delicious and the portion sizes were perfect. I would recommend the shrimp & grits, huevos rancheros, or the avocado toast for brunch - all were super tasty!

  18. KP

    KennethP

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice brunch spot,like the rooftop,and mimosas were great!!

  19. CS

    ChristineS

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful birthday dinner there with a group of friends. Our server made some great suggestions, and the cocktails were really fantastic. Looking forward to coming back!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious!!! That’s the review!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    For this restaurant, the food is all right. It’s pretty standard for small plates, brunch, and quick goodies. The location is great, but the only problem is that this location does not hold a good ambiance. You can’t control the environment but there were micro aggressions from other customers and the server. The server offhandedly commented about the salad not having watermelons despite that not being our question. I wasn’t going to give it much thought but it left a bad taste in our mouth about the location. I want others in the diverse city of clt to appreciate and be appreciated where they eat.

  22. AC

    AshleyC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic wait staff. Food was pretty delicious and reasonably priced but did come out a bit separately. Great cocktails (and mocktails)! Multiple seating options including indoors and quieter outdoor patio.

  23. JB

    JenniferB

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place for brunch! On a nice day be sure to sit on the rooftop. Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend wagyu and eggs. Everything looked great though. Will definitely be back.

  24. S

    Sandras

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Overall the atmosphere was good. I got the roasted potatoes and they were not as soft as I expected . The mimosas was awesome ! Overall, I think I really enjoyed the atmosphere and probably would go again but after 3pm as I don't eat much breakfast food that all that was available until after 3pm.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service. Food was very good, but not GREAT, but overall the experience was fun! It feels intimate and like you’re out all at the same time. Highly recommend the upstairs/rooftop

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Saturday Brunch

  27. RF

    RobertF

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    There food is nasty as hell

  28. RL

    RyanL

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Beignets were terrible. It was 2 of us and we both bit into 1 of them and spit it out immediately. Waitress came with the bill, we informed her and she did nothing to remove them from the bill (in fact, I had to ask her to see the itemized bill for myself as she just stood at the table with her credit card machine in hand and told me the total). Outside of that, the food would have probably been a 4 instead of a 3. It was good without being spectacular.

  29. LL

    LauraL

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Food was delicious and sitting on the rooftop was amazing. The food comes out when ready which made us have a 20 minute delay between finishing two apps and one entree and our second entree plus sides arriving. Only one server for the entire rooftop so it could have been faster but watching the charlotte skyline and the sunset was fantastic.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing. Food and service were stellar and the view from the roof top was outstanding. The servers were very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. We’ll definitely be back.

  31. LB

    LorynB

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere!

  32. AE

    AmeliaE

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lincoln Street is a great little restaurant with plenty of unique options for a great value. I really enjoyed their cocktail menu and specials of the day. It was a little noisy and took a bit to get our food (even on a Tuesday), so be prepared for a lively evening. Would come back to try more of the menu!

  33. UN

    UNCfan

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful brunch spot! We enjoyed many of the small plates - the bacon was delicious - great drink choices too!

  34. TR

    TRGi

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I loved the decor, but it definitely needs some soft furnishings to dampen the noise level. It was hard to hear my partner just across the table.

  35. n

    nisha

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    We didn't have food but there was no option to select N/A The drinks were awesome!!

  36. H

    Highenddiner

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Ultimately we were disappointed with our experience at Lincoln Street due to some very poor service issues. While the cocktails and food were good, there was nothing that was good enough to outweigh the serious service issues. We were seated at our table and greeted by Jade. Jade informed us that our plates would come out as they were prepared so we expected the haphazard delivery of the dishes with starters appearing with or after presentation of entrees, etc. However, we did not expect my daughter’s trout entree to come out a full 20 minutes after my wife’s identical trout entree. I suspect this was a mistake in the order but that was never acknowledged. The result is that my wife and I had both finished eating our entrees and all starters before our daughter had been served her entree. Consequently I ended up ordering some additional items so that our daughter would not be dining alone and this lead to the truly horrible service issue. I ordered two desserts and put out my credit card simultaneously. Jade processed our bill (with a very generous gratuity that I added) before either dessert arrived. The first dessert then appeared promptly but the second did not arrive for some time. Prior to the arrival of our second dessert, the hostess came by to tell us we needed to vacate the table within the next few minutes. We informed her that we were still waiting for food that we had ordered and paid for. No apology ensued for the mistake and no offer was made to take the dessert that still had not arrived off the bill. I asked to speak to the manager but no one came. After finding the manager, I explained to her our request to vacate our table by the hostess, and she indicated that the billing system used by the restaurant was to blame since it informed the hostess that our bill was paid. Needless to say, I truly believe no patron should ever be told by a hostess, or server, to leave a restaurant simply because their bill was paid. Not a fun night!

  37. C

    Chad

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lincoln Street had a fun atmosphere and the food was great. The service was excellent. I would definitely recommend to others!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Please update your menu to remove the items that you don’t carry anymore

  39. J

    Jasmine

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    Our food was not warm, and we did not receive utensils until well after the meal was served. We waited a while for food/drinks. Overall, it was a disappointing experience, and we are low maintenance. I do not usually leave a review unless the service was stellar. Will not be returning, unfortunately.

  40. FS

    FredS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yes, the noise level is “lively”, so not exactly the spot for a quiet, romantic dinner. But the food and service were terrific. Plus, the “lively” vibe was actually fun for a Saturday evening outing. Highly recommended!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails

1320 S Church St Ste 400 Charlotte, NC 28203-4171

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southend

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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