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Lincoln Ristorante, New York, NY

Lincoln Ristorante

4.6
4.6
5782 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Lincoln Ristorante sits proudly on the plaza level of the world famous Lincoln Center for the performing arts.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 359-6500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Richard Capizzi

  • Private party facilities

    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 special event.

  • Private party contact

    Lincoln Events : (212) 359-6513 ext. 6513

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Between Amsterdam and Broadway

  • 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).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 5,782 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EL

    ELLIOTK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Food was okay. Beautiful ambience, the service was a bit overbearing and rushed
  2. n

    neiln007

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was kind and patient. The gentleman who brought the food to the table spoke to my partner in Spanish which he enjoyed immensely. The pasta with a cream tomato sauce was delicious
  3. LM

    LisamarieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant the food was excellent would highly recommend
  4. A

    Anon

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was great! The food was delicious!!!!!
  5. TW

    TracyW

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such impeccable food and service. This restaurant flies under the radar but it really shouldn’t - such a classic elegant experience that never fails to impress.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant Week is an incredible deal, at one of my favorite restaurants, where I have dined several times, not during Restaurant Week.
  7. UW

    UWSider4

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Too many staff members at the reception of the restaurant (like they didn't have anything to do). Guidance was professional. Chairs and table were comfortable although it is difficult to seat and nobody helps with the chair. Taking orders took some time after arrival. Removal of additional plates from the table didn't occur timely even when it was known that there would be two patrons only and the table was set for 4. Menus were not removed after taking the order. Meal was good and timely but not of specially wonderful flavors. Nothing remarkable compared to other restaurants in the area. Meal presentation was acceptable. Pleasant space and environment. Waiter was fine and kind although more focused on the computer setting the orders. Quality of the restaurant has declined since its beginnings.
  8. A

    Anon

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and out waiter was so helpful and friendly!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration of twins
  10. MN

    MichaelN

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. A great improvement over the last time we ate there several years ago. We’ll be coming back. Congrats!
  11. CK

    ChasK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The polenta appetizer and pork chop entree on the Restaurant Week menu were delicious. Atmosphere and service first rate.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a great experience.
  13. FG

    FredG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice restaurant, in a very convenient location in Lincoln Center. The service is exceptional. The food is excellent. The portions will keep you slim. The food is worth the price. Worth the visit, for a special treat, ours was a daughter's to promotion to supervisor.
  14. G

    Giselle

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way. Great food and beautiful setting outdoors and in.
  15. MB

    MaryBeth

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had tickets to a show! The food was delicious!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable from the moment we arrived. They have an extensive Italian wine list with superb wines. Food was truly perfect. This is a Must Go To when in NYC and could not be more conveniently located if you are seeing a show at Lincoln Center!
  17. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As usual, the Lincoln was an excellent restaurant. And because it was restaurant week in NYC, the value was exceptional. However, though most of our meals were up to their usual level of excellence, our appetizers both had flaws. The melon in the prosciutto and melon appetizer was subpar, though the prosciutto was excellent, as was the mint and hazelnut accompaniment, and the mozzarella in the buffalo mozzarella appetizer was extremely salty. The other courses, however, were well prepared and delicious, as always.
  18. M

    Mamachill

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been a while since I’d be, first time since the pandemic, and restaurant week felt like the right time to go. Sparsely seated so I felt safe (were in the middle of another Covid surge…), and was able to ask for a particular seating without any issues. Great waiter and wait staff, made excellent recommendations, and the food was superb. Definitely will be back!
  19. M

    Michelle

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service impeccable our server was very caring always interested in what we ordered and how we enjoyed what we ordered! Our mojitos were exceptional.
  20. DS

    DelraySnowFlakes

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Although our server was courteous and attentive, it felt very much as though he was hovering and wanted us to move along. He knew we had a play to attend ( literally steps away) and kept coming over to remind us that it could get busy later and it would be good to get our order in early. The restaurant was half empty when we left. There was no need to push us.
  21. DC

    DamarisC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner
  22. BD

    BrooklynDiner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the food. It was tasty, but I would not say outstanding. I enjoyed my main course, but my dining partner was somewhat disappointed. The service was excellent. All of the servers were very pleasant. I would recommend it but it is a bit pricey.
  23. JA

    JohnA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The waiter was professional, made good wine pairing recommendations and timed the meal so we got to the ballet on time.
  24. FB

    FBruhns

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food are great and extremely convenient if attending a performance at any of the venues at the Lincoln Center
  25. YS

    YukoS

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to have dinner before the show at Lincoln Center.
  26. l

    louise

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way. Excellent attentive service , excellent food. The setting is spacious looking out on the Moore Sculpture Pool and the tables are not crowded together. We were delighted to have discovered this restaurant. It is on the grounds of Lincoln Center so convenient if you are attending a program...
  27. AG

    AllenG

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff, especially Jeff the manager and those who seat you are great.
  28. DB

    DuBois

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The kitchen was overwhelmed and the wait for the entree was much, much too long.
  29. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, our experience at the Lincoln Ristorante was excellent (especially our regular server), with the usual caveats: The menu offerings are quite limited and change very slowly, lately one course selection at a time. This time, the small-plate starters changed. The pasta and main course selections have changed only once each over the course as the American Ballet Theater season this spring and summer, and the dessert selections (only two, other than the standard gelato and affogato selections) haven't changed at all, except that the Bacio keeps getting incrementally smaller. But the restaurant is so good, and so convenient to the Met opera house, that we enjoy eating there pre-theater anyway.
  30. L

    Lydia

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    the menu was disappointing not the usual menu that we have experienced in the past service not as knowledgeable we love the ambiance hopefully the food and service will come back to its previous glory
  31. D

    Dante

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience are great! Wonderful location at Lincoln Center.
  32. D

    David

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service, lovely restaurant & atmosphere Careful attention to timing to make show which followed dinner Terrific food, expertly prepared Could not have been better
  33. KR

    KarenR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with my daughter before ballet. We ordered four courses and shared each one. Green salad, pasta with crabmeat/chilies, halibut and grilled olive cake. Everything was delicious.
  34. H

    Hardlee

    New York Area

    88 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Food not good except the clsuflower and steak. We had 3 different servers, all pleasant but were uninformed and disorganized. This restaurant is in a prime location and should be better! Was very disappointed.
  35. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Lincoln is an excellent restaurant with a limited and fairly static menu, which is unfortunate for regulars like us. We use it as our go-to restaurant during an opera, ballet, or concert season both for its quality and convenience, and would definitely appreciate more frequent changes in the menu and a larger selecion.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Granddaughters first time to nyc and a professional ballet! It was a beautiful night with tons of ambiance!
  37. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pandemic has, as it has elsewhere, changed this restaurant, and for a couple of times it was a bit less than outstanding. The menu still hasn't recovered, it being slimmer pickings than before and changing rarely. But this time once again the food was excellent, first rate, and worth the cost. And the service and ambiance were also excellent.
  38. JR

    JamesR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner prior to ABT with excellent food and superlative service. It was a truly extraordinary experience and we will be back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exceptional dinner and experience! Outstanding chef and worth the value! A great way to start a magical night at the ballet.
  40. J

    Judy1

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine and service We'll be back soon!

FAQs

Lincoln Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 5782 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Lincoln Ristorante

142 West 65th St., New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Amsterdam and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Richard Capizzi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 359-6500

  • Private party facilities

    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 special event.

  • Private party contact

    Lincoln Events : (212) 359-6513 ext. 6513

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