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Lincoln Ristorante

at Lincoln Center
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  • Italian
  • 142 W 65th St, New York NY10023 40.773312 -73.983756
  • (Btwn Amsterdam Ave & Broadway)
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  • (212) 359-6500
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User Ratings (Based on 14 reviews)

Food 4.5 Value 3.1
Service 4.3 Atmosphere 4.5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 359-6500
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Mon-Tue: 5:30pm-10:30pm Wed: 12pm-2pm+5:30pm-10:30pm Thu-Fri: 12pm-2pm+5:30pm-11pm Sat: 11:30am-2pm+5:30pm-11pm Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm+5:30pm-9:30pm
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Business Dining, Good for Groups, Lunch Special, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, People Watching, Pre/Post Theater, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Romantic, Scenic View, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Lincoln Ristorante

    Posted by anonymous on 03/10/2011


    yes, it's not cheap. i don't know why anyone would go there thinking it would be... but frankly the renovated lincoln center is amazing - the atmosphere is really lovely. food was delicious (had the bolognese, bronzino, lamb, and gelati) the service was impeccable and all in all it was a very good experience. sure i won't go every day but for more special occasions it's lovely.

  • Lincoln Ristorante

    Posted by Heightsman on 12/16/2010


    I have to say I was a bit nervous given the reviews but I am very glad I went. The place was worth it. Not any more expensive than the rest of NYC. The portions were fairly large based on what I ordered (couldn't finish final course). Burrata was an amazing starter as was the sweetbreads. They also do this great thing of splitting up two pasta orders into the same dish for you and your dining mate to share. Interesting dish...I will have to find out where to get one. The cuttlefish dish was amazing with the squid ink pasta. Perfectly cooked. The decor is not cold although I thought it might be because it was 20 degrees outside. Nice carpet which keeps you warm. Another plus is the extremely comfortable chairs....they are heavy but swivel which was cool. The service was very nice and accommodating since someone in my party showed up 30 minutes late. Wine list is in check from a pricing perspective (thought is was going to be high). All in all I would go back in a minute and will.

  • Lincoln Ristorante

    Posted by Kellis on 11/23/2010


    Had the tasting menu here; top 10 meals we've had. Beautiful, striking space, artful and delicious food, a great sense of occasion. Will be back!

  • Lincoln Ristorante

    Posted by anonymous on 11/16/2010


    We were a party of 4 at 8 o'clock last Saturday. The place was empty. the hostess, embarrassed, explained the opera crowd had just left. The place is cold, the entrance stair way narrow and strange. The restuarant looks better from the outside looking in than looking out. The service is cold and even slightly rude - little eye contact, annoyance when questions were asked. We each had 3 courses and the food was not very good and at high prices. Our waitress spoke in a stacatto style to show disapproval when we did not order 4 courses "as it is done it Italy". Specifically, the lasagne was fine but not special, the bronzino tartare also fine but not memorable, the sea urchin pasta interesting but $30 or 32 dollars. Veal chop over cooked and not the best quality meat; chicken truly bad: dry with a demi-glace sauce that tasted generic & side dish that did not resemble menu description; fish entrees, OK. Dessert menu disappointing, almost seemed like it could be executed without a pastry chef - ice cream, sorbet, etc; apple dessert which NY magazine complimented was merely OK and had this weird cucumber sesame stuff next to it that was really awful. Best things - the crackers and breadsticks (not even the bread was great), the olive oil, and the cookies they offer after the meal. There is no reason to try this place in its present condition. Stay awy unless you read that someone at the helm ordered a real "make-over."

  • Lincoln Ristorante

    Posted by frederick L. green on 11/15/2010

    Four Score and Hopefully Learning

    Our experience didn't begin well. Since Lincoln is not interested in Open Table, forced to phone. Got a woman who when I requested 12:30 said only 1PM available for the next day. Restaurant was always less than one third full. OK. We were warmly greeted when we arrived. Place is as noted beautiful, with nice interval between tables and mercifully quiet. Unless you want to spend $125 a person or more with a modest bottle of wine. only alternative is the brief set menu. The sturgeon was a total triumph and our friend's skirt steak was impeccable. My wife's red snapper simply was not fresh and had to be returned. Waiter said the fishy taste was the shrimp and clam sauce. Untrue. She replaced her a la carte snapper with salmon which was good although portions are laughable but the joke is on the diner. A roughly 3 ounce portion at $38. Pacing needs work, with long waits between courses though we were in no rush.. Service was quite friendly, though invisible at times. On balance, main complaint is the exorbitant pricing for generally small portions, which surely accounts for the many empty tables at lunch. Wine prices are more in line with reality: a splendid Kerner was only 250% above retail. Won't return until I don't have to visit the bank first. Too bad: there's much to admire.

  • Lincoln Ristorante

    Posted by hungry on 10/31/2010

    $18 salad?

    The prices are going to have to come down. Are they trying to make up the $20million renovation by the end of the year? Although too expensive, the service is great and the room very different, even warm with a very modern feel. If management is looking for the clientel to look at the place as a go-to destination, then they will have to adjust the prices or bring value in another way. It's just too much money.

  • Lincoln Ristorante

    Posted by anonymous on 10/14/2010


    This is a very good Italian restaurant. However, it is priced like one that is better than any in history. It's not. The room is gorgeous, and the food is excellent, but the service is spotty in terms of expertise. They are very nice, though. Still, either the prices need to come down or they need to up their game slightly. Otherwise, the captive Lincoln Center audience may be the only ones willing to pay the hefty freight.

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