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Lincoln Ristorante
Italian Restaurant$$$$
Today 11:30AM–2PM, 5–11PM
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142 W 65th St New York, NY 10023
142 West 65th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10023
(212) 359-6500patinagroup.com
$$$$Italian Restaurant, Bar
Italian Restaurant
Bar
Fine Dining Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–2PM, 5–11PM
Saturday 11:30AM–2PM, 5–11PMSunday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–9:30PMMonday 5–10:30PMTuesday 5–10:30PMWednesday 12–2PM, 5–10:30PMThursday 12–2PM, 5–11PMFriday 12–2PM, 5–11PM
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Lincoln Ristorante is a fine dining Italian restaurant located in Lincoln Center Plaza serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Catering options available.
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Glass-walled dining room where chef Jonathan Benno prepares upscale Italian fare in an open kitchen.- Google
"The cauliflower appetizer was scrumptious with the green sauce."
"Beautifully designed modern-looking restaurant with outstanding service."
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Gaurav Raje
a month ago
Definitely my favorite restaurant in the city. Oh how much i love this place. Love their food. Fresh pasta. Amazing bread and great ambience. And its not even THAT expensive. You get the benefits of fine dining at decent rates.definitely a place i will recommend
Mathew Samson
3 weeks ago
Let's start with the service: It left you wanting to give up on the fine dining industry. Reservations were made, and when we showed up on time we were left to stand there by a rude hostess for twenty minutes. When finally seated we had the delight of experiencing their "Are you going to spend a lot of money? " twist on service. Let's add some context here. My wife was pregnant, and uncomfortable driving in NY, so out off decency for both, I chose not to drink as well. The waiters first words were "What would you two like from the wine or drink list?" We told him that we wouldn't be drinking, and why, and you could see the change in his face, and the change in service from there on was sour. We took a while browsing the menu, if you're going to spend that kind of money at a new place to you, you're going to make sure to get what you want. Taking too long to order and not wanting to drink got us down graded in their service system to no service at all. I had to track down our waiter myself to order. I ordered a multi-course dinner, with the best item of each to include the expensive add ons suggested. My wife ended up getting a $100 plate of Gnocchi. My meal was $210, so we're up there off the bat. But that wasn't enough for the staff to warrant us good service, or any service. Our dishes were brought and taken by the table bus girl, and she ended up having to take our desert order and get our bill. She knew what was going on and even confirmed it to us, and felt bad. The whole dinner, our waiter was at the table next to us with two guys who were eating a little, and drinking some of everything on their wine list. Couldn't attend to us, the non drinkers who ended up spending over $400 on our experience. The food: The Gnocchi was good, my dishes were very good. The food was good, tiny portions, so tiny in fact that we were still hungry, so we ordered desert and latte's, which was a great idea. The desert we ordered was the most amazing thing I've ever eaten, and I've eaten the world over. The waiter who couldn't bother with us and the hostess who treated us like street trash, (We were dressed to the nines, I was in a grey cotton suit with bostonian shoes, and my wife's dress was the most expensive outfit that was there that night) no tip for them. Instead, I gave a $100 tip to the bus girl in cash, another $40 on the ticket with a note on the ticket that it is hers as well, because she's the only proper server in the place. So, if you want to enjoy a ridiculous night of horrible service and poor treatment for food that was good, nor great, go to Lincoln Ristorante!
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Charlotte Taylor Suppe
6 months ago
This might have been one of the worst dining experiences we have had since we arrived in new york three years ago. We arrived at Lincoln Restaurante with about an hour and a quarter to spare before a matinee, we were seated at the bar because we hadn't booked but we told the waitress we wanted to be out about 10-15 minutes before the performance started. She said this was no problem at all - of course this is exactly what the restaurant is used to dealing with - or so you would expect. I have no idea what went wrong with our order but we waited for an age to get our first course (it was a set two course menu). With only minutes to spare and still waiting for our second course we were incredibly nervous about missing our show so I suggested we come back after and eat then so that we could actually enjoy the food. The manager was pushy about us eating right then as the dishes were being plated up. We had a minute or two to gulp down our meals but my husband's was too hot to eat properly so he left half of it, we got to the theater with no time to spare to even visit the bathroom, not a pleasant experience at all! Since then (over a week ago) we have each sent complaint emails and no one has answered us! The customer services in this place is a joke. I have to say that in terms of our food we both enjoyed our starters but we paid a supplement of $15 so I could have the black truffle pasta as my main course and it was utterly tasteless, I'm sure the truffle wasn't fresh enough, something the kitchen should be checking. In short I wouldn't recommend the food and I certainly would avoid this restaurant like the plague if you are going to the theater. A meal that costs upwards of $100 for two without any alcohol or dessert should come with some modicum of customer services.
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Francine Walker
9 months ago
We always go here before opera or theater. Food has actually improved through the years! Go now.
Sam Smith
2 months ago
We informed them we had had theater reservations, and allowed 2.5 hours for our meal. This would have been sufficient had it not been for several issues. The service was formal. But "formal" is not the same as "good". The first course came before the second course (which was sent back so we could receive our food in the proper order). The coffee came before the desert. And the desert wine (included in the pre-fix) was completely forgotten (despite asking for it 3 times). The desert itself (not the type requiring preparation) took 30 minutes to be served, despite the fact that we asked this be expedited. Realizing how incompetent and slow the service was, we asked for the check when ordering desert (and again when the coffee came, and again following). I would normally have argued not to pay for desert as we had no time to eat it, but was not able to as it took 40 minutes for them to deliver our check, and we had to rush away. I feel literally robbed. And after all of this, our waiter acted like we were the ones inconveniencing him, not the other way around.
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B. Y.
a month ago
For years, many locals knew chef Benno as the head chef at Per Se, and his years of training at that establishment have held him in good stead. Attention is paid to ingredients, preparation, and presentation--as well as service. The downsides, for us, are the simple, not very out of the ordinary desserts, as well as the old school approach to Italian cuisine that sometimes verges on the overly reverential. Other than that, you can expect a pleasant experience in lovely surroundings. Lincoln is a notch above most other nearby dining options.
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Christine Graziano
5 months ago
Chef Benno executes on a high and consistent level. Order any of the homemade pastas. Make sure the look over the cocktail list. Lots of innovation.
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Lizzie Li
a year ago
Absolute favorite place to stop by after a good concert for a quick bite or simply a drink. Great wine list! The food is also impeccable. You can tell that the chefs really put steady efforts in creating new tastes and maintaining the quality. The service is also quite friendly and they always seat you properly even without reservations. -- An amazing character considering the quality of the place. Amazing experience -- would recommend to all music lovers.

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