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Lincoln Ristorante
Italian Restaurant$$$$
Today 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm
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142 W 65th St New York, NY 10023
142 W 65th StUSNYNew York10023
$$$$Italian Restaurant, European RestaurantToday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:30 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:30 pmWednesday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmThursday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
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Glass-walled dining room where chef Jonathan Benno prepares upscale Italian fare in an open kitchen.- Google
People talk about open kitchen, chef jonathan, modern italian, reflecting pool and tasting menu
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B. Walker
reviewed 3 months ago
I came here with a friend after seeing the Nutcracker on a Wednesday night. It was about 9:30/10 pm when we arrived and the dining area was still full. We were offered to sit at the bar, which the host told us was very "cozy." We agreed, and were led back to an elegant, small bar next to large glass windows that stretch from the floor to the ceiling. We ordered the eggplant parmesan. A few seconds later, a waitress brought over espresso cups filled with a squash soup for us to try, and once we had finished, brought over a tray of breads for us to choose from: there was focaccia, thin bread sticks and what appeared to be semolina. I chose the focaccia, which was really good--very fluffy on the inside, with a slightly crisp top, flavored with sea salt...very delicious. The eggplant parmesan was good, very thinly sliced with mozzarella and a nice tomato sauce. A small tray of homemade candies (nougat, chocolate orange caramels and a chocolate bark with pistachio nuts) was brought out with our bill. The staff was very friendly and courteous. As we left, the host walked out after us to ask us if we enjoyed the eggplant parmesan. A very enjoyable experience.
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Matthew Toia
reviewed 6 months ago
The Lincoln is tucked away under what might appear as a grassy hill from a distance right in a part of Lincoln Center court yard. The interior of the restaurant has a lot of glass walls so you get great views of the Julliard school or the amazing prep work being done in the kitchen through the transparent walls. I ended up ordering a lot of seafood since they included some of my Italian favorites. In particular I enjoyed their take on a frutti di mare which was very refreshing, light on oil and included some watermelon to balance out the flavor. Another highlight was dessert. I got the tartufo (a ball of gelato dipped in choclate). The mixture was intoxicating and rich, deep and a little nutty from the hazelnut flavored gelato. Overall a wonderful experience. I think we'll be back the next time we're down there for a performance.
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Bianca Livi
reviewed 8 months ago
Beautifully designed modern-looking restaurant with outstanding service. The agnolotti con tartufo estivo (sweet corn, summer truffles, stracciatella) was unbelievable. The biscotti gelato was pretty spectacular as well. Ask to be seated at a booth.
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Lisa Solimeo
reviewed 5 months ago
The architecture of this restaurant is so unique, it has a grass hill on the roof! The service is excellent and the food is delicious. I had the frutti di mare appetizer, it was perfectly seasoned and a pretty big portion. For my main, I had the Garganelli e ciauscolo pasta. I'm not going to lie, everyone had been talking this place up but I didn't love the sauce! It was a thick tomato sauce with ricotta, but not enough ricotta, and smoked sausage. They put a hefty amount of sausage in the dish and the pasta was cooked to a perfect al dente, but the sauce wasn't doing it for me. I'd like to go back to try something else. The dessert was good as well, we ordered a chocolate dessert which was super rich, couldn't finish it, but that's the way fancy desserts should be!
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Stuart Feldman
reviewed 9 months ago
Serious food, amazing sorbets, great inventive pasta dishes. and inside lincoln center. Have been there twice in past week (late July 2013). The pasta integrale (reginette) are remarkable - the first whole wheat pasta I have ever enjoyed. Salads were innovative and perfect for summer dinner. The service was knowledgeable and extremely helpful - my wife doesn't eat meat; they provided a great wild mushroom version of the whole wheat pasta dish. Wait staff also provided exact information and perfect recommendations.
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Jack Gorman
reviewed 11 months ago
From the very inviting welcome you receive when you walk in to Lincoln Ristorante all the way through the meal the experience is exceptional. The service is great. The food is wonderful. This is a place to go whether or not you are going to an event at Lincoln Center before or afterwards.