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Lincoln Ristorante
Italian Restaurant$$$$
Today 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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142 W 65th St New York, NY 10023
142 West 65th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10023
$$$$Italian Restaurant, BarToday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:30 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmWednesday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pmThursday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pm
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Glass-walled dining room where chef Jonathan Benno prepares upscale Italian fare in an open kitchen.- Google
"Serious food, amazing sorbets, great inventive pasta dishes."
"My new favorite restaurant!"
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Charlotte Taylor Suppe
2 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
5 months ago
We always go here before opera or theater. Food has actually improved through the years! Go now.
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Mike Murphy
7 months ago
Had drinks here last night - great restaurant. I love the atmosphere and the food was out of this world. Don't forget to have the dessert - fantastic! It was a hit with my Valentine's Day date!
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Alex Berggruen
2 years ago
An older crowd attends this fancy, elegant Lincoln Center restaurant. While the patrons are not the youngest or hippest (given that the restaurant is uptown), the food here is fantastic. This place is best suited for a special occasion with the family (and you might want to throw on a necktie for the heck of it). There are some great pastas and excellent salads. The staff is professional and delivers very personal service.
Christine Graziano
a month 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
9 months 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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Stephen Elms
a year ago
As a frequent patron of Lincoln Center to attend New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, or many of the other world class events, Lincoln Ristorante is the perfect way to start the evening. Executive Chef Jonathan Benno, who was chef de cuisine at Thomas Keller's Per Se for six years, has developed a wonderful menu of contemporary Italian cuisine and an exquisite dining experience. The wait staff, skillfully commanded by Justin Marquez, are incredibly knowledge about every dish and the perfect wine to pair with the meal. In the few short years Lincoln Ristorante has been open it's already received a Michelin Star and praise from the New York Times. It's not an inexpensive meal, but for New York City the cost is worth the quality.
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B. Walker
a year 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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