Lincoln - DC

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2915 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
LINCOLN is a collaboration of gastronomy, mixology and design.
Savor our seasonal American small plate menu crafted from fresh ingredients supplied by local & regional farms. LINCOLN pays tribute to one of our greatest US Presidents, with nods to many of his favorite foods including oysters, gingerbread and chicken pot pie.
If you’re thirsty for cocktails that are truly one-of-a-kind, our barkeeps, have created one of the city’s freshest bar programs highlighted by mason jars featuring infused bourbons and DC's first moonshine-list served in antique-style copper cups. In warm weather months enjoy our patio offering panoramic views of DC’s urban landscape. LINCOLN is the right place for your next private event with many options for private dining from 10 to 200.
Original paintings and a distinctive interior design by homegrown pop artist, Maggie O’Neill make LINCOLN a feast for the senses at Lunch, happy hour, dinner, brunch or after dark.

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ksbmd
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a work lunch. Food is good. Service is quick and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've not been to Lincoln in quite sometime, but my last two visits have been so disappointing (Mother's Day 2019 and March 8, 2020). This place used to have such great food and drinks for their Sunday brunch. However, after my visit today I must admit that I do not think I will be returning. Everything was just "ok" for me from the food to the service. I didn't have the Chef's Special buffet, but instead opted for ordering a la cart. Group consensus: Fried chicken, omelettes, and potatoes were very good; however, the drinks and pancakes/waffles were mediocre, and bacon was not evenly cooked. Our server while very kind, simply could not keep up with all of her tables. When comparing my last 2 visits to previous, there is just no comparison.

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MicheleK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

First bad meal I've ever had there. Order took 40 minutes to arrive. Fries were cold. Sent them back. New ones also cold. Didn't bother to send back. Po'boy uninspired, bready and limp. Po'boy+shared brussels sprouts came to almost $40 with tip (drank tap water). Seriously reconsidering my patronage.

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vipJreview
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It was very very loud. The food was okay, The server did not come back for water at all. though he checked in once.

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vipJohnG
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not impressed. Service was mediocre. Food was just ok Advertises a happy hour but those prices only apply at the bar. I won’t be back. Too many better choices nearby.

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dd25
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Lincoln and we loved it! Food was delicious, the hostess was great and our server Joanie was outstanding. Loved our table by the penny wall!

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vipMegan
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service here is outstanding! The hostess was extremely kind, and our waiter was very attentive. He was ready to answer any question we had about the food, and knew when to make suggestions to make our lunch more enjoyable.

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LoisF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a lovely, tasty meal in an appealing space! I just wish the staff wouldn't keep trying to take your plate away while you're still eating...

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MonicaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very hip atmosphere & decor. Great food! Calamari & brussel sprouts are a must

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vipDoxieLuvr
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were placed in the back room away from a large party which was great to not be surrounded by the noise. The ambiance was very inviting. I was not overly impressed with the signature cocktails but the food was excellent. My dining partner is vegetarian and had no problem finding a meal.

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vipPhillyPhoodie
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Ruben was yummy, although it was a bit messy. It was huge - Can they offer half portions?

The waitress was warm and efficient.

It was a great place to grab a quick lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependable and tasty

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Emily
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

WAY, WAY too loud - we had no idea Sunday brunch was a dance party with DJ blasting techno. No one could hear anyone else talking. Food from the kitchen was good; waffle made at the buffet was standard buffet fare. Drinks were expensive - too expensive for a Sunday brunch. We left as soon as we could -- our ears were ringing. Not enjoyable.

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ElizabethM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. Eventual service was great. We were seated at a table. A different waiter came up and told us and the hostess we could not sit there bc the table was needed for a future reservation (ah, we had a reservation). We moved. Then the server told us he needed to hurry us along bc a larger party was coming in and needed our table. The issue is.....we had a reservation too!! Why was ours less important for a 4 person party. Apparently there is a difference in reservations???? Will likely not return.

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NicoleM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great brunch with friends! The food and service was amazing! Music was a tad loud

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MelissaJ
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was all around under seasoned and way smaller portions than I remember. We were sat at a table for 5 in the middle of a walkway while a later party was taken to a wall booth post our arrival. I had made reservations almost a month in advance. Needless to say I was disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

almost every dish we ordered was worth it! the pumpkin risotto + the brussel sprouts were PHENOMENAL! the country-friend hen-of-the-woods was lack luster. best creme brulee ive ever had!!!

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vipRegrefe
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was terrific. The location was convenient but I would have liked a bigger selection on the menu.

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ScottnNikki
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The Brussels sprouts were excellent. The deviled eggs were just okay. My homemade are better. I ordered the scallops. Only got 4. We were still hungry when we left. The service was great. Overall a mediocre experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great but small. Expected

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JonathanP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Try the Chicken Pot Pie, it was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great venue for a reunion of four couples! The staff was excellent and the meal delicious.

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BritneyW
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The flavor profile of the Sunday brunch chef’s table was uninspiring. While the food was displayed beautifully, everything lacked the proper seasoning and the bottomless booze was mixed poorly. Don’t let the fresh omelette and waffle stand trick you. It was a total (expensive $52) disappointment. Honestly, you’re better off making the trip to VA and going to Blackwall Hitch.

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vipSamRun
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Everything was very bland. Had salmon dish, Brussels and Mac and cheese. Everything was so average

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the waiter was awesome

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vipSmith
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

A confused restaurant. Waiter said the concept was ‘kinda American tapas, with each plate having 4oz protein and a side.’ What?

It was late, so we ordered. Steak came with rancid tasing potatoes. Pork was covered in bread crumbs and tasted old. White wine was warm. Service was slow.

It’s a confused place with mediocre, greasy food.

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vipRoyB
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were seated in an off area-which is fine except the service became slow.

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SidP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I got the chicken pot pie, and it was very good. The only downside to the restaurant was feeling rushed by the waiter to order, but I wouldn't let it stop me from visiting again.

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JoanH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday. Restaurant gave us a free slice of cake and offered us champagne when we asked for a photo. Nice!

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RickiH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy, delightful service, great for business lunch.

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely wonderful. I will love to go back and try other options.

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Carmilia
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday Brunch spot. Try the bottomless Bloody Marys it Mimosas, as well as the Deviled Eggs. Kudos to my server Wes for being so nice and his amazing service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Interesting restaurant. Location isn’t far from the Metro, but not a whole lot right next to it. Decor is cool, but a bit strange especially in the bathrooms. Not sure what they were going for there - funny but seems out of character (made me wonder if it also hosts raves). Food was good and our server was great at explaining the menu and tending to us without hovering. Leisurely pace and we weren’t rushed to leave, although it was very quiet when we arrived.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food ranged from ok to good, but the place is simply to noisy to be enjoyable.

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TeriP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was just overall not good. The kale salad, salmon entree and short rib entree were all under seasoned and slightly overcooked. Service was better than the food, but still not great. No not to return here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with an old colleague for lunch and found the food delicious, fresh, and reasonably priced for Farragut. It was well lit, staff was attentive, and our table was comfortable - we weren't crowded into a small table for two. Definitely make a reservation!

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vipskos
Cincinnati
74 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

If I had to net it out, I’d say the total experience was very average other than the service. It’s billed as a fine food restaurant, yet how do you not have anchovies for a Caesar’s salad? To make it worse, you put Pomegranate kernels on it?How do you claim to make great martinis without having stuffed olives? For the money, there are better choices in walking distance

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vipluvfood
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We chose Lincoln to try someplace new for restaurant week . We arrived and waited several minutes for anyone to great and seat us. The place had a vaguely disorganized and unprofessional feel. However, our waiter was actually very responsive and the food was surprisingly tasty and even sophisticated. One complaint, the pork chops were very fatty and depending on what entree you wanted, ala carte was a better financial "deal" than restaurant week. Also, at the end of the meal we asked for coffee and were told that they had "run out?"

So in summary, the kitchen generally turns out really good food, but the overall organization and management needs some professionalization.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

There for restaurant week. Had to request Restaurant Week Menu. Menu not the same as on web site. So noisy we couldn't hear others at table talking. Left without eating. Went to the very quiet and outstanding Alhambra @ St. Regis.

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Lincoln - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Lincoln - DC also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 386-9200.

Lincoln - DC is rated 4.4 stars by 2915 OpenTable diners.

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