(212) 359-6500 | View Website

142 W 65th St, New York, NY | Directions   10023

40.773314 -73.983756

Open Hours

LUNCH Daily: 12:00pm-2:00pm DINNER Nightly: 5:30pm-10:30pm BRUNCH Sat-Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm

Restaurants, $$$$, Fine Dining  more

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Lincoln Square


From The Owners of Lincoln

Lincoln is the latest incarnation of famed restaurateur (and longtime Patina Restaurant Group CEO) Nick Valenti's commitment to bringing the…

Di Bruno Bros. Burrata, Asparagi Bianchi, Gamberi Alla Griglia, Cappunada Di Tonno, Tonno Di Coniglo, Terrina Di Foie Gras E Coda Di Bue, Insalata Di Lingua Di Manzo, Gnudi Ri Ricotta, Tagliatelle E Asparagi, Ravioli Di Baccala... more

Reviews for Lincoln


Former Per Se chef Jonathan Benno brings his precision and brilliance to the famously informal food of Italy. It should be a mismatch, but both sides benefit from this odd marriage, and Benno's commitment to changing the menu from region to region adds another level of interest. A truly special restaurant.

over a year ago

Great service, trendy setting – We live nearby, wanted to check this out shortly after its opening. I stopped by a few days in advance to make a reservation for a party of 4, but was told it was a busy Saturday night and only late (10pm) seating was available.

The good news was on the Sat am I called again, and they said they'd see what they could do - they returned my call a few hours later and we had a table at prime time! Brilliant!

The restaurant is in a trendy setting, and there is a layer of soundproof glass separating the dining area from the kitchen so you can see the food being prepared. (Although our booth could have done with more lighting.)

The service was excellent, the sommelier picked a good bottle of wine in our price range. All enjoyed our food, and even though we didn't stay for dessert they still brought out a tray of DELICIOUS cookies for the table.


over a year ago

Amazing Brunch! – Great place with a great $36 deal for Sat or Sun brunch. The setting here is absolutely gorgeous. I can only imagine how awesome it will be in the winter with snow all around looking out from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The service is also first-rate. And the food? Wow. Take your pick - from the spaghetti al pomodoro to the steak and eggs, I can’t think of a better meal I’ve ever had. At $36 a person I will definitely go back again and again.

over a year ago

Citysearch Editorial Profile – Undoubtedly the biggest opening of 2010, with former Per Se chef Jonathan Benno in the kitchen, but can this elegant newcomer at Lincoln Center compete with nearby Marea when it comes to Italian fine dining?

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

THE EMPEROR WITH NO FOOD ON PLATES- I feel bad for the nice staff. They are working hard at a restaurant that barely serves food on its plates.

The whole thing is bizarre- the few strings of pasta (entree portion) were served on an oversized plate. It made the presentation laughable. I expected Ed McMahon and Dick Clark to come out with a Bloopers video crew. Our friends at the table said immediately- "Looks like we're getting pizza on the street."

We've been to fancy restaurants before. where portions are small and limited, but this took the cake (excuse the food reference as I must be hungry). The pasta comprised about 1/9th of the empty plate. I'm no fancy chef, but does the pasta cost that much that pasta needs to be rationed? It's like SURVIVOR: LINCOLN on CBS. "You have four hours on the Upper West Side and 16 people must share an appetizer of pasta."

The fancy owner would make a ton of $ if he opened a pizza place next door. Or maybe Shake Shack: Lincoln.

The night started with a convoluted policy/pitch about unlimited water for $3. The policy, the extra emphasis on this, the mentioning of cost was all wrong immediately and seemed ridiculously out of human touch.

How did the food taste? Honestly, I'm not sure and I'm not kidding. The portions were so small that I tasted more fork, than food.

Will anyone tell the EMPEROR that he has no food on the plates and is lacking a human touch? By the empty seats, my guess is he's already been told subtly. If he really wanted to hear the advice, he should just go to the pizza places nearby and ask his recent diners.


Write a Review for


Josh Ozersky\'s Favorite Restaurants in New York I eat at a lot of places and I love many of them, but only a few can truly be said to be on my short…
America\'s Ten Greatest Italian Restaurants I don\'t claim to have eaten in every Italian resturant in America, but I\'ve eaten in hundreds, if…
The Daniel Family Tree It\'s been 20 years since Restaurant Daniel opened up, giving notice that there was a new haute…
The Culinary Capital That Is Columbus Circle The area around Central Park isn\'t generally thought of a great restaurant neighborhood, and for…
The Craft Mafia: A Web of Influence The most influential restaurant of the past ten years isn\'t the most famous or the one with the most…
Alta Cucina: Luxury Italian Restaurants Worth The Cost Given how much Italian food Americans eat, and the relatively low price tag even the good ones…
80% 100 5 5 Votes
Get Directions
Your Friends

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!

Add Blog Post

Add your blog review of Lincoln to Citysearch

Do you have a review of Lincoln on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:

  • 1. Include our image link in your Lincoln review blog post.
  • 2. Citysearch will notice that you're linking to one of our pages. We'll scan your blog.
  • 3. We'll show a link to your blog post from the Lincoln page on Citysearch.

The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.

Read our FAQ for details.

Image Link

To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.

Lincoln on Citysearch