Lincoln Ristorante

Lincoln Ristorante

142 West 65th Street, New York, New York

At Lincoln Ristorante, we offer our interpretation of modern Italian cuisine in New York at Lincoln Center. Our philosophy is simple: to source the best local ingredients and prepare them with authentic Italian methods and spirit. While our location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool and Henry Moore sculpture is exquisite, with panoramic views and a grass lawn roof, the heart of our restaurant is the central open kitchen.

The cuisine at Lincoln Ristorante blends precise technique with the ingredients and comforting feel of an Italian kitchen. We rely on local farmers and purveyors along with weekly visits to our neighborhood Tucker Square Greenmarket, while importing the essential items (Parmigiano Reggiano, San Marzano tomatoes) from Italy that are irreplaceable. We honor the Italian culinary tradition of making our own fresh pastas, grissini, focaccia and pastries. Whole lambs and pigs are broken down to make charcuterie including prosciutto cotto, mortadella, spallata and speck, as well as testa di maiale terrines, sausages, cotechino, salted porchetta and countless seasonal ragus. A focus and commitment to freshness and respect for every ingredient is paramount in our daily life.

The menu offers our take on traditional preparations ranging from spaghetti al pomodoro to vitello tonnato and simply grilled branzino. Antipasti coax rustic ingredients (oxtail, burrata, veal sweetbreads) into dishes with deep, savory flavors. Desserts, by Richard Capizzi, are beautiful renditions of Italy’s classics: light, lush and irresistible.


Services

  • Special Events

    • From the iconic Plaza in New York City to the enormous Wembley Stadium in London, every event, fundraiser, wedding or celebration is different -- so we treat each one as if it were the only one. 

  • Food and Beverage

    • As a leader in food service management, we operate some of the busiest and most famous kitchens in the world. 

Award Winning

Awards include: The Best New Restaurant in America, 2011-GQ On of the “Best New Restaurants of 2011”-Esquire Top Ten Best New Restaurants in the U.D. of 2011- Gayot.com Jonathan Benno’s Cavatelli con Vongole names one of the 15 Best Dishes of 2010- The New York Times Michelin Starred, 2013 Richard Capizzi’s Frittelle di mele names one of the Best Deserts of 210- New Woyk Magazine Jonathan Benno named The World’s Most Influential Chef of 2010- Epicurious

Lincoln Ristorante

Lincoln Ristorante is open seven days a week offering lunch, pre-theater, dinner and weekend brunch. It is accessible at street level on 65th Street or via Lincoln Center’s plaza. The stunning glass pavilion building that houses the restaurant was designed by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. We invite you to join us, share a meal and a glass of wine at our table.,

350 Wine Selection

While reservations are recommended to ensure a table, walk-ins are welcome at our bar where the full menu is served along with cocktails, a Negroni specialty menu and an all-Italian wine list. Wine Director Aaron von Rock and his team offer 350 selections, constantly evolving and focused on small producers.