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Jan 6, 2012 12:21 PM

Lincoln Ristorante - Tonight

Any dish recs? Will certainly explore the primi, but was wondering if there are standouts among the antipasti and secondi that should not be missed. The eggplant parm side is already on the list.

Have been reading that Benno and co. are hitting their stride these days...I'll report back.

142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

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  1. Unfortunately I've not had the chance to go back since my review a few months back:

    So I don't know how much the menu has changed. Everything was great, but we really loved the lamb loin chop.

    1. In addition to the eggplant parm, try the roasted mushrooms side dish.

      The online menu seems to have changed since my last visit but I've heard good things about the duck and the gnocchi.

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      1. re: H Manning

        Agreed! Don't miss those mushrooms. Also really enjoyed the gnudi. Mrs. Coasts didn't care for the Vongole.

          1. re: millefeuille

            Thanks for the input. I'm sorry to say that Lincoln really was a huge disappointment for me (as well as my family).

            The space (at least the brighter, higher-ceilinged dining room) is certainly an attractive place to sit down for a meal (though my brother correctly noted that it looks like an Apple store...).

            The service was awkward, despite reports that things had been smoothed out since the initial rounds of underwhelmed reviews. For instance, when the unremarkable amuse offering of chicken liver mousse crostinis was unceremoniously dropped on our table, no explanation or description was offered. Given that there were members of our party with dietary restrictions, we flagged down a server to figure out what the dish was.

            Appetizer of lobster and bacala fritters were lukewarm and leaden. There was very little lobster and certainly not enough to justify the dish's high tariff. We sampled several primi, and each was overcooked.

            The entrees were very safe, if not outright mediocre, and certainly not at the level that we expected. Having dined at Per Se numerous times during Chef Benno's tenure, we had very high hopes for the cuisine at Lincoln. Overall, it was a maddeningly disappointing experience.

            142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023