Lincoln Ristoranti • Lincoln is the latest incarnation of famed restaurateur (and longtime Patina Restaurant Group CEO) Nick Valenti’s commitment to bringing the ultimate in culinary experiences to the nation’s leading cultural institutions. Lincoln combines high-concept design with the impeccable contemporary Italian cuisine of Chef Jonathan Benno. The restaurant has only been operative for 9 weeks, but of course is running flawlessly.
Valenti worked closely with the architectural firm of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro to create Lincoln’s unique design featuring glass walls, signature sloping lawn roof and a spectacular view of the reflecting pool and the Henry Moore sculpture. The restaurant’s environment is both comfortable and refined – with an open kitchen, bar, lounge, two dining rooms and private dining accommodations.
Lincoln opens for lunch, pre-theater and dinner seven days a week and brunch on weekends. It can be accessed at street level on 65th Street or via Lincoln Center’s plaza.
Chef Benno’s cuisine emphasizes superior ingredients treated simply and with impeccable technique. Dishes are contemporary, but respectful of the regional Italian tradition. Fabulous drinks featuring my two absolute favorites Aperol and Prosseco.
CAVATELLI CON VONGOLE razor clams, peppers and Lemon thyme ( USD 26 ), POLLO ARROSTO CON ZUPPA GALLURESE chicken, pane Toscano, cabbage, provolone ( USD 34 ),TIRAMISÚ mascarpone zabaglione, Savoiardi, tuile al cacao ( USD 14 ).
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