One Lincoln - Food & Spirits
I really wanted to give a better review but there are some kinks that need to be worked out. Made a reservation for 5 pm so we could make a 7 pm show. We were seated promptly and our food order placed by 5:20. Sadly our entrees did not arrive until 6:30 pm and we ended up inhaling our food and 3 in our party just decided to get take out boxes rather than face indigestion from eating so fast. We told our server and one other that we were trying to catch a show earlier so the delay just seems inexplicable. Worse was that one person in our party had mashed potatoes that were cold! The one pro is that they were great about subbing sides given food allergies and dietary needs. We don’t fault the server but the restaurant needs to work our timing of meals. Over 1 hour to get food is not what we expected. I paid a good amount for a meal I did not get to taste.
Good menu with good prices. Very busy restaurant and I strongly recommend you make reservations. Extremely popular with the locals. We enjoyed our meals, but it was noisy.
We have eaten at One Lincoln several times over a period of years. The ambiance is good but the food has not been great Based on its cost. The server was pleasant and professional but not attentive enough to the small things like water as the meal progressed.
Steak, salmon and boar entrees were excellent. French Onion soup excellent. Cheese cake dessert delicious. What separates One Lincoln from the truly excellent fine dining establishments, however, are the small touches of service one expects. Examples: when you have a reservation and ask to sit at a different table than the one offered it shouldn’t be an issue. To be told “that table is reserved” makes little sense since the manager admitted all he would need to do was change it in the restaurant’s computer. Why do you need to ask for bread when all the tables around you have bread? Dishes should be cleared before dessert is offered. Empty drink glasses should not clutter the table. The level of service needs to catch up to the excellence off the food.
The service team that waited on us were excellent. They made sure that no one had an empty glass. Food was outstanding
Awesome food and service!
We go here about 3 times per year. It's great for special occasions, a bit pricey but worth it. Never had a bad experience.
It was just ok. The food wasn't wow for the prices and the service was poor.
We had a poor waitress who affected our overall dining experience. She didn't make sure we had the basics like the correct fork. she acted like she expected me to eat my main course with a salad fork, and the bread was cold. She never stopped back to check on us. We had to ask the manager for more water and the check. The food was average at best and was barely warm. All and all a horrible experience.
The veggie flatbread was truly spectacular. Salmon was cooked perfectly. Initially disappointed that the expected caprese was made with dried tomatoes, yet they worked beautifully and were delicious. Food served promptly.
Restaurant not busy, so expected more attention to empty water glasses and clearing empty plates.
Food was so, so! Service was horrible! Try elsewhere.
We stopped in on a Saturday for dinner and ordered two fillets. The food came out in a reasonable amount of time and was just ok, but we were thinking it's really weird that for $35 the meal didn't come with bread or something. Then as we were finishing up a man nonchalantly walks by and slides a bread basket on the table without saying a word or stopping. The server was really nice, but once again it's just weird.
Thank you, One Lincoln, for putting together a 6-top outside at the last minute. It was lovely and the food was great. We especially loved the gnocchi appetizer which would have made a nice small main by itself.
This was the second time that we had to wait an extremely long time to get our food after we ordered. We will not be returning.
Our server was a bit slow with our table. We had to ask for drink refills. Matt was excellent. Brought us bread and was very cordial. Portions were small.
It sure seemed like the people who worked there were not very happy. No greeting, no goodbye from surly man who seated us. Waitress forget to get an ordered drink. Lots of menu items unavailable.
Great meal. Great atmosphere
We walked in and were one of 3 tables sitting at the restaurant. Our waitress took 20 minutes to talk to us. We sat down at 8:18 p.m. We didn't get food until 9:30. Our crab mac n cheese smelled and tasted like dead fish. We were very disappointed.
Great food and service has improved since we were last there.
our server was extremely subpar, and seemed flustered every time she checked on us, and with only 4 other tables occupied and other servers in the restaurant, it should’ve been manageable. she took close to 10 minutes to even greet our table and we watched her talk to other employees during this time. I ordered the duck, it was extremely tough, the sweet potatoes were cold and the berry compote was just berries tossed on the plate. overall, it was a subpar experience.
Very friendly place great food will be telling all our family and friends
Always enjoy breakfast here. Service is good & food delishious. Apple pancakes & french toast are favs - omlettes are nice too & not too big. If its a busy time make reservations even if you are staying at Gettysburg hotel - we’ve had experiences unable to get a table.
All parts of our meal from cocktails to entrees were very good. The Arancini risotto balls as an appetizer were unusual and tasty. The stuffed scallops were pricey but excellent, as was the Amaretto duck breast.
Service was quick and efficient, especially for a Tuesday night. They have a good system with waitresses, bus staff and serving staff who keeps things moving.
Although not cheap, if you are in the hotel, then this is the best food in the area.
Meal was just "okay." I didn't realize it was part of the hotel next door. It came up when I searched for restaurants for "foodies" and I don't think that was accurate. There was nothing bad about the restaurant but it was just "meh" from this foodie. Non-foodies will likely enjoy.
The food quality was extremely poor. We were expecting much more based on the reviews.
Average in every way. Service was fair. Very loud. Specialty cocktails were enjoyable.
It's attached to the Gettysburg Hotel, but it had much better food and was more affordable than most hotel restaurants. It's one of the few places in town that takes reservations. We ordered sandwiches and pasta, and all our plates were delicious, including my gluten-free friend's meal. The restaurant has outdoor seating, and the inside is open to the hotel bar, so we heard live music while we dined.
Service was very attentive. Food was good but nothing to write home about.
We looked for and found a fantastic place to eat. The food tasted fantastic with a range to meet the budget. The servers were very busy but took their time with each table. We will return!
Mixed review: The Goat cheese ravioli was excellent, served with a flavorful sauce. The broiled grouper was terrible: Fishy smelling, looked boiled or poached instead of grilled, advertised as served with vegetables but actually served on a plate of white beans. Inedible. Service was very good; our server was friendly and concerned; she didn't charge us for the grouper. Nice selection of wines.
The service was poor and inattentive. The food was okay.
There were only five tables of customers seated in the restaurant. There were at least three servers. Yet, somehow, we waited twenty minutes without even a greeting from server. They partially bussed tables around us yet did not look our way. Finally we asked if we had a server. Nearly five minutes later someone finally arrived to take our order. Even the gentleman at the table next to us congratulated us on finally being acknowledged by a server, having noticed how long we sat ignored.
We started our order with soup and a bottle of wine. When the server brought the bottle of wine, it was already open prior to arriving at the table, with the cork sitting high out of the bottle and the foil climbing up the base of the cork. The server poured each of us a half glass of wine and placed the bottle on the table, instead of allowing me to taste the wine first.
The server's knowledge of the food was minimal. When asked about a particular dish, the server knew little about it, stating it was added to the menu just a couple weeks prior. The server tried to be helpful in her description but could say little more that what it looked like. This speaks to a management issue. When a new menu item is added, the staff should be given the chance to sample it so they can knowledge speak about the dish.
As for the food, the soups were decent. The goat cheese ravioli was good and worth the price. The cajun style shrimp was over seasoned. It took away from what could have been a good dish. It was so overpowering that I could barely eat half the dish before I became sick of the offputting flavor.
There is potential in this restaurant, but I will try the many other restaurants within walking distance before go back.
Surprisingly good, food-wise. Service was good, waitress said she was new, but she was on top of things. Would go back.
Eat on a Sunday night; early evening. Restaurant was not busy. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were greeted by the wait staff quickly. We chose small plates to share rather than entrees so our experience may not be representative. Food was pub-food quality with not much for distinctive flavors but ok. Would not consider upscale versus Elizabeth’s down the street, but it was a pleasant dinner.
The food overall was pretty good. Not amazing, but pretty good. It was definitely over priced for the quality, and the kitchen clearly wasn't able to handle a mid-sized event (wedding for the hotel) plus its restaurant customers. Our waiter was very nice and compensated us, but we would not recommend the restaurant, nor would we eat here again. There is simply way more available in Gettysburg where staff clearly values ALL of its customers.
One Lincoln was very disappointing. I tried the brûlée French onion soup and the bread, even though it was soaked in broth, was so hard it was almost inedible. I also got the asparagus and avocado salad, which had only two pieces of asparagus included. Seems like such a small amount since it was listed in the title. This was put on a large mound of lettuce that seemed to include iceberg. One highlight was the dressing which nicely complimented the grilled chicken. Was looking for a nice restaurant for a special occasion and I found One Lincoln to fall short.
This restaurant is convenient to the Gettysburg hotel and since we arrived at dinner time it worked for us. Ambience- not so much. Sad because with the historic hotel next door they could make it into so much more. We opted for burgers since we figured that was a safe option. They would have been good too, if not for the fact that they were over cooked. My husband ordered a twice baked potato which was a special they were having that evening instead of fries ( we were told there would be an additional charge). The potato came out partially frozen. Really?? Our beer order got mixed up too. Yuengling served in the first round instead of the black and tan that had been ordered. We didn’t even bother to say anything. This place is a mess sadly.
We ate at One Lincoln on a quiet, rainy Sunday evening. The food tasted like it had been prepared earlier and reheated for service. We had to flag down the waitress for everything as she did not come to our table except to deliver the food.
service was excellent; food was good but pricey. outside parking was difficult
Expected a good meal after reading all the excellent reviews but was disappointed with service and food.