It's been almost a year since our last visit to the Hotel Lincoln and this time it proved to be a cosy and convenient environment for dinner with Marty and Mike. The bar is popular and the adjoining dining area also fills up, though the tables are generously spaced. A peek down the corridor reveals more tables, these covered with white linen.
The menu changes seasonally, though the proportion of vegetarian options remains fairly constant - dahl and naan ($13) appears on the bar menu, while the restaurant offers one meat-free entree and one main.
I picked the entree: chestnut and mascarpone ravioli with sherry mushrooms ($15), and additionally ordered a side salad. This was a larger portion than I expected, given Michael's little entree last time, but I relished every mouthful of the rich sauce and potent mushrooms. Though this would have been filling enough on its own, the lightly dressed green salad was a good choice for balance.
This is Michael's main, the vegetarian plate ($23.50): cummin spiced carrots, green leeks and sauce gribiche, mushroom and chestnut pithivier. Though it was all very tasty, the fancy name and serving size didn't quite seem worth it - certainly not $8.50 more than my delectable pasta.
One thing does seem to have changed since last year - Hotel Lincoln now has its own website!