Lincoln Center’s New Restaurant

Lincoln Center’s New Restaurant

Lincoln Center’s New Restaurant
Jessica Sample
Lincoln Center’s New Restaurant
Jessica Sample
Thanks to its new restaurant, Lincoln Center ups the sophistication ante.

There’s a new maestro at New York City’s Lincoln Center—Jonathan Benno, the former chef de cuisine at the Michelin three-starred Per Se. Lincoln, housed in a glass-encased space designed by architects Diller Scofidio & Renfro, is amping up the appeal of the world’s largest performing-arts complex in time for the holidays. It’s all part of Lincoln Center’s master plan to enter its second 50 years with a bang: the $1.2 billion renovation that’s nearing completion includes a spruced-up Alice Tully Hall, as well as 10,000 square feet of public green space. Add to that Benno’s clever interpretations of Italian classics—gremolata-spiked spaghetti al pomodoro and eggplant parmigiana—and you have a destination worthy of a standing ovation. Dinner for two $160.

What’s Onstage at Lincoln Center

Here, the season’s highlights:

Don Carlo Verdi’s epic tragedy, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Metropolitan Opera House; through Dec. 18.

The Nutcracker George Balanchine’s holiday classic. David H. Koch Theater; through Jan. 2.

A Free Man of Color John Guare’s comedy set in 1800’s New Orleans, directed by George C. Wolfe. Vivian Beaumont Theatre; through Jan. 9.

American Songbook A tribute to homegrown music, featuring Barbara Cook, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and more. Jazz at Lincoln Center; Jan. 12–Feb. 20.

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