I had a birthday dinner a week ago at 51 Lincoln. I had not been since it was Le Soir. What a disappointment. I did my research and the feed back was mostly good so off we went with a party of 8.
It was on a Thursday night, so we asked to be seated alone downstairs to avoid noise. We were seated upstairs in the middle of a very crowded dining room. It was restaurant week, but we had informed them we would be using the regular menu.
Bottom line - 3,5 very loud hours after our 7 p.m. arrival - consistently oversalted food (I like salt) and very slow service - I got a bill for almost $700. The desserts were almost inedible.
I will not be going back - lackluster food, bad service, bad atmosphere - big bill. No thanks. Too bad I liked Le Soir.