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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Food in focus: Lincoln

An excerpt from the Emancipation Proclamation is boldly backlit at Lincoln. (Scott Suchman/For The Washington Post)
This week, Tom Sietsema visited Lincoln, a sleek new downtown restaurant featuring a presidential theme and seasonal small plates. Scott Suchman provides the pictures.

Blueberry lemonade is served in a Mason jar at Lincoln. (Scott Suchman/For The Washington Post)

Lincoln’s strong bar program focuses on classic American spirits.

A long communal table nods to President Lincoln’s log cabin roots. (Scott Suchman/For The Washington Post)

Duck sausage rolls with local mustard. (Scott Suchman/For The Washington Post)

Designer Maggie O’Neill nods to the 16th president with several vivid acrylic paintings, a floor tiled in actual pennies and many more touches. (Scott Suchman/For The Washington Post)

Tom Sietsema says the soft-shell crab appetizer is the prettiest he’s encountered this season. The lightly crisp seafood is mounted on a colorful salad of charred corn, tomatoes and lime that announces summer in each forkful. (Scott Suchman/For The Washington Post)

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