Great service! I rated the
Great service! I rated the food as 3 stars since my prime rib was more done than I prefer but the vegetables were great and the dessert was amazing.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a spectacular dining
This was a spectacular dining experience. The atmosphere was impressive the service friendly, competent and knowledgeable and the food was amazing. We brought special friends from out of town to Wilderness Ridge for dinner and they were ecstatic. They said their vegetarian curry was the best they had ever had and the rest of has steaks that were cooked to perfection. We could not have had a better experience anywhere in the midwest.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We did enjoy our first experience
We did enjoy our first experience at Wilderness Ridge. The only thing I was somewhat disappointed in was that much of the food for the brunch was not very hot like I would have expected it, but there was a nice variety. We probably should have ordered an ommellett which I guess would have been hot.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Lodge is a great place
The Lodge is a great place to meet friends or colleagues and have lunch or dinner. I have been to informal, formal, and business events there, and it is always a fine place to be.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
An amazing dining experience.
An amazing dining experience. Love to visit this venue, had some of the best food I've ever eaten, and the atmosphere is exceptional.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was our 43 wedding anniversary
It was our 43 wedding anniversary and we enjoyed our experience at the Lodge
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Helpful and pleasant greeters.
Helpful and pleasant greeters. Went right to our table and had our server to us right away. Food was good but my wife's sirloin was not very good. We didn't complain because of the group of people we were with. Disappointed in that aspect of the meal. The other four meals were very good.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good, except
Food was very good, except for the bread, which was terrible
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an amazing waiter and
We had an amazing waiter and an amazing time thank you!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Snow in May
When you get snow and cold temps in May, there's no better place to be than in front of the fireplace at Wilderness Ridge. Of course, the ambiance is nice year around as well. We love their outdoor seating in the summer time. Service and food are outstanding. It was loud the night we were there since we were surrounded by five large college graduation parties. It's not normally that loud.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a lovely setting! We
What a lovely setting! We had brunch for my father's birthday. The food was great, the selection also very good and the service excellent. I think it was a bargain for what we received. Will definitely be back.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there to celebrate our anniversary, and had a wonderful experience. Prime Rib was cooked perfectly, my wife's salad was beautifully presented, and the ambiance was outstanding. They helped make this day very special for us.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enoyed our evening out
The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge is one of our favorite places to eat. The food is always wonderful. It is a great place to take guests and family.
The building is unique for Lincoln; a conversation piece all it own.
The addition of the specials menu is very nice. It expands the menu variety. I like the wine flights. It gives me a chance to taste four different wines without over indulging.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second dinner meeting there
Second dinner meeting there with colleagues. Ambiance was great for extended conversations, enjoyable meal and delightful dissert to share. Highly recommend for business and probably family/special occasion celebratory meal.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to The Lodge to celebrate our Anniversary. Great service!! The food was wonderful, ordered mussels, ceasar salad, ribeye steak and a bottle of red wine. We sat out on the patio, and the weather was perfect, and the view was amazing! Would definitely go back again! On a separate note, their Sunday brunch is also amazing!!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lincoln restaurant week
We returned to The Lodge after several years because the menu for Lincoln Restaurant Week looked to be the best of the lot. The chef really nailed the appetizers (beet salad, an innovative small plate of shrimp with grits and red eye gravy). The entrees we ordered were also a hit (catfish and a house-made gnocchi). But the main reason we chose The Lodge was the trio of custard desserts- white chocolate creme brulee, chess pie and a panna cotta, but these items, were not the anticipated highlight of the evening. The creme brulee was near perfect, but the other two items were ho-hum. The service was the low point of the evening, not horrible, not great. Our waitress just seemed like she would much rather be doing something else.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Resturant week dining
As part of resturant week we had dinner, they were out of the item we wanted but offered a suitable substitute. Also they were out if the dessert I chose :-(
A beautiful building, nice atmosphere.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must do!
I've been coming to wilderness for years and its always been good to very good, but now they have a "Wine spectator" wine list and creative chef and a manager who gets what Lincoln wants. I was there with my wife for our 22nd wedding anniversary on a Friday night and you can't find a better place in Lincoln and the live music was unbelievable, but it was the food that stole the show. No more ritz crackers on the cheese tray, a beautiful beet salad and both of our main dishes were top notch, but the Leek bread pudding was to die for. It was recommended by our server and I almost cried when I eat it. Go out to Wilderness and let John Johnson and his staff take you on a very memorable dinning experience. It's a MOST!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice evening
An overall great experience. The establishment is committed to excellence. A pleasant atmosphere, good service and great food.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great AlFresco Dining
Our server made the whole night memorable. She was the best waitress we have had there. The weather was perfect so we decided to dine on the patio. Even at night it is beautiful.
The shrimp appetizer took my breath away(literally) but those at our table who liked spicy food, enjoyed it. The steaks were perfectly cooked and juicy, the roasted chicken was flavorful but a little tough (That can happen with free range birds). They complemented our chicken with seasonal vegetable and fried potatoes. The vegetables were a good addition.
Always a great place to stop for a meal.
7/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
no longer a menu option at noontime
it must be quite a while that we have dined at wilderness ridge over the noon hour and not had the brunch buffet - back in the day there was a noontime menu with several likeable dishes - no longer so...
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience once again! Ate in the Grill, had diners ordering off Grill menu as well as Lodge menu. Suggestion might be to combine these two menus. Had two bottles of excellent wine; service was very personable. Enjoyable evening, would recommend to those wanting a nice dining experience outside the "chain" box. Everyone seemed to be having prompt service, even though there was a big tailgate party going on at facility as well.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wilderness Ridge Rating
We thought the food was perhaps the best ever... the NY Strip and the Prime Rib, along with the asparagus and whipped potatoes were all excellent!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dined at The Lodge for a business meeting with a group of four. It was the perfect location and an outstanding menu. The food was perfectly prepared and the wine/beer list was very good. While it is certainly a pricy meal, in comparison to many other options, it is well worth the cost and I would highly recommend this restaurant for business or special occasion dining.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff were fantastic. Service was great. Dinner was out of this world and the glass of wine just topped it off for us. What a wonderful place to take my lady for her birthday!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Room with a View
Great food, service and ambiance! We went or a special occassion this ime and it met every expectation. The wine was great and the entertainment was very talented and not over powering and loud. Overall we had a great experience.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very pleasant evening
We went to celebrate a Birthday after the Nebraska home game. The place was full of people in red and the atmosphere was very jovial.
Filets were done perfectly and had a wonderful taste. the Steelhead trout was not filleted but still had the bones & skin. I don't mind the skin, but had to clean out the bones before enjoying the moist fish. Just wish it had more seasoning. I chose to have the quinoa with it and it was a great accompaniment to the trout .
The service was impeccable. A very pleasant evening
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, location, scenery,
Great food, location, scenery, friendly staff. We will for sure go back. One of the better dining experiences we have had.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Staff was very friendly and
Staff was very friendly and service was prompt. Entrees and appetizers were hot and arrived to our table at the appropriate time. Relaxing environment great for both couples and families.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My birthday brunch
The atmosphere here is gorgeous and the food was exceptional. Lots of choices and appealed to my grandchildren also. A fun birthday treat!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Excellent Meal at The Lodge!
I was intrigued to visit The Lodge because of a review in Friday's Lincoln Journal Star and we were certainly not disappointed. Margaret had the quail with pumpkin, which she enjoyed immensely, crunchy pumpkin with perfectly spiced and cooked little birds. I splurged on the Wagyu NY Strip because I was curious about this product. It came to my table perfectly cooked and melt in your mouth tender. I also ordered the deep fried Brussels Sprouts, which were totally delicious, with quite an interesting sauce. Our big treat was the their new chef, Kyle Lamb, came to our table to ask about our meal. Originally from Lincoln, he missed family and friends, so came back when he could. And we are very happy that he did. I highly recommend it.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being out of town guests in Omaha we were looking for that down home Thanksgiving meal. With a student at Creighton University we were looking for a home style meal. The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge fit that description very well with an abundance of food and atmosphere to launch into the Christmas Holiday. I would suggest this special place to anyone in the area. I was happy we had GPS to find the Lodge!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM