My boyfriend and I have only
My boyfriend and I have only visited the Venue a couple of times, but after this experience we will most definitely be returning more often.
Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and kind. He was attentive but not always at our table which I liked especially since this was a special date night.
After enjoying our appetizer we ordered entrees and about 15 minutes later, our waiter came over and apologized that he forgot to ring in our food items. Not many places do that and so I was very pleased he actually not only apologized, but also admitted to what he had done wrong. He also brought us a free dessert at the end of the night to thank us for our patience and kindness during his "mess up".
Great Restaurant, AWESOME staff!!!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time for dining here
First time for dining here -- no disappointments -- this was a great find in every respect!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was superb - but
Everything was superb - but the center piece in the middle of the dining room needs attention
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
As usual, we had a great experience
As usual, we had a great experience at the Venue. Mathew took very good care of us, the food was outstanding and the drinks were not over made.
Always a good time.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was good but took about
Food was good but took about 5-10 minutes for a server to come greet us. Seemed like server was spread a little thin. Also, slow on getting drinks.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I can't thank you enough for all your staff did for my wife's 40th birthday. It was truly above and beyond. We've never had a dining experience quite like this. The personalized attention made it feel as though we were regulars when this was actually our first time there. The staff was courteous, friendly & made us feel very welcomed. The food was superb. In a word, the night was "perfect". Thanks.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our anniversary
We enjoyed our anniversary celebration very much! The Chateau Briand for two was cooked to perfection. We really liked the Lobster Rangoon and the Spinach Marscapone Risotto. Service was excellent; our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. The wine list is the best in town. My only complaint would be to have nicer "dinner" music.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I celebrated my second anniversary
I celebrated my second anniversary and had a wonderful night. Alex was our server and was very knowledgeable and informative and made us feel special.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good as
The food was very good as usual. Service was also very good. The main restaurant is a bit noisy as has been mentioned in several previous reviews. However it is still a great place to eat.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but expensive for what you get
Food and service were very good. As with most restaurants of this line the food was very good, but rather expensive for the amount recieved.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was overwhelmed
The restaurant was overwhelmed because it was Graduation at the U. of Nebraska. Although the food was as good as usual, it took a long time to get anyone to even bring us a drink! It is a much better experience when it's not as busy.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to Venue. It was graduation day, but we were able to get a reservation through Open Table. The food was delicious from the Duck Tacos, Beet Caprese Salad, Seafood Soup and Black & Bleu Burger. We will stop in again to try more from their menu
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for special occasion and fine dinning. The staff is exceptional. Food was excellent.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and service!
My partner and I had a wonderful first experience at Venue. As a south Louisiana native, I was skeptical about the Hot D@mn Shrimp appetizer, but they were fresh and cooked to perfection. The Lamb Bruschetta had the best lamb chops I've ever tasted—perfectly seasoned and a buttery texture. The jambalya pasta was also delicious and had a surprisingly authentic Cajun flavor. Be warned...it's pretty spicy. The pot de creme was deliciously balanced and a delightful ending to the meal. I was also very impressed with our server Chloe (you should request her). She was everything a server should be: friendly, attentive, helpful, and honest. She and the manager made wine pairing suggestions that were spot-on. We can't wait to go back!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eat here every time we want to enjoy a special meal and have not been disappointed. Lamb was great!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We had great food and outstanding service. We ate the "restaurant week specials" which were excellent. We visited the venue with our 2 kids ages 12 and 8. Wasn't sure how kid friendly it was but the kids menu had a great variety with very reasonable prices. Both kids enjoyed their food and the atmosphere even though it is a bit fancier than our usual restaurants. They are looking foward to going back someday.
We sat in the middle which was a bit loud but we could still converse easily. The booths along the walls are a much quieter and nicer location.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Service & Amazing Food
The Venue is a very romantic place with awesome food. It is a great choice for any special occasion or a date night. The Lobster Rangoon is a must have appetizer, The Venue Classic (pizza) was big enough to share, the "Three by the Sea" was my favorite but they were all great. Anything with the spinach risotto is going to be a good choice. If you're wondering if you should go, the answer is YES!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still the best
The Venue is still the best restaurant in Lincoln. Excellent food, and a changing, eclectic menu. Wine list is excellent.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary Evening with Wife!
My first experience eating at the Venue. Chose the 3 if by Sea selection on the menu, was satisfied with the meal. I prefer a little more flavor with my food ( spice and/or zing ). Overall I was satisfied with my first experience dining at the Venue and will return to try additional menu items. I used The Venue's online table reservation booking and was very satisfied with ability to book our visit online and not have to wait in line for a table.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience
Just had a great time overall. We dined here for a wedding anniversary. The appetizer, bread, and meal were evenly spaced time-wise, so we could visit and enjoy our time together. The server, waiter, and all staff were polite and had good commendations.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not to miss!
Highly recommend the food and atmosphere - service can't b beat.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasant experience with well-prepared food and excellent service. This restaurant could make it in a large metropolitan area, it's that good.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came to The Venue to celebrate my 21st birthday with a few of my closest friends. We got dressed up for an evening of fine dining, and were not disappointed! The prices are a little high for a bunch of college kids, but for an occasional higher-class dining experience, it was perfect. We had a wonderful time and would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone who feels like being classy for an evening.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated several family birthdays here. Excellent lamb, swordfish, filet, and more. Waitress was very attentive and helpful.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Service in town!!
Super service, set up the table for the occasion. Excellent staff,Great food. Definitely will return. Thanks Venue for a Great evening..
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch menu - all 4 of us loved our food! Flatbread was outstanding, wedge salad delicious, pasta special excellent as well. Our server was delightful as well. Definitely recommend for lunch!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service.
Staff was energetic and worked well together. Menu suggestions were helpful.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best date night!
We were pampered celebrating our anniversary. From rose petals to complimentary champagne! I would recommend the Venue to anyone who is celebrating something special. The food was divine, the service exceptional, the atmosphere awesome and price reasonable. We will come back again!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with old friends
Six of old high school friends enjoyed a delicious lunch. Everyone was patient with us and very helpful. Thanks. We plan on meeting there again next month.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
One romantic evening...
My beau and I thought we would try Venue for a romantic night out and to celebrate a recent career promotion. The outside of the Venue may look like just a big bulky building but inside it is classy, chic and gives off a warm friendly glow. We were immediately greeted by friendly staff and seated and waited on in a timely manner.
Food was wonderful.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the option to order the Pre Fixe selections!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great, not too many other ways to put it!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful, the service was outstanding. We ended up staying for 5 hours! What a wonderful experience. Can't wait to go back.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM