This is a fun place to dine
This is a fun place to dine because of the classy country atmosphere. The food and service is great. I also really liked the lighting in the facility. It made for a romantic night!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The drink menu was amazing.
The drink menu was amazing. Probably close to one hundred whiskeys. The food menu was rather limited, but I had the bison short ribs and they were excellent.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, not what one
Excellent food, not what one would expect from a bar. One of the best steaks I have ever had any where. Great service, excellent drinks. Bacon maple cake was outstanding. Had a wonderful time and will be back to try the duck!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best food in town
The food here is ALWAYS amazing! I've never had bad service either. The food takes a bit longer to come out for larger groups, but just have another drink off their whiskey list and you'll be good :) I love the push for local ingredients and applaud their efforts to make it happen. I tell everyone I know that SB is my favorite restaurant and I hope it becomes a mainstay of Lincoln!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Four of us in our group and
Four of us in our group and all visting Single Barrel for the first time, so we sampled a bit of everyone's dishes & appetizers. The general feeling was everything was good, a couple items were very good, but nothing was outstanding. However, would love to go back and try more dishes, as the menu had a nice variety.
The service was very good. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
I would describe the atmosphere as "pleasant." Nothing special stood out to me, but nothing to complain about either. Just a relaxing dinner.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful find! Will visit again!
The food was wonderful (I had the bangers and mash), the service was terrific, and the staff was very accommodating.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service were both excellent! I would highly recommend it to everyone!
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic chef! Just what
Fantastic chef! Just what Lincoln needs - local and creative.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good, service was excellent but was a bit too loud for good conversation
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was pleasantly surprised by this place!! We were visiting Lincoln after living in Fort Worth for a few months & wanted to try somewhere new with friends. We made a last minute reservation late on a Tuesday. They had live jazz & a wine special that night. Decent wine menu and a great list of any type of whiskey you'd like. Service was great, food was amazing (I had a hand-made pasta, other friends tried fish & steak and everyone was impressed). Save room for dessert - we tried something resembling an apple crumble cheesecake, a chocolate maple bacon cake (my favorite) & a peanut butter chocolate layer cake.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week gem!
We have wanted to try this, but the prices were out of our budget. Restaurant Week gave us the opportunity. The food was overall excellent in quality and presentation. The only slight flaw was in brussels sprouts that were a bit tough. The steak was perfect - tender, cooked exactly to order, and flavorful. We got a very good bottle of wine at a good price as a happy hour special. Their whiskey list was almost as extensive as the wine list.
The downside for us was the ambiance - a large open room with minimal decor. This is OK for their later-evening venue for live country music and dancing, but not really good for a romantic dinner.
Service was excellent, friendly, and attentive but not hovering.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I choice this spot to dine with out corporate office in from out of town. Everyone enjoyed the great food and jazz band. I had several people from our office that said they would love to come again.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad We Tried It
My husband and I went for dinner and both enjoyed our meals. He had a large steak and I got a veggie sandwich. Food was really really good. I think it turns into more of a bar than a restaurant at night, but when we were there it was very quiet - waitstaff was great. We had a hard time deciding what to order so plan to go back to try something new!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service at Single Barrel are exceptional. I travel throughout the Midwest and this by far is one of the top restaurants in the Midwest. I highly recommend Single Barrel and will be a strong voice for their exceptional service and quality. Thank you for the great experience!!!!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fab find for Foodies
they use local products, from meats and cheeses to the greens, as often as possible.
options are delicious!
New favorite is the smoked duck salad!
good prices and prob sizes!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were thoroughly impressed with the quality of the food and service at Single Barrel. Many in our party had the steaks, and everyone commented on the fact that they were cooked perfectly. The only suggestion I have is to somehow make the space a bit more intimate. It felt like a huge reception hall-and could attract a wider crowd if there was an area that was less 'bar-like". WIll definitely go there again!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious creative local sourced
they change up the menu so us locals can come back for new options often.
trust your server to give you recommendations!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best places in town for fun and unique food. We love it!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been wanting to try Single Barrel. Foodie/wine lover friends from Norfolk joined us and everything was a hit! They loved the available wines. Service was spot on; quick not hovering. I love hearing my husband say that he can't wait to eat at Single Barrel again. Meat & Cheese appetizer was a terrific sample of great tastes to come. The side salads alone would bring us back for freshness and tastebud delights. I had the duck breast and he had the beef medallions. It's been years since I have had duck that excellent! The quinoa and squash pairing was perfect. Only topped by the Single Barrel Cake. I want the same dinner over and over and over. Thanks for making our night out with old friends extra special...memoriable.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pork frites are very good.
If you go, I recommend having the pork frites for an appetizer. While very tasty, they were a little too salty, and there wasn't a lot of meat, however. Their desserts are also very good. The puppy chow peanut butter cake was rich and delicious. The service was great. Out server was very understanding about the mess our toddler made, and she was timely and courteous. We were pretty much the only ones there (it was 2pm on a Thursday afternoon), so I can't say what the service is like during the normal hours, but the food alone is enough to bring us back.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Single Barrel Cake/Double Barrelled
The Single Barrel Cake is the best dessert to finish off dinner!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Concert and Dinner
Food was good,first time on the mechanical bull. Concert was great and waitstaff was very attentive.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for Concert Goers
Our server was fast, friendly, and efficient. Even asked if we had to be somewhere at a particular time and worked to get us out the door (without rushing us) and to the Arena performance in plenty of time! Food was great, too!!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Single Barrel after a show at the LIed Center. We had a bunch of appetizers and drinks. The service was excellent and the food fresh, creative, and yummy. Love the fact that they source local ingredients.
Will definitely go back.
Huge selection of whiskies, if that's your thing. It is ours!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good addition to downtown Lincoln
We met friends at Single Barrel prior to the Eagles. The restaurant was busy but not full. This is the third time I have dined at Single Barrel and have always enjoyed my meal.
It can be a bit pricy if you want steak as it is a la carte. There are plenty of other, less expensive options however. I usually get the beef medallions which come with mashed potatoes and veggies. I have always enjoyed them. Our friends had the burger and walnut and chevre canelloni. The burger was a hit...the canelloni not so much.
They have a great wine list and a fantastic scotch selection.
Single Barrel wouldn't be my choice for a romantic dinner...it's really a large, open space. However, they have a solid menu and good service. We will return.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first-time experience
My wife and I stopped in prior to a concert, after making online reservations. Online reservations were extremely simple. Our table was ready right away and we had our drinks in no time at all. Drinks were cheap, by the way. I had a pork chop and my wife had a chicken dinner. The chicken was probably the best chicken i've ever tried. My pork chop was good, not great. The homemade fries for an appetizer are a must-have. The 3 sauces that come with the fries are incredible. Service was great and they rushed us out to get to the concert on-time. Very happy with our experience.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been wanted to come here and finally for my birthday it happened. The food was divine, the service was great. Food timing was excellent. The band had to cancel, but as I did not know a band was originally going to be there, the DJ that showed and the music before the DJ showed up was great. Even though I was called and forewarned that there was a party scheduled that night, they did not bother us and we were sitting right by where they set up the bull. I think watching the party members ride the bull was the best entertainment. Everyone in our party thought that was wonderful. :) Nothing but great things to say. I had a great birthday dinner with family and everyone had a great time. This will be a place to go again.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steaks were fabulous.
The steaks were fabulous. There was a band playing so it was fun but not a romantic dinner.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ate there this past Sunday
I ate there this past Sunday evening with 3 others. The food was great and the whiskey menu was impressive. The problem we had was that it took 45 minutes to get our food. The waiter could tell we were unhappy, and he arranged to get us a 15% discount on the bill without us asking. We plan on going back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the 5th time we have been to this great establishment and they still have yet to disappoint us. We were going friday night for a "light" dinner, so i had the Bison Reuben (which is not a light dinner i found out) with cheese grits, truly amazing. My wife had the single barrel burger with potato blue cheese croquets, he meal was also exceptional, everything was perfect. The puppy chow cake was also amazing. We will be frequenting this establishment more often.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Lardon Augratin dish!
Great Lardon Augratin dish! Grilled pork chop was done just right.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A multipersonality restaurant & bar
For the high brow hard liquor set this is the place to go (the whisky list is phenomenal), it also satisfies the foo foo drink girls, and plenty of local brews for a mans man. And let's talk BEEF. Exceptional cuts, hung and cut at the restaurant, but they come at an exceptional price too. Want a low cost meal, they got them too. Game day? The bar is hoppin'. Single Barrel worka hard to find and serve great local beers, wines, vegetables and beef. Enjoy!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous, from local farms & fields
Great menu that always has a new special worth trying & their soups are highly under-rated because they are great!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not what I was expecting
The name Single Barrel was making me assume this was a bar first and restaurant second but the bar was almost nonexistent and the restaurant is warehouse style dining. The food is excellent and the whiskey list was decent. The burgers are extremely good and Porterhouse was very good. You will pay for everything on your plate seperately which I found odd but I was expecting to be 100$ lighter in the wallet after leaving and I wasn't disappointed but the wife and I had a good meal an good service. I will be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food & service
We were seated as soon as we walked in the door, we thought we may have to wait even with reservations since there was a concert at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The food was great as well as the service.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was absolutely wonderful! The service was great and the food was too good to describe with words. If you haven't been to Single Barrel yet, you are missing out!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM