Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge & Conference Center
Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge & Conference Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.liedlodge.org/dining
  • Phone: 4028738740x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am.
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas McKinney-Stehr
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Weddings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations... the best events are made even more memorable with fantastic food. In the Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge, you're sure to find delicious menu selections that suit your event, your attendees, and your budget. It's our pleasure to make recommendations and help guide you through the choices. Please call the sales team at (402) 873-8705 or email at sales@arbordayfarm.org to get started.
  • Private Party Contact: Sales Team (402)873-8705x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live music from our grand piano during Sunday brunch and Saturday dinner. Live entertainment also offered on select holidays: Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Steinhart Park Road
  • Public Transit: Not available.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free, on-site parking.
A word from Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge & Conference Center
For nature-inspired dining at its best, enjoy a meal in the Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge & Conference Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska.


We serve local, sustainable entrees under soaring timbers and alongside sweeping views of Arbor Day Farm.


Our menu is always changing to reflect what's fresh for the season, bringing nature's best fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses to your table.


Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with outdoor dining available seasonally.


We look forward to serving you in the Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge.


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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge & Conference Center reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (52)special occasion (35)great for brunch (34)good for groups (28)great for outdoor dining (23)romantic (19)kid-friendly (18)great for lunch (14)fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (10)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • We would do this again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We enjoyed 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts in your dining room. The second night we ordered off the menu and the food and presentation was wonderful. The same was true with the breakfasts. Both days the meals were very good, ordered off the menu. The first night we both had the buffet. We were disappointed. The vegetables were overlooked, and the flank steak was tough. The chicken was okay, just ordinary. But the service and the wait staff were outstanding. We truly enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Babs
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A little disappointing this time. Service was slow but friendly. There were 3 people at the hostess stand and they appeared confused and inefficient. we waited 20 min for bill and had to go to hostess stand to get it. Seems like the management was a little off this time - usually it's better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    nlstude
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Beautiful establishment! A little pricey for regular dining, but perfect for special occasions, dates, or anniversaries!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Tag62
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food choices for brunch were great and the atmosphere was inviting . The only thing was I would like to see the food kept hotter . When I got my food to the table some of the items were only warm , but I realize keeping food in these type of containers will lose heat .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A1 Dining
    LiedLodge
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One of the best kept secrets in Nebraska. My wife and I have been coming to the Lied Lodge for our anniversary for the past 10 years and we're never disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Lied
    Lumpy
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had lunch reservations for 12:30 by window. Arrived at 12:15. Hostess said we could be seated. However, we got half way there and she turned and said, "I guess someone else took your seat". Asked us to go back outside dining area. She came and apologized. She then came and got us at 12:50. We got almost there and she said,"Oh, I guess your table isn't ready yet". I said what would you like us to do? She said "go back outside again. We did for second time. Came and got us at 1:00. I have Cobb salads almost all the time wherever I go. I would rate yours a 2 on a scale of 10. My husband ordered his hamburger rare and it came dry well done. Thank heaven the service was prompt and friendly. We hope our next trip will be better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • a destination restaurant
    SandyO
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We visit this restaurant a few times a year as a get away. We live in Omaha, about an hour north of Nebraska City, so we like to go for the Sunday Brunch and a nice visit in a cozy town. The atmosphere is great, rustic and warm. The food is good, but typical Sunday Brunch fare. The main attraction is the destination itself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependable
    Omahamom
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We come here every fall for brunch followed by a visit to Arbor Day Farm. The food is always good and the building is beautiful. A brunch buffet is perfect for our 2 small kids...no waiting for food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lied Lodge
    happyeater
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant is in a very lovely setting and the windows are ample to provide a good view of the orchard trees. The restaurant is very clean and tastefully and pleasantly decorated. The service was excellent and the food is quite good. The omelets are terrific.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch With the Kids
    AuntieEms
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I stayed at the lodge, and we ate in their dining room for Sunday Brunch. My brother, his wife my two nieces (ages 2 and 7months) and I all ate there. We had a very nice breakfast. The food was great, and the staff was very good with the kids. They brought a booster seat for the 2year old and a stand for the 7month old's car seat so she could be at table height. They were very attentive about removing used plates, and refilling water and other beverages. We were told the hotel was full and we should make a reservation for brunch, but most of the tables were empty. There were other kids eating there too, so ours were not the loudest! Great experience. If you are staying at the hotel, I recommend eating there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Vibe and Good Food
    VibeNDine
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The view is great. The staff is kind and on the ball. The food was good -the portion size of the half sandwich and soup was a bit smaller than anticipated for the price. Everything tasted great, though, and I'll certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was lovely. Thank you! We would recommend it. Great good!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigAd
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had immediate seating and service. View and surroundings very beautiful and pleasant. Food delicious and wait staff very efficient and pleasant. Most pleasing experience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    They couldn't find my open table reservation, despite my having email confirmation to show them. Consequently, we were stuck in the lounge area, away from the main dining area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible and overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had the dinner buffet and it was horrible. Food was greasy, flavorless and the AuGratin potatoes were dry. Breakfast Buffet was horrible too. Biscuits and gravy were cold. Bacon and hash browns were undercooked and the eggs were rubbery. I would actually like an entire refund. Both meals were a disaster and we were there to celebrate our 20th anniversary. It put a damper on our entire stay and we spent a lot of money. Disappointment completely.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as the reviews
    Jennifer
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Cobwebs visible. Server, especially dinner server was very slow and there was a buffet so our ordered items should not have taken so long. Apple pie was okay.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our meal experience was excellent. My husband loved the pork steak and my ceaser salad with salmon was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was "ok"
    JennG
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I would have to say, for the price, you must be paying for ambiance. The food was plain, and simple and definitely not worth the price for brunch. I would not recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were going ot order off the menu, but they had a buffet and it was excellent. We walked away full and satisfied
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great breakfast buffet
    aksarben
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    we had the breakfast buffet and the food was very good and good assortment of food. Also was very impressed with the made to order Omelets. Notice that the lunch buffet was going to have prime rib, our next trip on Sunday will be for the lunch buffet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable dinner
    Janice
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    All entrees, first courses, brie, desserts were good, except my husband didn't like the cauliflower entree. At the bar, I asked for Sangria, the bartender didn't know what that was and you don't have it; a bit disappointing, so I had a White Russian. We have been several times for brunch, a beer in the bar, dinner; we enjoy the food and the service has always been good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for our anniversary and you can't get into the restaurant till 5pm. Went to the bar and bought a bottle of wine. Great time. Went to restaurant at 5, amazing waitress and food was really hood. Had a great table by the window. Breakfast was a different story. We had nice table by window, but a waitress that was not a people Person and wasn't friendly at all. The food was in the most part cold and bland. We will not be making a trip down there again. Good luck if you do.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    would have appreciated more help at the front desk. booked an activity and not very helpful about it
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious/Sustainable/Beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The atmosphere at the Timber Dining Room was great, scenic views from every table. Our server was amazing and excited about the new menu items. We enjoyed the market salad, served with a warm crusty baguette and a really yummy house made compound nut butter. I loved the salmon, it was perfectly prepared! It was served with a carrot mousse and cranberry quinoa which really complimented the sweetness of the salmon. Then we found our way to the scenic patio for dessert. Our waitress brought us a couple great cups of coffee and the pineapple upside down bundt cake under the stars. The patio was lively and everyone was really enjoying the view and the weather. We liked it so much we made reservations for brunch and it did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Whay happened ???
    DissapointedDiner4
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We come there a couple times a month from Omaha. It took 45mins for burnt burgers. Management never came to table. The waitress appeared to have way to many tables, and I doubt we'll spend our hard earned money there again, anytime soon..
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our reservation was for 1 and we arrived at 12:30 and asked if we could be seated early and we were accommodated. Staff was very friendly and eager to please. We always find our visits to be enjoyable and have been there several times and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At last!
    Arcady
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Lied Lodge is a stunning building in a beautiful location. All it needed to be a first class establishment was a first class restaurant - and now it has it. I've long wished I could recommend the Timber Dining Room, but previous visits have been less than inspiring. Not so now - the place is great! We had an excellent meal there Saturday night. They still have plenty in the way of slabs of beef for the average Nebraskan, but the must have hired a chef who can prepare more than just rib-eyes. We will be taking more trips to Nebraska City to dine here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terroir
    lifelongnebboy
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The locally sourced food and wine; along with the chef's vision was a wonderful experience in dining. The vision some people had years ago about this place is coming to fruition. Go with it. Grow with it. This might just be the crown jewel in the state of Nebraska.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 35 the anniversary dinner
    daredel
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was probably our 4th or 5th visit. Always before, we ordered from the menu. This time we decided to eat from the buffet and we were very disappointed. The choices of meat were dry and too well done. Even for the prime rib, we were told that rare was not an option. With that being said, we enjoyed the location, ambiance and the server was kind and pleasant. We will gladly visit again, but our advice is... Order from the menu for a freshly prepared meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TravelingMan
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food was excellent. Reuben Sandwich was served on marbled rye bread. Bibb Salad combined local ingredients-dried cherries, hazelnuts- to make a great tasting meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 209 reviews are from the Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge & Conference Center reviews archive.
  • Great as always!
    Table42
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Timber dining room continues to please us with their food choices, ambiance and great service. We are always pleased and love a getaway to the Lied Lodge whenever possible.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best to get there early
    bucketloader
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We arrived towards the end of the brunch reservations period. A lot of the appetizer and anti-pasta was gone and no indication that it was going to be replaced. I did not expect that it would, as the number of diners continued to dwindle as the clock approached closing time. My observation/recommendation only would be that diners plan on an early arrival, to not miss out on the salmon and capers and other tasty viands.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was delicious though we missed not having any fruit options.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good as usual!
    Eddy55
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We have eaten here over many years and the atmosphere and the cuisine is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bbnn2
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The omlet chef was very accomodating to our particular tastes. The prime rib was fine but a bit over done. The steamed veggies were bland and over cooked. The desserts were wonderful and greatly varied.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch at a lodge
    Kims
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The Sunday brunch food was fresh and very good, and the lodge is all timbers and wood - nice ambience for a casual brunch! A woman was playing the piano in the background - old favorites from the 40s and 50s. Very enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OmahaFoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Timber Dining Room inside Lied Lodge is a great find in Nebraska City. The scenery and cuisine is a surprise in Nebraska City and well worth the trip from Omaha. They had just started using a new menu a few days before we arrived and the servers were knowledgeable about the new menu and gave valuable recommendations. We loved the short rib appetizer - plate-licking good - and both had the salmon dinner, which was melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best for the price
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Parts of the buffet meal we had were very good, particularly the shrimp, parts were poor (the prime rib was tasteless and tough, and the carrot cake was really dry), and the rest was pretty much average. Considering the cost plus gratuity came to over $30, I would have to classify the meal as disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boodann
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We enjoyed our stay at the Lied Lodge and our breakfast outside at The Timber Dining Room. The food was very good and the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, average service
    Likeitquiet
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The food is outstanding and the room is attractive and quiet. The service was just average. We had to ask for bread plates. I had to look for the server to ask for more coffee, but the food was super.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.