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Venue Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yourvenue.net
  • Phone: (402) 488-8368
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Venue offers catering services for your party of choice from a corporate luncheons to wedding receptions. Their full service catering staff will coordinate most everything, leaving none of the planning headache in your hands. Menu selections include sit down, stations, buffet, passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and wine tastings. They will work with your ideas, theme, colors and budget to create a memorable moment for all your guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Venue offers two separate private dining rooms to accommodate up to 100+ guests. Both rooms are fully equipped to meet your Audio & Visual needs and the ambiance, service, exceptional menus & attention to detail will lasting impression.
  • Private Party Contact: Cherie Anderson (402) 488-8368

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 70th and Pioneers
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Venue
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
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Diner Reviews
  • "Spectacular evening with a five course meal that was paired with local micro-brews. Enjoyed the combinations and have reservations for the next adventure OKtoberfest dinner."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "My wife and I chose to celebrate our anniversary at the Venue, and I'm very happy we did. The food was excellent, and the wine list was extensive, but not overwhelming. Not surprisingly, it's a little pricey, but well worth it for those special occasions. We will definitely go again."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • " A restaurant such as the Venue is more of a "special" occasion/event night out and as such that was lacking in one major area. Our food courses were practically brought out on top of each other. We ordered an appetizer but my salad arrived before our appetizer. We were still eating the appetizer and I was less than 1/2 way into my salad and behold here came our main entrees. So,good food and atmosphere, but tonight the service/speed at which our food arrived, made it much less than an optimum experience. What should have been an event became an exercise in trying to eat everything quickly before it grew cold. Yes we should have sent the entree's back but by then the mood had been destroyed."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "B+ Total Waitress 10/10 Ambiance 10/10 Food 8/10 Cost 5/10 Great waitress, we were sat immediately with reservations and given complimentary glasses of champagne. Waitress knew the menu and gave great advice. The area we were sat in was beautiful. Only problem was the food. Wifes venue steak was room temp and my crab bisque soup had hard peices of shell still in it. I would recommend it overall."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "It was our second trip to this restaurant and it couldn't have been more pleasing as for food and service. There were four in our party and we all loved the sides that complemented our entrees. The noise level was pretty high at the early evening time however, but that won't deter us from returning. Excellent choice!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We visited the restaurant with friends from out of the country. We had the special which was steak and scallop kabobs. They were prepared perfectly, flavored exquisitely, and everyone was delighted."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Very consistent! Very good food and service. We already made plans for 2 of their dinner events."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Second time back and I find consistency in the quality and service. We already made future reservations to return and partake in their Beer and Octoberfest Dinners!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Food was excellent and they have a good wine list."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great local establishment. The Filet was melt in your mouth! Will definetly be back."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The premier restaurant in Lincoln and its environs."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was good and well presented (dinner salads; large filet; scallops [wow!]). Service was annoying. We were ignored at first, slow to get our drinks (disorganized - ordered from one person, re-ordered from our server); server took our orders efficiently (though it was noisy and hard for him to hear); after delivery the server repeatedly interrupted the meal asking if everything was okay, (e.g., asked if food was okay, do you need anything, how are we doing, do we want more water - [water glasses were full], etc.), and then tried conversation banter when presenting the check ("well, what are you folks doing this weekend", etc.). We noted the other server in our area of the restaurant was attentive, efficient, and appropriate."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for someplace to celebrate her Birthday. She found the Venue online and we decided to give it a try. Reviewing the menu was what made our decision final. Also seeing pictures of the food that is served was very helpful. The food was even better than we could have imagined. This is definitely a return place for a date night or just a nice relaxing dinner."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our son will be leaving for college soon, so we reserved a Friday night for a nicer-than-normal family dinner. Venue was the perfect choice - comfortably upscale and broad variety on the menu - pleasing to both teenagers and adults! The service was knowledgeable, well-paced and eager to help us enjoy our evening. The Ahi tuna appetizer was the table favorite. Presentation and flavor for all entrees was impeccable (Three by the Sea, Rib Eye, Black pasta and linguine) with all having generous portions. We shared two desserts, both were delicious (cheesecake and chocolate cake). You definitely get your money's worth! The request was made as we left to have Venue be a new family tradition...it sounds good to me!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went here on a date night and the service was great, able to answer all out questions. I got a steak and it was ok, not exactly cooked to how I ordered but it wasn't a major issue. My girlfriend's steak was over cooked but again not terrible. The ready of the meal was good and the atmosphere was very nice."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We went there for our anniversary. I've never eaten there other than for dinner. So I can't answer what there lunch is like. Say if the menu is different, that sort of thing. I would say definitely plan on $30-$40 a person"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Venue continues its tradition of excellent food and superbly trained staff."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Visiting Lincoln, this restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Four of us had a lovely dinner here. Being in Nebraska, my husband wanted steak, and there were several good selections on the menu. We chose the special, which was a 42 day aged NY strip steak, which was delicious. Attentive service and attractive original art made this a definite cut above a generic restaurant experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "First time dining at The Venue. I heard prices were a bit high but thought they were actually reasonable. Food and atmosphere were incredible."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Consistantly good food and excellent service. We couldn't pass up the three course 19.95 special for restaurant week. Although our waitress had a full area she handled each table as if they were the only table she had. Some of the best dishes in Lincoln and one of the cornerstones for Lincoln dining"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great food and service! My wife and I have eaten there numerous times. The wine list is just right as to selection and price. Very creative menu choices."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Our table was ready immediately when we arrived (7:00 PM on a Saturday evening). The host staff was very polite and helpful. After we were seated, our server, Anika, was very attentive without hovering. We were not rushed at all. She was very knowledgeable about the wine list and was able to make great suggestions of wines to pair with my wife's meal. Anika was a valuable resource in helping us to make our choices. My wife chose a seafood trio, and all the components were fresh and delicious. I chose a special which included a delicious cranberry-pecan salad, chicken Marsala with green bean amandine, and dessert. Ooh, the dessert...Anika recommended the creme brûlée. My entire meal was delicious with distinct and bold flavors. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have enjoyed dinning at this restaurant many times. This time my family chose a fix price meal special that is being run to promote restaurant's in my local area. The main course of steak had a lot of gristle and both my son and I could only eat about half of them. It just wasn't as special as I know they can do. It does not discourage me from eating here and I recommend this restaurant as an ideal place to bring family and business associates to."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We wanted to try something new and this was a great find! Our service was excellent an our waitress made sure our questions were answered. The flavored butters that came with the bread were delicious! My husband's steak was cooked perfectly. The shrimp and scallops were to die for. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The $20 special was a very good value. When the place is full, it's very noisy so plan accordingly."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We never have a complaint about Venue. The service, food and overall experience is always great!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We made reservations at Venue expecting a relaxed, upscale dining experience. We couldn't have been more disappointed. The food was only fair (some entrees were barely warm, indicating that they'd been sitting out for a while), and over-priced. In addition, although we expected a classy, first-rate dining experience -- and had made our reservations several weeks in advance -- we were not even seated in the dining room, but in the bar area, with TVs flashing and a noise level that made it difficult to carry on a conversation with everyone at our table. We will not return and would not recommend this venue to anyone."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food is reasonably priced compared to other places like this and is good quality. I expected to pay a lot more here. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. I would definitely recommend The Venue to a friend."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Venue never disappoints - food and staff and ambience are a cut above!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food, service, ambiance, and wine! Had a great experience from the moment we walked thru the door till the end of our fabulous dessert!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our experience was outstanding and very special for us!! This is the best restaurant in Lincoln & would highly recommend for ANY OCCASION. This place rocks!!! Service was phenomenal!!! Definitely will go back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I ordered our steaks Med Well and both were cooked Med Rare... The food was still very good, but med well and med rare steaks are two different things."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. The skinny Lemon Drop martini was not up to par and neither was the cosmopolitan."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The main dining room is good size and tends to reflect a lot of noise from conversations at other tables. Also the long open counter for the kitchen allows a lot of kitchen noise into the main dining room. The food and service is very good. The decor is comfortable and tasteful. Over very good, but not great."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday in fine fashion at Venue. My preliminary requests for table and location were followed precisely, and a birthday welcome included in the menu showing we were expected. The wine list was fabulous and our server helped us narrow our choice with her suggestions. From appetizer to main course to dessert the food was outstanding. The Chilean sea bass was superb and I was able to add Maine lobster at a reasonable price. Our server was friendly, and very attentive to our needs. We couldn't have had a better dining experience."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Venue is one of my favorite restaurants in Lincoln. Dress up casual atmosphere. Nice wine selection, great food and excellent service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Venue, made our little celebration as it should have been. Fromm the special notes to us in the menus, to the champagn, rose petals, to to our waiter (Desiray), to the food & dessert. Everything was done with class, and enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed the experience. The four stars on service is only because our waitress was new(she told us she just started)."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Not an awful experience but not great either. We were seated when ready but not seen by our waitress for about 20 mins. The staff didn't seem to be overwhelmingly busy so we were a little confused as to why we waited that long. The best thing about the meal was the Coppola wine we ordered. My salad was good but my fiancees steak was overcooked. I can't remember what our appetizer was but I don't remember it being that good either. Prob won't go back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have been to the Venue twicw in the last month. Both times our steaks (yes, plural) were overdone when requested medium rare. Quite suprising for a Nebraska restaurant."
    Dined on 1/10/2014