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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
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Went with a party of 8 for a birthday dinner. Food and atmosphere were wonderful. The only downside was service. One of our group members dinner order was taken, but not turned in, so when everyone's food showed up they had nothing. While a replacement was rushed and an appology offered from the server and manager, no other compensation or offering of recompense was made or offered. Not a big deal, but for a large party it was very awkward. Overall the feel and food were excellent and I would still recommend the Venue to anyone looking for a nice night out."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Two steaks poorly seasoned and not the meat-quality I'm used to from Venue. The Lobster-Tail Special was very overcooked and very tough. Food execution was just off that night."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Everything was great, not too many other ways to put it!"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Enjoyed the option to order the Pre Fixe selections!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Staff was energetic and worked well together. Menu suggestions were helpful."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The restaurant was supplying dinner for a very large party in its conference room. As a result, it took nearly 40 minutes to be served. When our entrees arrived they were lukewarm. Still very tasty. I can only imagine how good they would be served hot. Also, what was supposed to be a 6 ounce filet mignon was clearly only a 4 ounce piece and we had to point that out. To her credit, our server did get the bill adjusted to reflect the serving size. The seafood bisque was fabulous, as was the bread basket and assorted butters. My guess is that the food is usually top notch - but perhaps they need more kitchen support when hosting such large parties. Our server was very pleasant and attentive."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "We have always loved the Venue, and it was our go to spot for special occasions. The food was always great, and the service was top notch. We recently went for a birthday dinner, and as we pulled up it was hard to tell if they were even open. I had made a reservation, because normally it was tough to get a seat. They informed me yes they were open, and I brought the family in and were seated. The food was still good, but the service made it feel like we were interrupting their slow night. We intended to stick around and have a few after dinner drinks, but as soon we had taken our last bite here came our ticket. The experience was nothing like our past experiences at the Venue, and will be hesitant when making our next reservation."
    Dined on 9/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "Highly recommend the food and atmosphere - service can't b beat."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2013