Billy's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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American
Named after William Jennings Bryan, the elegant "Noble-Dawes House" located near the Nebraska State Capital was built in 1887. The Chautauqua Bar and the dining rooms named for William Jennings Bryan, Charles Dawes, and George W. Norris give a fascinating glimpse into a grand era in U. S. History.
Since 1986 it has been the home of Billy's Restaurant. We find the finest ingredients for our divers menu selections. Our entree specialties include steak, lamb, duck, veal, seafood and delicious vegetarian dishes. Whether it be our premium steaks, the freshest produce, homemade soups, or incomparable seafood - you will take home a memory of fine food, fine wine, and excellent service whenever you visit Billy's Restaurant.
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Denver
167 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Billy’s Restaurant, but it won’t be our last. We drive back to Iowa every year from our home in Colorado to visit with relatives and this time we decided to try Billy’s for dinner. Good choice! What a delightful dining experience we had. It was a slow night, but Heidi was so upbeat and friendly that we felt right at home. It was late so we ate light. My wife ordered the Blackberry Duck (very nice) and I had the Tilapia Special (excellent). My wife had a cocktail and I had a couple glasses of a very nice Pinot Gris which matched up well with the Tilapia. No room for desert. After eating we walked around the charming interior of the restaurant. A very comfortable and relaxing place to dine after a long day of driving. We’ll definitely return to Billy’s on our next trip to Lincoln.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, and the staff was very friendly! Would definitely go back!

WM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience in this old house is great! It was quiet and muted elegant. Our waitress was way above average. The food is pricey for Lincoln, but very good and served in a reasonable time. We will return and we will tell friends to do the same.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The steak was pretty good the desert was delicious a very relaxed atmosphere and exalant service would definitely eat there again

KP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, and just love the atmosphere. I will definitely visit again.

GP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, nice place. Perfect for after the NU game

AS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to eat! The butter! Oh my goodness, so good! The lemon curd cake was magnificent!

CW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was served timely. Food was excellent. Staff was pleasant and accommodating. The occasion was friends getting together to catch up and it was perfect for that.

h
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and experience. Food was amazing!!! Server was professional and kind.

TS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Billy’s never disappoints. The service was very good. The cucumber coolers we had were perfect, not too sweet. The duck was tender and prepared perfectly. We also had the special which was a shrimp with pasta and presto and it was great. I can’t say enough about Billy’s, Chef Nader or the atmosphere. A wonderful evening.
Thanks.

c
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All five of us enjoyed our meals. The steaks were exceptional.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! Romantic atmosphere, delicious food and outstanding service. Can’t wait to return!

Z
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heidi was our server and she was wonderful! She was very friendly, offered great suggestions, and came back to check on us frequently! We order the lamb and ribeye as entrees. Both were perfect! They had a good selection of desserts, and the sweet potato cheesecake was amazing! This restaurant is great for dinner dates as there are multiple rooms making the tables more secluded and the dining experience more private. I will definitely be back!

c
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful. We were celebrating our anniversary and it was so fun that we are going back next week for my birthday. This time we are taking the rest of the family.
Yours truly, Chris

JF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Billy's for dinner for our anniversary and it was wonderful! The service was great and the food was world class. The menu has unique dishes you won't find anywhere else. We highly recommend dining there.

HM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Billy's several times and the Pork Shank is by hands down my favorite! Love this place!

R
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent with some more adventutous options than found in most restaurants in Lincoln. Atmosphere is good but age is showing.

GM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our evening meal it was a little noisy but the meal was good. Not the best we’ve had but the portion size was too big. I took home most of my entree as my husband did as well. Our waiter was very attentive and even seemed interested in making sure all was OK. The unusual finale was the chef owner presented himself at our table to tell jokes very unusual for sure.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD and Service was absolutely wonderful!! Don't know why I haven't been there sooner. A great experience. Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at Billy’s was all I hoped it would be. I have heard of it for many years, and Restaurant Week spurred me to give it a try. The food and the atmosphere and the staff were 5 star.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great setting in a Victoria home. The steak was very good and the service was great. I like the ambience of the place and the classy atmosphere.

CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our visit and food and the waiters know us and treat us well and always have smiles

DF
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Evening! We both enjoy dinner at Billy's whenever possible.
We brought two friends that had never been there. They also enjoyed the entire evening.
Best Wishes,
Darlene Fletcher

MB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time eating here and I am always impressed by the food. The staff are absolutely wonderful. We always enjoy our experience at Billy's.

J
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, delicious food—I enjoyed the salmon with crabmeat special, the other guest salmon and a chicken pasta dish—a lemontine cocktail recommended by our conscientious server, and a few jokes from Chef Nadir made for a relaxing meal with friends.

CS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with fairly hood selection of entrees. Service was good and portions were huge!

RT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing!!! Service had a lot to be desired for a Friday night.

TS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Both entrees had to be returned to the kitchen. The steak--ordered medium well-- was Rare and the Shrimp special was under cooked. They. never got the steak above medium. Service was O. K. Overall this establishment has taken a turn for the worse.

EW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been there in years until the other night. I’ll be going back more often now!

R
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a high school friend whom I hadn't seen for many years. Billy's is a prefect venue to catch up over a leisurely dinner.

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Billy's. Unfortunately this last time, I had the veal picata and it was ok though the noodle portion was way too large. I couldn't eat most of it.

CB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you! My wife and I had a good time. The food was excellent! The atmosphere was great! I would try Billy’s if you haven’t done so. Excellent food, great atmosphere and excellent service!

BR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a beautiful old house, nicely redone with several intimate dining rooms. Quiet atmosphere, and excellent food. My wife had the pork shank and I had the blackberry duck. Both were delicious. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. And afterwards the owner Nader Farabod talked with us and shared some jokes. Very nice evening.

DK
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique place with great food and service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A surprising find in downtown Lincoln. Charming ambiance. Great food. Excellent value.

WS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service, and atmosphere. A must go for any occasion.

MR
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never been disappointed with the food or the service at Billy's. The owner has been visible at all of my visits and often chats with you ESPECIALLY if you have questions about the house and pictures. You can tell he takes a lot of pride in everything at Billy's and I've always appreciated that special touch.
If you want a quick, cheap meal this is not the place to go. But if you want great service, food, drinks and ambiance that you don't experience just anywhere, Billy's is the place!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for 40th birthday dinner, and it was fantastic. It’s a very unique ambiance as it is a nice restaurant set up In a historical home near the state capital with many antiques and each room of the house is another dining area. We made reservations and they had our table ready and even though we were a little late we were jus welcomed eagerly and taken to our prepared table. The food, drinks and customer service were just as memorable as the environment and it’s an excellent value for the quality and quantity. Will definitely be visiting again!

JP
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Billy’s. Always great food and the specials are as well. We go as often as we can. Highly recommend it.

OT
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy Billy’s. The homey feel, the historic home setting and ambiance are excellent.

The food is also great. The chef is creative. We love the Brussels sprouts appetizer...and my significant other doesn’t like Brussels sprouts normally.

Great, romantic feel. We come here about once a month for date night.

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