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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4.6
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vipMegan
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing was awesome and Jordan is a great waiter!

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MarciaW
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Billy's never disappoints and this was no exception. The scallops succotash was excellent! Nadar is always so welcoming and Jordan did a lovely job serving us. The atmosphere was calming and elegant. Thank you!

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FreidaL
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love Billy's. I was pleased to see the number of patrons at the restaurant and how the seating was arranged. I felt safe regarding the current Covid-situation. They are doing a great job.

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Barb
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to celebrate our 43rd anniversary. We enjoyed our evening so much!!!

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ANabavi
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The wait staff was very kind and attentive. Unfortunately the restaurant was very warm and the chef ran out of veal. The quality of food was beyond subpar. I brought our food home and added the needed spices and cooked the duck in the proper way.

I am a well versed cook. I m experienced in French, Italian, Asian and middle eastern cuisine. My suggestion is that this established either finds a new chef or hires a sou chef that has any experience is fine cuisine.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on August 14, 2020

Greetings! We appreciate your feedback and value your patronage. We will take time to go over the preparation of the duck, to insure it meets our standards. Due to current conditions we are sometime not able to find ingredients that meet our standards. Unfortunately, that is why the veal was off the menu. We hope to see you soon and look forward to your patronage. Thank you!

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OutofTownDiner
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Billy's is a pleasure. You are treated like family and the wait staff is very friendly and interactive with the customers. They are always looking to see if you need anything and from time to time, the chef will visit your table to see if you are satisfied with your meal. A great place to dine since it is very quiet and peaceful.

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DeborahO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food... Unique setting... Personal and attentive service... A lovely place where we feel comfortable dining even during the pandemic...

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mesa
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful evening. We were celebrating selling our house and wanted a quiet evening with good food and wine. We brought in a special bottle we had in reserve for 14 years and enjoyed a pork dish and a chicken dish. Food was excellently prepared and brought out exactly on time. Ambianceout is like eating in an old mansion. Very comforting.

Staff was masked and tables separated.
We look forward to many more dining experiences.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience. We dined on a Tuesday and basically had a entire room to ourselves.

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FreidaL
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambiance at Billy's -- you can carry on a conversation easily and at a normal (if not quiet) sound level. The owner and staff are so accommodating and the different rooms make dining seem very intimate and special. The food is always absolutely wonderful. appetizers are substantial for a table, the soup of the day on the day of our dinner was shrimp bisque - perfect. The wine and bar selection -- top-notch. One of my favorite places to go.

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luvfood
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and attentive. Food was scrumptious! Ambiance was quiet & cozy!

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vipNsmak
Omaha
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brought grandson to a play.

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Nanciw
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Billy’s has always been one of our favorite places to eat. The service is amazing as is the food. Prepared perfectly and comes out hot! We will be going there often!!

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Bill
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. Waiter was very good and extremely entertaining!! Nice surroundings; good food and no rush to finish the meal.

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OutofTownDiner
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. We had friends from out of town that were totally impressed with the hospitality and service. Always a great place to eat.

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MaggieB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This hidden jem has been here for years...I had NO idea. Incredible food, my boyfriend had the top sirloin and it was WAY better than one he had a Fireworks a few night before. Great/very friendly service.

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at Billy’s EVERYTIME we visit.

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Zack
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food was excellent, my steak melted in my mouth and the wife's chicken carbanora was the best she had. You must try the brussel sprout appetizer, if on the menu, absolutely the best we've ever had. We went early, about 6 o'clock and there were only a few tables so it was nice and quiet. By the time we left a little after 7 it had picked up and there were few tables left. They don't have alot of tables to begin with which it's makes it great place to have a date. Will go back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Billy’s the mood is awesome and the food is fantastic!!

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Julie
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was “meh”. Not worth the cost. Great location and setting and lovely service. Have a drink at the pretty bar then go elsewhere if you want a great meal.

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OutofTownDiner
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is very quiet and relaxing and makes for an excellent date night. Jordan and Heidi are excellent at attending to our needs and made our evening enjoyabe. Excellent dinner as nd food

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Greg
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service, quiet atmosphere, just a little pricey.

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vipMichaelP
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Experience would have been much better if we were not seated next to the door used for kitchen and bathroom access! Lots of annoying activity when many other tables were open in the restaurant.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on November 6, 2019

Michael, We appreciate your patronage. We apologize for the seating situation. During our next meeting, we are going to discuss ways of preventing this in the future. Please give us a call and ask for Jordan, we would like to make up for your experience. -Jordan F.

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NancyH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

This was our second time at Billy’s and we were very disappointed in the quality of the food compared to our last visit. The steaks were very plain as if the chef forgot to season them. The veal Marsala was not tender and my daughter (who we brought to celebrate a new job) was disappointed. Overall we expected better food for the price.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on November 6, 2019

Nancy, We appreciate you choosing Billy's for your special occasion. We are heartbroken that your experience was not up to our standards. We would like to make up for your last visit. Please give us a call and ask for Jordan. Thank you for the feedback and your continuing patronage. -Jordan F.

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vipboulderfoodies
Denver
183 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MiraM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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WayneM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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KenP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GlennP
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ConnieW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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heathl
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TimS
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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chrism
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Zeta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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chrism
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JonF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HollyM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Billy's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

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