As always, this restaurant is a joy to come to. We enjoy the quiet atmosphere, the friendly staff and the awesome food. Everyone is so attentive and helpful. It is a cozy place where you can carry on conversation and enjoy having your guests with you. We recommend it highly.
Excellent menu selection and service. We will definitely dine there again.
The food is truly fresh prepared! It is great to be able to easily converse with my husband because there was pleasant low decidable music!
We love dining here! Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, and good service.
Billy's is a unique restaurant that is extremely quiet and for that reason, my wife and I chose to go there all the time. You can actually carry on a conversation in the very cozy atmosphere. It is the quietest of any rated restaurant that we have visited in Lincoln. The food is always excellent and the chef will come to your table to inquire about special needs or wants that you have for your meal. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. It is a great place for first time dates, anniversaries, or other special occasions. We recommend it highly.
I may have marked the noise level wrong if the bigger rectangle means it was noisy. The noise level was perfect.
We came here with friends for the first time! We loved the staff and loved the food!
This was my first time at Billy's. The service was great, our waitress was very nice, the chef was kind and funny, and I felt comfortable while there. I'm excited to go back some day!
Great food with excellent service! Lovely quiet evening with attention to detail! Great date night!
I have been to Billy's before and have always liked it for the most part. It's not amazing, but it's pretty good food and, while a bit pricey, the portions are huge. I think every single person we saw leaving had a to-go container. Here's my major complaint. Restaurants should NEVER user instant or dehydrated potatoes. If you aren't using fresh potatoes from scratch, you shouldn't be serving potatoes. You could taste immediately that they were not fresh, from scratch potatoes. A place like Billy's should be ashamed to take such a short cut.
Staff was wonderful, professional and very accommodating. Food and wine were delicious. Liked the filet mignons sitting on top of potatoes, juice goes into potatoes! Hello, great idea. Wonderful date night!!
Service is great, main dish was ok but expensive. Dessert was very good.
Loved every minute-even Chef Nadar’s jokes -lol
It’s my new favorite restaurant in Lincoln! The food was delicious and the chef was amazing! I’m pescatarian and wanted the pasta but didn’t want the chicken and bacon so he personally came to our table and asked what type of food I would want in it and went with shrimp and it was so good! The coziness and warmth inside is great too. All around great dining experience.
The restaurant was previously a house, so the dining experience was very intimate. My date and I felt it necessary to talk quietly, almost in a whisper, since the place was so quiet and proper. The chef came to our table a couple of times and was hilarious and inviting, so after that the place didn’t feel stuffy. This is not a cheap place to go, but the food was excellent and it was a great overall experience
We love Billys and decided to celebrate my husband's birthday there. We think of it as a homey quiet place to go...table for two in the corner type of place. We did have a great table foe two but there was a crowd in the room next door who laughed at everything anybody in their group said. I know they were having lots of fun but a couple of people in the group had very annoying g laughs and our dinner was not as much fun because of them. This in no way reflects bad on Billys because it was not their fault. Our waitress was great...interjected a bit of humor and was very attentive. She had great suggestions such as the Brussel sprouts for an appetizer. The whole meal was delicious and very well presented. The portions are huge so we both ended up taking some home. They were very gracious about acknowledging my husband's birthday with a delicious apple torte dessert. We love Billys and will definitely return.
The food was excellent and the service was great. Prices are very reasonable. I had the Chicken Marsla and my wife had the lamb shank---simply outstanding.
Great service, superb food, every time and just down the street. It's a favorite for a special lunch or dinner. Our anniversary meal was the best yet.
Great food and marvelous service from Chef and his son!
We always enjoy dining at Billy's as the food is excellent! It is a quiet atmosphere that makes it enjoyable for conversation and being eith friends. The staff is always friendly and helpful and they go out of their way to make your dining experience one to remember.
Very tasty, well prepared. Portions very generous, too much for me.
As always, Nadar and his food were awesome! Heidi is a wonderful hostess, waitress and bartender!!
Excellent Food and Service. Enjoyed a fine meal for a special birthday occasion. Wait Staff very friendly and attentive to service. Thank you.
Couldn't wait to show this place off to my family, and they were extremely pleased. It made for a memorable evening!
While the service was great, the food on our night there was not. We ordered two rib-eye steaks with the daily special peppercorn sauce and the lamb chops (house specialty). The rib-eye steaks were barely edible due to the amount of fat and gristle (over 40-50% of the serving was fat and gristle) and under cooked. The sauce was a milky white sauce with no flavor that actually just seemed to hide the poor cut of meat. The lamb chops were ordered medium but came to the table raw (Dark purple and cold with only a light searing on the outside). A Cesar salad was served that was inedible as well.
Our server and the staff were fine. A $10 discount was given for my poor steak, but didn't compensate for such a poor experience.
There are better restaurants to go to in Lincoln with much better food. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting or living in Lincoln.
Billy's was a great experience overall! The food was excellent and the portions were surprisingly very large in size for what most people would consider fine dining. The atmosphere is very comfortable and the service was incredible, as one might expect once walking into the front doors. Great place for a date night spot off the beaten path in downtown Lincoln.
I’ve only been to Billy’s a few times, always for special occasions. It’s a very nice treat and the food, cocktails and service are always great! Thanks!
Love Billy's as a place to dine for a special occasion with family! Great food, nice place to visit, rooms almost seem private with an historic flavor- don't have to listen to multiple conversations, music or kitchen noise at Billy's. Hospitality on top of all that makes this one of our favorite places in Lincoln!
The food was very good, but our options were constricted. We're looking forward to the new menu. Service and ambiance were fine.
That said, seating for us two placed us in a trafficked area; the table to which we were moved featured a floor vent (with a blower) at each end. I won't put up with that again.
The service, food and drinks were great. The web menu needs updating.
The food was not good. The veal was tasteless and a bit tough (for veal). It tasted like someone opened a can of pork and beans and poured the sauce over a little bit of under cooked onion, green pepper, snow peas and?...and overcooked twirly pasta. I could have used the same ingredients (although I'd use a better pasta and a different sauce) at home and made something better for about $5 per serving - this was $30! It was a huge huge bowl of curly pasta but I would have preferred something more flavorful and special. I used a lot of salt and pepper which helped but so what? Sorry Billie's, this wasnot your best (i hope) My friend had the same thing and sent the veal back asking them to do 'something' to it and she said the garlic they added helped but she felt cheated.
I was looking for a nice location that neither myself nor my date had every been to and I found Billy's on OpenTable. What a great find! The food was amazing and the environment was perfect for a nice, quiet, dinner! The chef even came and spoke with us about our dinner! An absolutely wonderful experience! I look forward to returning in the near future!
This a restaurant in a house. It felt like a b&b. We had the chicken, filet and duck. All were prepared as we requested, with a good taste. Proportions were a too much for us 70yr olds. We will be back.
The filet was a poor cut and mine was overcooked, overcooked and unexciting vegetables, mediocre salad, and only fair service. The noise from the bar was intrusive. This used to be a very good restaurant. I am not sure if I will try it again.
The service was great and the food was exceptional will definitely be back again only downside limited entree menu items
When you ask at the reservation point if it's a special occasion and we responded yes - anniversary - there was nothing there to acknowledge so if you are going to ask - the anticipation is that you would receive something or at least an acknowledgement - so don't ask if you don't plan to offer a free dessert, glass of wine, Happy Anniversary greeting, etc. Otherwise very nice evening and great food.
We celebrated our 50th anniversary there. The food and service were great!!
Very attentive service by the wait staff !
Dinner was excellent.
The owner talked with us and asked our opinion about his cuisine.
Despite being a very slow night (only one other table which was finishing up when we arrived, by the time we left there was three other tables but still house was basically empty) the service was slow and less than attentive. The menu was small with 4 apps listed and 6 Entrees (filet mignon, ny strip, braised pork shank, rack of lamb, duck, and pistachio crusted salmon) plus the special Atlantic shark.
The entrees included a salad or soup. The salad was definitely overdressed. The soup, clam chowder, had good flavor but had more potato than clam. The rolls were nothing special and I wonder if they are made in house.
I ordered the salmon which was good but the risotto was overcooked. My table mate ordered the duck which was good but it was two quarters i.e. Thigh,leg with no breast
Meat. However, it was cooked properly.
The cucumber mule was good but again service was lacking and the server never asked if we wanted another one. Our waters were frequently empty as was my ice tea.
I believe the bill was right around $70 with tax for two entrees, one drink and one ice tea. While the food was generally ok the service and the value was not there.
The ambiance was nice and it was nice to a quiet meal.
The service was exceptional. The crab cakes were the best we have ever eaten. The fish was very good. The steak was a little tough.