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JTK Cuisine & Cocktails

4.4
167 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Good for a Date
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JTK is an upscale restaurant located in the Historic Haymarket where we strive to be a truly unique restaurant for the City of Lincoln. Our goal is to provide our guests the ultimate dining experience through exceptional food, superior service and an award winning wine list.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(402) 435-0161
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ben Keeler
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
P Street
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Parking details
JTK is located in the Train Station in the Historic Haymarket district of Lincoln, Nebraska. There is street level metered parking available. There are many parking garages in the area as well.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 167 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at JTK! The service was excellent and the food was fantastic! We will be stopping by again soon for lunch or dinner!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

If you want a good steak the filet is only one in Lincoln of this quality

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Very slow service when there was only a few tables that were occupied. We went early at 5:15. Took over 15 minutes to get drinks. By the time the server brought our drinks we were ready to order more. We would have had more but way to slow making them and delivering. The menu on line isn’t the same or hasn’t been updated in awhile. I was really looking forward to a chicken dish they had on the menu on line. The server had a great personality and was nice. There was a wedding next door and so it was super loud in dining room. We had to ask wait staff to close doors. The chicken dish I ordered was horrible. Chicken was over cooked and no flavor. The dessert wasn’t very good either. We all were very disappointed! This is supposed to be a high end restaurant, but it isn’t. Very expensive for what you get.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Best restaurant in Lincoln.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

There was a group of ten of us. Everyone was pleased with their meal. We all did the
date night special. Neat

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We love going to JTK for their "Date Night" menu: 4 courses + a bottle of wine = really difficult to beat in downtown Lincoln. The food is great, the service is exceptionally accommodating if you have an event to attend, and the decor/ambiance makes it appear as a fine dining experience. Not sure why it isn't more highly attended than it is - although we have always placed a reservation, we've typically not needed it as there always seems to be open seating. This is unfortunate as it is one of the few fine dining options in the Haymarket area.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was not hot server did not seem to care when we told her

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

By Lincoln standards excellent. Very pricey. Over priced. Drinks outstanding. Appetizer marginal, lukewarm sausage expensice. Needed less meat and a crouton with ir. Entrees well done. Polenta not so great. Beautiful and loved that it was not loud and awful noise pollution. Amy was excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

we had the special of the day witch was shredded pork over mash potatoes. Too much salt and the pork was dried out. The beet salad was terrible.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Very nice location. The attention from the staff was very good. There were a couple of problems with our choices that were immediately resolved. We didn't realize until we got home that we did not get our appetizer but the good news is we were not charged and did not go hungry. Would recommend to a friend.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Classy ambience. Excellent service. Very good wine list. Presentation very appealing. The food, however, didn't match the atmosphere. It was okay, but I expected better than that. To be fair, I will try it again another time.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Lovely restaurant with a great ambience. Delicious food and a breadth of good wine options.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our server was amazing!!! She was so knowledgeable about the menu. The food was great! A few items were just warm in temperature and should have been HOT! We loved the sharing menu and it's value. If I lived local I would go there all the time for the rotating chef choices!!! The strange thing was the lighting in this restaurant and the lack of music.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The apple dessert with graham crust was outstanding! Perfect way to end our excellent meals.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

When in Lincoln I try to make it a point to have a meal at JTK. The food is always great, the wine list extensive and the service very good.
I have to admit, this visit, the service was the best that I have experienced anywhere in many years. Amy, who is only there part time, is exceptional. She handled giving everyone the same attentive service, no matter the occasion or request.
Kudo's to management for having her on their team!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Took my now girlfriend out on a first date-- everything was perfect.

It's so pleasant to be able to hear the person you're talking to. The quietness adds an intimacy where every word seems to be the most important thing ever said.

We ate the pork belly which was nothing like I've ever tasted. It was so good. Salmon was exceptional as well. Both melted in your mouth with ease. Wine was exceptional and affordable.

Service from our waiter, Ben I think, was extraordinary.

If I had one complaint I would say that the desert was not as good as I expected. Banana-chocolate cake was hard.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Great menu options. We utilized the date night menu.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

wonderful, several course dinner to slow down and unwind. great date night and fantastic service.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Had a great time food was phenomenal
Service was great

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Date night menu is one of the best in town.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything about the restaurant was good unfortunately except for the food. As a flight attendant I travel a lot and eat a lot so I'm quite used to different qualities of dining. We had the duck and the Kobe steak the duck was quite tough and while the steak was cooked to perfection I wasn't overly impressed with any of the flavoring. That being said we were the last diners on what I expect was a busy Valentine's Day so I get it. In a city with not a whole lot of four to five star dining options I was still impressed with the service and the ambience and it was a perfect Valentine's Day dinner after all it's not really completely about the food at that point. I look forward to going again and perhaps trying something different on the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Visited there for the first time for Valentine's day. Table was ready at the reserved time. Drinks were great. We went with the couple's crafted menu. The portions we're perfect. The service was excellent. Would definitely recommend for a date night.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We love JTK, it's really the BEST fine dining spot in Lincoln, has excellent food & exceptional service. They do NOT seem to ever over-book and make you wait. It's pretty consistent also we always have a good experience.
This visit was great over-all but one Kobe steak (and at the market price of over 30.00 this is a big deal) was sent back & the other one he kept because he didn't want to wait, though he did tell the server it was over-cooked, they were NOT med rare. Also the BILL WAS WAY OFF over 50 dollars and the bill seem almost " padded" we were charged for drinks we didn't order so it wasn't like we got the wrong bill or anything, no real explanation why was offered, that was a little disappointing . CHECK YOUR BILL!!!
That situation was a little embarrassing because we brought friends who had never been there.
In other fine dining spots they adjust the bill or at least have the manager come and apologize, when things like that happens but that wasn't offered. It was Valentines Day and they were busy so I won't judge them completely on this experience.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I so love this place. It was my second visit, but hope to make it more often. Great food, amazing service and just a really nice place to unwind and enjoy my spouse's company!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Good meal in Lincoln. Been here twice and both times it’s been good. Solid steak, great service, nice apps. Not an amazing food experience, but a very consistent and solid meal with JP nice Service. One of the better places in downtown Lincoln.

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2.0Dined on February 7, 2018

JTK attempts to be a high-end restaurant. The decor, the service and the prices all provide the feel of a top notch restaurant for the area, but the food misses the mark. We chose to do the "date night" special. Nothing we had was bad but nothing was interesting or exciting either. The flavor was just okay. Spices were underused leading to a weak and thin flavor. The temperature of the food was often just luke warm. We decided to upgrade an entree to get the beef tenderloin. Unfortunately it was actually a bit tough to cut and again lacking in flavor.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and mixed drink! We will be coming back.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Amazing food and superior service! Great ambiance! Definitely would recommend for a romantic date night or special occasion!

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Wonderful food and wonderful service as always! One of our favorite places in Lincoln!

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

The food is always amazing and this time was no exception. The service was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on September 23, 2017

My first visit to this restaurant. Appearance was not impressive... dingy carpet made you feel like you were in a very old steak house. Wine choice was good. Service was poor... made 2 mistakes on salad order, and very rarely showed up to check on our needs. The meal (chick pea crusted chicken) was very tasty! I would definitely order it again. My husband's meal (scallops) was very good, but not if you're really hungry. The Kobe burger, I would not recommend for the younger palate...even 18 year olds. The Pork Chops were huge, I didn't taste test. My dessert, (chocolate torte) was average. The Banana's Foster was huge, I didn't taste test. We will probably try again, for a quiet dinner.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place for lunch before the Husker game. No fighting the beer-guzzling crowds. Server was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

We have been to JTK several times over the years. One of our favorite restaurants in Lincoln. Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent place to go for an excellent meal and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

We enjoyed a family dinner a few days before sending our daughter & son back to college. The staff was professional, attentive, knowledgeable and personable...truly adding another layer of Nebraska Nice to a special dinner. We were given the choice of sitting in the quiet back dining room, which resulted in basically having a private dining room. The menu/specials were described with detail and the food delicious and perfectly portioned. This was a pleasant special evening capped off by a thoughtful host, Ben, taking a quick family photo for us. We'll go back while the kids are away for the date night specials... sure way to make the empty nest something to relish!

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Our meal was disappointing. The restaurant ventilation was humid and smokey. The staff blamed it on the buildings age. We received our bill without asking if we wanted dessert and it took forever between courses. Just not the experience we hoped for given the hype and cost. I don't often give a review but would want to hear about this experience before I made a reservation.

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2017

My husband and I had dinner there Aug. 12. First ones in the door, I think. No one else there.....should have told us something. Adequate service....no doubt there. However our waitress was vague on prices of the specials, what kind of soup that was being served and what zipline beers were in stock. Not a big deal. She found the answers.

Food........BAD food. Tenderloin madelions were very tough. Tenderloin is usually a great cut. This was NOT. Beef was not cooked to medium as I requested. My husband had the prawns. Shells still on and could not be cut or pulled off. Sauce was blah. I must say that the corn soup and his salad were good. Yours was one of the few places who actually served the soup HOT; that was nice. Over all, we were not impressed, will not be back and could NOT recommend your establishment to other. Good luck.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent anniversary dinner! Good dinner options, fresh ingredients carefully prepared, reasonable wine list, Amy (our server) was well informed and gave us just the right amount of attention.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Overall pretty nice experience. Waitress was on top of everything. We were sat next to an A/C vent on the wall that was super cold and the host wouldn't let us move even though the place was scarce. The buffalo mash cocktail was good. Serving sizes were a little on the small size but it was fine because we did the date night special which includes appetizer and dessert. Drinks are small, wouldn't come for them only. Only other con that comes to mind is the carpet is pretty dirty looking, and I'm not someone that normally notices that. I'd try the place again for another date with the wife.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Friends from out of town, it was excellent!

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