Permanently Closed - Lot 2 Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.6
393 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar is a modern American restaurant located in the historic Benson neighborhood. We focus on a seasonal menu working with local farmers and ranchers when possible. In addition, we have an extensive wine list that includes our very own blend produced by Frias Family Vineyard in Napa Valley. We also brew our own Lot 2 pale ale and specialize in craft cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(402) 504-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jacob Moeller
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
62nd St. And Maple
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Parking details
Street parking is available for our customers.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I love Lot 2 - I am so sad this as their last night in business!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

As usual, Lot 2 was outstanding. My wife and I are going to sorely miss this place.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

This place is a fantastic gem in Benson, and it is very sad to see it go.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This has previously been our go-to spot for treating family and celebrating special occasions. We wanted to go for one last brunch before they closed and that was a huge mistake. Our food was cold, our server was inattentive (we obviously upset him by asking why they were closing, and for that we apologize), and the coffee we once craved was watered down and bitter. This experience was bad enough that in the future if a favorite place closes, we will choose to live with our happy memories instead of creating a new, terrible memory of a place we once loved. We wish them all the best, but clearly everyone there is all out of f*cks to give.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The service and our meal were phenomenal as we have always had when dining at Lot 2!

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Heard after we ate there they are closing because the head chef left. Service was really slow for us compared to neighboring tables. Burger was ordered medium and came out rare. Minimal wine options which is probably because they are closing.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

I wish you weren't closing :( Very sad day. This was our date spot and now we will have to find another that just won't match the amazing atmosphere and food.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Great as always! Had the chicken, nice lean breast meat on great tasting sauce. My husband had the steak, rare also delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Food, service and atmosphere was excellent as usual. So sorry that this place is closing.ed

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 3-year anniversary here on January 29th, and both of us were very pleased. We got there a few minutes before they opened, but they graciously seated us anyhow. The menu is very simple (perhaps to its detriment): divided by mix-and-match meat and cheese sampler plates, small plates, and large plates. We had the drink of the day, which was like a margarita Manhattan and very tasty. My boyfriend went for the duck, while I tried the turnip. The duck was presented very clean with a side of sweet potato baked with cheese in a miniature cast iron. The turnip was beautifully cooked, served alongside red quinoa. I wish I could remember what the dessert was called; it was like a flaky pastry cake served with a flambéed banana. Everything was delicious, including the complimentary sparkling wine they offered us with dessert to congratulate us on our anniversary.

The service was fantastic! I loved the atmosphere, although it's definitely got a more modern and humble aesthetic that belies its cuisine (common in trendier restaurants, I think). Still, it was very affordable fine dining with a great happy hour, and a wonderfully romantic way to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you for a fantastic meal, and we hope to back again!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner with girlfriends to celebrate birthdays on a Saturday night. Food was just ok - nothing outstanding and we shared 5 dishes plus a board so we had several things for comparison. Cocktails were good. Venue is very loud so conversation was difficult. We had great service and a good time, but there was nothing outstanding to draw us back here - lots of options in the area, so we'll pick something different.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We've been to Lot 2 on numerous occasions and although good, we've experienced better. I was excited to learn that the happy hour menu (the only way to order the burger since it was removed from the main menu) is now offered on Sunday evenings; however, prices increase if you are using any other kind of promotion (i.e. Groupon). The cheese board was fabulous and our drinks were good but my sandwich was too salty and my husband's hamburger was bloody when ordered well done. I just expected better from the kitchen after having so many other memorable visits.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

The service and atmosphere were great but I was very disappointed in the lack of vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We went to Lot 2 for dinner with friends after a movie. The food was delicious. I had the special, rabbit, based on the server's recommendation and my husband had the duck which came with a sweet potato casserole that could have stood as a meal on its own. Both were some of the best meals we have had in quite awhile. The desserts were innovative and delicious as well. The portions were perfect - it was casual fine dining with a local feel and at a reasonable price. Wish we lived closer, we would go here more often.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Our second visit to Lot 2 was not quite as good as the first. The food was certainly some of the best in the city, and the service was great. However, there was an off smell in the building. That combined with the warm temperature inside was a bit off-putting, but not so much to ruin the night. I'm hoping it was outside of their control and wouldn't hesitate to visit again.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great atmosphere, great service, excellent food. Small portions.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I have been here twice - both times service was over the top good. Food was exceptional. Very cold outside and Lot 2's inside temp was set just right.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The plating, service, and food quality were fantastic! My only complaint is our table wasn’t leveled very well.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Service was very slow. I’ve eaten here quite a few times. But I’ve never seen them forget to bring out drinks and keep us waiting for over 15 mins

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Service started off really strong, but then really dwindled as it got busier. Check in times on our table got longer and longer, we were all ready to order desserts, madeira, and coffee, but we waited 10-15 minutes for our server to visit our table and by that time we just wanted to leave because we assumed it would take another 10-15 minutes to just to get the check. Food was really nice, wasn't anything over the top, but was still good quality food. Maybe I thought it was a fancier restaurant than it really was (or looked to be). They have 1 vegetarian/vegan option, and it's slightly disappointing. Tasty for sure, but not very complex. Ambiance is very nice until it gets busy, because then it gets loud due to how small the place is.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Love, love Lot 2. As always the food, service and atmosphere was excellent!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The food is always so good during brunch. Always worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Lovely. Waitress was very knowledgeable and food was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice place to eat before an evening at the theater. Food was very good. We had the duck and the salmon after sharing a delicious kale salad. Each of us enjoyed a couple glasses of wine. The tempranillo was lovely. Our server was very attentive and did a nice job.

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2.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Not what it used to be. Food quality for dinner has gone down. Will come back for brunch. Duck was rubbery and steak lacked flavor.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

I love this place. Took a client. Service was great. Server very informed and helpful. My client is a foodie and appreciated. Extensive bar. Warm atmosphere in wonderful Benson area.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Every time we go to Lot2, I love it more and more! Great atmosphere, great cocktails and a killer menu. Everything was delicious and just the right sizes for sharing. The "meat and cheese board" is the best in town -- hands down. The hamburger was juicy and full of flavor. Scallops were also fantastic. Quite and intimate space and the service top-notch. Will go back for sure!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Lot 2 is one of our favorites. Always original and always delicious! We highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

When requesting for more private dining ask for the wine room... It has better ambiance.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Been twice... Had the pork belly and the duck. Both excellent choices. I also really enjoyed their meat and cheese boards, which come with bread, pickled veggies, roasted garlic, mustard, and mixed nuts. Everything is high quality and full of flavor. Wine menu is extensive, as you would expect for a wine bar. Both times the waiter suggested great wine pairings for our food. The space is well decorated, only mark down on ambiance is due to the noise level.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

We LOVE Lot 2! Great, cozy atmosphere with great food & great service. Our server Amy was a delight!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner and a very attentive waiter named Max!

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We love this restaurant. However this experience was out of the ordinary and service was incredibly slow. The food was also subpar. Not what we expected from one of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Awesome gem in Benson! We loved our server, Brian, and the food was fabulous.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

I was celebrating Thanksgiving with my son from Chicago. I decided to eat brunch at Lot 2 because he loves brunch and I find it hard to find a comparable restaurant to impress him due to themany choices he has in Chicago. Lot 2 met both of our expectations. On the con side, we were both disappointed there wasn’t a special for mimosas.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

A couple of our favorite dishes are now off the menu; Bangers & Mash and the Mussels, which may be seasonal. We were seated in the new dining/wine cellar area. For us, we really missed the "vibe" of the main dining/bar area. The back is quiet & boring .... at least that's our take. The combination of losing our favorite dishes and being seated in the new area .... made for a less than stellar evening....

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Saturday night dinner with my wife. We had a Groupon . We picked the 6 item board and then then shared the steak frites. The board was very good, the steak frites was only OK.
My wife had a nice cocktail, although it was expensive. I had a beer, also expensive.

This was our 3rd time here, and, even though it was better than the previous visit, I doubt we'll go again.

The menu is short on choice, the food is expensive and the drink prices are outrageous.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Awesome great appetizer board following by delicious meal. Our server was very helpful and made great recommendations!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent experience, great food.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

This is the least favorable review I've ever given Lot 2 as it is one of our very favorite restaurants in Omaha. We were seated early, which was great. However, it took 20 minutes or so to receive our drinks and just short of an hour to get our cheese board. We did not order a main course. The service just wasn't up to par and the kitchen couldn't seem to keep up. It was disappointing, but we know it's not typical so we'll definitely be back.

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