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Contemporary Cocktails. Elevated Cuisine.
DISH is an upscale New American restaurant in the heart of downtown Lincoln. We strive to provide an unmatched dining experience from start to finish. Our dedication to our guests shines through our fresh and diverse dining menu; creative, handcrafted cocktails; and professional and knowledgeable service staff. Join us for luncheons, romantic date nights, celebrations, or even a quick snack on the way to a show. We are here to make every occasion even more memorable.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
polenta / butternut squash / romesco / smoked hazelnut / mushroom / broccolini
burnt carrot + honey / potato cake / zucchini ribbon / smoked almond / arugula pesto / pickled chile butter
sesame cashew / pickled ginger / citrus gastrique / cilantro butter
Food was excellent. Staff was excellent in every way. Felt comfortable being inside under the current serious health concerns. Can't wait to go back. One of the best dining experiences I have had this year. My best to the staff. My friend and I are nurses so this was special.Thankyou
Chef Rachel and her team prepare food that's usually better than what I've eaten in any major city in the country. Rachel has an unsurpassed artist's intuitive sense for combining flavors and textures in ways that always surprise and amaze me. I love to cook at home, so when I eat out I want food that I couldn't prepare at home, and Dish's menu checks that box every time.
Please support this excellent local restaurant and treat yourself to a fantastic meal!
We love this restaurant. Have been going here for years. Great food, great service, great people.
The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Quality, fresh ingredients - great flavor profile. Everything on the plate was delicious.
Wonderful food with even better service. Definitely will be back.
Excellent food, presentation, and service. We were surprised that there weren’t a lot of customers but it was quite slow. It took more than an hour to get our entrée.
This was my first time dining at DISH. Covid certainly affects the experience, but the food was wonderful. I enjoyed visualizing how my dish would be presented and then was surprised it was even better. Same with dessert. The dessert was very creative and delicious!
The food was excellent. The combination of flavors in each of the dishes was magnificent and sublime. Honestly, the best beet salad I've ever had, and I love beets. Smoked pistachios!! The summer corn salad was sooo good, and our entrees were all fantastic.
Team Birthday lunch on the patio. O Street is just O Street. We still had great food and a great experience with all the staff.
Excellent flavors, decent prices, would definitely recommend!
Food and plating were absolutely beautiful and delicious. Staff was very knowledgeable and had a perfect wine pairing for our pork.
It was a great celebration of my husbands birthday!
Crab Cake Benedict....WOW!...new Brunch cocktails...all amazing!...Inside and outside dining options...impeccable CoVid safety precautions and the service is outstanding...DISH is a favorite for so many reasons!
An outstanding dining experience. We look forward to returning and making the dish our fine dining restaurant.
We did brunch on Saturday at Dish and the food was great - better than any other options in Lincoln in my opinion. The drinks were also great. Overall good value for prices and service was great as well. We sat outside and it was shaded so it was perfect weather - I wish the ambiance outside was a little more interesting (plants/flowers)
Breakfast Burrito and small kale salad this time!...LOVE the crispy potato straws in the burrito...amazing texture and NOT like any thing I have ever tried...Dish for Sunday Brunch, Dinner or curbside pick-up is ALWAYS the right choice!
The service was excellent, the fillets incredibly tender, and the gazpacho delicious. The tables inside were well distanced from each other and the staff meticulous. Highly recommend
Absolutely amazing food - so fresh and always unique flavors. Service is impeccable, we are never disappointed! Even with all the adjustments having to be made in our current pandemic, they were careful with safety but still amazing service and dining experience!! Highly recommend The Dish!
I really wanted to like this restaurant. We came with our son to drop him at school and were looking forward to a great meal together before we headed home. My husband and son shared the mussels of which I tasted one and it was repulsive but I didn’t say anything because I do have a very discerning palate. Unfortunately, they experienced intestinal upset the next day which could only be attributed to this meal at DISH.
The rest of the food tasted ok but needless to say, we won’t be going back.
Dish never disappoints! I thoroughly enjoyed the melon gazpacho and panzanella salad with petite filet. The service was efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. There is no finer place for a pleasant dining experience.
ALWAYS delicious...2nd time for Sunday brunch...relaxed, intimate and a brunch menu like no other here in Lincoln or...any of the other brunch spots (before pandemic) here in the US and travels out of the country...hash, chicken and waffles and greens and grains bowl this time...MORE than regular mimosa cocktails as well!...SO impressed with safety protocols too!...Sophia and Jon thank you!
Delicious food and a great gem in Lincoln! Everything was delicious. Cocktails were also greeat.
Great food and service! The duck was excellent and the butterscotch pot de creme is the best.
Lincoln is so lucky to have Dish. This was their first Brunch service and it was absolutely outstanding. Our entrees were delicious and reasonably priced. The cocktail menu was creative and refreshing. Staff and service were inviting and very informative. Looking forward to many more Sunday brunches at Dish!
Creative menu...always changing with what is available...every bite balanced and flavorful!
Every aspect of dining in during a pandemic met with all safety precautions attained!
Jon our server never lets us down...professional and always a delight...we always feel welcomed and will continue to support our friends at Dish!
Great new menus!
Very safe atmosphere everyone wearing masks and gloves.
The quality of the dish has maintained and I believe increased recently. Wonderful food reasonably priced. A little bright inside for my liking but still a great restaurant.
The best of ingredients and prep skills.
Sometimes we order just a few small plates.
Those are the best.
I enjoy a place like this that offers plenty of vegetables.
Very creative dishes.
I love the intimate, upscale yet approachable vibe at Dish. The food is creative and delicious. While the menu is not large, it is well curated. Every dish I’ve tried is expertly prepared. It's my favorite Lincoln restaurant for both special occasions and business meals because of the service, food and atmosphere. It’s quiet. You can easily carry on a conversation and hear your dinner companions.
The service is as good as the food. Attentive but not intrusive. Dish offers interesting cocktails and a nice assortment of small plates as well as main dishes. For dinner, the coconut oil seared scallops or seared short ribs are favorites. For lunch, the bulgogi bowl steak and mushroom salad are my favorites.
But we sometimes stop by after a show just to enjoy the hands-down best dessert in town – their butterscotch pots de crème. It’s divine.
From front of house welcome...our favorite server Jon (you owe us a tap dance)...divine cocktails and truly original menu choices...Dish is always consistent...the feature of clams with preserved lemons, carrot broth and carrot crepe...delicious!...if you have not been to Dish...what is stopping you? free you mind and be impressed! thank you all for Friday night!
Love this place! The food is always so good! The service is always excellent too!
Service was on point. All of the food was super delicious. I could eat the julienned snow peas every single day!
Dish has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants in Lincoln! It's a hidden gem in the downtown area! The food is unique and delicious, and I love how the menu changes every 3 months or so! Always a delight to dine here!
We have enjoyed Dish over the years, but during our last visit we found the dishes overpriced and less tasty then has been our previous experience.
If you’re looking for a place to eat that’s unique in Lincoln, the Dish is it. The menu is superb and always diverse- I’ve never been dissatisfied. I always take business- related guests there. I don’t think I’ve had the same food twice so it’s never staid and the atmosphere is cozy.
Dish offers a lovely dining experience with an inventive menu and good service.
This was our first time visit to DISH and we were very happy with our server, John, who assisted us with selections and answered our questions. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the food was great.
How do I begin to review Dish...reservation...honored...service impeccable...food phenomenal...not your Missouri Synod Lutheran Bread Pudding..when I dine at of all he big cities I have been to...Dish is at the top!...time for Rachel to audition for Chopped!...thank you all...especially Jon...perfect evening as always...we will see you soon!
We went out to chat and enjoy the food! The atmosphere was awesome food was excellent but it was a bit pricey for my liking
Always a great experience
Amazing food and excellent service. We have never had more tender filets.
DISH Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 475-9475.
DISH Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.
DISH Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://dishdowntown.com/services/gift_cards.html.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.