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DISH Restaurant

4.7
4.7
657 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
For parties of more than 6 people, please call the restaurant. 402-475-9475

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 475-9475

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Rachel McGill

  • Private party facilities

    Host your group's next get-together at DISH Downstairs! We offer a casual, unconventional event space perfect for happy hour events, family gatherings, holiday parties, and milestone celebrations. With a customizable menu, a dedicated full-service bar, and a unique floor plan; our lower-level lounge space will set your event apart. Call the restaurant 402-475-9475 or email dishdowntown@gmail.com for more information!

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Cross street

    11th St.

  • Parking details

    Designated parking for take out and curbside pick up available directly in front of the restaurant on O Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 657 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Great for Brunch

  • Nebraska

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nebraska

    Healthy

  • Nebraska

    Special Occasion

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lincoln

    Healthy

  • Lincoln

    Great for Lunch

  • Lincoln

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Special Occasion

  • Lincoln

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As per usual date night was made FABULOUS by choosing DISH!! The food was so good, we over ordered and couldn’t finish our entrees! But worth it😊❤️. We bad the best server, I can’t remember her name but she was fun and made our experience even better!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was cold, undercooked, lacked salt and acid. The meal was underwhelming. The service was lacking any of the basic steps of service and was below any measurable standards set for a restaurant at this price point. The best part of the meal was the non alcoholic drink my partner had. It is possible that our visit was just unfortunate. Go and judge for yourself.
  3. RE

    RichardE

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and table service, as always. The main courses came out slow—a longer wait for our food than normal. Not sure why but it was worth the wait.
  4. C

    Carol

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful meal with fresh ingredients, perfectly plated, just the right portions. This was a memorable meal from appetizer (roasted peaches) to dessert (strawberry pavlova). The crispest skin on salmon I have ever had.
  5. F

    Forke

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Rachel and her whole staff are very professional and the food is absolutely the best in Lincoln if not the state of Nebraska. You need to experience this culinary delight.
  6. MM

    MelissaM

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I love dish! This is a great restaurant- definitely one of the best in Lincoln. We had several dishes, and they were all excellent. The desserts took this experience to the next level. Butterscotch Pot de Crème is always outstanding.
  7. CM

    CindyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always have an outstanding meal when we dine at DISH. We love how the menu changes every few weeks to take advantage of seasonal, locally grown produce. It’s always a surprise to see what new menu items there are. We were there on a very busy night but the staff was attentive and helped each other take care of their guests. The kitchen sent the plates out in a timely manner. We had a very enjoyable evening.
  8. MW

    MichelleW

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of THE BEST meals I’ve ever enjoyed! Thank you, DISH team!!
  9. G

    Greg

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional all around! Not inexpensive but pure artistic expression that is more than just about presentation. Healthy eating at its best.
  10. LL

    LisaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and unique flavors. Hands down best food experience.
  11. V

    Vinny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning restaurant! It has a good ambiance, very tasteful and comfortable. The staff were polite, knowledgeable, and friendly. The food, oh man the food! The grilled peaches were the hit of the night! They were “roll your eyes into the back of your head” delicious. The Korean meatball dish was solid. The rolls with honey butter were perfect. And the Strip Loin was amazing, the broccoli and lions mane mushrooms stood out as especially fabulous in the medley of side vegetables. And the Pots de Crème for dessert was the perfect way to end the meal. There were two in my party and we split these dishes. We left feeling full and satiated but not overstuffed and sluggish. Bravo Dish! Sincerely an excellent dining experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sweet corn extreme was amazing!! Everything was excellent!
  13. r

    richardm

    Denver

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great dining experience. Everything was top notch from the service (Jon a real pro), drinks (excellent cocktails) to the appetizers and main courses. Almost wept to eat the beet appetizer- the best we’ve ever tried. And the fried chicken! Such a great dinner. Would highly recommend and can’t wait to try again. Kudos to Rachel and staff for executing a wonderful dining meal and experience
  14. k

    kitty

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    The server has double charged the cocktail fee. Be careful the bill!
  15. n

    n0707

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Our server gave us wonderful recommendations for both food and drink and none of them disappointed. You will be happy to dine here!
  16. a

    adad

    Tokyo

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Starters great. Service sporatic. A solid mass of noodles in a shallow bowl of lukewarm broth is not acceptable ramen.
  17. MS

    MSM2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always dish delivers amazing food with great service.
  18. AL

    AbbieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food with beautiful plating. Knowledgeable staff. Lots of gluten free options for Celiacs!
  19. MB

    MargaretB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food as art and delicious too! The menu is always evolving so we get to try new dishes, made with always fresh and often locally sourced ingredients. Service is as good as the food!
  20. MB

    MargaretB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Dish was fabulous. We eat first with our eyes and our food was beautifully presented as well as delicious. I highly recommend Dish.
  21. T

    Tanika

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delicious and I have no doubt every other dish would have been, too.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our server, Zoe, was outstanding!
  23. N

    Nick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Hadn't been to Dish in 5 or 6 years. Was hoping for a great meal from a James Beard award nominee. The fried chicken was amazing but the strip loin was well done at best. They said it came medium rare. $10 beers and $30+entrees. I was hoping for more.
  24. KH

    KristinH

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dish never disappoints!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dish restaurant is one of my favorite places to eat in Lincoln. The food and always great! The service is impeccable and and the ambience is wonderful. Highly recommend!
  26. SK

    SandiK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service!! Our meals were delicious. The chicken was tasty & juicy.
  27. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Cocktails were delicious, shared small plates (beet salad and potatoes with kimchee) were top-notch, and we all loved our entrees. Dinner featured unique, interesting combinations of flavors, presented well. One of my guests (from New Haven, CT) said that she thought the restaurant was "New York classy." A little noisy when the place filled up, but a nice atmosphere overall. Liked the service: knowledgeable but not fussy, friendly but unobtrusive. The best of Lincoln!
  28. GH

    GaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Rachel McGill can be counted on to produce food with interesting and balanced flavors. Locally sourced ingredients add to how she makes each dish special. My only "reservation" is that locals need to ramp up their typical casual apparel. The atmosphere and the quality of the offerings deserve more than shorts and tennis shoes.
  29. G

    Guest

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food. Nice dining experience. Small portions, but that was expected.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers Day Brunch was excellent and super low key!
  31. AL

    AllenL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server welcoming, professional & very helpful in explaining questions about ingredients
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Dish. Lincoln is lucky to have such a fresh, imaginative, and progressive place. The staff is friendly, the food comes out quickly, and the creative bar matches the food.
  33. WK

    WendyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere was amazing! It was the perfect choice for our business dinner.
  34. KH

    KathyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite was well planned and delicious. Plating was beautiful.
  35. DH

    DearandHon

    San Francisco

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BACON!!!…we all started with BACON!…it’s that good!…3 Breakfast Burritos…made gluten-free and a full Spinach Salad…very good…French Press coffee and Breakfast Wine…beautiful restaurant right here in Lincoln!…our server and Mia were top notch…ALWAYS thank you!
  36. BK

    BarbaraK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Dish for brunch and it was an absolute delight. I always recommend trying their current freshly baked scones - this time it was strawberry basil and we also tried apricot, both incredible with their cinnamon butter. We dined with lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries and fried chicken and biscuits. DIVINE. We decided on a couple of cocktails as well, both with house made syrup from their bartender. We highly recommend Dish for any event - or even just stopping by for a cocktail and a couple of small plates. One of our top five restaurants in Lincoln by far, and always a treat.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food - fresh local ingredients, beautiful presentation, intriguing flavor and texture combinations. Every small plate, entree and dessert at our table was delicious. Outstanding service. Great wine list. Fantastic cocktails.
  38. L

    Lirela

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outdoors, so noise level was not due to the restaurant but traffic on O Street. Food & service TOTALLY worth it!
  39. R

    Raven

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Good food but one of the absolute worst service experiences I have ever had. Spend your money somewhere else.
  40. CF

    CathyF

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dish is a delightful little secret in Lincoln. 4 stars in every way! We loved our dinner and appreciated the artistry in the presentation. We will be back soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

DISH Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 475-9475.

DISH Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 657 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for DISH Restaurant

1100 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

Additional information

  • Cross street

    11th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Designated parking for take out and curbside pick up available directly in front of the restaurant on O Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Rachel McGill

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (402) 475-9475

  • Private party facilities

    Host your group's next get-together at DISH Downstairs! We offer a casual, unconventional event space perfect for happy hour events, family gatherings, holiday parties, and milestone celebrations. With a customizable menu, a dedicated full-service bar, and a unique floor plan; our lower-level lounge space will set your event apart. Call the restaurant 402-475-9475 or email dishdowntown@gmail.com for more information!

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