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DISH Restaurant, Lincoln, NE
DISH Restaurant, Lincoln, NE
DISH Restaurant, Lincoln, NE
DISH Restaurant, Lincoln, NE
DISH Restaurant, Lincoln, NE

DISH Restaurant

4.7
4.7
949 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 949 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Innovative

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Good for business meals

  • Lincoln

    Innovative

  • Lincoln

    Healthy

  • Lincoln

    Hot spot

  • Lincoln

    Great for fine wines

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Good for special occasions

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

949 Reviews
  1. DanW

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always excellent food and service. The best in Lincoln

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice fine dining experience overall. Food was okay, service was great, menu was slightly confusing. Unique dishes and plating. Sauces were good.

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  3. Hans

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 4th visit to The Dish since the new chef took over. The pre-dinner cocktails and mocktails were inventive and delicious. Our appetizers, charred Napa salad and Roasted Beet salad with goat cheese, were lovely and very flavorful. And finally our mains, Grilled Mushrooms and Miso Salmon, were beautifully presented and featured a variety of sauces to explore. Highly recommended.

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  4. RandallR

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered a variety of 4 items from the menu (focaccia, potatoes, salmon, beef/pasta) and all of them were over salty! Not much balance of flavors or colors on the plate either - there was brown and salt, that’s all. The beef stew-like sauce on the underdone pasta was made even more salty by the potato chips scattered on top and made the whole dish almost inedible! Unfortunately, the menu descriptions were not very helpful. We told our server that we had never been there before so it would have been great if she had offered some suggestions! We were expecting more from this place but were hugely disappointed. Not worth the high price on the menu which seems like a pretty poor attempt at bougie!

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  5. EB1734

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Everything I've had there is superb.

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  6. Zoey

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Went here for Valentines day dinner, $100 a meal. Food was alright, but service was not great. Our server didn't bother to see us more than twice the entire night, but was back and forth at other tables. Felt very stale in the restaurant. Bathrooms looked very "we made this look expensive with the wallpaper but forgot to clean in weeks".

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  7. jennih

    Omaha

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Valentine pre-fix was absolutely delicious. I have never tried pavlova and was so very impressed. Dish never disappoints. I also truly appreciate the gluten free accommodations.

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  8. TylerR

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good but not exceptional. With the price per dish I was expecting to be impressed and wanting to go back. The service was average. I only have complaints about the wait time between receiving dishes. I was very disappointed with the cleanliness of the overall facility and lack of ambiance given the $$$ rating. It was rundown and dirty in the bathrooms and the overall structure and flooring was rundown. I spoke with a previous employee after visiting and she confirmed that poor conditions extend to the kitchen preparation area as well.

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  9. MaureenO

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new (to us) menu was rather obscure and hard to figure out what would be satisfying. Interesting flavors, lovely presentation. Over priced.

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  10. MikeK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dish has many interesting menu options that you won't find anywhere else in town.

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  11. Eq2home

    Mexico City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was inventive but the fried chicken was served cold. The service seemed rushed and all dood basically arrived at once. For a culinary stop it is a must do.

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  12. AmandaE

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Good drinks, phenomenal food, and a great atmosphere that allowed for intimate conversations.

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  13. KristinH

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dish never disappoints! The food was amazing as always, and the staff friendly and accommodating! Our favorite place to go for special occasions!

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  14. WendyK

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional food and service! Dish is amazing!

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  15. Gmdavila4713

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! This meal was amazing! Top three meals of my life! The tagliatelle and carrots three ways were incredible!

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  16. ErinB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch! Staff was friendly and food was delicious.

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  17. GrantA

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the duck confit. After my meal I spoke to the chef and said, “I know what my last meal would be if I was ever to be executed.”

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  18. AmyI

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. I never ate so many unknown vegetables in my life, and they were delicious. My favorite dish is the beef tagliatelle pasta. Wonderful experience to celebrate our 7-year anniversary.

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  19. YaleDad

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good creative restaurant in Lincoln, as a New Yorker it is a pleasant surprise

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  20. LincolnFoody

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, duck confit, was a tad salty. Otherwise, the buns were amazing as were the duckfat fried potatoes and steak. The wine does feel as if it's very overpriced for the market. $50 for the lowest cost red when great reds can be purchased for much less in the area. Nonetheless, an amazing site for dinner.

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  21. MistyD

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Your chairs are extremely uncomfortable to sit in and noticeable wear and tear present. As an interior designer I know there are lots of opinions and options out there but felt it important to mention.

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  22. KMari

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great way to start one's Sunday -- wonderful food, great service, and super atmosphere.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was great! I want to come back and try all the dishes.

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  24. KMari

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our brunch was wonderful! What a great way to start the day!!!!

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  25. LyndsayJ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dish never disappoints, it is always delicious.

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  26. HaleyB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, food was incredible, and the atmosphere was perfect for our anniversary dinner.

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  27. BrettM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I typically eat at DISH about once a year. I enjoy the food, and the service is unfailingly great. I would have gone more often, but my ex, Brooke, didn't care for the food, so I got rid of her. Our server last night was outstanding. The somm, Charlie, adds so much to the experience. Excellent choice for a date night, special occasion, or any night of the week. Unless your date is a 30-something named Brooke, in which case I would recommend Applebee's. Or a safe house.

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  28. EmmaG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely drinks and my favorite food in Lincoln! Love to come here for special occasions!

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  29. LindaL

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service from beginning to end. Delicious meal from the small plate salmon dish, to two duck entrees (confit and duck breast) to a tasty dessert. Perfect wine pairing of a Muga reserva from the Rioja. Staff graciously accommodated a seating change request. Only issue would be the hard surfaces that lead to a rather noisy room… and center tables that are less private. We will definitely be back… looking forward to our next visit!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Best food in town we will for sure be back

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  31. mattl

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Dish was fantastic...the service, the setting, the food, and the drinks. One of the best restaurants we have been to.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time at Dish and we were wondering why we had not been there before. It was truly an amazing dining experience, full of flavor and exceptional service. One of the best meals we have had here in Lincoln. We are definitely looking forward to coming back for the brunch. Compliments to Chef Rachel for exemplary skills and compliments to the pastry chef Mary for making the most divine dessert.

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  33. PatrickM

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, presentation, and service is always outstanding!

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  34. JakeM

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attended the NYE 8 course brunch themed menu. An absolute treat. Every dish was 10/10 and had unique, amazing flavor’s.

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  35. Jack

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most unique and outstanding restaurant in Lincoln/Omaha!

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  36. LauraL

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal I’ve had since I’ve been here in Lincoln. Outstanding food, service, and dining experience. We enjoyed our meal immensely and will be back many times. The flavor profiles were beyond and the quality of the food was exceptional.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    When we arrived at 4:50 to find the doors were locked. Per instructions when booking reservation they stated to make sure you take in consideration of parking and not to be late. So we arrive a few minutes early. We had to wait outside in the cold with other couples until they unlocked the door at exactly 5:00. They should have communicated that they don’t open the door until 5:00 and you aren’t even allowed inside! We were expecting the 8 course dinner to be full of flavors, not bland and unique. Very disappointing! We knew the portions would be very small, but the value was not there. When booking our reservations and looking over the menu I did not see any where that gratuity would be included. That would have been nice to know beforehand, instead of it being chosen for us. John was our server and was great, but we had 3 other servers that brought our courses out to us as well. They even forgot one of dishes and when they brought out one of the desserts we had no utensils to eat it, so had to wait to ask someone. We have no problem paying for quality ingredients and we always tip generously. Our check was over $400 for 2 people and we left hungry and unsatisfied. Very doubtful we will be going to Dish again.

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  38. TramC

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we ordered the mussels for an appetizer and the waitress recommended the focaccia to dip in the broth. fabulous idea! it came with beautifully browned potatoes which we polished off. one member ordered the steak tartare, which had a wonderful blend of fresh chopped garlic and an aioli that partnered well with the raw steak. another ordered the salmon which had a lovely crust and an amazing kobocha mousseline which added to the richness of the dish. i ordered the striploin, which was perfectly seared with a fragrant, slightly spicy crust and paired with delicate miso butter. such a wonderful treat! we will definitely return for another special occasion.

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  39. AbbiNE

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic. Dish is our favorite Lincoln gem.

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  40. StephE

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Wait staff was very knowledgeable about food & drink menu. Great service! Atmosphere felt very friendly and inclusive. I would highly recommend!

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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 is rated 4.7 stars by 949 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 20 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, 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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