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DISH Restaurant

4.7
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342 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 342 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipDearandHon
San Francisco
145 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipLauraR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a great gem in Lincoln! Everything was delicious. Cocktails were also greeat.

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TomM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The duck was excellent and the butterscotch pot de creme is the best.

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AmyW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDearandHon
San Francisco
146 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new menus!
Very safe atmosphere everyone wearing masks and gloves.

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LorenP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Marianne
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Nebfoodie
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDearandHon
San Francisco
146 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LindseyW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food is always so good! The service is always excellent too!

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Maxt
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on point. All of the food was super delicious. I could eat the julienned snow peas every single day!

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KristinH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Paula
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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JamesG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKWOne9
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dish offers a lovely dining experience with an inventive menu and good service.

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDearandHon
San Francisco
146 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience

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JosephG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and excellent service. We have never had more tender filets.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Horrible staff we asked to be moved because we were by door and it was cold. Although there was 12 other tables sitting empty away from the door they said they could not accommodate our request?! Really ruined our date experience for such lousy experience

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MattyO5912
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Lincoln. There’s nothing else like it in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at the Dish is an amazing experience. The food is awesome, presentation beautiful, and the staff is very attentive. Our favorite place to dine in Lincoln.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the entree choices very unique and enjoyed "branching out" with our choices for dinner. Each presentation was memorably artistic and the flavor combinations were absolutely delicious.

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MeghanM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the Dish for date nights. We always know we can come and have a delicious & creative meal. They always make our night special & memorable.

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LoelB
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meals, great service and timely served. Could not be better!!

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MeganH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Lincoln. The food is unique, delicious, and beautiful. It's apparent that a lot of thought and work go into each dish.

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singoutpam
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique and delicious plates and cocktails...really unlike anything else in Lincoln! A favorite!

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nancy
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Winter menu was very interesting. I particularly enjoyed a vegetarian entree, and I do not adhere to a strict plant based diet.

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CHRISTINAH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DISH restaurant is by far the best restaurant in Lincoln! The BEST! Chef Rachel and her team have created a thought-inspired menu that is nothing I have ever experienced in Lincoln. I could describe to you the oyster mushroom confit, the thai-spiced duck breast or the amazing coconut oil seared scallops, but I won't. My words cannot explain the creativity and imagery that DISH plates for each experience. Also, my commentary would not explain all that you can experience at DISH, since they have a seasonal rotation of their menu. That is what DISH is, an experience. There is NO restaurant like this in Lincoln. My experiences compare it to the best restaurants of NYC and London. The pistachio-curry crumb on my scallops was amazing. The Thai mole paired with the duck was fantastic! If you haven't experienced DISH, put it on your bucket list... Seasonally.

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vipSKYP
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The small plates and vegetable dishes are inventive and delicious. (I haven't sampled the entrees as of yet.) The cocktails are well-conceived and balanced. Service is uniformly friendly and attentive. I was very happy to find such a forward-thinking restaurant in Lincoln.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Our servers were very attentive and knew a lot about the menu. The food was absolutely phenomenal and very good quality. However, we were seated by a window and it was pretty cold.

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mikew
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I went looking forward to the filet but a new menu was provided which I totally understand. Short ribs are not the same. Thanks for an enjoyable evening though. Your place is wonderful.

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ACHP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite downtown Lincoln restaurants. A delicious and unique selection of food.

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vipLousie54
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant...unique food...one of the nicest restaurants in Lincoln!

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Bojimama
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and service and food were wonderful. The new menu was very limited especially for my husband who doesn't like coconut. Selection very limited then because coconut was used in 2 or 3 dishes. Portions were very small and my husband still felt hungry when he left. Presentation was very nice. It will be one of those occasional places we go back to.

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LynneS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The chef is great, the staff is wonderful (especially John), and I always have a great time.

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LarryC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Great dishes, with fantastic flavor combinations. My 18 yr old son who, despite being raised by self-declared foodies, is picky sometimes. He loved everything we ordered, including the oyster mushrooms, and he's not generally a fan of the fungi. Same with the brussel sprouts. We'll be back to try the rest of the menu. Not inexpensive, but we were satisfied with the value.

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DonnaG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was both beautifully presented and delicious.

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 342 OpenTable diners.

DISH Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://dishdowntown.com/services/gift_cards.html.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.