DISH Restaurant

4.8
251 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Kindly note, DISH will be closed for lunch through the end of the week. We will resume daytime service at 11:30 am on Monday, July 22.

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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OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a nice surprise! Very different from what we were used to. We tried the small plates and they were very good. Would definitely go back.

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DH
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could get my old school Thesaurus out and find all the fabulous...amazing...outstanding words there are to describe Dish...came back twice in one week because the summer menu is that good!...salmon rillettes...the best brussel sprouts in Lincoln...duck large plate and shrimp small plate...divine and an outstanding Chenin Blanc...always consistent and service is impeccable...thank you again very much!

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JC
Omaha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole restaurant experience is outstanding. I become a little pig there because everything is so tasty it is hard to choose just one or two dishes. Fortunately, they have very nice little boxes and pack up the things you don't finish so you have a wonderful lunch the next day also. Personal favorites are the crispy skinned salmon and many of the small plates. (The small plates are "Nebraska small). My husband and I rarely go anywhere else for a nice dinner. I'm also glad that they are downtown!

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JK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went to the Dish for your 1st Anniversary. The service was incredible and the food was outstanding. The duck is fantastic and I look forward to returning. The Panna Cotta for dessert was the perfect completion. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for high quality dining in Lincoln.

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SD
Omaha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and drinks. Great date night experience!

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DH
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Summer Menu was sensational!...a burst of summer in each bite!...Princess Bride themed cocktails too!...great service as well!...so happy to have Dish right here in Lincoln...Thank you for a fabulous date night with my husband!

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L
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktail menu was fun and inventive, and our drinks were delicious. The food was seasonal (corn, tomato, watermelon, greens, etc.), and the menu was creative. Both the duck and the pork chop were perfectly cooked, tender, not chewy or dry. Both dishes were slightly over-salted, but we still thought they were wonderful. The butterscotch pot de creme was to die for, and our server was outstanding. Lovely ambiance for a date night or dinner with friends.

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D
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptional food, beautiful presentation, attentive service. One would never guess it was the last night before the restaurant took its summer break. We are continually amazed at the imaginative food offered--many steps above anything else presented in Lincoln!

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U
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Come to Dish if you want inspired, elegant, and flavorful meals.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative cuisine. Small plates and larger plates. Delicious.

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MH
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food came out only warm.

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OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. We always enjoy our time here.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific meal and attentive service. We will return the next time we’re in Lincoln.

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is awesome. the best part is they change their menu every 2-3 months. i had the salmon and it was the best salmon i have ever tasted.

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value. Wonderful experience. Definitely worth a try.

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OT
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our favorite restaurant for our dates. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The food is always presented beautifully and the tastes are amazing. Thanks for being such great restaurant. We love this place!

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WL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in Lincoln, you must dine at Dish! Excellent and interesting entrees, craft cocktails, and great service. Ask for John!!

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FK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food is fantastic as always, but service was so poor. I took my business guests to the restaurant. There are only 4 of us, but we had to wait to get our food order, my glasses is empty, we waited for a long time to get our check and I was sitting awkwardly with my guests. We saw the servant over the bar and try to get his attention. He saw us, but continue to talk to the bar tender for 5 mins before he came over. I will not recommend this place if you have guests.
But the food is so good, I might try to come back.

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WK
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food...little price compared to other restaurants in the area...wonderful service.

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NR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh food, excellent service, intimate setting. Great to have fine dining in Lincoln!

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the menu choices and the finished product was fabulous!

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RL
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DISH is a treasure and treat. In the last two or three years since the new owners took over, the restaurant has become the standout in Lincoln for excellent cuisine. The food is delicious and obviously prepared with sensitivity and great care for presentation, taste and quality. I love this place.

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Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding... interesting food/drink. Tiny mistake notifying server we were "his" so waited for adult beverages just a bit. Once arrived the experience was excellent.

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LS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Dish, the chef is one of a kind, she is so creative. I love going because everyone that works there is great

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PW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Lincoln. The seasonal menu offers fresh and locally sourced foods which are prepared to perfection!

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KW
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dish is an outstanding restaurant. The kitchen produces excellent, inventive cuisine; the atmosphere is elegant without pretentiousness; the wait staff are all very well trained and attentive; and the presentation of dishes is gorgeous. As vegetarians, my husband and I tend to prefer the appetizers and small plates, which also lends a variety to the meal that is much appreciated. In addition to other dishes, we had a mushroom soup with parsnips that was one of the best either of us have ever tasted. Menus at Dish change seasonally, in keeping with local availability of ingredients. A+

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AM
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband I and I drove to Lincoln from Omaha for a concert. We chose this restaurant because it a received Best Overall rating on Open Table and there were numerous great reviews by other diners. We were very, very happy with our experience at DISH. The food was excellent, creative, inventive, full of fresh ingredients and rare pairings. We had the beef carpaccio appetizer with popcorn dust, and our entrees were the salmon and the halibut that came with lots of fresh vegetables, with brussel sprouts and potatoes and shared dishes. The wine list was small, but interesting - we chose a French Minervois that was very good. Highly recommend trying this restaurant if you are in Lincoln - it rivals any place that we regularly dine at in Omaha and beyond as we are also frequent travelers.

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Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good menu. Excellent presentation.enjoyable.

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WK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great, we loved the food, I would highly recommend!

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were absolutely delicious and the service was great! A little expensive, but 100% worth the cost!

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S
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding restaurant in Lincoln. The cocktails were innovative and the wine list, though not vast, was selective and reasonably priced. The service was superb, unobtrusive and yet the server was there when needed. The menu was excellent, with a variety of small plates that could be used as either first courses or combined into a meal. Each of the different items ordered for our table of 4 was superb. The mussels and duck were outstanding. We would certainly return to this restaurant. The prices were commensurate with those of excellent restaurants anywhere, and lower than one would get in larger cities such as New York or Boston, but no lower in quality.

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DH
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so nice to be “home”...the new menu choices are creative and delicious...”popcorn powder”...yes it was!...my mussels were presented in a way I have never tried and the beet chips...I could not eat just one...politically original cocktails were mixology originals...service from Jon and kind conversations with MaryPat made for the always perfect evening at Dish...

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most wonderful experience at Dish. The food, service and ambiance was beyond impeccable. Although a pricier restaurant, the quality and amount of food is absolutely worth every penny. My husband and I will go back again soon and feel this is easily our best dining experience this past year.

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MS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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MS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new fresh menu!

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SM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, always a solid choice. We celebrated our anniversary with good & funnly named drinks, wonderful entrees and a decadent dessert!

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, the type of dining experience we have come to expect. clearly the best restaurant in the city, and rivals the best in any of the restaurants i have visited around the world.

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S
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Go there for lunch. A better menu and food fresh and well prepared.

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KG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem for Lincoln! The chef will work with any food issues/preferences, but the need to do so is minimal, because everything is prepared with the finest ingredients. The wine selection is also wonderful without being cumbersome.

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