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DISH Restaurant

4.7
4.7
635 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 9 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 635 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nebraska

    Fit for Foodies

  • Nebraska

    Healthy

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lincoln

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Special Occasion

  • Lincoln

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

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  1. T

    Tanika

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Nick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  3. KH

    KristinH

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dish never disappoints!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  5. SK

    SandiK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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!
  7. GH

    GaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  8. G

    Guest

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food. Nice dining experience. Small portions, but that was expected.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. KH

    KathyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

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

    DearandHon

    San Francisco

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 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!
  14. 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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. SH

    SusanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outdoors, the street noise was a bit annoying, but everything else was fabulous!
  20. s

    singoutpam

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful, delicious food and outstanding cocktails! This is the place to spend a unique and special evening in Lincoln. The menu is different every time I'm there...always an adventure!
  21. I

    Indie01

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautifully presented. Service was exceptional. Prices are understandably more.
  22. DS

    DianeS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five of us had brunch and thoroughly enjoyed each dish. The menu has breakfast and lunch entrees that are savory and sweet so your taste buds are covered. The end of our meal was cool and refreshing...sorbet and ice cream. Dish is a "must" dining experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite place to eat in Lincoln. It never disappoints. The food is amazing and the staff is fantastic
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!
  25. KG

    KimG

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb appetizers, great wine list and excellent service. We enjoyed our evening out with family visiting from Portland
  26. TS

    TanyaS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Dish did not disappoint. Everything was fresh and amazing. The combinations were outstanding. I plan to visit again when I’m in town.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Our food was over salted a bit. Whoever prepared the was heavy handed today with the salt. The presentation of the food was great but our expectations were not met from the talk others said from their experience the day before. And I listed we were celebrating a 20 year anniversary via OpenTable, got no mention of it (but to be upfront I didn’t tell them again at arrival).
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So happy we have this top knot here restaurant in Lincoln!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so welcoming, attentive and engaging it made the brunch time very special. Like friends that you didn’t know you had!! The food was delicious and presented beautifully. Even though the prices for the amount of food seemed to be on the high side, because of the attention to detail and the amazing taste it was worth it.
  30. P

    Plainsdiner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Server a bit too present. Not a fan of nose rings on servers. Wine pricing typically too high. Not very many menu choices. Enjoyed the art. Pleasant room.
  31. E

    Einna

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation breakfast
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The balance of the meal was amazing. 10/10
  33. AW

    AmyW

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner! Great recommendation for my meal and great service!
  34. R

    Rftstar

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The most amazing meal ever. Had a party of three and choose dished that spanned the whole menu. Unique combos of items made each item burst with flavor. Zoey did an amazing job of explaining each part of the dishes. If we come through Lincoln again, this is where we'll eat.
  35. PK

    PatrickK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was spot on with server recommending great choices. Was very attentive but not overbearing. The food was top notch - drinks to match. Definitely a repeat restaurant.
  36. MS

    MoreSmiths

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food was delicious. Even better, our server (?John?) was just wonderful. He was very friendly and informative, but best of all, he took great care to take care of our mom, who is visually impaired. He made sure to tell her where things were and just generally look out for her. It meant a lot to us, on Mother's Day. She was a bit sensitive to the volume of the music, but without her special circumstance, we would've thought the music level was just fine. Thank you for a wonderful brunch!
  37. k

    knightster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday brunch menu offered so many options to suite everyone's tastes. The prices were quite reasonable and the portions were large. All the servers were polite and friendly; one server came to check and see if we had been waited on (yes, we had) -- we were admiring the restaurant decor! The food is delicious; servers know exactly what is offered and make great suggestions.
  38. D

    Disappointed

    South Dakota

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The restaurant was clean and servers/employees friendly. However, food portions were small for the prices being charged. Two family members ordered a breakfast that had hashbrowns but there was hardly any hash -- the serving was very thin and both sides were overcooked. In my opinion, even Village Inn has better hashbrowns! Also, our server did not ask if we needed a refill on our coffee; we had to ask her twice. We were disappointed and do not plan to go back.
  39. MZ

    MaryZ

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and delicious food! Attentive Service. Cocktails were excellent. It’s a little pricey, but the quality is worth it.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was terrible. Slow and inattentive. Server was rude. Forgot one of the meals. Drinks way overpriced.

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 635 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 9 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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