DISH Restaurant

4.8
479 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.

Support DISH Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 479 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire menu is very interesting. The food pairings were excellent. Complex and complimentary. We thoroughly enjoyed the drinks, food and service. Deff world class.

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SallyN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going there. Our favorite place to eat. Love the food and service is outstanding

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CarlA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. It’s good to know there’s some higher end cuisine and flavors to be enjoyed in Lincoln. Went to dinner, but will definitely come back for lunch.

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SusanD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My scallops were amazing, as was the service, wine and company!

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vipKathyJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous meal! A dining adventure! Melon soup. Believe it or not, the glazed carrot second course was perhaps the favorite. Cocoa dusted steak. Yum! Just a terrific find in Lincoln Nebraska. AND they take reservations!

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Visitingfromsocal
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was perfection, and the service top notch. It was a wonderful dinner!

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vipJonnieP
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and one of the best waiters we’ve experienced.

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KristinH
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was amazing!!

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RobertH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with best salad I ever had from presentation to taste.

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WillS
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. We were able to take our time with our friends.

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DiningAtACertainAge
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner at the DISH in Lincoln last night. The menu was a little confusing to us, as the descriptions weren't very clear to the layman... but I suppose if you are a chef they make perfect sense. But, our waiter did a great job of explaining what the three categories of dishes were.

The flavors and presentation were exceptional. Pretty sure that I tasted flavors that I've never tasted before. We startle out the beet and peaches with blue cheese. My wife chose the fried chicken (and fortunately it was the "boneless chicken" breed :). I chose the scallops and we shared the the strawberry shortcake for dessert. It was a great meal and for $165 with tip and 4 glasses of wine, I thought it well worth it.

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obertb
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Simply the best restaurant Lincoln has ever had. Better, in fact, than almost any restaurant anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the plating was that of any 5 star restaurant! Service was top notch!

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vipMangia5
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive and amazingly delicious dishes. Best beet salad I have ever had. Farm to table at Sam Francisco quality. Loved it!!!

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Uccell11
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dish has the best food in Lincoln. The plates are always exquisite, sourced with fresh and inventive ingredients. Service is consistently attentive and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food and drinks. Can’t wait to return.

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MicheleT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dish is always excellent. What a gem it is in the community.

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CSWW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Dish.

Their flavors are so well thought out and the menu is always seasonal and fresh. They do a great job with their presentation. The wait staff is knowledgeable and top notch.

My wife and I like to share everything because there are to many great choices and we don't want to miss something!

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Jack
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wow! we were surprised at the quality and unique entrees at Dish! we will be back!

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vipJaneW
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guests were very impressed with the food, the service and the surroundings. It was a perfect way to spend time with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal excellent food- kind service. Every time I travel through or visit Lincoln I will eat at this restaurant. I’m a Chicagoan who loves and appreciates good food. DISH could stand up with any Chicago restaurant. Truly outstanding chef.

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vipCaroleL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a lovely restaurant. Everyone is very careful so it feels safe. The food is lovely. I highly recommend it.

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CarolynW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent the only downside was our waiter. I feel he could have been more attentive. We had to ask for water when we both had empty glasses for at least 20 minutes. He didn’t use his time well in my opinion. I realize that restaurants are having trouble hiring but he wasn’t the best. I will go back but definitely not want him again

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MeganS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world. So fresh and unlike anything else you’ll eat in Lincoln. The cocktails were spot on and the service was excellent as always. I love any excuse to eat at Dish.

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the flavors. Amazing appetizers and entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food staff at Dish make any night a special occasion. We eat here frequently and are never disappointed. The menu changes frequently.

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Turner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It is fine dinning but portions are too small for how much you pay. My food was also lukewarm when we got it. Food tasted good just needed more of it.

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TroyZ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner!

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TEDG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Dood was delicious

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautifully crafted. The service was top notch. We had a great dinner. Thank you so much, Dish crew!

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Cmmessineo
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, service, and watermelon 🍉 sorbet was 10/10

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Russo
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is delicious and and plated beautifully.

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obertb
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would be difficult to overstate how good DISH is. I have eaten in great restaurants all over the country and many places in Europe, and DISH compares favorably with any of them. It is hands-down the finest restaurant that Lincoln has ever seen. Chef Rachel is an amazing talent. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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ReginaA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, good service, ingenious dishes and great value! Will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lincoln (NE) was a planned stop during a vacation, and DISH was one the recommended restaurants according to several sources. We were not disappointed. Great flavors combined in interesting and inventive combinations, beautifully presented. The cocktails were also really good. We dined outside and the patio was nice and quiet. Overall a great dining experience.

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LoveZion
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fantastic restaurant. Fresh delicious food. We had the cantaloupe soup, the arugula salad and the kohlrabi, tomato and fennel salad.
As a main we shared a pappardele pasta with the basil broth - stunning.
Shared a bottle of wine too. We loved the efficient and knowledgeable wait staff and the relaxed atmosphere.
NYC food without the high prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night made perfect by our experience at DISH! Started with drinks at the bar then dinner. Drinks and food beyond exceptional and service was fun and attentive! Will definitely return again and again ❤️❤️❤️

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Lirela
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, beautifully presented food and drink, much locally sourced, served up by a committed, caring team. The best place to eat in Lincoln, bar none!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding. A 10.

FAQs

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

DISH Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 479 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.