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DISH Restaurant

4.7
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352 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 352 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NikkiD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavors, decent prices, would definitely recommend!

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LaurieA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and plating were absolutely beautiful and delicious. Staff was very knowledgeable and had a perfect wine pairing for our pork.
It was a great celebration of my husbands birthday!

DH
vipDearandHon
San Francisco
149 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab Cake Benedict....WOW!...new Brunch cocktails...all amazing!...Inside and outside dining options...impeccable CoVid safety precautions and the service is outstanding...DISH is a favorite for so many reasons!

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mesa
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding dining experience. We look forward to returning and making the dish our fine dining restaurant.

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KelseyH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We did brunch on Saturday at Dish and the food was great - better than any other options in Lincoln in my opinion. The drinks were also great. Overall good value for prices and service was great as well. We sat outside and it was shaded so it was perfect weather - I wish the ambiance outside was a little more interesting (plants/flowers)

DH
vipDearandHon
San Francisco
150 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast Burrito and small kale salad this time!...LOVE the crispy potato straws in the burrito...amazing texture and NOT like any thing I have ever tried...Dish for Sunday Brunch, Dinner or curbside pick-up is ALWAYS the right choice!

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TomM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the fillets incredibly tender, and the gazpacho delicious. The tables inside were well distanced from each other and the staff meticulous. Highly recommend

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RAnneH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food - so fresh and always unique flavors. Service is impeccable, we are never disappointed! Even with all the adjustments having to be made in our current pandemic, they were careful with safety but still amazing service and dining experience!! Highly recommend The Dish!

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vipMike
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I really wanted to like this restaurant. We came with our son to drop him at school and were looking forward to a great meal together before we headed home. My husband and son shared the mussels of which I tasted one and it was repulsive but I didn’t say anything because I do have a very discerning palate. Unfortunately, they experienced intestinal upset the next day which could only be attributed to this meal at DISH.
The rest of the food tasted ok but needless to say, we won’t be going back.

JW
vipJaneW
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dish never disappoints! I thoroughly enjoyed the melon gazpacho and panzanella salad with petite filet. The service was efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. There is no finer place for a pleasant dining experience.

DH
vipDearandHon
San Francisco
150 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
3 reviews
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!

DH
vipDearandHon
San Francisco
150 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.

DH
vipDearandHon
San Francisco
150 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.

JG
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.

KW
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.

DH
vipDearandHon
San Francisco
150 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

JG
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

MO
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!!

MH
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
5 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.

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 352 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.