DISH Restaurant

4.8
455 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.

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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 455 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the flavors. Amazing appetizers and entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner!

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TEDG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Dood was delicious

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ErinH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
10 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
15 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
22 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.

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jennih
Omaha
39 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great experience at Dish tonight. The plum Creek chicken, ceviche, Halibut, beef tartare, and pot de creme were all delicious. I am always amazed at the unique flavors and combinations. The service is fantastic and always able to answer questions.

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Californian
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and delicious dishes from appetizers through desserts. Great servers.
Fun drink specials.

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vipKWOne9
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly and the front of house staff were attentive without being obtrusive.

The kitchen produces inventive, sophisticated and delicious dishes. For our entrees, we had the agnolotti (a light, stuffed pasta) with sliced peaches, cherry tomatoes confit and a basil consomme--divine! The chef and her team specialize in using local ingredients which means that the dishes may vary from night to night, so this is not a place to go if you want only the tried and true.

Strongly recommended.

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carlandjanet
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second Friday night in a row at Dish. The team does an excellent job. We are always warmly greeted. The menu changes frequently and it is consistently delicious and well prepared. We love the creativity and the presentation of the dishes. The kitchen is always willing to make slight dietary modifications. We can always count on an excellent experience. It is, without a doubt, one of the best restaurants in Lincoln, if not THE best. Kudos to MaryPat and Rachel and their team.

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CaroleL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Dish is a truly lovely restaurant. It was quiet and pleasant and the food was truly wonderful. I really appreciated that they had small plates as well as full ones. Love to go there.

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Julie
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The chicken was divine! Would highly recommend the Dish for a gourmet experience.

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Susan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful halibut, pickled kohlrabi, and those cocktails!

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurant meals I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Sunday brunch at Dish, and is was wonderful! Unique and tasty menu choices, in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. We also appreciated the non-alcohol drink choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very unique dishes and service was excellent!

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GuyM
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! We will definitely go back

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vipKarenH
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try melon+snap pea and nettle+egg pasta!
The menu just keeps amazing us. Rachel and Mary Pat are the best,

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carlandjanet
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal last night, as always. We've been so pleased with the service, environment and food that Marypat and Rachel offer. Jon was our server, along with Claire, and they did a great job. Dish is our favorite place to eat and we will always be loyal customers.

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Barb
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had salmon Benedict before and it was excellent, served warm. This time it was cold, and server told me the sauce is old so that’s how it’s made, and brought me another egg.
His attitude was quite blasé.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks top notch and the service excellent. First time going to DISH and we will be back!

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BarbaraA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really cool place! Menu was current, fresh and really tasty.

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vipSarahC
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was AMAZING!!! The quality is excellent. Highly recommend!

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ChrisB
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. It was a great experience. Staff is super friendly, our server Jon was excellent. I had the chicken and my wife had fresh made pasta. Everything was delightful. Dessert we has goat cheese custard it was also amazing. We will be coming here again for sure

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ShawnH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Somewhat overpriced for Lincoln in my opinion this is not LA, NY, or CA.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was amazing. We celebrated my mom’s 81st birthday here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The chilled asparagus soup was presented beautifully, and it was delicious! My husband had the plum creek farms fried chicken. So good. We will be back!

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FoodLover
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular, the menu changes somewhat frequently according to the waiter. We'll be back many more times.

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LandKS
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was excellent - very attentive. My husband's steak was quite tender and flavorful. But my salmon and risotto dis was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu and dishes did not disappoint! Cocktails were out of this world delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good food! Good brunch spot!

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 455 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.