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DISH Restaurant, Lincoln, NE
DISH Restaurant, Lincoln, NE
DISH Restaurant, Lincoln, NE
DISH Restaurant, Lincoln, NE
DISH Restaurant, Lincoln, NE

DISH Restaurant

4.7
4.7
973 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 973 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Innovative

  • Nebraska

    Good for special occasions

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Good for business meals

  • Lincoln

    Innovative

  • Lincoln

    Healthy

  • Lincoln

    Hot spot

  • Lincoln

    Great for fine wines

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Good for special occasions

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

973 Reviews
  1. CINDYM

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended the Cocktail/Dinner pairing on 4/22/24. The menu was unique and delicious! 5 courses expertly paird with 5 cocktails. The head bartender, Sean, did an elevated twist on classic cocktails. Chef/Owner Rachel’s food offerings were outstanding! Our favorite course was the duck confit with soba noodles. Chef said that dish will be on the new menu coming out soon! My favorite cocktail course was also the most unique…from the Mezze course…a Mojito Sphere and a Piña Colada Square. We would definitely recommend making reservations for one of these unique monthly pairing dinners. Of course, dinner any night is a delight!

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  2. lnklocal

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, our meal at DISH was incredible. The service, cocktails, and meals were spectacular. The new spring menu offered something for everyone in our party. As a vegetarian, I'm always grateful that I have multiple options on the menu. The asparagus appetizer was my favorite. My friends really enjoyed the mussels and duck fat potatoes. My entree was amazing - the grilled oyster mushroom confit. Every single part of the dish was perfect. We always appreciate the obvious care and creativity that goes into each part of the dining experience at DISH.

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  3. Emma

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed it. My husband was a little disappointed because he said his duck was cold. Otherwise, we had a great night with great food and great friends. I also have celiac and the staff was well versed in what items on the menu were gluten free and the chef was also extremely knowledgeable about cross contamination and provided great information about preparation. I felt very comfortable eating there.

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  4. MKAYB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I wanted to love this - I had the blueberry lemon ricotta pancakes - they were burnt. When I told our server, she said ok - no offer to replace or refund - very disappointing. My son had the salmon which was good. He also had a Bloody Mary - I have never seen one served with two lonely Spanish olives. Very disappointed overall.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dish is hands down on of the best restaurants in the world! Best food ever! A true diamond experience. Rachel and her team are impeccable!!!

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  6. RichardL

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, drinks, and service. I love this place! If you are looking for a restaurant in town to celebrate something special, this is the best place I can think of. Chef Rachel is not just an outstanding chef; she is creative and puts flavor, presentation, and culinary experience at the forefront of her craft.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely an incredible dining experience ! Will definitely be back !!

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  8. JDW25

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every plate was a winter. Grilled bread with allium butter, the grilled Napa and arugula salad with marcona almonds, the carrot medley, the miso salmon. The fried chicken was the best I have ever had. The pacing could have been a little slower to allow us to savor the experience, but that's my only complaint. Absolutely a top shelf meal. No surprise the chef is Beard nominated.

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  9. ChristianB

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was disappointed by the vastly reduced menu. The duck used to be better, I found the combination with the white beans, the egg and the goat cheese in a kind of salty sauce strange. I saw only a single fish option (salmon). The Dish used to be my favorite place for seafood in Lincoln. I always order the mixed fish platter. There was only a single steak option with looked bizarre. Why these few cubes of meat? A guy wants a steak when he orders a steak. I want choices between different cuts from New York Strip to tenderloin.

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  10. Nebfoodie

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dish never disappoints. We enjoyed a lovely Easter brunch with superb food and excellent service. This place is amazing.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It has been several years since we’ve been able to dine here again but we used to be regulars many years ago. I was nervous that the changes would be too much, but everything we ordered was outstanding. We started with the vanilla sesame brioche with hot honey butter (yum!) and the duck fat potatoes w/ chorizo, and hollandaise pickled mustard seed, arugula, radish and all of these flavors made an incredible dish! So delicious. My husband had the grilled striploin w/ leek confit, pickled blackberry, ricotta and I had the miso glazed salmon w/ kimchi rice cake, cabbage slaw, and charred scallion dashi. Presentation was beautiful and the bite of salmon with the crispy rice cake was an unexpected treat. We ended with ice cream for dessert. Our server missed that we ordered the pistachio chocolate tart and instead brought us one of each of the ice creams we were deciding between, but we didn’t correct and enjoyed them both. Overall an awesome dinner and hope to be back again soon.

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  12. JamesG

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my second time at Dish and I’ll surely be back many more times. The service and food are phenomenal. In my opinion, it’s easily the best restaurant in Lincoln

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  13. Bshakey

    Omaha

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We were there for a special occasion. We were seated in a far corner away from everything. I faced a wall and had no view of the rest of the restaurant. I know we should have asked for a different table, but it shouldn’t have been necessary. There really was no need for a table in the corner where we were seated. So, basically a special night out was spoiled by the lack of ambiance. The food was very good and the service was adequate. Not what I expected for a high end and expensive restaurant.

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  14. DanW

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Wine steward was very helpful with our choices and pairings.

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  15. KarenH

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again Rachel & crew served us a fantastic meal, we enjoyed the squash and the mussels, delicious! Excellent service from the wait staff! Thank you DISH!

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  16. LauraE

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been frequenting this corner restaurant for over 20 years, however, I moved away over a year ago and had not visited since new ownership. I was back in town last night so made a stop. This was the first time that I have ever been unsatisfied with my visit. The staff is amazing. The food, however, is not. The fried chicken appetizer (shared plate) was great, but it seems that while the kitchen is trying to be different than others around, it is just too far out there without enough explanation for me. There was sausage or something like it in my duck side dish which was not listed in on the menu. I have diet restrictions being a Jew, so would like to know if an additional meat is going to be added. My partners oyster dish was mostly mushrooms, or at least he could not tell the difference between what was mushroom and what was oyster. This is not the presentation or quality of food I had been used to from the Dish. Pretty disappointing.

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  17. BirthdayDinner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a good time at this restaurant, the food was tasty and the service was friendly. However, we were very disappointed with the portion sizes, especially for the desserts and drinks. Our $15 piece of cake was so tiny that it looked like someone had already eaten most of it before bringing it to us. The cocktails were also expensive and served in small glasses. We expected more value for our money and left feeling unsatisfied.

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  18. Stacie

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a great experience and truly support Chef Mcgill. I will say that the cheddar grits are phenomenal - the ricotta pancakes were good and they are excellent when Chef McGill makes them. I know the brunch drink menu rotates and so I felt like that was a little lacking.

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  19. JenneneH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each plate was sublime. The server, Maris knew the menu and wine pairing. Excellent service and experience.

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  20. BobS

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both very good. Limited menu choices and a little higher than I’d like to have paid but the meals we had were well prepared.

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  21. JDuff

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dish always offers a creative, uniquely satisfying, and well-executed experience. We enjoyed a delicious sampling of small plates and nicely made cocktails. I can't say I have ever had carrots prepared in such an amazingly flavor-packed way! My only regret is that we did not order dessert (the dessert selections look fabulous!). We look forward to returning

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  22. Gmdavila4713

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again I was blown away by the food! Great wine selection and great service. You never disappoint!

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  23. GT28

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We attended Dish with some friends. The beet appetizer was delicious but otherwise duck was over cooked and no other menu items stood out. Service was also slow. Our waitress apologized and offered free dessert to the table. When we ordered dessert we were still charged for it. And when we asked her about it, she reported we just got one free dessert for a table of 5.

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  24. VictorG

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, knowledge and speed if the meal was spot on. Cocktails and wine were a great match, staff picks were perfect.

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  25. BrianH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service. The drinks and appetizers were delicious. Main course was very enjoyable. I had the fried chicken and loved it. Dessert was a great way to end the meal.

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  26. DanW

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always excellent food and service. The best in Lincoln

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice fine dining experience overall. Food was okay, service was great, menu was slightly confusing. Unique dishes and plating. Sauces were good.

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  28. Hans

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 4th visit to The Dish since the new chef took over. The pre-dinner cocktails and mocktails were inventive and delicious. Our appetizers, charred Napa salad and Roasted Beet salad with goat cheese, were lovely and very flavorful. And finally our mains, Grilled Mushrooms and Miso Salmon, were beautifully presented and featured a variety of sauces to explore. Highly recommended.

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  29. RandallR

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered a variety of 4 items from the menu (focaccia, potatoes, salmon, beef/pasta) and all of them were over salty! Not much balance of flavors or colors on the plate either - there was brown and salt, that’s all. The beef stew-like sauce on the underdone pasta was made even more salty by the potato chips scattered on top and made the whole dish almost inedible! Unfortunately, the menu descriptions were not very helpful. We told our server that we had never been there before so it would have been great if she had offered some suggestions! We were expecting more from this place but were hugely disappointed. Not worth the high price on the menu which seems like a pretty poor attempt at bougie!

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  30. EB1734

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Everything I've had there is superb.

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  31. Zoey

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Went here for Valentines day dinner, $100 a meal. Food was alright, but service was not great. Our server didn't bother to see us more than twice the entire night, but was back and forth at other tables. Felt very stale in the restaurant. Bathrooms looked very "we made this look expensive with the wallpaper but forgot to clean in weeks".

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  32. TylerR

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good but not exceptional. With the price per dish I was expecting to be impressed and wanting to go back. The service was average. I only have complaints about the wait time between receiving dishes. I was very disappointed with the cleanliness of the overall facility and lack of ambiance given the $$$ rating. It was rundown and dirty in the bathrooms and the overall structure and flooring was rundown. I spoke with a previous employee after visiting and she confirmed that poor conditions extend to the kitchen preparation area as well.

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  33. jennih

    Omaha

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Valentine pre-fix was absolutely delicious. I have never tried pavlova and was so very impressed. Dish never disappoints. I also truly appreciate the gluten free accommodations.

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  34. MaureenO

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new (to us) menu was rather obscure and hard to figure out what would be satisfying. Interesting flavors, lovely presentation. Over priced.

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  35. MikeK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dish has many interesting menu options that you won't find anywhere else in town.

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  36. Eq2home

    Mexico City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was inventive but the fried chicken was served cold. The service seemed rushed and all dood basically arrived at once. For a culinary stop it is a must do.

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  37. AmandaE

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Good drinks, phenomenal food, and a great atmosphere that allowed for intimate conversations.

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  38. KristinH

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dish never disappoints! The food was amazing as always, and the staff friendly and accommodating! Our favorite place to go for special occasions!

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  39. WendyK

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional food and service! Dish is amazing!

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  40. Gmdavila4713

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! This meal was amazing! Top three meals of my life! The tagliatelle and carrots three ways were incredible!

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FAQs

DISH Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 973 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, 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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