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Green Gateau, Lincoln, NE

Green Gateau

4.8
4.8
114 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Green Gateau is an upper-scale neighborhood restaurant that has been in operation for over 25 years in the heart of downtown Lincoln. We have combined a European atmosphere with American contemporary cuisine to create a casual, yet refined feeling with delicious flavors.

Owners Eric and Cristi are proud to serve their award winning desserts, fresh seafood, and Nebraska Wagyu beef. This is just a fraction of the comprehensive menu that is sure to satisfy. We are also proud to source local and organic produce, dairy, meat, and wine.

The Green Gateau is a consistent winner of Lincoln's Choice 'Best Brunch', and offers brunch from 8-3 on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Green Gateau boasts one of the most comprehensive wine selections in Nebraska, and is annually voted a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 477-0330

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Nebraska

    Best Value

  • Nebraska

    Great for Brunch

  • Nebraska

    American

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lincoln

    Good for Groups

  • Lincoln

    Great for Lunch

  • Lincoln

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing.

    Green GateauResponded todayThank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We really do appreciate it! Hope you'll be back to see us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  2. KS

    KarenS

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our reservation was for 6:00 but we still ended up waiting for about 10 minutes which was not a big deal. Food was excellent and waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Will definitely return.

    Green GateauResponded 7 days agoKaren, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! I hope that you'll be back to visit us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  3. DR

    DillyRyan

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the food. The staff was wonderful and very helpful.

    Green GateauResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for the kind words! I can't wait to share this with the staff! Hope to see you again very soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  4. CJ

    ChrisJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the dining experience at the Green Gateau is welcoming with great food. A Lincoln, Nebraska landmark!

    Green GateauResponded 7 days agoChris, Thank you so much for the kind words! I can't wait to share them with the staff. Hope you'll be back to see us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  5. SW

    SamW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I don't know why this place is listed as one of the best in Lincoln. Awkward, quiet atmosphere makes you feel like you can't talk. Waiter then burst into the room basically screaming at you. Food very mediocre. My wife and I were giggling at the absurdity of the sitar in the entire time. Do yourself a favor, and stick to the Haymarket District if you are under the age of 75.

    Green GateauResponded 7 days agoSam, I'm very sad to hear that your last experience didn't measure up.. If you'd like to chat about the specifics, I'd love to hear! You can give me a call at (402)477-0330. I do hope that you'll consider giving us another chance in the future. Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Server was friendly and attentive. We’ll definitely return.

    Green GateauResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We really do appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We discovered this great little restaurant several years ago as we were passing through Lincoln. We were thrilled to see that it was still going strong. The service, food, and ambience make this a delightful dining experience. Because we live in Colorado, we don’t often get to enjoy the Green Gateau but we will always make it a point to return whenever we are in Lincoln.

    Green GateauResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for the kind words! We look forward to having you next time you find yourself in town! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  8. LC

    LoriC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fair prices, great service, good atmosphere- would definitely come back!

    Green GateauResponded on June 15, 2022Lori, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! We really do appreciate the feedback! Can't wait to see you again! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  9. S

    Samantha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, amazing food, and fabulous environment. My girlfriend and I had a great time. The Salmon and Rizotto was sublime. ❤

    Green GateauResponded on June 15, 2022Samantha, Thank you so much for the kind words! We really do appreciate the feedback! Hope you'll be back to visit us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  10. V

    Visitor

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Basically like a French version of olive garden. Over-rich food, the biggest critique for the clunky stemware....why sell such nice bottles of wine to drink in a $2 glass??

    Green GateauResponded on June 15, 2022I am very sorry to hear that your last visit wasn't up to our quality standards. If you'd like to discuss the specifics of your visit, I'd be happy to chat! Please don't hesitate to reach out at (402) 477-0330. I do hope that you'll consider giving us another chance in the future! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  11. A

    Alyssa

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing, service was great. Nice little patio area.

    Green GateauResponded on June 15, 2022Alyssa, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We really do appreciate it! Hope you'll come visit us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  12. CG

    ConcertGoer

    Omaha

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every brunch choice is always awesome! The beignets were a real treat, give them a try!

    Green GateauResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words! We really do appreciate the feedback! I hope you'll come check us out again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  13. SH

    SuzH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best lunch I've had at a restaurant in ages. Had the seared black tuna wrap lunch special with espresso chocolate muffin side. I'm still drooling over it. Bought it again today as a take-out to share with my daughter. They have such a great variety of mouth-watering selections for both food and drink. I can't wait to go back!

    Green GateauResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words! I can't wait to share them with the rest of the staff!! I hope you'll come back and see us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food with even better service. Highly recommend.

    Green GateauResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm so happy to hear that your last visit was a great one! I hope you'll come check us out again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  15. K

    Kris

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meal was superb, as was our server, Megan. The house salad was delicious and so were the homemade dressings. My husband had the roasted red pepper vinaigrette and I had the raspberry vinaigrette. They were equally good. And the salad is served with a huge Parmesan crisp that was amazing. I had the 4oz wagu beef sirloin over roasted vegetables, very tasty. Hubs had the salmon and risotto, also yummy. We each had a wine flight as well, large pours for those. Our server, Megan, was a gem. She was personable and attentive throughout our meal. If only we didn’t live on the East Coast, we’d be regulars here.

    Green GateauResponded on June 15, 2022Kris, Thank you so much for the kind words! I can't wait to share this with Megan! I do hope that you you and your husband will be back to see us again next time you find yourselves in Lincoln! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  16. TK

    TerriK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! I live in Omaha & the GG is my go to for a special brunch or lunch.

    Green GateauResponded on June 15, 2022Terri, Thank you so much for the kind words! We truly do appreciate it! I do hope that you'll come see us again next time you make it down from Omaha! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  17. AB

    AydenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place!! Music was not played too loud, lighting was soft, and the food was excellent!

    Green GateauResponded on June 15, 2022Ayden, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review! We really do appreciate it, and I can't wait to share it with the team! Hope you'll be back to check us out again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  18. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and it was wonderful. We are definitely coming back.
  19. JM

    JennMcd

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great night! We stayed at The Kindler, so were within walking distance to this restaurant. Very nice ambiance and French 75 to start. Enjoyed the lobster bisque, crepes casserole (excellent) with a side of potato salad, stuffed trout. Loved the varied menu you could order from for dinner. Dessert martini (in it's own shaker left at table) and desserts were the stand-out - lemon cake, signature cake - plus 2 chocolate espresso muffins to take home (even included butter). Would definitely return and highly recommend!
  20. R

    Rich

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the Beef Wellington
  21. BG

    BobG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, and Julian did a great job as our server. The tables were a little close together, so we heard more of our neighbors' conversations than needed, but otherwise I have no complaints,

    Green GateauResponded on May 25, 2022Bob, Thank you for the feedback! We really do appreciate it!! I can't wait to share your kind words with Julian. Hope you'll be back to visit us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  22. CM

    CynthiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the ease to making reservations, to the friendly service, to the outstanding food, my aunt and I had a delightful brunch. She had the French Toast and I had the Chicken Fried Steak - both were outstanding, and came with huge portions. (I ended up having two meals!) Because it was a delayed birthday celebration, I took home a piece of Red Velvet cake that was also delicious. I never have a bad meal or dining experience at The Green Gateau.

    Green GateauResponded on May 25, 2022Cynthia, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am so very happy to hear that you had a great time during your last visit. I can't wait to share your note with our staff, and I really do hope that you'll be back to see us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Taking my son here fro the first time for dinner. Wanted him to see how good it was and unfortunately it has really declined in quality of food. I hope whatever they have going on it can be turned around as they have been a staple of Lincoln dining for many years.

    Green GateauResponded on May 18, 2022I am so sorry to hear that your last experience with us was less than you've come to expect from the Green Gateau. If it's not too much trouble, I would be interested to hear more about your visit. Please don't hesitate to give me a call at (402) 477-0330. I do hope that you'll give us another chance in the future, and I look forward to hearing from you. Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  24. B

    Brandon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best weekend brunch spot in Lincoln as well as one of the best restaurants in town. If you like chicken fried steak, get it here.

    Green GateauResponded on May 18, 2022Brandon, Thank you so much for the kind words! We really do appreciate it! Hope you'll come check us out again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was fantastic. Service was great!

    Green GateauResponded on May 18, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words! We really do appreciate the feedback, and I can't wait to show this to the team! Hope you'll be back to see us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  26. KE

    KEKS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The energetic noise level was Mother's Day, so give them a break there...

    Green GateauResponded on May 18, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words! We really do appreciate it! Hope you'll be back to see us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  27. CG

    ChrisG

    Omaha

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Green Gateau is a great breakfast, brunch experience. It has a European feel to it, and the menu is very large the food quality is consistent and very good. The service was absolutely fantastic on Mother's day. Our server was very personable, and the pace was great and coffee was always full. We even took home some of their fabulous desserts for Mother's Day dinner later that night that were a big hit at home. Can't wait to go back.

    Green GateauResponded on May 10, 2022Chris, Thank you so much for the kind words. We really do appreciate it! We're excited to have you back again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  28. BF

    BarbaraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing server. She was so kind and friendly! Made our Mother’s Day! The food was also really delicious!

    Green GateauResponded on May 10, 2022Barbara, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm so happy that you decided to spend Mother's day with us! Hope that you'll be back to visit us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to enjoy Mother’s Day brunch!

    Green GateauResponded on May 10, 2022I'm so happy that you chose to spend Mother's Day with us! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Hope that you'll come check us out again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  30. KG

    KimG

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had the panko crusted trout with rosotto and it was excellent. We also started with the brussel sprouts and I would highly recommend those.

    Green GateauResponded on May 10, 2022Kim, Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm excited to share this with the staff! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your last experience with us, and I hope you'll come check us out again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  31. D

    Drammama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant. The food is excellent and our waiter James was wonderful. Great wine list and menu. Will definitely return!

    Green GateauResponded on May 10, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm so glad that you had a great experience, and I can't wait to show this to James! Hope you'll come visit us again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  32. CJ

    ChrisJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Eggs Benedict were made perfectly, our server was very helpful and pleasant. Always one of Lincoln’s best restaurants.

    Green GateauResponded on May 10, 2022Chris, Thank you for the kind words! I'm so happy to hear that you had a great time with us during your last visit! Hope to see you again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  33. AS

    AnitaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beef Wellington finished to a turn! Mmm Lovely dining experience. Will be back

    Green GateauResponded on May 10, 2022Anita, Thank you for writing us a review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Beef Wellington. It's definitely one of my favorites as well. Hope to see you again very soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  34. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not knowing any restaurants in Lincoln, my instincts led me to Green Gateau. I was not disapponted! Unique dishes full of flavor with healthy fresh vegetables. Amiable, knowledgeable server who was very kind. Their banana chocolate cake is one of the best desserts I have ever had! Definitely want to return!!!

    Green GateauResponded on May 10, 2022Michael, thank you so much for the kind words! I can't wait to share them with both the kitchen and serving staff! I do hope that we'll see you again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  35. l

    luigi807

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second time we have eaten at the Green Gateau and it is always a wonderful experience. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant is intimate and cozy without feeling crowded. The food is amazing and portions are large. We've finally found a restaurant in the Lincoln area that has an extensive menu and excellent food. We will be back.

    Green GateauResponded on May 10, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! I can't wait to show it to the rest of the staff! Hope to see you again very soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and good service! Liked that they had a separate waiting area than by the entrance.

    Green GateauResponded on May 4, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words! Hope you'll come check us out again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  37. LP

    LiPl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food is normally outstanding, quiche was very dry and potatoe salad was bland. Soup, fish & chips were delicious. Table was waiting for us and waiter was very good considering it was busy. Will go back knowing their food is so good normally.

    Green GateauResponded on May 4, 2022LiPl, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have passed your notes on to our chef team. We can't continue to grow and improve if we are unaware that we are executing specific aspects improperly. I am glad that the service that you received is up to our quality standards, and I do hope that you'll come visit us again soon. Thanks again, Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  38. CB

    ChristineB

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The noise level in there was a little overwhelming. We were by the windows, and there was a cold draft at times. The lunch was delicious. Our server Asa was very attentive.

    Green GateauResponded on May 4, 2022Christine, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We really do appreciate any and all feedback. I have passed your message along to the owner to see if there's anything we can do to help minimize some of your concerns. I am very glad that the service was good, and I do hope that you'll come visit us again in the future. Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  39. GR

    GaryR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service

    Green GateauResponded on May 4, 2022Gary, Thank you so much for the kind words! We really do appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

  40. B

    Bert

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food, very reasonable prices.

    Green GateauResponded on April 26, 2022Bert, Thank you so much for the kind words! We really do appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon! Jason Ries, Green Gateau

FAQs

Green Gateau is rated 4.8 stars by 114 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 15 times today
Google Map for Green Gateau

330 S 10th St Lincoln, NE 68508-2297

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

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