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Green Gateau, Lincoln, NE

Green Gateau

4.8
4.8
580 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 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 580 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Great for brunch

  • Nebraska

    American

  • Nebraska

    Most Booked

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Good for business meals

  • Lincoln

    Healthy

  • Lincoln

    Neighborhood gem

  • Lincoln

    Great for fine wines

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Good for special occasions

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

580 Reviews
  1. JoeJ

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very delicious dinner at the Green Gateau and a wonderful server. We have been there for Sunday brunch many times, which is also excellent. Sunday brunch is a busy, busy time for them. We plan to be back soon for dinner.

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  2. HolliH

    Atlanta Metro

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a superb restaurant that was an unexpected find in downtown Lincoln! The French onion soup was amazing and the beef Wellington was top notch, a special for the evening. Great value for the money! Service was attentive but not over bearing they let you enjoy the food. Definite must for anyone in the area.

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  3. GARYD

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was very good even with their hands full on Easter Sunday. It was noisy as you might expect on a day with a full house, our waiter was efficient and friendly, our food arrived quicker I expected and was very good. All in all our lunch was a pleasant experience, which is what we expected.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Luxembourg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Easter Brunch! Restaurant was busy, but service still excellent.

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  5. jsinner

    Omaha

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Green Gateau has a very diverse menu, lots of different food items to pick from. The cocktails and wine selection are great. The food and service was very good.

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  6. ErnieP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, restaurant setting inside, service. Particularly, George was an excellent representative for Green Gateau! Next time in town, we will ask for him!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food from the appetizer to the famous green gateau dessert!

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  8. Guest

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for breakfast! Definitely make reservations ahead of time. Try the beignets! They are amazing! Delicious flavored mimosas and eggs Benedict! 

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  9. RogerB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere.Attention to detail in service, our server was very knowledgeable about the menu.

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  10. LazFlor

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome staff that make feel at home. Awesome food. Very clean restaurant. Love the people.

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  11. Jane

    Omaha

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We don't get downtown often and decided to have Sunday lunch at Green Gateau. We started with the beignets. So delicious. My husband had the Chef's Breakfast and I had the Buttermilk Biscuit Breakfast. I guess I was thinking of the small biscuits smothered with gravy, but the biscuits were large fluffy biscuits with gravy. It was a lot of food, and I had delicious leftovers to enjoy. Our server was busy, but he was attentive and refilled our coffee and water frequently. It was a reminder that we should eat there more often. So good.

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  12. Trice

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed ourselves, the food was good and so was the service.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, friendly staff and a fun birthday brunch.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy meeting friends and family at the Green Gateau .

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  15. GailB

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was unique, special presentation, and delicious! OpenTable made it so easy to make a reservation

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  16. GratenB

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place. Table clothes class it up a lot.

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  17. SteveH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and the waiters and bartenders were very knowledgeable and entertaining as well! We love going to the Green Gateau when we have friends in town. Our friends raved about the food and service! We will definitely be back! 

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  18. AnnL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing visit! Our waitress was great too! Thank you for updating our reservation from 4 to 6 also!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience and great service in addition to great food.

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  20. OccasionalD

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Out dinner at Green Gateau was very good. The food tasted great, with only a minor issue with the vegetables being lukewarm rather than hot. The service we received was good and he was honest about why one person’s plate was taking longer to come out!

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  21. SherryW

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The baked brie was so good! And the onion soup was to die for. Customer service was top notch. We'll be back!

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  22. LazFlor

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Maddi? was excellent and made us feel at home. Great place to enjoy brunch and dinner. Luv the people especially Ben, James, Elliot, Irish, Alex, Kurt and the rest of them.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Green Goteau is simply wonderful. Atmosphere, service and meal were all great. The Eggs Oscar and Cordon Bleu Crepes are delicious. Our server George was so nice and attentive. George is an asset to Green Goteau. Green Goteau has become our go to destination.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Have heard numerous things about GG. We went and wasn't overly impressed, very dated decor. We sat in the very front of the restaurant and it was so loud, it was hard to hear conversation at our table. When using the restroom, noticed the back was much quieter. Our food wasn't the greatest. I ordered eggs benedict and the muffin was very hard and hard to cut. The hash-browns were cooked on outside but cold inside. When asked if we could have both strawberry and lemon toppings for the beignets, no mention of extra charge to do that. $47 for two breakfasts, seemed a lot. The service was outstanding!! I don't think we'd go back, but wouldn't say someone else wouldn't enjoy. It's a place where a lot of college kids and their families visit.

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  25. AshleyC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful meal at the Green Gateau. Was in town for a sisters weekend and were thoroughly spoiled with a leisurely brunch. Food was fantastic and waiter very helpful. What a joy to have this long standing gem of a restaurant in Lincoln. Thank you!

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  26. Nick

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Beef Wellington was fantastic! Atmosphere was great. Highly recommend!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service

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  28. HeatherH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire staff goes above and beyond. The variety of choices on the menu should please even the pickiest of people. The food is not only presented so nicely, but so delicious! The atmosphere is so quaint and welcoming. This is definitely a place I will return when I'm in town.

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  29. CharlesT

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a 5 star brunch in Lincoln. Food is always great and so is the service

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  30. Laura

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

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  31. RichardM

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation - was seated in one of the two tables that are actually in the main hallway -- even though there was a perfect table in the corner by the window -- that prize table was saved - for about a half hour -- for some other special type of reservation. Oh well, if the food is great -- it will be worth sitting in the hallway. Food arrives -- well presented -- but the star of the show on my plate -- was a dry and tough pork chop. Enough -- I will not be back to this place again -- there are plenty of alternatives in Lincoln.

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  32. DianeG

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Met our high expectations. Our server Jada was attentive without hovering.

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  33. JoeSKS

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Rotating menu sometimes works out great but can be left without great choices. The food is good. That’s it. But the restaurant itself is nice and the staff is knowledgeable. Fun to go one time, but in general save your money if you’re just looking for a meal.

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  34. JamieG

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Green Gateau is a favorite for us. Each dish is prepared with great care and the standards seem to be very high for what is delivered to the table. Wait staff is courteous and not intrusive. Also, the drinks are always quite well made. We're big fans.

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  35. bodi

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was great! Service was prompt. Always a good experience at the Green Gateau.

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  36. MichaelP

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a very nice meal there and would highly recommend.

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  37. Doug

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Eggs Benedict Sardou we both had was excellent. Service was great but it was very noisy.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A place to make any meal special & memorable! We loved it!

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  39. AmberW

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was perfect! Will definitely be coming back for dinner. Great quiet place for a date night.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress had no training and lacked knowledge of items available on the menu, resisted taking our order and we had to insist she ask the barista.

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FAQs

Green Gateau is rated 4.8 stars by 580 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 42 times today
Google Map for Green Gateau

330 S 10th St, Lincoln, NE 68508-2297

Additional information

  • Cross street
    10th Street & L Street
  • 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
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