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Well & Good, Lincoln, NE

Well & Good

4.6
4.6
55 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
WELL & GOOD
Homestyle Cooking
Open for Lunch and Dinner.

An absolute don’t-miss dining choice for any visit to Lincoln. Well & Good stays true to the comfort cookery of diners & chophouses throughout the great Cornhusker state, while serving up refined takes to meet the expectations of the modern traveler with “Nebraska Nice” hospitality. Students will be reminded of back home; global guests will experience the bounty of the region's best farmers & producers.

Classy casual. Wear your table manners. Stay the whole night.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Comfort Food

  • Phone number

    (531) 300-6311

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alex Garden

  • Private party facilities

    The Scarlet Hotel provides the ideal setting for intimate gatherings, special events, and corporate dinners for up to 20 guests. Our expert team will design a custom menu or help select your favorites from the Well & Good menus. For more information, please email trish.bauermeister@scarlethotelnebraska.com

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 55 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nebraska

    American

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Innovative

  • Lincoln

    Good for groups

  • Lincoln

    Good for special occasions

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

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  1. JM

    JakeM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome, server was knowledgeable of history and menu.
  2. m

    moomoo

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Well & Good celebrating our anniversary! The ‘braska buns were absolutely delicious as a starter. For our main courses, I ordered the seared salmon with a side of brussel sprouts and my partner ordered the good burger with a side of potatoes. It was great! The staff is super friendly and wished us a happy anniversary. We even got a chocolate espresso cake for dessert that said “Happy Anniversary”. We will definitely be back to try more of the dishes!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service in the restaurant!
  4. DF

    DonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice restaurant, great food, nice dining area. Bar a bit noisy at times but only because of football game on tv, not bad...
  5. SM

    SheilaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like the farm to table atmosphere with local vendors listed , delicious
  6. JJ

    JerryJ

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time. What a delight. The staff was so incredible.
  7. SH

    SuzH

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and flavors are outstanding; I found myself going twice in the same weekend so I could try something different on the menu. The menu isn't extensive, but what they have is so good you'll be wanting to order the same choices again anyway. Nice atmosphere, doesn't feel like a "hotel restaurant" at all. Be patient when awaiting the arrival of your meal. It's not slow per se, but reflects the time necessary to prepare with fresh, locally farmed ingredients and present artfully. If you're a foodie and haven't tried Well & Good yet, you're missing out.
  8. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience and will plan to visit again.
  9. MT

    MacyT

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. I would recommend this place to family & friends. I had the pork chop with squash. It was presented very well and tasted amazing.
  10. j

    jsinner

    Omaha

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Food was delicious
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful and fun.
  12. AT

    AnnetteT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cooked in rare type of oven, gave food and awesome flavor. Large portion. We shared a meal and bought addition sides.
  13. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sandwich was delicious (chicken schnitzel) and our server was delightful.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night with friends!! First time at Well and Good, will definitely return 😊
  15. W

    Wally

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, fabulous service and a lovely setting.
  16. AJ

    AngelaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved it! Finally a place in town that checks all three boxes - great food, service, and atmosphere.
  17. JB

    JwB75

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Have a good concept in mind. Lincoln and UNL campus need this. Devaney needed this. We believe the menu will get better as well as options. This place is too new to give best case scenario. All this because the help is either a hot mess, out in left field or has no sense of urgency. Bison burger and schnitzel chicken club was pretty good. Just took some standing on our head to get bartenders attention for first…drinks. Would recommend because a continued pressure crowd will make them conform.
  18. h

    homechef

    Omaha

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This restaurant has a lot of potential, and I hope it's eventually realized. They were woefully understaffed the evening we were there - one single server and a trainee at his elbow. The hostesses (there were two at the door on arrival, one seemed to be there for the bar side) had to be enlisted as the evening progressed, to serve tables and bus. It got pretty busy, maybe 15 or so tables occupied, so way too many customers for the number of staff. That said, our meals were okay, although one of our party who asked clearly that his salad dressing be on the side, received the salad dressed. He didn't eat it, and they consequently didn't charge him. Still...this is so basic, it's hard to justify, other than the distraction of being overwhelmed with tables to serve. The room is nice and it's GREAT that there are no TV monitors hanging all over the place! Also, there are fabric draperies, deep upholstered booths, and lots of sound-absorbent wood, which helps to moderate the noise level. The menu is VERY limited, a handful of items really, but that would be fine if it's always well prepared. My grilled half chicken was good, but a bit overcooked - not as moist as I'd have liked. The crispy potato side is a nice alternative to fries. As I said, this place has a lot of potential to be a real go-to dining destination, but it's not there yet. Hire more staff, vary the menu...
  19. G

    Greg

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our second visit for dinner. We enjoyed ourselves very much each time. The menus is a little limited but there’s something for everyone. Same for wine list. Go to the roof deck before or after dinner for a unique (for Lincoln) experience with a glass of wine.
  20. DB

    DianneB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We hope this new restaurant can work its kinks out. It has a wonderful ambiance and close to the UNL volleyball venue. Unfortunately, they were understaffed for the crowd that arrived before the Nebraska-Stanford volleyball game -- especially in the bar area. We had dinner reservations at 5 p.m. Ordered drinks about 5:15 p.m. and they did not arrive for 30 or more minutes. During that entire time, we had water. When we asked about our drinks, our waiter said the bar was backed up. We ordered our food (bison burger and chicken sandwich) around 5:35 (when checking on our drinks) and received the food at 6:35 p.m. The chicken on my sandwich was burnt (black on the edges) and only the center portion was edible when I took the sandwich a part to be able to eat some of it. My husband's bison burger was fine. We thought arriving 2 hours before the volleyball game would give us plenty of time, but we were late for the game. Again, this place has an interesting menu and lots of potential. We can understand being short staffed in today's work environment. But, last night the limited staff paid more attention to the people buying drinks in the bar rather than the patrons sitting in the restaurant area order dinners and drinks.
  21. TD

    TheDon

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was very nice. Smaller menu selection which is not a bad thing when there are good choices. Service was slow and inexperienced. Great cocktail menu. The red wine selection was not anything very nice. Very commercial
  22. C

    Cher

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food tasted great but my entree was cold. First home football game, so it will get better.
  23. h

    homechef

    Omaha

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had 12:30 lunch reservations, and were the only table until about 3/4 hour into our meal, when a second table became occupied. It's a new hotel restaurant, and a bit out of the way for Lincolnites. Sure this will be a busy place on football weekends. The room itself is very nice, with large booths, and curtaining that will help to keep the noise level bearable. No tv screens either, a plus when you're interested in a meal and good conversation. Our waitperson had only been on the job for five days, so wasn't super knowledgeable when it came to the bar nor drinks, but after some confusion over what draft beers were available that day, we finally got decent brews. Salad with salmon added was as expected, and the house hamburger was very good and cooked as requested. Staff of both restaurant and hotel were friendly and welcoming. They will need to develop the menu, as offerings are limited, but in time this could become a go-to restaurant.
  24. G

    Greg

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Service was friendly, timely although a little inexperienced. Overall, they did fine. We had the chopped salad (small), the dinner salad (small) and split the Gnudi (ricotta pillows in a mushroom-y sauce) which the kitchen plated separately for us which is always appreciated. Splitting an entry left us room for a really tasty chocolate desert. After dinner or before checkout the roof deck lounge (we waited to go up after dinner for a nitecap) . Nice views and a big city vibe.
  25. j

    jsinner

    Omaha

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and food was delicious!
  26. LH

    LisaH

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted and seated immediately. Our server was friendly and took our drink orders right away. While we waited for the drinks she shared her favorites on the menu. We all agreed that there was a nice choice of items but not so many that the menu was overwhelming. Our drinks arrived in a timely manner. We had the Algonquin, Aperol Spritz, the blackberry Moscow mule and the Aztec Old Fashioned. The presentation was beautiful and the drinks were very tasty For dinner we had the Crispy Cheese Curds to start followed by the Carmelized Brussel Sprouts. Our entrees came in perfect timing. I had the Ricotta Mushroom Gnudi, yummy! The gnudi was light and fluffy and the sauce of multiple types of mushrooms, crispy sage and brown butter was outstanding. My friends had the salmon and the Good Burger. They were both very good but neither was very unique. What was unique and outstanding were the sides. We shared the succotash and the roasted acorn squash. I loved the acorn squash. It wasn’t sweet as we expected, it was a bit smoky and savory - simply delicious! We finished our meal before sharing Brioche chocolate torte which was outstanding! We all agreed that we would definitely come back again
  27. S

    Stephanie

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Need to work out some glitches with service. Very slow and disorganized.
  28. JB

    JustinB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Service was not good. The waiter customer service skills was very poor for a $$$ restaurant that you spend $100 or more for two people. I recieved a drink that cost $10, which is fine, but it had a dead fly in it. When I made the waiter aware, he said he needed to talk to his manager, again that is strange, because I just wanted a new drink not a free one. But when he returned he asked if the fly landed in the drink once it arrived to the table, or if it came to the table like that. Does it really matter if the fly landed in my drink or it came to the table like that? When I responded that it came to the table like that, he then responded "oh, that is a different story then. Otherwise I would have just given you a spoon to fish the fly out your drink." Isn't that very rude and degrading? Then instead of taking the drink off the table in front of me, he leaves it there for like 10 minutes (not exaggerating) before removing it and ordering me a new one. This is speculation, but I believe he did that to see if I would drink it or not. I felt that my wife and I were treated differently because of our color. The reason I say this is because I noticed how the waiter treated others that were of a different race differently. Not trying not to make this a race thing, but the bottom line is that our experience at this restaurant was very disheartening!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff. Don’t forget to enjoy a drink at the Barred Owl on the 6th floor
  30. CI

    CINDYM

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We dined on a Thursday and the restaurant was less than half full. There was one server for our side of the room. While he was polite, he was scattered, jumping from table to table and not really taking care of anyone well. We ordered a bottle of wine and an appetizer. The appetizer came out promptly but was over done. It took 20 more minutes to receive our wine. The manager finally brought our wine since our server was too busy but the manager didn’t know how to use the corkscrew. We coached him on how to use it. The manager then took our order because again, our server was too busy. The food came out promptly and the chicken on my husband’s sandwich was over done. No one came to check on us when we received our food. I had to ask to have our appetizer plates cleared from the table. We truly enjoyed the atmosphere but the service needs to come up several notches to be acceptable. We did go up to the Barred Owl rooftop bar after dinner and would give that venue 5 Stars.
  31. JZ

    JeffZ

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Great place with an excellent wait staff and huge potential. However an underperforming kitchen was a significant problem when my remedying rate ribeye showed up so rare the meat was blue. Everyone else in my party received their meal as ordered. Wait staff was very attentive and showed the kitchen. A free desert was offered as an apology. At this level the only acceptable thing to do would be to comp the cost of the steak, which after I pointed this out the manager agreed. Nice but shouldn’t have had to offer this solution to a higher end restaurant. That said, I would give them a go again as every restaurant occasionally stumbles. And other than my steak the food and drink were quite good.
  32. HJ

    HungryJ

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Our server was friendly and helpful, but he was the only person working there that we saw smile. They were out of the first two items that I had ordered, so I went with my third option -- the Gnudi. It was very salty, buttery, and rich, and would have been better with a cleaner side option (salad or green veg) to cut the richness. Though it didn't directly affect our visit, there was a gentleman at the host stand when we arrived waiting for his take-out order. The host said it would be 5-10 minutes until it was ready, and nearly 20 minutes later, he was still there. The place wasn't really even that busy, nor was his order that large (when they finally delivered it to him) so not sure what was taking so long. At the end of our meal, our server said that the bar had mistakenly made an extra $16 Manhattan and offered it to me for half price if I wanted it. I accepted, but it wasn't good at all. Very watered down and hardly worth it even at half price. I appreciated the gesture, as I feel he was trying to do what he could to help the restaurant not lose money, even in the details, but it didn't quite land like I believe he intended. This is a young staff and new restaurant. I might go back, but it'll be several months at least, as they seem to need time to get the kinks worked out.
  33. OH

    OmahaHusker

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I would not recommend Well & Good today. In a few months, maybe. Here's why: Reservations at 7pm on a Saturday. Restaurant was about 50% full. Seated immediately upon arrival at 7pm. Ordered drinks (3 mixed drinks, 1 draft beer) and food (steaks, salmon) at ~7:10pm. By 7:30, no drinks had arrived. Jackson, our waiter, came to the table and apologized for the long wait. He assured us our drinks would be right out. At 7:40, still no drinks. By 7:55, we tracked down Jackson and told him we were thinking of canceling our entire order because drinks had not arrived 45 minutes after ordering. Our water glasses were empty, as well. Our drinks arrived at 7:57 and our food arrived at 8:02. While the drinks and food were good, it's not acceptable for drinks to take 45 minutes to arrive. Tables who arrived after us received drinks prior to us. Jackson apologized multiple times and said he would adjust the check, due to the extensive wait. When we got our bill, there was no adjustment. 2 drinks were deducted from the bill. Acorn squash, brussel sprouts, and salmon were all fantastic. I would definitely get those again when/if we go back.
  34. f

    foodsnob

    Omaha

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Jackson was awesome and very knowledgeable about the menu. Roasted chicken was cooked perfectly. Duck wing appetizer was a sweet and tangy delightful dish and highly recommend it. Great new place to dine in Lincoln. Great place to bring visitors to Lincoln.
  35. JJ

    JoJo

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second dining experience and highly recommend this restaurant. The menus is small compared to some restaurants, however it is clear they prepare and serve high quality food, served perfectly prepared, in an atmosphere that enhances the dining experience. Acoustics are well designed to allow table conversation. We were able to set at tables as I am not a fan of booth seating. This was an anniversary celebration and the staff were exceptional at facilitating our special requests for dessert and corking our own bottle of champaign. They have some details to fix with bright west sun and no sun shades for some seating areas. Go now before it is impossible to get a reservation! Great addition to Lincoln’s fine dining venues. Don’t miss the 6th floor outdoor deck!
  36. n

    none

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The Scarlet and Well and Good are going to be favorites in Lincoln!
  37. n

    none

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Well & Good on Thursday night also. I had a salad and added chicken. The chicken was cold. It would have been much better if the chicken had been hot. On Sunday one of my party had the same salad with the beef and it was right off the grill, which he enjoyed very much. Love the ambiance of the entire hotel!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at the restaurant. We enjoyed the experience, the Manager Greg was great and provided outstanding service. Looking forward to our next visit.
  39. MS

    MichallaS

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Lovely space. . Recommended to by chef to order appetizer with the entree so it could be timed. . Server then brought the entree out while we eating the appetizer and took away our plates. Food was so so. Service was so so. Food was so so. Drinks and food were overpriced.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and service. Interesting menu and the food was excellent

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Well & Good is rated 4.6 stars by 55 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 8 times today
Google Map for Well & Good

2101 Transformation Dr, Lincoln, NE 68508

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Garden

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (531) 300-6311

  • Private party facilities

    The Scarlet Hotel provides the ideal setting for intimate gatherings, special events, and corporate dinners for up to 20 guests. Our expert team will design a custom menu or help select your favorites from the Well & Good menus. For more information, please email trish.bauermeister@scarlethotelnebraska.com

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