Single Barrel

3.9
493 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Single Barrel: A Nebraska Steakhouse, Bourbon Bar, and BBQ!

The Single Barrel is now located inside Graduate Hotel in Downtown Lincoln Nebraska! Same great Steaks, Bourbon, and BBQ as before...just a block West of our "old" location! Now serving Breakfast 7 days a week!

The Single Barrel Bourbon Bar, honored by the Bourbon Review as one of the 100 Best Bourbon Bars in America, offers over 100 different bourbons and whiskies from around the world. We also serve expertly crafted classic cocktails and all of your favorite Nebraska brews!

We have plenty of space to accommodate large events, from receptions to company parties. For more information on bookings and events, email inquiries to info@thesinglebarrel.com or visit thesinglebarrel.com for information about upcoming events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 493 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was average. Steaks are over priced for this setting. Server seemed to need direction for everything, replenishing drinks, fresh napkins, etc. Overall, just an OK experience.

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vipsarahb
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great location in hay market area. Food was good. Ambiance could use some help. For what we thought was higher end steak house chairs were from banquet department in hotel. Top golf swing bays in the restaurant. More of casual atmosphere then true steak house. Bit pricey for experience.

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SharonC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The restaurant has changed names recently and is more of a sports pub than quiet dining. The menu stayed the same but they were out of many items. The food we had was good quality.

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Steakfan
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food done very well in a relaxing, casual environment. A fabulous place for a special night out with out having to be “fancy.”

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DominoJ
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place was fantastic. We had the sampler platter of meat. It was sad it didn’t come with more sides considering it was made for sharing. The meats were all amazing but sides left much to be desired. The maple pepper grits tasted like they’d been sitting on the line and were pretty tasteless and the carrots undercooked. Despite this I would definitely recommend this place

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Emily
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was less than desirable - had to ask for water multiple times and it took quite a while for a waiter to come around and ask for our order. Food was good but not worth what we paid for it.

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BretC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and service. Loved the menu. Just needs a little more in the decor and lighting

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service on a busy concert night. Food & drink were excellent as was the service!

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vipToniK
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was mediocre at best. My pulled pork sandwich arrived with no sauce or slaw and server brought straight balsalmic vinegar for my salad. She disappeared after our food arrived and did not see her again to correct the errors. Ate here a few months ago and was very disappointed with the experience!

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DebM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service on a busy night. The waiter seemed so relaxed and focused. Food was amazing. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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EZink680
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The bourbon selection is great. We had the NY strip which was cooked perfectly.

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KathiJ
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We dined on a Saturday evening. The place wasn’t crowded at all but was so incredibly loud we almost had to shout to hear conversation at our table of four. Interior is bare bones and austere. Felt more like a fast food establishment than a fine dining room. With that said, our food was excellent and the server attentive. Things came out of the kitchen in a timely fashion. If you are looking for a place to linger over dinner with conversation, this isn’t the place. But if you are just looking to eat and move on, the food is worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Good food. Get The Stack with brisket; trust me. Excellent service. Disappointing decor.

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Buddy
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

No ambiance. Waitress brought me Mac and cheese- but I had ordered a Caesar salad. We had to ask for steak knives.
No desserts? Not nearly as good in this location!!

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HenryV
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

I really don’t know what they are trying to be The ambience is extremely casual the prices say nice steakhouse. The food was substandard. The chicken was extremely dry but covered in butter the dirty rice was well cooked but salt was the only flavor. My husband had the house special steak which was nicely done but dripping in butter.

Decent service and good salads. Perhaps a nice place for a cocktail.

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vipHadley
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the new lication

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Babs
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye and filet were amazing. Our server was very attentive, and seated us in a section near the bar away from a large crowd which was pretty noisy. That would be my only negative as it seems there is a lot of noise; other than that, food & drinks were awesome. Will go again. Be sure to make a reservation.

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PamP
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waitress took our order and brought us the check. Served by someone else Steak was barely pink for a Med rare. Had to ask for steak knife. Potatoes were crumbly and cold. Did not get water refills. Waitress brought check but left dirty dishes at the table. Was definitely disappointed for the price

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EBarela
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was awesome. The wait for our food was lengthy. From the time we ordered to when we received our food was about 45 min. Our server was great. As with many restaurants currently, they appeared to be possibly short-staffed with a full volume of customers. My mom and I had the salmon, my husband had the steak au poivere and my dad had the BBQ combo. All excellent dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They need to work on the decorating and atmosphere. The bananas foster bourbon was amazing!

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ChrisZ
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The room was cavernous; the street noise was high; the walls lacked decoration of any kind; the service was friendly, efficient, and prompt.

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Cranky
Tucson
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Although the cement floors are like the previous location, the new one is much smaller and tables are close together, so noise level is much higher. Same great food, no ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Terrible. Stale chips, mess hall style tables and chairs, brought me the wrong drink. Was going to buy a steak till I was seated at a tiny table with plastic chairs. We left before we even got our food.

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ChrisR
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We have ate at single barrel for years but tonight the food was awful. We had a salmon sandwich it was mostly lettuce and a tiny bit of salmon not even to fill half a sandwich. The sides were lukewarm. The hamburger was over done. The service was fine the place was clean but they really need to improve on their food like it used to be. They just moved into a new location and I don't know if that's the problem.We will give it one more try in a few months and see what happens.

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Skeeert
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Meat had a lot of gristle, sides were good. Our server was inattentive and it wasn't even a busy night. The outdoor traffic noise is intense we could hear engines revving and sound systems blasting. Overall it wasn't a good experience.

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JazminE
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We were disappointed about the food our server was really nice but we wouldn’t be back sorry

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The corking fee was outrageous and the portions were tiny for the value.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, will definitely be back.

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LauraB
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wait staff was wonderful, friendly and attentive. Seafood nachos were 10/10- yum! Pork stack was WAY too salty. Furnishings seemed a bit worn I.e, the sofas at the entrances. Overall we had fun.

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kals
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and knowledge of bourbon was great. Awesome food and selection.

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MeliP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were wonderful! They were cooked to order and of great quality.

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AshleyC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious barbecue. I heard that they butcher their own meat. Since we are a farm family, it was a testament of their dedication to quality that sounded most appealing. Their selection did not disappoint!

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JordanS
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service and accommodating to my allergies. Ambiance of the restaurant for date night was mediocre, but would be great for a larger group (when allowed) or for watching sports.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food.

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CameronR
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service, just ok steak. Should've had a burger.

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Susan
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious but it was a little out of our price range!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on point and food was amazing!! Highly recommend the medium rare tomahawk steak!

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MatthewG
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my favorite steak restaurant in Lincoln. No other restaurant comes close. The chef cooks the steaks perfectly. If you order medium, it will be medium. All too often, other restaurants overcook the steak. The sides are excellent. Overall, great experience, don’t come here thinking this is an elegant restaurant. It is not, but the food more than makes up for the lack of elegance.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Would go back when I am in Lincoln

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Single Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 904-4631.

Single Barrel is rated 3.9 stars by 493 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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