Single Barrel

4.3
399 reviews
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The Single Barrel: Nebraska Chophouse & Whiskey Bar

The Single Barrel prides itself on its always made from scratch menu. We strive to offer the highest quality of products with uniquely Nebraskan flair!

The Single Barrel Whiskey 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.
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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A waste of money for $120. We had to get up and ask additional staff for water, drinks, and to tell them that my $40 strip steak wasn't cooked. I ordered it well-done, and they brought it to me with blood all over the plate and sitting on the steak. Then it came back and it still wasn't cooked even on the edges. All of our steaks were really salty. A waste of 2 1/2 hrs to celebrate my Birthday. Mashed potatoes weren't even warm. So disappointed. Never going back!!!

AW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitress was personable and provided excellent service. The food came out hot with good spacing between the appetizer and the main dishes. My wife had the salmon and she enjoyed it. I had the ribeye. It was a tender medium and came out hot. The sides of broccoli and mashed potatoes were also hot and well seasoned. It was Friday evening when we went. We had reservations and were seated quickly. The place filled up but wasn’t too noisy. Went on our anniversary. Will go back.

OT
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Suggested restaurant for me, but on this day they were out of salmon. Not much else for a pescetarian at a BBQ and steak place, but the bourbon and whiskey selection was great.

TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. The steaks were done to perfection. Excellent drink list.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very good I would eat there again. That Decour does not match the menu. It reminded me of a moose lodge. But you don’t typically get $40 steaks at the lodge. Had brisket taco which was awesome and a very good strip steak

KD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Single Barrel. This was our first time and we will definitely be back!

LB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

At first glance it was a cool place, but then they sat us at a huge circular booth, the waiter had very little knowledge on the whiskeys, my husband ordered a Pendleton 20yrs reserve that cost us $20 for 1 oz. We purchase buy the case for about $70 a bottle. We ordered the same 8 oz steak his was about 1/2 inch thick and definitely not cooked medium well, mine was 3 inches thick and still bleeding. Reminded me of filet mignon, wasn’t about to send it back since it took forever to get, taste was just ok. For the price that one steak and one side cost there; I can go to a Texas Roadhouse get a better steak with two sides and a salad for the same price. And heard same complaints from other customers.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Your restaurant could be an amazing treat! Your food is spectacular! However, the ambience was disappointing. For the price, we expected a fine dining experience rather than sports bar. Everything seemed to be run down. The men’s bathroom looked like it had hosted am MMA event. The waiter, although a nice fellow, really didn’t seem to know the menu nor some of the basic protocol of his trade.

Anyway, I’m sure we can stop by again, because of the food. I encourage you to spend some time thinking about the kind of restaurant you want to be. Either a high-end steakhouse or a run down sports bar.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was okay, but establishment was not what we were expecting. Dirty, carpeted floors, flies, etc..
For the price, we expected much higher standards.

NH
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Passing through Lincoln and wanted a good steak. This place had the best ratings so we decided to try it out. Great drink selection and the food was really good.

MC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I usually lunch at Single Barrel, but had friends in town staying at the Embassy Suites and wanted to introduce them to fine BBQ and Steaks- Single Barrel did not disappoint! They were blown away with the appetizers, whiskey and drink selection, and the wide range of entrees. They rated it the best restaurant they went to all week!

J
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food seriously doesn't jive with the decor. It's time to lose the 0-atmosphere vibe that's going on. Add some booths and fix the rickety tables. Maybe bring the lighting down and add some feeling of privacy to kill the "barn" feeling? You are charging chop shop prices already, and the the food and the bourbon selection are fantastic, but I feel like I'm supposed to be throwing bottles at the band cage and tossing my peanuts on the floor. It feels like a "hitting the urinal is optional" place. Its like my taste buds are saying "HELL YEAH" and my eyes are saying "what the hell are we doing here."

GT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Single Barrel was a fantastic dinner for my wife and I. We had the prime steaks and I cannot remember a steak at a restaurant that has come close to the quality. Waitress was very accommodating to us for it being our first time there. We dont live in Lincoln but Single Barrel will be a destination when we return.

DR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it. Really great bbq. Lots of space for parties. Right across from Embassy Suites where we were staying. Kind of a sports bar but family friendly. Highly recommend!

SB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Don't judge a book by its cover time. Ok, we all had the same reaction, to the point that we almost left without eating....'Would someone PLEASE tell the decorator to pick ONE style and stick with it?? AND get rid of the chairs/tables and awful carpet??' The ceiling is industrial modern, all black exposed heating, electrical, sprinkler etc...ok... the walls around the entire place are really beautiful blond stone, with long horns over the open kitchen and a hide over the dance floor-quite nice, really. But the floor...omg the carpet is NASTY and the joke was...'the fire hall called and they want their chairs and tables back!' Come on guys! You have GREAT food! The filets were better than the fancy steak house we ate at a few nights earlier. You have a decent location-the floor really needs to be fixed so that the first reaction of a new person coming in, isn't lets find some place else!

AS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Always love the Single Barrel. The food is consistent (and fantastic). High quality all around. Unfortunately the service is hit and miss. The gentleman that served us on Father's Day 2019 was subpar. But not to worry- we will be back!

WK
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome service...great smokey taste to the meats! I would eat there again!

MD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed our dinner out with friends. Service was good. Friendly and Fast, so we could get to our concert on time. Three of the Four of us ordered Filets and were pleasantly surprised. They were delicious and cooked to perfection. Maybe priced just a little bit high for the area,but very delicious. The other one ordered the Salmon with dirty rice. The salads were delicious-yum!! And we all thought the appetizers:cornbread and chicken dip were pretty good. Ambiance was okay. Wish it was a little darker and tables closer together. Not sure how else to improve. Is a pretty big space. We will be back to try BBQ!! Thanks!!

MH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The steak was perfect! I was thinking this was going to be more of a fancy steak house, it felt like a sports bar.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ty- amazing server. Best in Lincoln. Would definitely visit again.

l
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

This was our second time dining at Single Barrel. My co-workers and I were in Lincoln on business and remembered how much we enjoyed our first visit and decided to come back. The food was even better this time! Everything we had was outstanding from the appetizers, to the Caesar salad, to the barbecue and steak, all of the sides and the wonderful bourbon selection. Everything was home-made and top quality. We just wish Single Barrel was in our hometown—we would go all the time. This restaurant is not to be missed!

JR
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Single Barrel has seen better days. The food quality was good, but it was not appropriate for a business dinner. It is really just a large venue for music with some food. No ambiance.

A
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The smoked brisket was quite tasty; there was no need for sauce or anything else. The bourbon selection was excellent and included a number of new bottles to try.

KW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

One of the best steaks I have ever enjoyed! It was cooked to perfection and the seasonings could not have been better. Our waitress was top notch and could not have been more gracious! The one and ONLY
drawback was that the decor and seating arrangement could use a lot more thought! My wife and I travel
extensively and have enjoyed dining in well over 40 some countries and are most impressed with
Single Barrel!

MW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual! My friend and I would love to see the beef medallions on the menu again! We had them several years ago and just loved them!

HP
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After we informed the staff that I had Celiac disease and could not have gluten they were remade the steak since there had been some cross contamination. This was awesome since the meal could have ruined my night if that wasn’t caught in the kitchen! Excellent service and amazing food!

KO
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food! Great priced whiskey and cool decor. Great waitress and bartender too!!

BJ
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. I loved the options.
The smoked flavor was just right.
The eggplant chips were wonderful.

JA
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend dining at Single Barrel. Steaks are best in town!

CH
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around GREAT night!! Good Food, drinks, service & of course Drake White rocked it out of the park!!

H
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

This was our first time at Single Barrel. We had reservations on a Friday night and obviously got right in. It did look like there were other tables open though at the time.
Our server was good. The food was awesome. It is a little on the pricey side though. We went for our anniversary. The place is nice and big. And the tables are not super close to each another. The ambience is like steak house decor.
I would go there again. The food was really good!

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was good!

j
Omaha
25 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Single Barrel is one of our favorite places! I have tried so many different things and they are all terrific.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food order was mixed up, the waitress who took our table was over assigned, so she could check on our food. The steaks were not very good. The place is nice and atmosphere was alright.

Would have talked to the waitress about the situation but she was so busy we had to get someone else to get our bill because we had to get to our show we had tickets for.

TS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hands down the best steak I have ever had out. No steak knives, and we wouldn't have needed them anyway.

LP
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WOW! I have been meaning to post this for a while. On our relocation across Country we planned a trip to Single Barrel. What a wonderful meal! We requested 2 end cut rib eye cowboy steaks and they TOTALLY honored that. As a matter of fact, the Chef actually butchered them just for us! We had a tableside visit by the Chef, our waitress was one of the most attentive and caring we have come across in a long time. We have eaten at some of the top steak houses across the Country and this was one of the best experiences we have ever had! Truly memorable!

CA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

The service was nice but totally incompetent, and it wasn't even busy because we were there late. When we asked the waitress about the difference between two steaks, her response was "I really should know the steaks." Yep, you should. It's a steak house. Our drinks came without the advertised extras which made them bland. Turns out they were out of them. We never got our appetizer and seemed to wait forever for the main course. The manager apologized and gave the appetizer to us for free which didn't really matter since we already had eaten half our dinners by then.

J
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Little slow but food was AMAZING! Most tender steak and brisket have ever had! Don't be in a hurry.....the food is worth the wait!

TY
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was hands down the worst dining experience I have ever had. We arrived 10 minutes early for a 6:30 reservation and we were seated early. A good start. 50 minutes later we still had not received our food. I asked our server about my salad because I wanted it before my meal and she went to check on it. At that time our order came out all at once with one severely under cooked burger (rare when it should have been well) and an equally under cooked $40.00 steak (should have been medium well). The server to her credit even asked if it was ok if they butterflied my steak and I said yes. There was no indication of it being butterflied at all. When we asked to speak with the manager he was rude from the outset. He offered to take 1/2 off the burger only. We asked if they could re-cook it and we were told they did not have time. He proceeded to whisk our plates away while we sat there dumbfounded over how we were treated. My review shows 1 star but that is only because less was not an option!

MB
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately, service was off the night we were there. Waited almost an hour for our food. Great BBQ.

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