The Oven - Downtown
Great food, wine list, and atmosphere. The service was a little lacking but OK.
It was Valentines evening, so very busy. Food was very good as well as the service. We love to get the nosh board downstairs!
Always love the food at the Oven but tonight it was a little below par (busy Valentine's Day). It rated a 3 star but the service was so good it helped the overall score. We had a great, personable and attentive server and it made the experience more enjoyable. It was an off night food wise but we'll be back.
Food was amazing, service was on point. Not much else I need to say!
I absolutely adore The Oven in its Haymarket location. The staff has always been friendly and kind, and the food has never disappointed.
AMAZING. I would without a doubt go back and this is my favorite place in Lincoln
We always have the same dish, but we mix it up with drinks or dessert (yes, they don't really tell you that they have dessert, but they do!!). Charlie, the sommelier, is SO incredibly knowledgeable not just about the huge variety and price points of the wines in The Cellar (which are available in the restaurant as well), but about wines in general. We enjoy chatting with him about wines as he recommends the perfect pairing for our dish. Very enjoyable and very affordable.
Wonderful as always
Our waitress was great! She was training a new waiter and she was very attentive and super friendly. I wish I could remember her name. The table next to us had a different waitress and she had her hands on her hips and was getting into our space so we had to keep dodging her elbows so we didn’t get hit. It was only a bit disruptive but when she noticed we were dodging her she worked to adjust it.
Nye was a blast!
Made reservations here at the last minute for NYE and wasn’t disappointed. The food was great, service was prompt despite the crazy amount of people in the restaurant. Kudos to being busy but still showing us a good time.
A vast menu. Consistently excellent dishes. Love trying new ones, but hard to go away from ones you love. Huge wine list. Excellent craft cocktail menu, creative and delicious.
We love The Oven, especially the downtown location. We tried a few “new” dishes this time and were not disappointed! Loved the spinach paneer dip and the mixed appetizer dish. We love The Oven!
My family and I have been going to The Oven for years, for celebration and for the food. The breads are truly outstanding, but we all have our favorite dishes, from Tandoori chicken to Lamb Madras, not to mention the soup.
Our favorite it Lincoln. Great wine list. Outstanding Indian dishes.
Great for a date night. Good service and great food.
I took my lady on a date and we had an amazing evening. We were seated in the cellar where the sommelier Charlie helped us pick out a great bottle of wine to pair with our meal that we would both enjoy. I frequently eat at similar casual fine dining restaurants in California so I was extremely pleased with the value of the wine selection and service. It’s great that Lincoln has this quality of experience at an affordable price. Thanks Charlie!
The food was amazing! Loved it. We go as often as we can.
Great food, extensive and wonderful wine list and the ambiance was great!
If you like apicy food in an eclectic place and ambiance this is the place to be
We joined the masses for dinner out before a Lied center event. The way the staff at The Oven handled the rush was impressive. As well orchestrated as the show we saw! That is no small feat given the entire restaurant was sat within half an hour. We planned ahead and knew what we were going to order before we sat at our table which helped us get in and out in a timely matter. Team work was obvious, as our bar orders were bright promptly by another employee and food was quickly to our table. Our server Anna was a gem, although she was busy, she was efficient and multi-tasked her tables well, while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor the whole time. It was evident that had we come on a less hectic evening she would have been even more attentive and personable. We'll be sure to ask for her then next time we dine!
Thank you Oven staff, I have yet to be disappointed!
Food quality wasn’t great and the restaurant was dirty. The server acted as though we were a bother to be there and it wasn’t even 1/2 full. Won’t be back but it has potential to be good
The food was way spicier this time otherwise great!
Great authentic food
The Oven is one of the best restaurants in Nebraska. Lincoln is fortunate to be home to this fabulous institution. Best wine list in the state.
I only wish I lived closer to Lincoln so I could dine at The Oven regularly. The food was delicious! This was my 10 year old's first Indian food experience and she's a fan (and a hard sell).
Wonderful experience. The Oven consistently delivers with excellent Indian food and an outstanding wine list. With so many wine choices, The Oven’s sommelier, Charlie Ludwig, is very helpful in finding the preferences of the table and offering suggestions that make everyone happy. This has been our family’s go to place for the past 30 years and they never disappoint.
Always fabulous food...and the service...😊
Christian was a wonderful server who spent a lot of answering our questions about various menu items. Everyone in the restaurant was extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome!
We have some dietary restrictions and on low FODMAP diets so we’re a little concerned with our choices. The owners wife came to our table and explained what we could eat that followed the diet guidelines and choices that were onion and garlic free. They were very helpful and accommodating! We’ve always loved and supported these restaurants and will continue to in the future. 👍🏽
Our go to restaurant in Lincoln for 23+ years. Always good food, always good service.
good food enjoyed everything was not a long to wait for food or drinks
The food is always great and this time was no exception. Great place for dinner with friends. Sat outside and had a great time.
Delicious food and great service every time I go! Love this place
The Oven never disappoints. The food is great and the wine list is world-class. Charlie is the best.
Very reasonable Indian food in a prime Haymarket location.
Food was delicious. Charlie is great with wine recommendations!
Everything was great
Excellent food and drinks. We will definitely be back.
Excellent food, great tastes and good value for money, took home left overs for lunch. Waitress was very polite and helpful with choices. Will definitely go again and recommend.