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The Oven - Downtown

4.9
4.9
339 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

The first Oven Restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, has been around since 1988 and owned/operated by a dedicated family of chefs who have been creating Indian cuisine for over twenty seven years. The Oven Restaurants specialize in Northern Indian Cuisine which is known for its rich colors, flavor profiles and a unique style of cooking in a clay oven, called the Tandoor. Chicken, shrimp and lamb marinate for several hours in a yogurt and spice mixture and placed on skewers while various breads are being hand made by our chefs fresh each day. The skewers and breads are then placed in the tandoor over an open flame where breads are cooked to perfection and the rich flavors are sealed in to ensure tenderness and quality of the meat. Whether you enjoy the historic Haymarket atmosphere to the relaxed vibe of the Cellar, we have what you want!

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Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Wine Bar, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 475-6118

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ngawang Rinchen

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Cross street

    P Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Samosas*

    Mildly spiced deep fried turnover.

    • Vegetable$3.00
    • Meat$3.50
  • Papadum*$2.00

    Crisp, spicy lentil wafers.

    • Vegetable Pakoras*$3.50

      Eggplant, cauliflower, and potatoes dipped in spiced lentil batter and deep fried.

      • Chicken Pakoras*$5.50

        Marinated chicken dipped in spiced lentil batter and deep fried.

        • Mixed Appetizer*$9.00

          Selection of above appetizers along with malai seekh kebab.

          • Shrimp Pakoras*$8.00

            Four jumbo shrimp dipped in spiced lentil batter and deep fried.

            • Kheema Chole$7.00

              Ground meat and chickpeas cooked and served with batura bread.

              • Chana Masala$7.00

                Fried chickpeas with fresh jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and spices, served with batura bread.

                • Spinach Dip$7.50

                  Fresh spinach baked with paneer, cream cheese, and Indian seasonings, served with naan crisps.

                  • Hummus$6.00

                    Mashed chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and spices served with naan crisps.

                    Soup

                    • Mulligatawny Soup

                      A traditional Indian soup of pureed lentils, flavored with spices and garnished with rice and fresh cilantro.

                      • Regular$3.50
                      • Large$6.00

                    Thali

                    Thali = Plate; A thali is a selection of different dishes, served in small bowls on a round tray. Great for sharing and trying more than one dish. Discounts do no apply. Not available for take-out.

                    • Non-Vegetarian$26.00

                      Tandoori chicken, rogan josh, chicken curry, vegetable curry, maah dal , raita, papadum, rice, naan, kheer and mango chutney.

                      • Vegetarian$20.00

                        Matar paneer, saag, aloo gobi, mixed vegetable curry, maah dal, raita, papadum, rice, naan, kheer and mango chutney.

                        House Favorites

                        Served with rice and your choice of soup or salad.

                        • Chicken Tikka Madras Or Lamb Madras$14.00

                          Chicken or lamb cooked in a spicy coconut milk based sauce.

                          • Shrimp Masala Or Salmon Masala$16.00

                            Jumbo shrimp or fresh salmon cooked in our spicy coconut milk based sauce.

                            • Kheema Matar$14.00

                              Ground beef cooked in masala sauce with onion, ginger, peas, jalapeños and tomatoes.

                              • Chicken Bhuna Or Lamb Bhuna$14.00

                                Shredded lamb or chicken satuéed with garlic, jalapeño and cream sauce.

                                • Bhutanese Speciality

                                  Seasonal vegetables cooked with fresh garlic, tomatoes, jalapeños, onion and American and Swiss cheeses.

                                  • Vegetable$12.00
                                  • Chicken$13.00
                                  • Shrimp$16.00
                                  • Salmon$19.00

                                Tandoori Cuisine

                                Served with rice, soup and salad.

                                • Reshmi Kebab$10.00

                                  Boneless pieces of chicken marinated in a ginger garlic paste, cooked in the tandoor and served on rice.

                                  • Tandoori Chicken

                                    Tender chicken marinated in yogurt and fresh ground spices then cooked in the tandoor.

                                    • Full Order$17.00
                                    • Half Portion$11.00
                                  • Malai Seekh Kebab$13.00

                                    Tender, minced meat with ginger, green chilies, garlic, coriander, and onions, rolled onto a skewer and cooked in the tandoor.

                                    • Mixed Tandoor Grill$16.00

                                      Chicken tikka, tandoori shrimp, and malai seekh kebab served on rice.

                                      • Chicken Tikka$12.00

                                        Boneless chicken marinated in yogurt and fresh ground spices then cooked in the tandoor and served on rice.

                                        • Fish Tikka$12.00

                                          Tuna fillet marinated in yogurt and fresh ground spices then cooked in the tandoor and served on rice.

                                          • Tandoori Shrimp$16.00

                                            Jumbo shrimp marinated in yogurt and fresh spices then cooked in the tandoor and served on rice.

                                            Treasure of Rice

                                            Served with rice and your choice of soup or salad.

                                            • Hyderabadi Biryani$16.00

                                              Spiced lamb cooked with rice, raisins and cashews, garnished with sliced egg.

                                              • Mumtaz Biryani$16.00

                                                Sliced lamb, chicken and shrimp cooked with rice, raisins and cashews, garnished with sliced egg.

                                                • Chicken Tikka Madras Biryani Or Lamb Madras Biryani$14.00

                                                  Chicken tikka or lamb cooked in a spicy coconut milk based sauce with rice, raisins, cashews and garnished with a sliced egg.

                                                  • Jhinga Biryani$16.00

                                                    Jumbo shrimp cooked with rice, raisins and cashews, garnished with sliced egg.

                                                    • Navratan Biryani$10.00

                                                      Spiced mixed vegetables cooked with rice, raisins and cashews, garnished with sliced egg.

                                                      Lamb Entrées

                                                      Served with rice and your choice of soup or salad.

                                                      • Lamb Madras$16.00

                                                        Tender chunks of lamb simmered in a spicy coconut milk based sauce.

                                                        • Gosht Akbari$16.00

                                                          Tender chunks of lamb cooked with dates, apricots, prunes, and spiced with cinnamon and green chilies.

                                                          • Rogan Josh$16.00

                                                            Tender chunks of lamb cooked with pureed onions and traditional Indian spices.

                                                            • Lamb Korma$16.00

                                                              Tender chunks of lamb simmered in a creamy curry sauce.

                                                              • Lamb Vindaloo$16.00

                                                                Highly spiced tender chunks of lamb cooked in a lightly sour and spicy sauce.

                                                                • Saag Meat$16.00

                                                                  Tender chunks of lamb cooked in pureed spinach and mustard greens then flavored with fresh ginger and spices.

                                                                  • Kadai Gosht$16.00

                                                                    Tender chunks of lamb cooked with sautéed onions, tomatoes, garlic, jalapeños, ginger and spices.

                                                                    • Safed Maas$16.00

                                                                      An ancient Rajasthani delicacy of boneless lamb cooked in a fragrant white sauce of almonds, coconut milk, ginger and cardamom.

                                                                      Vegetarian Entrées

                                                                      Served with rice and your choice of soup or salad.

                                                                      • Aloo Gobi$12.00

                                                                        A curry of cauliflower and potatoes cooked with garlic, ginger and traditional spices.

                                                                        • Bengan Berta$12.00

                                                                          Mildly roasted and mashed eggplant sautéed with garlic, ginger, spices and potatoes.

                                                                          • Vegetable Jalfrazie$12.00

                                                                            Pieces of our own fresh paneer cheese, sautéed with bell peppers, tomatoes, corn, carrots, peas, onions and sprinkled with mild spices.

                                                                            • Matar Paneer$12.00

                                                                              Handmade paneer cheese, cooked with green peas in a spicy sauce.

                                                                              • Malai Kofta$12.00

                                                                                Dumplings of handmade paneer cheese stuffed with green herbs and simmered in a curry sauce.

                                                                                • Paneer Makhani$12.00

                                                                                  Homemade paneer cheese, cooked in a spicy butter and tomato sauce.

                                                                                  • Aloo Matar$12.00

                                                                                    A curry of green peas and potatoes cooked with garlic, ginger and traditional spices.

                                                                                    • Bhindi Masala$12.00

                                                                                      Pieces of okra cooked in a traditional spicy onion sauce.

                                                                                      • Palek Or Palek Paneer$12.00

                                                                                        Cooked spinach, onions, jalapeños and tomatoes, with or without handmade paneer.

                                                                                        • Saag Paneer$12.00

                                                                                          Handmade paneer cheese, simmered in our pureed spinach and mustard greens and flavored with fresh ginger and spices.

                                                                                          • Sarson Ka Saag$12.00

                                                                                            Mustard greens and spinach purée deliciously flavored with ginger and tomato.

                                                                                            • Vegetable Curry$12.00

                                                                                              Potatoes, eggplant, cauliflower and peas cooked in a mild sauce.

                                                                                              • Vegetable Madras$12.00

                                                                                                Seasonal vegetables and paneer cheese cooked in our spicy coconut milk based sauce.

                                                                                                • Paneer Makhani$12.00

                                                                                                  Spinach and chickpeas cooked in a ginger garlic sauce.

                                                                                                  Seafood Entrées

                                                                                                  Served with rice and your choice of soup or salad.

                                                                                                  • Tuna Vindaloo Or Shrimp Vindaloo$16.00

                                                                                                    Boneless tuna or jumbo shrimp cooked in a lightly sour and spicy sauce.

                                                                                                    • Shrimp Jalfrazie$16.00

                                                                                                      Jumbo shrimp, sprinkled with mild spices and sautéed with fresh tomatoes.

                                                                                                      • Goa Shrimp$16.00

                                                                                                        Jumbo shrimp cooked in a spicy coconut milk and cashew based sauce.

                                                                                                        • Tuna Madras$16.00

                                                                                                          Tuna fillet in a spicy tomato and coconut milk based sauce.

                                                                                                          Chicken Entrées

                                                                                                          Served with rice and your choice of soup or salad.

                                                                                                          • Chicken Tikka Makhani$13.00

                                                                                                            Boneless chicken cooked in a spicy butter and tomato sauce.

                                                                                                            • Chicken Jalfrazie$13.00

                                                                                                              Tender pieces of boneless chicken, sprinkled with mild spices and sautéed with fresh tomatoes, onions and bell pepper.

                                                                                                              • Chicken Korma$13.00

                                                                                                                Boneless pieces of chicken simmered in a creamy curry sauce.

                                                                                                                • Thimpu Chicken$13.00

                                                                                                                  A great speciality from the royal kingdom of Bhutan; boneless chicken cooked with cauliflower in a light and spicy sauce.

                                                                                                                  • Goa Chicken$13.00

                                                                                                                    Boneless pieces of chicken cooked in a spicy coconut milk and cashew based sauce.

                                                                                                                    • Chicken Moghlai$13.00

                                                                                                                      Tender chunks of chicken cooked with puréed onions, traditional spices and garnished with yogurt, cashews and raisins.

                                                                                                                      • Chicken Vindaloo$13.00

                                                                                                                        Boneless pieces of chicken in a lightly sour and spicy sauce.

                                                                                                                        • Chicken Tikka Masala$13.00

                                                                                                                          Pieces of chicken tikka simmered in a traditional curry.

                                                                                                                          • Chicken Tikka Korma$13.00

                                                                                                                            Boneless pieces of chicken tikka simmered in a creamy curry and tomato sauce.

                                                                                                                            • Chicken Tikka Saag$13.00

                                                                                                                              Boneless pieces of chicken cooked in a puréed spinach and mustard greens then flavored with ginger and fresh spices.

                                                                                                                              • Chicken Tikki Kadai$13.00

                                                                                                                                Boneless chicken cooked with onions, tomatoes, garlic, jalapeños.

                                                                                                                                Side & Condiments

                                                                                                                                Additions: Salmon $6, Shrimp $5, Lamb $5, Chicken $4, Vegetables $3, Paneer $2

                                                                                                                                • Bombay Dal$4.00

                                                                                                                                  Lentils simmered with onions, tomatoes and cumin seed.

                                                                                                                                  • Raita$3.50

                                                                                                                                    Chilled yogurt salad, prepared with cucumber, tomato and onion.

                                                                                                                                    • Extra Rice

                                                                                                                                      • Large$3.50
                                                                                                                                      • Small$2.50
                                                                                                                                    • Side Sauces$4.00

                                                                                                                                      Vindaloo, Korma, Tikka Korma, Saag, Palek, Madras, Makhani, Masala or Goa

                                                                                                                                      • Maah Dal$4.00

                                                                                                                                        Indian black beans and red kidney beans cooked with cream tomato and butter and spiced with fresh ginger root.

                                                                                                                                        • Mango Or Mint Chutney$1.50

                                                                                                                                          • Side Salad$2.00

                                                                                                                                            • Raw Onion & Chili Plate$1.50

                                                                                                                                              Desserts

                                                                                                                                              • Kheer$4.00

                                                                                                                                                Traditional Indian rice pudding.

                                                                                                                                                • Selection From Our Dessert Tray$6.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Kulfi$4.00

                                                                                                                                                    Special Indian ice cream made of thickened milk; choice of mango, pistachio, or chocolate.

                                                                                                                                                    Beverages

                                                                                                                                                    • Lassi

                                                                                                                                                      Fresh yogurt drink.

                                                                                                                                                      • Rose$3.00
                                                                                                                                                      • Mango Or Strawberry$4.00
                                                                                                                                                    • Tea$3.00

                                                                                                                                                      Individual pot of tea. Spiced tea, Chai or Darjeeling.

                                                                                                                                                      • Soft Drinks$2.00

                                                                                                                                                        Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper or Ice Tea.

                                                                                                                                                        • Mineral Water$3.00

                                                                                                                                                          Perrier.

                                                                                                                                                          • Coffee$2.00

                                                                                                                                                            Regular or Decaf.

                                                                                                                                                            • Juice$2.00

                                                                                                                                                              Cranberry, Grapefruit, Orange or Pineapple.

                                                                                                                                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                EvanL

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                The food is always wonderful here. Probably one of the best in town. Service on this night was a little slow but I think they were a bit understaffed for the concert crowd.

                                                                                                                                                              2. DR

                                                                                                                                                                DinnerReviewer

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                Excellent food and outstanding service. Always a favorite!

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                                                                                                                                                                Kurtisssss

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                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                The best Indian food in Lincoln. Nice calm restaurant, with excellent service.

                                                                                                                                                              4. OT

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                                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                Had a very large group, 17 or 18. Only a single server, who had other groups, so ordering of appetizers, drinks and food was SLOW. Everything was well prepared. Food was excellent all around, we left full and happy.

                                                                                                                                                              5. K

                                                                                                                                                                Kelle

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                128 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                128 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Everything was perfect. Service was great. Had an enjoyable birthday meal.

                                                                                                                                                              6. KL

                                                                                                                                                                KimberleyL

                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                We three ladies were in town for the Spring Game. Two of us have been here before. The food, wine, cocktails and service are great!! We enjoyed it immensely! Thanks and cheers! I will be back!!

                                                                                                                                                              7. EF

                                                                                                                                                                EricF

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                Absolutely fantastic food. Tables are really close together so the ambiance suffers

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                                                                                                                                                                Mandar

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                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                We had a LARGE group and they were super amazing and accommodating. The food was phenomenal and the server did a great job of recommending dishes based on entry levels to more advanced dishes. The naan 🫓 bread is going to be the highlight of any meal. The staff were friendly and kind. The atmosphere was inviting. You will not me disappointed if you eat here.

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                                                                                                                                                                Tourist

                                                                                                                                                                Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                We had a great time at The Oven. The food was amazing, the wait staff was courteous and helpful. Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                                                              10. DR

                                                                                                                                                                DinnerReviewer

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

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                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                It was an extremely busy evening. The food and service were excellent even with the number of people dining.

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                                                                                                                                                                AuburnB

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Food was delicious as always my husband and I’s favorite date night spot!

                                                                                                                                                              12. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                Food was savory and hot; service was attentive and not rushed

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                                                                                                                                                                AngieD

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

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                                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 18, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                First time eating Indian Cuisine. It was a nice experience.

                                                                                                                                                              14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Exception food….top notch service! Love this place!

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                                                                                                                                                                SethS

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

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                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 9, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                The food was absolutely delicious, I highly recommend it.

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                                                                                                                                                                JonathanM

                                                                                                                                                                Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                The Oven is a great restaurant if you want some solid Indian food. I was not expecting such high quality!

                                                                                                                                                              17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

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                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Good food and service

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                                                                                                                                                                NancyG

                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

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                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Consistently excellent food, wine and service. One of our favorite places in Lincoln.

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                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Such a cozy & delightful spot to enjoy dinner.

                                                                                                                                                              20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Very nice Indian restaurant. Loved the Kabuli Naan. Would go five stars but thought the wine was pricey per glass and I don’t like to give 5 stars after only one meal.

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                                                                                                                                                                Ellie

                                                                                                                                                                Kansas City

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                I love The Oven! Everyone there is always so kind, and they have a great selection of food.

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                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

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                                                                                                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                We were overall very satisfied with our date night. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                Kevin

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Outstanding food, great service and attentive staff. The food is exquisite and filled with flavor. This is really the best Lincoln has to offer.

                                                                                                                                                              24. WM

                                                                                                                                                                WillM

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                Great service and food as always. Drinks are kinda small for how much they are but they are good.

                                                                                                                                                              25. KK

                                                                                                                                                                KeriK

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Thank you, for making my birthday special. Kind and thoughtful staff gave excellent customer service. Wonderful ambiance transported me to another realm. Fabulous wine and a uniquely mixed cocktail. Food was prepared perfectly and beautifully presented. We will remember last night and look forward to our next dining experience at the Oven, downtown. :)!

                                                                                                                                                              26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                We enjoyed our experience at The Oven very much! Great food and convenient location for our post dinner theater tickets.

                                                                                                                                                              27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Milwaukee

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Anniversary date night!

                                                                                                                                                              28. KR

                                                                                                                                                                KentR

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                The food is always great here and the wine and bourbon selection is second to none in the city!

                                                                                                                                                              29. JM

                                                                                                                                                                JonM

                                                                                                                                                                Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                I love this place. The Oven is delicious, amazing food, solid service. A perfect date spot. It is pricey, so it's worth pointing out that it's best for special occasions. A+

                                                                                                                                                              30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                The food was amazing. The person that served us did not come by very often. Other than that it was An amazing experience.

                                                                                                                                                              31. SW

                                                                                                                                                                ScottW

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                Great food, great service, but they need to turn down the lights a little bit at night for better atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                              32. J

                                                                                                                                                                Jerry

                                                                                                                                                                Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Great food; good value; nice ambience; super large selection of wines. Relax in the wine cellar bar below before or after dinner.

                                                                                                                                                              33. LI

                                                                                                                                                                LINCFOODIE

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Wonderful experience. Great food, service and atmosphere. A Lincoln restaurant gem.

                                                                                                                                                              34. L

                                                                                                                                                                Louie

                                                                                                                                                                Denver

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                We were sat at a table that was being used to hold others food and dirty dishes. After cleaning the table, the server arrived and took our drinks and appetizers. These arrived promptly then the waiter took our main course order. After about half an hour, the waiter returned saying I didn’t forget about you. Then another 20 minutes went by and we waived down another server. I understand they were busy, however, our server was attending other tables that came in after us. These other tables received their food and left before we received ours. The taste of the food was fine, but was over cooked. Unsure if our plates were under a heat lamp for quite some time. There was no apology for the lack of service. We will not be returning.

                                                                                                                                                              35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 21, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                It was okay. Not special as people have said.

                                                                                                                                                              36. AC

                                                                                                                                                                AdamC

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Great service and food, we enjoyed a drink down at the wine bar and the service and drink was great as well!

                                                                                                                                                              37. M

                                                                                                                                                                Mike

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                My only wish is that the tables were bigger! Great night

                                                                                                                                                              38. OT

                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                Omaha

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                Great food! Always consistent and amazing.

                                                                                                                                                              39. CW

                                                                                                                                                                CW692

                                                                                                                                                                Denver

                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                Sophia our server, was amazing. Always the best food too.

                                                                                                                                                              40. C

                                                                                                                                                                Cmmessineo

                                                                                                                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                The food was delicious and our server Sophia was excellent

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                                                                                                                                                              201 N. 8th St. Lincoln, NE 68508

                                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                P Street

                                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                Lincoln

                                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

                                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                Indian, Wine Bar, Asian

                                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                Ngawang Rinchen

                                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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