The Oven - Downtown
Tender chunks of lamb simmered in a creamy curry sauce.
Fresh spinach baked with paneer, cream cheese, and Indian seasonings, served with naan crisps.
Handmade paneer cheese, simmered in our pureed spinach and mustard greens and flavored with fresh ginger and spices.
Our meal was outstanding and our service was great. We celebrated our sons 21st birthday tonight and we all had a great time.
We think our server forgot to put in our order. It took a very long time to get our food. We are disappointed that we made a reservation and still could not sit outside. The portions were much smaller than usual.
Great experience as we enjoyed the food. We really would recommend it.
There are very few places in Lincoln like The Oven...our favorite spot is The Cellar...table under the stairs...order the Nosh board for a sensory feast!...whether you are new to wine or an old pro...Charles Ludwig the Sommelier will enhance your evening with THE perfect wine...as always thank you for a lovely evening and we will see you soon! 😊
Great service. Food came out fast, food was delicious. Even with Covid restrictions it was great.
So good, definitely coming back! The food and service were both amazing.
The place had great food.realky good location in the Haymarket.
Not too much flavor and not spicy. The soup is much better than the salad as a starter. Salad dressing was not good -- very tart -- one person could not even eat it. The main dishes were ok. Best item was the naan bread -- garlic and one with raisins and cashews -- it was good dipped in sauce or soup.
The Oven has been the meeting place of choice for 20 years for friends coming back to Lincoln to visit. The food, service and ambiance are always wonderful.
We always love going to the Oven. I appreciated the efforts made for social distancing while maintaining a comfortable atmosphere for my family to enjoy the meal.
The Oven Downtown never disappoints. Delicious
Vast menu selection! Amazing food, amazing service, amazing everything! Delicious!!
Everything was great!
Great service as usual
Uncharacteristically, the server got one of our orders wrong. She was very apologetic and offered to bring the correct order but my dining companion was also gracious and took what she got. We were on our way to the Lied Center.
The Oven is worth a visit, or like us its worth a number of revisits!
Great atmosphere. Delicious traditional Indian cuisine
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 - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.
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