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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4.7
922 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Whether you are dining in, carrying out, gathering in our lounge, or utilizing private dining rooms and Catering, our Guests can count on getting the highest quality Venue Restaurant and Lounge has to offer. It's our pledge to provide the best service and artistic culinary ability while delivering the ultimate hospitality experience.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 922 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server and a great dinner!!

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PaulC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience2

Our visit started out very good. It looked like there would be limited/restricted seating, however, shortly after we were seated and had ordered, the main dining room was probably at 95+% capacity. This was really not acceptable and we were uncomfortable being in that atmosphere. Also, there was a mistake when our check was run through. We had a gift card covering a partial amount and it was not applied right, so we had to wait longer for it to be redone. We have always been loyal customers (since day 1) but will now need to wait for a period of time before returning. We will cancel our Thanksgiving reservation for this year.

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Th Naked Noodles were so salty I could hardly eat them. Disappointing for the price.

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MelanieM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to the area and wanted a nice evening of wine and food. Desiree, our server, went above and beyond and made our dining experience so great. The food was cooked to perfection. We will be dining here again.

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Harley
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Table of six. Service was poor. Excessive wait time for drink orders taken, food orders taken, food to be delivered. Food was cold for all six patrons. This used to be a great place but has taken a steep dive down.

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Dustin
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. I absolutely recommend.

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ShannonN
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have the best food and service at the venue! Will of course be back! Only place to celebrate your anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Drinks were very strong. I wish I would’ve asked for more bread!

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KarenB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very accomodating to the special needs of wheel chair bound guests and loved the meat loaf special!

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Norm
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Venue has excellent food and the service is the best in Lincoln. Would recommend this restaurant to any one who wants a casual and friendly atmosphere to spend time with their friends.

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SteveH
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have good service when we go to the Benue. I appreciated our request for social distancing. The food is always excellent. We have never had a bad meal there.

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PeggyK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience as always. Glad to be back.

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MikeB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried something new this time. It was the fried chicken breast with mashed Yukon Gold potatoes and glazed carrots. It was very tasty and filling!

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YvonneR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food! Good variety and excellent drink menu

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emina
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waitress didn’t come back around to check up on our table to ask how the food was. I wanted to tell her that the food me and another gal at the table ate we weren’t a fan of and wanted to pick something else. The waitress came around to refill drinks a few times but that was it.

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Shane
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venue never disappoints!
They have a wonderful gluten free selection.

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Naomi
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service were top notch. The filet mignon was very tasty and tender, although a tad over-cooked. Would definitely return!

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GordonR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a birthday dinner. Great with the covid stuff as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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RobM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Dillon was excellent. Great food, great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great unique cocktails. Food was delicious as always. Wait staff was attentive without being pestering. Very patient as this was a first date that stretched over two hours. Definitely a great choice to meet a new friend.

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ThomasS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Lincoln. Even my LA upper class relatives were impressed by it when they visited.

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PattiB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, food was amazing. We will definitely stop there the next time we are in Lincoln

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AudreyC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our waiter made a lot of mistakes. The food is tremendously overpriced. My shrimp scampi pasta have five shrimp. It also had hardly any flavor. The salad was fantastic. My mixed drink was spilled all the way to the table and it was completely sticky. Everything I touched was sticky after that. I didn’t like having to order each thing separately. The ambience was very nice.

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RussellW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Understand the mixed messaging with COVID, but the dining room looked 'normal', way too crowded for my wife at this time. The house wine, while pricey by the glass, was excellent. Service was outstanding. We have been increasingly disappointed, in our opinion, with the food and finally decided that dining here was not an option anymore, save Happy Hour in the bar. The flatbread pizzas are good and we used to love 'Three by The Sea', but not now.

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RespectfullyYours
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant food, service, cleanliness, etc. were excellent. The only aspect that jaded our experience was the lack of care other patrons seemed to give toward their outward appearances. Those who chose to dine in wearing sweats and generally looking like they rolled out of bed to feed themselves at a trough cheapened the experience. It left us wondering where self respect has gone and whether there is such a thing as a classy dining experience these days.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious and service was great. Only complaint had to do with other rude patrons but that’s no fault of the restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good, but barely warm. Disappointing compared to past experiences here. This is normally our favorite food in Lincoln.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant.

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JulieZ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’ve eaten here multiple times. Food is always excellent.

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DeborahH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never water anything here I wasn’t happy with!

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Norm
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going there for 10 plus years and have enjoyed every trip we have had there. The wait staff is wonderful. Needless to say we love the place

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vipRandyP
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our server was wonderful, food was great however it took a very long to to receive drinks and food. The last couple of times it has seemed to take a longer than normal time to get food. No one had anything that would take that long-pasta, pizza, salad, and fried chicken. Other then that...we enjoyed our meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible anniversary dinner! We had an early reservation at 5 PM and it was quiet when we began, but by 7 PM it had really filled up. Everything we had was full of flavor and delicious. We started off with some portabella mushroom fries—was amazing with the garlic and chipotle aiolis. I had the honey garlic salmon—which flakes away beautifully—and my husband had the blackened shrimp pizza—also delicious. Great service, amazing food.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 1, 2020

It was our pleasure to serve you on your special day. Thank you for choosing Venue, and we appreciate the 5-Star Review.

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vipfbnb
Omaha
38 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It's good to have Lincoln's premier restaurant back in action. Some inconsistencies but nothing that can not be conquered.

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Harold
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is inviting and quiet. Service was excellent. The food was exceptional, the presentation inviting and exactly as the menu depicted. Wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

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vipRobertD
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food starts out great with appetizers but becomes more disappointing the further you go. Took a long time for the food to come out as well. Value has suffered. Service was very good at least.

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Jessica
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times and decided to try something new off the menu. Yet again, they amazed me with the variety of flavors and textures in the dish. Will definitely be ordering again!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for your review, Jessica. We appreciate the feedback.

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FAQs

Venue Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 922 OpenTable diners.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.prgnebraska.com/shop/giftcard.

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

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