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Venue Restaurant & Lounge
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
4oz grilled sirloin steak served with french fries or fruit
Wet aged, leanest, most tender
Seared Ahi Tuna
Sweet chili sauce | crushed cashews | cilantro
We had a great server and a great dinner!!
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.
Th Naked Noodles were so salty I could hardly eat them. Disappointing for the price.
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.
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.
Food was delicious! Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. I absolutely recommend.
Always have the best food and service at the venue! Will of course be back! Only place to celebrate your anniversary!
Amazing food. Drinks were very strong. I wish I would’ve asked for more bread!
Very accomodating to the special needs of wheel chair bound guests and loved the meat loaf special!
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.
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.
It was a great dining experience as always. Glad to be back.
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!
excellent food! Good variety and excellent drink menu
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.
Venue never disappoints!
They have a wonderful gluten free selection.
The atmosphere and service were top notch. The filet mignon was very tasty and tender, although a tad over-cooked. Would definitely return!
Great place to go for a birthday dinner. Great with the covid stuff as well!
Our waiter Dillon was excellent. Great food, great evening.
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.
One of the best restaurants in Lincoln. Even my LA upper class relatives were impressed by it when they visited.
Lovely restaurant, food was amazing. We will definitely stop there the next time we are in Lincoln
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.
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.
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.
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!
Food was good, but barely warm. Disappointing compared to past experiences here. This is normally our favorite food in Lincoln.
We’ve eaten here multiple times. Food is always excellent.
I’ve never water anything here I wasn’t happy with!
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
Perfect place !!!
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!
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.
It was our pleasure to serve you on your special day. Thank you for choosing Venue, and we appreciate the 5-Star Review.
It's good to have Lincoln's premier restaurant back in action. Some inconsistencies but nothing that can not be conquered.
The atmosphere is inviting and quiet. Service was excellent. The food was exceptional, the presentation inviting and exactly as the menu depicted. Wonderful evening.
Excellent, as always.
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.
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!
Thank you for your review, Jessica. We appreciate the feedback.
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.