Venue Restaurant & Lounge
The Venue is always excellent in customer service. I appreciate a restaurant which will honor a request for a certain type or location of table. Too many places just say "We can't guarantee anything." The Venue goes the extra mile and consistently honors requests.
Food was excellent, service was excellent, ambiance was excellent. We have high expectations because we’ve always had great experiences and we’ve never been disappointed.
The surf n’ turf was excellent. The ribeye steak was good. The salmon special was terrible.
Father’s Day lunch with the “old” people at Venue...what’s not to love!...excellent and attentive service from Alan...thank you very much!...salmon, a hamburger, quiche of the day...and Venue trio...ALL outstanding and perfectly prepared and plated...add my father’s favorite martini, Stella Artois, a lovely rose, grassy Sauvignon Blanc and a Diet Pepsi...(please bring back Coke products 😉) great time to celebrate my dad and my father in law...thank you very much and see you soon!
The food was lukewarm. The peach dessert had a lot of sugar and not a lot of peaches.
The service and ambiance were great, but the food was subpar
This was a perfect setting to celebrate the anniversaries for two couples.
The food was outstanding and the service great. There was even an anniversary card on the table for us.
None of the other friends who joined us had been there before and all were impressed with the food, service and atmosphere. We had been there many years ago and remembered it as being a special place. (none of us live in Nebraska now but had gathered there for a reunion this year)
Nice atmosphere. Food & service always exceptional
Wonderful experience. Excellent food, waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable, and they even prepared the table for a personalized touch for our event (anniversary). Will visit again :)
It's always a pleasure eating there and trying new things,the staff is excellent the food and drinks are above extraordinary, Thank you
We have a beautiful & delicious chocolate mocha birthday cake made by Venue’s pastry chef! It was fabulous!
I've had wonderful meals there in the past but the meatloaf entree I ordered was disappointing. A paltry serving of dry meat, accidentally surrounded by a few potatoes. Fortunately, my French 75 was so divine, I lost the urge to complain.
Our waitress Gay was AMAZING !!! She was attentive, very funny , the food was very good. Would differently return , but have to sit in her section.
The noise level at this restaurant makes converesation difficult. They should employ some sound-muffling materials.
Jaegerschnitzel was over cooked, should have been pounded thinner. Asparagus was limp and way overdone. The meatloaf flavor was good but again over cooked and dry. If you like good old fashioned Midwest overdone cooking that’s what you will get. Was very disappointed this time around.
Excellent place to spend our anniversary evening!!
Wish there are some more vegetarian options
Always love going to Venue. Great food, excellent service and great value.
Cortney was an excellent server!! She is smart, knowledgeable, friendly and truly Ex joys her job and tells you so. Good and service excellent. A fun place
Great service. Had Max as at the bar. Great guy who gave great recomendations on the food we ordered.
The staff is wonderful and attentive. The food is as good as any New York restaurant I’ve been too. Because it’s the Midwest I did give a lower value for the money as portion sizes for the money are smaller but that’s not a complaint just an observation. Even with a reservation we chose to eat in the bar so we could watch the baseball games. The noise level was very reasonable.
We love the Venue. We go every year for our anniversary. The food and service are excellent and never disappoint.
Excellent as always. Had the spinach salmon salad which is always excellent and husband had scallops and shrimp which he loved.
Our most recent visit wasn’t the normal caliber of The Venue. We celebrated Mother’s Day and our food missed the mark. I’m hoping it was just an off night for the restaurant, it’s normally my go to place for celebrations and my personal favorite “3 by the sea” there was an increase in price but a decrease in the size of the seafood you were given. Small pice of salmon with 2 small scallops and 3 small shrimp. Yikes! For $30? I normally LOVE this place. Again, hopefully it was an off night.
I took my parents there for their 50 th anniversary and it was just perfect!!! All of the staff was so friendly and wished them Happy Anniversary and they had printed a card for them! The cocktails were beautiful and tasted great and the food was fresh, perfectly prepared and so good! They also gave them a free dessert, we had to take it to go because we were so full, but it was just as good as everything we had there! Would highly recommend!!!
We have been to the venue many, many times and been very happy. This time I had the scallops like I always do and was disappointed. They were small and the dish was very heavy on the soy sauce. Not up to the delicious standards I am used to.
Food, drinks and service was excellent. The Venue is normally not a quite restaurant, but our table was back in the "alcove", the small area on the east side. Very quite back there, only a half dozen tables. I will try to reserve on of those tables next time!!
Perfect place for a celebration or special someone
Very friendly and timely wait staff. Great food and ambience
Food was not tasty, bread was not cooked properly, waitress brought wrong wine and didn’t know feature meal of the day.
Excellent food. Melt-in-your mouth steaks and the best seafood I've eaten in Lincoln. A little noisy when it is crowded. Definitely one of my favorite places to eat.
Haven’t been there for a few years. It was my wife’s birthday and so we went. I had made reservation online and they ready. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Wife got a free dessert that was really good. We enjoyed the night.
I spent a fair amount of time and effort to arrange a special evening for our anniversary and it turned out to be a very average experience.
The food was good and our server was good, but I received none of the additional fanfare I was told (and had planned for) I even tipped the manager $20 prior to seating as a gesture of thanks for what I believed was going to be a special night for my wife. What a wasted effort.
I will never eat there again. Nor will I ever recommend it to anyone.
Usually a very good experience our visit this night was pretty off. Time from seated till food arrived was 55-60 minutes. We did not order apps or delay ordering at all. The special (seabass) was excellent, no issues. The kids steak was tiny, maybe 2 oz. It was half the size of our 4oz salmon filets. The salmon was off, it tasted funky and had zero seasoning. Usually pretty good this night the salmon smelled and tasted bad. Server gave no explanation of the long ticket time. Overall things should have been caught by QC just weren't.
Always excellent. Never worry about a bad experience
A good meal. I noticed the menu was much smaller and it wasn't as busy as usual. We had a table of seven, which may be why my food was not warm.
Food was poorly cooked and no attempt for a nice presentation. The salted caramel cake was the only really good item.
We had a wonderful first experience at the Venue. Will definitely return, good food, outstanding wine list, atmosphere is great and the service is fantastic. Don't miss this gem in Lincoln.
Always great food! Many creative specials every time we go there.
We love the Venue. Our server was great and got us complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary. It was such a nice touch. The food was amazing. We loved everything about the meal!
Awesome blackened salmon. Sides and dessert of the salted caramel cake were great. Servers were working very hard but the kitchen was slammed due to a large private party. So the food delivery took a bit longer than usual.
Excellent evening, Fantastic wine service. Best waitress we have experienced in Lincoln, Nebraska and honestly well made food. This is a great special occasion restaurant and I look forward to our next visit.