Venue Restaurant & Lounge

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$30 and under
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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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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good plane for a business lunch. Didn't feel rushed.

C
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience1

We sat at a table around the corner and the light above was very harsh, as if we were being interrogated.
Server seemed new, he’s learning.
Took forever to get our bottle of wine, so we sat with just water for quite some time.
Food was spectacular. Excellent charcuterie board and server was knowledgeable about the offerings although he got very close to touch our food.
Steak was perfectly seasoned and cooked.
Excellent coffee although it could be hotter. Wonderful desserts.
We will be back.

L
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local establishment to meet friends for drinks or dinner.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Quality of the food isn't up to the standard that their prices and their atmosphere have set.

KS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

LW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had an early dinner so it was very quiet, but I think the area we were in would be quiet any time 0ur food was delicious and I can’t wait to go back for another black cherry Daiquiri!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you Linda, we appreciate your 5-Star Review!

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LS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and Laura who waited on us was outstanding. We would highly recommend dining there.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Star Review and for your feedback. We appreciate your compliment of Laura, she is a very valuable team member. Thank you again!

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KB
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My quiche was very dry. I ordered a bottle of wine and was informed they were searching several unorganized storage places and would find it. 30 min later we were informed they did not have it so I ordered a different bottle and it still took a long time to get that

j
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress, Desiree, was great with recommendations of her favorites, great attendance to us, and even some interaction with us concerning our event (I proposed to my fiance and she said yes, so we were celebrating). You should give her a raise, as she is a great asset to drawing people to your restaurant. The steak was awesome, and was done just the way we asked it to be prepared. By the way, the bleu cheese sauce with that steak was absolutely incredible. My fiance is on a diary free diet, but cheated a little that night because of the occasion. The sauce made cheating on the diet well worth it. The only thing that I didn't like was the mushrooms.They seemed a little overdone and too salty, but that maybe my taste.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Star Review and for your feedback. We appreciate the recognition given to your server, Desiree - She is a very valuable team member. We are happy to hear your special night went so well - Congrats on your engagement!

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JP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't live anywhere near this area but would visit Venue again if we are driving through Lincoln, Nebraska.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Star Review!

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OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great! I didn’t care for the drunken noodles (too salty) or the pumpkin cookie (the ice cream on it was good though).

OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were taken care of by Gaye and she was absolutely the best we have ever had. She was humorous, kind, informative, and attentive. Our food was delicious (as it usually is) but her service just put it over the top. Out of all the times we have dined there, somehow we have never been lucky enough to have Gaye before. We will absolutely seek her out when we return.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Star Review, and thank you for the kind words & feedback. Venue Restaurant & Lounge is fortunate to have talented and passionate team-members like Gaye, who go above and beyond to take care of our guests. Thank you again, Cheers!

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M
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is too noisy in the main dining room unless you are seated in a booth. We had six people at a round table. It was too difficult to have a conversation. We opted to go to our house for after dinner coffee.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 11, 2019

We're sorry to hear that your experience wasn't as conducive for conversation as you had hoped. We want all of our guests to "drink, dine, and gather". In the future, we would be happy to accommodate your party in one of our booths towards the back of the restaurant - which is a little more intimate and generally a quieter area. Thank you for your review and for your feedback.

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AG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect celebratory lunch with friends. The service could not have been better, the food was prepared with great attention to detail and was absolutely delicious as well as beautiful to look at. Our request for a quiet table was honored. I look forward to returning again and again to The Venue for many more celebrations in the future!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you for your 5-Star Review, and for the great feedback. We're happy to accommodate requests that will enhance your visit. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!

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d
Toledo
150 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a restaurant that has everything, this is it. Great atmosphere inside with interesting shadow effects, very friendly and attentive staff, superb food quality and great preparation, and management that allows everyone to do their jobs. Even though my steak was not done exactly to my liking, they made it right without argument. I will return and suggest you give them a try.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind feedback! We appreciate the 5-Star Review, and we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as always.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review.

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P
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good atmosphere. We will come again!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous as always. Venue is a family favorite for us!

DM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I ordered salmon with crab cakes as add ons. Only got salmon after I brought to attention of server. Got my salmon as we were about to leave. Not happy about that.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We arrived a little early for our reservation so we got drinks in the bar before we were seated. The server was very friendly and the drinks were made perfectly. We were seated for dinner right on time. Our meals were made in a timely manner and tasted amazing. Another round of drinks were made really well. My absolutely only complaint was it took 25 minutes from when we finished desert to when we got the check. Not a huge deal. The food was great and I will definitely be back.

EM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Friendly staff and great food! The bread was amazing!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for your 5-Star Review! Our kitchen staff works very hard to put out some great food...glad you enjoyed, Cheers!

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LS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought out of state people to the Venue because of the excellent food.
Our waitress was attentive and we had an outstanding experience.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you Linda, for your 5-Star Review. We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for bringing your guests to Venue Restaurant & Lounge.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Very noisy and could barely converse with one another in our booth. Service was suspect as we ask for more bread did not happen. Ordered a second bottle of wine did not happen.

LB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our birthday lunch with my husband & brother in law

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you Laurence, for your 5-Star Review. We appreciate you for taking the time to give us some feedback.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another fantastic meal at Venue. We spent time in the lounge prior to our dinner reservation. The servers in the lounge and in the restaurant were friendly, attentive, and helped in selections when asked. Everything we ordered was delicious and properly portioned. It was a great experience! The only detraction was a very loud group in the lounge that could be heard throughout the building.

DK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our overall experience was great. I took my boyfriend out for his birthday dinner and it was elegant, comfortable, and delicious. Our waitress was amazing as well!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Star Review. We appreciate the compliments, and we're glad you're special night turned out great. Cheers, to many more birthday dinners to come!

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TG
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for friends reunion after 50 years!
I reserved a table for 8 friends to visit since we were gathering, some for the first time, after 50 years of college and fraternity friendship. Our greeters were friendly and assured us that we were placed as we requested. We could not have been given a nicer table or a better team of servers. We weren't rushed, the food and wines were delicious, and the servers made sure to check on us periodically as we reminisced. It was a lovely experience and our group suggested we do this more often; same time, same place, next year! Thanks to everyone who made our experience just perfect!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you very much for the 5-Star review. We are so glad to hear you had a superb evening. Thank you for your feedback!

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KD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 1st anniversary dinner here. The evening was outstanding and we had another night of great memories. Thank you for the sea salt carmel cake, Venue. Everything was great!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 8, 2019

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for letting us help you celebrate your special day - we appreciate the kind feedback. Cheers, to many more anniversaries!

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j
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome dinner, incredible experience. Bill was 936 for 9 people withe many drinks and a top notch dinner.

LN
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved lunch at the Venue. The Trio is a great choice since you get a half sandwich, cup of soup, and house salad. The only problem for a party of 6 in the walk down area is the noise level. Very noisy so even though at a round table very hard to hear conversation. Overall excellent lunch!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review. We appreciate the feedback! When the restaurant is full, you're right - it can and does get a little noisey. We do have four Onsite-Private Dining Rooms - that are available through booking with one of our Event Coordinators. We want our guests to be as comfortable as possible. Thank you again for your kind review.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Eggplant parmigiana was horrible. We ordered 4 of them and nobody liked.

Too noisy. Hard to talk\listen.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on October 1, 2019

Amit, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're very sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet the standard that we strive for, with all of our guests. One of our team members will be reaching out to you so we can figure out what went wrong, and how we can make this right. Thank you again.

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P
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour. Great menu!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you, Patsy! We appreciate your review, and your feedback.

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J
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced great service and delicious food. It's a classy restaurant. The steaks was so tasty. They have a different menu for dry aged stakes that does not show online. It's one of the few restaurants in Lincoln that serves dry aged steaks. The surloin I had was delicious. The staff was very courteous and knowledgeable.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for the 5-Star Review, Julian! The Kitchen Staff loves to collaborate on our "Weekly Blend Menu" to keep things interesting. The "Weekly Blend Menu" allows us to showcase their talents with the freshest components for these scratch-made dishes, as well as suggested wine pairings by our onsite sommelier. We will be passing your kind words along to the staff. We appreciate the feedback!

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KK
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the guests felt his meal was greasy ~ not really satisfying. The other 3 had delicious meals. Meals are a bit overpriced for the most part.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 17, 2019

Kit, we're very sorry to hear that one of the entrees served to a guest in your party wasn't what they had hoped for. We most certainly want all of our guests leaving satisfied. Thank you for your feedback, and for your review. Venue management will be reaching out to you to see if we can make this right, and what we can do to improve upon an experience such as this one.

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Dinner was nice & appreciated quick response when I set my water glass or dishes to side of table for removal or additional water.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for your review, and your feedback. We're glad to hear service was great tonight. If we missed the mark on anything else - please let us know what we can do to make it 5 star experience in the future. Thank you again!

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DJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was not busy but our entree’s were slow to arrive. Overall, food was very good.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 12, 2019

We're sorry to hear that your entrees did not come out as quickly as you had hoped. We appreciate your feedback, and we're glad to hear the entrees ended up being very good. We strive to serve all of our "scratch-made" entrees in a timely manner, and it sounds like we missed the mark. Thank you for your review.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Beautiful atmosphere!! Wonderful service! Definitely will go back!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review, and your kind words!

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S
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal celebrating a birthday. Service was attentive and the food was excellent.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your 5-Star Review!

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OT
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Special was not the best but management made it right!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 7, 2019

Thank you for dining with us last night. We appreciate the feedback, and we're happy to hear your Venue experience was made right. Thank you for your review!

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RD
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening with excellent food and service. Steak was awesome.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 7, 2019

Thank you for your feedback and for the 5-Star Review!

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