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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4.7
4.7
1522 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Venue Restaurant & Lounge is a full-service restaurant in Lincoln, NE. We specialize in affordable quick-service lunches while presenting a fine dining Chef-inspired dinner service. Our nightly features are nothing short of amazing with exclusive finds from around the world. It's important to Chef John Benton and our culinary team to deliver only the freshest, gourmet ingredients that our guests can't get anywhere else. We also offer a catering and event service with our own catering chef, Travis Chrisman. We have your event venue covered with 5 private dining rooms, as well as the Jasmine Room located at the Grand Manse. Our astounding on-site catering has a large variety of delicious foods to suit any event.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, American, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-Thursday: Dining: 11am-10pm, Lounge: 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday Dining: 11am-10pm, Lounge: 11am-1am 

  • Phone number

    (402) 488-8368

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Spilker

  • Catering

    Our Award-Winning off-site Catering surpasses expectations with serving 500+ ensuring amazing deliverance and passionate hospitality. Whether treated your Guests to an elegant cocktail dinner or creating amazing memories with a holiday party, our full service catering staff will create your vision with you being able to sit back and enjoy the final product. Menu selections include sit down, stations, buffet, passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and wine tastings. We promise the details of an amazing event without the hard work on your shoulders. <br />Your Event. Your Vision. Our Passion.

  • Private party facilities

    Venue Restaurant and Lounge offers three gorgeous private dining rooms to accommodate up to 100+ guests. All rooms are fully equipped to meet your Audio & Visual needs. With exceptional service, beautiful ambiance and a lasting impression, your Guests will be taken above-and-beyond in their overall gathering experience.

  • Private party contact

    Cherie Anderson: (402) 488-8368

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Cross street

    70th and Pioneers

  • Parking details

    With multiple large parking areas closely surrounding Venue Restaurant and Lounge, we are able to accommodate a full restaurant of guests. Parking is never an issue when dining with us.

  • Entertainment

    Our talented Mixologists create a memorable view of cocktail espionage from behind our sunken bar every day by creating hand-crafted arts in every drink.You can also see our talented team perform monthly private dining dinners in our gorgeous private rooms. Our Chefs presenting each course along with our professional Mixologists pairing beverages ensuring in-depth arts of how these masterpieces are created.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,522 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Innovative

  • Lincoln

    Good for groups

  • Lincoln

    Neighborhood gem

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Good for special occasions

  • Lincoln

    Lively

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

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  1. PT

    PatriciaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We did not consider the noise level during lunch as energetic (as your survey indicates)...made it very hard to have a nice conversation. Acoustics really bad at least in the center....
  2. JE

    JordanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service was outstanding!!! Price was very reasonable!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visiting, my husband and I were impressed by the taste and quality of the food! Good service, lively atmosphere and very enjoyable experience.
  4. R

    Rags

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cocktails and meal were good. Service is excellent. Lively atmosphere.
  5. DD

    DennisD

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Stormy took great care of us and Berri made excellent drinks. The food was very good, the noise level was a bit high, but table conversation was still alright.
  6. G

    Genevieve

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I noticed a couple of water/liquid spots on the table as we were seated, which made me feel uncomfortable. The restaurant is still noisy. Otherwise, it is fine.
  7. NB

    NancyB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and great pizza. Good decor. Looking forward to Thanksgiving buffet.
  8. J

    Janelle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Our server seemed a bit distracted. But otherwise everything was great!
  9. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has never let us down in service and food. Always a great meal!
  10. A

    Aaron

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The lunch special was good. Brussel sprouts needed cooked longer and were almost raw inside. Service was okay. Friendly, but did not check back until we were already half finished with our meal.
  11. BH

    BrentH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I consider Venue as one of the top restaurants in Lincoln
  12. MM

    MajorMom

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bon voyage dinner
  13. DD

    DennisD

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Noisy, but great drinks, great food, and service. Easy to get a reservation.
  14. TH

    TrishH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Took my granddaughter for her birthday. Her and I ordered med well, my partner ordered medium rare. Both my granddaughter and I got rare, my so rare I couldn't even eat it, partners was bordering on very well done. My mac and cheese was cold and then my brussels sprouts were undercooked as well. I know it was just an off night, but very disappointed. Our server was amazing though!!
  15. MT

    MacyT

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and drinks. Great service on a busy night. We will be back. Side note-Reservations are key for this establishment.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!
  17. RM

    RandiM

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicole was a great server and the food and drinks were outstanding.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food as always!
  19. GR

    GuyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant experience, especially for Happy Hour, which is both good value and top quality.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We arrived earlier than our reservation time and the host graciously accommodated us. The service was great and drinks were delicious. I had the Surf ‘N Turf and my filet mignon was cooked to my liking (it melted like butter in my mouth—the way it should be). Although some dish in our party could use a tad more seasoning but nothing off-setting (nobody went home hungry). Overall, it was a great evening. Thank you.
  21. MA

    MarkA

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional, our server’s name was Maddie, and she took excellent care of us. Food was prepared as we ordered it and tasted delicious. Bread Pudding for dessert was the best that I have had for a while.
  22. s

    sandic

    Omaha

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison is a rock star server!! Emerson is always very welcoming!
  23. AK

    AlandKP

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our appetizer of brussels sprouts and our steak fillets. Cooked to perfect temperature. Very flavorful. Excellent service. Will be back.
  24. CR

    CarolineR

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our party enjoyed our meals and our server Romano was very attentive and helpful.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and our servers were very nice
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had steaks and they were fabulous
  27. R

    Rose

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Staff was great. I like our waitress; she was sweet and did a wonderful job making our 50 Wedding Anniversary very special.
  28. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great menus choices that come to your table looking good and then tasting wonderful.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a birthday dinner. All wenr well as planned. Food, service all good.
  30. M

    Munchie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Succotash had soybeans and corn, which was not noted on the menu. Succotash is usually lima beans and corn, so had to return dish and replace with small potatoes.
  31. N

    Nancy

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely waitress, SLOW service from the bar.
  32. K

    Kathy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always enjoy Venue. However, it was a noisy, busy Friday lunch time which surprised me. Our out of town guests didn't mind the wait but it seemed to us things were slow coming out if the kitchen. My salmon was very small and came with 3 springs of asparagus. YIKES! for $15.00! I'll select a different lunch entrees next time....
  33. BP

    BradP

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gnocchi was really bad, risotto was equally bad, bread was great, service was great, ambiance great.
  34. GR

    GarR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet for a business meeting or just to catch up with an old friend.
  35. m

    macman

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this is a favorite place to take clients, they are always impressed with the quality food, great service and high end feel of the place.
  36. d

    doc26

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Venue never disappoints
  37. M

    Mark

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu choices were great and the food was outstanding. Had a nice night out for our anniversary.
  38. s

    sandic

    Omaha

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maddie and Emerson took really good care of us!! Consistently good service in food
  39. MH

    MalennaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    When I arrived at the restaurant at 11:15 the front doors facing 70th street were locked. I had to call to get someone to unlock the doors! But the waitress who served us was wonderful. We will all be back Please have hostess unlock doors as posted in your hours statement😳
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere! Go early for a drink at the bar.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Venue Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 1522 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4111 Pioneer Woods Dr, Ste 100, Lincoln, NE 68506

Additional information

  • Cross street

    70th and Pioneers

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-Thursday: Dining: 11am-10pm, Lounge: 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday Dining: 11am-10pm, Lounge: 11am-1am 

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, American, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    With multiple large parking areas closely surrounding Venue Restaurant and Lounge, we are able to accommodate a full restaurant of guests. Parking is never an issue when dining with us.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Spilker

  • Entertainment

    Our talented Mixologists create a memorable view of cocktail espionage from behind our sunken bar every day by creating hand-crafted arts in every drink.You can also see our talented team perform monthly private dining dinners in our gorgeous private rooms. Our Chefs presenting each course along with our professional Mixologists pairing beverages ensuring in-depth arts of how these masterpieces are created.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (402) 488-8368

  • Catering

    Our Award-Winning off-site Catering surpasses expectations with serving 500+ ensuring amazing deliverance and passionate hospitality. Whether treated your Guests to an elegant cocktail dinner or creating amazing memories with a holiday party, our full service catering staff will create your vision with you being able to sit back and enjoy the final product. Menu selections include sit down, stations, buffet, passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and wine tastings. We promise the details of an amazing event without the hard work on your shoulders. <br />Your Event. Your Vision. Our Passion.

  • Private party facilities

    Venue Restaurant and Lounge offers three gorgeous private dining rooms to accommodate up to 100+ guests. All rooms are fully equipped to meet your Audio & Visual needs. With exceptional service, beautiful ambiance and a lasting impression, your Guests will be taken above-and-beyond in their overall gathering experience.

  • Private party contact

    Cherie Anderson: (402) 488-8368

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