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Venue Restaurant & Lounge, Lincoln, NE

Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4.7
4.7
1897 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 1,897 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Most Booked

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Good for business meals

  • Lincoln

    Innovative

  • Lincoln

    Good for groups

  • Lincoln

    Healthy

  • Lincoln

    Hot spot

  • Lincoln

    Neighborhood gem

  • Lincoln

    Great for fine wines

  • Lincoln

    Good for special occasions

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

1,897 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner was delicious and our service was outstanding!

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  2. SusanW

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always outstanding. The Venue is our most popular Lincoln restaurant!

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  3. KathyA

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress came over and complimented us on our group - how we were so happy and joyful group - it was nice to hear that

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  4. Disappointed

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Seating wasn’t comfortable. Food was average over priced. Service was good.

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  5. SuzetteM

    Chicago

    172 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    172 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mallory’s a terrific server. She did everything right and made sure my dietary allergies were noted and assured me my meal would be perfect. She is very thorough and helpful You do need to have a lactose free dessert option available such as a sorbet or cookies

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service by Maximillian. Food was good and timely

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  7. KitK

    Omaha

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All four of us loved our meals...everything was delicious. The bread and flavored butters, salads, and dinners were all great. We were a little disappointed that you were out of Guinness but we managed :) Love Cory's cooking and MacKenzie was a perfect server.

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  8. StevenK

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. I had the Delmonico steak with garlic roasted broccoli and boursin mashed potatoes. My wife had the sirloin with the broccoli and marbled potatoes. They were excellent. The bread with the various butters were great. The bottle of wine that we ordered was very complimentary to the meal. The Venue is a good place for a date night.

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  9. KirstenN

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place I. Lincoln to eat. Always a great meal.

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  10. caseyr

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak I have had at a restaurant! We will be returning here.

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  11. AshleyG

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server did awesome! She was on top of everything. Food was excellent. Great experience and we'll definitely be back!

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  12. RobertP

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Their desserts are super tasty.

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  13. AdamS

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Menus and plates were dirty. Lights were very bright. Service was very slow. Food was pretty good. Truffle fries were a bit soggy. Worse than usual. Better atmosphere in the lounge.

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  14. SamuelH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! Service was great! So impressed decided to treat the family for an incredible experience.

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  15. Hailee

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food I ordered was so good!!! I would go back just for the Pecan Bleu salad, and I only ordered that as a side. My boyfriend ordered a steak cooked medium, but it came out with no pink at all. The waitress was very accommodating, and the chef came out with the recooked steak quickly. It wasn’t the best steak either of us have had in regards to flavor, but everything else we ordered was delicious. 9/10, would recommend!

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  16. MikeD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A good experience overall, very good service. Food was just OK.

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  17. JacksonS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible. Best restaurant in Lincoln in terms of food quality and atmosphere.

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  18. SusanD

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The burger I ordered tasted a bit "old".... everything else was fine. Was just disappointed that the burger just didn't have good flavor as I expected..

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  19. Mickey

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered medium well steak, came medium rare. They made it right and didn't charge us for the meal. Very nice. Green beans were hard. Asparagus was good. Brussel sprouts were hard. Desserts were delicious! Waiter Romano was excellent! Would still recommend eating there.

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  20. Stew

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very quick and attentive waitress. The Brussels sprouts were very good, the wedge very good, and the chocolate dessert excellent. We both had the three by the sea entree which was excellently prepared with perfect portions of salmon, shrimp, and scallops. My Pinot Noir was excellent, but my wife’s Saviguon Blanc average. We missed the Valentines Day crowd making this a very enjoyable night out. Our bill was about $130 before tax and tip. We will be back.

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  21. KentM

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Portion’s were right on. Atmosphere spot on. Definitely will return.

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  22. GeneH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Venue is one of our favorite restaurants in Lincoln. The service is excellent and our food was just as we ordered it which often sets Venue apart from many other restaurants. You won’t be disappointed!

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  23. DanS

    Omaha

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    McKenzie, our server, was just the right amount of attentive. She kept the water glasses full, was very friendly, and was knowledgeable about the menu and drink menu. Food=Excellent, as usual.

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  24. Hrtpmpr

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Max was the highlight of the evening. He made our experience even better.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time!! Our server (Ashley) was awesome! She checked on us multiple times our meal was incredible, even my daughter enjoyed her gluten meal!! These are just some of the reasons we frequent all their restaurants ‼️ Joseph Bolubasz & family

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  26. KelliT

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First experience, definitely will be back. Our server was excellent, courses were served so quickly.

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  27. SeanG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Erin was perfect! Attentive but never overbearing. We had a lovely meal and a wonderful time. Thank you!

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  28. RickD

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful meal. The food was great, the drinks were wonderful, and the service was perfect

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  29. SteveH

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meals were excellent and arrived at the table piping hot. My only ling term complaint is it just too noisy in the main dining area when the Venue is busy. Otherwise, it was a great evening.

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  30. IanK

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always. Made my anniversary one to remember. Will definitely be coming back again

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  31. MicheleW

    Denver

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined later in the evening due to our busy schedule. We asked to be seated in a quiet area of the restaurant and even though the scheduled server was no longer serving that area, Ashley agreed to take care of us, even though she was assigned to that area. Ashley was extremely attentive and professional. We were the last ones in the restaurant but we’re not rushed. The Venue is my favorite restaurant when I visit Lincoln. The food is always top notch. We had delicious salmon, which was well prepared and tasty. Thank you for accommodating us after a very long day.

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  32. DebrahH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My food was not hot, but had good flavor. My husband said his food was hot.

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  33. RodF

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food choices and good drinks and reasonable priced

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  34. TimS

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 45th Anniversary. We have chosen the Venue as the spot for this anniversary dinner for the last three years. This year just as the other two was exceptional. Our meal was well prepared and delicious. The bottle of wine was very nice. Our server, Polina, was just the best. She made our evening delightful. Thanks to everyone at the Venue that insures that folks have a great dining experience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sirloin was a step above the usual. Delicious

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  36. LanaR

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really like Venue, but it’s really loud…hard to carry on a conversation.

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  37. gloria

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FABULOUS service….young lady was energetic & friendly. Food was excellent…miss some of items that were removed from menu. Thank you for pleasant birthday celebration for family!!!!

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  38. Noname

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It was incredibly loud which made conversation very difficult. The food was decently priced and good enough quality, but very forgettable.

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  39. JulieM

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Venue is an excellent place for a casual lunch to a celebratory dinner. Food is good.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve never had a bad meal at Venue! Service and food are always wonderful!

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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 1897 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 49 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 
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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