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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4.7
4.7
1474 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 32 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 1,474 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nebraska

    Most Booked

  • Lincoln

    Best Overall

  • Lincoln

    Best Food

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lincoln

    Good for Groups

  • Lincoln

    Great for Lunch

  • Lincoln

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Special Occasion

  • Lincoln

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lincoln

    Most Booked

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  1. G

    Goldie

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The chicken Marsala was outstanding and should be on the permanent menu. Also, the music was fabulous.
  2. GM

    GwenM

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service my quesadillas could have been warmer they were served cold. Otherwise all was great
  3. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service were excellent! One of my favorite places!!
  4. RM

    RandyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. It was our anniversary and they gave us complimentary champagne which was amazing. The staff was absolutely accommodating for every request and the food was top shelf steaks were amazing and dessert was out of this world!!!
  5. JB

    JustinB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Venue is one of the best restaurants in town! Love this place!
  6. G

    Grammy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The food was good. Menu really unchanged in a looong time. Need new, interesting additions. The service was adequate. Server tried to be available but was very busy. The noise level was atrocious! Not at all conducive to a relaxing meal.
  7. LR

    LarryR

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience1
    Cold food and very noisy. Disappointed. Have had very good experiences in the past but it has defiantly gone downhill. Sad
  8. RB

    RichardB

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Granddaughter’s birthday
  9. TU

    ToniU

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ladies birthday lunch!
  10. AM

    AnitaM

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very good! The food was delicious. We definitely will be back!
  11. JB

    JanB

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service outstanding. Just wish it wasn’t so loud.
  12. m

    mol8008

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We read the reviews and decided to try this place. We sat in the bar. The Venue is as good as the reviews said it would be. If we ever get back Lincoln, we would definitely try it again. Tip: you need reservations even if your sitting in the bar. This place gets crazy busy.
  13. R

    Redhead

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect date night place. Contemporary decor and a menu to match. We started with General Tso's Brussel Sprouts topped with crushed peanuts. I enjoyed the Smoky Gouda Chicken Soft lighting, contemporary decor, an extraordinary menu, and modest prices make this the perfect date night place.
  14. HV

    HVer

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bread and butter is always delicious. My husband got a salad before dinner and loved it. We both got steaks; ribeye and filet, both were cooked perfectly and the vegetables were good too. The Brussels sprouts are my favorite. Excellent service!
  15. MK

    MaverickK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having never been to The Venue, I was surprised at the affordable price for such large portions of food. Our waitress was fantastic and knowledgeable. Will definitely go back
  16. U

    Unimpressed

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good service, good drink and appetizer but my ribeye steak had no taste and meat was not tender. It was not good at all. I didn’t tell my server because it was not her fault.
  17. TS

    ThomasS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was outstanding. Venue is, in my mind, the best restaurant that Linclon has to offer!
  18. BC

    BillC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was good but a little bit slow. Food was very good. The only negative was it was very loud.
  19. SJ

    SamanthaJ

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous! Our server was very knowledgeable! Excellent food!
  20. JB

    JeffB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pineapple upside down cake skillet was amazing as was the crab bisque soup and the crab Rangoon dip.
  21. KH

    KathrynH

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came to dinner to open an envelope which told us the gender of our first child, due in January. Our meal was fabulous along with the waitress. Thank you venue for a great memorable evening.
  22. M

    Mammothlady

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Brad and staff made it a very special evening for our 31st wedding anniversary with complimentary champagne and outstanding service.
  23. DK

    DanK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Staff was nice, and the atmosphere was great, but the steak was bad. For what I paid I expected great, not gross. I wouldn't eat it again. I don't think I would go here again.
  24. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great steaks. Service was great. Waitress couldn't have been any better, she was outstanding!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    They could use a few sound boards in there- at times it’s hard to converse with the person sitting next to you because of the noise.
  26. B

    Bilbo24

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great! Pricey, so not for everyone and not for everyday?
  27. CG

    ChipG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, seated immediately, complimentary anniversary champagne, friendly very attentive waiter, and great food. Simple presentation, amazing complex tastes, and made for a great evening;
  28. TU

    ToniU

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & atmosphere!
  29. CD

    CathyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but not quite at the level that I am used to at The Venue!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place for a special occasion. 100% on the mark every visit!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husbands 65 th birthday. Venue used to treat the birthday guest with a free birthday dessert. I really miss that! Most restaurants still do that! Yea
  32. LB

    LindaB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service. Cannot go wrong for lunch or dinner!
  33. SB

    SteveB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience2
    A not so pleasant experience.😤
  34. SB

    SallyB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was healthy food, deliciously prepared, and beautifully presented. Our server was friendly and polite and efficient and helpful. We enjoyed the evening very much, will return soon and encourage friends to enjoy Venue also!
  35. RM

    RoggM

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were very good. Had asked for a quiet area and we didn’t get that. Very noisy.
  36. LH

    LindseyH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison was a wonderful server. It was our first time at the Venue and she was very helpful with making food and drink selections. She was very kind and helped make the experience that more enjoyable. We plan to return!
  37. J

    Judicial

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go-to favorite restaurant in Lincoln--Venue has consistently excellent food and equally excellent service. Our waitress, Jenny, was super friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Loved our meal from start to finish!
  38. GF

    GlennF

    Omaha

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of the top five restaurants in Lincoln. Can't go wrong at Venue.
  39. MA

    MaryA

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was waiting on a big group in the banquet area, but she managed to take care of our table of 6 very nicely.
  40. JK

    JakeK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the dining experience, including the food and the attention from our server.

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 1474 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 32 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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