Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
1143 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Support Venue Restaurant & Lounge during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1143 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Debi
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite place!!

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PaigeR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sophie was great! It was my b-day so we wanted to relax and enjoy every drink and meal slowly and she was great at checking in on that :) thanks Sophie! She was attentive, but not too attentive and she was just wonderful in general!

Also, the food was AMAZING! Loved the duck and pasta we had, made my night, chef Andrew is seriously one talented guy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, our experience proved why Venue is one of our favorite restaurants in Lincoln!

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stevem
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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Went4It
Omaha
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration dinner and it was just awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Val was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An older group of gentleman sitting next to us were over served and falling over drunk. Other than that it was a good experience.

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for me being here I had the fillet and with the cream sauce and it was amazing. The cream sauce was really good, but it comes separately and there is plenty of it. If I knew that in advance my mom and I would have either shared it or one of us would have ordered a 2nd to try. Dinner over all was great, I will be back.

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Foodlover
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Often when I make a reservation with this restaurant you place me and my group in the Lounge NOT in the restaurant and we do not want to be in the lounge every time as it is alot noisier. I think this is because in the past I have often made a reservation for the lounge but its for a different event and a different crowd of people. Please let me dine in your restaurant as I would like to.

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Reno
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The service was laughably bad and we were sat at a table with the light bulb out. The food however was top notch.

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JamesF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

veal as room temp,,steak was cold, lobster mushy Not up to ability

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BrendaW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were very good! I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner !

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AnitaR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great at providing service! The Cobb salad was fabulous: fresh ingredients, & customized the cheese & dressing, which the chef happily substituted. The dining experience was quiet, and all staff were professional and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Anniversary

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juliana
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My wife and I were out for a date night and our ticket was "lost" which extended our stay. We didn't mind the extended stay and the service was great while we waited for our food to be prepared. Overall great food, great drinks and great environment!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for your patience and we appreciate your support!

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RonC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Ambiance is good except a bit noisy.

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perleyb
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It was my wifes 75th birthday. She ordered the plank salmon. It was overdone, she didnt like it enbough to take home. Manager(?) offered to give her a replacement salmon, she declined . It would have made more sense to offer her a voucher for a future visit. Anyway it was unfortunate, no big deal, I dont expect anything at this point.

This is my second bad experience re how a meal is cooked. Hence forth I plan discuss clearly what is expected re how well the food is cooked, and return it right away if it not right.

I'd still recommend the Venue, but I'd advise folks of dmy experiences.

No big deal, it my view over or under cooking is a sign of delegation of the task to a less experienced cook

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for your review, and for your feedback. Sorry to hear that your Venue experiences have missed the mark, and we do appreciate your support. After speaking with your table, and your wife about the Cedar Plank Salmon - a new Cedar Plank Salmon was declined, as well as an offering of any other entree. We want our guests to leave satisfied and not hungry, and the Cedar Plank Salmon was comped from the bill that evening. We certainly don't charge guests for items not enjoyed. Thank you again

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satisfied
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Filet mingion, crab cakes, and wine were good. Risotto needs help. Too many kids and sloppily dressed diners for fine dining. Mixed experience

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was very good. Was overcharged on drinks. Menu quoted one price and they charged a higher.

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RayD
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food great service. All-around nice evening.

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Rogo
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice experience and the food was delicious. The service was ok.

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LeeS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service was excellent! First time out since Covid!

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AleaW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and sweetest waitress. We will be back.

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CarolineR
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Kat was outstanding, she provided excellent service without be obtrusive.👍👍👍👍

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DanielleZ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riley was fantastic and so were the General tso Brussels sprouts.

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Davidc
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and server was the best. We would definitely recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Generally everything at venue is fabulous. Last night they were terribly understaffed and it was so loud you couldn’t have a conversation with the anyone at our table of 7 unless you were seated right next to them. It took over 30 minutes to get our drink order fully delivered, they NEVER cleared the table of dishes, even after delivering dessert. There was literally no where to put the desserts so we just kept passing them around! We ordered a rather expensive bottle of wine in addition to our other cocktails and had to drink it out of water glasses as they had no clean wine glasses. Not a big deal, but just very odd! Can’t really understand why they kept seating people if they couldn’t wait on them efficiently. It was truly a disappointment unfortunately.

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vipMegan
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a little too loud in the dining room, but show people enjoying themselves in good conversations :)
Food was outstanding.
Feel so bad that the lounge had issues but that was all
handled very well.
Thank you for a nice evening!

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ShaneH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We miss seeing Andrea. The food was great. The fillets were great but the food is a little pricey

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JTCEC
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and we we were treated excellent and service was too notch

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MathewD
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Comprehensive menu with great selection. Reasonable prices and good selection of wine.

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DinerV
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were seated in the very back corner, so it was quiet. The steak was very dry and tough. The gnocchi was too buttery and greasy. They overcharged me on the wine, it I didn’t notice it until after we paid.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review