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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
4.6
1372 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

STARTERS

  • General Tso’s Brussels Sprouts GF$10.00

    house-made tso’s sauce | roasted peanuts

    • Shrimp Cocktail GF$13.00

      jumbo shrimp | house-made cocktail sauce | lemon

      • Crab Rangoon Dip$11.00

        lump crab | cream cheese | red pepper | scallion | sriracha | crispy wonton

        • Spinach and Artichoke Dip GF V$10.00

          cheese blend l artichokes l spinach l house chips

          • Black & Bleu Steak Tips GF$15.00

            AB blackened steak tips | smoked moody bleu | scallion | fresh thyme | creamy horseradish

            • Mango Ahi Tuna GF$15.00

              mango sweet chili sauce l mango red pepper salsa | crushed cashews l cilantro

              • Boston Lump Crab Cakes GF$13.00

                four house-made crab cakes | pickled mustard seed l remoulade

                FROM THE GARDEN

                Available dressings: maple vinaigrette (gluten-free) | caesar | black garlic buttermilk ranch | creamy garlic (gluten-free) | balsamic vinaigrette (gluten-free) | buttermilk ranch | smoky ranch | bleu cheese | dorothy lynch (gluten-free) | raspberry vinaigrette (gluten-free) | Add grilled chicken $3, add grilled salmon $7, add prime steak $7, add tuna $7 add two lump crab cakes $5

                • Venue Pecan Bleu GF V$11.00

                  candied pecans | brown sugar apples | mixed greens | bleu cheese crumbles | dried cranberries | maple vinaigrette

                  • Blackened Steak Salad$16.00

                    blackened sirloin | arugula | red onion | bleu cheese | cherry tomatoes | sweety drops | balsamic vinaigrette

                    • Cobb$13.00

                      grilled chicken | mixed greens | bleu cheese crumbles | bacon | avocado | hard boiled egg | diced tomato | red onion | black garlic ranch

                      • Spinach Salmon GF$16.00

                        grilled salmon | baby spinach | toasted almonds | caramelized pear | feta | sliced strawberries | balsamic vinaigrette

                        • Wedge GF

                          iceberg wedge | crisp bacon | gorgonzola | tomato | creamy garlic dressing

                          • Full$8.00
                          • Half$6.00
                        • Caesar$6.00

                          romaine | shaved parmesan | house-cured egg yolk | house-made croutons | caesar dressing | anchovies available upon request

                          • House GF V$5.00

                            mixed greens | cucumber | tomato | cheddar | red onion | egg | croutons

                            HEARTH-BAKED

                            House-made pizza dough and sauces

                            • Sundried Margherita$13.00

                              pesto sauce | burrata | sundried tomatoes | balsamic glaze | mozzarella

                              • Venue Classic$13.00

                                pepperoni l italian sausage l bell pepper l mushrooms l onion l olives l mozzarella l charred tomato sauce

                                • Bacon Buffalo Chicken$14.00

                                  grilled chicken l artichoke l havarti l smoked gouda l roasted garlic parmesan cream sauce

                                  • Smoky Gouda Chicken and Artichoke$14.00

                                    grilled chicken l artichoke l havarti l smoked gouda l roasted garlic parmesan cream sauce

                                    HOUSE-MADE SOUPS

                                    • Hungarian Wild Mushroom GF

                                      • Cup$4.00
                                      • Bowl$6.00
                                    • Venue Crab Bisque GF

                                      • Cup$4.00
                                      • Bowl$6.00
                                    • Soup Du Jour

                                      • Cup$4.00
                                      • Bowl$6.00

                                    ENTREES

                                    • Daily Lunch Features

                                      ask your server about our daily lunch features

                                      • Farm Fresh Quiche

                                        chef selection | seasonal ingredients | pasture 2 table farm egg | flaky crust | choice of side | market price

                                        • 4oz Grilled Salmon GF$15.00

                                          grilled hand-cut salmon fillet | fresh lemon wedges | choice of side

                                          • Drunken Noodles V$19.00

                                            hoisin | stir fry vegetables | rice noodles | cilantro | cashews

                                            • Surf n' Turf GF$18.00

                                              6 oz CAB® brand Prime sirloin cap | grilled shrimp skewer | choice of side

                                              • Chicken Tenders$12.00

                                                four house-breaded chicken tenders | black garlic ranch | choice of side

                                                • Tagliatelle Alfredo V$21.00

                                                  house-made tagliatelle noodle | parmesano reggiano pecorino romano locatelli | cream reduction | broccoli

                                                  SANDWICHES

                                                  All sandwiches come with a choice of a side. Gluten free buns available.

                                                  • Venue Club$12.00

                                                    sliced brioche | turkey | ham | bacon | swiss and cheddar cheeses | roasted garlic aïoli | lettuce | tomato

                                                    • Chicken Salad$12.00

                                                      dijon cranberry pecan dressing | bacon | tomato | lettuce | fresh baked croissant

                                                      • Italian Beef$16.00

                                                        hoagie roll | sliced prime rib | peppers and onions | provolone cheese | au jus

                                                        • Turkey Avocado$11.00

                                                          turkey | avocado | lemon chive aioli | | sliced tomato | butter lettuce | pepper jack | bacon | wheat berry bread

                                                          • Uncured NY Strip Pastrami Reuben$13.00

                                                            house-made pastrami | sauerkraut | russian dressing | swiss cheese | marble rye

                                                            • Venue Trio (does not include burgers)$14.00

                                                              choice of half sandwich | house-made soup | house salad

                                                              STEAK BURGERS

                                                              Our house steak grind is a blend of certified angus beef ribeye, strip, and tenderloin, trimmed lean and ground with 28+ day dry aged angus beef for flavor, texture, and tenderness, seasoned with "venue spice" and seared golden brown. All burgers come with a choice of side. Gluten free buns available.

                                                              • Chipotle Patty Melt$14.00

                                                                toasted brioche | chipotle aioli | 8oz steak burger | bacon strips | pepper jack cheese | jalapeno bacon jam

                                                                • Venue Burger$15.00

                                                                  house grind 8oz. steak burger | toasted buttered brioche | cabot extra sharp white cheddar | caramelized onions | pecan wood smoked bacon | black pepper and chive aïoli

                                                                  • Classic Angus Burger$13.00

                                                                    house grind 8oz. steak burger | lettuce | tomato | onion

                                                                    STEAK BURGER ADD ONS

                                                                    • Bacon GF$2.00

                                                                      • Crispy Onion Straws$2.00

                                                                        • Blackened GF$1.00

                                                                          • Six Pepper Crust GF$1.00

                                                                            • Free Range Farm Egg$1.00

                                                                              KIDS

                                                                              • Chicken Fingers$5.50

                                                                                three crunchy breaded chicken strips with french fries or fruit and choice of ranch, bbq, or honey mustard for dipping

                                                                                • Grilled Cheese$4.50

                                                                                  toasted bread with cheddar cheese and served with fruit or french fries

                                                                                  • Mozzarella Cheese Sticks$5.00

                                                                                    six mildly battered cheese sticks served with ranch dressing or tomato sauce

                                                                                    • Pizza$6.50

                                                                                      individual pizza covered in mozzarella cheese with choice of one topping

                                                                                      • Cheddar Mac N' Cheese$5.00

                                                                                        creamy white cheddar sauce with elbow pasta

                                                                                        • Venue Steak$8.00

                                                                                          4oz grilled sirloin steak served with french fries or fruit

                                                                                          SIDES

                                                                                          • Parmesan Pecorino Risotto GF

                                                                                            • Grilled Asparagus GF

                                                                                              • Soy Braised Mushrooms GF

                                                                                                • Seasonal Vegetable Sauté GF

                                                                                                  • Green Bean Amandine GF

                                                                                                    • Roasted Marble Potatoes GF

                                                                                                      • Natural Cut Fries GF

                                                                                                        • Sweet Potato Fries GF

                                                                                                          • Hazelnut and Sage Brussel Sprouts

                                                                                                            • Add$1.00
                                                                                                          • White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

                                                                                                            • Truffle Mac & Cheese

                                                                                                              • Add$4.00

                                                                                                            Last updated: May 12, 2022

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                                                                                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                            • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                              JanetV

                                                                                                              Salt Lake City

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                              The noise level is very loud, especially for us over sixty years of age.

                                                                                                            2. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              Omaha

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              We downsized from a table for 12 to a table for six on the spot and at the time of our reservation. The hostess and waitress were completely cooperative and helpful in that process. we also needed to move fairly quickly through our meal, and the waitress and chef cooperated perfectly. Excellent!

                                                                                                            3. E

                                                                                                              Emma

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                              We love Venue for business or personal lunches. The staff is always helpful with their recommendations, but you can't go wrong with ANY entre or appetizer! The variety is perfect. There's something for everyone, and I personally appreciate the amount of truly healthy options available for people looking for balanced dishes that are elevated and delicious.

                                                                                                            4. R

                                                                                                              Reilly

                                                                                                              Denver

                                                                                                              24 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                              24 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                              overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                              This was a bizarre dining experience. The little girls waitressing were only there to hustle orders as fast as possible. Separate men dressed like chefs, who clearly weren't, brought our courses with indiscriminate timing. It was loud, dirty and deeply disappointing. DO NOT GO THERE!

                                                                                                            5. DW

                                                                                                              DeandraW

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Delicious food with great staff and welcoming atmosphere!

                                                                                                            6. JM

                                                                                                              JimM

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                              Energetic means noise level interfered with table conversation. Service was very good and attentive.

                                                                                                            7. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              7 of us Celebrated my daughters graduation from UNL. We are from Philadelphia and weren’t sure what to expect. We were blown away with the delicious food and wonderful service from our waitress Sam. It was one of our favorite meals of all time. Highly recommended

                                                                                                            8. JL

                                                                                                              JohnL

                                                                                                              Omaha

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                              Quite loud to have a lunch conversation. Lunch was good. Service was very good.

                                                                                                            9. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              Nashville

                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              The food and service were both outstanding! Can’t recommend the salmon salad enough. Everything was top notch and we cannot wait to come back!

                                                                                                            10. JV

                                                                                                              JanetV

                                                                                                              Salt Lake City

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Birthday dinner. Food was delicious.

                                                                                                            11. RH

                                                                                                              RobynH

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                              overall2food1service4ambience3

                                                                                                              My steak was burnt on one side it had zero flavor or seasoning my fries were on the verge of being well done and had zero salt. I paid $37.00 for it. I asked for A1 after about 10 minutes of waiting the waitress came back to let me know they were out. I took my burnt $37.00 unseasoned steak home and fed it to my dog. My total for our meal was $102.00 very disappointed.

                                                                                                            12. PG

                                                                                                              PamG

                                                                                                              Omaha

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Atmosphere perfect, food delicious, service was exceptional by our little server!!

                                                                                                            13. s

                                                                                                              sugar

                                                                                                              Phoenix

                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                                                                              When we first arrived, the lounge area was so dark, I could not read any of the menus and could barely see my husband across the table. If I order something new off the menu, I blame myself if the food is not palatable. However, I have enjoyed the Pecan Bleu salad with salmon many , many times. This time it was downright bad. The apples were overcooked and turned into tasteless applesauce. The blue cheese itself was "off"; possibly rancid. There were only about 5 pecans in the salad. The upside of my order was that the salmon was very good. My husband ordered the featured "cowboy, bone in"ribeye steak. It was not awful, but it was underwhelming for the price. It may have been helpful to know the cost of the steak before ordering it. We had sticker shock when our bill came!! I suggest the wait staff mention the price when they are announcing the daily features. We used to frequent Venue at least 2-3 times per month. I may have a hard time returning anytime soon!!

                                                                                                            14. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                              overall2food1service4ambience2

                                                                                                              Graduation celebration

                                                                                                            15. PL

                                                                                                              PLuster

                                                                                                              Memphis/West TN

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              I have never been to this restaurant but love everything about it. The service is amazing from the time you walk on the door. The drink choices are abundant and they have food options for every palate. I really enjoyed this experience and will be back frequently. I also want to check out their butcher shop.

                                                                                                            16. JF

                                                                                                              JFthanks

                                                                                                              Omaha

                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Venue gave us a dessert for our anniversary! Food was awesome and we had a drink at the lounge after. Awesome place and awesome service!

                                                                                                            17. LW

                                                                                                              LannieW

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Excellent food great service pleasant experience will return again

                                                                                                            18. JE

                                                                                                              JosephE

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Welcomed our party of 12 very well! Food was perfect all at once

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                                                                                                              AngelaB

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              I visited for my birthday celebration and was not disappointed! The service, the attentiveness, THE FOOD! Everything was amazing. I cannot stop raving about the Wellington. Thank you so much for an amazing birthday dinner!

                                                                                                            20. JS

                                                                                                              JanS

                                                                                                              Houston

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Great food, great service, great restaurant.

                                                                                                            21. CH

                                                                                                              CarolH

                                                                                                              Omaha

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              The food was perfect as usual! The drinks great too and there wasn’t a long wait for service or food. Everything at the Venue is always top notch!

                                                                                                            22. LP

                                                                                                              LPLinc

                                                                                                              Omaha

                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Always exceptional.

                                                                                                            23. C

                                                                                                              Connie

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Loved it. We were allowed to linger and have a few coffees.

                                                                                                            24. HN

                                                                                                              HaydenN

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Good food. Hood variety. Nice casual atmosphere. I would recommend

                                                                                                            25. DB

                                                                                                              DebbieB

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                              Great food, good service. Volume of music was way too loud. Very difficult to have a conversation across the table.

                                                                                                            26. RH

                                                                                                              RonH

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Everything was wonderful. Table note showing it was our anniversary was appreciated. Service was exceptional.

                                                                                                            27. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              Omaha

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Great food and service

                                                                                                            28. TD

                                                                                                              TravelnDine

                                                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                                                              19 reviews

                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                              19 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                              Prom dinner. Lots of activity there that night. Had sirloin and sides; everything tasty and served well.

                                                                                                            29. D

                                                                                                              Digger

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                              overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                              Disappointing, because the mashed potato's were Luke warm and the cooked carrots were cold. I sent them back to get hot. When they came back they were a little better, but not very hot. I ordered the fried chicken dinner and the chicken was very good, but service was scarce and music way to loud. I've been to the Venue many times before and that was the worst. I'd go to Piedmont Bistro 10-times , before going back to the Venue. Yes, I'm aware that the Piedmont Bistro is owned by the Venue. Way better menu though and much better service. I've never had cold food, or had to send anything back at the Bistro.

                                                                                                            30. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                              Wonderful wine and excellent service. Excellent food quality very good in past years. Last night much of food was lukewarm or undercooked and poorly seasoned. Expected better as the Venue is suppose to be the best place to eat in Lincoln.

                                                                                                            31. C

                                                                                                              Cobrabill427

                                                                                                              Orange County

                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Great place to eat!! Great Food and great choices! Great service. Good location.

                                                                                                            32. B

                                                                                                              Brad

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                              overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                              The noise level was deafening, almost to the point of painful. The wait was over an hour to get the orders in and on the table. The food was adequate but cool, not hot, when it arrived at the table. The flavor was very good, but would have been better if it had been hot. The servers did a heroic job against the inadequacies they were forced to deal with.

                                                                                                            33. JD

                                                                                                              JanetD

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                              My husband had the steak medallions Only had a butter knife to cut it was very hard to cut and was chewy. Our waitress never checked on how we were doing ever

                                                                                                            34. s

                                                                                                              stevem

                                                                                                              Kansas City

                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Great food and service

                                                                                                            35. l

                                                                                                              luv2eat

                                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Our server was awesome and the food was incredible!!

                                                                                                            36. OT

                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              Prom night dinner with my girlfriend food was amazing had the buffalo chicken pizza and salted Carmel cake and it tasted too good to be true

                                                                                                            37. KK

                                                                                                              KitK

                                                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              All four of us loved our choices; the food was fabulous. Our server Brad was attentive but not annoying! Good dessert tol.

                                                                                                            38. LL

                                                                                                              LisaLisa55

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                              I’m so glad we discovered venue a few years ago through a friend and been hooked ever since. I love the food and everything about it. Thank you to the cooks, waiters, schedulers, managers. Everyone does their job precisely and well. I appreciate them!!

                                                                                                            39. JD

                                                                                                              JohnD

                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                              41 reviews

                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                              41 reviews

                                                                                                              Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                              overall3food3service5ambience2

                                                                                                              The food was "good" - nothing special. The server was fantastic. I'm not sure what they were going for with the décor. I ate in the bar/lounge and they and these soft lounge chairs at the bar that were comfortable but impossible to eat at. You sunk so deep that you needed to sit up - away from the back of the chair - to eat over your plate. But while you tried to sit up, the wheels on the chair pushed you away. The chairs were an odd choice. Other than that I kinda felt like I was eating in a dark cafeteria with big TV's. My meal included the pecan salad with blue cheese and maple vinaigrette - which was really good. I also had the "pork ribeye" which seemed more like a small boneless pork chop. The BBQ sauce tasted like a sweet mustard, the brussel sprouts were a little under cooked and the mac-n-cheese tasted like there was some sort of chili mixed in. I don't want to make this seem like the food was "bad" because that would be unfair. Overall I would simply say the food was "good".

                                                                                                            40. CC

                                                                                                              CarlieC

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                              Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                              The food was great, and service was good. The food also came out at a great time.

                                                                                                            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

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                                                                                                            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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