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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4.7
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905 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 905 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GordonR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a birthday dinner. Great with the covid stuff as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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RobM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Dillon was excellent. Great food, great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great unique cocktails. Food was delicious as always. Wait staff was attentive without being pestering. Very patient as this was a first date that stretched over two hours. Definitely a great choice to meet a new friend.

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ThomasS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Lincoln. Even my LA upper class relatives were impressed by it when they visited.

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PattiB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, food was amazing. We will definitely stop there the next time we are in Lincoln

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AudreyC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our waiter made a lot of mistakes. The food is tremendously overpriced. My shrimp scampi pasta have five shrimp. It also had hardly any flavor. The salad was fantastic. My mixed drink was spilled all the way to the table and it was completely sticky. Everything I touched was sticky after that. I didn’t like having to order each thing separately. The ambience was very nice.

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RussellW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Understand the mixed messaging with COVID, but the dining room looked 'normal', way too crowded for my wife at this time. The house wine, while pricey by the glass, was excellent. Service was outstanding. We have been increasingly disappointed, in our opinion, with the food and finally decided that dining here was not an option anymore, save Happy Hour in the bar. The flatbread pizzas are good and we used to love 'Three by The Sea', but not now.

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RespectfullyYours
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant food, service, cleanliness, etc. were excellent. The only aspect that jaded our experience was the lack of care other patrons seemed to give toward their outward appearances. Those who chose to dine in wearing sweats and generally looking like they rolled out of bed to feed themselves at a trough cheapened the experience. It left us wondering where self respect has gone and whether there is such a thing as a classy dining experience these days.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious and service was great. Only complaint had to do with other rude patrons but that’s no fault of the restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good, but barely warm. Disappointing compared to past experiences here. This is normally our favorite food in Lincoln.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant.

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JulieZ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’ve eaten here multiple times. Food is always excellent.

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DeborahH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never water anything here I wasn’t happy with!

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Norm
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going there for 10 plus years and have enjoyed every trip we have had there. The wait staff is wonderful. Needless to say we love the place

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vipRandyP
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our server was wonderful, food was great however it took a very long to to receive drinks and food. The last couple of times it has seemed to take a longer than normal time to get food. No one had anything that would take that long-pasta, pizza, salad, and fried chicken. Other then that...we enjoyed our meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible anniversary dinner! We had an early reservation at 5 PM and it was quiet when we began, but by 7 PM it had really filled up. Everything we had was full of flavor and delicious. We started off with some portabella mushroom fries—was amazing with the garlic and chipotle aiolis. I had the honey garlic salmon—which flakes away beautifully—and my husband had the blackened shrimp pizza—also delicious. Great service, amazing food.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on September 1, 2020

It was our pleasure to serve you on your special day. Thank you for choosing Venue, and we appreciate the 5-Star Review.

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vipfbnb
Omaha
38 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It's good to have Lincoln's premier restaurant back in action. Some inconsistencies but nothing that can not be conquered.

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Harold
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is inviting and quiet. Service was excellent. The food was exceptional, the presentation inviting and exactly as the menu depicted. Wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

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vipRobertD
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food starts out great with appetizers but becomes more disappointing the further you go. Took a long time for the food to come out as well. Value has suffered. Service was very good at least.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times and decided to try something new off the menu. Yet again, they amazed me with the variety of flavors and textures in the dish. Will definitely be ordering again!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for your review, Jessica. We appreciate the feedback.

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vipbucksdiner
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Surf and Turf was outstanding, along with their famous crab bisque. The restaurant was unusually quiet.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for your 5-Star Review!

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MaryKathryn
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always!! My favorite restaurant in Lincoln.

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Winky
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic! We both ordered steaks and they had the best flavor one could ask for.
Our service was very delightful and informative!!

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for the feedback - we appreciate the 5-Star review!

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RichardB
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipfbnb
Omaha
38 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lincoln's premier dining establishment observing strict adherence to health directives. Feel safe eating out there.

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getinmybelly
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing!

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were sat immediately. ordered a drinks and an appetizer, they arrived in a timely fashion. Ordered dinner soon after & our dinner was delicious

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vipDaveH
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My wife’s steak was fatty but they made right. Otherwise it was a wonderful experience and the typical Venue dining experience we’ve come to expect!

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Norm
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff at the Venue is very cheerful, provide great service are great at describing entries on the menu. Greatest staff in Lincoln.

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JenniferM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ended up staying at the bar to have our dinner because Ariel was so wonderful. Cheerful, knowledgable and attentive- she made my first outing out since having a baby an absolute pleasure.

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noprisoners
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

46th Wedding Anniversary. The lady that took care of us was very professional and personable! She brought us each a lovely glass of champagne for our Anniversary. She was also very competent. A very good experience. Thank you.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you for the 5 Star review. We appreciate the feedback, and your support. Cheers to many more anniversaries!

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and the food was phenomenal and they even gave us a complementary glass of champagne to celebrate with!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20th Anniversary

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vipfbnb
Omaha
38 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Always excellent service in a welcoming atmosphere with innovative specials.

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Contadina
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the drinks and appetizers to the meals with wine everything was outstanding. Each of us got something different and it was perfectly prepared. A great dining experience. We look forward to coming again.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you for the 5-Star Review - we are glad to hear you had a great Venue experience. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you for your support!

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KathrynP
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Venue for lunch - great place to meet friends and catch up.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you, Kathryn! We appreciate your review, and your support.

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bobs
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Quality food at a fair price. You can tell they take pride in their food and service.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, and for your 5-Star Review!

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