Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4.7
1055 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 1055 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonovanC
Omaha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Didn't have the bottle of wine we wanted so they upgraded us same price. Thanks

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MEEE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Two of the meals were fine and the other two were not as good as previous visits. The pasta dish was both overcooked and dry. The ribeye was on the cool side, as was the vegetable side. We've had good experiences there in the past, this time was not up to par.

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at the restaurant and it was amazing. The food down to the bread to the dessert was perfect.

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KentW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose Venue specifically for seafood. The dish “Three By The Sea” was superb

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JanB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was delightful. Chloe was our waitress and could not have done a better job. She was attentive, warm, and not over solicitous. We chose to split an entree which sometimes restaurants make you feel bad about. Not in this case!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venue is one of our favorite places in town. The food is stellar and the waitstaff is always friendly and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration

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LouAnn
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ahi salad was excellent, although the portion could have been a bit larger as far as the Ahi. Everything else was...great! Excellent service and atmosphere!

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HuskerVenom
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I've ever had! My family loved all their food as well.

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RhondaE
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely one of the best steaks I have ever had! The six pepper crust is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Overpriced for the service I received. Food was good but not anniversary good

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AlxLor
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding! Unique flavors. The Fried Brussels sprouts are outstanding! The prime rib has a wonderful Smokey flavor, cooked to perfection. Mashed potatoes are creamy and luxurious.

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Rachel
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We were seated next to a table of 10. It was way too loud.

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vipfbnb
Omaha
41 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A stylistic ambiance with outstanding service and gourmet offerings

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! One of our local favorites that our whole family enjoys.

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CameronM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good dinner. A little loud due to prom guests. Waitress was good, not excellent. Overall an enjoyable evening.

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CarleneM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My only negative comment is this - and I've been unhapppy with this since The Venue opened . . .whenever I/we enter there is no one to welcome us inside. More often than not, the person is on the phone and doesn't even acknowledge us/me and periodically there isn't even anyone at the host station. Usually it's several minutes and we stand there wondering if anyone cares that we are there. Finally someone "notices" us and only then is there any warm welcome.

The food is outstanding and I absolutely love it. Other than the disconnect when we enter, there is nothing to keep us from coming back!!

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JodiD
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday at the Venue. We experienced a relaxed evening dining on delicious food. Pleased that our waiter did not rush us, but checked in at the right moments.

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DonK
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and timely. Food was delicious!

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Retired
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Table of six, 3 meals were unsatisfactory but manager corrected the problem; two meals were satisfactory; and one meal was semi-satisfactory.
Was noisy but we were there at noon.

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BillP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My food was great. Wife’s is a little salty. The service was great. The drinks were good. The best thing was our server.

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Anonymous
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in Lincoln. Have never been disappointed.

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IreneN
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very tasty, but come to the table slightly cold. First time this has happened to us. Past experiences were always great.

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vipDebbie
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Venue !!!

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BryanC
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Received appetizers but didn't get drinks until it was gone Received one lettuce salad before meal and the other salad when meal came hostess gave slow acknowledge when entering front door good thing is that food was very good and tasty

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vipPatsy
Omaha
15 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in a year. COVID.

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NancyW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent except the number of people in the restaurant, which was way above what I thought it should be in these days of the pandemic. Every table was occupied, and the tables were not that far apart.

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DougE
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for our anniversary...the food was great! Our waitress was very nice and explained options for food choices. They offered us both a glass of champagne for our anniversary. The Manager/Chef stopped at our table to ask about the food. I am vegetarian and there were good options. The food was excellent. It was pretty busy for a Wednesday night and we went early. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience! Great food!

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RaymondG
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We go to the Venue a lot and would usually rate it as outstanding all around. This last visit; however, our server was really not very good. She had to have us repeat our orders, forgot to bring us napkins or utensils and brought my salad out with the meal instead of as a first service. I wanted to order another glass of wine to have with my meal; but she never came back after our food was delivered by a different server. It was a disappointing visit which is unusual for the Venue. In their defense; however, it was very busy. We will go again and hope for the usual fine service.

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MaggieS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few restaurants in Lincoln that I trust to be gluten free and safe for those Celiac Disease. Thank you for paying attention to detail!

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first visit to Venue and look forward to many returns. The service was exceptional and meals were delicious. Enjoyed a cocktail before and a shared dessert after. Wonderful evening.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you for the 5-Star review, and we're so glad to hear your first Venue experience was enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again, Cheers!

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vipkaties
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great and safe experience at Venue. Dinner from start to finish wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Venue was amazing!! The boneless fried chicken was perfect and so was our server!!

Love! Love! Love!

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TravisB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really enjoyed the NA beer options on the drink menu.

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ScottN
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5