Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Friday-Saturday Dining: 11am-10pm, Lounge: 11am-1am
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We made reservations but didn’t get sat until 20 minutes later. Food was great, server did not have good wine recommendations but overall a good experience.
The food was awesome! And our server Kelsey was just wonderful!
We had reservations for 745 we didn’t get seated until well after 8 o’clock - we didn’t get dinner until after 9:30 and the people who sat behind us had dessert before we even got our entrée. Our server did a good job but we continued to get comped for special things because our entrées didn’t come out. And when they did come they not good. This was not acceptable from a restaurant with such high standings. We had always liked the food and service at Venue. Tonight was a disappointment
The venue is an excellent place to have lunch or dinner. We have eaten there several times, and I've always been accommodated well. Today, in particular, we had a very large group. The staff was able to adapt very well, and our food was delicious. I would certainly write the venue as one of the Prime places to eat in Lincoln Nebraska
Their pork chop was outstanding. Portion sizes where good and the staff was friendly.
Excellent food, well prepared and presented. Excellent service! Reasonably priced. Superb trout special and jaegerschnitzel! Hungarian mushroom soup and calamari outstanding! Highly recommend!
Great food as always, and the presentation was excellent (for instance, the pumpkin creme brulee served in a mini-pumpkin and the side salad with cucumber strips serving as the "bowl"). Our server, Cody, was exceptional - friendly, accessible, knowledgeable, but not overbearing. The food was prepared perfectly.
Excellent food-a bit noisy-if seated in domed area of restaurant
Food and service were good (fantastic sweet potato fries). Noise level was too high to be relaxing.
New to Lincoln, the Venue has been a favorite eatery in our neighborhood.
We love Venue! The food is great and there is a nice wine list!
We arrived at 7:45pm on Thursday evening. The restaurant was not overly busy and we sat right down. From that point on our service was not the greatest. We ordered drinks and it seemed we waited for quite some time for our drinks. Everything just seemed very slow. I don't know if our waiter was the only one working that night, but we felt we were in the restaurant for well over 2 hours. Our food was very good, but we just felt for the amount of money we spent there, our service could have been so much better.
We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. The staff offered us complimentary champagne or dessert. My husband ordered the jagersnitzel, which was out of this world delicious! I had the filet mignon which melted in my mouth! The staff was on top of everything leaving nothing to want. Superb service and food.
My wife and celebrated our Anniversary here. When we opened our menus there was an Anniversary card in each one! Our waitress (her name is Gay) wished us a Happy Anniversary as well. For the record, she was fantastic! Interactive, social, attentive and just all around incredible! The food...amazing! Specialty cocktails...amazing! Free champagne since we were there for a special occasion. Just an amazing experience and my wife and I will not wait to for another special occasion to get back there!
We watched our food sit for quite some time before being served but the flavor was good!
My steak order was NOT what I ordered or what was listed on the menu; which was disappointing.
All others in my party of five had to complaints.
I was disappointed in the quality of the steak. It was tough and of course, because it was replaced, I did not get to eat with the attendees.
We went to the Venue for a birthday celebration. Asked for a quiet spot and were nicely accommodated. The food was the best, and all of the service from the host to the server was excellent.
The server did a great job. The seafood was very good.
We were celebrating the 54th anniversary of my parents. We had the best service, the best food and the best wine (in that order)!!! Love The Venue ❤️❤️❤️
Great food and service as always! My drink was delicious! The server was one of the best!
Great service, great food, everyone had a wonderful time.
The waitress we had was outstanding answered all our questions and was there with out being annoying. The food was very good it was a bit busy and the noise level was high at times but we could still have a conversation without yelling
Delicious food (filet mingon was cooked perfectly), awesome drinks and superb dessert.
The service was great with a server that knew about the food and made recommendations. She was attentive but not overly so.
The steaks were cooked just right. The veggies were cooked right also, not overly done. The desert was rich and great.
Awesome venue experience as always! Best restaurant in LNK.
My favorite restaurant for any occasion. I love happy hour in the bar.
Overall good experience. They have issues with their A/C so it was unfortunately warmer. We were also disappointed in the size of the tomahawk steak. It was smaller than the time we got it two months ago and about $20 more.
We decided to dine at The Venue after being introduced to the head chef at a local event. I am so glad we made the trip to Lincoln. We started with Moscow miles and calamari - YUM! Our entrees includes the dry aged steak and Three By The Sea. Both were phenomenal. We had a legitimate discussion about which one was better and ended up calling it a draw. We finished the evening with peach cobbler and vanilla bean gelato. It was one of the best meals we've had in a long time.
Great waitress. Fabulous dessert. Great ambiance.
Hadn’t been here for a while - and my friend never had - I planned a surprise double date for his birthday. The four of us had a great meal, yummie drinks and the atmosphere was as special as I remembered! We’ll be back more often!
Food was bland, steak wasn’t cooked properly & fruit flies were flying around our table the entire time we were there. This place is mediocre at best.
The venue and service were nice but the food was sub par.
My Caesar Salad was "over dressed" limp and soggy - unpleasant to eat. To your credit, your manager made the rounds and asked about our experience. I was able to show him my meal. He agreed that it was an unacceptable product.
While he did not offer to refrain from charging me, he did give me the dessert of my choice free of charge.
Salads are easy and should never leave the kitchen looking like mine did. I will give The Venue another chance, but not many more than that.
We went for lunch which has a very different level of service than dinner. We eat here regularly so I feel confident in reporting that. Waiter was inattentive and forgetful. He did comp our appetizer as he forgot to enter it in.
Great seafood. Bread is always wonderful. Great service.
Went there for our 30th Anniversary. Waitress was very helpful and staff was great to get the flowers and special glasses that I brought in on the table and wine chilled and ready to go when we got there. Made is a special night!
Excellent, knowledgeable server, great variety on menu. Pasta dish with pork is off the charts great.
Anniversary celebration. Waitress was intelligent and checked immediately with chef when I asked her where the balsamic vinegar came from and what variety of heirloom tomato they were using. The duck was a dish to remember, comparable to the impact of a meal in Shanghai. Quick accommodation for wife's transport chair. Sound levels were low, making conversation possible.
Went during restaurant week. Really enjoyed the appetizers and desserts. The Salted Caramel Cake was to die for! Service was a bit off but they were very busy. Would highly recommend.
We ate in the main room the first time and did not like it as it was way too noisy. Since then we have been seated in the bar and really like it.