Anniversary! They congratulated us on multiple occasions and gave us each a glass of champagne. Awesome.
It took the food and the dessert longer than usual to come out. We were there for 2 hours and it wasn't because we were taking our time.
We love the Venue. We are never disappointed. The food and service is always great1
Great from beginning to end
Good place. Most of the food was good. The 7oz filet had very little flavor but otherwise all was good. Excellent service and nice place.
Lincoln is a halfway point when we are heading to and from Colorado. We try to find an interesting place for dinner when we stop. Venue was a pleasant experience. We enjoyed our meals (duck for me with a preparation that was out of the ordinary and surf ‘n turf for spouse with a superb cut of beef perfectly prepared along with the shrimp). Wine selections were plentiful in a variety of price ranges! We splurged on dessert, pear crepes and ricotta cheesecake. We favored the cheesecake and enjoyed the pears but found the crepes to be too doughy and chose not to eat them. Fortunately the pears were artfully placed on top making it easy to avoid the crepes. Our server was friendly and willing to consult with the chef regarding questions we had about the better wine to complement the meal. Looking forward to another visit the next time we’re in town.
The food and the server were good. The restaurant was too warm and there were gnats everywhere. If your party is mixed race or perceived to be non-traditional (e.g. homosexual) then you will most likely be placed in a smaller area off to the side.
Not my favorite. Steak was tough and tasteless. Service was so-so. I don’t know if they were understaffed or what...but we waited a LONG time between service visits. I ordered asparagus-it was about an inch thick, very tough.
Had friends here from Denver where they have endless incredible restaurants and thought they might enjoy Venue. Not only did they enjoy it, they loved it! One friend had steak and said it was perfectly prepared, his wife had a vegetarian dish and raved about it, and I had the Three By Sea and it was fabulous as was the risotto that was served with it. They also thoroughly enjoyed the bread and the selection of spreads and dipping oil. All three of us enjoyed the wine we had (I didn’t order it and can’t remember what it was ☹️). The presentation of the salads was clever. And, finally, dessert was the most incredible piece of chocolate cake that had crushed meringue bits on the plate and a wonderful ganache. That cake is not to be missed! Our waiter was excellent and had thorough knowledge of the menu and the specials. He never missed a step on anything. The manager stopped at our table to ask us if our dining experience met or exceeded our expectations (it did!).
Okay, now the negative...and there were only two. The noise level is a distraction and annoying. It seems to me that acoustic tiles or some remedy could be found to solve that issue. Also, the ladies room was dark and that was disconcerting. That said, I would still give Venue 5 stars *
I booked and said the dinner was for an anniversary, but that seemed pointless - they did nothing special. I wouldn't recommend this place for a birthday/anniversary. Go somewhere else where the staff/restaurant makes your dining experience a little more special. This place would be nice for a casual Friday night dinner date.
Family get together.
We had our anniversary dinner there, and we were greeted with special anniversary congratulations. flowers on the table, and our choice of free glass of champagne or free dessert. The waitress was very helpful and a delight to chat with, and the food was delightful. Definitely made a special evening that much better!
We were celebrating late Mother’s Day. Staff took very good care of us & food was delicious!
Our favorite special occasion place to go in Lincoln. We always get wonderful service, enjoy a great meal and come out feeling like everyone wants us there. Also, the kitchen staff takes pride in making my husbands meal gluten free
Went for pre-Mother’s Day lunch with my mom, daughter and husband...Mykayla is ALWAYS the best in the lounge!...my mom had the daily quiche...5 Cheese with fruit on the side...her FAVORITE...her Diet Coke poured and ready for her!...the rest of us enjoy our food selections and the atmosphere of the Venue lounge...our favorite place to sit!...Thank you!
Love the Venue!! Consistently excellent service, food, & ambiance!! Perfect place to enjoy a leisurely meal & conversation!!
My family and I, including two kids under 8 years old, drove an hour to try The Venue for my birthday. It took two VERY long hours playing the waiting game to order, get our drinks, get our food, get our checks and leave. We all ordered basic things: kids ate chicken strips and the rest of us ordered salmon, a steak, salad and pizza. I personally Ordered a filet- it wasn’t cooked right and there wasn’t a single drop of seasoning or salt or anything on it! Extremely bland that I didn’t even end up eating it :(. Food was below average and far too expensive. Really unimpressed and won’t be back.
Great steaks and Brussel sprout appetizer was good!
Excellent service. Food was delicious. Highly recommend
This is our second time at Venue and we will continue to come back. The service is always wonderful. The wait staff is very attentive and answer any questions without hesitation. I'm known to drink 6-7 glasses of water through out dinner and our waiter kept my water glass full at all times. We were in and out in a little over an hour and left very full. Definitely book a reservation. This place fills up quick and for good reason. 5 stars.
We were seated right away and the service was excellent. The caramel chocolate cake was the best!
The delmonico ribeye was outstanding. Perfect medium rare, juicy and delicious. The prime sirloin was excellent. Loved the risotto. Had the salted caramel cake for dessert. Yum. Everything was spot on the night we went. We can’t wait for our next experience at Venue.
Five of us had a great dining experience. Food was terrific, wait staff very helpful & timely without being intrusive. The 40 oz dry aged ribeye (see picture) was perfectly cooked. Happy hour in the bar has great drink and appetizer specials. A very comfortable place to enjoy a special evening.
As good as ever! The creativity of the kitchen staff, the well-trained servers and the warmth of everyone at Venue is worth a visit for anyone, near or far.
Met friend/former coworker for lunch. Presented with seating choice, which as nice. Waitress was nice and food was very good (recommended the risotto, and it was delicious). Very good experience.
Hadn't been here in a long time. Won't wait so long the next time!
Excellent food; excellent service!
My husband and I chose Venue for a date night. Desiree was our server and she was wonderful. helpful with questions on our food and also stopped back to check on things and was very personable. The servers who stopped to refill the water classes were nice as well as the manager checking in. The dining area was full, no one appeared to be lacking for service. the food was outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful evening
Absolutely fantastic, as always. The best place to eat in Lincoln.
My steak was cold. Shrimp was overcooked
We go to Venue ona regular basis and have never been disappointed. Service is exceptional, food is always prepared just right and the wine list has something for everyone’s budget. Lots of options all around. Happy Hour is a great bargain, too.
We were there to celebrate our anniversary; the complementary champagne was good and a nice touch. We brought our own wine and Tuesday is no corkage fee, so that was nice! Our salads, the Surf ‘n Turf, the Press Coffee were all very good. The Dry B/I Strip Steak was excellent!! The Tiramisu was kind of disappointing. Our server, Cortney, was efficient, knowledgeable and very nice.
This was the first time my wife and I had eaten at this restaurant and it was amazing! The only slight down side was the a/c or fan was blowing on us, but this was more of a very mild irritant and once the food arived, we didn't notice it any longer. The server was outstanding. Just a fantastic place to eat. We will go again.
Love this place, it's our favorite! Great food and great service!
Always a good choice. One of the best burgers in Lincoln if that's what you're going for or otherwise there is always something on the menu that will attract your tastebuds
Two in our party tried Faroe Salmon from the menu, and it was very good! Our reservation was in the bar area, and we were all pleased with the service.
The Venue is a wonderful spot to meet friends for a week night dinner!
We had skipped Venue for about three years because the food had gotten so mediocre. Needing to entertain work guests the evening of a big concert at PBA, and thus wanting to avoid downtown, we booked at Venue. The food was quite good, and the service excellent. So much so that I suggested another work dinner be held there during the last week, and we have another scheduled for next week (which I may move after our Friday evening experience). Our trip to Venue last Friday can best be described as cold. They had us at the worst, coldest table in the restaurant, which caused our food to become quite cold rather quickly. The service also was pretty frosty, with the server spending the vast majority of time at a very needy, disruptive table nearby. It was all she could do to offer one refill on tea and water. She never bothered to check how our food turned out. I will not be dining here on my own dime again any time soon.
It's a good place to just eat dinner and have a casual talk with friends, family, or your significant other.
Outstanding respect for our meeting. The food was absolutely terrific.