Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Friday-Saturday Dining: 11am-10pm, Lounge: 11am-1am
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I order my Delmonico Ribeye medium rare. It came out medium. My wife and mother ordered their steaks medium and they came our medium well. The brussel sprouts were on the cold side. The server was very good, but it seems like they were short staffed. It won't stop my going back. This was a one off.
Busy Wednesday but great happy hour
Very good food, but a little noisy. Waitress was not very personable. Had to wait quite a while for our food
I had the chef salad and I didn't enjoy it. Very little lettuce and only one kind of lettuce. Chicken looked very unappetizing....not fresh but dried up bits of chicken. Way too many bacon bits. I didn't eat the chicken or bacon bits so I left hungry. The house bread was delicious. The waitress was very accommodating filling my coffee and checking in with us. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant nor will I return. I hear you bought Lazlos's which I love to eat there. I hope you change nothing at Lazlos and maybe Venue can learn from it.
Food is always excellent, as is the wait staff. Fair prices & good quality.
The food was really good as was the service my group received from our waitress (Cindy)!
Venue has been my go-to spot for a nice, formal meal. However, after my last trip I am not sure it will be any longer. While the ambiance, service, and drinks are good, the food was very bland this time around - namely the sides as well as my boyfriend’s steak. It may have just been an off night in the kitchen - at least I hope this was the case - but I might hesitate a bit to go back until I know they have, once again, found the salt.
We were pleased with our overall experience from our drinks and appetizers to our main dishes. Our server was perfect. She was atentive but not overbearing. We wouldn’t go here regularly due to the price, but it’s a great place to go for a special occasion or if you need to impress on your outing. Although it was a little mor pricy, we felt like we did get what we paid for. Everything was excellent. Two in our party ordered steaks that were cooked to perfection. We will definitely go back for that special occasion or night out with someone special.
Had a lot of tasty looking dishes on a good size menu, made it difficult for me to choose! Really great portion size, and solid drinks menu. I really like the open kitchen, just wasn’t seated close to it to enjoy watching the cooks do their thing.
This is our second anniversary and 4th time we've dined at Venue and we will keep on coming back for more. The food is so delicious and our experience is always positive. We've had better servers in the past, but it was still a very positive experience.
Friend ordered salmon. She said it was tasty. But very small piece of salmon for the money. Had a drink in the bar. Enjoyed the atmosphere there. Had a nice relaxing evening.
Thank you for the Birthday note! And the amazing pecan pie cheesecake. Been thinking about that everyday!
Great experience overall. The drinks could be better tho.
We were there for our anniversary. The person who took us to our table gave us a card and let us know that we could either have a champagne toast or deserts. We chose the toast. During the evening several people stopped by our tandem congratulated us. Food was incredible as always and the service from Desiree was fabulous.
Delicious! My bone in Pork chop with the bacon left on made the whole table jealous of what they ordered!
Venue is reliably one of Lincoln’s best restaurants.
Very disappointed in Friday night special dinner for Spouse's birthday, especially when you come from out of town(200 miles away) to eat here and indicate the occasion when making reservations. Problem was with service - was allowed to make subs but food provided had all the items from menu description. They also forgot wife's salad and the whole thing became a hassle. You know you're having problems when the waiter and service people are constantly apologizing and providing the subbed items as additional at no charge - problem is at this point you have some food getting cold while others are hot. Just a major mess overall. Oh, did I remember to say that nothing was done to mark the special occasion? This was where wife wanted to eat for her birthday as she has enjoyed good experiences here while taking other people(aunts, my mom, sister-in-laws,etc) out for lunch. I did not complain during the meal with wife, wife's brother and his wife, and my wife but I know she was disappointed. Server provided bill and when paid, he presented $30 of gift cards to help make up for the poor service and misunderstandings. No mention at all about her birthday. I'd never go here again(this was my first time) - not the way you want to spend a special occasion. The food was pricey, service was poor, and we missed a celebration that can not be re-created...
I took my fiance' to The Venue to celebrate our engagement (that night). The wait staff made the special occasion even more special. The drinks were good and the food was great - and that's saying something. My fiance' is a wonderful cook, a 'foodie', who appreciates excellent fine cooking. The prices were on the high side, but that was expected. The service and meal held up to the high expectation of paying more.
While we arrived early and the lunch menu was still in effect, we wanted to order dinner. We ordered appetizers to get us through to the dinner menu. The appetizers were delicious! The server made it very clear that we would get a different server for the dinner orders as she had to go to a different area. OK! The next server took our orders, but it seemed like a long time before our food arrived. We credited this to the early hour, even though the dining room was fairly empty. In the past we have had excellent service and delicious meals so we were a little disappointed.
We enjoyed our visit to the Venue on a very busy Friday night. I called on the way and was given a table. They seated us before our given time, which was great as there was no room in the bar area for waiting. Food was good and the service was great. They were friendly and attentive. I watches them reset tables very efficiently for the constant flow of new customers. We will go again.
Food and service was exceptional! Enjoyed the salted caramel cake. Thank you for a lovely Anniversary dinner.
Usually our food is outstanding, but our salmon was quite average. Very small serving and overcooked. We left hungry.
Great food, great service! Always one of the best!
Excellent food but I wish prices were a little less. We would eat there more than once a year. Always excellent food and excellent service!
We got there early and were sat in the very back where we were pretty much forgotten. Had to ask for water. Mushrooms were SO salty I couldn’t eat them. I wasn’t even asked about them. Presentation very blah. No color what so ever. Very disappointed!
Everything was great except our service was a little slow and we caught an accidental overcharge totaling $75.00 among our three bills.
I love the food at venue but feel like service at lunch is very slow compared to dinner. I don't think long should take an hour and a half when only entrees were ordered.
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.