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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
449 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: Dining: 11am-10pm, Lounge: 11am-11pm
Friday-Saturday Dining: 11am-10pm, Lounge: 11am-1am 
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Phone number
(402) 488-8368
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Benton
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Private party facilities
Venue Restaurant and Lounge offers three gorgeous private dining rooms to accommodate up to 100+ guests. All rooms are fully equipped to meet your Audio & Visual needs. With exceptional service, beautiful ambiance and a lasting impression, your Guests will be taken above-and-beyond in their overall gathering experience.
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Private party contact
Cherie Anderson: (402) 488-8368
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Catering
Our Award-Winning off-site Catering surpasses expectations with serving 500+ ensuring amazing deliverance and passionate hospitality. Whether treated your Guests to an elegant cocktail dinner or creating amazing memories with a holiday party, our full service catering staff will create your vision with you being able to sit back and enjoy the final product. Menu selections include sit down, stations, buffet, passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and wine tastings. We promise the details of an amazing event without the hard work on your shoulders.
Your Event. Your Vision. Our Passion.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
70th and Pioneers
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Parking details
We have a large parking area to accommodate a full restaurant so parking is never an issue when dining with us.
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Entertainment
Our talented Mixologists create a memorable view of cocktail espionage from behind our sunken bar every day by creating hand-crafted arts in every drink.
You can also see our talented team perform monthly private dining dinners in our gorgeous private rooms. Our Chefs presenting each course along with our professional Mixologists pairing beverages ensuring in-depth arts of how these masterpieces are created.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 449 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love this place, it's our favorite! Great food and great service!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It's a good place to just eat dinner and have a casual talk with friends, family, or your significant other.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Outstanding respect for our meeting. The food was absolutely terrific.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Amazing food, had the scallops and bacon entrée and it was amazing... Great atmosphere for a date night, dining with customers, etc. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food was ok, nothing special. Place itself is very nice and clean, much appreciated.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I made a reservation here for a date night and it was everything I could have hoped for. The service was amazing, everyone was very polite and professional with a bit of wit; which was welcomed.

I had the Ahi Tuna appetizer, it was well prepared, delicious and light enough fare to leave room for the entree.

My girlfriend had Three from the Sea, a seafood dish and she loved it.

I had the Surf and Turf, Rare and it was perfect.

I would suggest this place to anyone.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service with Anelle...impeccable!...food is always top notch...Venue is a favorite because of Anelle, Barrie and Alyssa...

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The spinach and salmon salad is delicious. My only irk is it's a very loud place even when it's not busy.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went for 25th anniversary. We will definitely be back. Great food, drinks, and service. Fairly pricey menu, but worth it and nice portions.

Great date night place.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was very good. Loved the bread and flavored butter and oil. Only negative was we thought 13 dollars for a glass of wine e was excessive. Didn't ask for anything special. Just a white to go with 3 by sea dinner. Don't know if we got a high dollar wine or a glass of yellowtail.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was a great experience for my wife and I. The food was superb. The noise level was busy and energetic, but it was a wonderful fun environment. Because it was so busy, the service wasn't the fastest, but they were very kind and attentive. We greatly enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We had a very good experience recently when celebrating our anniversary. We started in the lounge with excellent service and very good cocktails during happy hour. We then headed into the restaurant for dinner. Our server was very attentive and professional. We both enjoyed our meals and we were offered a glass of champagne for our anniversary. A very nice touch and a very good overall experience!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Annika, the waitress, was awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food, attentive service. Our entire table enjoyed their meal. As a Celiac, I was thrilled that they had many gluten free options and understood cross contamination concerns. I got to have sweet potato fries and crab cakes for the first time in ages!

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We have been to the Venue in the past and have enjoyed the ambience and the food. However, it has been a while since we have been there and have to say we were quite disappointed this time. The appetizers were bland and over priced. One of our steaks had so much gristle it was almost inedible and the other was nothing special although the salmon and the wine were quite good. The noise level was a distraction to conversation and the dining experience.

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our waiter was great but it took 45 min to get food. Yeah we got a nice discount but we don't plan on returning.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I was in town for a little over week on a business trip and after hearing several people mention this place I decided to try it out. When you walk in you notice what a modern looking place it is and combine that with the circular main dining area it is a cool space. I sat down and immediately decided on a special which was a 14oz Delmonico that I ordered with the six pepper crust. For the sides I opted for the roasted fingerlings and the risotto. When my food out it wasn't served on traditional plate but a piece of wood, almost like a cutting block which I thought was quite clever and perfect for a steak place. The steak was simply amazing! It cut beautifully just like you would expect for a steak you are paying that much for. The sides were great and the meal was absolutely wonderful. The service was just what you expect, tentative but not overbearing and there when you needed them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place for a nice night out.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Initially we we were held up while being seated, but once we sat down it was a wonderful experience.

The Delmonico ribeye was expertly prepared. The grilled salmon with bernaise was excellentl.

This restaurant is locally owned and is an exceptional value.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Venue never disappoints. It is a "go to" for us when we want a nice dinner at a nice place. Patrick was out server and he was a pro. he took great care of us all evening.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was amazing. I had Three by the Sea. My wife had a pork dish. A bit noisy because the place was completely full. I reserved a table for 2 but was seated a table meant for 4. (Not that big of a deal, but I made the reservation hoping for the table for 2.)

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful evening and meal. Our server was very professional and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We really enjoyed our time at Venue. We went here for a late Valentine's date and it did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We went there for a birthday and the staff was very accommodating by fulfilling a special request by having a dessert with a birthday candle at the table before seating us. Not only that the duck is well seasoned and properly cooked. Great time all around.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Absolutely love this restaurant! A beautiful place to enjoy dinner or lunch . Also, Gaye is an amazing server. She is fun, kind and very prompt. Venue is very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

From out of state visiting our daughter who goes to school in Lincoln. Second time we have dined there and it was excellent both times

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Despite having the reservation, they didn't have a table so we sat in the bar. We both had something wrong with our orders when they came out, but it was corrected. Not the best experience I've had there.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Venue consistently delivers an excellent meal. Their Filet Mignon is expertly grilled to your desired temp; tender and delicious! For a refreshing change in cocktail, I recommend the Sloe Down...pleasant surprise!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The crab bisque was to die for. I wanted to kick out my cup. The Berkshire pork chop was done perfectly moist and seasoned wonderfully. My peach Manhattan was one if the best I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent as always! The ambience, food quality, and service is always exceptional. This is one of the top three restaurants in Lincoln, in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful, delicious food! Great service by Cody, our waiter and cook Tristan! Lobster ragions, recommended, were delicious! Wine selection was perfect! Special attention was given for my daughter’s birthday! Wonderful surprise!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

A wonderful dinner with excellent service

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Always a great experience great options for drinks, servers always friendly and helpful. The ambience is relaxing, The food is great and in a timely fashion .

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Always a pleasant dining experience. Noise level (a big deal with me) is sufficiently low to carry on a conversation but not so low as to only hear the clinking of silverware. Wait staff was friendly, engaged and helpful but not overly aggressive or annoying. Food was well prepared and well presented. Management was quick to acknowledge an error (before I noticed it) and make appropriate compensation. This establishment has an excellent reputation and certainly lived up to it during this most recent visit.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The Venue is a fabulous restaurant with the best food in town and service to match. It's a little more expensive than most restaurants, but the food and experience are well worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

It was great, as usual!

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