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About Venue Restaurant & Lounge
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.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: Dining: 11am-10pm, Lounge: 11am-11pm
Friday-Saturday Dining: 11am-10pm, Lounge: 11am-1am
70th and Pioneers
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
We have a large parking area to accommodate a full restaurant so parking is never an issue when dining with us.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Cherie Anderson: (402) 488-8368
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
Venue Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews
We were surprised how busy they were for a middle-of-the-week in January reservation. The noise level was slightly above their average, but certainly not objectionable. Tables are widely spaced enough so that everyone is comfortable at conversational speech levels. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.
I've loved everything I've ordered from The Venue. On this occasion, it seemed like the food took quite a while, but it was worth the wait. My water glass could have been filled a few more times, but overall it was a great experience and the food was fantastic as usual.
I really like Venue. They take the quality of what they serve very seriously. The staff also excel at what they do. Every effort is made to satisfy their guests. When I visited I had a the seared Ahi Tuna as an appetizer. The entree was a Certified Angus Beef ® brand a soy glazed USDA 14 oz. Prime Ribeye. The food was beautifully presented and delicious.
I will say that I was a bit concerned by how many offerings they have on their menu. My perspective is that restaurants always do best by focusing on a few dishes rather than trying to offer everything. There is however no evidence that any of their food is less than top notch.
The dining room is a bit noisy. It certainly does not impede conversation, but I am not sure the acoustics are congruous with the quality of the food and beverages.
The cocktails are excellent and nicely presented. Although they did not have a Vesper martini on the menu the waitress knew exactly what I was asking about when ordering one.
And although they are a fine dining establishment and as such excel in their wine offerings I wish the selection of beer was wider. Their tap selection was tied up with too many American adjunct lagers from the likes of Anheuser Busch and Miller/Coors, which seems out of step with their food.
Overall I really enjoyed dining at Venue and look forward to returning soon.
Good food. A very nice, knowledgable waitress. We had a great evening enjoying friends. We were not rushed and I felt the staff was just allowed us have a nice evening. The spare rib with polenta was very good. I have been there one other time and each time the food was very good.
The happy hour menu and atmosphere in the bar was great. Come early though, because it's hard to get a seat. Drinks were great and food options are good too for the price.
My wife and I both had steaks, which were ok. They were cooked properly, but lacked flavor. For the price, we expected a little more. The sides were good-cream foie gras spinach was delicious.
Service was fast and friendly. Atmosphere was very nice overall.
We may not come back for dinner, but we would definitely do Happy Hour here again.
The Venue continues to win my respect with their high level of attention to detail in their customer service and their food. I enjoy the times I get to spend here. The menu is diverse enough to be an attraction to every client I have ever entertained there.
First time being here, very nice atmosphere. The restaurant is a lot bigger then I thought. Since it was our anniversary we got a glass of champagne on the house. Variety of food to choose from, my husband said his steak was the best he had had in a long time. Portions were good, we will most definitely go back.
I was a little surprised that a ball game was on in the bar area. I didn't appreciate the noise. If I had wanted a sports bar, I would have gone to one, and I didn't. The food was wonderful, our server was delightful, and we had a great time celebrating a birthday!
Absolutely delicious meal all around, but definitely the best steaks we have had in a long while. My husband doesn't usually bother to review anything, and he said this is a place he would willingly review and give 5 stars to...and I don't think he has ever said that. Service was good, and prompt, made sure we had everything we needed. Prices were reasonable. I can't emphasize enough though, how delicious the steaks were. Definitely would recommend.
I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary because I was told they make it a special event for you and do a complimentary champagne toast. Our server was rude about the fact we were a homosexual couple celebrating our anniversary, wasn’t attentive, and didn’t offer the champagne. Upon speaking with the manager she told me the champagne toast is something they do for all couples on their anniversary, so our waitress blatantly chose not to offer the surprise. The manager was very understanding and she was the best part of the entire experience. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
Loved our visit here !! Great food and atmosphere!!! Waitress very good!! But when reservation chamged from 5 to 6 host and hostess insisted we have a booth instead of a table and were very arrogant and did not want to listen to anything else as we walked by open tables !!!! When questioned dimissed my concerns and were very rude !!!!!! We were there Nov 9 at 6 pm only reason I wouldnt go back
Evening out with friends. Service was good, food also. Steaks are pricey. We sat in a booth toward the far back as this is quieter and more conducive to conversation, particularly if anyone in the party has a hearing disability. They honor reservations and one can request this area. The Happy Hour is very popular and very well patronized. Come early if you want a seat.
We had friends in town for the football game. I made reservations and was very pleased to see our table was ready when we got there at least 5 minutes early. I told our friends how good your food is and it didn't disappoint. Everyone ordered something different and everyone's dinner was delicious! Our server did a great job! It was a delightful evening!
We were seated promptly and in a friendly manner. Our server was welcoming and helpful. The food was very tasty. My bucatini was undercooked but other than that, everything was lovely. I always enjoy Venue and will return. Thank you for making this a memorable evening.
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