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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.

4111 Pioneer Woods Dr.
Ste 100
Lincoln, NE 68506
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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 

Cross Street:
70th and Pioneers

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(402) 488-8368

Website:
http://www.yourvenue.net/

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.

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.

Parking Details:
We have a large parking area to accommodate a full restaurant so parking is never an issue when dining with us.

Executive Chef:
John Benton

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

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

Venue Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for a Date (24)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Romantic (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Casual (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Omaha)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice restaurant. The tables are spaced out great, do not feel crammed in.

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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great atmosphere! My husband and I had seafood dishes and my son a steak. We all were very happy with our dishes. The crab Rangoon was fantastic!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Visited for our 10th wedding anniversary. Food and drink were delicious, service was spot on, and we were encouraged to take our time. Never felt rushed in the least! The entire evening was a complete pleasure, and we will be back.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

All the food was delicious, but our steak ( we shared) was over cooked. We didn't send it back because we wanted to eat at the same time as our daughter and son in law. Expensive steak not prepared to our liking.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Always good food and a great atmosphere. Very enjoyable night out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Another excellent experience.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The Venue is my favorite place in Lincoln to eat. It is great for lunch or dinner. The service is excellent and the wine selection is fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent food and service! Steaks prepared perfectly. Risotto was smooth and very flavorful! Beignets were a great finish.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent treatment for our wedding anniversary—flowers waiting for us at the table, a note/sign for us, and two glasses of champagne. The food we ordered was top-notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Extremely slow service. Our reservation worked great. We got seated right away. It took 30 mins before we got our food, counting the 10 mins we could see the plates sitting under the warming lights.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and ambiance. There is also a great Scotch menu and really enjoyed the lobster Rangoon

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ended up eating there two nights in a row. Excellent food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have eaten at Venue before. Usually the food is better (was adequate this time, but not nearly as good as it normally is). Service was OUTSTANDING, and our server was funny, very attentive to us, and she made the visit a very comfortable one.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server was fabulous. The meal itself just ok. Not a ton of flavor and half our meals came out barely warm.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved the steak selection, including sides and toppings.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food and service was amazing. Not happy about being seated, in an area with large groups of people. It was hard to visit with my date, it was way to loud.
Need to keep large groups seperated from single couples.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Dinner was a lovely experience. Making a reservation was easy and they followed my special instructions. The food was amazing and the staff was accommodating. Top notch for sure!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our special seating request of a quiet seating was honored. The wait service was very good, attentive but not hoovering. We like the place.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food. Good service. Comfortable surroundings. Will definitely return.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

GREAT GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS !!! I LOVED IT. EVERYTHING GF WERE TASTY.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Very good in every regard, especially cuisine which is imaginative, well presented and delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Excellent food and service. I have been there serval times and have never had a bad experience

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I had an out of town guest. My husband and I took her there. It was very nice environment and the food was great. I ordered a duck dish which is better than the one that I had in DISH before. I think we will come back for some other occasion for sure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always a good experience - our go to place for both casual or business !!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had an excellent time for our 25th anniversary. They even gave us a complimentary glass of champagne for the occasion. Excellent service and food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We had a fabulous meal with superb service. This was my third time dining at this restaurant and was not disappointed in the least. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and the staff could not have been nicer or more professional. I am a huge fan.

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