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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

416 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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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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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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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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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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.
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 416 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

Campey (Omaha)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

Mauiluvr (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful dinner with excellent service

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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 .

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was great, as usual!

carolc (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

the food was excellent, the service was 110%, it was all over super!

TehyaB (Omaha)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My first time at Venue was exceptional! This time, on Valentine's Day, my boyfriend and I both were not near as impressed as we were the first time. Our server was the main issue, she did not provide good service. To us, our food wasn't worth as much money as it was priced for. My scallops were not cooked correctly and the filet mignon was definitely not near as nice as it should've been. The food was overall good, but not what I would expect from such an upscale restaurant where we paid $30 for our meal plates.

Gr8dinner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always great food, wine and service. Friendly staff, exceptionally trained to accommodate dietary restrictions (gluten, dairy & more) just let your server know your needs.

foodie56 (Miami)
2.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I had looked forward to trying this restaurant. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. We were seated promptly but it all went downhill from there. Our server was slow to greet us and everything seemed to take place in slow motion. It took awhile to get the one cocktail we ordered, additional time for the bottle of wine and about twenty to 30 minutes to get a wedge salad. Entrees didn't take quite that long but were sadly subpar. My husband had the fried chicken upon recommendation from our waitress. While the chicken was tasty , the gravy had obviously been held on a steamtable or reheated. My seafood trio failed to deliver also. The "garlic shrimp" lacked any flavor and the scallops were extremely salty. The salmon was actually quite tasty and was the saving grace of the dish. The WORST entree was the pork bucatini . After a couple bites my daughter asked my opinion as she said there was something not right and wanted to see what I thought. I tasted a bite of the pork first which was fine but then made the mistake of trying the pasta. It was so salty that it was inedible. By the time the waitress came back, we had finished what we were going to eat. She seemed unsure of how to handle the inedible food. She offered to get a replacement meal but to be honest we just wanted to leave. The manager came by and apologized and removed that entree from the bill. The restaurant is gorgeous but the staff needs training and they need some new recipes. Very disappointing and we will not return.

DaveT (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It is always consistent with good food and nice place to dine, very seldom disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

While we enjoyed what we did order our dining experience was noisy. We asked about the deserts but declined because we did not like the coffee offering. No gourmet coffee is disappoint at a place like this.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food and service! Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx

LizC (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a great time at the Venue. We were seated right away. Our waitress let us know the kitchen was behind and there would be a longer wait. We were fine with it. We ended up waiting an hour and half. I did not realize this due to having great company some delicious bread and a beautiful environment. The manager cane and spoke with us. He ended up comping the meal which we did not expect. When we got the good it was delicious and definitely worth the wait. We will be using the venue for our upcoming wedding.

Olscout (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Our server was fantastic. Very attentive without being sappy and disingenuous. She did some nice little extras which were nice surprises and reflected well on the restaurant.

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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.