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Wilderness Ridge, Lincoln, NE

Wilderness Ridge

4.3
4.3
479 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Dining at Wilderness Ridge becomes an experience as soon as you enter through the over-sized carved front doors. Our friendly staff will seat you in your choice of the casual bar, which features live music most Friday and Saturday evenings, or our more intimate dining room with views of our chefs preparing your favorite entrées.

Our menus change seasonally and feature ingredients from local farms. From crispy salads to juicy burgers, sizzling skillets, fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and steaks done just right, there is something for everyone. And don’t forget about our signature desserts. You won’t want to leave without trying our Triple Chocolate Mousse! To wet your whistle, we offer an extensive wine list, craft beers and signature and seasonal cocktails. Join us on Sundays for one of Lincoln’s best brunch buffets. Brunch gets extra special around here on Easter, Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving weekend – we strongly encourage reservations on these special days.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 434-5118

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Perkins

  • Catering

    Please contact Tami Nagle (402) 434-5113 for more information on catering options.

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for a private dining experience? We have seven different rooms, seating 10 to 400+ guests. If you are hosting a corporate function, please contact Tami Nagle at (402) 434-5113. If you are hosting a social function, please contact Margie Merchant at (402) 434-5121.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Jacobs: (888) 981-6365

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Cross street

    Yankee Hill

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    Wilderness Ridge hosts live music most Friday and Saturday evenings in our bar. When the weather is nice, our local bands and artists will play outside on our wrap-around deck. View our entertainment schedule and sign-up to receive our weekly newsletter online or "Like" us on Facebook to stay current with everything going on at Wilderness Ridge. https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/wildernessridge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 479 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Great for Lunch

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Lincoln

    Best Service

  • Lincoln

    Good for Groups

  • Lincoln

    Great for Lunch

  • Lincoln

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

  • Lincoln

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks & experience!
  2. TR

    TrishR402

    Omaha

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great patio seating. Food and service were very good.
  3. NR

    NancyR

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The steaks were way over done and no time to return them. Ordered them medium rare and one was medium well and the other well done (grey). Baked potatoes were very dry. Ordered a twist with a martini and got a huge wedge of lemon.
  4. MT

    MargaretT

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Lunch at Wilderness Ridge would have been fantastic except for a few mishaps. First, the hostess neglected to communicate with the waitress where we were seated, and she couldn't see us, therefore, it took some time for us to be waited on. Second, one of us asked for crispy sweet potato fries and one asked for "just normal", but both orders were bordering on blackened. Fortunately, the waitress was very apologetic about both of these issues. She brought us a new batch of sweet potato fries and gave us a birthday dessert at no charge even though that is not their custom.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    What is up with a band on a Saturday night in a fancy expensive steak place? Terrible ambiance ruined great food and service.
  6. JN

    JessicaN

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot for a date night - best Brussel Sprouts in town.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Expensive prices and a band?? Who has a band at these prices? Good food but man….
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Waitress was attentive. Food excellent with sufficient quantity. Only negative was construction noise very irritating as interrupted our ability to have conversation!!
  9. SS

    SaraS

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were great but the dining room renovations have resulted in the loss of the lodge feel, which was one of the signature elements of The Lodge. The large, open space is now divided by multiple booths-feels very closed in.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ac wasn’t working. Very warm!
  11. MA

    MarleeA

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day We always choose Wilderness Ridge for special occasions. We always have a great experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch options. Everything was fresh and good portions!
  13. PD

    PatrickD

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The potatoes were a little on the salty side. My salmon was cooked to perfection.
  14. H

    Huskermom

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Olyvia was our server and was fantastic! We were extremely low key, taking our time with cocktails and conversation before ordering and she gave us our space, but still provided great service. Not sure how I feel about the physical changes of the restaurant... have been going since it opened. The booths seemed a little awkward, and the domed light over our table wasn't my favorite. The Nola Shrimp had changed since the last time I had them. I preferred how they used to be prepared, but it was still good. Cocktails were fantastic as always. Very happy non members can still dine! Will be back next week.
  15. A

    Aloha

    Omaha

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were outside and had great service a good food.
  16. SE

    SteveE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of mine and my husbands favorite places to dine. We have gone for lunch also on a few occasions and the food is always perfect, the cocktails are sublime, the wine list is extensive and the wait staff are amazing. If the music was a little louder we could have enjoyed it over the din of people talking but for the most part it was not too busy and our food came out just in time after our soup. It was wonderful.
  17. MV

    MirandaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice night. We loved the anniversary card that the signed for us. Thank you.
  18. JL

    JaniceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice selection on menu. Atmosphere very conducive to a relaxed lunch with friends.
  19. f

    faithfuljoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the experience was outstanding. my girlfriend and i where celebrating valentines day and 2 year anniversary because i would be away for both of those day for the army. we where sat down in front of the fire place which was amazing and out waitress was outstanding and tentative to our needs even giving us a free dessert to celebrate out 2 year. i would definitely come back again for any special occasion.
  20. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The reservation was easy to get. The host was friendly and the waitress was superb. I recommend the wilderness ridge to all who want fine dining
  21. BW

    BarbaraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted right away and made to feel welcomed and comfortable Our waitress was friendly, prompt and accommodating while not being intrusive The salmon and chicken features were excellent in taste, presentation and proportion. Prices were reasonable. And of course, the ambience of the rustic setting--very nice
  22. h

    huskerheath

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love, love, love this place! Great foe date night, just drinks or business!
  23. h

    huskerheath

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a good experience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Slow service, out of everything we wanted to order, bland food.
  25. C

    Connor

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food was overpriced for what could have received at any bar. I also selected anniversary for the occasion and not once was this mentioned to myself or to my wife. I was at minimum expecting a complimentary dessert or something written for us. I was very disappointed overall with the cost of the visit and what was received as an experience at the establishment.
  26. h

    huskerheath

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always have a great experience at wilderness!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was outstanding as always. I think they were short staffed due to covid. I ordered a soup and my mother a salad before our meal but we got them at the same time as our meal. Maybe it was just a miscommunication…things are so crazy right now. The Klinkerbrick Zinfandel was oh my so good…very few places here in Lincoln have it so I can always count on a most excellent glass of wine here. :-). The waiter was very friendly and attentive. The outside dining has a very beautiful view of the golf course - we will be back to partake in that!
  28. LC

    LizzetteC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    The food is very Bland. But great service and beautiful scenery.
  29. JS

    JacobS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    I made a reservation for 6 for 6:30 and wasn’t seated until 7 due to staffing issues. However , if you pay that much and you are making a reservation a heads up would be appreciated . The issue of course is that no one wants to work, and supplies are short . However as a customer dining at one of the most expensive restaurants in Lincoln, that isn’t exactly my problem. We were understanding and appreciated the service by our waiter and the maitre de was kind and apologetic , just expect a little better .
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Terrible food! We used to go to Wilderness for special occasions often. We won't be back.
  31. M

    Michelle

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server John gave us excellent service! It is always a treat to eat at Wilderness!
  32. RB

    ReneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh food. Trinity was an excellent server. We had a great time at Wilderness Ridge!
  33. ES

    EstherS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was great. It is also a great environment
  34. h

    huskerheath

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this venue! Great food. Great Service. Great Experience!
  35. JJ

    JeffJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Website only gave me a 4 pm reservation menu started at 5 we were only people there and clueless on reservation food was ok and service good but we wanted the dinner menu not bar food
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was wonderful. Setting was beautiful. Enjoyable experience.
  37. BS

    BruceS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my friend
  38. S

    Susan

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    100% about the ambiance; sitting outside is lovely.
  39. DK

    DandyK

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Simple bar food. Nothing fantastic. Except the nachoes. The nachoes were amazing!
  40. k

    katies

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Wilderness Ridge, which is a regular spot for dinning , needs a refresh. As a one time, private feeling club which has been open to the public, it is leaving the dining experience behind as it becomes a private golf club. These growing pains are resulting in a stale menu and poor service experience.

FAQs

Wilderness Ridge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 434-5118.

Wilderness Ridge is rated 4.3 stars by 479 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Wilderness Ridge

1800 Wilderness Woods Place, Lincoln, NE 68512

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Yankee Hill

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Perkins

  • Entertainment

    Wilderness Ridge hosts live music most Friday and Saturday evenings in our bar. When the weather is nice, our local bands and artists will play outside on our wrap-around deck. View our entertainment schedule and sign-up to receive our weekly newsletter online or "Like" us on Facebook to stay current with everything going on at Wilderness Ridge. https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/wildernessridge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (402) 434-5118

  • Catering

    Please contact Tami Nagle (402) 434-5113 for more information on catering options.

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for a private dining experience? We have seven different rooms, seating 10 to 400+ guests. If you are hosting a corporate function, please contact Tami Nagle at (402) 434-5113. If you are hosting a social function, please contact Margie Merchant at (402) 434-5121.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Jacobs: (888) 981-6365

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