Reviews of Venue Restaurant & Lounge (Catering)

4111 Pioneer Woods Dr Ste 100, Lincoln, NE 68506, United States

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Justin Thomas

Awesome atmosphere with and amazing menu. The food is delicious and always delivered with care that reflects in the flavors and service. The staff is very knowledgeable about the large selection of wines they carry and the pairings are spot on. There is a very formal , romantic ambiance to the main dinning and a modern upscale lounge section that still offers the same menu with a more casual conversational experience. Best restaurant in Lincoln Nebraska.

Alexandria Loos

Best brussel sprouts in town!

Lorri Grueber

Nice atmosphere, pleasant staff, tasty food...a little pricey.

Bonnie Tucker

Upscale dining. For a special occasion, anytime

Cheryl Hyland

It was awesome!

Anna Evans

Food is cooked well. Menu is an attempt to 'be creative' while appeasing midwestern tastes. Had a very good dry aged steak here but wish they could expand the menu.

Darrel Placide

Perfect place for a date night. Great good, fantastic service and awesome cocktails

becky haskins

The food, atmosphere, the employees were some of the best I've been around. Even though it was very busy it was still quiet. The food was fantastic. Will go back for special times or a nice night out as a couple

Jeremiah Goerdt

By far, and without a doubt, the best restaurant in Lincoln. The food is always phenomenal, the service is always great, and the people that make it all happen do amazing work.

Maritza Suarez

Nice service, great dish presentation and good food taste.

Vikki Pauley

Pasta. Mmmmmm.

Brad Randazzo

Best restaurant and cocktailing in town. Period.

Karen Heusinkvelt

Phenomenal service and food! The special tonight was a surf and turf type with amazing blackened salmon, steak, parmesan risotto and the best miso brussel sprouts I've ever had! Yummmm. The pink lemonade cheesecake was divine and the watermelon bombe was EXACTLY what our server described: a summer afternoon. Always great food, always great service!

Gale Keefe

Good specials, small small salads, steaks are fair. $$$ for three entrees with no extras. Rather loud. Planning on a conversation go somewhere else

Jeff Sis

Fine dining, awesome menu selection and preparation. The preparation, presentation and service was stellar!

Thad Topolski

My steak was one of the best I have had in Lincoln. Drinks were great and so was our appetizer. Would recommend this place to anyone who wants a delicious meal in a nice atmosphere. Dessert was so good.

Angela Peters

They are busy in the bar for Thursday lunch...I was waiting for a guest and perhaps they too were waiting for my guest! The bartender was kind, attentive and gracious when my guest arrived. The wine selection is grand and my salad was out of this world

Phil Andrews

Steak slightly overdone. They happily replaced the steak and it was perfect.

Justin Nabity

Excellent food and wonderful staff. They’ve treated us extremely well every time we’ve been in

sam white

My favorite spot in town! They also have the best happy hour from 4-6

Lynne Hobler

Staff was wonderful food excellent.

Lee Sherburn

Don't miss happy hour! Always good food and great service.

Dylan Pittman

My local favorite. Fine dining for Lincoln. Same owner as Mexican restaurant Cactus. Experienced my first Kobe Steak and it was Magical. Get the lobster app. Won’t regret.

Judy A

Thank you for your hard work! Love the food

Dina Lopez

best happy hour in town

Will Teegerstrom

Great food and service! Lunch menu is delicious but won't break the bank.

Jeremy Day

Food is amazing! Has great ambiance! Can't wait to go again!

Katie Wells

Food is pretty good. Above average but nothing to write home about. Prices do not reflect the quality. Good atmosphere if you're looking for date ambiance.

Grant Shinn

Our meal at the venue was fantastic - service is great and the food is wonderful. As a vegan, I was not sure of the options I would have but our waitress offered a vegan meatball dish that was not yet on the menu; it was outstanding. Our waitress also informed me that the bread served before the meal was also vegan-friendly. This was the best meal I have had at a restaurant in my 2 years of being vegan and I highly reccommend that people check it out.

joe sanchez

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights. Firstly I would like to say how welcoming and helpful all of the staff were. The rooms were immaculate, clean and comfortable. The bed was great and the bathroom was amazing. We had room service one night and the food was really good. We stayed in January and maybe the only

Eric Herr

Fanciest place in Lincoln. Really good food and drinks. Great for a date night!!

TT Tansey

Excellent filet, doesn't get any better.

Tim Meyer

Dylan is an awesome server. Great salmon too.


Great atmosphere, well rounded menu, good drink selections, knowledgeable staff who are courteous and kind.

Eric Bookstrom

Happy Hour was great!


Love this place. Love the new menu

Karen Springman

Lunch was excellent, service was extremely slow. It seemed they were very under staffed.

Jon Cannon

Probably one of, if not the finest restaurant in Lincoln.

Jon OBrien

Ok food. Menu is pretty fairly limited and steak-heavy. Service was agonizingly slow.

Matt Tyler

Fried chicken and brussel sprouts pretty darn good. Big portion. Couldn't finish it all.

Eric Joelson

Fantastic food and excellent service. I've held two work functions in their private room and will continue to do so.

Doug Hansen

They have the best happy hour in town! Get there before 4 if you want a table!

Sue Phillips

Really good food and service! I will be going back on date night for sure. The food was just so good!

Katie Cook

Delicious! Loved the brmussel sprouts!

Benjamin Phillips

Very nice upscale restaurant. Food was delicious, the bread that was placed at our table before our meal arrived was great. Food didn't take long, and was quite a big serving. Would recommend for a romantic dinner out.

Mark Honnor

Very good food and atmosphere

Cheryl Powers

Excellent service, fun summertime cocktails and nice variety of dishes!

Vinson Harroun

This was my first visit here and it couldn't have gone any better. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided on Venue. From the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left it was an amazing experience. The staff was friendly and the food was perfect. We'll be coming back for the great service and food.

Sherry Miller

Stopped by for a drink. Good cocktail but a little slow service. I sat at the bar.

Brandon Halvorsen

Excellent execution. Upscale. Wide variety covers most tastes. Seafood, steaks, great apps and desserts. This place is a smart choice for whatever you're celebrating

David Pringle

This place is a local treasure. Good sips. Great eats.

Silvano Sanchini

I loved everything about this place: great food, great atmosphere and attentive service. Recommend.

Gregory Tyrrell

The Venue is top notch for Lincoln. The waitress we had could have been a little more pleasant, but that didn't detract from the ambiance and the quality of the meal.

Joshua Rogers

Great food! Best steak in the area at the best price. Not cheap but very reasonable. Friendly service and staff. No tie required.

Chad Beckman

Best steaks in town!!!

Clayton Monroe

Always great food— tasty, freshly prepared, and attractively presented. We frequently go for lunch. The Venue Trio ( half sandwich, cup of soup, and a house salad) is the best deal in town at $10! Tea and soda included. Helpful wait staff willing to make recommendations. Highly recommend the Hungarian wild mushroom soup and the crab bisque. Each is creamy and flavorful. My friend had the prime rib sandwich in his Trio and said it was tender. The chicken breast sandwich has a tangy aioli. The club sandwich is packed with meat. Can’t go wrong at the Venue for lunch!

Anthony Ross

Great place to meet for a drink and good food

Tom Delgado

Great happy hour

Roger Day

Fabulous job with the Thanksgiving buffet. Best turkey I ever ate....

Dan Klein Jr

Chef is so creative. Incredible and unique flavors. Great restaurant ambiance.

Suzi Skinner

Very nice resturant. Food was good and service was good.

Kristen Anderson

I really like this place its so comfortable yet classy. The food is good especially the interesting tiramisu which is completely different than what you would think. The server is good

mary conway

We went to a Mothers Day buffet and it was wonderful. Drinks included if you chose. Everything I tried was delicious.

Timothy Graham

The bread before our meal was warm and inviting with three delectable choices of spreads to choose from. The steak, drizzled in gorgonzola cream tantalized my taste buds and the white cheddar mac made my mouth salivate with every bite. Worth every penny!

Mack Backhaus

We generally go for happy hour. Appetizers and drinks for reasonsble prices. Particularly fond of the mojitos and pizza

Larry Rigby

Excellent, as usual. Our favorite steak house.

Kristi Peters

This is one of the best places in Lincoln. The service, the food and the atmosphere are always the tops. I walk out every time with a happy tummy and a happy heart!

Felipe Kirkland

I love when we do hours of research just for a dinner spot, and it turns out to not let us down, which I believe happens a lot. If I had to rate Venue's "easy to find from the street", then it would get a 0/5, hence the term "Diamond in the Rough". Of course every rating is based of certain individuals experiences, so our 5 reflects ours. First, I had seen that a lot of people complained about the hostess never being available, which could mean things? I guess? I dunno. We made a reservation so it was all good as soon as she arrived to check us in. Great atmosphere. I say atmosphere for lack of a better term. The initial dining room was a big circle. Everyone could see everyone. It was a real nice design. They had a large snowflake Christmas Tree "sculpture" - again, lack of a better term - in the middle of the room which made for a nice picture. Which... we forgot to get. Anyways, the fooooood.

Stephanie Osorio

First time for my hun and I here. The service was awesome! Cody, our server, did an excellent job explaining everything and the specials! He was very attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious especially the mac and cheese. I got a weekly special steak, which was cooked amazingly. A little sauce helps pop out the steak too. It does take some time to make everything but well worth the wait! Definitely returning!

Angela Thomas

Super nice! Great food. Fancy! GREAT Manager!

Brooke Manes

Intimate, local and done right without being pretentious. Great for any special occasion.

Chad Littleton

Food was great. Deserie made the evening special.

Marlon Weiss

Andrea unbelievable waitress. Great chicken and soup. Food hot and tasty. Drinks made right and chilled.

Sam Tetherow

Great food

Jeanne Weisbrook

Helped us celebrate our 50th anniversary in an enjoyable atmosphere. Our waiter, Patrick, was terrific!

Jeff Ghoti

Food and service starting to really suck here.

Andy Carman

We had a party of 6 people there at 5pm. The restaurant wasn't busy. It took over an hour to get our food, we thought that was pretty excessive. The good thing was that the food was delicious for the most part. So it was a 2 hour total venture for what was going to be a quick dinner.

Kathy Kitt

Very comfortable place to meet after work for a drink and something to eat after work. Wait staff very friendly and attentive.

David Aymar Dossou

Great food but the waiting time is not fun. They need more personnel. The service was ok, but they can do better. I will recommend

Heather Miller

Service and food amazing.... great environment for a really nice meal

Janice Schlange

Private party. Food was wonderful. Service was exceptional!

Heather Anderson

I have an allergy to wheat. I love their gluten free kitchen and options. The chefs and staff are always willing to answer any questions. Always great service too

Jack Landon

Great place for Happy Hour! Great service and food

Barry Fisher

The staff, the food, and the atmosphere is always great!

Jon Paolini

Always love going to venue, great food, great service, our favorite restaurant in Lincoln.

Don Svoboda

Food was very good. $5 drinks were good.

ykk one

Great service, excellent buttermilk chicken, impressive desserts, nice place . . .

Taz Devil

We were there for our anniversary and the service and food were outstanding

Dylan Schenk

The food and the cocktails at Venue are easily the best in Lincoln. I've been coming for years, and whether it's just a drink in the lounge or a featured dinner in one of the event spaces, the service and presentation/taste of the food is always top notch. Picture is of there "three by the sea"


Very lovely, upscale dining! Great food and service!

Travis Madrid

I have been this Resturant on several occasions but for business and pleasure and I am yet to be disappointed. One the best upscale restaurants in Lincoln yet on the weekends the bar is always full and the conversation keeps going if you want enjoy Lincoln without been downtown this is the place to be. I always get the Seafood trio and my complain is always the same I want bigger portion sizes OK you have to understand I live in Nawlins and we want Lagniappe.....more extra. This place is also great for a date first on not it's fantastic.

Jerry Kroeger

I've been here quite a few times they're usually pretty busy and it's noisy and hard to talk. At noon we usually eat in the bar and it seems a little quieter but the service in there is really pathetic. The food more than makes up for it so we keep going back.

Brice Hochstetler

It was a great experience. The food was amazing. I didn't know a steak could taste like that!

Matthew Brooks

Good food. Nice decore.

Sherry Winkinhofer

The food lived up to the promises of the menu! The harvest board with 3 cheeses was excellent. I had the quiche of the day which was spinach and Gouda. It was light and delicate layers, with flaky crust. The creme brulee was small, but just the right size to finish with a sweet ending. I look for to my next visit!!

Steve Allen

Venue has improved drastically from where they were years ago. Horrible management that has since been replaced. Run by a different chef from a few years ago too. The service and food are wonderful and they anticipate your needs like a service staff ought to. Something that has been lost in Lincoln has again been found.

Eduardo Heap

Arrived at 11 AM for lunch. Service was outstanding. Lots of appealing choices on the menu for lunch. Had the best pastrami Reuben I've ever eaten. Six associates all enjoyed their choices as well. Prices are very reasonable. Great place for Saturday lunch. Great soup- wild rice & mushroom. Quiet and conducive to conversation.Out of town traveler, exploring new neighborhoods and found this gem. Will need to continue to explore the menu. Loved the ahi tuna. Chloe B. was a super great server.

Nancy Naprstek

Pros:Delicious food

Patrick Harlan

Good food and service

Thetammysue85 .

Too cold to enjoy my food, and I have jeans and a long sleeved shirt on in September

Cindy Marquis

Awesome food and service at lunchtime-first time here, you'll see me back again

Lee Jergenson

A very nice dining place with a awesome atmosphere. Service was spectacular food was prepared exactly as ordered.

Marques L. A. Garrett

Unexpectedly nice ambience in a shopping center. Willing to adjust vegetarian options for vegans. Great happy hour spot!

Kelsey O.

Absolutely excellent atmosphere, staff, food, and drinks. Venue happy hour is the best in town. The Venue experience is worth every penny. We've tried it all..steaks, salmon, pizzas, calamari, sliders, brussel name it, its delicious. Even a kids menu for the littles.

Olu Edemodu

Great lighting and warm feel. Customer service was very welcoming with no rush and very attentive. Food was good and flavorful. I particularly liked my mash potatoes. Dessert was surprisingly magnificent which I generally don't have. Will revisit more often...

Emily Allen

Great food, great liquor selection, great service

Mary Unegbu

The venue is a nice and quiet place to have a meal with friends and family. The atmosphere is appropriate for a graduation dinner or a get together for up to large numbers of people. The service was a bit slow but the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend.

Austin Collins

The service was amazing and the food was even better

Chris Bruner

Delicious food!! Great atmosphere! Scrumptious desserts!!!

Jake Forsman

Great lounge for drinks and apps

William Boothe III

Good food and service

Bob G

Great food and great atmosphere!

Joshua Johnson

Great food, excellent wine selection, and a fantastic atmosphere. It's always a treat to have dinner at Venue.

Wanda Mandigo

Wonderful lunch - quiche of the day - delicious! Also free beverage at lunch and a fabulous dessert!

Cindi Nickel

First time there last weekend. Food & drinks were great. Brussel sprouts amazing! But just too noisy. It was hard to have a conversation at our own table. Server couldn't hear us. Vice versa. Would go back again with a volume dial!

Todd Francisco

Great experience wonderful food and Gaye was awesome waitress so if you go to then you please ask for Gaye to be your waitress because she's fun, very good, and real.

Ashley Smith

Great food and atmosphere!

Jennifer Shafer

Great for a family dinner. They handled all of us with ease.

Travis Schafer

Absolutely fantastic food. Heads up: kind of a nice place. Try not to go hiking right before going there...

Deb Arends

MOTHER'S day brunch was spectacular

Michaela Conway

The best place in town to have a nice meal. the food is always delicious and the service is always great. They have fantastic lunch specials and the special event dinners are always top notch with exciting menus and delicious drink pairings.

Aaron Offutt

Let me be clear - I am not a vegetarian. However, eating veggies at Venue might just sway me. The perfectly preparred Steak should not be jealous, but I have never in my life liked mushrooms, but they might as well have been candy... The veggie medly was beyond my conception of what veggies could taste like. There is no place like The Venue, There is no place like The Venue...

Sue Smith

A definite dinning delight! I chose the half sandwich (prime rib) and soup and small salad. That way I could sample. Everything was wonderful.! A variety of flavors complimenting each other. Will return....

Stacie K

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Venue. I have a food allergy, so they prepared a special dinner for me and my husband. Everything was delicious and the staff was fantastic. Then, after we paid the bill, the manager came over to give us a gift card and apologized for the wait for our dinner to arrive. Couldn't be happier with this restaurant, the staff and the chef. Best restaurant in Lincoln--hands down! We will definitely be going back.


Pick anything on the menu. Absolutely delicious.

Lyle Weitzel

Stopped by for a late lunch. Had surf and turf entre. Excellent food and service. Killer piece of cake for dessert. Will have to stop again when in town.


This is one of my favorite restaurants in Lincoln. I love the chicken salad croissant and the desserts. My husband and I go here most game days because it's when we are in town. Sometimes you will need a reservation so if it's right at peak times it would be a good idea to call ahead. They do have a nice seating area in the bar that's pretty large and you can eat in there as well, especially good if you want to watch a game. It looks more upscale but I've gone in a sweatshirt on game day and the staff is always super nice and doesn't ever look at me strangely. You can see the kitchen work away while you wait and it always seems very calm and like they are smoothly operated. I'm a fan.

Mark Kostek

Gay was an educated, attentive and wonderful server. The food was very good, the wine list outstanding and the facility upscale and fun. Will definitely be back and will bring friends.

Nigel Wilkinson

Great ambiance. Professional waiter service. Good portions. Delicious... I would go back for seconds

Lori Boelter

Had a reservation and seated on time. That is the good experience of the night. Was given our drink and ordered our food and after over an hour without anyone coming to our table we requested the manager. We heard them talking they were waiting on our scallops. What takes an hour for scallops? Manager comes over and never explains or apologized. Five minutes later we get our dinners. The lobster was cold and hard as a rock but the bowl was super hot. Assuming it was sitting under a warmer for an hour. My scallops were half cooked. Still opaque in color. Called over manager again. And the lobster was nor charged since she just gave it back. No apology. We left feeling $150 robbed and very very hungry. I would rate a -10 if I could.

josh kallsen

This is our go to spot when we're in Lincoln. Always great service. The food is always outstanding, particularly the steaks.

Chris Thiesfeld-Carranza

We told them (in our reservation) we were coming for our anniversary and they took it to heart! Hostess searched out quiet table in back area on purpose and added a nice Happy Anniversary sheet for table decorations. Waiter offered free champagne for toast, which I'm not aware of anyone else in town providing. Big plus. Ordered 3 from the sea (shrimp, scallops and small salmon fillet) on top of some tasty risotto. Hubby ordered lobster tail and got even better risotto with asparagus and peas. There was enough we each took some home but many people would be able to finish. Will def return and may keep it as a "special" meal location since they made dinner feel so, well, SPECIAL. Also our waiter, Otto, was just the best!! He made great recommendations, was not impatient with my many questions and timed his visits to the table pretty close to perfectly. Know we will return esp when looking for that feeling of being pampered.

Candice Richardson

If we could give it 10 stars we would. If you go there ask for Gaye. She was a wonderful server. Food was excellent.

ronald stetson

The service was a little slow. The lobster Rangoon was excellent. Steak was perfectly cooked. Wife ordered Seafood Trio. The salmon was awesome. We would gladly go back again

Derek Broman

The Amazing Staff is what makes Venue my go-to restaurant in Lincoln NE. World class menu choices they are always keeping it fresh. Incredible talent in the kitchen and at the bar. Try one of there six to eight-course special event dinners, and you will be hooked! Start with a Moscow Mule!

Liza cartwright

Perfect. Kitchen was closed. Told the bartender we weren't really hungry anyway. She came back over and asked if we wanted a cheese plate. Didnt have to do that. Cheese plate hit the spot and was lovely. Thanks so much. Fun visit.

Seth Montecuollo

First time dining here. Had appetizers and drinks. Great atmosphere, great apps and drinks.

Janaka Abeywardhana

Had a pretty great steak. Definitely better than what you can get in London for twice the price. And even downtown Lincoln.


Great place, excellent food. The Wagyu beef was incredible! Perfect anniversary dinner!

C Adkins

The food was AMAZING. The atmosphere and service were both great as well. We had a reservation and they were able to seat us early. I highly recommend this restaurant and I look forward to coming back for happy hour.

Lynn Davis

I love to dine here. Servers and bartenders are very efficient and welcome you with a smile. Food is delicious.


Good food and good service!

Stefany Hulsebus

Great service and yummy food

Jeffery Mussmann

The menus change. I suggest that you make reservations it can get busy. The meals and service has been great on my visits. Nice environment for visiting with your quest or family.

Zachary Flodman

Well, the blizzard on the 23rd of February didnt stop me from wanting to propose to my fiance. The waitstaff was amazing as was the food. I am so thankful to everyone at the Venue being there that night and staying open to help me start my proposal. I am so happy for everything Venue did for me! Again thank you all!

Melissa Blakemore

Had a fantastic anniversary dinner. Great gluten free menu and care. Our waitress Courtney was the best wait staff we have ever had. Venue is worth every penny.

John Pavelka

Good staff, and great food

Smother Dear

Good & service. Love the lunch trio choice- perfect amount of food for lunch paired with yummy appetizer or dessert.

Amanda S

Excellent food and friendly wait staff here. I think this probably qualifies as the nicest restaurant in Lincoln. There is a fairly extensive wine list and fun cocktails. Definitely makes for a nice night out. Would recommend here for a date or to celebrate an occasion.

Candace Moore

Attended graduation party for nephew held in CORNHUSKER room. We had a wonderful gal that was on top of things. Whether it was making a drink or pouring coffee always had a smile was pleasant and willing to do whatever was needed. Food was delicious and everyone seemed to enjoy atmosphere.

Michelle Bowman

Usually good service...not tonight. Painfully slow and or less than truthful servicers. Great food and drinks tho.

Stephen Lapprich

Excellent food, one if the best Manhattans I have ever had (and I've had a lot of them) their cheese and ages meats board is affordable and amazing. Order a beef tartar and bring the bone home to your dog they'll love it. Good place for a drink with a co-worker or for a date. Highly recommend.

Andrew Morgan

This is the second time we elected to stay at this hotel. It's convenient to I-80 and easy to find. The rooms are very comfortable and the hotel is clean. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The breakfast is amazing, with all sorts of gluten-free options and very good labeling of allergens in the available food.

Jeff Biggs

Loved lunch there. Fresh food. Great salads. Will be back.

Cindy Lemke

My favorite happy hour! The pizza and brussel sprouts are my go-to

Angeline Roberts

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and flawless service. I cannot tolerate gluten they have a wonderful flexible menu with lots of items I can choose from. We prefer to sit in the bar area but have never been disappointed with our seating. Give it a try, but save a seat for us

Doug Magee

Great food & service. Excellent selection of wine & beer. Unique flavors & dishes.

Steven Johnson

We ordered our steaks medium rare and they were cooked beyond medium well. The dry aged steaks for $5 more were nothing special. Nice place, nice service.

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