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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

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4111 Pioneer Woods Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68506
+1 402-488-8368
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must-visit restaurant. The food quality was over the top in amazingness! We had the calamari, queso to start and then we sampled the scallops, chicken and fish. YUMMERS all the way around. Service was spotty and the overhead lighting distracts from the ambiance. Not sure I'll return but it was worth one visit.

Thank audrasena
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place, but the food and service was average. It's kind of like they want to deliver a sophisticated menu and experience, but only know how to execute on a chain restaurant level.

Thank Brian D
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They had our table prepared all the way down to filled water glasses. The hostess merely pointed at the table instead of taking us to it (a pet peeve of mine, actually). The waitress was good and attentive... and then... she wasn't. She virtually ignored us. The food was really good. Everyone in this large party received good portions with... More 

Thank Wayne P
Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Venue offers great ambience, very good (not pretentious) service and some of the most delightful menu items around. On our last visit we combined a Brussels sprouts appetizer, a wonderful flat bread and our favorite salad, the Pecan Bleu. Their Hungarian Mushroom soup is in my opinion the best soup in Lincoln; our son loves the Chicken Fried Chicken.

Thank DeanO68526
Lincoln, Nebraska
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband, myself, and good friend decided to have lunch at the Venue today. We were seated in the back area in a booth. Gaye, our server was very personable. She had a voice that you thought could be on stage. She was excellent and we enjoyed her helpfulness. Was surprised that she mentioned coke products were complimentary at lunch.... More 

Thank marshalnk
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Rented a room in the back. Nice decor, great staff who quickly accommodated requests. Food was delicious and varied. Easy to work with catering manager. Overall a great job but the $100 room rental seems a bit steep.

Thank Diane S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a reservation through Open Table for 8pm on a Saturday night. We arrived right at 8 and we were told that it would be a 10-15 minute wait. After 40 minutes we went and asked what was going on as there were a lot of open tables. They had forgot about us. After finally ordering we waited about... More 

Thank Brianna T
Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Lincoln has lots of good restaurants, mostly serving good comfort food. The Venue is a stand out exception. According to the staff the restaurant has been in business for over ten years but with a notable change in management a little over three years ago. The acquisition of a young chef with liberty to be creative and an experienced kitchen... More 

Thank wcox237741
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and excellent service! Tried most of the side dishes and they were phenomenal. An all around wonderful dining experience.

Thank Catherine F
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Seriously. Best dinner I have ever had. I ordered the plate that was sup to be shrimp, salmon, scallops. I chose to change the scallops to more shrimp, and ended up with scallops and shrimp...but no problem, the scallops and shrimp were divine. Presentation was superb. Service great.

Thank lorit5
Kelli P, Public Relations Manager at Venue Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review of our restaurant. We love to hear about our guests' experiences and will share your kind words with our team. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4111 Pioneer Woods Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68506
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-488-8368
Venue's team of culinary chefs put together a diverse menu summarized as American Continental cuisine with ethnic influences. The menu features Premium choice steaks, fresh seafood, brick oven specialty pizzas, superb soups, salads, pastas, and succulent desserts. Venue is the perfect place to relax for a snack, enjoy happy hour specials, enjoy a meal or an entire evening. Venue offers three private dining rooms and offers full service catering.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?