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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

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4111 Pioneer Woods Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 488-8368
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Venue's team of culinary chefs put together a diverse menu summarized as...
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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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
You can never go wrong dining at The Venue!

You can never go wrong with The Venue. I had a trio of seafood dishes, and my date had a steak. As always, everything was prepared and plated beautifully. It is a bit on the high end of price range. A dinner for two usually winds up in the $90 range with tip, but still not a bad deal. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Jim K
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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You can never go wrong with The Venue. I had a trio of seafood dishes, and my date had a steak. As always, everything was prepared and plated beautifully. It is a bit on the high end of price range. A dinner for two usually winds up in the $90 range with tip, but still not a bad deal. A... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed our meal here for our date night. If you want to try something different this is the place, with delicious food and a great atmosphere. The drinks are excellent and they have a great selection of wine. Our meal was fantastic, my only complaint would be with being so busy our waitress had a hard time keeping up... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Service, quality and taste amazing. Thank you !! We loved the new meatball pasta dish - the chef knocked himself out on this one. Grilled shrimp - spinach salmon salad consistently great. Highly recommend.

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Lincoln, NE USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have attended many of their special wine and culinary dinners and they are wonderful. Equal to any we have had in New York, San Francisco or in Europe. A true delight in Lincoln Ne. Does not get much better.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

You can count on this restaurant for upscale food and atmosphere. After eating there over a dozen times, I once wasn't pleased with my dish and, out of character and respect for the chef, I suggested they stop serving that dish that night. They were apologetic and took it off the bill. Classy.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Always attentive service, unusual dishes prepared just the right way. Only complaint I would have is the very high ceiling; noise often makes conversation difficult during a nice meal. Best wild mushroom soup EVER!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Brunch was pretty busy and noisy in the restaurant, it wasn't relaxing or special. The food was very good.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Venue has gone through some iterations over the past several years. Many of them were just plain bad with what we called "sad service" and lackluster food. We decided to check it out again and celebrated our dear friends anniversary last weekend. We were all pleasantly surprised. We had a reservation and it still took a bit to be... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Venue is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. I have numerous favorite menu items but the salmon is always perfectly cooked as is the ahi tuna. Their steaks are always excellent if your tastes lie more toward beef. The staff is friendly and efficient. We enjoy sitting in the bar since we are sports nuts and the staff will... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Overall had a good experience. Waitress was excellent. Food was served promptly and it was hot and good. Their wines by the glass are good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4111 Pioneer Woods Drive, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68516
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: (402) 488-8368

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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