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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Excellent dinner

We enjoyed a nice, quiet dinner on a Saturday evening. The bread and spreads/dip, ribs and chicken dishes were wonderful. The staff is very friendly and attentive to your needs. Will definitely stop back in if in the Lincoln area again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
amac0668
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a nice, quiet dinner on a Saturday evening. The bread and spreads/dip, ribs and chicken dishes were wonderful. The staff is very friendly and attentive to your needs. Will definitely stop back in if in the Lincoln area again.

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Thank amac0668
Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food and service. Specials for birthdays and anniversaries. Great private place available for rent. Staff is great, drinks are wonderful.

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Thank AmorousAmy
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great restaurant! We went for lunch that was extremely reasonable for such a nice, attractive restaurant. The service was great and the menu had something for everyone -- just hard to choose only one. So I had the Venue Trio which was a great choice.

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Thank Kathy C
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice environment. Nice menu of cocktails and premium liquors. Bartender knows a lot of classic drinks. Service seemed rather indifferent.

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Thank Gary M
Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Great place for taking family, partners, or even business associates. Great setting, not to loud, wonderful waitress, and great selection of food. On Tuesdays you can even bring in your own bottles of wine for free.

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Thank patches0123
Nebraska
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

For a restaurant that claims to be a cut above most in town, their vegetarian menu is terrible. I have had everything vegetarian on the menu except "pizza" and the selections are mostly tasteless globs of carbohydrate with a minimal concept of how to make the food attractive and tasty. You may ask why I have gone so many times... More 

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Justin C, General Manager at Venue Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your review. If it weren't for guest feedback, positive growth would become difficult. I'm sorry that your experience fell short of our expectations. We take great pride in everything we produce. We have had good success with our vegetarian items in the past, and have kept a couple of them on several menus per the... More 

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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We came to Venue for the thanksgiving lunch buffet with a party of 6. It was excellent and we had amazing service. They put out a full spread of everything traditional and a ton of yummy desserts. I can tell their regular menu would be just as spectacular.

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Thank SycamoreManor
Lincoln, Nebraska
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We had lunch at Venue very recently and the food was delicious. There was a small glitch in getting the plates to us, as one item ran out and caused an unforeseen wait at the point of service. However when the meal arrived, it was perfect and we were very pleased. The server was excellent and overall, it was a... More 

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1 Thank Mary C
Lincoln, Nebraska
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were originally planning to go to an equally upscale restaurant in Haymarket area, but due to the concern regarding the game day parking situation, we came here as a Plan B. We were very happy that we did. My husband ordered their Delmonico steak with mashed potato, shrimps and a scallop. The steak was beautifully aged and so flavorful.... More 

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Thank Sayaka S
Lincoln, Nebraska
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Venue offers an excellent menu of fine dining options for a special evening out as a couple. It also provides a varied lunch menu reasonably priced that makes it an excellent choice for a business lunch or long lunch with friends. Wish it were quieter, but food overcomes high ceiling issues.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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?