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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

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4111 Pioneer Woods Dr, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68506-7558
(402) 488-8368
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Arlington, Virginia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

OK ... I'm a foodie. A bit of s snob when it comes to dining and we've recently moved here from Washington DC where fine dining is a serious enterprise. It was a very pleasant surprise to walk into this restaurant and experience the fabulous decor, thoughtful design, and warm inviting atmosphere. We were greeted warmly, treated to interesting, innovative... More 

Thank Shelley W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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193 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I had lunch with two colleagues to handle some business. Even though the restaurant was busy, we were able to hear, chat and get work done. Plus the food was great. I appreciated that we weren't pushed or rushed. Great food, great service and great setting!

Thank Venture1to1
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

I have never had a bad or "just ok" meal from here. Everything is delicious. Last time I had the Seafood Trio: Shrimp, Scallops & Salmon over risotto. OMG, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. My husband got a pizza and was raving about it too. I might recommend branching out from pizza at this place bc their... More 

Thank Bizzled
Thornton, Colorado
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We frequently had nice business dinners at The Venue while working in Lincoln over the past 4 months. From dry aged steaks, great cocktails, and superb service, The Venue is not to be missed. Don't let the strip mall and exterior fool you, this place has fantastic decor and a great bar.

Thank tfiddy
Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Had a really nice dinner and wine along with a dessert. Everything was nicely done and service was great.

Thank Doug M
Lincoln, Nebraska
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323 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband and I stopped in for a late lunch on a Thursday. We were pleasantly surprised to find out they not only had gluten free items, but have received a special certification for preparing gluten free food. We had the gluten free fried calamari which was incredibly good. We had a lunch trio: salad, crab bisque soup and 1/2... More 

Thank Buffy24
Kelli P, Public Relations Manager at Venue Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about our gluten-free options. We take great pride in creating safe delicious dishes for everyone and knowing that we enhanced your experience is an amazing feeling. We've shared your comments with our team and they loved being able to create a fantastic dining experience for you and your husband! More 

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107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Venue...great food and staff! ALWAYS! Missed Alyssa tonight but had Chloe... FABULOUS! Food always extraordinary! And drink...Happy Hour is phenomenal!...Perfect choice! Great atmosphere...service and food...why go anywhere else? Thank you!

Thank Sarah4501

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $38
American, Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68506-7558
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: (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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?