Venue Restaurant & Lounge

Bar
4111 Pioneer Woods Dr, Lincoln, NE 68506 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr, Lincoln Directions
Today 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM Closed All Hours
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95% of 250 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Seafood, Pub Food, Steak, Continental
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Mon-Thu
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri
    11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sat
    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Seafood, Pub Food, Steak, Continental
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Tips

250
92 Tips
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Report | 2 years ago
Food was excellent, service was slow.
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Report | 2 years ago
I hate to say service,...we had the greatest waitress,...but on a not-busy Friday afternoon, AFTER the typical lunch rush (around 1:45) we had to wait 30 minutes for simple food. Food was good, but not Great....I guess after my 2 experiences eating there I would say there is nothing special about The Venue. I can get the same quality food else where without waiting so long.
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Report | 2 years ago
the food is fabulous and it is a really nice place. We love it.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great place, great lounge, always a good time
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Report | 2 years ago
Venue is one of our favorite restaurants. We have never been disappointed.
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Report | 2 years ago
I had the salmon and my husband had scallops and both were melt in your mouth delicious. We had not been to the Venue for a while, but it is definitely on my list of best restaurants in Lincoln and need to remind myself to go there more often.
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Report | 2 years ago
I know the kitchen was very busy with a private party but we waited 40 minutes after ordering for our food and even though we both ordered the same steak, one was of much lower quality and over cooked. to make up for our waiting the waiter sent us home with a 'free dessert' however it was old/hard breadpudding that no one could eat!
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Report | 2 years ago
Had not been to Venue for a couple of years. We will definitely be back again, and much sooner. Everything is delicious, fairly pricy, but very good. Waitress was knowledgeable and pleasant. We had a very good experience.
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Report | 2 years ago
Very good food nice presentation
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Report | 2 years ago
Best food I've ever had except Mama's in Maui. Wish I could eat there every night. Fantastic chef and great original cocktails.
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From Our Editors

John Benton can describe his approach to cuisine in a single sentence: "I believe in simple food cooked perfectly." That's a lofty goal, and one that Mr. Benton works tirelessly to achieve as executive chef at Venue Restaurant & Lounge. Of course, it helps that he can rely on local and organic ingredients, including those he grows as part of his own rooftop organic gardening feature.

While he may look close to home for his herbs and veggies, Benton reaches across oceans for his culinary inspirations. A typical lunch at Venue might start with a gluten-free salmon ciabatta featuring fresh, grilled salmon open-faced with lettuce, tomato, capers, and drizzled with house-made remoulade or an uncured New York strip pastrami Reuben with house-made pastrami and Russian dressing topped with sauerkraut and Swiss. At dinner, the chef's brick-oven pizzas are browned golden and topped with smoked Gouda, chicken, artichokes, and savory Alfredo shrimp. Other meals are a bit more spontaneous. Benton's dry-aged steak of the moment, for example, changes nightly.

The chef's creativity extends to the rest of Venue's team, which includes bar manager and resident mixologist Barrie Kuhn. In addition to assembling an international wine list, Kuhn has dreamed up several original house cocktails and also offers barrel-aged liquors. Try the James Dean, which features Wild Turkey, Budweiser syrup, and orange bitters garnished with an orange peel or the Snap Pea Gimlet, featuring sugar-snap-pea-infused gin, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and house ginger syrup.

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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

Sun
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Mon-Thu
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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