Billy's Restaurant

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Rosemary-garlic lamb, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, and handcrafted cocktails served in the historic home of Vice President Charles Dawes

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Eating out is ideal for those nights when the refrigerator is empty and the cupboards have been rented out to backpacking college students. Get out of the house with this Groupon.

$15 for $30 Worth of American Dinner Cuisine for Two or More

The dinner menu includes baked mushroom caps filled with seafood and provolone ($9.50), pomegranate duck with a side of garlic mashed potatoes ($21), and grilled Norwegian salmon served over penne pasta ($27).

Billy’s Restaurant

According to executive chef Nader Farahbod, Billy’s Restaurant owes its name to local politician and three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan. Though he is now remembered for speaking passionately against the gold standard and slam-dunking over William McKinley in an early debate, Bryan also harbored a notable fondness for his country’s cuisine. His stumping tours allowed him to sample many of America’s regional dishes, which Chef Farahbod has re-created or reinterpreted on a menu that features pan-seared crab cakes and Dijon-glazed grilled salmon. Though the dishes’ origins span the country, the restaurant’s setting in the historic Noble-Dawes house—home to former vice president Charles Dawes—is firmly entrenched in Nebraskan lore.

Bryan’s keenness for Prohibition has not carried over to the restaurant that bears his name. Behind the Chautauqua Bar, bartenders craft shaken cherry martinis and other signature cocktails. In keeping with the restaurant’s deep connection to Lincoln’s roots, they also pour pints of locally brewed Empyrean beers. Photographs of notable lawyers line the dining room, where the tables are sturdy enough to play host to large groups and post-dinner stump speeches.

Billy’s Restaurant

According to executive chef Nader Farahbod, Billy’s Restaurant owes its name to local politician and three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan. Though he is now remembered for speaking passionately against the gold standard and slam-dunking over William McKinley in an early debate, Bryan also harbored a notable fondness for his country’s cuisine. His stumping tours allowed him to sample many of America’s regional dishes, which Chef Farahbod has re-created or reinterpreted on a menu that features pan-seared crab cakes and Dijon-glazed grilled salmon. Though the dishes’ origins span the country, the restaurant’s setting in the historic Noble-Dawes house—home to former vice president Charles Dawes—is firmly entrenched in Nebraskan lore.

Bryan’s keenness for Prohibition has not carried over to the restaurant that bears his name. Behind the Chautauqua Bar, bartenders craft shaken cherry martinis and other signature cocktails. In keeping with the restaurant’s deep connection to Lincoln’s roots, they also pour pints of locally brewed Empyrean beers. Photographs of notable lawyers line the dining room, where the tables are sturdy enough to play host to large groups and post-dinner stump speeches.

Customer Reviews

Very personable, friendly and makes me feel like family. Food was excellent and chef described the whole process for cooking our entree. My fourth visit, my son's first and he was quite impressed with ambiance and overall experience!
Kathleen B. · 21 hours ago
Great service great drinks and my wife had the salmon she loved it
Dustin C. · a day ago
Food and service were great. It was pretty busy, but we made reservations before hand and were sat right away. We will be returning!
Madison M. · 2 days ago
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    Downtown

    1301 H St

    Lincoln, NE 68508

    +14024740084

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