Venue Restaurant & Lounge


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Nationally recognized Chef John Benton serves house-crafted dishes, from brick-oven pizza to pan-seared trout, including gluten-free options

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Promotional value expires Dec 3, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Lunch served 11 a.m.–p.m. Dinner valid 4 p.m.–10 p.m. Lunch option valid for lunch entrees, sandwiches, salads, and pizzas. Not valid for specialty wine dinners or chef's tables. Not valid for carry-out orders. Not valid with other promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $18 for two lunch entrées for two or more (up to $26 value), including complimentary tea or soda
  • $35 for $50 worth of American cuisine for dinner for two or more
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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

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.

Customer Reviews

250 Ratings

the food is fabulous and it is a really nice place. We love it.
Jana B. · December 29, 2014
Great place, great lounge, always a good time
Tony B. · December 16, 2014
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.
Liana S. · December 6, 2014
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    4111 Pioneer Woods Dr

    Ste 100

    Lincoln, NE 68506


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