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Venue Restaurant & Lounge

4111 Pioneer Woods Dr, Ste 100, Lincoln, United States
American Restaurant



Locally Owned & Operated/ 70th & Pioneers Blvd/ Voted a Lincoln BEST!  402-488-8368 Venue Restaurant & Lounge is a full-service restaurant in Lincoln, NE. We specialize in affordable quick-service lunches while presenting a fine dining Chef-inspired dinner service. Our Weekly Blend features are nothing short of amazing with exclusive finds from around the world. It's important to Chef John Benton and our culinary team to deliver only the freshest, gourmet ingredients that our guests can't get anywhere else. We also offer a catering and event service along with bakery art from Pastry Chef, Linda Cox. We have your event venue covered with 5 private dining rooms, as well as the Jasmine Room located at the Grand Manse. Our astounding on-site and off-site catering has a large variety of delicious foods to suit any event.  We welcome you and your family to Venue and strive to deliver an exceptional experience one guest at a time.


Opening Hours

11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00


Our second brand new pasta is the blackened pork flat iron gnocchi sardi. House made egg, semolina and masa pasta. Smoked bacon and andouille sausage cream gives it a fantastic kick for your taste buds, with some scallion, fried garlic, hen of the woods and fontina cheese.

Our Executive Chef John Benton speaks about how Venue Restaurant & Lounge has the best team in Lincoln, NE. He loves that we have a mentality of “what’s stopping you from doing that” rather than “why do you want to do that”.

If you're still in Lincoln for this Memorial Day Weekend and you love steak, don't miss out on this opportunity. Come try A5 JAPANESE KOBE BEEF, the highest possible ranking for beef. We are serving this rare treat for $15/ounce with a delicious potatoes rosti.

Brand new to the hand-made pasta menu, the Saffron Linguini! Enjoy baby white shrimp tossed in our house pesto cream sauce, toasted almond and pearl onions, finished off with some crispy parsnips and parmesano reggiano.

Tonight and tomorrow don't miss out on this special A5 JAPANESE KOBE BEEF we got our hands on. One of the world's most coveted steaks. We are serving this rare treat for $15/ounce, with the delicious potatoes rosti as well as a pickled shiitake and wild nettle sautee.

We've updated the Faroe Island Salmon entree with a beautiful red fresno mango salsa. Accompanied by grilled asparagus, pesto roasted marble potatoes and a creative hibiscus fluid gel.

Give this classic Georgian cheese bread a try at Venue today! Khachapuri has a mozzarela and feta mix baked with fresh thyme and garlic butter, all finished off with a delish farms duck egg yolk.

Try this amazing new appetizer at Venue Restaurant & Lounge today! The CAB Prime NY Strip tartare. Experience the incredible flavor mix of sherry, capers, pickled ramp, whole grain dijon, smoked salt, black truffle and more!

Now a mainstay on the Starter menu at Venue, Arancini. Enjoy these spring pesto risotto and white cheddar curd stuffed arancini balls served with charred tomato sauce, parmesano reggiano and pickled fresno.

Another sneak peak of our upcoming menu changes, our new Roasted Duck Breast entree. 4 ounces of Maple Leaf Farms duck breast, with 2 ounces of seared foie gras, a red wine farro and barley risotto, coral flower, brandied cherry sauce and local greens.

If you are a fan of riesling or moscato you must come and try the 2016 Borealis from Willamette Valley, Oregon. A delicious blend of cool climate whites including Muller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Come try a glass today!

We are featuring one of our new dishes this week as a sneak preview of the updated menu. The diver scallops entree has 5 butter basted scallops, spring succotash with house cured salt pork, lemongrass sauce, furikake and all topped off with a crunchy chili oil

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