New Dining Venue

December 17, 2004 at 4:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

There’s a new dining venue in town called, oddly enough, Venue Restaurant and Lounge. It’s not your everyday restaurant. Why? Well clue #1 is that they serve duck and creme brulee, not common features on menus in Lincoln, Nebraska. Clue #2 is that their steaks cost over $20. Again, not common in Lincoln. (After all, it’s not like the steaks have to travel all that far to arrive at your plate.)

It looks like a place that is worth visiting, if only rarely. There is certainly a market for snooty food in Lincoln, and Venue is likely to cater to a portion of that market. I, personally, wouldn’t have chosen 70th & Pioneers as a location, though. The old Ruby Tuesday’s in the Haymarket could have made an excellent location for this type of restaurant. Whereas 70th & Pioneers will rely on locals, a Haymarket location thrives on locals and visitors. And even if Venue is shooting for locals, southwest Lincoln may have been a wiser choice. There’s a whoooole lot of money east of 27th Street and south of Old Cheney Road.

Anyway, I wish the owners the best of luck. Lincolnites love their food, so as long as Venue actually serves food that’s worth the price, they’ll do just fine.

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