An Unmatched Dining Experience, From Start to Finish
DISH (www.dishdowntown.com) is a New American restaurant in the heart of Downtown Lincoln. It has certainly captured the attention of those here in our community as a prominent member of Lincoln’s dining scene, standing out as one of the select few restaurants that fall into the classification of fine dining. The locally owned and operated establishment offers exceptional service and distinctively creative, high-quality fare in an upscale yet relaxed setting. Here it’s all about the experience – the staff works hard to cater to their guests’ specific needs – whether a business luncheon, romantic date, or evening out with friends. DISH sets the bar high and has sustained that level of excellence for quite some time now.
We have an appreciation for delicious food, cocktails, and great service so it doesn’t come as a surprise that we were very much looking forward to dining at DISH. Our team is an even mixture of first-timers, frequent visitors, and we even had a couple industry veterans among us. For appetizers, we started off with the Brussel Sprouts, Corn+Crab Cakes, Beets 3 Ways, and Mussels. Our favorites were the Brussel Sprouts (a MUST try!) and Corn+Crab Cakes. So tasty! DISH recently introduced its Bites and Sips menu to complement the laid-back vibe of Downtown Lincoln in the summertime, so we had to add something from that into the mix. The tapas-style menu is perfectly suited for those looking for a light snack and a chance to wind down after work, which perfectly suited our party. We ordered the Asparagus Bruschetta from this menu which was a fun take on the traditional Bruschetta. It was unquestionably fresh and light.
For the main course, we ordered Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Breast, Beet Soaked Salmon, Chile-Espresso Filet, and the Duck+Scallops. As far as our favorites go, our group was divided between Grilled Pork Tenderloin and the Beet Soaked Salmon – both were so original and packed amazing flavor into every bite! The Pork Tenderloin and Filet were perfectly cooked and extremely tender. We were overly impressed with the presentation and flavor that each dish brought to the table. Well done all around.
To cap off our extraordinary meal, we finished with dessert, which was delightful indeed. We ordered the Chocolate Torte, Butterscotch Pot de Crème, and Strawberry Semifreddo. DISH definitely does dessert right! The table favorite (although all 3 were devoured) was the decadent, delicious Butterscotch Pot de Crème, with whipped Crème Fraiche and salted caramel goodness. It even garnered rave reviews from the one person in our group who doesn’t normally like sweets.
Aside from the fare, which was incredible, the service was superb! Our server was attentive, but not overbearing, and very knowledgeable about the menu items. He did a grand job of explaining the components of each dish, which we certainly appreciated! The wine and cocktail menus were solid, the local ingredients were outstanding, and the new menu is innovative. The chef and back of house staff produced a fantastic display of culinary brilliance and we found our service to be outstanding, which together made for a memorable dining experience that we’d highly recommend.
The restaurant design can be described as chic and contemporary, with a casual yet sophisticated feel. We loved the ambiance and attention to detail. DISH’s location along with the atmosphere, and of course the fare and bar offerings, make it the preferred choice for those seeking a quick after work meal or a nice sit-down dining experience. All in all, it continues to win Lincoln residents over, our group included. DISH should definitely be your next stop for a sensational dining experience in Lincoln that you won’t soon forget!
Stop in today, or make a reservation! (402) 475-9475 • 1100 E O St.
www.dishdowntown.com • firstname.lastname@example.org