Finding a romantic restaurant to head for a date can be a real challenge. Many of us have only the ability to get out on the town on rare occasions. Having limited time makes picking the right place much more important. Dates can be difficult enough without having to worry about poor food, poor atmosphere, or poor service. The three restaurants below are amongst Lincoln’s most consistent restaurants in each of these areas.
Vincenzos (808 P Street)
It has been rated as the “Best Italian in Lincoln” by the Lincoln Journal Star and with good reason. The store is passably attractive, but they do strive to maintain an excellent environment. The service has been very good during the times I have visited, both competent and non-instrusive. Their food is tops in their niche, bar none. During my visits I have particularly enjoyed The Hill – a linguine, mostaccioli, and cheese tortellini with Italian sausage and meatballs smothered in a rich tomato sauce. All pasta dishes are served with Italian rolls and a house salad. The portions are quite generous. The meals are well worth the costs and the restaurant willimpress your date as a classy place.
Bread and Cup (8th and S in Haymarket)
The Bread and Cup is a fantastic place to take a meal. They use fresh ingredients to create delicious products. They excel in their niche by creating excellent products. Recommended is the tasty cheddar cheese ciabatta. Add a cup of the sausage gumbo, and you’ve got one of Lincoln’s best meals. For a delightful desert for two try the banana rum bread pudding. It’s an excellent banana bread in caramel sauce, sprinkled with powder sugar, and with just a hint of spiced rum. If you enjoy wine, the roast beef sandwich pairs very well with the pellegrino.
The decor is minimalist, but attractive. An excellent stop for a romantic evening for two.
The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge (1800 Wilderness Woods Place)
The Lodge amounts to fine dining in Lincoln, Nebraska; and it isn’t hard to see why. The Lodge is a beautiful 40,000 square foot clubhouse set on an undeniably fine golf course. Everything is fine, from the heavy wood entry doors, the beautiful fireplace mantles, and marble restrooms. The ceilings are high and top out at 32′ at the peak.
The food is delicious. From the menu items, the steaks are great when paired with the mashed potatoes. They have an extensive wine list and their service is the best, bar none.