Located near the Capitol building in the historic Noble-Dawes House, Billy’s Restaurant has been a staple of downtown Lincoln’s dining scene for 30 years and the home away from the Capitol for senators during legislative sessions.
Inside the house, built in 1887, you will find a bar and dining area that offers diners a glimpse into the past.
Billy’s owner and executive chef, Nader Farahbod, is known for his ability to make you feel at home. Journal Star dining critic Jeff Korbelik said “Nader Farahbod may be the most personable owner/chef in Lincoln. You can find Farahbod, adorned in his white chef's coat and multicolored pants, cooking in the kitchen, behind the bar pouring a drink or on the floor serving a customer. He never stops moving. Or chatting, for that matter. I know people who go to eat at Billy's just for a chance to catch up with him.”
On the menu you’ll find a selection of beef, chicken, pork, veal, seafood and pasta entrees. Korbelik also wrote, “A favorite of mine is his rack of lamb, an item that's hard to find at other restaurants. I'm also partial to his pastas, which I've enjoyed on more than one occasion. His jumbo scallops served with penne pasta in a cream sauce is a current must-try.”
Billy’s seats just 80 people, so reservations are encouraged. You can make your reservations over the phone or online at the restaurant's website.
There is a reason Billy’s has lasted for 30 years in Lincoln’s ever growing community and this is because of their excellent service, quality food, and Farahbod’s magnetic personality.
To view a full menu and more information, visit the restaurant's website here.