Boiler Room
Boiler Room

Boiler Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theboilerroomrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4029169274
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Kulik
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Follow The Boiler Room Restaurant on Facebook to receive updates on our frequent wine dinners with great importers and winemakers!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th and Jones
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Reserved street parking available immediately in front of the restaurant free of cost.
A word from Boiler Room
A converted boiler room in the Bemis Bag building, built in 1896, The Boiler Room is an ingredient driven modern American/French restaurant. Chef Paul Kulik's menu changes daily to reflect local farm product availability. Now open six days a week for dinner, offering hand crafted cocktails and an extensive domaine driven Old World wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Boiler Room reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)fit for foodies (79)romantic (73)notable wine list (72)neighborhood gem (40)hot spot (22)good for groups (18)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (9)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Amazingly Talented
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Boiler Room has some incredibly talented people on their staff, from chefs to bartenders. Though, I would say among the most talented was the bartender. His skill with creating specialized cocktail pairings with dishes was among the best. Not only did his cocktails taste amazing, but he looked like poetry in motion at his craft. Amazing experience and my husband and I will surely make the trip from Des Moines again and again for this experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun & Different
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great decor & atmosphere, loved the menu choices (not the same ol' same ol' that every restaurant seems to have), and everything was good. Thank-you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved It
    Funnos4food
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Boiler Room was recommended to us by the Chef of Grey Plume. We were taking our daughter out for dinner and it was perfect in every respect. She worked for The Bachelor Farmer for 3 years so is very particular. She love it as well. The service was excellent, the food was excellent and the environment was wonderful for all age groups. We will be back each time we visit Omaha.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Meal Ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I took my wife here for her 33rd birthday on a recommendation from a friend. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect meal. From start to finish everything was amazing, including the service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pattypoo
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food was very good. I like the atmosphere of the place with the brick walls. The only item was that I left a little hungry. The addition of a salad or soup course would be good. Perhaps it was there and I did not see it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was fabulous; the waiter a little less so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dale
    Dale
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food selection and variety was very good! We enjoyed watching the chef(s)/staff prepare and serve many different dishes. The openness is very appealing and refreshing to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    balletlover
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A group of friends and I were in town for the ballet, and were looking for a nice place to eat beforehand. The Boiler Room's atmosphere was wonderful, and the service was excellent. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful, explaining the menu, constantly checking up on us and even inquiring about our time in Omaha and wishing us a great time at the ballet later. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly Recommend
    brittanna75
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I can not say enough about this restaurant. Wonderful wine list, suburb cocktails, amazing ambiance, attentive wait staff & food like no other! It is pricey but 100% worth the experience. I look forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    PointForwardVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Extremely creative and well prepared dishes are what we have come to expect at Boiler room and this trip measured up as usual. Attentive friendly service is also the norm and Tim hit it out of the park with drink and food suggestions that were great on there own but wonderful when paired together. This is the ultimate foodie place. Be prepared to try something interesting - it will be delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    naturelover
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We ate at the Boiler Room for Omaha Restaurant Week 2014 and had an excellent meal. We had expected the food to be outstanding, and it did not disappoint. Head chef Paul Kulik does a great job. The vanilla panna cotta with diced pears was outstanding. The wine list was quite extensive. I loved the ambience as well--very open yet quiet, tables spaced far enough apart to allow for privacy, great artwork on the brick walls. Would absolutely come here again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Had a wonderful, memorable 10th anniversary dinner there. Thanks for all the personal service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your everyday place
    Micante
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I loved the way they restored the interior of this place! For the ambiance I would really recommend it. However their food is expensive and did not suit my taste. Not a place to go to when you're really hungry because serving is small and it takes a while for food to get to your table. They have a very good wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    One of Omaha's best; second only to the Grey Plume.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    GrasshopperVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    An absolutely outstanding find. We regularly travel from Chicago to Telluride and have made this a regular stop along the way. Great food and outstanding knowledgeable service with great wine recommendations. We believe this is one of the most consistently great restaurants anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boiler Room
    Alobar
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was OK, but just. It may be telling that one and maybe two different couples were seated, looked at the menu and left rather hurriedly. Food was OK, the sole was very good, but wouldn't recommend the Wagyu steak. Bread was a little odd, had a slightly burned crust which I sometimes like if it is served hot, but this was cold to begin with. The Tuna appetizer was very good. Highlight was desert which was very good as was the coffee. Didn't appreciate arriving 15 minutes early and being seated in clearly the worst seats in the house while other spots were available. Staff even mentioned it with a joke as if that made it OK. A little over pretentious from our perspective, others I know love the place. Server was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jura
    juraVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Thank you for making my Wife's Birthday a very special evening. The menu's with her name on them with champagne was a special suprise. Thanks's for the extra attention you gave her on your special night. The Best Restaurant in Omaha. My 1# Choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    davemiller
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We recently dined at the Boiler Room. This was our fourth time. Every time it has been a real treat. The waiter was great with wine pairings, but not so stuffy he couldn't have a real conversation about the menu. The menu is always changing. Excellent excellent excellent. I'd highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Twiggy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a group of 6 celebrating my husband's birthday. We went on a Friday night at 8:30. It was quiet with a relaxing ambience. Our waitress was spectacular and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to experience food
    MakerMan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I went to the boiler room for dinner during restaurant week. It also happens to fall on our anniversary. We enjoyed the food and cocktails very much. The ambience was nice and calm of the waitstaff very knowledgeable and friendly, and we felt no pressure to eat quickly and leave. Overall, one of the nicest dining experiences that we've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good, but could be better...
    spice
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We ordered the wagyu ribeye steak and the rabbit to share. The meat was good, but no defined vegetable or starch. Nice old downtown building with brick walls and statues, but the noise level was high like a cafeteria, so it didn't seem as romantic of a place. The waiter helped us pick a bottle of wine which was an Italian red wine, but it didn't turn out as good, so we drank half of the bottle and threw away the rest at home. The waiter was friendly and helpful in the beginning, but as soon as we gave him our food order, his personality and helpfulness turned 180 degrees and he seemed to be very withdrawn. Don't know what happened there. Overall, we won't go there again, but it's a good place to try one time for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Rock
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Me and my husband had a great time, the food was out of the park. Our waiter knew his stuff, wine pairing based on our food choices were on the mark. We love the whole look of the place and will be making a visit again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Boilerroom
    kaptaink
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Get a seat next to the stairs overlooking the cooks preparing your food, wait staff extremely attentive, every single question answered quickly, atmosphere fits the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Gerry
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary and everything was perfect. The printed menu noted our occasion, the 1985 Ch Montrose I brought was decanted and served with elegance.I had the squash blossoms and a beef entree and my wife enjoyed her pork belly first course with a Florida Red Fish as her main. The food was a ten on all counts. Following dinner we enjoyed a cheese tray with three locally crafted offerings including a goats milk, cows milk and bleu cheese served with a French fortified wine in place of a port. The mixologist produced a perfect Manhattan and a Tom Collins.Our waiter stands among the best there is in Omaha. Thanks to the kitchen staff as well. This was one of the best meals I have ever had in Nebraska.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The noise level was too loud. We had a hard time talking to each other at our own table
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    RTDLLD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We loved the venue and atmosphere and the service was exceptional. The menu was very limited as was the cheese plate appetizer we ordered. The mixed green salad was bitter. I had the flank steak and my wife had the chicken and neither were exceptional. Needless to say we passed on dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An eating experience
    Adventurous
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Creative cooking going on there... Our palettes were pleased with all dishes we had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Amazing food and an incredible bartender. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    citizens
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We chose the Boiler Room to celebrate a birthday. The service was excellent, cocktails were wonderful and the dinner was very well prepared. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fletch
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great space, bar drinks and food. The waiter had a "special" bottle of wine he pushed too hard, which we ended up having and was just OK. Not worth the $80. Caution suggested. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful inside and the food is great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wowed!
    Leslie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place is an Omaha gem- period. I am ashamed to say I'd never been to the Boiler Room before this weekend, but I'll be back soon. Wonderful place- great food, every bite was delicious. Tim was an amazing waiter, wine list was stellar. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    Free2be
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I have had wonderful food and dining experiences in our travels, this will be one we will put at the top of our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tmurph
    TmurphVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very disappointing wine list, not a single US Cabernet or Blend and no sommelier to assist with the Italian and French selection. Appetizers are better than the main courses.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boiler Room Excellent
    johnjet
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Boiler Room was an excellent restaurant. Food was amazing and the service was amazing. A restaurant that everyone in Omaha should try because you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant in Omaha!
    Zimm
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is by far the best restaurant my wife and I have been to since moving to Omaha metro in 2006. We like to go out to a nice restaurant about once a month and this one is a home run for anyone wanting a quiet, romantic place to eat with their significant other. We will be coming back very soon. Wait staff was excellent, food was excellent, and wine menu tops anything I have seen at a restaurant. Even better you don't have to worry about parking in the busy Old Market, they have reserved spots in front of the restaurant. Definitely add it to your list of places to eat out in the Old Market.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite in Omaha
    trynewfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We live in Colorado but whenever we're in Omaha we squeeze in time for dinner at the Boiler Room. The food and service are always excellent. We can count on some new food preparations to enjoy.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • prairiegirl
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Simply one of the best restaurants the USA has to offer--vibrant farm to table food, cooked with flare and respect that draws out and balances all the fresh flavors. That the restaurant also fills rooms in one of Omaha's wonderful old industrial buildings with beautiful art, flowers, and lighting adds to the pleasure of great food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous service and food
    OmahaFoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Highly skilled and attentive staff, and the food was perfect. We had the pork and flank steaks. Both were wonderful. The chocolate dessert is a stunner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soho in Omaha
    Reconner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here On a Saturday night. We found the restaurant to be a wonderful experience. The food was excellent as was the Service. The wait staff was attendant and our server (Sara) was most helpful with our selections from the menu. The decor of the restaurant is simple but elegant. The wine list is extensive. I ordered a Manhattan before dinner (the best I've had in Omaha) overall a pleasant evening. Would recommend to anyone looking for a reasonably priced night of dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate