J. Coco
J. Coco

J. Coco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jcocoomaha.com/
  • Phone: 4028842626
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am -2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Coco
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Chef's Viewing Room will accommodate parties up to 24. Computer/Audio-Visual capabilities. Please call for details
  • Private Party Contact: Scott or Erin 4028842626

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 52nd Street and Leavenworth Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a dedicated lot 1/2 block NE of the restaurant as well as street parking.
A word from J. Coco
j.coco is a locally and independently owned restaurant . We take great pride in our fresh-from-farm to plate foods, as well as our honest and sincere approach to the guest experience. In addition to a lively main dining room, we also have a state-of-the-art, intimate private dining room, which is often available on short notice. We accept reservations but always welcome "walk-in" guests. We offer amazing house made desserts. Our beautiful full service bar serves handcrafted cocktails and an excellent selection of wines. We are also happy to accommodate take out orders of any size for lunch or dinner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
J. Coco reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (103)fit for foodies (98)special occasion (87)romantic (43)great for lunch (41)great for outdoor dining (40)hot spot (36)notable wine list (32)good for groups (29)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    we had a great time great food, wine and service! Our server recommended some great dishes and specials. The sea bass special, and bread pudding were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food
    Cas123
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Husband and I dined here for the first time and will definitely return. I has beef medallions and he had sea bass. Unbelievable flavor! Savored every bite! Our server Catrina was also very personable and told us the history of the restaurant. This might just be the best place in Omaha!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Schoolrunner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Menu is varied but not too limited--nice choices. Had a great waiter. Waitress at table next to us was too loud, however Great wine list--needs more wine by the glass options, however. Would suggest to friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtoeat
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A good indication of what we think is we keep coming back. The food is outstanding as well as the service. As the restaurant fills up, it does get a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    annie9562
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wonderful food, great service, killer Brussel sprouts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food
    egg3VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I always enjoy coming here. The food is always good and it is a fun place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    ericajr
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Jenny and her staff do an awesome job. Service was fantastic and server was very knowledgeable about the menu items and specials. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and drink
    gotgroove
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Fun cocktail list and respectable wine list, however the food was the star of the show. Everything was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Krista12170
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I am in the f&b industry and this far exceeded my expectations. Well balanced cocktails, outstanding flavor profiles and great service. I will be back when I visit my daughter at college again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food but poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Server was insincere and almost seemed annoyed to wait on a four-person table. If the service was half as good as the food, it would have been a five star experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    OmahaLady
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We tried for the first time during restaurant week & loved it! Great atmosphere. Server wasn't the most friendly but the food was great! Would come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food - don't bring a baby
    TheAintzVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Was looking forward to trying JCoco and used restaurant week as an excuse to make it. Went on a Tue, made a early reservation and were on time. The Bad: The hostess and the waitress really had an attitude about us having our baby. We're talking about a restaurant with a kid's menu. And the regular menu has sandwiches on it, so it's certainly not fine dining from an experience perspective. Once we got sat, things got a little better, but our server either didn't like us having the baby or just wasn't a friendly person that night. The Good: The food is great and the actual table service was good. Really enjoyed the menu. Our group of four ordered from both prix fixe and regular menu. We'll definitely go back, hopefully without the drama.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't be back
    drdana16
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I dined at J. Coco as part of restaurant week. I was not overly impressed. The service was okay and the food was bland and lifeless. I could have absolutely made better food at home. We were seated next to the host stand and the host kept stacking menus behind my date's head. The wine pairing recommendation was awful (didn't pair at all) Extremely overpriced for the quality of food and service. I would not recommend and we I won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood entrees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Another fantastic meal at J. Coco's. Salmon never disappoints! My friends loved the Sea Bass entrée. Staff is always friendly and accommodating. My favorite place to eat in Omaha!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two Hour Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have eaten at J. Coco several times and have been impressed enough to return. With a 7:00 PM dinner reservation, we were promptly seated, placed our orders and served salad and wine in a normal time frame. After that, our entrees (both standards from the menu) were not delivered for over an hour with no check back or explanation. We did not have another commitment, so it did not cause a problem this time, but I would not usually plan on two hours for standard menu items if I were planning for another event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missing something.....
    Bigredmom
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was out-of-this world fabulous....but Maitre d' and waitress were coldly businesslike. We felt rushed. Perhaps it was because they did not anticipate a big tab??? A mom and her young adult daughter, celebrating her birthday? I had given the restaurant a "heads up" on the birthday--not mentioned at all. They were busy at first, but then 1/2 empty after our very quick dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • j.Coco and the Eagles
    gingerjinger
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    On our way to the Eagles concert on a Friday night... Something as classic and rocking as the Eagles needs a preconcert dinner to match... J.Coco delivered. We ate light... an amazing fall vegetable soup and salads, plus lush wine. Great vibe, great service, great food. Rock on J.Coco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    WingGirl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was the third time I've been to J Coco & it did not disappoint. It was a busy Friday night, but we had a great meal & were on time for our concert. The center cut rib eye was melt-in-your-mouth amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Bestcut
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've only been there twice, but it seems like the waiters and waitresses are very experienced. They are attentive, they know what they're doing, and they take great care of you. I went there with my mother and we had a fantastic meal. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, but room for improvement
    allaroundfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have been to J. Coco once before and the food was great like I remembered. (The sauce for the short ribs was over salted, but that was the only negative for food and probably chance). Our waiter was great, and the chef was very friendly. The real disappointment was the hostesses. We were about five feet away from the hostesses, and so we had to listen to their loud conversations all night as they continually huddled around their phones. What could have been a superb dining experience was out shadowed by a few teenagers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    Jammer
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first time to J Coco. Many friends said it was a great restaurant. So we tried it and had a great time. Everything was terrific from the service to the food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    Foodie1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Incredible food that makes your pallet dance! The sea bass & sole were perfect. Service was excellent & followed up with a fabulous dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loved it!
    Iwanttoeat10
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I took two friends who had never eaten there before and the said mmmm, and this is fantastic! If there weren't ladies, I think they would have licked their plates! Both said they would be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    You are always in for a treat when you dine at Jcoco. The food is outstanding and the service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    John
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had the Staff pick out our complete dinner with no input, and they hit everything 110% my wife and I totally enjoyed our 47 th Wedding Anniversary dinner. Thank you so much Everyone, great job, well be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    BellevueBob
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The night at j coco's was outstanding. Our table was ready at our reservation time. Megan did a great job as our server. The appetizers were very tasty and enough to share between the 6 of us. The dinners were good proportions and had great flavor. The desserts and after dinner drinks were a great way to cap off the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dinner
    faveats
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It just might be the best Sea Bass I have ever had. Was in North Carolina a few weeks back and had the Sea Bass and really enjoyed it. This was just flat out perfect. Would highly recommend! Great atmosphere for date night with the wife, as the service was great and you could tell the staff really enjoyed their job and made you feel appreciated. A must go if you are in Mid-town Omaha.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have eaten at JCoco's several times, and the food has always been excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Medallions
    SoutherntouristVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    First visit to J. Parking is fairly accessible. Greeted courteously then seated at bar while table opened up. Nice bar menu. An upscale Old Fashioned was good. Entrees were good not fantastic. Medium rare tenderloin medallions were on the cold side although nicely prepared. The accompanying sides were very good. A bit noisy when filled but got nice as the crowd thinned. All in all a nice evening with a nice meal. We'll give them another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual, J Coco is the greatest!
    ode2food
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Dinner at J. Coco is always good, but the other night was fantastic! The sea bass was outstanding, beet salad fab, wine chilled perfectly, coffee freshly brewed. This restaurant never fails to please, and it is my favorite in Omaha in every category. Thank you J. Coco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dinner
    Michael
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Forgive me, I do not remember the name of our server, but she did mention she was also the pastry chef. Other than being understaffed, our service very very good. The food was outstanding. The duck was some of the best I have ever had. I found the wine line to be very reasonable and full of gems. The dining room felt very cramped. If you would remove one of the 4 tops, that would help space things out a bit. My guests and I felt a bit packed in. Overall great dinner though. I will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous restaurant
    WineDine
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Love this restaurant! Atmosphere is great & staff the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good indeed
    ProfBog
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was very good indeed. Only two minor complaints. (1) The restaurant was a bit chilly. (2) One of us wanted to order the shrimp and grits without the tasso (ham), but we were told that it could not be prepared that way--this was a bit disappointing. What we did have was delicious. The prices were rather steep, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lamb
    NotAHusker
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The lamb dish was wonderful. My favorite dish. The noise level can be high, but was seated in back room where we ended up having a private evening. Never had a bad meal here as cooking prep is consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TomT
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Excellent food and wine, and the service was great. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Palettes were happy!
    CLSLLD
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Being foodies in Omaha is not always easy, however J Coco's stands tall amongst some of the best West Coast and international restaurants that we have been to. My partner is an executive chef and I was born into a family of wonderful Northern Italian cooks in the California wine country region. Our 14 year old son was raised with a very diverse palette, and everyone of us was beyond satisfied with the wide range of flavors, beautiful visual presentations, and generous portions of amazing food. J Coco's offers the best food, service, ambiance, front of house to back of house service that we have experienced in the culinary offerings in Omaha. Bravo to the owner/chef!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I do not get to go out very often, and J. Coco was definitely an experience to remember. Good food, great staff and very accommodating to our young children. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit disappointed
    cmarie123
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a large group with some children (10 people), so we made a reservation. Despite our reservation we still waited over 30 minutes to be seated. The tables are crowded rather close together and it was difficult to get in and out of our seats b/c they were so close to the bar. It was very noisy and difficult to talk to anyone except the person right next to me. For the most part, I thought the food was fine, but a bit overpriced. I had a hamburger. It was a little dry, but didn't taste bad. We got a mushroom risotto appetizer that was actually quite amazing, but very small for the price. I like the idea of this restaurant (lots of locally sourced food) more than the execution of it. I would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite
    Latte
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My favorite for lunch. Going back next week. The tuna salad is fabulous. I could have it every day.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oxbow writing project
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We use J'Coco for our end of institute celebration and we love the food and atmosphere and special treatment. It's a great way to end our summer together. It's also nice to be close and convenient to UNO.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.