Omaha Prime
Omaha Prime

Omaha Prime

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.omaha-prime.com/
  • Phone: (402) 341-7040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Closing
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mo Tajvar
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We cater any time and place to the customers specification.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have three private rooms at Omaha Prime that can accommodate up to 45 guests. The menu for private parties can be created on an individual basis to accommodate the requests of our guests. We look forward to assisting you plan your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: Mo Tajvar 4023417040

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Howard and Harney
  • Parking: Public Lot
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Omaha Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
63% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (14)romantic (11)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (6)notable wine list (6)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Expected better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Thought we would have had better steaks. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    TinyTim
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Omaha Prime has fantastic ambiance and the service was commendable! The food, however, while tasted good, was over-priced. I was expecting much better. For the prices that they set, I was expecting to be blown away. I wasn't. Sadly, I won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • retireddoc
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The service and ambiance were good. The meal did not meet our expectations as a steakhouse serving "prime" beef. The meat choice does not include sides, they are an additional charge so be prepared for a large tab.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OP is past its Prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Sad to see this once great chophouse grow so quiet. Granted Tuesday nights may not be prime time, there were only 2 other tables filled out of 20+ which made for a bit of an awkward dinner with our business guests.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We essentially were the only group in the place. Second time and business both times was slow. The waiter and waitress did not smile. Felt like they were judging us since we did bring our own wine. The steaks were done perfect and tasty.
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  • Put Omaha Prime on your list
    orgullodemexico
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I made a last minute decision and luckily through Open Table I was able to secure a table, even though it was Friday night and the Old Market area was packed. It was nice to see the male wait staff dresses in the old traditional white service jackets. I started with lobster bisque in a puff pastry which was served very hot, the pastry was light and flaky and the bisque had rich flavor. I chose the 24 Oz Porterhouse along with creamed spinach. The steak was cooked to perfection, was tender and full of the grilled charred taste that I love. I do plan to return during my next visit to Omaha. Parking can be an issue on Friday/Saturday nights. I walked from a nearby hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    ImpressedVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Went to Omaha Prime with 13 others. The others were pleased with their meal. I ordered the bone-in filet and asked that it be cooked medium. It was served well-done. The server took it back and the second piece was more like medium rare and had to be taken back. The quail wrapped with bacon appetizer was delicious. The vegetable sides were ok. I was impressed in part but also somewhat disappointed when a steakhouse has difficulty cooking the steak to the liking of the customer. The others were quite satisfied with nether dishes. Must be luck of the draw!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food, good service
    LLLdinner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent evening I would highly recommend for a lovely, romantic evening of great food and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Jazzy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food and wonderful staff. It was my parents 51st anniversary and they had a rose at the table for my mom. Excellent customer service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steaks, slow service
    TTMC
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Front staff was great in greeting us in. Server was slow throughout the night. His wine service was eradict, at times splashing wine as he was pouring it. Steaks all around the table was on point and tender. Sides were just OK. The ambiance was nice in this old looking restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    bjgent
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dined as a group of four. Bacon wrapped quail appetizers were excellent. All soup and salad choices were loved by all. We all ordered steaks and all were top notch. Desert was excellent as was the wine selection. Service was impeccable. Do yourself a favor and dine here if you get the chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Dinner
    King537
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I would have preferred to sit in a more business atmosphere versus outside on the balcony but everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good steak, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Located upstairs in a building in the Old Market district Omaha Prime is easy to miss. We walked into the downstairs area and no one was around at 8:30 PM. When the hostess showed up she did not have our reservation, even though we booked it through Open Table two days in advance. Their reservation book was an old-fashioned green ledger - it is an old steakhouse in Omaha, so don't expect iPads with menus. They found us a table right away, and the service from then on was great. The Caesar salad was good not great, the sides (bacon sprouts and mushrooms) were very good but the star was the bone-in ribeye. For the price, this is one of the great steak values around. Our server was great, stopping to chat several times. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Supreme Destination for Dining
    2travelers
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Set in the second floor of an original, refurbished warehouse, this restaurant sports immaculate cleanliness, the most attentive and friendly service one could ever ask for and food which is second to none. The Filet Mignon can almost be cut with a fork, and the sides are something special. Among restaurants in NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Vienna, Paris and Milan, Omaha Prime is the equal of any we have ever patronized. When in Omaha, this is a place not to miss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Omaha Prime - Anniversary
    CDWitte
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The restaurant was nice, they had a good atmosphere which was very formal. It was a great place for a romantic evening like an anniversary. The staff were great and brought out all the cuts of meat they offer. Even though I had already know the Porterhouse was going to be mine. Me and my wife both got the porterhouse, A baked potato to share (it was huge), and asparagus. The asparagus was cooked perfect and I requested that they grill it rather than steam it, and it was no issue. Once the steak cam I knew I was at the right place. Tender, Juicy and cooked to specification; this is a steak I will remember. This all comes at a price though, and it may have been a little high for the experience. Expect to pay about $100 a person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent steak house menu and delicious! The server was helpful. And the atmosphere - quiet. We went early and were able to get a table without a problem.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 141 reviews are from the Omaha Prime reviews archive.
  • flipper
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food and service were awesome. A little pricy, but I knew it before I went in. We even got a free dessert for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive for what it is
    iAmOtto506
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Plain and simple, save some cash and get an exponentially better meal by going to J's on Jackson (Jackson Street, Old Market). The Omaha Prime steaks were good, but not for the price. J's on Jackson has better steaks for less. Sides are served a la carte and are unnecessarily expensive. Hostess and waitstaff were very friendly, but I didn't drop $250 for small-talk. For the cost and what it is, I won't be going back--one visit is enough for "bragging rights," though there isn't too much to brag about.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed in our Meal
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The outside seating for Omaha Prime is wonderful and our server was great, it was only the food that was disappointing. With so many choices in Omaha, we will not be returning.
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  • Omaha Tradition
    Robaroo
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I have been fortunate to attend the College World Series a number of times and on each occasion enjoy dinner the Sunday night before the Championship Series at Omaha Prime. Our server Shannon was excellent this year. Highly recommend the Omaha Prime Salad. Cannot miss with any of the steak options. This year I enjoyed the Filet Mignon. Many good a la carte side choices: bacon sprouts, blue cheese potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, asparagus and spinach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect birthday!
    ldp2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I asked for a quite table in the corner with a particular bottle of wine. When we got there they had the table set up with the wine. Host and waiter were very pleasant and wished my wife a Happy Birthday. Great food, wine and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so service and mediocre food.
    TKnight
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Upon arriving, we were seated, but did not receive menus. After 15 minutes, we still had not received menus, water or had not even been approached by the wait staff. We finally retrieved menus ourselves from the bar. The wine list was small and poorly presented, as it only had about 25 listings and the specialty wine card was outdated. The meals themselves were very mediocre, with the highlight being the sides. The steaks were very mediocre at best. As a group, we like to linger and enjoy the ambiance after the meal, but, we couldn't get out of there fast enough. Not what we expected and certainly not on the 'return' list.
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  • Great for Steaks
    Professor
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Omaha Prime is one of my favorite steakhouses anywhere in the US. The ambience is relaxing, service is outstanding and the steaks are the best! I travel alot and eat in some good restaurants but this is my favorite - a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    DiNTX
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is a great place in the Old Market District of Omaha. Great steaks and perfect place for a nice quiet evening of food and fellowship among friends or business colleagues. I would highly recommend this for that special evening, date night or business dinner with prospective clients, or employee appreciation!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quaint Second Floor Patio
    KCTraveller
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The restaurant is in the Old Town district of Omaha, which in itself is an amazing atmosphere. The restaurant has two floors. The ground floor is setup for a quite dinner for two and the second floor more for family dinners. However, there is a quaint second floor patio looking over a covered ally. The ally is very lively and creates just enough noise to make you feel like you are surrounded by the hustle of the city, but enough out of view to allow for a romantic dinner. On top of the ambiance of the place, the food was amazing. The steak was cooked to perfection and the lamb chops were the best I have had. All of the vegetables were steamed just right and the baked potato not overly cooked. As for the staff, they were perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We ended up going on a quiet evening. Food and the wine that the server recommended were good. The blue cheese potatoes were not as good as advertised. The steaks were done perfectly and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • berkshier hathawau
    agland
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had dinner the night before berkshier meeting so place was busy
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    Steakonit
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Staff was friendly, informative, and attentive. Steak (filet) was prepared as requested and tender and full of flavor. Excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    Firsttimelasttime
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Not the greatest, especially considering the price. We were well into the three figures for two of us with no drinks. Filet was not tender and nothing stood out as exceptional. It looked as if they raised prices for the Berkshire weekend as the online menu prices were lower.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab
    Nomers377
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Loved the personal attentive service and the food was divine. Try the quail breasts wrapped in bacon yum. Steak was perfect!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    NascarVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Tried Omaha Prime for the first time. Usually go to Sullivan's or Mahogany's when entertaining clients in town. Thought something new was in order. Looked online and saw they had good ratings. Unfortunately, our experience was not good. The service was average. The restaurant was not very busy. Where they sat us turned out to be very hot...and uncomfortable. There were six in our group and 4 of the 6 complained of the temperature. We asked for them to cool it down...which they finally did as we were well into our dinner. After dinner, I compared notes with my guests...who are all executives with a large Omaha based company...and all were disappointed in their meals. The steaks were tough to eat and full of gristle. Not good!
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  • Excellent steaks. Salad dressing
    Visitor
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Excellent steaks. Salad dressing was very good. Shared vegetables excellent and more flavorful than other steak houses but barely enough to stare with another . Our waiter, Terry, was engaging and informative about the food and of Omaha. The wine list was short but had an adequate breadth of wines under $50-75. Most could be ordered by the glass. Overall a more enjoyable dining experience than most other steak houses, especially chains.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Food was very good and the service was excellent. Steak and sides very good...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were very disappointed.
    Terry
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We were very disappointed. Our reservation wasn't recorded. The steaks were subpar as was the waiter. We will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter not a foodie
    HollyandDaveVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Steaks were great of course. You can order sauces which come on the side. If you are going as a couple, don't bother ordering two of the same sauce because you can share. The pepper sauce is really boring and reminded me of A-1 without the kick. Our waiter recommended it. He also said the caesar salad is the best in town. He is mistaken.. it was a plain old caesar that you could create yourself with a bag from the grocery store. One bright spot was the lobster bisque. It is a wonderful creamy soup in a cream puff. Delicious but I didn't really taste the lobster. Beware it may be the most expensive restaurant in town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid steak house
    AlexGG
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dining in the passageway is romantic, and the service knows how to provide a great experience. They are trained in the little details of fine dining, which is much appreciated! The steak is good meat and prepared as ordered-- nothing more, nothing less. The sides were a little wanting for portions, though. An excellent dining experience! Just wish the price were moderated a little; it's easy to spend over $100/person.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time. Won't be our last!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went to Omaha Prime for Valentine's Day. Good food. Great service. A very enjoyable evening. Perfect for special occasions!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service/expensive place
    Dinedaround
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    the food was very good but a very poor experience. The wait for water was 15 minutes. The waiter Dillon first came to our table he greeted us then informed us he would be back with menus once we settled in. 1/2 hour later he finally brought us menus and acted surprised we were ready to order after a few minutes. There were at least 50 dirty wine glasses sitting on top of the bar the entire time we were seated and they were obviously understaffed. The hostess who seated each party yelled out "who's next" to the waiting patrons instead of checking the reservation book which we thought was very inappropriate given it is supposed to be a "high end" restaurant. For the kind of money we spent it was a disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected a LOT more!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had reservations for 7:00 on Valentine's. Showed up on time, girl at the door crossed our name off the list and we joined the other 6 couples standing in the bar are. no bartender. The hostess seating people would walk down the stairs every couple of minutes and announce "Who's next?". No organization what so ever. Finally got seated around 7:30. Our waiter acted like he didn't much want to be there, just going through the motions. The place was noisy, the "Hostess" refilled my water glass and also filled the small plate that my dinner roll was sitting on with water too. The food was very good, my compliments to the chef. However, everything else was WAY below average. I expect a lot more when I am dropping $175.00 for dinner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over priced and over valued
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Extremely over priced for the overall experience. Limited menu for Valentine's Day is understandable but NOT a worth the expense.
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    • Noise LevelModerate