Stokes Grill & Bar - West
Stokes Grill & Bar - West

Stokes Grill & Bar - West

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stokesomaha.com/
  • Phone: 4024980804
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:00 - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm.
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest
  • Executive Chef: John Ursick
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Stokes features the delicious creations of Chef John Ursick and our Catering and Banquet coordinator, Ellen Osborne. Our catering team has the experience to accommodate any situation.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dodge and 136 at Boys Town exit
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You will not have to hassle with parking at Stokes. We have a large parking lot in front of our building.
A word from Stokes Grill & Bar - West
Stokes is a locally owned restaurant that features: Steaks and beef from Nebraska, fresh seafood, and daily specials, all with an imaginative southwestern touch. Stokes also features an award winning wine list with over 30 wines offered by the glass. Bottles of wine on the non-reserve list are featured as half priced on Tuesday evenings and Friday and Saturday evenings after 9:00 p.m. The restaurant features one of the a great patio for you to enjoy on a great Nebraska evening. Stokes also offers a wide array of off premise catering for any occasion or group. Our freshest location offers the Best Happy Hour Specials in town!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Stokes Grill & Bar - West reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)great for lunch (10)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (10)great for outdoor dining (9)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)special occasion (2)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Tasty food - Exceptional Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I went to Stokes for dinner. Both if us chose taco dinners. Mine was the fish tacos with tilapia. My dish had a bit of an Asian flare to it. It was a good meal; not exceptional. The rice and beans were flavorful. Our wait person, Reagan, was vet personable. She was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch meetings
    dared2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A majority of my lunch meetings are being conducted here. Everyone lately has suggested Stokes as the place they want to meet for lunch. It has proven to be a good place for food and business conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food ! Excellent service!
    Elkhorn
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Staff went above and beyond to make it a "good food, great Friends night"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My fav restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food with unique flavors. Great service. Love it for lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stokes West
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I was pleased to see Stokes west changed their menu making it similar to the downtown Stokes. The service was fine but somewhat unorganized. We just started to enjoying our appetizer when our main course came out. Bad timing.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friends gathering
    DateNight
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Overall the experience was pretty good, although the food was pretty expensive for what it was. 11 dollars for a cheese dip appetizer? For 30 a person, probably would go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Diablo
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food and service excellent. Top shelf margarita was terrible !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    VIPOTVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Always a great meal that doesn't take forever to serve. The wine list is fabulous! We live right by this restaurant so you could say we are "regulars"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food
    Muffins
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Great place to celebrate a birthday! The food is excellent, a variety of dishes but pricey. The wait staff is usually great, a few are a bit snotty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 69 reviews are from the Stokes Grill & Bar - West reviews archive.
  • Used to be better
    TGYRLYVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my mom for mother's day. Our food came out cold. Stokes used to be the gold standard for tilapia fish tacos. Unfortunately, they have gotten worse over the years. The sauce has changed, not for the better. The last three times I have ordered the fish tacos they have been wet, and the tortillas were soggy. Our food was a let down, but our server was exceptional. She was informative, attentive and cheerful. A positive was that our group of 6 was seated at a big round table which was conducive for conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had great service from the wait staff and manager. They went beyond and above to make us happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stokes
    PorcarsVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great service the food was exceptional as usual. Regan was our waitress, she was outstanding
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, a little loud
    Dennis
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Great food. The fish traces were outstanding. A little loud for my comfort, but others may enjoy that atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but expensive for what you get
    Diningfamily
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Food was good but expensive - bill averaged over $20 per person for what amounts to Mexican food - each party had either enchilada or taco/fajita plate.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst meal we ever had at Stokes
    susieVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We have been to Stokes many times. This was the worst meal we have ever had. There were 4 of us dining. All 4 of us thought it was terrible. The Chicken tortilla soup, which came after the main course, tasted litke dish water. The corn chowder tasted like cake batter. We all had the famous, and usually delicious Sharon's chicken enchiladas, they were terrible.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy lunch scene
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    My first time at Stokes - West for lunch. Very busy, average food, good service but very loud. If you are trying to have a business lunch meeting, I would consider a different location because of the noise level. Overall, of you have a casual lunch meeting, I would recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy but Good Food
    SpeedGolfer
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    As Sr. citizens, we have trouble with our hearing. This restaurant was just too noisy for us. They had great food and the server was excellent. Being just off the Dodge Expressway it is easy to get to. If you want to enjoy the great food but have trouble with the noise, we would recommend going earlier in the evening. Kudo
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant
    DrmmVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great food, great drinks, unusual texmex, bbq, unique wood stove flavor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The drinks were weak at best,
    TAPP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The drinks were weak at best, it was noisy, food was on a 1-10 scale a 4. We won't go back. That's all you really need to know.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So-So
    Underwhelmed
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We have been to Stokes before at its previous location so we wanted to see the new location. Easy to get into because it wasn't too busy but service was very slow/easily distracted and besides my husband's Mexican platter, the food was lacking in seasoning and the creme brûlée was burnt in the middle and cold around the edges. We may give it another try, but it won't be on the top of our list anymore.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Moving them through on NYE
    CJOmaha
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We dined at Stoke's for New Year's Eve. Our waiter was attentive. However, we received our meals shortly after receiving our appetizers. Either the kitchen was working ahead of their tickets or our waiter should have delayed submitting our entree orders. We like quick service so I guess I shouldn't complain, but it felt like they were trying to rush us out of there. The only other "issue" we had was that my husband ordered the Spicy Shrimp for dinner. He was disappointed when his "meal" arrived as it really should have been on the appetizers menu. It was a bowl of spiced oil and shrimp, served cocktail style with tortillas and a piece of crustini. Hardly a meal and way too oily, the spices settled at the bottom of the bowl of oil.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliably terrific
    Jammer
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Can count on the staff at Stokes to make everything right!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy this restraunt
    Jules
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Miss the old location. It was quieter and quaint. Their food is great however and I am glad that they are doing so well in their new location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service excellant.
    Bill
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Food and service excellant. The specials were the best. Looking forward to our next visit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Steak
    ClarkeVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Appetizers were very good. The steaks were mediocre.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night!
    AD85
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The food was delicious! It exceeded our expectations and come out in no time! Try the Roasted Corn Chowder, you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Had a good time. i had a spicy pasta dish which i would recommended to anyone who can handle the heat. My wife had Sharons chicken enchiladas which are excellent and good for 2 meals. Good 1/2 wine bottle specials too.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Kamily
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    My husband and I first went to the Stokes downtown and loved the food and the atmosphere. We were so excited to find out they added another location out West and were just as please with everything there. Our waitress was wonderful, the food was amazing and we had a great time! We will definitely go again and already recommended it to a few friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week
    vistaviewer77
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    FIrst time to dine at this location and decided to try based on menu offerings for restaurant week. Very impressive! So easy to make a reservation with open table and I would recommend doing that and will continue to do that in the future. Food was very creative and nicely plated with ample portions. Service and presentation felt like being on a cruise ship in the dining room. Food temperature was excellent and cooked as ordered. Parking is ample and easy although finding the correct parking lot for this restaurant was a little confusing. Impressive wine list with nice wines for ordering by the glass yet many selections of top shelf wines for the serious drinker.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went there for Omaha Restaurant
    HappyHourHappyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Went there for Omaha Restaurant Week! Great fusion of American and Mexican! And a light and tasty creme brulee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Bobbi1
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Nothing better than Sharon's enchiladas! Service is really good too
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    ChestersSweetHeat
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Bradley took care of us from the moment we were seated until our last sip of Malbec on the patio. We ordered the Bananas Fargo first,because my Dad always said, "life's short order dessert first." He was very attentive and even had the chef adjust a recipe to accommodate a food allergy. The food was well portioned and came out in a timely fashion. His suggestions were spot on and each dish was delicious. We will be frequent visitors to Stokes West.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh?
    Out42
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I wasn't that impressed as a whole with Stokes. It felt very "chain" restaurant. They had a great wine and beer list but our server didn't know much about any of the drinks. They ended up bringing the beers my husband asked about so he could just "read the label for himself." We went on a Husker game night so it wasn't terribly loud or crowded, we had made reservations but they definitely weren't needed. It was a bonus though because it was easy to talk. Our food came out quickly but oddly it wasn't terribly warm. My husband had a shrimp enchilada that he just said was okay and nothing special. I had a chicken mushroom pasta in cream sauce that ended up tasting like a giant mushroom.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level was high, food
    Diningfamily
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Noise level was high, food is most always good other than the grilled salmon was a bit over cooked.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southwest Flair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    When I think about Stokes, I think about Southwest food with a bit of a kick. There are also many wood-fired, smoky menu choices. And, a nice selection of foods on their gluten-free menu. Great casual restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cramp in birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    This was my first time at Stokes. I took a girlfriend of mine for her birthday. Due to the fact that she had her paper temp licence that everyone gets when they renew it Stokes said it is their "company policy" not to serve alcohol to those people. This was very upsetting and does not make sense since everyone gets them. She chose for us to stay because of Sharon's enchiladas (which is said to be amazement on a plate) overall it was a good experience but I will only be going back to try Sharon's enchiladas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Elkhorn
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    I wasn't sure what to expect when they moved locations The food ,decor & service was and still excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service As Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    I am always impressed by the service at Stokes. Never has the service not been wonderful! That you can not say about too many places! I am not sure what kind of magic they put in the Ahi Tacos, but I am pretty sure that is my favorite food at the moment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table for 10
    Diner2VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Some of our party was late for the reservation and stokes was very accommodating. Wait staff were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meatless options
    Skidiner
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Was pleasantly surprised by the number of meatless dishes on the menu. Restaurant was a bit loud, but that was mostly due to an obnoxious group of middle-aged women at a table near the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic