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The Flatiron Cafe
The Flatiron Cafe

The Flatiron Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theflatironcafe.com
  • Phone: (402) 344-3040
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Chef Rob Hill
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howard St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Flatiron Cafe
The Flatiron Cafe's staff has been happily serving the theater crowd, business travelers and those celebrating special occasions since 1995.


Chef Rob Hill oversees the preparation of the evenings special dishes. We're always on the look out for exceptional wines to add to our list. Please come.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I took my wife for her Birthday and the service was great, food was excellent, and so was the wine. The prices are a bit high. For two with an appetizer, two meals, and a $40 dollar bottle of wine it was about 160 with tip. For her special date they also gave us a wonderful mousse dessert."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We moved to Omaha a yr ago and found this gem. A family owned and all work there. A must see and eat."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "food,service very good. moving a table in while we were eating in a small space not good. especialy when the resturant was not crowded nobody waiting. really made the experiance seem well like a McDonalds. food very worth the money well presented and our waitress well fantastic. place needs to open the floor a bit. at this level i expected more."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The Flatiron cafe is one of our favorites. It offers a great atmosphere and fabulous food. Wonderful for a special night out or to entertain out of town visitors. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This was the best steak we have ever had. I highly recommend the Flat iron food, service making a special occasion memorable."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We came to celebrate a special occasion and the food was very good and service was wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We stayed at the Magnolia Hotel and walked down the street to the Flatiron Cafe. We had a wonderful dinner, good food, nice atmosphere, and good service."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Thank you for a very pleasant evening. Your restaurant is always high on our list of "special places"."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The staff really helped to make a great evening for my wife and I. She had a wonderful time. We will continue to go there for the foreseeable future. We had the special tenderloin with lobster and it was fantastic. The atmosphere is very inviting and that has a lot to do with the cheery and professional staff."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I ducked into the flatiron for some drinks and dessert on a Thursday. It was a pretty slow night, which surprised me, and we were seated right next to another couple even though the whole restaurant was open--I would have appreciated a little more privacy. The ambiance is low-energy and the decor is very dated, but as soon as the food and drinks were served I was on cloud nine. I had the orange basil cheesecake and a chocolate mousse dessert, as well as a whiskey sour. They have great steaks here too, which I'll be back for next time!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I always love the Flatiron for special meals. This anniversary dinner was exceptional because we had an incredible waitress who ensured we had the perfect meal. The lobster was a special treat for this Maine girl, sweet and prepared perfectly. Every course was just outstanding. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and service at The Flat Iron Cafe. Excellent lamb chop entree for the first plate. Went early to avoid the 7 pm crowd. They no longer serve lunch, just the evening meal. Check the menu before going and look up many of the unfamiliar words for simple food, as it will make your selection much easier. And ask if you don't understand the menu selection. Price is about the same as a good restaurant, the cost per glass was more than I excepted. If you are looking for a good Nebraska steak select a different place. The meat selection is good, but you will not see the big cuts of steak here. I would go back for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Nestled in the heart of downtown Omaha, the Flatiron was a great place for dinner with our business associates. Others were there for special occasions. It seemed that everyone was pleased. The service was friendly, attentive, & professional. The food was creative and tasty with an artistic presentation, as well as ample portions. They have a good wine selection too. Although in a downtown location, the entire dining area is surrounded by windows, which provides a pleasant, entertaining view of the square. Prices were moderate to expensive, but what one should expect in a quality establishment. I'd go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Excellent meal. Great service. Great and unusual choices. Food came hot with excellent presentation. Did not feel rushed. Quite noisy when first seated...because we had a very leisure meal...noise did not remain a factor. Excellent first plate sampler."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Haven't been to the Flatiron in awhile and I have been missing out. The food and service was excellent. Need to go here more often."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had another lovely dinner at this restaurant. Our first was the night of our engagement and it too was a real special experience. The Flat Iron Cafe has a great atmosphere and the meal was really good!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Living in OMaha my whole life I figured i must try flatiron, so i did to celebrate my 3 year anniversary. Teh food was spectacular as was the service. The overall ambience is quiet and a bit secluded being just away from downtown. This is now one of my favorite restaurants in OMaha. Will be back"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food & service were impeccable. My wife's veal chop was sensational. My Sea Bass was delish except the cold asian slaw served beneath the Sea Bass totally detracted from the magnificence of the main ingredient. Would have been stellar if served with a rice or noodle accompaniment, allowing the Sea Bass to shine. The Chef, instead of trying to show off, should know that with such a fabulous piece of fish, less is much better!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The Flatiron has maintained a level of excellence for more than 15 years and never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The single biggest problem I have with this establishment is the menu is so good it is almost impossible to choose which items to order. The menu is original without being so exotic I have to struggle to find something I can eat. IT'S ALL GOOD! On this last visit I finally decided the only way to solve my dilemma is to visit until I've eaten everything from the menu if that's even possible."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Always love dining at the Flatiron; it is a "cut above" other restaurants in the city. Menu has variety. Food is outstanding. Service is the best."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We like that they always have new offerings when we return to The Flatiron Café. The service is always top notch and knowledgeable about how the food is prepared (my husband likes to ask questions!). On this visit, we had salmon and a chicken dish - both were excellent. I would have liked to see a sangria or other light summer wine cocktail on the menu, but the wine I had was a good alternative. Hubby chose a cheesecake dessert, which was good, and I enjoyed coffee with Bailey's. All in all, another great experience at The Flatiron!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Ambiance:magnificent Food: very good. Veal chop was amazing! Service:exceptional My new favorite restaurant & server!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "great place to relax and enjoy as a couple or with friends, especially if you go early"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I live in omaha and must say I don't know why I don't go to this restaurant more often. There is a lot of choices, the seafood is always great. Pleanty of appetizers that seem to change with seasons! Love it!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent service, outstanding food and great ambience. Those folks know how to take care of their patrons."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Awesome food!! We actually held our wedding reception here 13 years ago and returned here for our anniversary dinner. We were not disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've been to Flatiron a number of times. We thought the menu had grown tired, but saw a new menu recently and thought we'd give it a try again. It was excellent. They had a steak and lobster tail special that was outstanding. But everyone's food was great and the service was spot-on."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening at Flatiron Cafe on Saturday night. Our waitress was friendly and very informative. She had many suggestions for wine that we might enjoy. The menu offers many wonderful choices. Our salads were very good and my husband's Lobster Bisque was delicious. We all enjoyed our entrees and the wine pairings were just perfect. The atmosphere is so romantic and we enjoy the fact that it was not noisy even though there was a large group eating there when we were. A very enjoyable evening!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "One of our favorites: Fantastic Food! Super Service! Quite Quiet!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was fresh and planned out in perfect timing. Not rushed. Allison, our waitress, was bubbly and professional during the whole stay."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great menu selection, wonderful food, excellent service. I was traveling through and stopped for dinner, not knowing what to expect. Now this place is on my list of all time favorites. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Best in Omaha for fine dining. The ambience is just lovely, and the service is impeccable without being stuffy."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at the Flatiron Café for our anniversary. The food selection was great, and prepared to perfection. Our waitress was amazing. She was very personable and friendly. Maybe it was the stiff drinks, but I sought out the manager after dinner to let her know how great of a job our waitress had done. We will absolutely go back to the Flatiron Café."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We've eaten here many times and always enjoyed the whole experience. But this time was over the top. Partially because we were celebrating an award one of our group had just been told he was getting. But our server really got into our celebration and made it truly memorable. It was a very special occasion and will remain one of our top dining experiences for years to come. Bravo to all!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal before attending Wicked. Excellent service and the food was elegant and delicious. A bit surprised they didn't tell us that the kale salad would be an extra charge. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I specifically ask for the end table in my reservation. I was very upset when I arrived and found that the table was already occupied. My wife and I where taking our Granddaughter out for a very special evening and I never even received a note to let me know that the table was not available. I don't think very much of a restaurant that does not honor a request of a quest. I will not be back unless you make restitution for this error. We told our Granddaughter that we would have that table and when we did not get it. it ruined what should have been a GREAT evening. Thanks a lot for not honoring a quest request. I will be posting this same thing to my face book and restaurant reviews. Very disappointed, "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We made reservations here to celebrate my daughter's college graduation--made the reservation SEVERAL weeks in advance, through OpenTable. Two days before our meal, I received a call stating that our requested time was unavailable because the manager "FORGOT" to block out that time, and had already given that table away to theater-goers, so could I please change my plans? Now the food was excellent, and the service was very good, but I would caution you to DOUBLE-CHECK your OpenTable reservation by making a phone call to confirm--although every other restaurant that I have booked through this website has never had a problem."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife, daughter, sister, and two friends celebrated our fortieth wedding anniversary at the Flatiron Restaurant. It is pricey but worth every penny. We had great food and great wine, and the service was outstanding. We will eat there again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The best part of our experience at the Flatiron was the waiter. We were unsure of our wine selection, and he was happy to bring us 4 different options to try before we made a decision. The wine we did end up with was GREAT, and we had several glasses. The food was good, and we enjoyed having options to try not normally offered at other restaurants. We also had dessert, also good - my friend had the Lithuanian Torte, which was dry, and she wished she had tried a different option. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014