The Flatiron Cafe
The Flatiron Cafe

The Flatiron Cafe

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theflatironcafe.com/
  • Phone: 4023443040x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Flatiron Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (76)romantic (62)fit for foodies (42)notable wine list (31)good for groups (22)neighborhood gem (22)scenic view (13)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Pleasant Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary. Great food and service. Relaxed, not rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special date
    DineNStyle
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Keeper
    SpeedGolfer
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We moved to Omaha a yr ago and found this gem. A family owned and all work there. A must see and eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • putter
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Omaha gem
    PCombs
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food & service recommend
    DayLilysandblueSky
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and food
    Disappointed2014VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We came to celebrate a special occasion and the food was very good and service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    Robert
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BenM
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Thank you for a very pleasant evening. Your restaurant is always high on our list of "special places".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wasn't disappointed
    lasertron
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing. Again.
    Robin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    aka31Auggie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Ambiance, Food, & Service
    KMBrowser
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kathy birthday
    Dining12
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I forgot how good this place is
    LocalOmahan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5th Anniversary Dinner
    cd20236
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great stop
    lovefood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yes and No
    Larry
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always high quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Flatiron has maintained a level of excellence for more than 15 years and never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They never disapoint
    MikeD
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Of My Favorite Restaurants
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Datenightmom
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flatiron Cafe
    Larry
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Ambiance:magnificent Food: very good. Veal chop was amazing! Service:exceptional My new favorite restaurant & server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    purplediner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    great place to relax and enjoy as a couple or with friends, especially if you go early
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    Jules
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flatiron
    TongueTip
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent service, outstanding food and great ambience. Those folks know how to take care of their patrons.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    CobidadVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect evening.
    luvtheflatironcafe
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best!
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    One of our favorites: Fantastic Food! Super Service! Quite Quiet!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dinner
    Reviewleboullin
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was fresh and planned out in perfect timing. Not rushed. Allison, our waitress, was bubbly and professional during the whole stay.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Fred
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Best in Omaha for fine dining. The ambience is just lovely, and the service is impeccable without being stuffy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    Bobbilama
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    Purrl
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ridetodine
    ridetodine
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Verry dissapointed
    NOTWHARIASKFOR
    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,
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DO NOT reserve through OpenTable
    Denverdiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Dining
    atetoomuch
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.