Boiler Room

4.6
1506 reviews
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Contemporary American
A converted boiler room in the Bemis Bag building, built in 1896, The Boiler Room is an ingredient driven modern American/French restaurant. Chef Tim Nicholson's menu changes daily to reflect local farm product availability. Now open six days a week for dinner, offering hand crafted cocktails and an extensive domaine driven Old World wine list.
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BK
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server was almost too non-pretentious. It took almost 15 minutes before we even discussed the menu, and he was rather nonchalant. My wife's tilefish entree was fantastic, well-paired flavoring. The Yukon potato gnocchi was superb. My porchetta had promise, but it seemed to have too many flavors competing and not pairing. Good, but not great. Our server did recommend great wine pairings for each of our entrees, and the cheese board was well done. Overall, Boiler Room is still really cool, and we appreciate their willingness to keep the menu fresh.

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JK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef made me a special plant based dinner that was so special and fantastic and won me over. I will be back! Food is so hearty and also delicious and the staff is attentive.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

A little disappointing this time around. Unfortunate for the cost.

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LF
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Thank you

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and the service was great! Will go back again. We really enjoyed our evening.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Amazing service. Outstanding place overall. Keep rocking out some of the best food in Omaha, chef.

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J
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Pork belly app, as well as the charcuterie board we’re outstanding. Duck entree and pork entree were also well executed. Desserts were ok, creative, but I felt like just barely missed the mark for my pallet. Still executed well, it was just a personal thing. The only thing I felt uncomfortable with was the service and wine list. I don’t drink wine, but kind of felt pressured when ordering. The recommendation based on my tastes was outstanding though. Overall, great night out. From A semifinalist for a Beard award though, I would expect nothing less. Congratulations.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was out ten year wedding anniversary and we chose the boiler room because of its reputation. We had heard so much about it that we had to go. Thank you to the staff and thank you to the chef for an amazing meal.

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G
Omaha
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place I need to go there more often.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Just didn’t feel we had attention level of our waiter this time as we have had in past experiences.

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and great services! Cocktails were awesome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable atmosphere!

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loft seating above the open kitchen was nice. The food was amazing, we have no complaints there. The host was our only complaint, kinda gave us a 'are you in the right spot' attitude when we came in and seemed in a rush to get us out. Overall the experience was great and we'll visit again.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing that came close to being better than the food was the service. We had Emily as a server, she was excellent, knowledgeable not just about the menu but the art as well! Delicious dinner and drinks. I'm personally a slow drinker and I was checked in with twice to make sure I liked it, they wold have been remiss if I had anything I didn't enjoy which was very considerate. This is a must eat of Omaha.

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MW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal. We thought the servings would be tiny, but they were nicely sized. Plus, the rich flavors filled us right up.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I moved to Omaha from Boston two months ago and I’m not lying when I say I have had some very serious low points rationalizing why I left the culinary diversity of Boston for Nebraska. Until now. The Boiler Room was by far the best experience I have had thus far in Nebraska.

You must be a willing participant when taken on a culinary adventure and our meal and wine were curated to perfection.
If Omaha celebrates one thing it’s meat and our meal was an elegant cascade of how to perfect just that.

Our group of four began with charcuterie and olives followed by culatello with pickled apple and herbed ricotta. We group rock, paper, scissored for the last bite... I lost. From that point on it was clear no one was going to settle for enjoying one entree on their own. Instead we followed this with three shared courses: Short rib followed by pork followed by Wagyu Sirloin and finishing with sorbet. Each course paired with brilliant Italian wine and dessert paired with Montenegro all chosen by our server Justin.

Service was a step above. Music and lighting on point. We had a blast.. finally. I have really been struggling with my new city and this experience left me feeling a lot better. It’s also worth mentioning that The Boiler Room is the ONLY restaurant in Omaha to have a Chef with a James Beard nomination this year. Bravo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a table that overlooked the kitchen. One of the best places in Omaha for a quality meal celebrating a special occasion.

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AT
Omaha
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly faces everywhere. Humble folks without temptation.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here for our anniversary. They have a huge wine list and gave us plenty of time to peruse that and the menu. Our server was great with advice and was able to answer any questions that we had. The food was pricey but it was also some of the best food I’ve had since my wife and I moved to Omaha. It was the perfect place for us to celebrate our anniversary. Well worth the money spent.

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JD
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and drink were excellent. The only downside was a bit of a dirty drain smell and a few fruit flies flying around.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and drinks were absolutely delicious!! I also love the ambiance!

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BN
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food that is fun and creative. This place puts a modern spin on French food that's exciting and delicious!

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day date at boiler room was great!

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience and great service. Staff were kind, professional, and made my wife and I feel welcome and answered all our questions. Food was delicious!! We will definitely come back for another date night in the future!

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H
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Beautiful place. My favorite.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

I’ll start by saying I am a picky eater. However there are a total of 7 items on the menu and not one of them is mainstream in any way. The food is expensive. Wine and cocktails are outrageous. Service great. Atmosphere great.

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JD
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice concept with a nice feel. Staff was very attentive and service was very good.
Food was maybe a little off for our tastes. Appetizer was good. Entrees had a nice presentation but some of the flavors were off/lacking and a little over cooked. Desert was very good.
Wine list was comprehensive and reasonably priced.

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The food was average. The service was poor. We were addressed half the time as if we were an inconvenience. I had an entirely different experience at this restaurant years ago, but it seems to have deteriorated since then.

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LK
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Appetizers were more flavorful than meals which was disappointing but, all were perfectly prepared. Craft cocktails were excellent and there was an interesting array of beers and cider but, for the same price as a craft cocktail which didn’t seem appropriate. If I go again I’m inclined to get mostly appetizers and drinks and skip the meal. Location and ambiance are excellent!

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MM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as was ambiance - the music was quite loud.

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SH
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was excellent! We very much enjoyed our individual main courses and the appetizer we shared. If there was any complaint ... although the host shared his name with us, no one else that we dealt with did so voluntarily. Boiler Room, though you have a primary server, uses a team concept where others may bring your various items, fill your water, etc. Not one of the 3-4 people that served us told us their name until we asked. That would have added to the “personal” touch you look for in a fine dining experience. But the food was all so delicious, the ambience pleasant ... that it didn’t take away much.

We’ve dined there before and I’m sure we will return.

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ME
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in town. The farm to table menu is always amazing. After several visits, never a bad meal. An Omaha gem!

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PT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not recommend this restaurant enough. I truly consider this to be an imperative stop for anyone visiting that wants to experience a truly transcendent culinary experience in the Omaha area. A+

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ET
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, as always. We had to leave in a hurry and the staff had brought my coat to the table so I would not have to wait for it at the check in desk. Great ambiance. We love this place!

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f
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!!

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DL
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boiler Room contInues to impress. Without exaggeration, this is a world class restaurant.

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Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors and beautiful plate presentation. Would highly recommend!

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F
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the night was perfect. Food excellent and staff obviously is very well trained.

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GL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu with delicious options. Servers are able to give great recommendations and know their menu. One of our favorites!

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our anniversary. Had a table by ourselves in the wine cellar. Personalized menu. Free wine pairing with dinner. Awesome night!! Thank you!

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