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Boiler Room

4.9
4.9
1779 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 916-9274

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tim Nicholson

  • Catering

    none

  • Private party facilities

    We have three separate areas to accommodate private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Jeff Koster: (402) 916-9274

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Old Market

  • Cross street

    11th and Jones

  • Parking details

    11th Street Sidewalk is back open! Please use this way to get to the restaurant. Jones Street is currently under construction. There is street parking on 11th Street, as well as heading east down Jones Street. Also, nearby is a Park Omaha parking lot that can be entered on Jackson Street in-between 11th and 10th streets.

  • Public transit

    none

  • Entertainment

    Kitchen View

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,779 people are saying

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4.9
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KG

    KingGaryP

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4th or 5th visit to the Boiler Room, and we've never been disappointed. Very unique, always changing, and creative menu.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boiler Room is a fantastic, delicious place for date night! We always love coming here.
  3. d

    davep

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Cocktails were ambitious but well-balanced. Also, one of us is vegetarian and they appropriately and generously accommodated him.
  4. j

    jura

    Omaha

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. I always loved my time when I go there. Great wine selection. Thank you for always making it so special for me.
  5. GK

    GabbieK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Good service, great ambience, but the worst food I've ever had. It will be a nice dinner if you are looking for somewhere fancy, but not if looking for good food.
  6. Y

    Young

    Omaha

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The ambience is great, the service was wonderful! I was not enamored with the food. Instead of swordfish with sauce it was more like sauce with swordfish... too much and overpowering. It seems to me that the restaurant is trying too hard to be different. For the price, we probably would not go back.
  7. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place in Omaha! Food and atmosphere are amazing. Highly recommend
  8. ST

    SaveTheTrees

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was wonderful as always. Huma, our waitress, was wonderful. We had the marinated olives, cheese plate, cauliflower soup, duck and sirloin steak. Everything was wonderful. The duck didn’t have a lot of meat on it so I would lean towards the steak for next time, though the flavor was impeccable. We tried the pear tartlet and the pot de creme for dessert. We were very impressed with the whole experience. We love coming to boiler room for the whole atmosphere, service and variety of amazing cuisine. We look forward to coming again!
  9. JS

    JohnnyS

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be back! It was out first time being there and our time there was exceptional. The food was top tier, the service was warm and inviting. Couldn't of asked for a better time!
  10. MD

    MarcellaD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is never less than wonderful. Our service felt rushed - not that we felt rushed to finish or leave, but our server talked very quickly and acted like she was too busy to slow down and enjoy her experience along with us. It made the experience feel like it was in a hurry.
  11. F

    Franque

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is well prepared; the menu includes the appropriate categories, but the choices are not extensive. This is not a criticism, just an observation. There is an excellent choice of cheeses, and the wine list is well chosen.
  12. DS

    DevonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great dinner and our waitress was amazing!
  13. j

    jmwendy

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, wonderful appetizers, delicious entrees, phenomenal service, great attention to detail. We will definitely be back the next time we’re in Omaha.
  14. MM

    MissyM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dining experience! Food was not only delicious, but the presentation was also beautiful!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food at the boiler room, never disappoints. I had a new server, I think she’ll be fantastic in the future. She just hasn’t learned how to sell her self yet. However, the hostess and everybody else who visited our table, were outstanding, personable, and delightful to chat with. This is a team that loves what they do and it’s always a treat to come back and enjoy the show.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience and the food were a fantastic experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic as always!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Ambiance was inviting. Staff was friendly.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was out of this world!
  20. AS

    AnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The wait staff was really nice and helpful when we had questions. The food was delicious. We had a great time all around.
  21. TM

    ToniM

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance is sophisticated and beautiful inside the restaurant. Really the only 2 things negative I can say is the menu was very meat/fish heavy for my taste, and the restaurant needs better air circulation since it seemed to fill with the smoke from the open kitchen. But I will gladly return to the Boiler Room, especially if I’m interested in a romantic dining experience. The ribeye and pork chop were outstanding! And all the staff were professional and inviting.
  22. R

    Rian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is top notch. Literally and figuratively an underground dining experience in the old market.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That duck roulade… dear god. This place is amazing.
  24. F

    Flax

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and dining experience. The staff was amazing.
  25. LB

    LaineB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A phenomenal experience! The steak and duck were the best we have ever had. The service was very friendly and accommodating.
  26. JP

    JennP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here Saturday night. It was such a special evening from the moment we walked in. Homma was our server and she was very good. We had the charcuterie board app. It was great. We both had the Sirloin and they were prepared perfectly. Our meal was amazing. I love the open floor design and the view into the kitchen, and the wine cellar. I can’t wait to go back again. Thank you for the wonderful evening.
  27. N

    Nick

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been knocking it out of the park for some time now. Best in Omaha!
  28. L

    Lori

    Omaha

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for husband's birthday. Not only did they have Happy Birthday printed on our menu, but they gave us the best seat in the house overlooking the kitchen. Food and service were amazing!
  29. AM

    AM12

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant!! I loved everything and for my wife and my wedding anniversary they went all out to help make it an amazing night. Fantastic place and I cannot wait to go back.
  30. RF

    RonF

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noise level was fine. I may have read evaluation graph wrong. We’ll be back.
  31. r

    rachelleb

    South Dakota

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always amazing. Service was pretty good but not as amazing as it used to be. Portions are on the small side for price. Plenty for me but not for a young man.
  32. MD

    MelissaD

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service prompt and our waitress knowledgeable about menus. Food and drinks were exceptional. Atmosphere unique and cozy. Wonderful dining experience.
  33. TC

    TimC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to eat whether a special occasion or a date night. Service is great, food is delicious, dessert is a must with a glass of Madeira.
  34. P

    Packman5

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Everyone's expectation of a dinning experience is different. Personally, we didn't feel the experience was worth the price. The dinning area is interesting and different, the drinks were unique and we enjoyed them, the cheese board was wonderful... but our meals were not. The pork dish was dry and hard to cut through. The $75 steak was chewy, not tender. We felt like things started out well but went down hill. Maybe we'd go back for drinks and cheese.
  35. A

    Austin

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Top notch recipes providing great flavors. Can't make a bad choice.
  36. FN

    FernandoN

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well we picked this place to celebrate our anniversary and just by making the reservation on open table and indicating it was out anniversary they made the menu special for our occasion. It said happy anniversary all the staff that we interacted with knew it was and congratulated us. Made the evening feel extra especial. Food was great as well as drinks and desert. Highly recommend and of course we will be back soon.
  37. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boiler room is an interesting restaurant that has exceptional food. The service was excellent. The cocktail list is different and fun to try. I live in KC and was pleased to find an excellent and unique restaurant while in Omaha on business.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Desserts took a bit long to receive
  39. K

    Kristin

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We love the boiler room. The food was great and service excellent. The only reason I gave them a 4 is we felt a little rushed this time, but it seemed like they were short staffed. There was no host when we walked in.
  40. k

    kipock

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love dining at the Boiler Room. They do an awesome job of noting what table you prefer to dine at and seat you there when possible. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the food is unreal. We were lucky and got a seat at a packed Austrian and German wine dinner last night that was incredible and SUPER fairly priced. Can't wait to go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Boiler Room is rated 4.9 stars by 1779 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Boiler Room

1110 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    11th and Jones

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Old Market

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    11th Street Sidewalk is back open! Please use this way to get to the restaurant. Jones Street is currently under construction. There is street parking on 11th Street, as well as heading east down Jones Street. Also, nearby is a Park Omaha parking lot that can be entered on Jackson Street in-between 11th and 10th streets.

  • Public transit

    none

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Nicholson

  • Entertainment

    Kitchen View

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (402) 916-9274

  • Catering

    none

  • Private party facilities

    We have three separate areas to accommodate private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Jeff Koster: (402) 916-9274

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