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Boiler Room

4.8
4.8
1740 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 12 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 1,740 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. P

    Patty

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere never disappoints.
  2. JJ

    JulieJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing, staff is beyond welcoming. Location is convenient.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal during CWS in Omaha. So creative and delicious. Save room for the dessert!
  4. AB

    AmberB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful food! Excellent service! We will definitely be back.
  5. JF

    JayF

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Horrible experience. Visited for my wife's 65 birthday. Will never return. This place smells like an old moldy sock. The worst service imaginable. Waited 25 mins after finishing food before anyone came by. Then waited another 15 mins for a desert menu. Never again, food was at best fair. Used to be a great place, not now!
  6. DJ

    DJfromTX

    Austin

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a great dinner w our son. We’re visiting from out of town and intend to return every time we’re in town. Staff was pleasant, presented the details of each dish, and gave us a great experience. The charcuterie was amazing w house made meats and a tasty mustard. We had the lamb, ribeye, and hangar steak. The restaurant is beautiful and warm. Everyone enjoyed their meal!
  7. CC

    CassandraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious food in Omaha. We have never been disappointed in our experience here.
  8. RT

    RodT

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is terrific. Wild black cod (sablefish) was outstanding. Service great.
  9. M

    Mario

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary. we had 2 glasses of complimentary champagne. We will return.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely my favorite restaurant in Omaha. So consistent even though it’s rotating menu. The sourdough bread is incredible too. Highly recommend!
  11. NL

    NickL

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Omaha, period. The food, ambiance, and drinks are all amazing.
  12. C

    Chrisconn04

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew is amazing
  13. M

    Matt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Excellent food. All three of our plates (Swordfish, Waygu, Seabass) we’re outstanding. The service was tepid at best. It seemed that the manager and the server were either new or indifferent. Wine selection was great. Despite having to flag down either the manager or the server for anything it was excellent.
  14. AS

    AnnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was definitely a very unique experience for Omaha!! Everything from the food, service (which my daughter who worked there Ashleigh was phenomenal!!!) Love this place!! Hope to dine again soon!!
  15. TL

    TheresaL

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun and cool atmosphere. Great steaks and apps. Coffee cocktails could improve but dinner and service were excellent.
  16. W

    Wscotr

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal meal. We were in town for the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting and this was unquestionably the best food, wine and cocktails we had. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
  17. DL

    DavidL

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come to Omaha 1-2 times a year and ALWAYS make a reservation at The Boiler Room. The food, beverage, and service are top knot.
  18. JG

    JesseG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    overall a great experience! man the staff was so good to us! i just couldn’t bring myself to say anything about the deficits in the food. last time i ate here absolutely every bite i put i my mouth was to die for. tonight 70% of it was…. my duck breast was a bit tough i couldn’t finish it. and the fish croquettes were sooooo salty, and i’m a salt fiend. for an average restaurant nothing really to complain about but this place is not only pricey but also just absolutely the best i expect perfection i guess which might be too much to ask 100% of the time.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as always!!!
  20. MI

    MItoNE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food as always! This time around I brought in a group of 8. We ordered two bottles of wine and a couple of other drinks. For some reason it took literally 45 minutes to receive our drinks which was a big bummer. The remainder of our experience was great.
  21. G

    Grisostimo

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a birthday, which I indicated on the OpenTable app. When we arrived, the waitress knew we were celebrating a birthday and the menus at our table for two had "Happy Birthday" on them. The service was professional and fun at the same time. Very helpful too, was the staff on menu selections and wine parings. The cocktails were perfectly balanced, the food delicious, and we could have a good conversation without shouting or being interrupted all the time. We will definitely be back. It was wonderful.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic vegetarian accommodations. Outstanding wine selection and advice.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Homa, our waitress, was on queue for our every need as though she knew exactly when to serve. Many compliments for the chef. Every dish was just the right proportion so we could enjoy every bite without overindulging ourselves. The flavors and textures of every dish were magical. Truly spectacular all around!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We thought the menu was a little limited for our keto diet but they worked with us and we enjoyed. Atmosphere and Service are excellent!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing dinner here last night, truly a Top Ten of All Time experience. The service, the wine, and especially the food, were absolutely incredible. Highly recommended if you’re ever in Omaha!
  26. GB

    GabetheBabe402

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to eat in Omaha. Food is absolutely brilliant
  27. NS

    NeilS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time. We will definitely return for special occasions.
  28. UC

    UCLMJ

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner.. great service. Customized the experiance for us... highly recommend an will be going back again. With that said ..here are some issues.. The plating was lacking.. The food an plating overall felt more on rails like a fine dining applebees experience ...not something cared after or placed , more automatic just pumping it out if you know what I mean. The overall dishes were very safe didnt push flavor boundaries ..that with the lacking plating it was good..but not a wow. Desert was ok... Pavlov was ehhhh not crisp an very chewy..but the chef was nice .. which leads me to this restaurants real strengths its service was the star.. very attentive an nice.. the setting an atmosphere great a more urban vibe with good music in the background and slightly dim lighting it was nice. 👌 I would have preferred more flavorful exciting food an cared for plating with an artistic bent. Overall tho I reccomend an will be going back just not in a rush to.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience. Can’t wait to go back.
  30. RE

    RogerE

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unforgettable meal to celebrate our anniversary. The complimentary champagne was a nice touch, followed by delicious appetizers and perfectly cooked entrees. As a bonus, our table overlooked the kitchen, so we were able to observe the chefs and kitchen staff prepare our meals. The sommelier suggested a wine that paired very well with our food. The Boiler Room’s creativity never disappoints.
  31. MF

    MeaghanF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful little gem - everything was delicious and well done!
  32. LK

    LisaK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Halibut was overcooked in the two dishes we ordered. Other meals were good.
  33. PM

    PhilipM

    South Dakota

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moved out of Omaha last year but was back in town and had to go to one of my all time favorites. Bottom-line, the most outstanding and creative cuisine in Omaha. The service and presentation are top-tier as well. If you are ever traveling to Omaha or just looking for that special place to dining experience to remember, this is THE place.
  34. C

    Chels

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came here for our wedding anniversary, the staff had several sweet add ins to make the night special. Started off with a personalized menu that said happy anniversary across the top and they served two complimentary glasses of champagne! Their sourdough bread was fantastic and their ribeye was phenomenal. Overall was a great experience, our only critique was when we arrived there was only one other couple seated upstairs and we were seated right next to them. We would have preferred some space between us.
  35. DS

    DallinS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great drinks! I highly recommend the adoboe cocktail, slighty spicy and a little sweet. Great food! Had tartar for an appetizer, and it was fantastic. Got the pork item they had on the menu, pork was beautifully cooked, the cabbage wrapped sausage was fantastic. Also had the chocolate torte for dessert which was also fantastic. Ambiance was nice! The big photo of a pig head isn't for everybody though. Prices are high, which is expected for a hight quality chef experience. Well worth it in my book. Great date spot! Highly recommended!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Arctic Chard of my life. Fun vibe.
  37. SD

    StoshD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Loved our waitress. Party of four had a wonderful time as usual. Can’t wait to go back.
  38. JR

    JorgeR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An unique and wonderful experience, so refreshing to find this level of cuisine in Nebraska.
  39. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous experience. What a treat! The most perfect place to go to celebrate a special occasion.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful post - Valentine’s Day celebration. We shared an appetizer, each ordered an entree and shared dessert. The evening was perfect.

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 4.8 stars by 1740 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 12 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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