Boiler Room

4.9
1794 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1794 people are saying
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TheGreenhorn
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was very very good. Great service, great food. Will definitely recommend and return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Omaha. Knowledgeable and courteous staff and a kitchen that is always trying something new. Fantastic cocktails too.

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MplsFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Omaha, and everyone we mentioned to recommended we come to the Boiler Room. The food is fresh, delicious, creative, and presented in a beautiful caring way. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, attentive, but not overbearing and helpful. They call out the local ingredients they source on their menu, and were willing to make adjustments for my gluten free needs

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great adult-oriented place, creative menu, excellent service. Vibe matched decor, have intimate or more social table options. Highly recommend.

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vipCJohnB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dishes were really differentiated - with a cool industrial vibe

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vipmaryc
Omaha
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always original, always wonderful. Every bite is a treasure.

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LauraS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Best scallops ever. Seared to perfection.

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JeremyG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service on top of great food. I can easily see us returning in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantasist service and food. Easily the best meal we’ve had in Omaha. Worth the money.

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vipawesome
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashleigh our server was one of the best we have had anywhere. Please pass it on to her! Everything special and fabulous.

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DianeW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! It was a special dinner celebrating my birthday 🍾🥂

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vipTomF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service and ambience. We will be back!

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Juliet
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional experience, the food the ambiance it was a wonderful date night place. Make sure that you ask for a table that overlooks the kitchen/bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food and service were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the Boiler Room! Our waitress was outstanding-she made great recommendations and was so knowledgeable. The food was outstanding, delicious to eat and beautiful to look at. We loved the space very industrial but charming.

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vipObermiller
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to return after a year without. Outstanding service, food, wine as always.

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MichaelaM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Servers were incredible and very attentive. If you want an experience enjoying food instead of just a quick dinner then this is your place. Highly recommend the charcuterie and cheese boards.

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vipMarkS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration and they made it very special. The food, service and ambiance were all amazing.

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BrianK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular

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viptonytuna
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best course was actually dessert ! Our table was on the upper floor and overlooked the open kitchen: fun!

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vipMarcoA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This was the first time since COVID started that I dined here, but I'd been to the Boiler Room several times before. Our experience was a bit mixed.

Food:
Appetizers: Both the chicken boudin blanc we thoroughly enjoyed both.

Entree: both the baked Alaskan halibut & Morgan ranch wagyu sirloin steak were delicious. The steak was just a tad chewy, but temperature-wise it was perfectly cooked. The sides were a bit middling: I'm not sure I need both wild rice & potatoes

Dessert: The panna coatta was tasty, though a bit too dense & sweet. The cheese (campo de montalban, cascina lattea, le chartreux) was solid, though I would not re-order the campo. What was desperately missing was some bread. I never understand when a cheeseboard is offered without some bread.

Service: This could've been considerably better. We appreciated getting a half glass of bubbly (to mark our anniversary): nice touch! But we ordered drinks (both of which were tasty--no complaints there), which I expect to drink BEFORE any food arrives. Yet, we were not even halfway through them when we got the appetizers. Moreover, we had expected for the sommelier to come to discuss wine pairings; instead, we were just brought two glasses of whites (in absurdly small glasses that are best reserved for dessert wines). Oddly, it was our server who'd told us that she'd tell the sommelier to stop by (we didn't request this). The sommelier did come--upon our 2nd request--to consult for the entree, & the reds we had were good pairings.

Service was also lacking in terms of timing. Our entrees arrived, yet we had no silverware, & we got only one fork/knife.

Also: consider the message you send with your bathroom sign about washing hands: it’s in English, German (!?), and French, when the 2nd most spoken language in the US is Spanish. What gives?

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu options. Drinks. Appetizers. Entrees. Desserts.
Chef Tim is the best in town!

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RobertW
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boiler Room is a special restaurant which has extraordinary flavors and gourmet fish selections.
The wine menu is eclectic and we had Santa Cristina
from the Emilia region of Italy.

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Hannah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent spot for dinner and drinks. My partner and I celebrated our anniversary last night here and we plan to come back again. Great food, wonderful ambiance, and attentive staff. Definitely worth the price and reservation! We are from the West Coast (SF/Portland) and felt "at home" at The Boiler Room.

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ScottJ
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful place to eat for a special occasion. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. Our food was wonderful. Our waiter was wonderful and the ambiance was wonderful. It is a bit pricey, but in my opinion it was worth it.

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huskeranna
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, creative dishes and cocktails with stellar service. Highlights included the beef tartare, served with badass black pepper focaccia slathered in anchovy aioli, and the tender crepe served alongside perfect porchetta. We asked or excellent server to bring a couple of glasses of wine to pair with the meal, and the suggestions proved delightful. Finished with the tart opera cake and went home happy.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was 10/10! The salmon crudo stole the culinary show. The dessert and drinks were no slouches either!

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vipSteveK
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every respect!!

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vipKred
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly, food was incredible and the ambiance was great. We had the duck and halibut which we’ll 100% be ordering again when we come back. This place seeks like a great spot for a date nifht or special occasions!

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SharonK
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide selection of wines reasonably priced
Excellent charcuterie board
Entrees were presented beautifully and absolutely delicious
Dessert made on site was out of this world.
About my favorite restaurant in Omaha.

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KimF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Industrial decor in restored warehouse. Creative menu in all categories! Excellent friendly service. You will not be disappointed.

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JamiW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Overall a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night, servers did a great job with the pacing, and the food and drink were delicious!

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JoeB
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. It was a anniversary dinner so the took the extra step of having all the staff know. As a result everyone we interacted with wished us happy anniversary and it was even printed on the menu. Nice extra touch!

Had all three courses and everything was cooked to our liking and the service was top notch. We ate early (6 PM) and on weekday so it was not busy. We live in the neighborhood so we will be going back soon.

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EdwardB
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great dining experience

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ChrisG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had let them know it was my husband's birthday and asked for a very unique cocktail ("the Last Word"), they made sure they had the ingredients and offered it to him immediately. He was so surprised and appreciative. The Bartender even came and chatted with us, so fun! Our service was perfect. Excellent Monkfish and steak tartare.

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Boiler Room for our anniversary. The food so absolutely wonderful. We had the salmon with harissa aioli for an appetizer. It was fantastic. I had the black bass with asparagus, gnocchi and mushrooms for a main course. Everything was perfect. The skin on the fish was crispy. The veggies were really fresh. My husband had flank steak with lentils. He loved the steak sauce! We both agreed that we were pleasantly surprised by the size of the portions. They brought us free glasses of champagne for our anniversary which was so nice. Service was great and the staff was very attentive. I had a drink called the desert rose that was good but really smokey. I like cocktails with a smokey flavor, but it was a little overpowering for my taste. The building itself is really chic. I loved the exposed brick and industrial feel. It was a great experience. We will be back for sure. I cannot recommend Boiler Room enough!

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jocook
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Great value pricing for food and drinks. Unbelievable dessert!

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vipLisa
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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RFK1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful urban industrial decor! Perfect for a special dinner!

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Boiler Room is rated 4.9 stars by 1794 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.