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Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Downtown / Old Market


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A photo of Boiler Room restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary american • Downtown / Old Market
Booked 11 times today
Boiler Room is renowned for its cutting-edge Contemporary American cuisine. Located in Omaha, the restaurant has received glowing reviews, with diners praising it as a "gem" and "one of the best" they've found in the area for this cuisine. It is known for its locally sourced menu, with the exception of seafood, that changes depending on availability. The restaurant's ambiance is lauded, offering a beautiful, open setting where diners can watch the chefs at work. Customers rave about the thoughtful dishes that exceed expectations, from the well-curated charcuterie board to the taglioni and small plates. Every dish is appreciated for its consistent quality, with sauces perfectly complementing the dishes rather than overpowering them. The restaurant also receives high praise for its attentive service, craft drinks, and selected wines. In the words of one satisfied customer, "Every bite of every dish was as good as the others."
A photo of V.Mertz restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary american • Downtown / Old Market
Booked 18 times today
V. Mertz, situated in Omaha, has become an absolute favorite among locals and tourists alike, best known for its delectable Contemporary American cuisine. The highly praised Executive Chef Kyle Lamb has been commended for his ability to create well-conceived dishes that please both the eye and the palate, from smoked carrots to perfectly crusted American Wagu chuck steak. Reviews laud V. Mertz as a restaurant that "consistently and blissfully strikes a balance between beloved classics & contemporary dining trends". Alongside its excellent service and ambiance, this makes it the perfect venue for special occasions, and a prized contributor to America's culinary landscape.
A photo of Jams - Old Market restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary american • Downtown / Old Market
Booked 20 times today
Jams - Old Market is a beloved institution in Omaha, renowned for its exceptional American cuisine. The restaurant shines through multiple reviews, with patrons frequently praising the creativity and quality of the food. Customers consistently mention the large portion sizes, with highlights including the lobster tacos and unique desserts such as the apple pie cheesecake and peach crème brulee. Jams - Old Market is also commended for its fast and courteous service, as well as its enjoyable atmosphere. With its successful combination of delicious food, great service, and a wonderful ambience, it's no wonder Jams - Old Market is a favored choice among locals and visitors alike.
A photo of Monarch restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary american • Downtown / Old Market
Booked 6 times today
Monarch is an acclaimed restaurant that serves superb Contemporary American cuisine. Despite some minor criticisms, patrons commend Monarch for its outstanding food preparation, attractive dish presentation, and the great service. The restaurant delivers a pleasant dining experience as reflected in the numerous reviews, with comments such as "food is delicious and reasonably priced" and "atmosphere is excellent." Many diners note the exceptional service and highlight friendly and efficient servers like Kendra and Linh. The menu offers a diverse range of dishes, from appetizers like Spring Beet Salad and Charcuterie Board to entrees such as Mushroom Risotto and Steak. The restaurant also accommodates patrons with specific dietary needs. One reviewer highly recommends the desserts, stating "make sure to get dessert as well." Whether it's a quiet dinner or a special occasion, Monarch lives up to expectations, consistently delivering a "peaceful," "exemplary," and "perfect evening" with its delectable food, excellent service, and delightful ambiance.
A photo of Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary american • Downtown / Old Market
Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts, offers an exceptional Contemporary American dining experience. One diner considers it a "hidden treasure in the heart of Omaha." Echoed by many reviews, it's revered for its delicious, carefully-crafted menu, and innovative dishes. Students are praised for their exceptional food preparation and presentation skills. Another diner notes, "Absolutely a top-notch experience comparable to any of the best restaurants." The ambiance is described as perfect for conversation, and the service, although sometimes a bit slow, is always dedicated and professional. The value for money is a distinct highlight, making it a recommended destination for adventurous foodies and casual diners alike.
A photo of Jams - Midtown restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary american • West Omaha
Booked 14 times today
Jams - Midtown stands out as a superb example of quality American cuisine with its wide range of menu offerings and top-notch service. The restaurant's patrons rave about the delectable dishes, particularly the Mahi Mahi tacos and the Havarti covered shrimp, that leave a memorable taste in every diner's mouth. The Coconut Chicken Salad also gets high praise for its unique, savory flavor. Jams caters to a wide variety of dietary requirements, including gluten sensitivity, thus ensuring that everyone enjoys their meal. The Midtown location of Jams has also been hailed for its excellent service, with well-trained and friendly staff making the dining experience even more pleasant. The restaurant's atmosphere is described as lively, and the acoustics, particularly in the back room, contribute to its vibrant ambiance. Reviews highlight Jams as a restaurant not to be missed for those looking to savor the best of American cuisine.
A photo of Dolce restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary american • West Omaha
Booked 4 times today
Dolce is a standout destination for Contemporary American cuisine in Omaha, as echoed by enthusiastic reviews. The menu offers an assortment of gluten-free and vegetarian options, as well as an exciting array of dishes that pay homage to traditional American flavors. Key items detailed by patrons include tasty mussels, wasabi Caesar salad, hangar steak, and a remarkable berry cheesecake. The catch of the day is frequently praised for its uniqueness, and the duck dish has even been described as "worth a trip across the country". From celebrating birthdays to anniversaries, the quality service and satisfying food offering make Dolce a universally recommended restaurant.
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