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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Omaha

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Omaha? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts restaurant
4.9
4.9 (620)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown / Old Market
About the restaurant
The Sage Student Bistro operates as a customer-focused classroom providing our students an opportunity to refine their culinary, bakery, service, and supervisory skills in a setting where the element of time is as important as the food and service. Because this is a class, the Bistro is open when the students are in session. A standard menu and weekly, student-designed prix fixe specials are offered during dinner. For guests interested in booking a Showcase: Culinary Team Nebraska lunch, reservations can be made at the following website. https://coned.mccneb.edu/wconnect/ace/ShowSchedule.awp?&Mode=GROUP&Group=SPE&Title=Special+Event
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Our group of 4 enjoyed our lunches very much. Each dish was unique and refreshing. Our waitress was excellent when providing information about each menu item and the details of receiving the meals as they were prepared. We will definitely be back to enjoy lunch or dinner soon. Thank you!
A photo of V.Mertz restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2103)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown / Old Market
About the restaurant
V. Mertz offers our guests a progressive, contemporary American menu with an emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients. We offer an award-winning wine list of over 400 selections. The restaurant is located in Omaha’s historic and picturesque Old Market Passageway, within walking distance from the CHI Convention Center, The Holland Performing Arts Center, the Orpheum, and all major downtown hotels.

V. Mertz is locally-owned, and we pride ourselves in offering artisan products and cheeses, organically-grown local produce and Wagyu beef, and sustainably-farmed and line-caught seafood. We believe that dining should be an event, and to this end Chef Jonathan Miller has created a harmony of food and wine, culminating in our extravagant Tasting Menu.

Perfect for business or pleasure, V. Mertz is the premier fine-dining restaurant in Omaha.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
One of the best restaurants in Omaha. Their food is consistently exceptional, unique, locally sourced, and accommodates reasonable modification to fit one's dietary needs (they modified an entire meal to be keto-friendly for my wife). They were also very attentive to extra special details to make my wife and my anniversary an extra special occasion. Literally only critique I can find from the whole experience is one cocktail I received didn't come with a fancy large cocktail ice cube (otherwise was a perfectly made drink).
A photo of Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Old Market restaurant
4.8
4.8 (120)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Downtown / Old Market
About the restaurant
Blue Sushi Sake Grill unites creative ingredients with energetic vibes, premium cold sake with happy moments to give you a fresh and fun new way to experience sushi. Our sushi and grill menus allow you to explore your sushi favorites in new and unexpected ways. We like to say that sushi is for sharing, and our menu encourages it. Order a spread of all your maki, nigiri and sashimi favs from the sushi bar, and throw in a few orders of starters from the grill. We'll stagger your plates so you can savor it all bite-by-bite, and maximize the sushi experience you've been craving all week. If you're not sure where to start, tour the menu during Happy Hour, where all our guest favorites — from our sushi, grill and drink menus — are available at an amazing value. We offer Happy Hour every day of the week at Blue Sushi Sake Grill!

Top review
TaraM
Dined 3 days ago
The night was perfect. We have stopped going out much due to an ailing pet, so to finally get that date night and have lovely wine (chardonnay & riesling) and lovely food (chicken lettuce wraps, hot beef, godzilla roll) for the two of us couldn't have been better. Excellent service. The urban thumping music wasn't too loud and made us feel young again! Hostess was willing to change our table to a window.
A photo of Mahogany Prime Steakhouse - Omaha restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3142)
$31 to $50
Steak
West Omaha
About the restaurant
For any requests or accommodations for dinner parties of 7 or more guests, please contact the restaurant by phone.

This is a restaurant where steak is the star–where great steak is the rule, not the exception. Mahogany’s steaks are the finest custom-aged U.S. Prime Midwestern Beef, known for its excellence in marbling, texture and flavor. We broil it exactly the way you like it at 900 degrees to lock in the corn-fed flavor. We serve it sizzling on a heated plate so that it stays hot throughout your meal. Selections from the ocean include Australian Rock lobster and the freshest fish daily based on availability. Service will be outstanding, but provided in a casual, less intimidating fine-dining atmosphere.

Top review
JulieHvip
Dined 3 days ago
This was our first time visiting their new location. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
A photo of Backlot Pizza + Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (152)
$30 and under
Pizza Bar
West Omaha
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
jimtvip
Dined on May 10, 2024
Always good pizza, and fun place to hang! Servers were good and responsive!
A photo of Baby Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Shops at Legacy restaurant
4.8
4.8 (65)
$30 and under
Sushi
West Omaha
About the restaurant
Blue Sushi Sake Grill unites creative ingredients with energetic vibes, premium cold sake with happy moments to give you a fresh and fun new way to experience sushi. Our sushi and grill menus allow you to explore your sushi favorites in new and unexpected ways. We like to say that sushi is for sharing, and our menu encourages it. Order a spread of all your maki, nigiri and sashimi favs from the sushi bar, and throw in a few orders of starters from the grill. We'll stagger your plates so you can savor it all bite-by-bite, and maximize the sushi experience you've been craving all week. If you're not sure where to start, tour the menu during Happy Hour, where all our guest favorites — from our sushi, grill and drink menus — are available at an amazing value. We offer Happy Hour every day of the week at Blue Sushi Sake Grill!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The manager at the time Morgan was amazing and attentive to us! 5 stars!
A photo of Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Grayhawk Pointe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (71)
$31 to $50
Sushi
West Omaha
About the restaurant
Blue Sushi Sake Grill unites creative ingredients with energetic vibes, premium cold sake with happy moments to give you a fresh and fun new way to experience sushi. Our sushi and grill menus allow you to explore your sushi favorites in new and unexpected ways. We like to say that sushi is for sharing, and our menu encourages it. Order a spread of all your maki, nigiri and sashimi favs from the sushi bar, and throw in a few orders of starters from the grill. We'll stagger your plates so you can savor it all bite-by-bite, and maximize the sushi experience you've been craving all week. If you're not sure where to start, tour the menu during Happy Hour, where all our guest favorites — from our sushi, grill and drink menus — are available at an amazing value. We offer Happy Hour every day of the week at Blue Sushi Sake Grill!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The young man that served us with very polite and fun.
A photo of Dante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2453)
$31 to $50
Italian
West Omaha
About the restaurant
Italian wine, hyper-seasonal wood-fired Italian cuisine & Neapolitan pizza serving lunch & dinner in Omaha.


Top review
CindyK
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious food. Waiter was very helpful with menu selection.
A photo of Le Voltaire restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1790)
$31 to $50
French
West Omaha
About the restaurant
Recognized as one of Omaha's finest restaurants, Le Voltaire's features classical French cuisine with a flair. The Executive Chef, Owner, Cédric S. Fichepain is committed to providing an atmosphere of understated elegance, fine service and extraordinary cuisine.

On the menu, you'll find items such as Lamb, Filet Mignon, Fresh Fish, Duck and other culinary delights, complemented by baguette, cheese plate and desserts. Each dish is prepared using the freshest flavors of the season and ingredients of the highest quality. Some dishes are Chef Cédric S. Fichepain mother's and Grandmother's very own special recipes.

Your dining experience will be enhanced by gorgeous interior design with a touch of the southern part of France along with a breath taking floral design of the full bar. The wine list is constantly updated to represent the best wine selections from the regions of France. Le Voltaire has received the Wine Spectator Award for the past 15 years.

Top review
broncovip
Dined 6 days ago
The new lamb sirloin and bbq pork loin entrees were delicious! The carrot coconut milk soup of the day was such a nice surprise!
A photo of Saffron Urban Indian Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (238)
$30 and under
Indian
Midtown
About the restaurant
Saffron Urban Indian Kitchen is a concept Chef Diwesh has been dreaming and planning about for over a decade. His goal was/is to create a space that is inviting, calming & an ambience that compliments his food. We are a "contemporary casual dinning" with a passion for everything hopsitality. Chef Diwesh takes pride in what he serves and his team is equally passionate and dedicated to ensure to match rest of the experience with the amazing food.

While you can find familiar dishes in the main menu, Chef is particular about the ingredients and the overall quality of the food. He is also dedicated to a monthly tasting menu that will be served in the Chef's Table (by rservation only: will be activated early spring).

Special features we want to highlight:
- Chef's Table
- Beautiful Bar (Bombay Bar) area
- Maharaja's Whisky Room (Event room/Whisky Tasting room)
- Beatiful Patio space (to be activated in mid spring)
- Well thoughtout ambience
- Amazing unrushed service/hospitality

Top review
Dogger
Dined 4 days ago
First visit to Saffron, beautiful day for a seat on the patio. Cocktails were excellent, try the house old fashioned! We had a naan/cheese/spinach appetizer which was really good, and all our meals were excellent. The biryani was the best I’ve had, will definitely be going back - even if it is big enough to feed a family all by itself. Highly recommend you try Saffron out.
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