The Best Restaurants in Omaha, According to our Tastemakers

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Omaha started out as farmland and stockyards before developing into the bustling metropolis of today. Located in the heart of the Midwest, visitors can find thought-provoking museums, live music and distinct neighborhoods to explore. It is also home to the billionaire investor, Warren Buffet, one of the largest zoos in the world and the charming Old Market Arts and Entertainment District downtown. Foodies will go nuts for the mix of homey Midwestern spots, farm-to-table favorites, and stellar steakhouses. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. If on the hunt for a great meal, check out our list of the best restaurants in Omaha.

Restaurants:Dante, Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery, Le Voltaire
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, American, French
Neighborhoods:West Omaha, Downtown / Old Market

Dante

$$$$·Italian·
West Omaha
1,767 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Dante is the best restaurant in Omaha to go to for authentic, wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and rustic Italian cuisine. The menu features ingredient-driven plates that focus on freshRead more
98% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nebraska

Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery

$$$$·American·
Downtown / Old Market
108 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
Society 1854 is an Omaha classic tucked away in the Capitol District neighborhood. They specialize in regionally inspired food and drinks and it’s an awesome setting to sample someRead more
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Le Voltaire

$$$$·French·
West Omaha
1,385 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
If haute cuisine is on your bucket list in Omaha, Le Voltaire is the place to go. Consistently ranked as one of the best restaurants in Omaha, they features classical French cuisinRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Nebraska
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Brushi

$$$$·European·
West Omaha
237 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The latest restaurant from Chef Paul Braunschweller provides one of the best dining experiences in all of Omaha. The space is warm and welcoming with banquette seating lining the wRead more
95% recommended
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J. Coco

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
1,328 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
J. Coco is a casual elegant restaurant in the Midtown neighborhood of Omaha with a focus on upscale comfort food. The kitchen takes pride in their fresh-from-farm to plate dishes aRead more
89% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Nebraska
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Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Old Market
464 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Located in the Downtown/Old Market neighborhood of Omaha, the Sage Student Bistro is a classroom for cooking students at the Institute for the Culinary Arts. Diners are welcome to Read more
99% recommended
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Monarch Prime and Bar

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Old Market
358 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This modern steakhouse located in downtown Omaha’s historic Hotel Deco is a great spot to hit for one of the best breakfasts in Omaha. In addition to steaks, they serve up a smatteRead more
89% recommended
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V.Mertz

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Old Market
1,523 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
V. Mertz is one of the best restaurants in Omaha for those who want an innovative menu focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Located in Omaha’s historic Old Market Passageway, clRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Nebraska
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Marks Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nebraska
876 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Marks Bistro has been a Midtown staple since 2003. Nestled into a cozy home in the historic Dundee neighborhood. Marks is an excellent dining choice for hungry visitors out exploriRead more
96% recommended
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Spezia - Steaks, Italian & Seafood

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
2,308 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Spezia is the place to go for classic Italian food in Omaha. It’s a laid-back restaurant with a beautiful decor and sunny patio for diners to enjoy a meal under the stars. Whether Read more
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Nebraska

Spencer's for Steaks and Chops - Omaha

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Old Market
1,079 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Spencer’s is an excellent choice for diners looking to indulge in a classic steak while in Omaha. Located in a charming spot in the Downtown / Old Market neighborhood of Omaha, it Read more
86% recommended
Steakhouse in Nebraska
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Hiro 88 West Maple

$$$$·Sushi·
West Omaha
609 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
Hungry for a delightful meal of Asian cuisine? Then Hiro 88 is definitely one of the best restaurants in Omaha to check out. It features an upscale, casual yet elegant environment Read more
97% recommended

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Omaha

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Old Market
1,681 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Sullivan’s is a lively neighborhood American steakhouse that features high-quality steak and seafood dishes, superb cocktails and live entertainment. It’s located in the Downtown /Read more
Great for Lunch in Omaha
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Timber Woodfire Bistro

$$$$·American·
Midtown
856 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Timber Wood Fire Bistro specializes in wood-fire cuisine served in a warm and relaxing atmosphere in front of the roaring hearth. They make all meals from scratch and executive cheRead more
86% recommended
American in Nebraska

Pitch Pizzeria - Dundee

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Midtown
864 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Nestled into a cozy building in the historic Dundee neighborhood, Pitch Pizzeria is a warm and inviting restaurant known for their coal-fire pizza. The urban atmosphere with rusticRead more
88% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Nebraska
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P.F. Chang's - Omaha

$$$$·Asian·
West Omaha
64 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Business Meals
This contemporary, bistro-style Asian fusion restaurant has a wide menu of delicious dishes for diners of all ages. The restaurant is sleek and sophisticated, perfect for a businesRead more
92% recommended

Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Old Market
527 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge is a hidden treasure located in the Downtown / Old Market neighborhood. It is definitely one of the best restaurants in Omaha for diners looking forRead more
90% recommended
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J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown / Old Market
1,147 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
For diners who are in the mood for a great steak, J. Gilbert’s is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Omaha to check out. Located in a luxurious space in the Capitol DisRead more
95% recommended
Steak in Nebraska

The Flatiron Cafe - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Downtown / Old Market
1,002 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
This classic restaurant in the Downtown / Old Market neighborhood caters to the theater crowd and visitors looking for a prime spot to have a business dinner. Chef Rob Hill createsRead more
97% recommended
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Baela Rose

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
468 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Baela Rose is a great spot for upscale American food in the midtown neighborhood of Omaha. Here you can find menu selections that draw inspiration from all over the world, with a fRead more
92% recommended
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