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The Best Restaurants in Omaha

In the city of Omaha, there are several farms, dairies and orchards. Some of its most widely grown produce includes corn, sugar beets, potatoes, and wheat. Omaha's best restaurants serve dishes made with fresh ingredients grown by its local farmers. It has a variety of restaurants for casual or fine dining. Some serve international fare while others specialize in steak and seafood dishes. If a diner has a special diet, such as vegan or gluten-free, some of the best restaurants in Omaha can accommodate these dietary restrictions.

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The OpenTable Team
17 Restaurants
Updated January 18, 2022
Restaurants:A Foreign Taste, Dante, Dynamite Woodfire Grill
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Bistro, Italian, American
Neighborhoods:West Omaha, Downtown / Old Market
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A Foreign Taste

$$$$
Bistro
West Omaha
4.6
117 reviews
Enjoy fine dining at A Foreign Taste in Omaha. Its menu includes dishes from different parts of the world including France, Italy, Australia, and South Africa. Southern specialties like chicken and waffles are also a menu favorite. It serves dinner daily, hosts Happy Hour during the week, and is open for brunch on the weekends. From its full-service bar, diners can add a glass of beer or one of its specialty cocktails, like its Cactus Drop drink, to an order. Diners will appreciate the elegant dining room decor which includes wooden chairs, black leather benches, granite tabletops, and deep orange walls. Each table is also covered with white table linens for added sophistication. This restaurant and its co-owner, Noelle Agenor, were featured on Omaha's KETV. A Foreign Taste is on Fort Street off of N. 144th Street.

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Dante

$$$$
Italian
West Omaha
4.8
1940 reviews
Dante is an Italian pizzeria in the Shops of Legacy strip mall. Its specialty is wood-fired pizza made with fresh ingredients. Its chef, Nick Strawhecker, has created a variety of pizza recipes including its Roberta (with spicy meatballs and breadcrumbs), funghi rosso (with mushrooms and garlic), and white pizzas (with olive oil and no tomato sauce). Pasta dishes like rigatoni bolognese and spaghetti cacio e pepe are also on its menu. Dante's has a wide selection of Italian wines, beers, cocktails, and non-alcoholic spritzers and mocktails. This restaurant is chef-owned and operated. Chef Nick Strawhecker opened Dante's in 2009.

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Dynamite Woodfire Grill

$$$$
American
Downtown / Old Market
4.6
201 reviews
Located off of I-6, Dynamite Woodfire Grill is in the heart of Omaha. This stylish restaurant has a sleek and modern decor. Its black walls are tastefully accented with yellow-gold chairs, concrete floors and round ball chandeliers. A comfortable outdoor dining space with garden views offers a great place for dining on sunny days. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This family-friendly restaurant also has a special kids' menu with dishes like burgers, pancakes, macaroni and cheese, pizza, and a chicken quesadilla. An extensive bar menu with wine, beer, cocktails, and spirits is also available to diners. It opened in 2021 and was featured, along with executive chef Igor Kokozovon, on Channel 3, KMTV.

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Mahogany Prime Omaha

$$$$
Steak
West Omaha
4.9
2470 reviews
Enjoy upscale dining at Mahogany Prime Omaha. Its menu features prime rib dishes like filet mignon, ribeye, or porterhouse steaks. Add flavor to a steak with its Hollandaise sauce or Oscar topping. If in the mood for seafood, diners can order its lobster tail or jumbo fried shrimp. All of its entrees are served with side dishes such as whipped potatoes, fresh asparagus, steak fries, or spinach risotto. A variety of wines are available from its wine cellar. The decor at Mahogany Prime Omaha includes brick columns, leather benches, animal statues, and cherry wood furniture. Dave Osborn opened it in 2003. This restaurant is on California Street off of I-6.

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Dolce

$$$$
Contemporary American
West Omaha
4.9
1382 reviews
Experience fine dining at Dolce, a contemporary restaurant close to the Woodlyn Park neighborhood. Its chef, Anthony Kueper, is a native of Omaha who has lived and cooked in popular tourist towns including Aspen, Colorado. The menu at Dolce features upscale cuisine with both a prix fixe and a la carte menu. Some of its dishes include a patty melt sandwich with caramelized onions served on focaccia bread, a pork belly salad and duck breast served with pickled grapes, carrots and kale. Cocktails and dinner drinks can also be ordered from its full-service bar. This restaurant opened in 2017.

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V.Mertz

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown / Old Market
4.9
1671 reviews
Dine in Omaha's Old Market at V. Mertz Restaurant. This elegant restaurant is a good place for birthday, holiday or anniversary celebrations. Its dramatic decor includes brick floors, stone walls, lots of greenery draped in string lights, and tables covered in white linen. An outdoor courtyard provides the perfect backdrop for a surprise wedding proposal. The menu at V. Mertz features upscale cuisine such as caviar, wagyu short ribs, cherry sorbet and pineapple schnapps, and duck breast served with a celery root puree. The head chef at V. Mertz, Amanda Sheeler, shares her Italian heritage in all of her dishes. This restaurant has been in operation since 1977.

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Wave Bistro

$$$$
Asian
West Omaha
4.8
589 reviews
Get a taste of Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Swiss, and Australian cuisine at Wave Bistro in Omaha. Its menu features a variety of dishes from many parts of the world. Some dishes diners can enjoy while eating here include Thai green curry chicken, cashew-crusted salmon and seafood gumbo. Because each entree comes with a salad and a bowl of soup, all of its meals are very filling. But, if one still has room for dessert, a souffle cheesecake or a mousse torte might satisfy the sweet tooth. Inside, its decor is quite contemporary. This family owned and operated restaurant has been in business since the late 1990s.

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Le Voltaire

$$$$
French
West Omaha
4.9
1457 reviews
Le Voltaire is a French bistro off of I-6 in Omaha. It serves traditional French fare such as escargot, foie gras, lamb cheeks, mussels, and crème brûlée for dessert. This restaurant is owned and operated by chef Wilson Calixt. It is named in honor of a famous French writer. Its walls are yellow-gold with a Tuscan-style finish. A large wine cabinet and mirrors add style to its decor. Le Voltaire opened in 2001.

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Stirnella Bar and Kitchen

$$$$
Unspecified
Midtown
4.5
217 reviews
Stirnella Bar and Kitchen can accommodate both small and large groups of diners. It offers a spacious dining space with brick walls, teal accents, concrete floors, and ultra-contemporary chandeliers. Fun, bar-style foods like deviled eggs, avocado toast, roasted beets, and Swedish meatballs are a few chef favorites. Full entrees like pork shank, ravioli, pork roast, and fried chicken are available for those who might have a heartier appetite. This restaurant is open for dinner but also hosts a weekly Happy Hour with specials on beers, wines, and cocktails. On the weekends, diners can meet here for a Saturday or Sunday brunch. At its brunch, diners can select from dishes like banana pancakes, burgers, or short rib hash. Stirnella Bar & Kitchen was established by Matt Moser in 2017.

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Butterfish

$$$$
Sushi
Midtown
4.4
129 reviews
Butterfish specializes in sushi dishes such as their vegan California roll, spicy octopus, crispy salmon, and a No Way Jose roll with spicy tuna, shrimp, avocado, siracha, and pink soy paper. Along with sushi, its menu also includes other Asian-inspired dishes such as egg drop soup, glazed edamame, fried rice, pork and apple dumplings, and pad Thai noodles. Butterfish is open for dinner Monday through Sunday, and lunch Wednesday through Sunday. Here diners can enjoy a pub-like atmosphere. Some of its decor highlights include a long bar, concrete floors and paper lantern chandeliers for lighting. There is also a patio for outdoor dining. Butterfish opened in 2018.

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801 Chophouse - Omaha

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / Old Market
4.8
2781 reviews
Enjoy dining at this classic steakhouse. Its decor includes wooden tables and chairs, a glass cabinet bar and white tablecloths. A 1,000-pound bronze bull is the highlight of its decor. It serves a variety of prime beef and steaks along with seafood dishes like jumbo shrimp, Maine lobster and steamed mussels. The entrees are served with a variety of side dishes such as French fried potatoes, macaroni and cheese, asparagus, and baked cream spinach. 801 also has an extensive list of wines and house-made cocktails. This restaurant opened in 1993 and is owned by Jimmy Lynch who owns several other restaurants in Nebraska.

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Boiler Room

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown / Old Market
4.8
1740 reviews
The Boiler Room is a special occasion restaurant that specializes in French cuisine. Its dining room has a rustic decor with brick walls, wooden columns, antique lights, and old-fashioned bar stools. There is more than one level for dining in this restaurant. Some items on its menu include house ravioli, tuna crudo, braised rabbit, pumpkin cake, and an extensive wine and cocktail menu. The Boiler Room opened in 2009 under the direction of executive chef Tim Nicholson.

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Pasta Amore

$$$$
Italian
West Omaha
4.7
190 reviews
Enjoy a variety of Italian dishes when dining at Pasta A'more. Its menu includes lighter fare such as minestrone soup and meatballs. Several different pasta recipes such as its lasagna, parmiagiana (with veal or chicken) and cannelloni are a few diner favorites. At Pasta A'more's diners can enjoy their meals outside or indoors in its traditional dining room with a wood dining room table, high-back dining room chairs, Tuscan painted walls, and white table linens. This Omaha restaurant is chef-owned and operated. It first opened in 1986.

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Plank Seafood Provisions - Omaha

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown / Old Market
4.7
294 reviews
Order a variety of seafood dishes when dining at Plank Seafood Provisions in the Old Market. This restaurant is a few minutes from the Missouri River and I-6. It features a fresh oyster bar and a menu of stylish seafood cuisine such as lobster rolls, blackened catfish, diver scallops, hushpuppies, and fish tacos. The decor at Plank Seafood Provisions is bright and airy. It has a sleek decor with orange benches, rustic tables, a cage locker for liquor storage, and pendant lights. It opened in 2020 under the direction of chef Jake Morgan from Texas.

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Hiro 88 West Maple

$$$$
Sushi
West Omaha
4.7
693 reviews
Diners can dine on stylish Japanese cuisine at Hiro 88 West Maple in Omaha. It specializes in sushi made with only the freshest ingredients. Each dish is artistically presented which makes for a more enjoyable dining experience. Along with sushi, its menu includes fried rice, broccoli chicken and barbecue short ribs, and other favorites like egg rolls, udon noodles and crab rangoons. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Sunday. It also hosts a weekly Happy Hour. The dining room at Hiro 88 West Maple has a welcoming ambiance that includes tall ceilings, wooden tables and chairs, ball ceiling chandeliers, and brick accent walls. This restaurant is owned by experienced restaurateur, Milton Yin. It opened in 2003.

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Spencer's for Steaks and Chops - Omaha

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown / Old Market
4.8
1098 reviews
Order prime beef, seafood, roasted chicken, or pork chops at Spencer's for Steaks and Chops. With each entree, diners will be served a chopped salad with their choice of dressings. Its menu also includes small plates for sharing and desserts to satisfy a sweet tooth. An extensive wine and cocktail list is also available. It offers a romantic ambiance with soft lighting, a decorative ceiling, large wine cabinets, and white table linens. This upscale steakhouse opened in Omaha in 2008. Its executive-chef, Glen Wheeler, has been with the restaurant for more than a decade.

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Pitch Pizzeria - Dundee

$$$$
Pizzeria
Midtown
4.6
838 reviews
Enjoy casual dining at Pitch Pizzeria in the Omaha suburb of Dundee. This pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner. It also hosts a Happy Hour and a brunch with a variety of dishes such as spaghetti carbonara (with a poached egg), egg tacos, turkey omelets, and breakfast pizzas. Along with pizza, diners can order sandwiches, salads and pasta dishes. Some of its specialty pizzas include a Thai pie, meatball pie, and a chicken with basil and pesto pie. This restaurant also has a full-service bar with a wide selection of beers, wines, and cocktails. Pitch Pizzeria was opened in 2009 by a group of restaurant partners.

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