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About Passport Restaurant

Passport is located in the historic Old Market and futures PRIME BEEF steaks as well as fresh and imported sea food as well as veal chop and pork entrees.

1101 Jackson Street
Omaha, NE 68102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
11th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(402) 344-3200

Website:
http://www.passport-restaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Piano player on Friday and Saturday nights.

Catering:
We cater for any occasion at any where and any time.

Executive Chef:
Mo Tajvar

Private Party Facilities:
We have 4 rooms that can accommodate from 2 to 200 diners for a private dinning.

Private Party Contact:
Mo Tajvar: (402) 344-3200

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Passport Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.1

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4.1

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0% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Romantic (41)
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Notable Wine List (14)
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Scenic View (10)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 24, 2012

Restarant was closing its doors on May 26th.
Sorry to see if go - very nice place.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2012

After doing a bit of research online, we thought the Passport Restaurant would be a nice place to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We were wrong – this was probably one of the worst meals we have had in the Old Market area. The ambiance was nice and quiet, which was good for conversation. The table location was near a window, which offered a nice view outside. Beyond that, and the $70 bottle of wine I chose, the meal and service were severely lacking.

It began with my order of a bottle of wine, which the waiter returned to the table and advised they no longer carried, though it remains on the wine list and the restaurant website. He simply told me I needed to order another, and stood waiting for my decision. Once we ordered our food (

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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 8, 2012

The Passport has been a great place for either a quite romantic setting as well as larger group for a business dinner. The food/preparation and the staff experience is always a 10+

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 5, 2012

Nice restaurant but needs to get rid of the teribly outdated chairs and update the look of the restaurant ambiance some.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2012

Very disappointing. Both salads that were ordered had way too much dressing. The person in the kitchen does not know how to dress a salad properly. The Alaskan King Crab Legs were fine but they had no utensils to eat it. When I asked for the small fish fork to eat the crab meat, the waiter said they didn't have any special forks. A restaurant of this calibre should always serve lobster or crab with special eating utencils. They did have beautiful piano music and ambience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 5, 2012

The food was good and delivered pretty quickly. That being said visits to the table by the waiter were few with long intervals between stops. We spent many minutes waiting to order and then to get the check.

The person in charge of keeping the water glasses full bordered on annoying. If the water level dropped at all they stopped by the table and filled them. Getting a refill on tea was another matter.

For the amount of people in the resturant I thought the noise level wss high.

We would visit this resturant again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 4, 2012

Another fantastic evening enjoyed at the Passport! This is one of the special places to dine in Omaha. Our party of 9 had an excellent experience and can't wait to do it again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 4, 2012

This was my 4th dinning experience at Passport. The service is proper, and wonderful. They have a nice selection of fish. Each time I've discovered a new favorite thing. Try the Tuna Avocado Stacker; "Heaven".

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 28, 2012

Food was great and service was excellent

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 2, 2012

Food was very good, service was very good,but was quite noisy. We enjoyed our experience.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on March 31, 2012

The restaurant was pricy, but food was good. Wish the waiter would have made it clearer that the salad and soups were extra. The soup was over $10 a bowl! Food was more salty than necessary. It was pretty empty inside for a Saturday night. I'm not sure why. The outside seating seemed busy though. When the restaurant is that empty on a beauftiful Saturday evening, it makes you a litter nervous. However, we had a very enjoyable time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Wonderful service and lovely atmosphere, but the food is lacking.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 31, 2012

This was a solid experience. There were some specials not on the menu; I remembered only one. Had I remembered the others, I might have ordered one of them. The bread was decent; the calamari was plentiful and outstanding. Service was good and my drink was filled promptly when and before needed. The soft classical style music fit the environment, and someone began to play the piano was I was leaving. The steak, potatoes, and vegetables were good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on March 30, 2012

The main dish was good, best salmon we'd ever had. But we found the sides were lack luster.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 28, 2012

Excellent service. Damion nailed the wine recommendations for each individual, and listened and recommended great entrees for each person in our group. I really enjoyed the Veal, and crave the potatoes that came with it. I'll be back. Soon. So many other things to try.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Omaha)·Dined on March 24, 2012

Passport was ok. We had great service, but the menu left a lot to be desired. It was very standard fare that could be updated. We sat inside which was nice since there was a pianist, however the piano was so loud we had to talk over it.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on March 23, 2012

I have always wanted to try this restaurant. The setting and service did not disappoint. However, for the price I could get a meal of the same quality at many other less expensive restaurants around town. I had the Ahi Tuna. It was cooked well, but the sauce was nothing special.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 17, 2012

We had a wonderful dinner with very good friends. We could not believe that we spent three hours eating and chatting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Very nice! A little pricey but well worth it. Only two things I would say I would have made our envening more enjoyable would have been just a tad bit more light and the room was a little cold.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 13, 2012

Passport filled all of our expectations. The food, service, and atmosphere were wonderful. I have already recommended to a friend.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Very romantic, perfect for any special occasion

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 25, 2012

My food was ok. I think my big mistake was ordering an appletini because that over powered the taste of the food. My boyfriend thought his steak was the best he has had in a long time. He did not care for the lobster tail though. The server was excellent and all the other staff was very friendly. We would try it again and hold the alcohol until after dinner.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Damon was our server and he was outstanding. The service was perfect. He knew when to speak with us and other times he was invisible. It was an outstanding evening. It was not very busy the evening we were there and we talked with everyone. The entire staff was excellent!!
The food was outstanding. My wife had the Halibut and I had a surf and turf special. A week later my wife is still talking about how good the fish was. My steak was perfect and had incredible flavor.
We were intimidated because we had always heard how expensive Passport was, but for a high quality establishment it was not unrealistic. You pay for the quality of food and service and both were outstanding. We had a great evening out together and we will be back!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 14, 2012

We had great service for my husband's 50th. The gal that greeted us did such a nice job getting everyone in the back set up so they could surprise him before he walked in.
We felt prices were a little high as our bill was 750.00 for 8 people so that was a little steep. Otherwise nice place to eat.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 14, 2012

We went here for our holiday party. Food was decent. The servers were exceptional! They took very good care of you.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2012

We went to passport because we had a gift certificate. Wow! For the amount of money I spent at passport I could have eaten the same food at outback THREE times! Except for the lobster bisque, the food is about the same. I have actually had a better steak across the street at upstream, for half the price.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2011

It's rare when you can find seafood this fresh in Omaha -- the crab, shrimp, and fish were all excellent. The service was a bit slow, but they were very busy, so I'll cut them a break for it. However, the food was fantastic -- we've found a new favorite restaurant.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 24, 2011

Not living in Omaha but visiting often and needing to be there over the Christmas weekend, we made reservations at The Passport for Christmas Eve. I regret to report our experience was less than stellar. All three of the members in our dining party were disappointed, mostly for the presentation of the food. All three of us ordered different entrees but all three came with the exact same sides. I truly don't mind paying for good meals, I'm a believer in "You get what you pay for", however, for the money being spent, I would have expected a much better variety.

While staff were friendly and courteous, service was slow, not many tables being served.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2011

Our waiter would not pay any attention to us, he obviously had two other very important tables and didn't feel like we were important enough. The water/drink waitress took our order and got us everything we needed. When our food came, the main waiter served our food but never came back and checked on us or anything. Very poor service - we will never eat there again!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 23, 2011

We had an excellent anniversary dinner, my husband had the Lamb Chops and I had the Stuffed Shrimp, they were both prepared perfectly!! Very nice evening! Great service, and a meal you will talk about for days:) Highly recommended.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 17, 2011

Way over priced. Would not recommend. Will not
Be going back. Sorry.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 16, 2011

Great ambiance but took FOREVER to get any food i.e. salads drinks - anything. Also. food was luke warm and lacked flavor. Not what I expected at that price. I don't mind paying that amount but it better be fabulous when I do!!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 3, 2011

This was by far one of the best restaurants that we have ever dined at. The lobster bisque and lobster appetizer were awesome. I had a filet and my wife a bone in rib eye. Unlike many the bone in was extremely flavorful without a lot of fat. The caesar salad was a refreshing take on the classic - a bit lighter and excellent. The wine selections were very good. Our server was attentive yet unobtrusive. Overall a great find.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 15, 2011

Service was outstanding. The lobster bisque is a taste sensation. I'd return for that alone. The crab stuffed shrimp will be recommended to my friends. Our evening was cozy and we truly enjoyed celebrating my wife's birthday together in your staff's capable hands. The hostess was so very friendly. She made us fell really welcome.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 29, 2011

Great food and service. You never feel rushed eating here. Our favorite special occasion dining but also affordable for anytime.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 20, 2011

Food was excellent, as was the service. The waiter was attentive but not overly so. He seemed to have perfect timing.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 15, 2011

Food and service were excellent-

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 8, 2011

Nice romantic dining. Food average. I could make home easily.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 1, 2011

We were seated in a different area because there was a wedding party in the normal dining area. The lights were too bright and did not lend well to the atmosphere. Food was delicious.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 30, 2011

Took awile to get waited on. Wasn't in a hurry. Lobster bisque was 12- and did't taste one chunk of lobster. Tasted cream with maybe lobster juice. The tuna appetizer was ok. Expensive for taste. Steak was good, potatoes and veggies were great.

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