Monarch Prime and Bar

4.5
244 reviews
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Steakhouse
A modern steakhouse and cocktail lounge situated in downtown Omaha's historic Hotel Deco with a carefully crafted menu featuring the region's best ingredients including a well curated dry age program. Walking distance from Orpheum Theater, Downtown Omaha, and Old Market Omaha.
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AH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Good service, good beer, poor value. Portions are small and overpriced.

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L
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and wonderful food. We had the tasting menu and were very pleased. Kudos to the chef, sommelier, and wait staff!

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No difficulty getting reservations, service was outstanding. The food was, simply put, wonderful. Price reflected quality of the meal. The setting was uncrowded and pleasant.

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JK
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great waiter; carpaccio fantastic; excellent wine list; VERY quiet; loved the ambiance

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B
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Cocktails were very good. Food was good but not sure worth the price point.

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OT
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and quality food. Nice cocktails too!

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

First experience at this restaurant. The food was delicious but pricey. The waiter barely spoke and came across as rude. His attitude dampened what could have been a great experience. It is easier to overlook the price when the service is good.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The dishes were delicious! Wonderful flavors. Great experience. We’ll be back.

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MM
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will be dreaming about that spinach for a long time! They transformed a boring starter salad into something that easily became my favorite part of the meal. I also had the wagyu sirloin and it was cooked to perfection.

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L
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Unique Omaha dinner experience.

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MS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great date night or corporate night out. Service was amazing (Jason) and so was food. I'm in love with your wedge and short rib dish. Heaven help me.

We'll be back -

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c
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. It's beautiful and modern and very chic. Pricey, so be prepared for that. Love to host guests here.

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RO
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb flavor, chef's taste menu is the way to go. We are already looking forward to returning and doing it again. 5 courses over about 1.5 hours. Small savory and delightful plates with massive flavors making you want more.

Cocktails were pricey and one special drink listed wasn't available. Also was offered sparkling water but was brought tap water. Two relatively small issues that should not detract from the phenomenal food and flavor experience.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at the Monarch and we loved it! Our waiter- Michael was outstanding! Food was very tasty and ambiance was cozy yet elegant.

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ET
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious great service and wonderful experience. The chef is creative and he made my night

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AG
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was amazing at Monarch. Highly recommend this place for wine and steak enthusiasts.

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LR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our sever Chelsea was fantastic! We had the 5 course chef’s tasting and wine pairing and were not disappointed. Definitely will be coming back.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

MEH. Bison carpaccio appetizer: A nice portion, but so overworked with other ingredients that you could not taste the meat. Dover sole in brown butter caviar sauce: the sauce itself was delightful by the spoonful, but way to over powering for the sole, of which there was only a tiny, cigarette box-sized piece. Wait staff was insistent, almost demanding, and all clearly had a script for the evening, which I kept hearing at the other tables, and was off putting. Not recommended.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Thee food was disappointing, especially for the price point. Will not return.

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JM
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, service, atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the chefs menu/pairing if they offer it. Great all around!

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P
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Monarch so much we came here to celebrate our engagement, just the two of us. We love the atmosphere and the staff here makes everyone feel special. The space is big enough to not feel cramped, but divided up enough into niches and different levels that it still feels cozy. The menu is extensive enough that everyone will be able to find something for their palate, but small enough that every dish is a specialty, with no padding. All the food we've had has been delicious, but you can't match a steak and the pommes purée for a first-time visit.

Cocktails are reasonably priced for a nicer place, and have a nice variety to them, with seasonal changes. You're paying a little more for the food, but you'll know it was worth it the second you take the first bite.

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AN
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We had the WORSt service I have ever had at a restaurant. Waters were never filled, coffee was ordered and never brought. Waiter never checked back with us EVER! For this caliber of restaurant, excellent service is expected! I would not recommend or return when there are so many other steakhouse options in Omaha were you can get a great meal with exceptional service.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had a reservation for 6:45. We didn’t leave until 9:45. This would have been fine if during that time we were offered drinks or cared for at all. It was the worst service I have had in a very long time. Luckily, the food was good once it actually arrived.

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big, big fan. The decor. The music. The attentive, knowledgeable, and fun staff. The thoughtfully conceived, complex yet incredibly balanced dishes. One of the better dining experiences my wife and I have had in many moons. I request the highest of fives. Special thanks to our server, Kylene. We’ll be back soon to soak it all in and to showcase my reflexes for the staff.

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KG
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was a complete delight! Excellent service, wine and food!

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the five course tasting menu and it was amazing! Every bite was absolutely divine! We added the wine pairing option and it truly took each course to another level in taste sensation. The course we liked the least was dessert. It was just meh in comparison to the previous courses. However that’s not unusual with an amazing chef; they tend to specialize in sweet or savory. It wouldn’t make me hesitate in the slightest to order the tasting menu again. It was an experience that shouldn’t be missed!!

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k
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was delicious and the service was exceptional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my best friend’s birthday. The food is amazing, service is great, awesome wine selection. A dining experience that takes a little longer than usual so make sure you have some time to savor it all.

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t
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very personable service, outstanding food with a unique twist. Went prior to a show at the Orpheum Theatre with timely service.

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OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Our reservation was at 6 and our show was at 7:30 across the street. We ordered fairly quickly yet we didn’t receive our main dishes until 7:10. To add to the frustration, one of our dishes were no longer warm by the time it was served to us. The space had a cool vibe to it, the food was disappointing, and the time it took to get our food was frustrating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner and was great!

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NG
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food overall. The Kale and Blue cheese with bread was amazing as were the crispy fingering potatoes with Fresno Chilies. The steaks were good, but wouldn’t considering them in my top 5 of Omaha. I had the Prime Ribeye with white truffles and my wife had the Filet. Overall, a nice restaurant, but more expensive then some of the other Omaha establishments with a better steak.

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LS
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and the service were outstanding. The grilled and roasted radishes we're super, along with the chicken pate. Our wait peron, Melissa, was charming, informative, and very efficient. Kudos to her. Also the best Old fashioned I have had in a long time.

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience here. Food was wonderful!

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GM
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I partook of the ribeye for a lunch break one day. It was the most flavorful piece of aged beef that I have ever had. Cooked to perfection with perfect potatoes and roasted radishes. I'll definitely be back.

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FR
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 5 adults for a siblings dinner. We did the chef’s tasting with the wine pairing. We were all thoroughly impressed with the food presentation and taste. It was a food and wine journey like no other. Everyone was raving about the meal the rest of the weekend and the wine choices were spot on. Lovely experience and looking forward to doing it again.

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A
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Keep in mind it is very pricey, I would definitely recommend for a special occasion only. Overall great experience and I would definitely recommend!

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DW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We waited 35 minutes to get our table then another 15 for our waiter to stop by.. he was rude & didn’t speak
Loved the vibe but the food took 40 minutes too
Crazy
Maybe retraining the staff would be great
Starting in the kitchen!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the food to the wine everything was incredible. For an appetizer we had the Bleu Cheese and Kale and it was delightful, full of flavor. For dinner I had the scallops and they were the best scallops I have ever had in Omaha, tasted incredibly fresh. My boyfriend had the dry aged wagyu bolognese and I had one bite of it and it is the best bolognese I have ever had. The sommelier recommended the appetizer and the scallops and I am so happy that I went with his suggestions because they were so yummy and flavorful. The sommelier, Ryan, did a great job of picking our wine for the evening as well, he was able to bring a bottle that fit our specifications of what we were looking for and it was a great price point. We will definitely be dining here again.

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