Monarch Prime and Bar

4.5
268 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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to just thank everyone that we interacted with last night celebrating a special birthday. The person that called us early about our special request in our reservation was very kind and gave us fair warning that the request wasn't something they could guarantee. We had missed the note on the menu that the tomahawk steak couldn't be reserved. The hostess that greeted us let us sit a little early and let us know right away the steak hadn't been ordered yet. It was so much fun to have the chef come out with the steak before it was cooked. He told the story of the tomahawk steak we were about to eat and the preparation it will go through. But by far the best part of the night, besides the juicy mouth watering steaks, was our amazing waiter Michael. His humor, kindness, and recommendations on the menu were a perfect compliment to the meal. He was laughing with us, told us a great joke about our hometown of Philly. Brought out a dessert with a candle to celebrate.

We had a truly wonderful time and can't thank you all enough for the perfect meal.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the tasting menu paired with wine. Very nicely done and excellent pairing choices. Our waiter was attentive and the atmosphere was quiet elegance.

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JM
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, good tasting food but extremely small portions for really high prices.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We had a horrible experience, they were 20 minutes late seating us for our reservation. Then the bar was out of the ingredients for the first drinks we ordered, how can that be? Place was very loud, food was fine but very small portions and food came out very slowly. Then they only have 3 desserts and they were out of one of them. DON’T VALET PARK IF YOU GO THERE. The valet guy was on break when we went to leave and nobody at the front desk could assist so we had to wait 32 minutes to get our car! Absolutely ridiculous.

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food is Excellent. The reason we gave a 4 for ambiance is the lighting is so low we had to use flashlights on our phones to read the menu. (We have older eyes).

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KW
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and wait staff was spot on. The bartender was slow at the bar and drinks came out slow to our table as well. In their defense, there was a big concert in town with lots of folks needing cocktails. :)

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J
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first brunch at Monarch Prime and Bar and it didn't disappoint. Excellent service, wonderful food and a great experience.

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

Amazing dining experience!!! The food, the ambiance, our server!!! We went there to celebrate our anniversary and we couldn’t have had a more wonderful dinner anywhere else!!! Thank you!!!

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

The decor here is swanky and by far the best part of the experience. The service was really not good - for example bringing the steaks and then the side dishes 5 minutes later. Mistakes on the bill, food brought out at the wrong times. The ribeye was delicious so that was a positive point, but the special - a dry aged duck breast - was gamey and tough and not enjoyable. Very expensive for such a disappointing experience.

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NK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Wine, Amazing Steak, and you have to order The S’mores at the end of your meal. Will visit again soon.

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MS
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fillets and service were both very good. Good looking space. They were full on the night we visited, but the servers did a good job of keeping up. Would definitely go again.

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CK
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very good but at these prices it should be exceptional

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JM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Nice setting, staff were good, food too salty or overloaded with mayo-based toppings

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TD
Omaha
33 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at Monarch before a show at the Orpheum. Menu had a nice variety of options and the service was great. Our server explained the dishes and we had a great dinner! The items were a delight to the eye & palate, with some surprising twists. The menu was fresh and playful. My husbands meatloaf was more than simple meatloaf. The kale appetizer was fun, too. Very enjoyable experience. I would recommend that due to its proximity to the theater, they consider a prix fix pre-theater offering.

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Omaha
30 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic!! I’m still tasting the bison carpaccio, 😄 jake and allll the staff that helped make our night a wonderful event and not just a” night out “

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BK
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. When one of our party did not particularly care for just one item, the server and manager made sure to make it right, for the whole table! Overall, a lavish dining experience.

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LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the resturant however the Halibut was very flat no taste the bison & filet very chewy taste good. Prices are were higher than other high end restaurants in downtown Omaha. All the veggies were excellent!!!

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E
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

My food took 50 minutes to come out after I ordered it and my steak was overcooked. By the time I finally got my food, I did not want to go through with the trouble of re-ordering my $45 steak. I would not return.

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L
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely spectacular; every time it has been a perfect experience. Cocktails are strong and delicious, the atmosphere and ambiance of the entire building is beyond compare in Omaha, the food is incredible and the staff are on it! Even the music is great! We've been there only four times in the past year and the manager welcomes us back every time and remembers us. We love the pate and the bleu cheese kale apps (seriously, we could make a meal of just these two items!). The aged wagyu steaks are like eating the essence of steak. Our favorite place in Omaha hands down. Wish I could live in the hotel and eat and drink downstairs every day!

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MS
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epic and wonderful romantic dining
The filet was off the charts

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Great staff who were willing to work with dietary restrictions and still provide delicious food!

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TA
Omaha
59 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First visit here and enjoyed it quite a bit. It was busy - Sat night and there was a Justin Timberlake concert that night. Loved the decor and energy of the room. Service was a bit slow, but that seemed deliberate. They did offer us an expedited menu if we were trying to make the show. The menu is non-traditional for a steakhouse, and we found it very appealing. There are steak of course, but everything from gnocchi to pork shoulder to roasted cauliflower in the entrees. The blue cheese and kale app was excellent, we enjoyed our salads, and the gnocchi and waygu sirloin with broccolini were very good. Our server was personable and laid back. Very good to excellent experience - we'll be back for sure.

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c
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went prior to seeing Justin Timberlake. Our waitress made a great recommendation for me when I asked for a margarita, she recommended to try the Paloma instead. It was amazing. Our waitress also let us know that there was a SHOW menu, preset to get food faster and out on time. She let us know that the main menu may take longer. We did the SHOW menu and loved everything. The ambiance alone is worth it, but you will also get outstanding service and food! Perfect experience!

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pete was an awesome waiter. The food was amazing. It was a great way to celebrate my wife's Birthday. A romantic setting and great dinner.

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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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Hawaii
2 reviews
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
3 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
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and quality food. Nice cocktails too!

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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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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
3 reviews
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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