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Monarch, Omaha, NE

Monarch

4.2
4.2
72 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Monarch Restaurant, at Omaha’s Hotel Deco, features contemporary cuisine that blends local foods, seasonal twists and dynamic flavors into a culinary experience for the taste buds. We take classic dishes, and transform them for the modern palate. Through our intensive sourcing program, we ensure that we are garnering the absolute best products from local Farms, Ranches, and Distilleries. From our classically inspired cocktails, exclusive theatre menu, and of course our charming dining room and lounge are sure to please.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–9:45 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 933-7437

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Igor Kokozov

  • Catering

    Multiple menus are available to choose from.<br />An extensive cocktail menu and wine selection are available.

  • Private party facilities

    Hotel Deco has four separate event spaces to suit any needs: the Park Ballroom, the Redick Room, the Chrysler Room, and the Rockefeller Room.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Old Market

  • Cross street

    Located inside the Hotel Deco at the corner of 15th and Harney Street.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Omaha

    Special Occasion

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  1. MC

    MarkC

    Omaha

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem. Good service, excellent food and a nice vibe in this restaurant located at the Hotel Deco. Prices are very reasonable, given what other downtown and hotel-grade establishments in the area charge. The menu is somewhat limited, but all the bases are covered. Worth a visit!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere and great food!
  3. KJ

    KJoy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Beautiful restaurant but my steak was poorly done. Vegetables were great, but if I'm paying almost $50 for a steak, it shouldn't have been overdone and full of gristle.
  4. RT

    RhondaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is Historic Chic - Food is 5-Star - Price is Right - Staff is Stellar!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    They were definitely understaffed. The waiter was nonstop moving but he could never really catch up (he did fabulous for what he was working with). It took 20 minutes to get drinks and we didn't have our dinner until 90 minutes in. There was a wedding next door and that was our music which was loud. The ambiance was super cool totally has an Alice In Wonderland vibe. The steak was subpar wehn compared to a Mahogany steak that would have cost the same. The burger, fries, and Gouda potatoes were AMAZING!!! For the price vs service level, I don't think we'd go back but we enjoyed ourselves overall.
  6. BR

    BrianR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was wonderful and the prices were very reasonable. The service was attentive but not overwhelming - well done. The ambiance was a little lacking - was hoping for a bit more quiet and subdued but was not a real problem.
  7. JD

    JulieD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. We eat whole food plant based and there were several options we could enjoy. We had bruschetta and gazpacho and both were just wonderful. Our waiter gave us lots of friendly but not overbearing attention. We ate pretty early and enjoyed the music. We are definitely planning to go back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We have been to Monarch before and loved it. This time, not so much. We were handed a wine list with about 6 red wines listed. I asked for their by the bottle list and was told that was it. I asked why a fine dining restaurant had such a limited list, with no outstanding wines, and was told there was a lot of wine in the cellar but the 3 owners need to go down and sort it out and hadn’t done it. That seems a bit ridiculous! One of our friends ordered a glass of White Haven Sauvignon Blanc, which she regularly has, and the taste was off. Her husband tasted it and said the same. When our server was told it either wasn’t White Haven or it wasn’t good, he argued with her about it. Very odd. She finally handed the glass to him and said she wanted a different white (can’t remember which one) so he did bring a different glass of wine. Our food was delicious - risotto was wonderful and the salmon and steak and frites were also a hit. We also enjoyed dessert. We all agreed we probably would not return. We love fine dining and good wine and we’re happy to pay $$$ for a good experience but this was less than fabulous.
  9. SS

    StephenS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to stop in and eat. The food was amazing! Staff was very helpful and excited to help
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and we had a great experience. We were amazed by the food quality. Everything was delicious!
  11. JA

    JeannieA

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Great Food. Outstanding service. Perfect place for pre-show dinner & after show cocktails. We will definitely be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food1service1ambience4
    Celebrated a birthday here and the service and steak was mediocre at best. One of the worst steaks I have had in Omaha.
  13. D

    Doug

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience - great food, great service, and nice ambiance
  14. FL

    FoodLovah

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The bartender was slow to make our drinks. They were both two ingredient drinks that came out after our appetizers. And we overheard that he insulted another couple’s drink order. The glassware was basic. A $13 cocktail in an Art Deco restaurant should have pretty coupes to match the period. My mule came in a juice glass. The appetizers were okay. Brussels were tough. Disappointed that the menu online did not match the menu in the restaurant. Seasonal changes make sense, but it should be reflected in the online menu. One of the reasons I chose to go to Monarch last night was for a dish that was no longer available. Had I known, I might’ve spent my ONLY night out somewhere else. All that said… the entrees tasted great! We both cleared our plates of everything. I will trying to copycat their halibut dish! It was an alright date, but next time I drive across town I’ll probably choose somewhere else. Decent value for a special occasion: 2 apps, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, 6 drinks ~ $200
  15. D

    Diner1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was good. We had the 1/2 Charcuterie and cheese board, Steak Frites, and Island Salmon. Overall seemed overpriced for the value. The steak to frites ratio was subpar and parts were over cooked. Service was pretty slow for not so big of a space, lacking a formal introduction consisting of a welcome, waitress’s name, and forgot to supply the drink menu. We grabbed drinks at the bar prior to our dinner reservation and unfortunately I was double charged for our two drinks, which one was made with Admiral Nelson when we requested captain Morgan. Saving grace was the ambiance and taste of the food.
  16. BD

    BrendaD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Poor service and cold food! Definitely would not go again or recommend to a friend!

    MonarchResponded on July 17, 2022Brenda, I am sorry for your poor experience at the restaurant. We will do better next time. Best Wishes, Igor K.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our Justice of the Peace wedding at the Monarch. Our waiter, Luis, was so fantastic with our small party! The food was exceptional; our compliments to the chef!

    MonarchResponded on July 17, 2022Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again! Best Wishes, Igor K.

  18. d

    datenite2

    Omaha

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our server Stephen did a great job. Service was slow at first but Stephen apologized and gave us good service and comped our dessert.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the locally sourced food and intimate boutique style setting.
  20. M

    Meli

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were not open. Very disappointing. No notification anywhere that they were closed until staff member said they were not serving brunch and had pastries available at the bar.

    MonarchResponded on July 17, 2022Meli, My apologies for your inconvenience. We are not currently serving brunch, but we will be soon. Please visit us for dinner, I promise you will not be disappointed. Warm Regards, Igor K.

  21. TW

    ToddW

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made reservations and traveled 30 minutes Sunday Morning to eat and upon arrival it was closed for remodeling. We have been wanting to try but this does not help
  22. EF

    EricF

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The lamb was cooked perfectly and was tender and well seasoned. The desserts were amazing and prefect for sharing (or not sharing too). The service was quick and very friendly. I will definitely be back.
  23. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We waited 60minutes to get an appetizer. It finally arrived with our meal. On a good note my pork chop was really good. They must of been short staffed.
  24. K

    Katie

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    This was our second meal at Monarch in which we had to rush eating our meal, due to their inability to honor time constraints (i.e. a show at the Orpheum). This last time, we arrived at 5:15 and we’re not served our meal until 6:15, and needed to leave at 6:30. The couple next to us had to cancel their order, as they were also not going to make their engagement. It’s too bad because the food is excellent and the restaurant has great ambience. Our waiter was nice enough, but the restaurant staff seem young and inexperienced. Also, a very limited wine/single malt scotch selection. Wish it was a better experience as it is so convenient to the Orpheum. But, this restaurant location has changed hands many times, and unfortunately has never been very well-managed.
  25. FS

    FoodSnob

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed celebrating a friend's anniversary. There was a mixed crowd of patrons at the restaurant which added to the atmosphere. The drinks were fantastic and overall an A+
  26. f

    finediner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Monarch!. Food, drinks, service and ambience were all excellent. We were greeted nicely and wished a happy anniversary. Our server Kyle was very knowledgeable, had a lovely sense of humour and timed everything perfectly. Food was creative and delicious! We enjoyed the charcuterie plate, beet salad with added salmon and steak and frites. All cooked as requested and arrived at the right temperature. Desserts were awesome - highly recommend the tiramisu and pot de crème. The chef also provided an extra treat in honour of our anniversary. A perfect evening in all respects!
  27. RM

    RachelM

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was good, the portions were small for the price. The wait staff that we had was inattentive. We were told he would come back to check if we wanted dessert, then didn't see him for 20 minutes. By that time we just got the check as we had to make our way to the Orpheum for the show. Our wait staff knew we were in town for the show. We were there for an hour and a half only being checked on 4 times. Being Sat, Ordering, Food Given, and check.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. Liked the wide range of entrees. Our server Steven provided the best service we’ve had. He was very knowledgeable and he had great suggestions. The blackberry old fashioned was one of the best cocktails I’ve had. Will definitely be going back when we attend shows at the Orpheum.
  29. WO

    WhitleyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at Monarch before seeing a show and the food and service were wonderful. It was the perfect choice for a nice night out. We ordered the farmers market flatbread, olives and baguette, calamari, and steak + frites. Every bite was perfect! Our server (I wish I remembered his name) was very attentive without bothering us, and he made sure we were out in time for the show.
  30. PB

    PattyB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here before a show at the Orpheum. Very good, and just steps away!
  31. t

    toddg

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Nice quiet place, great atmosphere. Service was great. I had a steak and my wife had the burger and both were overcooked. Her fries were luke warm at best.
  32. AA

    AndrewA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Monarch was the fanciest restaurant that my wife and I have ever dined at, and we loved every minute of it. From the moment the host seated us, to the food and wine recommendations by our waiter, to the melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness of the appetizers, entrees, and dessert, it was an unforgettably perfect meal.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very close seating (being able to hear the other tables conversation) but overall great experience !
  34. AZ

    AZ2022

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We put a comment on our reservation that is was our 7th wedding anniversary and felt we wanted to make it special and it was never acknowledged. The food was alright but felt for the value it was over priced.
  35. OK

    OKCfoodies

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food preparation is outstanding, the service was great, and the dishes are very attractive. A fun evening.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional, from the appetizers; a Spring Beet Salad and Charcuterie Board, to the Entrees; The Salmon, with Vin Blanc Sauce, the Halibut With Red Pepper Coulis, Mushroom Risotto with Steak Added, and the Sirloin, with Carrot Purée Turnips, Radish’s and fingerling potatoes. The service staff were able to make accommodations for my diabetic mother on a beverage for her birthday, and offer wine pairing for the each entree. I highly recommend this establish, and make sure to get dessert as well.
  37. AS

    AnnS

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken and black lentils were to die for! The service was prompt and our server was wonderful. Will definitely return!
  38. GS

    GregS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    First couple in and was seated at the first table next to a double table asked to sit at a stand alone table at the window and was denied, Was told seats were already assigned. Doesn't make since since we were the first in and could easily be adjusted. Other than that excellent meal
  39. J

    Jessie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has nice ambience and a fun vibe. We had tickets to see Wicked and wanted something convenient to the Orpheum. Probably will not be back as it's pretty expensive for what you get, but definitely a fun experience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exemplary, and we were able to leave our car in valet parking while attending the theater! Wonderful evening!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Monarch is rated 4.2 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Monarch

316 S 15th St, Omaha, NE 68102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located inside the Hotel Deco at the corner of 15th and Harney Street.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Old Market

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–9:45 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Igor Kokozov

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (402) 933-7437

  • Catering

    Multiple menus are available to choose from.<br />An extensive cocktail menu and wine selection are available.

  • Private party facilities

    Hotel Deco has four separate event spaces to suit any needs: the Park Ballroom, the Redick Room, the Chrysler Room, and the Rockefeller Room.

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