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Monarch, Omaha, NE

Monarch

3.8
3.8
225 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 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm 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
    Richard Doty
  • 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
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 225 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Omaha

    Romantic

225 Reviews
  1. CherylH

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, our appetizer got lost in the shuffle, but they brought us dessert on the house to make up for it!

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  2. JuanP

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, the food was very tasty and elegantly prepared

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  3. katherine

    Miami

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    app was cold. steak was overdone and fries had no seasoning.

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  4. TLLoags

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and service. Less than impressed with the food for the price. Steak was tough and full of fat. Other food was luke warm. Work out the food and you have a hidden gem.

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  5. Mia123

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrible ‘fine dining’ experience. We had 5:00 reservations, as as we had a 7:00 show to attend. The waitress took my husband’s drink order, we mentioned we had tickets to the show that night, and the she promptly disappeared for almost 20 minutes. When she finally returned with his drink, we immediately placed my drink order, our starter and dinner order together. The brussels sprouts starter was over cooked, almost soggy, and had little flavor. Worst we’ve ever had at a restaurant. We began to wonder if our dinner order was ever coming by the time she came out with our main courses. My filet tips ‘small plate’ (at $18) was four small pieces of steak on a skewer. One of the four pieces was almost entirely inedible fat. The other three were barely rare. I would have liked to get them cooked more, to make at least *some* of my meal edible, but the waitress never bothered to check how our meal was after dropping the plates at our table and disappearing. Luckily my husband took pity and exchanged my rare pieces for some of his steak. But by that point, we were on a time crunch to just get out of the restaurant and find parking at the show. We had to flag her down to get the check. The restaurant is beautiful. If you want some great Instagram photos of your night out, this is a place to go. If you want to actually be served a decent meal… choose elsewhere.

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  6. BarbN

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxing atmosphere, quiet environment with attentive and quick service prior to going to the Orpheum. Enjoyed it and plan to go back.

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  7. KimA

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, beautiful place, loved it. Our service was fabulous and definitely we will be back.

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  8. JayH

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    fuzzy mold on charcuterie berries. strip steak served luke warm, lacked flavor. mashed potatoes barely luke warm.

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  9. Dana

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered efficient show meals which included dessert—they ran out of desserts even though we ordered well before others. There was NO adjustment in our bill! Order of food arrival concerning.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant. It was our second time eating here before a show at the Orpheum! Beautiful decor! Good wine list. Fun, tasty, diverse menu. We made reservations and had a darling table for two. Bonus! We were able to valet at Hotel Deco and our car was safe & sound clear through the show for $15! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We loved Jack, our server. He got a bit slammed at one point. But our food still came out on time and we made it to the show with plenty of time to spare! Highly recommend. It is more expensive than some places in downtown Omaha, but there are plenty of options reasonably priced as well. You're paying for a higher level eating experience and convenience of being right across from the theatre! 5 stars!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Horrible, overpriced food. Not surprising that there was almost no one there. It’s a shame because it’s a beautiful restaurant and hotel.

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  12. EatTravelExplore

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a good time at dinner and the ambience was very cool. The restaurant has a lot of potential but the food was just okay and, for the price, would recommend other restaurants in Omaha. Our server, Jack, was fun and knowledgeable and we appreciated his honesty regarding what dishes to order.

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  13. PatHaney

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service in a very nice ambiance. The hotel is pretty unique which adds to the character of the restaurant.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Upon walking in your expectations are high. The restaurant is modern, moody and chic. The light sound of jazz fills the air and creates a relaxing environment. However, the food and service was not matched. If you have time for a 3 hour wait for full service food and hopefully equipped with a jaw of a Greek god to chew through the NON prime tough filet then this is the place for you! Save your self the money and head over to 801. For $6 more - I could have had a SUPERB filet with the same beautiful ambience and a waitress that didn’t match the personality of a rock.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service=Great. Food=Average. My vegetarian girlfriend was disappointed that menu items on their website menu were not offered.

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  16. AllieG

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was extremely disappointing regardless of price. Was cold and not even close to the quality related to what was expected. Restaurant was so loud we could barely talk. Much of the food looked and tasted like it was frozen first. Positive our server was great. I would not recommend or return ever.

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  17. Omahamimi

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in Omaha. The combination of amazing food, outstanding service, and quiet ambiance = best dining experience!

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  18. EmmaB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrible service and the food was so mediocre. The prices were insane for what we had. They need to up the food game and service. It was a beautiful restaurant and just so unique. Do not recommend going here!

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  19. JanD

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm sorry to say but I was disappointed with the filet mignon. It tasted like a roast. Dry and not much flavor. The drinks were wonderful, and my friend loved the salmon. Our waitress was fun and helpful.

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  20. AndiZ

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at Monarch but not our last. We will definitely be back. It was a lovely setting and the service and food were great.

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  21. SmrT

    Omaha

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I went to dinner at Monarch before seeing a show at the Orpheum. Our server, Kendra, was attentive and kept us on schedule so that we made it with time to spare. We shared an appetizer of delicious Brussels Sprouts along with a glass of Prosecco, which was just the right beginning. My friend ordered the Ratatouille, while I had the Chilean Salmon. Both were prepared just right, and we enjoyed them with a glass of Pinot Noir. There are plenty of by-the-glass wines to go with your dinner choice. We will definitely be back!

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  22. RichardO

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect pre-theater spot! Food was excellent and beautifully presented. We had the Chilean salmon and the Gouda Mac and Cheese with chicken and pancetta. Our server Megan was attentive and friendly.

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  23. CatherineL

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food and drinks were very good. An enjoyable evening

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  24. PaulE

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. This is definitely a special place for any occasion. We enjoyed our dinners immensely.

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  25. TinaH

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited 15 minutes to be seated; however, there were only two tables that has diners so not sure why we had to wait. I ordered a tequila and soda and my friend ordered a jalapeño margarita and it was the worst drink we've ever had. Neither one of us finished them. My friend had the ribeye and it was awful and so thin and tough you couldn't even cut through it and the fingerling potatoes had zero seasoning on them and they were so dry. I ordered the mac and cheese with chicken thighs and the chicken was so overcooked it was hard to chew and just awful. We dined here previously in the summer and it was the best experience which is why we thought we would try it again. We will not go back to this restaurant again.

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  26. Andrea

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, well seasoned, perfectly cooked salmon. The server was kind and attentive to our 7pm show start. Such a nice place to sit and eat.

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  27. JCDining

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table ordered the beef tip appetizer, which was over cooked and the meat was grainy. It also didn't come with any sort of sauce. The gouda bites were delicious but the sauce was bland. My ribeye steak was overcooked past medium rare TWICE. I didn't send it back the second time because we had a show to get to. Our server was MIA most of the night and it took us 2 hours to make it through dinner despite the restaurant being empty. On the positive everyone enjoyed the craft cocktails and my daughter had the Chilean Salmon and said it was delicious. Would highly recommend that dish. I just feel like the place was too empty for us to have had so many issues.

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  28. KateF

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good, but it was enhanced by the wonderful ambience with low lighting, elegant decor and a feeling of privacy at almost every table.

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  29. DisneyFoodie

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered things that would not take long to make since we had a show to get to. The fried calamari was overcooked and chewy and the breading on it was very floury tasting, but the dipping sauce was good. I had the Steak and Frites. The steak was cooked perfectly, but had little flavor. I have better steaks at home from Hy Vee. The potatoes weren't too bad. My wife had the Salmon and was very pleased with it. The restaurant was fairly quiet which was enjoyable. I don't think we will go there again, but it wasn't very bad.

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  30. KarlaB

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had date night our first time at Monarch foe dinner and our meals where dissapointing for the price. Our appetizer was the house fries that where not crispy ans hard to pick up because they would break apart the Aioli was very good. Dinner my filet was severely overcooked and burnt flavor was off as well meat tasted old. My husband ordered the ribeye and was definitely not medium and quality was not there for $50 steaks. Our waitress was great and provided great service.

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  31. TrudiN

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great show menu for my wife, Mt burger wad hot but the fries were stone cold. My peanut butter choclate cake arrived frozen with ice crystals. The waitress comped it and sent it home with us. But was disappointing at the time

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  32. StephenM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Poor quality food, service very slow and poor. Over priced for quality of food.

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  33. FoodieOnVacation

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, menu selection and flavors were wonderful! Will make this a regular!

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  34. LinB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We shared the charcuterie board, and it was wonderful! Had a couple drinks, a very enjoyable evening.

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  35. Dana

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great. The only thing I might have appreciated was a small bread item with my wine. Because we had the complete meal--from salad to dessert, we did not order an appetizer, but we really missed some type of bread item with our wine. I highly recommend Monarch and Hotel Deco whenever I have friends attending the Orpheum--we live out of town and that is usually when people we know are coming to Omaha.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved their new Show Menu before our show at the Orpheum Theatre!

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  37. JKim

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    we went before a broadway show and were pushed into ordering from the pre-show menu (we were not provided any other menus, even though we saw items from the regular menu brought out to other tables, later on). the food quality was unbelievably poor and disappointing. every single course was poorly executed (huge chunks of rosemary in the soup, salad looked like something from a hospital cafeteria; the ribeye was the thinnest cut of meat i’ve ever seen and tasted like freezer burn and char. one of the cuts was okay, but the other was more gristle than meat. the desserts were dry and flavorless). the service struggled throughout the meal and went from inattentive to aggressive (the host reached over and grabbed my cc off the table while asking if i was ready to pay). i had really liked the proximity of the restaurant before orpheum shows and had gone several times last year. i doubt i will be back any time soon.

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  38. Aggie87

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tuna ceviche was excellent- definitely a sharing appetizer or could be an individual main. My partner’s steak was medium rather than medium-rare but tender and great flavor, and the cremini mushroom sauce was excellent. The vegetarian choices were disappointing. I like my veggies on the crunchy side but not towards raw. The root veg main I ordered had the makings of a great flavored dish but the root veg needed to be more cooked to absorb flavor from the sauce and to blend. If that is adressed it will be a great dish. I’d go back just to see if these issues are addressed as the ambiance and location was great.

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  39. Banks

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Monarch is outrageously overpriced. My salmon dish was almost $50 and was so over-salted, it was in-edible. I love salty foods, but this was burn my mouth salty. My husband's pork arrived on a bed of soupy, yet crunchy gratin potatoes, and they had forgotten to add two of the main accompaniments that were supposed to "make" the dish. Cocktails were watered-down and $16. A $40 bottle of wine that we have purchased in a store before was marked up to $150. We ordered 1 cocktail each, 1 app to share, 1 entree, and shared a bottle of wine - Our total bill for 4 was nearly $500. Shocking prices, for very underwhelming food and service. One plus - the glam decor is fabulous, but it does not make up for exorbitant prices and poorly made dishes. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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  40. GavinB

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and service were phenomenal. Quiet atmosphere, decent music selection, the server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food quality was hit or miss though. The 'smoked' pork chop was very dry and very charred. The appetizers were fantastic, and the drinks flavorful if not poured with a very heavy hand. If you have not had the opportunity to dine at the Monarch and are staying nearby, I would absolutely recommend it. However, I would not go out of my way for a visit.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Monarch is rated 3.8 stars by 225 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 16 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 Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richard Doty
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, 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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