Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery

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49 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
American Cuisine that celebrates the best that Nebraska has to offer. Chef Jon Seymour’s contemporary twist on heritage dishes is executed in a thoughtful way. The menu utilizes exceptional product prepared in such a way to showcase the local farmers' dedicated work. Dishes are presented simply yet include touches that are unexpected.

The dishes anchoring the menu are complimented by a curated wine and cocktail list prepared by locally recognized craftsman, Granville Sharpe, the lists feature modern and historical selections.

Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Brunch, Society 1854 is an Omaha “Must Dine” option.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
6:30am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(531) 444-4049
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Jon Seymour
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet to our Society 1854 guests. Please bring slip with you to your dining experience and a manager will validate.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:00AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 49 People Are Saying
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3.9
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1.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Do not spend your evening at this location -- this was a terrible experience (bad food, poor service). Later in the evening we stood at the bar and were never served even after 2 bartenders said they would be right with us next.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Very good food. Great taste and presentation. Go there knowing it’s not a economic meal but one you will remember fondly.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Food was wonderful, service was spot on!

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Service was very poor. One server for the entire area. Had to ask for silverware, water etc. drink service was lengthy

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great little restaurant in the Marriott Downtown Omaha. Small menu done very well.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Table location by the window was quite nice. Could be very noisy. Had low expectations but experience was pleasant.

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We dined two consecutive weekend evenings-early, pre-symphony. Both times we were the only ones in the restaurant, same waitress. Our food came out at different times so first my husband ate and then I did. She forgot the soup, had to be reminded twice, he only ordered that and an appetizer. Most likely won’t return. Food was good but not amazing.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We waited 30 minutes for a cocktail and a glass of wine. The menu was set because of a concert which was not indicated upon reservation. We had a hamburger that was salty and inedible. There is no excuse for a restaurant which is high end and a bar across from a large event venue to be so ill prepared for a crowd.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Arrived for our 10:45 reservation for the Mother’s Day Brunch. Our table wasn’t ready so the host had to accommodate us over at Burdock + Bitters (bar area) instead. We grabbed several of the hot food items from the buffet line. The roasted chicken rice pilaf, mashed potatoes and braised beef cheek stroganoff were all cold. Lukewarm food I would tolerate but at $40 per person, cold food is unacceptable. We went back in line and waited at the made to order omelette station. The chef was great and the omelette fantastic. Our server Dustin was exceptional and apologized about the cold food items as he cleared plates from the table. Dustin said he would speak to both the chef and manager about our food. A manager stopped by our table and quickly mentioned how buffet food items temperature can vary.

1. We arrived at our reserved time and had to sit in the bar area.
2. Multiple hot food entrees were cold and inedible.
3. Manager did not properly rectify the situation for 2 obviously disappointed customers.

I’m greatly disappointed by my first visit to the Marriott and Society 1854. We left brunch hungry and unsatisfied after paying full price.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It's a beautiful space but something is off. At 7:00 we were only 1 of 2 tables occupied. Pork belly and grits as a starter were rich and delicious. Ordered a soup that was the special and got the potato leek instead. The waiter screwed up and offered to make it right but we were happy to share the potato leek. My husband ordered a chicken thigh sandwich and it was the largest piece of thigh I've ever seen with a potato salad as his side; lots of food. I ordered the wagyu steak and it was maybe 6 ounces with a weird potato "cube" that may have been larger than my steak and 2 tiny grilled green onions; it was a bizzare plating, wish I had taken a picture. Would have loved a vegetable. Most likely won't go back unless before an event at the Century Link.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Quite possibly,one of the worst restaurants for both service and food. Four of the beers that we tried to order were out/unavailable as of 8:30. The server didn’t offer samples of any other options but brought out a “similar” beer. We tried to order another and were told it was also the last one available-make it 5 out of 5 beers on their menu unavailable! The meal was served prior to finishing our appetizers. The meal was “ok to fair.” The server cleared the meal by picking up all the silverware and then the plates?!! I could offer more but I will leave it with saying “ choose another restaurant.”

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Surprisingly well-prepared, thoughtful food for a restaurant inside a hotel. Pork belly and grits, and the deviled eggs were beautifully plated and delicious. The bar offers a nice variety. Our waitress was friendly, but she didn't know the bar menu very well. This was a nice place to stop by for a late-night bite. We look forward to returning.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We showed up early and were grateful that they were able to seat our party outside of the main bar where there was a lot of noise. We were celebrating a special occasion, and there were six of us. My husband asked about the special that was presented as a 14oz ribeye steak, he asked if the meat was 'prime' or 'choice', and asked to have a different item if it was not 'choice'. The server did not follow up with the answer to his question, and he was served the steak (that was not prime), it wasn't bad but was not what he had expected. He had ordered a different side than what was offered with the special which did not come out with the meal so we had to ask for it. Everyone else in the party enjoyed their meals, but it was nothing special. Despite being placed in a corner it was loud and difficult for two people in the party to participate in conversations (despite using their hearing aids).

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Super quiet, which was perfect for me and my sister. Menu and beer list changes often, so be sure to ask what the latest & greatest is. Food was perfect and we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Terrific craft cocktails. Menu reflected current local seasonal items. Well prepared, flavorful.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Disappointing

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was ok-nothing extraordinary to write home about considering the price & other gems in Omaha. Appetizers were small for the price-3 deviled egg halves was just weird & small for an appetizer. What did they do with the other half an egg...just weird. And awkward to share with a table of 8. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Amazing food and drinks, one of Omaha's best

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We were visiting from Los Angeles. I loved the ambiance and service. The steaks were terrific. It was a bit pricey, but overall a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

From the moment we entered the staff was very pleasant and very inviting.
The Easter brunch not your typical ham and scalloped potatoes.
All the food and desserts very good.
We did not feel rushed, had great service and food.
Both Chef Hockenberry and Chef Seymour did themselves proud for their first time event like this.
Think we started a new Easter tradition, we will be back when in the area again.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Unexpected delight in the new Marriott Hotel! Our dining group, the FoodieO's, met at Society 1854 for the March gathering. Our server, Griselda, was knowledgeable about the menu and served us pleasantly and efficiently. We had the pleasure of speaking to the bar manager about the creative, and delicious, signature cocktails. The menu has a nice variety of choices. It would be a great place to meet friends before a game or concert at Century Link. Very nice addition to Omaha!

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Extremely slow service. Upwards of an hour for a few salads and a burger. Not sure what the deal was. Food was okay, but hardly worth that wait.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance....definitely must try!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Really enjoyed the space, very high ceilings, lots of glass. Beautiful space. What is odd is they only serve brunch on Sundays until 11 AM. Serving brunch until 2:00 PM or so would make a lot more sense. While we had to order off the lunch menu, the food was good. We had just hoped to be served brunch on a Sunday at 11 AM.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Well from the start had a reservation, arrived 10min early, there were open tables, but hostess refused to seat us (party of 2) until our exact reservation time. When we were at our table, the atmosphere was so loud, it barley allowed for any conversation, and then to add to it they were not offering the regular menu. We ended up, ordering hush puppies for appetizer, they were charred... black charred. I ordered a winter green salad, no chevre cheese, parmesan instead.... yep came with chevre and has to pick that off. My friend ordered the crispy pork belly. This lacked any seasoning, and was slimy instead of crispy. All in all we will never eat there again and were extremely disappointed in the service, atmosphere, and food.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We decided to give this a try before the basketball game. Checked the menu out online and thought many options looked good. Unfortunately, when we arrived we saw they had a special game day menu and the regular menu options were not available, which was disappointing. More bar food than the we were interested in. Our group had burgers and salads, which were tasty. Service was slow and inattentive. Waited 20 minutes for a second drink. The server realized he had forgotten and comped that drink which was nice. All okay if you come in with these expectations, but we had hoped for something more.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The restaurant is sleek and modern looking. The service was fine although my husband waited a long time for a refill on his drink and there were a total of 3 people in the place so the server wasn’t busy. He also neglected to bring back the food I asked him to box. I enjoyed my dinner but my husbands was pretty bland. Overall the experience was ok but none of the upscale restaurants in Omaha should worry about competition from Society.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Neat service I’ve had in Omaha - and I’ve lived here 25 years. One of our best restaurants in the city - and awesome bar as well for signature drinks

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Made reservations for Valentine's day after looking at menu on line. The hostess declined our request for an open table by the window, saying it was unavailable. It remained open for 45 minutes before someone else was given it.
We couldn't order off of the regular menu as the had a special Valentine's day menu with only two options. The 4 course meal was creative and mostly tasty, though very small in portions. So small in fact we considered stopping across the street at DJ' to get some fries. The best thing about this place was the server and the cocktails. They were excellent! I live downtown so I really wanted to like this place for an easy return. I will likely go back to try the regular menu and hopefully better accommodations with seating. But I can't really recommend anything here but the bar.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service were great! Definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for something a little different but very tasty! We came for Valentine's Day, they had a special menu planned for the night. Everything was delicious! We will be coming back to try the regular menu soon!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A wonderful dining experience! Great food great service and excellent atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

So amazing, it felt so elegant and the service was phenomenal.

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

I really wanted to like this restaurant as the hotel is lovely.
Bartender was helpful- they were out of the scotch my husband prefers but he found a satisfactory sub.
Restaurant server was very green and very sweet but couldn't recommend anything as hadn't tried the menu herself. Food was ok- our filets resembled roast beef but tasted good.
Had a hassle getting a smaller version of the salad offering - when there are only 2-3 dining tables small special requests should easily be honored .
I will give it a second chance because I love the location .

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The ruben sandwhich was sumptuous. Tad was a great waiter.

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1.0Dined on January 28, 2018

I arrived a full ten minutes early for my brunch reservation, and was not seated until twenty minutes after the initial reservation, so I waited for 30 minutes.

Then, once seated, we were told by our server that only the buffet option was available. We were not interested in that option, and after the frustration of a late reservation, got up to leave. The ridiculous manager, who was zero percent helpful, then told us we could in fact have the full menu. Needless to say, we decided to go elsewhere. Terrible service, lack of communication, lack of preparedness, and unaccommodating spot. I am severely disappointed. Do not go here.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

This was my first time here. What a wonderful experience. Staff - OUTSTANDING, Food - OUTSTANDING, view - VERY NICE!! This is the type of restaurant you go to when you are in the mood to dine and not just eat dinner.

The salmon was so delicious. We were going to a concert at the Scott Recital Hall and picked Society 1854 because the Holland center restaurant was booked. Well - this is the new go to place for dining when we go to the Holland.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at Society 1854! Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is very unique. A great place to get outside your box and try something new. The atmosphere was very nice. Everything we had was delicious! It's a bit pricey, but we will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Clearly one of Omaha’s best new restaurants.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Le service était vraiment bien et la serveuse était très disponible, un peu trop à mon goût pas le temps de discuter en tête à tête lol.Super belle expérience dans l'ensemble

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Great spot. Handy location.

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