Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery

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$31 to $50
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American Cuisine that celebrates the best that Nebraska has to offer. Chef John Engler'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.

Join us for a tasting menu from three to eight courses prepared daily by Chef Engler.

The dishes anchoring the menu are complimented by a curated wine and cocktail list prepared by our in house sommeliers and craftsmen.

Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Society 1854 is an Omaha “Must Dine” option.

Private Dining available as well! Contact Jotham at Jothambrown@marcushotels.com for inquiries.
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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Chef John Engler is offering a 5 course Dinner with the option of an upgraded menu starting at $60 this New Year's Eve. Wine or bubbles pairings available starting at $30 as well as a deal on bottles of bubbles! Join us from 5PM - 10PM and enjoy Burdock & Bitters afterwards to ring in the New Year!

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GC
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Family style Thanksgiving buffet brought to the table. We also got to take home our leftovers. Glad we made this choice.

Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words GaryC! We really enjoy our our Family Style Service on Thanksgiving each year giving everyone an opportunity to enjoy a meal together without the preparation and clean up! Thanks for joining us, and we hope to see you again next year!

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f
Omaha
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ashley. Was fabulous. We were early so very few people. Food good wish they would trim the brisket but some others might like big pieces of fat.

JW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I have to say this was one of the worst meals I have ever had. I was very excited about going here based on the website, but everything we ordered was subpar and we were the only ones in the restaurant on a Saturday. The experience was very disappointing.

AB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great fruit selection for the breakfast buffet but everything else was pretty mediocre- nothing outstanding.

Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery
Responded on November 8, 2019

AngelaB, I do apologize for your mediocre experience. If you dine with us again for breakfast, with a buffet purchase we would be happy to make anything on the buffet to order fresh for you. Also, we will be able to make omelettes and pancakes to order for anyone who partakes in our buffet! Hope to see you again!

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DG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the egg white frittata, with a side of fruit. The frittata was wonderful and the fruit cup included fresh berries, not just melon. I was very pleased with my meal.

Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for your rave review DesiraeG! I believe I actually stopped by your table in the corner and spoke to you a bit before your breakfast started! I'm really glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

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BE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were staying at the motel so at there. Had the Rueben, vegetable flatbread, and the crab hush puppies. The Rueben was very good, but the veggie flatbread and hush puppies were over cooked and not very flavorful. Would have only given 2 stars but the Rueben was good.

Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Open Table. We appreciate your service score, and have taken into account your review of our flatbread and hush puppies. We've recently updated our menu for the fall, and are excited to showcase our new Pizzette style of flatbread as well as our hush puppies! Hope to have you back again soon for another opinion!

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AJ
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reuben sandwich & homemade chips were freshly made & delicious. Decent selection of red wines by the glass. Pleasant waitress was well informed about menu items & very helpful. Great service & good food.

PM
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice new restaurant inside the downtown Marriott. Food was great and the service was very friendly & knowledgeable. We had a great time. It has an open concept within the hotel front desk & bar area. As a result, it lacks some ambiance. I would advise not to get hung up on that and go there for what matters the most which is the high-quality dishes and attentive service. "A+" on their craft cocktails as well.

DF
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Wil’s service was outstanding but the food we had was nothing special. The drink menu was varied and a plus for the restaurant. Management is encouraged to design a unique sign for the establishment based on the Nebraska 1854 designated theme. The menu prices were high for the amount and quality of food.

OT
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Out service was very slow and our server was very uneducated on the restaurant and the menu.

j
Omaha
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We absolutely loved our dinner and drinks. The bartender was so helpful in making recommendations. We didn't catch her name but appreciated her help.

OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve been wanting to check out this place. Overall, it was just okay. It looks like it’s a part of the hotel lobby - not much distinction between the two. Okay view of part of the Capitol District. Server was really nice but disappeared for a good 20 minutes after dropping off the check. Food was good... but next time, I’ll just walk around the block to J.Gilberts.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waiter was (obviously) brand new. Not just new to restaurant but new to serving in general. A restaurant like this shouldn’t have people new to serving working there.
No truffle flavor in truffle soup - very disappointing. Chicken thigh seemed barely cooked and was gray - obviously microwaved instead of cooked fresh.
Had high hopes for this place but likely won’t return. It may be a Tuesday lunch, but if you expect people to pay $100+ for a meal, food & service need to match.
We would have ordered more drinks, more food, and dessert, but were disappointed in experience so ended it earlier than we had to.

Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery
Responded on August 8, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about your service experience. Training is absolutely one of the main focuses of our establishment, not only upholding our standards, but the standards of Marriott Hotels. We would love to have you back in to show you the level of service you were expecting. Please feel free to reach out to our General Manager Jotham Brown at any time to set something up. We strive for the betterment of our staff and service every day, and your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our 4 kids on a little staycation and decided to eat right in the hotel. They are super accommodating of children and the food is always amazing. Will didn’t let be back.

Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward to your return.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Food was good, service was great! Not what I was expecting.

T
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, attentive service

AN
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The spin is that the menu was inspired by the year 1854, when Omaha was founded, as well as a farm to table leaning. I'm not sure I see either of those in the menu, but we had a good meal. The menu is quite limited. I get the sense this restaurant is where they serve breakfast, and are tying to figure out what to do with the space at night. The gnocchi was excellent, but a small portion. If you ordered it without a protein, it would be disappointing. Likewise for the greens.

NB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t realize that this restaurant is in a brand new Marriott nestled at the far corner of the main floor (open concept room).

For lunch I ordered deviled eggs and a soup/salad combination. The garden salad was lovely with a variety of yellow and red tomatoes, cheese and vinaigrette dressing.

The deviled eggs were delicious and presented so nicely.

The servers aimed to please and were very attentive.

A very nice spot for a quick bite or for larger groups.

N
Omaha
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Was hoping for the mother’s day buffet breakfast, but it was not set up until after we were done eating. We ordered off the regular menu and it took over 90 minutes for us to have breakfast - and not because we are slow eaters. It was over 20 minutes before our order was taken, another 30 minutes for our bacon, eggs, and French toast to come out, then when we were ready to go, it was 15+ minutes from the tine the check was dropped off until the card was picked up. Overall, this was a very subpar experience!

GT
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Society 1854 is in the Marriott hotel complex in Omaha. It is a new modern building with high end modern decor. The breakfast options included a buffet on Sunday but you could also order off the menu. I ordered the polenta crab benedict - it didn't have much flavor, presentation was nice. Generally hotel pricing and food was pretty average.

Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you for your review GailT! We are so happy that you enjoyed your service as well as our venue. We strive for complexity in flavor as much as anything else, and will be happy to take a look at our benedict in such regards.

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K
Omaha
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I didn’t receive my points for this trip. But service and food are top-notch! Have to have crispy Brussels 😉

U
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were looking for a restaurant within walking distance of the Holland. Waitress was so knowledgeable regarding how food was cooked and alternatives for my keto preferences. Great view of CHI center too.

TH
Omaha
36 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Friday evening and they did not have one of their major entres going into the weekend. Caesar salad was not chopped which was very strange. Content of Our sandwiches was fine but the bread was burnt. Service was fine but they really need to work on food quality for what they charge. Didn’t enjoy the meal at all and didn’t finish eating everything.

P
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The venue at Society 1854 is lovely, even with a view of I480. The menu for the buffet was inviting, the execution not so much. The prime rib was delicious, as well as the horse radish sauce. The Caesar salad was romain lettuce cut into small bites with some shaved parmesan. The vinaigrette bowl was empty so had to ask for some. The green beans were raw. The eggs tasteless. The "deviled eggs" were awful. Tasteless too. It was nice that we ran into some friends so we had a nice visit. I suggest you step up your game so the food matches the room. We will not be returning.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had booked this for special Easter brunch. Food did not seem to be special for the day; last year the restaurant offered custom made omelets that we were looking forward to. So this wasn’t actually a brunch, which is what we were expecting. Not a lot of variety offered and mimosas seemed flat or made from a mix! Lunch was fine but not outstanding.

OT
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have young children and the food( was great) wasn’t ideal for them. Thank you for having us.

CB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very disappointing Easter Brunch. Overpriced considering the limited selection. You have to pay additional dollars for drinks as well. Also no kids menu. So don’t pay $17 for them. Only option they have is Mac & Cheese unless they eat roast beef. One could argue that perhaps one is paying for the quality of food? Not even that. They had a fancy name for a
Rice pilaf dish with sliced chicken breast on top which did not look appetizing at all. Pay attention to the reviews as I should have done. They’re on point as far as this restaurant is concerned.

JP
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience1

This was our first visit to Society 1854. We were pleased with some aspects not so much others. For the good part, the service was excellent. Our server helped up pick our food and was attentive throughout. The ambience was poor. It's in the lobby of the hotel. The food was excellent but there wasn't much of it. My $14 salad literally could have been eaten in two bites.

If I was staying at the hotel, I would definitely eat there again. I would not, on the other hand, go out of my way like I did this time to eat there.

l
Omaha
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved our first time here! Took our young kids to dinner before a concert at the CHI Center. Valet parking. Great service. Great atmosphere. We will be back!

a
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was great but food had no flavor. Looked nice but way too bland.

M
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wings were great

H
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went for Valentine's Day and had the prix fixe menu. Each course was fantastic and the wine pairing was excellent. Excited to go back and try more on their menu

f
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot to grab a drink and a bite before a concert at the CHI. Try the black manhattan- superb!

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melissa was awesome! Great food! Great service! Ambience was perfect! Much more than I expected from a hotel restaurant. I’d go again in a heartbeat.

LP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was friendly but slow. Not enough staff working on a busy concert night. Burnt 2 out of 2 burgers, which were $16 each and almost inedible. They did give us free desert, which was great.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Usually pretty wary of hotel restaurants but it was 9 degrees outside and didn’t feel like venturing to far. Glad we gave it a try well worth it. After a small glitch with Manhattan on the rocks instead of up it was spot on. They comped all 3 of our drinks. Chicken Sandwich and house chips were steaming hot and delicious. Wings had a mustard Carolina sauce also very good will definitely be coming back

K
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our waitress was exemplary and went out of her way to make sure we were satisfied. We were seated outside of what appeared to be the normal dining area, and I would add that it seemed odd. However, our waitress made sure we received her full attention, which distinguishes this place from others.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement dinner for son

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PP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for any occasion. The food was amazing and the service was perfect! This was our first time there, and we will surely be back! After we left, we raved about our experience to all our friends, and will continue to do so in the future! Thank you for an amazing NYE dinner!!!

OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon and charcuterie was great! A little to hard to locate within the Marriott.