Society 1854, an Omaha Eatery

4.1
82 reviews
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American Cuisine that celebrates the best that Nebraska has to offer. Chef Jon 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.

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, Dinner and Brunch, Society 1854 is an Omaha “Must Dine” option.


Join us for Easter Brunch Buffet Sunday April 21st from 10:00AM - 4:00PM in Society 1854. Pair with a Jazz concert at our neighbor The Jewell Omaha at the link below.

https://jewellomaha.com/tc-events/easter-special-welcoming-back-erin-bode-singer-songwriter-april-20-2019-an-easter-celebration-with-brunch/

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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 82 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Omaha
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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!

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GT
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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GO
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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TH
Omaha
34 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

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.

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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.

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JP
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

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.

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l
Omaha
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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a
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

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

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M
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wings were great

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Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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f
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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.

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LP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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K
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement dinner for son

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PP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal at Society 1854. The menu clearly reflected the talent of Chef Jon Seymour and lived up to his reputation. The service was fantastic. We were especially delighted at the staff’s knowledge and willingness to accommodate our need to be gluten-free.

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were only a small party of 6 for thanksgiving dinner (usually its closer to 20, so perspective) and we wanted a nice dinner but didn’t want to clean up! I saw the advert on Facebook for their dinner. It was everything and more than we imagined dinner to be! Our waitress Melissa was attentive when my dad asked dietary concerns, she was patient as we asked questions. She had a few full tables of hungry people to take care of but she never made us feel we were bothering her! The sweet potatoe dish with cranberries and meringue was so yummy! The turkey was well done, stuffing actually real real mashed potatoes! For those that don’t do turkey- the prime rib was cooked to perfection! The best part was it is served family-style AND you get to take the LEFTOVERS HOME! Well packed and not in those awful styrofoam packages! I hear they have a breakfast and a BRUNCH on Sundays!! I think we will have a standing reservation for brunch and next thanksgiving!! Thanks to everyone for a great dinner (2 1/2 hours of yummy food!) and the time for naps afterwards!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving Buffett was overpriced at 50 a person, including children.

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Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect thanksgiving dinner. Unexpectedly amazing

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, excellent! Wil was out waiter and he was exceptional and were all the staff there including he management.

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KL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were beyond impressed with Society 1854! Melissa was our server and she was absolutely incredible! Which is why we came back for dinner the next night. 2 nights in a row, we had all different items each night, and it far exceeded our expectations. Nancy at the hostess stand was incredible too! Thank you for making a work trip extra special and we will be back again soon! We are now super excited to travel into Omaha for work and dine with the wonderful staff here.

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AB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience at Society 1854 was both pleasant and enjoyable. We dined there before heading to the Holland Center for the Gladys Knight concert. Our host, Jon was exceptional and his meal suggestions were an absolute homerun!
If I had any criticism to offer at all, it would be about the coffee. I asked for a decaf but I suppose what was heard was a French press. Not a disappointment to the evening but at $8.00 a cup, I would have skipped that.

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e
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Really good food but amazingly poor service. It took 20 minutes for cocktails to arrive after waiting 10 minutes to be greeted and order them. We had eaten our appetizers before the cocktails arrived. The waitstaff wandered around with our appetizers and then again with entrees, trying to find which table they went to, even after we raised our hands and tried to help direct them too our table.
Would go back for the food if I had 2 hours to kill and would plan to get up from the dinner table to order any drinks at the bar.

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J
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a reservation but got there 15 minutes late but they still sat us right away. The meal was very but they seem slightly understaffed. As to ambiance I was expecting a little bit more. Just seemed more casual then I was hoping for but still the food was good and my date was pleased.

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a
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was the most disappointing dining experiences I have ever had on Open Table. Food was mediocre at best and served cool. Service was slow and was always explained with an excuse. The restaurant was near empty as it should have been. The food and service may have been good at one point in time, but was subpar on the evening we dined. The only positive is the dinner rolls were fresh from the oven.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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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R
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful, service was spot on!

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OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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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K
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LP
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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

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G
Omaha
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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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