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About The Flatiron Cafe

The Flatiron Cafe's staff has been happily serving the theater crowd, business travelers and those celebrating special occasions since 1995.


Chef Rob Hill oversees the preparation of the evenings special dishes. We're always on the look out for exceptional wines to add to our list. Please come.

1722 Saint Marys Ave
Omaha, NE 68102
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:

Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - close

Cross Street:
Howard St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(402) 344-3040

Website:
http://www.theflatironcafe.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Rob Hill

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Flatiron Cafe is New American fine dining located in downtown Omaha's historic Flatiron building. An easy walk from most downtown hotels, theaters, and fine Old Market neighborhood.

We will tailor our menu choices, room design, and staff to suit your specifications.

The Flatiron Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (24)
Romantic (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Business Meals (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
People Watching (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Casual (1)
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great! Had not been for over a year and the menu has definately improved as has the service. Always loved the large windows. Will go again!

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 (Omaha)·Dined 5 days ago

Service & food were great. Dining room was a little “tight” but ok. Price was fine for type of venue. Entry & restroom could use some clean up.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This is a very special restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere, great wait staff and fabulous interesting food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is a destination in Omaha that everyone needs to experience! The ambiance is one of a kind, as is the food. Drinks were tasty and the food absolutely delicious. We were a bit late for our reservation to due to an accident on the interstate, so I highly recommend having a reservation. Located near The Orpheum, it is a special place to stop and have a meal or even a dessert and coffee before a performance. It is quaint, elegant and a one of a kind place. They were busy, yet attentive. Appetizer was awesome, as was the soup. Entrees cooked perfectly. Only draw back was seated by the door/entrance — which got a little chilly from time to time when the main door opened for people coming/going. Price you pay for sitting by the door and living in Nebraska in the winter. Overall, this is a wonderful special occasion place and you will have a great experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This place is a gem!Food...service....and cleanliness. Definitely will be back again!! Spent over two hours enjoying our meal. Did not feel rushed. Fine dining at its finest!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I took my girlfriend for her birthday knowing it’s a high class romantic place. I was disappointed that the other patrons were in shorts, T-shirt’s and jeans.

The service was top notch, the food amazing and the decor was definitely spot on.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Half a block from my hotel and I would have been there every night. Great job.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food is simply excellent. The historic building creates a charming ambiance. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Once again, a wonderful night out. Michael our waiter along with all the Flatiron staff were exceptional. The food never fails to make my taste buds so happy- Thank you for a perfect date night

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was outstanding - no complaints there.

However, we had a 7 PM reservation. At 8:30 we still hadn't received our main meal. There were 4 of us and people who came in after us had gotten their food. Also, they did not have any soft drinks because their "gun" was out of order. I guess no one thought to go purchase cans of soda/tonic until a repair could be made.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ventilation system must not have been working; blue smoke from grill filled the dining room.

I am not going back.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our dining experience was excellent until extensive cooking odors and some smoke filled the dining area. Unfortunately one of the kitchen exhaust fans was not working and the smoke and related cooking odors pervaded the restaurant. Thus our experience was not optimum. We would rather not have been there on such a night. Was everything done to remove the smoke, I.e., open service doors, etc? Could we have been advised of this since the fan was off for more than 24 hours?

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The usual great meal and service. Simply one of the best in Omaha and the place I always recommend to friends. It is an Omaha classic.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was outstanding!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 9, 2017

GREAT place to dine before theater at the Orpheum, and we will be back again in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Flatiron continues to impress year after year. If you’re going to charge north of $40 per plate in Omaha, Nebraska you’d better have it all put together. This place does!! Apps, soups and our meals were outstanding. This continues to be a very reliable special occasion place and has not let us down. Well done!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was above average. Service was excellent. Very nice for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great dining experience. Lovely urban location with vibrant city feel.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is one of the best restaurants I've visited in Omaha. The food was some of the best. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Have been going here since about 1998. Always good. Our server Grace was very nice and the family does a great job of making this a special event every time we go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always an enjoyable dining experience. The service was exemplary and the food delicious. I love dining there.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 20, 2017

As always, the food and service at Flatiron was outstanding. This is our favorite place to come to celebrate big moments.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent food, wait staff, and atmosphere! Will recommend heartily to other visitors to the Omaha area!

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Yet another delightful meal at the Flatiron Cafe. Service could not have been better. The CC Manhattans are the best in Omaha. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. The folks at the Flatiron always make us feel like they're genuinely happy we're there. It was a perfect evening for a friends-night-out!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

One of the best steaks I have had in quite some time. All of the food was remarkably good!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had trouble using our Opentable Flat Iron Cafe gift card.
The restaurant will not provide separate checks at a table. (It is stated in small print on their menu that this is the case.) When asked the restaurant will split the check.

When we tried to pay our half of the bill with our gift certificate plus our credit card we were told the gift card had to come off the top of the entire tables bill and then they would half the remaining portion of the bill.

When I later called and spoke to a manager they said that was their policy. I pointed out that no where on their website, menu, sign or on our Gift Card was this stated. Nor is it on Openable website as a condition of the gift card.

The restaurant manager did agree to use the gift card and refund the amount to our credit card.

Keep in mind if you go.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have been going to the Flatiron for over 20 years. The service has always been friendly. The food is exceptional. It does not bust your wallet either. I would recommend the Flatiron for any special occasion , date or any other reason you have to got to dinner. In fact, you do not need a reason to dine their just go!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Flatiron was a last minute find for an impromptu birthday celebration with the girls. It was perfect! We enjoyed a glass of Prosecco with chocolate torte for our first course (because that's how EVERY birthday dinner should start!) and then we each ordered our individual dishes (that we had to share!). I enjoyed the most amazing flavorful T-bone steak I've ever had in my life. The cut was perfect (not too fatty) and the garlicy foam butter on top was perfection. I literally keep thinking about it. I will definitely find a reason to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Toledo)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Flatiron Cafe had been on our list of "to do's" for over a year but we kept trying other restaurants downtown and out west. We shouldn't have delayed.

From the moment we were seated in this elegant, second generation restaurant we realized how special it was. The huge glass windows reflected the interior lights in waves into the distance. The double-clothed tables were set with the extra knives and forks that are used on formal European table settings. The wine list was amazing, and the menu was selectively set on a single page, with an unmistakably creative touch that captured and held our attention.

The family members talked enthusiastically about the history and their involvement, and then the dishes started coming out. Each was delicious, creative, and generous; and we each had to try what the other had. Service was both prompt and loose enough for us to enjoy our company and the meal. And the desserts, while a little big, were delicious and a perfect topping to the evening. The Flatiron has rocketed past our other favorites downtown and out west; we'll be back again soon, and again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awesome. As usual!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service was excellent from the waitress who made sure my coffee was filled as I had asked. She was professional, very pleasant and nicely groomed. I had asked to have the background music turned down which the maitre-de did but it was still entirely too loud for comfortable dining. It was difficult at times for my guest and for me to hear one another. Also, the type of music being played was, in my opinion, very much for the millennial crowd and not music that the 60-plus crowd that was there would typically enjoy. The appetizer was tasty and somewhat spicy. The entree of salmon was delicious and perfectly prepared. The selection of background music more inline with the age group and the sound at a volume level more suited to easy conversation among guests would be welcomed improvements for the sixty-plus age group. Thank you for asking my opinion.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Spectacular atmosphere, attentive service, delicious food. One of my favorites.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Sulin service very helpful and friendly, made special occasion wonderful

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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great ambience. We often visit for birthdays or anniversary. Nice music, but quiet enough to carry on a private conversation. Steak and lobster were both very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had the best time. It was my mother's 81st birthday. The restaurant staff surprised her with a special dessert. The service was outstanding. The food was wonderful.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our waitress was amazing. In fact the whole staff was very attentive. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic. The food was delicious and pricey. In my opinion worth the price.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wonderful, except they goofed and forgot to order two of our party of four's entry, but their response was absolutely perfect, accepting responsibility, apologizing, having the manager do the same and discounting our meal $40. Food and service was otherwise wonderful and would've earned a Five Star had it not been for the mistake and ultimate delay in two entries.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The Flatiron is one of our favorite Omaha restaurants - actually one of our favorite restaurants anywhere!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Restaurant is in a great old building with windows and all sides which makes for a great dining experience. The food was amazing and the service very attentive

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We were very happy with the service and the waiter (from Peru) at Flatiron. I had a superb plate of duck, my cousin had fish, and my husband had steak tartare

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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