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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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Private Dining

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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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Romantic (30)
Special Occasion (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Business Meals (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Authentic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Seasonal (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Scenic View (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Healthy (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was excellent again We had a new server named Grace, and she was fantastic!!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 7, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in town and also one of the best in ambience. The food was very good

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Really small but very nice. Our waiter was very nice, and the food was really good. We would go again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best service in Omaha. Romantic & classic. Will be back again & again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I'm from Vancouver, WA and go to the Flatiron every New Years Eve with my partner, brother and his wife and 2 young twins. Have done so since the twins were born and just had our 5-year "anniversary" of going there. I love to eat out and travel a great deal so consider myself very fortunate to experience a wide array of dining from the quick sandwich to a 5-star cafe. The Flatiron is no doubt one of my favorite stops in the US! Everything about the dining experience is outstanding: food, presentation, ambiance, service. And we were fortunate to have Colin as our waiter this time. He was wonderful with the 4 and 1/2 year old twins (and with us adults as well). Already looking forward to NYE 2018! Ann

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our anniversary!

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food5
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food, not too bad service, and perfect to bring in the new year for me and my wife.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been going here 1-2 times a year for the last 4 years. As always the food was great and the chef is amazing. The only disappointment was during desert because they no longer offer the chocolate tulip cup. This was what my wife and I look forward to on our anniversary but it is no longer available. Maybe need to find a different restaurant. Wife was really disappointed on our anniversary due to this.👎 I know it is fairly small issue but it was important to us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic! Great menu. Excellent service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service and food were perfect for our company holiday party. Flatiron Cafe never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic dinner with a lovely holiday atmosphere! Very special evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The usual great dining experience. Wonderful food and service. One of the best in Omaha.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The entire experience was impeccable from the starters through the entries and including the deserts and drinks. Everyone in the group commented multiple times how good it was.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Had a great meal. Wait staff asked if we were going to Orphean that night so they could have us there on time. I had steak, cooked perfectly. Wife had salmon with soft shell crab which she said a delicious. Had gone by it so many times, finally said we are going to eat there before on of the plays, and were very pleased.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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 (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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