Timber Woodfire Bistro

4.4
416 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Ever since the first caveman decided to slap a side of mammoth over the cave fire, man (and woman) has enjoyed the flavor of food cooked over a wood fire. At Timber Wood-Fire Bistro, all of our dishes are made from scratch using the highest quality ingredients. They are then cooked either over our state-of-the-art wood burning grill or in a brick oven heated by the embers of logs.
Cooking in this way imparts a slight smokiness as it brings out the natural flavors of the food. A juicy ribeye sizzles and caramelizes, giving the tender beef a gorgeous crust. The homemade dough for our pizzas rises in the heat, and the crust gets to be the perfect combination of crisp and chewy. Vegetables share an entirely new flavor profile when cooked over wood. Dining at Timber brings an experience both classic and innovative. Come eat and drink with us as you watch our fireflies dance above the wood-fired grill.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Italian, French
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–8:30 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 2:00 pm–6:30 pm
Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–8:30 pm
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Phone number
(402) 964-2227
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jared Clarke
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for any offsite catering needs we can accomodate almost any party.
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Cross street
87th
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Special events & promotions
Please contact the restaurant for more details
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 416 People Are Saying
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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Timber not only has great food and service but a very comfortable atmosphere to get together for brunch, lunch or dinner.

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OT
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I made a reservation for a special birthday fairly far in advance for four people for appetizers and dinner. We arrived early enough for Happy Hour. We asked about sitting by the fireplace. Once we were seated they said Oh the fireplace is not working. When we went to order they said So Sorry, Happy Hour is only on the other side of the restaurant. We had already ordered drinks. All could have been averted with a simple explanation at the host stand.


There were other mishaps. Generally, I like the restaurant and live near by so would like to support. I will stay away for awhile and see if they figure out some on the kinks.

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BV
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The sort of upscale lodge-y décor didn't really appeal to me. Food was good but not great. Cocktails were served in silver cups so you couldn't see the contents. This takes away from the presentation of the drink and some of the enjoyment (for example, I didn't realize there were fresh strawberries in mine until I sucked one up with my straw!) of it.

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine was excellent. The food was outstanding. Creative menu. The service was great. Will be back and so will all of my friends that were there.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was pleased with everything! Service was on point, and very kind. Food was good, and nobody was upset or offput by their choices. Quite a dynamic menu with good choices.

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DP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and the service was great. Everyone enjoyed their pizzas. Sandwiches were big. Beer was good.

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JV
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was warm & friendly, prompt service, excellent food. I have dined at Timber & Railcar several times over the past year and have never been disappointed.

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

Wow! What a gem of a restaurant. Perfectly designed interior with excellent food and service to match.

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s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service here was incredible! From the moment you walk towards the door to the server. I was impressed with the team work of all the employees working together. The timber fries and gratin were also yummy. I didn't give 5 stars due to the pizza I ordered. Some of the ingredients shouldn't be used on veggie pizza (celery).

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SA
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and great food. What else are you looking for? Oh yeah, great value! Not on the low end of price, but everything was very good and worth the price. Will be returning for sure!

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l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Omaha for the weekend and found this gem near the mall. Awesome food and great service! We each had a different pizza and all were fabulous!

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

Only complaint, it would have been nice to be able to take advantage of happy hour prices in the dining room. It was too loud in the bar area to eat. This was our first visit and all 3 members of my party loved the food and we all had something different.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We liked Timber. Although thought it was a little pricey which didn’t fit the atmosphere.

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SS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was really good and our service was outstanding. The one drawback was the noise level was a little too high making it difficult to carry on a conversation.

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K
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had outstanding service from Jaffery which made our dining experience very special. He made good recommendations and the timing of the meal was on point.
Great atmosphere and location. We plan to try their brunch next time!

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We went just for happy hour but they were very friendly and the atmosphere was nice!

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R
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Have visited twice and was not disappointed either time. Great food, nice casual but upscale atmosphere. Love the wood fire oven menu. Service was a little slow getting the order for drinks last time, but it all worked out. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The hostess was very rude in regards to our reservation that was made 3.5 hours prior to our arrival time. Honestly it was the the deciding factor if I will ever be going back and it will be a hard pass. We were excited for the new menu but at $25 plus for a main dish the need to hire a better hostess.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Prices were on point with experience.
Food was great, and menu was fresh and new. This is our second time here and we would come back for sure.

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W
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the service was exceptional. Parking was easy and the tables were just far enough from each other that you do not feel like you're having some sort of communal reading experience (I hate when you pay good money for what amounts to large picnic table seating). We will definitely return to this restaurant!

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed our ten person party without an added gratuity, so very appreciative of that. We were seated in the small room to the east in the back. The fireplace needs to be managed. It was way too hot. But...the services was amazing, the food was incredible, and the night was a success. Highly suggest the warm boards, but order an extra focaccia if get one, you'll need more bread. We'll be back, that's for sure.

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BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was not up to usual — some errors and quality problems, but all were corrected and adequate adjustments were made on final bill.

They seem to be getting pretty popular, and may need to staff up a bit for higher volume.

I’ll be returning for the food— excellent chef and quality.

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JP
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The wait person was extremely slow. It wasn't very busy when we were there. It took forever to get the wine and cocktail we ordered. We had to ask twice about the appetizer. Each of us liked our entrés and wedge salad. We were never offered water refills. Luckily we were sitting next the ledge where the water pitcher was, and we poured our own. Three of us were sharing a bottle of wine but my husband was never offered another cocktail. We liked the ambiance and it wasn't super noisy. I'm not sure I would recommend it to a friend based on the poor service.

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MM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We have dined her on several occasion and have always enjoyed our meals. However, this past visit, the service was terribly off.

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HB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

slow service, food came out cold, had to be sent back, only one other table so its not like they were busy

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JE
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was amazing and the food was very good. They have unique meal options to choose from. Give it a try.

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MS
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, atmosphere and service was awesome! My salmon was amazing but very pricey for salmon and a few pieces of asparagus. Also the wine pours were small.

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O
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour. Unique menu. Good service. Neighbor convenience.

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RP
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My wife and I wanted to try a new restaurant on our anniversary. We were seated next to a large table of screeching ladies and couldn’t hear each other the first half of our meal. We ordered the shrimp and crab crab cakes as an appetizer and they were delicious. For dinner I ordered the meatloaf and my ordered the sea bass. My meatloaf was burned and hard as a rock. My wife enjoyed the fish, but the risotto it came with was not good. We finished with the cherry streusel which was very good. I don’t think I would go back.

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CP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past, but my Sunday brunch this last weekend was a disaster. There were six of us, so a bigger party, but not huge. We ordered and then proceeded to watch four more tables walk in and get served prior to us. We asked if our food had been forgotten and got a rather snippy "no." Then, they randomly brought us two cinnamon rolls and said they were complimentary with brunch. However, no one else got cinnamon rolls. There were a number of other snafus that occurred with water glasses and to-go boxes, but our biggest frustration was the delay in our food. It was over an hour. I think they should have just admitted there was an issue rather than lie to us. It was super frustrating. We won't be back. (Oh, and I picked this place to share with my out of town family hoping for a nice experience. I was embarrassed that "my pick" went so poorly.)

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RP
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Mussels-outstanding. Wedge salad great. Meat loaf- Dissapointing, Presentation less than. Lacking on desserts.

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OT
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My expectations exceeded our dinner. Our appetizer of shrimp and crab cakes overpriced for only 2. The side dinner salad was great but an additional $6 and the paella and seafood risotto not very good. Might give it another try but not a must.

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KH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was the perfect little spot for date night. The food was great - awesome value for the price. The ribs were amazing! Happy hour prices were good - make sure you get before 6:30 to take advantage. Waiter was nice and helpful and the wine was good. Definitely will be going back!

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SV
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the smells, authentic wood fire and leather smells. Great ambiance. I liked the food selection, not too much or too little, excellent gluten free options.

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P
Omaha
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The only criticism is the somewhat limited menu. The choices aren't necessarily varied enough to appeal to a wider audience. However, our clam chowder, and salad options were very good. At noon on a weekday, the noise level was not close to being an issue. Service was excellent. We'll go back.

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the waiter and host were very polite. It was so enjoyable eating brunch outside on the patio.

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SS
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good atmosphere, our server was also the bartender however we were not seated at the bar. So sometimes it would take a long time for her to come back and check on us or get us refills, however other staff was decent about stepping in and helping. Food tasted great, enjoyed the endless brunch drinks.

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

The meal started off with a salad and the house dressing, very good. For the main course a Timburger cooked perfectly to order, it was awesome. Dessert was the chocolate cake, again very good.

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C
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was very good. I had never even heard of it until I googled places to eat in Omaha. I am very glad I chose this place for dinner. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu (food and drink). All of the food from the appetizers to the dessert were amazing. Prices we're on the higher side of things but it is an upscale restaurant. I would definitely visit this place again!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Chris the bartender was great! He did an excellent job serving as well as making conversation at the bar. He made recommendations for the Omaha Restaurant Week and they were spot on.

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