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Railcar Modern American Kitchen, Omaha, NE

Railcar Modern American Kitchen

4.2
4.2
1729 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At Railcar, we want to take you back to the classic American dining experience: Food that blends flavors from so many cultures, from all corners of the melting pot that is the United States. Food that warms your soul as it fills your stomach.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 493-4743

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jared Clarke

  • Catering

    Email us at jared@railcarmak.com to book your next catering. We offer catering from as little as 10 people to 500.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer full service dinner or cocktailing with passed appetizers for your next event. Our party room has its own private bar and can seat up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Jared Clarke: (402) 493-4743

  • Neighborhood

    West Omaha

  • Cross street

    Blondo

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Public transit

    NONE

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,729 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Great for Brunch

  • Nebraska

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Omaha

    Great for Brunch

  • Omaha

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Omaha

    American

  • Omaha

    Most Booked

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  1. BG

    BaxterG

    Vancouver

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was fine. Service was extremely slow. The waiter was attentive so seemed like a kitchen problem. Overall just average brunch.
  2. v

    valariej

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff was friendly and attentive, the Brussels sprout app was amazing! We all had steak medallions which were cooked perfectly! The room temperature was neither too hot nor too cold, thank goodness
  3. JG

    JimG

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great staff, helpful and friendly. Would recommend.
  4. VV

    VeronicaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. The staff was even better. Tried some place different this year for Father’s Day and absolutely loved. Will be back!!
  5. C

    Cookie

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the minute we entered the door to the time we left, our service was excellent. The food was delicious, the server was courteous, and the entire staff were very attentive. I had the lemon ricotta pancakes, and my husband had the hazel nut french toast. It was a lovely start to our Father's Day . We will be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Father’s Day brunch
  7. JH

    JimH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Eric wonderful service excellent food!!!
  8. B

    Bummed

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The Chili Sauce on the Wedge Salad was disgusting (Chef grabbed the wrong bottle). The Fillet Medallions were actually Sirloin? Tough and flavorless (I ate half of one….which made me wonder if the chef would notice that most of the plates were unfinished). The Sauce on the Medallions tasted soured. The Green Beans were raw. The Pappardelle Noodle was 3 minutes short of correct. We were astounded that you could fail so quickly. Our last visit left us totally satisfied and couldn’t wait to return. Last night left us frustrated. I suspect you’re I. The middle of staffing issues.
  9. L

    Lizzy

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant was not busy, so very conducive to visiting with our friends. I had an email from Open Table that I had earned a buy one entre, get one free. How do I access that?
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted and seated immediately. Staff was on top of it. Our waters never ran dry. Food was exquisite. Cool atmosphere and very clean. Perfect night!
  11. JH

    JohnH

    Phoenix

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent and create food with great service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Cook staff was very slow. Wait staff was on par.
  13. V

    Visitor

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We made a reservation for 2 at 6:30 on a Friday night and was seated immediately upon arrival. Waiter came to ask us for our drink order around 6:50 and put in appetizers. They came out 20 minutes later cold and soggy. He never stopped to check on us or refill our drinks or even let us know what was taking so long. Then we received our salads by another waitress who blamed the kitchen for the wait time. We finally received our food around 8:10 that was undercooked.
  14. LE

    LoryE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent. They were accommodating with the TV and my knee scooter. The waitress was decent but the kitchen service was extremely slow.
  15. HG

    HeidiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was excellent. The food, the atmosphere, the service, and everything else! The chicken and the goat sandwich was amazing!
  16. TC

    TimC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff was great!! Waitress was outstanding!! Hope to be back!!
  17. DJ

    DJbrugg

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Took forever for the food to come and 2 of the 3 orders were messed up and the 3rd order appeared to have been microwaved to reheat. There was a large party in back room and put waiter was serving the large group and at least 3 tables in the main area of restaurant. Drinks were nit refilled and the after waiting another 20 minutes did check, we asked for the manager. He agreed the service and food wasn’t up to their standards so gave a 25% discount on the 3 meals but still full price for the sodas and appetizer. Dont think m we will return.
  18. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Where to start. We booked a table for our anniversary and were seated in the bar next to a loud a boisterous group of 4 that made conversation impossible. When I asked to be moved to the restaurant I was told there were no tables available. We then ordered and our appetizer came before my wife's glass of wine. Appreciate that the wine was taken off the bill without asking, but... My wife had the Schnitzel, which was burnt on the bottom. I had the Prime Rib and had to ask for Au Jus. I ordered a Caesar Salad and the waitress asked if bacon was ok. Little did I know she was talking about my baked potato. Ordering turned into a confusing and haphazard process, as I was served a meal how the waitress wanted it, not how I wanted it. Finally, dinner was served 50 minutes after we ordered while those that came after us were nearly finished with their meals. Have been a regular customer at the Railcar for about 3 years. Sadly, this was our last visit.
  19. T

    Tomkorin

    Omaha

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok. Service was great! The food was hot and we didn’t leave hungry.
  20. N

    Nancy

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    It just wasn't the right day to eat here. Short on wait staff and they must have been short in the kitchen too. We had to flag someone down every time we needed something. The food took forever and wasn't very good. I've eaten there before and it was great so I will try again.
  21. SE

    ShelliE

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had no wait. Our waiter was awesome. He was always checking on us, but also gave us our space to visit. Delicious food!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The appetizer was OK but the main course was so bad it was literally inedible. The manager was supposed to come speak to us and we waited for over 30 minutes for him to come and he never did. Then when we got the final bill we were charged for items we never ordered. They did correct the bill, but the whole dining experience was an absolute disaster.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We’ve always had good food and service at the Railcar and we often come for special occasions. The low ratings this time are not the norm at all! Unfortunately the food was subpar (VERY tough steak) and the service not great, although they didn’t seem to be short staffed.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    A couple of us got prime rib and it was very tough even at a medium rare order. Our friend from out of town ordered the tuna which was literally 2 in.² piece that came with nothing and was super expensive. I tried it and it was extremely salty.
  25. WL

    WendyL

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We went there for Mother’s Day. They ran out of food. And to have a different side we had to pay extra. They were not ready for a busy day. My steak wasn’t done like I asked. And we were charged for things we didn’t order. Very disappointed.
  26. BR

    BrettR

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  27. F

    Francophile100

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day was expected to be a busy dining experience. We were pleased with our server Florence, who assured us that our food would come out hot and be palatable. It was! Good job management.
  28. d

    dstoler

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mothers Day brunch with family
  29. B

    Butch

    Des Moines

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, for the umpteenth time, we had a perfectly enjoyable brunch experience...........Our very favorite server, Heather, made sure 'everything' was exactly as we wanted it................Thank you Heather.......We shall see you again soon.........Much Love...........Butch & Marilyn
  30. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was good. Was confused why we were offered pops with our breakfast — I’ve never had a Diet Coke with French toast before? Is OJ not an option? And the juice machine was broken, so my daughters’ only option was chocolate milk or lemonade? What?! Go to Hy-Vee and grab some juice, so you have the appropriate drinks for a Mothers Day brunch! Also, once our server dropped the bill off, she never came back, even though we had a question on our bill. Dinner has always been such an amazing experience, so we were disappointed by brunch. We’ll stick to dinner at Railcar.
  31. GM

    GailM

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food is always good and unique. I have never had a bad meal there!
  32. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had an 11:15am reservation. Got sat with menus but didn’t get greeted by our waiter for 15 minutes. He got our drink order. After about ten minutes, he came back with drinks, but they were wrong. Based on the amount of time it took, we just went with it. Server didn’t ask if we wanted to order and walked away before we could get anything else. After he walked by a couple more times, I waived him down and he took our food order. My wife ordered the pancakes, at which point he advised the griddle wasn’t working, so we all made sure to order accordingly. We sat and waited for another 45 minutes without a word from the waiter. We finally asked about what was taking so long, to which we were reminded that the griddle was down so things were taking longer. He never went and checked on the food or gave us an update on when it would be out. At 12:30 we decided to dine elsewhere due to still not having food. I asked the waiter for a check as my wife had a mimosa. The server handed me a bill for the drink and said “sorry about that”. Never saw a manager go to a single table while there. The place was about half full during the hour and fifteen minutes we were there.
  33. JC

    JoshuaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    With the flat top grill being down During our visit in Mother's Day our choices were limited but still overall great
  34. KS

    KimberlyS

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited 10 minutes to be greeted by server. Cooktop was broken so unable to make brunch. Waited another 30 minutes to be told they could not make Mac and cheese. We left, not returning as the place has gone down hill quickly.
  35. I

    Iggy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We did not even get served. Waited almost an hour. Staff communication was non-existent and the hostess was rude.
  36. a

    alexharvey

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We went for brunch the day before Mother’s Day. Waited over an hour and a half and were never served food. We were told it would be even longer if we waited. All the tables in our section were without food over an hour. I didn’t actually see anyone receive food. Although he was polite, our server didn’t check on us for over 30 minutes, no refills, or anything. It was a horrible Mother’s Day brunch. It’s truly the first time I’ve ever left a restaurant. The wildest part is the restaurant continued to sit people while everyone was without food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Despite making a reservation waited 30 minutes for our table, then another hour and a half for our food, which was over priced and small portions. No one apologized or reassured us our food was coming. Won’t be back.
  38. T

    Tina

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Railcar is one of our favorite restaurants! This is the second time we've visited in a month. Great spot for a double date!
  39. RM

    RoMat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service and food!! Would definitely go again!
  40. SS

    ShawnS

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Waitress forgot appetizer had to ask her about it and went back to the kitchen and got it you can tell it’s been sitting in the kitchen for a while by texture appearance and then dinner came just a few seconds after receiving appetizer

FAQs

Railcar Modern American Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Railcar Modern American Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 493-4743.

Railcar Modern American Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 1729 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Railcar Modern American Kitchen

1814 N. 144th St. Omaha, NE 68154

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Blondo

  • Neighborhood

    West Omaha

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Public transit

    NONE

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jared Clarke

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (402) 493-4743

  • Catering

    Email us at jared@railcarmak.com to book your next catering. We offer catering from as little as 10 people to 500.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer full service dinner or cocktailing with passed appetizers for your next event. Our party room has its own private bar and can seat up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Jared Clarke: (402) 493-4743

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