Railcar Modern American Kitchen
Perfect place to celebrate a birthday with a small group! We will be going back!
We were having Date Night and I was bored with our “usual” places to go. I asked a friend where to go and she recommended a higher end place in the Old Market but when I looked at their menu it was the same old same old. (Yawn). So I Googled restaurants in Omaha and when I looked at the menu, it looked like some different items and flavors and I was all in!
The outside of the restaurant made me a little concerned. Strip malls aren’t where I usually think when I want amazing food, but I’m SO thankful we stayed the course. The interior was nice. It was very clean and on theme.
Our server, Knowlan, was energetic and let us set the tone for our interactions. He was knowledgeable about the menu items and I honestly believe he’s eaten them! My husband wanted one of the specials of the day and Knowlan let us know it would be a wait which we didn’t mind.
The food was crafted with love of the ingredients and a passion for taste. I shouldn’t brag too much about this too much for fear he’ll move on but I’m hoping the Chef has a vested interest and continues his craftsmanship for years as now that we’ve found it - we’ll be back!!
The food was quite good and the service was very attentive. The atmosphere is a bit dark and dingy but overall a good place for a nice brunch.
Great service and food to match. Highly recommend!
We always have great servers at Railcar. They are attentive and know the menu. The food is always good and they change up the menu to add variety from time to time.
Service was top notch, food was even better. Great selection of bourbon!
Great food & service
We have eaten here several times now and the food hasn’t always been excellent. Service is always great!! Saturday evening we had a waiter named Nolan, wonderful service, great cheerful attitude and pleasant demeanor. Would definitely ask for Nolan next time we come in!!
It took a long time to get our dinner. When the food came out it was not hot. But the wait staff was great and apologized for the delay.
Very disappointed! Everything was good except it took an hour and a half to get our for our food. No good excuse from the manager and no discount on our food. Will not go back again.
Excellent food. The taste and presentation were fabulous!!!!
Food was great, but thought portions may be a bit small. Ordered Salmon, which came with Yukon mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Got about 1 tablespoon of the vegetables. Had I known that, I probably would have added a salad.
We were at Railcar for a birthday dinner. I tried the Pasta Saltimbocca w/chicken and it was very good...as the sauce thickened a bit it was even tastier! My husband had the Seattle Barbecued Faroe Island Salmon...it was amazing! I think he would have licked the plate if he could. The drinks were tasty and a bit strong. Since we were celebrating a birthday we were given a complimentary desert...not sure what it was called but it had a couple small portions of what tasted like apple pie with ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. Just the right amount to share and a great way to finish a great meal. We will will be back!
Had a great brunch with girlfriends!
First let me say that Railcar is one of our favorite restaurants in Omaha. I highly recommend them to all.
We went there this past Saturday for our anniversary dinner with some close friends.
All was going quite well until our entrees were served. My wife’s and our friends dinners were quite good. I ordered the salmon. It was delicious as I fully expected. As I got closer to the center of this piece of grilled salmon, I discovered it was raw inside. I don’t eat raw fish.
I asked the server to our table and explained the situation, she then called the manager, Aaron, to our table.
Aaron said they would cook another piece of salmon. I was happy with this. It should take ten minutes or less, right??
Well, nearly twenty minutes have passed and I asked for the manager again. Upon coming to our table a couple of minutes later, he said it would be another minute or two. My response was, the others have finished their meals, keep it!
He did comp me for my meal, probably should have done much more than that.
Also, our server did not seem prepared for the few tables she was managing while we were there. She actually ignored us as she passed our table, never refilled water, and never asked how our meals are. Inappropriate in Railcar.
As I said before, Railcar is one of our favorite restaurants. We will return in the future. I’m sure this was a rare incident considering all the times we have been there before and had an extraordinary meal and service.
Thanks for an interesting dining experience!
I have enjoyed Railcar each and every time I have been there. The food has been delicious and the wait staff has been very attentive. I am always confident bringing friends and family to Railcar. I know we will have a good dining experience. We hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner for 50 people 3 years ago and everyone raved about the delicious meal and accommodations. It’s always a treat to go there.
Overall a fabulous experience. Heather is great. And the location works for us.
I’ve always loved my meals at Rail Car, and I have been many, many times in years past because I enjoyed the food and service so much. Brunches, lunches and dinners, I have always said, as recently as yesterday afternoon before making our dinner reservation for a rare date night with my wife, “I’ve never had a bad meal at Rail Car.”
I wish I’d kept the memory of those excellent meals and not experienced last night’s failure of food, taste, quality, service (sorry to say!!) and ambiance I’d come to take for granted in past experiences. The food was flat and flavorless. Specials were absolutely not special, but more like coarse and unthoughtful. The pasta with beef short rib dish…I’ve tried and loved the dish before…cool, tasteless and more than 2/3rds unfinished on the plate.
I regret not speaking directly when asked how the meal was a few times but there was so much wrong with all the details that I didn’t know what to say but ‘Fine’ and a 20% tip.
I hope if you haven’t tried it before you decide to give it an honest shot. I also hope if you have been and loved it in the past that you give it all the chances to succeed you feel you can.
I, for one, will not be back.
My food was cold twice. I just ate it the second time. Waiter didn’t remove dirty dishes until we were completely finished with our meal. Soup and salad plates stayed on the table.
Our server was great and the food and drinks were delicious!
I have been there 3 times and loved each one. Crab cakes last night were delicious and my friend had a burger and loved it.
Waitress was awesome but the glasses we received our cocktails in were dirty. Reservation did not really matter as we waited for a while. First time dining here probably would not return. It was nice to try once.
1st time at Railcar. Creative menu and great food. Service was flawless - a great first experience. We look forward to dining there again!
Fantastic food and the drinks were well made. If you are an Omaha local definitely try out this place.
This may be the best food I’ve had in West Omaha. Absolutely delicious, lovely dining service and rustic/classy ambiance. 10/10!
Friendly hostess, attentive wait staff, excellent food.
Fabulous food! Great place for brunch
Wait staff was attentive. We had never been so we enjoyed selecting different things; everyone was happy with their choices!
Service was very friendly and our food came out fast and was delicious.
The food tasted wonderful, but for the price we paid for the steak medallions, the portions were very small. You can get a full steak and sides at other restaurants for the same price.
Excellent service by Heather. Food was good.
Great, as always! Heather is the best!
Branched out from my usual Cuban sandwich and tried the salmon. It was amazing. Potato and veggies on the side were good too. My husband tried the chicken schnitzel and enjoyed it. They added pesto to it, and the bite I tried was really good. We both had the black Manhattan, and it wasn’t as good as usual. Still good though. This is quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants.
Food was excellent-We probably had a new waitress. Nutella French toast came with that Nutella, burger came without french fries, hollandaise sauce was asked for on the side didn’t come at all… We had to ask for refills of beer or any drink quite a few times to get one
Food was not hot
Everything for our Fathers Day Sunday Brunch was outstanding, as it always has been. Our server 'Heather' was terrific and with her impeccable service, it could not have been a more enjoyable experience.............Keep on Keepin' on...........
WAITRESS WAS FIRST CLASS
Loved that you took reservations on a busy day! We had a nice experience! 😃
Always a great choice for any meal. This time was brunch, but lunch and dinner are always great too.
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 4.5 stars by 1560 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.