About Stokes Grill & Bar - West

Stokes is a locally owned restaurant that features: Steaks and beef from Nebraska, fresh seafood, and daily specials, all with an imaginative southwestern touch. Stokes also features an award winning wine list with over 30 wines offered by the glass. Bottles of wine on the non-reserve list are featured as half priced on Tuesday evenings and Friday and Saturday evenings after 9:00 p.m. The restaurant features one of the a great patio for you to enjoy on a great Nebraska evening. Stokes also offers a wide array of off premise catering for any occasion or group. Our freshest location offers the Best Happy Hour Specials in town!

13615 California St
Omaha, NE 68154
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:00 - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm.
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm.

Cross Street:
Dodge and 136 at Boys Town exit

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(402) 498-0804

Website:
http://www.stokesomaha.com/

Catering:
Stokes features the delicious creations of Chef John Ursick and our Catering and Banquet coordinator, Ellen Osborne. Our catering team has the experience to accommodate any situation.

Parking Details:
You will not have to hassle with parking at Stokes. We have a large parking lot in front of our building.

Executive Chef:
John Ursick

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stokes Grill & Bar - West Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

I haven't been here in several years because I have moved to Denver but I was back for a work trip and excited to visit an old favorite. Unfortunately, our experience was a bit lackluster. We ordered the guacamole appetizer and it arrived brown ... and worsened while we ate it. Also, my friend's favorite pasta dish (twisted pasta?) is no longer available and the pasta dish the server suggested as an alternate was undercooked (extremely al dente). On the bright side I was able to order the mushroom enchiladas I have always loved.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was nice, our waitress was amazing!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Cocktails delicious food however was subpar, cold and smothered (not in a good way) with cheese and sauce. There are many more restaurants in Omaha - skip this one .

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Stokes is a good West Omaha eatery, with some outstanding food. On occasion it can be very noisy, when the bar noise flows into the dining room.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Fantastic prix fixe meal for Restaurant Week!

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

This was our first visit to Stokes. It will not be our last. Two people in our party had the Johnny's Big Plate - Poblano chile filled with pork carnitas, a Sharon’s enchilada, a steak
and mushroom enchilada with cowboy beans and red rice. It was a lot of food and it was all delicious. A little bit of kick, but not overly spicy. One person had Sharon's Chicken Enchilada - Chicken and cheese enchiladas with white sauce, poblano sauce, beans and rice. You get 3 good sized enchiladas, beans and rice. I personally had selections from their Omaha Restaurant Week Menu: a pork tostada, chicken roulade, and a gooey butter cake. All three dishes were very good. The gooey butter cake was amazing. Our server was one of the best servers we have ever had when dining out. Friendly, not intrusive, guided us through the menu, and wine list. We didn't have wine, but they had an extensive wine list. We had a Bloody Maria and a Blackberry Poblano Margarita. We never felt rushed, we were able to visit and hear each other at a comfortable noise level.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our group was seated next to the bar and our server was also the bartender, he did an excellent job handling our orders and working behind the bar. Food was good to go along with it.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Stokes was celebrating it's 20 years Anniversary. The special entrees and wine selection were excellent. Our server, Brandon was great. We enjoyed the dinner and the dining experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Just a overall good restaurant that is good for any occasion!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great spot for a business meeting. Great wine list. Server was attentive but professional. And the almost al fresco dining in the new atrium is incredible.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great crab cakes, which were the special! They were perfect! We had a glass of wine and a margarita-both delicious!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Love the expanded space. It was much quieter for a business meeting.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great meal. Our server, Michelle, was outstanding: Great service, attentive without being overbearing, pleasant and friendly.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Maybe it was an off night in the kitchen, but my food wasn't nearly as good as usual. And it was cold. Our server was very busy so I wasn't going to send it back but I certainly hope next time is better. This is one of my favorite restaurants so I'll be back, and next time I hope it is a better night!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 6, 2017

It was extremely noisy there for our evening dinnner out with old friends. Very difficult to hear. Food was OK. I had Sharon's chicken, which was not seasoned--pretty bland. I would suggest this restaurant for lunch and ask to be seated away from the kitchen although noisy throughout. Service was good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Excellent dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The patio dining area is fantastic. I recommended Stokes to several friends earlier today. Stokes West is a winner!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Great service and food. The locals beers on tap are very good. Love the fusion of southwestern food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Authentic, Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Dinner was great and service was also wonderful

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We sat in the redesigned covered patio area. I didn't realize we were outside until 10 minutes later. It was very pleasant. Service and food were fantastic.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great place to eat, wonderful service and great food. We were just out for a casual holiday evening and we love the environment of this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The tortilla soup was just okay. Our service was pretty awful. No follow-up after being served, no water refills. Surprising that we had to ask for chips, and then had to ask for salsa. I guess we thought those were "traditional" at a Tex-Mex restaurant. We really like the decor!

Tags: Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 15, 2017

This was our first time here and we loved it. The atmosphere was great and the food was outstanding!!

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on May 13, 2017

We decided last minute to eat at Stokes. We had eaten there a couple times before but this will not be a regular place for us. They were not busy but took well over 50min to get our food after the sever told us they took our order to a different table. Never asked if we wanted more drinks. Food was good but service needs some help.

Tags: Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 11, 2017

We arrived at the restaurant at the time of our reservation. We were promptly seated in their new 3 season room. We waited for over 15 minutes without anyone coming to our table to accept a drink order, offer any special menu items or anything else. After about 20 minutes, we left the restaurant and went to another nearby restaurant, without anyone asking why we were leaving. A very poor experience.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great lunch as always! First day that the new party room is open. Looks fantastic!

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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Great place for a lunch meeting. Casual but elegant. Great salads!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great food and experience. Will definitely go to Stokes again soon

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Everyone enjoyed their food and we didn't feel rushed after we had finished eating.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Christine did a great job as our server. Two of us had salads, one had enchiladas. All were happy. These two factors led to a good start of a business relationship.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Food was very good and the wait staff were very attentive. It was rather noisy which made having a conversation difficult at times. I love the large portions and the food.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Our server was fantastic! She made the experience!

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Happy Hour
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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Food was good, portions we good, service was good but bloody Mary was not good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 1, 2017

It had been a while since we'd been to Stokes. The food was great, as we remembered. Service was a little slow; our server seemed to be stretched pretty things. But entrees arrived quickly.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Love their Aztec nachos!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Starter and main was good, dessert was not so good.
They spice food well.

Tags: Quick Bite, Spicy
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 (Omaha)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Sent a friend who had never been there before last Saturday, they
"Loved it"

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Spicy, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Service can really make or break a restaurant experience. Unfortunately, the service "broke" our evening dining out. While the server in our section was friendly, she was highly unattentive and neglected our table on a handful of occasions. We waited ten minutes after being seated before she even came by our table, refills were tardy in their provision, and once we were ready to leave, she passed by our table on three separate occasions failing to notice the check and credit card. You'd think she would have been more prompt in getting our check taken care of in order to free up a table in her section; however, this was not the case. Additionally, it was observed that we were not the only table she overlooked. A large group of eight to ten was also feeling the neglect and resorted to serving themselves water refills. Service receives a "poor." To be entirely the honest, the food may have been better than "fair," but again, service really made this experience tangibly disappointing. We will not be going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 17, 2017

A go to date spot for my husband and I. Great food. Great drinks.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We love going to stokes for special family meals. The food is delicious and spot on every single time. Our children who are 12, love the kids menu items and they are quite affordable for the amount of food for them. I love the Aztec shrimp salad and corn chowder, they are my favorite items and my husband loves Johnny's Big Plate. The service was great, the waitress was friendly, and knowledgeable about the new menu. She filled my kids drinks, our waters, and kept the beer and cocktails going at all the appropriate times.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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