This was a dinner to celebrate a co-worker from out of town’s birthday. Everyone walked away happy and had tried something new.
The food was prepared well, but they are obviously trying too hard to be “modern” or hipster and the food suffered because of it. The portions were tiny, and definitely not worth the fairly high price. For example, they charged $16 for a single glass of a wine that is no more than $25/bottle. We were not impressed, and will likely not be returning.
Too many mushrooms everything had mushrooms
We’ve been many times and I don’t think I’ve ever rated anything below 5 stars - grants we’ve never been before on Valentine’s day. The food was wonderful as always - creative and delicious. The bar manager and our waitress were both wonderful. Unfortunately, the dining room overall was chaotic and disorganized.
The wait staff was not given good direction. The menu had been changed and they weren’t familiar with the dishes. We were n a central location and saw staff with food confusedly looking for where it went. Our courses were not the choices we ordered, but we accepted them and they were delicious. Just not what we ordered.
It was by no means a disaster but at about $300 for 2 people with wine, I expect a much more seamless experience.
We celebrate Valentine's Day and our anniversary at The Gray Plume since they're both in February. It's such a special treat to eat there, and something we enjoy looking forward to. Their food is edible art. Every detail is executed perfectly, and you don't want to waste a delicious morsel. :) I also appreciate that their staff is so friendly and approachable. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant.
Given all the hype, this place missed the mark for us on food (which was okay), service (see above), and the vastly overpriced wine list. I’m afraid we won’t be back. In Omaha, The Grey Plume may be a big fish, but it wouldn’t stand out in any culinary capital (or here, for that matter).
Our third visit over about 2 years. We did the 5 course tasting for a change. Each course was wonderful and well timed. We will return!
Great food. Outstanding service. The staff really went above and beyond to take care of us.
Having been to the Grey Plume in previous years, I can honestly say that while the overall experience has changed, it is should still be considered for a wonderful meal. It just doesn't appear to be the gastronomic adventure I recall on my earlier visits.
My wife and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I noted this on my reservation and the staff provided the exceptional touch of a hand written note wishing us the best and thanking us for choosing to spend our evening with them (even signed be the staff on-duty that evening!)
The prices were significantly lower than on initial visits which actual prompted us to try more items (though you can NEVER pass up the duck fat fries topped with an egg)!
Again, I highly recommend this establishment for a wonderful meal and thoughtful yet unobtrusive staff!
Thank you for another wonderful memory!
Absolutely divine experience. This place should be on the Michelin map! A wonderful place for special occasions (or fancy business dinners).
Great food and service. Definitely a Michelin star quality experience.
Delightful evening! Did the 5 course tasting and so glad that we did. Deconstructed French Onion soup was phenomenal, pasta was great & loved the Opah fish course. Highly recommend the Royal Tokaji dessert wine to go with dessert course. It is a bit pricey but worth it!
The food was tasty and creative. The caramelized pickled onions were delightful. There were many very nice details including very good wheat berries and lentils. The french onion soup was one of the best in broth flavor- very beefy! that I've ever had.
Food was excellent. Duck fat fries a must. The soups are uniquely creative and delicious. Pork belly incredible. Great vegetarian options. I do wish the ambience was not quite so dark. Nonetheless, a One of a kind modern-creative restaurant in the region. Bravo
I always have a great experience at The Grey Plume. They combine local ingredients in a way that seems refined and rustic at the same time. Always get the soup! During this visit I had a play on French Onion soup that was AMAZING.
The Grey Plume was the perfect place to go for a first date! Great food, great atmosphere, good service with the exception that the waitress seemed to want to rush us and take food away before we finished.
This is a beautiful, well-curated restaurant serving locally-sourced food in delightful, inventive, but still comforting dishes. Acting as a hub for local food producers, artisans, and craftsmen, The Grey Plume presents and sells local Nebraska/Iowa products with pride. We celebrated my husband's birthday here and were blown away by the attention to detail, excellent level of service, and the elevated ambiance. We look forward to our next visit.
This was the best Date night my wife and I have had for the longest time
the food was perfect, the wine was picked to suit our personal preferences
the tasting menu really showed the staffs skill and let them shine in the best way possible
We did the four course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was phenomenal! There was a small hiccup in the service with a longer gap between the appetizer and soup, but nothing an extra glass of wine couldn’t fix. Highly recommended
We travel a lot, so we don’t get to come to Omaha very often, but we always make it a point to visit Grey Plume. We absolutely LOVE Chef Clayton Chapman and his restaurant.
The craft menu is unique and offers a collection of fantastic choices that make it all too easy to order lots of items - which we always seem to do.
We especially love the charcuterie board - which we think may be the best in the world!! And don’t forget to save room for the hot chocolate and duck fat donut!!! Wow!
We absolutely love this place!!
Great wait and bus staff. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was good. Our squash soup had great flavor, but I think they salted it twice. We had the 4 course tasting menu and it filled us up. Great variance in flavors. For the price, having just eaten at Tinto, Garces Trading Company, and Abe Fisher in Philadelphia, was a little steep for the meal we purchased. Would eat here again, but would not do the tasting menu.
Lovely meal. We had a great time. Nice to meet the Chef as we exited for the evening. A lot of nice touches during the evening made it special. Book early on open table if you want specific dates and times.
Consistently delicious, creative food and friendly, well-trained staff. This is my top place to eat when I visit family in Omaha/Council Bluffs.
Very nice place. Wonderful service. Great atmosphere for a special occasion.
Relaxed. Amazing food. No complaints whatsoever.
Very nice setting although somewhat loud for fine dining. Service was excellent and timing and pace of courses was great. The menu is fairly limited but very interesting. The food was exceptional, complex with many flavors and perfectly prepared. The only disappointment was with the bill. It is expensive but we don't mind that, happy to pay it. The big disappointment was a required 20% gratuity (party of 2) and clear expectation of more. Price inflation takes care of increasing the gratuity without a percentage increase. Plus we like to reward good service with a voluntary generous tip. Would be a 4 or 5 star without this.
Very few things in life live up to the expectation. The Grey Plume certainly did. Chef Clayton's food was second to none and his entire staff were friendly, knowledgeable and eager to serve. The ambiance was perfect for a quiet evening out with that special someone but would have been just as satisfying if it were a group of friends out for a modern/creative meal and drinks. We were lucky enough to reserve seating on the 7th Anniversary of the restaurant and were treated to a few extra tastes on the house - very classy. My wife & I have already referred several friends & family members and will definitely be coming back for more...
Went for our anniversary dinner. I’d been before and loooooved everything. Highly recommended for foodies. I approve of the tip share approach, too.
This visit was disappointing, though. The server seemed new and nervous and awkward, but that happens. I’d mentioned in my reservation that we had a few special diets, which had been graciously accommodated in the past, but no mention was made of the note by the server. When I asked for a vegan option I was told there was one entree and no starter, that I could have bread. The service was off all night, awkward and slow (forgot a drink, brought out bread/drinks way late).
Everyone else loved their food and had plenty, but I left still hungry. Maybe it just isnt a great place for vegans? The server was super awkward about the included gratuity. Does it have to be verbally conveyed? We were happy to pay it but it felt like being read a legal disclaimer.
Having loved this place in the past and endlessly recommended it to folks, I was super disappointed that it just missed the mark on this occasion. I will still recommend to foodie and meat eaters but not vegans.
We found Grey Plume online with many positive reviews. The menu looked great so we decided to give it a try for a romantic date night. It was a wonderful meal! The appetizer, entrees, and desert were all top notch. We also had a couple of their specialty cocktails which were delicious as well. Looking forward to another meal here.