V. Mertz is locally-owned, and we pride ourselves in offering artisan products and cheeses, organically-grown local produce and Wagyu beef, and sustainably-farmed and line-caught seafood. We believe that dining should be an event, and to this end Chef Jacob Newton has created a harmony of food and wine, culminating in our extravagant Tasting Menus.
Perfect for business or pleasure, V. Mertz is the premier fine-dining restaurant in Omaha.
We are always willing to discuss closure of the entire restaurant for private parties of 30 or more guests.
This is our go to place for fine dining. Excellent as always.
A good tasting menu with about 1/2 the wine pairings really working. Portions a bit small but very artistic. If all the pairings had been complementary instead of some being sharp contrasts it would have been a more satisfying meal. They clearly try hard but miss Michelin star category with more glitz and slightly too little attention to finely balanced flavors and pairings.
Great experience, enjoyed the testing menu with wine pairing. Very knowledgeable server about the wine and food, top notch service.
Really great service and food was worth it for the price. If you’re gonna splurge go here.
My wife and I had a great time. Appetizer, entree, and desert were all great. The wine pairing(s) at the suggestion of the waiter made for an all around memorable experience. For us, this is a destination dining experience and a for sure stop on our next trip through Omaha.
My server was awesome and we had a great time!
The food was thoughtful and delicious. This is a wonderful spot for a quiet dinner. Every thing served was lovely.
V. Mertz is an absolute gem - service is beyond excellent, food is always delightful; my husband and I are determined to become more regular patrons.
Very knowledgeable staff. Menu selections creative and delicious.
This place is a gem. The menu is always changing so you will have a unique expeeience even if you have dined at the restuarant before.
Celebrated our Anniversary with a cozy dinner for two. They had congratulations on the top of our printed menus; it was a nice touch. V Mertz is one of our favorite restaurants and everything was good this time, however, there was no "WOW" moment in our meal. We've had those moments here before but no single course blew either of us away this time. Everything was technically correct and the ingredients are excellent but technical expertise and precise attention to detail doesn't necessarily equate to creative genius. That's just us though, someone else might've been thrilled. The Service was also excellent but pacing was slightly slow between courses. The dining experience was still quite good and we enjoyed it.
We shared a few small plates so we could taste more unique dishes. It was wonderful!
As always, V Mertz was excellent. Our waiter was experienced, friendly and helpful. Our food was excellent.
My husband & I dined here for our 22nd anniversary for our first time visit & we must say it was spectacular!! We LOVED the food & what was super cool was they created our menu that said “Happy 22nd Anniversary” to our surprise!!! Definitely going to visit this establishment again!!!
We celebrated a birthday and one member of our party got the tasting menu, two ordered entrees, and two ordered off the small plates section. We all enjoyed sharing and getting to try the different dishes. The staff provided a description of the item and was very willing to answer questions about techniques, ingredients, and dish development. The meal was highly enjoyable and delicious.
Was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Omaha. Waiter was knowledgeable, attentive, but not intrusive. Food was artfully crafted and delicious. If you want to romance a gal, or even give her a ring, it might be worth doing here.
They made my 25th anniversary special. Even printed it in our menu. Our waiter was very knowledgeable on the wines and all the food. Very enjoyable experience!
The food is wonderful. Service was superb. Will eat here before the symphony again.
Out of town family can into Omaha. We went to V Mertz for dinner and to experience the old market. The food and service was great. Our relatives thought the meal was one of the best they have ever experienced.
In Omaha for a weekend trip, looking to celebrate a milestone anniversary, and everyone told us to try V.Mertz. That was superb advice - we shared five small plates and two desserts; each plate was a delight, with seasonal ingredients, unusual combinations (say, watermelon and caviar) that paired wonderfully, and great attention to detail in preparation. The service was equal to the food, and the atmosphere - in what seems to be a re-purposed old brick warehouse in the Old Market district - was equally suited to an extraordinary dining experience. Well worth the trip to Omaha!
One of the best restaurants in Omaha! The chef is very talented. Creative delicious food! Romantic ambiance. Excellent wine list. The tasting menu is fabulous!
Food was absolutely fabulous and creative. Wine list is extensive in all price ranges. Server was attentive and professional. Always a five star evening out!
This was a great meal. It was a new cuisine that we enjoyed. We shared a lot of small plates with lots of new tastes and preparation. Bravo Chef! Our waiter was great and provided great service. This is even a higher level than V. Mertz has been at before.
Perfect as always. We sample tasting menus in high end restaurants around the country, and V Mertz can compete with the best and often outdo them. We keep coming back every month to see whats new and are not disappointed.
First timers - this spot is amazing. Can’t wait to go back!
Wonderful shared plates and small plates. Perfect for sharing for three women.
AS always, Mertz excelled!
Cheese plate to share with Cava; two snappers expertly prepared with a great Sancerre!
Will return more often!
Delightful evening, BUT there needs to be lighting and a color line on the brick steps leading down to the lower eating area and bathrooms. A real catastrophe waiting to happen when a guest takes a plunge because one doesn’t notice all of the steps. Please consider this suggestion — very scary!!!!
V. Mertz was as lovely as it always is. I love the staff, they are polite, accommodating and generous. We were a table of 5 and we were able to enjoy much of the tasting menu. The server was attentive and knowledgeable, all items were prepared beautifully and the technique was perfection on all dishes.
It was as memorable an experience as I’ve come to expect.
More people should go, keep this Omaha institution going!
What a magnificent restaurant, with amazing service, and beautiful food playing/presentation. I loved how they have really figured out service delivery and delighted us at every turn - an amuse-bouche, wine pairing recommendations, really took care of us. Always impressed by the Omaha food scene everytime I'm in town
Great staff, awesome food, special place.
This was probably our fifth time at VMertz; and it was the best one of all! The food was extraordinarily good---we took some of the recommendations letting the owner and chef choose our cheese choices as an appetizer. My husband and I shared the braised beef heart small plate (it was actually good!), and then we each chose a different entre. My husband's Waigyu beef was just about the best beef I had ever tasted (and I have had Kobe beef in Kobe, Japan.) My yellowfin was also done to perfection. What makes this restaurant float way above others in Omaha? The knowledgeable staff and their explanations, the ambieance they create, but mostly the food they craft. Yes we had beef and fish, but it was elevated to not only beautifully arranged plates, and there were unusual combinations that complemented the protein. I just don't think you ever find the combinations and quality of ingrediants at any other Omaha restaurant. I can unequivably recommend this restaurant and feel assured that my friends and family will share a very similar experience.
Great as always. This is our go to place every month for their new monthly tasting menu.
My girlfriend's favorite restaurant. Will definitely be our 'special occassion' go-to spot!
our meal was fabulous. I feel our waiter may not have been as experienced or was really distracted by another table that was ordering some very expensive wines, which he was catering to more than the other patrons, including us. David. our service in the past has been exceptional. this time -n definitely not so much.
Always love what Jake pulls off. We’d follow him anywhere. That being said, the tasting menu did not disappoint. Solid plays on classic dishes with a lot of eye-opening, jaw dropping surprises.
The food was delicious. The flavors were exciting. The service was fantastic. We continued to talk about how much we enjoyed the whole experience for days following our visit.
I really wanted to like this place. Everything was setting up for the perfect evening out for our special occasion... great ambiance, good server, amazing menu (ordered the $125 American Wagyu steak)... so imagine my horror when the steak came out, and right after placing it on the table, the server poured sauce all over it... the $125 steak.... covered in sauce...
The tasting menu is always excellent. I love the variety of food. Cocktails are always interesting and very tasty. All wines are also excellent.
Fine dining in an iconic Downtown setting without being touristy. Imaginative food perfectly executed.