V.Mertz

4.9
1527 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
V. Mertz offers our guests a progressive, contemporary American menu with an emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients. We offer an award-winning wine list of over 400 selections. The restaurant is located in Omaha’s historic and picturesque Old Market Passageway, within walking distance from the Century Link Convention Center, The Holland Performing Arts Center, the Orpheum, and all major downtown hotels.


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 Menu.


Perfect for business or pleasure, V. Mertz is the premier fine-dining restaurant in Omaha.
What 1527 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.9
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
CO
ChristinO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V.Mertz is always a fun and delicious experience. I had a few small plates, or appetizers and a dessert. They were beautiful and varied. The service was excellent.

JE
vipJEFFREY
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic graduation dinner. Wonderful staff. All courses, cocktails, and wine were superb!

MK
MKRTV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place for a date and good wine and good desert

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David, our waiter, is so great...
he really makes the dinner experience special-
a real pro!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal in a tremendous atmosphere. The steak and sauce was simply delightful.

LG
LorraineG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

we were disappointed in the food. I had a chicken dish and I felt that it was not cooked enough. It came with two tiny carrots which were hard and one tiny sliver of beet which was also very hard and two tiny mushroom and my husband had salmon which had a strong smell when it came out so it was not fresh. His dish came with a broth and two tiny mushrooms and a tiny amount of lentils. We did ask if we could order some extra vegetables but they said they had none only what you get with your dish. The desert was good it was a lemon sponge cake with white chocolate. It was good but again very small. We were celebrating our 49th Anniversary and sadly this Restaurant was a big disappointment. It is an expensive restaurant and they also charge for a basket of bread and again a disappointment only four small rolls served hot but not much flavor. Their coffee was good. I would not recommend this Restaurant to my family and friends.

B
Bob2
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great place to visit. I would Definitely recommend.

L
Lilly
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time there and David is a waiter is the best the food is excellent and very Unique

T
Tyson
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had friends in town and wanted to show them Omaha. V. Mertz did just that. Our server was amazing she explained things I'm great detail she was very knowledgeable with the wines, the coctails and the food. This is me and my fiancés 2nd time here and we will absolutely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love visiting. I love how they keep track of our past orders and help make decisions on what to select.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Post Covid vaccination celebration

R
vipRckwd
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my first visit! Server did a great job explaining the interesting characteristics of my dishes.

j
vipjura
Omaha
19 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It is a must go to if your out of State.
Thank you for a wonderful evening.

BF
BexF
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our meal! The service was impeccable with knowledgeable staff and a relaxed perfectly spaced out meal. We will absolutely be back!

MM
vipMichaelM
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated out 18th wedding anniversary at your beautiful restaurant.
We were greeted, checked in and escorted to a table with a menu that on the top read "happy anniversary." We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing, service (thank you Charles) and the ambiance. We are so grateful for restaurants of your quality. Thank you for an absolute wonderful night out.

r
rrrr
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did a Tasting Menu and everything was outstanding from the food to the drink to the service. We were extremely happy with everything!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Amazing food and excellent service.

PV
PickyVicky
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best meals I’ve eaten. Amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time.

DS
DonS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great anniversary dinner at V Mertz. We’ve been going for over 30 years and it is always amazing. Waiter congratulated us on our 23rd anniversary even though we haven’t told them for years when we were married. Great attention to details and knowing their customers. Thank you very much!! See you again soon!!

OD
OmahaDiner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service - outstanding Omaha restaurant

AR
AlessandroR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and location are really good, perfect for a good dinner

KG
vipKariG
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, as always was excellent and the food exceptional!

S
Stephanie
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the meals are pricy they are well worth the splurge for a nice dinner. The New York strip and lamb were both delicious entrees and the desserts were incredible. The service was also superb.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about V.Mertz! The ambience, the service, the food. It was all top notch! I can’t recommend this place enough.

KF
KyleF
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for helping me celebrate mine and my wife’s 9 year anniversary. The food is always amazing.

CA
CraigA
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must for that romantic date night or just to have a wonderful fine dinning experience. The staff from the moment you enter welcome you and make you feel special. The waiter we had was knowledgeable, kind, patient and human. He had genuine things to say that made you feel like he was listening and cared about your presence.
The food is pricy but reasonable for the experience your mouth will be put through. My wife had a roasted chicken that she now calls "desert chicken" it was that heavenly. Shes tough person to wow and she wowed!
This was our anniversary dinner and they put a small memo on the menu acknowledging that, which was a un asked for and welcome touch to already special night.
Thank you for the special service, the care put into the dishes, and the overall experience. BRAVO!

CH
ColleenH
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience dining here. Accommodating with allergies and celiac disease in our party. Beef was fantastic! Highly recommend.

EM
EmoryM
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent steak
Knowledgeable staff
Felt a little too much like a dungeon

N
Neil
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place! Enjoyed the tasting menu and wanted the sommelier to upgrade the wines. Brought us some great new pairings on the fly and very knowledgeable! Will definitely be going back

MI
MIchael
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ingenious combinations of ingredients to make entirely new flavors.

LB
LaurieB
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another memorable dining experience. Thank you! The caviar w/ chips was fun to eat & delectable, lamb & Wagyu steak were delicious & the wine pairings our waitress chose enhanced our meals. As per usual, the staff made the meal. Our waitress was there when needed but also gave us space to enjoy our meals. Overall, a perfect evening.

JM
JM55
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always

JB
vipJulieBee
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was good but service left much to be desired. Was placed at a terrible table in a pathway between the bar and the kitchen. Had to stop our server several times to ask for things - another drink, dessert menu, check.

I ordered a dessert wine that wasn't brought to me until after the dessert arrived and I asked about it. It was obviously forgotten.

The food and atmosphere was delightful but the service turned an otherwise great experience sour.

LO
LizO
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Every bite was delightful. Our only regret was standing up after the meal and realizing we ate far too much.

TV
TonyV
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip to V Mertz didn't disappoint.

1. Wonderful service! Attentive, helpful, and friendly.
2. Delicious food, from the bread to the wagyu ny strip, to the creme brulee.
3. Ambiance was great and plenty of room, although I think mainly a result of removing tables to social distance.

R
Randy
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and service excellent Waitress answered all our questions in a pleasant and inviting manner. We enjoyed our meals and the ambiance immensely.

MS
MagiS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress has so much knowledge on the food, drinks, and wine! The service was great and the ambience was nice. The oatmeal blueberry cream pie was amazing!

SN
StephenN
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the most accommodating and considerate human being. We had several dietary restrictions and she worked with us and the kitchen to create the most memorable experience to celebrate our engagement.

y
y8rdoc
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and awesome service. Excellent evening.

FAQs

V.Mertz is rated 4.9 stars by 1527 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.