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V.Mertz, Omaha, NE
V.Mertz, Omaha, NE
V.Mertz, Omaha, NE
V.Mertz, Omaha, NE
V.Mertz, Omaha, NE

V.Mertz

5.0
5
2064 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 CHI 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 Jonathan Miller 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (402) 345-8980
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Miller
  • Private party facilities
    V. Mertz offers semi-private dining for parties of 10 or less, in an area of the restaurant many guests refer to as “the wine room”. This provides an ideal table for 6-10 guests, where business conversations or private celebrations can be held without interruption from other guests of the restaurant.We are always willing to discuss closure of the entire restaurant for private parties of 20 or more guests.
  • Private party contact
    Matthew Brown: (402) 345-8980
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Old Market
  • Cross street
    11th Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking in the Old Market is readily available most weeknights, and there are several covered and uncovered private pay lots scattered throughout the area. The closest private pay lot is located on the southeast corner of 11th and Harney Street, one block from the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,064 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nebraska

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Nebraska

    Best Service

  • Nebraska

    Best Ambiance

  • Nebraska

    Best Value

  • Nebraska

    Great for fine wines

  • Nebraska

    Romantic

  • Nebraska

    Great for scenic views

  • Nebraska

    Good for special occasions

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Omaha

    Best Overall

  • Omaha

    Best Food

  • Omaha

    Best Service

  • Omaha

    Best Ambiance

  • Omaha

    Best Value

  • Omaha

    Great for fine wines

  • Omaha

    Romantic

  • Omaha

    Good for special occasions

2,064 Reviews
  1. Explorer

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable! Food was outstanding! Thank you!

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  2. PatriciaG

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was phenomenal! The food, drinks and service!! Just a perfect experience:)

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here for any and all special occasions and are never disappointed in the food and ambiance! Our server did feel a little rushed and tended not to stay at our table for too long this time around, in the past however we’ve had AMAZING servers who lead us on a tour for our meal! Could have been due to the business that night. Will be coming back again! :)

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  4. Bobby

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoy most restaurants but I eat out enough that I am rarely blown away these days. V Mertz blew me away. Everything was excellent and made me appreciate fine dining - too many places attempt to be fancy/expensive/stand out and fail to do so. V Mertz is a classic and I now understand why. The only "complaint" so to speak is that my girlfriend was given the wrong entree. That said, they offered to prepare the correct entree, were very apologetic, comped her meal, got her a free drink, etc. Mistakes happen, so that is what it is. Every bite we had was phenomenal. This was on Valentine's Day as well so it was very busy. Perfect atmosphere being in the Passageway, too.

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  5. Jivachick

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must do in Omaha! The location is beautiful and the service is second to none.

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  6. DJBell

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife is vegan and the menu no longer had a vegan dinner option. Waiter went and spoke with the chef and they made my wife a wonderful vegan 1st and 2nd course. She loved it! My duck breast was fantastic as well. Great atmosphere and lovely evening with my beautiful bride.

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  7. Terry

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great restaurant for every special occasion.

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  8. CNSimonson

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always choose the tasting menu with wine pairing and it never disappoints!!!

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  9. YummyBits

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. The waygu tenderloin was amazing and we loved the bread service.

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  10. HopeN

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a romantic atmosphere. I love the waitress. Very professional, patient.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite for a romantic dinner. The service and meal were impeccable. The tenderloin, a menu staple, was absolute perfection. A must for dinner in Omaha!!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    V. Mertz always provides an amazing experience! Good and service was impeccable.

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  13. DougK

    South Dakota

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    V. Mertz never disappoints. Great food. Great service.

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  14. MelissaS

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The only reason I didn’t give ambiance a 5 star is because it was so cold in the passageway that night. We love to come to V. Mertz a few times a year and the weather outside didn’t help the inside of the restaurant. I would recommend some heaters for the future as some parties were still wearing their heavy winter coats to eat out in the passageway. Otherwise V. Mertz succeeds in all the things!

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  15. JessicaC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Our waiter, I believe his name was John, was amazing.

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  16. MarkC

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always it was absolutely amazing. We did the tasting menu with the wine pairing this time and it was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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  17. JeffB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were very good. It's certainly not an inexpensive place but the quality is worth the price. It was difficult to decide what to eat because there are several good options. Would be nice to see a few more wine options under $100 but not a big deal.

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  18. MadelynnH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice variety of good food items. You’ll struggle to pick, because they are all great. Servers are kind and willing to explain the menu, and are very accommodating.

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  19. BlessD

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a delightful evening enjoying the tasting menu. Menu was innovative and perfectly prepared, paired wines were expertly selected and included some wineries off the beaten path. The service was exceptional — knowledgeable, prompt and charming — and it made the evening extra memorable. We will definitely be back. Only negative was the temperature was -20 outdoors and the restaurant was a bit too chilly for our liking.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service! Perfect wine pairings, and such attentive informative waitresses/waiters. Really amazing experience for our anniversary and they catered exactly to that. Would give more than 5 stars if I could.

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  21. StacyS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. Starters-Foie Gras, Steak Tartare and American Caviar. Entrees- Scallops, cute like butter. Steak- cooked to perfection. Osso Busco - delicious. Drinks and desserts. Best Birthday Dinner !

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  22. DavidG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant I have ever ate at. It’s in a beautiful location. Staff is amazing. Best steak I have ever had in my life. It’s expensive but totally worth it.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always awesome! Good always tastes amazing. House cocktails are always awesome.

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  24. dmt87

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Both food and service. Love and excuse to visit V. Mertz. Truly an Omaha gem!

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  25. BrooklynT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our NYE dinner was nothing short of perfect. We tried the oysters (not our favorite), beef tartare and bread service to start. For entrees we chose the duck and the striped sea bass which were both phenomenal. We will definitely be back!

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  26. lizb

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every bite of food was a revelation, especially the tartare- best in the city. Georgie our server was extremely warm, knowledgeable and accommodating. 10/10.

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  27. DavidJ

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for a romantic dinner date on New Year’s Eve. Considering how busy they were I could communicate with my wife effectively and this is from someone who wears hearing aids. Service was outstanding without being overbearing. Highly recommend. .

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic experience! Server was attentive and had great suggestions!

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  29. FlameS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, friendly service. Great food. We were lucky enough to be seated in a semi-private spot due to the size of our party and it was perfect for an intimate dinner.

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  30. KellyS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at V.Mertz. We did the tasting menu and the wine pairings. Everything was fabulous. It was a great experience and worth every dime!

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  31. LynnS

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It had been a while since we had dined at V Mertz and it did not disappoint. There were 5 of us and we enjoyed all aspects of the menu. Georgie was a wonderful server who explained every dish we ordered. We did order dishes to share and this was a great way to try the wonders of all the dishes, Scallops, Sea Bass, NY Strip, Risotto and Osso Buco.

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  32. huskeranna

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    V. Mertz holiday lunch service is special, serving dishes nostalgic yet new. Service is unparalleled, and somehow even better during this festive season.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! We had a wonderful evening.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful. Never disappoints. Lovely ambiance and brilliant food.

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  35. LeonardoC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Excellent service. Went with both food and wine tasting…Highly recommended! Absolutely coming back.

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  36. MirnaZ

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere. Amazing food!!! Our server was great!

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  37. TerryM

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 49 anniversary & the menu started “ Happy Anniversary “, which was a very pleasant surprise!! Service was excellent & David was superb!! Thank you

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolutely delightful and delicious holiday lunch! The Apple & Pomegranate salad was a lovely start and the Sticky Toffee Pudding was the perfect finish! Service was attentive and welcoming.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  39. FTILFoodie

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience with an amazing chef and wait staff. Mixed drinks were expertly crafted. Meal was exceptional from appetizer through dessert. Much better value compared to any other fine dining in the region. By far the best restaurant in Omaha.

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  40. Mare1952

    New York City

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great,knowledgeable server. Delicious and interesting food. Our favorite restaurant for fine dining in Omaha.

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FAQs

V.Mertz is rated 5 stars by 2064 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for V.Mertz

1022 Howard Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Additional information

  • Cross street
    11th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Old Market
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking in the Old Market is readily available most weeknights, and there are several covered and uncovered private pay lots scattered throughout the area. The closest private pay lot is located on the southeast corner of 11th and Harney Street, one block from the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Miller
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (402) 345-8980
  • Private party facilities
    V. Mertz offers semi-private dining for parties of 10 or less, in an area of the restaurant many guests refer to as “the wine room”. This provides an ideal table for 6-10 guests, where business conversations or private celebrations can be held without interruption from other guests of the restaurant.We are always willing to discuss closure of the entire restaurant for private parties of 20 or more guests.
  • Private party contact
    Matthew Brown: (402) 345-8980
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