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V.Mertz

4.9
4.9
1672 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 Amanda Sheeler 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

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    Amanda Sheeler

  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,672 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. TN

    TerrellN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time and dinner here for our wedding anniversary.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good
  3. A

    Anew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary with the best: V. Mertz! The food was prepared with every detail in mind, and the drink selection was thoughtful, too. We will be back again and again!
  4. TD

    TrinaD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and great service.
  5. IH

    IngridH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great French server, very nice restaurant, we will come back.
  6. F

    Fazoli

    Omaha

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spot on!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always my go to spot for special occasions
  8. CM

    CMoney

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner at V. Mertz. The ambience is super unique and the food and service was perfect. Our server was very knowledgeable and hospitable. Great experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate service, exquisite presentation and delectable food. Among the best restaurants I have ever visited!
  10. JD

    JeriD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perhaps the best dining experience of our 31 years of marriage. Not enough superlatives. We both had the chef’s tasting menu paired with the wines. Our server was an expert in all things about food: Kendra, like the best restaurant server ever. Management, the chef and sous, probably among the finest in the nation. Le Diplomat in DC not as impressive as this lovely spot for intimate dining. Bursts of flavors on our palates left us amazed, surprised, tantalized. It truly was a treat that surpassed anything we’d experienced. I want to eat there again already and it’s worth flying to Omaha from anywhere to dine at V.Mertz.
  11. W

    Westy

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Your staff are exceptionally knowledgeable, courteous, and talented in their preparation, presentation, and creation of each menu offerings. Staff are informed, encouraging, and enlightened on menu, connecting with patrons, and ensuring a satiated experience!
  12. RS

    RandyS

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant, in the opinion of my wife and me, is one of the best in the United States. The food is incredible and the menu is quite creative. The atmosphere is intimate and romantic and the service is terrific. There is also a top notch wine list.
  13. CV

    ChristineV

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely restaurant for a special occasion.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my anniversary dinner and they did an excellent job all around server provided drink ideas and selections with each course. Best meal I have had in Omaha so far… highlights were the wagyu ribeye, edamame hummus I was not expecting that. My only wish was the duck breast had not been removed from the menu before we went I was looking forward to it. However I understand menus change and I enjoyed it all. Many thanks from two Las Vegas chefs…
  15. TM

    TavieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Table was not ready when we arrived, but our waitress was really nice and informative. Also, food turned out great to have a limited menu.
  16. CS

    ClaireS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food - what a memorable experience
  17. M

    Maxwell

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing.
  18. DG

    DavidG

    Omaha

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still thrilling after 40+ years!
  19. SH

    SaraH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting with excellent service. Menu is limited, especially if you aren’t a red meat eater. Great wine selection with some moderately priced selections.
  20. J

    Jetkal

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly hands down one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. This wonderful restaurant is tucked away in the Old Market downtown Omaha. If you are in Omaha and want a wonderful experience don’t miss V.Mertz.
  21. PA

    PatA

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was hoping there would be more Italian food items on the menu
  22. b

    bradjstk

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again V Mertz was fabulous. We lived in Omaha many years ago and always has V
  23. JL

    JeremiahL

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. Simply the best. Always an exceptional experience.
  24. DA

    DanielaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! My humans I enjoyed it! And out waitress was also very amazing and very helpful!
  25. ZA

    ZacharyA

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    V Mertz continues to impress! Matt Brown heads an excellent team. The French food is outstanding & the atmosphere is old world. It's consistently the best fine dinning establishment in Omaha.
  26. ML

    MLHusker

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    v. Mertz continue as one of the most outstanding - and expensive restaurants in Omaha. Food and service is great. The ambience is simple and good for a romantic dinner though a view would be better. The menu is very abbreviated but the steak is always fantastic - the peppercorn sauce is legendary!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  28. LT

    LukeT

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Atmosphere and food were amazing. One of my favorite restaurants I've ever been to. Great food.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, we couldn’t have had a better experience! The food was amazing and Erin was so knowledgeable and explained the dishes so well, she was spot on with everything we ordered. We’re from KC and will absolutely be back!
  30. L

    Lilly

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good. David our waiter makes the meals at V Mertz even more special. The food is excellent.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing anniversary dinner, loved our food and loved the service.
  32. CO

    ChrisO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really outstanding service and a relaxing atmosphere.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!
  34. b

    byaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here for my graduation dinner from college and it was fantasic. We had an amazing waiter who was attentive without being distracting and the food was phenomenal.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing! Will be going back and taking all our friends there!
  36. JH

    JeffH

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited V. Mertz for our anniversary and, as always, they made is feel very special. Our menus even had "Happy Anniversary" at the top. Our server, Charles, was great in helping us choose a small plate as well as our entrees. He also suggested a great Italian red wine that went well with both our entrees.
  37. J

    Jerald

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food experience for a special occasion. In a quaint walkway with cool plants all around.
  38. J

    Jean

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at V. Mertz is perfect. The restaurant is quaint and quiet. The service is excellent. The menus have something for everyone. Highly recommend.
  39. C

    Chris

    Omaha

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like cheap food at expensive prices, DO NOT GO TO V. Mertz. Their food is always perfect. We have never had a bad meal, or even a bad part of a meal, at V. Mertz. I'm not sure how many times we have gone there, but I do know that at no time did I ever feel I did not get great food for the price. On this trip we decided to show our grandson and his girlfriend what good food is all about. Our grandson just celebrated his 17th birthday last week, and my wife and I started a tradition of taking our adult children to a really nice restaurant to celebrate their birthday. This was the first time to extend the tradition to our grandchildren. He loved it when he noticed the menu had "Happy Birthday Darrian" on the top. Nice touch. We started the night with some appetizers, and as always, my wife and I had the Foie Gras. Our first time having Foie Gras was at V. Mertz and we fell in love with it. We have tried it at other places, but it is never as good as V. Mertz. For dinner we all had the NY Strip with pepper buttercream sauce. The sauce was too good to describe, it could have been served as a soup. It was perfect fit to the steak. If the dessert menu has Crème Brulee my wife will always get it. That is by far her favorite dessert. My grandson choose the kiwi tartlet. V. Mertz knew it was his birthday (as seen earlier by the note on the menu) and they brought it to him with a candle on it. It was a great way to end a fantastic meal.
  40. JK

    JohnK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had amazing food, well crafted cocktails and wine that is very difficult to find. Our server, Charlie, is a true professional. We let him pair the wine with the food. This was a perfect pairing. Matt, the manger, made sure that every detail was perfect. The dishes were innovative and unique - real masterpieces. The food portioning was perfect. A lovely evening in what we believe is one of the best (if not THE best) restaurant in town. Thank you!

FAQs

V.Mertz is rated 4.9 stars by 1672 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 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

  • 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

    Amanda Sheeler

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, 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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