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V.Mertz

4.9
4.9
1650 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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Booked 11 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

Menu

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What 1,650 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. CO

    ChrisO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Really outstanding service and a relaxing atmosphere.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing!

  3. b

    byaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. C

    Chris

    Omaha

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 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.

  9. 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!

  10. CJ

    ChrisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply the best in Omaha! Charles provided superb advice and service!

  11. DN

    DininginNewport

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The pork chops were so delicious!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    V Mertz did not live up to the high expectations we had for them. The price tag did not match the experience

  13. JA

    JANEM

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional at every turn! Our waiter, the food, drinks and ambiance were all sheer perfection.

  14. r

    richard7

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An unbelievable dining experience. The food and service were both excellent.

  15. j

    judester

    Omaha

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for our 37th Wedding Anniversary and had the tasting menu with paired wines. Our dining experience was exceptional. Each course and wine was explained in detail. The amount of food was perfect. Highly recommend for special occasions.

  16. s

    schumatt

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere of dining in the Old Market Passageway can't be beat. We really enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning!

  17. CB

    CharlotteB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit. We will definitely return. The staff were outstanding. They made sure everything was perfect for our Anniversary,from helping us to pick the wine ,to selecting dessert. Can’t wait to return.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome evening with great service and food! Very relaxing and elegant

  19. HP

    HollyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food and atmosphere so much! The service was amazing! Always feel so lucky when sommelier, Matt Brown, comes over to the table and recommends a beautiful wine pairing. Truly a special place and so awesome that we have a place like this in Omaha.

  20. CF

    CoolFlash

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing everything…actually the best steaks my wife and I have ever eaten…and we are hard core foodies with a lot of National+International Experience! Kudos Omaha!!!

  21. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding atmosphere and dinner. Best in Omaha.

  22. E

    Esther

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    V. Mertz was incredible - the food, the service, the ambiance were all incredible. Can’t recommend it enough!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband got the tenderloin and it was THE best steak either of us have ever had. Will be back again and very excited to try new menus items!

  24. SA

    SteveA

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Started with the Charcuterie and some drinks. The plate was well thought out, the turmeric pickled onions were a hit. Large plates were Red Snapper and a pasta dish. They were both worth the price paid. Dessert was a crème brûlée and the success torte. Neither were shared. Service was excellent and it wasn’t very loud.

  25. JG

    JoshG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect. The food, the service and the cocktails. Super impressed. Joanna took care of us for my wife's birthday. Surprised us with a candle and some bons bons at the at of our amazing meal. Thank you for the incredible experience. Hands down my favorite place in Omaha.

  26. C

    Chris

    Omaha

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There are not enough words like amazing, fantastic, etc to fully describe the food at V. Mertz. We have never had a bad experience with any of the meals we have ordered. The first time my wife and I have ever had Foie Gras was at V. Mertz, we fell in love with it and have it whenever it is on the menu. This time we took our oldest son and he was amazed how good the food was. I couldn't get him to try the Foie Gras, but he loved everything else he had. Our waitress was great as well. I made a comment about Pisco Sour, a drink I really enjoyed in Chile and Peru. She checked and found out they could make it for me. I haven't had one for 20 years and loved every sip.

  27. JG

    JayG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Placed in a beautiful setting, this restaurant offers great food at a good price. Their selection of wine is fantastic. My only complaint is it can be a bit loud.

  28. EB

    EthanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. I ordered the 8 ounce New York strip and it was so tender that it melted in my mouth. All of the sides and the bread was incredibly delicious and our server was an amazing server that helped us with all of our questions and was 100% accurate with his descriptions of everything and all around it was one of the best experiences and dinners I’ve ever had.

  29. KM

    KatherineM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service, excellent wine list, and the steaks were tender!

  30. TN

    TimN

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible spot to celebrate something special or to just have a night out. Truly a downtown gem. Knowledgeable staff, great cocktails, excellent wines, incredible food. We always look forward to our next experience at V. Mertz

  31. SC

    StanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were with great friends, had a wonderful server who brought us great food. Wonderful dining experience.

  32. JA

    JoseA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall Very unique experience! Perfect for a cute date night or anniversaries. We went in for our anniversary and we’re treated super friendly and not to mention the food was amazing

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    20th Anniversary

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful meal. Loved everything.

  35. GL

    GregL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The ambience was very nice but the cooking of the food was questionable. We ordered and pork chop and a fillet and asked to get both pieces of meat well done. When we got our meals the fillet had blood still coming out of it as well as the pork chop did too. We were told that the cooking of the meat is the best they can do and that the meat is done all the way through and they could not cook it any more. Unfortunately there are may people that do not like blood coming out of their meat therefore we will not be returning to the venue.

  36. JK

    JessicaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    What a fun night! I had the tasting menu and it was so much fun to try so many different foods and wines. The food is very unique. The one thing I noticed with almost every dish was the amount of sodium. I’m a salt lover, but it was even salty for me. So that is one thing I would caution if you need to keep your sodium intake down or just don’t like food to be very salty. The charred broccolini was VERY charred. I normally like charred veggies, but it was too charred for me, it tasted like charcoal. The bread was the yummiest thing EVER! And the rest of the food was delicious and so unique. The ambience was amazing and the service was good, too.

  37. GO

    GenevieveO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from the rolls to the dessert was absolutely perfect. I made reservations for a friend’s birthday and they even printed her a happy birthday wish on our menus! It was such a nice touch. All the food was gorgeous and delicious to match. Our service was so attentive and informative. I don’t know why I haven’t been here more often!

  38. E

    Ellen

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    My pork chop was overcooked and dry. The tables are very uncomfortable with wire legs typical of ice cream soda chairs and tables. Everyone raved, but we were disappointed

  39. MZ

    MollyZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time. Wonderful service & excellent food. Our new go to place when we visit!

  40. PH

    PeytonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Like Mary G says, the Foie Gras was to DIE FOR. For living in the Midwest, this was the best steak I ever had, and I don’t say that lightly.

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V.Mertz is rated 4.9 stars by 1650 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 11 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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