V.Mertz

4.8
1486 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.
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vipkcsaxo1
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and service!

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MorganR
Omaha
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night we had one of the best meals of our life. We finally crossed a big one off the Omaha bucket list: V. Mertz. And of course we did the tasting menu.

There wasn’t a single dish that we didn’t devour. Every single ingredient was expertly paired to compliment one another. The sensational menu accompanied with the incredible ambience of the old market passageway and our unmatched service from our waiter Charles made the night unlike any other. I wish we could do it every weekend. It was a night I wish I could relive over and over. It was The. Perfect. Date.

Here’s what we got:

We started with the bread service which I’ve heard is a MUST at V. Mertz. The bread comes out steaming hot. The coconut rolls are toasted with pork fat, seasoned with herbs, and served with soft, salted butter. Seriously PERFECTION. Crunchy on the outside and cloud soft on the side. So warm and fragrant... the perfect bread. After this we did the tasting menu.

Absolutely everything was delicious. One of the standouts for me was the second course of hand cut tajarin pasta with sweet potato that tasted like rich, upscale adult mac & cheese.

Another standout was the third course that was essentially a potato pancake with ham, egg, and gruyere cheese. Many people think that tasting menu portions are too small to be filling, but I’ll tell you that this course will have you thinking differently. It was so filling that I was concerned I would be able to finish the rest of the courses! Don’t worry, I powered through.

Another standout for me was the lavender frozen yogurt which was served with a crumbly streusel and was the perfect palette cleanser before our rich peanut butter bombe dessert.

Seriously I haven’t had another meal like this in Omaha and I can’t recommend it enough. I can’t wait till I can go again!

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vipKariG
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Amazing!

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HalD
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the spacing of tables, the prompt and attentive service, and the very well prepared food. Great time. Hall

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JonF
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Service, food, and all! Best restaurant in Omaha!

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AugustH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is super awesome. The entrance was amazing and the server are super nice. Wouldn’t definitely recommend

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DanR
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to V Mertz for a birthday. What a great place! So many nice touches, amazing food and wine. We will be back for sure.

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Jeanne
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was slow but always enjoy V.Mertz.

I ordered the Monkfish but it didn't seem as good as the last time I had it last month. I felt it was overcooked.

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NiveenI
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I was kinda disappointed with the quality of steak.

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Lane
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The cheese plate, drinks, ambiance & service were good, but the entrees and deserts were disappointing.

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Yum4us
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, delectable food, outstanding atmosphere. There were four of us at our table on a busy night yet everything was so enjoyable that we stayed for several hours. We enjoyed the unrushed atmosphere and the great pairing of wine with our delicious food. It made for a wonderful evening of great conversation and reconnecting. We especially appreciated the staff's attentiveness and thanking us as we left. Their attention to detail unmatched.

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vipDearandHon
San Francisco
160 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive 50 miles to enjoy V Mertz...the food is always innovative and the service is impeccable!

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AnthonyB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was superb. The atmosphere great. The grape juice fantastico!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a girls weekend in Omaha. This is a must if you’re looking for an exciting and elegant culinary experience.

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noladiner
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A small dining area but very quaint, The service was the best I have seen in a long time, I am not sure if I remember my servers name but I believe it was Joanne? Food was very good and the wine list was better prepared than most

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ScottK
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V.Mertz never disappoints -- the food is classic with a modern and creative take, beautiful to the eye and palate. The wine list is among the best around and the service is phenomenal.

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BrandonS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing as always and the service was the best we’ve ever experienced. We will definitely be back and hope we have Charles as our waiter.

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AltonC
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great surprises from the chef, menu to explore with. Matthew truly welcoming all guests as friends and very knowledge in fine wine dining. A special place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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JennyS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Highly recommended for a quiet, romantic evening. Loved every bite and their wine selection was top notch.

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Rahul
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience.

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AllisonW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V. Mertz is our favorite intimate spot for special occasions and date nights. The food is extraordinary and the ambience is so quaint and romantic. Highly recommend!

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kirkn
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at V Mertz is always a treat!! My wife and I had the tasting menu and it was incredible!! And the wine pairings were perfect!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super helpful and knowledgeable about the dishes on the menu. Some of the food might push people limits, but they really know how to make good pairings. One of the best places I’ve eaten in Omaha.

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Lacey
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent and the food was delicious. As a vegetarian I was concerned I might not have many good options, but my food was delicious! They even personalized our menus wishing us a happy anniversary! 💜

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SteveA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch classical french cooking done in modern taste. Exceptional quality and flavors.

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Jeanne
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love V.Mertz. The food is always delicious and love the wines they offer too.

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vipmmmm
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! Food was incredible, drinks were incredible, service was impeccable. 💯

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EmileeW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The cheese plate and bread service were a great start to our meal!

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vipEricVon
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put still on the short list of best restaurants in Omaha.

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Cass
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here to celebrate my birthday, and I had the best experience! Our server was beyond pleasant and professional, and the food was both savory, unique, and perfectly cooked and presented.

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AllenT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic small plates. Great service and as safe as possible in time of Covid.

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NicholasM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the tasting menu with wine paring. Excellent food, great pairing, and friendly service!

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vipNebraskaTourist
Omaha
127 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy V Mertz. The service is excellent. They have an extensive wine list and are always happy to recommend a wine. The food is creative, attractive and tasty! We really enjoy dining there.

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CBren
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V.Mertz was a very enjoyable dining experience. The dishes were very well prepared and extremely well thought out. Our server was very knowledgeable of the wine and dinner menu.

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JeremiahL
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down one of the best meals I have ever had. I highly recommend the tasting menu if you really looking to treat yourself. The wine pairing was great, and the cocktails were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious food! Wonderful for a Valentine’s Day date with my hubby. The waiter David is amazing and recommended the most amazing wines. The atmosphere is romantic and the entire experience was wonderful. My favorite course was the wagyu beef (no photo, but trust me—it was delicious!)

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MatthewD
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Over the top. Incredibly well thought out dishes. Focused. Precise. Perfectly balanced acid to every dish, I mean perfect. Thoughtful and kind staff. Best dining experience in several years. I don’t know if I should mention this.... but it was reasonably priced;)

It was an honor to be a guest here!

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EdwardB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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3mry
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went here as a valentines day treat for me and my partner. i choose V.Mertz because of all of the great reviews and let me tell you it does not dissapoint! food was excellent, our waitress was so amazing, i had to buy a gift card for my parents. bring a pocket full of cash and spend it, no regrets

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V.Mertz is rated 4.8 stars by 1486 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.