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.
Artisan Cheese Plate
butter cracker, honeycomb, pickled cucumber, pear & jalapeno jam
Foie Gras Crème Caramel
english muffin, smoked banana, cranberry jam, navel orange
sunchoke, grilled oyster mushroom, potato broth, fingerling potato
Fabulous meal and service!
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!
Wonderful food and service! Amazing!
We really enjoyed the spacing of tables, the prompt and attentive service, and the very well prepared food. Great time. Hall
Amazing as always! Service, food, and all! Best restaurant in Omaha!
This place is super awesome. The entrance was amazing and the server are super nice. Wouldn’t definitely recommend
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.
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.
I was kinda disappointed with the quality of steak.
The cheese plate, drinks, ambiance & service were good, but the entrees and deserts were disappointing.
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.
We drive 50 miles to enjoy V Mertz...the food is always innovative and the service is impeccable!
The service was excellent. The food was superb. The atmosphere great. The grape juice fantastico!
Spent a girls weekend in Omaha. This is a must if you’re looking for an exciting and elegant culinary experience.
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
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.
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.
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.
Amazing experience! Highly recommended for a quiet, romantic evening. Loved every bite and their wine selection was top notch.
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!
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!!
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.
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! 💜
Top notch classical french cooking done in modern taste. Exceptional quality and flavors.
My husband and I love V.Mertz. The food is always delicious and love the wines they offer too.
Absolutely perfect! Food was incredible, drinks were incredible, service was impeccable. 💯
Everything was delicious! The cheese plate and bread service were a great start to our meal!
Simply put still on the short list of best restaurants in Omaha.
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.
Fantastic small plates. Great service and as safe as possible in time of Covid.
Got the tasting menu with wine paring. Excellent food, great pairing, and friendly service!
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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!
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
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.