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V.Mertz

4.9
4.9
1773 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

7:00 PM


Booked 7 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

    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 1,773 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Nebraska

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • Nebraska

    Great for fine wines

  • Nebraska

    Good for special occasions

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Omaha

    Best Overall

  • Omaha

    Best Service

  • Omaha

    Best Ambiance

  • Omaha

    Best Value

  • Omaha

    Great for fine wines

  • Omaha

    Romantic

  • Omaha

    Good for special occasions

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  1. k

    kaym

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Small and large plates were great. Dessert was amazing too
  2. ZA

    ZacharyA

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding menu with weekly changes & a tasting menu this Omaha stalwart continues to deliver!
  3. T

    Todd

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The meal itself was disappointing, the poultry was warm, barely certainly have been sitting for sometime before it was delivered to the table. The lamb was extremely undercooked, ordered, medium rare, and it was definitely barely even rare.
  4. CG

    CarolineG

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best restaurant in Omaha. They will accommodate vegan diners which is why we go! Love a place that rotates menu based on what's in season.
  5. KH

    KatherineH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven’t dined here in so long and this was a wonderful experience. We celebrated our 20th anniversary and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and thoughtfully prepared. We will certainly be back to try more items on the menu!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best managed restaurant in Nebraska. The quality of the food complemented by ingenious beverage selections truly set V. Mertz apart.
  7. k

    kurtubb

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Enjoyed our anniversary dinner at V.Mertz. Food was excellent. Service was very good. Wine recommendation was spot on for our meals. The place had several large groups (10+ per table) so the noise was greater than we have experienced in the past. We will continue to dine there for the quality of the food and dining experience.
  8. RM

    RobM

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was fantastic, we had a menu that had Happy 4th Anniversary, quiet table in the corner. The service was amazing the food just as amazing. Thank you for helping us celebrate.
  9. c

    calendarmum

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. David was a charming and helpful waiter. So glad we picked this place for our Omaha dining experience.
  10. GJ

    GioJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite!! The food was not what I expected, but blew my mind overall! 10/10 recommend
  11. TW

    TheWaxs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I loved our experience at V. Mertz. The tomahawk steak was supreme, as well as the bread service and short ribs. The ambiance inside the restaurant and in the courtyard were excellent. We will definitely be returning.
  12. D

    Deg4gt

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for a nice date night!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What did the green grape say to the purple grape??? ….breathe!!!! Breathe!!!!!
  14. TM

    TaylorM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food exceeded expectations. Service was great with each dish coming out one after the next. Waitress had great knowledge of exactly what each dish had on it. Ambience is fantastic!!
  15. V

    Vicki

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyable evening. Too many nuts on the tartar and scallops . Nice waiter.
  16. KY

    KenY

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 4 older retired folks. This was our second visit to V.Mertz this year. We thought we would all try the tasting menu and wine pairing this visit. The short rib and duck breast courses were delicious and all courses demonstrated lovely presentation. It is difficult to create wine pairings that will appeal to every individual palate but all 4 of us were pleased with the wine choices which included a very light white and a robust Grenache. Our server (Joanna?) was off the chart fabulous - knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a wonderful evening. Our thanks to the chefs, servers, and staff of V.Mertz.
  17. ET

    ElizaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food in Omaha, can’t wait to come back!
  18. PM

    PeterMM

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit after receiving a recommendation from a wine director of note- the food is at another level of excellence. Our service was attentive and delivered each dish with a marvelous description any foodie would appreciate. Wine list has some hidden gems that we couldn’t find elsewhere in the city. It was a surprise and delight for our OMA visit and will certainly return soon.
  19. DC

    DebC

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything went well from the moment we walked in the door. We were early but they were ready for us. Our server, Georgie, was wonderful and responsive. The food was wonderful. Everyone’s favorite was the braised beef but the duck was outstanding. We ordered five different desserts and still can’t decide which was our favorite. It was a perfect 75th birthday for my husband. It will be hard to beat so we may have to make it his birthday place every year. Definitely pricy but it was worth it and we were prepared. Great special occasion place but there were lots of people there who had just stopped in for a drink and a nosh.
  20. TM

    TrishM

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and delicious food can’t be beat. It’s always our first choice when looking for a fine dining meal.
  21. CB

    CamiB

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johanna was amazing. She did great at explaining the menu and certain items. The service and food were to die for. Definitely one of our new favorites!
  22. BE

    BlakeE

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best steak I’ve ever had. Between the food and amazing atmosphere, this was one of my wife and I’s favorite overall meals that we’ve ever had.
  23. MC

    MaryCarolS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Georgie our server was professional and provided knowledgable service. We will be back again for sure.
  24. JE

    JackE

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my girlfriend here for our 6 year anniversary and she said it was the best meal she had ever had. She had the NY steak and we also had bread service, cheese platter, and tartar and experienced lots of new flavors!
  25. JS

    JeremyS

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food & service was fine but a $100 steak should come with more than a tablespoon of mashed potatoes. Very small portions. Cheese appetizer comers with 6 crackers for your cheeses- very interesting. Ambience is fantastic!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The tasting menu was delicious, however, for $300 the amount of food and wine was not near enough.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and very good service Best restaurant in Omaha
  28. a

    agmpoppleton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasting menu is an amazing experience for special occasions.
  29. TS

    ThomasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time dining at V.Mertz and I was extremely impressed. We went with the tasting menu and everything was perfect. Highly recommend.
  30. HW

    HaleyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing space. We noted that it was our anniversary in our reservation and our menus said "Happy Anniversary!" - such a cute and thoughtful touch.
  31. IG

    IanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great atmosphere, I requested to have a birthday dessert and nice table for my girlfriends birthday and the staff was very accommodating. Food was great. The location of the restaurant is very unique and welcoming.
  32. JK

    JeffK

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great little place to go for a romantic evening with quality chef- inspired foods. We celebrated my girlfriend’s birthday and had a very wonderful evening.
  33. DD

    DeanD

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived at set time and everything was ready. All staff was friendly in a professional manner. Waiter recommended as asked. Dinner was relaxing and enjoyable, snd prepared as we liked. In short a memorable dining experience.
  34. JL

    JustinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the best place to dine in Omaha, the consistency they produce with food and staff is incredible in our todays environment. Can't say enough about the entire place but we will continue to be regulars!
  35. FV

    FaribaV

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute hidden gem in Omaha! We love everything about this resturant and would recommend it to anyone who seeks and appreciates very fine dining! 10 stars
  36. S

    Spencer

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience across the board. Wonderful service, excellent food, loved every bit of our time dining there.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kendra our server was
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The short rib had a delightful saltiness - very delicious dish. The scallops were perfectly seared; and the honey melon added the perfect amount of sweetness.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are excellent.
  40. KH

    KathleenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The steaks are cooked to perfection. The wine list is superb. The meal is just the right amount and we left feeling very relaxed and happy!

FAQs

V.Mertz is rated 4.9 stars by 1773 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 7 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

    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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