V.Mertz

4.9
1398 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. They are taking Covid seriously and I felt safe and secure eating there.

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DMCR
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at V Metrz every year for our anniversary. So glad COVID didn't get in the way this year so we could celebrate! Our food & service was the best it's has ever been! We started with the Manicotti Farci for an appetizer. It was so good that we made sure not one drop of the gravy was left on the plate! For entree's we had the Duck & the Hazelnut Pork Coppa Steak. Unique flavors bursting throughout! Our amazing server was excellent at guiding us to wines that paired well with our entrees. Can't wait until our next visit to V MertZ!

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TomW
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding from the minute we arrived. The food ( I had a steak and my wife had salmon ) was perfectly prepared and excellent. It was my wife’s birthday and they did several things to help make it a special evening. Will go back again! And again!!

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came to V Mertz for dinner while visiting Omaha and we were really impressed. The food was delicious and our server was incredible! The ambience was romantic and perfect for celebrations with your loved one. We will definitely be back!

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AKfromTX
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

This was our first time dining here and we were celebrating my husband's birthday. I selected this restaurant based on the number of positive reviews for both food and service. We had drinks at the bar while we waited for our table then ordered an appetizer (small plate) and our meal. The food was very good any portion size was fine for me however if you're a big eater or used to typical restaurant portions, you may want to order additional small plates. I think they could have used another bartender - This is a small restaurant however he was very busy making drinks for tables plus our drinks so there was a small wait as we waited at the bar. Once at our table, The waitress was very nice and knowledgeable and explained various items on the menu. (they had printed happy birthday on the top of the menu which was a nice little touch). Unfortunately it went downhill from here as far as service goes... primarily waiting on the waitress to come check on us... Like waiting on our drinks then once the bartender had made our drink it said at the bar for several minutes so my husband had to go ask for it. She also never came back after our meal was brought to the table except for to bring the check. She never asked if we wanted to have a dessert or anything else - but at this point we were ready to go just due to the service so we wouldn't have gotten a dessert anyway. Most of her time was spent folding napkins at the bar and doing other prep to close task - so I guess it all boils down to who you get as a server. Again she was nice and knowledgeable just did not provide the service that I would expect at a lesser restaurant and for sure not at one of this quality. I'd say this is a training opportunity... I'd still go back and give it another try and recommend to someone else however I won't have my expectations very high with regard to service... Would be revisiting for food and atmosphere primarily...

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BeckyDV
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was incredible, as always. David is hands-down the most professional server in Omaha, and he and Matt are so knowledgeable about their wine selection. The food was delicious, the vibe was on point, and the service was perfect.

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CristinaS
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic wine list even if some of the prices were beyond our range... but there were plenty to choose from under $100. The service was a bit slow but we were out for a leisurely dinner so it wasn’t a problem. Limited choices for entrees (one of each chicken, fish, meat, pasta and vegetarian). However the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The simple vanilla creme brûlée was to die for!

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I had the pork coppa steak. Small and flavorless. The rest of my parties food was good. Should’ve gotten the steak. The server never quality checked the food. Had high expectations and left disappointed.

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CandK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, romantic restaurant. You cannot beat the location in an indoor brick passage way.
Service was good. Food was great. Wine was good. Obviously a more expensive restaurant so I did not give higher rating on value. I chose this place for my wife and my anniversary and it was a hit.

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Woody
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid performance, you won't be dissatisfied

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I spent the weekend in Omaha for his birthday and visited V. Mertz for dinner. From the moment we sat down, we had an amazing experience. The quality of food, drinks and service was impeccable. We can’t wait to return to this restaurant.

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vipfamishedfoodie
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very intimate and great food. We are from Chicago and this was as good as any Chicago restaurant.

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GilC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special birthday dinner for my girlfriend. Service was terrific, dinner and cocktails excellent!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Preordered my wife’s favorite drink and they had it ready for her. Made her feel super fancy and made me look like a stud. Would recommend

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AllieC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved walking into V.Mertz and seeing “Happy Anniversary!” on the menu. It was a personal, exciting experience for my boyfriend and I. My sister-in-law works as a chef there, and she absolutely lived up to the talk!

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KennethB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Portions were tiny and side dishes were either sparse or nonexistent. Tasty, but left still feeling hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and creative food items. Wait staff was on point.

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Abby
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at V Mertz! The waitress went above and beyond. Personalized menus for my girlfriends birthday and even served and cut a birthday cake that we brought in. Food was amazing and the atmosphere is beautiful. She was also the best waitress I’ve ever had, and I’m a big foodie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and wa

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MarkC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first nice meal out since the pandemic started. Everything was outstanding. The Beet Terrine and Asparagus Salad were definite highlights, and our Steak was cooked perfectly. Service was appropriately paced, and non-intrusive, and our final bill was well worth the food and experience. Final note, the beverage menu was excellent, and the wine btg options were unique expressions of the varietal that also paired well with the food. Great meal.

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vipTimK
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. The cold corn soup was outstanding.
Thanks again to Mathew and the whole crew for a wonderful evening.

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TomH
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal with amazing service in a quiet and extraordinary space. V. Mertz is a choice restaurant for a special meal for two or a family celebration.

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marys
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful anniversary dinner. Charlie, our waiter, was personable, knowledgeable and a delight to be with. The food was excellent as always and 5 stars for the charcuterie plate! They had the beer we asked for and “Happy Anniversary “ was printed on our menu. Lovely evening.

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SammiB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last weekend in Omaha and we couldn't have spent it dining anywhere better. Thank you for the wonderful evening, food, and service.

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Webs
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 5 meal for me. Outstanding and our waitress was second to none.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V.Mertz is our hands-down favorite in Omaha. The location, ambiance, staff, wine, cocktails, and most importantly, the food, all synthesize into an experience like no other. The menu is refined, thoughtful, and always changing to take advantage of the freshest, in-season ingredients to ensure frequenting V.mertz never results in boredom. The food itself it some of the best I’ve had and I’ve been to places ranked best in the world. Wine pairings are a must as the sommelier is a wealth of knowledge partnering wines from across the globe I’d never have the chance to try otherwise. This is a must do and has remained in my top 5 after traveling the globe for many years.

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TomB
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was great! Helpful in the wine choice - food delicious - great atmosphere. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Always love our visits to V Mertz

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vipRobertD
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative meals. The service is excellent. This is consistently the best fine dining in Omaha.

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AK17
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch food, wine, service, ambiance . My favorite restaurant. Elegant and not pretentious.

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vipSiJe
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever! I could never imagined that Omaha could have such an upscale and amazing place like it! Food and service was 5 stars. Super in love with this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food and service!

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CyndyB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation arrived and were seated right away. Service was excellent our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable about the wine and menu options. She chatted with us and never rushed us. We spent 3 enjoyable hours there.
I would highly recommend.

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MaryG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was freaking amazing. I lost my mind and then found it in the foie gras.

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KelseyM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and experience! The food was amazing!

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vipKCMO
Omaha
27 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Omaha!

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ChrisA
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give 10 stars if I could. All I can say is eat here....food is perfectly prepared, staff was knowledgeable and friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

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vipMarkF
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For dinner tonight we had the Lump Crab Bucatini and the Golden Corvina. Those dishes, accompanied by specially selected cocktails....OUTSTANDING.

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toddl
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday date night became special with our dinner at VMERTZ. From the moment we arrived to the selection of unforgettable food. To the knowledgeable staff and the impressive wine list. Treat yourself and don’t skip the appetizers and dessert. I had the salmon and my wife had the short rib. Service, food and atmosphere was a sure bet to a romantic evening.

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vipMelindaR
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is a solid option. I think sometimes they try to go a little too far out there and there's a miss. But overall very good. The ambiance down in the alley is awesome. I would recommend the boiler room over here though.

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V.Mertz is rated 4.9 stars by 1398 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.