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V.Mertz, Omaha, NE
V.Mertz, Omaha, NE
V.Mertz, Omaha, NE
V.Mertz, Omaha, NE
V.Mertz, Omaha, NE

V.Mertz

4.9
4.9
2092 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 CHI 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 Jonathan Miller 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 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 2,092 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Nebraska

    Best Ambiance

  • Nebraska

    Best Value

  • Nebraska

    Great for fine wines

  • Nebraska

    Romantic

  • Nebraska

    Good for special occasions

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Omaha

    Best Overall

  • Omaha

    Best Food

  • Omaha

    Best Service

  • Omaha

    Best Ambiance

  • Omaha

    Best Value

  • Omaha

    Great for fine wines

  • Omaha

    Romantic

  • Omaha

    Good for special occasions

2,092 Reviews
  1. JustinK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caesar never ate this good. Nothing much else needs to be said.

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  2. sabrinas

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    V Mertz was absolutely AMAZING. It’s a full dining experience. Derek did a great job taking care of us and timing things out perfectly. We will be back soon!!

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  3. AlohaVikes

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a culinary journey! Traveling for work and received a recommendation. From the small plates, to the scallops, to the dessert, this was an experience! The cab was a great pairing with everything. Our waitress was so helpful in the experience, and it provided a much needed escape to a difficult day.

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  4. RosalindS

    Kansas City

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Innovative menu. Several steak choices for those who are not adventurous. Lots of interesting combinations for foodies. Great value for the money. Server was very knowledgeable about ingredients and preparation also sourcing. A most enjoyable experience which I would be delighted to repeat next time I’m in Omaha. Well done from small plates through dessert. A fabulous food experience.

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  5. okmngal

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    V. Mertz is a lovely little spot. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. However, I ordered the Halibut, which was so salty I couldn’t eat it—also, there was no valet parking and a bustling area. We drove around 10 minutes and finally found a spot on a lot, $16 to park. I should have taken Uber.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience are exceptional with excellent guidance on wine pairings.

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  7. Yummy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server had thorough knowledge of everything on the menu! We had great service

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  8. MikeW

    Denver

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food - the steaks were excellent. Good service including making non alcoholic cocktails to order. Lovely place in a unique setting

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  9. SarahU

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    V.Mertz is always amazing! The service was fantastic and the food was phenomenal! We came to celebrate my friend’s birthday, and V.Mertz made it SO special!

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  10. MarkC

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always. The steaks were cooked to perfection. My wife had the duck and it was amazing. Very flavorful.

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  11. AmandaP

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! We love the tasting menu. Our serve was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great and service is always top notch! We were there for a birthday meal and menus had “Happy Birthday” printed on them, nice to see the personal touch in addition to the great service!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Had a great time! Georgi was a wonderful server. Attentive.

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  14. sharong

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our wait staff was beyond excellent. The food was amazing! We felt special being there!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Everything was delicious and the ambience was great

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  16. JenniferR

    Omaha

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time visiting V.Mertz, but it won’t be our last. Tucked away in the downtown passageway, perfect for a relaxing dinner date. The food was amazing and the service outstanding!

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  17. Hoky

    Omaha

    224 reviews

    5.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience! Our foie Gras and charcuterie to start were outstanding. The octopus, white asparagus, duck, and ravioli entrees were next up and superb! My octopus was perfectly prepared! Our dessert and dessert wines provided the perfect ending to a lovely meal. Service was terrific!

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  18. Katie

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous evening we had at V. Mertz! Absolutely charming Old Town location, amazing food, and the staff treated us like honored guests! Derrick, our server, was so much fun and provided superb service. We had a group of seven, had a bunch of shared plates, and then everyone got an entree so I was able to taste many dishes. My entree was the Turkish dumplings, which I thought might be risky, but it was fantastic. The mushroom ravioli, the green pea salad, the caviar, the Wagyu steaks - I could go on and on they were all so good. And the check was reasonable. If you haven’t been, GO!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly one of the last bastions for perfect service and wonderful food.

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  20. SusanS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both ordered the tasting menu and accompanying wines. Each course and the wines were excellent. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the selected wines and the meal was perfectly matched. Both of us are celiac and need to eat gluten free and the kitchen was more than able to accommodate us. Thank you to the kitchen! We are new to the Omaha area and we will definitely be coming back frequently.

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  21. JaycobO

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I partook in the Chef's tasting menu accompanied with the wine pairing and it was fabulous. The dishes were expertly crafted and the wine pairings were masterful. Our waitress was knowledgable, energetic and prompt. It was the perfect spot for a romantic meal.

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  22. JoshS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    VERY good food. Best stake I’ve had since the last time I ate at V Mertz. I love the lighting, ambiance, and service at V Mertz and will continue to go there. They also made it extra special by printing custom menus for our birthdays. I highly recommend V Mertz to anyone who wants to have a fantastic dining experience.

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  23. TaraM

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, great service, super food and wine list. Each dish had a multitude of flavors - we will be back over and over again.

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  24. TwoChairz

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Professional, great drinks, and probably the best atmosphere in town.

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  25. JacklynV

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Fantastic drinks. Highly recommend the steaks.

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  26. Foodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent presentation and preparation of food. Our sommelier was fanstatic. I had a dinner/ wine tasting menu and was impressed with pairings! My date enjoyed his entree. Dessert waswonderful and enjoyed luscious petit fours as a grand finally. Would highly recommend.

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  27. Emilia

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is sooo good and our server was really nice. The food is made perfectly.

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  28. EdwardH

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our anniversary destination every year. Our server was on top of her game, providing us all details and her recommendations and once again, the food, service, and the entire experience was unparalleled. Thank you for a wonderful meal memory! Sincerely, Ed Helm

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  29. AaronP

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing evening with outstanding service and delicious food. One of the best places in Omaha for an intimate dinner.

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  30. JerodM

    South Dakota

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    V Mertz is the perfect place for a night out. From the food to the ambience to the service, this is THE place to go.

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  31. Explorer

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable! Food was outstanding! Thank you!

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  32. PatriciaG

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was phenomenal! The food, drinks and service!! Just a perfect experience:)

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here for any and all special occasions and are never disappointed in the food and ambiance! Our server did feel a little rushed and tended not to stay at our table for too long this time around, in the past however we’ve had AMAZING servers who lead us on a tour for our meal! Could have been due to the business that night. Will be coming back again! :)

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  34. Bobby

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoy most restaurants but I eat out enough that I am rarely blown away these days. V Mertz blew me away. Everything was excellent and made me appreciate fine dining - too many places attempt to be fancy/expensive/stand out and fail to do so. V Mertz is a classic and I now understand why. The only "complaint" so to speak is that my girlfriend was given the wrong entree. That said, they offered to prepare the correct entree, were very apologetic, comped her meal, got her a free drink, etc. Mistakes happen, so that is what it is. Every bite we had was phenomenal. This was on Valentine's Day as well so it was very busy. Perfect atmosphere being in the Passageway, too.

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  35. Jivachick

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must do in Omaha! The location is beautiful and the service is second to none.

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  36. DJBell

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife is vegan and the menu no longer had a vegan dinner option. Waiter went and spoke with the chef and they made my wife a wonderful vegan 1st and 2nd course. She loved it! My duck breast was fantastic as well. Great atmosphere and lovely evening with my beautiful bride.

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  37. Terry

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great restaurant for every special occasion.

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  38. CNSimonson

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always choose the tasting menu with wine pairing and it never disappoints!!!

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  39. YummyBits

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. The waygu tenderloin was amazing and we loved the bread service.

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  40. HopeN

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a romantic atmosphere. I love the waitress. Very professional, patient.

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FAQs

V.Mertz is rated 4.9 stars by 2092 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 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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