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V.Mertz

4.8
1098 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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 Menus.


Perfect for business or pleasure, V. Mertz is the premier fine-dining restaurant in Omaha.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday, starting at 5:30 pm

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Phone number
(402) 345-8980
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Seymour
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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 30 or more guests.
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Private party contact
Matthew Brown: (402) 345-8980
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Cross street
11th Street
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Parking details
Street parking in the Old Market is free after 5:00 pm nightly, 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.
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Special events & promotions
V. Mertz offers a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for $35 per person, available Tuesday through Thursday, with the exception of Berkshire Hathaway weekend and holidays. We also offer a 5 ($60) and 8 ($100) course tasting menu nightly. Advanced notice is recommended when opting for the tasting menu.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1098 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Incredible tasting menu, creative use of local ingredients, spot-on wine pairings, impeccable service that is never pretentious and always authentic and informative. Every time we visit V.Mertz we have delicious seasonal food with unexpected "surprise and delight" ingredient combinations and perfect wine pairings.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at V. Mertz!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent restaurant in Omaha. Exceptional service, great food and amazing cocktails.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Put your meal in the hands of the chef,try the tasting menu it's really on point.Chef is doing the most progressive food in the city.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Every aspect of our dining experience (Date Night) at V. Mertz was outstanding. The atmosphere was quiet and comfortable. The beverage menu was extensive. The food menu had something for everyone, but not so much that it was overwhelming. The service was amazing - prompt, responsive, but not overbearing. Our waiter, Jonathan, explained everything to us, was patient, was friendly and kind, and was one of the best waiters I've ever had. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for great food, ambiance, and service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had the Duck for two which was absolutely amazing. The presentation table side was fantastic and it was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is great as always. The foie gras appitizer and the Creme Brule and Chocolate moose desserts were also fanstasic. The wine that our server, David, recommended was perfect for the Duck courses.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We always get the tasting menu and it never disappoints. The service is always excellent. Tonight was maybe the best ever. Thank you David!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A revelation to find serious fine dining and deep wine program in the Heartland. We had the tasting menu and it was superb. Very knowledgeable sommelier and excellent Eurocentric wine list completed a really special evening. Set in a charming casual old world building it is not hip than staid notwithstanding the ambitious cuisine. Worth a detour.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always the best

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Absolutely everything is top shelf. Great food, great wine, great cocktails, great service, great ambience. V. Mertz is a superlative experience.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Absolutely loved our evening at V.Mertz; Dylan, our waiter, was very helpful and knowledgeable, and the food was incredible. Don't have enough adjectives, so let's just say that, could I have politely licked my plate, it would have happened.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Never fails to impress. All of us walked away talking about how it was the best meal ever and wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Outstanding, as always.
An Omaha classic!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent as always. The best restaurant in town bar none.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

V. Mertz is one of Omaha's best restaurants! I have been here several times and have never had a bad bite!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Overall food and service was great.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

This was our first special guest menu with signature wines. Impressive as always.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had a very memorable evening! Would like to see more vegan options on the menu. Service was great!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fantastic! Every plate was unique. It was one of those meals, I closed my eyes so I didn’t miss any flavors.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Everything here from the creative custom cocktails, to the impeccable service, and incredible menu are the best in Omaha. This place is a treasure and we always look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Absolutely a very special place with outstanding local fresh food presented in an impeccable manner by a knowledgeable, polite staff! also, an exceptional wine cellar!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and great service! The staff is very knowledgeable an professional. Great selection of wine and paring. Perfect place for a date night.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

my table that I request two weeks in advance was not ready and the wait was not acceptable

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I've eaten at upscale restaurants that charged upscale prices but the food was far below upscale. VMertz met all of the standards with excellence! The chef not only knows how to make dishes look good, he knows how to deliver the quality in taste that matches the look. Outstanding!
One suggestion: an explanation of the dishes would be helpful...

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food! The chefs here pride themselves on delicious, unique combinations that you don’t know you’ll love until the first bite and leaving you satisfied with the last. The service is normally top notch, and, whether it’s your first time at a more upscale restaurant or not, they will go the extra mile to ensure you’re experience is phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing, as always. We have never had a bad experience. The service is terrific and my husband and I so look forward to the creativity of the chef and bar service with their menu and cocktail options. Definitly our favorite for special occasions!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day - We had the surf and turf. The lobster was Chewy and cold. The steak was fair. The waiter was very friendly although he had some bad breath when he got close to me. The bill was about $150 For two meals and a bottle of $35 wine.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent meal.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was exceptional, as was dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

V Mertz was great. Our server Dylan was very knowledgeable and guided us to a great bottle of wine. Our meals were also perfect, we had the lamb and the pork duet. Will for sure be back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waiter, Dillon, was awesome. He did a great job helping us make selections and describing all the options.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I've been to high restaurants around the country. Was just to Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. V Mertz can stand toe to toe with the best of them.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Perfect place for date night or special occasions. Love love love it!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Professional service and excellent food. Charming ambience.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted a special night out. V. Mertz provided the meals, service and setting to help make our celebration memorable. From our entry to the restaurant until the moment we left the staff was fully present for us without being overbearing. We will remember and look forward more special occasions!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Incredible cheese plate to start, perfectly prepared entrees (one seafood and one pork) and an incredible dessert. Service was close to perfect. Expensive but worth it.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful ambiance, but I was surprised at the limited food options, especially for someone looking for a healthier option

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Started with Russian caviar which was wonderful. Tried several small plates that were very good and ended with some cheese. Exceptional. Good wine list. Nice and cozy in a quaint atmosphere. Very good service. Best restaurant I’ve been to in Omaha.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Just great

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