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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 9 times today


1075 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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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.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1075 People Are Saying
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BrianR (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

5.0  Dined 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...

ShawnW (Omaha)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
5.0  Dined 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!

KevinMac (Omaha)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent meal.

JHNOmaha (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was exceptional, as was dinner.

AliM (Miami)
5.0  Dined 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.

Happy (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

vipDSMD (Omaha)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018


OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Professional service and excellent food. Charming ambience.

RickV (Omaha)
5.0  Dined 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!

CrisHM (Omaha)
4.0  Dined 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.