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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.
Omaha, NE 68102
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday, starting at 5:30 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Matthew Brown: (402) 345-8980
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
V.Mertz Ratings and Reviews
Went for our wedding anniversary. No acknowledgement or warm welcome. While the waiter was knowledgeable, not welcoming. It was our first time there and no one asked if it was our first or special occasion. Not very busy on a Tuesday night and it seemed that the servers were disinterested. Sat us next to a large party. No romantic ambiance. Took quite a long time to get our wine or be acknowledged by the waiter. Food was good, but too salty. We were disappointed after hearing great things about the restaurant. I would not go back for a while. Other places in town seem to value their customers more.
Great experience! My wife and I went to V. Mertz for our anniversary. Fantastic service, exquisite food. I had the wagyu ny strip, my wife had a shoulder beef cut that was all very tasty. Good portions, maneagable and a great experience. The only downside was some douchebag at another table who could not use an “inside voice”. To be fair, it was not V. Mertz’s issue. I would go back to V. Mertz in a minute.
They rank five stars in all three important categories of fine dining. Food, service and ambiance. If I am ever back in Omaha I will certainly try to fit them in our schedule. Also, they provided an important thing we were looking for, they emphasize locally grown and raised items on their menu.
V Mertz has the best atmosphere and service staff in Omaha. The food is consistently exceptional and the wine list can't be beat. We selected it for a birthday dinner and it was the exact experience we expected: a quiet, elegant atmosphere with exceptional service and outstanding food and drinks. There are a handful of fine dining restaurants in Omaha that do not disappoint. V Mertz is at the top of that list.
Went to V. Mertz to celebrate my wife's birthday and our anniversary. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was delicious. The cocktails we ordered before and after the meal were excellent. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the courses and answered any question we had in regards to the food or drinks. Price wise I couldn't afford to eat there every night but we will try to go back at least once a year.
Located in the bottom part of the street it was a bit difficult to find but was well worth it. The shishito peppers appetizers were amazing - remember to use the sauce and the onion. Ordered the dry aged ribeye and it just melted in my mouth. The knife went through the steak like butter. It is in my top 10 steaks I have ever ate.
Great ambiance adds to the food experience. Great date night with the significant other. Server proceed great service and very knowledgeable of wine selection and meals for the day. Duck breast and the eggplant dishes were amazing.
Great presentation of entrees and appetizers.
Best restaurant in town! Romantic date or special occasion, no better place. Wine list is exquisite as is the food and the service. We just let David "drive" anymore and the result is phenomenal. I had a duck breast in a blueberry reduction/sauce that was out of this world.
Once again, home run! Thank you!
Outstanding culinary experience. Too bad my wife and I had a server that pulled down our overall dining experience. He was efficient, but had no personality, no interaction with us and left us with the feeling that while the food was quite amazing the management doesn't train its servers to accentuate the dining experience. The food combinations were some of the best we've ever had, outstanding foie gras, excellent cheese selection and wonderful halibut and swordfish meals.
For us, we prefer friendly waiters not French snob-type servers.
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