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.
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.
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.
Still one of my favorite restaurants in Omaha, and I thought they did a wonderful job keeping the environment safe with social distancing, cleaning and the wearing of face masks.
We had an excellent meal here at V. Mertz. The ambiance, service, wine list and not but least food was outstanding. We will definitely be back.
We are regular customers and were excited to hear you were open, just in time for our 33rd wedding anniversary on June 27th. We always ask for David, he is our favorite server. He is always pleasant, professional and knowledgeable.
We will be back soon!
Amazing food, amazing service. Every. Time.
As always, wen enjoyed our anniversary meal at V Mertz. David took excellent care of us and the meal was delicious. We also enjoyed the young lady waitress (in the flower dress). Unfortunately we did not get her name. She is very down to earth and funny. Thank you all for making our 40th anniversary a great evening!
I have dinner here every month, the food is always outstanding and service is excellent.
V.Mertz staff knew it was our anniversary and went out of their way to make it a great dinner for us. One could not ask for a better experience.
Always a great dining experience with creative food,great wine pairings and fabulous service.
You get what you pay for. Be prepared to spend a little more to taste uniqueness.
As always... incredible food and incredible service.
We had a really great experience and would go back again.
Phenomenal dining experience for Valentines Day!
Another absolutely stellar experience at V. Mertz. Cozy, romantic, exquisite locally sourced cuisine and impeccable service, this is our most favorite restaurant in Omaha. Mr. David and his team provided just a superb evening and we are made to feel so special there. We shared osetra caviar, I had the Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with crab on top and my wife had the Rainbow Trout... all out of this world. I can't say enough great things about this place.
It was an incredible evening. The small plates were eye opening with flavor bombs exploding everywhere. The large plates were amazing. Every bit on the plate was brilliant. I haven’t had this level of a meal in years. Great night of service as well. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and present the perfect amount of time.
Valentines Day and V Mertz, A tradition unlike any other! Charcuterie/Cheese plate, outstanding pork fat warm bread service, 32oz “Tomahawk” bone in Ribeye cooked to a perfect medium rare along with delicious roasted broccolini and potatoes! 3 scrumptious desserts, 2 glasses of Pinot and another Great night!
We had an overall OK experience. I would have liked to have seen more options for food, I had seen a menu ahead of time that was emailed to use from our open table reservation with a tasting menu that was not available. Service was good, however I gained a lot more knowledge listening to the server next to our table than ours, who did not say much, and it made me feel a bit unwelcome. Food was amazing but for the price I would have liked to have had an all around amazing experience, which I would have assumed was part of the reason for a higher price point.
We did a restaurant tour of the Old Market that included VMertz in December. Their representative at this event was very attentive and we decided to return for Valentine's Day. For this second visit, we were seated next to the kitchen and all night heard waiters yelling "corner!" every time they passed our table. Our waiter spent most of his evening chatting with workers at the bar and we would wait very long periods for him to return. He described nothing on the menu. When we asked what was on our dessert, he had the different elements completely wrong. We saw other tables getting much more attentive, considerate service. We do not understand why we were treated so poorly. It was a hugely disappointing evening and we don't plan to return.
Wonderful food! Great Valentines celebration. Thank you.
While visiting Omaha we researched the better restaurants in town and were thrilled we chose V. Mertz. Hidden down a brick alley and below street level, it was the perfect romantic and warm pre -Valentine's evening on a subzero winter Nebraska night. The menu altho not expansive was perfect with most ingredients locally sourced. Our waitress was absolutely top notch and was able to describe in detail the prep in every dish while Matt the maitre'd and oenologist in house was incredibly well versed on their wine selections. Definitely have their charcuterie board as everything is made in house, seasonal and fantastic. I would highly recommend V. Mertz for any special occasion.
Always excellent for special occasions. We love the ambiance, wine selection, and food!
It is so unusual these days to be surprised by food that our dinner was a revelation. The tasting menu was an adventure in eating, and each course was an unexpected delight. The combinations of texture, aroma and flavor in each course formed a harmonic whole, often with unanticipated aspects that elevated the dish from merely delicious to stunning. A miniature pavlova with celery(!) elevated that rather drab vegetable to Cinderella status.
An additional note: let the sommelier choose the wines with dinner. His selections are impeccable.
Food was amazing. Service started off a little shaky but ended up being great
We enjoyed perhaps the best overall dining experience ever recently at V Mertz. Remarkable service, creative and exquisite food, wonderful wine pairings and absolutely the best service.
This is a long-time favorite because of the atmosphere, food and wait staff. But our most recent meal topped the charts. We choose the tasting menu. Pricey, yes, but worth it for a meal we're still recalling fondly days later. Can't give this enough stars.
V Mertz is upscale but unpretentious. The entire crew is foodies and they treat you like welcome guests. We can't wait to return.
Perfect restaurant for dinner before the opera. Very attentive and friendly
Great experience in a very unique venue!
Great restaurant in Omaha! Excellent food and service.
Delicious and very creative menus.
Dinner before show, outstanding. Will come back soon!
Normally a special occasion is requisite for our inclinations.
However, why not indulge on a whim?
Davis laughed at my "early Valentine" reason and was extraordinarily attentive, as always.
Unique combinations and thoughtful presentations bespeak Mertz.
It was great, it was great, it was great, it was great. 50+ words.
Food was not as good as last time. Expect more out of high price place
Enjoyed the mystically pleasing atmosphere and friendly staff. Each waiter had extensive knowledge of each dish and wine. Absolutely loved the Spaghetti alla chitarra, but each dish portrayed a solid understanding of flavors and creativity. Will be back very soon.
They made us feel special
Excellent service, food, and drinks. Lovely dining experience.
Great food. Nice date night experience. Very knowledgeable staff
Absolutely amazing experience, server was knowledgeable and dinner was delicious. When we come back to visit we will be back. Thank you!
Creative menu choices; everything was delicious presentation was excellent.
V.Mertz is rated 4.8 stars by 1360 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.