V.Mertz

4.8
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1360 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 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 Menu.


Perfect for business or pleasure, V. Mertz is the premier fine-dining restaurant in Omaha.
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toddl
Omaha
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMelindaR
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OmahaDiner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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ShanW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Every. Time.

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JimH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipfoodieWithWine
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dinner here every month, the food is always outstanding and service is excellent.

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vipJRTR20
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great dining experience with creative food,great wine pairings and fabulous service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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SteveA
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get what you pay for. Be prepared to spend a little more to taste uniqueness.

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hawk6260
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always... incredible food and incredible service.

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viprobF
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great experience and would go back again.

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NikkiR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dining experience for Valentines Day!

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vipWoodsie
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Letdown
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ScottE
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Erin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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.

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JeffR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

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.

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ErinA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Great Valentines celebration. Thank you.

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ShannonM
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BillN
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent for special occasions. We love the ambiance, wine selection, and food!

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KateF
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Service started off a little shaky but ended up being great

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Nebfoodie
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DwightT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for dinner before the opera. Very attentive and friendly

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vipbmac1278
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience in a very unique venue!

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vipSofiaD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in Omaha! Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and very creative menus.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before show, outstanding. Will come back soon!

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vipwhynow
Omaha
65 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Curtis
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, it was great, it was great, it was great. 50+ words.

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MikeS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was not as good as last time. Expect more out of high price place

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KennyH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichaelB
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner
They made us feel special

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Elle
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and drinks. Lovely dining experience.

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ReinaldoR
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice date night experience. Very knowledgeable staff

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience, server was knowledgeable and dinner was delicious. When we come back to visit we will be back. Thank you!

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CharlesK
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu choices; everything was delicious presentation was excellent.

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