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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Nebraska

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Nebraska? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of V.Mertz restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2090)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown / Old Market
About the restaurant
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 CHI 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 Jonathan Miller 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.

Top review
AlohaVikes
Dined 3 days ago
What a culinary journey! Traveling for work and received a recommendation. From the small plates, to the scallops, to the dessert, this was an experience! The cab was a great pairing with everything. Our waitress was so helpful in the experience, and it provided a much needed escape to a difficult day.
A photo of Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts restaurant
4.9
4.9 (608)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown / Old Market
About the restaurant
The Sage Student Bistro operates as a customer-focused classroom providing our students an opportunity to refine their culinary, bakery, service, and supervisory skills in a setting where the element of time is as important as the food and service. Because this is a class, the Bistro is open when the students are in session. A standard menu and weekly, student-designed prix fixe specials are offered during dinner. For guests interested in booking a Showcase: Culinary Team Nebraska lunch, reservations can be made at the following website. https://coned.mccneb.edu/wconnect/ace/ShowSchedule.awp?&Mode=GROUP&Group=SPE&Title=Special+Event
Top review
MarkW
Dined 5 days ago
I took my 86 year old mom for lunch. It was a great experience. Shay was a great server. A closer enterance with no steps and less walking from handicapped parking would have been better. Harder for those with a cane. The outer lobby seating was appreciated. Great eating experience and server very good to our needs. Well worth it.
A photo of Mahogany Prime Steakhouse - Omaha restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3105)
$31 to $50
Steak
West Omaha
About the restaurant
For any requests or accommodations for dinner parties of 7 or more guests, please contact the restaurant by phone.

This is a restaurant where steak is the star–where great steak is the rule, not the exception. Mahogany’s steaks are the finest custom-aged U.S. Prime Midwestern Beef, known for its excellence in marbling, texture and flavor. We broil it exactly the way you like it at 900 degrees to lock in the corn-fed flavor. We serve it sizzling on a heated plate so that it stays hot throughout your meal. Selections from the ocean include Australian Rock lobster and the freshest fish daily based on availability. Service will be outstanding, but provided in a casual, less intimidating fine-dining atmosphere.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Everything was amazing. The food was excellent. The birthday boy even received a signed card and a small box of chocolates!
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4.8
4.8 (1779)
$31 to $50
French
West Omaha
About the restaurant
Recognized as one of Omaha's finest restaurants, Le Voltaire's features classical French cuisine with a flair. The Executive Chef, Owner, Cédric S. Fichepain is committed to providing an atmosphere of understated elegance, fine service and extraordinary cuisine.

On the menu, you'll find items such as Lamb, Filet Mignon, Fresh Fish, Duck and other culinary delights, complemented by baguette, cheese plate and desserts. Each dish is prepared using the freshest flavors of the season and ingredients of the highest quality. Some dishes are Chef Cédric S. Fichepain mother's and Grandmother's very own special recipes.

Your dining experience will be enhanced by gorgeous interior design with a touch of the southern part of France along with a breath taking floral design of the full bar. The wine list is constantly updated to represent the best wine selections from the regions of France. Le Voltaire has received the Wine Spectator Award for the past 15 years.

Top review
EdwardP
Dined 3 days ago
Once again, a wonderful dining experience at Le Voltaire. Food and wine selections were first rate, service met our expectations for a fine dining establishment. Chef Wilson came out toward the end of our meal to check on us, we had a delightful conversation with him. He has such passion for what he is doing. Looking forward to our next visit!
A photo of Odyssey restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1390)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Hastings
About the restaurant
Casual, modern, and innovative cuisine, drink and service in the heart of downtown Hastings!

EXPLORE FLAVOR.

Top review
lisan
Dined on Mar 29, 2024
Steak was as good as ever. Always a pleasant evening with good service and good food.
A photo of Twisted Cork restaurant
4.8
4.8 (224)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
West Omaha
About the restaurant
Twisted Cork is a restaurant serving contemporary American cuisines. The place offers northwest wines and a wide range of finely selected beverages. The restaurant and bar has a colorful and elegant ambience with a friendly and professional atmosphere. The bistro has comfortable furnishings and is one for classy yet casual dining experience. Twisted Cork buzzes with background music in a serene environment.

Twisted Cork is currently open for lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Monday through Saturday and the restaurant serves beer, wine, libations with the food menu. Happy Hour is daily from 3pm to 5pm. Some of the popular cuisine choices at this place include Twisted cork burger, Wild salmon with miso vinaigrette, Alaskan halibut, Plum Creek chicken breast, Piedmontese ribeye steak, seared scallops and seafood cioppino. The restaurant serves scrumptious appetizers, sides, soups, salads and desserts as well.

Easy to get to (just east on the I-680 Pacific exit).

Top review
iwaveatcowsvip
Dined 7 days ago
Over the top good. Excellent service. Lovely wine. Twisted salad is a must. The two entrees we had were exceptional and the sides served with complimented the entree. If you want a pork chop this is the place to get it. We will be back.
A photo of Saffron Urban Indian Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (232)
$30 and under
Indian
Midtown
About the restaurant
Saffron Urban Indian Kitchen is a concept Chef Diwesh has been dreaming and planning about for over a decade. His goal was/is to create a space that is inviting, calming & an ambience that compliments his food. We are a "contemporary casual dinning" with a passion for everything hopsitality. Chef Diwesh takes pride in what he serves and his team is equally passionate and dedicated to ensure to match rest of the experience with the amazing food.

While you can find familiar dishes in the main menu, Chef is particular about the ingredients and the overall quality of the food. He is also dedicated to a monthly tasting menu that will be served in the Chef's Table (by rservation only: will be activated early spring).

Special features we want to highlight:
- Chef's Table
- Beautiful Bar (Bombay Bar) area
- Maharaja's Whisky Room (Event room/Whisky Tasting room)
- Beatiful Patio space (to be activated in mid spring)
- Well thoughtout ambience
- Amazing unrushed service/hospitality

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 4, 2024
I have never left a review for a restaurant, but Saffron was such a wonderful experience I had to. The food was incredible and the portions are huge. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful and the workers were incredibly friendly and helpful. Overall 10/10 experience, will be coming back many times and I’d recommend this place to everyone.
A photo of Backlot Pizza + Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (146)
$30 and under
Pizza Bar
West Omaha
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
LindaL
Dined 5 days ago
Great food terrific service. What a wonderful evening!
A photo of Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Grayhawk Pointe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (64)
$31 to $50
Sushi
West Omaha
About the restaurant
Blue Sushi Sake Grill unites creative ingredients with energetic vibes, premium cold sake with happy moments to give you a fresh and fun new way to experience sushi. Our sushi and grill menus allow you to explore your sushi favorites in new and unexpected ways. We like to say that sushi is for sharing, and our menu encourages it. Order a spread of all your maki, nigiri and sashimi favs from the sushi bar, and throw in a few orders of starters from the grill. We'll stagger your plates so you can savor it all bite-by-bite, and maximize the sushi experience you've been craving all week. If you're not sure where to start, tour the menu during Happy Hour, where all our guest favorites — from our sushi, grill and drink menus — are available at an amazing value. We offer Happy Hour every day of the week at Blue Sushi Sake Grill!

Top review
Cholesterol
Dined on Apr 3, 2024
Good food, good service. Noise level like sitting next to a brass band. Conversation possible only you can lip read.
A photo of Dante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2431)
$31 to $50
Italian
West Omaha
About the restaurant
Italian wine, hyper-seasonal wood-fired Italian cuisine & Neapolitan pizza serving lunch & dinner in Omaha.


Top review
LesleyT
Dined 4 days ago
The girlfriends and I had a lovely dinner at Dante's. The waiter was very attentive, the food was delicious and the evening was most enjoyable.
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