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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Nebraska

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Nebraska? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Studio 6 Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (40)
$30 and under
American
Cozad
About the restaurant

Step into the Bistro for an authentic blend of hospitality and homemade delights. Our lovingly restored home offers a unique dining experience, featuring inviting spaces like the patio, garage dining room, and cozy upstairs area. Located adjacent to the Robert Henri Museum on the 100th Meridian, our Bistro is not just a culinary gem but a cultural destination.

Indulge in dining with our standout homemade pasta and bread, ensuring a delightful combination of freshness and flavor. Our commitment to using locally-sourced, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients ensures each dish is a culinary delight. The dedication extends to our bar, where a meticulously boutique wine selection and craft cocktails, made with home syrups and fresh ingredients, capture the character and flavor.

At the Bistro, we redefine your dining experience—an open invitation to savor exceptional food and drinks in the heart of hospitality. Join us, where every visit transforms into a cherished gathering with friends.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
Food and service was amazing as always. Was such a beautiful night that the garage doors were able to be open. Such a fun atmosphere!
A photo of Memoir restaurant
4.8
4.8 (264)
$31 to $50
American
Omaha
About the restaurant
Welcome to our living room where the drinks flow easily entwined throughout quality conversations, the meal leaves a lasting impression that reminds of memories made with new connections or old family friends, and the good times never seem to come to an end. At Memoir, we use quality ingredients and responsibly sourced meats and seafood to create a thoughtful menu that has something tempting to everyone. Our dishes are crafted with care leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The restaurant is beautiful! The food was delicious and well priced for what we ordered. We had dinner inside and our server wasn’t the best. It felt like she didn’t want to be there. After dinner we sat outside and had drinks. The service outside was amazing, fun and energetic- just what I was hoping for!
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4.8
4.8 (602)
$30 and under
American
Lincoln
About the restaurant
The Green Gateau is an upper-scale neighborhood restaurant that has been in operation for over 25 years in the heart of downtown Lincoln. We have combined a European atmosphere with American contemporary cuisine to create a casual, yet refined feeling with delicious flavors.

Owners Eric and Cristi are proud to serve their award winning desserts, fresh seafood, and Nebraska Wagyu beef. This is just a fraction of the comprehensive menu that is sure to satisfy. We are also proud to source local and organic produce, dairy, meat, and wine.

The Green Gateau is a consistent winner of Lincoln's Choice 'Best Brunch', and offers brunch from 8-3 on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Green Gateau boasts one of the most comprehensive wine selections in Nebraska, and is annually voted a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner.

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
We were packed in closely with other tables. But it's a busy place and the layout makes it such that is necessary. I'm hard of hearing so this was tough to hear waiter or conversation. I don't love the ambience but the food and service is amazing!!!
A photo of Jams - Old Market restaurant
4.7
4.7 (523)
$30 and under
American
Downtown / Old Market
About the restaurant
Jams, an Omaha restaurant legacy, is an American Grill that offers a melting pot of different styles and varieties of food dishes containing high-quality ingredients paired with the optional cold drink or creative cocktail.
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NGOG
Dined 7 days ago
Overall great food and service. Only odd thing was that our table was closely positioned to a pillar, so that one of the four chairs could not be positioned directly at the table.
A photo of Blue Fork Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (291)
$30 and under
American
Hastings
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
BruceSvip
Dined 6 days ago
Great menu and dining experience. Service was spot on and efficiently executed.
A photo of Olive & Ira’s restaurant
4.4
4.4 (15)
$30 and under
American
Omaha
About the restaurant
Olive and Ira's, swank and sophisticated, many guests admit Olive & Ira's, our on-site bar and restaurant, is cozier than their own living room. THE gathering place in downtown Omaha, corporate and leisure travel guests are invited to socialize, eat great food, enjoy live music, experience craft cocktails, and relax daily.
Top review
Kahla
Dined on May 11, 2024
This was my first time at this restaurant- went there before going to The Orpheum for a ballet and it did not disappoint! The food was great and the service was impeccable! The salmon was delicious and their smoked old fashioned was amazing. Highly recommend!
A photo of Gather - Omaha restaurant
4.7
4.7 (860)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown / Old Market
About the restaurant
Gather in Omaha is an epic dining experience. Once inside our historic urban-chic setting, modern eclectic cuisine awaits as our chefs prepare dishes from our year-round hydroponic farm. Guests can enjoy artisan-inspired drinks on our outdoor patios or at our craftsman-style bar, right in the heart of the historic Old Market.

Gather in Omaha is the first and only restaurant in town to offer an on-site hydroponic vertical farm with fresh produce, greens, and herbs, all hand-picked daily by our culinary team.

READ OUR POLICIES BELOW:
*We will only hold your table 10 min beyond your reservation time and your table will be released. All "no-show" reservations and cancellations made within 6 hours of reservation for parties of 6 or less or 12 hours for 6 or more, will be CHARGED $25/person.

Top review
DianaBW
Dined 2 days ago
Peyton our server helped make out dining experience perfect!
A photo of Dynamite Woodfire Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (536)
$50 and over
American
Downtown / Old Market
About the restaurant
Upscale & Chic! Sit down to a memorable meal of high-end American cuisine at Dynamite Woodfire Grill.
Dynamite Woodfire Grill offers a taste of the old and new in a lavish and captivating environment, complete with Classic & Creative Cocktails and a defining Wine Program.

Top review
Seanvip
Dined 3 days ago
The food was fantastic, and our server, Carson, did a great job. We had the crab cake and the octopus to start. The crab cake was tasty, and the octopus was also delicious, especially in the sauce. The beet salad was fresh, and my wife said the Caesar salad was good. I had the miso salmon, which was a nice piece of fish, and the scallops my wife ordered were also like butter. The truffle mac and cheese was super creamy as well. My one complaint relates to price, especially on the side dishes. I understand that food prices are high, but to only receive FOUR asparagus spears for $12 is, to be blunt, ridiculous. The salmon was good value, and the scallops were worth the price. However, shorting people on vegetables is a really bad idea.
A photo of Timber Woodfire Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1534)
$30 and under
American
Midtown
About the restaurant
Ever since the first caveman decided to slap a side of mammoth over the cave fire, man (and woman) has enjoyed the flavor of food cooked over a wood fire. At Timber Wood-Fire Bistro, all of our dishes are made from scratch using the highest quality ingredients. They are then cooked either over our state-of-the-art wood burning grill or in a brick oven heated by the embers of logs.
Cooking in this way imparts a slight smokiness as it brings out the natural flavors of the food. A juicy ribeye sizzles and caramelizes, giving the tender beef a gorgeous crust. The homemade dough for our pizzas rises in the heat, and the crust gets to be the perfect combination of crisp and chewy. Vegetables share an entirely new flavor profile when cooked over wood. Dining at Timber brings an experience both classic and innovative. Come eat and drink with us as you watch our fireflies dance above the wood-fired grill.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We had a group of 8 and the service from our waiter, Chase, was excellent! Food was delicious and served timely! Desserts were very delicious and nice size portions! Will definitely go again!
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