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V.Mertz, Omaha, NE

V.Mertz

4.8
4.8
2112 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (402) 345-8980
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    John Miller
  • 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 20 or more guests.
  • Private party contact
    Matthew Brown: (402) 345-8980
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Old Market
  • Cross Street
    11th Street
  • Parking Details
    Street parking in the Old Market is readily available most weeknights, 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.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Best Overall

  • Nebraska

    Best Ambience

  • Nebraska

    Best Value

  • Nebraska

    Romantic

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Omaha

    Best Overall

  • Omaha

    Best Food

  • Omaha

    Best Ambience

  • Omaha

    Best Value

  • Omaha

    Romantic

2,112 Reviews
  1. MattJ

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant atmosphere, quiet surroundings, thoughtful but unobtrusive service, topped off with always interesting dishes. What's not to like about VM for any special occasion?

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  2. Explorer

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was outstanding. However, the only drawback was the smell in the alleyway that at times you could detect when eating. Hopefully, that problem will be resolved.

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  3. Omaha

    Omaha

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there with another couple to celebrate a birthday. The environment is very subdued and conducive to conversation. The service is exceptional with no pressure to order, eat and leave. The food was very unique with a mixture of fun flavors. Definitely a place to go to enjoy a nice evening out.

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  4. JoLynnK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service and food. Great for date night or special occasion.

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  5. ToddE

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak was tough and fatty. Was not up to V. Mertz standards

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique dishes, delicious. Very high quality dining experience. Only thing was the halibut was a bit fishy. My waiter was young but articulate and attentive.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the tomahawk ribeye and it was phenomenal! Easily the top 5 best steaks I’ve ever had.

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  8. JohnG

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening. One of our favorite places.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Omaha. Their food is consistently exceptional, unique, locally sourced, and accommodates reasonable modification to fit one's dietary needs (they modified an entire meal to be keto-friendly for my wife). They were also very attentive to extra special details to make my wife and my anniversary an extra special occasion. Literally only critique I can find from the whole experience is one cocktail I received didn't come with a fancy large cocktail ice cube (otherwise was a perfectly made drink).

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience at V.Mertz. Our server, Georgie was absolutely wonderful and made our anniversary special!

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FAQs

V.Mertz is rated 4.8 stars by 2112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for V.Mertz

1022 Howard Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    11th Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Old Market
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking in the Old Market is readily available most weeknights, 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.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    John Miller
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (402) 345-8980
  • 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 20 or more guests.
  • Private party contact
    Matthew Brown: (402) 345-8980
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