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V.Mertz, Omaha, NE

V.Mertz

4.9
4.9
2103 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 2,103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nebraska

    Best Overall

  • Nebraska

    Best Food

  • Nebraska

    Best Service

  • Nebraska

    Best Ambience

  • Nebraska

    Best Value

  • Nebraska

    Great for fine wines

  • Nebraska

    Romantic

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Omaha

    Best Overall

  • Omaha

    Best Food

  • Omaha

    Best Service

  • Omaha

    Best Ambience

  • Omaha

    Best Value

  • Omaha

    Great for fine wines

  • Omaha

    Romantic

2,103 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. 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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  3. RebekahH

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat with water only for an hour…hard to come back from that

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there for my husband’s birthday. We ordered a tomahawk steak and it took more than an hour to receive it. I asked for it to be medium well and it looked like rare cooked. We didn’t have a good experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location is iconic and my friened and I enjoyed the cozy ambience and creative menu. The bartender was particularly engaging!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent, but the scallops (3) in particular were incredible.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an incredible experience!! Too often these days I feel like restaurants with great food do not have servers that execute at the same level, this was not the case tonight. Our server, Johanna, was incredible! I might even go as far to say that she might be the best Omaha. This is not hyperbole either, she was that good. She coursed every dish perfectly, working in concert with the kitchen to ensure that we were never waiting too long for the next course. We ordered 8 plates between the two of us, so we had a few. She made great wine and cocktail recommendations that complimented our courses perfectly. I realize I have yet to really talk about the food, it was amazing! But service like we had, that made the night and was really the star of the show. So, THANK YOU Johanna for elevating the experience and creating a meal that we will not soon forget!

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  8. Katie

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time dining at V. Mertz - it’s quickly becoming our favorite restaurant in Omaha! Lovely ambiance, sort of wine-cellar like. Derrick our server was just outstanding: fun, so knowledgeable, very attentive. The food is sublime. Both visits we’ve shared a number of small plates, then get a large plate for our entree, and it just a feast!

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  9. judester

    Omaha

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the tasting menu for our Anniversary. Food, service and setting was outstanding. Our only complaint was there was too long of a wait in between courses.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If there is one restaurant in Omaha you go to, it is this one. Joanna was EXCELLENT! Food, service, and atmosphere were top notch. Definitely will be back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with my date. We loved the atmosphere both inside and outside - and so did a bunch of prom kids! Excellent service and wine recommendations.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the tasting menu with wine pairing. Everything was great but our server Derek was phenomenal. He made the whole experience that much better.

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  13. JustinK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caesar never ate this good. Nothing much else needs to be said.

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  14. sabrinas

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    V Mertz was absolutely AMAZING. It’s a full dining experience. Derek did a great job taking care of us and timing things out perfectly. We will be back soon!!

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  15. AlohaVikes

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  16. RosalindS

    Kansas City

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Innovative menu. Several steak choices for those who are not adventurous. Lots of interesting combinations for foodies. Great value for the money. Server was very knowledgeable about ingredients and preparation also sourcing. A most enjoyable experience which I would be delighted to repeat next time I’m in Omaha. Well done from small plates through dessert. A fabulous food experience.

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  17. okmngal

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    V. Mertz is a lovely little spot. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. However, I ordered the Halibut, which was so salty I couldn’t eat it—also, there was no valet parking and a bustling area. We drove around 10 minutes and finally found a spot on a lot, $16 to park. I should have taken Uber.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience are exceptional with excellent guidance on wine pairings.

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  19. Yummy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server had thorough knowledge of everything on the menu! We had great service

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  20. MikeW

    Denver

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food - the steaks were excellent. Good service including making non alcoholic cocktails to order. Lovely place in a unique setting

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  21. SarahU

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    V.Mertz is always amazing! The service was fantastic and the food was phenomenal! We came to celebrate my friend’s birthday, and V.Mertz made it SO special!

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  22. MarkC

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always. The steaks were cooked to perfection. My wife had the duck and it was amazing. Very flavorful.

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  23. AmandaP

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! We love the tasting menu. Our serve was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great and service is always top notch! We were there for a birthday meal and menus had “Happy Birthday” printed on them, nice to see the personal touch in addition to the great service!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Had a great time! Georgi was a wonderful server. Attentive.

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  26. sharong

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our wait staff was beyond excellent. The food was amazing! We felt special being there!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Everything was delicious and the ambience was great

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  28. JenniferR

    Omaha

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time visiting V.Mertz, but it won’t be our last. Tucked away in the downtown passageway, perfect for a relaxing dinner date. The food was amazing and the service outstanding!

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  29. Hoky

    Omaha

    224 reviews

    5.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience! Our foie Gras and charcuterie to start were outstanding. The octopus, white asparagus, duck, and ravioli entrees were next up and superb! My octopus was perfectly prepared! Our dessert and dessert wines provided the perfect ending to a lovely meal. Service was terrific!

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  30. Katie

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous evening we had at V. Mertz! Absolutely charming Old Town location, amazing food, and the staff treated us like honored guests! Derrick, our server, was so much fun and provided superb service. We had a group of seven, had a bunch of shared plates, and then everyone got an entree so I was able to taste many dishes. My entree was the Turkish dumplings, which I thought might be risky, but it was fantastic. The mushroom ravioli, the green pea salad, the caviar, the Wagyu steaks - I could go on and on they were all so good. And the check was reasonable. If you haven’t been, GO!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly one of the last bastions for perfect service and wonderful food.

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  32. SusanS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both ordered the tasting menu and accompanying wines. Each course and the wines were excellent. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the selected wines and the meal was perfectly matched. Both of us are celiac and need to eat gluten free and the kitchen was more than able to accommodate us. Thank you to the kitchen! We are new to the Omaha area and we will definitely be coming back frequently.

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  33. JaycobO

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I partook in the Chef's tasting menu accompanied with the wine pairing and it was fabulous. The dishes were expertly crafted and the wine pairings were masterful. Our waitress was knowledgable, energetic and prompt. It was the perfect spot for a romantic meal.

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  34. JoshS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    VERY good food. Best stake I’ve had since the last time I ate at V Mertz. I love the lighting, ambiance, and service at V Mertz and will continue to go there. They also made it extra special by printing custom menus for our birthdays. I highly recommend V Mertz to anyone who wants to have a fantastic dining experience.

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  35. TaraM

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, great service, super food and wine list. Each dish had a multitude of flavors - we will be back over and over again.

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  36. TwoChairz

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Professional, great drinks, and probably the best atmosphere in town.

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  37. JacklynV

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Fantastic drinks. Highly recommend the steaks.

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  38. Foodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent presentation and preparation of food. Our sommelier was fanstatic. I had a dinner/ wine tasting menu and was impressed with pairings! My date enjoyed his entree. Dessert waswonderful and enjoyed luscious petit fours as a grand finally. Would highly recommend.

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  39. Emilia

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is sooo good and our server was really nice. The food is made perfectly.

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  40. EdwardH

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our anniversary destination every year. Our server was on top of her game, providing us all details and her recommendations and once again, the food, service, and the entire experience was unparalleled. Thank you for a wonderful meal memory! Sincerely, Ed Helm

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FAQs

V.Mertz is rated 4.9 stars by 2103 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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