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V. Mertz Restaurant

#17 of 1,081 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
American, International, Contemporary
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1022 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102-2815 (11th Street)
+1 402-345-8980
17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Papillion, Nebraska
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to visit V. Mertz for special occasions: birthday and anniversaries. The food is always delicious and we especially enjoy the little extras that the chef sends out. We have a very favorite waiter that we will not name because he is "Ours" and ours alone. The atmosphere is out of this world. It transports us out of Omaha... More 

Thank blader59
Fairmont, Nebraska
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Dined here on November 19, 2016 and was thoroughly blown away. First of all, our server (David) was spot on! Our drinks were always full, he was incredibly knowledgeable about the dishes and wines to pair with them, and he made the whole experience just delightful! Our food took a while to arrive, but boy was it worth the wait.... More 

Thank Jodi J
Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Our server was great. Gave us time between items we ordered. Took care of drinks when close to empty, great ambiance, cool location. I wore a dress and my husband wore a button up shirt and dark jeans and there were people dressed more casual. overall good, but would recommend for a special occasion as it is expensive. check groupon... More 

Thank JamieW2424
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My God! This place was spectacular! My husband and I decided to try this place prior to flying out on vacation the next day and it definately kicked off our vacation. In fact, we were comparing the resorts food to V Mertz and V Mertz won hands down! We had the ribeye tartar which was incredible! The squash plate was... More 

Thank dkantack
Papillion, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

New Chef has some work to do when you change up your signature dish Peppersteak and make it just average is a problem!! For Dessert we tried the Pineapple & cherry upside down cake it was his take on a deconstructed one WOW was more like destroyed! My wife and I love this place. I would say it was by... More 

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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Nice, comfortable and attractive setting. Extensive drink/wine menu to choose from. The entire meal from appetizer through to entree was delicious. I had the peppercorn steak and was not disappointed. Excellent service with great timing, knowing when to check. Only complaint was they were out of the two best desserts apparently because of a large party. I have to cry... More 

Thank Deserthusker
Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I went to V.Mertz for our anniversary, the service was superb, the food and drinks were delicious and we loved the atmosphere, very romantic!! Very pricey though.

Thank MLJ1971
Rock Port, Missouri
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening! If you are looking for a unique dining experience V Mertz is the place to go. The restaurant is tucked away in the old passage way in the old market in downtown Omaha. We started our evening off with the heirloom tomato salad and cheese plate. Our waiter David was amazing and very knowledgable. Every... More 

Thank cookingcritic
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Hidden away in the basement of the Old Market Passageway which makes it very interesting to just visit. But then the food is superb. I have been to v. Mertz several times in the last 3 or 4 years and the service and food have never disappointed. They also have a full service bar and a large wine collection. Children... More 

Thank RPStibor
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183 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Slight decline in quality from prior visits. Either the waiter of the chef eliminated the small plates served between plates which was a fine touch. The chef did an excellent job on the various vegetables. The steak was slightly smaller and a little tougher than the last meal. The roll was still cold on the bottom indicating that this was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
American, International, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102-2815
    (11th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-345-8980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?