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V. Mertz Restaurant

1022 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102-2815
402-345-8980
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Ranked #19 of 1,107 Restaurants in Omaha
Price range: $31 - $60
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 11th Street
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English first
Omaha
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58 reviews 58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

3 course meal served by an excellent waitress who actually knew the wines and food (not a preprogrammed marketing tool). All courses were well prepared and delivered hot. The food was delicious. This was so much better than the other downtown spot we tried recently.

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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Made the mistake of going there on NY Eve....marginal food, grossly over priced and terrible service. I could find a dozen other places in Omaha that would provide better results. Even in non-holiday cicumstances our experience there has been marginal at best.

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Harlan, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is not a place you want to take children. Food is good, but it is on the high price side. It is a special occasion place. Good atmosphere.

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This restaurant was a delightful dining experience and definitely one of the best ones during my stay in the USA. Although a bit formal for my liking, the location is in a lovely old passage, with beautiful brick arches and plant pots, which add to the whole ambiance. The waitress was very friendly, correct and she knew well the dishes... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I had not been to V Mertz in years. It was a favourite haunt a couple of decades ago when I tended to spend more time downtown and in the Old Market. Time change, but this restaurant seems not to have changed a bit. V Mertz is one of the oldest establishments in Omaha's Old Market. It is in the... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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272 reviews 272 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We are Omaha natives, and have dined here many times, but only twice before under current management. Tonight's meal was exceptional. So special that I went back over my reviews from the last couple of years from all over the country. 5 restaurants stood out. Nightwood, from Chicago, the Peninsula Grill from our most recent Charleston sojourn, Birch & Barley... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food is really good. The service is great. Expect, however, to pay high dollar for your meal. It is a nice place to take someone special out for a special occasion.

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Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a wonderful evening in This warm & inviting setting! While visiting family my wife & I walked by the restaurant late in the afternoon. One of the managers was rearranging a vase..so i asked for a flower for my bride. He happily agreed! We started talking & found he was happy & professional! Based on that interactions &... More

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I went to V. Mertz for our anniversary and the experience was simply fantastic - this was our first time there and we were not disappointed. I'm not too much of a "foodie" so my expectations for success were based on my wife's experience and V. Mertz hit a grand slam for both of us. We ordered... More

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Des Moines, IA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I tried V Mertz for the first time on a recent trip to Omaha. We loved the location and the atmosphere. It’s very cozy and romantic. The service was excellent – courteous, professional, efficient, but not intrusive. The food is what really stands out here. We started with the shrimp and grits appetizer, which was delicious. The... More

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