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“Classy place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of V. Mertz Restaurant

V. Mertz Restaurant
1022 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102-2815
402-345-8980
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Ranked #22 of 1,113 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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Classy place”
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.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous Dining Experience!”
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 & the need of a restaurant, we later made a reservation to have dinner. The entire evening was an exciting and educational event! our server, Jen, who is soon to be a Master Sommelier, explained each dish, each of the major ingredients and how they paired together! This is unrivaled in approach and taste! Each of the 4 of us marveled at the presentations and tastes create by their World Class Chef!
The menu is changed daily and the ingredients are deliciously crafted to give taste buds a delightful experience!
We were unhurried and even made room for dessert which was made from ingredients far beyond our limited gastronomic imaginations...
Although we did not imbibe, they have an extensive wine list with the Sommelier to match!
Priced accordingly the who evening was totally worth it & HIGHLY worth the visit!
Thanks to you Jen & to the rest of your team!!!
Regards,
Lou

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great V. Mertz Experience”
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 the dinner for two and this is where they made their money - they paired the wines nicely with each serving and the chef came out and described two of the 4 courses in terms of the ingredients they used and their explanation as to how they cooked it - very cool! We will go back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, IA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
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 shrimp were cooked and seasoned perfectly and the grits were smooth and creamy. I ordered the Wagyu flank steak entrée, cooked medium rare. Wow! The steak came sliced on a bed of polenta, shitake mushrooms, and asparagus. It was cooked perfectly and the mix of all those flavors was fantastic. My boyfriend had the salmon and said it was the best salmon dish he has ever had in a restaurant. For dessert we shared the crème brulee which was also perfect.

I highly recommend V Mertz and would definitely dine there again in the future.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worth the Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had a really nice Groupon reason to book V. Mertz. 4 of us for dinner and had the charcuterie plate, smoky cauliflower soup, and waygu, peppercorn steak & lamb as mains. We brought our own wine for the main course, and the somm suggested a very nice rose for pairing with the charcuterie. (Note - consistent with a previous experience, the somm experience at v. mertz is top notch, not recommending the most expensive of options, but what he feels will actually pair the best. ) The charcuterie was awesome! Heck...the bread and butter they served before this was amazing and we asked for more. (more like demanded) The smoky soup was actually the disappointment of the evening, as it seemed loaded with liquid smoke which didn't let the freshness of the ingredients to come through. All the main courses were very well done, if not "memorable"...I'm not sure anyone would say "this was the best XXX I've ever had". I will say that the mushrooms on the waygu plate were the most intensely flavored that I think I've ever had. Desserts - the crème brullee & "candy bar". We found the candy bar OK, but the crème brullee was as excellent as it can be, and I'm a big fan!! Great service & ambience. I've seen comments about "good value"...and only with the groupon could I say that...if paying full price, then qpr is at best acceptable.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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