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Review of Bohemian Cafe - CLOSED

Bohemian Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $22
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Fargo, North Dakota
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful goulash, red with paprika, big chunks of pork, on steamed dumplings. The Both is proof that a place can be kitsch and real both.

Thank Isern1952
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211 reviews from our community

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  • Czech first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fake Bohemian / Czech Food at Bohemian Cafe”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Four of us in Omaha for a conference (1 German (me), one Jewish American, one American who travels to Europe several times a year, one other American who used to live in Germany and has traveled the World) had the worst dinner experience ever eating at the Bohemian Café. I’ve been to Bohemia/Czechia and had great food there, not like this, often better than in Germany/Bavaria/Austria. 1. Liver Dumpling Soup: Overly salty bouillon base (not canned broth!) “Liver” dumplings tasted like hard flavorless matzeballs, no taste of liver – waiter admitted that it contains beef – size was also that of matzeballs. 2. Jägerschnitzel: Not a nice piece of Schnitzel but meat pieces of (supposed veal) that looked more like a sloppy goulasch than schnitzel. This came in a supersweet gravy, with sweetness supposedly the result of the addition of wine (but tasted like 2-3 spoons full of sugar had been added.) No taste of the wine. 3. Dumplings: Rectangular piece, approx.. 3-1/2’ x 3”, ¾” thick, like a solid thick squished piece of heavy bread, unappetizing almost uncooked potato bread. 4. Canned carrots and peas dumped onto the dish, no flavor, nothing else, added. We were offered goulash gravy for comparison, and it was not bad, but we did not see the meat that went with it. We suspect strongly that the meat for our Jaegerschnitzel had been cooked hours ago. We ate nothing except the soup. The Jägerschnitzel and its unidentified RED almost transparent liquid were inedible. When we complained, Chef “Greybeard” came out and told us in no uncertain terms that this was not German food but AUTHENTIC Czech/Bohemian like he had been cooking for this first-class restaurant forever, and that there would be absolutely no deduction from the bill of approx. $52 because it was superb food. We paid $60 including the tip (we tipped because the waiter was polite). We warn you never to eat there. We read on this site that a gentleman who was in the same situation as we refused to pay the full bill, only for what he had eaten, and the owner called the police on him. We consider it an absolute insult to customers if the food tastes like it came from boxes and cans.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank DorisGanser
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Dayton, Tennessee
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Southern boy”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I am very impressed with their menu and quality of food...to the person that wrote a bad review of weird meats.....go back to McDonald's slop.... I lived in Europe for 3 years and love this type of food....your take on Jagger Schnitzel is amazing....Every time I an in Omaha I will make plans to eat at your outstanding resturant. Thank you for expanding Americans food horizons.... can't wait till next visit.

Thank Richard D
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gross menu with weird meats!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

The food was gross, overpriced & the service was awful! I gave the service a 2 because the girl that came by & filled our water was nice.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank BrandySioux
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Lawrence, KS
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We ate here the last time we were in Omaha 6 years ago, and made it a point to come back. I'm glad we did! I love the old bohemian themed decor and the waitresses' dresses. The food was great, with fast friendly service. My husband loved the pork goulash, and my beef and dumplings were spectacular too. We finished lunch with an apricot kolache and the apple strudel with ice cream. Both were homemade and delicious. This is a must stop in Omaha.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank vern_728
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