About Boiler Room
A converted boiler room in the Bemis Bag building, built in 1896, The Boiler Room is an ingredient driven modern American/French restaurant. Chef Paul Kulik's menu changes daily to reflect local farm product availability. Now open six days a week for dinner, offering hand crafted cocktails and an extensive domaine driven Old World wine list.
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
11th and Jones
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Reserved street parking available immediately in front of the restaurant free of cost.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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Boiler Room Ratings and Reviews
This was a weekend dinner, with reservat ...
This was a weekend dinner, with reservations, for first-time diners. The swordfish was delicious as was the sirloin. They have a wide variety of wines. Ours went well with the meals. Cinnamon dessert was plenty for two. Service was fine. Pricing is at a special occasion level. We will go back when we can. Restaurant is now on our short list of favorites in Omaha.
Our entire party was underwhelmed by the ...
Our entire party was underwhelmed by the food and the service. We started with the calamari. Although the calamari itself was well prepared, the dish had pockets of pure salt in it, essentially ruining it. When one of our guests asked to substitute a side on an entree, we were told the chef would prefer not to since they carefully craft the flavor profile of the dish. While I am sure this is absolutely true, it is also absolutely horrible service and uneccessisarly pretenious. When you serve a handful of entrees, you should be prepared to have a little flexibility in protein and side pairings. While the one fish entree we ordered was good, the two beef entrees were tough and unevenly cooked... one coming out sub-rare and the other medium+. Both were ordered medium rare. For the price, there are numerous other choices for fine food and excellent service. The wine list and suggestions were fantastic, however.
Excellent in almost all respects. Prices ...
Excellent in almost all respects. Prices are significantly high and over the top. Definitely for most "regular" people this would be a special occasion venue only and one for which people saved up.
All of our food was superior - so was the wine. I have a hard time paying $30 or more for a meal that might be more like one reasonably priced in the "high teens" to low 20's. Such high prices might diminish the experience if on a budget (even for a special occasion) or if not floating in big money.
Great fun watching meals being prepared in the kitchen below. Wait staff friendly and informative. We had a lovely dinner and all agreed it was "an experience" and not just dinner. Will save up so we can do this again sometime.
Just love this place - always a special ...
Just love this place - always a special treat - from the handcrafted aperitif to the after meal cheese plate sooo perfect - dinner for three with wine and appetizers was approx $200 a deal for food this special and the atmosphere - I should treat myself more often - you should too!
one of our favorite places to eat in oma ...
one of our favorite places to eat in omaha: rich, elegant old-world decor and beautifully presented, delicious, very fresh food...i was impressed that the waiter knew what our allergies were from when we had been there before. it has become our go-to halloween get-away.
It seems the quality of the food is slid ...
It seems the quality of the food is sliding. We had the same fish that we have had on two different occasions. This time it just tasted bland and greasy. Truly a disappointment. Probably won't go back. Too bad really because the first time we were there a year ago we thought, finally, a great restaurant for seafood. The atmosphere is delightful but the food just not consistent enough.
Our meals at The Boiler Room Restaurant ...
Our meals at The Boiler Room Restaurant was amazingly delicious. We had the swordfish and the salmon entrees, as well as cheeses as appetizers and a beautiful chocolate dessert we shared. We started with hand crafted cocktails that were exceptional and a glass of wine with dinner. It was one of the finest meals I have had in many months! I will be back soon!
Wonderful atmosphere, ambiance and decor ...
Wonderful atmosphere, ambiance and decor. We loved the iron, unfinished ceiling and open kitchen. Menu was a little limited but we found things we liked. Wait staff was a little erratic, with us having to wait on missing butter, empty wine glasses and with used dishes longer than at other nice restaurants.
We had heard favorable reviews of the Bo ...
We had heard favorable reviews of the Boiler Room for years but this was our first time. We were not disappointed. The service, menu, and atmosphere were excellent. They did not make us feel rushed in our date night.
My visit to The Boiler Room was agreeabl ...
My visit to The Boiler Room was agreeable. It’s a beautiful space. Though I did sit drumming my fingers a bit after being seated, a server did eventually show up and explain that a large table was monopolizing her. I had a Rieger vodka martini with Dolin vermouth, more herbal than the usual. I had the pork belly appetizer and a blackfish (tautog) main; both were well-made and somewhat similar in preparation but delicious. Though I don’t usually do sweets, I was tempted by a pear strudel cake, which turned out to be one of the very best desserts I’ve ever had, bravo. They are not shy about the prices so be ready.
This place has always been a touchstone ...
This place has always been a touchstone for our family with a great mix of interesting food, excellent bar programs, attentive service, and a funky/comfortable room. Lately the execution of the menu has seen a big uptick of quality after a period of indifference. However, the service level has not been equal to the task. While they try very hard, their flow doesn't seem to work well. Tonight it took almost 40 minutes till our initial drink arrived from the bar and the rest of the meal seemed to lurch along with the timing off on every course. I get the notion that they are looking to put hand crafted quality into everything that is served ( and they often achieve great things) but efficiency often requires manpower and maybe they are a little tight on the front of house staff.
Again, the food is as good as ever, but they need to get their groove back.
The Boiler Room is an Old Market gem. Th ...
The Boiler Room is an Old Market gem. The food and atmosphere feel like that of a larger metropolitan, but the service makes one feel like an old friend. I highly recommend you visit if it even slightly piques your interest.
We chose the Boiler Room for the last ni ...
We chose the Boiler Room for the last night of Omaha Restaurant Week. It did not disappoint!
The pre-fixe menu was well thought out and the wine pairings were excellent. The service was superior. The ambiance was delightful. Overall.....a fantastic experience!
In the past, this was one of my favorite ...
In the past, this was one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions. This time we had friends from out of town with us. The servers were rude and condescending. We were embarrassed that we brought our out of town guests. We will never go back.
When we drove up to the parking space ri ...
When we drove up to the parking space right in front of the restaurant, the manager came out to give us a Parking voucher. Then, he stood by the door and waited for us so he could open the restaurant door for us. He seated us and I noticed printed on the menu was " happy anniversary". I had put that on the comments section when I made the online reservation. What a special touch!! We had a main waiter, but we noticed any staff that walked by would refill our water glass or replace our chilled water bottle. It seemed that all the staff would take care of others' tables when they noticed anything was needed. Nice! Our table overlooked the kitchen and it was very interesting seeing the chef and staff prepare and plate the food being served. Just a wonderful dining experience.
This was our first visit to the restaura ...
This was our first visit to the restaurant, we were on a double date and could not have been more excited when we walked into the restaurant for our 6:00 reservation. The restaurant atmosphere was very cool, I really enjoyed the set up. However, shortly after sitting down we proceeded to have a 2 hour dinner with perhaps the worst waiter I've ever had. When asked about the craft cocktails, he had zero knowledge to share. When asked for a dinner recommendation he was short and lacked any description of the food. I told the table that I refuse to order dessert and asked for the check. The waiter responded, "I'll get the check after I clear all your plates." Very rude. We each had two drinks over a painful two hour period, we would have had more, but he barely showed up to see how we were doing. At the end of the night, it made sense that he was getting chewed out by the manager when we walked in, I just wish he wouldn't have been assigned to our table. I will never go to the Boiler Room again. If you are going to charge a premium, food alone will not keep your restaurant successful. A professional staff with decent service and appreciation for the amount of money you spend will go a long way.
We have visited the Boiler Room on our w ...
We have visited the Boiler Room on our wedding anniversary for the past 5 years in a row (celebrated our 30th anniversary last week), and each visit we leave feeling special! The entire staff treats us like royalty, and we will continue this tradition for many more years to come. From the perfect romantic table (same one every year), the complimentary taste of champagne when we arrive, and the amazingly attentive (but non-obtrusive) service, and the stunning quality of the meals we've ordered, this is our favorite 'special occasion' restaurant in Omaha!
Being new to the area we have tried all ...
Being new to the area we have tried all the recommended eateries. This place must be too sophisticated for the locals. Superb and far better than the overrated favorites! Service and ambiance were exceptional. We shared charcuterie and the bass for two. Made my husband's birthday celebration an unexpected treat!
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