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/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
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!
Pros: unique layout, excellent wine menu ...
Pros: unique layout, excellent wine menu, attentive service. Wagyu beef with garbanzo beans was delicious. Dessert of corn cake with blackberries was outstanding.
Cons: we were seated on the lower level, and our location under the stairs made it feel more claustrophobic than cozy. I had a hard time getting past the musty smell of the whole space--it was like a damp basement. This impacted the whole experience. Our meal of Arctic char had some sort of accompaniment that was so overbearingly salty that it made your throat burn and was nearly inedible.
On the whole, I'd be likely to try somewhere else next time I'm in Omaha, but would be willing to give the place another chance if I had the opportunity.
From the outside, it was just a simple p ...
From the outside, it was just a simple place in the old market. Open the door and wow. What a great vibe. We were warmly greeted and seated! Terrific service, bar tender was excellent, waitress was knowledgeable/warm and we felt right at home. We tried the grouper and the rabbit. great presentation, wonderful combination of flavors! We will go back next time we hit Omaha.
I reserved a table for a friend from Los ...
I reserved a table for a friend from Los Angeles and he and both thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Great spot, interesting ambiance, wonderful server. Highly recommend this to anyone who appreciates great food and great atmosphere.
This has been our go-to spot in Omaha wh ...
This has been our go-to spot in Omaha when we want a special meal with outstanding service. They always deliver. The menu is ever changing with creative, refined and well-balanced dishes, and the service is professional and attentive. Paul Kulik was present in the dining room, and assisting with wine choices. He surprised us with an outstanding, and well-priced rose which we loved. We are relocating and will greatly miss Boiler Room.
I was very disappointed when going to th ...
I was very disappointed when going to the boiler room I knew that it was known to be one of the top 10 maybe even top five in Omaha. We dined on a Wednesday which I'm sure was a slower Night for them which I had no problem with. I wante to be clear that the food was amazing. I was completely upset with the service of the restaurant. Being that I figured the dinner would cost about $300 between me and my girlfriend I would have hoped to have seen at least one of the employees smile if not look appreciative that we were there and overall create a better ambience for us. We ended up only spending about $180 and I guarantee you we would have spent much more like getting a second bottle of wine or a dessert had the service been better. I would not recommend this place to anyone due to that time we dined there… We will just stick to going to the flat iron!
Food was absolutely spectacular. We had ...
Food was absolutely spectacular. We had a 5:30 reservation prior to an event at 6:45. Door was locked when we arrived a little early, had to wait outside in the hot sun. But, once inside was completely taken care of.
Simply the best!
The Boiler Room is divine and decadent. The staff and service are 'spot on" and the menu is always full of fantastic choices. We were celebrating two birthdays and a med school scholarship and had a wonderful, special and evocative meal. Our drinks from the talented bartender (cocktail master) were delicious and seasonal.
It remains the "go to" for any occasion, but definitely for "special" occasions.
Top notch dinnerfor our anniversary
We had a great time for our anniversary. It is certainly a special occasion restaurant, one where you east something you have never had before in an elegant and unique environment. I had the porchetta and my wife had the salmon. Both were excellent. Then we actually got 2 deserts for a change, and they were also incredible. Only a handful of wines by the glass but the server let me taste 2 so I could make sure it was the one I wanted.
Wonderful Date Night
We were seated on the balcony overlooking the kitchen so we got to watch the chefs prepare the food! The Cocktails and Food were all delicious. I highly recommend the Charcuterie. We had the Pork & the Steak and they were both great! I would HIGHLY recommend the boiler Room to all of my friends.
What a great restaurant. The food was de ...
What a great restaurant. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. The atmosphere was very classy and the service was excellent. We never had to wait for a drink refill. It is a perfect place for a romantic dinner.
Lovely Date Night with the Hubby/Birthday Dinner
This is probably the fifth time I've been to the Boiler Room. Wonderful as always! This was the first time I've sat at the bar before dinner and Alec, the bar tender, was great. Made tending bar seem fun and easy (and I know it is not an easy task). Anna, our waitress, was lovely and knowledgeable. She helped me pick a wine for dinner; she was indeed spot on! We got a complementary dish from the kitchen (for my birthday) and it was the scalloped stuffed, tortellini. AMAZING! So rich, so creamy, so perfect! Had a wonderful evening, great food, great staff!
Exceptional doesn't begin to describe it.
The only last minute reservation (on super busy weekend in Omaha) we could get was at 5:30 pm last Friday night (04/29/16) at the Boiler Room. I would never normally want to eat at 5:30 but it turned out to be perfect (and we plan to do it again next year). I think the staff was unhurried, fresh and ready to serve - timing was great. Our server Ruby was delightful - delivering just the right amount of everything (including a look at the beautiful coffee table book on the making of the restaurant while we awaited our food). The small menu is eclectic (most of it were things neither of us eat) but lo and behold one entree worked for each of us, along with a first course for my husband and a really lovely 1 piece cheese plate for me. Perfection was the pork chop (with sunchoke soubise, a crispy farm egg, Iowa ramps and baby turnips). My husband never eats swordfish but that's what he had and he loved it. The restaurant is beautiful (check out the book - it's fascinating) - the lighting is good, the terra cotta and plaster(?) face figures on the walls were a cool change of art-pace and the large, still-life photos were breathtaking. There wasn't one thing we didn't love about this dining experience (hard to understand the recent not so good reviews). We came from Baltimore for a conference and absolutely will never miss having another meal at the Boiler Room. Can't wait to go back.
Not for everyone
We went out for a much needed date ava my husband picked the boiler room based on the ratings. We hadn't been out in a while and really needed a romantic evening . There are only 5 choices on the menu 3 were fish which I can't eat. So I chose the steak. I honestly could of gotten a better one at long horn and saved a lot of money and gotten more food. For such an expensive place I expected more. Spent just shy of 100 dollars. This was for 2 glasses of wine, a piece of fish and a steak. Very disappointed
The overall experience at Boiler Room wa ...
The overall experience at Boiler Room was not as we anticipated. Based on previous written and verbal reviews, it did not live up to its reputation. The wait staff presented themselves as uneducated in areas of educate, food comprehension and overall service & professionalism. The food was appreciated, however, was lacking in overall satisfaction, presentation and balanced use of ingredient. Simply put, the Boiler Room was ranked of an overall two star rating due to the quality versus investment, and overall atmosphere.
Not that great
The food wasn't that great. The salad was salty and weird, the pasta with crab was swimming in butter and the fish had a very salty top layer, but when you got through that layer, it was decent but not great. I would not go back for the food, but the service was great.
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