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
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!
Omaha's finest dining experience -- food ...
Omaha's finest dining experience -- food, atmosphere and service. Brought a visitor from Los Angeles to dinner, and she was thoroughly impressed with all of the above. "I wouldn't expect this in Omaha," she said.
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.
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