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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 Tim Nicholson'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.
Omaha, NE 68102
Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Italian
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, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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Boiler Room Ratings and Reviews
Read reviews and had a recommendation here... the crudo was excellent, swordfish ok and the pork was crazy salty, dessert more like an ice cream cake than brownie sundae. Would not visit again as the reviews didn’t match the food and the server could have not been more DRY no personality or recommendations.
Once again the staff and the cuisine at the Boiler Room did not disappoint. As a treat for our 8th wedding anniversary my wife and I booked a table with a request to overlook the open kitchen, which was granted without a fuss.
The host was attentive and knowledgeable - our custom menus had a 'Happy Anniversay' greeting on them and he was more than helpful in explaining the cocktail menu so help us make the perfect selection.
Again when selecting our dinners (after a delicious charcuterie) the waiter helped make the perfect wine pairing, even brining a small sample of the red he had selected as a compliment to the sparkling white my wife went with.
The food was, as always, delicious. The steak was cooked perfectly, and the chicken was exquisite. It's easy to tell the ingredients come from local farms and producers, and the chef allows the local flavors to speak for themselves.
Fantastic staff. Never a moment that lacked service. Beautiful meal, cooked perfectly. We had the chicken and steak, both were prepared and plated exactly as expected for the environment and price point. Desert filled in my sweet craving in a lovely way.Now, we will be back and very likely it will be soon.
My wife and I have been trying to get to Boiler Room for a couple of years now and it just hasn't worked. So last week for my birthday we made it happen. Wow, have we been missing out! What a brilliant concept that they pull off with flying colors! We loved the atmosphere - which really feels like you're in the boiler room of a huge industrial building, but with very understated and comfortable tables, chairs, etc. The food was unbelievable and the service even better. I will never miss an opportunity to fine here again.
The staff seem odd and make you feel uncomfortable and not welcoming. Had the sausage to start, which was wonderful. Our entrees were just ok. For the price, and the way the waits made you feel, I would not recommend. Also there was a large, loud table next to us, so the whole atmosphere was ruined in order to have a quiet, enjoyable dinner. The place itself is very unique but the food, price and noise level was not the best. Probably won't be back.
Great setting for a foodie's night out. Able to accommodate vegetarians or other dietary concerns- just ask the chef. Interesting, delicious foods. Good wait service - did not rush, knew the menu. No American wine on list because they want you to try new things - wine list is excellent with a broad price range. Did not appreciate waiter opening up one wine without us being asked. We tasted it, sent it back and were not charged. After checking with us on our taste preferences, he selected a fabulous and reasonably priced wine.
We have been visiting the Boiler Room to celebrate our anniversary for the past 6 years (in a row). During each of our previous visits, we were given 'the royal treatment,' with incredible personal service. Each year (until this year), special menus were produced welcoming us by name and congratulating us on our anniversary. Our waiter brought us a small complementary glass of champagne each year (until this year) to celebrate our anniversary. These little extras made the experience uniquely enjoyable and kept us coming back for 6 consecutive years.
Unfortunately, though, this year's experience was a resounding 'meh...'.
Hopefully, it was an anomaly, as we have totally enjoyed our experience at the Boiler Room for each of the past 6 years (except for this year).
This restaurant is a great example that you can have a creative chef and bartender, but the front of the house can wreck a dining experience. Our waiter was clueless and unhelpful. They have an open kitchen format, and although the chefs were not noisy, for some reason the maître d' keeps yelling above the din. Truly pointless. This restaurant bills itself as specializing in "local products," and yet 3 out of 6 entrees were seafood (in Omaha??). This is supposed to be a hot spot in town, but we would not return.
Had not been back to Omaha in more than seven years and was excited to taste what has been widely acclaimed as the best restaurant in town. The food is above average and the pricing is reasonable. However, the service was almost non-existent and, when available, done with disdain and pretension. Admittedly, I was a bit more casual (still in designer jeans and a nice casual shirt) than I would normally be as we had spent the day driving around Nebraska to see the eclipse. However, I was quite surprised to overhear the maître d' whisper to the waiter who greeted us: "They are downstairs people--do not sit them in the main dining level." So... off to the basement bar we went which was not bad (despite the HVAC system dripping down on me from twenty feet in the air). The restaurant was clearly understaffed for what was a quite full restaurant, but our waiter managed to do an okay job. However, when I asked for the somm, I was told they only had a director of wine (and this for a restaurant with bottles > $1,000!). The director finally showed up ... only to be the same person as the maître d'! Further, instead of trying to pair our wine with our food choices, he only asked... how much and red or white. Shockingly, he then departed only to return with his selection--no discussion of our preferences. And it was not like we were bottom feeders--I had given him a $100 price limit for a Monday night.
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend an upscale restaurant with such obvious service flaws. For those looking for a great meal in Omaha, I would recommend V Mertz as they always treated me well when I lived in Omaha.
The food was great, the wine list was virtually endless, and the service was outstanding...they were extremely attentive. Each course had something unique. We'd look forward to visiting again and since the menu offerings change regularly, would be excited to see what is new.
The absolute best dinner we have had in a long time! We live in Denver and try new restaurants all the time. My parents love boiler room so when we were back- we decided to try.
Fantastic meal- from drinks to appetizers to the main fare. So much flavor in every bite, presentation is wonderful, and the wait staff are incredibly knowledgeable and so professional.
Absolutely recommend this restaurant for dinner- any special occasion, date night etc. you will not regret!
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