About Le Voltaire
Recognized as one of Omaha's finest restaurants, Le Voltaire's features classical French cuisine with a flair. The Executive Chef, Owner, Cédric S. Fichepain is committed to providing an atmosphere of understated elegance, fine service and extraordinary cuisine. On the menu, you'll find items such as Lamb, Filet Mignon, Fresh Fish, Duck and other culinary delights, complemented by baguette, cheese plate and desserts. Each dish is prepared using the freshest flavors of the season and ingredients of the highest quality. Some dishes are Chef Cédric S. Fichepain mother's and Grandmother's very own special recipes. Your dining experience will be enhanced by gorgeous interior design with a touch of the southern part of France along with a breath taking floral design of the full bar. The wine list is constantly updated to represent the best wine selections from the regions of France. Le Voltaire has received the Wine Spectator Award for the past five years.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday & Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
156th and Dodge rd
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
. Holds up to 40 people. . Custom made menu. . Large video screen free of charge. . Projector free of charge. . Completely independent room closed to traffic with its own restrooms. . Cozy atmosphere with a view of Le Voltaire’s Award winning wine cellar. . Great for meetings, seminars, prenuptial dinners, special events and presentations. . Ideal for pharmaceutical dinner. . Special menus available for groups.
Private Party Contact:
Cedric Fichepain: 402-934-9374
Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Le Voltaire Ratings and Reviews
Nick is fantastic as always - he remembe ...
Nick is fantastic as always - he remembers what we like and offers suggestions perfectly!
Mothers Day Brunch
No better place. Had a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. They were very busy and the service was still spectacular! Food and wine was delicious. We will be back soon.
As always excellent. Veal cheeks were aw ...
As always excellent. Veal cheeks were awesome. Pork tenderloin was perfect. Lisa is the best!
A favorite spot
I eat here every time I'm in Omaha and it doesn't disappoint. The setting is lovely and the staff wonderful.
Made a wonderful anniversary even better
We really enjoyed our dinner and the whole evening , making our 36 anniversary a very special occasion. Once again you made our special night memorable. I had the salmon in parchment which was moist and delicious. My husband had the filet in wine sauce which was melt in your mouth perfect. Dessert is always a must to top off a wonderful meal. Highly recommend
Have had better at Dolce, Lot 2 or the F ...
Have had better at Dolce, Lot 2 or the French Bulldog (so sad they are closed now). I'd say save your money and go somewhere else. The service was good though.
My opinion has a certain Je ne sais quois.....
I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it's that I expected more - maybe the person who recommended it to me and the YELP and other reviews were too hyped. The ambience/ feel of a place is very important to me and I thought it was lacking (we sat in the back room not the front part, and the front part may have had more of a "french dining" feel). I also notice the small details - like the restrooms - and the ladies room and the hallway to it could use some work. Overall thought, I had a nice time. The food was lovely. The wine was excellent and our server was OUTSTANDING! I would go back, but it won't become a "regular" place for me.
Delicious food, loved the atmosphere!
My husband (who is natively French) and I went here for a date on Friday night. We very much enjoyed the experience over all. All of the food was delicious and the atmosphere was cozy. We would highly recommend this place, and will likely bring his parents here next time they visit!
One member of a couple and I share a birthday so we try to have dinner. Le Voltaire is a wonderful choice with a good variety of menu choices, plus interesting specials. I brought wine and their corkage is reasonable. This is a great place for people who want to enjoy good food along with each other's company.
All you want from france
As usual the food was excellent, the menu did not have specials that night as it is being changed for the spring and summer menu. The service was great and the wine selection is very good. All you like from France with the friendly midwest touch. Our server was knowledgeable and gve us excellent attention.
Food was outstanding. Consistently very good. Friendly and dependable service.
Excellence starting with food, staff and ...
Excellence starting with food, staff and value!
Love this place. Great food and people. ...
Love this place. Great food and people. Excellent wine list. We love it here for special occasions and every day dinners. Reading some of the other reviews, I had to laugh and shake my head. If you dine out for the decor of a restaurant or won't go back because of decor you don't consider French enough, your probably doing the restaurant and other diners a favor. We will definitely be back and recommend highly to others. Keep up the great work!
Way too bright. Lacking ambiance Some Fast Food restaurants have the same or better atmosphere. If you are going to be French then be French. I'm sorry but until major changes are made we will not return. Suggestions before it is too late; romantic lighting, waiters in French outfits, light romantic music, etc.
A good restaurant w/ untapped potential
The most important sentence will be the next one. Overall, we enjoyed our evening and will give our rating as 4 out of 5. Now an overall review to give feedback to hopefully help transfer this restaurant from good to great. Our appetizer was the brie and it was fabulous. Our salads were next and while reasonably priced and a value, we found them a bit plain. The addition of some onions, carrots, Cheryl tomatoes, etc or something could have easily elevated this experience. The dressing was great. We were not given any bread we had to ask for it. The entrees were good. My wife had a shrimp and scallops dish. The shrimp were cooked perfectly. The scallops were a bit undercooked unfortunately giving them a bit of a slimy taste where a nice sear would have helped. I had the filet ordered medium. It definitely came out medium rare. I could have sent it back, but it was ok and I was hungry. All sides were cooked perfectly. We were to full for desert, however, the deserts all looked fantastic. This restaurant has the ability to have a romantic feel, however, the lighting was very bright and I virtually had a spotlight right on me. We almost asked for another table, but the restaurant was full. Please do not look at the carpeting. I hate to use the word discussing, but a spade is a spade. We enjoyed our waitress. Thank you. Overall, again 4 out of 5, but potential for a greater rating with the attention to done details. Bon appetite.
Wonderful service top to bottoms. Amazin ...
Wonderful service top to bottoms. Amazing wine list. Food was awesome.
Best French Restaurant
They are now open for lunch on Thursday and Fridays. Also don't forget to stop by the fabulous Le Pettit Bakery next door, take home a wonderful loaf of bread or pastry. Any item you would order for lunch or dinner will always be done to perfection. The service is fantastic.
My wife and I have been there numerous t ...
My wife and I have been there numerous times and always had a fantastic meal. Portions were just right...felt very much like the quaint French bistro. I would and will come back anytime.
Excellent food, tremendous service, great experience. Wilson, and staff, do a wonderful job of creating your dinner and making for a nice presentation. Nick provided super, personable service, even during the rush. Whole group enjoyed themselves. Hope to get back soon.
The seafood stew was absolutely amazing.
The seafood stew was absolutely amazing.
I don't know why we only go here for special occasions? I think we need to go here as a once aweek date night. Servers know their stuff & if not they make sure to find out. Love this gem of a place.
I've been coming to La Voltaire for seve ...
I've been coming to La Voltaire for several years. Originally it was a nice quiet french cafe with great food. The quality of service and ambience has gone down hill. The servers are course and crude. The noise level is terrible. I could hardly hear my wife speak. I felt like I was in a bar rather than a cafe. I will not be going back.
I made a reservation for 8:30 and they were prepared for our arrival. Since it was valentine Saturday, Le Voltaire was full as you can imagine. They were well prepared for this kind of event. Our server was just a little slow as people adjacent to us were served in a more timely manner, but I would consider It acceptable since we were not in any hurry. Of course the food is great, and plenty of it. I had the lamb shanks which were excellent with a wonderfully seasoned sauce. In addition I believe the prices are reasonable considering the quality.
Solid as always
My wife and I spent Saturday 2/13 at Le Voltaire to celebrate Valentines day. As soon as we walked in we were escorted to our table that was ready for us. The escargot was excellent (get it with cheese) and we split a cup of the french onion soup which was fantastic! Our salads were good and the blue cheese they offer is creamy not crumbly like I expected. I ordered the scallops and shrimp and my wife ordered the filet with au poivre sauce. The scallops were cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth like butter. My wife who is not a scallop fan, (says they are too rubbery), said she'd eat a plateful of these scallops. My wife's filet was cooked a perfect medium rare and she could literally cut it with a butter knife. Our waitress "Lisa" we have had before and the service and conversation she offered was top notch. We've been to Le Voltaire several times now and it's comforting to see the same staff and experience the same outstanding food each time. Solid as always Cedric!
Wonderful French Restaurant
Our best to Chef Cedric Fichepain - the beef cheeks Valentine's Day special was exquisite! Incredibly moist and flavorful!
Food was great. French Onion Soup was ve ...
Food was great. French Onion Soup was very tasty without being too salty. Coffee was fresh and well-prepared which is a rarity in many places.
Fabulous Restaurant with Amazing Food
I always recommend this restaurant because I have never been disappointed or even given just an "okay" meal. Everything is top notch. It is a little pricier of a menu but you get what you paid for and more. I had their beef cheek special and every bite was better than the last. There's not many times I can say I was pleasantly surprised with all of the flavor and textures in every bite of my meal but I can say that about almost every meal I've had here. The servers have a great knowledge of the wine and pairings and recommend amazing bottles without trying to sell you one of the expensive bottles. There is an over all relaxing and intimate feeling to the restaurant making it a great go to spot for dates. Love this place!
Originally made reservations for 2, but some friends came in from out of town on a spur of the moment and Le Voltaire was very accommodating to up the reservation to 6 for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Cedric is an awesome chef and I've never been disappointed with a dish there, and more importantly neither has my wife. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back for more.
Nice menu. Friendly service. Elegant deserts. I had lamb shanks perfectly braised. Wife had a chicken dish with Apple glaze. Nice experience.
A classy place to dine
Our first visit to Le Voltaire came after knowing about the place since moving to Omaha in fall 2013. A recent review in the World-Herald prompted us to go. The restaurant lived up to the review's praise. The food was excellent, the service impeccable. The prices seemed reasonable, especially given the "Bistro" special combinations. And our waitress packaged our left-over take-aways with exceptional care. We were also gifted with a baguette when leaving. Very classy.
Only our second visit to Le Voltaire and both times the food and service have been excellent. Reasonably priced and nice atmosphere. The restaurant is rather small, so reservations are a must on the weekend. We were there early on a Tuesday night and walking in was not a problem, but several other tables quickly filled. Due to the small size, it can be a bit noisy on the weekends. We will definitely be back.
Excellent as usual!
For some unknown reason, I frequently forget about this gem in Omaha. If you have never been there, it is a MUST TRY! I will be taking my staff there for lunch in about ten days. Can't wait!
My hubby and I has the shrimp appetizer ...
My hubby and I has the shrimp appetizer and the seafood pasta. They were delicious!
A special treat
Le Voltaire is a pearl of a restaurant tucked away in a quiet corner next to Le Petite Bakery. The staff was attentive without being a nuisance. The dishes were explained and recommendations were given when asked. If it's your first time here try the Assortiment d'entrees pour deux. A nice selection of mixed appetizers that was generous enough if you wanted to have a light snack and a bottle of wine in lieu of a full dinner. I had the Choucroute de la Mer and it was cooked perfectly. My husband had the Salmon in parchment and he was pleased. Couldn't pass up the Dessert du jour which was flourless chocolate cake with brandy vanilla homemade ice cream and whipped cream on the side.....sinful.....so to lessen my guilt thought it best to split that with the hubbie. We grabbed a complimentary baguette on the way out vowing to return for evenings other than just special occasions. Well Done Le Voltaire.
Jodie was our server and our dinner and wine was awesome. We love getting dressed up to enjoy great food and wine. This one of our favorite places to eat.
Can't believe it took us so long to go here!
After comparing notes with a fellow Omaha foodie, she said Le Voltaire was her hands down favorite. I was surprised as I hadn't heard that from anyone else really. After seeing it also hit a top ten list in Omaha restaurants, we decided to give it a try for our anniversary dinner. So glad we did, we will definitely be back! Definitely get the blue cheese and almonds on the salad, the hunk of blue cheese was mild and delish. I actually think the salad would be weak without those additions. My Coq Au Vin was absolutely incredible. It fell off the bone and the accompanying flavors were bursting with flavor. My husband had the special, duck with some sort of a pomegranate sauce and potatoes he drooled over. The dessert was some sort of chocolate insanity with raspberry filling, we nearly locked the plate! Haha. Service was perfect, great wine recommendations, even allowed us to sample some before selecting. Great dinner!!
Our Annual Family Outing
My wife and I try to eat at Le Voltaire a couple of times per year even though it is 50 miles away. However, between Christmas and New Years everybyearcwe have a family dinner at our favorite dining spot; Le Voltaire. This year was the best ever; the food was fantastic and the service, which is always great, was superb! Whether you are 12 or 80 their is always something excellent waiting for you at Le Voltaire. It is truly a dining GEM!
Le Voltaire - Excellent Food and Service
Always Great. Great food and excellent Service. 1/2 Price Bottle night on Tuesdays. We will be back. One of the best Restaurants in Omaha.
What a Great Surprise
I was a little hesitant at first as i have never tried French cuisine. But everything was fantastic from the soup to the dinner entree. Will certainly return.
Always great food and service.
Always great food and service.
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