About Le Voltaire
Omaha, NE 68154
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
Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Le Voltaire Ratings and Reviews
We've been wanting to try Le Voltaire for a while now and finally decided far enough in advance to reserve a table on a Friday night.
Our bottle of wine was the most expensive thing we ordered and it was worth every sip. If you love wine, don't think twice about trusting their selections and descriptions.
We both ordered the bistro menu, so we were able to try a few different things. Sorry, I don't recall the French names of our selections. I tried the flatbread with duck confit and brie and was blown away. The combinations of flavors with the ginger was amazing. My husband had the escargot and I tried a couple and they were spot on. Buttery and cheesy and piping hot. We also ordered the frites (fries) and they were so crispy and great.
The salads were nice with the added touch of almonds and bleu cheese.
For our entrees, I had the lamb shank which fell off the one and my husband had a dish that had duck confit and sausage on sauerkraut with a mustard sauce. He loved it.
For dessert, we had espresso and he had the creme brulee, which was perfect. I had the pot de creme, which was chocolate that day and it was unbelievable. The rich dark chocolate was like a bowl full of the middle of a truffle.
Considering the bottle of wine we ordered, the check was a nice surprise. I would say that for the level of quality food you will get, which was superior in every way, the value is phenomenal.
Don't wait to discover this gem.
The ambiance was great. It had a small, cozy vibe and was a perfect setting for date night. Unfortunately the meal wasn't nearly as good as the atmosphere. Our server was quite poor, but it appeared that other servers were doing a much better job. We started off with the duck confit flatbread, and it was average at best. The flatbread was borderline soggy. I had the lamb shank for my entrée and it was also disappointing. It was really fatty and over cooked. The best part of my main dish was the mashed potatoes and roasted carrots. We had the bread pudding for dessert and it was good, but not good enough to save the rest of the meal. I would be willing to give this place another try, but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend based on my experience.
The food was fabulous and our waitress was wonderful. We were celebrating my son's birthday and we love trying new things. Neither of us had ever been to a French restaurant and when a friend told me of this one, we decided to try it. We were there nearly 2 hours and enjoyed every moment.
Five stars are a bit too low for this superb restaurant. Fantastic food with an extensive menu at reasonable prices. I had escargot for the appetizer; a fabulous lamb shank entree with mash and carrots; and a special, dense chocolate cake for dessert. She had a veal dish that she praised highly followed by perfect creme brûlée.
Elizabeth provided absolutely superior service all evening.
We only wish it were closer to where we live. :-)
Le Voltaire is always a treat - great atmosphere, professional service, and French country fare to write home about. Our most recent visit was no different. A busy dining room meant that service was slow to start, but excellent and well-paced once the server came by. One of the few places in Omaha where you can just relax and be guided through a delicious gastronomical wonderland - and leave with a few bucks left in your wallet. We'll be back.
Everything was wonderful, as usual! Our waiter was was very cordial and very attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent. They have the best escargot that I have experienced to date. I had lamb loin done to perfection with a tasty sauce and my wife had steelhead trout which she thoroughly enjoyed. We topped the meal off by sharing a decadently succulent creme broule. Le Voltaire, in my opinion, is very hard to beat!
We had received a gift certificate a few months ago and decided to use it on my husband's birthday. Features we enjoyed--the wine list, the food quality, small and quiet, personal service. We would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or just a great tasting food.
My husband and I went for date night. First time dining here and will definitely be back.
We had escargot to start, house salads and my husband ordered the Duck (Cassoulet de canard ) I ordered the Choucroute de la mer (fish dish). Every dish was incredible, one of our best meals ever, the flavor was amazing! The dishes were also generous, you will leave satisfied. We also had a great server, very knowledgable and fun! Great for Omaha!
This is our go-to restaurant in Nebraska. Consistently great in all aspects of a French Bistro. It's as good as any we have dined at in France. Their specials are always top notch. Even more their French bistro standards are exceptional. There wine list fits the cuisine and is appropriate for all occasions and budgets. It helps that they have tenured adult staff that know how to customize their serving to the individual diner's needs.
Made the reservation on Open Table and indicated that it was a birthday dinner but there was no acknowledgement of that by our server. We were seated in a corner of the back dining room and due to other large tables the noise level was high. Food was excellent as always. Service was attentive though the time to get our salads out seemed excessive. I usually like this neighborhood restaurant better on a quiet evening not in the holiday season as it is quieter and more relaxed.
The server was the general manager and, as one would expect, was superb. I had the venison special and would not order it again but the rest of my meal was excellent. My friend enjoyed her meal totally. It is a top restaurant in Omaha and always deserves a repeat trip.
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