About Marks Bistro
Marks, established in 2003, was built into a historic, turn-of-the-century home nestled into a quaint business district in Omaha’s historic Dundee main-street neighborhood that has thrived since the early 1900’s.
Marks’ vision for the menu is to create dishes with a hint of French influence, balanced with some Asian accents, along with good old American.
European, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
In addition to street parking in front, we have five spaces in the rear, off the alley, two reserved for handicapped access, and the law office across the street (4913 Underwood) has given us permission to use their spaces in the evening. There are 8 spaces behind their building, and it is almost never full.
Private Party Facilities:
Marks has several areas available for private dining for groups as small as 5 people up to 60. These private spaces have become the favorite for many Marks regulars, as they are almost like dining at home – charming, intimate, and yet fully indulged with good service and Marks’ fine food.
Private Party Contact:
Mark Pluhacek: 8447058425
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine
Marks Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Marks is a steady for us. This experienc ...
Marks is a steady for us. This experience wasn't our best. Weak, flat cocktail. Food fair but in their defense I ordered their steak special but their best meals are seafood. Sides lacked seasoning. All in all just an OK night. Sorry Marks.
Dinner for a special gathering with frie ...
Dinner for a special gathering with friends I hadn't seen for months - only 4 of us. We had a very enjoyable evening - all but the service. The waitress was very nice and professional but it did take an extremely long time for us to receive our meals.
The food was wonderful and the service w ...
The food was wonderful and the service was great. It was a hot evening so everyone was dining inside. Unfortunately, we were seated in a cramped corner with a large group next to us. That made it difficult to hear each other. The dining room overall was loud. Normally, an evening at Marks is intimate and much more enjoyable. That said, we will still be back. The food makes it worthwhile dining.
We had an amazing server who was knowled ...
We had an amazing server who was knowledgeable about the menu. Food was excellent. Good price for what you are getting. It was a great experience I would definitely go back. It was a little loud in the restaurant but that is goes to show how busy and great it is.
My wife and I went to Marks to celebrate ...
My wife and I went to Marks to celebrate our 18 year wedding anniversary and it was ok. The restaurant was very loud and compact. We reserved a 8:15 pm table on a Saturday and it was so loud we didn't realize music was playing till we left at 9:30 pm. Food was good but not the best we had ever had. I don't think we would go out of our way to make it back again.
The service was very good even though ou ...
The service was very good even though our waitress also had a larger group to serve as well. The food was a little slow in coming as our order got in behind the larger group, but the atmosphere was pleasant and the environment conducive to conversation so all worked out well. I would eat there again and would recommend it to others as well.
I like the restaurant atmosphere, howeve ...
I like the restaurant atmosphere, however I was not impressed with the flavor of the food, i felt it lacked spices seemed plain. The staff was wonderful and the speed of our orders were quick. I might go back to give a different entre another chance but not anytime soon.
We got the lobster and scallop risotto a ...
We got the lobster and scallop risotto and it was really good. The gnocchi was good and unique. We got the corn puree as a side, my fiance liked it a lot but it had a funny taste to me. Worth trying though! Every guy was wearing a collared shirt, we came from driving from MN and never been there so my fiance felt a tiny but underdressed in a v-neck and nice khaki shorts.
Marks is one of my favorite spots in tow ...
Marks is one of my favorite spots in town. Nothing beats a half-price bottle of wine during happy hour and some bistro tots! Great service and a nice, quiet retreat from the usual hustle and bustle of Omaha dining.
We had been wanting to try Marks and hea ...
We had been wanting to try Marks and heard it was a good alternative to the overly loud Pitch. So we took some business colleagues from out-of-town here on a weekday night. The setting was lovely and it was quiet enough to visit. However, the food was disappointing. The risotto was undercooked & very very bland. Others ordered the chicken lasagna, brown butter gnocchi, and a daily special. While none we bad-all were unremarkable.
Food took a long time to get out, but th ...
Food took a long time to get out, but that might have been because there was a large group on the bottom floor of the restaurant. Great food, plated to please any foodie. Affordably expensive food. You can eat well for about $25-30 a person.
All three of us thought our entrées were ...
All three of us thought our entrées were exceptional. The drinks beforehand were perfect which included a martini and a Manhattan. The service was great and our server was attentive and helpful. Prices are reasonable and we like the location overlooking Dundee.
It's such an incredible atmosphere and t ...
It's such an incredible atmosphere and the food is top notch! We were there early in the evening and our server was pleasant and friendly, maybe not quite as attentive as we would have liked considering it wasn't busy, but not terrible.
One of our favorite restaurants! We've b ...
One of our favorite restaurants! We've been going since it opened, best mac & cheese on the planet. Great hamburger. Didn't order it this time, but the smoked chicken lasagna - heaven. We had the homemade ice cream and smores brownie for dessert - totally sinful. Looking forward to our next visit.
Maybe it was a bad night, maybe not. We ...
Maybe it was a bad night, maybe not. We ordered drink and several app's vs. entrees. To start out our drinks took almost 20 minutes to arrive and when they did they were wrong. No problem, just wait another 15 minutes while we correct it...
The food overall was nothing more than average. We ordered the Gnocchi w/Brown butter and the first batch arrived dry and cold. The second batch arrived with no Brown Butter making them just hot, fried doughy balls. The Tuna Poke was served warm and with way to much sesame oil. They were borderline awful. Poke should be light, cold and bright. This batch was anything but that. The Flatbread was pretty good but not very hot so it could really have been better.
Lastly, after screwing up the drinks and delivering us a cold item, nothing was removed from the tab but we did get charged $1.50 for each Blue Cheese olive we received in our Martinis. Now that might seem normal but we even were charged for the olives that were delivered in our incorrect drinks.
Sadly, we will never go back here. The waitress was very friendly but the place was not busy at all so it made it all very frustrating. None of the items we ordered (5-6 apps) would be worth a re-vist. Its really too bad at the Patio they have is really nice...
Mark's Bistro is in the great neighborho ...
Mark's Bistro is in the great neighborhood of Dundee. Has great outdoor seating and
jazz on Thursday nites. I'm always impressed with their customer service and food.
However, I had ordered the prosciutto & fig flatbread for lunch and was a bit disappointed with
the dryness & wilty arugula. Maybe it was meant to be wilty but if thrown on fresh before
serving it would have perked up the flavors. Just not inspired. It's not a flatbread-cracker like Lavash, which I would have preferred cause the bread-flatbread overpowered the toppings in my opinion. That said I will always give Mark's my business..just won't order that again.
My wife and I have two kids, 2 and 6 mon ...
My wife and I have two kids, 2 and 6 months, and had not been out for a quiet evening in a while. We really enjoyed Mark's! Friendly service from the moment we walked in, deliciously crafted cocktails (bourbon & Blues and a Manhattan) and the food was amazing! Waitress was perfectly attentive while allowing us time and space to enjoy our night out! Thanks
We are lifelong Omahans and we like to explore new places. It was a beautiful evening. We could have sat on the patio but in the end ate inside. A diverse menu which is always good because then you feel like you need to come back and try something else! Reservations were helpful and we had a nice cozy corner seat with a view outside. Portions were just right and the menu provided different combinations. Not your usual steak and potatoes fare. A special and unique place to enjoy in a beautiful neighborhood.
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