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.
Omaha, NE 68132
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
Jambo Cat, our cocktail lounge located just under Marks Bistro, offers live jazz on Thursday (7-10) and Saturday (8-11) nights.
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 20. 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: (844) 705-8425
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Marks Bistro Ratings and Reviews
One of the most memorable "date nights" my wife and I have had in years. Thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor patio and charm on a beautiful May evening. Our last night in Omaha before returning home with our college grad to St. Louis and wanted to experience during in Dundee one more time. We were not disappointed. We love the charm of the neighborhood and the casual elegance Mark's Bistro. The reveres were so friendly and helpful. And genuine. And the food.....how do you choose between authentic Belgian frites or their classic mac n cheese? You don't--you get them both as appetizers. The shrimp and lobster risotto was one of the best risottos I have had--and we have excellent Italian in St. Louis. Whenever we return to Omaha, Mark's is on our list.
Mark's is a very satisfying restaurant in most ways, with a creative menu that changes often. It's in an interesting Omaha location, away from busy traffic areas. It's not the type of restaurant I'd normally give a rating of "outstanding" to - it's more casual than the best high end, but it's very good value for your dollar. Can get fairly loud when busy and I try to avoid peak times when I can. Mid-afternoon on Saturdays is perfect if you want to relax and have a quiet conversation. Likely true for many restaurants of this type. It's reliable, comfortable and as I said, I've always been satisfied.
Food was not up to par. My wife said the salmon was the best she ever had but the loster and bay scallop risotto and lamb sausage dishes, while tasty, were so salty that I regret not sending them back. The charcuterie plate was delicious but the cheese slices were so tiny that it was difficult for four people to share the five piece dish.
We have our monthly AAF meeting at Marks. The waitress Jeanette is wonderful, does a really good job. All of our food was excellent with one exception. I ordered the Cuban sandwich and they brought it out burned. Rather than being nicely toasted, it was carbonized. Maybe it is supposed to be like that, but for the first time I didn't enjoy my lunch. I did not complain because of time, but I only ate part of a half. Otherwise it was a good experience as always.
Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Nice ambiance and enjoyed our view of the street. Food had great flavor, seasoned well. My only issue was the my potatoes were not warm, rather cool actually. They must have been placed on the plate long before the steak was laid upon them. The egg yolk added depth of flavor to the dish.
We chose Mark's Bistro because one of our guests needed a gluten free menu. We were able to go to their website and determine the menu would meet the needs of our guest. We were most pleased with the options on the menu and the knowledge of our server. Like always, the food was delicious and the atmosphere most pleasing.
Two of the dishes were very good, the mussel and shrimp linguine but the risotto dishes were very disappointing. Very little to almost no lobster on one order and the vegetable risotto the vegetables were not cooked or warm and the risotto was pasty and had no flavor. One the dishes was sent back and replaced with a salad but overall we were disappointed with the experience for the price. The service was very good with the waiter replacing entree with no questions.
We love Mark's and this was the first time we brought our sons with us. We had a reservation for 6 and were seated immediately. The mac & cheese was delicious and I love the fact they have a snack mac now! Topped everything off with the whiskey bread pudding. The boys loved it. It was a tad noisier than normal.
I've been going there for the last 6 months and really enjoying Mark's. Then I took three people for dinner last Saturday evening and all of us were disappointed. Three had a variation of the risotto which was so salty they couldn't enjoy it. I had a "Spring Lamb" that was so tough I could barely saw through it and chewing near impossible. Spring Lamb should melt in your mouth as it is specially raised to be ready for Easter and is much younger than normal. The veggies and broth served with the lamb was delicious.
Mark's-- get your act together!
The food is presented as beautifully as it is flavorful. The flavors are presented in a very subtle way. Nothing I have tried is overpowering or intense. It feels more like comfort food with a modern twist. I also enjoy their wine selection as every time I have tried something new, it ranks at the top of all wine lists. Kudos to the wine buyers and Bravo! to the Chef. Thank you for making my out of the country guests want to come back to Omaha for your food.
Love Marks. I am never disappointed with their charcuterie board or mac and cheese! The setting is great; casual but nice at the same time. You can't really feel out of place here and the view of Dundee is awesome. I love half price wine bottle's on Mondays! My service was great and I absolutely recommend you eat here and ask for Bailee as a waitress. :)
Marks was accommodating . We celebrated a birthday. When we sat the reservation the time was later in the evening. We asked if something opened earlier we would be interested.
We were called and the had a rable ready at 6:30 instead of the 8:30 that was reserved. We appreciated being able to get in earlier.
My husband and I are not new to Mark's but went for a date with our 5 month old daughter as company. I was so pleased with how welcoming they were of our little one--she is cute and mostly well behaved, but most places similar to Mark's frown at you for bringing in little ones. I requested a corner table or some place away from heavy foot traffic when making the reservation (because of the baby being with us) so we were seated in the corner booth. 🙌🏻 Our server Julia was quick to come greet us and recommend appetizers. Her service and friendliness were wonderful additions to our meal throughout the evening! We went with the harvest flatbread for an appetizer and had the Lobster and Bay Scallops andthe Butternut Squash Risottos for entrees--quite tasty. Mark's, you keep us coming back. Wonderful place for all occasions.
Place and service personnel were delightful. We were a group of 7 and we're out in the backroom even though it was not too busy. The front room is much nicer and it would have been nice to be seated there. Service was great and personable. Would recommend the Mac N's Cheese.
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