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
We really enjoyed our meal at Mark's, and the outdoor patio is arguably the best in Omaha. The food was very good, the cocktail list was fantastic although we opted for a bottle of wine -- the wine list is really well done. We had the cheese & charcuterie board as an appetizer and the Lobster & Scallop Risotto and Shellfish & Frites as our entrees. Everything was very good, presented beautifully & very fresh. However, service was a disappointment. There were small issues like having to wait about five minutes for appetizer plates after the appetizer was delivered as well as having to request a wine chiller for a bottle of white wine on a 80-degree day. Those are small mistakes and can easily be forgotten. But we also had issues like not being told the feature (and only learned that they even had a feature because we overheard a different server telling an adjacent table about it -- which was especially disappointing because it was something we would've chosen had our server not already taken our order.) Our food was dropped off without any explanation, which is a personal pet peeve especially for something like a cheese plate with several accoutrements. Overall, we were just given the impression that we were more of a burden than guests. For what it's worth, the host was very friendly and the other servers seemed competent & friendly as well. We look forward to coming back, we'll just request a different server.
Enjoyed Mark's for pre-theater dinner. My sister enjoyed their signature mac & cheese and a side of roasted Brussels sprouts. I often choose the fish special and it was great again. Halibut cheeks with kohlrabi and tomatoes. Yum! Wine by the glass selection is better than most. Great service too!
The waitress was great. The meal was good. The beer selection was poor. They don't have much to accommodate someone who has dietary restrictions regarding Biere. I asked for the calories in each one of their fancy beers and they couldn't tell me. They didn't offer any type of pedestrian beer which helps me know the count of calories
We love our neighborhood Mark's. Love the inside atmosphere and the outside deck seating during nice weather. Took a business lunch crew there Saturday. First ones there, it was rather quiet, and with not a big crowd there, it took a bit too long to get our food. My cohorts got the salmon taco special and enjoyed them. I got the chicken flat bread special and thought it was rather dry and uninteresting - not typical delicious Mark's fare. I should have gotten the meat and cheese board or mac n' cheese, which are usually stellar here. Our waiter Bennett was very nice and fairly attentive. I think we may have caught the restaurant on a slow start Saturday am. Otherwise, it's highly recommended when they're in their stride.
The four of us each had a different entree with the mac and cheese with strip steak the clear winner. The big loser was the grilled Caesar salad which was very below expectation. Marks needs to contact the Belvedere Inn in Lancaster Pa to see if they will share how to make a grilled Caesar memorable.
Loved the area and the outdoor patio as well as the service but found the food lacking. I really liked my wife's shrimp and mussel carbonara as well as the spinach artichoke dip but my steak was just OK and very tough. All of the food I would say was over seasoned with salt and I am not usually one to say that. I really wanted to like this spot but the steak and my two sides carrots and brusselsprouts dissapointed. The only thing my wife really like was the moscato that they have and I must say it was delicious.
Went on a Tuesday night for a business dinner. Must have had a new server as he didn't inform us on the wine "special". Possibly other things we didn't hear about? Took quite awhile to get waited on and drinks to start. Food was amazing and loved the patio dining!
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!
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