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
Love love love.
So very happy I went here with my boyfriend for three years of dating! I loved the food so much and the wine we chose was great! It was just overall a great time.
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...
Atmosphere is nice. Nice variety of foo ...
Atmosphere is nice. Nice variety of food choices. The lamb burger had gristle in it, therefore not disappointing.
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
Food was very good with nice presentation. Had a sweet view of the street below from a window table
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.
Great time at Marks
The food was great - and lots of selections. Waitress was attentive without being overbearing. Loved it!
best food in Omaha
Great quality food - best food in Omaha for quality and value.
The food here is ALWAYS GREAT. I love ...
The food here is ALWAYS GREAT. I love this spot in Dundee! Finding parking is a bit of a "sporting event" in Dundee.
Mark's Bistro never disappoints. The fo ...
Mark's Bistro never disappoints. The food, service, and atmosphere were remarkable as usual.
Much too noisy , otherwise very nice
Much too noisy , otherwise very nice
I picked Mark's Bistro for my birthday dinner, but had never been there before, so I had no idea what it was going to be like. It was awesome. The service was good and the food was spectacular. I had the signature dish - Macaroni & Cheese with the chef embellishments - and it was so good. The slider small plate was AMAZING, as was the salmon and gnocchi and the chicken lasagna. Seriously, my parents, husband, and I practically shared everything because we all loved everything so much. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone, especially for a special occasion or a date night.
Specialty cocktails, appetizer, entrees and desserts we're perfect! The patio is 2nd to none.
Server was kind and attentive. Kitchen was backed up and so food took a long time to arrive. 2 out of 5 of us enjoyed our meals. My Korean tacos were smothered in kimchi and so were overly hot and pretty much tasted like kimchi in a tortilla. My sister had a very salty risotto, which she sent back only to receive another salty bowl. My other sister had the naked linguini with chicken. Chicken was dry and arrived with a handful of bland pasta. Cheeseboard had ridiculously small portions of cheese and accompaniments. Literally 2 olives, 2 almonds, etc. Overall, pleasant atmosphere and staff, but food was mediocre and overly priced. Would go again for a drink on the pretty patio, but spend my dinner dollars elsewhere.
Food was very good but service was a bit ...
Food was very good but service was a bit slow; however, the restaurant was quite busy. Would recommend to others and dine again. The outdoor space looked great for summer weather.
Pleasant neighborhood restaurant
We had lunch at Mark's and enjoyed it. The atmosphere was comfortable - it's in an old house that has been remodeled into a restaurant and bar. The food was good and reasonably priced. They did not play loud, irritating music. And they didn't put too much salt in the food.
food, staff, twinkle patio lights
food, staff, twinkle patio lights
Always a great experience when dining at Marks!
Some friends introduced us to Marks a few years ago. Being 80 miles away, we only get to enjoy a few times a year, but have yet to be disappointed. The staff is always efficient and knowledgeable and the food is outstanding. We introduced some new friends on this trip and they truly enjoyed it. Enjoy!
Our server was fantastic! We will be b ...
Our server was fantastic! We will be back!
This is my favorite restaurant. Food is exemplary and I have dined here multiple times.
The service was absolutely lovely! I would go here everyday if I didn't live so far away and I can't wait until I'm able to go again.
The service at Marks is always impeccabl ...
The service at Marks is always impeccable. I love that they change up their menu often while keeping the old favorites. I would recommend Marks to anyone, especially for a special occasion. Also a lovely, cozy patio in back!!
Dinner at Mark's is always delightful. Great food, good service makes for a good time. Noise level was fairly loud, but the main dining room is small & has a low ceiling. It was cold with the air conditioning blowing directly on me, but the server bumped up the temperature, and I was fine after that. Entire group enjoyed their meal & would definitely recommend Mark's.
Best place in Omaha
Mark's staff and chefs continue to impress! They are updating their menu with tasty new additions each time I go. Sid was our server and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. My fiancé and I like Mark's so much that we are going to have our wedding rehearsal dinner there!
Great first experience at Mark's Bistro!
My fiance and I went to Mark's for the first time on Friday and now I think it will become one of our usual spots! The atmosphere was so nice for a romantic meal because there was chatter around us but it wasn't so loud we couldn't hear each other. It felt lively in there but still like we had our own little spot. We were seated next to the big windows and were able to watch people come and go below us which was also fun because I love to people watch. Our waitress was super nice and attentive and the wine and food she suggested were all great! We had the pork belly ramen and the steak tacos and both were delicious. We will definitely go back to Mark's and soon!
First-time dining, and I'm hooked!
Tucked away in an upstairs overlook of historic Dundee (Omaha, NE), Mark's Bistro pleasantly surprised this reviewer with its classy casual feel and its eager-to-please commitment to excellence in dining. Their lunch special - Bare Naked Linguini - proved a delectable treat whose flavor leaves one wanting more while the ample portion easily satisfied. I will heartily recommend Mark's to anyone. Bravo!
I had the roasted chicken. It was fantastic, but the plate rocked when I tried cutting the meat. The meat was very tender so it would have been very easy to cut on a real plate, but this was served in a deep bowl plate with a wide rim. Pretty to look at, but I was not the only one having difficulty using this dish. I was very self conscience as I tried not to spill my food. Change the plate!!!
True Gem in Dundee
We visited Mark's for the first time over the weekend. It truly is a gem. I recommend getting a window sit so you can watch the hustle and bustle. Our dining experience consisted of the Snack Mac, Shrimp Curry Soup, Salmon Avocado Sandwich and the Lamb Burger. The waitress was very nice. She walked us through the menu after we told her it was our first time. The food was filling and tasted delicious. We can't wait to come back in the summer and try the Patio. The whole place reminded us of a little café we visited in Paris.
Great Night Out
My husband and I had a wonderful date night at Marks. The food was delicious, and our server was very attentive. Perfect for a romantic setting, we didn't want to leave!
Food was very good I had the special and ...
Food was very good I had the special and it was delicious.
The food was great and good choices for gluten-free. The staff was really kind and helpful with menu options. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for everyone!
First time, will return!
Such a cute restaurant, and I loved getting a table right alongside the window. At night, this is so romantic for a date setting. Looks like they have a little outdoor area with string lights for when the weather is warmer. The food was pretty good but not outstanding. The drink I had was a concoction of vodka and violet flower, which was unique and delicious. I would return for the ambiance mostly. The service was great. Make sure to get a reservation on a weekend because the place was full to the brim!
Surprised my husband with a night out for our 12th anniversary. Always heard good things about Mark's, so figured we would try something different than Sullivan's, our staple anniversary spot. Service was slow. I really hate it when you can see your glass of wine sitting at the bar ready to be drank, but instead takes 10 minutes to make it to your table. I ordered their signature mac and cheese, which had no taste so I didn't eat it. He ordered the Shrimp Pad Thai which didn't contain enough noodles to feed a toddler. Our waitress offered me another entre, but didn't really feel like my sitting and eating after my husband was done with his meal AND if I ordered their signature...how good was anything else going to be?? Thank goodness we ordered an appetizer before - the spinach and artichoke dip was very good. I was so incredibly disappointed. Wish I would have stuck with what we know.....instead, I'm down $$ for dinner, $$ for a babysitter and just an overall wasted evening.
Pre-theatre drinks and dinner. Appetizers were very good, dinner was very good. Corkage fee was very reasonable ($10). Service was very disappointing...not very knowledgable, not very attentive, asked only male to order first and served male first at a table of 3 women.
Mark's is an amazing find! You can't go ...
Mark's is an amazing find! You can't go wrong with this choice!
Just can't go wrong with Marks and they ...
Just can't go wrong with Marks and they serve late so eating after 9:00 pm is no problem.
A delicious and comfortable dining experience
We had reservations for valentine's day. It was cozy and romantic and the food was delicious! There was attention to detail and great service. The "Snack Mac " is a great way to try out the signature Mac and Cheese without blowing your whole carb allowance. It was obviously too cold to spend time on the roof-top patio, but I checked it out and can't wait for warmer weather so we can enjoy it.
Valentines Day dinner
When we were seated at 5:00 for our reservation, the host told us that we needed to be done with dinner by 7:15. I felt this was not a very welcoming way to treat customers. It took at least 15 minutes before anyone came to our table to take our order. Overall, the food was good.
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