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
The outdoor dining was fabulous in a very relaxed, quiet atmosphere. You can't go wrong with nothing on the menu but I particularly like the soy infused salmon entree. Service is always great and they usually have great specials to choose from too. The wine selections are very good and very reasonable as well. Don't forget Jumbo Cat bar downstairs after dinner, Thursday-Saturday, for cocktails and some jazz!
Overall food was good asked for a medium rare burger received medium to medium well. Had reservations for 7:30 was there at 7:10. Wanted outdoor seating and were told that it was unavailable and would be for a long time. This is the reason we came as it was a nice night and we wanted to sit outside for my wife's birthday. We even offered to wait until a table came open. We still were told no.
Price point was good. Service was very good. She was on top of everything that needed done. Also there were no specials and the menu is rather small with not too many options. So we were pretty disappointed but we will be back
Went with a group for a late lunch. We were easily accommodated with a table for nine. All of the food we ordered was good. Service was good and got better as the meal went on. We would return because the food quality was on point and everyone enjoyed their dish.
Got a table outside, but not all tables have shade covering and the sun was too overpowering. The patio is beautiful, but it would be nice to have a few more shade coverings overhead. The food was good. We moved inside, but the ambiance inside is nothing special.
The only thing that marred what would have been an excellent experience is the waitress must have had too many tables. There were long waits with empty glasses, and soup was forgotten until after the main entree arrived. Too many restaurants don't seem to get it that the food can be to die for, but if the order is wrong or the delivery bad, the entire experience can be destroyed. It can mean the difference between a repeat customer with frequent referrals, and a one time, but never repeated, visit.
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
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