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About The Flatiron Cafe
The Flatiron Cafe's staff has been happily serving the theater crowd, business travelers and those celebrating special occasions since 1995.
Chef Rob Hill oversees the preparation of the evenings special dishes. We're always on the look out for exceptional wines to add to our list. Please come.
Omaha, NE 68102
American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Rob Hill
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Flatiron Cafe is New American fine dining located in downtown Omaha's historic Flatiron building. An easy walk from most downtown hotels, theaters, and fine Old Market neighborhood.
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The Flatiron Cafe Ratings and Reviews
We had trouble using our Opentable Flat Iron Cafe gift card.
The restaurant will not provide separate checks at a table. (It is stated in small print on their menu that this is the case.) When asked the restaurant will split the check.
When we tried to pay our half of the bill with our gift certificate plus our credit card we were told the gift card had to come off the top of the entire tables bill and then they would half the remaining portion of the bill.
When I later called and spoke to a manager they said that was their policy. I pointed out that no where on their website, menu, sign or on our Gift Card was this stated. Nor is it on Openable website as a condition of the gift card.
The restaurant manager did agree to use the gift card and refund the amount to our credit card.
Keep in mind if you go.
Flatiron was a last minute find for an impromptu birthday celebration with the girls. It was perfect! We enjoyed a glass of Prosecco with chocolate torte for our first course (because that's how EVERY birthday dinner should start!) and then we each ordered our individual dishes (that we had to share!). I enjoyed the most amazing flavorful T-bone steak I've ever had in my life. The cut was perfect (not too fatty) and the garlicy foam butter on top was perfection. I literally keep thinking about it. I will definitely find a reason to go back!
The Flatiron Cafe had been on our list of "to do's" for over a year but we kept trying other restaurants downtown and out west. We shouldn't have delayed.
From the moment we were seated in this elegant, second generation restaurant we realized how special it was. The huge glass windows reflected the interior lights in waves into the distance. The double-clothed tables were set with the extra knives and forks that are used on formal European table settings. The wine list was amazing, and the menu was selectively set on a single page, with an unmistakably creative touch that captured and held our attention.
The family members talked enthusiastically about the history and their involvement, and then the dishes started coming out. Each was delicious, creative, and generous; and we each had to try what the other had. Service was both prompt and loose enough for us to enjoy our company and the meal. And the desserts, while a little big, were delicious and a perfect topping to the evening. The Flatiron has rocketed past our other favorites downtown and out west; we'll be back again soon, and again.
The service was excellent from the waitress who made sure my coffee was filled as I had asked. She was professional, very pleasant and nicely groomed. I had asked to have the background music turned down which the maitre-de did but it was still entirely too loud for comfortable dining. It was difficult at times for my guest and for me to hear one another. Also, the type of music being played was, in my opinion, very much for the millennial crowd and not music that the 60-plus crowd that was there would typically enjoy. The appetizer was tasty and somewhat spicy. The entree of salmon was delicious and perfectly prepared. The selection of background music more inline with the age group and the sound at a volume level more suited to easy conversation among guests would be welcomed improvements for the sixty-plus age group. Thank you for asking my opinion.
Wonderful, except they goofed and forgot to order two of our party of four's entry, but their response was absolutely perfect, accepting responsibility, apologizing, having the manager do the same and discounting our meal $40. Food and service was otherwise wonderful and would've earned a Five Star had it not been for the mistake and ultimate delay in two entries.
We booked this reservation based on the feedback and menu on OpenTable. My husband was looking for steak and I was looking for something else. Based on the menus and pricing on OpenTable, this seemed like a great option. We arrived early and they had no issues with getting us seated. Our server was amazing, very friendly. When our menus arrived, we were disappointed to see that it was a very different menu then what we had seen on OpenTable. Not only were the prices substantially higher, the options were much different. Although my husband was happy with his selection, mine were limited. The food we ordered was great, but it would be nice the website was updated. We would have gone elsewhere had we seen the selection beforehand.
We had a great experience at the Flatiron Cafe. The staff were especially helpful and accommodating - we have food allergies. Our waiter remembered our note from open table and guided us through menu options, etc. Flatiron will definitely be added to our list of favorite places in Omaha!
I like the ambiance of some of the other restaurants we go to a little better - this is a simple white table cloth dining experience which definitely draws an older crowd for this reason. The food was good (the calamari appetizer and the chocolate mousse desserts were the best part). And, the staff was excellent! They really knock themselves out.
I recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a simple quiet place to dine with your basic and quite tasty steak and seafood menu. If you are looking for more atmosphere and exotic food with a younger crowd, try one of the other restaurants in Omaha (there are plenty). I know my parents will really love this restaurant, and I can see it being one of their favorites. My husband and I, however, will stick to the Dundee, Midtown or Blackstone areas.
We have been to this restaurant several times. It was one of our favorites. We were very disappointed this time. Based on our previous experiences, we expected an amazing dinner. This was not the case. We got the impression that our wait person was doing us a favor. She was rude and inattentive. She walk past our table 5 times after we had finished our meal. She never cleared our plates or ask if we wanted dessert. Finally, another wait person came by and cleared our dishes. The food was mediocre at best. So disappointing.
Very good food and service but the pricing was out of bounds. When I booked for myself and my colleagues , I reviewed the menu and thought everything looked good and the pricing was fair. But, when we arrived, firstly we were told only 1 reservation was free from 7:30 onwards and there was no one in the entire restaurant but 1 other table ! We sat and started to look over the menu it was out of control. It was a minimum of +$10 per each main course, half of the items were not offered at all so by the time we had already ordered our drinks and it was too late to leave. I had a simple fish dinner for $46.00 and a vegetarian dinner was $42.00 !!
That being said, unfortunately, it was so over priced that I would never return here
from the service to the food, I can say, 'we felt special' and it was special as it was our anniversary. the staff was there when we needed them but were not intrusive. our food was excellent and every bite was savored. it was relaxing and fun. thank you, all, at the Flatiron.
It was our anniversary and my wife and I wanted to try someplace we had never been before. She is a vegetarian and they had great appetizers and enters to fit her need. Outstanding food and exceptional wine list and service. A little pricey for anythingg other than a special occasion.
We went there to celebrate a milestone birthday and had a fantastic experience! We started off with lobster bisque and salad....both were amazing.....the flavor in the bisque was exceptional! We both then had the steak and lobster and talk about a little slice of heaven!! The steak was melt in your mouth delish and the lobster was so tender and flavorful that we couldn't help but slow down and enjoy every single bite. The wait staff was super friendly and a lot of fun...(especially the little gal that was filling water and greeting us in the beginning...sorry I can't remember her name but she was so sweet and funny.....reminded me of my daughter) We definitely plan to go back for another amazing meal!
We had a great dinner at The Flatiron. We tried the grilled watermelon appetizer - it was amazing. The fish was fresh - surprising since we are in Nebraska!!!! We hoped to try the veal chop, but at 7:30 they were already sold out. The restaurant was not very busy, but we found that perfect for us. We had excellent service and truly enjoyed the whole experience! We used an Open Table $100 award check towards our bill which was AWESOME!!!!
Don't know about you but I have grown tired of newer restaurants trying to get too "sophisticated" with their menus to point I have no idea what they are serving.
Flatiron is the restaurant I long for with great service and a menu with understandable dishes, great variety and flavor!
Well done Flatiron
The food, as always, was delicious. We love the Flatiron Cafe for the ambience, the food and the fact that you can carry on a conversation. Our server was attentive and very friendly and knowledgeable without being overbearing. It is by far our favorite restaurant in Omaha.
Excellent in every way!!
Went for our anniversary dinner. We showed up early and we were seated promptly. Our waitress was very nice explaining the wine list and special for the night. My wife had the ribeye and I had the beef tenderloin with lobster. Food was amazing! If you are looking for a special place this is it.
This was our 30-year anniversary dinner. My wife hadn't been there before and has wanted to go for quite some time. The Flatiron did not disappoint. Food and service were over the top. Unique, cozy location with really cool ambiance. The only item that would keep us from going there more often is cost.
great food, excellent service. we were seated immediately but had a reservation. The server new we were early for the Norah Jones concert and the server gave us plenty of time so we could enjoy a libation, good meal, and get to the theatre 10 minutes before it started.
What a fabulous restaurant this turned out to be. We wanted a restaurant that was walkable from the hotel where we were staying and we chose this restaurant based on the great online reviews. Our server and all of the staff were wonderful hosts and our entire dinner from start to desert was fabulous. The chef's cuisine and presentation was outstanding and one of the best dinners we have had in quite awhile. We highly recommend a visit to Flatiron Café.
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