Grey Plume never disappoints! Eight course tasting menu is too much food, but it is all SO amazing!
Perfect venue for celebrating our anniversary.
Superb Food, all locally obtained. Very good service, really helpful with interpretation and selections on menu. Excellent dining experience.
Very focused on local sourcing and sustainable practices. Menu offerings were unique, interesting and uniformly delicious.
My wife and I went for a birthday. We were greeted with a birthday card signed by the chef and staff. Every aspect of the dinner was well thought out to impress guests. Each course was presented with care and each was fantastic. The food was amazing and we left feeling satisfied. What more can you say! This is an moderately expensive restaurant but offers great value. Would highly recommend!
Best food in Omaha! Chef Clayton and staff continue to deliver!
Presentation was everything. The food was beautiful and oh so delicious. The models were out of bounds! Delightful!
We went as a belated birthday celebration for my boyfriend. The setting was very modern and beautiful. We were welcomed right away by our server who was so attentive and helpful throughout our entire dining experience. She was knowledgeable about the menu and the specials as well as what drinks would work best with what we ordered.
We ordered the charcuterie board to start. There was a wide variety of different cheeses and meats; some my boyfriend was more favorable to over as others and vice versa for me. We finished the entire thing with no problem. He had the wagyu beef while I had the pork tasting. Both were cooked to a nice medium/medium rare. The meats were tender and well seasoned. We ended the night with their dark chocolate dessert which looked like a work of art and ended up being so flavorful and melting in our mouths.
The price for everything was on the higher side and they add an automatic 20% gratuity, but it was well worth the price. This would be a great date night or celebratory restaurant.
Beautiful! Pork belly was the best thing I’ve ever eaten.
I made the reservation on open table and stated in the notes we were coming for an anniversary. There was a card on our table for us wishing us a happy anniversary when we arrived. Food was delicious and perfectly prepared!
The food was outstanding. The poor service started with the hostess. We were on time for a 7:30 reservation. We were happy to have a drink at the bar for a few minutes. 30 minutes later on a night that was not particularly crowded we still had no table. The hostess continued to put us on ice until another gentleman came along and finally seated us.
We had no silverware without asking. Our waitress was rushed. No bread. The smug hostess showed up again to pour wine which she did all over the table because she didn’t take her time. We witnessed her do the same at a table next to us as well. Over all the wait staff missed the customer service aspect of the experience which was disappointing and should be corrected at 20% mandatory gratuity,especially given the high quality of the food and menu.
Only other observation is that the restaurant seemed particularly smoky or hazy. I think the kitchen may have had a venting issue.
The food was delicious as always. Nice variety of offerings.
Fantastic creative food. Service was exemplary. Our server, Patty, was terrific.
Excellent food, great variety and beautiful presentation!
Eating at The Grey Plume is always fabulous. Chef Clayton Chapman is an amazing chef and host. Heather Smith, the restaurant manager and sommelier is welcoming, knowledgeable and upbeat.
The food is always incredibly good. The presentation and the flavors and the combinations are world class.
I arrived for dinner service on a Tuesday at 6pm to a very dead restaurant, however by the time I left at 7:30, there were a few more tables occupied. This restaurant is very cute and the food is amazing, so I hope the folks of NE appreciate the gem that they have in Grey Plume.
I know everyone raves about the duck fat fries, but for a party of 1, they would have been too much for me, so instead, I chose the honey creek creamery gnudi and it was incredible! This is a MUST order. I have never had anything quite like it before. In addition to the gnudi, I had the Beaufort mahi mahi and it too incredible!
I almost left without trying dessert and after trying the duck fat donut, I wish I had left before consuming the extra calories. The donut was dry and the ice cream was melted. I felt like I was dipping my dry donut into milk. For such an incredible meal, this was the worst dessert I have ever head at an establishment of this magnitude.
Besides the disappointing dessert, I would definitely come back for more amazing food.
The Grey Plume is exquisite. In my opinion, best menu in Omaha. It defines "fine dining" This last visit, my husband devoured the Elk and said it was truly the best prepared Elk he has ever had the privilege of eating. The soup is always flavorful and the presentation always beautiful.
Our dinner was wonderful. The service was perfect and the food, as always, was amazing. Can’t wait to return.
I've been wanting to go to the Grey Plume for years, and it was certainly worth the wait! While it's not an expense I could spring every day, I really found the dining experience to be worth it. The ambiance was so very enjoyable, and our server knew the story behind every dish, from the butter to the coffee we enjoyed after our meal. I also feel good knowing I'm eating at a highly conscientious restaurant, and for that reason alone would recommend The Grey Plume to others looking for fine dining in Omaha.
REVIEW INCLUDES UPDATE: Watch out for the 20% hospitality charge. That’s on top of tipping your waiter. Pretty ballsy business move to expect your patrons to fork out 40% in tip. Won’t be back because the food isn’t good enough to justify the cost. The beef collar was chewy and the mahi mahi was flavorless. Outstanding popcorn and charcuterie board though!
Updated review...the owner called me directly to discuss our dining experience and was able to explain the hospitality charge and the confusion surrounding it. He also invited us back to try the restaurant again with a $50 comp. Customer service is not dead! Mr. Chapman obviously cares about his patrons and a lot of respect goes out to him in reaching out to a customer with a subpar experience. Thank you Grey Plume for reaching out to us!
The food was good. My salad was especially tasty. My $25 tortellini came with exactly 5 tortellini, all of which were bland. My wife’s beef was cooked expertly. Her soup was delicious. And The charcuterie was all over the map: some of it was outstanding, and some of it (we’re pretty sure) was Fancy Feast.
They gave us one small pad of butter for the table. And it was served on a flat rock.
Overall, we liked it the meal!
It was $190.
For $95 a person, I feel like I should come away saying “oh my god it was fantastic!”, not “yeah, it was good.”
I don’t want to return.
A lovely restaurant with creative, unusual, delicious food and a great atmosphere. The wine list even included an Arneis! We had a lovely 3 hour dinner with friends and enjoyed every minute of it. Such a great surprise on our first visit to Omaha!
Wonderful night out, delicious meal
Good food...interior decor was great....service was good
Excellent. Great unusual menu options. Fantastic service.
The meals were very good, as usual, but the menu hasn’t changed since Christmas. Our foursome really enjoyed the food and service—the whole concept of the restaurant. Still, I’d like to see the menu change more often. Perhaps when I return to Omaha next time.
The overall experience was exceptional until we got to the end of the meal. At this point, we learned that the restaurant has a new initiative of adding 20% hospitality charge to all checks regardless of party size. A portion of this is used to tip the kitchen staff which I have never heard of. You are gently encouraged to tip beyond if you believe you server warranted more as part of the 20% will go to the kitchen staff and of course other service support staff. The service was excellent, but it was a weird moment at the end of the experience to learn of this policy. I would only recommend the restaurant with the caveat about the charge.
Spectacular meal, service, ambiance—our second here in the last few years. To us, coming from Los Angeles, The Grey Plume must rank as one of the best restaurants in the country. We’re talking Michelin Star level food. Don’t miss it.
Our meal was wonderful, as usual. We recommend Grey Plume very highly.
The Grey Plume and Clayton Chapman never disappoint! I had not been there for some time, but the service and the food were as excellent as I remember. On our server's recommendation, I had the steelhead trout, which has been on the menu for several years and no wonder. My husband said that the celeriac soup could make him a vegetarian. (Then he ordered the waygu beef!) Presentation was exceptional! The by-the-glass wine list had so many interesting choices so that I didn't feel the need to order a bottle. One of the many reasons Omaha is such a great place!
We hadn't been to the Grey Plume in a while, but we found it every bit as good as we remembered it. Food and service are both exceptional. Little extras like an amuse bouche, homemade butter and little complimentary cookies as you leave make dining there a memorable experience. The waitstaff are friendly and efficient and prices, though not cheap, are reasonable for what you get.
Love the place. Every bite is thought out carefully and tastefully! One of my all time favorites.
We were celebrating a birthday of a friend. The food was well prepared and we will be talking about it for years to come. The staff was over the top in extending wishes and had a card signed by all waiting when we arrived. What a special touch. Although this was a special occasion I would recommend anytime.
We had an amazing time celebrating my husband's birthday at The Grey Plume. We make a point to visit about once a year and enjoy every minute to the fullest. The food is amazing, the staff is attentive and it is all about the details. I can't describe the amazing combinations of flavors we experienced but they all worked and they were all unique. My husband went to the restroom and while he was gone our server came over and folded his napkin for him and placed it by his plate. Every detail is considered. Simply a wonderful dining experience and I highly recommend it for a special occasion or a night where you want to spend more than normal, knowing that you will get your money's worth.
The Grey Plume offers outstanding service, outstanding food, and outstanding overall experience!
What an amazing place. I love the fact that they are green. Great staff!
We have always enjoyed the G.P. and this was no different!!! Service excellent! Food fabulous !
Came here with my friend for his birthday dinner. The service and atmosphere was outstanding. They did an amazing job. We did not like the food.
HI ! I came early and the staff was accommodating while I waited for my date. The kitchen also accommodated my Shellfish allergy adeptly and thoughtfully. The service was pleasant and fine. The host/manager went out of his way to be hospitable and conversational.
I am probably the wrong person to ask about the food, because I am a Chef that has worked farm to fork restaurants for many years (my own and others in Sioux City & The Bay Area) and just have a different take on how to approach it. I prefer more generous portions and food that is not "too busy". I found the plates often confusing without form or construct I could follow. I did however really enjoy the beat soup and the various items that were put in the bowl first. Attractive and good texture when consumed. The flavour on the chocolate mousse or whatever it was, was nice and I can still taste it :-) . For some reason my date did not like the scallops, I am not exactly sure why.
All the different drops and lines of sauces are interesting and had nice texture and taste plus vibrant or pastel colours. The wine we picked matched her meal well. Again it was a lovely and memorable evening. I'm glad I ate a bag of chips on the drive down from Sioux City, or I might of left hungry. I remember, when I first came to Sioux City from San Francisco, where I went to school and grew up, and hearing this complaint about a buffet that had a new, more discriminating Chef. They said; " the food was crummy and there wasn't enough of it !". So perhaps after twenty some years of living in lovely Sioux town, I've been corrupted. All the best.
As usual we had a great meal, a wonderful time, and a memorable evening.
What more can you ask for. We will be back.