About The Grey Plume
The Grey Plume focuses on seasonality and sustainability. We change our menu often, basing our cuisine on local farmer's supply. When possible we preserve produce from Nebraska and the region at harvest for the winter months. The Grey Plume works in partnership with The Green Restaurant Association and is the first and only Certified Green Restaurant in Nebraska. Enjoy the comfortably elegant dining atmosphere for dinner.
Contemporary American, Organic, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner from Monday through Saturday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
31st & Farnam St.; Entrance on Farnam, across from Midtown Cinema
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Grey Plume offers catering for your private in-home or business functions. Please contact us or visit our website for more details.
Enjoy complimentary parking in the Midtown Parking garage located directly across the street from the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
The Grey Plume offers private dining for intimate events, receptions, cocktail parties, as well as meeting space for those business functions you want to take out of the boardroom. Our restaurant staff is at your service ready to exceed your expectations.
Private Party Contact:
Heather Smith: 4027634447
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
The Grey Plume has a private dining space located across the street at Provisions by The Grey Plume. It can accommodate up to 20 guests and includes private Chefs & service staff, as well as A/V capabilities. For parties larger than 20, the restaurant can be booked for an evening.
The Grey Plume Ratings and Reviews
If you are in search of an extraordinary ...
If you are in search of an extraordinary dining experience absent the pretentiousness of many a fine dining establishment, you simply MUST make your way to The Grey Plume. From the contemporary meets old world finishes to the warm and welcoming staff, you will feel right at home here. These talented folks know how to make your culinary experience a wonderful adventure. From dish to dish and bite to bite, our group enjoyed well-conceived and simply delightful creations. Just hitting some of the highlights… The Natalie in Gray soft and creamy goat cheese served with peach, shallot, and zucchini bread. Outstanding. The beef cheek with a robust and rich melt-in-your-mouth flavor. Superb. Perfectly prepared tilefish with shiitake, leek and gnocchi. Nailed it. I could go on and on, but my words fall well short of the actual experience. Suffice it to say that every bit was outrageously delicious.
Charcuterie board was excellent. Server ...
Charcuterie board was excellent. Server was highly knowledgeable and approachable. With ingredients sourced within 100 miles of the restaurant, the selection was limited. Coming off a trip to Park City, UT (where phenomenal restaurants are everywhere) we were less than impressed with the actual food preparation. There was a sense that the chef was "trying too hard." The flavors were slightly off, too much going on, not letting the preparation accentuate the natural qualities of the ingredients.
Excellent service and food. We had the c ...
Excellent service and food. We had the charcuterie plate to start, and the rabbit and pork dinners as main courses. Wine was a excellent 2010 Barolo. Every part of the experience was superior-food was interesting and well-prepared, and of outstanding quality. The rabbit was particularly good. Dessert was finely prepared and executed as well. Highly recommended.
A gripe about the charges: the only thing that marred my experience was how the 20% service charge was applied. If you buy a $100 bottle of wine versus a $30 bottle, you are charged an additional $14 for the more expensive bottle, even though you are not provided any additional service. Moreover, they tack on the 20% after the tax is computed. I typically tip 20% anyway, but on the services provided. The tax and the wine service should be treated differently.
The menu can seem a bit daunting if, lik ...
The menu can seem a bit daunting if, like my wife and I, you're not used to Grey Plume's level of dining. But that is no issue at all because the wait staff is always super friendly and patient with any request or questions. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
My wife and I ate here the night of our Wedding day and on our first anniversary. It has easily become our favorite restaurant. Both times we shared the Duck Fat Fries for an appetizer and the Duck Fat Fried donut for desert which are our favorite items in their respective menu categories. For the entree options, my wife and I always choose something different. The entrees are great and each time I've chosen something I think it's the best thing I've ever had.
This is one of our favorite places to ea ...
This is one of our favorite places to eat in Omaha. We find the service to be very good and not at all obtrusive. The wine list is fairly large and very well thought out. The cocktail specials were unique, and very tasty. The food tends to be locally sourced, and well priced for the quality of the preparations.
It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The ...
It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The service was good. It was a very hot day so sitting at the Chef's table in the window was a little warm which we realized even more when we walked through the very cool dining room to get to the bathrooms. Also, the table is oddly structured with the way the table legs are spaced which the server mentioned when we were seated. We liked the food presentation and how we did not feel rushed through the courses which was nice. The food was fine. Our server had us excited to try a bottle of wine that she recommended and told us was amazing therefore, a little disappointing for us and her that they couldn't find the wine. We did order a different bottle which was good. They also add a 20% "hospitality" charge with a very long explanation about tipping the kitchen staff. Seemed like a big problem for them. For us, it would have been more appropriate to bring to our attention at the beginning of the meal. It seemed awkward for the server . We already expected to leave gratuity so just seemed much ado about nothing. Strang way to end a meal.Overall, everything was fine.
Great atmosphere, excellent service, won ...
Great atmosphere, excellent service, wonderful food made from ingredients procured within a 100 mile radius. Dining at Grey Plume is not cheap but well worth the money. Will return to the Grey Plume on future visits to the Omaha area.
All around fabulous experience - very kn ...
All around fabulous experience - very knowledgeable staff, delicious plates that were both visually appetizing and paired perfectly for our foodie palates, and a beautiful establishment! We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful dining experience during our time in Omaha! We will definitely be back! :-)
Great disappointment. My out of town gu ...
Great disappointment. My out of town guest is a real foodie and I was so looking forward to showing off Grey Plume. Service was slow, my bill came with items from the previous party who sat at the table, the salad was buried in dressing and each entrée was a miss. We left as soon as the bill was straighten out, having my guest refuse to see the dessert menu. Ouch! I was so embarrassed. I hope it was just a bad Saturday night or the chefs were under the weather.
My food was amazing but my wife's was ju ...
My food was amazing but my wife's was just OK. I had Pork Tasting which was fantastic! My wife had the rabbit. She was not sure about it but dared to try it. It was a little too tough for a nice restaurant like this but the flavor was still good. We would go back but my wife would probably steer clear of the rabbit.
Service was very good, they had a specia ...
Service was very good, they had a special ribeye meal for 3 that was offered. The waitress failed to mention the price, I failed to ask. We had 3 drinks, 1 appetizer and 1 additional meal. The food quality was mediocre. After the meal was complete, I received a check with a mandatory 20% gratuity. The check total was a little over $500. What began as a special birthday meal was now an evening I wish I could get back. I will not be returning and I will share this story with everyone so that they do not get taken advantage of like I did.
We absolutely loved every detail of our ...
We absolutely loved every detail of our anniversary dinner at The Grey Plume! The staff were professional, knowledgeable, and friendly; our appetizers, cocktails, salads, entrees, and desserts masterfully prepared and presented; the intentional attention to every detail (those little cookies we got to take home, thoughtful description of entirely deserved and equitable 20% gratuity) made for an incredibly special experience. Thank you!
Ate here on a recommendation from a food ...
Ate here on a recommendation from a foodie - and was not disappointed. Great food. Pricey, but worth it. They add 20% gratuity - which was earned - but a little off putting - especially with another line that said "additional gratuity."
The Grey Plume is one of the very best r ...
The Grey Plume is one of the very best restaurants in Omaha. My husband and I enjoy this restaurant with friends and also just the two of us. Lovely food which tastes as good as it looks. I would recommend you try this restaurant and it will be your "go too" more often then just special occasions.
Based on its "farm to table" hype, I was ...
Based on its "farm to table" hype, I was expecting a real fine dining experience. But that may be a hard-to-come-by experience in Omaha. Though the food presentations were generally very eye pleasing, the product itself, with the notable exception of the cold pea soup, was consistently rather mediocre / lacking creativity. Service was fairly attentive, but had little sense for course timing (...very uneven) and wine pouring etiquette (..."training didn't cover that"). Adding insult to injury was the 20% fixed tipping policy. Just goes to prove that when the reward is certain, there is little incentive to improve. Could not believe the restaurant had a survey, provided with the bill, requesting written feedback on its cast iron tipping policy. Needless to say my feedback was consistent with this review, hardly praiseworthy. Visiting this restaurant really brought home the disparity between fine dining on the coasts and in the heartland. If you go to the Grey Plume, you'll need to adjust your expectations before sitting down.
This is definitely high end restaurant that foodies will appreciate most. The presentation is beautiful and the dishes are intricate and not fussy (as some very high end restaurants can be). I find the ambience to be comfortable with a warm and urban feel. Wait staff is attentive and well trained. Even though our waiter was only in his 5th day he was well prepared and found answers to things he did not know (which was not much). The charcuterie plate was wonderful and on a lovely handmade ceramic tray. The second course (soups, salads) were perfect. The main dishes were so well designed, prepared, presented. For this type of restaurant, the portions were quite generous. The desserts and coffee were both great (and few Nebraska restaurants have good coffee—Grey Plume roasts their own and it is wonderful). This was our second visit in two years and it only seems better.
Food was excellent and service was outstanding. We had a limited window (about an hour) due to theater plans after dinner and informed the staff of this. Nothing was rushed, but they ensured we had time, proactively offered the check early, etc.
The only negative is the surprise of a 20% hospitality charge. This is for the kitchen staff, not the normal gratuity. This was a non-issue for us, but there was no notice on a menu, the website, etc. the first notice we observed was at the presentation of our bill for the evening.
It was a pleasant evening and my scallop ...
It was a pleasant evening and my scallops were superb. I believe one person's beef was not done to his liking. Server really pushed many of the "extras" and pushed us to order, so the experience felt rather rushed, as well as profit-driven. Understand this but it didn't elevate the evening to a five star experience.
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