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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.
Omaha, NE 68131
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: (402) 763-4447
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
This place was knockout. We have the great fortune of eating in great restaurants all over the country and The Grey Plume surprised us with its stellar menu and wine list. Everything was executed to perfection. If you are looking for what must be the nicest spot in Omaha this is it!
Life is too short and I'm too busy to put in bad reviews. But I'll make an exception. Had heard many good things about the place. Very disappointed. A calm Wednesday night. High-end guy from out of town in for a business meal. Waitress was a very quiet Cocker. Could barely hear her. Repeatedly asked to speak up. Tried to order an appetizer – they were out. Tried to order an entrée – they were out. Ordered a replacement dish. Maybe 3 ounces of fish tops. Tasted OK for an appetizer. My guest ordered coffee – took 15 minutes. The topper – bill came and tip was already added in on a dinner for two bill. Won't be back.
Lovely setting but then flowers on table they were mostly dead and the vase was dirty and filled with stagnant water— that should have been a hint of what my dinner would be like. In other words...proper attention to details was missing.
The carbonara spaetzle (Happy Hour Menu) was provocative but had too many flavors to form any type of palate pleaser. The sherbet was cold but the melon balls were warm. My Wagyu loin steak ($48) came out medium well instead of medium rare but the exceptional server whisked it away and had them prepare a new one. When it did come back there were too many sauces on the meat and the accompaniments to fully enjoy the flavor of the meat. The dessert menu was interesting but too avantgarde for me...cedar ice cream? I like cedar in my closet but not in my mouth.
Although I have eaten at this restaurant before, it seems the food has gone dramatically downhill. Although the appetizers were OK, the rest of the dinner was very bad. We had a corn chowder that had a salty metallic taste and was inedible. The salad had a very unpleasant sour dressing. For the main course we got the beef collar. The sauce was sharp and inappropriate, the meat was tough and it was served with dry wilted cauliflower. We also tried the rigatoni which was a bizarre combination of two sour sauces, also inedible. I have never put a bad review of any restaurant before or sent food back to the kitchen. In this case the soup and both main dishes we tried were inedible.
We ordered the charcuterie board which was very good. One thing they do that I like is the bread is in thin round crisps of which there are plenty for the plate. To compare, one place nearby, gave us three pita triangles for a party of four. What are we supposed to do , draw straws? We were disappointed to see a favorite pasta dish (agnolotti?) was gone. So I went with the rigatoni which looked very small when it arrived but was actually dense and filling and delicious. My wife ordered the pork tasting. I had ordered this in the past and wasn't wowed by it but this particular iteration (they change presentations frequently) was fantastic. Seriously, if I could just get a large plate of the pork belly, I probably wouldn't order anything else. Our server was pleasant, funny and knowledgeable, no issues there. The only thing that caused to downgrade from five stars was the pecan pie. It would have been fine if it was actually a pecan pie but instead came in three small deconstructed dollops including one pecan and was grossly overpriced. My wifes creme brulee on the other hand was fantastic.
Our server was very friendly and great at his job. I booked a reservation for my girlfriend's birthday and they had a card signed by the staff on the table for her. We got a five course meal and the server explained each one as it came and all were outstanding! The wine list is amazing but a bit overpriced. I would not recommend for casual dining, but the Grey Plume is amazing, the staff cares, and the experience is a must - especially if you go for a special occasion.
It has a stellar reputation, but we found the service to be slow and the food inconsistent. Drinks are outrageously priced.... $13 for a very small margarita?!? $16 for a glass of house red wine?!?
If you do go, the charcuterie is a standout.... has some wonderful house made pates, salamis, jams and mustards, and a nice variety of local cheeses.
We keep giving them a chance, but each time we're disappointed. When you pay $300 for dinner for two, it should be exceptional. We tried their new tasting menu. My wife asked for hot tea. After asking 3 times it finally arrived at the one hour point after the second course - cold. I ordered the wine pairing. With a 5 course meal, only three wines arrived. Two were the same, and none were introduced. 5 different wait staff brought entrees, and only one entree was explained. No one was in charge. The rigatoni was boring. The chicken was overcooked. The beef was tough. Shortly after the fifth course arrived, they brought the check. No asking if we'd like coffee or anything else. We were courtrous and polite throughout, but It was like they couldn't wait to get rid of us. When compared to similar restaurants that do tasting menus, like V Mertz and Dolche, they are utterly outclassed.
My wife and I had never been to Grey Plume so we went for our anniversary and it did not disappoint. The wait staff even dropped off a card they all signed saying Happy Anniversary. We received great attention from the entire staff. Will be a meal we remember.
The food and service is always great. We decided on the tasting menu this time instead of ordering ourselves. The food was delicious and the presentation was great. The menu gave us a chance to try different items we were generally not order. We did miss getting the fries. Thank you for the great service and food!
I know this restaurant has been featured in some big-time publications over the years yet I haven't had anyone I know eat there. As a party of 6 we made reservations last weekend and it was everything we expected and more. We are a group of fairly savvy food and travel people and therefore can be hard to "wow", but The Grey Plume did in every aspect. The service was incredible, the food was truly stunning and the ambiance is subdued and understated and literally perfect. They use locally sourced items , which adds to the authenticity of the menu. The bar was exceptional with great creativity on classic drinks - I ordered 3 bourbon drinks and let the bartender be creative with the ingredients, and they were all excellent. I can't say enough about it. If you get the chance, drop everything and go. I've eaten at many top rated restaurants in Chicago and other cities, and this maybe better than all of them. And frankly, I didn't think the prices were outrageous. All 6 of us ate, had drinks or wine, shared a dessert, and the bill with tip was right at $500. If you can eat at a 5 star restaurant for under $100 a head - I think THAT is incredible as well.
Let me start by saying that we have dined at this establishment on many special occasions and on those times everything has been wonderful. However, tonight was a different story. The service was dreadful and somewhat unknowledgeable when describing the food on our plates. While the food was adequate, it was very underwhelming on this visit. The carrot soup tasted like a salt lick and the main courses were tepid when it came to us and the cocktail that I ordered with my main corse never arrived. I would have said something but with a "non existent" waiter, it is kinda hard to complain. And then to say it is a required 20% tip? I have always rooted for the chef when he has been nominated for a James Beard award and was always bombed when he did not win. But with this evenings experience, it became very clear why he has not won said award. I believe it is time for the chef to go back to the kitchen and figure out why they are not getting it right. This is not an establishment that we will frequent again as we can find just as good food closer to home if not in our own kitchen. I heard this phrase once and it has always stuck with me and describes this experience perfectly, " An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure".
So delicious! We did the tasting menu (five courses) with wine pairings, and it was so good. And I ate foods I would not ordinarily order. Many of the course showed up deconstructed, but we smushed everything together like a casserole. The flavor combos were scrumptious. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. And the decor is pleasant. Highly recommend!
Best dinner we had while staying four nights in Omaha NE. Knowledgeable wait staff, great choices, wonderful presentation and an overall better-than-expected experience. Highly recommended. Just as good as better restaurants in major metro areas.
Pictures of carrot soup and chicken roulade attached.
My boyfriend and I finally had a night off together, and we'd been wanting to try this place out for at least a year. We decided to splurge. We both went with the four-course tasting menu on top of a charcuterie board with torchon-style foie gras. We started with the "first bite," which was a spoonful of primarily garlic flavors (including a garlic jelly) with a crisped herb to top it off. This was a great way to lead into our expertly crafted cocktails: a black rye Manhattan for me and and an old fashioned for him. Everything on the charcuterie board including the foie gras was delicious, even the cocoa berry salami, which was bizarre but pleasant. Our first course was a smaller version of the "chicken and egg" dish from their menu. What I liked best about it was the different purée options between the egg yolk, beet, and cream sauces; I believe there was one other, but I can't recall for sure. It was surprisingly unremarkable beyond that. Fortunately, the next course was the entree I had been contemplating: the cobia. It was a fish I had never tasted before, but it was beautifully cooked and paired well with a red pepper sauce. The main course was a mouth-watering sampling of various cuts of pork, my favorite being the sausage, all flavored with in-season peaches. Finally, our dessert was something akin to a very dense chocolate mousse next to a smoked sorbet. It was certainly a novelty I'm glad to have tried, but probably would not order again. Our meal came to a close with a couple of buttery shortbread cookies that we were able to take home with us.
Unfortunately, the price point for the restaurant is outside of anything but a special occasion for me, but it is entirely worth it. The food is certainly unlike anything I've tried elsewhere, and I hope to make my way there to experience what a different season might bring to the menu.
We went to the Grey Plume to celebrate our anniversary and were welcomed so nicely by the staff. Service was great, food was unique and delicious and extra special touches were made for our special occasion. The atmosphere however, with the acoustics of the dining area, conversations from other tables nearby are intensified. We made our reservation a week in advance which included a notation of our anniversary, but surprisingly we were placed by a party of twelve making it very challenging to hear each other talk. Admittedly, this group was not very considerate of their noise level, which increased in volume as the evening went on, nor did they consider their inappropriate conversations that other diners in the entire restaurant could most likely overhear. We realize this was not the fault of the restaurant, but it did, however, take away from our special occasion and dining experience there. Too bad the restaurant doesn't seat tables of two (especially with reservations made so far in advance for a special occasion) further away from big groups to avoid this.
The soup. I genuinely cannot express in words him phenomenal Chef Clayton's soups are. They showcase his amazing variety while keeping the flavor understated yet over-the-top… Again I just cannot explain it, you have to try it for yourself. Just get your butt here for dinner or happy hour and everything you have it will be an utter delight but please, for your own sake, try to soup.
I took my wife for a much needed date night. The atmosphere was very inviting, and our server was over the top. The food was inventive, and the flavors were extraordinary. I wish I could find words to describe how happy we were with the experience. We will be back!
This is such a great restaurant. The food quality is first rate. The presentation of the food is beautiful. My brother and is wife were in town so we dined at Grey Plume because it is their favorite Omaha restaurant. We started with appetizers and the cold carrot soup. All were tremendous, but I promise you we will be talking about that cold carrot soup for years to come. It was exceptional! We each got a different entree so we could try all three. Entrees were the chicken roulade, the Steele head trout, and the pork three ways. All three were great and entirely eaten. The duck fat fried donut and coffee finished the meal perfectly. This is really a special place in Omaha's dining scene.
Started out with a spoon full of wounderfulness. Just a tiny appetizer on a spoon for each of us but it was out of this world. Then my wife had a cold carrot soup. Funkey I thought, but not so. It had what looked like caviar but actually tiny frozen balls of fruit flavor then it had tiny bits of what tasted like berries on the side. The I had the pork taster platter. Six large bite size pieces of pork prepared is six ways, all of it outstanding. My wife had the steelhead trout. It was served hole on a bed of rice and veggies. We both said it was the best classy meal we have had in years and we thought the price was a barging for what we got.
Took a cooking class across the street at the Grey Plume provisions, excellent class but ate so much of what we cooked I did not eat as many courses as I would of liked at the restaurant. I did have the gnudi which was amazing & the pork tasting plate that was also good. I ate here a few years ago as well & as a single dinner I had to sit at the bar, this time they let me sit in the dinning room which I loved that change in policy there.
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