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
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! :-)
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.
Celebrating with Family and Friends
The Grey Plume never disappoints. The atmosphere is very trendy and the food always amazing. The wait staff is attentive to every need and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine offerings. The entrees were unique in every way. Each of our meals was delicious. Just be sure to save room for dessert-amazing!
Better than I expected, worse than I hoped
Came here after years of being out of Omaha. I've been to some pretty great restaurants, but haven't ever heard such an arrogant introduction: "We're one of the top three sustainable restaurants in the country..." followed by a long description of farm-to-table (server didn't know where Morgan Ranch was, btw) Who eats at restaurants that don't buy local? Love the wasted energy cleaning table clothes. Anyway...
The Plume is one of the best cocktails I've ever had despite sounding like a funny combination. Really the best thing all night.
Bread: Should not have been served. It was overdone, chewy, and quite frankly embarrassing. I actually wanted to leave after eating it.
Tartare: Decent, but the plating looked like when I tried to cook at home after eating at my first Michelin Star. Too many pairings.
Fries: Excellent. The aioli was spot on. Get the goose egg.
Our server asked if we would be sharing the main plates, but never cleared our first plates. It was great having tartare pairings touch everything else.
Chicken Roulade: I can't even criticize it because it was just so bland. It was like eating meat from Fazolis.
Pork: I can't recall everything that was on it but looking at the menu apparently there was fennel, sunchoke, and spinach? I don't think so. It was basically hunks of meat. Good meat, but still just meat.
Steak: They did a great job here. I'm glad they don't use Omaha steak, it's time this town got over it. There apparently was a piece of bison on the plate, but it was so overcooked it was unrecognizable.
I was super excited about trying the duck fat donut but it was just dry.
Overall, it's good for Omaha but the decor is cheap ("sustainable") and they shouldn't be proud of making things in house and buying local; that's expected. Nothing was really creative beside the cocktails, it's a tad over priced, and they need to learn how to plate. I wish they'd either embrace the fine dining or the casual, because it doesn't work together.
Great date with wife - 50/50 on the entrees.
Overall, the experience was great as usual. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable as always. The Charcuterie Board was amazing, as was the Sunchoke Soup - highly recommend both. I had the Whole Roasted Blue Valley Trout....absolutely AMAZING! Bring a big appetite for this dish as it's hearty portion. My wife ordered the Maitake Mushroom Ragout - which was not so great. She was expecting a "Maitake Mushroom" ragout to include....Maitake Mushrooms. Her dish included 1 - singular mushroom. Needless to say she was disappointed with her dish. All said, we will most definitely visit again.
After booking this reservation a week ahead of time, I had been talking about how excited I was to be eating at The Grey Plume. All I can say was it absolutely did not disappoint. The food and the service was as good or better than any restaurant I've ever been. Awesome service with attention to detail. I will recommend to any friends I have visiting the Omaha area!
Meh not as good as they think.
The place isn't bad actually it was rather nice inside. The food though was kinda par for the hype. I'd been told and read it's one of the best in town. I'm not sure how, though some of the "first tastes" we're good overall the main course was rather bland. The service was excellent and the pace was great the courses were great those weren't enough for me to go back without reason.
Oh and avoid the Italian soda. I'm not sure what part of Italy they got the recipie from but they need to rethink them.
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