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.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to 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 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.
The Grey Plume Ratings and Reviews
Service and food was excellent. Presenta ...
Service and food was excellent. Presentation was beautiful.
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.
The Grey Plume was exceptional. One of t ...
The Grey Plume was exceptional. One of the top 10 restaurants my husband and I have been to.
We greatly enjoyed our meal. The food w ...
We greatly enjoyed our meal. The food was quite flavorful, and the service was terrific. I expect we will back, and in greater numbers.
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.
Great place, nice feelj, and great staff ...
Great place, nice feelj, and great staff! Would definitely recommend!
Great service, food was excellent! Atmosphere was perfect for our small business group. Wasn't too loud to carry on a conversation. Servings were just right.
Staff was amazing and made an anniversary even more special. I appreciated the attention to detail with my food allergies. The food is simple but very complex at the same time. This was our second visit and we will be back again for sure!
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 would take me forever to write every ...
It would take me forever to write every good impression I had about this restaurant. I'll keep it short, and say that it was one of the dinning experiences I've had.
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!
Amazing experience for a special event. ...
Amazing experience for a special event. Food is a bit salty but the beef dishes were superb. We were impressed.
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.
Food was an experience and service was exceptional.
Craft cocktails, interesting mix of favors and textures made for a great dining experience. We were seated in the window area, of bar, which made for a fun evening.
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!
Great food, great server, and a great ni ...
Great food, great server, and a great night. It was a dining destination to be savored.
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.
The Grey Plume has become our 'go to' place for special occasions. I cannot think of a better experience combining food, service and ambiance. Clayton's creativity continues to amaze! Great food and great value all things considered!
My date and I went to Grey Plume for our prom dinner and it was outstanding! Service was amazing. No water glass went empty. Food was 6/5 stars. We even tried to Italian soda and it was delicious. I would go back in a heart beat.
Excellent dining experience - all around ...
Excellent dining experience - all around.
We will be back!
We went for my wife's birthday and upon arrival we were greeted with a signed birthday card from the staff, very nice touch! Great experience from start to finish! Food and service were excellent, we will be back!
We had a most delightful evening and enjoyed deliciously prepared foods at The Grey Plume. Our server, Abby, was both patient with our any questions and informative. The ambiance was perfect.
The perfect place for a special evening out
Phenomenal food with a well-thought our menu and exemplary service! The duck-fat fries and kumquat brûlée are to die for!!
Everything I hoped it would be
Just an amazing experience and meal. Top 3 all time meals of my life. Can't wait to return!!
The food was wonderful in taste, presentation, creativity.
Excellent service. Presentation was excellent and the meals were well prepared and very good
New York City Quality in the Heart of the Midwest
I have not found a restaurant with this level of quality in the Midwest! Food and prices are similar to that in NYC. Small menu with local and sustainable options. Decent wine list as well. Definitely recommendation worthy.
Our waitress kept trying to rush us into ...
Our waitress kept trying to rush us into ordering, to the point where we had to say something. After we said something, it was a much better night. We originally tried grey plume during restaurant week and thought it was amazing - this past visit we thought the food was just okay. The beef tartare was great, but everything else was a bit of a disappointment. We may have ordered wrong, and will definitely try grey plume again.
Our table was very wobbly and we could not both put our arms on it. Our appetizer was ok. The salad was yummy but plate was odd as it could wobble. My dinner was pasta with oxtail and missing the oxtail. I had 8 pieces of pasta and 12 pieces of onion. Really? It was a pasta entrée! When the oxtail came out after it was about 2 ounces and 2 ounces of additional kale. If they were out of the oxtail why have it on the menu? This was dinner out for my birthday and we had heard good things. Disappointing and 170.00 for dinner. Not going back.
Good locally sourced food.
This was my first visit to the Grey Plume. We order the Charcuterie plate and Duck Fat Fries for appetizers. I had the Trout as an entree. Finally we had Duck Fat Donuts with ice cream for dessert. All of the food was excellent! Cooked to perfection and presented fantastically!
the best service and fantastic food. Not ...
the best service and fantastic food. Nothing could have been better! Our best meal and evening out in Omaha in our 30 yrs of marriage. Very romantic and quiet.!!
Awesome dining experience as always. Nev ...
Awesome dining experience as always. Never disappointed with the food, atmosphere or service here. Love it!!
Great wine suggestions
Great wine suggestions
This restaurant came recommended to us from a local who enjoys good food as much as we do. The Grey Plume did not disappoint! From the moment we stepped in the door to our exit, it was a great experience. The food was amazing and the service was kind, professional, but personally invested in its diners. Thank you!
Great find in Omaha
Great service, solid food and eclectic wine list. I would certainly go back.
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