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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
My husband and I love the Grey Plume and our most recent anniversary dinner did not disappoint. We had a lovely note from the staff wishing us a happy anniversary. The meal starts with an amazing amuse touch. Our first course was their amazing beef tartare (that is not on the menu but we made a special request because it was so amazing the last time we had a special dinner).
Our entrees were also terrific but the surprise of the evening was the desserts, especially the cedar ice cream.
The food is awesome and the staff is terrific!
We VERY much enjoyed the charcuterie board and the gnudi entree, but the pork sampler entree lacked dimension. The pork belly was tough and overly salty, the one piece of non-cured non-sausage pork on the plate was cooked nearly well done, rather than the medium rare I requested, and I kept looking for a brightness on the plate to cleanse my palate between bites of fatty, salty sausage.
Drinks were very nice. Service was good. Overall, a little disappointed for our first (long anticipated) visit. Felt like the whole place wasn't firing on all cylinders.
This has to be in the top 10 of my all time most fabulous meals. Zac, our server was beyond perfect. The food, from the hot, crusty rolls that bloomed like pillows, the amuse-bouche, the panzanella with house made pumpernickel and grilled baby endive, the Celeriac soup with blood orange segments, the trout with head and tail served on a two-foot ceramic plate to the amazing chicken entree, which I cannot do justice to except to say it was served wrapped in a crispy skin with kumquats and Brussels sprouts - was all spectacular!
If I had not been suffering from jet-lag I would have gone for dessert then the cheese selection. Truly a fine evening with memorable service and a gustatory experience raised to a new level in the universe.
Fantastic meal at a very nice restaurant while visiting Omaha. The variety of the menu was good and my choices were absolutely fantastic. I was able to pair my meal with a glass of bubbly and then a good half bottle of wine. The waiter was really personable and made my total experience truly memorable.
We traveled to Omaha from Iowa City to enjoy a meal at this superb restaurant. It's a destination restaurant - with local and unusual cheeses from the region - and every part of our meal from salad, chicken rolled, agnolotti and top flight wines could not have been better. What a pleasure. We shall return!!!
Really a 5+ in all categories. The confident, daring, complex but deeply satisfying fare equals that produced in the best kitchens anywhere. Wonderful teamwork with local producers; splendid teamwork among the staff. Impressively intelligent and varied wine list. Servers are attentive and eager to discuss selections and also the restaurant's overall approach and mission. Will return soon and regularly afterwards!
Two mistakes upfront were remedied. 1..They tried to seat us just inside the door which would have mean my back to the busy hallway thru the dining room. Uh..no. So I ask for another table and after a short conference they sat us there. The running bringing out the bread in a basket grabbed on with tongs and place it on my bread plate. Then grabbed another for companion and dropped it on the table, then proceeded to pick it up and put it on their bread plate...uh...no. Grabbed another wait person, told them what happened and ask them to get another piece of break for companion. From there, things went pretty well. I had a nice green salad and the whole trout when was tasty. The donut fried in duck fat for dessert made up for all the screwups at the beginning...
One day f the best dinning experiences I've had in Omaha. Steak and scallops were wonderful. Meat and cheese tray was perfect. Creme brûlée was outstanding. Servers were outstanding for my taste in a fine dinning restaurant. We had questions and was very open to our questions and like us, they seemed to truly want us to have an overall fun dinning experience.
Can't wait to go again. Can't recommend a place better.
We discovered this divine eatery from an online magazine naming it to be one of the best farm to table restaurants in the country. They were not wrong. Everything was fabulous from the appetizer to the melt in your mouth scallops. Presentation, taste, food and wine recommendations were superb. This will be definitely be our "go-to" place before the next concert.
I had a lot of anticipation going into my dining experience, but unfortunately some items disappointed. To begin, the multiple service personnel we interacted with ranged from indifferent to solemn. There was a palpable lack of enjoyment coming from them and it made for some awkwardness. The server who described our charcuterie plate, however, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
The food itself was here and there. The charcuterie plate was impressive in size and variety. It really was the highlight of the night. Beautiful in presentation and flavor. Well done. However, the salad (at a steep $10) was quite disappointing. It was difficult to utilize the sauces and additions on the rim of the bowl/plate, and even once I was able to get some onto my bite it was quite bland. In general, it fell flat and at that price, I expected much more.
For the main course my husband ordered the wagyu collar and I got the pork tasting. He thoroughly enjoyed his plate, which was stunning in presentation. Mine, on the other hand, was predominantly acrid and dry. There was a general lack of balance of flavors on the plate, which seemed like bitter on bitter. I think I may have just selected poorly. I am sure other menu items would have been more refined.
The cookies we received when leaving were delicious and thoughtful.
In conclusion, the Grey Plume is still a location I would recommend to others, but there needs to be a tighter performance from foh staff and from some menu items. For the price people pay to patronize your establishment and the surcharge you add on for service, the final product leaves much to be desired.
I recently ate at the Grey Plume, for the first time, with my mother and 5-year-old son. It was a fantastic experience. The staff wasn't just professional, they seemed like they were having fun and they did an excellent job explaining the menu. While the high prices caught me off guard, the food was, literally, on par with the Iron Chef restaurants in NYC. The food was expensive, but absolutely worth it. The only negative aspect was it was a touch dark; I wish they had a little extra lighting. The noise level was perfectly reasonable and my son enjoyed watching the people on the street while eating. I ordered their hot dog meal for my son and they were kind enough to take all the extras (sauerkraut, mayo, ketchup, etc.) and put them into small dishes on the side. One potential criticism was the house policy of charging 20% gratuity. While I had absolutely no problem with this, and even tipped another 20%, it puts a lot of pressure on the staff; I would have had a huge problem with this if they weren't professional and friendly. Overall, I had one small critique and I will be recommending the Grey Plume to everyone.
First of all, our server, Zack, was awesome! He was so helpful and gave my husband and I great recommendations. This was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. The staff was attentive. The decor had a local feel, which had a welcoming, comfortable vibe. The food was outstanding!! After our palate cleanser, which was a spoonful of deliciousness, we started our meal with duck fat fries with a side of pork belly (recommended by Zack), followed by scallops atop a carrot puree, wagyu beef collar with a side of short rib (compliments of the chef), and ended with duck fat donuts and ice cream. The flavors were unbelievable! We have been talking about that meal for days! And as if that wasn't enough, they send you off with short bread cookies baked fresh that day! It just doesn't get any better than that! We will definitely return.
Arrived for special four course menu, paid $220 for two people including the tip (no alcohol, either) and left hungry. Food was ok, not great, and there was very little of it. Would not recommend and I will not go back. Service was ok, again not great. Seating was crowded, very loud. No intimate feel for the type of restaurant it is. On the plus side, my girlfriend had a great sense of humor about it and now the Grey Plume is the butt of a lot of jokes for us.
Nice restaurant overall, however the presentation took priority over the quality of food. Food was marginal and expensive. We were served a special Valentine's menu and our options were limited. I had high hopes of an outstanding experience, however fell way short of this. Also, for a 4 course meal, it took 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. I understand the intent, but wow that was long.
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