About The Grey Plume
Omaha, NE 68131
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: (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
I recently ate at the Grey Plume, for th ...
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 awes ...
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, pa ...
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 pre ...
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.
We enjoy the chef's table in the bar are ...
We enjoy the chef's table in the bar area because it affords a view of the kitchen, which we like. It sits behind the bar and is more casual than the dining room.
The food is consistent and fantastic. You absolutely must try the desert hot chocolate - a house made cocoa with marshmallow layer on top. It is absolutely to die for!!
We return to Grey Plum every chance we get.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at The Grey Plume. The service was great - our server was friendly and knowledgeable. All the food was delicious and inventive. The palate cleanser was interesting but something in it was a little gritty. We got the charcuterie board to start, which had an excellent variety of meats and cheeses. We also loved the pork tasting and the agnolotti, but the agnolotti was definitely our favorite. It had pureed squash and fig, which complemented the cheese filling very well. We received cookies on the way out, which was a nice treat. Definitely recommend for a special occasion!
I have always loved this place. I was re ...
I have always loved this place. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and as I hoped, the server was very familiar and informed. Any questions she couldn't answer immediately, she checked with the kitchen. They offered to make substitutions for pretty much anything on the menu that wasn't already gluten free. I was even served delicious gluten-free bread! I am so glad I don't have to give up eating at an old favorite! The parsnip soup was excellent, as was the trout.
Hands down, this is our favorite restaur ...
Hands down, this is our favorite restaurant in town. The duck fat fries are always outstanding, and the pork tasting dish is to die for.
Someone is also a evil genius at desserts.
The service is outstanding and great for recommendations.
I went to The Grey Plume on Wednesday an ...
I went to The Grey Plume on Wednesday and it was a great experience. From the moment we sat down our server was very attentative to us. From drinks to our food. If we had any questions over the menu, he answered them in full detail and description. Will visit again when I have time.
This is the second time I've been to The ...
This is the second time I've been to The Grey Plum it was very good. I had three people with me that hadn't been there before. They liked the food as well, unfortunately the server was a disappointment. Seemed arrogant in a rush when we had questions forgot about drink orders twice had to be reminded, the couple with us ended up just cancelling last drink and got their bill and left early. My husband and I stayed for dessert it was excellent as well. There was also a few times the Waiter answered I don't know to questions and didn't even offer to find out when we had questions on drinks and certain food items. I love the place had outstanding service last time, i just felt bad how I talked it up to everyone, and then the service was that poor.
My experience was wonderful. My friend a ...
My experience was wonderful. My friend and I were expecting food that was different from your typical restaurant but still delicious and The Grey Plume did not disappoint. First off the decorum and music gives a feel of high end fine dining but there is also a softness and inviting nature to the ambience. The service was the best I have ever received. The staff were welcoming, attentive, and very knowledgeable. My favorite cocktail was the Lili because it was just so smooth. The food was unique, beautifully plated, and delicious. I especially enjoyed the duck fat fries, the parsnip and pear soup, the pheasant agnolotti, and the Morgan Ranch wagyu beef.
Waiter very accommodating as we spent ov ...
Waiter very accommodating as we spent over 2 hrs at table. Automatic 20% tip on tab for 2 people. Prices very expensive. Bill was almost $200 for 4 glasses of wine, one shared mushroom appetizer, one shared dessert, one trout entry, one pasta entree, one soup one salad. Entrees were beautifully presented but small.
This was our first visit after having Th ...
This was our first visit after having The Grey Plume recommended by several friends. The service was top notch and the food was delicious. The menu was creative and thoughtful. The Duck Fat Fries are an amazing appetizer. Between us we had 3 of their seasonal cocktails and they all were delicious and subtle. They worked with the spirits instead of overpowering them. Our server had a good knowledge of the menu and was able to make recommendations. We look forward to going again.
As you have sent this review that our re ...
As you have sent this review that our reservation was indeed at 6:00pm. When we arrived we were told our reservation was not until 7:30pm. One person of our party was turned away when she arrived at 6pm and was told that the reservation was at 7:30pm. We were seated shortly after that, however we had to call our person to come back that our reservation was at 6pm and not 7:30pm.
other than this everything was fine.
The service was very good and staff tota ...
The service was very good and staff totally attentive. The chef went out of his/her way to accommodate our vegan guests even with a parting vegan gift. The food and presentations were all excellent though proportions were rather small with the exception of the trout that was large and served whole.
Everything was great at the Grey Plume!! ...
Everything was great at the Grey Plume!!! From the food to the wine and ambiance!! We started with the charcuterie board which had a variety of very different meats, cheeses and pâtés. My husband and I split the bison tomahawk which was a special for the evening and it was so good!! It was the perfect amount for 2 people! Members of our group had the whole cooked trout and also the salmon. Everyone was impressed! Tip is added into final bill which was nice! We definitely plan to return!
My first stay at the GP was for my 15th ...
My first stay at the GP was for my 15th anniversary. Having such a great experience, I thought it would be ideal to introduce my teenagers to a top quality restaurant. As I made plans to share a menu, I observed the one day only pre-Thanksgiving all Asian meal and was immediately intrigued. I could not have been much happier. The cocktail options were great. Kids had your amazing home made cola; my wife had the non cab red and I had your parsnip infused vodka cocktail (okay, we each had two, but we took the hotel shuttle). Abby and mom had the kimchi rice; Nathan had the pork steam bun and I had the pickled trout. We all shared and I thought the trout was best but the pork was outrageous as well. Abby mooched off us for dinner. Nathan and mom had the salmon; I had the pork gyoza. We all had desert; Nathan and Abby the lemongrass sorbet; we shared the rice balls and curd. Our reservations were timely and we had top notch service who gave good insight and feedback and must have visited the table at least 6-8 times. Your french press coffee should be mandatory. I did find your tip policy intriguing and tipped substantially on top of it. I am guessing philosophically we agree that employees should be able to rely on good tips for good service and unfortunately there are some bad customers out there who muck it up. In short, I would do this again and again if I were a local; but in a way, that is what makes our visits to Omaha and the GP so special.
Researved Chefs table which was confirme ...
Researved Chefs table which was confirmed. Arrived early 7:30 for reservation at 8pm. By 9pm with Chefs table still not turned over we opted for another table. Our choice to wait but ...
Food was okay....
Ordered another bottle of wine to find out we had the last bottle. Not a big deal but selection of second bottle came off as a rushed selection at best.
Been to Grey Plume a dozen plus times. Seems heading towards being less on top of their game.
The newer 20% service fee to provide for kitchen staff is a good thought. Better executed if slice of gratuity as decided by guests created the pool rather than assume food quality and timely kitchen performance and table service.
I generally provided for greater than 20% . This visit would not have. Wine along was $560.00 so 20% on top would have had to be a flawless execution.
My ask...get back to the higher levels.
Awesome experience and not only diverse ...
Awesome experience and not only diverse and tasty food but beautiful presentation with really nice service, without being overly attentive. There were six of us and we thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and casual ambiance of the front Chef's table. The tasting spoons sounded like strange combinations, but were wonderfully flavorful, as was the exotic dessert plate. High recommendation from us for a Birthday, as our BDay party at Grey Plume was the best!! Huge THANK YOU to our service team Miles, Farrell, Erin & Amanda
Excellent meals with 1 exception.My wife ...
Excellent meals with 1 exception.My wife's beef dinner was about 6 good bites & the remainder grizzly & non-eatable.The service was superb. The starters were interesting & delicious.We had a most enjoyable dining experience. Thanks for asking.
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