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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
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.
Did the chef's tasting menu (8course) with wine pairing and a couple drinks.
Our wait staff was nice but seemed lack in-depth knowledge of the food and especially of the wine.
For a dining experience that was closer to $600, including tip, we expect more of an "experience " as we have had in other cities for comparable price.
The food itself was very good and well plated. Great spring flavors though a little heavy on use of raspberries in first several courses (repetitive).
Did not like the last dessert course: the fried portion tasted like it was cooked in the same oil as French fries or something.
Delicious cheese to start off the dinner. Cauliflower soup was presented well and tasted great. Great gnocchi dish and the lemongrass creamsicle is a nice light summer dessert to finish off a heavy meal.
Most importantly is receiving Great Service from our server and everyone in the restaurant.
We have dined at the Grey Plume on several special occasions and never have been disappointed with our meal, our service, our experience! Each time we've tried something different on the menu and again never disappointed! I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a unique dining experience.
For my wife and I, we decided it's not the place for us. Some things were good, some were not. Some of the offerings seemed forced or the combination of ingredients seemed strange just for the sake of being strange and didn't really come together like I feel they should have for the price we paid. The restaurant is beautiful and everyone we encountered was wonderful.
My husband and I have been to several Michelin rated restaurants, so it isn't as if we are cheap. We also have worked/currently work in the food industry so we tend to be rather forgiving of service mistakes. We however, for the first time thought about leaving a restaurant after being greeted by our server and being told we could not order an appetizer until we place our full order. We ordered our appetizer and when we weren't finished with the plate, silverware still in hand, our waitress took the appetizer and waited for me to set down my silverware so she could bus it. We also for the first time sent back food because of the portion size, their $52 bison "ribeye" was two very small cuts, looking to be at most 8 ounces of meat total. Despite the fact we were very unsatisfied overall with our service the choice was not left to us how much to tip, there is an automatic 20% gratuity on all bills. Our overall experience left us feeling as though The Grey Plume thinks quite too highly of their food as well as their service.
My son works there, so I may be a bit biased, but we had a wonderful experience for our mother's day brunch. The atmosphere was great, our waiter was attentive and kind without being annoying, the food was delicious. I made reservations online and when I called to see if I could add 3 more people, there was no hassle. Thank you so much for making this a very memorable day for all of us, but especially the 4 moms that were celebrating.
This is the third time we have been to Grey Plume for Mother's Day brunch and it is better every year. It is a little pricey but worth it. This a three-course prix fixe menu was offered with 2-3 options per course. All the dishes we had were excellent, service was just right and Grey Plume is a very enjoyable setting. Recommended.
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