V. Mertz offers our guests a progressive, contemporary American menu with an emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients. We offer an award-winning wine list of over 400 selections. The restaurant is located in Omaha’s historic and picturesque Old Market Passageway, within walking distance from the Century Link Convention Center, The Holland Performing Arts Center, the Orpheum, and all major downtown hotels.
V. Mertz is locally-owned, and we pride ourselves in offering artisan products and cheeses, organically-grown local produce and Wagyu beef, and sustainably-farmed and line-caught seafood. We believe that dining should be an event, and to this end Chef Jacob Newton has created a harmony of food and wine, culminating in our extravagant Tasting Menus.
Perfect for business or pleasure, V. Mertz is the premier fine-dining restaurant in Omaha.
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday, starting at 5:30 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking in the Old Market is free after 5:00 pm nightly, and there are several covered and uncovered private pay lots scattered throughout the area. The closest private pay lot is located on the southeast corner of 11th and Harney Street, one block from the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
V. Mertz offers semi-private dining for parties of 10 or less, in an area of the restaurant many guests refer to as “the wine room”. This provides an ideal table for 6-10 guests, where business conversations or private celebrations can be held without interruption from other guests of the restaurant.
We are always willing to discuss closure of the entire restaurant for private parties of 30 or more guests.
Private Party Contact:
Matthew Brown: 4023458980x
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
V. Mertz offers a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for $35 per person, available Tuesday through Thursday, with the exception of Berkshire Hathaway weekend and holidays. We also offer a 5 ($60) and 8 ($100) course tasting menu nightly. Advanced notice is recommended when opting for the tasting menu.
V.Mertz Ratings and Reviews
Our 22nd anniversary was on a Saturday, ...
Our 22nd anniversary was on a Saturday, so we decided on a Market restaurant, VMertz has always been reliable for a great meal experience, and this was no exception. I was late making the reservation but added a note to call us if a better time came open. I got a call on Saturday afternoon so we got in at 7. That was nice. The ambiance is wonderful, we opted for cocktails instead of wine-both were delicious, and she had two. I was driving or I would have had another. Our salads were simply amazing. I had the Farro, and my wife had the Winter Greens. My wife had the vegetable plate for dinner and loved it, while I had the poached grouper, and again we were both extremely pleased. For dessert we had Windsor Red cheese and the chocolate mousse with French press coffee. Yum. We'll be back on my birthday, and on her birthday, and as often as we can. Meal/drink total was only $110, plus tip. It was completely worth it. Our service was friendly, helpful, and efficient. A can't go wrong choice.
Not the same since new chef came on boa ...
Not the same since new chef came on board. Food was uninteresting and the menu not as appealing and unique as a year ago. We most likely will not be going back until we hear from others that it has returned to its prior standard. Wait staff now talks too much at the tables. Seems like everyone needs to be coached up on how to stick to speaking about the specific meal options of the day and not general foodie discussions. I can read a book, magazine or internet/newspaper column from an informed source for that information, not a waiter.
We had a wonderful dinner at V. Mertz. ...
We had a wonderful dinner at V. Mertz. It is a restaurant we don't consider often for a great meal out . . . and that will change. The food, the presentation, and the wine selections by Matt (an excellent sommelier) made the evening very enjoyable.
The cauliflower soup had fantastic flavo ...
The cauliflower soup had fantastic flavor but it wasn't very hot. I mentioned it to the waiter and then when the main course came out, it also was not very hot. Very beautiful setting. Charcuterie plate was not delicious. There is no sign on the street for this restaurant so be sure you have the address in order to find it.
The ambiance is unmatched in Omaha. The ...
The ambiance is unmatched in Omaha. The Passageway is always romantic and V Mertz takes full advantage of it to create a unique dining experience. I like how they use local produce and meat to create their menu, but personally found the menu a little limiting. The wine list and exceptional service makes up for it, however.
We have been to V.Mertz on other occasio ...
We have been to V.Mertz on other occasions and each time has been a memorable experience. This last visit though, has more than exceeded our expectations. The staff and the food were outstanding. We had made a special request for dinner and the chef went above and beyond. Our server was wonderful. Honestly, this was the BEST dining experience we have ever had and cannot stop talking about it. Thank you so much.
The atmosphere at V. Mertz is always gre ...
The atmosphere at V. Mertz is always great. It allows for meaningful conversation, and intimate and peaceful dinners. I love that you can actually hear what the rest of your dining party is saying. I also love that you are not rushed out right away either. The menu is great as well. There is always something new and adventurous to try.
This place is great for anniversaries or ...
This place is great for anniversaries or very special occasions. We always get the Peppersteak. It is amazing. They have groupons a lot of the time as well. You buy the groupon for 50$ and get 100$ worth of food. This makes the visit so worth it because it is an amazing experience with amazing food. I would recommend
The food has always been wonderful. We h ...
The food has always been wonderful. We happened to be there on an off night but that will not deter us from returning. The atmosphere is always welcoming. It is our very favorite place to enjoy date night, business dinners and special occasions.
The food was amazing and our Sever was b ...
The food was amazing and our Sever was beyond amazing. The only suggestion I would make is maybe to have the food come out a little faster. We did the starter and big course and our friends did the full 3. It took over 2 hours to get through the entire meal. The price for the food was ok. My fiancees Pork chop was pretty much all fat and he was a little disappointed and my steak was a little more medium rare then rare That are only critique
There is no other fine dining experience ...
There is no other fine dining experience in Omaha that can beat V. Mertz!. Their peppercorn steak, cheese and wine selections, atmosphere and staff are simply fantastic. Everything is just so wonderful, as always!
Wife and I had the chefs tasting menu wh ...
Wife and I had the chefs tasting menu which included 6 courses along with wine pairings. We felt like we were on an episode of Top Chef. Beautiful presentation... taste was amazing as well. The wine pairings were upgraded for several courses as they ran out of other wine. All in all the service was outstanding along with the food.
Ambience was wonderful, service was grea ...
Ambience was wonderful, service was great. Wines were overpriced. Our food was just ok. It was overpriced and the portions were small. We left this place with a $150 bill for 2 people and we were both still hungry! Disappointed.
David is an excellent waiter - very know ...
David is an excellent waiter - very knowledgeable about the food being served and the wine list. V. Mertz is the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion or if you are just in the mood for a first class dining experience.
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