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 Kyle Lamb 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, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
After one of our party spilled a water, ...
After one of our party spilled a water, we were moved to a dark table between wine racks and a prep area. Not great. After our relocation, service was nonexistent. We had arrived on time for our 7:00 reservation, and our main course had not been served at 8:30. At one point, still before our meal, our server tried to remove my husband's wine glass. There was still wine in the bottle, AND WE HADN'T BEEN SERVED OUR DINNER. We joked that it was a bit early to be hinting for us to leave.
The food was excellent, as it's always been, but I don't know that we will return. If we do, I doubt we'll bring friends.
It is always great to have David as our ...
It is always great to have David as our waiter! He is very helpful with wine and food recommendations. The items we ordered were excellent...Sword Fish and Chicken with a Cherry Sauce on the plate. Also shared Shrimp and Grits and a short rib tortellini, which were quite tasty. And Creme Brûlée for dessert to top off the perfect meal!
Imaginative food selection, very well pr ...
Imaginative food selection, very well presented with a more than adequate wine list. Server was quite knowledgeable. We were told this was one of the best, if not the best restaurant in Omaha, and we were not disappointed. When in Omaha, we would most certainly return.
We started with wine, the charcuterie pl ...
We started with wine, the charcuterie plate and added the Great Britain cheddar. I would definitely recommend adding a cheese, as the plate would not have been enough.
I had the pork trio and it was amazing. The best flavored pork I've ever had. The side of vegetables were also tasty. My husband had their signature peppersteak and he enjoyed it, but not as much as my pork.
We split the creme brulee for dessert. It was standard. Overall, we had a great meal and I would love to come back if it wasn't for the hefty price tag. Including tax, it was over $150 for the two of us.
V. Mertz was absolutely fabulous. The r ...
V. Mertz was absolutely fabulous. The restaurant is exposed brick with white table linens, beautiful spot. The food is the best in Omaha in my opinion. It is relatively expensive, but justly so. I would highly recommend V. Mertz to anyone looking for a tremendous meal.
V.Mertz is always beyond exceptional. Th ...
V.Mertz is always beyond exceptional. The plates are always beautiful, delicious and fresh. The wine list is extensive and devine. The service is always top notch and professional. The restaurant itself provides a beautiful setting creating a perfect dining experience.
Any restaurant where we can hear each ot ...
Any restaurant where we can hear each other is a winner! That all the food we ate over both visits last week was perfectly paired and prepared made it a fabulous dining experience. The wine list was extensive and excellent and the somalier was very knowledgable!
A wonderful upscale dining experience wi ...
A wonderful upscale dining experience with foods that excite the tastebuds and imagination. All courses are uniquely created from locally purchased, fresh ingredients. Highly recommended for couples, friends and family who prefer a quiet, intimate atmosphere. The waitstaff is outstanding as well.
Very fancy! Our waiter was so kind and ...
Very fancy! Our waiter was so kind and knowledgeable. As common folk, we had to have him explain the menu haha. This is def a fancy restaurant that you dress up for. Expect to pay $150-$200 per couple if you are going to have wine/beer. We made reservations 2.5 months in advance so that we could sit in the courtyard. I highly recommend sitting there because the view is amazing and it's less crowded. We arrived approx 15 minutes before our reservation and we were shown right to our table. My husband, who is a very picky southern eater, was soooo impressed and is already talking about going back. I recommend the shrimp and grits....AMAZING and I hope they stay on the menu!
This was my first time eating at V.Mertz ...
This was my first time eating at V.Mertz and definitely one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Omaha. The atmosphere, presentation, service, food, and cocktails were all top notch! I look forward to going back soon. Now, if only it were easier to get a reservation...but it’s clear why they have to be made well in advance!
V Mertz is one of our "go to" restaurant ...
V Mertz is one of our "go to" restaurants when there is a special occasion to celebrate. We love it's location in the passageway in the Old Market. Once you're there, you feel like you've been transported to somewhere other than Omaha. My wife and I always feel like we're on vacation at one of Disney World's upscale restaurants. The food is excellent and our favorite waiter (David) is amazing. He seems to intuitively know when he is needed to refill a water glass or arrive with the next course. He's extremely knowledgeable about the food served and makes the customer feel like his/her needs are his utmost concern. When my wife couldn't decide on a cocktail, he said he would bring her a Grey Goose vodka gimlet. Even though it had been months since we'd last been there, he recalled her favorite drink. Now THAT'S service. The restaurant even took the time to print our names and the occasion we were celebrating on the top of our menu to take with us as a souvenir. I look forward to the next time we can enjoy this Omaha gem of a restaurant again.
We drive for an hour to go to this restaurant and have done so for 5 or 6 years. We've never been disappointed and it is where we go for a special night for just the two of us. Atmosphere is relaxed with a quiet ambiance and subdued lighting. Food is always good, wine list is extensive (and a bit pricey), and the staff is attentive without being intrusive or pushy.
Lovely 4th anniversary
Wife and I drove from lincoln to try this restaurant. We enjoyed the fish and chips, goose egg, and our entrees. Wife had the v.Mertz steak and I had the walley. Loved all of those. Didn't care too much for the candy bar. Looked great. Ice cream was too smokey. Chocolate and marshmallow hard to cut with fork. Would of enjoyed more if it was warm.
Excellent as always
We eat at V-Mertz at least twice a year, more if we can. As always everything was suberb. If you want a dining experience, eat here. If you want to be in and out within an hour, do not eat here. We always spend 2-3 hours here because it really is an experience. V-Metz is my favorite restaurant in Omaha!
Made Our Event Extra Special
The V.Mertz staff were classy and professional. Engaged in our every need and everything from cocktails to dessert served promptly. The food was excellent and the selection elegant. I've never had duck prepared so well and our waiter was lovely. One of my best dining experiences and they made our Bachelorette evening that much more special.
Went there with my wife on a Tuesday nig ...
Went there with my wife on a Tuesday night. Vibe was great, fountain outside the restaurant added a nice ambiance. We did the Chef's Tasting with wine pairings and it absolutely blew us away. We didn't buy a bottle, but if you know your wines, this list is full of unicorns.
V.Mertz is our special occasion place; t ...
V.Mertz is our special occasion place; this time we were there for our anniversary. We always love going there - it's a quiet, intimate, romantic atmosphere with outstanding food and drinks, and top notch service.
V Mertz is one of the best restaurants Omaha has to offer, not just because of their food of gold, but because of the genuine service they provide. When I made our reservation, I mentioned it was for my mom's 60th birthday dinner. Lo and behold, when we arrived we had our own personal menus that had "Happy 60th Birthday!" printed at the top. This did not go unnoticed! Thank you so much.
The service was absolutely amazing. Always had our water filled yet we weren't hovered over the entire time. Unfortunately due to a large party my fiance and Ibwere unable to hear each other talking due to the loud talking and laughing from the party which kind of ruinined the experience as it was our first time there. Other than that the food was great and service was amazing. However with the noice im not sure we want to go back and spend the money as we initially went to have a nice and quiet romantic night out.
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