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 ($100) course tasting menu nightly. Advanced notice is recommended when opting for the tasting menu.
V.Mertz Ratings and Reviews
The ambiance is unmatched in Omaha. The ...
The ambiance is unmatched in Omaha. The Passageway is always romantic and V Mertz takes full advantage of it to create a unique dining experience. I like how they use local produce and meat to create their menu, but personally found the menu a little limiting. The wine list and exceptional service makes up for it, however.
We have been to V.Mertz on other occasio ...
We have been to V.Mertz on other occasions and each time has been a memorable experience. This last visit though, has more than exceeded our expectations. The staff and the food were outstanding. We had made a special request for dinner and the chef went above and beyond. Our server was wonderful. Honestly, this was the BEST dining experience we have ever had and cannot stop talking about it. Thank you so much.
The atmosphere at V. Mertz is always gre ...
The atmosphere at V. Mertz is always great. It allows for meaningful conversation, and intimate and peaceful dinners. I love that you can actually hear what the rest of your dining party is saying. I also love that you are not rushed out right away either. The menu is great as well. There is always something new and adventurous to try.
This place is great for anniversaries or ...
This place is great for anniversaries or very special occasions. We always get the Peppersteak. It is amazing. They have groupons a lot of the time as well. You buy the groupon for 50$ 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.
Excellent service. I was browsing the s ...
Excellent service. I was browsing the scotch selection and the waiter mentioned that he could let me know what I ordered last time since I could not remember! I was very impressed and took him up on that.
I will be back again soon. V.Mertz never disappoints.
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!
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