Omaha, NE 68102
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: (402) 345-8980
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
I made a reservation for a late Valentin ...
I made a reservation for a late Valentines Day dinner with my girlfriend and couldn't be more happy with my experience. Our server Ross Koley took the time to explain in depth the dinner menu, cocktails and wine menu. The service was outstanding, timed perfectly, Ross just takes the experience above and beyond. Matthew Brown the manager also was very involved with the dining experience, and will definitely make V-Mertz a regular destination for dinner. High fives gentlemen.
My wife and I came here on a date. Ever ...
My wife and I came here on a date. Everything tasted phenomenal! And we weren't expecting to be as full as we were at the end. We liked that everything was brought out as separate courses, as opposed to the troughs we're used to. And we could take our time eating, instead of being not-so-subtly shuffled out the door like cattle. We'll definitely be back!
Really great meal, went with two friends ...
Really great meal, went with two friends. For the two of us that got meat dishes, the portions and the price were very reasonable. For the one who got the squash dish, the portion was a little smaller than expected but the food still tasted great. 10/10 would recommend.
Okay ambiance, unless they stick you in ...
Okay ambiance, unless they stick you in the corner, which is essentially the storage room. Food was over cooked (couldn't cut the pork) and service was slow. Yes, took 2.5 hours to get through dinner, not because we wanted a nice slow dinner, but because service was so slow. Took half an hour to get our waiter for the first time. DO NOT EAT HERE. Terrible value. Way overpriced for what you get.
Omaha has a fabulous span of upscale, ar ...
Omaha has a fabulous span of upscale, artisan restaurants - and I love having all those new options - but V Mertz still wins it for me hands down. It's the trifecta of ambiance, food, and service, and for many Omahans, a good dose of nostalgia too. So very glad and thankful it hasn't been pressured to dumb down its menu, although we have noticed a sizable increase in portion sizes.
Wonderful ambiance and wonderful service ...
Wonderful ambiance and wonderful service! Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to answer every question. He was very polite and fulfilled every request. The food was delicious and I was surprised at the decent portion size! Sometimes at really nice restaurants you can walk away hungry, not here. Wonderful wine list for the wine connoisseur! The ambiance alone made this restaurant worthwhile, old brick walls, wine bottles surrounding you, dim lighting, beautiful plants in the courtyard, loved it! We will definitely be returning :)
our open table got us a table by 2 restr ...
our open table got us a table by 2 restrooms and in a very busy traffic pattern while several good
tables sat empty. We were very disappointed, We won't be back to V.Mertz and we will not be utilizing the open table program if the is any indication of it's quality.
It was absolutely amazing and I decided ...
It was absolutely amazing and I decided to get engaged perfect Ambiance for what I needed. The staff were awesome and even made it a special moment. I look forward to going back with my wife or my fiance because I'd like to visit sooner than the wedding!
This is the second time I've been to V. ...
This is the second time I've been to V. Mertz. I really appreciate the consistency of quality and originality at this restaurant. I really appreciate the knowledge provided by our waiter to suggest appropriate food pairings for our wine.
The tasting menu provides a unique exper ...
The tasting menu provides a unique experience where you can spend a couple of hours rather than being shuffled in and out. It changes regularly, so each time is a little different. And each of the 6 or 7 plates, and associated wine pairings if you choose, comes with a little story or explanation.
I've been to exclusive restaurants around the world, and to find this here in Omaha is a pleasant surprise. I see it becoming a regular past time for my wife and I.
We celebrated our anniversary with frien ...
We celebrated our anniversary with friends. The service was fabulous and the food was very good. When I ordered a second Makers Mark I was told that they were out. I then ordered a Jack Daniels and they said they did have that either. A small thing, but if you're paying those prices, they should have a better stocked bar.
Wouldn't recommend. Service was poor. At ...
Service was poor.
Atmosphere was loud. Tables are basically on top of each other & we were fortunate enough to sit by a very loud conversational couple.
We requested to substitute one side for other, only to be told by the server that the chief decided that broccoli would go better with the rice. Only problem with that is we dont like broccoli, and that's not what we asked for.
If I could give this place a negative zero I would.
Won't be back.
This was our first time dining at V Mert ...
This was our first time dining at V Mertz and couldn't wait. It wound up being a very bad experience. The service was poor, we had to have our appetizer taken off our bill due to it being way to salty, the entrée was poor, the staff was very "stuck up" and we just didn't feel welcome at all...all this spending $200+ dollars. Will never go here again.
Ambience, service, along with thoughtfu ...
Ambience, service, along with thoughtful food, makes this one of the top spots in omaha if not the top spot for a memorable night out. Easily the best wine service in the city. The menu changes daily and it seems that they gather from local fresh producers, they will also change up entrees if you have issues with certain limitations, all good!
Can't wait to return.
We always enjoy our dining experiences a ...
We always enjoy our dining experiences at V Mertz; the food is unique and delicious, the service impeccable and the atmosphere intimate!! We always look forward to the variety of selections on the menu; the taste combinations are always a palatable delight. It is one of our favorite restaurants to visit in Omaha for a romantic couples dinner or a fun place for a small celebration.
Our second trip to V. Mertz was just as ...
Our second trip to V. Mertz was just as good as our first. Amazing food, perfectly cooked, great wine selection and some of the best service in Nebraska rolled into a small scale wonderfully romantic little hideaway. We will be back.
V Mertz is an Omaha institution in the O ...
V Mertz is an Omaha institution in the Old Market. We have never been disappointed. Wine list is impressive. Chef creations are presented in a beautiful manner and all is perfectly prepared. Setting is brick walls, dimmed lighting and a very large bouquet of flowers in entry. Waiter is knowledgeable and attentive. You, too, will not be disappointed. See their frequently updated menu (seasonal offerings) at their website.
While we enjoyed our evening at V Mertz, ...
While we enjoyed our evening at V Mertz, we felt it was not "up to snuff".... this is our once a year special treat and in the past you would have had all 5 stars....... maybe it was an off night... that's what we think sooo we'll try it again next year, but if it is not 5stars across, we will find another restaurant for our special dinner......
V mertz has always been a Omaha gem,they ...
V mertz has always been a Omaha gem,they have had some great chefs and always top notch service.If you haven't been lately you must get in soon and see how new Executive Chef Jake Newton is taking this establishment to "The Culinary Stratosphere "and GM/sommelier Matt Brown has the craft cocktail list singing and the wine list full of interesting gems.Do yourself a favor and do the tasting and pairings option.
Had the tasting/prix fixe menu with wine ...
Had the tasting/prix fixe menu with wine pairings for $100/person. Pricey yes, but worth every penny. Wonderful variety of tastes and textures. It was also much easier than trying to choose from the regular menu. Each course and wine was explained in detail. Questions were encouraged. Ignorance was not a sin. Wonderful quite brick-and-iron atmosphere in subterranean Old Market setting. Check it out. Groupons available.
My girlfriend and I went to V Mertz for ...
My girlfriend and I went to V Mertz for the first time the other night and we had a great experience. The service was extraordinary and they had great knowledge and recommendations for the wine list and the dinner menu. We enjoyed the dim light and the old brick walls. We wanted to try something we don't ordinarily try, don't come here if you want to bring kids or get something cheap because you will spend some money. The food was well worth the money and the atmosphere was romantic. I would highly recommend this for a date night.
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