Earlier in April I was treated to a surprisingly delicious culinary tour of Omaha Restaurants. On this amazing trip, a lovely group of bloggers was treated to some of the best restaurants in Omaha! If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try this weekend, all of these are great ideas! And if you need a reason to add Omaha to your bucket list, here are 10 delicious reasons to visit this fun city! I recommend wearing stretchy pants. 😉
*This post is sponsored by Visit Omaha, but all delicious opinions are mine!*
Delicious Omaha Restaurants to Try This Weekend!
If you think the Midwest culinary scene is boring – let me assure that it’s not! Local, fresh, innovative, and very diverse! That’s how I would describe the food scene in Omaha which boasts an insanely large number of restaurants!
Every one of the Omaha restaurants featured in this list serve delicious food, wonderful drinks, and a fun atmosphere. If you have the chance, you should try them all! For a Culinary Feast, here are 10 of the best restaurants in Omaha to add to your list of places to try!
Located in West Omaha, Dante is a restaurant you must try! Chef and owner Nick Strawhecker provides an authentic Italian experience, serving a delicious Italian-only wine list, authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, and a seasonal, rotating menu using fresh produce from local farmers. If Nick is serving up scallops the night you go, I highly recommend eating them! So, so good!!
Reservations are recommended at this beautiful restaurant, so click here to make one!
Crescent Moon Ale House–
The Blackstone Reuben served at Crescent Moon wins the prize for Omaha’s Best Reuben by the Omaha World Herald. It was originally created at the famous Blackstone Hotel right around the corner from Crescent Moon and is really good. I thought I didn’t like Reubens, but after trying the sandwich at the Crescent Moon, I am singing a new song!
Make sure to head out to Crescent Moon for a delicious Reuben and a craft beer. They have an amazing collection of beers that every beer lover will enjoy AND a yearly Reuben Fest! Don’t miss it this year.
Stirnella describes itself as a refined gastro pub with an approachable global menu. It’s a beautiful restaurant and bar. And, I love that it also sources fresh and local ingredients and embraces its Nebraska roots. I recommend trying the burratta with grilled peasant bread and the spätzle with onion confit and roasted mushrooms! Delicious!!
You can also make a reservation to eat at Stirnella. Click here to reserve a table online.
If you’re looking for a fun casual French dining experience, Le Bouillon in the heart of the Old Market is the place to go! Featuring one of a kind art and a fun bar, we really enjoyed learning about the history of this restaurant and sampling their delicious sandwiches and fries. The bartender also makes delicious drinks.
Make your reservation here.
Located in the beautiful Hotel Deco in downtown Omaha, Monarch Prime can be described as a modern steakhouse featuring their own dry-aging program and delicious seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers. Monarch Prime serves lunch and dinner and daily, as well as a Sunday brunch.
You’ll also want a reservation at Monarch Prime. Details on making one are here.
Looking for Delicious Drinks?
In addition to the drinks I mentioned above, the following restaurants in Omaha also serve up an amazing drink! Be sure to check out:Brickway Brewery & Distillery –
Brickway Brewery & Distillery is the perfect place to take the ultimate beer and spirits connoisseur! Located around the corner from Le Bouillon Restaurant in Omaha’s Old Market, Brickway is proud to distill and brew some of Omaha’s best craft drinks. They make a mean flight of Moscow Mules and their pretzel is delicious. Sign up to take a tour and learn first hand how Brickway approaches spirit distilling.
Looking for a delicious bottle of wine? Make sure to stop in a Howard Street Wine Merchant for free tasting and a nice selection of wines to take home. Howard Street Wine Merchant is accessible through Le Bouillon Restaurant and Raw Bar and is a fun place to spend a few minutes on a rainy afternoon!
For a fun experience, make sure to head downstairs to LAKA LONO Rum Club. This fun tiki bar boasts an amazing bar experience with fun seating and lots of rum based drinks. For the ultimate experience, go with a group and try the Volcano Bowl! You will enjoy this flaming group drink.
For a Sweet Treat:
The Cordial Cherry is a confectionery that sells fine artisan chocolates. If you like chocolates and chocolate covered cherries, you must stop in and visit this cute little shop located next to Dante. As the name suggests, the specialty here is handmade chocolate covered cordial cherries, decorated into the cutest little works of art. They’re almost too pretty to eat, but not really. Make sure to pop in when you go to Dante!
Coneflower Creamery –
For a delicious ice cream treat, you have to head over to Coneflower Creamery! Located in the Blackstone District, this cute little ice cream shop’s motto is Farm to Cone Ice Cream and it is absolutely delicious. I really love Brian Langbehn’s commitment to local. He’s the founder, chef, and scoopologist at Coneflower Creamery and is committed to the highest quality ingredients sourced from local farms. I can attest that the homemade Smore’s Ice Cream treat is absolute perfection!
For the Ultimate Omaha Culinary Experience!
If you want the ultimate Omaha culinary experience, sign up for a cooking class at Provisions by the Grey Plume with Chef Clayton. Making homemade pasta was amazing. But the the upcoming classes look fabulous too. A Couples Pho’ Class class and a sausage making class would be so much fun! Chef Clayton is knowledgeable and entertaining, and the food we made was delicious. Learn about all the classes Chef Clayton teaches here!
Another really fun way to experience Omaha’s culinary scene is to sign up for a tour with Omaha Culinary Tours. OCT arranges the culinary tour, and you eat! Like steaks? Take the Classic Steakhouse Tour. Want to try craft brews? Take the Brews and Bites Tour. They’ll drive you to and from each location on the trip and take care of all the ordering ahead of time. Prepare for a lot of fun, laughter, history, and delicious food. The prices are pretty reasonable so sign up for one today!
If you liked this list of some of the best restaurants in Omaha, you might be surprised by all the amazing activities your family will love in Omaha too. Check out this Weekend Getaway to Omaha post and start planning your Omaha getaway!