These restaurants emphasize using ingredients sourced from our region. Please support these chefs who support local agriculture and tell your server you saw them in Edible Omaha. Inclusion in this guide is by invitation only.
5730 N 30th St. Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus 402.457.2328 Resource.MCCNeb.edu/Bistro Indulge your curiosity and palate. Experience food prepared by accomplished culinary students with oversight from renowned chef-instructors. Local food used when available. Bistro is open when classes are in session. Dining Hours: Lunch Monday–Thursday 11am–1:30pm; Dinner Monday–Thursday 6–8pm.
Union Pacific Headquarters 1400 Douglas St. 402.544.3663 Guckenheimer.com At The Café at Union Pacific, Guckenheimer delivers tasty, healthy eating options. The menu changes daily, featuring local, seasonal ingredients and cuisines of the world—Asian to Latin, Indian to American. The Health Bar features fresh vegetables, creative salads, tasty soups and fresh baked breads. Catering available. Dining Hours: Breakfast Monday–Friday 6:30–9:30am; Lunch Monday–Friday 11am–1:30pm.
17th & Howard St. 402.344.3040 TheFlatIronCafe.com Open Table Diner’s Choice. Rated Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the Country. The Flatiron Cafe is a downtown Omaha favorite. Available for private parties. Dining Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 5pm–close.
1022 Howard St. 402.345.8980 VMertz.com V. Mertz—long an Omaha tradition—is a small locally owned restaurant offering a unique dining experience, weaving classic and contemporary flavors and texture into an extraordinary, progressive cuisine. Whether the occasion is business, celebration, a gathering of old friends or an intimate evening, V. Mertz provides the perfect setting. Dining Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 5:30pm–close.
Midtown Crossing 220 S 31st Ave. #3101 402.763.4447 TheGreyPlume.com We seek to inspire and elevate the way Omaha thinks about food through culinary excellence, promoting local foods and growers, and a commitment to community. We are devoted to creating innovative cuisine while maintaining traditional culinary roots in every aspect. We showcase the food source and practice a no-waste attitude. Dining Hours: Monday–Saturday 5–10pm.
4920 Underwood Ave. 402.933.0799 DariosBrasserie.com An informal French café serving beer, wine and simple hearty food, Dario’s is a European-style restaurant with an intimate and elegant feel. The highest-quality and freshest ingredients, along with the latest cooking techniques are combined to make your dining experience memorable. Dario’s—fine food in a friendly atmosphere. Dining Hours: Lunch Saturday 11:30am–2pm; Dinner Tuesday–Saturday 5–10pm; Sunday Brunch 10am–2pm; Sunday Dinner 5pm–close.
5013 Underwood Ave. 402.933.7400 AvoliOsteria.com AvoliOsteria is Dario Schicke’s vibrant Northern Italian Restaurant and the result of several years of hard work and planning. Dario and his team emulate the Italian tradition of hospitality and quality by combining the best ingredients available to create authentic simple Northern Italian cuisine. Dining Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 5–10pm; Sunday 5pm–close.
6207 Maple St. 402.504.4200 Lot2Benson.com Located in downtown Benson, Lot 2 focuses on approachable, locally sourced foods. The beverage program at Lot 2 includes an extensive wine list; craft cocktails and beers from around the world, including a house-brewed pale ale. Dining Hours: Monday–Thursday 4–10pm; Friday & Saturday 4–11pm; Sunday 10am–2pm.
The Shops of Legacy 16901 Wright Plaza 402.932.3078 DantePizzeria.com Dante is Omaha’s first restaurant specializing in wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and rustic Italian cuisine featuring ingredient-driven dishes with fresh produce from local farmers. Dante is committed to providing guests an authentic Italian experience, from an all-Italian wine list to seasonal menu and indoor bocce court. Dining Hours: Monday–Saturday 11am–close; Sunday noon–close. Note: Closed first Monday of every month.
2700 Sylvan Rd. 402.873.8740 LiedLodge.org/Dining The Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge & Conference Center serves local, sustainable food under soaring timbers and alongside sweeping views of Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The menu reflects what’s fresh for the season, bringing only the best flavors form the field to your table. Dining Hours: Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner; also weekend brunches.