Edible Omaha

Slow Food Fast, Kitchen Table

Photo by Juliene Marie
Photo by Juliene Marie

By DR Brown

After a five-year stint working at fine dining establishments in San Francisco, husband and wife team Colin and Jessica Duggan returned to their Omaha roots this past October. Since then, they have been busy translating fine dining quality, techniques and philosophies into a new restaurant concept sure to please. According to Colin, “Our goal is to bring back the time-honored tradition of eating healthy foods at the kitchen table.

Their Kitchen Table restaurant focuses on providing “slow food fast.” Colin explains: “The key is to use the best local ingredients to make from-scratch dishes.” In their short time in Omaha, they have made connections with more than 15 local farmers and food producers. Produce from those farmers is used by Colin, the restaurant’s chef, to tailor the menu to what’s in season and is available.

Lunch options include a delicious mix of soups, salads and sandwiches using fresh-baked breads. Snacks are available all day.
Take-away dinners are designed so you can enjoy your meal at your own kitchen table. The nightly option for dinner changes daily and
includes a meatless version. The weekly dinner menu is posted on the website. A 1-2-3 single-price brunch is available on Sundays.

Kitchen Table opened in early June after completing extensive renovations to a formerly vacant space on the south side of Farnam
Street between 14th and 15th streets. The casual and comfortable space is enhanced by a stunning wall of plants that greets you immediately upon entry. The plant wall was built using Woolly Pockets—lightweight, modular gardening containers with selfcontained water reservoirs—that force the plants to grow vertically. Barn lumber from a barn in Jessica’s family was repurposed into the benches and tabletops by Ludlow Lumber, a local small business specializing in reclaimed barn wood. A private room is available for
parties or meetings. 

Located at 1415 Farnam Street, Kitchen Table is open Monday through Friday from 11am–7pm and on Sunday from 10am–2pm.
Place your to-go order by calling 402.933.2810 or visiting online at KitchenTableOmaha.com. Follow the restaurant on Facebook and