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 M–Th 11am–1:30pm; Dinner M–Th 6–8pm.
5730 N 30th St., Metropolitan Community College,
Fort Omaha Campus., 402.457.2328,
At the Dining Room 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 M–F 6:30–9:30am; Lunch M–F 11am–1:30pm.
Union Pacific Headquarters, 1400 Douglas St.,
The Flatiron Cafe
Open Table Diner’s Choice. Rated Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. The Flatiron Cafe is a Downtown Omaha favorite. Available for private parties.
Dining Hours: Tu–Sa 5pm–close.
17th & Howard St., 402.344.3040
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: Tu–Sa 5:30pm–close.
1022 Howard St., 402.345.8980
The Grey Plume
The Grey Plume seeks to inspire and elevate the way Omaha thinks about food through culinary excellence, promoting local foods and growers, and a commitment to community. Devoted to creating innovative cuisine while maintaining traditional culinary roots in every aspect, they showcase the food source and practice a no-waste attitude.
Dining Hours: M–Sa 5–10pm.
Midtown Crossing, 220 S 31st Ave. #3101
Avoli Osteria 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: Tu–Sa 5–10pm; Su 5pm–close.
5013 Underwood Ave.
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 Tu–Sa 11:30am–2pm; Dinner Tu–Sa 5–10pm; Su Brunch 10am–2pm; Su Dinner 5pm–close.
4920 Underwood Ave.
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: M–Th 4–10pm; F & Sa 4–11pm; Su 10am–2pm.
6207 Maple St.
Taita, a chef-owned and -operated restaurant and sushi bar, is dedicated to providing Benson with sustainable seafood and locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is driven to showcase culinary and Peruvian heritage while highlighting Midwestern farms and food artisans in dishes influenced by the chefs’ travels and dreams.
Dining Hours: M–Sa 5:30–10pm; Su noon–4pm.
6109 Maple St.
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 a seasonal menu and indoor bocce court.
Dining Hours: M–Sa 11am–close; Su noon–close.
The Shops of Legacy, 16901 Wright Plaza
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 from the field to your table.
Dining Hours: Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner; also weekend brunches.
2700 Sylvan Rd., 402.873.8740