Set on the banks of the Missouri River, the city of Omaha is packed with places for a dinner date with a loved one. Sample exquisite French cuisine, dig into prime steaks and ribs at one of the classic steakhouses or cozy up in front of a fire with a bottle of champagne. Savor after-dinner treats such as a decadent dessert accompanied by a glass of port or a warm brandy in an intimate and romantic environment.
© 801 Chophouse
Located in the heart of downtown Omaha, 801 Chophouse is an elegant and refined dining destination with award-winning cuisine, a world-class wine list, impeccable hospitality and service, and an intimate and romantic ambiance. The late 1920’s New York City-style restaurant serves a menu of classic steakhouse fare such as prime USDA steaks with innovative sides, fresh seafood, and salads, with signature dishes such as oysters on the half shell, live Maine lobsters and king crab legs, as well as a range of delicious steaks. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of global wines, exclusive small-batch bourbons, and scotches, and imported spirits and exclusive events and functions of up to 48 guests are catered for in several private and semi-private dining rooms. 801 Chophouse is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
1403 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: 402-341-1222
2.Au Courant Regional Kitchen
© Au Courant Regional Kitchen
Au Courant Regional Kitchen is a pleasant eatery and bar that offers approachable New European fare with a focus on seasonal and regional ingredients. The bistro-style restaurant exudes a casual and friendly atmosphere with warm décor, wooden tables and chairs, and soft lighting, and serves a range of globally-inspired dishes such as prime steaks and chops, housemade pasta and from-scratch sauces, chicken plates and several vegetarian options. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of global wines, exclusive small-batch beers, imported spirits, and classic cocktails, and the eatery is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
6064 Maple St, Omaha, NE 68104, Phone: 402-505-9917
© Avoli Osteria
Avoli Osteria is a chef-owned restaurant serving Northern Italian cuisine in a casual, elegant atmosphere. Located in the historic Omaha neighborhood of Dundee and owned by Dario and Amy Schicke, Avoli Osteria brings the taste of Italy to Omaha with a menu of delicious, freshly prepared Italian fare with a modern twist. Diners can tuck into small plates of antipasti, handmade pasta and thick and creamy sauces, and entrées of chicken, prime meat cuts, and hearty sides from the a la carte menu or a set three-course Prix Fixe menu. Avoli’s excellent food is paired with a selection of wine from the Northern regions of Italy, as well as imported liqueurs and spirits. Avoli Osteria is open for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
5013 Underwood Avenue, Omaha, NE 68132, Phone: 402-933-7400
© Baela Rose
Located in the heart of Dundee, Baela Rose is a charming eatery owned by Chef Kyle Anderson and wife Rose Anderson that focuses on offering contemporary fare prepared with classic cooking techniques and served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Named after the couple’s daughter, the restaurant prides itself on connecting with local and regional artisans and farmers for farm-fresh and organic ingredients, creating dishes such as House Tagliatelle Al Ragu, Butter Roasted Chicken Breast, Seared Steelhead Trout, and Braised Wagyu Short Rib. The delicious food is paired with a variety of libations, including wines from around the world, craft beers and brews, high-end spirits and classic cocktails. Baela Rose is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and lunch on the weekends.
4919 Underwood Ave, Omaha, NE 68132, Phone: 402-991-5363
5.Brother Sebastian's Steakhouse
Brother Sebastian’s Steakhouse is a locally-owned and operated restaurant that specializes in U.S.D.A. Choice steaks, prime rib, seafood, and chicken. The classic steakhouse is perfect for a romantic dinner with warm décor in dark tones, cozy, intimate booths, soft lighting, and several fireplaces that create a tranquil glow. The restaurant is designed after the missions of California and the friendly wait staff wear robes as an homage to the religious brothers of the religious houses. The excellent cuisine is accompanied y a wide range of casual wines from around the world, craft beers and microbrews on tap, top-shelf spirits, and classic cocktails. Brother Sebastian’s Steakhouse is open for lunch and dinner daily.
1350 S. 119th St. Omaha, NE 68144-1606, Phone: 402-330-0300
© Dario's Brasserie
Dario's Brasserie is a beautiful French-style eatery and bar in the heart of Omaha’s historic Dundee neighborhood and one of the most romantic places to dine. The restaurant features intimate banquette seating, a cozy and comfortable bar area, and gentle lighting that creates a soft and romantic glow. The European restaurant specializes in Old-World French fare with Belgian fair infused with French, Dutch and English influences, prepared with high quality, fresh locally sourced ingredients. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of hand-curated wines from around the world, craft beers, top-shelf spirits, and classic cocktails, and desserts include potted carrot cake and chocolate mousse. Dario's Brasserie is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and lunch on the weekends.
4920 Underwood Ave, Omaha, NE 68132, Phone: 402-933-0799
Dolce is a small intimate restaurant on West Maple Road that focuses on serving high-quality contemporary cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Owned by Jason Kuhr and Tyler Mohr, the newly renovated eatery features modern décor and a stylish ambiance and is helmed by Chef Kueper who creates an inventive menu of seasonal cuisine. Signature dishes include morel and three-mushroom tagliatelle and cream sauce, warm goat cheese and beet salad, crispy-skinned Plum Creek, succulent pork chops, and classic bread pudding for dessert. Professional wait staff recommends a selection of fine wines to pair with each dish, and other libations include classic cocktails and top-shelf spirits. Dolce is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturday.
12317 W Maple Rd, Omaha, NE 68164, Phone: 402-964-2212
8.The Flatiron Cafe
© The Flatiron Café
Based in a building that looks like New York’s famous Flatiron Building, the Flatiron Café is a stylish downtown dining destination that pairs refined New American cuisine with fine wines in a warm and welcoming setting. Featuring a comfortable dining room with plush décor, white-shrouded tables with sparkling silverware, hanging ceiling lights that create a soft and charismatic glow, the café serves a contemporary menu rich with duck, beef, veal, caviar, lobster, and truffles. Signature dishes include French Onion Soup, Pan-Seared Scallops, and Tender Veal Chops, and Orange Glazed Duck, and the cuisine is accompanied by an excellent selection of casual wines, craft beers, classic cocktails, and top-shelf spirits. The Flatiron Café is open for dinner, Monday through Saturday.
1722 St Marys Ave # 110, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: 402-344-3040
9.Genji Japanese Steakhouse
Genji Japanese Steakhouse is a stylish and sophisticated Japanese-inspired steakhouse that specializes in upscale teppanyaki grills, sushi and sashimi dishes, and specialty cocktails in a refined atmosphere. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a menu of sublime Japanese cuisine and prime USDA steaks, and serves a wide range of delicious dishes from across Asia, including tataki, tempura, teriyaki, hibachi, sushi, sashimi, California rolls, udon, ramen, and various noodles dishes as well as prime USDA steaks and chophouse fare. A full-service bar offers craft beers and microbrews by the bottle or on tap, top-shelf spirits, classic cocktails, and fine wines from around the world. Fuji Steakhouse is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
14505 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68144, Phone: 402-333-8338
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10.Hiro 88 Millard
© Hiro 88 Millard
Designed by Japanese architect Nakamura-san, Hiro 88 Millard is an upscale Pan-Asian restaurant group with locations in Omaha and Lincoln that serves award-winning Chinese cuisine and other refined Asian fare in a stylish atmosphere. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding neighborhood, Hiro 88 Millard in West Omaha blends traditional and modern Japanese design with minimalist décor and sophisticated accents to present a modern and clean dining space. Guests can enjoy a variety of made-from-scratch, premium-grade sushi, sashimi, nigiri, and makimono rolls, along with Asian-fusion dishes from China, Korea, and Japan. The full-service bar serves an array of high-end libations, including the city’s largest selection of sake, local and imported beers, fine wines from around the world, and top-shelf spirits. Hiro 88 Millard is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
17664 Welch Plaza, Omaha, NE 68135, Phone: 402-702-8800
© J. Coco
J.Coco is a locally and independently owned restaurant that serves contemporary New American cuisine and fine wines in a stylish atmosphere. Based in a beautifully preserved building that was built in 1925, the restaurant features a lively main dining room and intimate private dining room for special celebrations and a gorgeous outdoor deck for alfresco dining. A seasonal menu boasts farm-to-table cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients and a full service bar serves an excellent selection of wines from around the world and handcrafted cocktails. J.Coco is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturday.
5203 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106, Phone: 402-884-2626
© Le Bouillon
Tucked into the Old Market on Howard Street, Le Bouillon is a European-inspired restaurant that serves classic French cuisine in an airy and vibrant dining room. Celebrating the tremendous regional culinary heritage of France, the restaurant’s Chef Paul Kulik serves seasonally changing menus of comfort food prepared using on the highest quality, fresh, locally sourced ingredients with classic dishes such as small plates such as frog legs or steak tartar, French onion soup, cassoulet, braised rabbit, pork rillettes, and Croque Monsieur. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of fine wines from France, craft and imported beers, and classic cocktails made with high-end spirits. Le Bouillon is open for raw bar options, lunch, brunch or dinner, daily.
1017 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: 402-502-6816
13.Le Voltaire French Restaurant
© Le Voltaire French Restaurant
Located in Pepperwood Village, Le Voltaire French Restaurant is an award-winning dining destination that brings the rich tastes and flavors of France to West Omaha. Established over 15 years ago, the restaurant is one of the finest dining establishments in town, serving classic French cuisine in a romantic south-of-France atmosphere. The main dining room features elegant décor, and soft lighting and a beautiful private room with a direct view of the wine cellar offers the perfect spot for a special occasion. Seasonally changing menus features dishes from all regions of France, which are paired with curated French wines from an extensive and award-winning wine selection. Le Voltaire French Restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday and lunch on Thursdays and Fridays.
569 N 155th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68154, Phone: 402-934-9374
14.Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano
© Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano
Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano is a romantic restaurant in the heart of Omaha that offers the perfect place to wine and dine in true Italian style. Open for lunch and dinner six days of the week (closed on Sundays), the family-owned and operated restaurant serves a menu of classic Italian cuisine from both the Southern and Northern regions, including antipasti platters, appetizers, house-made pasta, meat, chicken and fish entrées, and sweet desserts. Signature dishes include Tortellini with Sautéed Mushrooms and Peas, Melanzane Alla Parmigiana (Eggplant), Salsiccia E Pepperoni, Baked Lasagna
Lasagna, and Jumbo Beef or Cheese Ravioli. Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano caters for private functions and events.
3001 S. 32nd Ave., Omaha, NE 68105, Phone: 402-345-5656
15.Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
© Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
Mahogany Prime Steakhouse is an award-winning steakhouse that specializes in serving the finest custom-aged U.S. prime mid-western beef steaks and other cuts of meat, along with fresh seafood dishes and an impressive selection of world-class wines. The elegant restaurant features beautifully appointed dining rooms in dark hues, spaces for private lunches and dinners, a dedicated private dining coordinator, and a large bar area with multiple large flat-screen televisions. Exuding a casual, yet sophisticated fine-dining atmosphere, the restaurant has certified sommeliers on hand to suggest exceptional vintages to pair with each dish and offers valet parking. Mahogany Prime Steakhouse is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
13665 California St, Omaha, NE 68154, Phone: 402-445-4380
16.Nicola's Italian Wine & Fare
© Nicola's Italian Wine & Fare
Nicola's Italian Restaurant is a laid-back Italian osteria with a casual bar and a lovely outdoor garden area for summertime dining. Located on the corner of 13th and Jackson in Omaha's Old Market, the relaxed eatery has been serving exceptional Italian fare for the past 14 years and continues to be a neighborhood favorite for great food and wine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Nicola's diverse and seasonal menu features everything from paninis and pizzas to freshly prepared salads and soups, homemade pasta dishes, hearty meat, chicken and fish plates, and decadent desserts. Nicola's, Stay Sweet menu offers artisan chocolates and freshly baked treats to enjoy with freshly brewed coffee and other dessert drinks. Nicola's Italian Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturday.
521 S. 13th St., Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: 402-345-8466
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17.Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge
© Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge
Located within walking distance of the Holland Performing Arts and CenturyLink Center, Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge is the perfect spot for an after-show dinner. The charming, yet understated restaurant and wine bar serve culinary delights of small sharing plates, flatbread pizzas, and gourmet sliders, using locally sourced ingredients, as well as light entrées of Nosh Filet Medallions, Chipotle Chicken, Faroe Island Salmon Filet, and Beet Falafel. The hidden gem also has a full-service bar which boasts over 140 wines, 70 different whiskeys, and a curated selection of gins, rums, and vodkas from around the world, along with artisan beers, martinis, and handcrafted premium cocktails. Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
1006 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: 402-614-2121
Boasting a beautiful outdoor patio with tables and chairs, an extensive wine list and an exceptional menu of Italian fare for lunch and dinner, Spezia shares a love and passion for everything Italian with both locals and visitors alike. The busy bar is usually packed with patrons sipping cocktails and waiting for a table to dine on the restaurant’s delicious, contemporary Italian cuisine, which includes antipasto plates of briny olives, aged cheeses, imported charcuterie, and warm bread. Primi and secondi plates range from risotto, plain and baked pasta dishes, and fresh soups and salads, while entrées feature prime beef and veal, chicken and fresh fish. Spezia is part of a regional chain with several restaurants around the country.
3125 S 72nd St Omaha, NE, Phone: 402-391-2950
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© Sullivan's Steakhouse
Sullivan’s Steakhouse is a classic steakhouse chain that is renowned for serving hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, fresh salads and signature cocktails in elegant surrounds against a backdrop of live music. Located in the Creamery Building in the Glenwood South District of downtown, Sullivan’s Steakhouse is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or celebrating a special occasion with a menu of traditional steakhouse fare featuring prime meats and fresh seafood off the grill and an extensive wine list of fine wines from around the world. Sullivan’s Steakhouse also offers private dining options for up to 100 guests and is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday.
222 S 15th St Ste 100, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: 402-342-0077
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20.The Boiler Room
© The Boiler Room
The Boiler Room is rustic-chic loft eatery in the Old Market with a modern dining space adorned with art and cozy atmosphere. Set in a beautifully maintained converted boiler room in the 120-year-old Bemis Bag building, the restaurant features exposed brick, steel beams and girders, and contemporary architectural accents, creating an industrial-chic ambiance. Chef Tim Nicholson creates a seasonally-changing menu of farm-to-table fare boasting appetizers, sharing platters, entrées, and desserts, which are accompanied by an extensive Domaine-driven Old World wine list and handcrafted cocktails. The Boiler Room is open for dinner, Monday through Saturday.
1110 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: 402-916-9274
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© The Drover
The Drover is a landmark steakhouse that has been serving world-class whiskey-marinated steaks and other classic chophouse fare for over three decades. The restaurant boasts an intimate and romantic vibe with rustic, vintage décor and dim lighting, and has a full-service bar that offers a wide range of fine wines with global labels, craft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic cocktails. The menu features traditional steakhouse fare such as a variety of prime USDA beef cuts such as filet, ribeye, and sirloin, all marinated in the restaurant’s signature whiskey marinade. Other items on the menu include seafood, chicken and vegetarian entrées, burgers, soups, and a large selection of salads from the salad bar and house specialties like the Reuben with a Drover twist. The Drover is open for lunch and dinner daily.
2121 S 73rd St, Omaha, NE 68124, Phone: 402-391-7440
22.The Grey Plume
© The Grey Plume
The Grey Plume is a highly acclaimed New American eatery that focuses on seasonality and sustainability and prides themselves on using eco-friendly practices. The first and only Certified Green Restaurant in Nebraska, the charming eatery boasts country-chic décor and a comfortably elegant dining atmosphere for dinner and serves a seasonal locavore menu of farm-to-fork cuisine prepared with local and regional ingredients sourced from surrounding artisans, farmers, and producers. Led by Chef and Owner Clayton Chapman, the award-winning restaurant is a must foodies and romantics alike who want to enjoy delicious fare without the footprint. The Grey Plume is open for dinner only, Monday through Saturday.
220 S 31st Ave #3101, Omaha, NE 68131, Phone: 402-763-4447
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23.Twisted Cork Bistro
© Twisted Cork Bistro
The Twisted Cork Bistro is a friendly and popular neighborhood eatery that serves casual, locally sourced fare, along with handcrafted ales, spirits, and Pacific Northwest wines. The locally-owned and operated bistro focuses on serving regional, seasonal, and boldly-flavored natural foods, prepared with ingredients and produce from surrounding farmers, fishmongers, and ranchers. The food is accompanied by a selection of handcrafted ales and wines sourced from the Pacific Northwest and served by friendly, professional staff. The Twisted Cork Bistro is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
10730 Pacific St Ste 110, Omaha, NE 68114, Phone: 402-932-1300
© V. Mertz
Set in a historic brick building in the Old Market Passageway, V. Mertz is a small, locally-owned restaurant that is renowned for being one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. The cozy hideaway serves a progressive, contemporary American menu with an emphasis on local, regional and seasonal produce and meats with dishes like including Nebraska morel mushrooms, wild salmon, beef tenderloin, sea scallops, and Oregon lamb chops. A full-service bar offers an award-winning wine list of over 400 vintages, as well as single-malt Scotch, premium vodkas, craft beers on tap, and classic cocktails. V. Mertz is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
1022 Howard St. Old Market Passageway, Lower Level Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: 402-345-8980
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25.Wave Bistro Restaurant
© Wave Bistro Restaurant
Located in the Hillsborough West Plaza, Wave Bistro Restaurant is a family-owned and operated eatery that serves classic Asian-Fusion cuisine with Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and French influences. Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and regional produce from surrounding artisans and producers, the restaurant serves a menu of Asian cuisine with a European twist. Signature dishes range from Thai Basil Crusted Chicken and Lemon Creamy Almond Shrimp to Cashew-Crusted Salmon Fillet and Sliced Beef in Spiced Hoisin Sauce. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of global wines, craft beers, exclusive small-batch imported spirits, and other drinks, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.
4002 N 144th St, Omaha, NE 68116, Phone: 402-496-8812
25 Best Romantic Restaurants in Omaha
- 801 Chophouse, Photo: 801 Chophouse
- Au Courant Regional Kitchen, Photo: Au Courant Regional Kitchen
- Avoli Osteria, Photo: Avoli Osteria
- Baela Rose, Photo: Baela Rose
- Brother Sebastian's Steakhouse, Photo: Luiz/stock.adobe.com
- Dario's Brasserie, Photo: Dario's Brasserie
- Dolce, Photo: Dolce
- The Flatiron Cafe, Photo: The Flatiron Café
- Genji Japanese Steakhouse, Photo: alexeg84/stock.adobe.com
- Hiro 88 Millard, Photo: Hiro 88 Millard
- J. Coco, Photo: J. Coco
- Le Bouillon, Photo: Le Bouillon
- Le Voltaire French Restaurant, Photo: Le Voltaire French Restaurant
- Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano, Photo: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano
- Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, Photo: Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
- Nicola's Italian Wine & Fare, Photo: Nicola's Italian Wine & Fare
- Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge, Photo: Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge
- Spezia, Photo: Spezia
- Sullivan's Steakhouse, Photo: Sullivan's Steakhouse
- The Boiler Room, Photo: The Boiler Room
- The Drover, Photo: The Drover
- The Grey Plume, Photo: The Grey Plume
- Twisted Cork Bistro, Photo: Twisted Cork Bistro
- V. Mertz, Photo: V. Mertz
- Wave Bistro Restaurant, Photo: Wave Bistro Restaurant
- Cover Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com