Imagine this, it's Saturday night and you're scheduled for a date. Wait, neither of you have a place picked out. Thus begins with what I like to call the "restaurant joust". You know, the ritual where you spear ideas at each other, until one of you gets stuck and says "forget it, let's get take-out from Rice Bowl". End it, with this Omaha date night guide.
This little bistro has my heart, every single table with it's flickering candle brings a swoon. Quaint and small with truly timeless decor, it feels like you walked in off the cobblestone streets of a french village. There are amazing kitchen smells and endless wine possibilities at stellar prices. You must try the beef bourguignon if it's on the daily menu! We celebrated here after our engagement so maybe I'm biased.
Bustling and inviting is this modern, Cajun-inspired spot. The drinks are dangerously delicious and potent (try the weekly frozen cocktail). The open kitchen and lounge style seating make this an excellent choice to bring that special someone for an adventurous meal without much pressure! Two words, Nola Shrimp...you won't be sorry.
Unexpected and romantic, this restaurant is a true Omaha culinary gem. It's dimly lit and truly, a re-purposed boiler room with the most beautiful open kitchen. Although it is on the pricier side, the waiters are wonderful and unpretentious. The menu items are not your typical but trust them; they know what they are doing!
This casual date spot in Dundee is like being at a trendy family dinner table. Of course, the pizza is killer (Try the Mia). However, do not over look the hand-made pasta! The scampi rigatoni and bolognese are out of this world...seriously. Also, try their house wine PITCH black; it's a favorite.
Simply dreamy, french food with some American flair. The small plates are perfect for a shared meal. My favorite time to stop in is for happy hour, sit at the bar and share a charcuterie board for a laid back date!
Plank is an escape from Omaha. Don't get me wrong, I love steak but the winter can start to get to me. However, Plank feels like it's summer year round with the town's best seafood and nautical vibe. Yes, seafood in Omaha can be great. Freshly shucked oysters and the most phenomenal peel-n-eat shrimp are my recommendations. Pro tip, they have all day happy hour on Sunday!
These would also make great places for Valentine's Day dates! Check out the Omaha restaurant scene if you have not. Also, Jacki is taking a break for a few weeks for work, but she'll be back. Thanks for Clocking Out with us!