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Flatiron Cafe

8.73 reviews
$$$$
American, Seafood
Ranked #24 in Omaha restaurants
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  • 7.5
    Business Travelers
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1722 Saint Marys Ave, Ste 110, Omaha, NE 68102-2534
(402) 344-3040
http://theflatironcafe.com/
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The Flatiron Cafe's staff has been happily serving the theater crowd, business travelers and those celebrating special occasions since 1995. Chef Jennifer Coco oversees the preparation of the evenings ... Read more
special dishes. Wine specialist Jason Savage is always on the look out for exceptional wines to add to our list. Proprietors Steve and Kathleen Jamrozy keep it all together and host the finest dinner parties nightly. Please com

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Local from Omaha, Nebraska

This is a classic spot in an old interesting building a little farther away from the downtown busyness. But with all the amazing dining options in Omaha now, I just found it to be 'ok'. Dishes were over complicated and over sauced.

Recommended for:Business TravelersHistory Buffs
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SF Bay Area, Western US
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Delicate and memorable seafood in Omaha, land of steaks?

Huh?

This is not your run of the mill, fly-over country, predictable meat and potatoes restaurant serving chain restaurant inspired food from a strip mall. No siree Bob! Absolutely not!

This is arguably the best diamond in the rough for restaurants in Omaha. Chef Jennifer Coco, who has been here 12 years, has a very creative menu that has a surprising mix of ingredients and eclectic flavors, many inspired with an Asian fusion touch, with an emphasis on seafood, although they do serve great meat dishes, too.

It is in a downtown location in a v-shaped room in the bottom of a building with windows all around, with ambiance that is very understated, simple elegance that lets you focus on the excellent food in a relaxed environment. Our server, Natasha, was alluring but very professional and knew the menu intimately, offering suggestions throughout. The owners, the Jamrozys have created a great venue for wonderful dining in downtown Omaha.

We started with the Chef's sampler of starters. ($12/person). This was so delicious and well plated. It included:
- A gratin of shiitake mushrooms, blue crab and havarti cheeze in garlic butter.
- portabello mushroom fries with sweet Thai chili sauce
- fresh mozzarella and boursin stuffed wontons, topped with cabernet syrup
- fire roasted beef tenderloin on skewers with lobster bernaise
- hericote verts with arugula in a macadamia seasoned raspberry vinagrette with honey ( full plates as salad)

Main dishes:
Pistachio dusted salmon fillet with crispy brandade cake, puree of cauliflower and almond, with blackberry wine and butter sauce ($30)

Sake marinated sea bass with ginger marinated vinagrette served with lobster and tiger prawn potstickers ($35)

The fish dishes were exquisitely constructed, with suculent, tender fish, well textured with complex but complimentary flavors, served with crisp julienned vegetables of color.

We had a half-bottle of Oregon Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, the crisp fruit flavors matching the main dishes. ($34)

Dessert was a fresh peach and bluebeery crumble crust cobbler topped with vanila bean ice cream. ($7.50). Coffe was good and served in very large cups ($3.50 each)

This restaurant offers upscale east or west coast comparable cuisine, highly creative with great ingredients, served in an unpretentious mid-west elegance.

Excellent choice for Omaha, and a great alternative to the Steaks that have made this rejuvenated meat packing city famous worldwide!

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Local from Omaha

its great

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