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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Omaha's Best Dining Experiences (2006)

posted by snekse
A theme appears to be developing here.

John Keenan, dining critic for the Omaha World Herald, recently published his best dining experiences for 2006. An interesting read. Nothing really shocking on there, but I was a little surprised that Liberty Tavern was nowhere on the list. The list was heavily represented by V. Mertz, Paxton Chop House and Jack Binion's Steakhouse. I've only been to V. Mertz, but if the other two are comparable, then I'd be hard to find fault in the list. I would have also liked to have seen Sage get a special mention, at least for the experience aspect.

It's not entirely clear, but I think he also named a best of list that is linked in the upper right-hand corner. Whatever it is, I've posted it here.
  • The French Cafe ~ A five-star experience
  • Jack Binion's Steakhouse ~ No gamble with these dishes
  • O Casual Dining ~ Inventive chef equals exciting menu
  • Paxton Chop House ~ New presence in downtown fine dining
  • The Tasting Room ~ Come for the wine, stay for the cuisine
  • V. Mertz ~ Seemingly effortless elegance
Though their food is good, I doubt we'll see The Tasting Room on that list next year. There are just too many places in Omaha that are stepping up their game to let your menu become as stagnate as there's has become. Hopefully we'll see Darwin on there for 2007 and see Liberty Tavern get back some limelight.

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