Taste Restaurant is Tasty!


2015 Update: Taste Restaurant is closed.

Taste Restaurant

On Saturday, February 25th, I took my parents out for dinner at Taste located in Rockbrook Village. Taste is an original Omaha restaurant with an eclectic modern American menu. It has a casual, trendy, urban atmosphere with a bar area, wine racks on the wall, and color scheme of orange, grey, and black.

That evening there was a bustling crowd with lots of chattering and staff moving about. Most of the tables were occupied when we arrived. Fortunately, we had a 6:30pm reservation. According to their website, reservations are recommended for Friday and Saturday nights. Our waitress seemed rushed, but we had good service.

We started out with the shrimp havarti appetizer. Gobs of melted cheese and shrimp in butter.  It was good, but my taste buds wanted some more garlic and seasoning.  I personally like their other appetizers better.
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Shrimp Havarti
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  • Description: Shrimp havarti – garlic butter, melted cheese and baguette
  • Price: $11.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 7.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 7 out of 10
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The entrees are served with their house salad of mixed greens, honey balsamic dressing, craisins, feta, and almonds.  I love this salad.  It has a fresh tasty mix of flavors and texture that I enjoy.

House Salad

  • Description:  Mixed organic greens, honey balsamic dressing, craisins, feta, and almonds
  • Price: Served with entree
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 10 out of 10

On this visit, I decided to try something new, the seared sea scallops.  I wasn’t disappointed.  If I had to be picky, the scallops were slightly overcooked, but still delighted my tastebuds.  The bacon and cheddar cheese rissoto was a yummy creamy and bacon blend that melted in my mouth and complemented the scallops.  The dish was well balanced along with the chive cream sauce.

Seared Sea Scallops
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  • Description: Seared sea scallops – bacon and cheddar cheese risotto, chive crème fraîche
  • Price: $20.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 8 out of 10
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My mother ordered the mussels, a dish I have gotten in the past and always enjoyed.  It has a great white wine broth sauce that I like to have spoonfuls of along with the mussels. The capers add a nice salty accent against the tomato, basil, onions, broth, and mussels. Tasty!
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Mussels
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  • Description: Mussels – tomato, basil, capers, onions, white wine sauce and baguette
  • Price: $17.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 8 out of 10
If you like seafood, their seafood bouillabaisse is delicious as well.  The dish has shrimp, scallops, mussels and bell peppers in a saffron-citrus broth. I enjoyed this in a past visit and ate and drank every last part.
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Instead of seafood, my father went for the meat and potatoes dish, the Twin Fillets. Compared to Taste’s other dishes, this one does not stand out for me.  For steak, I prefer going to steakhouses such as Chophouse 801 or The Drovers. Nevertheless, it was a good dish.  I liked the grill taste of the steak and the red wine demiglaze.

Twin Fillets
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  • Description: Twin fillets – mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, served with a red wine demiglaze
  • Price: $23.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 6 out of 10

Taste’s dishes are smaller in portion compared to other restaurants.  If you want big portions and bang for your buck, then I would not recommend this place. But if you are going for taste and balanced portions, then enjoy Taste. There’s always room for dessert as well.  I have enjoyed the chocolate lava cake in the past. Yummy, rich chocolate goodness. Taste Restaurant is tasty!!!

And, they have a LivingSocial deal now for $40 to spend on food and drinks for just $20. Click here for the deal (Expired).

Taste Restaurant

  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Service Rating: 8 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 7 out of 10
  • FoodMe Atmosphere Rating: 8.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Overall Rating: 8.5 out of 10

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