On Wednesday, September 18th, Brian and I dined at The Flatiron Cafe during the 2013 Omaha Restaurant Week. This was our first visit at the reputable, New American fine-dining establishment. FoodMeOmaha’s first impression was a lasting impression of delicious, unique food in a beautiful dining room.
The Flatiron Cafe is located in the smallest-angled corner of the historic Flatiron building in downtown Omaha.
The unique iconic architecture, spacious open windows, and elegant setting creates a lovely, special ambiance.
The Flatiron Cafe is a place to dine and wine in style.
FoodMeOmaha enjoyed a glass of Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo 2011 for $10. The tempranillo is a balanced, medium-body Spanish red with fruity flavors and a hint of spice.
We were served complimentary french bread with olive oil. The bread had a nice outer crunch and soft inside.
Brian and I each ordered different ORW four course dinners for $40. This is a steal compared to their regular prices.
For our starter plates, we had veal sweetbreads and portobello fries.
Course 1: Veal Sweetbreads. Our waiter humorously referred to the sweetbreads as “scallops of the land”. I have seen sweetbreads on the Food Network but have yet to try it until this course! Yes, please.
The sweetbreads has a mild, slight meaty flavor and a tender, silky texture. The wilted spinach and mustard sauce enhanced and balanced this delicacy. Verdict: Veal sweetbreads are awesome. I want them again!
Course 1: Portobello Fries. Tasty, unique fries! I delighted in the nutty, crunchy outside, portobello mushroom, sweet chili sauce, and kimchi accent.
Course 2: Mixed Lettuces. This is a refreshing, simple salad.
Course 2: Caesar Salad, $3 upgrade. The highlights are the creamy Caesar dressing, fresh Parmesan, and crispy bacon.
For our main plates, we had poached lobster and veal rack chops. We were super pleased with our choices!
Course 3: Poached Lobster. The beautiful poached lobster wooed me and the creamy risotto comforted me. I was ohhing and ahhing with each bite. Super ahhsome goodness. This was my favorite dish of the dinner.
Course 3: Veal Rack Chop. The flavorful, tender veal chop is savored with glee. I happily ate the last morsels off the bone. Re-using Brian’s words, “It’s damn good.” This is Brian’s favorite dish of the dinner and my close second favorite.
Course 4: Creme Brulee. The creme brulee had the classic torched hard sugar layer and creamy smooth custard base. This was a tasty dessert. The “cherry on top” was the crunchy almond and oat cookie.
Course 4: Chocolate Mousse. I enjoyed the different textures of chocolate sauce, bittersweet chocolate mousse, and dark chocolate cup. Chocolate goodness!
From starters to dessert, the Flatiron Cafe’s ORW dinner was a fantastic four course dinner.
The Flatiron Cafe has friendly, attentive service and delicious, unique food made extra special by the beautiful dining spot. I recommend The Flatiron Cafe for Omaha Restaurant Week or special occasions if you want to splurge.
2013 Omaha Restaurant Week Dinner
- Description: Four course dinner for Omaha Restaurant Week
- Price: $40.00
- FoodMe YUM Rating: 9.0 out of 10
- FoodMe Value Rating: 9.5 out of 10