2013 Omaha Restaurant Week Series #4: The Flatiron Cafe


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.

The Flatiron Cafe's Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread with olive oil

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.

FoodMeOmaha and Brian at The Flatiron Cafe

FoodMeOmaha and Brian with our starter plates.

For our starter plates, we had veal sweetbreads and portobello fries.

The Flatiron Cafe's Sweetbread

Veal Sweetbreads with Wilted Spinach and Mustard Demi-Glace.

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!

The Flatiron Cafe's Portobello Fries

Portobello Fries rolled in Sesame Seeds and served with Sweet Chili Sauce.

Course 1: Portobello Fries. Tasty, unique fries! I delighted in the nutty, crunchy outside, portobello mushroom, sweet chili sauce, and kimchi accent.

The Flatiron Cafe's Mixed Lettuce

Mixed Lettuce with a simple Vinagrette.

Course 2: Mixed Lettuces. This is a refreshing, simple salad.

The Flatiron Cafe's Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad.

Course 2: Caesar Salad, $3 upgrade. The highlights are the creamy Caesar dressing, fresh Parmesan, and crispy bacon.

FoodMeOmaha and Brian at The Flatiron Cafe

FoodMeOmaha and Brian with our main plates.

For our main plates, we had poached lobster and veal rack chops. We were super pleased with our choices!

The Flatiron Cafe''s Poached Lobster

Poached Lobster with a Crab Meat and Truffle Oil Risotto and Roasted Cauliflower.

The Flatiron Cafe's Truffle Oil Risotto Close-up

Truffle Oil Risotto close-up.

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.

The Flatiron Cafe's Veal Rack Chop

Veal Rack Chop in Demi-Glace served with a warm Bacon and Jalapeno Potato Salad and grilled Brussel Sprouts.

FoodMeOmaha enjoying the veal chop.

FoodMeOmaha enjoying the veal rack chop.

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.

The Flatiron Cafe's Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee with an Almond and Oat Lace Cookie

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.

The Flatiron Cafe's Chocolate Mousse

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse in a Dark Chocolate Cup

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

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2 thoughts on “2013 Omaha Restaurant Week Series #4: The Flatiron Cafe

    • I recommend the Flatiron Cafe, particularly on Omaha Restaurant Week for a great value. BTW, I can relate on the growing wish list of new Omaha restaurant to try! 🙂

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