In a turn-of-the-century home in the historic Dundee district, Marks is a favorite Omaha dining destination. The sophisticated eatery's menu lists global cuisine with Asian, Italian and French touches and a wide array of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Recipes highlight fresh ingredients, most locally sourced.
Entrees range from $8.75 for Marks’ signature macaroni and cheese to $29 for the spice-rubbed beef tenderloin. Customers looking to nosh over a glass of wine will be satisfied with the small plates and filling appetizers like bruschetta, baked Brie and barbecued chicken flatbread. The open-face seared salmon sandwich ($12.75) shines with a vibrant dill mayo, but the pad thai ($9.75) might be too spicy for some palates. In keeping with the local flavor, every meal is served with bread from Nebraska’s own Le Quartier Bakery.
Patrons come here for the neighborly vibe, the quality food and wine, and the quaint atmosphere. Situated above the colorful Dundee Art Gallery, Marks is a good choice for a special-occasion lunch or dinner thanks to its romantic views and lush patio seating. Service is usually attentive; reservations are recommended on the weekends.