Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Blue Planet Natural Grill in Omaha. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. The drink list at Blue Planet Natural Grill has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Tots and tykes will be right at home at Blue Planet Natural Grill with its kid-approved food and ambience. Blue Planet Natural Grill offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. Blue Planet Natural Grill's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. Need room for one more? Add another to your party — Blue Planet Natural Grill is great for large groups.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Blue Planet Natural Grill is ultra casual. If you need to feed a big crowd, Blue Planet Natural Grill also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
The food here is super budget-friendly, too, with most items costing less than $15. All major credit cards are accepted.
India Garden's menu assembles a delectable army of authentic Indian eats. Customers can kick-start meals with traditional vegetable samosas ($3.25) or cilantro, black pepper, and cumin blanketed in a cream-of-wheat crêpe ($8). Eggplant ($10.95) fire roasts in a tandoor before tomatoes, onions, and fresh herbs accent its heat more effectively than a poster of Burton Gilliam swimming in magma. Simmered in a tomato-onion curry sauce, tender pieces of lamb ($14.95) glide down gullets, and boneless chicken chunks soak alongside spices and herbs in ginger sauce ($12.95). Matter paneer ($11.95) entices herbivorous eaters with house-made cheese doused in an onion-and-tomato sauce sprinkled with the sweet peas that cohabit with woodland nymphs inside pods. Diners can soothe parched tongues with freshly brewed indian chai tea ($2.45) or traditionally blended mango lassi ($5.45) in India Garden's dining room, replete with a large front window and Indian-themed artwork adorning its walls.
Nestled on the grounds of Pheasant Bonanza, Roosters overlooks hunting fields dotted with plump fowl. Chef Aaron Schroder, a hunter himself, draws inspiration from the view, infusing an ever-changing menu with fresh pheasant and other succulent cuts of meat and seafood. Though born and raised in Nebraska, Schroder cut his teeth as a chef at his mother's Italian restaurant in Seattle and then at eateries in New York City, including Mario Batali's Lupa in SoHo. Since returning to Nebraska, he has applied his skills to prepare such favorites as smoked pheasant and slow-roasted pork shoulder. His wife, April Goettle, brings 20 years of bartending experience to Roosters, where she curates an artisan drink menu alongside simple pours of whiskey and beer.
Though its menu always promises something new, Roosters' decor is a reflection of the past. Mounted animals on the walls pay homage to hunting lounges of the 1950s, and the wooden tables, chairs, and bar top pay homage to really old trees.
bread&cup is a European-influenced eatery that serves up made-from-scratch plates of simple, elegant cuisine in a warm and inviting environment. The restaurant's cozy morning staples include spiced oatmeal crowned with sunflower nuts, brown sugar, cream, caramel, and apple butter ($4), and savory open-faced biscuits with sausage and gravy ($6). The everyday lunch menu sports equally comforting homestyle edibles, namely hearty sandwiches on house-made bread ($4–$7.50), homemade soup ($3–$4), and more. Try a roast beef bundle ($7.50) on ciabatta bread if you need a boost of energy to make it through the afternoon, or slide to the other end of the meat spectrum with a vegetarian sandwich ($6.50) of hummus, roasted squash, carrots, onions, and lettuce. Because bread&cup tries to use seasonal ingredients that are sourced from local farms whenever possible, customers are rarely faced with plates of summer squash with frostbite or snow peas with suntans.
The history of Heartland Caf??s building reads like a whirlwind tour through the American psyche. Built in 1919, it's alternately housed a dental office, beauty salon, dance hall, soda fountain, hardware store, and pharmacy. You half expect to find a young George Bailey working behind the counter. Nearly 100 years after the final brick was laid, Heartland Caf? adds modern flair with a smattering of red vinyl and wooden chairs that flank square and round tables. Books tuck into shelving units, and vintage photographs hang on exposed brick walls to give the place a splash of nostalgia. It is an eclectic aesthetic that parallels its eclectic menu?diners can expect to find elk patties, pigs in a blanket, and turkey sandwiches bedecked with cranberry cream cheese sharing page space. And for cafe purists, classic omelets and chicken wraps also star on the menu. During the summer months, Heartland Caf? spills into the outdoors with a Summer Concert Series playing the likes of Lionel Young and Personics.
Warm up with a better coffeehouse brew at Caffeine Dreams, a cool, off-the-beaten-path coffee shop. Caffeine Dreams is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Caffeine Dreams. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Caffeine Dreams' al fresco patio seating. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. You won't feel cramped at Caffeine Dreams, even with a large party — the coffee shop is perfect for large groups.
Caffeine Dreams offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Call Caffeine Dreams for catering if you have a big event coming up. For those in a hurry, the coffee shop lets you take your grub to go.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Caffeine Dreams — most prices are under $15. The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.