- $24 for $40 worth of French dinner fare and wine
The dinner menu features foie gras duck liver toast and French staples like boeuf bourguignon, a beef stew simmered for hours in red wine with carrots, mushrooms, and onions, and coq au vin, a plate of quartered chicken stewed in white wine with onions and carrots. The menu also notes recommended pairings from a vast wine list.
Le Voltaire Restaurant
Born and raised in France, chef Cedric S. Fichepain carried his family recipes and passion for traditional French fare across the pond in 1997. Four years later, Cedric cut the ribbon at Le Voltaire Restaurant, which serves up classics such as croque madame sandwiches and coq au vin stewed in white wine. The cellar's 1,000-bottle inventory of French wines has earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence thirteen years in a row, and the eatery was also recognized as one of the city's best French dining experiences in Omaha Magazine's Best of Omaha for the past fourteen years. The restaurant's lemon-yellow walls and rough-hewn wooden door create a rustic feel, and beneath a unique glass bar top is a display of carefully arranged dried flowers.