The morning ritual of breakfast mirrors the elegant cosmic dance of dawn, when the sun awakes to crack and scramble comets and then drink the Milky Way straight from the carton. Similarly rise and shine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of breakfast and drinks at ZIN Room inside Hotel Deco. Zin Room serves breakfast Monday–Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Saturday–Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Head chef Ryan Gish reinterprets breakfast classics to craft Zin Room’s menu of American fusion cuisine. A bowl of banana-bread oatmeal ($6.50) simmers golden oats and mashed fruit in milk spiced by vanilla, brown sugar, and a sprinkling of rooster cock-a-doodle-doos. The Sicilian-style omelet ($7) enfolds italian sausage, basil tomatoes, ricotta and roasted peppers in a warm, eggy embrace, and sweet-cream pancakes ($10) float lazily down rivers of brown-butter maple syrup. Zin Room's location within a restored art-deco hotel reinforces its commitment to updating tradition and leaves it prone to haunting by ghosts of epicurean flappers.
Chefs spin classic American dishes with a touch of gourmet flare. The "Americana fusion" technique, which yields such comforting cuisine as smoked-chicken-enhanced gouda mac 'n' cheese, helped Zin Room earn a spot on the Omaha World-Herald's list of Top 8 Restaurants in 2011, as well as ongoing usage in love songs written by foodies.
Located inside the luxurious Hotel Deco, the restaurant features sleek lights and chandeliers that softly illuminate diners' artistically arranged plates and rough-hewn pillars that support two floors of seating. Behind the stocked bar, bartenders mix drinks and use the wine wall's sliding ladder to allude to former lives as librarians.
316 South 15th St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68102