French Restaurants in Nebraska


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  • Espana
    When drinking from a traditional Spanish porr?n, diners must precariously funnel a stream of wine into their open mouths through a spout. Fortunately, at Espana, named by Food Network as one of nine essential restaurants in Omaha, gracious staffers provide the daring drinkers with a glass of soda water to clean any spills from their shirts. Porr?n wine is only one of the Spanish traditions visitors encounter at the authentic Mediterranean restaurant, where more than 40 varieties of hot and cold tapas pair with pitchers of sangria amid the strains of a guitar. In the kitchen, chefs assemble exotic spices, fine meats, seafood, and vegetables onto small plates, drawing inspiration from generations-old Spanish recipes. They also prepare paella, a family-style rice dish that typically includes veggies, saffron, and meats. In 2009, an Omaha World-Herald writer lauded their paella a la tierra for its "earthy and rich, yet light and delicate" snails and "perfectly cooked" rice. Out in the dining room, tapas plates speckle colorful red and yellow tables beneath the vivid abstract paintings that hang from sea-green walls. Each month, the dining-room stage hosts live cultural performances, which allow guests to enjoy Spanish guitarists, Spanish dance shows, and Spanish renditions of popular scenes from Good Will Hunting.
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    6064 Maple St.
    Omaha, NE US
  • Greenfield's Cafe
    Food has always been important to the Knudson family. Kal Knudson built a career as a leader in the restaurant industry and, with the rest of the family, established a holiday tradition of serving meals to the homeless. When his son, Kevin Knudson, decided to open a restaurant of his own, he named it Greenfield’s both for the rolling pasture beyond the building’s big, covered patio and as a nod to a piece of scripture that reminded him of his dad. The menu and the ambiance also carry on the family tradition in their way, designed to appeal to families of all kinds and give even large groups enough options for everyone to go home full. Homestyle staples include roast beef, meatloaf, and pasta, but the chefs aren’t afraid to put their own twists on the classics: the grill turns out a euro burger topped with basil pesto and feta cheese along with a peanut-butter burger, voted 1 of the top 10 burgers in the state by the Nebraska Beef Council and the Nebraska Peanut Gallery. Nature photographs by John Coffey line the dining-room walls, creating a rustic atmosphere with help from decorative grasses and wrought-iron pendant lamps. But Knudson and his team don’t confine their food to the handsome dining room—all these years later, they still follow in Kal’s footsteps by occasionally warming the bellies of the community with random doses of hot chocolate and chicken soup.
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    7900 South 87th Street
    Lincoln, NE US
  • The Front Porch Eatery
    Front Porch Eatery is a community-centric restaurant that helps highlight the local history, food, and arts from Cass County. Customers stepping inside are greeted by both the inviting family atmosphere along with the rich scents of American home-style dishes wafting through the space. In addition to serving food and coffee, the caf? serves as a space for community meetings and special events, and also offers catering services.
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    105 N Park Ave.
    Murray, NE US
  • Heartland Cafe
    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.
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    2615 N. Main Street
    Elkhorn, NE US
  • 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.
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    569 N 155th Plz.
    Omaha, NE US
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
    For tasty Mexican fare, Lincoln's Qdoba Mexican Grill is hard to top. Skip the salad and grab some greasy goodness at Qdoba Mexican Grill where they have their priorities straight: taste trumps everything. Getting online is easy with Qdoba Mexican Grill's free and convenient wifi. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Qdoba Mexican Grill's al fresco patio seating. Homebodies can take advantage of Qdoba Mexican Grill's delivery and take-out options. Can't get enough of Qdoba Mexican Grill's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Easy parking is accessible for Qdoba Mexican Grill's diners. Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Qdoba Mexican Grill. Qdoba Mexican Grill may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
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    211 N 12th St
    Lincoln, NE US

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