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Railcar Modern American Kitchen, Omaha, NE

Railcar Modern American Kitchen

4.0
4
1748 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At Railcar, we want to take you back to the classic American dining experience: Food that blends flavors from so many cultures, from all corners of the melting pot that is the United States. Food that warms your soul as it fills your stomach.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 493-4743

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jared Clarke

  • Catering

    Email us at jared@railcarmak.com to book your next catering. We offer catering from as little as 10 people to 500.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer full service dinner or cocktailing with passed appetizers for your next event. Our party room has its own private bar and can seat up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Jared Clarke: (402) 493-4743

  • Neighborhood

    West Omaha

  • Cross street

    Blondo

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Public transit

    NONE

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,748 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Great for Brunch

  • Nebraska

    Kid Friendly

  • Nebraska

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Omaha

    Great for Brunch

  • Omaha

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. CF

    CFborn

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Place is cute, service was good, but I thought the food was just ok.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Service was slow and unengaging. We actually think our waiter forgot to put in our main course order and we were at our table a full hour before that part of our meal was served. The food was decent but not good enough to make up for the lack in energy and awareness of us even being there. For two people with one drink each the bill as over $100. We have had much better value in Omaha easily.
  3. S

    Suzanne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was atrocious! Spilled water when they brought it to us. Which happens. Then took 30 minutes to take our order. 1 1/2 hours later we received our food. The food and service was definitely not worth 2 hours of my life. When our full rack of ribs came they were so burnt we could not eat them. We did ask to see the manager. She did comp the ribs and asked us if we wanted a new order. We immediately replied no because we did not want to wait another 90 minutes. She said they would be “to-go”. So we agreed. They arrived within 5 minutes. Crazy how the first order took so long and the 2nd was so quick. We arrived at 7:30 and they were not very busy so that was not an excuse. We would not go back.
  4. CP

    CraigP

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Michelle had strong attention to detail and very professional and knowledgeable of the menu, and provided excellent service and menu suggestions. Definitely be returning.
  5. BM

    BradleyM

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Got seated, ordered a drink, picked out appetizers and then watched our waiter walk by us for 15 minutes before I flagged him down to put in our appetizer order. ever looked at us and it is not a big space. Food was just ok. The appetizers were good, my wife's meal was good, mine was subpar and the ribs our granddaughter ordered were terrible. Overdone and grisly. 1st experience and will be our last.
  6. RL

    RobL

    Omaha

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  7. J

    Jkat

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The steak salad was not available for my guest. :-(
  8. MP

    MarieP

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was our first visit to Railcar, it was my Birthday dinner. I was surprised to be initially seated in the bar at a high top since I had made a reservation. I did request we be moved to a booth in the dining area and the staff accommodated that. Our waitress seemed to be overwhelmed (her section was not super busy). There was a lot of time that passed between when we ordered and 1. When the runners brought our food & 2. When our server returned to check on us. My water glass remained 1/2 empty while she filled water for the table across from us. I ordered salmon and my hubby had the steak & shrimp. Our proteins tasted good, however our fresh vegetables were very Al dente and completely lacking any flavor at all. Maybe this was just an off night since the reviews that led us to Railcar were all very good. I do have to say I can 100% recommend the Cronut sundae, it was amazing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food with a beautiful presentation.
  10. YO

    YOLOTCBY

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Pork tostadas and chicken schnitzel were great. Service was a little slow, but not too bad given everywhere is understaffed nowadays.
  11. B

    Bridget

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! They had unique dishes that made our night feel special. The cocktails were also delicious! Our server was so nice and funny. Really an overall wonderful time!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, will definitely be back
  13. DS

    DonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Will be going back to try more menu items.
  14. LR

    LauraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great. Hallway is a little tight on ramp up to check in. My sister uses a walker and it was tight with people checking in.
  15. J

    Jjjj

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prime rib is the best I’ve had in a long time!
  16. AT

    AlissaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing. Our food was excellent! It did take a bit to get our water order taken but it was a busy time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Burger, fries and chicken were cold. We got new fries. We waited 50 minutes for cold food
  18. MV

    MVW05

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely time. Superb food. Appreciate being able to alter dishes to vegetarian, thank you. Wonderful wine. Great server!
  19. CL

    CindyLou

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall the food was good. We ordered the cheese curd appetizer and they were overdone. We probably should have sent them back. Rest of the meal was very good. Service was a bit slow likely due to not having enough staff… we weren’t in a big hurry, so it wasn’t a huge deal.
  20. S

    Sunny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jerid was a wonderful server! Food was fantastic! Definitely is a place I would go for only a special occasion as it’s a bit pricey.
  21. BG

    BaxterG

    Vancouver

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was fine. Service was extremely slow. The waiter was attentive so seemed like a kitchen problem. Overall just average brunch.
  22. v

    valariej

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff was friendly and attentive, the Brussels sprout app was amazing! We all had steak medallions which were cooked perfectly! The room temperature was neither too hot nor too cold, thank goodness
  23. JG

    JimG

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great staff, helpful and friendly. Would recommend.
  24. VV

    VeronicaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. The staff was even better. Tried some place different this year for Father’s Day and absolutely loved. Will be back!!
  25. C

    Cookie

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the minute we entered the door to the time we left, our service was excellent. The food was delicious, the server was courteous, and the entire staff were very attentive. I had the lemon ricotta pancakes, and my husband had the hazel nut french toast. It was a lovely start to our Father's Day . We will be back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Father’s Day brunch
  27. JH

    JimH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Eric wonderful service excellent food!!!
  28. B

    Bummed

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The Chili Sauce on the Wedge Salad was disgusting (Chef grabbed the wrong bottle). The Fillet Medallions were actually Sirloin? Tough and flavorless (I ate half of one….which made me wonder if the chef would notice that most of the plates were unfinished). The Sauce on the Medallions tasted soured. The Green Beans were raw. The Pappardelle Noodle was 3 minutes short of correct. We were astounded that you could fail so quickly. Our last visit left us totally satisfied and couldn’t wait to return. Last night left us frustrated. I suspect you’re I. The middle of staffing issues.
  29. L

    Lizzy

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant was not busy, so very conducive to visiting with our friends. I had an email from Open Table that I had earned a buy one entre, get one free. How do I access that?
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted and seated immediately. Staff was on top of it. Our waters never ran dry. Food was exquisite. Cool atmosphere and very clean. Perfect night!
  31. JH

    JohnH

    Phoenix

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent and create food with great service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Cook staff was very slow. Wait staff was on par.
  33. V

    Visitor

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We made a reservation for 2 at 6:30 on a Friday night and was seated immediately upon arrival. Waiter came to ask us for our drink order around 6:50 and put in appetizers. They came out 20 minutes later cold and soggy. He never stopped to check on us or refill our drinks or even let us know what was taking so long. Then we received our salads by another waitress who blamed the kitchen for the wait time. We finally received our food around 8:10 that was undercooked.
  34. LE

    LoryE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent. They were accommodating with the TV and my knee scooter. The waitress was decent but the kitchen service was extremely slow.
  35. HG

    HeidiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was excellent. The food, the atmosphere, the service, and everything else! The chicken and the goat sandwich was amazing!
  36. TC

    TimC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff was great!! Waitress was outstanding!! Hope to be back!!
  37. DJ

    DJbrugg

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Took forever for the food to come and 2 of the 3 orders were messed up and the 3rd order appeared to have been microwaved to reheat. There was a large party in back room and put waiter was serving the large group and at least 3 tables in the main area of restaurant. Drinks were nit refilled and the after waiting another 20 minutes did check, we asked for the manager. He agreed the service and food wasn’t up to their standards so gave a 25% discount on the 3 meals but still full price for the sodas and appetizer. Dont think m we will return.
  38. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Where to start. We booked a table for our anniversary and were seated in the bar next to a loud a boisterous group of 4 that made conversation impossible. When I asked to be moved to the restaurant I was told there were no tables available. We then ordered and our appetizer came before my wife's glass of wine. Appreciate that the wine was taken off the bill without asking, but... My wife had the Schnitzel, which was burnt on the bottom. I had the Prime Rib and had to ask for Au Jus. I ordered a Caesar Salad and the waitress asked if bacon was ok. Little did I know she was talking about my baked potato. Ordering turned into a confusing and haphazard process, as I was served a meal how the waitress wanted it, not how I wanted it. Finally, dinner was served 50 minutes after we ordered while those that came after us were nearly finished with their meals. Have been a regular customer at the Railcar for about 3 years. Sadly, this was our last visit.
  39. T

    Tomkorin

    Omaha

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok. Service was great! The food was hot and we didn’t leave hungry.
  40. N

    Nancy

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    It just wasn't the right day to eat here. Short on wait staff and they must have been short in the kitchen too. We had to flag someone down every time we needed something. The food took forever and wasn't very good. I've eaten there before and it was great so I will try again.

FAQs

Railcar Modern American Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Railcar Modern American Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 493-4743.

Railcar Modern American Kitchen is rated 4 stars by 1748 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Railcar Modern American Kitchen

1814 N. 144th St., Omaha, NE 68154

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Blondo

  • Neighborhood

    West Omaha

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking

  • Public transit

    NONE

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jared Clarke

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (402) 493-4743

  • Catering

    Email us at jared@railcarmak.com to book your next catering. We offer catering from as little as 10 people to 500.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer full service dinner or cocktailing with passed appetizers for your next event. Our party room has its own private bar and can seat up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Jared Clarke: (402) 493-4743

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