Dario's Brasserie

Bar, Eatery

4920 Underwood Ave
Omaha, Nebraska, 68132-2422
United States

(402) 933-0799 | map

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bigotecircus from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

Nov 19, 2014
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PPOmaha from Nebraska

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Dario's has an extensive collection of belgians on tap. Probably the best time to check this place out is on Tuesdays when they have half-off all belgian drafts, otherwise, it is a bit pricey, $7 to $8 dollars per 25cl pour, and generally they are right at the 25cl line, no more. They also have a ton of 750ml bottle selections available. For example a bottle of Saison Dupont is $19 a bottle, I guess this is probably standard restaurant markup.

The food at this place is great, I haven't had a single thing that I didn't really enjoy. Overall this place is worth a try for its laid back, classy atmosphere. If you are looking for something to do on Tuesday, check it out.

Mar 29, 2012
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gfreed from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A gem of Omaha, Dario's is a must-stop venue for anyone who likes Belgian beer and food. Bring your wallet, as the prices are a bit high but not unreasonable. Most of all, bring an appetite. The beer menu is long, heavy on Belgian and Belgian-style ales (not a surprise) and quite varied. There are styles to suit just about any taste. The very best part of my visit, however, was the fact that the waiter actually poured the beer-- both from the tap and the bottle-- with an excellent head. How many times have you been to a restaurant/pub where the beer doesn't get a head?

After you've had your fill at Dario's, walk across the street to the Dundee Dell and have another beer for dessert from their enormous list.

Jul 02, 2009
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neonbrown82 from Nebraska

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I finally was able to make it to Dario's recently, after having wanted to go for over a year. It was everything I'd hoped it would be. I'll have to be honest, however, I didn't drink any beer while I was there, since I was on lunch break from work. I did [longingly] look at the beer menu, though, and it was quite refreshing to see (but not as refreshing as it would have been to actually drink a beer...)

Anyways, as has been noted, the selection is all Belgian / French. Heavy on trappist and abbey ales in bottles, and on tap the selection is fairly light (with exception to Abt 12). I would complain about a limited selection in terms of style, but it just wouldn't seem appropriate to have a selection of American Pale Ales and whatnot, and their Belgian selection seems to have hit the nail pretty squarely on the head in terms on quality and value. Sure, they could add a few more different brands, but it wouldn't really benefit them, or the consumer (because who would really want to drink a mediocre quad when they could have a Rochefort 10 or Abt 12...?) A large beer menu looks impressive, sure, but it's a prelude to stale beer, i.e. John's Grocery in Iowa City for those in the know.

Looks to be quite pricey to drink here, but this isn't the type of place you'd go to have a marathon session to begin with. Noooo... this is simply a place you would go to experience a true culinary delight.

The place isn't very large. The place has kind of an upper-classy atmosphere while still managing to seem quaint and non-pretentious. Fairly small staff that seems to be well educated on their beer and food selections.

There is a different menu for lunch and dinner, so depending on what you're looking for, plan accordingly. The lunch menu seems to be a little more lighter fare, as one would expect, and seemingly more Americanized "fusion" dishes, while the dinner menu is a little more on the heavy side and a bit more traditional. I will definitely want to come back sometime to check try some of the dinner offerings, and of course, drink a beer or two, or three...

Good place to go for a special occasion or a date, but unless you're in league with Warren Buffet, it's probably not a place you'll come back to all that often.

Sep 16, 2008
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BretSikkink from Mexico

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is a delightful hole in the wall on Underwood between the bar and the cafe. Terrible parking situation in Dundee. The atmosphere is relaxed but very classy. Minimal decorating.

Not wide but exceptionally long, seating is in three aisles; one along each wall and tables down the center. There are candles on each table, a paper dinner menu, and a bound beer menu. Although not busy as I walked in, there was a definite rush around 7-730. As the night wore on, the lights were dimmed a couple different times, nice ambience, and very clean. The bar area is tucked away behind the dining room, appears to be a decent wine/liquor selection as well.

Nice beer selection in bottles, only 5 taps is disappointing, especially since four were thin light ales (Leffe & Hoegaarden, Stella & Kronenbourg) and the last was St. Bernardus 12, no happy medium of any kind. Bottled beer is heavy on Trappist selections and other popular Belgian ales. One standout is Deus, available for $41. Served in proper glassware.

Our server was extremely helpful, knowledgeable with the beers and patient with the various French dishes on the menu. He also kept the water refilled, and gave good input when deciding which beer to pair with the dessert cheese plate.

The food was wonderful, and fills a nice gap in the Omaha dining scene. Most meals, even the more expensive entrees, come with frites and they bring some tasty bread to start. The menu has a nice range of crepes, salads, sandwiches and entrees, mostly in the French style. The desserts were all very appetizing, went with the cheese plate, but they also offer creme brulee, a raspberry lambic float, dessert crepes, chocolate mousse, etc. Everything we ordered was terrific, and plenty else on the menu was tempting as well.

Expect to pay $7-8 for most of the bottled beers, $15 or so for 750mL bottles. Entrees are all in the double digits, and the appetizers/desserts ranged from 4 to 9 dollars. Worth it? Absolutely. There is no substitute in the area for French countryside fare, and it's all done very nicely. Dario himself popped into the dining room to greet some acquaintances, he seems like a very likable fellow, and his restaurant is top notch. Will be back for sure.

Apr 01, 2007
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naderator55 from Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Reservations at another restraunt got muddled on New Year's Eve. Me and the lady decided to head to Dundee hoping one of those restraunts would have an open table. This is the point when I stumbled upon Dario's. I got excited jumped up and down and convinced the lady to accompany me. The restraunt is long and narrow. The decor is very simple but clean. The place has nice lines. We were promptly brought a menu and beer list. The list was quite impressive for Omaha. I'd say 30-40 solid beers from Belgium. The food was quite good. I had the steamed mussels and the lady had a belgium cheeseburger. The cheeseburger had a nice sauce that I did not recognize. The mussels were very good. The service was good although a little understaffed. They had just opened. They were willing to give advice on beer, and they had a proper pour. The prices were very reasonable for what is a fine dining establishment. Their was a small bar towards the back of the bar, but this place is more of a restraunt.

Jan 06, 2007
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bditty187 from Nebraska

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Dario's is located only a block and a half east of the Dundee Dell; easy to find. On-street parking only, somewhat limited.

I visited on a Tuesday, at noon. There was only two other parties. Granted it was the day after New Years so I expect bars/eateries were slow everywhere.

Long, rectangle restaurant with a small bar in the back, tucked out of the way. Upfront there is a smattering of tables and a half booth on the right wall. The d├ęcor was minimal, not much artwork on the walls; simple but pleasant. Light jazz music played over the speakers during my visit. The vibe was ritzy and laidback.

I was promptly seated; the lunch menu was mostly salads and crepes. I ordered a gourmet ham and cheese crepe; it came with a small salad. I found both to be rather tasty. I checked out the dinner menu, it has inspired me to return for dinner. During my lunch I ordered a Kwak and it was served in the proper glass. Nice touch.

The beer menu was impressive, in bottles there was Chimay Red & Blue, Orval, Rochefort 6, 8, 10, Westmalle Dubbel & Triple, Achel Bruin & Extra, Deus, Urthel, St. Feullien, Koingshoven, Grotten, Duvel, and a handful more. Prices were respectable. Only four-taps, nothing to impressive there...

Overall, this is a great addition to the Omaha beer scene. I love the fact it is in Dundee and not out west. I will be back for more. More places for Belgian beers the better!

Jan 03, 2007
Dario's Brasserie in Omaha, NE
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