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I'm in town for business from San Diego for 1 night and I want to visit the most innovative creative but also recognizing NE's local attributes restaurant - run on sentence but hopefully a great find!!

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  1. Grey Plume and Boiler Room are both doing good things

    http://www.thegreyplume.com/
    Seasonally-driven, contemporary cuisine from locally-grown
    produce and livestock. The life-cycle of food begins even before the seed and
    should always end with an emotional connection. Understanding the journey to the
    plate evokes a deeper appreciation and respect for the meals we share. We seek to inspire
    and elevate the way Omaha thinks about food through culinary excellence, the promotion of
    local foods and growers, and a commitment to community.

    http://www.theboilerroomrestaurant.com/
    The Boiler Room restaurant brings to Omaha a restaurant that provides the full experience. Chef Paul Kulik's menu reflects a love of farm fresh foods and changes daily to feature the best and most exciting ingredients. Sommelier Jesse Becker produces a thoughtful wine list that tailors attractive and interesting wines to the menu. The bar features craft bartending with house made grenadines, infusions, bitters, and garnishes. Digestif and aperitif lists round out the liquor program. An artisan cheese board with house embellishments serves as either an appetizer or dessert. And desserts, also changing daily, take advantage of the fresh creams and fruits of nearby farms. For coffee, Cultiva brand espresso is skillfully pulled.
    Though the Boiler Room takes every detail of the dining experience seriously, is so that the diner does not have to. The diner's only trouble is to sit back, soak it all in, and decide where to start.

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    Boiler Room
    1110 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102

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    1. re: sladeums

      sladeums beat me too it. I highly recommend both.

    2. Stop by the Side Door for a cocktail. Really.

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      1. re: atom12

        The Boiler Room looks great - only question....do they have a bar I can eat at if I'm alone? As a woman I suffer from the eat alone awkward syndrome...

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        Boiler Room
        1110 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102

        1. re: runningforfood

          I have eaten alone at BR and found it comfortable (I am male however). I have also seen people eat at the bar.

          1. re: runningforfood

            Fellow sufferer here: I haven't eaten there by myself but I did sit at the bar by myself for about an hour waiting for a group and I was completely comfortable.