Gorat's Steak House has been an Omaha tradition for more than 69 years. Founded in 1944 by Louis and Nettie Gorat, and subsequently operated by their ... More
Gorat's Steak House
Gorat's Steak House has been an Omaha tradition for more than 69 years. Founded in 1944 by Louis and Nettie Gorat, and subsequently operated by their son, Louis, Jr. - affectionately known as Pal - and his family, Gorat's has catered to generations of Omaha families and visitors alike, proudly serving quality steaks, Italian specialties and other local favorites. Omaha restaurateur purchased Gorat's in the fall of 2012 and after an updating of the interior and kitchen, reopened in December of 2012. The menu continues the tradition of local Italian steak house fare with the addition of new favorites such as signature entrees, tantalizing salads and freshly prepared pastas. A frequent stop of the Wizard of Wall Street Warren Buffett, Gorat's has hosted celebrities and dignitaries from around the world. Whether you are a new visitor or someone whose family has previously enjoyed the Gorat's Steak House tradition, we welcome you and wish you buon appetito!
I love Gorats!! I've been eating there since I was 5. I wouldn't change anything. Love the food, love the ranch and love the service. I hope they don't change everything with this new owner. I would eat here for every meal if I could. I always look forward to going there.
I don't care what anyone says about Gorat's. This is my ultimate all time favorite restaurant!!! It has that elegant feel, family atmosphere, and you are always wecome. The food is awesome also. If I could go everyday I would eat all 3 meals at Gorat's.
Warren Buffet must get a steak that is different from all others.
I ate there years ago and the prices are too high for what you get.
Then last week we ate there. First: I noticed all there prices were 5 to 7 dollars more than other places left in Omaha that serve better food.
Second, I asked the waitress who seems like Nurse Ratched, the ounces of one fair and she answered rudely and then I asked for the ounces of another fair and it was apparent I was not to ask she answered even ruder.
I got a morsel. I didn’t order a cocktail as I figured that would be overpriced as well.
They are a joke. Warren Buffet, if you think they are so great, have them cook in your own house. As far as I am concerned, Gorat’s should be gone and the rickety building should be raised.
We arrived at the restaurant right at the time of our reservation and the hostess said it would be a short wait, well, we ended up waiting over 2 hours, and nobody from Gorat's apologized. (This was for the 2009 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders dinner). The food was mediocre (and reminded me of the cafeteria food I ate in high school) and is definitely overpriced for what you get. Unless I receive a personal invitation from Warren Buffett, I'm not going back to Gorats.
Went there Sunday night (5/3/09) for the Berkshire event. All in all, I would not recommend it and would not go back.
1. They setup outside tent seating and an outside bar recognizing that they would have overflow crowds
2. Service was very efficient once we were seated
1. Despite us having a 7:30pm reservation, they didn't seat us until 9:30pm! (Granted, it was an exceptionally busy night and Warren and his associates were dining there as well, but still, they should be better at estimating as they do this every year!)
2. Not a single apology for the 2 hr delay from the maitre' d or the waitress!
3. Steak was mediocre. I've had better at Outback. The green beans were no better than canned green beans without any seasoning added!
When dining out in an older city, a historic city, one must submerge oneself in the ambience and avoid carrying in the modern context. What made Gorat's such a special place for us was the authentic fifties/sixties, Italianite kitsch. Nothing disgusts me more than affected retro. I understand that the less than sterile atmosphere would bother some folks, but for us it was part of the charm. This new-wave fixation with perfection is not sustainable. I was surprised at the decor at first, then was flung back into my childhood memories of the best places my father would take us to looking exactly like this. I relaxed and was rewarded with some of the best customer service I've had in a long time. The waitress was perfect and made suggestions based on our order that suited us precisely. The steak had a depth and richness that could only come from careful selection, handling, aging and searing. I highly recommend the Italian house with bleu cheese crumbles. the vegetables were not crisp and delicious as in many of the newer restaurants, they were softer and delicious as in home cooking. While the paneling might be terrible to some, we found it perfectly appropriate for the nature and character of this wonderful historical treasure.
I dont know why the other reviews are so bad, must be discruntled past employees.. The atmosphere is neat, it is a taste of old Omaha...The front desk is a bit chaotic but the food is wonderful..I orderd a salad along with my meal and the ranch was out of this world .. I will most certainly go back time and time again..
wow. that was kitchen nightmares!! The place smelled of blue hairs, the steak was certainly not the best in the world and the atmosphere was terrible. I cant believe the triple A even had it in it's book. In California that place would be history long ago. How does it survive? I couldn't eat more then a few bites of my awful T-Bone stank .
I went to the restaurant at 7:11 and i had a reservation @7pm but they didn't serve me until 8:30. i don't understand that stupid reservation. there is no point of making reservation. The restaurant seems very unorganized and dirty. I can't believe that why Warren Buffett likes that place and disappointed at his taste. Foods weren't that great at all. Those seemed like just frozen foods and sauces were just same as we can get anywhere. no recommendation. I recommend to go to old market near qwest center. Spaghetti works has very good food.
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