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#OPAProTip: Dining out before the show

Posted On Sep 18, 2019, 11:00 AM by Kamrin Baker
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It's a long time date tradition: dinner and a show. Omaha is known for its vast, delicious food scene, and it can be overwhelming finding the right place to grab a bite before or after a night of entertainment.

We have good news! At Omaha Performing Arts, we're not only experts in the arts-- we're experts in eating. Check out some dining suggestions from us and our restaurant partners!

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Zinc is home to a beautiful and artful dining experience right inside the Holland Center! Enjoy a well-crafted meal when the restaurant opens two and a half hours before a performance, or stay for a decadent dessert after your time in the Kiewit Concert Hall. Reservations are highly recommended, so head over to Open Table to reserve a seat! 

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Zinc's next door neighbor, Ovations, is also located inside the Holland Center. Clearway Energy Ovations is a stop for smaller bites. Enjoy wine, cocktails and appetizers two and a half hours before performances.

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Photo courtesy of Monarch Prime & Bar

Monarch Prime & Bar
Monarch is a modern steakhouse with contemporary cocktails right down the block from the Orpheum. Have a matinee? In addition to daily lunch and dinner, they also serve brunch on Sundays, so it's a win all around. The best news is that diners can get 50 percent off one drink when they show their ticket on the day of the show. 

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Liberty Tavern
Located at 1001 Cass St., Liberty Tavern is a hop, skip and a jump away from all your evenings out on the town. Enjoy the restaurant's locally sourced livestock and produce, which completes their contemporary American menu. Munch on a three-course meal for just $19.95, and when you're done, take advantage of the complimentary parking and transportation to shows!

Check out Liberty Tavern's website here

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Saigon Surface
American cuisine is great, but Saigon Surface is the perfect spot for an evening on the town-- with unmatched Vietnamese flavors. Located a couple blocks from the Orpheum, this is the place to get your fill before a show. Even better? Show your ticket for 10 percent off your purchase the day of your show!

Check out Saigon Surface's website here