Established in 2003, Marks was built into a historic turn-of-the-century home nestled into Omaha’s historic Dundee district, which has thrived in midtown Omaha since the early 1900s.
Founders Mark Pluhacek and Molly Romero took over 18 months to develop their vision for the space, which Mark describes as “a neighborhood place with old-house charm, great food, a focused yet extensive wine list, exquisitely landscaped patio dining, and where people can come to spend an afternoon, an evening, or just drop in for a good meal or glass of wine.”
In 2010, Mark and Molly invited Marks’ general manager, Rachel Kolb, to become a shareholder, forming a collegial team of creative professionals.
We opened Marks Restaurant as a place where neighbors could gather to talk, share fine wines and enjoy great food. It was exactly what the neighborhood needed, and for 17 years we have enjoyed hosting you for everyday meals, special occasions, snowy winter afternoons and hot summer nights on the patio.
But now is not the time for gathering, and so Marks ceased its function as a restaurant and transitioned to a new food venture on July 6th. These days, our neighbors needed something different, and we embraced this opportunity to make life a little easier for you while still sharing our love of food, wine and conversation.
Marks Pantry & Bottle Shop, located in our street-level storefront, specializes in hard to find and gourmet items personally selected by Mark from in our community and around the world. In addition, we continue to stock over 100 unique wines available by the bottle or the case.
Our special mission is to help you up your game in the kitchen, without overwhelming you with preparations. Mark has been collecting and testing recipes to share, and adding items to the market as he makes new discoveries. We invite you to stop by and browse our collection as it continues to grow and evolve.
Marks Pantry & Bottle Shop will offer online ordering, curbside and in-store pickup, and contactless delivery in a limited area.