Reviews of M's Pub
"Business travelers' favorite U.S. destinations
...Omaha - The Old Market entertainment and dining district with top restaurants such as M's Pub... at M's Pub, try the Lahvosh, an Armenian cracker turned into a pizza... "
- Road Warrior Panel, USA TODAY, August 11, 2009
“Open since 1973, M’s Pub is unmatched for sandwiches and light entrees that won’t break the budget. The menu items are pretty darn tasty, too. …The menu also includes several salad selections and a dinner menu, with entrees ranging from $25 to $35 for those who want to splurge on scrumptious steak and seafood dishes. M’s is owned by Ann Mellen and Ron Samuelson and is a fixture of the Old Market. It’s a popular lunch and dinner destination, and that’s why I recommend reservations. The restaurant is semi-casual, with tables surrounding the bar. When it’s busy, and it usually is, it can be quite loud inside. I can’t say enough about M’s. I eat there routinely — more so with such venues as the Holland and Qwest Center so close. I suggest you give it a try if you haven’t done so in awhile.”
- Jeff Korbelik, Lincoln Journal Star, April 17, 2009
“There’s a great energy at M’s Pub, and the bar in the middle of the room is the hub of the action. My Husband and I sit at a cozy corner table and watch the customers, who might be wearing jeans or tuxedos. My husband’s a sucker for the fudge torte and a glass of port.”
– Patty Knobbe, Every Day with Rachel Ray, April 2008
"Omaha always feels more cosmopolitan to me when I'm sitting at the worn green Italian marble bar at M's Pub."
– Nichole Aksamit, Omaha World-Herald, December 7, 2007
“…the Old Market … neighborhood’s chummiest place – and the best pub in town – is M’s, with its loyal following, mellow island bar area and dual menu that offers top-notch sandwiches and soups, but also sophisticated bistro fare, including impressive nightly specials. …they added hundreds (yes hundreds) of wines. Stopping by is always a culinary pleasure and an opportunity for a good time.”
– Jim Delmont, City Weekly, March 2, 2005
"Pub packs big flavors in a small space. From the inside, M’s Pub seems much bigger than it is. Part of the reason is the many mirrors strategically placed on the walls to give an illusion of greater space. Part of it, too, may be the Old Markets restaurant’s reputation, a glowing one that has only been burnished by a mention in a recent New York Times article on Omaha."
– John Keenan, Omaha World-Herald, November 7, 2003
"Locals are crazy for M's Pub (422 S. 11th St.), with its fun atmosphere and long menu of imaginative but solid pub grub. The crisp lavash pizzettes are a must, although the famous carrot dog (!) receives raves."
– Renee Schettler, Washington Post, Sunday, April 28, 2002
"M's Pub is...more bistro than pub, more cafe than bistro and more restaurant than cafe...and one that would be considered great in any city in the world."
– Michael Braunstein, The Reader, September 12, 2001
"[M's] has become a hallmark of the Old Market and has been described by competitors as among the best restaurants in town...a cornerstone of the Old Market."
– Patricia Sindelar, Omaha World-Herald, 2000
"M's is a house of wine. The new layered wine menu offers 275 wines, about a third of them by the glass...M's is likely one of the few restaurants in the United States where one could order a $6 hamburger and a $786 bottle of wine. M's was the #1 wine account restaurant in Nebraska for 8 years and has been overtaken only by its sister restaurant, Vivace, next door."
– Jim Delmont, Omaha World-Herald, 1997
"M's Pub is a delightful place, with an ambitious kitchen that can fix something simple or something elegant....the combination of ambiance and food makes M's Pub perhaps the city's premier bistro. It's location is a plus and the ever-changing menu a challenge for diners."
– Jim Delmont, Omaha World-Herald, 1991
"It's an evolving, chic experience always near the cutting edge of culinary development, but not so avant garde as to become self-destructive."
– Peter Citron, Omaha World-Herald, 1989
"There's no way to clone an M's Pub...With a 17-year history of originality, M's makes it apparent that trendy doesn't require getting lost is a passing fancy but can continue till creativity is exhausted. M's Pub is far from that point."
– Peter Citron, Omaha World-Herald, 1989