Find Refreshed Elegance at Mahogany Prime Steakhouse

For over 20 years, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse has played an integral part in celebrations for Omaha residents and travelers who delight in stellar service, prime beef, bold cabernets, and decadent desserts. After a great run on the north side of Dodge Street, the Mahogany Prime Steakhouse ownership and management team determined it was time to expand, refresh, and renovate.

Recently ensconced in the new mixed-use development Heartwood Preserve, the restaurant is now helmed by executive manager Andrew Roy, a seasoned hospitality professional, certified sommelier, and award-winning bartender who started as a dishwasher and worked his way up the ladder. Roy attended college in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and soon found his way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to be near his wife’s family. But fewer than five years after moving, the restaurant group needed help opening the refreshed restaurant in Omaha.

Roy is grateful for the career opportunities available at Hal Smith. “Amy VanTuyl, the General Manager in Tulsa, took me under her wing and encouraged me to do this.” The hospitality professional continues to learn and grow, becoming more adept at the business side while maintaining his thirst for advanced wine knowledge. A Certified Sommelier since 2014, he next has his sights set on achieving the Advanced Sommelier certification.

According to Roy, the original location was not designed as a Mahogany, so when the opportunity to build from the ground up arose, the restaurant group was eager to expand the kitchen, add more space and flexibility for large groups, and improve staff and diner flow. Seemingly trivial concepts like an area to compose a drink in front of a guest at the bar, adding a unisex family restroom, and additional private dining added up to big improvements.

The elegant décor of the establishment complements the cuisine in the new space, which features dark coffered ceilings, dazzling chandeliers, and abstract art adorning the walls. A copy of Wine Spectator graces the host stand, which lies between the captivating glass-walled, climate-controlled wine cellar and the main entrance.

Mahogany is an upscale steakhouse, so quality beef is the star of the show, but diners can also indulge in quality seafood, chicken, or vegetable-laden pasta dishes. Executive chef Brad Johnson, located in the Oklahoma headquarters, develops and disseminates featured seasonal dishes in addition to the static menu.

Starters such as the succulent cocktail shrimp, lobster cargot, or crispy onion ring tower whet the appetites of diners, and the classic caprese salad combination of tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinegar provide a platform for garden produce to shine. Custom-aged U.S. Prime midwestern beef cuts comprise the steak menu, and varied sides, sauces, and accoutrements encourage diners to create their own flavor profile to satisfy their palates.

The beverage program is what you’d expect to find at a classic steakhouse—whiskies, craft cocktails, and red wines such as big, bold Napa cabernets, Bordeaux blends, or global Pinot Noirs. Craft cocktail menus are changed seasonally, always including a nonalcoholic version. To wit, the current menu features the Cranberry Sauce whereas the mocktail version’s moniker is Cranberry No Sauce.

The restaurant features a total of six seating areas, including four that can be set apart by walls or sliding doors to foster private dining experiences, including one area that seats up to 40. The semi-private room adjacent to the bar area is also available by reservation, and according to Roy, is a popular and lively space for celebrations of any kind. “We strive to offer the best product at best price, taking steps to ensure guests are comfortable and happy with their dining experience,” Roy summarized.

In addition to providing an impeccable dining experience, the team plans to continue their involvement in community impact projects, with a particular focus on those that involve children or those in need. Follow Mahogany Prime Steakhouse for the most recent information regarding future wine dinners and special events. 

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Sundays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through October 15

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