Dario’s Brasserie is the culmination of a long-time dream of chef/owner Dario Schicke who grew up in Sarajevo and left his home in 1992 at the start of the Bosnian War. He ended up in Germany where he met his wife, Amy, who hails from Kearney Nebraska. They moved to New York City where Dario opened a business that specialized in exotic and Belgian Beers. Finding a passion for Belgian beers, Dario wanted to learn to cook with them. So he enrolled at the French Culinary Institute in New York, training in classical French cooking. In 2001 after the devastation of the World Trade Centers on 9/11, Dario and his family moved to Nebraska and start over in Omaha. Dario worked at the French Café and The Market Basket before opening his own restaurant. Dario’s Brasserie opened New Year's Eve 2006 in the heart of Omaha’s historic Dundee neighborhood.
A brasserie, pronounced (brahs-uh-REE) is an informal French café that serves beer, wine and simple hearty food. Dario’s is a European-style restaurant with banquette seating and gentle lighting that give an intimate and elegant feel. The cozy and comfortable bar area is great for a drink or causal dining experience. Dario’s European upbringing, passion for Belgian food and beer, and his French training all contribute to the exceptional food at Dario’s. The highest quality and freshest ingredients, along with the latest cooking techniques are combined to make a memorable dining experience.
Dario’s was listed among Omaha’s 38 essential restaurants by Omaha World-Herald food writer Sarah Baker Hansen this spring.
Dario was a best chef in the Midwest semifinalist for the 2010 James Beard Award.
Hours: Tue-Fri 5-10 p.m.; Sat Brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sat Dinner 5-10 p.m.; Sun Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sun Dinner 5 to Close