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 decided to move 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 December 31, 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. Our 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 your dining experience memorable.
Dario’s, fine food in a friendly atmosphere.
Dario in the Press
2010 James Beard Award
Semifinalist Best Chef: Midwest
Dario’s Brasserie has been voted
2010 Omaha’s Best French Restaurant and Best French Fries
Omaha Magazine 2010
“Most pleasant surprise in Omaha”
Esquire Magazine November 2009
“Dario’s adding panache to casual comfort foods”
Omaha World Herald March 23, 2007
“Dario’s in Dundee brings casual dining with European flair to midtown Omaha”
Midlands Business Journal August 2007
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