Monday, August 26, 2013

pop-we Dinner Club Reviews Dundee's Dario's Brasserie

Dario's chicken pasta.
In the historical Dundee area is a hidden gem that population-we™ (pop-we) foodie Michelle found called Dario’s Brasserie. Located at 4920 Underwood Avenue in Omaha, NE., Dario’s is a European style restaurant. It is little place nestled between a coffee shop and a bar. When you walk up you notice the welcoming awning with outdoor seating underneath. As you pass through the doors there is a hostess stand with the dining area behind it, there is a bar in the back on the right wall. The subtle décor and lighting make this a perfect date night place. The dining area is mainly made up of small seating for 2-4 people.

Dario is a trained classic French chef who studied at The French Culinary Institute in New York. The menu has the likes of Mussels, Escargot, Duck along with other culinary delights. Tonight I felt like pasta, which is not always on the menu. It was a hearty dish with chicken, zucchini, other vegetables, and crapes in a rich cream sauce. As much as I enjoyed my dish what other people order looked fantastic. Next to me a foodie ordered the Smokey Grilled Pork Loin served with chive mashed potatoes, Belgian ale fig sauce with sauteed vegetables. It looked amazing, which made me jealous. When I asked how it was he responded “it’s delicious, just wish there was more of it!” Which seemed to be a common theme, good food but small portions.

Chef/Owner Dario also has a passion for beers. In his restaurant, you will not find the common beers such as Bud, Coors or any of the domestics that is everywhere. There is an extensive beer menu all of which are specialty or European style beers; many are heavy, others have hints of fruit or exotic sour ales. If you were looking to try different styles of beers, this would be a place to try. Dario’s also has events where they pair the meal with beers.

After compiling the surveys from the other foodies the pop-we Dinner Club gives Dario’s Brasserie a 4.03 star average on a scale of 1-5.

Atmosphere/Decor – 4.29

Cleanliness – 4.14
Dario's Mussels with Chorizo.

Wait Staff – 4.86

Menu – 3.43

Food Presentation – 4.29

Food Portions – 3.86

Food Taste – 4.71

Cost (was the cost worth meal?) – 3.29

Noise Level – 3.14

Overall Experience – 4.29

For more information regarding directions or Dario’s Brasserie, visit their website at http://www.dariosbrasserie.com/menus/ 

Fellow population-we™ readers, if you've been to Dario’s Brasserie leave us a comment and tell us what you thought?

Want to do this yourself? To review how to start your own dinner club, visit our January post about doing just that. Remember it is a template; tweak it to fit you and your friends’ tastes. pop-we Dinner Club: good food…good friends…good times.
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-population-we™ blog post by Brian Brown
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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post husband! This by far is the best dish I’ve eaten since we started our pop-we Dinner Club in January of 2011. My meal was Dario’s Mussels with Chorizo dish that is pictured above. Everything about my meal was superb from the mini stockpot it came in, rich flavor of the Mussels and kick of the Chorizo. My meal was also accompanied by Dario’s famous homemade French Fries, which were divine! These crispy gourmet fries were cooked to a golden perfection as well as served with thyme-spiked mayo and ketchup. Thanks Michelle for picking Dario's Brasserie because The Brown's will be back for date night soon!

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  2. Love their mussels! I also recommend Dario's new restaurant, Avoli Osteria, particularly if you are wanting pasta!

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  3. FoodMeOmaha: Thanks for the comment! Glad you agree the Mussels are yum-o, too. We're always up for pasta--so thanks for the tip on their other restaurant.

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