Message from The Executive Director
During the month of June, the Omaha Press Club restaurant has been open Monday through Friday for lunch. On June 22, we entered Phase III of Gov. Ricketts’ directed health measures. Under this plan, bars and restaurants are allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity. Up to eight people can sit at a table. You are allowed to sit at the OPC bar. However, salad bars and buffets are still prohibited.
However, since we re-opened, business has been sparse. During this time, Christine and I are handling all of the restaurant operations alone, including managing the kitchen. We will add additional staff as we have more business.
Our calendar is wide open right now. If you need event space — whether for daytime or evening — please contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Press Club is unique in comparison to other facilities. We require reservations and can accommodate social distancing with ease due to the layout of the restaurant. This is a value for dining out with regards to your health and safety.
The club will remain open for the month of July and the board will assess our usage and demand before determining whether we will have our annual August closing. As a member, you can help the club by using the facility — either by dining in or ordering takeout.
The regular Lunch menu is available in the restaurant and the Express menu is used within the buildings for pick-up or delivery. For folks in the buildings, we can make a delivery to the guard station in both the original First National Bank building and the First National Bank tower on the half-hour for customer pickup (11:30 a.m. / Noon / 12:30 p.m. / 1 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. / 2 p.m.).
We have added new Family Meals menu for Curbside pick-up. These are a special item for each day of the week that can be pre-ordered for pickup at lunchtime, hot and ready to enjoy. You can order just the entrée item, or a full meal. Each order serves four people.
These specials are:
Monday: Chicken marsala, vegetable du jour, garlic whipped potatoes, choice of salad (Thunderbird or Caesar), rolls and butter.
Tuesday: Salmon beurre blanc, vegetable du jour, risotto pilaf, choice of salad (Thunderbird or Caesar), rolls and butter.
Wednesday: Chicken piccata, vegetable du jour, fettuccine, choice of salad (Thunderbird or Caesar), rolls and butter.
Thursday: Prime rib with au jus and Chantilly, vegetable du jour, twice-baked potatoes, choice of salad (Thunderbird or Caesar), rolls and butter.
Friday: 16-piece fried chicken, whipped potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, rolls and butter.
These curbside family meals can be picked up from the 10-minute parking area on Dodge Street (near the entrance of the DoubleTree Hotel), by selecting a time at the top of each hour: 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. These meals must be ordered online from our website the day before.
For our Takeout, Delivery, or Curbside online ordering: https://www.toasttab.com/omahapressclub/v3
Or click on the “Order Online” link in the top left corner of our website: https://omahapressclub.com/
If dining in, the Press Club door will be propped open during business hours for a “touchless” way to enter the club. Sanitizer stations are set up near each restroom.
FNBO is mandating that all employees were face masks in common areas: lobbies, hallways, and elevators. This will also be the rule for members coming to the Press Club while in the common areas.
Our goal is precautions for all, as we operate the restaurant to serve our members, FNBO employees, and building tenants. We look forward to seeing you!
To reach me during this time, email: email@example.com
Thank you! See you at the club.
Steve L Villamonte Sr. CEC, BS
Omaha Press Club