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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 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:

Or click on the “Order Online” link in the top left corner of our website:

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:

Thank you! See you at the club.

Steve L Villamonte Sr. CEC, BS
Executive Director
Omaha Press Club

Omaha Press Club Mission Statement

To promote excellence in communications and media professions through fellowship, education and advocacy of freedom of information.

Become a Member

Membership to the Omaha Press Club is not limited just to the media. Membership is open to everyone. Our dues are among the lowest in the country for a private city club. We have much to offer for your membership including regular events, reciprocal club use, an executive chef providing fine or casual dining, free parking, free rooms for your private events and press conferences. You can become a member by simply filling out and submitting an application to the business office. You can have your membership billed to you on a monthly or annual basis.

Membership Info

OPC Hours                 Parking Details

Lunch: 11:30am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
Dinner: 5:30pm-close Thursday-Saturday
Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm Tuesday-Saturday

Upcoming Omaha Press Club Events


Othello Meadows Face on the Barroom Floor Postponed
Thursday, April 16: Noon Forum: Second Congressional District Debate Postponed
Saturday, April 18: OPC First Amendment Night   Postponed
Friday, April 24: OPC Foundation Scholarship Awards Dinner Postponed
Saturday, June 6: OPC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

There’s always something going on at the Omaha Press Club.


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