It All Started Under the Cedar Trees (BJ’s Story)
BJ Stenger grew up on his family’s ranch south of North Platte, Nebraska and has an Agribusiness Degree from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska. The Stenger’s ranch is located in Box Elder Canyon surrounded by cedar trees and was the inspiration for the restaurant’s name as well as the backdrop for the beautiful landscape pictures you see on the website and in the restaurant. BJ and his good friend Hector always talked about owning an upscale restaurant someday. After finding the perfect building, with great parking, they closed the deal on January 30th, 2020 and began demo immediately! BJ cannot wait to share with everyone the quality of steak only a rancher knows!
From Boardrooms to Restaurant Owner (Hector’s Story)
Hector Ortiz, born and raised in a small town in South Texas, graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics. After graduating, his 18-year career span took him to Denver, Phoenix, and LA where he helped establish new meat shops and restaurants educating customers on how to successfully run a business. After moving to North Platte, Hector was a part of the Leadership Lincoln County group where he learned of the downtown revitalization project. With that in mind, BJ and Hector combined their knowledge and decided to open a unique, fine dining experience unlike anything North Platte had ever seen. They cannot wait to share their restaurant with you!
What Makes The Cedar Room Unique?
The Cedar Room’s uniqueness doesn’t just start with their menu, but as soon as you arrive to the restaurant. Built in 1885, the building’s exterior has been restored to its original splendor with an updated appeal. Once inside, your eyes are taken up to the dazzling copper ceilings, with lights that flood the atmosphere with a sophisticated yet cozy feel. The chard oak floors paired with the copper ceilings give the impression of a historic meets upscale, rustic environment. Our menu is fused with such foods as mouth-watering steak, fresh seafood, and meals inspired from Chicago. French style desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth and end your lunch or dinner on a high note.
The Cocktail Lounge
If you desire more of a drink rather than an upscale meal, step through our cedar infused barn doors to the comfortable Cocktail Lounge. Our mixologist has a wide variety of flavors and types of drinks ranging from mid-tier and then going way above your regular top shelf genres. Use this space to get away from the hustle and bustle of your busy work week or reserve it for your next office meeting or special occasion. We have a 75’ TV and webcam to conduct presentations or show videos for a happy couple about to get married or enjoying their anniversary of wedded bliss.
Call us today at 308-532-4825 to make a reservation.