Please keep in mind that proper attire is required including a jacket for gentlemen.
Special occasion venue. Wonderful traditional French fare. Lovely presentations and outstanding attentive service. Hard to find elsewhere these days.
The service is great but the menu is a little outdated and portions are small. I ordered Dover sole and got two 3 inch pieces of the end of the filet for a very high price point. When I ordered it I was expecting to get a full fillet instead of what looked like scraps. If you're looking for a 70's experience dining with lots of elderly people this is the place for you.
Fabulous...Hard to find a class act restaurant anymore. This is perfect. Elegant dining at its best. Loved it, Will return.
there is no other restaurant in Chicago like Les Nomades. everything about it is outstanding, the food is incredible ( our dover sole was out of this world), the service is impeccable and the ambience is one of a kind. For sophistication and quality dinning there is no place even close.
A truly great restaurant.
Les Nomades is formal -- jackets for men -- not the more casual connotation of its English-name, the "nomads". Yes, the restaurant is for travelers and us more sedentary types, too. The menu is formidable, as french as foie de gras. Which it serves in two types, seared and a poached chilled torchon.
Nomades offers two prix fixe meals: four courses with appetizer, second course, entree and dessert, and an option that adds both a fish entree and meat or poultry. (Don't tell the waiter I said this, but he may also offer to serve you a la carte.) Many portions are not huge -- this is not an Italian restaurant after all -- but the offerings are gracious, classic french of exquisite quality. My fish was the evening special sole with richer sauce than I'm used to with sole, but amazing. Sweetbreads for my wife were the best she's tasted, including in Paris.
Do not miss dessert. While Nomades' tarts, flourless chocolate cake or Grand Marnier soufflé are not original, here they are wonderful.
The waiters appear, disappear and reappear when needed, and somehow, they sense when.
A wonderful dining experience for a special occasion
We live in the neighborhood, and this is our special occasion restaurant. The food is delicious. This is a top notch traditional French restaurant.
Great restaurant, great menu, great food, nice wine list and great service from reception at the door to the table itself. Just a pleasurable dining expeience and we will be going back.
Outstanding food and service
delicious food and great treats for intermezzo & amuse bouche & dessert. Lots of stairs. I was very surprised with a birthday treat too.
Service and food terrific. The staff recognized our anniversary. Very special
We three asked for Chef's Whim, 5 courses, and we each got a different dish. Gorgeous food, lovely service, great wines.
Excellent meal, but pricey. However we can honestly say it was one of the best meals we have ever had. Each course was delicious and unique. I like that it was a prix fix menu, where you get the choice of what you want for each course. There is the option to order a la cart but I think the multi-course meal is totally worth it. Service was warm and welcoming. We will absolutely dine here again.
Absolutely delightful and delicious. Super accommodating. While they have an extensive wine list, our server did not push anything. When told that we wanted a lighter red wine with a price that started with a “1”, he suggested a pinot noir at $110 that was a wonderful accompaniment to our meal. We spent three hours there, but the time passed so quickly as we savored the food, soaked in the atmosphere, and were pampered with unobtrusive service. My only comment, and this may be me, is that the tasty sauces on the halibut and duck confit seemed a bit too strong and didn’t let the fish/duck flavor come through fully. We will return!
When you seek an extraordinary dining experience, this is the place. Excellent ambiance, superbly trained and knowledgeable service staff, gifted kitchen execution. This is a must-visit restaurant.
Excellent service and food. The four course menu we selected was outstanding along with the wine pairing.
Excellent food and service
We have been to Les Nomades many time and we have never been disappointed. Rather, every component of every dish is superb. Classic French cuisine at its best!!!!
We celebrated our 25th anniversary at Les Nomades 7/20. The ambiance is lovely, beautiful flowers, soft antique lighting. Mary Beth Liccioni welcomes all guests. The food was inventive, so full of flavor and beautifully plated. We look forward to returning on our next special occasion.
My wife and I celebrated our twenty fifth wedding anniversary at the restaurant. The service was friendly and unobtrusive.
The menu had a large prefixed menu to choose from or go choose the number of courses to choose.
Overall just a wonderful dining experience.
Absolutely wonderful, everything I had hoped and more. Will be back.
We used to enjoy Le Nomades for birthdays and anniversary celebrations when we lived in Chicago. Our first time back since we moved away 10 years ago and it is still wonderful. Service and ambiance like very few restaurants in the US these days. A complete pleasure to enjoy again.
Les Nomades defines "fine dining." The requirement that men wear jackets is refreshing in this day and age of men wearing shorts and backwards baseball caps at dinner. The food was, as usual, impeccable, as was the service. We love this restaurant.
An exceptional meal, every morsel delectable. Impeccable service in a lovely venue. The mushroom soup was a highlight of an extraordinary meal.
Elegant as usual. Excellent food and service and wine recommendation was right on.
Not cheap but probably the best restaurant in town. Much better than Alinea or the Everest room. Excellent traditional French cuisine in an elegant setting.
They made our anniversary feel very special
The food was absolutely wonderful! All courses were excellent, but the Crispy tempura soft shell crab appetizer was the highlight of the meal.
The waiter was exceptional and the noise level was good. My family and I were easily able to talk without noise from other tables bothering us.
It is expensive, but well worth it for a special occasion. (We stayed at Hotel EMC2, which is right next door, to make it even more of a special occasion.)
I highly recommend Les Nomades and can't wait to go back.
It’s magical and perfection!
Oh dear. This place tries so hard to be upscale but just comes across as awkward, stuffy and pretentious. $65 for 2 gins with flat tonic water and a kir royale - are they actually joking?! Snobbery of expense doesn’t excuse poor quality. From the minute we walked in we felt very awkward and unwelcome - 5/6 people who worked there near the entrance way but had to wait for several awkward seconds before one person came from the back and greeted us. Just plain odd. I should have trusted my instincts and walked straight out again.
The most expensive meal we’ve ever had (relatively for the amount of people) in Chicago and so so disappointing. Menu idea was nice, with different prix fixe menu options. Appetisers - pate was ok, risotto was alright, foie gras...meh like processed into a weird shape. Deuxieme mushrooms soup was tasty at first but overall far too salty and truffle was non-existent. Short rib main was a tiny tiny piece and the duck was very gamey and again all far too salty which detracted significantly from the dishes. Cheese was lovely but then, they didn’t have to do anything to it but put it on the plate. We also got a post menu melon soup and mignardises which was a nice touch but again nothing but simply “ok” which for the price is terrible. As a total foodie, I will pay exceptionally well for exceptionally good food but this is astronomical prices for mediocre food at best.
Honestly, having spent the better part of twenty years on and off in France...it is weeping at the shocking misuse of its cuisine at the ridiculous prices that are charged here. Cheaper to go to France and eat there and fly back again.
In my opinion, the best restaurant in Chicago. In this unfortunate era of "casual dining" and sloppy dressing, it is wonderful to find a restaurant that actually has a dress code and maintains an elegant surrounding for its guests. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting outstanding food and service in a beautiful dining room. Easy to highly rate this restaurant.
I can't say enough good things about Les Nomades. It is everything I look for in a special occasion restaurant. The staff are delightful, the food is extraordinary, the presentation is perfection and it's such a treat to be able to have quiet conversation while enjoying a lovely meal.
Excellent food and service. Very quiet atmosphere. Enjoyed our dinner and would return
One of Chicago's best restaurants. The food and service are always excellent.
Interesting menu, well prepared food, nicely presented. Excellent, attentive staff. Invitingly atmosphere. Yes, there is a price point; but, it's worth the whole experience.
This is absolutely my favorite restaurant. The food, ambiance and staff are truly amazing.
Les Nomades is a classic and unique dining experience.
Uno de los 5 mejores experiencias culinarias de mi vida! Hacen falta estrellas para calificarlo