Les Nomades

4.8
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1667 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
One of Chicago’s finest dining experiences awaits you in this elegant town home setting that balances formality and friendliness. Your dinner may be paired with fine wines, as uncommon ingredients come together in perfect harmony. In operation since 1978, Les Nomades remains true to its distinctive character as an oasis of civilized tranquility amidst the bustling activity of its Streeterville location. Culinary creations delight the most discriminating palates. Savor Sautéed Foie Gras, or Lobster Ravioli with seared scallops; Roasted Breast and Confit Leg of Duck, or Duo of Roasted Partridge and Bison. Artisan cheeses are extraordinary and the pastries are sublime.
Please keep in mind that proper attire is required including a jacket for gentlemen.
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent
Except coffee not hot enough
Thank you

w
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Les Nomades never fails. The food is perfectly prepared. The variety of the menu means there is something for everyone. Service is excellent. One of our favorite places to eat in Chicago.

LL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to Les Nomades for the first time to celebrate a very special birthday for my husband. We heard it was an excellent restaurant and we love French food. We did not expect the level of food, service and quality we received. They made us feel like royalty!! Every course was delicious beyond our expectations. The wine list was expansive and offered 1/2 bottles of wine. We left feeling spoiled. The next day, we kept talking about our great experience at Les Nomades!

F
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm from the era when classic French restaurants dominated the Chicago dining scene. I so fondly remember Jovan, Le Perroquet, L'Escargot, and Le Frances in Wheeling. These and many others are all gone now. Thankfully Les Nomades is not. Going to Les Nomades is a delightful trip into a time machine. It maintains the elegance, style, and fine dining experience of days gone by. It also remains the only classic French restaurant of its kind in the city anymore. I'll probably post a much more detailed of a description of our experience in a blog, but suffice it to say if you want a very special evening out that few, if any, current Chicago restaurants can provide, this is where you want to go.

T
Savannah
35 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best French restaurant in Chicago. Deserves a Michelin star.

k
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic French food at its best. Every detail is perfect. Service is impeccable We look forward to next time!!

W
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always reliable and beyond excellent. Exceptional service

J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant surroundings, impeccable yet friendly service, exquisite food and wine. We are already planning our next visit! The four course menu is satisfying but not too much. We loved it.

JR
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding!!!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal great service excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First date

CP
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

For the first time ever, after going to Les Nomades about once per year over the last 6-8 years, I cannot give the restaurant 5 stars across the board. While Les Nomades has always been expensive, the quality of the food, service and atmosphere has been so exceptional that it was worth every penny. This time, however, while the service was again exceptional, including every one of the 4 or 5 individuals with whom I interacted. And the atmosphere is wonderful, particularly around the holidays. But the food this time was not as outstanding as it has always been in my experience. The cheese and dessert plates were exceptionally scrumptious, and the fois gras appetizer was perfectly divine. But every other plate (5 other plates between the two of us in a 4-course meal) ranged from mediocre to just good, and that fact made me cringe just a little at the final bill. I will still recommend Les Nomades and I'm sure I'll be back, but I do hope that our disappointment with the food quality was a one-off fluke, and if not, that the kitchen steps it up a bit.

PJ
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing French restaurant. The food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. So many wonderful choices, including soufflés that are just perfection. We highly recommend Les Nomades.

DE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily one of the finest dining experiences for me. Great ambiance, great staff and great food.

JG
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service ... enjoyed the experience. Bring your Brinks truck.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb dining experience. My husband and I look forward to dining at Les Nomades every year to celebrate our anniversary.

MB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

30th anniversary. Excellent evening! Les Nomades never disappoints!

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambience. Delicious food. Solicitous service.

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service is impeccable and the ambience elegant and tasteful. The menu has excellent choices and something for everyone. Our only disappointment with the food was that we found the entrees a bit over-salted. Overall it was a delightful evening.

HK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, attentive staff. Top notch!

RM
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For a high end Nuevo French experience in Chicago, you couldn’t do any better. Food is excellent, with a variety of amazing choices. You can basically choose from a 3,4 or 5 course meal. The room is beautiful, and the service is more than outstanding. The congenial proprietor greets each table. She even accompanied me to the cloak room to get my coat. Prepare to pay $200 per person for am amazing dining experience.

B
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is hard to imagine a place where the food, service, and ambiance could be better than Les Nomades. We have been coming for years and it just keeps hitting all the right notes. the attention to detail is amazing in today's world of cutting corners and not considering your guests' experience. From the flowers to the art to the creative cuisine to a wine list to die for, Les Nomades does it all.

BS
New Mexico
49 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Meh nothing special but nothing wrong

D
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have dined at the finest restaurants in Paris. From the moment you enter Les Nomades, you are transported to a quiet Parisian bistro. It is elegant yet at the same time, comfortable and unpretentious; like dining at a friend's home. The fireplaces are a lovely treat in the winter. The food is largely "classic" and superbly executed with many innovative touches. The wine list offers a wide range of selections with nice options by the glass and the half-bottle for those who like a bit of variety. The service is welcoming and attentive but not overbearing. A delightful overall experience.

AP
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Les Nomades provided an absolutely amazing experience. From the taste, to the aesthetic, to the service, everything was spectacular.

JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and it was perfect in every way. We have been going to Les Nomades for special occasions for many years, and it just does not get any better than this.

TC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolute gem of a restaurant. Yes, you might pay a bit but worth every penny. The hospitality was top notch and every dish left your mouth drooling and saying wow! One of my favorite restaurants and would welcome another visit soon, still savoring the taste of each dish as I type this...an incredible must go restaurant!

CL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Les Nomades was absolutely awesome! This service was impeccable and the food was amazing. It was the first time for us and we will definitely be back. Thanks to the Les Nomades team for a really perfect evening!

d
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very special dining experience. Went with a friend for a birthday celebration but would be great for a date, special occasion, business dinner or everyday delicious night out. Amazing and creative dishes. Cozy ambiance. 5 star service.

D
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very good—although not extraordinarily so in a city that routinely outdoes itself in fine dining. The service very excellent, ambience pleasant. I’m not sure it’s worth the price and would prefer an a la carte menu as many small eaters are not really able to eat all the courses.

OT
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Exceeded our every expectation.

J
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional on every measure.

IL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite, relaxing and comfortable. Limited menu but high quality choices make the series of courses arrive with anticipatory delight. Desserts are an equally important facet of the experience. Few establishments match their acumen for fine dining.

F
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from start to finish was perfect.

D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably the best dinner I have had in at least 10 years. The service was impeccable while the food was outstanding. The above all comes, of course, with a high cost.

We save his restaurant for an important celebration.

RF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quality classic French dinning.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!
Delicious food, great wait staff

TH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wood burning fireplace on a cold snowy evening. Wait staff knowledgeable and efficient. Owner stopped by our table to answer questions about the house. Great place for a special occasion.

GP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal - the food was excellent and the service even better. Very attentive. Nice wine list, also. Definitely will come back next we are in Chicago.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A lovely experience. The food was great and you could actually carry on a conversation.

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