NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Oakbrook

4.6
235 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Quiet Conversation
Check out our new dining room on the Upper Level, the NM Cafe. Upscale contemporary cuisine featuring Neiman Marcus Classics with the traditional NM favorites: popovers with strawberry butter, chicken broth, orange soufflé and chicken salad. Our menu selection will have seasonal salads, sandwiches and entrees using artisanal and local ingredients when available. Also featuring Go Figure Cuisine items for a healthier lifestyle with complete nutritional value. Our beverage menu includes an excellent selection of hand-crafted cocktails, wines, beers and non-alcoholic drinks. The NM Cafe proudly features Illy Caffè and Dammann Frères Teas along with house made desserts. Children’s menu available. Let the NM Cafe host your next event. We have the perfect menu and atmosphere for you and your guests. Consider our dining room for your next bridal or baby shower, cocktail party or luncheon. We cater to your needs.
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WB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very bright and cheerful setting. The service is always wonderful. I take friends and family for lunch to celebrate birthdays. NM always makes the occasion lovely.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Normally I love my experience at NM cafe .. The staff and service are great . The menu though is ever changing and getting smaller and smaller with less options and the prices seem to be going up .

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w
Chicago
105 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch choices. The salads are good and so are the sandwiches. We had the trio salad and tuna melt and they were great. I enjoyed the spiced iced tea. Great service and nice to escape from the busy mall!

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AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at NM Cafe! It's a must when shopping at Oak Brook. The service is impeccable and the quality of the food cannot be beat.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The light-filled cafe has such a fresh ambiance. The food was promptly served and very tasty. My friend and I lingered for hours while the wait staff repeatedly filled our water and offered further refreshments without making us feel we were overstaying our welcome. Lovely experience.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Not a large selection of food. Minimal choices. The popovers are the best though. The food is good but not a lot of options.

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DS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All around delightful experience! Fabulous food and service!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday
Pleasant afternoon

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m
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time going here and were very happy we went. The service was outstanding (Filepe) and the food was great. Meatloaf was made with Turkey and it was a big portion, I was expecting a small portion for the price so I was pleasantly surprised. Will definitely go back a definite hidden Gem to say the least. Didn't even know it was there!

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Very disappointed in our experience. Have come for special birthday lunches and always been
Perfect. Everything was poor this time.
Not sure I’ll be back for a bit.

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AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had lunch. The fish tacos were a bit over cooked. Service was outstanding.

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B
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The setting is lovely; I only wish that they offered a good burger in their menu

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely time. The food and service were very good. We did not feel rushed. And were very well attended to.

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U
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice touch with the popovers with strawberry butter and a small cup of chicken consommé before ordering. Had the quinoa salad with shrimp, very good altho not crazy about the green goddess dressing.

Service was excellent, all in all a great spot for lunch.

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DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place for a ladies birthday celebration ! Great service and food !

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RG
Chicago
105 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A perfect place to meet in Oakbrook for Lunch!!! Plus they start you out with one of their signature popovers!!! 5*’s

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B
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This cafe is a must for lunch. Friendly service with terrific food that begins with a wonderful cup of hot broth.

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Always v good! Just took a while to get the bill so tough fir business lunch!
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w
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The popovers are so good and the salmon tacos were great too. Our server was excellent! Champagne was great and the coffee was as well! I really like this restaurant.

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CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambience, terrific staff, lovely menu for ladies who lunch (no steaks!). I wanted to order the crab burger but was told that Chef said it was not available. That was disappointing. Ordered the trio salad. It was excellent but more food than I wanted and I couldn't finish it. I would come again in a heartbeat. Forgot to mention it was a friend's B-Day and I requested a birthday treat. Lovely chocolate cake slice was served. I tasted (don't do desert). It was excellent and she loved it. She took home leftovers.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food prompt service loved it!

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D
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice place to have lunch with old friends. Salads are always very good; service impeccable!

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c
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, amazing service by Jorge, delicious food. Never felt rushed & was able to enjoy a wonderful visit with family

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j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious , healthy, creative food. Attentive service.

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great! The cake was special!

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 stars all the way. Popovers, food, and service all outstanding. A hidden gem in Oak Brook

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing. At first I thought it was going to be too fancy...as I was wearing jeans. Staff did not even hesitate to treat me differently!
The food, the wait staff, the hostess all amazing. The model walking around was brilliantly done!

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ET
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely place for a special lunch with friends. Food and service were excellent. My only negative comment was the noise level - it was sometimes hard to hear the conversation.

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RG
Chicago
105 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place to meet friends for lunch!!! Excellent service and wonderful food choices ..... then there are those wonderful Popovers they serve with strawberry butter! It certainly doesn’t get any better than that!!!

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our service today was not what we have Always experienced....BUT, the staff compensated accordingly....down a server, on a holiday, made everything slow...our hostess apologized and offered free dessert (which they provided to go!) and our server, who was completely overwhelmed as the only one in a full restaurant, was poised, sweet, and apologetic. We will continue to consider this one of our favorites, as we love the atmosphere and food, and have never had any reason to question our service before and felt well taken care of, by a staff that truly cares!!!!

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F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my FAVORITE place to eat lunch. The chicken broth, popovers and service make it unlike any other. Thank you again to the wonderful staff who made my birthday perfect!

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T
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch choices, great service, great location

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

There was food residue on the table. When asked to clean it, the server was not happy! After sitting, I accidentally put my arm on the placemat only to find it was sticky from the previous person sitting there & had not been cleaned properly. The waiter had a lot of attitude about having to clean the dirty table yet again. The waist was anything but attentive. The food was average & it took forger to pay & leave! HORRIBLE...will not be returning even though I’ve been going to zodiac for the past 30 years! And definitely don’t recommend anyone else going either!

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t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Give Carmen a raise! Best server ever
The birthday cake was a lovely and generous surise.

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K
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful....
I feel like I’m in another place/vacation for a brief time. Excellent service and food.

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RG
Chicago
105 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place for having lunch!!! Great Popovers!!!

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always great and very fresh. Perfect popovers and outstanding service.
We will return!

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MH
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I think that Neiman Marcus cafe is an undiscovered treasure. it is always a great place for lunch with a friend. service is great and never hurried. the only drawback is that it is a little pricey

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PC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been here twice in the past month and both times the service was exceptional and the food delicious.

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RG
Chicago
105 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my very favorite places to take friends to lunch! Wonderful menu and always exceptional service!

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