NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Oakbrook

4.6
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249 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were there to celebrate a Birthday. We had a wonderful time. We were not rushed and our server and staff were attentive and they made sure we were well taken care of. I would highly recommend a meal with them.

WL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Worst meal ever had an NM Cafe. Terrible service, cold popovers, salmon was hammered. It was a birthday celebration and we had to leave before dessert because the service was so bad. Couldn’t even get a cup of coffee!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was to celebrate a friends birthday.

k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Our server was terrible.My daughter and I dine regularly when she comes in from NYC. The food is good and consistent. However, we arrived at 1:45pm on a Friday and the dining room was a mess. Dirty tables everywhere. The young woman clearing the tables was clearly “high,” making several trips with one glass? The hostess did not know what to do do. The waiter took 25 minutes to approach our table. We ordered immediately. Several tables walked in and were served 20 minutes before us. What the heck? Then, our waiter brought us the wrong food?

It finally worked out and of course, our meals were spot on !Thank goodness we were not in any rush but we arrived 1:45 and left at 3:30! The waiter apologized and said, “Please accept dessert on the house ?” Okay, we ordered 2 NM choc chip cookie to go.
I tipped him 20% thinking he tried. NOT!😡The chocolate chip cookies were BURNT, placed in a special box. Really?
We have dined here even when it was Zodiac Cafe in the lower level. So disappointed. We were so upset looking forward to the cookies and they were clearly dark brown and burnt. I would not recommend dining here until they get their act back together.

DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch

DM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I love coming here for a relaxing lunch. It's become my "happy place"

N
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Our waiter was very accommodating. The hostess promptly and cheerfully relayed a message to me about the delay of my dining partner, which I appreciated.
Love the ambiance and the conversation-friendly Cafe!!

JE
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to meet your favorite friends. Delicious food and drink. Thank you for moving out of the basement!

SA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the staff.

Came for the popovers and strawberry butter but the whole experience was wonderful:-)

w
Chicago
109 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It’s a nice place for lunch at the mall with better scenery than most places. The salads and the tacos with shrimp were good. Lots of drink choices and the coffees are great. Service was good as well.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful luncheon. Very relaxed, no rushing us out.

RG
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my most favorite restaurants in Oak Brook for meeting friends for lunch! Lovely service,atmosphere and wonderful food and I must mention those wonderful fresh baked popovers which they serve with strawberry butter!!!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service outstanding; staff very professional.

TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a glass of white wine for $12 with my lunch. It was a small pour for such a price. That is why I could not give a full five star review . I still tipped our waitress generously.

WB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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 .

w
Chicago
109 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

AB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

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

DS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around delightful experience! Fabulous food and service!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday
Pleasant afternoon

m
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

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.

AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

B
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

D
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

RG
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

B
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

L
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Always v good! Just took a while to get the bill so tough fir business lunch!
D

w
Chicago
109 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food prompt service loved it!

D
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

c
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious , healthy, creative food. Attentive service.

RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great! The cake was special!

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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