NM Cafe by Neiman Marcus - Short Hills

4.2
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36 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Laid-back luxe. Delight in upscale-casual cuisine served in a bright and modern atmosphere at Short Hills NM Café®. From fresh, crisp salads and sandwiches to seasonally inspired entrées, you’ll savor first-class fare all served by our warm and welcoming staff. Expect delectable dishes with exceptional service that continues to be a tradition at Neiman Marcus.
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.2
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.3
Value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is consistently good, service excellent. Noise level varies depending upon the number of people present.

GN
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Very surprised with the great experience, I would return

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

No more puff patries!
A disaster!!

MA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

They must have changed management. The lovely woman who used to greet us is no longer there;(
The waiters all seem new too. The food is still good but we ordered hummus as an appetizer and they brought our salads first. The manager is a big guy is seems awkward fitting in such tight spaces. He does not have the best personality for this venue.

m
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always love lunch here. Very fresh ingredients and great service. My daughter and I both had salmon dishes. Delicious! Great spot.

S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always love coming here. Staff is super friendly, no problems with food modifications, healthy choices and great coffee :) my fave is the bone broth they bring to the table! Went there for Mother’s Day brunch as well. Was top notch.

KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tried tuna sandwich with small portion of fruits and tomato basil soup. Called a sampler or something. Anyway everything was really tasty. Loved the soup and sandwish. The server was very attentive amd friendly too! I went here twice and both are good experiences. Will definitely come back.

MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Darnell was kind and attentive. The food was delicious and we had a short wait time between when we placed our order and when it arrived. We will definitely be returning to Neman Marcus Cafe soon!

KT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Overpriced, cramped and as a Part of NM most disappointing!

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

best lunch spot in the area - beautiful excellent service and special food. pop over and broth make it so unique and delicious...service is wonderful

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Made reservation and arrived 15 min prior. They already had the closed sign up, they were clearly in a rush to leave. The hostess made us feel so uncomfortable she was rude and wouldn’t directly address us. Our waiter was another mess, he was nice but we saw him very upset as we were getting seated. The restaurant had already shut down the fryer, they had no bread, and wouldn’t make any large meals. We were told the fryer just stopped working “all of a sudden” as there excuse. Meanwhile we watched a couple at the bar get there meal with a side of fries! Hilarious!! My husband ordered a flatbread pizza that was the so soggy from not being fully cooked! Everything was just rushed, I was so disappointed, I understand that the restaurant closes at a certain time but when you claim a time for last seating you have to expect customers to come in! Also why accept a reservation so late if your not going to accommodate accordingly? I decided to bring this up with the manager of Neimans since the cafe manager was not in. He was extremely nice and upset and understanding! He stated he represents the company as a whole and does not appreciate this type of service. He did take care of us and It was nice to see a caring manager trying to make things right.

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Not worth the money small portions poor service

CG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great lunch options. Attentive service, thank you Juan!

MA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I Love NM cafe! The monkey bread is delicious! They have great soups and salads. The hummus is also very good. They have fun speciality non-alcoholic drinks. The hostess is so sweet and accommodating!

AN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

AS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Perhaps it was a bad day, but they were having issues and we were not able to order what we wanted.

WM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had The best lunch for my mom’s 75th birthday here. The food is always delicious and the service was impeccable. They even brought my mom a bottle of champagne and two amazing gifts for her birthday. I highly recommend Neiman Marcus for a fun lunch and a special occasion.

n
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A little disappointed in the Waldorf salad with curry chicken. It seemed like it had been sitting around for awhile and did not meet my expectations. I did not complain while I was there. The server was lovely but she did get very busy and was unable to return to the table as often as we would have liked. The lemonade was delicious and the salmon Nicoise was also perfect. Had a very nice table next to the window.

JV
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our lunch was delicious! The service was super and we even had a chance to chat with the chef/manager about the menu and get his recommendations. He was terrific! I would definitely choose this spot every time I shop at the Short Hills mall.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The service was outstanding we had such a nice waitress. Also loved truffle fries

t
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The space is ordinary and the noise level was very high. It was hard to have a conversation.

JM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

NM Cafe is always a good bet for lunch or a casual bite. The menu has a wide range of options and creative fresh beverages. The preparations are composed without being fussy. The staff is accommodating, friendly and solicitous. Our server was particularly lovely.
The environment is open which leads to a very high noise level. It is particularly noisy at lunch. If quiet conversation is your need, go after peak lunch hours.

m
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

As good as always! I can't stay away from the quinoa salad with shrimp- yummy! My friend had the soup of the day, vegetable tomato, which she raved about. Very pleasant service with delicious healthy food options. A perfect choice for lunch. YOu really can't go wrong.

AJ
New York Area
330 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The perfect place for a relaxing break from mall shopping! Especially if you find it overwhelming. The food is fresh albeit pricey. And heads up, no you cannot have a glass of wine with that salad. No liquor license in their Short Hills location. Apparently elsewhere NM does have it as the menu states something about their wine pairings. Oops, yes, just not there, elsewhere. Oh well. They have nice teas and coffees to reenergize for additional shopping.

K
Naples
78 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a treat! Food is delicious! Attentive and thoughtful service! Keep the curried chicken salad~ love the dish! And the Spice Tea!
Thank you.

JD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2017
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

I usually look forward to my meals here. However, this last time was unusually disappointing. I ordered the love salad. Instead of the usual grilled chicken, it came with cubes of salty, processed deli meat. The hearts of Palm were not sliced as elegantly as they usually are. The dressing was different than usual, and not as tasty. The complimentary popover was slightly undercooked. The straw in my drink cut my tongue. When I looked at it, it was sharp and cut up. The waitress replaced it immediately. The service was attentive, as always. The waitstaff is always kind and patient. I don't know what was going on in the kitchen. I hope that they were just having an off day. Please go back to the way it was before!

m
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2016
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food here is outstanding. A wonderful spot for lunch with friends, you can't go wrong with anything you order. Everything tastes fresh and delicious and there are plenty of healthy options. Love lunching here!

b
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2016
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A wonderful treat while shopping. The food is excellent and service spectacular!

RJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, great menu and convenient

JD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love that pop over plate that they give you. I had the chopped salad. The waiter forgot the dressing, but quickly got me some when I informed him about it. The salad was excellent.

A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2015
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a lovely birthday luncheon in the NM Cafe. Wide variety of salads, sandwiches and non-alcoholic beverages. From the starting broth to the delicious popover with Strawberry butter its a festive location for a luncheon in the Short Hills Mall. Added bonus on the menu are the calorie counts. Room is airy and has a comfortable level of conversation buzz.

K
Naples
78 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I love this restaurant in Neiman Marcus and make an effort to dine when I am in the Short Hils area.

The food selections are varied and include several fresh salads , burgers, and main entrees.

The cafe-like environment is pleasant and bright with comfortable seating. There is a counter area for a quick bite as well.
The staff and servers aim to please and the cafe is a nice place for a "shopper's break"--

You will be served a tiny cup of chicken broth as part of your experience. A delicious "monkey bread" is also served with a delicious strawberry butter.
The food continues to be very good and it is always a pleasure to dine at this establishment.

f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2015
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Menu is diverse and service is good. Food is fair. I think this is nice for a quick bite but prices are a bit high. This place has a lot of potential and could be much more. Perhaps broaden the beverage menu.

J
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2015
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

This is a very small but beautiful space. The food is beautiful and always enjoyable.

m
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had a delicious meal with friends. The shrimp and quinoa salad was the favorite in the group. The popovers with raspberry butter to start is enough to go for! Had the nicest server. Great experience.

K
Naples
78 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have witnessed this dining venue in Neiman Marcus go through ups and downs food wise but now I am happy to report they are back on track and worthy of a visit.
The service and staff are willing to please and the menu items and selections are varied and good.
Worth a stop if shopping in Short Hills Mall-the cafe iwill offer you a relaxing "time out" experience.