Les Nomades
Les Nomades

Les Nomades

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lesnomades.net/
  • Phone: 3126499010x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Roland Liccioni
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Les Nomades offers a second floor dining room for private events accommodating up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicholas Butera 3126499010x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Clair
  • Public Transit: Michigan Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Public lots are also available at the corners of St. Clair & Ontario or Fairbanks & Ontario as well as street parking.
A word from Les Nomades
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Les Nomades reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (78)fit for foodies (71)romantic (69)notable wine list (50)neighborhood gem (19)good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Lovely spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had no idea that this was the old La Francais chef/owner & were so pleasantly surprised to learn it was. I can't remember last time we had such outstanding food, great service & an exceptional wine list.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Excellent
    8523
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Everything about Les Nomades is great. Chef Roland Liccioni and owner Mary Beth Liccioni have managed to give expression to their vision without corrupting authentic classic style -- which is maintained fundamentally in the cuisine and ambience. For me, Les Nomades' attention to classic excellence, makes it simply excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet & Lovely
    NaplesNativeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Classic French cuisine, very traditional, formal, delicious food, extensive wine list, excellent service, very quiet...almost too quiet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    notgr8
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Found 'by accident' in walk on street. Interesting menu prompted us to try it. Not disappointed. Food is excellent: well prepared, beautifully presented, person-sized portions. Service is impeccable: unobtrusive, efficient, courteous. Noise level low, even as more patrons arrived. Altogether a very much enjoyed dining experience. Will certainly return when in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • expesnive--but worth it
    highlands
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    the food was very good and out of the ordinary, the service was great, it was very expensive $200 plus per person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Paula
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    For the most expensive meal we've ever had, (with 2 glasses of wine and 2 beers about $190 each with tip) my husband and I were a disappointed. First, we were seated next to a group of 10 having a wine tasting even though we had had reservations for at least a month. The service had started out great, but once that group arrived we were not their priority + it got very noisy. Also, although none of the food was bad, it was just OK. The presentation of each plate was, as you would expect, very nice. We've even had better dessert soufflés, usually my favorite at other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i was underwhelmed
    caroleVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I did not think much of this meal. It was OK....not bad ...but not worth any of the brew haha. the room is nondescript and the service was good. however, the food was not stand out. i dont think it is up to par or worth it. I know that is cruel but just my opinion.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great place for an anniversary dinner. The food and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    In the current environment of "small plates meant to share" which arrive at the table when it suits the kitchen it is a true pleasure to dine at Les Nomades. Elegant, discreet and seductive. Having to be properly attired is part of the experience. We appreciate what they do there and look forward to returning. Just exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mooresyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Hands down the best dining experience i've had in a long time..service, flavors, relaxed pace of the evening..standouts were the sauteed fois gras dish and asparagus with truffle as well as the loup de mer special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous
    kacyrole
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have dined here several times, always for special occasions, and have never been disappointed. This is a lovely restaurant with excellent service and outstanding food preparation and presentation. It is rare for me to read a menu and wish I could order everything because it all sounds so delicious, but that is the case at Les Nomades. We asked our captain to pair wines by the glass with our menu selections and they were all perfect matches. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive with very mediocre food
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Was in Chicago for a few days last week and decided to try Les Nomades. Good: the restaurant has an elegant decor and good service. Bad: the food was very mediocre. Extremely disappointing given the high price. I don't mind paying up for good food, but Les Nomades is very poor value. I will not return and would not recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MartiniVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have celebrated our last 2 wedding anniversaries here, very romantic! So love to get dressed up for dinner & this is the place for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a Favorite
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been going to Les Nomades for many years. Almost every trip from DC to Chicago includes a dinner here. It has to be among the most beautiful restaurants around and every dish is exquisite and delicious. When you book a table it is yours and you will want to spend time there. Cannot say enough about this very special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding as always
    Vinny
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is one of the very best dining room in Chicago. It is more like a private club that it used to be. The tasting menu has extensive choices for each course which is a pleasant surprise since boutique restaurants tend to have smaller choices so that they can present the few things that they do very well. It is hard to have vast and varies list of choices, about a Dozen for each course. The service also befits a private club. The wait staff is formal but understated. In my book this place should have two Michelin stars. It is way better than the Everest room to w.hich it is sometimes compared. I consider only Spiaggia as it's equal. While it has great view it does not have the ambience of Les Nomades
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Place
    Willy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    There are too few places like this left in the city. A wonderful ambience that makes you feel special the minute you enter. Excellent food and attentive service complete the package.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely superb
    felipe
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Best dining I have had in a long time. The food is excellent. The service and ambiance are perfect for dining out with a loved one or a group of friends. Great wine selection. Staff was very courteous and helped make our dinner a most memorable experience. The diners that night all looked decent, classy and proper without being snobbish. Oh, don't forget to order the souffle. Need I add that the cost of the dinner makes it even better? Check their website.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best french restaurant
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is our 6th time at this restaurant and we are never disappointed. The food and service are some of the best in the city of Chicago. We often go for our anniversary and always have a memorable time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We selected Les Nomades based on other reviews from OpenTable. As the title suggests, it was a good dining experience but not a great one. The service was excellent, attentive and courteous. The wine list was extensive and we received wonderful assistance in making a selection. The food was good and beautifully presented. But we had expected better given the reputation, reviews and price. Perhaps we came on a bad night.
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  • Always 5 star
    DBPatentVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If there is a better restaurant in Chicago, I have not found it. Les Nomades is not trendy, nor avant guard and certainly not cheap. But it is elegant and fantastic. It is always our choice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Les Nomades BYOB
    OneTinyMint
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Visited for our Anniversary. 2nd visit, but first on a Thurs for BYOB night. Very few patrons which is why they promote their no-corkage policy for Thursdays. Service was down from previous visits, possibly also because of the 'slow' night. Instead of breads being offered individually by waiters, there was just a bowl of bread placed on the table. But the level of the cuisine was up to par. Portions always just right. Temperature perfect. Strangely, the shaved black truffle had very little flavor and the foie gras enriched sauce for the sweetbreads tasted like the bordelaise served alongside for the rib eye. But those are small disappointments. The balance of the meal was delicious and the ambience is always serene and elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Special Place
    ElegantEvening
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Not living in Chicago, we cannot visit Les Nomades regularly, but we try to make it a priority each time we visit the city. I have been a guest at the restaurant for at least 15 years and have never been disappointed. The greeting is warm, the service is unobtrusive but attentive, the menu provides a range that should please nearly everyone, and the food is excellent. I have introduced several people to the restaurant and they now share my enthusiasm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High end in every way.
    EmmyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We always come here to celebrate. We always enjoy ourselves!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent dinner
    Jasmine
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were celebrating and the dinner and service was superb. Thank you for the divine evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at LesNomades
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We have dined at Les Nomades a number of times and this time was equal to what we recall. We had the four course meal which was very adequate for us. Each course was creatively and carefully prepared. Each course was delicious. The meal seemed perfect for a Pinot noir, so we asked the wine steward for his recommendation of three wines that I had researched and ended up with a Louis Jadot 2009 Gevrey Chambertin. It was superb with the meal. It was a real treat to be back at Les Nomades.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A small romantic dining room, outstanding service and food, large offering of French wine. Makes for a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was beyond belief!
    Foodlover54
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We are foodies and dine Chicago feverishly. Les Nomades did not disappoint! The food was amazing! Our server was extremely Knowledgeable about the food and was perfectly attentive without being stuffy. It was great! I recommend it to the toughest critics!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • compliments to the chef
    bliss
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Everything was prepared perfectly, fresh & delightful, the service was impeccable. Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to be a gem
    TexmexVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Walking through the door one is transformed back in time to the glory of fine dining. The service, the selections and ambience impeccable! We had the best pate and duck confit outside of f France.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I dine at Les Nomades every now and then for business or a date with my wife. It's great for either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nourriture fabuleuse
    Scallywagkween
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The best French restaurant I have ever enjoyed and I have been to Paris!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner!
    Inn162
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I surprised my husband for his birthday to dine here and he loved it. The food was outstanding and the shrimp/lobster salad was very good. He ordered a cocktail and it was made just the way he liked it. We have no complaints and I can't wait to recommend this place to others. The menu is Prix-fixe: Four Courses $115.00, Five Courses $130.00. From beginning to end restaurant was outstanding.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for two
    66foodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our dinner was outstanding. I enjoyed going to a quiet, intimate restaurant that requires a sport coat and everyone acts like adults. The food and service were great. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • David
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The service was gracious and unobtrusive but yet attentive. Presentation was nice and the servings were larger than normal than what you would expect. The dinning room was quiet and is great for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splurge
    ChicagoSouthLooper
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Maybe you are rich enough to spend $115 for four course dinner every day - definitely we do not fit in that category. But we do enjoy good food and occasional splurge. And that's what this is. From the hostess to the server - everything was impeccable. And the food portions are very satisfying. Foie gras was excellent and the soufflé. Duck was cooked just right. I guess the bread basket could improve. Presentations are visually pleasing. Well paced dining experience. This is a place for mature classy patrons - so do not expect Paris Hilton but maybe Warren Buffet.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarcVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Very good food. Risotto was amazing, the fish cooked to perfection. Welcoming staff. Will come back next time I am in Chicago.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 830 reviews are from the Les Nomades reviews archive.
  • OUTSTANDING!!! FIRST-CLASS
    bcbuddha
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Food, ambiance, staff, first class from the moment you enter until you leave. SInce they knew we were celebrating our anniversary, the chef prepared a cake with candle and the plate in frozen chocolate Happy Anniversary! This was a special event and a golden memory.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Chicago's Best
    JackMVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Well established place with excellent service and food. Two menue options allowing for a 4 or 5 course dinner and given the quality of the cooking well worth the price. Not for everyday but a special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal, flawless service!
    Nd531
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I went for our anniversary and we had one of the best meals of our lives. Each of our 4 courses were delicious and the service was impeccable. I'm a pretty tough critic and I have nothing to complain about!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We came to Les Nomades to celebrate our engagement. It was extremely intimate and lovely. The food and wine were delicious. We really enjoyed our experience. The only note is that it is mostly a fixed price menu, although they do offer a la carte options.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet