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Les Nomades
Les Nomades
  • Address:
    222 E Ontario
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Neighborhood:
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French
    Price: $50 and over

Les Nomades Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lesnomades.net
  • Phone: (312) 649-9010
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, 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 (312) 649-9010

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
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We always come here to celebrate. We always enjoy ourselves!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were celebrating and the dinner and service was superb. Thank you for the divine evening."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "A small romantic dining room, outstanding service and food, large offering of French wine. Makes for a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Everything was prepared perfectly, fresh & delightful, the service was impeccable. Love this place!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I dine at Les Nomades every now and then for business or a date with my wife. It's great for either."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The best French restaurant I have ever enjoyed and I have been to Paris!!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Very good food. Risotto was amazing, the fish cooked to perfection. Welcoming staff. Will come back next time I am in Chicago."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • " 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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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. "
    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! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Les Nomades offer a classic French fine dining experience with outstanding service and high. Quality food in a quiet, romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "One of the best fine food restaurants in Chicago. Creative, delicious food and impeccable service. Fixed price menu - expensive but worth it. Great for a special evening. Try to souffle - special. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "An establishment that has the highest standards in food, service, and ambience,"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I was delighted to go to Les Nomades. It's reputation is excellent. Service was as good as any two-star Michelin I have been to in the United States and France. The food, however, was uneven. The sautéed foi gras was superb. The cold foi gras was not. The cheeses were excellent. The salads were not memorable and the dressing overpowering. The fish was over-cooked. The sweat breads were not palatable. Meat dishes were excellent. Desserts were on the whole very good, especially the classic grand marnier soufflé."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "As I tell my out of town friends coming to visit, this is the most civilized place to dine in Chicago. Dovetail that with attention to detail, no request being any trouble and perfectly prepared courses now by Chef Roland, the evening continues to be nothing short of a 5-star dining experience. Mary Beth is welcoming as you enter and depart, making you feel as if you dined in your own home. High quality French dining without the attitude. So many items of the price fix menu, a recommendation is hard to make. One option, split a cheese course and then a desert, or simply just order the soufflé."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "As stated in the title, our dining experience at Les Nomades far exceeded the meals we've had at several Michelin starred restaurants in Chicago. This was our first visit and my wife and I enjoyed an outstanding dining experience from beginning to end. The dining room had a quaint, understated, yet elegant charm, and beautifully decorated. The waiters were extremely attentive, professional, and extremely knowledgeable of the menu. We felt the service was outstanding. Each course was perfectly prepared, presented, and served. We both had the four course option. Particularly outstanding dishes included the soft shell crab, warm lobster and shrimp salad, duo of roasted veal and lamb loin and the crème brulee. Wine service was also excellent."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Wonderful time at Les Nomades. One of the very best restaurants we have ever been to. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My husband and I dine at Les Nomades every time we are in Chicago. It has been our favorite restaurant for over 20 years. The food is fabulous French, the service is everything you expect, and the atmosphere is absolutely lovely. It is the way fine dining should be. The most difficult part of the evening is trying to decide what wonderful foods to eat. All of the selection of items on the menu sound so good."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We went there for our anniversary. We found this restaurant by accident as we walked by fro our hotel W. I then looked it up on line and realized what great potential there was. We did not really understand until we went there how truly life-altering our evening would be. This was amongst our top 5 meals of all times. Everything about the evening was perfect except it had to end. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Probably the best French food we have had outside France itself. How this has been overlooked by Michelin I do not know! We couldn't fault a thing; the staff, the menu, the wine list, the 20's/30's France feel to the decor . . . etc. Nice that they had a dress code (jackets for men), a restriction on cell phones & photography and a request for quiet conversation. Perfect! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I recently had dinner at Les Nomades to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. What a wonderful experience! The food was outstanding and the service very well done. Couldn't have asked for more! I look forward to going back."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Charming homey setting in the Gold Coast area. Very expertectly prepared and classically presented French food. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I've been to all the top restaurants in Chicago. This was my favorite because every single course was consistently outstanding. Often at the high end restaurants, some courses are amazing while others are just ok. Each course here was superb! We even ordered a course called asparagus three ways. I thought it would be boring. In fact, it was one of our favorite courses. Neither of us had ever tasted asparagus like that. It tasted like lobster. The service was excellent, and they were great about accommodating my food allergies. I can't wait to go back! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed the beautiful presentation of delicious French food. My husbands martini was served in a beautiful, depression era martini glass. Other serving pieces were lovely as well which added to the service. There were several bountiful arrangements of roses to set the formal mood. Staff Was attentive and knowledgable. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014