Les Nomades
Les Nomades

Les Nomades

  • 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: 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Les Nomades reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (93)fit for foodies (86)romantic (81)notable wine list (68)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (5)hot spot (4)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A memorable experience
    jsp14VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Les Nomades and it was a wonderful, truly memorable experience. The food was meticulously presented and expertly prepared, each course better than the last. A terrific, wide range of wines at all price points. Our waiter was friendly, supremely professional, and knowledgeable about every aspect of the menu. The rest of the staff was equally helpful and pleasant. The ambiance was exceedingly charming and sophisticated. In short, we essentially had a perfect evening. I very much look forward to returning one day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always stellar
    Amici
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Have dined at Les Nomades for many anniversary dinners and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite restaurant in Chicago
    GoodFoodNotTrendsVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We come to Les Nomades for family special occasions, and we are never disappointed. The intimate, French Art Deco atmosphere is unique and the food, wine and service are outstanding. We have found other top spots in Chicago (and we've been to almost all of them at least once) to be hit or miss for at least one person at the table each time, but Les Nomades means we all go home happy. The restaurant is a well-loved family business and it shows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classical formal dinning
    Vvdd
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Very good traditional french food. Very well executed. Great variety of wines, excellent atention, being greeted by the owner is a plus. Ambience feels serious and solemn crowd is on the mature side. Perfect to eat ecxelent food and have a nice quiet conversation
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very quiet
    Josh
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a nice dinner. However the seating felt a little uncomfortable and it was almost painfully quiet. It is in an older building with a lot of charm. The decor is traditional. The food was really wonderful. We were disappointed on wines by the glass because we had so many different seafood and beef selections, they really prefer you to choose wines by the bottle.
    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.
  • HerbladyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    A Chicago treasure that improves with age. An oasis found in the heart of a vibrant city which offers diners the true meaning of "fine dining".
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • From NY & What a Treat!
    ShopgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We were visiting for business from NY and we could not have picked a lovelier dining experience. The cuisine, service & ambience were all very enjoyable. We highly recommend Les Nomades !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently perfect
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The dining room is Old World elegant with exquisite flowers and Lalique appointments, and the food and service are incomparable. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, tired decor
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    terrific menu, execution and plating. absolutely 5 stars. but servers were 'stiff' and setting reminded me of my grandmother's sitting room. if that's their target demographic, then the place is a home run. but it seemed very tired and dated to a couple of 40-somethings. too bad, because again, food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fishfan
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was very good. I took my 20 yr old son and his girlfriend and my only complaint was that it was a much older clientele and a little stuffy. They need to update the decor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best in Chicago
    DBPatentVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Les Nomades is our favorite restaurant in Chicago. If you prefer your food "deconstructed" or presented in a way that leaves you guessing as to which is the food and which is serving try, then go elsewhere. But if you prefer classic, beautiful presentations of great dishes accompanied by great service, then I highly recommend Les Nomades.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    PatF
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Both the service and food was exceptional- a great way for us to celebrate our 36th anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DariusVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Classic, personable, home style elegant dining from a bygone era. A true gem rarely found except in France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Perfect Meal
    CodyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Best ever--mushroom soup with truffle foam, terrine with artichoke, Dover Sole and Warm flourless chocolate cake and fresh apple tart with green apple sorbet-- an exquisite evening--one we continue to remember fondly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always a wonderful evening! Both the service and food are impeccable. One of the few restaurants I would return to every time I am in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special restaurant experience
    impressednewyorker
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great menu with food and service to equal the expectation. Friendly and attentive staff with none of the arrogance that you normally receive at high end gourmet restaurants. Creative menu executed flawlessly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional
    Loren
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Everything was absolutely fantastic. The food, wine, service, and ambience made it a very special dining experience for my guest and I. In fact, we were enjoying ourselves so much that we didn't realize that we had been dining and engaged in conversation for three and a half hours. We would highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the finest dinners yet.
    DebbieDuck
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Delightful quiet ambiance, superb but expensive wine list, attentive service and excellent dinner preparations. Will be back ASAP.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • travelingmainahs
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our meal was amazing, perfect from start to finish! The BEST frois gras we've ever had! Souffle, omg!Staff was attentive, helpful. Next trip to Chicago, we'll do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Fare
    MLH82
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Classis French fare and the escargot could not be beat. The only lacking part of the night was our server was a bit cold, otherwise the prix fixe menu was very good and I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was simply outstanding.
    TARatko
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    From the time you enter the small, but very elegant, space, to the end, it is all I imagined it would be on our first time there. The service was outstanding, quiet, knowledgeable, unobtrusive yet everything was taken care of with a level of professionalism and polish that is rare these days. The food - outstanding. I chose the sauteed fois gras (wow!), the mushroom soup (bowl licking good...), duck breast and confit (delightful) and the molten flourless chocolate cake. My wife chose the asparagus salad, stone crab salad, braised beef shortrib entree and pumpkin creme brulee - all outstanding. We both chose the wine pairings which were generous and excellent to our tastes. Of course, this quality does not come cheap, but you get what you pay for here. It's worth it. Period. Les Nomades would fit very well in Lyon, France.
    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.
  • Nomadic French tastes: Perfect
    Splendid
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I am no stranger to great French food in France. This was not French food in France; it was in Chicago in at "Les Nomades" for a reason: it had all of the earmarks of a French classic meal, but with that additional probing desire to take it beyond which it did. My traditional foie gras was paired impecably with a sweet wine to complement without being a sauternes. My good friend got the asparagus risotto, the likes of which he had never tasted. Paired with a white wine we would share for the fish course, it was perfect. We both had red meat for the main, paired with a Margaux--pricey but perfect. We shared cheese and the Passion Fruit dessert for a menu finisher, again just right. Lovely; splendid. Immaculate service, care, joy in tastes.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    DaveInChicagoVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food and service were outstanding, yet unpretentious. The wine list was a work of art; so many choices to fit every budget. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Without flaw
    Theo
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Les Nomades is our favorite restaurant by far. It has never disappointed in any way. The service, food presentation and preparation, menu choices, ambiance etc. are all perfect. It is not inexpensive but all is so good you don't care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Idliboy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    First time- been meaning to go there. Service was outstanding. The food was good, but, I was expecting more from other reviews. Maybe my expectation was too high. There was no rush for us to leave even though we were the last customers. Fantastic service.
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    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Best restaurant meal in ages
    wolfcookerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    What a fabulous place. After trying several wait months, buy a ticket, molecular gastronomy circuses, Les Nomades is like going to heaven. You have several choices for each of 5 or 7 courses. What a concept. The food is beautifully presented and tastes amazing. there is an exceptional list of wines by the glass, quite reasonably priced. The service couldn't possibly be better, always there but non intrusive. This is the best restaurant in Chicago.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lovely spot
    MMKM
    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!
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    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
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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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    PaulaVIP
    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.
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    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.
  • Love everything about this place!
    MikeBikerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We love this place! Everything from the moment you walk in and are greeted by Mary Beth (she even came out to the car to greet us and walk us in) is wonderful. The staff are all wonderful as is every plate of food. If you go in the winter time the fireplace only adds to the ambiance. Best dining experience in the city.
    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.
  • 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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    • 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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  • 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.