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Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/stores/store.jsp?storeId=11/FI
  • Email: michelle_nierman@neimanmarcus.com
  • Phone: (949) 467-3350
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Marvin Boden
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Santa Cruz
  • Public Transit: Public transportation is within a one block area.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: The parking lot is located directly in front of Neiman Marcus.
A word from Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach
Mariposa is a fine dining lunch restaurant. We are open 7 days a week and feature a fresh contemporary American Cuisine. We have a beautiful dining room as well as an outdoor patio. A bar counter is also available for dining, which allows our customers to dine and view the passers by as they shop. We have full bar service and are known for our cocktails. Our specialty are the famous popovers with strawberry butter.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We went over there for celebrating the birthday. The food and coffee are excellent. The unlimited supply of bread made us feel we should only a salad without sandwiches :D The only thing is a bit disappointed is the sweets are not really fits my flavor."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great lunch specials, been here many times and never been disappointed with their service or food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Wonderful service, great food and comfortable atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I love this place. I am a regular, and am always welcome there. It is a very special place to me."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "For the love of god, it's been at least a hundred years since you've changed the broth served before each course. It's nothing but sodium and chicken broth (some people don't like high sodium dishes and are vegetarian). Surely you can be more creative than this. Otherwise, everything is good."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Mariposa is a wonderful place for lunch. They always serve a small cup of chicken broth and cracker… and the best popovers with strawberry butter! My daughter and I had tickets to Segerstrom Center, but could not resist having lunch at Mariposa before the show. Brings back wonderful memories of many lunches shared with friends while she was growing up. Mariposa offesr a nice offering of salads, sandwiches, fish and assorted other delicious menu items. My daughter had the Asian salad and I had the special chicken curry -waldorf salad. Both were wonderful. We ordered the pomegranate margaritas which was tasty. For dessert, we ordered the box of 4 chocolate chip cookies. Perfect to take with you."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Mariposa is a "secret" restaurant where you can celebrate with an upscale lunch. Since it is nestled in Neiman-Marcus, you can be part of the "upper crust" while enjoying the best popovers ever. Staff treats you well from start to finish."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and service very much. A bit on the expensive side. The models should be coached that while casual lunchers will likely enjoy a gentle interruption, business lunchers will likely not."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The Corporate Chef was great! Really happy to hear there is a new chef coming on Board. Still is one of my favorite local restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We are regulars at the Rotunda in Neiman Marcus on Union Square in San Francisco but had not tried Mariposa. It was delightful, the popovers just as good and the atmosphere very nice. The service was top shelf and the food superb."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Missing the Halibut! Overall the size of plate got bigger."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants. Great for a girls lunch. Has wonderful food. Always a treat when I get to go. You can sit indoors and out."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "If you're looking for something a bit more intimate with high qualify food and beverages, then look no further. A recent lunch outing was absolutely fantastic, and if you like sitting outside, the patio area is very tranquil. I really have no complaints about Mariposa except that they are tied into the operating hours of Neiman Marcus (they are on the 3rd Floor). During construction, there was a rumor that they had the option to install an elevator to a private entrance, which would have allowed the restaurant to be open for dinner after Neiman Marcus closed. If that's true, then it was a huge mistake to pass on the elevator. I know many people who would have frequented Mariposa for dinner, myself included! Either way, it's well worth it."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "My husband and I were asked to meet at Nieman's for lunch the other day. Where? We were unaware of Mariposa's. We really enjoyed the popovers with the strawberry butter, and I had a veggie wrap that was really great. We were able to sit outside on the patio as it was a warm day. A very nice experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was a delightful gem of a restaurant. I loved the friendly hostesses, and our attentive service staff. This is a restaurant where your water glass is constantly refilled. I love this. Our food was artistically presented. The three of us had the seafood salad. But, with every bite, you sigh happily, "MMMMM!" Nice welcome with the consommé, and the popovers. Wish we had room to try more dishes. But, this is a great excuse to return again and again on our shopping expeditions!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Service was absolutely great. I like the food presentation, too!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I called to make reservations and asked for a table in the patio. When I got there, Carol (the hostess) gave me a choice to sit inside because of the weather change. She was extremely professional and kind. Carol came to the table several times to make sure we were pleased with our experience. Marcelo (the server) was kind and knowledgeable. The food was OUTSTANDING, nice portions and full of flavor. We enjoyed EVERY bite. To finish our amazing experience, they brought us fresh homemade chocolate cookies inside a NM box. When we were done eating, the chef came to our table to say hello and to thank us for coming. WOW!! Great food and service, we will DEFINITELY come back. CHEERS!!!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Loved my first visit to the mariposa. A lovely setting and great food. Noise level was a bit loud, and we did have times we needed to repeat ourselves to be heard. (Only two of us). We were given great service and were able to sit and chat without feeling rushed. I will definitely return when I am in CA again."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I adore Mariposa. The service is impeccable and the food a delight! This is a wonderful lunch treat."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The restaurant was packed even at 1pm! Found out later that there is a FREE lunch Perk Card. No wonder. But still with a few new item on the menu, its definitely a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Always a special place to come with my friends for a lovely lunch after shopping."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Wonderful food but our service at the end of our meal was very slow. We sat with our plates empty for a long time. We also asked for an additional popover and it never came. The meal was good but a a bit disappointed in the service."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We try to get here during the holidays not only for a great lunch spot, but also for their killer eggnog tini's. Always a good meal at spot that reminds us of the old department store tea rooms."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • ""Carol" greeted myself and friend,although we were slightly late, most warmly and helpfully to a table as soon as we arrived. The Holiday drink menu was enjoyed by both of us, as were the Lobster club sandwiches we ordered. The ambience of the restaurant was delightful. It was bright, clean and just lovely. Our server was there to greet us and provide menus instantly."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Once a year (maybe twice) we try to make it to the Mariposa, we always consider it very special. We come a distance of about 50 miles just to have lunch there. The only complain is the noise level inside the restaurant, so this time we chose to eat outside and the day was very nice, the weather was warm."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Great "ladies lunch" spot if you are in the area shopping. It is slightly upscale. Popovers and cup of chicken broth are a treat! The noise level is high...making it a little hard to talk/hear."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "I was part of a group of 8. The servers seemed to be a rush while we were there quickly removing our plates while a few of us still were eating. Also,they rarely came back to our table to ask if we needed anything we had to flag them down. Your restaurant has been our favorite place to gather for the past several years because of your delicious food and festive atmosphere but were definitely quite disappointed this time."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Hello, I brought 3 of my friends for a special Xmas kickoff lunch & shopping day. I had raved about the lunch we would experience, most fun of all the popovers. I was so disappointed they were served cold and dry. So disappointed. The rest of the lunch was excellent, as was the service. Everyone is so lovely. Think you should consider throwing cold ones away, because every good cook knows they should be served hot. Otherwise, a nice day. Next year I'll ASK for hot ones. Linda Healey"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This reminds us of tea rooms that major depatment store had years ago. The food is outstanding, the service is relaxed yet attentive, and the atmosphere is refined. What you would expect from a leading store"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "if you love popovers you must go, they serve them instead of bread and with strawberry butter ! yummy !"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "My guest and I both ordered the Miso Cod but its NOT the same like the old recipe. We both didn't taste any Miso, there is no baby bakchoy and the fish fall apart and really not much flavor. Kind of disappointing w. the new recipe. Other than that, we love the truffle tato torts, the spice ice tea and the service. Marcelo is wonderful!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This restaurant is overrated. I am vegetarian and two items on the menu that was vegetarian. Ordered the squash ravioli which was bland. It's a great place to go if you want to have a liquid lunch."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "They tried hard, but the restaurant doesn't come up to the NM standards. The menu is lacking that sophisticate feel for the high price they charge. The lobster roll for $25.00 was a mayonnaise roll with a few pieces of mashed lobster. The scallops were were sauced with with something that defies identification. To it's credit they still serve the Yorkshire roll with the strawberry butter, which was excellent. There are many excellent places to eat at Fashion Island, so be selective."
    Dined on 9/9/2013
  • "We both ordered Chicken Salad and it was just what we wanted! The portion and the dressing was perfect. The pop over and the chicken broth was the BEST! Had a great lunch!"
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "For a while the food wasn't as good as it used to be. However, now they have a new Chef, so I would like to go more often and check it out. I normally have the Grilled Shrimp Salad and can't really go wrong with that. Anyway, it used to be my favorite restaurant for business lunches."
    Dined on 8/7/2013