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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
  • 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: Javier Montoya
  • 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, 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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "THE POP-OVERS HERE ARE THE BEST AND THEY DON'T SKIMP ON THEM, INCLUDING THE BUTTER. I BROUGHT MY MOM HERE BECAUSE I KNEW SHE WOULD LOVE IT AND SHE DID. MY MOM IS VERY PICKY WITH RESTAURANTS AND FOOD AND SHE SAID THE MARIPOSA IS VERY CLASSY. SHE LOVED THE POMEGRANATE LEMONADE AND I LOVED MY STEAK. I LOVE THE WAY THE STAFF MAKES YOU FEEL WELCOME. I WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My family and friends of five had a wonderful lunch at Mariposa. I have only been to the one in Hawaii and didn't know what to expect from this one. Since I made my reservation online the night before, I was slightly worried whether everything would work out. We had a wonderful staff escorting us to a table. Such a clean, bright, and quite place. The ordering process were delightful and the staff with smiles all the time. Our meals arrived and I had the turkey wrap. Best best wrap ever!! However I could only eat half of the portion because I had already had two servings of the special bread (sorry don't know the name) and was half full, which I don't regret. I packed up the rest of the dish and had it for dinner. Just as good as it was."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Of course the popovers are terrific but the food was not. There were 4 of us and only one liked the lunch she ordered. The lobster Louie salad was a special on the menu and was quite ordinary. Very disappointing that the food wasn't better."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful table reserved. The service was top notch and the food was really good. We eat at Mariposa often and always enjoy Neimans."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I always feel pampered when I lunch at Mariposa. My girlfriend had the ahi sandwich and I had the steak salad. They were both presented so artfully, and the flavors were just amazing. Stephen and his server were so welcoming, caring and engaging. No need to ask for water to be filled;as it is done automatically. I have eaten here 3 times this year, and each time I was made to feel like a treasured diner. Can't wait to bring more friends, as we all need to be pampered!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The service is kind of slow today. Especially we had to wait sooo long for our dessert. Think they are short help today since we saw the Manager put on an apron and was helping serving food. What a great guy!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Best lunch in town! From the popovers to consommé to cookies! This is by far where I want to be!!!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "You can never go wrong by eating at this wonderful little restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Happy to know that there is a new Chef in town! Great food presentation too!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Mariposa is my favorite restaurant to celebrate any occasion. Their popovers are to die for and they really treat you like a queen. I ordered the curry chicken salad and it was delicious and now my new go to entree. I received a boxed chocolate chip cookie along with a delicious dessert to share complete with a candle. As always, chocolates accompany the bill. Thank you for making my birthday lunch so special!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I've now been to three locations: San Francisco (Union Square), Beverly Hills and now Newport Beach. I would say the order in which I've listed each Mariposa location is in the exact order that I would rate the food with San Francisco being the best (even though they all have the same menu). In fact, the Mariposa in San Francisco was so good that I had to try the two other locations."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The dining room manager, the hostess, the waitress Carrie, were all excellent and so nice. They all wished my auntie a happy birthday, and it was a wonderful experience. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Such a nice lunch experience! From the warm popovers to the warm chocolate chip cookies, everything was great! The attentive staff makes you feel pampered. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I ordered the Halibut and its ok since the fish mixed w mesh potatoes and it all tasted the same. My guest ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and he actually loved it. Nothing beats the chicken broth ( complimentary) and the popovers with the strawberry butter."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This is my favorite place to eat at every Neiman's. Great service, great menu, and special things that no other place does. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I brought a friend for her birthday & noted it on my reservation. Her birthday was never acknowledged. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Very high noise level but good service. Love the popovers and broth. Service is good and the wait staff is very courteous and accommodating. Good for lunch before it gets too crowded to hear your table partner speak above the noise. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Good chick place - older chicks! Food good - little high priced."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Got a new Chef from Javier and the portion of lunch is much smaller than before but its good for girlfriends luncheons."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I enjoy the quiet and elegant ambiance of Mariposa at Neiman Marcus. I would expect nothing less that spectacular from Neiman Marcus. It is a wonderful Sunday treat for myself to visit and enjoy any of thier menu items."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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