NM Cafe at Natick - Neiman Marcus
NM Cafe at Natick - Neiman Marcus

NM Cafe at Natick - Neiman Marcus

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.therestaurantsofneimanmarcus.com/
  • Phone: 5086205758x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Lewi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Speen Street and Nouvelle Way
  • Public Transit: Via the Green Line - Exit at Woodland Station (id#70163), walk to Newton-Wellesley Hospital and take the Number 1 Bus towards Central Hub.
    Via the Framingham/Worcester Line - Exit at Natick and walk to Natick Downtown MBTA Station. Take the #10 Bus Towards Coolidge Gardens.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Natick Mall offers valet parking for $7; with 3 convenient drop off/pick up locations. The closest one to our restaurant is between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom’s, directly off of Speen Street.
A word from NM Cafe at Natick - Neiman Marcus
Casual dining featuring NM classics, including our famous popovers, strawberry butter and chicken broth. Our menu selection will have seasonal salads, sandwiches and entrees using artisanal and local ingredients when available. Also featuring Go Figure Cuisine items for a healthier lifestyle with complete nutritional value.
It's the perfect choice for any special occasion or for turning an ordinary day into something wonderful. Let the NM Cafe® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.
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NM Cafe at Natick - Neiman Marcus reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (10)fit for foodies (4)notable wine list (3)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Best Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The reception and service ladies there provided best service in our entire trip to US. Even better than our dining at Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills! The food and wine are all very good. Really enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for lunch
    Jojogo1VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good lunch menu, but the service was quite slow. The popovers were fantastic. I had a shrimp salad that was good, my husband had a chicken panini that was also good. Nothing remarkable, but better than anything in the food court . If you are in NM, and not in a rush, and want some healthy choices , this is your place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great upscale lunch at nm!
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    As always, great food and service and would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, upscale and finer dining experience. Had the grilled cheese with bacon and apple and a cup of tomato soup with oatmeal instead of rice in it. Was superb. Had a glass of wine and split a sublime butterscotch pudding and all was right with the world.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sneaking , please speak up
    harry
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our waitress, was not good at all. She was always sneaking up on us very strange. Food was good. Very small size cafe . A lot of money for lunch though. But was very relaxing!!!!! With the way she was sneaking and the softness of her voice made for not so great service!!!!! Questioning if we would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good services with tasty food.
    TakoyakiVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The restaurant itself is not so big, but services and food were excellent. We loved popover with strawberry butter and high quality food. We enjoyed our time. Looking forward to eating there soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Its a shame this rendition of NM Café is hidden inauspiciously behind a curved wall that could be a sculpture. Behind this panel of painted wood like upright blinds is a haven for a quiet lunch with friends or to just relax by yourself. The service here was excellent and engaging. The special requests I made were all honored without hesitation. The one drawback was the lack of poppyseed dressing which could easily be imported to put the finishing touches on a great venue. It seems the shoppers are unaware, as the room was exceedingly quiet on this pre-holiday visit, but it was worth the trouble of seeking it out. I couldn't find room for the desserts, all of which looked very appealing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 13 reviews are from the NM Cafe at Natick - Neiman Marcus reviews archive.
  • Great food....and our gluten
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Great food....and our gluten free friend at our table appreciated the gluten free choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST Spot for Lunch with BFF
    Susan4food
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Always loved lunch at Neiman's in Boston and just discovered their cafe at Natick Mall and it was wonderful! PERFECT spot for lunch with BFF while shopping and will definitely come back with other friends. Food was very good beginning with a demitasse cup of THE best chicken stock I have ever had. Then on to their signature popovers (love, love, love), a superb mimosa and an almost impossible decision for my main course lunch. Many delicious sounding options from salads to a decadent grilled cheese sandwich to fish (I went wild with grilled cheese....SOOOOO good). Wait staff were incredibly pleasant, friendly and attentive and their interest in us felt 100% genuine. So happy to have found the Cafe (thanks to OpenTable)!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best lunch in metro-west Boston.
    DhanVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Everything about this place, food quality, service and ambiance is very good to excellent. The chef is creative and has nice touches to every dish. We loved the complementary cup of chicken broth offered prior to the meal on a cold winter day's lunch. They also bring a delicious popover with strawberry butter with all lunch orders. This Cafe at NM also offers a decent selection of wine by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The only quiet and upscale option
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    You feel like you're in a sanctuary separated from the mall. The restaurant is quiet (generally), the food is probably better than any other restaurant within a 2 mile radius of the mall (let alone in the mall), and the service is excellent. Would recommend to anyone who wants an upscale, enjoyable lunch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sssshhhh This place is a secret!!!
    LKLYVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I perused Open Table to find a lunch place in, our near the Natick mall and the NM Café popped up. They are open until 5pm and we arrived for lunch around 1pm. Lovely hostess showed us to the table and our waitress promptly came over to greet us a tell us about the menu. For a small place, they had a very diverse menu. Lunch date and I had a couple soups (mmmm good) and salads (delish) and had seltzer to drink. Gluten free options were plentiful. A complimentary cup of broth came over after we ordered and then the warm popover with strawberry butter appeared. We finished with some coffees and the grand total with tip came to $72. Wine is avail but we did not partake. Looking forward to coming back with the ladies for an extended lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best lunch in Natick
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Worth every penny, would not eat anywhere else in the area for lunch. Broth, popovers, lunches are always first rate and so is the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, delightful surprise
    lovethequiet
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    WHAT? A quiet restaurant ? I tried the NM Cafe for lunch for the first time last Friday and loved the popover with strawberry butter and a wonderful chicken dish. Soothing colors, interesting decor and excellent service make it one of my favorite places to eat. I can't wait to try it for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even Better, Hitting Their Stride!
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I was there the first week they opened and it was great. I've been to a dozen or so Neiman Marcus restaurants nationally, and this one is every bit as good (and better since it's new) than the others. The good news is their menu is expanding - a lot of specials that they didn't have the first week - and the service continues to be great (thanks Jules, again, and Hans). So, if you want a great lunch in the Mall - or a great lunch anywhere in Natick/Framingham, you need to go to the NM Cafe. Great sandwiches, good options for kids, impeccable service and worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a very quiet handy
    AndrewOfCanadaVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    This is a very quiet handy spot for a quick lunch. It's small and, where we were there, mainly occupied by single elderly women. The service was excellent: very attentive checks for more bread, drinks. On our second visit, two tables with small children dominated the small long space with the noise: not the kids fault (and the restaurant does offer a children's menu), but this is really not a place for the very young or very loud: although the tables are not particularly close together the space is narrow and confined by walls so sound travels.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    lizzyVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    What a treat! The food was delicious, the decor amazing, the service, perfect, the ambiance, relaxing. The items suggested by our server, as good as described.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for lunch
    SAAS
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    While the menu is limited, the food and service are excellent. If you are in Natick Mall, this is the place to go to.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If You Want It To Stay, Please Go
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    So the title is the key. There are 2 Neiman Marcus stores in New England, and this is the only one to feature a restaurant. Don't let the "NM Cafe" name fool you, this is a full restaurant on par with Mariposa, Zodiac, etc. According to a source at the restaurant, this is a trial. They're not sure how it's going to be received and what the future holds. So, it could stay a bona fide Neiman Marcus restaurant (albeit with a slightly smaller menu than some of their other restaurants) or it could be just another coffee bar (just what the mall needs). The food was truly excellent, as good as it gets for Neiman Marcus. Lorraine, the hostess, was charming. Jules, our server, was great in every way. I will go back, just make sure I can...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    The menu here was excellent and included helpful information about the number of calories in each selection. Great choices for salads, sandwiches, and some luncheon entrees. Big problem was the service. They started serving us popovers before they had taken a drink order and it took about ten mi utes just to get water. We waited more than a half an hour for our food. The sandwiches were excellent, but not quite what was on the menu. The sandwich was supposed to be with fruit salad, but came with a green salad. It was supposed to be grilled chicken and it was turkey and then they added avocado into the sandwich that wasn't listed on the menu. Let's hope they get these problems ironed out as time goes on.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.