NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga
NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga

NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/restaurants
  • Phone: (818) 316-7040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph De Santis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: At your service. Tell us what you are looking for and we will find it for you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Victory Boulevard
  • Public Transit: The Metro Bus Line 150/240 runs East and West, and stops at the corner of Victory Blvd. and Topanga Canyon Blvd.

    The Metro Bus Line 244/245 runs North and South, and stops at the corner of Victory Blvd. and Topanga Canyon Blvd.

    The Metro Orange Line Transitway runs East and West, and stops at the Warner Center Station.

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking surrounding Neiman Marcus. Valet parking is available at Westfield Topanga at the north entrance of Neiman Marcus.
A word from NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga
NM Cafe offers California-inspired cuisine featuring fresh, composed salads, great daily soups, hot entrees, and the traditional NM favorites of chicken broth, popovers, strawberry butter and chicken salad. Introducing Go Figure Cuisine, Cuisine for a Healthier Lifestyle. Find it here. Need a respite from a day of shopping? Join us in our bar for a glass of wine and appetizers. Finish your afternoon with dessert and a hot cappuccino. Expect delectable dishes and the exceptional service that continue to be a tradition at Neiman Marcus.
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NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (7)great for outdoor dining (6)good for groups (4)special occasion (4)hot spot (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Loved it
    MichelleB
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I had the shrimp and quinoa salad, which was outstanding. The shrimp were perfectly cooked. And who couldn't love those delectable popovers with strawberry butter? Yum. The cute little outdoor patio with trickling water feature was a nice surprise, and a fantastic respite from the hustle and bustle of the mall. Unfortunately, service was a little slow. But, overall, I loved this hidden gem and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special0-occasion lunch spot!
    EnjoyDiningOut
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch with great service. I highly recommend the NM Cafe!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Count on it
    Regalone
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Lovely spot in a rather otherwise dull area of the Valley. The food is expensive, but quality is worth it. There were 6 of us celebrating a birthday. 2 people ordered the soup and sandwich combo. and both complained that the chicken salad was bland....so avoid that. The other 4 who got entree size salads, all loved our choices. Also, the complimentary pop overs are not to be missed. Ellla was our server and very attentive. We've been there before and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • babyluvzmomma
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My guest and I received excellent attentive service from the moment we approached the Hostess Desk. Our Server was warm and engaging. The food was very good and the presentation was delightful. The Lemon Ricotta cheesecake was divine and trimmed nicely with fresh plump raspberries. There was a very gracious model flowing through the cafe wearing 2 lovely gowns. Everything was exceedingly enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish NM Cafe Would Recogonized
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Birthdays! I usually enjoy my lunches at the cafe but I brought and noted in my reservation a couple things: requested a booth back seating and when it is a birthday. Unfortunately, neither of the requested are acknowledged by NM Cafe. I must say it is very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistant
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food quality consistently good. Menu is changed up periodically. Service can be good or poor depending in the server. The four of us waited over a half hour before getting our order in. Avoid the server that has long grayish hair in a ponytail. Each time I've had her service was horrible. Other servers are usually ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 57 reviews are from the NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga reviews archive.
  • Popover was awesome.
    Yasu360VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I went during LA dine WK. Nice ambiance. Their popover bread was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great!
    luv2eatout888VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Very good foods and service. Love the Morrocan lentil soup and the crab cakes salad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as always
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food and service is excellent. Nice relaxing atmosphere. Enough variety on menu to keep you coming back. Everything is fresh with good quality control.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    With schools out, many children were having lunch at my last visit. All the "hard surfaces" made the noise level annoying. The food, however, was delightful as always. Our service was a little slow on this visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    EnjoyDiningOut
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My friend and I had lunch to celebrate her birthday and, as I knew would be the case, NM Cafe did not disappoint! We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful day with delicious food. A perfect choice for a lunchtime celebration!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Food was too salty or too bland. Service was painfully slow. Not what I expect from a pricier Valley lunch. We won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best Lunch in the Valley!
    MattSaabVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Now that they have brought back their Chicken Paillard with tomato sauce and carrots, the NM Café once again earns my vote for the best place to enjoy a fantastic lunch in the Valley. Great service, an attractive setting, hot pop overs and consume with biscuit make this neighborhood gem on par (or even better!) than the best Neiman Marcus restaurants and cafes around the country. The staff also deserves a huge accolade for going out of their way to make everyone feel special and gracing this restaurant with an atmosphere that doesn't exist in may restaurants anymore.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This restaurant has amazing Popovers! The salads are also very good. The services is great! A bit on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SUBSTANDARD
    MagieVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    It is with sadness that I have to give Neiman Marcus a substandard review. My husband and I decided to celebrate our Anniversary and have lunch at my favorite café. We were seated and I noticed that it was not quite as crowded a usual and thought we would get great service. However, that was not the case, the waitress was slow, seemed distracted and when we complained about our lunch (primarily tasteless and toast (burnt) we did not get a response. We noticed that the Manager (Michael) was on site and I motioned to him, to again complain about the burnt toast and dissatisfaction with my husband's food. The Manager seemed very dismissive and uninterested in what we had to say, making excuses as to how the (toast) is prepared.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bridgette is the best!
    ValleyFoodVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We have always had adequate service at NM Cafe, but the last two times we have been lucky enough to get Bridgette as our server. She is far and away the best server NM Cafe has ever had!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful outside patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    My Wife and I loved the outside patio, which is completely secluded from the store and parking lot. There is a small waterfall which provides a great back drop to the eyes and ears. Food was fresh and tasteful as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Busy day at Neiman's
    AltheaG
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were seated right in the heart of the lunch rush, and frankly, my entire party didn't arrive on time, so that might have been why the service was so slow to start. We waited a full half hour before we even got a popover, though the one we finally got was fresh from the oven; the bouillon, which was also late, was tepid and weak--not the best I've had at NM. The filet mignon special was amazingly good, though the grilled shrimp salad got a so-so rating from my friend, though my other friend said the portobello burger was "tasty". The model was lovely and cheerful, and overall, it was a really nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NMCafe does it for me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went for the specials and again was so pleased with this local spot. I would have to travel to downtown, BH, or Culver City for food crafted like what I experienced today. This is one of the only places in the Valley with consistently excellent New American cuisine. Today my Celery Root Bisque and Parsnip puree were perfect. I always look forward to having a meal here- and thanks to the great equalizer that is food- I can always afford it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS GREAT
    MagieVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Neiman Marcus has always had wonderful food and great service. Great place to eat before and/or after shopping.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere & food, except...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The waiter serving our table was rude. Despite that, the rest of the cafe staff are all very friendly. The cafe overall is very quiet and cozy. I particularly like the small water fountain outdoor!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waterfall!
    kara
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    White tablecloths and attentive service - and I loved the waterfall!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the best place for lunch!
    MattSaabVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Great food and fantastic service make this the best café in the Neiman Marcus family. There are other NM cafes and Mariposa restaurants, but this one has the best food quality and best servers in the entire company.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch
    Ilene
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    I took a special friend there for her Birthday. The food was excellent as was the service. We choose to sit outside on the patio which is lovely but a big mistake because of the noise level. The screeching of the chair everytime someone moves was so annoying. Also, it is hard to hear if you are near the waterfall. Unfortunately a group of about 7 women came in and sat next to us and they were very noisy. So between the waterfall, the large group and the terrible sound of the chair, it was not a good choice. I recommend the inside only. It really is a great place to have lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    I eat here often and have had a variety of dishes all good. Patio area is preferred. Service is spotty. Usually good for a quiet lunch, however we sat inside and there was a large noisy party going on. Too cold to sit outside unfortunately. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Food consistently high quality, variety menu. Lovely place for lunch after an exhausting day of shopping! Is hidden away in the corner of Neiman Marcus Men's Dept. highly recommend. Favorite lunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOPANGA PLAZA GEM
    MagieVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    I have been coming for lunch at this wonderful restaurant/café for sometime. The food is always very good and the service is without a doubt the best. The manager is always very friendly, very professional and definitely knows the needs of every customer that walks though the door. He is without a doubt a great asset to the Neiman Marcus restaurant/café location on the Topanga Plaza/Westfield Mall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neiman's Cafe
    shap
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Met for a lovely ladies lunch with my girlfriends prior to doing some shopping. Menu was delicious with plenty of options for everyone to find what they liked. Wait staff was very helpful and pleasant and attentive. Will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in The Valley
    MattSaabVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    This valley version of the classic NM café is a gem with great food, delicious popovers and the best staff in any LA restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for ladies' lunch
    Amoose
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Lovely, reminiscent of the old Bullock's Tea Room. They serve warm popovers with strawberry butter. Heaven!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great overall; wrong combo
    lunchBunch
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    LA Dine Restaurant Week Specials: Husband had the Filet Mignon special which was prepared just right, with loads of grilled fresh vegetables. I had the scallops with a wedge of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and other salad condiments. The grilled scallops were generous and delicious but the salad w/ a vinegar dressing served on the same platter just did not go well with the scallops. My taste buds yearned for potatoes or grilled veggies instead of a cold salad. The vinegar dressing did not blend well with the taste of the scallops. Food was good, just wrong combination. Love those hooks under the table to hold shopping or hand bags.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    From the complimentary cup of broth through the salmon on lentils recommended by our server, this was a delightful lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I decided to try during Dine la week and since it is actually local for me. I cannot expand enough on how pleasing this experience was. I had the best ahi tuna dish I have ever had in my life- and a lovely first course of crab salad profiteroles. This was such a delight at a great price. The chef really invests in flavors that are meaningful and sauces that have time put into them obviously. Really excited to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed another GREAT lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Enjoyed another GREAT lunch at the NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant atmosphere.
    Borealis65VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    It's always a pleasure to here if just for the proposed served when u sit down. Food is always beautifully presented and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Generally good
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Have been here several times and the food and service has been excellent. This time the meal was fair, nothing outstanding, however, our service was terrible. The server was never around and extremely slow. This was the exception, not the norm. Highly recommend this restaurant. Their menu is interesting, with variety and the specials are changed frequently. The outdoor patio area is nicer and usually quiter than indoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely experience
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    Good food, variety menu and relaxed atmosphere. Great place to wind down after shopping.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for Celebrations
    EnjoyDiningOut
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    I treated a friend to lunch for her birthday and have been to this restaurant before for similar occasions. Neiman Marcus Cafe never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for a special occassion
    FFFF
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Birthday lunch for my girlfriend. She said if I have never been there, we should go. Easy access from the parking lot to the restaurant. The food here was very good,nice touches such as popovers and strawberry butter and the chicken broth with the mini biscuit when you sit down. I had the special of the day the Chicken and polenta. My girlfriend had the canyon salad. Prices were a little pricey for lunch 65.00 for lunch for two at a mall. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took a friend to lunch and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    I took a friend to lunch and it was a beautful day. We sat outside and had a delightful lunch consisting of salmon salad; then to top it off we had a delicious bread pudding for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet