NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek
NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek

NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/stores/store.jsp?storeId=110/WK
  • Phone: (925) 472-6186
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of South Main Street and Mt. Diablo Bouleva
  • Public Transit: BART has a stop on the Pittsburg-Baypoint/Yellow Line. The City of Walnut Creek provides a complimentary County Connect shuttle that runs from the BART station to multiple stops in Downtown Walnut Creek.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for all of Broadway Plaza in front of PF Chang's. Complimentary parking is available in Broadway Plaza at the Main Street lot.
A word from NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek
Appetite for excellence. Take lunching to the next level at NM Cafe®, our elegant restaurant at Neiman Marcus Walnut Creek. Retreat to a refined atmosphere with an innovative menu selection. Taste one of our exquisite seasonal entrée selections or experience the famous chicken salad. all accompanied by chicken broth and popovers. 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (37)fit for foodies (12)special occasion (11)great for brunch (11)neighborhood gem (10)kid-friendly (7)good for groups (3)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Great Place for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    THe food is always good and the service impeccable! I recently had slight problem and it was handled very professionally and then they offered me a complimentary dessert. That is the way to run a business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Oasis in downtown Walnut Creek!
    WCGirl
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Quiet ambiance and excellent food make the Neiman Marcus Café a little oasis in the heart of downtown! The service was top notch and the atmosphere was perfect to celebration my friend's birthday. Love the PopOvers!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good tasty food and wonderful service. It's a little gem tucked away in the NM store.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good selection options, A+ service
    Comingagain
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The Cafe surprises you with cheerful and courteous personal attention. It's menu selection is attractive to a variety of appetites and the setting offers chic comfort with conversation levels possible in a normal range due to the subdue noise levels.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    luvs2lunch
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I love having lunch at Neiman Marcus. The food is always consistently great as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SHUBUG
    SHUBUG
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The NM Cafe is one of the nicest places I know to have lunch. The service is outstanding, the food fresh and delicious, quiet atmosphere without loud music making the ambience perfect and it is located in a beautiful setting. I have two friends who always go with me for lunch and they agree the NM Cafe is a great place to go. I really recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Good food, expensive to be located in a small place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch
    Foodluver
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Excellent place to meet friends and have a relaxed delicious lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    All staff are always polite focus is on excellent customer service. Great place for a special occasion and brunch/
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love it here
    Jooj
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The puff bread and strawberry butter is absolutely delicious. They were out of mahi mahi for my fish tacos even though we were one of the first customers of the day, but waiter proposed salmon instead. Overall delicious food, excellent service, and beautiful surroundings. Love it here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always First Class!
    Diane
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My favorite place for lunch. Great ambiance and the service is always outstanding. The menu offers many selections of tasty fresh food and I love the tradition of starting the meal with a demitasse of consommé and popover with strawberry butter. Service is well-timed to each diner's pace. If you are just grabbing a quick bite on a one-hour lunch you can get in and get out quickly or if you have the whole afternoon to linger you won't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nieman Marcus Cafe Walnut Creek
    HappyNana
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My Granddaughter and I have lunch here at least once a month! They have a yummy and reasonable "kids menu" so I can indulge and she is happy. She loves to go browse the toy section and especially loves the acrylic butterflies above the escalator.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • menu & service
    fafeedback
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We loved the drink menu...super for a girlfriend special occasion. We ordered a craft of Bellinis which came in a tall slim cylinder! Gorgeous! We were celebrating a birthday. The lunch menu is perfect for women as well. I do think they are a bit over priced however. That's probably b/c it is a tiny space. The service is great...very knowledgeable and eager to assist. They gave our birthday girl her choice off the dessert menu. Nice touch instead of assuming she wanted "usual" ice cream with a candle!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Keep Coming Back for More!!!
    NMCafe4Me
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As a special treat, two friends of mine and I periodically plan lunch at the NM Café. We have done this for the past couple years, and we keep coming back for more! The NM Café is a wonderful place to enjoy a beautifully presented and delicious lunch. The service is exemplary--all employees are friendly, responsive, and welcoming. We especially LOVE Irene. She could teach a Master's course on the subtleties of the BEST in customer service. She is the epitome of EXCELLENCE, and I simply cannot find enough superlatives to appropriately describe her consistently outstanding attention to detail. She makes us want to keep coming back for more, and so we do, and we will continue to do so! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the NM Café to all!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Very nice peaceful lunch spot with a good variety of food to appeal to everyone and helpful friendly staff
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pongee13VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great for lunch with girlfriends to catch up on life...no pressure to leave.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An oasis
    KathieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Calm away from the hustle bustle of Broadway Plaza. Nice menu. Always well presented and delicious. Finally got the popover recipe right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Popover heaven
    AliceVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love the popovers, love the lobster chowder. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had the Lobster spaghetti-over cooked, not enough lobster to even mention;had bad stomachache afterwards;my daughter's chicken salad was good;service since end of day was spotty;had to ask for a dessert menu and asked for more drink when we were ready to pay not 20 minutes earlier; better in the SF NM cafe.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef can do better.
    mouse1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I took my sister to the cafe for her birthday. The extra complementary popovers, consume and mints was a fantastic surprise and at the end of the meal my sister was presented with a Neiman Marcus bag filled with fresh baked chocolate cookies. She was thrilled and for that alone I highly recommend the cafe for a special occasion lunch. However, the Fish Tacos had little taste. Come on chef you can do better! The service could not have been better. Please remember to leave a big Tip!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies who lunch
    LetsEatVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Love NM. A bit pricey but nice being pampered in an elegant setting. Food is good and sometimes very good. Love the popovers and consumme. This is my 13 year old granddaughter's favorite place and she loves the chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek reviews archive.
  • Great Food
    BlackhawkVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Neiman Marcus food is ALWAYS consistantly good. Always. It doesn't matter what location.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service lives up to its standards!
    DPaletteVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is delicious, the service is outstanding, and the prices are reasonable. I have had two pleasant dining experiences. Would go again if it was closer!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Mother Daughter Lunch
    WorkingMom
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had lunch with my mom here on a Sunday at noon. Turned out we really needed a reservation - few tables, and popular. They were serving both brunch and lunch. It's not where you go for 'cheap eats,' but the value and quality for the $ is very high. For $17, I had a sandwich, salad, cup of soup and small cup of fresh fruit in a beautiful plating arrangement. Also quite delicious. The hot popovers when you sit down is such a great tradition. Noise level was very good - could have a private conversation without raising our voices over the din. Ambiance is bright, light, modern nook on the 2nd floor of the store - small footprint but well designed, well executed. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Spot
    Crayon
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Wonderful place for Sunday brunch for small groups. Excellent food (forget the calorie counting). Perfect popovers. This is the first time I visited, will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet lunch
    jewelgirl
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    A nice and quiet place to have lunch and visit with a friend. Excellent menu as well. My favorite lunch spot in Walnut Creek
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neiman Marcus
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Always a great place to dine with friends. The popovers and chicken broth are complimentary and delicious! Fresh ingredients in the dishes and the service is always very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my birthday lunch
    trixie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The food was good but I feel the prices were over price especially the salads.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Irene
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    NM Cafe is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is good, the seating is nice and the service is friendly! I will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Treated my Mom to a late Mother's Day Affair. She had a great time, service was fantastic and food was great. She left feeling like a Queen. Thanks,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for lunch
    Annie72
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went for lunch here recently with my mother and teenage daughter. Great food, wonderful service, and Neiman Marcus's signature chicken consommé and popovers with strawberry cream cheese--yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened to NM service
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I've eaten at the NM Cafe numerous times and our service was horrible this week. The server wasn't new, and everything was off. I hope this isn't a preview of things to come at one of my favorite lunch spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nm cafe experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    thank you for having reservations... that helped... food good... the ac was up so high it was freezing... the soup I ordered was good.... but came too soon without the sandwich so it was cold and then the waiter nuked it instead of me giving me another bowl to go with my late sandwich:( for a $200 plus lunch it could have been better... the choclate mints were sweet and thoughtful thank you dr. rivka
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Everything was delicious and the service was great. I made the mistake of ordering the $27 Seafood Louie, (I misread the menu price) which had three prawns and MAYBE 1/3 cup of crab meat, 1/4 of an avocado, a few cherry tomatoes and one hard-boiled egg. It was "uncomposed", so I had to cut each item up. Definitely the only thing wrong with this visit was paying $27 for so little.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Neiman Marcus Cafe
    FarmerRK
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My husband and I went on a friend's recommendation (reservations are a good idea since the capacity is not big). The popovers were excellent. He had gumbo, chicken (Mediterranean spices) with rice, and creme brûlée for dessert (delicious) -- they were all very good. I had hamburger with french fries -- the meat patty was well spiced and had that homemade taste to it, the bun was very soft and a little sweet; the french fries were hot and crispy. Service was attentive and prompt (they brought a second popover when we requested it). The clientele was mainly women, the atmosphere was casual, portions were big, prices were slightly higher than comparable places. All in all, it was a great experience, we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch food and service
    WildElkVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Have had lunch here twice. Food is wonderful!! Those poppvers are delicious. Service is a class act. No complaints. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    mlhinca
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    For the money I wish I had gone somewhere else. Perhaps I was expecting too much or ordered the wrong dish.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girl's lunch
    jewelgirl
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    This is my favorite spot to have lunch with girlfriends in Walnut Creek.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service impeccable
    Jetbiz
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Tables are beautifully set, service and food quality could not have been better. Not suitable for children, who accounted for the noise level. Please leave your kids at home. Beautiful lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Encore! Brava! Thank you!
    NMCafe4Me
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I have eaten at the Café at Neiman Marcus in Walnut Creek many times with different groups composed of people in their 20s to those in their 70s, and I have always appreciated the delicious, beautifully presented meals and consistently superb service. Each person with whom I have dined has thoroughly enjoyed her/his dining experience. While all of the staff is excellent, Irene is a most outstanding and professional server--so exceptional that I never fail to request one of her tables. Each and every detail is addressed with expert skill, and her warm personality makes all of us feel welcome. Thank you for providing such a delightful dining experience in Walnut Creek--I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.