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

NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek Details

  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A nice and quiet place to have lunch and visit with a friend. Excellent menu as well. My favorite lunch spot in Walnut Creek"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was good but I feel the prices were over price especially the salads. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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,"
    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!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Have had lunch here twice. Food is wonderful!! Those poppvers are delicious. Service is a class act. No complaints. Loved it!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "For the money I wish I had gone somewhere else. Perhaps I was expecting too much or ordered the wrong dish."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This is my favorite spot to have lunch with girlfriends in Walnut Creek."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A friend who had yet to have lunch at the NM Cafe agreed to have a birthday lunch with friends and could not have been more pleased. Not only is the food always delicious, the service--and that includes all involved--can not be more gracious. This is a delightful place to relax, enjoy friends, and have a great meal."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "A quiet, peaceful, lovely place for lunch, great for a ladies' lunch visit or a sweet, romantic sit-down, just elegant enough without being pretentious and delicious food. Prices not cheap, but very reasonable for what you get. I love NM Cafe."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wonderful service, special treat when shoping. Had toddler and they were very attentive to her."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "NM cale's are known for great food and ambiance - however, often times we have to drvie to the city of SF. With this restaurant 20 min away in a "small" NM we really enjoy the food, the expierence and the shopping. We make this an every two month trip just to get our and enjoy."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "If you like to lunch with friends, this is the perfect spot. Great food, great, friendly service. best of all you can take your time without feeling rushed at all. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "the food was good , but the service took over an hour for lunch"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The homemade chicken is always so yummy and the mahi mahi tacos are better than dukes in Hawaii!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "90 bucks for 3 boring entrees and one glass of prosecco. Really? Won't go back -- ever."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "it is always a wonderful time at Niemans cafe, food and service are an experience. The turnovers are always a treat along with the starter. Thank you. Love the chicken salad."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The pop-overs are a great start , then it gets better!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Three of us ordere salmon for our lunch. The salmon was attractively presented, with sliced yams and brussel sprouts, sprinkled with basalmic vinegar. The salmon was seasoned nicely but we all agreed that the salmon had been overcooked, and was on the dry side."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "5 friends celebrated a birthday recently. 4 had the shrimp salad, and there wasn't a bit left on anyone's plate. I had the wrap.....delicious, but hard to pick up without the insides falling out. I ended up eating it with a fork. the broth is always a welcome touch as are the to-die-for popovers. Wait staff are always friendly and efficient. Our wait person even brought black napkins without being asked. And staff always remembers birthdays without being reminded if you've specified a birthday when making a reservation."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We live 30 min away from Walnut Creek and do this ¨trek¨on a quarterly basis to enjoy lunch and shopping. We went for my wife's birthday and they made it special. Our kids (13 and 11) look forward to having their pop-overs and chicken consome (a tea-pot). Their hamburger is delicious and always cooked to perfection - same goes for the filet with the truffle fries. We tried the mahi mahi tacos and realized we now have another favorite dish. Their service is about the experience and in a restaurant with 5 people working, 4 of them came to our table and asked if everything was ok. In other places, this would be annoying but here they really care and will accomodate any request. Thanks NM - you will continue capturing our hearts (and wallets)."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I made a reservation for four people for lunch ,and I called the day before to see if they can accommodate six, and there was no problem at all. Service was quick and friendly. I ordered a sampler which consists of half chicken salad sandwich, and a cup of lobster bisque which was delicious, I didn't care much for the chicken salad, it was bland and had no flavor at all. My daughter ordered the Steak Frites, the steak was good but the truffle fries was amazing! All of our orders came at the same time except for my friend's daughter Angus Burger which the waiter honestly admitted that the kitchen forgot to make. A complimentary delicious Lobster bisque was given while waiting for her order. Overall experience was very good!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food is absoultly delicious, and the service is incredibly friendly, personable, and professional. We love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "My granddaughter and I love this place for lunch. We always feel very special! Love the chicken broth and fantastic popovers with strawberry butter. Service is always wonderful. My grilled shrimp were absolutely terrific. My granddaughter asked for a popover to take home and she was thrilled when a lovely NM bag appeared with TWO popovers and the special butter. It was the perfect break during hectic Christmas shopping and we can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The Neiman Marcus Cafe is a small special occasion place. I go there with my friend when we want to feel a little spoiled. The meal always starts with a pleasant greeting and a complimentary demitasse of chicken broth which is so warm and cozy. Next everyone is served a freshly cooked crisp popover with strawberry butter. My friend always orders the very gourmet Mac 'n cheese casserole covered in a crispy bread crumb crust. I recently had the crab melt with sweet potato frites. Both entrees were very good. This is a sweet ladies day out place and I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "In my open table reservation and again when I checked in, I mentioned that we were celebrating my friend's bday. The maître de assured me that he noted this request. So you can imagine my chagrin when we ordered dessert and it was brought out with no candle or acknowledgement of the birthday. Not acceptable from such a high level restaurant."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Much smaller in scale than the NM restaurant (Rotunda) on SF Union Sq., but nonetheless same quality and presentation of my meal. I actually enjoyed eating at the NM Cafe in Walnut Creek more without the hassle of long lines and feeling hurried so the next customer could be seated. Service was excellent and friendly. I was offered refills of water, the NM complimentary "popover" and strawberry better...Yum!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "I have dined at the NM Cafe several times and the food and service has been consistently very good. This time around, I brought my parents along and my dad devoured 2 popovers in a span of 10 mins! My mother ordered the burger and she was in heaven - the fries were also crispy to perfection! My dad and I ordered the Walnut Creek salad and the salad was very refreshing. The chicken was also very moist and nicely seasoned. To top off our meal, we ordered a cranberry tart and NM chocolate chip cookies. Overall, my parents and I had a very nice meal at a leisurely pace."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "From the moment we walked till the moment we left, we felt welcomed by the warm smiles and friendly staff. The Chicken milanese was superb. The violet femme was refreshing and delicious! The service was excellent- I definitely recommend this brilliant gem of a cafe to all."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "After the popovers with strawberry butter and the chicken consomme, what could follow that could be as good? The steak was tender and cooked to order and the truffled fries were perfection! Great service also."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "I've now eaten twice at the New Neiman Marcus store in Walnut Creek. The service is delightful - the atmosphere is fun - the food is very good - I like it for special occasions as well as a "ladies day out"! The chicken salad could use a bit more mayonnaise or some chopped apples - something to make it a bit more moist - otherwise, perfect lunch!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "This was one memorable luncheon at NM cafe. I have had changed my reservation from 4 to 7 people very last minute which I thought would have been turned down. But the hostess was just too wonderful and things worked just fine. My lobster ravioli was exceptionally good! The coloring book (not sheet) for kids were just great to keep the kids happy while waiting for food. Servers were super good too! Friendly but not intimidating. Such a great time at NM!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013