First visit to NM Cafe. Service was excellent, as was the food. Great choice for any age and food preference. Kids menu, as well.
Weekend dining offers both brunch and regular menu items. Our lunch was delicious.
As it was our 1st visit, they sent us home with lovely boxes of fresh NM chocolate chip cookies. We'll be back!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific food and Service!
I was delighted to discover that Neiman Marcus has a restaurant (tiny it may be). However, I was more delighted to find out it's the second greatest breakfast I've ever had! Fantastic. I hope the Stanford Mall location is just as great. The meal comes with some amazing bread and butter (yeah, really). And then your meal is terrific as well. I had a Filet and Eggs and my girlfriend had the mac and cheese. Both fantastic!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Again, I and guests had a very good eating and serving experience. Popovers are to die for.
Unfortunately, it was very windy outside and the noise from the exterior metal flags made it a noisy dining experience that day.
There was not problem the first time we dine.
I'd highly recommend this gem.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy the Cafe
The cafe tends to draw women, although the menu is appropriate for everyone; the angus burger is probably the best hamburger I have ever tasted. I have dined here several times and enjoyed every meal I have eaten. All the fish, fruit and vegetables are fresh and high quality.
The service is excellent, and the staff go out of their way to make you feel special. The Chef has even come out on a couple of occasions and offered to fix a special entree if needed.
I rated the noise level on this visit as "moderate", however all other times I have been there it has been very quiet. This particular visit there were two moms with very young children that tended to scream. This was not by any means the fault of NM Cafe.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little spot
I've come here on a variety of occasions and I really love NM Cafe. The service is consistently exceptional and very attentive. The food is always delish and I feel like they really mix up their menu and are adding new items with the change of seasons. I also love that they have a kids menu and that it's actually good, whereas some higher scale restaurants still manage to get sloppy when it comes to feeding little appetites. And, of course, not that you can make reservations online, it makes things a bit easier because this place is tiny and fills up fast!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch spot
I love coming here for lunch! The service is always superb and the food is consistently great!
The menu isn't anything super fancy, but the food is always delicious.
I love the popovers with the strawberry butter spread!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Baker's daughters love popovers!
Four ladies for late (1:30) lunch on July 4th (our first time at Walnut Creek NM Cafe). Two had filet mignon, both cooked to perfection. I had fresh seafood Louie salad (out chicken paillard). Waiter passed by w/ huge hamburger & delicate fries that made our mouths water. Served as many popovers w/ strawberry butter and amuse bouche size chicken soup as one wants, although one of each is plenty. Illy drip coffee good enough to drink black; tiramisu large enough for four of us to share.
Ten times better than cafeteria-ish Stanford NM Cafe. Online pix of decor doesn't do it justice - quietly elegant. Brought yummy (berry fruity, smooth, rich) 2005 deLancellotti pinot noir w/ us ($10 corkage) so didn't pay attention to wine/cocktail list :-(
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the perfect setting to celebrate a dear friends' birthday! The food was scrumptious, the setting was quiet and the service was impeccable! It is not inexpensive but it was a good value for the quality!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Lunch; Superb Service!
I recently dined at the NM Cafe in Walnut Creek, and this was my third luncheon visit. Each and every time the food has been delicious and the service simply outstanding. Irene is a true gift to the community--her welcoming attitude, professional style, and warm personality serve to make every meal a special event! At NM, the little touches are so very much appreciated--like the host automatically providing a black napkin in place of the standard white napkin so that white lint will not appear on your dark clothing at the end of the meal! Very highly recommend this lovely cafe to all!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a favorite place for
This is a favorite place for lunch for my friends and me. Although a bit pricey, the food is consistently good and the service is impeccable. I could live on the popovers. The salads 2 of us ordered recently were beautifully presented, and the freshness of the ingredients was obvious. 1 of us had half a sandwich and soup. The sandwich was very generous, and this is the first time I've ever seen this friend finish her lunch.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place for lunch...
with the girls! While it's not perfect, nor inexpensive, this is my place of choice for any lunch with girlfriends. The popovers with strawberry butter--yum! I love their crab cake sliders, any of the salads, and they do their filets to perfection. I hope the store stays in business (lots of lookers, I'm not sure who's buying) so I can continue to come here for the great food!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Miss at NM Cafe
As you can see from my stars, there's a lot to like about the cafe. The food is just not one of them:(
I ordered a roasted beet salad...it was a total miss!! Bagged lettuce, what tasted like canned beets and a decent slice of goat cheese.
You can do better then this..... Very disappointing:((
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Especially the popovers and the bullion -- when I sip the bullion, I try to imagine I am on the Queen Mary circa 1950.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and ambiance
Our family enjoys going to NM cafe (WC or SF) for special occasions. Their lobster chowder is amazing and so are their hamburgers. Their wine list is short and exquisite. Their pop-overs are dangerous to the waist line.
We recommend this for a late lunch on any special weekend
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Downtown Walnut Creek, Ca.
Great place to get a quick lunch while shopping.
Small space but pleasant. Menu is limited, good salads, and soup.
Neiman's always does a perfect cafe in their elegant stores.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their hot pot stickers with
Their hot pot stickers with raspberry butter that they started us out with were a delightful surprise. The Walnut Creek chicken salad was also quite good. We were surprised they didn't offer any dessert options. We were there right at the end of their serving period and received excellent service. I don't know what it would have been like during a busy period.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a nice afternoon!
A nice little spot in Walnut Creek to meet up with the ladies.
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent quality in a small eatery
I was shocked that there was a small cafe in both of my nearby Neiman Marcus' ... and the day I discovered this was a very happy day. Each meal begins with a consume and a popover served with strawberry butter. I wish I could get this butter for home ... my goodness it's great.
While the menu is pretty well sized, the last two times I've gone for brunch and had the Filet and Eggs ... a brilliant twist on a normal restaurant's steak and eggs.
Oh, and I am not much for bacon ... until I tasted the bacon that comes with this meal.
Do yourself a favor and order a pomegranate lemonade as your beverage ... a terrific gem of a cafe.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love NM for lunch
You can't beat their consomme and popovers. Yummy AND classy. The salads are always terrific and beautifully presented.
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Choose this one
Every day they have he chef special and the food is good . The environment is like and quiet if you seat close to the window which have a like view.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiters and waitresses are always so pleasant and efficient. The food is excellent and so well presented. My friends and I meet about once a month for lunch and we feel the NM Cafe is just perfect for our get-together. We always look forward to a lovely lunch.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't help but feel delighted while enjoying the warm popovers & creamy strawberry butter, and the rich flavor of the chicken consommé. My guest and I each ordered chicken salad with a side of soup: hers-lobster bisque, mine-potato leek. We were too full for dessert, although it sounded great, but I did take an illy cappuccino to go (yum)! Food was a little pricey, but delicious. Our server and the rest of the staff were very kind, too.
Had an enjoyable time with an old friend who was worth the splurge!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday luncheon
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!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
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!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch spot
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.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM