If You Want It To Stay, Please Go
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...
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good place for lunch
While the menu is limited, the food and service are excellent. If you are in Natick Mall, this is the place to go to.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a very quiet handy
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.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Even Better, Hitting Their Stride!
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.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious, delightful surprise
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM