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Les Nomades

4.9
4.9
1869 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French

One of Chicago’s finest dining experiences awaits you in this elegant town home setting that balances formality and friendliness. Your dinner may be paired with fine wines, as uncommon ingredients come together in perfect harmony. In operation since 1978, Les Nomades remains true to its distinctive character as an oasis of civilized tranquility amidst the bustling activity of its Streeterville location. Culinary creations delight the most discriminating palates. Savor Sautéed Foie Gras, or Lobster Ravioli with seared scallops; Roasted Breast and Confit Leg of Duck, or Duo of Roasted Partridge and Bison. Artisan cheeses are extraordinary and the pastries are sublime.
Please keep in mind that proper attire is required including a jacket for gentlemen.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 649-9010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Required

  • Executive chef

    Roland Liccioni

  • Private party facilities

    Les Nomades offers a second floor dining room for private events accommodating up to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Nicholas Butera: (312) 649-9010

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    St. Clair

  • Parking details

    Public lots are also available at the corners of St. Clair & Ontario or Fairbanks & Ontario as well as street parking.

  • Public transit

    Michigan Avenue

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Choose an appetizer, a second course, a fish, or meat main course, and cheese or dessert. Prix fixe menu four courses $135 Or Include both a fish course and a meat main course $150. Prix-fixe menu four-courses $135 or five-courses $150

Plats Premiers

  • Pâté Maison

    country pâté, chicken liver mousse, cornichons and toasted brioche

    • Oysters on the Half-Shell

      daily selection served with lemon and mignonette

      • Seared Hudson Valley

        foie gras, confit cherries, red plum, apple cider foam

        • Asparagus Risotto

          with wild mushroom ragoût, truffle sauce

          • Lobster Mousse Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

            summer truffle, lobster sauce

            Deuxième

            • Sweet Corn Soup

              jumbo lump crab garnish

              • Warm Lobster and Shrimp Salad

                mango dressing

                • Mixed Greens Salad

                  grilled peaches, red wine vinaigrette

                  Les Poissons

                  • Wild Caught King Salmon

                    fresh morel mushrooms, morel sauce

                    • Sautéed Dover Sole

                      warm fingerling potato salad, dill and caper sauce

                      Les Viandes Et Les Volailles

                      • Roasted Duck Breast and Confit Duck Leg

                        lentils, sauce Rouennaise

                        • Braised Wagyu Beef Short Rib

                          spinach, pommes boulangère, red wine sauce

                          • Duo Lamb Loin au Jus Coriander and Veal Sweetbread Sauce Périgueux

                            ratatouille, pommes macaire

                            • Grilled Prime Beef Rib-Eye

                              haricots verts, pommes boulangère, sauce au poivre

                              Les Fromages Et Les Desserts

                              • Notable Artisan Cheeses

                                • Homemade Ice Creams and Sorbets

                                  • Classic Soufflés

                                    choose Grand Marnier or lemon

                                    • Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake

                                      with liquid cassis ganache center, vanilla ice cream

                                      • Fresh Peach Tart

                                        lemon verbena ice cream

                                        • Fresh Seasonal Fruit Plate

                                          Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                          What 1,869 people are saying

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                                          • 4.9Food
                                          • 4.9Service
                                          • 4.8Ambience
                                          • 4.6Value

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                                            An incredibly beautiful meal accompanied by what may be the best wine list in Chicago. Outstanding service and a quiet, laidback atmosphere.

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                                            Cleveland

                                            19 reviews

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                                            5.0

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                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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                                            27 reviews

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                                            5.0

                                            27 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent staff, cuisine and ambiance

                                          5. m

                                            murph

                                            Chicago

                                            92 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            92 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I can't say enough about Les Nomades. The food, service, and ambience are impeccable. The asparagus and mushroom risotto, the warm lobster salad, the Dover sole (me), the impossibly tender short rib (my husband), a warm raspberry souffle, and a Gevrey Chambertin (at a very reasonable price), all make for a wonderful experience. I look forward to the day when the economy justifies being open more than three evenings a week.

                                          6. F

                                            Foodlover

                                            Chicago

                                            87 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            87 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our favorite place to have dinner. The intimate atmosphere is quiet and relaxed and the staff makes you feel special. The menu changes seasonally and the specials are thoughtful. A very special place indeed.

                                          7. JW

                                            JimW

                                            Chicago

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great as always. Outstanding quality, service and setting. Best French restaurant in Chicago!

                                          8. T

                                            Tb528

                                            Chicago

                                            17 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a great anniversary dinner at Les Nomades - food, service and ambiance were all great

                                          9. MA

                                            MichaelA

                                            Phoenix

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Very elegant restaurant! Outstanding food and service! Fine dining at it's best!

                                          10. AB

                                            AnneB

                                            Chicago

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful in aspects. Special place for a dinner. highly recommend

                                          11. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Definitely 5 stars. Everything is awesome.

                                          12. D

                                            Davie

                                            Louisville

                                            10 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Special dinner with old Chicago friends, one of whom had dined with you before. Superb oysters, lobster, and foie gras. Duck and lamb delicieux. The soufflés were perfect. My only criticism was scant wine pours for my oenophile ladies. Complement your staff on their service.

                                          13. h

                                            homer1234

                                            Toronto

                                            17 reviews

                                            1.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall1food1service3ambience3

                                            Me and my wife came to the restaurant as a stop on out honeymoon. We both order the 4 course dinner, the first 2 courses were pretty good. However the main dish was something to be forgotten about. I had the duck confit and duck breast while my wife had the waygu braised short rib. My wife was too polite during dinner and didn't say anything but after dinner she told me the ribs were way too over cooked. Same goes for my duck breast. The duck leg confit was decent but I had better in my native Vancouver where there isn't any restaurant close to a Michelin star. The price is pretty expensive considering what I got. I guess there is a reason the restaurant still hadn't gotten its star yet.... Honestly, I am still living with complaints all day about the meal and not sure when its going to end...lol

                                          14. LT

                                            LoveThoseGoldens

                                            Dallas

                                            23 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            23 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            We had the most delightful dinner at Les Nomades. Every course was a taste treat from the Caviar Surprise to the Crème Brûlée and everything in between. Definitely a meal to savor and remember. The staff were incredible as well. The interior could use a little fluffing up but the fresh flowers were beautiful. We will definitely come back to this jewel when in Chicago.

                                          15. HM

                                            HappyMeal

                                            Chicago

                                            37 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            37 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful dinner. Each course stands on its own. A dining tour de force. The service is excellent- pleasant, competent, knowledgeable and approachable. Mary Beth Liccioni introduced herself to inquire about the meal. Lovely. We’ll be back.

                                          16. JR

                                            JordanRD

                                            Milwaukee

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Every bite was better than the last. Fantastic attention to detail and complexity. I might go back for four courses of soufflé next time, but I don’t want to miss anything else. Top tier,

                                          17. GD

                                            GDB1

                                            Chicago

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                            overall2food2service2ambience4

                                            We were really looking forward to a refined French dining experience. But ended up being disappointed. Odd place that thinks it is trying hard. Wine service was awful Service was not high end. Effective but just lacked the right touch. Food was ok Very nice quiet atmosphere. Table placement could be much better. Wood burning fireplace nice touch Price doesn’t matter.

                                          18. DL

                                            DavidL

                                            Chicago

                                            12 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fabulous meal - outstanding service, food and ambiance. This is what exceptional dining should feel like. Can't wait to visit again!

                                          19. AK

                                            AndrewK

                                            New York Area

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Just the best food, best service , old school and yet as fresh as it ever was! Possibly the most romantic little spot in the city .

                                          20. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Chicago

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful 5 course meal with excellent food and great service. A please every time we go

                                          21. B

                                            Bigguy

                                            Indiana

                                            36 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            36 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            One of the best dining experiences ever had! Truly amazing. Could not ask for more!

                                          22. H

                                            Hawk

                                            Chicago

                                            11 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This is one of the few fine dining experiences downtown where you don’t have to raise your voice to talk to others at your table. Great ambiance, great food all with great presentation, great service. Yes it’s expensive but for a special occasion hard to beat!

                                          23. RC

                                            RChicagoFoodie

                                            Chicago

                                            18 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            18 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was perfect!

                                          24. BE

                                            BehzadE

                                            Toronto

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Good service. excellent food. We will go back. ....

                                          25. n

                                            noara

                                            Chicago

                                            12 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on March 31, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            What a meal! everything was incredibly tasty- the best mushroom soup I've had... the best lamb I've ever had... the best soufflé I've ever had... the best service.... A wonderful, quiet place to enjoy exceptional food with friends and loved ones. Given the quality of the food, it's not even all that expensive. A delight from start to finish.

                                          26. TW

                                            TedW

                                            Chicago

                                            11 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A meal and experience we will long remember. We did not have to travel to Paris to experience great French Food in a multi-course feast. Well timed, we finished 5 courses plus amuse and sorbet cleaning before desert. The 2.5 hour experience made finishing our breakfast type of wine possible. Fine dining at its best.

                                          27. NL

                                            NorthernLAttitude

                                            Milwaukee

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We were celebrating a family member’s special birthday and it was a wonderful intimate French experience. The menu was prix fixe with several selections for each course. We selected many different options between the group and everyone enjoyed the meal. Each course was lovely and the service was very good. We only wish we knew/noticed in advance that suit coats were required as It made for an awkward moment. Nevertheless it was handled graciously and it was a memorable and delicious dinner.

                                          28. H

                                            Harriet

                                            Chicago

                                            55 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            55 reviews

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Every time my husband and I eat at Les Nomades, we realize how lucky we are. Everything about Les Nomades is special. Unlike most restaurants with a pre fixe menu, there is no added charge to premium foods like lobster, caviar and fois gras. You feel taken care of by a very professional staff that is never snooty. It is elegant in a very quiet, civilized way. Then, of course, there are Mary Beth and Roland who know a thing or two about fine cuisine. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

                                          29. NE

                                            NES1

                                            Chicago

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The entire experience was perfect. From the service to the food to the wines and especially the dessert. The staff is exemplary.

                                          30. G

                                            Gina

                                            Chicago

                                            35 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            35 reviews

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food and service are excellent! I would highly recommend Les Nomades!

                                          31. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Miami

                                            12 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This restaurant is a hidden gem in the city. The staff, the food, and the ambiance are always top notch! We try to make it here every time we are in Chicago. Looking forward to coming back.

                                          32. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Chicago

                                            108 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            108 reviews

                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We started off with the Caviar and Fricasse escargots Then we both had the lobster salad For entrees: Lamb and grilled veal King Salmon Dessert: Grand Marnier Soulfe Special dessert My wife picked out a nice French wine. Everything was delicious. The only downside was way too much food. You should offer three rather than four courses.

                                          33. M

                                            Myp31202

                                            Austin

                                            26 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            26 reviews

                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I have dined at Les Nomades many times. It is always a memorable experience. Wonderful menu, beautiful presentations and exceptional service. A perfect "old world" dining experience in an artful setting. No gimmicks, no "new spins," just an elegant evening of fine dining. Couldn't ask for more. I will return for sure.

                                          34. J

                                            Jossea

                                            St. Louis

                                            72 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            72 reviews

                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Exceptional Chicago Iconic Classic French fine dining venue. Excellent Spirits & Wine list including sone rare vintage Ports and Madeira. Attentive, experienced and accommodating staff. Highly recommended!

                                          35. GB

                                            GaryB

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            One of the best restaurants in Chicago.

                                          36. D

                                            Doc72

                                            Chicago

                                            30 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            30 reviews

                                            Dined on March 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A superb dining experience. Unobtrusive but friendly service, wonderful food, and elegant atmosphere Perfect in every respect

                                          37. PJ

                                            PeiJ

                                            Chicago

                                            4 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on March 12, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            We order the four courses prefix menu, the appetizer and salad are good, and as well as the mushroom soup. But the main courses are disappointed, that my Peking duck leg is overcooked and burned. Lamb chop is okay taste, not very impressed.

                                          38. K

                                            Kyle

                                            Grand Rapids

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great service and food. Waiters constantly refreshing drinks and silverware.

                                          39. C

                                            Chicago2014

                                            Chicago

                                            30 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            30 reviews

                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a wonderful 5-course dinner at Les Nomades last night. It was just four of us for a small family birthday dinner celebration and all of our dinner courses were delicious. In particular, we really liked the cold lobster salad, the creamy mushroom soup as well as the lamb and veal medallions for the main course. My son had the wagyu beef braised short ribs and really liked them. The Dover sole was good, but a little more crispier for my taste. The deserts were amazing! We had the flourless chocolate cake, the apple tart and the warm apple soufflé. The wine selection is impressive and they also excellent wines by the half glass or full glass to pair with dinner. The service by the staff was impeccable and they were extremely attentive, friendly and helpful. For us, this is a restaurant for a more special occasions and we enjoy going there to get dressed up for dinner. Jackets are required for the men and the noise level there was more subdued, which was a nice change to be able to hear each other talk. We used to be loyal customers of Everest restaurant, but now that they are no longer open, we’ve been enjoying coming to Les Nomades and will definitely be returning.

                                          40. C

                                            Camdenbill

                                            Chicago

                                            73 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            73 reviews

                                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The best French cuisine in the city. Superb

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                          • Protective equipment

                                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                                          • Screening

                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                            • Staff is vaccinated

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                                          Google Map for Les Nomades

                                          222 E Ontario Chicago, IL 60611

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross street

                                            St. Clair

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Gold Coast / Streeterville

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:15 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Contemporary French, French

                                          • Dining style

                                            Fine Dining

                                          • Dress code

                                            Jacket Required

                                          • Parking details

                                            Public lots are also available at the corners of St. Clair & Ontario or Fairbanks & Ontario as well as street parking.

                                          • Public transit

                                            Michigan Avenue

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive chef

                                            Roland Liccioni

                                          • Additional

                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

                                          • Phone number

                                            (312) 649-9010

                                          • Private party facilities

                                            Les Nomades offers a second floor dining room for private events accommodating up to 50 guests.

                                          • Private party contact

                                            Nicholas Butera: (312) 649-9010

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