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Les Nomades

4.9
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1697 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1697 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les Nomades is one of only a few remaining Chicago restaurants that serve true contemporary French cuisine. The food and the atmosphere are both superb and the service is impeccable. Mary Beth Liccioni and Roland Liccioni have been fixtures on the Chicago fine dining scene for many years and hopefully will continue to be for many more years to come.

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MarkF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk into the restaurant they make you feel like you and your guest are the most important people in the restaurant.
Fresh Flowers in different places throughout. Food and Presentation is Fantastic.
A very First Class Dining Experience.....

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service, amazing food, great atmosphere

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vipKkkkkathmandu
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive from start to finish! José helped us with the French wines and explained everything beautifully! Thank you for a wonderful birthday celebration.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Chicago hands down , best food, ambiance, wine list !

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vipKir1
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal as always!

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vipGina
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were extraordinary! Every course was delicious. Service was superb.

JD
vipJamieD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. A very special place!

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Dhaval
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and excellent service right from start to end of the dining experience

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vipjoncarol
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an elegant and superb French restaurant of which there are very few in Chicago. The price reflects this but everything is well worth it. An intimate setting helps make it a very special event destination. While we celebrate special occasions, this time we simply celebrated "it's Friday".

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les Nomades is fine dining at it's best. Period! It's a culinary journey for the most discriminating palate.

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vipLindac
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The welcoming and knowledgeable staff greet you and make you feel like part of the family through the entire experience . The presentations are as described and exceed expectations while the suggested wines paired beautifully with the meal. The soufflés are always a wonderful way to end the evening. I will definitely return!

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BobV
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the ambiance, service and food were perfect. A quiet, pleasant evening and I look forward to returning.

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vipAprilnDave
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, exquisite deserts, outstanding service. You will not be disappointed!

SG
vipShanghaiGourmet
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is Les Nomades the finest restaurant in the US not to have a Michelin star ? This is the question I was asking myself when dining there last Saturday evening. Everything was flawless - from the friendly greeting, to the expert advice on menu and wine list, to the dinner service itself - tables spaced sufficiently apart, ambience of the room, food quality & presentation, and so on. One touch which I have never seen before anywhere - we ordered a half bottle of white and a half bottle of red. The red came in a mini decanter designed for a half bottle, and the white had its own mini ice bucket - such a thoughtful touch.
This is a jewel of a place and we will return soon. Bravo to the owners and staff for such a magnificent performance.

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vipFrequentDiner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine and great service! What else can be said?

JM
JosephM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Great for a special occasion.

LM
LM18
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Les Nomades is definitely a special occasion restaurant, and we went for my birthday. The service is always excellent, as is the food. I had their meat special, venison, and it was fabulous. Really my only criticism is that the tables are quite close together and even though people don't talk loudly, it's fairly easy to hear other conversations. Otherwise it's great for a lovely evening out.

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TimM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service and food.

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vipFunfamily4
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great bday dinner. Good food, good company and good service! Enjoyed not being rushed and savoring my dinner and family. Thank you, and worth every penny

EB
EvanstonBT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience.

SP
SharonP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner last Wednesday. Everything was perfect, The ambience, the chef’s skills of the taste and presentation of each course.
Definitely Michelin star!!!

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gerscot
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of the 150 restaurants in Chicago I have visited over the years, Les Nomades is probably my favorite. The cuisine, wines, ambiance, clientele and service are all excellent. Reminds one of French dining, the old fashioned way. I will be back.

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MariaD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a treat to dine here. The food presentation is lovely and just adds to the dining experience. We drive approximately 1.75 hours but it’s a special occasion to celebrate my husband’s birthday and worth the time! Will definitely be back for another memorable evening as soon as possible!

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Sofie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Pleasant atmosphere and quiet. Quite pricy.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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DanR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite French restaurant in Chicago. A quiet atmosphere, impeccable service and classic French food. The 4 course prix fixe menu is a great bargain. We were there for my 66th birthday. The service was well paced. We could see the fireplace from our table. Started with oysters. Outstanding. The venison special was absolutely perfect. Flourless chocolate cake was fantastic. Coffee souffle' was very good. We try to dine at Les Nomades every time we are in Chicago.

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vipKlaasneus
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing like Les Nomades in Chicago! Always a delight!

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BruceA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Los Nomades is a true dining experience. Your are treated as though you are the only guests,

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Except coffee not hot enough
Thank you

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vipBill
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les Nomades never fails. The food is perfectly prepared. The variety of the menu means there is something for everyone. Service is excellent. One of our favorite places to eat in Chicago.

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LilLucy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Les Nomades for the first time to celebrate a very special birthday for my husband. We heard it was an excellent restaurant and we love French food. We did not expect the level of food, service and quality we received. They made us feel like royalty!! Every course was delicious beyond our expectations. The wine list was expansive and offered 1/2 bottles of wine. We left feeling spoiled. The next day, we kept talking about our great experience at Les Nomades!

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vipFigaro14
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm from the era when classic French restaurants dominated the Chicago dining scene. I so fondly remember Jovan, Le Perroquet, L'Escargot, and Le Frances in Wheeling. These and many others are all gone now. Thankfully Les Nomades is not. Going to Les Nomades is a delightful trip into a time machine. It maintains the elegance, style, and fine dining experience of days gone by. It also remains the only classic French restaurant of its kind in the city anymore. I'll probably post a much more detailed of a description of our experience in a blog, but suffice it to say if you want a very special evening out that few, if any, current Chicago restaurants can provide, this is where you want to go.

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vipTom1
Savannah
38 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French restaurant in Chicago. Deserves a Michelin star.

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vipkitchenman
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic French food at its best. Every detail is perfect. Service is impeccable We look forward to next time!!

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vipWilly
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and beyond excellent. Exceptional service

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Jennyuk
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant surroundings, impeccable yet friendly service, exquisite food and wine. We are already planning our next visit! The four course menu is satisfying but not too much. We loved it.

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vipJaniceR
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding!!!!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great service excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date

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