Les Nomades

4.9
1524 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 1524 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
AG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One can always count on Les Nomades to deliver a superb meal with flowers, exquisite service - all in an atmosphere where one doesn't have to hear about the diner next door's 3rd divorce from the same person!

I will say that a couple two tables away had their cell phones on the table and were texting and showing each other their phones during their entire dining experience. This should not be tolerated at such a special spot where understated elegance is so valued. Might they consider a discreet sign somewhere that forbids cell phones any where but on the sidewalk outside? It was very distracting to say the least.

A gem of Chicago!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing customization of food to our preferences and dietary restrictions

Report
Helpful
DC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our third time here, was good but not the charm. The ambiance was lovely. The waitstaff was attentive. The wine was delicious. However, the food did not rise to the level of our first two visits. Moreover, there was an inexplicably long delay between a couple of the courses. We would go back, however, we will not be rushing back.

Report
Helpful
DB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous Traditional French. Every dish/course was excellent including the two amuse-bouches. The soufflé for dessert was perfection. Very few can make a good soufflé. Service was excellent; well done, well timed, friendly and non-intrusive. The townhouse setting is charming but upstairs is much nicer for dinning, in my opinion and experience.

Report
Helpful
MC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, wine & service were excellent.

Report
Helpful
SI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stepping into Les Nomades is like stepping off of a plane and being in Paris. It’s an intimate little jewel of a place, super elegant and the food is classic with a twist, but ever so divine. We’ve been celebrating special occasions there for many years. Love that it’s a quiet atmosphere with no cell phone conversations permitted. One of Chicago’s best kept secret places. Always love being there! Exceptional service!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ! The minimum text requirement is dumb

Report
Helpful
BD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed with everything about the meal. We were in town for the night. Thought I’d found someplace for a nice dinner. The food was marginal. There were no other diners in the restaurant which was really bizarre. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Report
Helpful
B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and wine pairings were excellent. Wait staff were very knowledgeable and professional. One of the best of the best for french dining.

Report
Helpful
J
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Les Nomades is old-school, but not old fashioned. Updated French cuisine, beautifully prepared, with impeccable service and a nice wine list. This is a restaurant for grown-ups. Expensive, but worth it.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing 😍🥂🎉

Report
Helpful
b
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite spot in the city for a nice meal and special occasion dinner! A hidden gem in Streeterville. Every course was wonderful but the soufflé is not to be missed! We are already looking forward to going back

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Wonderful, calm, beautiful ambiance, and excellent service.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing across the board!!

Report
Helpful
m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated downstairs in the back, which was ok but, was next to a table where three individuals were very loud - spoiled what was suppose to be a special dinner. Disappointed that the waiter or someone on staff did not ask that they lower their voice. Should not be my job to tell another table that they are to loud.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and beautiful space, excellent service!

Report
Helpful
RS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An absolutely wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting superb food and ambiance.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious dinner with lovely service. It’s a bit of Paris in Chicago.

Report
Helpful
LF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a throwback to fine-dining that is hard to find today. Food and service were impeccable.

Report
Helpful
j
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing (mushroom soup, fois gras, souffle, and loup de mer are all some our favorites). Service makes you feel like you're the only one in the room. Carlos keeps the service light but formal and keeps us smiling. Extensive wine list and there's a real woodburning fireplace on each floor that creates a warmth and aroma like you're at home for the holidays. I would eat here once a week if I could afford it!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, exceptional!

Report
Helpful
C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dining experience.

Report
Helpful
E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Amazing food, outstanding wine list and exceptional service. The restaurant is expensive, yes, but it’s white-glove service all the way. This is a great spot for a romantic special occasion (especially if you can request a table on the intimate second floor).

Report
Helpful
WM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

Report
Helpful
KS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime! I was treating a friend who recently completed her degree in nursing and passed the exam. It was a lovely experience, with wonderful food and a perfect roaring fire on a cold evening.
Service was exquisite and the entire experience could not have been improved in any way. Despite the formal look and feel of the place, everyone was extremely friendly and I highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

Report
Helpful
G
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite service. Thrilling options on the menu. Traditional favorites and executed flawlessly.

Report
Helpful
DD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I loved this place. It was beyond our expectation. Thank you.

Report
Helpful
P
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Les Nomades Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary (our third visit). The restaurant is lovely and has a calming vibe, which I prefer at a fine dining establishment, despite every table being occupied. The service was friendly and attentive, the food was outstanding, and the wine list is extensive. If you have a chance, go check it out. Just be sure you have plenty of room on your card LOL!

Report
Helpful
AM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect start to finish!!!

Report
Helpful
CR
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at Les Nomades. This visit, we were there for restaurant week. The menu was excellent and, though it was specially priced well below their standard prix fixe menu, we received the same fine service and attention to detail.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think we have a new favorite restaurant in Chicago. Everything was perfect and I am still thinking about my meal days later.

Report
Helpful
PL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Les Nomades is the most authentic French restaurant in Chicago. First of all, the room isn't slick corporate interior architecture by the designer of the moment. Everything from it's historic townhome building through the art on the walls is an expression of the owner's vision of the proper setting in which to enjoy the experience. The dining rooms are cozy but with ample space and distance from your fellow diners. The service is upbeat, sincere, informed, instantly available when needed without being cloyingly familiar.....simply impeccable. Les Nomades interpretation of French cuisine results in the essence of flavors without the heaviness that can sometimes be found in traditional preparations. Don't miss it!!

Report
Helpful
FM
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been away from Les Nomades for some time and were eager to return during Chicago Restaurant Week. Nothing has changed: the same warm greeting from Mary Beth, the same astonishing cuisine of Roland, the same impeccable, attentive yet unobtrusive service, the same knowledgeable yet un-stuffy advice, the same warmly elegant atmosphere and the perfect setting for a memorable date-night experience. Our only regret: not being able to enjoy the experience more frequently!

Report
Helpful
r
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal. A traditional French fine dining experience. Meticulous service. The dishes are perfectly executed. The wine list is well curated. The prix fixe menu is an excellent value. Makes one realize the joy's of progressing through a five course traditional meal.

Report
Helpful
C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular experience. One of the last of the grand French restaurants. Extensive menu, well trained and unobtrusive servers and all around civilized dining experience.

Report
Helpful
b
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday

Report
Helpful
BS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Les Nomades is one of the best restaurants in the city for a romantic/quiet dinner. The food is awesome with a wide range of choices of outstanding quality from new inventive and tasty presentations to flawless delivery of old favorites such as desert soufflé's.
The only aspect better than the menu is the service. Attentive, informed and friendly staff enhanced the dining experience.

Report
Helpful
JL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service! Excellent food, well presented.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
39

Tweets by Les Nomades