Les Nomades

4.9
1516 reviews
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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.
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BD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Highly recommend.

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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.

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J
Chicago
80 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.

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

This place is amazing 😍🥂🎉

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b
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service!!

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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

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

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

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

Truly amazing across the board!!

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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.

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and beautiful space, excellent service!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

As always, exceptional!

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

Great dining experience.

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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).

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

Great food and service.

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KS
Chicago
1 review
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.

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G
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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.

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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!

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

Perfect start to finish!!!

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CR
Chicago
42 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.

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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.

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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!!

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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!

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r
Chicago
4 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.

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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.

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

Wife’s birthday

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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.

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

Exceptional service! Excellent food, well presented.

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V
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Les Nomades for years and it is still fabulous! This meal may have been our best experience yet. It is certainly for special nights only as the price tag is hefty--but so worth it!

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food. It is pricey but well worth it to enjoy the creative courses. Prix fixe or order separate as I did, too much food if you don’t eat a lot. Modern menu. Ambiance was quiet and intimate for our date night

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DR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. Excellent food. The four course pre fixe menu is actually a bargain given the quality and quantity of the food. Service is impeccable. The meal was perfectly paced. This my wife's favorite Chicago restaurant.

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SA
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fabulous...

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Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, great service. We loved it.

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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. The pace of the meal is important to my wife and I. If we are going to spend $500 on dinner it should be a longer experience and they were perfect. Cute wood burning fire place. Staff was friendly and charming but not over the top. If in Chicago again I would go back!

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k
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Les Nomades has long been one of our favourite restaurants to celebrate special occasions. The food is exquisite, the service impeccable, the atmosphere elegant. It is expensive, but justifiably so. We love it and will return.

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DW
Indiana
41 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Timeless elegance and graciousness permeate the atmosphere at Les Nomades. From the warm greeting to the expert service to the impressive menu and exquisite preparations, this restaurant delivers on its promise. The wine list is especially noteworthy. Priced for special occasions, or those with large expense accounts, Les Nomades is nonetheless a true jewel and well worth it.

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