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Les Nomades

4.8
1413 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(312) 649-9010
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
Roland Liccioni
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Cross street
St. Clair
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Parking details
Public lots are also available at the corners of St. Clair & Ontario or Fairbanks & Ontario as well as street parking.
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Public transit
Michigan Avenue
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1413 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Really poor experience, had such a great hype. We waited over 45 minutes for reservation (8:15) got seated just after 9p. Took another 15-20 minutes to get menus and even water for that matter. Two groups with 830 reservations got seated before us. And each group did not respect the proper dress code, they were given jackets out of a back room. It was so obvious one was a critic, and the hostess went above and beyond for this slob while disregarding their other paying guests. Playing favorites in front of your guests will not result in a return for us!

Food was good. Although the shouting of orders from the upstairs kitchen was anything but romantic. Def can cross this one of the list and would NOT recommend to others. Snobby, pretentious, and not that great!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The service was beyond the realms of this world I honestly can’t even begin to describe they really rocked my world.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We have been to many 1 and 2 Star Michelin restaurants and this surpasses a few of them! Highly recommend for a nice romantic date night. The wine list from France is top notch as well! True fine dining fresh food.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

An excellent place to eat BEST French food around Fabulous presentation Excellent service Its a must!@!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Exquisite! The room was nicely filled with quiet fellow diners and every detail of the food, wine and presentation was flawless. Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is simply the best French restaurant in United States. In a league of its own. I have been coming here for years and it is clearly a lifelong affair. Merci!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Disappointing after our previous visit. Seems like they aren’t going to be in business long. Only two other tables during the two hours we were there. The service was impeccable however. Some of the food was great and some wasn’t cooked to the level the price on the menu dictated. Very sad, I hope they can modernize their menu and get back in the game.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Meal was superior as always. I usually do not eat four course meals, but at Les Nomades it is required. It would be nice to eliminate dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I enjoyed my chocolate tart praline with chocolate sorbet my husband enjoyed his raspberry souffle . It was nice to get away from the kids noise and enjoy a romantic atmosphere with fine dining good cuisine relaxing atmosphere. This is not you all you can eat buffet ,family style, this is fine dining. And I truly wish there were more restaurants like this around. If you are looking for a restaurant to sit back relax and have good French cuisine fine dining this is the place for you. I didn't need brand new whatever things are coming out with now I was looking forward to something traditional yummy authentic to be spoiled and I was. You may find older people in this restaurant but I'm young and I enjoyed it very much. Yes this restaurant is a little pricey but it was worth it . And I drink soda with my meal because I do not drink wine or any alcohol . And I was not made to feel like I needed to have wine with my meal at all. The service was great from the minute I walked in to the minute I walked out.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food is excellent. It’s not faddish and to me that’s a plus. Offerings include sweetbreads, breast of duck and inventively prepared fish. Mind-boggling desserts. To say the wine list is deep is an understatement.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

This was our first time at this restaurant. It was FABULOUS! My wife and I had a romantic dinner taking time out of our busy lives to just relax. We tried some new foods: sweet breads (delicious) homemade pate (yum). We tried some premier wines for a treat. Our waiter was kind and helpful to us in choosing our courses. We finished our meal satisfied yet not overstuffed. We loved the intimate atmosphere and the choice of music : soft guitar. It was a perfect evening! Thanks to the staff who made it a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

If you want classic elegant dining, Les Nomades is probably the best in Chicago ... But the best in classic elegance doesn't come cheaply.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Romantic. Delicious. Enough said

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

After a hiatus of too many years, we returned after asking ourselves, “What was our best Chicago food experience?” Our memory did not fail us—Les Nomades is a treasure. Impeccable service presented flawlessly prepared classic dishes with Chef’s own modern flair. Escargots, sweetbreads, veal, menu standards, were paired with unexpected sauces and accompaniments. A good selection of half bottle wines affords opportunity for fish and flesh connoisseurs to be well-satisfied.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Les Nomades was recommended to us by friends in Indianapolis, and we said we would try it the next time we were in Chicago. WOW - it exceeded our expectations. Cozy setting with a wood-burning fireplace, exceptional food (asparagus risotto, king crab salad, short rib, flourless chocolate cake), outstanding wine pairings and fabulous service. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time here, and we will return!
Quiet, comfortable atmosphere, and the service staff absolutely fantastic.
Food was great.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Incredible food and superb service.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Remains one of Chicago’s finest . The food and service are simply excellent. The service is attentive but not pretentious. It is pricey but worth it if you desire a dining experience rather than simply a meal.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

This traditional French restaurant is a welcome relief from the abundance of trendy small plate places. Over the decades Les Nomades has maintained high standards of food and service in a quiet, sophisticated setting. Please consider giving them your business.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Food, service, and ambiance were superb. We had a very nice time. We hope to visit again in the future.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

What a terrific dinner. The service was only eclipsed by the quality of the food. From the amuse bouche clear through to the souflet for dessert, it all was wonderful. Even the per course wine pairings chosen for us were excellent selections that matched up perfectly to our tastes and the food selections.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Consistently great

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Had dinner there for our anniversary. Everything was spectacular. The service was impeccable. And the food was outstanding. Rave reviews for a phenomenal restaurant. Thank you

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Start to finish perfection!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We have celebrated a number of anniversaries at Les Nomades and we have never been disappointed. The service is impeccable from the moment you walk in the door. Wine suggestions were excellent. Everything had so much flavor. THANK YOU!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Classic French cuisine. Roland is a master saucier! Food and service always spot on. One of the best restaurants in town and highly recommended!

G&R

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. The cuisine and service were both outstanding, and we appreciated that the dining room was very quiet. An elegant setting for a special night out. We would definitely return!

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

If you are 35 and under this place is not for you.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

One of the 5 top French Haute Cuisine restaurants in the U. S.
A culinary tour de force.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful experience. Impeccable service. Delicious fine dining. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent, unpretentious, classical european dinning. We loved it and the bar area with the wood burning fireplace for cocktails is perfect. Felt like we were back in Europe.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The food is very good. It just lacks that little bit extra spice/flavor to make it truly outstanding. Having said that the sweetbread and beef was truly outstanding. Wine list is excellent and the service outstanding. Prices are very reasonable given the quality so it overall highly recommended.

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1.0Dined on November 18, 2017

I can’t recommend this place, extremely disappointing. Food was less than average, low quality and way over-priced. The restaurant is old, quaint and sleepy. Average age of patrons seems to be 65 plus which is likely how this place has so many 5-star reviews. The patrons seem to be regulars / return patrons that dine here. Definitely a good place to go once your tastebuds and smell receptors stop working as all the dishes lacked flavor, complexity and impact. Nice people that own / work here. However I paid $600 for a disappointing tasting menu, dessert and 1/2 bottle of wine. There are so many alternative high end French (and non-French) restaurants in Chicago that are fantastic, this isn’t even close to being on the list. One of the few times I’ve been to a restaurant and up ended disappointed because of the disparity in price vs. the food and experience.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Not sure where to begin - - - - exceptional, outstanding, amazing! The food was perfectly prepared. The service was spot on. The ambiance was romantic and cozy. Over the top quality and experience. Really enjoyed everything about this new favorite!!! First time enjoying the great restaurant! Expensive, but what a treat!!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Magnificent as usual. French at it’s best. Enjoy the experience every time.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful! Very expensive, but worth the price

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was as well. I had been here once before and was equally impressed. It is not inexpensive but worth the $$ for a special occasion. The only suggestion I can make is that some of the decor is a bit dated for a restaurant of this caliber

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I returned to Les Nomades to celebrate our anniversary. We had another fantastic evening. Food continued to meet my HIGH expectations - hard to chose best dishes between my seared foie gras, wild mushroom soup with truffle foam and duo of veal and sweetbreads - guess I’ll have to go with the amazing soufflé! Service and ambience were also refined and engaging.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was exquisite; service was attentive; and the ambience was perfect for our special occasion

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

We've been dining here for years, it's always been a treat for us, and it's never once disappointed. The team here at Les Nomades are at the top of their game - they set the bar for all facets of excellence. VERY highly recommended.

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