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About Les Nomades

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.

222 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
St. Clair

Dress Code:
Jacket Required

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 649-9010

Website:
http://www.lesnomades.net/

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

Executive Chef:
Roland Liccioni

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Early dining, order by 5:30

Saturdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Free Corkage Thursdays

Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Specials

Early dining, order by 5:30

Saturdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Details

Enjoy 3-courses from our regular menu, a $130 dollar value for $85. Available Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 5:30, wine pairings additional. Excludes holidays. Excludes Tax and Tip. Order by 5:30, applies to 3-course menu, jackets require Excludes holidays. Special valid Sep 16, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 on Saturdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM.

Free Corkage Thursdays

Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Details

Free Corkage Thursdays. $50/btl other evenings, limit 1 bottle per 2 guests, BYOB not allowed Saturdays. Special valid Sep 21, 2017 - Dec 28, 2017 on Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Les Nomades Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
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Romantic (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Authentic (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful! Very expensive, but worth the price

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 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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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 27, 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A throwback to authentic formal French dining. These types of restaurants don't really exist anymore, and that's a shame. The wine list is extensive, the staff are very friendly yet professional, food is beautifully served.

This is for an elegant night out. Gents, put your jacket on. It's a wonderful dibing experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Don't let the jacket requirement keep you from one of the best meals in the city. Fantastic French cuisine with fresh ingredients and innovative preparations. An outstanding wine list and service to match will not leave you disappointed. Don't discount the bar either!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We've celebrated our 20th anniversary @Les Nomades and we had an outstanding experience.
The chef exceeded all the expectations we had in regards to having true French Food in Chicago.
The beef ribs and the mushroom risotto were my favorite picks, while my wife loved the King Crab.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday. The staff was amazing, very helpful and very personable. We started with sparkling rose which was outstanding. With the first half of the meal we each had a glass of Sauvignon blanc recommended by the staff and was excellent. First course was the artichoke terrine and asparagus risotto. Both were wonderfully prepared and presented. Second was the duck consommé and warm lobster and shrimp salad. Both again absolutely fantastic. Then we each had a glass of red French wine also recommended and was wonderful. And for the main course the roasted duck and duo of slow roasted veal and lamb. Hard for me to say which I preferred. The duck was truly amazing. And then dessert, pastry assortment and praline mille-fueille both again wonderful. All of the meal was so well prepared with amazing presentation and such tremendous attention to detail. The incredible amount of time and effort to prepare and present each course was noticed and so appreciated. The suggested wine pairing was perfect with their amazing wine selections. It was an evening to remember and will certainly repeat when we return to Chicago.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had to dine at Les Nomades, run by the former proprietors of much loved now departed Le Francais. The restaurant has a lovely garden entrance and it's old style, in a narrow room. It is classic traditional French food in the grand style served by an army of waitstaff. We were seated immediately and then perused the menu with champagne. The menu is prix fixe for four courses. For starters, we had grilled calamari in a crustacean broth with tomato and fennel confit and the scallop with the stuffed zucchini blossom and julienne of snow peas. We moved on to the classic salad lyonnaise and the mixed greens with grilled peach and had the poisson du jour for the main course. For dessert, we went with the fresh apple tart with green apple sorbet and a chocolate soufflé. The wine list is absolutely incredible; we went with the Cuvee St. Emile Trimbch Reisling from 2009. If traditional French dining in the classic style appeals to you, this is the place for you. It's romantic, quiet and elegant. It is not inexpensive but we felt it was worth every penny.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. The decor is a bit dated, but that’s a minor complaint. It was a nice intimate spot for a special occasion dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I had such an amazing time celebrating my anniversary here everyone was so kind and professional. The food service was fast and the food was amazing. My favorite part was the surprise cake that said happy 3 year anniversary. It was definitely worth the price. I will definitely be returning for another special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

excellent friendly service, great food, we chose to have wine's paired with our courses--> well worth it. thank you

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was one of the best dining experiences of my life. Good menu and wonderful service.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I loved it. It needs a little sprucing up. The decor looks tired. The food is outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Every little detail has been planned and accounted for. Any item of the menu will be created and become perfection to your palate. A true sublime experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Still GREAT after all these years and years // Very classic French in style and delivery // WONDERFUL attention to detail // Flavors are deep, rich and served in a very, very, .....
calm environment // A do not miss for any reason //

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I selected this restaurant because their wine list looked pretty amazing and it was. The food was quite good. Beautiful spot Old brownstone between new hotels. I’d say don’t miss

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Simply excellent, high quality French cuisine. I will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful as always

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I went there 2 years ago, I liked very much and return on 9/22 but this experience was not so good . We arrived well dress but my husband was not using a jacket and they demamded a jacket. We returned to our hotel by the jacket and returned to the restaurant . Unless this exigency after a have eatten oisters , they haven't the lavandes for hands. So , not so Franch!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Expensive dinner for a special occasion. Greatly enjoyed our dining experience. Highly recommend wine pairings.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was very good, the halibut and the beef preparations were outstanding. I have eaten at some of the top class french restaurants around the globe and this was definitely among the best. The service is great, the portions are generous and the ambience is classic.
We were surprised the restaurants last sitting on a Friday night was 8 pm. We had made a booking for 8.30 on Open Table but were told at the restaurant that it was already a bit late for them. Realised that it was due to the business pressures these days.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Fine dining at its best. Great food and service. Highly recommend their seasonal tasting menu. Only complaint is the cost of wine and drinks. Expect a total bill well over $200 per person. If that is your budget you cannot do better in Chicago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great meal ! Every course was outstanding! The wine list is amazing! Service was spot on. Highly recommend. We learned restaurant is byob on Thursdays!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Perhaps the best dining experience I have ever had in Chicago. Just an outstanding experience in every way. Authentic French cuisine, superb wine list, unparalleled service (addressed as "Mr. and Mrs.__" throughout the meal). Not surprisingly, the dining experience comes at a dear price, but it was worth every dollar. We will definitely return for future special occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The best cuisine, most attentive staff, fantastic wine list and romantic venue anywhere!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Les Nomades is, in our opinion, the very best place for fine dining in the City. There is no better place to celebrate a special occasion. The food is superb, and the service is a model of what the best service should be, quietly helpful and unobtrusive. Add the special ambiance and the warm and welcoming atmosphere generally and you have the perfect celebratory dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Love the French classic menu with the modern twist. So damn delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Old-school meets new school in this gem. Refreshing and bright flavors alongside artfully sophisticated presentations are sure to wow. The service is impeccable. Bring your credit card with the generous spending ceiling, however, as prix fixe at 120/135 times two plus beverages will make you wish you hadn't sprung for those Tods at Neimann's.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent food with an outstanding wine list and good service. Cosy locations, especially good in Winter.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Given the reputation, I was very disappointed with Les Nomades. It appears to be a restaurant stuck in a time warp as far as the style of cooking is concerned, and the service was as aloof. The mess they made of opening a $200 bottle of wine seems amateurish, if I'm being kind, and careless if I'm not.
Flavour combinations seem poorly judged and the main items on the plate where often overwhelmed by the pairings. And why are we still getting vegetable 'flowers' on the plate in 2017?

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Best restaurant ever!
The service was outstanding and the food amazing.
Highly recommended. Very pricey

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The best, classic, elegant, upscale dining establishment in Chicago.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 5, 2017

One of the truly classic French restaurants! The European sea bass was prepared excellently, the caviar surprise appetizer was light and went with Champaigne perfectly, and the lemon soufflé was as good as any I've had, very similar to a Gran Marnier yet different.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Les nomades is the best restaurant in Chicago!
Carlos was our fantastic waiter. He did everything possible to make the evening wonderful in a very unassuming way. The food was delicious and the presentation was superb.
I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves great food and service for special occasions!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

As always, a wonderful culinary experience to remember and kind a knowledgeable staff. Asparagus risotto and the wild mushroom soup appetizers, the wild salmon and the lamb/veal combo mains, and the flourless chocolate cake with passion fruit ganache center and ever classic soufflé for dessert were among the favorites! Every single bite was delicious and it is a fabulous, quiet spot for special occasions

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