Les Nomades

4.9
1827 Reviews
$50 and over
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1827 people are saying
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vipMidwesterner
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful authentic French restaurant. Great food, wonderful service and superb wine list.

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ChristineL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was elegant, not rushed, impeccable service and completely delicious - felt like we ware having an exquisite french dinner in someone's private home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go we love it even more!

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve ever had. Staff was very friendly.

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vipNicky
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Food and service were outstanding.

JL
vipJLBL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been celebrating twice a year our daughter’s bdays for the past 6 yrs. Jose is always the perfect host.
Consistently and absolutely outstanding experience.

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vipDaveF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Classic French Restaurant and very nice and complete wine list.
Tremendous Staff and service. Always there and available but never rushing or around too much.

Its been a great spot for decades, and still deserves to be into the future.

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Francophile123
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Contemporary French dining in a classy ambiance. Perfect for a special occasion.

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vipDennis
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the few remaining Classic French Restaurants in Chicago. They have maintained a quality that continues the tradition of being that very special place to go that is reminiscent of the way things were at Le Francais in Wheeling like it was when they ran that restaurant. Mary Beth is always there to greet you and Roland with his amazing creations is as good as ever. It is the only place we want to go for our anniversary. I hope they continue to operate this Chicago Institution for many years.

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vipLouLou
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, amazing service and classy ambiance. We truly enjoyed the celebratory birthday dinner!

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MDarnell
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

While the service, table settings and decor were excellent, the food was disappointing. The one exception was their Grand Marnier souffle.

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mb19
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a memorable French meal here. First rate service and wonderful ambiance (hint, ask to be seated upstairs).

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jacquesh
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

our table of 3 had a wonderful, quiet evening- not rushed & excellent cooking

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

What has normally been a great experience was disappointing. Both fish and meat courses were over cooked, loud children not dressed appropriately, and underwhelming bread and cheese presentations. In addition, put my wife’s birthday in reservation and no acknowledgement.

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vipMarty
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a wonderful dining experience at Les Nomades!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always. A lovely romantic French restaurant! Service was impeccable and the food was better than we remembered from Pre-Covid times.

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vipmurph
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliably fantastic. Lobster Thermador is a new addition to the appetizers. Wonderful flavor. The grilled romaine salad was delightful. We both had the Dover Sole - perfectly prepared. Jose suggested a delicious and moderately priced wine. Les Nomades is a true gem.

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vipLisa
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was not quite up to the standard the restaurant has produced over many years. We would definitely come back again but would also prefer to sit on the lower level, which has a very nice ambience.

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vipfoodie
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening got the four of us! The food was fabulous, the service was perfect and it is our pleasure to dine in a beautiful snd cozy environment. Many thanks.

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Bemvindo
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les Nomades never ceases to please. From the warm and generous greeting to the charm of the flowers and setting to delectable dishes to a superb wine recommendation to a gracious and grateful good-bye, it never misses a beat. A favorite of ours for may many years and always a treat.

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MattG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very elegant meal to celebrate our anniversary. Every detail was fantastic. The foie gras was spectacular as was the short rib and the flourless chocolate cake. They paired each course with a different wine for us and made excellent choices.

A fantastic meal and outstanding experience!

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ExplorationsInDining
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our four course meal. Each course was exquisitely presented and delectable! The service was perfect - well-paced, knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend Les Nomades for a special occasion or just to enjoy a great meal with someone special!

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Loreal
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Les Nomades to celebrate my birthday. We had a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came in to celebrate our anniversary, and it was a truly lovely experience. The food was exquisite, and the staff were delightful. This is one of my favorite restaurants to celebrate any special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service, it was the perfect way to kickoff our anniversary celebrations.

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NicholasK
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience. The service was attentive and cordial without being overbearing, the ambience was elegant, and the food was prepared with an appreciation for the ingredients and the palate.

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vipKevinF
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was ok. Food was a bit tired and boring. Munich better places to try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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ELLENW
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every aspect—food & service were impeccable.

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EricK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an elegant experience from the beginning of our 4 course meal to their finale, Grand Marnier Soufflé! Truly a Fabulous Dining Experience!! 😋*loved*it*💕

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JoanS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A true classic French Experience. So happy to have the sauces that most restaurants have done away with or give you a couple of drops. The food was fantastic and the service as well.
Can’t wait to return.

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vipJimW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les Nomades is a step into an intimate elegant dining experience.

The staff are helpful, and not "hovering". The dishes were presented at a leisurely

pace, and the preparation was excellent.

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vipLuvFood
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Classic French cuisine and superb service. A must go to in Chicago. Merci!!!

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PamelaR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dining here is like a trip to Paris. All our selections were superb except the Dover Sole which was prepared with a different sauce than we were expecting. It was good but it brought our 5star rating down a notch. The service was excellent.

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ROSEMARY
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute
Wished for the investment we made, they would’ve gifted a 40th anniversary couple the dessert portion of evening
That would be be the ultimate

JJ
vipJJ77
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we've ever had.

Thank you so much for making our anniversary so special. We flew in on Saturday for the weekend and Les Nomades was the absolute highlight of our trip.

The food, the service, and the ambience, were all perfect. My wife can’t stop talking about it two days later and we can’t even decide what our favorite part of the meal was. Everything was better than we could have imagined.

If you’ve never been to Les Nomades — add it to your bucket list.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service impeccable; food first rate; a unique dining experience

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vipPastora
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covers all the bases—flavor, texture, aroma, visual presence. Courses served with appropriate cutlery changes, a rarity. A haven of upscale civility while being comfortably accessible. Cream-finished gazpacho amuse bouche—delightful. Escargots with Stilton —an extraordinary experience. Warm lobster and mango salad another adventure. Melon and passion fruit pearl palate cleanser did it’s job well. Duck with cherries is often too sweet, but not here; instead a perfect sweet/savory marriage. Cheese course accompaniments fell short; undissolved sugar in meringue gave the soufflé a slightly gritty texture. Service team very helpful. Candles a thoughtful nod to birthday celebrations. Not an every day event, but one to eagerly anticipate.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I've had in quite some time with excellent service.

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FELI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant restaurant, great food, fantastic service, extensive wine selection. Went there for our anniversary dinner. My husband picked the five course and I did the four. Everything was delicious! I am a little disappointed with the soufflé but at that point we were already too full to change our desserts. Will come back soon.

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Les Nomades is rated 4.9 stars by 1827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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