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Les Nomades

4.9
4.9
1917 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 649-9010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Required

  • Executive chef

    Roland Liccioni

  • Private party facilities

    Les Nomades offers a second floor dining room for private events accommodating up to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Nicholas Butera: (312) 649-9010

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    St. Clair

  • 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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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What 1,917 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. DL

    DianneLS

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a wonderful restaurant. We have spent our anniversaries and other important occasions there for quite a few years now and I can’t say enough about it. The food is incredible and the service makes you feel so special and well cared for. There’s not another restaurant in Chicago that can equal it for that very special night out.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and souffle was to die for !
  3. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top-notch customer service. Every dish was high quality, well-executed and delicious. This chef is an expert with sauces, full of flavor and depth. The wine list is outstanding. Highly recommend. We will definitely be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with delicious food
  5. l

    luv2dineoutworldwide

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The air conditioning for your female guests was too aggressive.
  6. A

    Aloaixala

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute gem of a restaurant! It blends many traditional French classics with modern and unique combinations and presentations. The food is the star but the service is spectacular. Also a great selection of wines from all over. A must for those who loves great cuisine and French cuisine.
  7. J

    John

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food as always. Staff attentive as always. Our favorite restaurant when we come to Chicago.
  8. AK

    AlexK

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a gem of Chicago. A classic French restaurant in every sense. The food was sensational, and actually with larger portions than I was expecting. The service is how fine dining should be--curated high-touch but not bothersome. Each course was timed perfectly, and the entire meal was orchestrated in the finest way. Les Nomades is a must-visit if you enjoy inspired food with extremely fine service. Please do not go if you are in a hurry or if you cannot muster an elegant ensemble. The decor has a genuine feel to it with original art all around and wonderful light fixtures. Highlights of our food include the warm lobster salad and Peking duck.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Impeccable service. Highly recommend.
  10. RS

    RichardS

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the five course pre fix menu. A delightful dinner, service, & experience.
  11. KC

    KCtraveler

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, good service, average ambiance, expensive
  12. f

    foodie

    Chicago

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience!
  13. L

    Laura

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Chicago! The food is incredible and the service is outstanding!
  14. S

    Scott

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed an extraordinary meal in what we regard to be the finest restaurant in Chicago. A special bottle of wine was delivered and handled with finesse.
  15. L

    Loves2eat

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute amazing service. Adam attended on us and made for an unforgettable experience.
  16. D

    Dennis

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible Classic French Restaurant. It has not lost a step in all these years. From the appetizers to the entree to the dessert it was incomparable. Small menu but the choices are amazing. I hope they are around for a long time!
  17. MG

    MartialGroupies

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Les Nomades is always a special experience for a special occasion. It never disappoints, but excels in every aspect of fine dining.
  18. DD

    DDubs

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommended from a Chicago institution of contemporary French and fine dining. The portions are really well balanced, and we walked away full. There is valet parking with the hotel next door ($14) and recall that a jacket is required, this sets the ambiance very nicely for the upscale and perfected service. The seasonal menu featured lobster mousseline zucchini flowers (grown in the chef's garden) and 1/2 dozen raw oysters (Kumoto and Acadia), both of which were great starters, both tasted fresh and rich at the same time. For the 2nd course, we had the lobster and mango salad (perfectly balanced with sweetness and crisp lettuce) and mushroom soup with summer truffle foam, were both naturally sweet and earthy courses. For the fish course, we both had the halibut with morel mushroom sauce, flaky, delicate and yet very luxurious tasting. On the meat course, we had the duck 2 ways with lentils and enriched sauce, and the lamb and veal duo with demiglace; both were cooked to perfection and delicately balanced. For dessert we had the raspberry shuffle (perfection again) and the carrot cake (disarmingly complex and so light tasting in spite of its rich ingredients). The service really is elevated here, understated elegance. This was a long time favorite and we're glad to be back with the pandemic restrictions largely behind us. The dining rooms are well spaced out, and service staff all wear masks. The wine list has multiple price points, and our server was highly knowledgable. Enjoy before the crowds come roaring back!
  19. w

    williamo

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    some of the food was only fair some good no excellant
  20. SD

    StevenD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was exceptional. From the food to the service. The courses came out at a reasonable pace and the food again was veeeerry good. I highly recommend making a reservation.
  21. MH

    MatthewH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of the finest restaurants in Chicago. Incredible elegant service and meal.
  22. CR

    ClaudineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courteous personnel. Excellent and delicious food!
  23. m

    mbw12

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The first two courses were phenomenal! Such amazing flavors! The fish course was great. The meat course was good but not as amazing as the other courses. Wonderful treat for a special occasion.
  24. FM

    FoodieMom

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great restaurant for a special occasion! We loved the foie gras, lobster mango salad, halibut with morel mushrooms, and soufflés.
  25. AG

    AnnG

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is without a doubt the top restaurant in Chicago (and has been for years)! The food, staff and general ambiance are something long found in Europe, but sadly missing from America's cities. One cannot say enough about the delicate flavors, fresh produce, seafood in an elegant spot that is NOT pretentious. It is always a pure delight!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best room in Chicago. Why this isn’t Michelin rated is absurd. Wonderful place!!!!
  27. W

    Wonder

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here is one of the few restaurants that remains true to its greatness: imaginative food (with a French flair), exquisite preparation, impeccable service, and a sensitivity to each diner's needs.
  28. 2

    2finedine

    Tampa

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best upscale French restaurant in all of Chicago. Great place to dress up for a special occasion. Not to be missed.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience!
  30. SR

    SusanR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all areas.
  31. VH

    ValerieH

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exquisite dining experience !
  32. CR

    ChicagoRick

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I were there to celebrate my birthday. We celebrate all our special occasions - anniversaries, birthdays, V-Day, NYE - together at Les Nomades, and have for decades. Love the ambiance, the menu, the amazing service. Highly recommended for those special occasions.
  33. DJ

    DanJ

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding!
  34. j

    jfb23dax

    Tucson

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most perfect restaurant experience in Chicago. Always has been and I really hope always will. Worth every single penny. Every meal there is unforgettable.
  35. s

    sueblu

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint, quiet, romantic excellent service! Fine dining experience! Great cocktails, friendly staff, even crumb the table between courses! Dress up, head out and have fun you won’t be disappointed!
  36. H

    Harriet

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Les Nomades is a throwback in the best sense. Men must wear a jacket. Everything is elegant but understated. The wait staff is professional and warm. Everyone is there to make your time there pleasant. However they never are intrusive. Now about the marvelous food. Each item served is unique. Sauces are beautifully reduced. Choices in the Prix Fixe menu include lobster, foie gras, Dover Sole and Wagu beef without an up charge. Save room for the amazing soufflés. *While the cost for this very special experience is not cheap, I consider it great value compared to other fine dining evenings.
  37. EL

    ELLENW

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FABULOUS & SPECIAL AS ALWAYS!! FOOD—GOURMAND, SERVICE—IMPECCABLE, & AMBIANCE Warm & WELCOMING. OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT. THEY GO ABOVE & BEYOND TO PLEASE!!
  38. RS

    RickS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'd had a fantastic dinner (with a group of 12) at Les Nomades in March 2007, and it was one of the best meals supported by some of the best service I'd ever had from a restaurant. Last night I took my wife for her birthday, and more than 15 years later, Les Nomades was as good as ever, and the experience was likewise among the most memorable meals we've ever had!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was exceptional.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and our server was excellent. We will be back next year!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Les Nomades is rated 4.9 stars by 1917 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Les Nomades

222 E Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    St. Clair

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Required

  • 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Roland Liccioni

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 649-9010

  • Private party facilities

    Les Nomades offers a second floor dining room for private events accommodating up to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Nicholas Butera: (312) 649-9010

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