Les Nomades

5
1755 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 1755 people are saying
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vipDonaldJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipHistorianAndFoodie
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite French cuisine! My fiancé proposed at this restaurant a year and a half ago, and we came here for a special occasion. The food is of excellent quality and made with wonderful ingredients. But what's really amazing about Les Nomades is the service. The service is the best in the city - you feel very taken care of without feeling talked down or or made to feel small (relevant as a relatively young, petite female). Can't say enough about how incredible the experience is.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the service was excellent! Would highly recommend it!

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vipwinealittle
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was attentive, well-informed, helpful and friendly, an excellent waiter . Support staff was extremely efficient.

Food was superb and presentation was stunning.

A bit pricy but not above expectations for such a superb restaurant.

A wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary.

Wine list was excellent, hard to choose from so many great choices.

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48RFS
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience. This was Bethany's first time after her heart attack and she thoroughly enjoyed it. We definitely will return.

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lovefood
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening with memorable food and outstanding service. We appreciated the help with the wine selection.

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vipSoloDiner
London
31 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just a meal, it’s an experience dining at Les Nomades! The ambiance is serene. The service expertly impeccable. The cuisine without parallel in my experience in Chicago.

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DonaldM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les Nomades always provides an exquisitely fine dining experience. The atmosphere, the service, the wine list, the food all combine to make dining out a singularly special event that one wants to experience as often as circumstances allow.

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vipTastyMealButPricey
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with marvelous service. Wait staff was extremely helpful with food descriptions and wine choices.
Can't wait to come back later this year

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vipGingerP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a true find dining gem. The food is incredible and so is the service and the ambiance. We went for a "Big Birthday" for my husband and it was a wonderful choice. We have been coming here for many years and are glad it is strong after the pandemic reopening.

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Theo
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable meal as always but only for the deep pocket. (<:

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely French dinner.

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viplchistoso
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely, old-school charming place that continues to be at the top of many Chicago fine dining experiences. For a classical meal with seasonal and modern touches and the most polished service imaginable, this is it. The wine list is truly awesome as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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Eddie399
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les Nomades is the most polished and sophisticated restaurant in Chicago. From the absence of noise, to the copious fresh flowers in Lalique vases and lovely art on the walls, the ambiance is without parallel. And, of course, the kitchen is world class. For those who love old-world charm and exceptional traditional French cuisine, this is the only restaurant to consider.

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vipRichardS
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Les Nomades continues to deliver classic yet contemporary culinary adventures. The Dover Sole and the hazelnut soufflé were standouts on this occasion for one.

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BillF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location and nice service. Found the price to be pretty high for the quality of food compared to other tasting menu's we've enjoyed, even by downtown Chicago standards.

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vipLauraM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s 60th birthday with our adult children and it could not have been a better experience. We have always loved Les Nomades and everything is as perfect as it has always been.

We sat upstairs with a lovely fire. The staff was attentive and made us feel so comfortable. We turned over the selection of wines to the sommelier and he was spot on in his selections.

We will be back again and again.

Thanks to everyone at Les Nomades for providing up with the outstanding venue for our family celebration.

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PhilippeC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The escargot appetizer was outstanding, the mushroom soup very good, but the Dover Sole was only ok. We expected a more classic traditional beurre blanc with shaved almonds. I know that this is the asparagus and peas season, but this treatment left a little to be desired. The atmosphere, and service are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Kyoto
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing... Best place in town

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Nightowl11
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way. Perfect food. Excellent choices. Lovely space (and no screens). Every bite was delicious. The staff was friendly and gracious.
I treated a life-long friend for her birthday. We've had many good meals together. She said this was one of the top 3 dining experiences ever; she wants to come back every year. I hope we will.

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IlyaG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible restaurant, truly good food. You cannot make a bad option here, every food choice is excellently crafted. The waiters will take the time to explain every food option, and yes, jackets are required for men. A simple sport coat will suffice.

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vipChicagoan
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food and service. Our first indoor dining after getting our second vaccine shots.

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AndrewD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest dining experience I have ever had. Knowledgable staff, amazing atmosphere, and exceptional food.

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vipLynnW
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here 3 times and it never fails to impress.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Les Nomades does not disappoint. We had a lovely & memorable evening enjoying a delicious dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful romantic evening in a lovely dining room.
Red mohair booths and real fireplace added to the relaxing atmosphere. Attentive service by a friendly staff
The Sommelier’s wine recommendation was spot on.
The meal was almost too beautiful to eat.
A dozen different flavors even before the final soufflé.

Highly recommended.

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vipMikeR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Les Nomades has there best service on the business. The food is always perfect. They aim for perfection.

The ambiance is cozy and quiet.

We had the 5 course prix fixe. Grant Achatz could not do better.

Every course was done perfectly.

The fois gras was from heaven.

We will return often.

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Susan
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when we have dinner at Les Nomades. Food is superb and the wonderful service and tranquil nature are restorative when eating out in Chicago. The wait staff is the best in Chicago, they are not over solicitous, but rather polite and always careful not to interrupt conversations. Food is exceptional - we both had sole, incredible preparation and very enjoyable. Appetizers are always incredibly wonderful - portions are sufficient to stimulate one's appetite and not overwhelm it. There is always a special and wonderful dish on the menu.

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vipLoopDweller
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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vipGray
Chicago
121 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my first in-door experiences felt safe, sophisticated and long awaited. Mary Beth has invested time and effort into making Les Nomades very welcoming to all who venture in after months of take-out from Les Nomades. Each course was better than the next, perfectly prepared and plated exquisitely. It was very lovely to feel normal eating out again.

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vipFrancis
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to be back at Les Nomades! Everything was perfect and we couldn't have been happier with the experience. It was a great classic dining experience that we will be doing again in the near future.

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vipJudyM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les Nomades never disappoints. The portions are large compared to other pre fixe restaurants.
Service is always attentive but never snooty. We love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. The ambience, cuisine, and attentive to detail are unsurpassed in Chicago. Highly recommend.

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vipOshkoshTraveler
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So very happy to have Les Nomades back! Outstanding in every way - wine, cuisine & service. A Chicago gem!

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vipChicagoTom
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first night eating out in 11 1/2 months, Les N. was perfect. Staff, a first rate team. Menu choices, fit for a full pre-Covid dining experience. Our entrees were sole with a delicious tarragon sauce, turbot with wild rice and selected veggies in a surrounding chorus.

We were delighted to see this classic French restaurant back in form!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food to celebrate having gotten bit our vaccines!

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vipTheresaS
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant vintage atmosphere; attentive staff exhibits excellent teamwork to execute flawless experience; amazingly creative, truly delicious food presentations. The tables are always well spaced, particularly appreciated with new protocols. Mary Beth is a gracious hostess; Nicolas is such a knowledgeable sommelier, so helpful with wine recommendations; Josie did an excellent job of guiding us through the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough good things about the service, food, and ambience. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious as well as very nicely presented. There were plenty of options on the pre fixe menu. I barely had enough room for dessert but managed to squeeze in a few bites of wonderfully made flourless chocolate cake.

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Les Nomades is rated 5 stars by 1755 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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