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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.
Chicago, IL 60611
Contemporary French, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public lots are also available at the corners of St. Clair & Ontario or Fairbanks & Ontario as well as street parking.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Les Nomades Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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