Les Nomades

4.9
1728 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
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Nightowl11
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
19 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
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
18 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
1 review
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
8 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
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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vipGray
Chicago
119 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
16 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
21 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
4 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
44 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
14 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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MikeC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, wine selection, and presentation. Wonderful ambiance, with knowledgeable, friendly and efficient wait staff. Multiple course meal experience with perfect timing...professional and refined. Often excelled with no disappointments.

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vipShanghaiGourmet
Chicago
126 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another enjoyable evening at Les Nomades. The service as always was incredibly polite and warm. Despite the restaurant having a formal atmosphere and dress code the staff prevent it from being stuffy through their extremely friendly and engaging style.
The menu was well presented although perhaps a little over-use of demi glace red wine reduction which featured in multiple dishes served to our group. The wine list remains excellent with a very broad reach and is thoughtfully put together. Markups are significant especially for the French selections but you have to expect that at a restaurant of this caliber. Ambience is very warm and cosy - especially nice on a cold winter evening to be greeted with a roaring fire.
We look forward to our next visit !

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vipBonz336
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner for our anniversary weekend!! Excellent 5 course meal with great wine list. Great service and ambience. Amazing French meal. Highly recommended!!

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vipPastora
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a glorious way to break out of the COVID stay-at-home mode! Every effort was made to ensure dining in safety. Add to that the delectable menu offerings, and heaven has come near to earth! Fois gras, house paté, wild mushroom soup, lamb two ways, sea bass, each with its own flourishes, were some of our choices. Champagne to begin, and wine pairings suggested by our waiter, Carlos, after hearing our dinner choices, added to our pleasure. And dessert--oh my! Hazelnut soufflé and flourless chocolate cake were the stuff dreams are made of. Coffee and tea service was not an afterthought, but well-chosen as the fine finish our meal deserved.

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PatrickO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar none one of the most amazing culinary experiences in Chicago. Chef Roland and staff do amazing job, from presentation to finish, everything is perfect. We can’t wait to return!

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TomZ
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience of service and quality!

This is the definition of fine dining!

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vipDktenor
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had (our usual) wonderful experience at Les Nomades for our 30th anniversary dinner. The service was attentive but not overly so. The food was excellent.

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MarieN
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in all Chicago. Elegant, without stuffiness, beautiful food, seamless service, and a serene environment. Worth every penny.

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JoanH
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, the servers were very attentive without seeming "in your face." I really enjoyed the pace at which the courses were brought out, and the food was so good, and there needs to be a better word than good. It was beyond good. Delicious. Everything carefully prepared and plated. We enjoyed the tastings sent to the table by the chef. We enjoyed our wine selection. Overall this was a wonderful experience, although bittersweet as it was the last night of service due to another Covid shut down beginning the next day.

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jfb23dax
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not much to say really, average food priced way too high for what it was, food wasn’t hot enough in almost every course, head waiter was loud and not professional.

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vipFoodLover
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate something special

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vipMaddie
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything to the service, food, wine selection, and ambiance is incredible. This place is excellent for a special occasion where you're looking for a dinner to remember.

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vipMarkP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room, impeccable service, wonderful food at a reasonable price and an overall great experience.

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vipLynn
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very special place and the food is always excellent.

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MMHM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine list and staff makes great wine recommendations. Friendly, relaxed. Great for those who love French food and those who are new to it. Tables well distanced for covid times. The kitchen will surprise you with small offerings between courses, gratis.

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Kemm
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The food was magnificent and we loved it. Only minor item I would suggest is for the wine pairings we would have enjoyed a better desc of each wine that was paired with the tasting menu items.

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vipColoradoDon
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Les Nomades this past week and had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was hushed and elegant, the service was impeccable, and every course in the 5 course dinner we enjoyed was perfectly prepared. We both agreed that it was one of the finest dinner experiences we have had while living in Chicago, where we have been enjoying fine dining for nearly 50 year.

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Mango
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t say enough about the elegance of this restaurant. Beautiful flower arrangements, Art Deco chandeliers, and attentive quiet service. Each course of our meal was so flavorful and beautifully presented. Every ingredient complemented the dish. Wine list is impressive.

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dennism
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal. Carlos was attentive and made excellent wine suggestions. A subdued ambience perfect for a romantic dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les Nomades is one of only a few remaining Chicago restaurants that serve true contemporary French cuisine. The food and the atmosphere are both superb and the service is impeccable. Mary Beth Liccioni and Roland Liccioni have been fixtures on the Chicago fine dining scene for many years and hopefully will continue to be for many more years to come.

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Les Nomades is rated 4.9 stars by 1728 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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