Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Houston

4.5
128 reviews
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Contemporary American
Appetite for excellence. Take lunching to the next level at Mariposa®, our elegant restaurant at Neiman Marcus Houston. Retreat to a refined atmosphere with an innovative menu selection. Taste one of our exquisite seasonal entrée selections or experience the famous Mandarin Orange Soufflé. It's the perfect choice for any special occasion or for turning an ordinary day into something wonderful. Let the Mariposa® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower . We have the perfect menu and atmosphere for you and your guests.

Specials

Happy Hour at Neiman Marcus Mariposa

Enjoy our Neiman Marcus trail blazing mix with our compliments along with our happy hour cocktails for $8 and $4 beers.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 15, 2019

Ends: May 16, 2118

Availability: Thu-Sat 3:00PM-8:00PM

What 128 People Are Saying
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CS
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a very pleasant experience overall. The music was loud when it was first turned on and maybe not required.

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Service was great as always.

Restaurant is starting to look worn.

The main store speakers blaring pop music was a little much for lunch. Not the Mariposa vibe we go for. If continues, I think you’d lose your regular crow pretty quick.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I have been dining at NM for many years.
The was food was good not good. The server was very nice.
I hate writing reviews but ya’ll need to step it up at Mariposa Houston Galleria.
G. Sue Sutton

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JR
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great lunch!! Definitely worth it!

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D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Its a nice Mariposa. Service was impeccable. Crab cake was very substantial appetizer. Chicken Pallaird was a bit chewy. Ive enjoyed NM lunch at Short Hills more. Of course the best one is at Ala Moana.

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JC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

El lugar muy chico
Servicio muy bueno
Comida mala!
No regreso!!!

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JD
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to meet for lunch at NM. The food is delicious. They have a rotating menu of special cocktails that are always so good. One if my favorite places in Houston!

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TX
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our waitress seemed very uninterested in waiting on us and had a bad attitude.

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s
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love Mariposa -- dine on Sunday once a month. Highly recommend Sunday lunch at Mariposa.

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T
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mariposa is a hidden gem! I always go for lunch on my birthday as a special treat.

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SK
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so kind and polite! My Mom loved her Birthday cookies! Thank you

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M
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always a lot of fun to go there for lunch with our grandson

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p
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good variety of options on menu; good food ... staff didn’t however make note of birthday celebration though it was noted on reservation

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G
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual...Elia snd Ed are the BEST!!

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RC
Houston
169 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Decent food and good service. Overpriced as always.... more of a place to be seen!

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M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was ok but tuna did not look fresh and used crotons instead of bread in onion soup

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G
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant... love ELIA and Ed..
Food was yummy.

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h
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I eat there often because the food is good, quiet enough to talk and lovely setting. It's my "go to" place in the Galleria and convenient on the top floor of Neiman Marcus. Good for meeting friends or business lunches.

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R
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Very small. Food was good. We appreciated the parking gift of cookies but found later they were hard as rocks, had to throw them away.

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AC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good as always

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f
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a graduation. Waitress was so attentive and yet gave us our space. It was very pleasant albeit a bit loud. Always enjoy lunches at Mariposa. So relaxing and delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We did not receive our cocktails until after we had our entrees for about ten minutes. The waitress kept apologizing for the bar tender, yet kept coming back without cocktails. He was not busy AT ALL.

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San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I’m from Ca and frequently shop NM. I had expected the customary popovers, but to no avail :-). The food was good, the service was very nice. Thank you!

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Houston
96 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to get to go to Mariposa! All is good in the world when I get Neimans Monkey Bread, Strawberry whipped butter and chicken broth! Love, love, love your chicken Pollared Milanase (spelling?) on the healthy menu. It is so wonderful and HEALTHY! I was at a table of three people and we had the best visit and lunch. Waitstaff did not rush us. They are very friendly and kind. Thank you for maintaining such high standards in your food presentations and service. You sure have the right ingredients and wonderful waitstaff!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

You do NOT receive points for this restaurant! Boo!!

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my moms 89th birthday. Perfect location

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G
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I've been going to the Mariposa for years, and this is the first time I was disappointed. Hopefully it was just an off day!

The usually warm and scrumptious Monkey Bread was cold and hard, and the strawberry butter was almost frozen.

Still love the broth appetizer / amuse bouche. And the crab/avocado salad was great!

I will give it another chance, but hope this is not a downward spiral!

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DJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to celebrate anniversarie, holidays etc.
Overall great get away for some #metime

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Houston
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Terrible service today it took on hour from time of ordering to receive food and restaurant was not full

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A
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent...as always! Such a wonderful place - great customer service!! Food taste amazing! Same employees that have been here for years and they are FANTASTIC!!

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G
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The only disappointing experience is when I called to make a reservation. I was put on hold for 10 minutes before I finally hung up, went to Open Table and made a reservation. I was not sure if the reservation was recorded, so I called a second time and made the reservation by phone. Otherwise service was impeccable. I thought I would like the Mandarin Orange Souffle but it was not that tasty. Everyone was very nice to accommodate my friend who was on a walker. Toward the end of our meal the noise did get louder, this at 2:00. I had been here once before several years ago and the experience was lovely.

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l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

They didn’t have my reservation, the noise level was uncomfortable and the service was efficient but very impersonal. Not one of the better meals I’ve enjoyed at Mariposa.

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S
New Orleans
64 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice respite if your worn down from shopping. A bit over priced (it is Neiman’s after all) but have always found the food quality to be first class. I particularly like the salmon tacos and the Waldorf Curried chicken salad.

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t
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The waitress was great, we left a gift under the table, and she found us in the store to return it to us. I very much appreciate that.
The monkey bread is always a treat, it is delicious.

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M
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Darling place for good friends.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My mom and I dine at Mariposa every year during the after Christmas sale. We love the hot broth, monkey bread, and service especially this past time because our waitress was so attentive and got all of our orders perfectly correct. Food and drink presentation is outstanding, I had a salad with salmon. The only disappointment was my salmon, I found it to be lacking flavor. Our food is usually a lot tastier and mom thought the same. It is always the perfect spot to have lunch before getting the heavy shopping in!

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KA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mariposa is adorable! I thoroughly enjoyed it. My mom was in from our of town so we decided to catch up over Saturday lunch. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent, and the butter was pink (SUCH a nice touch). Mariposa was the perfect choice for a mother daughter lunch spot. Our server, Rosa Galan, was so sweet and very diligent. She had recommendations for drinks, food and dessert and she was so charming! We each ordered a cup of soup and split the grilled cheese and side salad. It was the perfect amount of food and everything tasted great. I had the tortilla soup and it was perfect for a chilly day! My mom had the chili con queso soup with her sandwich and it was divine. 10/10 we will certainly return. Thank you Rosa for a wonderful experience!

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Key West
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Black Friday girls brunch

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It has been years since I visited Mariposa. I thought it would be nice to take my daughter since she had never been. I viewed the menu online and there were several options that I thought she would like. However, when we stepped off the escalator, all we had to do was follow the fishy smell to locate the restaurant.

Not once did the server smile or offer suggestions. The menu was completely different than what appeared online. The selections were quite slim and most had a seafood component. We honestly felt that the monkey bread was the best experience, but even it wasn't as good as it once was. There were no simple salad or sandwich options.

We were disappointed in the entire experience and will not be returning.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took two lady friends here who are new to Houston. Love how they bring broth to the table to start the meal. My friends chose hot tea with their meal, I had a sparkling mineral water with fresh limes. Two of us had salads and one had soup. Everything was delicious and we all enjoyed the meal so much. We were there a while because we had much to visit about and share with each other. However, we were never rushed. Service was attentive yet respectful of not interrupting our time together. It was a perfect meal. One of the ladies told me later that she definitely was going to do this again! Success. My thanks to Mariposa for offering a beautiful enjoyable experience.

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