Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach

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$30 and under
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American

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Sunday Lunch
Mariposa is a fine dining lunch restaurant. We are open 7 days a week and feature a fresh contemporary American Cuisine. We have a beautiful dining room as well as an outdoor patio. A bar counter is also available for dining, which allows our customers to dine and view the passers by as they shop. We have full bar service and are known for our cocktails. Our specialty are the famous popovers with strawberry butter. Please be aware reservations for Afternoon Tea must be made 48 hours in advance, thank you.
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4.6
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4.6
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B
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Alexxwas excellent the food was delicious

L
Orange County
246 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I love this restaurant but when full, it can be very loud. Otherwise, I recommend it!

s
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always deliciously delightful at Mariposa!
Chefs menu exceptional. My out of town guest said she couldn’t imagine Neiman Marcus having such a little gem as Mariposa.
I wholeheartedly agree! ❤️

m
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very pricey for the type of food served which is pretty basic.

KS
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was as expected. A wonderful place to take my grad daughter to lunch. She lives the popovers!!

PR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Mariposa is always a delight! My girlfriend loved every minute -- it was her first time, my 15th..or more!

l
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are outstanding.

d
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great! This is a hidden gem. The popovers and broth are the bomb. It is always delicious!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place tend to run out of menu items, which is a bit disappointing..

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After holiday lunch with my girlfriend and shopping!

AK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a good place to take a client for a business lunch. Highly recommend.

VD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my granddaughter to lunch and the two of us had a lovely time. Our food was delicious and the server was friendly and efficient. We especially enjoyed the NM tradition of popovers and strawberry butter. The entire store was beautiful with the large silver wreaths and other holiday decorations . We decided that we should do lunch at NM again.

JJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a beautiful Holiday lunch, my client and I but I wish we had chosen a later time as it was SO crowded and the noise level was very high! The food was very good and this time more flavorful . Alex , our server was excellent ! We will definitely be back.

S
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mariposa does not disappoint! Outstanding and professional service, coupled with delicious food and a warm and inviting atmosphere.

SQ
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

WAyyyyy too noisy! WE could not even hear each other.
Bad choice for us to visit there.

AL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Being the holidays they were very busy we waited about 20 minutes past our reservation to be sat. They did offer a nice holiday punch while we waited. And there are worse places to wait for a table then the gift section of Neiman Marcus, great for window shopping for the holidays (things you want but can't afford !)

u
Sydney / NSW
24 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have been going to Mariposa since my kids were babies. love it! however, this time, I was disappointed in the Lobster Cobb salad. it's as if they cut it in 1/2. my hope is, it's because it's the holidays and they didn't expect such a big crowd and were running out of both lettuce and lobster! otherwise, it always feels like home to me.

p
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Melissa Mize is the best wait person I have ever experienced. She made our lunch just perfect

BS
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mariposa has been for years the "go to" place for lunch. The food is always consistently excellent, service great and pleasant atmosphere. nHighly recommend.

AW
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was at 11am, got right in, not too busy at all for Black Friday. I thoroughly enjoyed my
experience here because it was decorated beautifully for Christmas; the hot popover and strawberry butter were divine and the beef consomme was a nice treat. We had the scallop and halibut entrees both were perfectly cooked and the fried calamari was tasty but a little greasy however the sauce was great. I had their spice ice tea and would order it again. It was all about the details that makes a wonderful experience. Our server Graham was very personable and did a great job! Can't wait to go again but pricey.

KS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for a friend

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is always excellent . The special starter of consume and popovers is reason enough to come here.
The atmosphere is light open and friendly. Great place to meet with friends and enjoy conversation with a moderate noise level. I can accommodate 2 or 20 easily. Always a choice for a special occasion or just to enjoy one of your favorites on the menu during a shopping break.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine was excellent as was service.

DH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch
Please I don’t want to write a dissertation

H
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always take my mom here it’s a yummy lunch! We love the chicken consume & popovers....
seafood tower amazing. Nice service.

PD
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

When I made the reservation I told them it was my adult daughter’s birthday. They gave no recognition of that special day. We waited a bit and I finally asked a bus boy if we could have some water. And I was truly disappointed in the food. I most often order the orange soufflé chicken salad as I did this time and I barely had enough dressing to make it moist. The orange jello was not very good. And the little muffin was dry and unimaginable. And the cost for this mediocre lunch was $25! I don’t think I will be returning to this restaurant any time soon.

KS
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual it is always reliable!! Good

JC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served promptly and the birthday was recognized with a delicious dessert. The window table had a good view and the soup was soooo good. Very good food and ambiance.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is fabulous and so is the food! I highly recommend

KS
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual good food for the value!

PA
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I love dining here. The food is always interesting and delicious. We think of it as our special occasion place. Reminds us of being young and we went with our moms to Bullocks Wiltshire downtown LA.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Mariposa was so delightful.

If I lived closer o would come at least twice a month.

My favorite place to dine.

F
Orange County
133 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and service are good. The popovers are great. The prices are high for the quality of the food.

C
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately they didn’t have popovers due to chef not there. The restaurant offered nothing as a compensation for this. There should be more than one person who knows how to make popovers!!!

NR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was a little slow and also waiting for the check, but it was also a Saturday afternoon so I imagined it would be busy. The food was exceptional though I had wished I had known they would put powdered sugar on the cookies beforehand as it ruins it for me. But they were freshly baked and delicious! I look forward to coming back for tea and the overall experience was very decadent.

T
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

So I have been lunching at Mariposa and before that, The Tea Room at NM for many many years. Lunch yesterday started bumpy. It was packed which is fine, but we got seated and finally after 20 min flagged someone down for water! Apparently we were seated at a table that no server was assigned to, we watched servers walk by us for 20 min! And no one stopped as our table! Not
Good! However, once we did flag someone down, Steve, was apologizing, and extremely attentive once he was helping us, it was finally, a lovely lunch and the manager did come and apologize. Will continue going to Mariposa as it is a lovely place.

LF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We waited 45 minutes to get our food. Other tables that arrived after us were served at heat 15 minutes before us. Our waiter didn’t seem to be concerned at all. No checking the kitchen to see what happened!!!!

A
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love our visits to this restaurant. The food is always excellent, the staff is professional, courteous and very helpful. The ambiance is perfect. I usually try to be seated inky the front entry or the back exit, which I find to be the quietest areas in the restaurant, making conversation more conducive.
Thank you,
Carol Zalta

SS
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always outstanding and the menu selections superb!

MF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this special place! We came for our birthdays. Everything was perfect as usual. Reminds us of the old Bullocks Wilshire when we were young.