Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach

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$30 and under
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American

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Afternoon Coffee
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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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BS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
14 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
2 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
18 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
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual it is always reliable!! Good

JC
Orange County
2 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
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual good food for the value!

PA
Orange County
42 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.

SP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch and service. Highly recommend for a lunch for a special occasion!

L
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual. Air conditioning may need work though....

J
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love NM for lunch- it's quiet, and is a wonderful reminder of tea room luncheons of the past. Our server, Steven, was great. He's taken care of me many times and his service is always delightful and professional...thank you!

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It was okay... overpriced food. And they give a complimentary drink/soup in a tea cup, and there was a lipstick stain on it!!!!! So gross!!!! They probably do not clean their glasses which is disappointing especially when your paying so much money. Rather go somewhere else.

Go somewhere else and save your money!!!!!

AD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Fantastic service.

JG
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was greeted immediately and shown to my table by a welcoming host. My server was excellent from beginning to the end of my visit. She was more than willing to customize my order. The food was very fresh and my special requests were served just as I ordered.

m
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mariposa is always an adventure. I hosted a party of seven and all were delighted with the menu, the cuisine and the service.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was really bad and we had to wait for a long time for our appetizer to come. Our server was not attentive to us throughout the day. He was too busy serving other customers. For the value of the food and the service, it’s not worth it at all. Very disappointed!!

KJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch with a friend! Loved the modeling of clothes!

T
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Burger bun hard and dessert cake also too hard to cut. Topping good! And wagu Berger good.
Company pleasant and waiter pleasant.

NY
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, I asked for a end table for a stroller and they accommodated us!!! Very nice

G
Central Coast
100 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a Hidden gem! Please keep it that way !
The food and service is always outstanding!
Kay our server is always a pleasure to have him serve us!
I only tell my close friends about this place because it’s so special.!!! Enjoy!!!

KS
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always reliable & the service is great. Couldn’t find a better place for a good lunch!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We go here to celebrate our birthdays. It’s always good food and service. We like the little extras- popovers and consume. The only thing we didn’t care for was their lemon pie...they took it off the bill:)

TR
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

I've been to this restaurant many times and something weird was going on...the popovers were made differently so they had a very blah taste... The waiter said there was a new cook or something...they bring out a little chicken broth in a small teacup and they always have a little crusty knee by it which was missing...when we ask for that was again he said the new cook is making them they came out and again they were not the same... So I think they lost obviously a good cooker cooks and it was not enjoyable

DC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoyable

DV
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely lunch. But too loud with a party of 12 at the next table.

JM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LOVE THE popovers and waiter wonderful!! Blackened Shrimp salad was the seasonal special and it was delicious - veggies in it were fabulous.