Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach
Lovely birthday lunch with friends. The chicken salad plate has changed over the years, and while we like the previous version, it was still good. The Orange soufflé is fabulous as always - just like it has been over the decades. The service was outstanding - attentive and personable waiter. The restaurant is beautiful with a lovely view.
We arrived, and they seated us at a table that had a used plastic cup on it. I asked twice to have it moved before someone got around to it.
Then the teacup with chicken broth had someone else’s red lipstick on the cup. It clearly wasn’t washed well.
I had the hoisin salad which tasted like a grocery story Chinese chicken salad.
Our server brought us a to go container with a cheap paper bag.
I’ve been there before when they give handle bags that fit the box.
They didn’t offer us the dessert that comes with the 3 kids meals we purchased.
I also indicated it was a birthday celebration on our reservation. They brought no dessert with candle, or anything. Didn’t Even ask if we wanted dessert either.
Very disappointing on all levels.
Great food and great service as always.
I have been coming here for 25 years..but had not beenback for awhile as I live a distance away. I was VERY disappointed. I always ordered my favorite Composed Citrus Salad....it was awful....rubbery and NO orange pieces in it....TINY muffin: hard as a rock...TINY fruit cup not fresh and coffee was cool... At least the service was great. Forgot his name. Sorry....
I love this place but over the years the level of care in cooking their food has gone down. On two separate occasions I ordered the fish and both times they arrived burnt. I didn’t touch it and asked for my waiter to bring the head chef out so he can see what his sous chef sent out, as this was not acceptable. The head chef apologized profusely and agreed it was not edible and that he would speak with his sous chef about why he overcooked the fish to that extent. He should’ve tossed it and made a new one but instead served it. He himself remade the fish dish and it was delicious, as it usually is. I appreciated the way he rectified that problem. Note: be careful when you order any fish dishes here! Check both sides of it upon arrival because one side might be completely burnt!
EXTREMELY EXCELLENT SERVICE BY GRAHAM! Food was very delicious and the ambiance was nice in addition to the nice view!
Our waiter Alexxwas excellent the food was delicious
I love this restaurant but when full, it can be very loud. Otherwise, I recommend it!
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! ❤️
Very pricey for the type of food served which is pretty basic.
It was as expected. A wonderful place to take my grad daughter to lunch. She lives the popovers!!
Lunch at Mariposa is always a delight! My girlfriend loved every minute -- it was her first time, my 15th..or more!
Servers are outstanding.
It’s always great! This is a hidden gem. The popovers and broth are the bomb. It is always delicious!
The place tend to run out of menu items, which is a bit disappointing..
After holiday lunch with my girlfriend and shopping!
This is a good place to take a client for a business lunch. Highly recommend.
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.
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.
Mariposa does not disappoint! Outstanding and professional service, coupled with delicious food and a warm and inviting atmosphere.
WAyyyyy too noisy! WE could not even hear each other.
Bad choice for us to visit there.
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 !)
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.
Melissa Mize is the best wait person I have ever experienced. She made our lunch just perfect
Mariposa has been for years the "go to" place for lunch. The food is always consistently excellent, service great and pleasant atmosphere. nHighly recommend.
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.
Birthday for a friend
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.
The cuisine was excellent as was service.
Please I don’t want to write a dissertation
I always take my mom here it’s a yummy lunch! We love the chicken consume & popovers....
seafood tower amazing. Nice service.
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.
As usual it is always reliable!! Good
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.
The staff is fabulous and so is the food! I highly recommend
As usual good food for the value!
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.
Lunch at Mariposa was so delightful.
If I lived closer o would come at least twice a month.
My favorite place to dine.
The food and service are good. The popovers are great. The prices are high for the quality of the food.
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!!!
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach is rated 4.6 stars by 602 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.