Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
602 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American

Top Tags:

Sunday Lunch
There is no higher priority than the safety and well-being of our customers and our associates. In an abundance of caution, THE MARIPOSA located in Neiman Marcus NEWPORT BEACH will temporarily close its doors in accordance with social distancing guidelines and local order to prioritize the well-being of our customers and associates. THE MARIPOSA will not be accepting reservations or fulfilling to-go orders for the next few weeks. We look forward to reopening our doors to the community soon.

Support Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach during COVID-19

What 602 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
k
vipkarenr
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

O
Ommm
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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.

TI
TICOPS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always.

Thank you

HI
vipHIAWP
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

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....

s
vipsarah
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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!

MB
MelindaB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

EXTREMELY EXCELLENT SERVICE BY GRAHAM! Food was very delicious and the ambiance was nice in addition to the nice view!

B
vipBonnie
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Alexxwas excellent the food was delicious

L
vipLovefood
Orange County
251 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

s
vipsbsusan
Orange County
37 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
vipmkadma
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

KS
KittyS
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!!

LP
LordPeter9
Los Angeles
10 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
vipluv2dineout
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are outstanding.

d
vipdanielle
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
OpenTable Diner
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
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After holiday lunch with my girlfriend and shopping!

AK
AllisonK
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
VidaD
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
JanandJo
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
vipSharon08
Los Angeles
35 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
SusieQG
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
vipAmyL
Los Angeles
14 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
vipunity
Sydney / NSW
28 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
vippreemada
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
vipBarbaraS
Orange County
14 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
vipAdaW
Los Angeles
19 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
vipKristinS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for a friend

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

The cuisine was excellent as was service.

DH
DianaH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

H
vipHelenz
Los Angeles
22 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
PatD
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
KittyS
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual it is always reliable!! Good

JC
JanetC
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
JoanR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

As usual good food for the value!

PA
vipPamelaAnn
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
OpenTable Diner
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
vipFoodies
Orange County
151 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
vipCritic
San Francisco
21 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!!!

FAQs

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.