NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Oakbrook
Laid-back luxe. Experience delightful dishes in a casual, contemporary atmosphere at THE NM CAFE® OAKBROOK. Muted lighting and understated, modern decor create the perfect environment for a midday retreat. Whether dining with a group or simply ordering upscale take-out, expect delectable food and exceptional service that is synonymous with Neiman Marcus.
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nm chicken salad, mixed greens, shaved celery, apples, sun-dried fruits, grapes, almonds, lemon vinaigrette
Spiced Iced Tea
Waiter was alone. Did not have help. Not his fault but sad commentary on post Covid employment situation.
Lovely lunch experience. Quiet and peaceful with light luncheon fare.
Very short staffed, felt bad for the servers & there was a lot of waiting. Wouldn’t rush to go back unless there were more staff hired
Menu is to limited they need to add more options
Salad was plain n sad for the money
Very sad. We love this restaurant, and it was my sons birthday and he was excited to see that it was reopened.
Our popovers were burnt. We weren't given soup (and other tables were). My son didn't want to make a fuss, and he said it's ok the waiter is busy he has all the tables. Which was true... so we just let it go. The waiter offered my son an additional popover and my son was excited but he never brought it to him. The menu was scarce. Only salad and chicken/seafood salad sandwiches. Just a disappointment all around. Will I come back? Maybe.. with the hope the management helps this poor waiter out and gets more staff and gets the menu back. This used to be such a good place. Please make it come back!!
This has been a staple in our luncheons .. The server we had was our usual person he is awesome. The menu is even more limited then it was and they offered us 2 salads and a tuna salad sandwich .. They were out of chicken salad and had one scoop left of lobster salad .. The broth which is a staple was disgusting .. Watered down and the popovers overcooked ..strawberry butter no taste .. We had a Cesar salad which actually was a plate of hard kale and Cesar dressing .. Horrible .. There was a table next to us who also was complaining.They were regulars also .. In my opinion they should not even be open .I spoke with a manger who said they will eventually get back to how they were .. I find that hard to believe .. They won’t see me again
Great food and service
The Cafe was the perfect place for a ladies luncheon. Very enjoyable and great service!
I forget this restaurant exists. It's a hidden gem. Delicious signature complimentary chicken broth and popovers with strawberry butter. Had the chicken and tuna salad with the side salad. Delicious - I need the recipe for the dressing!!!
Our server was very attentive!.
Hidden gem for daytime dining in Oakbrook Mall. Food, service and ambience are top notch. Lots of gluten-free and other dietary offerings, which was a surprising “plus.” Menu has a great selection of fresh and healthy offerings. I had the salmon plate on the main menu and it was amazing! There are many other menu options that I definitely want to try. Be sure to make a visit next time you’re looking for a place to eat in the mall. You won’t regret it!
Our server was amazing! Thank you for making my friend's b-day so special!
The food is always excellent with such great service. Love the broth and popovers when you first sit down. I always feel pampered when I go to NM Cafe.
Wonderful service and ambiance. Great place to meet friends for lunch. Not rushed and staff is very accommodating.
I am always please with the service and the food at NM Cafe!
It was better than last time. Our waiter was attentive but needs to improve his English. Over all, a 4+.
Better than last time I dined here.
I waited 5 minutes to be acknowledged by the hostess who was doing napkins. I mentioned her I had been waiting and her answer? “No you weren’t.” Dressed in skinny, tight stretch jeans and a casual flowered blouse was not exactly what I would expect a Neiman employee wearing to greet guests. The hostess should wear black and white like the rest of the staff. Maybe she could help bus tables, walk around with water pitcher, coffee? I have dined here many, many years since Zodiac Cafe in the lower level. Food has always been fresh and great! This is why I have kept coming.
Kepviolin- We are grateful to hear that you had great time when you visited us last! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your perspective on what we can do to improve the experience that we deliver to our guests here at NM Café in Oak Brook. I have addressed your concerns with the appropriate staff and we can not thank you enough for your business! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Excellent service I would go back and try something else. Had shrimp tacos and the shells were chewy almost rubbery. Just ate the inside of what I took home. Bread fabulous and the broth a nice touch.
Annual holiday lunch with my granddaughters. Food was good but children’s grilled cheeses were over grilled and on very hard wheat bread. That made it hard for them to bite and chew. Should have sent them back.
Celebrating our annual in between Christmas and New Year’s luncheon with the family.
Only complaint was the service was a little slow.
After placing our order it took over 40 minutes to have the items brought.
And the place was not that busy.
We did have a lot of pop overs and consommé but waiting for the food it felt a little too long.
Thoroughly enjoy Neiman Marcus for lunch. Service is always stellar and the food is consistently good. If you want a nice place out of the madding crowds this is the place to go
We have been going here for years and the food and service have gotten worse and worse. We said the last time we went that we wouldn’t return but a year later decided to give it another shot. Service takes forever, our food was incorrect not once or twice but three times! This is such a disappointment- NM Cafe needs serious help- restore it back to the way it was!
Neiman Marcus Cafe is always lovely and the food is outstanding. Lovely place to take a friend.
A terrific lunch spot.
Great place for lunch at any time! Great food and those wonderful popovers .... need I say any more!!!
It's always a treat to go to NM Cafe. Food, service, and setting, are always a treat. My daughter and I started our marathon Christmas shopping with lunch at the NM cafe. Thank you!
Wonderful, secluded setting, away from the hustle & bustle of holiday shoppers. Delicious food, excellent service, and attention to details. Thank you NM Cafe and have a delightful & successful holiday season!
have been here many times and loved the food and service, but this time was so disappointed. There were only 3 tables filled upon arrival and we had to wait over an hour for our lunch for 4 which was simple salads and a quiche. Service was terribly slow, we had to call waiter over a few times, he took other's orders (restaurant started to fill up) before ours, despite us arriving prior, that was frustrating. My mother ordered coffee and it took nearly 15 min to get it. Our lunches were missing a few ingredients from the original menu. Normally we love the cafe here but upon this day, something was quite off. The manager should have done a better job of helping out and with what we're paying for lunch, we were so disappointed with the food and service. Not sure we want to come back to the Neimans cafe in the future?
We were there to celebrate a Birthday. We had a wonderful time. We were not rushed and our server and staff were attentive and they made sure we were well taken care of. I would highly recommend a meal with them.
Worst meal ever had an NM Cafe. Terrible service, cold popovers, salmon was hammered. It was a birthday celebration and we had to leave before dessert because the service was so bad. Couldn’t even get a cup of coffee!
It was to celebrate a friends birthday.
Our server was terrible.My daughter and I dine regularly when she comes in from NYC. The food is good and consistent. However, we arrived at 1:45pm on a Friday and the dining room was a mess. Dirty tables everywhere. The young woman clearing the tables was clearly “high,” making several trips with one glass? The hostess did not know what to do do. The waiter took 25 minutes to approach our table. We ordered immediately. Several tables walked in and were served 20 minutes before us. What the heck? Then, our waiter brought us the wrong food?
It finally worked out and of course, our meals were spot on !Thank goodness we were not in any rush but we arrived 1:45 and left at 3:30! The waiter apologized and said, “Please accept dessert on the house ?” Okay, we ordered 2 NM choc chip cookie to go.
I tipped him 20% thinking he tried. NOT!😡The chocolate chip cookies were BURNT, placed in a special box. Really?
We have dined here even when it was Zodiac Cafe in the lower level. So disappointed. We were so upset looking forward to the cookies and they were clearly dark brown and burnt. I would not recommend dining here until they get their act back together.
I love coming here for a relaxing lunch. It's become my "happy place"
Our waiter was very accommodating. The hostess promptly and cheerfully relayed a message to me about the delay of my dining partner, which I appreciated.
Love the ambiance and the conversation-friendly Cafe!!
Perfect place to meet your favorite friends. Delicious food and drink. Thank you for moving out of the basement!
Love the staff.
Came for the popovers and strawberry butter but the whole experience was wonderful:-)
It’s a nice place for lunch at the mall with better scenery than most places. The salads and the tacos with shrimp were good. Lots of drink choices and the coffees are great. Service was good as well.
We had a wonderful luncheon. Very relaxed, no rushing us out.
One of my most favorite restaurants in Oak Brook for meeting friends for lunch! Lovely service,atmosphere and wonderful food and I must mention those wonderful fresh baked popovers which they serve with strawberry butter!!!
Food and service outstanding; staff very professional.
I had a glass of white wine for $12 with my lunch. It was a small pour for such a price. That is why I could not give a full five star review . I still tipped our waitress generously.
NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Oakbrook offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 586-3150.
NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Oakbrook is rated 4.1 stars by 276 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.