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NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Oakbrook

4.7
4.7
299 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
THE NM CAFE located in Neiman Marcus OAKBROOK is open to socially distanced seating, in accordance with local jurisdiction guidelines.

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.

Check us out on Postmates - get your Popovers and more delivered!

Let THE NM CAFE® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. BH

    BarbaraH

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to the NM cafe. The service and food is wonderful and we can hear ourselves talk; the place had a lovely, calming atmosphere.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Carlos was great! A great asset
  3. Y

    Yorkgrad

    Jackson Hole

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the two of us enjoyed the little something special with the broth and popovers followed by a beautiful and tasty salad.
  4. MS

    MichelleS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has been a favorite for years but we have not been here since they re-opened after COVID. The food was great as was the service. We had several food allergies and they happily accommodated them all. Briana was our server and she was excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    205 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    205 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best waitress ever , loved it , chairs uncomfortable and cookie not great but best salmon tacos ever
  6. j

    jsek

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ordered salmon tacos but the tortillas were cold. Everything else was perfect!
  7. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and lovely environment.
  8. M

    Maureen

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from the moment we walked in. The hostess recognized my requests, and the server couldn't have been more attentive. Excellent and delicious lunch!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe is a very nice place for a lunch. Staff is polite & accommodating. Food is delicious.
  10. RK

    RobertaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very attentive to our needs even though she was very busy
  11. LK

    LisaK

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Great meet up for my friends. Services are outstanding.
  12. A

    Amanda

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was absolutely wonderful, she made my mother’s birthday really amazing with above and beyond service. Plus the popovers are the best!!
  13. s

    shoppergirl624

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch was a catch up with a friend! The popovers snd consume are always amazing. The service is stellar. I don’t know the man’s name, but he’s amazing! Thus restaurant never disappoints.
  14. RG

    RGMD

    Chicago

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my very favorite places for lunch!!! Wonderful service and the best pop over you’ll ever have!
  15. PO

    PeggyO

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very short staffed and the waiter still did a greta job!
  16. DS

    DonnaS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was a hugh fan of the Zodiac restaurant. It was my go to place with my friends it closed and they reopened under the name Cafe. This was my first time after 2 years absence and I was disappointed. The food was horrible.! The little cup of soup had an off flavor that was nasty. It tasted burnt! My Mandarin Souffle tasted like it was refrigerated uncovered and pick up other flavors. I only saw one waiter working so service was slow. The waiter said it's not been too busy lately and judging by my experience I know why!!!
  17. RG

    RGMD

    Chicago

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for lunch!
  18. JA

    JulieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to have lunch. Delicious food, quiet atmosphere, and excellent service. Love the popovers!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Bad wine and poor chicken Cesar salad. Good service!
  20. m

    maryz

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. A gem in Oakbrook
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    prices on menu were different than charged!
  22. t

    tanyap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to meet my girlfriends from college for lunch. We enjoyed the food, our waiter the atmosphere. we laughed we shopped we bought each other gifts.one bought lunch for all one but perfume and we went to Zara and I bought cool leggings with rhinestones. what a perfect Friday
  23. JB

    JaneB

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful club feel to enjoy lunch & conversation Food is always exceptional & service as well Beautiful surroundings
  24. BC

    BonnieC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was alone. Did not have help. Not his fault but sad commentary on post Covid employment situation.
  25. BH

    BarbaraH

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch experience. Quiet and peaceful with light luncheon fare.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    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
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    116 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Menu is to limited they need to add more options Salad was plain n sad for the money
  28. SA

    SA12

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    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!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    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
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  31. ET

    ElaineT

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cafe was the perfect place for a ladies luncheon. Very enjoyable and great service!
  32. B

    Bailey

    Chicago

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!.
  33. LD

    LizD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  34. F

    Friendswhobrunch

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was amazing! Thank you for making my friend's b-day so special!
  35. CM

    CarolM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and ambiance. Great place to meet friends for lunch. Not rushed and staff is very accommodating.
  37. AS

    AnnS

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am always please with the service and the food at NM Cafe!
  38. k

    kepviolin

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.

    NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - OakbrookResponded on January 6, 2020Kepviolin- 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!

  39. PS

    PatS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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.
  40. m

    missy

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Oakbrook

6 Oakbrook Center, Level 2, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring & 22nd

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Brook

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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