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About NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Palo Alto
Delight in upscale contemporary cuisine served in a bright and airy atmosphere at the Palo Alto NM Café®. Before you dine, unwind with a cocktail or glass of wine from our full bar. From creative sandwiches to regionally inspired entrées and homemade desserts, you'll savor delectable fare all served by our warm and welcoming service staff.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Saturday: 11:00pm - 4:00pm;
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
Sand Hill Road and El Camino Real
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Tell us what you desire and we will assist.
Parking garage adjacent to Neiman Marcus.
El Camino Realy, Bus and Train
Private Party Facilities:
The NM Cafe is available for bridal and baby showers. We are the ideal location for breakfast meetings and evening events.
Private Party Contact:
William Nice-Cosio: (650) 329-3329
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Palo Alto Ratings and Reviews
I was disappointed in my lunch meal. I have been to NM Cafe a couple of times in the past few years. Memorable has been the popovers with the strawberry butter. This time, however, the popover was lukewarm and only mediocre. My cousin enjoyed her crab cake salad; however I found my bistro salad (spinach, chicken, cranberries, blue cheese, candied walnuts) also only so-so.
Overall, I guess I will not be back, as I think there might be other options to check out in Stanford Shopping Center and vicinity.
My friends and I have enjoying lunches here for many years. Pretty much always satisfied with
our food and service. Of course we love the popovers and the consomme. I know that getting
together with friends for lunch Neiman Marcus Cafe will always be at the top of the list.
Always a reliable place to meet for high quality food, good service and elegant ambiance. Noise level much better than other place in the mall to eat. Place to go if you want high end food at Stanford mall. and of course, love the popovers with strawberry butter!
Nice service. At the end of the meal, I asked for some extra consumme, the waiter brought us a whole pot. Very generous. Love the pre meal puff pastry with strawberry butter. The chicken sandwich was ok. The neighboring tables were all very civilized and talked with low voices. Overall it was a pleasant experience.
Have eaten there many times and its fairly consistent and good. When it's busy, there are never enough wait staff. This time (a lunch) it was busy and service was lacking until the restaurant had fewer customers. Would go back, but was disappointed by the service--not a problem with the servers, just there were too few to handle so many tables.
We love going to NM Cafe for the consume and popovers. The service was not always perfect but because we go there so often, the greeter and waitress know us which really helps the dining experience. This time, they were clearly understaffed (not the workers' fault) and we saw some people left without ordering because they waited so long to be served. There was only one busboy and he doesn't seem to know what he was doing. Poor guy was not trained, again for the workers fault.
Thankfully the quality of food did not compromise.
We had a very nice lunch. The guests included (4) fifty something women and (8 )80-90 year olds. We had 2 guests not accounted for in the count and the restaurant accommodated the extra women without any issues. We appreciated the popovers, although I think they would be even better if served with a savory butter instead of sweet. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The restaurant had no problem with the dessert I had brought. We also appreciated that we were not rushed at all. Our reservation was for 12 noon, and we did not leave until almost 3 p.m. Great food and even better service.
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