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NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Palo Alto

4.5
168 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Lunch (14)
  • Quiet Conversation (10)
  • Afternoon Coffee (7)
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Saturday: 11:00pm - 4:00pm;
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
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Phone number
(650) 329-3329
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Allan Berge
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Private party facilities
The NM Cafe is available for bridal and baby showers. We are the ideal location for breakfast meetings and evening events.
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Private party contact
William Nice-Cosio: (650) 329-3329
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sand Hill Road and El Camino Real
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Parking details
Parking garage adjacent to Neiman Marcus.
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Public transit
El Camino Realy, Bus and Train
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 168 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Quiet
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Natashaz (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We love it here. My daughter meet here for 'Ladies Who Lunch'. It's 'our' place.

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vipsuev (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

always seems special when it's just friends for lunch. always great food. love the popovers

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vipSarah (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

We eat there all the time because is in my neighborhood and convenient but lately past 3-4 times that we ate there the food is really taste less and oily. I had salmon with rice and vegetables, it was too greasy and no taste. The soup was bad. I hope they consider this matter because we like it there and if it continues to be the same we have to take our ladies weekly lunch get togethers else where.

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lauren (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was good, popover was great, service not so much. Also, they forgot it was my friend's birthday and didn't get the dessert that other reviewers talk about.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Server was very not attentive throughout the meal. We ordered a kids meal, but we just got the pasta, without any drinks and a cookie even we asked.

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vip1stTimer (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

NM Cafe is a good and convenient place to dine whenever we shop at Stanford shopping center. On our recent visit, while the food choices and quality remain high, we experienced that the service is lacking. The front host was unprofessional and busy chit chatting with friends dining there, and they were loud. No respect for other diners there. We were a bit disappointed.

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Victoria2 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

It’s a quiet place to eat. Food is good but not great. Expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, service and location

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vipGreat (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Hadn’t been to NM cafe in years, but perfect place to meet a friend for lunch. My Caesar salad with grilled shrimp was perfect blend of fresh ingredients, and just the right ratio of lettuce, dressing and croutons. Service was attentive without hovering. Will go back.

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PaloAlto53 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Took my 90 year old mother here for a special Christmas lunch. Everything was perfect from the quiet table in the corner they gave us to the delicious food and impeccable service. Always a great spot for a quiet lunch. She really enjoyed it.

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