NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga

4.6
163 reviews
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NM Cafe offers California-inspired cuisine featuring fresh, composed salads, great daily soups, hot entrees, and the traditional NM favorites of chicken broth, popovers, strawberry butter and chicken salad. Need a respite from a day of shopping? Join us in our bar for a glass of wine and appetizers. Finish your afternoon with dessert and a hot cappuccino. Expect delectable dishes and the exceptional service that continue to be a tradition at Neiman Marcus.
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AE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gigi and staff were phenomenal! Everything was tasty and fresh!

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T
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch as always from beginning to end! We had a birthday celebration and sat in the back booth and each of us had something different. The presentations were equally beautiful! The popovers are yummy!!! The service excellent!!

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JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. From the time you are seated and a small cup of chicken broth is placed in front of you, to the delicious popovers with strawberry butter, to your food order and finally the bill, we always feel like this is the epitome of a wonderful lunch room.

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Y
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Make sure to thoroughly read the dineLA menu. It's deceiving.
Led to believe lunch = 3 courses for $25.
Not true.
You're only getting 2 = not worth it.

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h
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We were seated the second customer of the day for lunch so they can't use being busy or understaffed as an excuse.

We wait for 10 minutes to see anyone and they just pop over and casually ask if we know what we would like. We haven't even had drink orders yet, but we obliged and gave both drink and food orders.

I ordered the chicken pot pie and my wife ordered a mixed green salad. A few minutes later, chicken broth came out which was delicious. A few minutes later our tea came out. Then 15 minutes later our food. We didn't see him even walking around the dining room during this time. Instead I hear a woman waitress scolding and swearing from the back at what I assume was someone trying to take her table from her; Nonetheless not a good thing to put on public display at Neimans.

After our food was delivered the waiter asked if we got popovers and we said no, he looked puzzled and then they came by with a basket (after entree arrived).

I took a bite of the pot pie and it was cold. Not warm, cold. The waiter disappeared again so I waited until I saw him and told him I didn't want that. I wanted something quick since my wife was almost done with her salad so I ordered a caprese salad.

20 minutes go by before I see the salad. No real apology about the cold pot pie and no sense of urgency on the mess up. For $80 lunch without drinks for two people it's a complete waste of time. No management, no customer service and certainly no quality control

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Popped in for lunch while shopping a Neiman Marcus. Was extremely underwhelmed with the overall experience. Worst "chopped" salad I've ever had in my life, wasn't chopped at all. Much prefer Barney's or if in NY Bergdorf Goodman's restaurants. This location needs an update on food, service and decor front.

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DJ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a post holiday lunch after a day of shopping.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our meal was delicious. Champagne is really overpriced! Our server was unfriendly.

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TO
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch service for moms with strollers.Thanks

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SC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent quality! It is so clean inside. The host did his best to accommodate my friend who had a stroller so she would be extra comfortable with the baby. That’s a 10+. We love returning to NM Cafe!!! We loved our waitress! She was so friendly! Definetly we will return!!!

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SH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their popovers never disappoint and they have a good variety of food options from both the adult and kids menus. The warm chocolate chip cookies at the end of the meal are always good!

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OT
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miss Ella was (is) the best!!! I light up whenever I see her. Everyone is great too! But she makes my day! And of course the food :-)

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OW
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for its traditional popovers, chicken soup and cheese pastry which are impossible to find elsewhere, excellent coffee, nice cookies and delicious and varied dishes on the menu, elegant, friendly and attentive service and our waitress, Ella, was unusually magnificent.

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P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friend’s birthday. We always enjoyed NM Cafe when working in Woodland Hills. We both moved from the area but chose NM to meet to celebrate her birthday and reminisce 💕

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S
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday lunch for my mom's 93rd. Loved the flower arrangement brought to the table. Had a very good time. Mom was happy, too.

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LU
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

For how this place presents itself and the prices, very disappointsed. Sauces tasted like they came iut of a can. Chicken salad looked and tasted like it was made in a blender. No chunks of chicken. For that price I expect it to be hand cut and tossed.

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S
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great. They honored our reservation and special requests. Service was great.

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OW
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Only negative thing this time was the sloppy, almost absent receptionist: the place opens at 11 and at 11:20 I arrived, said I had a reservation and knew I was early and the man behind the desk ignored me, then moved to the bar where he talked to his friends; another man, behind the bar, an employee, finally noticed me, came to the front desk and seated me.

Food as usual excellent, kudos to popovers, cheese pastry and chicken soup, salads, cookie box, waiter excellent.

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KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great! Popovers are the absolute best part of the meal!

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent customer service!

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NS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

our waiter Mark was exceptional, the food was very good.

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t
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. I had the salmon salad and my husband had the hamburger. We enjoyed both. Had no room for dessert but will definitely be back to try the other food options and Dessert!!!

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C
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the service? The food and the atmosphere ‘. We had a great lunch! Everything on the menu is amazing. I had the Mandarin orange chicken salad! Yum!!!’

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once a month tradition for lunch. Popovers are a treat. And today was a birthday celebration!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

WE had an excellent lunch - Neiman Marcus Cafe never disappoints! The only constructive comment that I would offer would be that the service seemed a bit slow on the day we were there...nothing to really complain about but something I noted. The food was delicious and the atmosphere very pleasant.

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J
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal always starts with a tiny teacup of chicken consommé and a biscuit. Then the fresh popovers with strawberry butter. Wonderful for a ladies lunch, tea or bridal, baby shower.

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RG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a family Sunday fave! My kids live their pop overs and broth...

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e
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Staff was very attentive. We loved our lunch.

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AT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Lala - Service was exceptional! Food is always perfect! Love the popovers!!

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b
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent. Complimentary popover and cup of broth were a very nice touch. Service was erratic, perhaps the server had too many tables to handle at one time. Bussing was non-existent; used plates were left for too too long before clearing. It was lunchtime and the sound level made it hard to have a conversation. Overall, a good place to go to, even if you're not in the mall to shop.

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TR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The DineLA Week 2018 menu and dining experience was great. Service was top notch as always. The broth and biscuit starter is always a nice touch as is the AMAZING puffed bread/Yorkshire pudding hybrid they start the meal with. I had the crab cheese dip which was actually quite crab-forward and the wantons were perfectly fried. The steak frites looked a bit dry at first, but was perfectly cooked (medium rare) and had a nice crust on the meat and just enough juice to sop up. The fries were cheesey, truffley and great.

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KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Not as elegant as some of the other NM restaurants, but with all the classic fare. All about the popovers and strawberry butter!

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L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I love this restaurant but this visit, my first in close to a year, was not an enjoyable experience. The server seemed harried and as if she didn’t care if people were being wll taken care of. We sat with used dishes from the broth and popovers courses throughout the meal. They forgot to brown the cheese on my burger, and forgot items on my dining partners plate. We were not offered dessert. The waitress handed us our check to us through the neighboring diners table which was rude and awkward. The chocolate mints that come at the end of the meal are no more. Hopefully this was a one off experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food.. Excellent service. Popovers and strawberry butter.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to relax and splurge on a intimate and fantastic lunch with friends.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for lunch date and it was perfect.

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LA
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love NM Cafe for lunch. There is an outside area with running water in a fountain that provides great atmosphere. Service was attentive and the restaurant is quiet. Menu offers very healthy choices prepared well. This is one of my go to spots to meet people for lunch.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Elegant and delicious. Service was great. Fresh baked popover is worth the drive from anywhere.

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OW
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant lunch dining, excellent and courteous service, delicious automatically served chicken soup with cheese pastry and an inimitable popover -alone making the lunch worthwhile -and good food, unusual and filling appetizers. The tortilla soup is wonderful; the spinach and artichoke dip ditto. Beautiful presentation. Fine coffee. The cookies make a most generous dessert -usually too many to finish in one sitting and the recipe for the NM Chocolate Chip Cookies makes this "the gift that keeps on giving."

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