NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga
Food was great! But definitely "over-priced". Sat outside where it was beautiful. The service was TERRIBLE. Had to keep going up front to get someone to come out and help us. It was't the servers themselves. It was their lack of employees. Still good for "only" a special occasion .
Unfortunately the chicken Milanese came 20 minutes later than the other entrees. The service was haphazard. Coffee was late in coming after a couple of requests. It seemed they needed more wait staff. Otherwise the food was delicious and the front booth offered a quieter setting.
Had a great time! Food was great and I’m looking forward to going back!
Only 2 servers for a full house-no bueno.
Our sever was rushed and took over an hour to get water when everybody else around us were served. We are Caucasian too.
Took a lifetime to get the others tables serviced. For Neiman’s, horrible. Looks like they are going down hill.
I always enjoy eating at the NM Cafe but this time was extra special. I had invited a close friend for lunch to celebrate her birthday . While making the reservation, I noted that we were celebrating a birthday. We were so surprised to see a beautiful white hydrangea arrangement (with “Happy Birthday “) sitting on the table. The arrangement set the tone for the day. As always, the food and service were wonderful. I’ll definitely be back!
Always enjoy the atmosphere as well as the food here. The popovers are to die for and the ambiance is always lovely. Salmon tacos are one of my favorites.
Everyone is lovely.
Birthday for friend.
Great food & nice ambiance.
Staff was excellent...very attentive. Will be back soon!
As always, lovely atmosphere. Relaxing & very easy to talk. Service is welcoming & efficient. Food continues to be creative, current, & delicious. Best popovers on the planet! Thx!
Favorite birthday lunch place. Good is quite good. Had a great time. See you soon.
It’s one of my lunch favorites for many years. Delicious food made from high quality ingredients in a creative way. There is something for every taste. Love the little extras and the service is great. It’s a gem, just give it a try!
Really good, as usual! One member in the party didn’t love the ahi- otherwise perfect.
A great place for an outstanding lunch! You’ll love the choice, the service and the ambiance
Just 3 friends out got lunch. Great service and food.
Truly, a disappointing dining experience.
I've dined here many times & service and food are usually very good.
This time, for some reason, something was definitely off. Was the main chef out or the manager not around to keep things in check?
Our waiter was personable, but to give excuse after excuse is unacceptable.
Had to wait way TOO long for food to be delivered. Once it was, what a disappointment.
For example, I had requested my burger medium rare. Waiter delivered it saying, "Sorry, but it's well done. Want to take it anyway?"
Are you kidding?!
Sent it back & had to wait even longer. My friend was finished with her lunch before I even got mine.
First time dining at NM Café Topanga location. We ordered from DineLA menu and food was great! Two courses portion were large and restaurant also added soup, bread & strawberry cream as appetizer. Reception and waiters are very friendly and the entire lunch experience was relax and wonderful. We will definitely return to that restaurant even without DineLA promotions.
Always awesome service and food, the price is right
Quiet, private location, great food, good service!
NM Cafe is an annual tradition for me and my granddaughters! Girls lunch out!!! Our little Princesses have grown up loving the famous popovers and strawberry butter!!!
The food and service are always impeccable!!! Thank you NM Cafe for always making it memorable!!!
Service was great!
The weather was really nice so we sat outside.
The food was amazing! We had the salmon tacos. Really good portions.
I also called a couple of times regarding our reservation and both times the person on the other end was so pleasant and nice!
I must say that usually I love having lunch here, but this time was not the case. My mother took my sister and my sister-in-law out for lunch for my sister-in-laws birthday and the service was awful. When the food came both my sister and sister-in-law's shrimp salad had raw shrimp on it. My sister asked for. hers to be cooked longer and my sister-in-law asked for a shrimp coctail instead. The shrimp salad took a while to come but the cooked shrimp came at the end of the meal. We all had a taste just to see if it was cooked, but it was too late for her to eat it. The bill come and my mother paid it, but we didn't really look at it until we got in the car. We noticed that we were charged for both the salad, and the shrimp cocktail. I would have expected a good waiter to not only not charge us for both but to take them both off the bill. I did call when I got home and was told that they would take care of it, but really the entire day was not a typical Neiman Marcus experience. The service was overall slow, the salads were not good, and the charges were wrong.
Good food and service in a pretty patio setting. Lovely girlfriend day !
The only complaint was that we ordered three hamburgers which we always love. We order two medium rare and one medium. They cam two medium and one well done! We did complain however I don’t like medium burgers.
Wonderful setting, service and food. It is always a pleasure to have lunch with a friend at NM 😍
Great for a special event. Staff is very helpful. Cafe is a cut above other restaurants.
Great lunch stop!! Aperol Spritz and low -cal Salmon Tacos are my go to.
Freindly service, always willing to please.
I thought this was lovely place to go for a nicer lunch. The extra touches of cup of soup and popover are really nice. Food was delicious although I do feel it is a bit on the pricey side. Srvice was great and everyone very friendly.
Outstanding! The people, the food, the service and all...
Gigi and staff were phenomenal! Everything was tasty and fresh!
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!!
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.
Make sure to thoroughly read the dineLA menu. It's deceiving.
Led to believe lunch = 3 courses for $25.
You're only getting 2 = not worth it.
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
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.
Enjoyed a post holiday lunch after a day of shopping.
Our meal was delicious. Champagne is really overpriced! Our server was unfriendly.
Excellent lunch service for moms with strollers.Thanks
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!!!
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!