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Fri, 4/20
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NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga

4.7
137 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Sunday Lunch
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. Introducing Go Figure Cuisine, Cuisine for a Healthier Lifestyle. Find it here. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(818) 316-7040
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Summer Dunn
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Victory Boulevard
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Parking details
Ample free parking surrounding Neiman Marcus. Valet parking is available at Westfield Topanga at the north entrance of Neiman Marcus.
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Public transit
The Metro Bus Line 150/240 runs East and West, and stops at the corner of Victory Blvd. and Topanga Canyon Blvd.

The Metro Bus Line 244/245 runs North and South, and stops at the corner of Victory Blvd. and Topanga Canyon Blvd.

The Metro Orange Line Transitway runs East and West, and stops at the Warner Center Station.

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Special events & promotions
Enjoy lunch with that someone special in your life with a Valentine's Luncheon February 11-14.

Celebrate The Year Of The Dog at NM Cafe! Enjoy our Chinese-inspired menu specials for Chinese New Year - February 16-18.

NM Cafe celebrates the rich history of wine & cuisine from Rioja for the entire month of March!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom all weekend long at NM Cafe! Friday & Saturday May 11 & 12 join us for Tea In The Garden our casual, chic version of high tea. Sunday, May 13 when we offer Mom's favorite specials, as well as, our regular menu. Complementary Valet Parking is available Sunday for Mother's Day diners.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 137 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The Staff was very attentive. We loved our lunch.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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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2.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

We went there for lunch date and it was perfect.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Everything great except for noise level. Need some sound absorbers. Not a good place for intimate conversations.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Wonderful food with excellent service

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

The food and service here are always top notch. Highly recommended when your in the area, just be aware that the valet charge at the mall is $15 and NO validation or anything else to lessen that amount...not by the hour or anything, just a flat $15...worth driving around to find a spot probably.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Twice a year I take my teenager for a post finals lunch. It is expensive but a real treat!

It is a really nice place for a birthday lunch too.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Best all the way around. Very inviting and Michael is by far the best manager, he always feel you very welcomed to Neiman Marcus Café.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2017

Very nice birthday lunch for a friend. Great service and good food. They gave her a delicious 3 layer piece of cake for dessert!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2017

It's a normal shopping day for me to take my teenager niece out, and it's always the great choice to have a nice lunch at the NM cafe.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Pricy, but good food and service. It's inside the Neiman Marcus store, and definitely a cut above the usual department store restaurant with a nice patio area with a waterfall.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2017

Ordered iced tea it never came

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2017

Prices seem to have gone up quite a bit. Food is always good, as well as service.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2017

I love this cafe for lunch. Good food, good service and great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Famous for their popovers that melt in your mouth. They also give you a tasting of chicken soup before your meal. I love all the different salads they make.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2017

Our server was just delightful and she gave us samples of 2 of the items so we could taste before choosing. We never felt rushed and as my friend and I don't get to see each other that often, we were there for over two hours and were not made to feel uncomfortable about it! (If the place had been busy, we would not have done that though.)


The manager forgot to let the server know it was a birthday lunch.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2017

I have been to the NM Cafe several times before and enjoyed the experience but always sat on the patio. Due to the cold weather, we opted to sit inside. It was incredibly loud and difficult to hear the person sitting across the table. In addition to the voices, there was music playing, but all we heard was the pounding bass. I'll go back when the weather is warmer.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2017

Excellent rest stop for busy shoppers, business lunches, or just getting together with friends. The food is creative, well prepared,and beautifully served. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Delicious lunch during DineLA. Really nice menu and great food!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2017

Fantastic find!!! So glad on Open Table so I could try it. Definitely a place I will go back
to again and again.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2017

the salads are absolutely scrumptious and the service impeccable. what's not to like?

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Ella is amazing! We love her! Thank you for everything to make our day special!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2016

Love the food and atmosphere. They seem to under staff at lunch and so the service is slow. Diners definitely need more attention.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2016

We enjoyed a great Birthday lunch on the patio. It had been a little overcast earlier in the day but by the time we were there we could see blue skies and billowy clouds! The grilled shrimp and risotto was DELICIOUS after the lavender/mint based cocktail. Popovers were a GREAT treat. Only disappointment was that there was no bruelee on the dessert list. However, the berry cobbler was delightful!

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2016

One of the only places that serve fresh hot popovers with strawberry butter & a Demi tasse of chicken bouillon with a tiny southern biscuit as an amuse bouche when you sit down. It is gracious tradition. Food is excellent quality ingredients & modern cuisine. New types of cocktails & specials.
I love going there.

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1.0Dined on September 25, 2016

Extremely POOR service needing to ask for help and drinks well after arriving. Did they think we were there just to sit and hang out? Not even water. Waitress was less than happy to be there. This doesn't compare to Bellevue or Dallas. We will not go back to what was once our children's favorite in other cities to this sad excuse for anything resembling the NM brand. What's even sadder is that the food is worse than the service at THIS location. Not child friendly.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2016

This was an lovely surprise. Perfect place for lunch while shopping. the service is great.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2016

Disappointed today

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2016

I had written a review last time saying that this normally excellent place had for the first time disappointing specialties: popovers somehow like ordinary rolls and stale chocolate chip cookies in the cookie box, and the manager very kindly wrote me an apology, and gave me a complimentary meal for myself and a guest. We had our Guest List meal a few days ago, on Saturday, and the popovers were wonderful, as they usually were, and the cookies fresh and delicious, as they used to be. Whatever problem the kitchen had had two times ago was resolved. The meal was excellent. I again thank the generous manager Mikhael Smith and commend the whole restaurant: Neiman Marcus Café in Topanga Canyon.

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