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About NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga

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.

6550 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA 91313
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Victory Boulevard

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 316-7040

Website:
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/restaurants/canoga park/ca/nm cafe/topanga?geoLocation=&prev=restDir

Entertainment:
At your service. Tell us what you are looking for and we will find it for you.

Parking Details:
Ample free parking surrounding Neiman Marcus. Valet parking is available at Westfield Topanga at the north entrance of Neiman Marcus.

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.

Executive Chef:
Summer Dunn

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (5)
Fun (3)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went there for lunch date and it was perfect.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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."

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Wonderful food with excellent service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Ordered iced tea it never came

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2017

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

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 8, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2016

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Disappointed today

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Lovely setting. Food was delicious and artfully presented. Love.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2016

I really come for the popovers, the chicken broth and accompanying cheese pastry and the cookie box. This time, for some reason, for the first time, the popovers were not good, not puffy enough, and the chocolate chip cookies, NM special, tasted stale!

Since this has only happened once, I am not discouraged and will go again.

It is the above in an upscale atmosphere, foods not served anywhere else in CA, that make the place unique.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Vegan, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Have been to NM Cafe many times. It is a favorite of mine for a quiet ladies lunch or a break from shopping. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious. The one caution is the small cup of bullion served is much to salty so I ask that it not be served as did my friend. They also serve a wonderful popover and another if you wish. I had salmon tacos at my friends suggestion and the salmon was simply grilled and just delicious, two soft tacos with shredded vegetables and a delicious but mild chipotle sauce. I usually have one of their wonderful salads but the tacos were fabulous and I would certainly order them again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2016

The Neiman Marcus Cafe' is the best-kept secret anywhere! Until a friend divulged it, I had no idea that such a place existed! The food is to die for, including the most delicious consume' in a demitasse cup that you have ever had!! And it comes with a tiny biscuit on the saucer! This is the first course you receive once seated! It is followed by the most delicious popovers (inspired by England) with strawberry butter (strawberry jam mixed with fresh butter)! You can have as many popovers as you like and we liked several! ;)

The staff is professional and very much on their game as far as service and connecting with their patrons. They take great pride in what they do and it shows! The food is incredibly tasty and a great value for the price, with dishes you don't find just everywhere.

The ambiance has an upscale but fresh vibe with modern decor. There is a rock garden wall fountain on the patio with greenery which gives a great view.

RUN, don't walk, to the Neiman Marcus Cafe'!! You will be glad that you did!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2016

fabulous service but food not fabulous. steak seemed microwaved!!! fries with truffle oil very good but not hot. popovers not even warm. main course came too fast...was not cooked to order. used to be really great but has slipped. nm cafe...please pay attention.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2016

Though it's hidden in the corner of a department store, it's a nice little cafe with a varied menu. From salads to sandwiches and entrees, it offers a little something for everyone and every appetite, even kids. And there's even a bar menu to boot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Nice atmosphere and nice food for every day

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2016

I been there many times. It was always good. This time the food was very average the restaurant was almost empty, and I'm not sure I would go back again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 24, 2016

Our experience at NM was so disappointing. The service was very slow and the food terrible. The tuna was dry, the soup inedible and fruit dry and tasteless. My friend had a Greek salad and it was overwhelmed with dressing. The venue is nice but that is not a good reason to go there. They should do much, much better and I will not be back for a long time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent, perfect and memorable in all ways.
Definately will return again and again.
Highly recommending it to the right people.
Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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