NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus Topanga

4.7
176 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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DD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome service and food, the price is right

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NK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, private location, great food, good service!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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VC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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z
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

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.

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F
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service in a pretty patio setting. Lovely girlfriend day !

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SL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful setting, service and food. It is always a pleasure to have lunch with a friend at NM 😍

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a special event. Staff is very helpful. Cafe is a cut above other restaurants.

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S
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch stop!! Aperol Spritz and low -cal Salmon Tacos are my go to.
Freindly service, always willing to please.

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IK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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MS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The people, the food, the service and all...

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AE
Los Angeles
6 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
76 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
13 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
2 reviews
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
34 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
19 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
36 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
18 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
9 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
36 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
22 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
15 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
17 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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