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About NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek

Appetite for excellence. Take lunching to the next level at NM Cafe®, our elegant restaurant at Neiman Marcus Walnut Creek. Retreat to a refined atmosphere with an innovative menu selection. Taste one of our exquisite seasonal entrée selections or experience the famous chicken salad. all accompanied by chicken broth and popovers. It's the perfect choice for any special occasion or for turning an ordinary day into something wonderful.

Let the NM Cafe® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.

1000 South Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

Cross Street:
Corner of South Main Street and Mt. Diablo Bouleva

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 472-6186

Website:
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/restaurants/walnut creek/ca/nm cafe/walnut creek?geoLocation=&prev=restDir

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available for all of Broadway Plaza in front of PF Chang's. Complimentary parking is available in Broadway Plaza at the Main Street lot.

Public Transit:
BART has a stop on the Pittsburg-Baypoint/Yellow Line. The City of Walnut Creek provides a complimentary County Connect shuttle that runs from the BART station to multiple stops in Downtown Walnut Creek.

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (22)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
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Sunday Lunch (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Healthy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Cozy (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The waiter was very attentive but he had too many tables to service all by himself.
The menu is ambitious for such a small place. Portions are generous.
We love the spot but you have to set aside quite a long time for lunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great place! Excellent service and the food is delicious!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

As always, a delightful place for a special lunch. Staff friendly and attentive. Food tasty. And the cocktails delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food is great, staff friendly, and service perfect. They make the best martinis in town. The ambiance is also perfect, the restaurant is not too big nor too small. Tables are the right size and seating is roomy and comfortable. Lighting is soft and pleasant.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Fabulous! Terrific food and service.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent. Our annual lunch. Excellent service. Awesome food. We come for the lobster bisque. It was lobster chowder, still yummiliscious. We love the popovers and strawberry butter, and couldn't get enough of the Parmesan Truffle Fries! Two thumbs up.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

our service was terrible. 40 min to get water. popoovers and consume already consumed. I eat here 5/6 times a year but the service is just really challenging. bring your patience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The waiter was outstanding--the kind that you find in Europe. Very professional, thoughtful and efficient and superbly pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Neiman Marcus Cafe never disappoints! Had lunch here on a day of holiday shopping. The service is always exceptional and look forward to the chicken consommé to start every meal as well as the popovers. I always go for the lunch trio...cup of soup, salad, and half a sandwich.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Another fantastic lunch at the WCR NM Café. We were lucky that Courtney was able to trade tables and be our fantastic server. Always delivering fantastic service, she recommends the perfect selection every time. I ordered the Scallop Risotto which was superb. Each enormous scallop was tender and beautifully carmelized on the outside. I also placed a pre order for Christmas of their amazing popovers and consommé. A perfect starter for the big event and Mariam did a great job of packaging it up exactly the way i requested when it was picked up on Christmas Eve. The team continues to value great service and they inspire me to keep coming back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Brought my granddaughter for her bday. Had to take an 11 reservation as it said there were none between 11-1:30. Got to the restaurant and it was empty until noon! Our server was great. He brought us lots of consommé and popovers. Our salads were very ordinary(Walnut Creek chicken salad). Nice complimentary dessert. Overall, it was borderline good but certainly not over the top.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Sister get together -service was SLOW-food delicious and nice presentation-even though we weren’t in a hurry pace of service I thought really lagged and for the price point it wasn’t as special as it usually is!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great all around. Wonderful staff. Easy causal environment. Professional and friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always wonderful to dine here, even more fun during the holiday season!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Seasonal
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We all ordered the Walnut Creek Salad. It's typically my favorite, but this time the chicken was scant. You gotta do better!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My friends & I will be back and have already recommended to others. Nice people working there.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Such a lovely spot for lunch after shopping. The complementary consumè and popovers are to die for.

Tags: Organic, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 4, 2017

always great food, service, and ambiance! Great for a "girls lunch"

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

best thing is the popovers and strawberry butter, otherwise food is unremarkable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Superior service for a great lunch. Many seasonal options. Perfect serving sizes, I did not leave hungry. Great selection of non-alcoholic beverages with unique twists.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding food, delicious and tasty,with healthy options, too. Much care and thought has gone into the menu planning.
It is situated in the midst of luxurious goods and elegant surroundings, making it lovely, dependable and consistently civilized.
Impeccable, warm and friendly service.
Located in the heart of Broadway Plaza in beautiful Downtown Walnut Creek, it is a favorite lunch/weekend brunch spot.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Vegan, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Casual, Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was amazing as always but on this day our waiter Carlito (spelling I think but he was a male) was the highlight of our lunch. He was super nice and attentive Around this time of year, I normally go to the cafe in San Francisco but I would consider coming back to the Walnut Creek cafe for the service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lets start with the service...AMAZING. In fact, the service gets even more AMAZING with every dining experience. The hostess is top notch: friendly and very customer focused. Carlito is fabulous. His serving style is both delightful and gracious. Together they know how to deliver a great dining experience. The food is always super yum too. I cant wait to return.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I love the NM Cafe in Walnut Creek! I bring my friends and family there for the infamous popovers, and I always enjoy the food and service. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and they always seem to go above and beyond for the customers. I’ve had my drinks exchanged when the staff noticed I thought it was too strong (and this is without complaining about it!), desserts including the recipe for my birthday, and this last time I even got an extra popover packaged with my leftover food! You can’t beat service like that!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It's my favorite place to lunch - period. I have been all over the world and we live in the Bay area but if its get together, day, have my neices with me etc- we always go to Neiman. Thanks for putting the lobster mac and cheese back on!! My favorite!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I took a dear friend for a special birthday and we enjoyed everything! Lovely atmosphere and service. Really felt like everyone wanted our experience to be perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Loved the food, but wish the service was better. Maybe an off day? Seemed woefully understaffed with 2 servers for a packed mid week lunch. Our service certainly suffered as it looked like our server was nearly running from table to table. Salads were great as always. My baby kale & turkey salad was quite good and beautifully presented. Of course you can’t go wrong with the complimentary broth and divine popovers they serve.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A pleasant experience, love that their bread you have to try it ....

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and great service, a wonderful place for Sunday brunch!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We enjoyed a Nice meal and even better service. NM never fails

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very well taken care of with my 94 year old friend. Come for the popovers!

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always good... never disappoints ! Service is impeccable.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always a nice meal here at NM Cafe Walnut Creek. Our waiter Scott and the entire wait staff is always a pleasure.

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It's always very good. Fast and proper service. Courteous. Delicious food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My husband and I had never eaten at NM Cafe but had heard about their popovers, so on a quiet Thursday at lunch, we gave it a try. We were wowed. Popovers! Lobster chowder. Their Pinot Noir by the glass. The consommé amuse bouche. The crab cake sliders. The Walnut Creek salad. All that we ordered was SO delicious. Then we received NM chocolate chip cookies and little chocolate pieces upon our departure. Lovely service in an easy/elegant place. We recommend the NM Cafe highly.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Excellent as always! It never disappoints! The food is fresh and creative.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A wonderful experience, as usual. Food and service are exactly as we've come to expect. A perfect spot to enjoy a casual lunch in a 'bubbly' but not loud setting. House Chardonnay is a must!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We returned to the NM Cafe many times and this last time was as good as past occasions. The staff is wonderful, the food is delicious, it is truly a neighborhood gem. The consomme and the popovers are to die for!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I always enjoy having lunch at NM Café. The food is great, one can hold a conversation without shouting, seats are comfortable, the room very pleasant and cozy and the service is good and attentive. I will keep coming.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great meal and a great team!

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