NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek

4.7
475 reviews
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Contemporary American
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. Let the NM Cafe® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.
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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing-service, food & ambiance. Accommodated our dietary restrictions with no hesitation. I look forward to the popovers every time!

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CH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good! I had the seared Ahi Tuna platter and my friend had the shrimp and crab Louie. Bloody Mary was good also. Would go again.

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DJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have lunch here at least once a month and we have noticed a remarkable consistency in the food and service. Not always the case in department store eateries, but this Walnut Creek restaurant has been a delight over the last year or so. The chef is creative, he must personally check each dish as it leaves the kitchen because virtually all the patrons seem pleased with their meals.

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BS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been coming here in recent years for a friends bday lunch. This last time was absolutely he best experience all around. Service was excellent and everyone very friendly. The food was the best we have had! Salmon special was delicious and nice portion. Tomato soup and avocado toast with shrimp and Mexican corn was exactly what I wanted and delicious. We will return for our next bday lunch celebration.

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DP
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, friendly Staff...delicious food from a fresh, varied Menu. Always outstanding, and a real pleasure.

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SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is Wonderful and they Always take care of all our needs!!

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J
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Had the ahi tuna and it was an ample portion. Service was outstanding. They gave us a nice desert for my birthday.

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s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Everything was tasty and everyone was very professional and welcoming!

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o
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch

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NA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall experience was great! Service could have been better. We were there a while before our order was taken. Another table got served before us and we were there earlier. Other than that, great experience.

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F
Chicago
325 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everyone working in the Cafe was very gracious and helpful. Our order was taken promptly and food delivered quickly. We enjoyed a very good experience.

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Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy this place, I will be back

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JW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miriam & Carlito are always so welcoming, and make us feel special. Thank you

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday once they found out it was his birthday they brought him cake and ice cream for dessert with a candle. So nice of them. It wasn’t expected.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was lovely and we love Miriam

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G
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so pleasant. I enjoy introducing friends to this jewel.

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G
Hawaii
71 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlitos is the best waiter we have ever had!

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h
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Wonderful cage in a department store. Great personal service in a casual atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Carlos was so gracious and made our experience!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food quality has gone down since I started coming here. They used to have delicious food!

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KN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Will definitely come back again soon!

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OC
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice setting for a ladies lunch, with the same traditions (popover, consomme, etc.) as the cafe in the city. Food is good, if a bit pricey. Cocktails are a little on the cloying side, but decent wine selection. Service is definitely the part they need to work on. Everyone is very friendly, but took 30 minutes from seating to get drinks on the table. "Thank you for your patience" was said at least 3 times.

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SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice for lunch but expensive. Not sure it is worth the extra money for the meal. For special occasion only

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was terrible, they took forever to bring a salad . I think the quality has gone down!

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d
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The complimentary chicken broth and popover with strawberry butter always begin a lunch at NM Cafe deliciously. Attention was paid to my allergies by friendly, competent staff. Highly recommend a meal there.

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F
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s not the first time I have had lunch at this Café, and again I loved it as much as before. We had a lovely chicken salad nicely presented with fruit. The service was attentive and friendly, and the Café is quiet, which is really a plus nowadays when so many places are too loud. I will keep going back.

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J
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s a special place for nice service and good food. You definitely pay more than a normal lunch out but it’s worth it. The service is so nice and the food is delish.

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SF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little but pricey but a wonderful menu, excellent service and the perfect place to take a special friend.

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MM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, a great experience. I must say their lobster sandwich was pretty dad though. It had lobster, but the lobster didn't taste so fresh and had no flavor. The mayo completely overpowered it. It also had bacon and alvacado on it. I love bacon and alvacado, but on a lobster sandwich, I want to taste the lobster.

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B
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a very nice setting for a ladies at lunch where you can sit and talk and enjoy the company. I had a lobster sandwich which was a little light on the dressing and taste and the lobster pieces were smaller than I like. My friend had the chicken salad which is always a winner at this restaurant. The staff are professional and available but I think the price of the dishes is a little high.

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SV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!!! Thank you for a pleasant experience for me and my guests!!! Until next time!

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DL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful place to have lunch. From the warm welcome, to the fantastic service, the delicious food and the upbeat atmosphere..... lunch here is always a treat.

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G
Hawaii
71 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine country burger is fantastic! Great people that took care of us on my wife’s birthday!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was my birthday lunch. The service and food was outstanding. I would recommend the shrimp tacos, they were delish

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MW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat. New menu items are great. Been going here for years and always great.

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OT
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was wonderful and the food delicious! Always a pleasure! Thank you!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch, service was very good

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LR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service is very high quality. Too many people bring their children and let them run around and this is very disturbing. It has happened every time I have had lunch there.

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GG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

The café is a lovely setting for a ladies lunch with friends. The food was just very average, bland and uninteresting. Usually the popovers are superb, but were cold and lackluster. The burger had too much going on......and the meat was overcooked to my order. Still, a nice place to meet with friends.

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