Loved the menu choices, especially the salads and the quiet atmosphere so one could actually talk to the person across the table and hear them. Staff was very nice and accommodating.
My mother, in the 1950's, took me to fashion luncheons at I. Magnin and Bullocks in Beverly Hills and ever since I have loved a department store lunch. My wife and I regularly eat at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, and more recently Walnut Creek. One doesn't expect great food in a department store eatery, one goes for the ambience and the convenience of pausing during a shopping outing. On this occasion, our food was awful: my wife's Walnut Creek salad, tasteless; my salmon smelling and tasting stale, and--there is no excuse for this--our Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc's lukewarm. The stemware was wet and cloudy. For a while I thought that Walnut Creek did a better lunch than the Rotunda in San Francisco, but someone has lost control of quality at the former.
This is my favorite lunch spot before/after shopping in Walnut Creek
Expensive but always a great experience.
Great team at NM and great food!
Excellent service and attention to diners needs. Superior atmosphere and food. Just as pleasurable as dining at my favorite Neiman location on Union Square. A very memorable lunch and birthday celebration
The popover with strawberry butter is so good. I had the grilled shrimp with quinoa, the greens were really fresh and the shrimp were crispy and juicy. The service was awesome. I will defintitely come back.
Loved the food...and always look forward to the Consume, Pop Over & Strawberry butter that is served when you sit down.
They brought out a piece of chocolate cake for my friend's birthday as a treat!
As always, my visit was wonderful. Spectacular service by Courtney and the rest of the staff at the Café. They always greet us by name and make a point to come over and say hi. Tried the seared ahi tuned salad on this visit which was superb. Perfectly seared pieces of tuna on a bed of butter lettuce, olives and haricot vert with a garnish of perfectly boiled eggs. The lemon vinaigrette was especially tasty. We love to finish our lunch with a cappuccino. The Cafe makes one of the very best.
It's not the Rotunda in SF, but this little cafe is a little oasis away from the usual restaurant/mall scene. (I actually enjoyed this small, cozy cafe compared to the bustling affair in the city -- especially sans traffic.) Attentive service, yummy food. Pricier than the nearby sit down restaurants in the area (it is Neiman Marcus) -- but not by much. Yes -- the traditional consommé, popovers and chocolate chip cookies are here! Great for a special place for a relaxed and long lunch.
They are correct when they call this a hidden gem. A lovely space and delicious food. The service would be amazing in any city. But it really stands out here in the Bay. Thank you NM for still believing in the beauty of excellence!
Good food, great service our waiter was very accommodating and attentive over the entire meal. Love bringing my friends here.
The NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus in Walnut Creek is a special place for lunch. The space is beautiful, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious.
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.
Great place! Excellent service and the food is delicious!
As always, a delightful place for a special lunch. Staff friendly and attentive. Food tasty. And the cocktails delicious.
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.
Fabulous! Terrific food and service.
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.
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
The waiter was outstanding--the kind that you find in Europe. Very professional, thoughtful and efficient and superbly pleasant.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Great all around. Wonderful staff. Easy causal environment. Professional and friendly.
Always wonderful to dine here, even more fun during the holiday season!
We all ordered the Walnut Creek Salad. It's typically my favorite, but this time the chicken was scant. You gotta do better!
My friends & I will be back and have already recommended to others. Nice people working there.
Such a lovely spot for lunch after shopping. The complementary consumè and popovers are to die for.
always great food, service, and ambiance! Great for a "girls lunch"
best thing is the popovers and strawberry butter, otherwise food is unremarkable
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!