NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek

4.7
457 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Carlos was so gracious and made our experience!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
79 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
25 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
8 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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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
96 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
1 review
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
69 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
10 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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m
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience, food was very good , service from our server the best ever!!

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DJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This branch of the Neiman Marcus restaurants is consistently good. Having grown up with my Mother taking me out of school to attend fashion show luncheons at I. Magnin and Bullock's Wilshire in the 1950's, I have a special fondness for having lunch in an upscale department store. The Rotunda in NM San Francisco is a spectacular setting but there are too many tables and a rushed atmosphere that make the actual meal hit and miss. Walnut Creek is smaller and, while lacking the ambience of the Rotunda, its staff are better able to maintain quality control. No one expects haute cuisine but that's not the charm of a shopping lunch.

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m
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great place for lunch with a friend.

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k
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a very nice place for lunch. Some nice complimentary touches plus our meal was delicious with good presentation
Would go back here

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was just OK, I had the salmon special, fish was cooked perfect but it was just sooo bland. My friend had a salad &added shrimp very pricey for what we had, but it is Neiman .Server drove us nuts..... first he was very chatty & second every time he was leaving the table he would say “pardon me”, very annoying,

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is welcoming, attentive and gracious, a combination rarely found elsewhere. All of the food was fresh, flavorful and a delight. Perfect for special occasions or any lunchtime gathering.

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KR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend there who had never been to the cafe. Our server, Csrlito, was so friendly and we really enjoyed our lunch!

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BB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went to the NM Cafe to celebrate my Birthday. I cannot think of a better way to do that. Everything was perfection from the popover to the celebratory Birthday cake at the end.

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SH
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful team and great service; who could ask for more?!

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a
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our meals at NM Cafe!!

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w
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service. Great food.

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DJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve used NM Cafes when shopping for 40 years. The Walnut Creek version is a little gem. Fine service, excellent food, small and cozy.

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a
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy lunch at NM Cafe; food is excellent, as is the service!

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f
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely Valentine’s Day lunch.

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F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

We love the service! Food has gone downhill and the prices have gone up. Not sure if will go back again. The tacos were the worst I have had. Absolutely no flavor!! The service is always excellent! The dessert was delicious!

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KR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place to have lunch with a friend! We had two lovely salads.

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S
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food is not worth the price. It is a glorified cafe and the only good aspect of the meal was the bread.
My crab/shrimp salad was weak.

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G
Hawaii
69 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Carlito is the best waiter we have ever had serve us!

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