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NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Walnut Creek

4.6
339 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Quiet Conversation
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
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Phone number
(925) 472-6186
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of South Main Street and Mt. Diablo Bouleva
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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.
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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
What 339 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Birthday lunch for friends

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Not the usual glowing experience. Waitress was a little aggressive ,not the regular waitress we usually have. Upcharged us two dollarsforsubstituting fries for salad. Bread stale on half sandwich. Even tho it came toasted, it split as not fresh bread does. Butternut squash soup was not the usual thick flavorful soup. This was thin watery and tasteless. This was consistent opinion of 3 of usarrable. Had to seek out buster for ice tea refill. Same for popovers, not usual cheery woman with basket but glum gentleman who begrudgingly served us. Husband had salmon Caesar special. Very happy with salmon but salad just so so. Another visit like this and it will be our last. Very disappointed.. brought a friend for her first visit, not a great experience

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We arrived quite early, received a warm greeting and got seated right away at a preferred table. Nice start. Popovers were delicious and we gladly accepted a second one when it was offered. In ordering salads, we were given options without being told of additional charges which came as a surprise on the bill. We would have preferred knowing in advance. Food was beautifully presented but lacked flavor. Mints usually offered at the end were not available. The room was pleasantly quiet and the service unhurried at our request.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fabulous attention to detail plus outstanding food!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good, if slightly expensive, choices. Service wonderful for an early lunch. A nice welcome for 1st timers. Only suggestion: they should serve butter and Strawberry, or raspberry, jam with their huge popovers. The berry colored butter spread did not do justice to the popovers. Next time I'll bring my own jam.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Carlos our server is the best and Arnel is always on top of it when it comes to our refills. Good food and Great service. My girls love spending their birthday lunches here.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Bday with a friend.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Lovely. Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Made reservations easily and they were confirmed. Had a birthday lunch with friends who had not seen each other for quite awhile. Our waiter, Carlito, was very sweet and his service was perfect. The quality of service rates with any high quality restaurant. Food was excellent. Lobster bisque was seasoned very well and the Lobster sandwich was delicious-worth the price!
The personal touches at the beginning of our meal set the tone for a wonderful time. Definitely will return.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Our server could not have been better. She was friendly and polite but not intrusive and extremely attentive without being bothersome. I wish I knew her name but she was a tall, attractive blonde girl with a bright smile.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This is my favorite lunch spot before/after shopping in Walnut Creek

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Love the service and food. Obsessed with the popovers!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Expensive but always a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great team at NM and great food!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great experience!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food, great service our waiter was very accommodating and attentive over the entire meal. Love bringing my friends here.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Great place! Excellent service and the food is delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Fabulous! Terrific food and service.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

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

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