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NM Cafe by Neiman Marcus - Short Hills

4.6
4.6
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
THE NM CAFE located in Neiman Marcus SHORT HILLS is open to socially distanced seating, in accordance with local jurisdiction guidelines.

Laid-back luxe. Experience delightful dishes in a casual, contemporary atmosphere at THE NM CAFE® SHORT HILLS. Muted lighting and understated, modern decor create the perfect environment for a midday retreat. Whether dining with a group or simply ordering upscale take-out, expect delectable food and exceptional service that is synonymous with Neiman Marcus.

Check us out on Postmates - get your Popovers and more delivered!

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Short Hills

  • Cross street

    JFK Parkway

  • Parking details

    We offer Garage Valet parking at the West entrance to The Mall at Short Hills.

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit Bus #70 stop near Saks Fifth Avenue entrance to The Mall at Short Hills.

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BS

    BonnieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was excellent. Good and healthy menu. Best of all was our server… she went above and beyond!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy dining at NM Cafe! A real treat.
  3. RW

    RoseW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service are always outstanding here. A special treat!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was very nice and low-key! However, there is no comparison to the ambiance, vibe and energy that the Neiman’s Cafe in Las Vegas has!!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday w
  6. DS

    DebbieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    The atmosphere was horrible. We felt it was not worth the money. The kitchen door squeaked every time it opened and closed. The noise level was ridiculous babies behind us allowed to hit the tables and someone listening to videos on their phone loud enough for us to hear it. Tables too close and we felt shut in Not what we expected for sure. Waitress very friendly.
  7. FS

    FoodiesSista

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kiki’s service was so special it made my Mother’s Day experience so special!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was very nice. Excellent service. BUT……. Where are the popovers??????? I came for the popovers!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to dine at NM Cafe.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My happy place! Perfect all around.
  11. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I have been eating at NM for years. This is the first time I was disappointed The chocolate cake was dry. Should have sent it back. The server never refilled my iced tea. The lentil soup was delicious. The monkey bread was not warm. In my opinion it was over priced for what you got None the less I will return hoping for a better experience
  12. RH

    RickiH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely quiet spot for lunch with delicious food and wonderful service. Carol was an excellent server and was so lovely. Can’t wait to go back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there on a whim, with no expectations. That aside, I was blown away by how wonderful everything was, The waiter was exceptional…very upbeat and professional. Left him a 45% tip. The food was also very, very good. The ambience was spectacular. It’s a small cafe, yet the space is utilized in such a way it seemed open s bright. The Christmas Decorations were elegant and lovely, Overall, I would recommend this to anyone and will definitely be back myself!
  15. PA

    PeterA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, cozy, delicious menu, food prepared and served very well. Wonderfully convenient. I flew in from Minnesota to visit my family. I grew up going to Short Hills Mall but have lived away from NJ for 30 years. My sister in law and I had a great day shopping and a wonderful lunch at Neiman’s! A wonderful day.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I found a plastic tab, the kind that keeps a bread bag closed, in my salad. I let the waiter know and asked him to take the food away because I lost my appetite. He didn’t charge me for the salad, which was good, but he didn’t seem to really care or try to make it better, either. It was a pricey lunch so I would have expected a little remorse or something.
  17. P

    Patty

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NM Cafe at Short Hills is always a perfect destination for lunch. Food is outstanding, service is accommodating (and they bring me extra strawberry butter for my to-die-for popover-an NM classic. And, who can resist going downstairs afterwards to find a "little something-something" before returning home?
  18. DB

    DianeB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Disappointed by the food Popovers were doughy and cold, salads we ordered had less than fresh quality of greens, apple tart was okay, but nothing special Service was good
  19. CG

    CherylG

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is consistently good, service excellent. Noise level varies depending upon the number of people present.
  20. GN

    GeneN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Very surprised with the great experience, I would return
  21. m

    maddoc

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    No more puff patries! A disaster!!
  22. MA

    MaryAnneD

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They must have changed management. The lovely woman who used to greet us is no longer there;( The waiters all seem new too. The food is still good but we ordered hummus as an appetizer and they brought our salads first. The manager is a big guy is seems awkward fitting in such tight spaces. He does not have the best personality for this venue.
  23. m

    mama73

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always love lunch here. Very fresh ingredients and great service. My daughter and I both had salmon dishes. Delicious! Great spot.
  24. S

    Slizza81

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always love coming here. Staff is super friendly, no problems with food modifications, healthy choices and great coffee :) my fave is the bone broth they bring to the table! Went there for Mother’s Day brunch as well. Was top notch.
  25. KR

    KateR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tried tuna sandwich with small portion of fruits and tomato basil soup. Called a sampler or something. Anyway everything was really tasty. Loved the soup and sandwish. The server was very attentive amd friendly too! I went here twice and both are good experiences. Will definitely come back.
  26. MF

    MarieF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Darnell was kind and attentive. The food was delicious and we had a short wait time between when we placed our order and when it arrived. We will definitely be returning to Neman Marcus Cafe soon!
  27. KT

    KarlheinzT

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Overpriced, cramped and as a Part of NM most disappointing!
  28. d

    dianes

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    best lunch spot in the area - beautiful excellent service and special food. pop over and broth make it so unique and delicious...service is wonderful
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Made reservation and arrived 15 min prior. They already had the closed sign up, they were clearly in a rush to leave. The hostess made us feel so uncomfortable she was rude and wouldn’t directly address us. Our waiter was another mess, he was nice but we saw him very upset as we were getting seated. The restaurant had already shut down the fryer, they had no bread, and wouldn’t make any large meals. We were told the fryer just stopped working “all of a sudden” as there excuse. Meanwhile we watched a couple at the bar get there meal with a side of fries! Hilarious!! My husband ordered a flatbread pizza that was the so soggy from not being fully cooked! Everything was just rushed, I was so disappointed, I understand that the restaurant closes at a certain time but when you claim a time for last seating you have to expect customers to come in! Also why accept a reservation so late if your not going to accommodate accordingly? I decided to bring this up with the manager of Neimans since the cafe manager was not in. He was extremely nice and upset and understanding! He stated he represents the company as a whole and does not appreciate this type of service. He did take care of us and It was nice to see a caring manager trying to make things right.
  30. s

    susan

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Not worth the money small portions poor service
  31. CG

    CherylG

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great lunch options. Attentive service, thank you Juan!
  32. MA

    MaryAnneD

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I Love NM cafe! The monkey bread is delicious! They have great soups and salads. The hummus is also very good. They have fun speciality non-alcoholic drinks. The hostess is so sweet and accommodating!
  33. AN

    AngelaN

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  34. A

    Alex

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Perhaps it was a bad day, but they were having issues and we were not able to order what we wanted.
  35. WM

    WendyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had The best lunch for my mom’s 75th birthday here. The food is always delicious and the service was impeccable. They even brought my mom a bottle of champagne and two amazing gifts for her birthday. I highly recommend Neiman Marcus for a fun lunch and a special occasion.
  36. n

    number85

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    A little disappointed in the Waldorf salad with curry chicken. It seemed like it had been sitting around for awhile and did not meet my expectations. I did not complain while I was there. The server was lovely but she did get very busy and was unable to return to the table as often as we would have liked. The lemonade was delicious and the salmon Nicoise was also perfect. Had a very nice table next to the window.
  37. JV

    JenniferV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch was delicious! The service was super and we even had a chance to chat with the chef/manager about the menu and get his recommendations. He was terrific! I would definitely choose this spot every time I shop at the Short Hills mall.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The service was outstanding we had such a nice waitress. Also loved truffle fries
  39. t

    theatergoer

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The space is ordinary and the noise level was very high. It was hard to have a conversation.
  40. JM

    JMA21

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    NM Cafe is always a good bet for lunch or a casual bite. The menu has a wide range of options and creative fresh beverages. The preparations are composed without being fussy. The staff is accommodating, friendly and solicitous. Our server was particularly lovely. The environment is open which leads to a very high noise level. It is particularly noisy at lunch. If quiet conversation is your need, go after peak lunch hours.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

NM Cafe by Neiman Marcus - Short Hills offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 912-0080 ext. 2960.

NM Cafe by Neiman Marcus - Short Hills is rated 4.6 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for NM Cafe by Neiman Marcus - Short Hills

1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Additional information

  • Cross street

    JFK Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Short Hills

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer Garage Valet parking at the West entrance to The Mall at Short Hills.

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit Bus #70 stop near Saks Fifth Avenue entrance to The Mall at Short Hills.

  • Payment options

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

  • Additional

    Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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