The NoMad Restaurant - LA

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Building upon the celebrated NoMad in New York, Chef Daniel Humm, reimagined his vision of dining within the grand hotel in Downtown L.A.

An inviting space for dining throughout the day and evening, The NoMad’s sunlit, casually-elegant restaurant and bar are on the ground floor of the hotel. It sits beneath the building’s original, 1920s blue and gold Italianate ceiling which has been meticulously restored to its full grandeur. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served in the space, with the Giannini Bar connected for a pre- or post-meal drink.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

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Berlin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very nice. However being located in the hotel lobby it has a nice vibe but more of a lobby bar than a restaurant

c
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interior. Delicious food. Central location in downtown

D
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Best dish was the Nomad chicken. In general, the food was excellent. The lighting was so low, it was hard to see the food, not to mention the menus. The service was surprisingly slow and incomplete. Although my cousin and I were amongst the first to be seated, almost everyone in our area had orders taken before us. I had to wave my credit card in the air to get our bill, the table was never wiped, our water was never refilled. I suppose there were not enough servers for the number of tables, but in a first-class restaurant, I've seldom encountered this kind of non-attentive, slow service.

JN
Charlotte
53 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at NoMad - perfect lunch in a cool setting (old Bank of Italy building that’s been converted to a hotel / restaurant). Service was solid, food very good and a fun atmosphere. Recommend if you’re looking for something special in downtown LA.

G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Venue is beautiful. Food is always good. Service was incredible slow and when i was ready to order our server just walked away from us. She just set our wine glasses down and walked away.
It took forever for us to order and for us to get our wine...they should leave the bottle at our table if they’re short staffed.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food except for overdressed , soggy salad and radishes almost inedibly soaked in vinegar on main dish . But desserts delicious and steak and mashed potatoes to die for . Service super slow though

TD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The Nomad is a lovely hotel. This restaurant is situated in the middle of the first floor. While lovely, the food was plain, the menu limited, the flavor missing and the vegetables notably out of season. The prices, for what was offered, were exorbitant and I don’t mind paying for good food. A two egg breakfast which consisted of two fried eggs, two plain pieces of toast (no butter or jelly), two slices of tomato, 3 slices of avocado and some leaves thrown on the plate without dressing was $30. In addition, the restaurant tacks on a 4 percent charge for “health insurance” for their employees.... a ploy to guilt patrons which inevitably comes out of the employees tip money. Anyone who had their head on straight would include their health care in the prices instead of adding this BS excuse to charge more. I am fairly certain the employees see a drop in their tips because it seems to be included already in the check. I would NOT recommend this restaurant.

G
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing , food quality was great, we had the squash Cavatelli,the Steak and the charred calamari all of them great, and to close our dinner we had the Honey and Milk dessert and the Mango bread pudding ,exquisitely done, cappuccino was also great, and the cocktails The Palomas well done. Love this place surrounded by historic building, this place used to be The Bank Of Italy.

JS
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I’ve been here several times. Food and drink are excellent though pricey. Service has generally been good but I had to ask a couple of times for iced tea I ordered with the original order and didn’t get it until I had finished eating my meal. Ambiance is lovely.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic menu. Beautiful restaurant and hotel. Great place overall. Definitely going back for more fun

TT
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great building, with wonderful food. An outstanding dining experience! Very welcoming vibe without any pernicious attitude.

i
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Was on a girls trip and decided to go to this place for a relaxing dinner. We had a busy day sightseeing LA and were looking forward on having a nice wholesome dinner but were not happy with the food.
They have the small and large plates concept.
I ordered a large plate of scallops with corn pudding and some veggies.
I got 3 small scallops on my plate with probably a teaspoon or little more of the corn pudding and some veggies . And just this costed $32 + tax. My friends had the same experience. We later went to another place as we were still hungry and enjoyed the meal there more.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday there with some friends. Started at the bar w a dirty martini using Mulhulland vodka ...amazing! And the bartender was so personable and was friendly, providing excellent service. My friends arrive and we sat down, starting with appetizers, then shared the scallops and chicken entrees. The chicken was the best I’ve ever tasted. We enjoyed the 1920’s Parisian ambiance and felt like we stepped back into another time and place. This is my new favorite place to come for drinks !

JT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

One Server for the entire dining area. She was rude and unattentive. Walked around with blinders on. Lunch took 90 minutes.... they must have one chef in the back.

EB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful dining area.and also had an excellent Italian Wine.

C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and cocktails. Portions are sensible.

MB
Philadelphia
405 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. Friendly service. Enjoyed sharing the large plates in our group. Chicken, duck especially. Creative cocktails. Menu isn't exotic, but solid. Something for everyone.

LC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The kitchen was VERY backed up and they comped us an appetizer, but our food came out luke warm. Was a kind of pricey meal and it took 3 hours.

GB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

This past Saturday night the restaurant could not get the food out in a timely manner. We waited hours (yes hours) for our meal. The food when it did arrive was cold and not all delivered at the same time. The wait staff was trying so hard to deal with us when they clearly had no answers as to why there was no food forthcoming. We were a table for 2. The staff brought our some crudite and apologized. They even removed some items from the bill. Ive never before written a restaurant review but this was so unfortunate.

PL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The NoMad is an LA version of NY. The service was great and the cocktails were yummy. Would definitely go back to get cocktails.

DI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

T
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful first trip to Nomad. We started with a cocktail on the gorgeous rooftop bar, then came down for dinner. The food was elegant and wonderful, and the service was tops. The staff was attentive but not intrusive, and everything was just lovely. We will definitely be back.

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first time there, loved the vibe and the food was great. The wine list is/was 150 pages long, it took a while trying to decide which wine to have that was not over $200 per bottle

BD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was very over priced. $62.00 for a chicken??? I t was very delicious but definitely not $62.00. Drinks were EXCELLENT!

M
Los Angeles
143 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the restaurant/hotel before a show downtown. The renovated hotel looked great. Great decorating and theme. We had multiple people attending to us and everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. Drinks were great. My wife had a tropical bourbon drink that was quite the display. Our server recommended the heirloom / buratta salad and she was right. The pesto was a great add and was tasty. She had the branzino and I had the hangar steak. Cooked perfectly and great flavor on both. No room for dessert. We'll be back. Thanks.

PS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and cocktails, although a little on the pricier side. The hotel is so beautiful and will definitely go back.

YW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I wish they kept the fantastic "Pastry Cart"!!!! That was so great!

LB
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My friend and I met for lunch at the Nomad. We enjoyed the historical setting and the preservation and beautiful decor. The food was okay. Truffle oil was a bit overpowering on two of our dishes but the fries were perfect. Our disappointment was with the tea service. Choices were not offered so we both opted for green tea. We were given Jasmine which was quite strong. I'm sure dinner at the Nomad would be much more impressive.

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time

EC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!!!! Dinner for a conference it was amazing.

S
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

After being seated it took numerous requests and more than 10 minutes to get someone’s attention and put in our drink order. The order came out wrong. We then ordered our food that also came out wrong as one dish was completely forgotten. By the time the last dish came out, everyone else’s food was cold. The waitress apologized and said she would bring out an appetizer while we all waited but this never came either. Terrible, terrible service. The food was fine but expensive for what it is. This was a hot place but the whole upstairs is closed due to lack of customers. It wouldn’t surprise me if the rest would close soon as well. It was just over half full on Friday night. Don’t bother going here any more until there is a change in ownership.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Cocktails and food were great. Service was a times very slow and awkward. Overall a good experience.

CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful building and great drinks and food is good!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

They add an extra fee without telling you. “Healthcare fee” for their employees

JP
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, unfussy service, well presented and executed food.

JD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space with plush furnishing. Great dinner spot.

KP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My spouse and I went to dinner with one of my old friends from college who I haven’t seen in a long time, so we were looking to have a good time for such a special occasion. This really hit the mark! The decor was beautiful and tastefully some. The vibe was upscale without being stuffy. Most importantly all the food was delicious. Nicely seasoned, perfectly cooked, elegant but approachable.

We shared the shishito peppers and crispy potatoes to start, followed by the duck and cavatelli. The duck was outstanding, as were the potatoes. I highly recommend them both. The cavatelli had a bit too much lemon for my personal taste, but that is literally my only negative thing to say, and it’s of course, a subjective note.

We each had a couple of cocktails- all of which we enjoyed. They were balanced, thoughtfully composed, and very flavorful. We were all very pleased with our respective choices!

For dessert, we ordered milk and honey and the chocolate bar. The kitchen also sent out their mango dish, which was very kind and appreciated! Everything was delicious, and the presentation on dessert was especially fun, but milk and honey was unanimously voted our favorite of the 3. It’s hard to believe that someone made “milk” flavored ice cream (that seems a bit obvious), but it was perfect. The graham crackers were exquisite, and I easily could have eaten the entire dish myself without feeling sick or overly indulgent. It was a wonderful way to end to our evening.

We did have an excellent time, but this was a special occasion for us. We expected to spend more than we normally would for a night out, and we definitely did that, ha! I wouldn’t change anything, and I’m really glad we were able to get a reservation. The restaurant is also nicely situated in DTLA, only a couple of blocks away from the 7th street stop on the red line. I highly recommend going for a date night or special occasion.

LD
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

French fries were good. Other food portions very small for the price. Needs a bathroom on the first floor. I had to go through a private party on the second floor to get to the ladies room.

R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

f
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I would recommend NoMad as a fun place to meet for drinks. The cocktails are unique and truly the best part of the restaurant. The food was very average, but the hotel was lovely.

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