The NoMad Restaurant - LA

4.5
37 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Building upon the celebrated NoMad in New York, for the first restaurant outside of their hometown, Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara have reimagined their 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Bar
Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am
Afternoon Tea
Mon–Fri 1:30 pm–5:30 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(213) 358-0000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Flint
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Cross street
7th Street
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Parking details
Valet and Street Parking
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 8:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM
Sat 8:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM

What 37 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.7
ambience
3.9
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RB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant inside. Small but creative menu. Very extensive wine list. Most expensive roasted chicken we have had but it was also the best. Really enjoyed our time.

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BF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was terribly slow. It was an hour after we ordered before any food came out. I had to reorder my tea because it went cold by the time it took the waiter to bring the honey to sweeten it -- which I finally had to go to the kitchen and get myself because evidently the waiter forgot about it. Some people liked their food, others said it was bland and flavorless (the omelettes). I've had wonderful dinner experiences at the restaurant, but whatever you're doing for brunch is a disaster. What a shame.

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g
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A welcoming space with cozy armchairs and plush sofas in an expansive former bank building. NoMad has successfully arrived on the west coast. No one in my party was interested in the famous roast chicken, so we had multiple other dishes. Grilled calamari, fava bean hummus were highlights. I found the bucatini to be a little sour and the eggplant boring. Fun drinks to be shared arrived in a black skull with a pineapple top hairstyle. Dessert was a standout, an olive oil cake with berries and basil meringue. We were so relaxed and happy I finally had to roust our party from the table to avoid "camping out" too long.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Great vibe and facility. Limited and pricey menu and very poor service.

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MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance and great family style cuisine! Such a unique and beautiful restaurant that used to be a bank and has retained its original ceiling and architecture. Would recommend highly for a nice lunch, evening, or business dinner!

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SM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious flavors, perfect service, glorious sunlight streaming in at lunch while I sipped a Detox Retix cocktail — love this place!

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing decorating but very limited menu. Would be outstanding if there were more food options!

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OL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Our waiter was horrible, and even though I made reservations for 7:45pm, my table wasn't ready till 8:30pm and to make it worst they sat us behind a pillar, having no view of the restaurant. I was on a first date too.

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BR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and booze here were really delicious. I'd love to see them get more adventurous with the menu or reopen the mezzanine as tasting menu style restaurant.

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S
Los Angeles
266 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very DISAPPOINTING! From the time we arrived for a birthday celebration we were blasted by very loud and intrusive "music" including brass horns and screaming singers. We asked them 4 times to turn it down.
After asking us multiple time, "Is everything alright - is there anything you need?" we said everything was fine except the "music" needed to be turned down because we couldn't hear or visit (and we're in our 20's) Everyone, including the manager, said they were "helpless"! Beware of restaurants like this who exact a hefty price from you but won't make you comfortable.

The second and third problems were that, after the waiter carefully explained that all dishes were meant to be shared they came to the table with NO serving utensils! Salads are not cut up but thrown on the plate as is - whole lettuce leaves, whole vegetables etc. Even the hamburger that was meant to be shared 4 ways was presented whole with nothing to cut it (and of course not cut in the kitchen which would have been appropriate) No place settings - just a utensil caddy put on the tables and each guest had to fish out their own settings. Also no steak knives - this is high end price but camping style.

It's a beautiful room but our concensus - NEVER EVER AGAIN!!! We want to be able to visit with friends.
This is a con job.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Worst service I’ve ever experienced.

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JL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The apps arrived on the table 3 mins after we ordered them? How much are they sandbagging in the kitchen was our first question? Our champagne had to be refilled by me. Standing up, retrieving it from the bucket and pouring while the service staff looked on. The same with our Pinot we had, at least that time the bottle was on the table. For the $480 we spent on the two bottles you think they would at least provide the service needed to keep the glasses full. I’d hate to see what happens if you BYO.
The chicken was delicious and the highlight and a must have. Desserts were good but landed un marked so we sat as the ice cream melted with out utensils. It’s too bad the service is so off considering it’s a great room and decent food.

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KN
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful interior and delightful setting. Food and cocktails were good.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

The diner menu is VERY SMALL
But the decor is really fantastic

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. Food was fine. Waited well beyond reservation to be seated

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OT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let me start with the wine list; i didn’t even finish getting through the sparkling and white wines before I had to put down the generous list to avoid rude table manners. Perhaps the best grower champagne list I’ve ever seen. Multiple vintages of Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée and Pierre Peters Chetillons, as well as dozens of other pearls.
We ordered the whole chicken; expensive, and worth every penny. Cooked moist to perfection, with fresh black burgundy truffles and foie gras under the crispy skin. My kind of restaurant, and we’ll surely be back.

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c
San Francisco
212 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

On our latest trip to Los Angeles, we dined the first night at Nomad. We were anxious to dine on Daniel Humm’s cuisine and check out the scene. It is in fact quite a scene – dark and noisy, located in a former bank building. The menu is somewhat limited; for first courses, we had the bibb lettuce salad (with grapefruit and avocado) and the burrata with lovely sweet tomatoes and crispy black olives. For the main course, we went with the roast chicken for two with starts with the stuffed breast with foie gras and black truffle and was followed by a chicken rice pilaf. Dessert was milk and honey (ice cream with shortbread and brittle) and a chocolate concoction. From the wine list, we selected a 1999 Domaine aux Moines Svaennieres. The salted vanilla latte was a great way to end the meal. Service was friendly, good and attentive. A box of flatware was placed on the table soon after we ordered, so we always had the necessary flatware. While not inexpensive, the prices were consistent with what was to be expected. Overall, the trendy scene was a bit overwhelming, which detracted from the experience.

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l
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. I recommend you get the starter, first and main in order to get enough food. The portion size is very "portion size". Dessert baked Alaska was out of this world. Highly recommend.

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ND
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was great. The service was wonderful. The food was not as good as expected for the price. The restaurant got a little too noisy at the end of our meal and my wife wanted to leave early.

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S
Los Angeles
267 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food and service were very good but we had to ask 3 times to have the "music" turned down so we could visit. Why? We didn't come for a concert but to visit with friends and don't want manager's choice of music to intrude on our dining. I would come here more often except for this ongoing frustration!

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JC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There isn't much to say other than the meal was fantastic. From the decor to the 5-star service and the creative and delicious food, the meal was an experience worth remembering. We had the red pepper hummus, Santa Barbara sea urchin, kanpachi crudo, pan-seared scallops, New York strip steak, and baked Alaska for two. The hummus, sea urchin, and kanpachi were the highlights of the meal. Our table neighbors ordered the whole chicken and it smelled/looked phenomenal. To drink we had the loisaida avenune, dr. feelgood, and beau four. The drinks matched the food in quality and taste. The service was impeccable and you won't find better service elsewhere, it was top-notch. The staff was friendly, responsive, and they along with the kitchen, perfectly timed the courses to allow us to dine without feeling rushed. It was a 10/10 meal, would go back.

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful environment. Oozes history and curiosity. Professional, personable service. Food was delicious. Every bite balanced and flavorful. Not too small, not too filling.
Will have to have desert next time I dine there.

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PA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, staff very professional, beautiful location, small but very tasty menu, not cheap-highly recommend!
MWA

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal

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TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Too long with music from the bar. Service was good but food was not fantastic. Nice decor and ambiance. Hotel is very nice

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JM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The experience with the hostess set things on the wrong foot. The famous chicken? Not that amazing. There are much better places in the area for much less.

The space is gorgeous, though! The drinks are also top notch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great cocktails and great location. Expensive but worth it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We loved the cocktails so much we didn’t bother with wine. Definitely make sure you try any of the mezcal drinks. The chicken for two was phenomenal. Other dishes were small in portion (hence the lower rating for value). The decor is gorgeous which makes this place a GREAT date spot. Our waiter was so nice, but he didn’t serve us our dishes in the order we had agreed upon, and the bussing staff also cleared our plates before we were finished more than once. All that said, we were very happy with our dinner and would go back again.

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RC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best experience I’ve had in my 10 years living in Los Angeles ...... I can’t wait to return . I’m booking a room for my birthday in a couple of weeks I hope the hotel doesn’t disappoint

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

overall service is bad, they had a lot of servers walking around but do nothing, our server didn't even came and offer if we would like to order dessert.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location and the food and drinks are fabulous

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Valet was $54 wtf?

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TE
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I find restaurants who charge for an ice tea refill in downtown LA too snobby. Nothing special about the tea so does not warrant the overcharge. Downtown business customers are ice tea drinkers and the charge is a turnoff. I like everything else and will go again but will stick with water.

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CW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and delicious food with knowledgeable and friendly service. Great finds on the wine list by the bottle and by the glass. Delicious in every way!

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F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Service is downright TERRIBLE. After waiting for almost 40 minutes for our food (this is lunch - people have to return to work), we asked the Maitre D to check on our order. She retorted by correcting us that we were only there for 30 minutes, not 40 and it would take even longer during dinner time. The restaurant at that time was not even half full. This was about 1:45 pm. We have never encountered anyone so rude. Even the workers at MacDonald’s are better trained. After our meal, when we ordered coffee through another server, he didn’t even bother to acknowledge or let us know if our order was conveyed to our server until we followed up with him.

This looks like a beautiful and classy restaurant but the servers there have cheapened the place.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excelllent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

They basily closed the The "restaurant " down, Now the lobby dining is the restaurant then they
Turned the restaurant into a Banquet Room ... It's way too limited of a menu (nice menu$$)
to ask for non Hotel guest to dine in the Lobby. I thought i was going to a restaurant within a Hotel
not a Breakfast lunch tea time Diner lobby area ... Sorry I just was hope for a better place to
spend my time in ....

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