Les Nomades

4.8
1467 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
One of Chicago’s finest dining experiences awaits you in this elegant town home setting that balances formality and friendliness. Your dinner may be paired with fine wines, as uncommon ingredients come together in perfect harmony. In operation since 1978, Les Nomades remains true to its distinctive character as an oasis of civilized tranquility amidst the bustling activity of its Streeterville location. Culinary creations delight the most discriminating palates. Savor Sautéed Foie Gras, or Lobster Ravioli with seared scallops; Roasted Breast and Confit Leg of Duck, or Duo of Roasted Partridge and Bison. Artisan cheeses are extraordinary and the pastries are sublime.
Please keep in mind that proper attire is required including a jacket for gentlemen.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(312) 649-9010
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
Roland Liccioni
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Cross street
St. Clair
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Parking details
Public lots are also available at the corners of St. Clair & Ontario or Fairbanks & Ontario as well as street parking.
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Public transit
Michigan Avenue
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1467 People Are Saying
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Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service was great
Unfourtanetly there was a table with very loud people and made the experience very negative

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H
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had forgotten how much I missed French cuisine. Absolutely stunning on all fronts.

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j
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night. Perfect for celebrating or an intimate date.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative courses.

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W
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly an exceptional experience. We were on a business trip for our company and chose the restaurant for its location and reviews. What a find!!!! From the moment we entered we were greeted as special clients , we felt so welcome. The decor was perfect and food was outstanding. Their wine choices were brilliant and they helped us pair with our food impeccably. We look forward to traveling to Chicago again to make another trip here.

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S
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we travel to Chicago, we a point to dine at this wonderful restaurant

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L
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

38th wedding Anniversary came on October 25, 2018

They returned again because of not just good, but great space and overwhelming great food for their palate.

Rochelle L has a 4 course dining experience, and Leonard E. added an additional course.

Each course left both of them wanting that to be a full meal... Yes, keep that course coming..

Hawaiian Ahi tuna tart, parmesan za’atar sable, confit tomato, zucchini, green beans, saffron sauce.

The favors were transferred with each bit. The Hawaiian Ali Tuna melted in your mouth, asking for one more piece.

Rochelle's Escargots, yellow tomato coulis, Roquefort cheese was enjoyed one snail at a time. The sauce the was surrounding the snails was supped up one by one, sometime accompanied by a crust of french bread.

The size of Rochelle Grilled Scottish Salmon, wild rice, cucumber and beet salad, eggless béarnaise was much larger then

Leonard's salmon in the previous course..

Leonard's Roasted duck breast and confit duck leg, Savoy cabbage, truffle corn purée, sauce Rouennaise.... make you him want more and just more ......

Grilled romaine, warm goat cheese salad, pomegranate, Honeycrisp apple, balsamic Caesar dressing was Leonard's 5th course.

One salad was teaser. They has to move on.


The service was well appointed for the evening and water glasses were never empty until the end....



Rochelle L. was well please with the selection for their anniversary....

Leonard E commented doing and after dining for 3-1/2 hours, they had not a care in the world.

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F
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most classy, authentic French restaurant in Chicago. In an old townhouse in Streeterville. A Chicago gem for 40 years! Gentlemen must wear coats, although most choose a very nice suit. You will see absolutely no cell phones, or digital devices out on the tables. An oasis in a sea of loud restaurants.

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V
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The excellent food is matched with an exceptional wine list. Creative and competent cooking without any science experiments. A great escape from the ordinary, seems to be one of the last civilized restaurants around.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything Excellent

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A dining experience

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This is a poor choice if you are a vegetarian or pescetarian, as the menu is a $130 prix fixe, there are no veg entrées, and some of the fish options also contain meat. My boyfriend ordered the duck, which he said was the best duck entrée he had ever had, so I was sad to admit that I was barely choking down my Dover sole with brown butter and capers. The delicate fish had been accompanied by two meaty asparagus spears and a sauce that tasted like beef bullion cubes mixed with capers and soy sauce on top of a little pile of quinoa. The saltiness was overwhelming and the sauce was odorous. I lost my appetite for the dessert, an excellent lemon soufflé. Any type of water you choose there is bottled, and results in a $10 charge. The ambiance is lovely, but a party of six was having very loud conversation in that room, completely overpowering our dinner date for two.

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T
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Les Nomades exceeded our expectations of a culinary masterpiece! Brought me back to La Francais and Charlie Trotters in terms of meticulous attention to detail. The prix fix dinner at $145 was a great value, and the service was 5 star in every way. Highly recommend!!

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RZ
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening at this restaurant was truly transporting. It compared well in every way to world-class restaurants in Europe. Ambience was quiet, reserved, and elegant. Service was attentive and professional. The menu was innovative and beautifully presented, with ample portion sizes. Wine list offered a good range of choices. Finally, although all tasting menus at gastronomic restaurants tend to be expensive, this one was not over the top and was well worth the price.

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TT
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful as always

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers a magnificent dining experience like no other in the Midwest. Worth the drive and the wait to reserve a table. Call ahead for special requests.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciosa la comida, no es un Restaurabte para niños .

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F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food and service. One of my favorites in chicago.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always exquisite but pricey.quaint ambience.

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JM
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb in every respect! One of the finest restaurants in Chicago!

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RF
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We couldn't have asked for better food or service. And my husband and I love red Sancerre wine which they had on their menu. It is rare to find it anywhere in the U.S.

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Naples
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing, creative food in a cozy, romantic environment. Portions are just right and our server was knowledgeable and professional. Always a special treat to dine at Les Nomads.

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M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Les Nomades is a classic French restaurant set in an old brownstone in Mag Mile just East of Michigan Avenue. It is a very intimate atmosphere and the service is impeccable. It is quite expensive and has an extensive wine list. I hesitate to recommend this due to the richness of the classic French food and the price. My stomach did not fair well due to the rich food, although it was prepared well. If you are looking for a once in a lifetime old school experience, this is your place.

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EN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always

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AF
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother daughter trip.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing drinks, definitely coming back. Service was leisurely at the beginning, which was fine because we were all chatting, but it took longer than I'd like to get menus and order. That being said, the food, once ordered, came out in quick succession. The portions are perfect, they expect you to have multiple courses, so the portions aren't very big. They add a few amuse-bouches as well which was lovely. They accommodated for dietary restrictions beautifully as well (we had a group that included vegetarians and vegans and all parties were well fed and happy with their food). Their desserts are delicious and beautiful. Les Nomades is well known for their soufflés, but actually, I would recommend their apple tart (with apple sorbet!) it was incredible (or get both like I did!). This is a great spot for special occasions or an anniversary because it is on the pricier side of things, but if you're willing to splurge, foodies: go to les nomades, you won't be disappointed!

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KP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful but the food. We have been to Les Nomades a few times over the years
when we have been in Chicago. The atmosphere is still lovely, the service is terrific and the wine list amazing. The food, however, is tired. Almost every course was over cooked, over spiced or just stale. Even our dessert soufflés were off. One was overcooked, flat & chewy, the other had so much Grand Mariner inside that it was overpowering. I hope the restaurant sees this, revamps their menu & freshens
things up.

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JW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best we have experienced anywhere!

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H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, every aspect of Le Nomades experience is excellent. Compared to other fine dining and steakhouse restaurants in Chicago, the cost of dining at Le Nomades is reasonable; diners can easily adjust the amount by what they order in food and drinks, but the experience will always be lovely.

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DB
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

May be the best restaurant in Chicago for a classic, elegant, and fantastic meal. Our personal favorite special-occasion restaurant.

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B
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic food however service was a bit rushed

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v
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurant in Chicago. The people are very professional, the food is excellent. The decor it's from an another time and maybe need to be update and more suitable to the outstanding food.

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DK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to Les Nomades and it knocked my socks off. The ambiance, the food and the service was off the charts. I’ll definitely be back.

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LL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious. Best seared foie gras in the city! Came here for our wedding anniversary and the restaurant staff was understated but warm. Very classy, old-world French restaurant.

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RB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding fine dining experience. A true special occasion restaurant.

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent french cuisine! Always perfect! Will keep coming back !

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OT
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST!!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unsurpassed at what they do

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JS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb all around.

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R
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clearly the best restaurant in Chicago. Class act with dress code.

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