Les Nomades

4.9
1538 reviews
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Contemporary French
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
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.
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TW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The reasons for the 4, rather than 5, stars in the "Value" category:
1. The fish course of my 5-course dinner, though exquisitely delicious, had to be the smallest piece(s) of dover sole I have ever sampled in my eatings around the world.
2. Corkage fee was $75 per bottle! The issue of corkage fee was not specified in the menu or on the website. And yes, both guests and hosts were in a polite, congenial mood and nobody would want to be crass and talking about "MONEY". Precisely because of this context, an unspoken corkage fee of $75/bottle did seem to border on "price-gouging" or "sock it to the rich".
That said, I cannot say enough about the graciousness and professionalism of Ms Liccioni and her staff.
Hak Wong, MD, Chicago, Illinois.

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L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always such an excellent experience! Thank you!! Came all the way from Philadelphia and it was our first stop!!

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L
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful evening made even better by our server, Carlos. Carlos was fun, informative, and such a wonderful person. Request him if you can! The food was exceptional with a variety of flavor offerings. The building is very old, with a strange layout. The dining room is divided among several floors so be prepared to climb some stairs! Once you get over the weird building, and banquet seating, the experience was great.

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’m not sure here to begin! This was the most enjoyable and pleasant meal I can remember. Everything was perfect. Service, prompt and courteous but most importantly timed to us. When we needed something they seemed to read our minds. Next the wine, we had thought of something but could not quite remember what it was. After a minute we had exactly what we were looking for on our table. Now the food, I cannot begin to describe the joy it brought to our taste buds and soul. It was morel mushroom season so we got a dish featuring this wonderful fungus. The portions were filling, we walked out very satisfied. What a very French touch to have, what I assume were the owners, check in to make sure everything was to our liking and the one owner pleasantly presented us with the check. Again very French, to have the meal price fixed so we could concentrate on the food and not the budget. Thank you everyone at Les Nomades for a memorable experience!

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L
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just an incredible meal and equally impressive service

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EF
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday. Dinner was amazing, delicious, elegant, phenomenal service from beginning to end. We had not been in a few years but promise to return.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the ambience were excellent. The setting was very intimate which allowed for my wife and I to have a nice conversation without having to talk over people. As far as price, it was a nice price point for the excellent quality as well as quantity of food. We certainly did not leave hungry nor disappointed. In terms of overall experience, I believe this was in the top five restaurants in Chicago that I’ve experienced which includes Alinea and Sixteen at the Trump.I would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant and will be back in the future.

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JR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal I have had in Chicago, or perhaps anywhere. The service was impeccable. The environment pleasant and quiet. A true gem.

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G
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The penultimate romantic restaurant and/ or quiet restaurant to revel in exquisite food preparation and service. They have put the graciousness into dining.

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j
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Expensive but excellent, thoroughly worth the $500 spent on the two of us. LOVED: the caviar appetizer, the artichoke appetizer,etc

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a
Caribbean
56 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good french cuisine. Awesome desserts

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CP
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best 5 course meals in a quiet romantic setting.
Service team was fantastic.

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h
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Five excellent courses, each served precisely on time. Quiet, unhurried, friendly atmosphere. This was our first visit but we will be back.! We would recommend asking the cost of the Champaign that is initially offered if you wish to be careful about the final tab.

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m
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my visit to the restaurant which came highly recommended through social media. It did not disappoint. My son and I sat next to a couple who came all the from California to celebrate a birthday at Les Nomades.

The fixed priced four course meal was exquisite agony trying to decide which of the delicious dishes to choose. The entree I picked of sweet breads and venison was perfectly prepared while my son choose a steak which was served just the way he requested. Topping off the meal was a Grand Mariner Soufflé that is the best I have ever tasted. It is a not inexpensive restaurant but for special occasions I cannot recommend it highly enough.

I would be remiss not to highlight to superb service that was both professional and attentive while remaining cordial to every guest in the handsome and intimate dining area. I would return to Chicago just to dine again there.

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AG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One can always count on Les Nomades to deliver a superb meal with flowers, exquisite service - all in an atmosphere where one doesn't have to hear about the diner next door's 3rd divorce from the same person!

I will say that a couple two tables away had their cell phones on the table and were texting and showing each other their phones during their entire dining experience. This should not be tolerated at such a special spot where understated elegance is so valued. Might they consider a discreet sign somewhere that forbids cell phones any where but on the sidewalk outside? It was very distracting to say the least.

A gem of Chicago!!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing customization of food to our preferences and dietary restrictions

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DC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Our third time here, was good but not the charm. The ambiance was lovely. The waitstaff was attentive. The wine was delicious. However, the food did not rise to the level of our first two visits. Moreover, there was an inexplicably long delay between a couple of the courses. We would go back, however, we will not be rushing back.

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DB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous Traditional French. Every dish/course was excellent including the two amuse-bouches. The soufflé for dessert was perfection. Very few can make a good soufflé. Service was excellent; well done, well timed, friendly and non-intrusive. The townhouse setting is charming but upstairs is much nicer for dinning, in my opinion and experience.

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MC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, wine & service were excellent.

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SI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stepping into Les Nomades is like stepping off of a plane and being in Paris. It’s an intimate little jewel of a place, super elegant and the food is classic with a twist, but ever so divine. We’ve been celebrating special occasions there for many years. Love that it’s a quiet atmosphere with no cell phone conversations permitted. One of Chicago’s best kept secret places. Always love being there! Exceptional service!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ! The minimum text requirement is dumb

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BD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Highly recommend.

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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Very disappointed with everything about the meal. We were in town for the night. Thought I’d found someplace for a nice dinner. The food was marginal. There were no other diners in the restaurant which was really bizarre. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our food and wine pairings were excellent. Wait staff were very knowledgeable and professional. One of the best of the best for french dining.

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J
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Les Nomades is old-school, but not old fashioned. Updated French cuisine, beautifully prepared, with impeccable service and a nice wine list. This is a restaurant for grown-ups. Expensive, but worth it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is amazing 😍🥂🎉

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b
Chicago
101 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our new favorite spot in the city for a nice meal and special occasion dinner! A hidden gem in Streeterville. Every course was wonderful but the soufflé is not to be missed! We are already looking forward to going back

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Wonderful, calm, beautiful ambiance, and excellent service.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly amazing across the board!!

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m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was seated downstairs in the back, which was ok but, was next to a table where three individuals were very loud - spoiled what was suppose to be a special dinner. Disappointed that the waiter or someone on staff did not ask that they lower their voice. Should not be my job to tell another table that they are to loud.

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OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and beautiful space, excellent service!

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

An absolutely wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting superb food and ambiance.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious dinner with lovely service. It’s a bit of Paris in Chicago.

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LF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This restaurant is a throwback to fine-dining that is hard to find today. Food and service were impeccable.

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j
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing (mushroom soup, fois gras, souffle, and loup de mer are all some our favorites). Service makes you feel like you're the only one in the room. Carlos keeps the service light but formal and keeps us smiling. Extensive wine list and there's a real woodburning fireplace on each floor that creates a warmth and aroma like you're at home for the holidays. I would eat here once a week if I could afford it!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, exceptional!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great dining experience.

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Amazing food, outstanding wine list and exceptional service. The restaurant is expensive, yes, but it’s white-glove service all the way. This is a great spot for a romantic special occasion (especially if you can request a table on the intimate second floor).

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WM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service.

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