Les Nomades

4.9
1499 reviews
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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.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime! I was treating a friend who recently completed her degree in nursing and passed the exam. It was a lovely experience, with wonderful food and a perfect roaring fire on a cold evening.
Service was exquisite and the entire experience could not have been improved in any way. Despite the formal look and feel of the place, everyone was extremely friendly and I highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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DD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I loved this place. It was beyond our expectation. Thank you.

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P
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Les Nomades Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary (our third visit). The restaurant is lovely and has a calming vibe, which I prefer at a fine dining establishment, despite every table being occupied. The service was friendly and attentive, the food was outstanding, and the wine list is extensive. If you have a chance, go check it out. Just be sure you have plenty of room on your card LOL!

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AM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect start to finish!!!

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CR
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at Les Nomades. This visit, we were there for restaurant week. The menu was excellent and, though it was specially priced well below their standard prix fixe menu, we received the same fine service and attention to detail.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think we have a new favorite restaurant in Chicago. Everything was perfect and I am still thinking about my meal days later.

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PL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Les Nomades is the most authentic French restaurant in Chicago. First of all, the room isn't slick corporate interior architecture by the designer of the moment. Everything from it's historic townhome building through the art on the walls is an expression of the owner's vision of the proper setting in which to enjoy the experience. The dining rooms are cozy but with ample space and distance from your fellow diners. The service is upbeat, sincere, informed, instantly available when needed without being cloyingly familiar.....simply impeccable. Les Nomades interpretation of French cuisine results in the essence of flavors without the heaviness that can sometimes be found in traditional preparations. Don't miss it!!

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FM
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been away from Les Nomades for some time and were eager to return during Chicago Restaurant Week. Nothing has changed: the same warm greeting from Mary Beth, the same astonishing cuisine of Roland, the same impeccable, attentive yet unobtrusive service, the same knowledgeable yet un-stuffy advice, the same warmly elegant atmosphere and the perfect setting for a memorable date-night experience. Our only regret: not being able to enjoy the experience more frequently!

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r
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal. A traditional French fine dining experience. Meticulous service. The dishes are perfectly executed. The wine list is well curated. The prix fixe menu is an excellent value. Makes one realize the joy's of progressing through a five course traditional meal.

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C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular experience. One of the last of the grand French restaurants. Extensive menu, well trained and unobtrusive servers and all around civilized dining experience.

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b
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Les Nomades is one of the best restaurants in the city for a romantic/quiet dinner. The food is awesome with a wide range of choices of outstanding quality from new inventive and tasty presentations to flawless delivery of old favorites such as desert soufflé's.
The only aspect better than the menu is the service. Attentive, informed and friendly staff enhanced the dining experience.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service! Excellent food, well presented.

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V
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Les Nomades for years and it is still fabulous! This meal may have been our best experience yet. It is certainly for special nights only as the price tag is hefty--but so worth it!

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food. It is pricey but well worth it to enjoy the creative courses. Prix fixe or order separate as I did, too much food if you don’t eat a lot. Modern menu. Ambiance was quiet and intimate for our date night

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DR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. Excellent food. The four course pre fixe menu is actually a bargain given the quality and quantity of the food. Service is impeccable. The meal was perfectly paced. This my wife's favorite Chicago restaurant.

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SA
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fabulous...

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OT
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, great service. We loved it.

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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. The pace of the meal is important to my wife and I. If we are going to spend $500 on dinner it should be a longer experience and they were perfect. Cute wood burning fire place. Staff was friendly and charming but not over the top. If in Chicago again I would go back!

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k
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Les Nomades has long been one of our favourite restaurants to celebrate special occasions. The food is exquisite, the service impeccable, the atmosphere elegant. It is expensive, but justifiably so. We love it and will return.

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DW
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Timeless elegance and graciousness permeate the atmosphere at Les Nomades. From the warm greeting to the expert service to the impressive menu and exquisite preparations, this restaurant delivers on its promise. The wine list is especially noteworthy. Priced for special occasions, or those with large expense accounts, Les Nomades is nonetheless a true jewel and well worth it.

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l
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is superb, with a marvelous wine list, making Les Nomades the destination each year for our anniversary. A little slice of Paris in Chicago. Unfortunately the service and ambiance have deteriorated to the point where we will consider other options next year.

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D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a special evening. The restaurant was elegant with beautiful flower arrangements. The waitstaff was perfect. Very importantly, we could talk to each other and hear what was being said. The food was especially delicious as were the choices. It was elegant in every way and a real treat to be there.

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Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, as always and in all respects. Another great reason to visit Chicago.

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j
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great food and service — my favorites were the wild mushroom soup and tenderloin special. we’ll be back!

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b
San Diego
136 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Chicago. Located in a previous house, Les Nomades is a real gem. You don't feel like being in a restaurant, rather in a dining room. The set menu offers multiple choices for everybody. Delicate prepared French dishes, modern style. Impressive winelist

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H
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic birthday meal. We love this special place in the heart of the city

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PW
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in Chicago... Exquisite menu, fabulous food, romantic rooms, charming hospitality accessible and FUN. There are good reasons this has been an institution for decades!

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G
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
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
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
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
4 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
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative courses.

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W
New York Area
26 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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M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful old school and very elegant French dining. Prices are high but worth the cost.

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L
Chicago
81 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
28 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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