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Les Nomades - 18 Reviews - 222 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (312) 649-9010

Les Nomades

222 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 649-9010
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Les Nomades - Chicago, IL
Les Nomades - Chicago, IL
Les Nomades - Chicago, IL


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Visiting Chicago, wanting a nice unique dinner we visited Le Nomades. Very courteous, efficient staff, food...


Les Nomades may have the cuisine to compete with the big names, but the service is flawed. We waited over 5 minutes after seating to be greeted by a waiter for our initial drin...

Dream Place 10/15/2012

by vmj at Menuism Provided by Menuism
Visiting Chicago, wanting a nice unique dinner we visited Le Nomades. Very courteous, efficient staff, food... more

Dream Place 10/15/2012

vmj Provided by Partner
Visiting Chicago, wanting a nice unique dinner we visited Le Nomades. Very courteous, efficient staff, food outstanding, wine superb. Could not h... more

Dissapointment Ala Mode 6/5/2010

Disapointment allamode? - ? - 2010-06-05 Pros: I got to leave Cons: ????? isn't that a good questions more

Classy 7/11/2009

Tables are a little close but I still love this place for its sophistication and civilized service. The food is always well prepared. Pros: Intimate Cons: Hard to have a private conversation more

Best elegant dinner around 1/6/2009

One of the best fine dining experiences you will ever have. We have been here at least a half dozen times and have never been disappointed. The food and service are always superb. The waitstaff is always on top of everything without being ""in your face"". There aren't too many places that are worth this much money! The wine list is extensive and has something at every price. The decor is understated- you feel like you are eating in an elegant home. Put it on the top of your list for your next special occasion. Cons: expensive more

Wonderful experience 9/16/2007

When my sister came to visit, I took her and her family to Les Nomades. I was concerned about how it would go because my sister lives in New York and has frequent access to many wonderful restaurants, and so she is not easily impressed. I am happy to say that both the service and the food were outstanding. We had a wonderful meal and I was very satisfied with the experience. I would definitely go back. Pros: Outstanding food and service more

Fine French Dining in a Quiet, Civilized Setting 5/12/2007

Our party of four loved the hushed atmosphere in this comfortable, intimate Streeterville townhouse this evening. The clientele at Les Nomades are Chicago's upper crust: established, wealthy, and mature. The new menu under Chris Nugent has a great mix of wild game and fowl, along with signature dishes. We were greeted with knowledgeable, friendly waiters who made us feel at home. Everything at this restaurant has a hand-picked, custom feel to it; even the olives in a martini or the whole grain sourdough bread served in the bread basket. The cuisine soars here, from the amuse bouche of smoked salmon, a sweetbread puff, and a tiny mushroom soup terrine with white truffle foam to the melt-in-your-mouth venison loin. While the portions are small, the flavors are large and satisfy. If you have an appetite, I would opt for the 5 course meal at $112. Among our choices, stand outs were the langoustine and scallop appetizer, the asparagus with poached egg, the hearty lamb portion, and the amazingly light and airy passion fruit souffle. The fish courses were delicious, but rather small, and we all wished there had been more than just two options on the menu. A minor disappointment was my veal loin: ordered medium rare but arrived medium well. The wine list was overwhelming and 90% French. Pros: Ambience, Food Quality and Preparation Cons: Service was nearly perfect more

Fabulous Food and elegant atmosphere 6/11/2006

Just ate there for a special occasion and the food was absolutely fantastic! I loved the lobster appetizer and the venison was the best I ever tasted! The service was good, but waited too long for the 4th course which made the dining experience over 2 1/2 hours! Too long for me to sit. The dessert was just okay, they overcooked the flourless chocolate cake. Based on the other reviews, wish I tried the souffle for desert! Pros: Amazing food and elegant surroundings Cons: Really expensive and jackets are required more

Disappointing service 5/20/2006

Les Nomades may have the cuisine to compete with the big names, but the service is flawed. We waited over 5 minutes after seating to be greeted by a waiter for our initial drink order. Between courses, an assistant waiter brought the wrong silverware (knives for the meat course when the soup/salad course was next). When I went tothe restroom, a busboy removed my napkin - didn't fold or replace it, and I had to ask for a new one. We waited over 10 minutes after the main course for the cheese plate. We ordered coffee immediately after the main course, and I had to remind an assistant waiter to bring it to us. I expect and shrug off lapses like these at a $20 restaurant. When the dinner runs $90-105 without drinks as it does at Les Nomades, there is absolutely no excuse for this kind of experience. more

Great French Food outside of France 5/12/2006

I have been to France several times and eaten at some of the best places there. This food was as good if not better than the french food that I have eaten in Paris. Pros: Good Food, Great Service Cons: High Priced more

Couldn't have been happier! 4/11/2005

We went to Les Nomades on Thursday evening for a special occasion. From the moment we walked in the door, everything was perfect. We were seated immediately in a beautiful dining room. The wine list was extensive. The food was fantastic; each course was a well-presented combination of unique flavors. Delicious! I would especially recommend the souffles. The service was impressive. We had at least three different servers attending to our every need. They were friendly and more than willing to answer our questions. Don't get me wrong, the dinner was expensive, but definitely worth it. Les Nomades made our special evening absolutely perfect. Pros: Excellent Food, Great Wine List, Attentive Service Cons: No ala carte menu more

did not like the food 3/25/2005

Oredered rack of lamb (rare) and duck breast (medium) for entries and carrot soup and lobster tail for appetizers. Lobster was good, the soup was nothing special, but the entries left us dissapointed. The food was severely undercooked and tastless. I like rare done meat, but this lamb was RAW. The duck was supposed to be medium, but I would not even classify it as rare, it was almost raw. The people there were very nice and took the duck back and cooked it a little more, although it still was not close to medium cooked. We had the same type of entries recently in Eiffel tower restaurant in Las Vegas and Les Nomades food was a parody compared to that. Undercooking is just part of the problem, and the meat quality was not so good to begin with. The restaurant is very small and felt a bit too crouded. Pros: good service Cons: bad food, crowded more

Perfection In Motion 6/9/2004

Three friends from London and my wife & I had one of the most remarkable dining experiences we have ever encountered last Friday (4 June) at Les Nomades. Along with an excellent meal and unpretentious, knowledgeable service we had two beautiful (but very reasonable) bottles of wine (a 1986 Château Lafite Rothschild & a 1966 Saint-Julien). Having eaten there twice before, I would rate Les Nomades heads & shoulders above Everest (Chef Jean Joho) and Charlie Trotter's - no mean feat when you consider the latter two will cost the average diner about double what they will pay at Les Nomades. As a member of The Carlton Club (15 years) and one that has eaten at some of the most exquisite restaurants in the world, this restaurant, indeed, is a Top Five signature oasis. Pros: excellent food, professional service, reasonable cost Cons: , not open Sun/Mon, no overnite sleeping more

Elegant dining 5/16/2004

Les Nomades is my favorite fine dining restaurant in the city. The food, service and atmosphere are wonderfully elegant yet not pretentious. I highly recommend it as one of the most elegant dining experiences in the city. Pros: Service, Great atmosphere more

Beautiful presentation of food 12/18/2002

Everytime I get to go to Les Nomades, its a special day for me. I truly appreciate their elegant dining atmosphere, fine waitstuff and their wonderful food. I enjoy each of the meal course in this place. It is definitely one of the best restaurants I have ever been. Pros: Elegant, Excellent food Cons: Expensive $$$$$ more

florist 11/30/2002

I go there every time i'm in Chicago and love every minute of it! Pros: great chef, killer Souffles more

Fabulous soup! 8/19/2002

When we ate at Les Nomade, we figured we were taking a chance because other restaurants were rated higher and our Chicago visit was brief. We were not disappointed in any way. We were seated quickly in the upstairs dining room with soft music and conversation providing a pleasant background. Service was both congenial and efficient, but unhurried. For a lagniappe, we were given small bowls of pumpkin sioup which was an almost broth-like flavorful concoction that took our breath away. There was not a weak course in the entire meal which we ended with cognac and a creme brulee trio that made us wish we had space for more. We can't wait to get back and go to this fine establishment again. more

The Best 7/31/2002

Roland and Mary Beth Licconi (I think i got the spelling wrong) are without a doubt the best restaurant operators in the City, perhaps the country. Period. An this restaurant is simply the best of the best. Pay your homage, treat yourself and splurge on the best fine dining value in the city. Roland Licconi is the most talented, most creative chef in the city and is without equal. more
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  • The Scene
    Back in the '80s and early '90s, Les Nomades was a private club, and this intimate, two-story Streeterville townhouse still has an exclusive, members-only feel. A small sitting...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM Tuesday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 09:30 PM
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, Diner's Club, American Express, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Near North Side, Central