Les Nomades

Neighborhood: Gold Coast
222 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611
312-649-9010
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It would be easy to mistake Les Nomades for an elegant townhouse tucked behind a cluster of trees. In a city top-heavy with large, noisy dining rooms, Les Nomades offers a quiet escape--the antithesis of a see-and-be-seen restaurant. Originally opened as a private dining club, Les Nomades is now open to the public. To the delight of former members, Le Nomades has retained the refined feel and high culinary standards of the private club. Les Nomades is exceptionally civilized: jackets and ties are required of gentlemen; excessive noise and table-hopping are not tolerated. If the downstairs dining room, with its bright lighting and crisp white tablecloths, is too much for you, the Salon du Upstairs, with its fireplace and cherry paneling, should calm you--just don't fall asleep.

Getting There

Cross Streets:
Ontario and Fairbanks.
Parking:
Paid Lot, Street Parking Difficult, and Valet. Valet Parking: $9
Public Transportation:
Accessible by CTA buses (66-Chicago, 157-Streeterville, 3-King Dr.); taxicabs plentiful.
Wheelchair Access:
No

The Basics

Hours:
5-9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 5-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.
Cuisine:
French
Price Range:
$$$$ ($26-$30)
Reservations:
Accepted. Strongly recommended.
Alcohol:
Full Bar. Wine list with approximately 80 selections.
Smoking:
No
Audience:
Adults / 18+

Features

Carry Out:
No
Atmosphere and Personality:
Romantic
Features:
No children's menu.
Worth Noting:
Critic's choice. 4-star. Recommended.
Specialties:
Change Daily. Fixed rate of $75 for a four course meal with choices.
Payment Methods:
American Express, Discover Card, Mastercard, and Visa
Outdoor Seating:
No
Delivery:
No
Seating :
80 table seats.

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"Visited Les Nomades for anniversary...."

Charles from Chicago, IL - August 22, 2007

Visited Les Nomades for anniversary. It did not meet my expectations. The staff simply is not polished and trained enough for the level one would...

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"Please go here in the..."

Jaime Elizabeth Saul from Chicago, IL - August 11, 2007

Please go here in the wintertime. The fireplace in the entrance provides every "traveler" with warmth and comfort. The owner has been there everyt...

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"Les Nomades isn't the most..."

Chris from iNdy, IN - July 7, 2007

Les Nomades isn't the most dramatic or most original or most flashy restaurant, but I felt it was the best in Chicago. We tried Tru, Spiaggia, and ...

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"My husband and I celebrated..."

Denise from Chicago, IL - March 20, 2007

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Les Nomades last week. Everything was wonderful--as good as it gets. The entire staff made us feel w...

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"This was one of the..."

lflh from Evanston, il - March 12, 2007

This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The food was excellent as was the service. It is very pricey but it was a treat to have a...

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"I could not agree less..."

MM from Chicago, IL - February 27, 2007

I could not agree less with the previous reviews, everything was perfect from the moment we walked in the door. Food was delicious, service was att...

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"I agree with what previous..."

Carol from Chicago, IL - February 26, 2007

I agree with what previous reviewers said about the service. I've dined here before, and the food was as wonderful as always, but this was the firs...

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"Went for the advertised 3..."

Dennis from Chicago, IL - February 21, 2007

Went for the advertised 3 course dinner(had to be seated by 5:30pm and we were). Waiter came to table and described the 4 course and 5 course opti...

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"The food was excellent but..."

rick from Chicago, IL - February 20, 2007

The food was excellent but the service was very poor. The waiter was uninspiring and the courses were brought out way too fast. The 3rd course of...

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"The food was beautiful, five..."

Anne from Chicago, IL - December 18, 2006

The food was beautiful, five course prix fixe - inventive and pleasing. Excellent venison. Tiny portions like you'd expect at a restaurant like t...

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