Let’s start by the facts !
First is this house in between two sky scrapers about less the a ft apart , have you seen the movie up! ? Well kinda like that I think that’s pretty cool.
The atmosphere is very cozy and elegant , I almost felt like a general walking inside a military building well organized and respectful.
We were taken to the upstairs room a bit mor private and we went because it was my wife’s birthday ,
The menu is simple is a 4-5 course menu and you get to pick out of 2-3 choices for each section .
Soup or salad
I would suggest to order the oysters or the foie gras!
Absolutely amazing !
The Foie Gras is a sweeter dish. With a good balance of sweet , sour an salty !
Next I would get the the mushroom soup if fenomenal ! Almost feels like a crea of mushroom but with out any cream the texture is soft and snappy!
Then I suggest get the lamb ! Omg it actually brought a tear or two while eating it was expertly cooked I got mine medium rare and was on point ! Also the fish comes with a red wine sauce which out of this world ! Make sure you order enough bread to help you clean the plate out of that sauce !
Also to my knowledge the chef is well known for his sauces so I highly recommend any dish with a sauce.
Overall it was a great experience very private and cozy ! Excellent for a romantic getaway or even just for a relaxed night.
The food is amazing and very unique . I have eaten in many places in France including Eiffel Tower tour 54 restaurants and this is by far one of the best French restaurants I have attended .
100% recommended well worth every dollar
My favorite restaurant in all Chicago. A must for anyone who appreciates truly gourmet food, professional service and quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Great place to enjoy exquisite menu over conversation friends or colleagues, or a romantic dinner. Every year I come to Chicago since 2014 - Les Nomades is my number 1 choice for dinner.
They are doing impressive things with French cuisine here. I was charmed by the mood and atmosphere but the menu and wine selection were the main event. Quite satisified with this as top choice for an unforgettable, romantic anniversary dinner.
Put environment and service aside, the taste of food itself is really not that outstanding. Well, of course it is good, but not what I expected for a fine dining restaurant like this. Especially the lamb main course—it is totally a disappointment.
But anyways, their foie gras is really really good, probably one of the best that I ever had in the US. Their dessert and starter are not bad as well.
Not to be offensive to anybody, but their customers are mainly elder people. So do expect that classical vibe (from both the diners and the deco).
Service is not bad. Descent.
Probably won’t come back again. The experience just doesn’t get me.
I have been wanting to go to Les Nomades for years and finally made it in! It did not disappoint! Nicholas, the wine director, was very hospitable and helped us pick out some great value wines to pair with dinner. Decor was old school with a very French feel. I felt like I was back in Bordeaux!
Josie, our server, made great recommendations and the whole team was attentive in serving us throughout the dining experience. Stand out dishes included the foie gras, the mushroom soup, duck duo! Look forward to a future visit!
Friend and myself did the chefs menu with a pairing of reds and it was absolutely out of this world! 5+ stars easily. Just remember to bring your wallet. Worth every penny however.
Its was lovely to be reminded of how service and beautifully prepared cuisine can go together. This is no place for the hipsters. Almost a shrine to gastronomy part Escoffier part Robuchon. Foie was perfectly complimented by accompanying gastrique but sweet vs sour. Mushroom soup reminded how delicious it could be. Oysters were fresh and well schucked. Cassoulet could have benefited from a tiny Toulouse sausage but the veal and duck were delicious and the jus mopped up with the fresh bread. Cheese was delicious. The piece de resistance was an enormous GRand Marnier souffle , highly alcoholic but in a good way. Service was spot on , courses not arriving too quickly and wine poured at the right moment. The maitre D balancing humour with professionalism. The upstairs room comfortable , reminded me of La Grenouille in NYC. Wines are of course expensive but you can just about find for $125...
The overall cost was $250 a person before service. If I was a Russian oligarch looking to spend my money quickly I would dine here alot..
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