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Come here if you’re fancy, or like pretending to be. Les Nomades is in a beautiful brownstone just east of Michigan Avenue, and everything about it has a genuinely high-class feel. It’s a prix fixe only menu that starts at $125, so you know they mean business.
This is one of Chicago’s quintessential fancy French spots, and it’s been around for over 40 years. The restaurant is in a beautiful brownstone off of Michigan Avenue in Streeterville, and its high-class vibe is very present throughout your meal. You’re here for a four-course prix fixe menu that starts at $135 - or you can go with five courses for $145. And since you probably won’t be back anytime soon, you might as well.
Les Nomades opened in 1978 as a private club, and even though the Streeterville Brownstone building became open to the public in the ’90s, it still maintains the same sense of exclusivity. We’re not saying that’s a bad thing, but it’s definitely something to keep in mind. This an old-school, French-feeling experience in terms of the ambience, food, and decor. If you have wealthy Gilmore Girls type grandparents, this would be a great place to have them take you. But if you’re younger and looking to experiment with fine dining for the first time, we’d probably steer you elsewhere.
Food $130 4-course prix fixe or $145 5-course prix fixe (plus tax & service charge)