Les Nomades

222 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611


Chef Roland Liccioni picked up where he left off during his last stint at this Richie Rich throwback. The gilded vibe extends to the four-course prix fixe menu, which fairly bursts with sumptuous French flavors. Highlights include a fennely kabocha squash soup, with caramelized pumpkinseeds and truffle foam, and a magnificent Kobe beef filet with trumpet royale mushrooms and shallot sauce. Asian influences crop up, as in an arctic char with a maitake mushroom, forbidden rice, and a sauce of yellow tomato and lemongrass. Lowlights: uninspired bread service, repeated sides, and periodic throwaways, such as an undercooked roasted duck breast with savoy cabbage, caramelized pearl onion, and green peppercorn sauce. But the wine list is as impressive as ever, and the servers are so affable you want to take them home. Prix fixe options: three courses $65 (before 5:30 p.m.); four courses $115; five courses $130.


Dishes We Liked

(All dishes are part of a prix fixe menu.) Trio of smoked salmon; duck consommé; arctic char with maitake mushroom, forbidden rice, and yellow tomato–lemongrass sauce; duo of veal and lamb chop with pommes purée, maitake mushroom ragoût, and Périgueux sauce; artisanal cheeses; warm flourless chocolate cake with liquid cassisé

Additional Information

Price: $50-plus
Cuisine: French
Neighborhood: Streeterville
Hours: D Tue-Sat. BYO Thurs.