About Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach

601 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Mariposa is a fine dining lunch restaurant. We are open 7 days a week and feature a fresh contemporary American Cuisine. We have a beautiful dining room as well as an outdoor patio. A bar counter is also available for dining, which allows our customers to dine and view the passers by as they shop. We have full bar service and are known for our cocktails. Our specialty are the famous popovers with strawberry butter.
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;

Cross Street:
Santa Cruz

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 467-3350

Website:
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/stores/store.jsp?storeId=11/FI

Parking Details:
The parking lot is located directly in front of Neiman Marcus.

Public Transit:
Public transportation is within a one block area.

Executive Chef:
Javier Montoya

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Mother's Day Menu
Clam Chowder Soup( $10) Or Lobster Avocado & Mango Salad ($26)
Crusted Alaskan Halibut ($32) Or Mary's Chicken Breast ($28) Berries Clafoutis $12

Private Dining

Our full restaurant is available for breakfast meetings or evening events.

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5

A delightful place to have a break from ...

Dined 4 days ago

A delightful place to have a break from shopping! We had the chicken salad...very fresh and tasty and beautifully presented! Also had to get the famous chocolate chip cookies! Delicious! We'll definitely be back!

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Yum!

vip
Dined 7 days ago

The Restaurant has a new Chef so each entree is presented differently and so is the price. Think the menu's price went up a little and thats why the Restaurant is not full. Well I had the grilled shrimp salad and it was yummy. My guests ordered lobster sandwich and it was also quite good. My other guest order the steak salad and she finished it all.

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Imaginative cuisine in a sublime setting

Dined on April 15, 2016

I have never had anything less than impeccable service and imaginative food trends, and for that reason, I continue to make Mariposa a 'go to' restaurant in my dining universe. I highly recommend this restaurant although to be fair, it is rather pricey.

Tags: great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Mariposa - Neiman Marcus Fashion Island

Dined on April 12, 2016

Not only has Neiman Marcus been my longtime favorite shopping spot, their Mariposa is a place I've invited many of my lady friends to join me for lunch, and they love it!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service4

It was a busy day so glad we had reserva ...

Dined on March 23, 2016

It was a busy day so glad we had reservations

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

LUNCH AND A FASHION SHOW

vip
Dined on March 4, 2016

Very nice little place. First class all the way. During our visit thee was a fashion luncheon happening on the patio. The food, service and atmosphere were all first rate. Highly recommended.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

Best Popovers ever.

Dined on March 4, 2016

It's worth the drive to Fashion Island if you love popovers...it makes the pricey lunch more affordable.

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5

The popovers and strawberry butter are t ...

vip
Dined on February 20, 2016

The popovers and strawberry butter are to die for. Perfect place for a girls lunch!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great service and food.

vip
Dined on February 17, 2016

Fantastic service. Food was delicious. Great for lunch with the girls or girl friend!

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dakotah

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Great lunch experience with wonderful popovers! Excellent service from our waiter also.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Mariposa never disappoints

Dined on February 9, 2016

Exceptional service, lovely ambiance and tasty entrees. Quality of food is high...what else would you expect from Neiman Marcus?

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Never disappoints

vip
Dined on February 1, 2016

Brought a dear friend here for a birthday luncheon. It was her first time and was blown away by the service, view and menu. The lobster Mac and cheese was amazing and had huge chunks of lobster ! The roast beef melt was wonderful. I can also vouch for the hoisin chicken salad as well as the burger. The popovers that everyone is served regardless of order is always a treat. Highly recommend for a special girls lunch.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great for party!

Dined on January 30, 2016

Had my birthday brunch here.... Service was excellent.....our waitress was really sweet and caring..she was always around in case we need anything... We got our order from the restaurant week which was delicious.... Will come again!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved it!

Dined on January 18, 2016

Perfect shopping day lunch! A great place for lunch with my daughter. The seafood salad was delicious and the complimentary broth was so very good. Highly recommend.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Unexpected

vip
Dined on December 31, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful food and excellent service. It was very unexpected to find such a great place to dine in a department store!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service3
value3

I like

vip
Dined on December 31, 2015

Good food -- a surprise! Got the wrong wine but wasn't charged for the more expensive one I ordered. Waitress could have been friendlier.

Tags: great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Holiday Lunch

Dined on December 23, 2015

We had great service. The menu selection fits everyone's needs. The salmon is always a sure thing. The quinoa spaghetti is low calorie and tasty. The chicken pesto sandwich was a hit as well.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great Christmas time tradition

Dined on December 19, 2015

I always enjoy eating at Mariposa in Neiman Marcus with my daughters or girlfriends. The experience and atmosphere is great for celebrating friendship!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Bright Spot for Lunch

Dined on December 18, 2015

The Mariposa Room never fails to please. One of the fashionable, and brighter, lunch spots in Orange County. A terrific menu with daily specials that never fail to please. If they're on the menu, try the seared sea scallops on risotto - fantastic. The service is always attentive and responsive. The menu is a little pricey, but no worse than any of the other leading restaurants nearby - and you can do a little shopping at Neiman's when lunch is over!

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Busy Holiday Season!

vip
Dined on December 17, 2015

We waited way too long for our food to reach our table. The Restaurant was sooo busy and packed. My Grilled Shrimp Salad was up to par and was good. My daughter's Turkey Salad was nothing to brag about, just so so.

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

always a treat

vip
Dined on December 17, 2015

food is always good and their are new menu items since I last went. Service is very friendly and accommodating. I love to meet my friend for lunch then shop

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Great manager

vip
Dined on December 15, 2015

I took a few friends who had never been to Marioposa to lunch as a special treat. Reza, the manager came over and introduced himself and treated us to a dessert. Reza truly made our lunch extra special! As always, along with many selections to choose from for lunch, the food was tasty. As a result of this experience, I selected Mariposa for my birthday lunch on 12/28. We'll be back soon!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Great for Ladies' Lunch

Dined on December 8, 2015

We love the traditional popovers and chicken consommé served to all guests. Salads are always incredible and service is always done with a smile.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food3
ambience4
service2

Mariposa is a great place to have lunch ...

vip
Dined on October 29, 2015

Mariposa is a great place to have lunch when shopping at Fashion Island. The choices are varied and unique. The Kobe sliders and fries are a favorite. The orange passion tea is amazing. Of course the best thing is the complimentary popovers and strawberry butter.

food5
ambience5
service5

Impeccable service and good food quality

vip
Dined on October 28, 2015

Ingredients were fresh and well presented. Priced well for quality of food. Highly recommended

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5

Favorite place for a fabulous lunch, imp ...

vip
Dined on October 18, 2015

Favorite place for a fabulous lunch, impeccable!

food5
ambience5
service5

Lovely and relaxed dining

Dined on October 9, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants for lunch. It is a beautiful and quiet room (if it is not too crowded). The menu Is varied to suit different tastes. The food is consistently delicious with a lovely presentation, and the popovers with strawberry butter are perfect. I love the soups especially the bean and the seafood salads. The service is always excellent. Remember to save room for dessert.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

A wonderful place for lunch

Dined on September 26, 2015

I took my mom for lunch here last Saturday and we had the nicest time! I have been wanting have lunch with her at Mariposa for the longest time, as it is so elegant- perfect for a ladylike lunch! This restaurant is almost from a bygone era- elegant, with wonderful table service and delicious food! The freshly baked popovers and strawberry butter they bring to you at the start of the meal are so amazing!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent service and food presentation

vip
Dined on September 15, 2015

Excellent lunch place in Fashion Island. Superb food presentation and very nice dining atmosphere.

Tags: great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Mariposa_Never Disappointed

Dined on September 13, 2015

I found Mariposa to be a welcoming and deliteful experience to anyone I have taken there. The staff is warm and friendly. I appreciate that there is a manager presence to ensure guests have a positive experience and will lend a helping hand to the support staff. I highly recommend Mariposa.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

YUMMY LUNCH

vip
Dined on September 10, 2015

WE HAD A GREAT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN'T WANT THE DESSERT, IT WAS OFFERED TO US. THE WAITRESS WAS TERRIFIC!

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Best food and service

Dined on September 7, 2015

Love the food specially the home made bread. The manager Mr. Reza was so helpful and made sure we all loved our food and had a great time,

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Popover heaven

Dined on September 2, 2015

This is my favorite place to meet my best friend for lunch. I have to admit that we go there expressly for the popovers. The service is always top notch and you get a fashion show to boot.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

The Manager, Mr. Reza and staff are amaz ...

Dined on August 30, 2015

The Manager, Mr. Reza and staff are amazing! Food and service is was excellent, as one expects from Neiman Marcus! Shop and eat at NM. So convenient. The restaurant has a nice view of fashion island.

food4
ambience3
service5

Noisy kids crying babies

Dined on August 25, 2015

I wish Carol would not have seated young children and a crying baby next to our table ... At times it was difficult to have conversation and conduct business ... I was very disappointed about this and so were my lunch mates.

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service4

food takes too long

vip
Dined on August 1, 2015

notice that the menu has changed and so is the price . $30 for a lobster sandwich! But it took the kitchen extra long time to get the food ready .

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service1

Mariposa Is Going Downhill

Dined on July 25, 2015

We have been going here on and off for about a year now and took a break in recent months -- only to remember why. We stopped in on Saturday and our experience was less than stellar considering they bill this as fine dining. My husband and I both ordered appetizers -- he the shrimp cocktail and me the tater tots. My tater tots come out and his shrimp cocktail is nowhere to be seen. We wait and wait (because they are supposed to be served together) and nothing. I finally ask the waiter and he disappears for a good 15 minutes so I eat my appetizer while my husband has nothing). Finally his dish appears and I said to him how much do you want to bet the entrees will be here in 2 minutes and sure enough they were delivered within 2 minutes! We sent them back because how can you enjoy your appetizer if the entree is getting cold. I'm sure they just put it under a heat lamp because when they came out they weren't that fresh. Someone in the kitchen should have been expediting properly to note you don't send out one appetizer without the other and then send entrees 2 minutes later! I just thought the service was lacking which is why we stopped coming in the first place. The lobster club was also just tiny pieces of lobster meat. The entire staff seemed harried and the restaurant was by no means full.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

A-mazing!

Dined on July 24, 2015

Second time for lunch at the Mariposa, and it was just as great as the first time! Wonderful view, delicious food, impeccable service. There was a model showing fashions from Escada....so fun! Will be my go-to from now on whenever I'm in town!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Perfect for ladies' lunch

Dined on July 21, 2015

Love their consommé to start off with, and can't beat their orange souffle chicken salad!

Tags: great for lunch
food3
ambience3
service5

Excellent service

vip
Dined on July 11, 2015

Our server, Carrie made the whole experience a delight. She was very attentive and enthusiastic and nothing was a problem. Her upbeat attitude was contageous.

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