Store Manager: Luciano Fancello
The Mermaid Bar / M Bar
Escape to the lush, laid-back atmosphere of The Mermaid Bar at Neiman Marcus. The imaginative menu and magical ambience are sure to refresh even the most serious shopper. In the presence of fanciful mermaid statues and other effervescent artwork from Bjorn Wiinblad, choose from a sumptuous selection of salads, sandwiches, and specialties. They also feature a standard kid's menu for your not-so-adventurous smaller half. View the menu.
History of the Artwork
The Mermaid Bar is graced with the whimsical decorative work of Bjorn Wiinblad. This Danish artist is a true "Renaissance Man," having mastered his style as a painter, illustrator, scenographer, ceramicist, and designer. His decorative style and gentle brushstrokes convey subjects with a sense of calm and contentment. Fantastic scenes with dainty women, birds, and flowers are typical subjects for Wiinblad. The mural tiles were commissioned by Stanley Marcus in the 1960s and originally hung in the cafe of the Houston Galleria store. They are most fitting here as they complement the mermaid sculptures on the center wall. The mermaid sculptures and tiles were commissioned in 1965 and have hung in The Mermaid Bar ever since. Wiinblad was a long-time friend of Marcus. Over the years, Marcus purchased several ceramic sculptures and commissioned the artist to design an image for the "East Meets West" Fortnight. Neiman Marcus is proud to recognize Wiinblad as a prominent artist in its Corporate Art Collection.