Zodiac at Neiman Marcus – Downtown Dallas
Zodiac at Neiman Marcus – Downtown Dallas

Zodiac at Neiman Marcus – Downtown Dallas

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/info/store.jhtml?storeId=01/DT&rest=100009&_requestid=20571
  • Phone: (214) 573-5800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef David Crow
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Add a touch of luxury to a business or social luncheon at The Zodiac®. Or simply make your office lunch hour more efficient with upscale take-out. Whether planning for one or for 20, you will encounter the outstanding service and exceptional quality that are synonymous with Neiman Marcus.

    Have cocktails with your crew or host the soirée of the season at The Zodiac. We pride ourselves on creating the perfect menu and ambience for your event in our chic and inviting atmosphere. Pamper the glowing bride- or mother-to-be in your life with the shower of her dreams or a lavish luncheon.
  • Entertainment: At your service. Tell us what you are looking for and we will find it for you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Commerce and Ervay
  • Public Transit: DART stop at Akard and Elm Streets.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking on Commerce Street adjacent to Neiman Marcus. Also on Commerce Street there is a parking garage available.
A word from Zodiac at Neiman Marcus – Downtown Dallas
For over 50 years, the Zodiac at Neiman Marcus in the Downtown Dallas location has been the place to dine in Dallas. Housed on the 6th floor of the flagship store, Stanley Marcus first conceived this restaurant as a convenience for out of town customers who were spending a full day shopping in the store.

Today, the Zodiac enjoys the same popularity for shoppers and non-shoppers alike. Enjoy all of the classics from our early days or find some new favorites. We welcome you with chicken broth and our signature popover with strawberry butter. Try a cocktail from our full bar or sip a glass of wine from our extensive winelist. Our lunch selections range from soups and salads to sandwiches. Or choose a beautifully plated entrée. Finish your meal with a housemade pastry and a hot cappuccino.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Zodiac at Neiman Marcus – Downtown Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (36)special occasion (28)fit for foodies (18)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (9)romantic (7)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Elegant Lunch
    MaLFH
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It has been years since I've dined at the Zodiac Room. I wasn't even sure it was still open. I took my son's girlfriend there for lunch this weekend and wasn't disappointed. She's new to Dallas and I thought this was a way to introduce some of the old Dallas culture. There's nothing old about the Zodiac room. It's classic and elegant. The menu is up-to-date and inviting. We had a wonderful time. We both ordered cocktails with our lunch that were delicious, and our entrees were excellent as well. It's a little pricey for an every day lunch, but for a special little get together it was ideal. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's Neiman's!
    Zodiac
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I've been visiting the Zodiac Restaurant at the Downtown Neiman Marcus since I was about six years old. The service is impeccable, the food delicious, and the ambiance is "golden". Flawless service ensures that no need goes without action and the staff provides excellent support if you need help determining what you want to eat. The food is delivered to your table with style and grace and in all my years, I've never found a flaw with any meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rr
    feedmytummy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Transported back in time when going to lunch was an event. The service was exceptional, the menu varied and inventive, and the very Southern feminine ambiance quite a lovely change from chain restaurants. You need to be well dressed and mind your manners but what fun to play this role! The quinoa spaghetti was delicious and I highly recommend the peanut butter chocolate cake. The complimentary popover is the size of your head and the accompanying strawberry butter is delish! Moderately priced and well portioned dishes make this a fun outing. Parking is validated with the check, too boot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a nice experience
    Robert
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Invited guests to the Zodiac and all had a fine time. Food was fantastic (and a value) as always. Service was very friendly but did come up short on several different items such as not bringing a diner's drink back to the table after taking for a refill and a few other irritations I'd like to not have repeated. Otherwise all was well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gracious consistent food
    redsetgo38
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were celebrating a friends birthday and it was more than acknowledged,they celebrated it with us.Everything was perfect..thank you staff at Zodiac
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't Disappoint
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I had not been here in years, but my memory was still correct -- service was impeccable, food was wonderful and the ambience was fitting for a workday celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A First Timer!
    Arealgem24kVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Lived in Dallas my entire 60 years and never been to the Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - what's wrong with that picture?!Went for lunch and it was absolutely delightful from the legendary popovers and strawberry butter to a delicious first course of velvet corn and crab soup that was superb. Best to come was my grilled shrimp salad - of which the dressing made all the ingredients come together brilliantly. A signature cocktail with grapefruit and tequila sealed the deal.....cannot wait to go back. PS: How come that little cup of chicken broth is so delicious?! Thank you for a first of many visits to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tired decor needs of refurbishing.
    Bill
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Ugly soot stained ceiling tiles, calamari was tough to chew, unremarkable menu, not the quality experience the Zodiac once was.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Lunch!
    April
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Two of my co-workers and I went to enjoyed lunch at the Zodiac recently and we were delighted with our experience. The atmosphere was completely relaxing, and the food was delish. We will definitely have lunch here more often. Thanks for creating such a nice environment. Thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for clients
    WineNDine
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I took some potential clients to lunch here, and they felt they were being treated to fine dining meal. The service was outstanding, and the food was great. The clients felt I represented them well, and appreciated that I treated them to an elegant lunch. The entrees were a bit more than most other restaurants, but just slightly more in that given area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classic re-imaged
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Looking at the menu there was an obvious omission, revealed in a new billing. The pot roast is one of my all time favorites. Unfortunately I opted for the New England Clam Chowder leaving no room for the The Fig Creme Brulee which sounded fantastic and refreshing but impossible to eat in the same setting. I opted to sit at the bar, which was a mistake since the usual Zodiac touches were missing from the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch
    Mel123
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Soup was hot. Food was beautifully presented. Service was attentive. Everything about the Zodiac is classy and first rate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fun birthday lunch
    fishfoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my sister-in-law here for her birthday lunch and it was great. We loved starting with the consume' and cheese biscuit. The popover with strawberry butter was delicious. We could hardly find time to talk because we were enjoying our food so much. She had the grilled shrimp salad and I had the seared snapper salad. So wonderful! We were treated to a showing of Oscar de la Renta by a strikingly beautiful and gracious model. Later we went and viewed the trunk show. The wonderful meal ended with a special complimentary birthday cake surprise. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mhmfoodie
    mhmfoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Zodiac room is always consistently good and charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Zodiac Room
    Shreveport1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My sons and I drove to Dallas to attend the Dallas Symphony concert and when in Dallas, we love to have lunch at the Zodiac Room. We are never disappointed and each time we go to your restaurant, we enjoy it more.. I live in Shreveport and my sons in Little Rock.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    Delited
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Nothing about the Zodiac was lacking. It's a classy place for lunch. We celebrated my mother's birthday there, and everyone loved it. She said it was her best birthday ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love me some ZODIAC!
    RecruitingDallasVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This place is great. I take consultants here all the time for lunch as many of them work for AT&T in downtown Dallas. Jeff, the manager, is a great guy and very personable. All of the waiters I have ever had are great, too. The food is awesome, service is fast, and the ambience is perfect. During the holidays they have a lunch buffet (after Thanksgiving through New Years) and it's incredible!! I highly recommend this place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely for Ladies Who Lunch
    BrunchingismyFavorite
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My coworker and I treated ourselves to a lunch at Zodiac, and we absolutely loved it. Beautiful atmosphere, sophisticated lunch crowd. The food was outstanding, you must eat the signature popover regardless of your diet. We loved the variety of choices, and numerous healthy options on the menu. We will absolutely be returning in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An off day
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Arriving late in the day, as I often do, the experience was not worthy of the venue. I felt rushed after being understanding of the needs of the staff. Today it was the food that made the difference, as the service was not on par.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A tradition at NM
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Zodiac is a great place to be inspired. It is good to share with with friends and perfect for special occasions. Check out the specials on the menu which are usually featured for a limited time. One of my favorite items on the regular menu is the pot roast, seasoned to perfection and ample for any appetite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    moonshine83
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife has been to Zodiac before so we decided to plan a lunch with a couple of dear friends. It exceeded my expectations!! The food was delicious, service was prompt, professional and friendly, and we met First Lady Laura Bush while dining! ;) We will definitely be back to enjoy their famous Christmas tradition spread!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uncompromising
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    On this visit I opted for the Pot Roast which was perfected for Stanley Marcus and still served today. The monkey bread and popovers are a meat in themselves. The service was exceptional with frequent checks on the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 164 reviews are from the Zodiac at Neiman Marcus – Downtown Dallas reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Victor was our waiter and he was great!! Very knowledgeable about every dish and provided the perfect level of attention and service!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet
    Tony
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Restaurant was almost too quiet. Went for a business lunch and felt that if you spoke above a whisper, you'd be interrupting everyone else's lunch.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid as a rock
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The service and menu offerings are generally always excellent. Today was no exception, even with large parties in the room everything was handled as if it was just a normal day. I opted for lighter fare today which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun lunch from the past!
    Debby
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Really enjoyed a "memory lane" lunch with my Mother and Sister! Food and service were excellent. We had several special lunches at the Zodiac growing up in Dallas, and it is so fun to return and have the same chicken bouillon, and popovers with strawberry butter that they have had for years! I ordered the chicken salad with mandarin orange salad; the waiter said this item had been on the menu for 60 years! Kind of fun! New menu items are always being added. The scallops that my sister ordered were fabulous. My mother tries to eat "gluten-free", and there were many items designated on the main menu that are gluten free. A special treat for her was the gluten-free dessert trio! It was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice special occasion
    Average
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Nice for special occasion. A little pricy but fun to go early and walk through store.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Today's offering included an unusual version of the Reuben, with Steak and Shiitake mushrooms and melted cheese service with slaw and fried potatoes. This was more than ample especially when ordered with an order of fresh berries. There was a group nearby that seemed to share half of everything on the menu, something I would never think of doing here. The prices are affordable enough that sharing seemed to be their idea of a cheap way out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality is a standard
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Always reliable, this visit was good as always. A nice sized portion with one of my favorites. Be sure to check out the daily specials on a separate menu. Its hard to go wrong with any selections, but some are outstanding. My personal favorites include the amazing Pot Roast and the Salmon entree, its also available in a salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Flagship
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    There's not much to be said - it's essentially the same Zodiac menu as all their other restaurants, but it is in the legendary 50+ year old flagship restaurant. Great service, great atmosphere, classic offerings. Need to go if you haven't and go back if it's been a while!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zodiac Room
    Luvgoodeats
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great service for our group of six. Everyone loved the entrees they chose; the food was nicely presented and very tasty. The one who got the steak filet thought it was perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tradition with creativity & comfort
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I love going to the The Zodiak Room!! There are no "It was good except---" meals. The consistency of the quality; the attention to detail; the professionalism of the waiters; the usual surprise of the dish & drink du jour; and the understated luxury of the dining room are all part of the ease of dining. I just wish they would stay open for dinners!!! The food is prepared with gentle respect & dishes seem to always come out as they should whether it is one of the entrée salads, or a sandwich, or that amazing pot roast or the orange soufflé!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a special occasion
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The selection today was a variation of an item I had recently. The salmon was well-prepared, but not as hot as I would prefer. It seems this is a problem in many establishments, even when a request is made to ensure the item(s) are piping hot. The whole experience was great, and the room seemed to have a nice crowd for a mid-day lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As fabulous as I remembered
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    What a lovely lunch! Greeted warmly by manager and seated immediately. Consomme and biscuit served promptly. Ordered a wonderful Southwest Chicken Cobb, which was fabulous, with flavored iced tea. Jay Strongwater's work was showcased in the middle of the restaurant. Our server, Lucio, was flawless, as always! Another server, Roberto, came to the table to say hello. All in all, a wonderful lunch. One simply can't go wrong with the Zodiac!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upbeat even on a Saturday
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Today, there were multiple of groups at the restaurant, but being well staffed and obviously attuned to the needs of regular customers and guests alike. Today, the choice was difficult between Salmon and the Pot Roast. Its hard to imagine anyone who would not like this selection. It was the recipe that Was a favorite of Stanley Marcus. Its one of the selections that is worth fighting for when menu changes are contemplated. Fresh vegetables were the perfect compliment for this excellent dish. The berries and other assorted items are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch Experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Lorenzo was our waiter for lunch. He was outstanding. The food was awesome! Will definitely be back more frequently.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely ambience
    AnnieC
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our waiter, Mr. Munoz, was wonderful!!!! Food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Mother's Day...
    Hebertlc
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Lunch. Atmosphere was nice and food was light for shopping afterwards.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    DiningoutVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The Zodiac is always up to the challenge, if its a quick lunch, or a relaxing one with friends, the selections and specials are always excellent. Today I tried the special salmon with risotto, white beans, carrots and asparagus that was cooked to perfection, and beautifully presented. The fresh berries and poppy-seed dressing are outstanding for a side dish or dessert. Monkey bread is often available during the week by special request, but the standby of popovers and strawberry butter (or preserves) can't be beaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • avasmimi
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I took out of town guests to the Zodiac Room based on a review I read in D Magazine. The whole experience was amazing. We were so impressed with the beauty of the experience...from the decor all the way down to the Ladies Lounge! The popovers were over the top as was the delicious cup of broth we were served as soon as we were seated. If you are in Dallas and do not take advantage of this most delightful experience...shame on you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.