Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - Northbrook
Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - Northbrook

Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - Northbrook

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/stores/store.jsp?storeId=09/NB
  • Phone: 8475096750
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Cook Road between Skokie Valley Road and Wauk
  • Public Transit: PACE busses "Route 213 - Green Bay Road", "Route 626 Skokie Valley Limited", "Route 422 - Linden CTA/Glenview/Northbrook Ct."
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Self-parking is available immediately adjacent to all Neiman Marcus entrances.
A word from Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - Northbrook
Appetite for excellence. Take lunching to the next level at The Zodiac®, our elegant restaurant at Neiman Marcus Northbrook. Retreat to a fine-dining atmosphere with an innovative menu selection. Taste one of our exquisite seasonal entrée selections or experience the famous Mandarin Orange Soufflé. It's the perfect choice for any special occasion or for turning an ordinary day into something wonderful. Let The Zodiac® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - Northbrook reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (21)special occasion (11)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (2)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)fit for foodies (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Disappointed that Hostess did not honor our request for a table by the window, she said nothing about it when it was mentioned and appeared surprised about it, offered no apology or explanation. The lunch was for a special occasion, this slightly spoiled it. More disappointing as we eat there often. Otherwise an okay spot for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jericooks
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our grilled shrimp salad was very good - our waiter was not. He was overly friendly but not attentive at all. My friend ordered hot tea, he brought iced. He was not attentive in refilling our coffee cups. Even though I mentioned when I made the online reservation that it was my friend's birthday, it was not acknowledged at all. I even mentioned it to the hostess when I arrived. For the prices they charge, I expect better service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Average dining for the price
    185days
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is our "back to school" lunch spot. This year I (finally?) noticed that the menu is fair, at best, but the prices are way above average. The service is great and the popovers are still wonderful. But we spent over $50.00 for a soup/sandwich combo and a salad. No alcohol! The chicken salad was bland and tasteless. The shrimp salad featured reheated shrimp with typical greens- really nothing special for the price. We lunched a little later in the afternoon and they were out of all the desserts except one! I guess that is ok or we would have had a $75 tab instead. I guess it is time to look elsewhere for our lunch next year.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • YiayiaEleni
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The ambiance was great for our small gathering. The menu selections were great, there was something for everyone. The food was excellent. The service was great, our server was very attentive and helpful. Looking forward to my next visit!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ladies lunch
    thewolf
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    You can count on Zodiac's consistent quality and service. White table cloths and flowers plus the revered popovers and strawberry butter make it a favorite for lunch birthday celebrations. The salads are carefully crafted and substantial.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Zodiac room
    msr61
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Lovely quiet lunch. It was my friend's birthday and I arrived early to make her dessert a surprise. Of course they forgot.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    ashievic
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food, service, everything was super!!! The cocktails were great, the entree was outstanding. Delightful place to have a lunch with your girlfriends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • for Ladies Who Lunch
    yummy
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great spot for a special birthday or other celebration. With a reservation, a table was ready for us, but imagine you could get a table without one. The popovers are to die for. Crave them!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • marv
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Glad they still have those delicious popovers with the strawberry butter. Everything was lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • metooVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Went here to celebrate a birthday lunch. We were 7 diners. The service was very nice due to a lovely waitress. The birthday girl received a complimentary dessert. Very Nice time!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I t was excellent. There were no problems with anything.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    cudgelVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food was very fresh and tasty. The restaurant gave us a wonderful dessert. The service was a bit slow--seemed like waiter had too big an area to cover and I needed to get his attention several times to take the order, give us the cup of soup, etc. He was overwhelmed but very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 41 reviews are from the Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - Northbrook reviews archive.
  • Ignored
    Ignored
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We waited 30 minutes just to get a glass of water after asking several servers. We were pretty much ignored the entire time which is pretty hard to do as my guest was seated in a wheelchair. Our salads were wilted and warm, fresher at Panera.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing
    OnalarkVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had heard this was a nice place for a "ladies lunch" so I booked a table for two on Mother's Day. I hate to say it but it was disapointing. My mom had a live worm on her bread plate when she first sat down. The service was incredibly slow and not that good. The salads we ordered were just okay. The only really good part was the popover bread they served when you sat down. That was yummy. The room was very nice but the food/service did not live up to what I had expected. I would go somewhere else next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    DowntoEarthFoodyVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I took my daughter here when she got home from college as something upscale and a nicer environment than Panera or Corner Bakery. She was so impressed and loved the food and experience. We shared a hot lava cake with peanut butter ice cream for dessert and the whole experience was very nice. Great for a Girls' Lunch when you want something nicer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie2enjoyVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Our service lagged a bit but the food was tasty and we loved the popovers and the chicken broth.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once was enough
    Flummoxed
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I brought my mother here for her birthday. I have never been and will not go back. The food was a big disappointment. The broth tasted like flavored dishwater. The gelatinous mandarin orange dish that came with the chicken salad was disgusting. I will, however, say that the popovers and strawberry butter were good. All in all it was an expensive, unpleasant luncheon experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladies lunching
    Chcgodiner
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Glad we had a reservation. Would have been nice if the hostess read it and had wished my guest a Happy Birthday, the Special Note I'd included in my reservation. My guest's Portobello Sandwich was delicious and beautiful. My $15 Tuna Pecan was the driest and least memorable sandwich I've ever had. The fruit salad portion was smaller than an airplane meal portion. To cap it off, the waiter removed my partially-eaten popover without asking if I was finished, which I wasn't. Nice ambiance but I would not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Special Girls' Lunch
    DowntoEarthFoodyVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I take my friend every year for her birthday and we each look forward to it. Fancy healthy salads, a nice ladies' environment and special treatment. I highly recommend lunch here for a special event.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Lunch Out
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Took my teenage daughters here. They loved the popovers and the tea cups of chicken broth. We celebrate special occasions here every year.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely, Lovely
    mdbuttercupVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Great spot in the northern burbs. Lunch begins with a teeny teacup of chicken soup along with a roll/brioche that is outstanding, Don't fill up on these things as you won't have room for lunch. We both had fabulous salads. Prices are comparable to any other upscale restaurant. Service was stellar. We asked for separate checks, which wasn't a problem. Didn't have dessert but we received a fine piece of chocolate candy. What a yummy way to end lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I'll Have What Mary Tyler Moore Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    A great surprise. In the film "Ordinary People" Mary Tyler Moore and Donald Sutherland have lunch here at the Northbrook Zodiac. Pepe, our server was entertainingly top notch and right out of "central casting". The food was quality and well prepared from the chicken broth to the gift wrapped chocolate mint. No wonder Robert Redford choose to film at the Zodiac where all signs are good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marcus Missing the Mark
    Lunchinglady
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I typically don't write negative experiences but I felt I needed to after this. Especially when I have had the same experience previously. The good news is that I absolutely love the ambience of the room and staff. It is perfect for lunching but the food is so below par compared to the shopping experience at Neiman Marcus, it was very disappointing. A simple grilled cheese sandwich was tasteless and uneatable for $15.00. The side chicken tortilla soup was boring and flavorless however the very small side salad was delicious. After this experience I feel they need a complete overall on the menu and I think purchase better quality food in general. Maybe it's time for a new chef Neiman Marcus and a new menu with a few organic choices added.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely for Ladies
    Mammasan
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We were a group of 6 l celebrating a birthday. It's a very quiet, elegant atmosphere and a special place for a ladies' celebration. The food is very good and the presentation was very nice. The service was excellent and we were not rushed. The table was waiting for arrival and we appreciate that as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies lunch spot
    Kardlady
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Great spot to meet a friend or celebrate with a few. Would not take children or men.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • for ladies who lunch
    Lkc1
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    a little pricey for what u get, but worth it because of atmosphere and level of service. perfect luncheon outing for feeling of being special.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependably good for a ladies' lunch
    Smiley
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    My longtime friend and I chose this spot for a birthday lunch. As always, the service and food were excellent. The popovers and strawberry butter are a favorite, as is the Mandarin Souffle. We chose the carrot cake for dessert - it was excellent! We're always made to feel 'special' when dining at the Zodiac Room :)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service
    chgomomX2VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We went there as for a last minute lunch w/our two children - they LOVE the chicken consume and the pop overs. I ordered soup and a salad. The soup, pasta fagioli was not good - it was more like chili and not at all the Italian favorite. Note to self - don't get an Italian specialty at something other than an Italian restaurant. Our server was great though - great w/the kids too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant, great view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My grandparents have been taking me to the Zodiac Room inside Neiman Marcus since I was a kid. It's a North Shore secret. Now I go there at times to meet up for a business lunch or an upscale lunch with a friend. They still have Neiman Marcus models walk around sometimes to show off the clothes, which is kind of fun if the model has a good personality, otherwise it's kind of awkward. Still great food though - it's complimentary gigantic popovers and brown sugar butter are its signature items, they come at the start of every meal, as well as a shot glass of warm broth for sipping. Menu is simple and limited, and the presentation is beautiful. I recommend the encrusted chicken with greens and vegetables. Chicken salad is also delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Decent place but over priced. The cookies are not very good like they're known for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zodiac Zip
    Masha
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    I have eaten at the Zodiac Room many times. This time was a disappointment. The waiter was nice but too busy so service was not good. The food was not good. Salads, tuna etc. Too expensive for a bunch of greens What happened
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I definately go back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    I went to the Zodiac Room to celebrate my 25 years at work. I invited a small group of ladies who I work closely with. We had a great time. It was the perfect way to celebrate. Food was fantastic as always.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been going here for years
    FluffyRoss
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    I have always enjoyed the little broth cup and popovers (the jam, however, has become less strawberry). Their food is always very good---well-cooked and prepared, healthy, and inviting. The service can be harried because there never seem to be enough waitstaff. It's also a place where you can eat alone and read your paper.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a longtime gem
    bizsimpson
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I have been going to the Zodiac room since I was in high school . I love this place for lunch. It is tasty and easy and at the northbrook location they have a lovely bay window to look outside. Wonderful gathering for a ladies lunch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun girls lunch spot. The
    chick4VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Fun girls lunch spot. The best chicken broth and popovers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice lunch spot
    Travel2EatVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The food selections were varied, tasted great and were just the right amount. The setting is very nice - white table cloths, etc., but not stuffy. Service was very good and pleasant. Tables are a bit close together, which is okay unless you have a loud person/table next to you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never on Sunday!
    Vicky
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    The Zodiac Room is my favorite restaurant but not on the Sunday I visited. The service was awful. The food was bad and the salad they served did not resemble the menu description. I will not have lunch on Sunday at the restaurant ever again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    KmacVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Everything I've had here is great, but I could honestly just come for the popovers and chicken broth. My favorite part about this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only one-slight complaint--
    Suzy
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Only one-slight complaint-- the noise level can make it difficult to hear each other, and the tables are so close together that when you speak up due to that noise level, your conversation becomes a shared one. It is a lovely spot for girlfriends or older mom's and daughters!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor service, rather
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Very poor service, rather over priced for what was served. Probably would not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate