The Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus - Downtown Dallas

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Appetite for excellence. Take lunching to the next level at The Zodiac®, our elegant restaurant in the original Neiman Marcus Downtown Dallas. This venerable dining destination, which has been serving fine cuisine for over 50 years, features an exquisite, classic menu selection. Taste one of our delicious seasonal entrée selections or experience the famous Mandarin Orange Soufflé again for the first time.

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SS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible food and terrible service. I think the whole store has gone down the drain. Pitiful!

I even bought a holiday tree ornament, and when I got it home I took bubble wrap of and it was broken!

Awful experience. Won't go back!

Really disgusted since my realtive works there. No wonder NM is in trouble!

Won't go back to downtown store. NM...Northpark is great!

MS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is just okay not what I remember it being.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated a friend for lunch and the atmosphere is relaxing and we weren’t rushed so that we could have a nice visit. The server recommended the mandarin orange soufflé on the holiday buffet and it was delicious. All of it was good. Enjoyable time.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

we go every year to Zodiac for the holiday buffet. This year we went after the new year and the food seemed limited and was not as wonderful as it has been in the past. I’m really disappointed especially since it is very expensive and we didn’t even go back to the buffet for 3rd or 4th plates as we usually do.

SR
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely holiday luncheon with family. The service was warm but professional. The variety and quality of the food was wonderful. The presentation was beautiful. We all had one of the specialty cocktails which contributed to a luxurious lazy luncheon.

MN
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and great service -- we really enjoyed the Holiday Buffet. This was our second year to come and we will be back next year. The food and service was wonderful!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and lots of it. Excellent service and drinks. Fun for the holidays.

PJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. Our server was not as attentive as I would have liked, but we still had a great time.

RS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The prime rib was inferior. Other food was mediocre. The service was excellent. All in all, the quality of the buffet is less than it used to be.

DF
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have come to the Downtown Dallas Neiman Marcus Zodiac Room for their Holiday Buffet.for several years. Large salad and main course buffet with vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options. 3 types of dessert served at the table. Specialty cocktails and wines available. $45.00 includes complimentary valet parking. Wonderful dining experience. And the store is beautifully decorated for Christmas. Need to make reservations well in advance, especially weekends for the Holiday Buffet. They serve regular lunch menu during the year.

MM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such a great experience! My husband and I came for our Christmas/Nee Years date and had a wonderful time.

AF
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My daughters and I enjoyed an after Christmas lunch here. I didn’t realize when I made the reservation it was buffet only. The food was abundant but I prefer plated meals. Service was good; However it was difficult to pinpoint who our server was exactly. I will definitely return but will probably avoid it during the holiday season.

SS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I'm always confident bring guests, but this year I missed former staff and their experienced service.
The menu and food were excellent, but again miss past years creative and delicious presentation and preparation. New chef?

OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downtown Neimans is always stunning. The Zodaic room brunch buffet has been a family tradition for years. ❤️

OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special Christmas tradition to have lunch at Neimans Zodiac room! Delicious food! Service is the best & you enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations while getting some last minute shopping in or visiting Santa Claus! The Zodiac Room will never disappoint!

AG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas luncheon with both grandmas!

D
Dallas
112 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this visit was incredible. Service, hospitality and a wide array of assorted salads and entrees. This holiday tradition was expanded to include two evening buffets during a shortened holiday season. Jeff and Edgar deserve accolades for the seamless experience. Sylvia and the staff were incredibly accommodating. Bravo!

SM
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas lunch!!

K
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been doing the holiday luncheon for years now & it’s ALWAYS FANTASTIC!!! Service, food & surroundings are wonderful!!! We’ll be back next year!

DS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was an amazing new Christmas memory...dinner at The Zodiac Room with our family. Having lunch there with my mom has been a traditional for decades...and we always look forward to it. Hope the dinner service becomes our new tradition!

OT
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Neimans knows how to throw a party but the $45 price tag does seem a bit steep. I go every year & love the tradition. Service was a little slow this year & the waiter seemed disinterested, but maybe I’ve just been spoiled in the past .

SC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely tradition at Christmas. Helen Corbett’s recipes for buffet. Only detraction was handing us back our used silverware when plate was picked up to use for next course. Newman’s should be better than that

f
Dallas
63 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend and I love going there for Christmas buffet. The food is good , nice service. Love seeing Santa each year We will be back

CS
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place for a holiday lunch. Great food, fun and festive holiday specialty cocktails and outstanding atmosphere!

h
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this annual buffet. Food and service is always outstanding

JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect holiday lunch with an old friend. Everything was done to perfection!

B
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was lovely, but terribly overpriced. 🙂

CW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful in every way! And we topped it off with a picture with Santa Claus! Iconic Neiman's Christmas!

ST
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have been having Holiday buffet at NM for over 15 years now. It is a favorite holiday outing.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was out for a day with daughter for Christmas shopping.
A bit underwhelmed in consideration of price point.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

This is becoming an anniversary tradition for us. The holiday buffet is such a treat!

OT
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our annual tradition of the Christmas Buffet was another success! Edgar and his staff will ensure your experience is well worth it! The food is amazing and the spread offers such a wide and tasty variety. We will be back next year!

A
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous holiday lunch!

A
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just wonderful. We go every year as our Christmas tradition—I look forward to it all year long! Excellent, wide variety of food, great service, just a stellar experience overall. We will be back time and time again.

g
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The holiday buffet at the Zodiac Room never disappoints. It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy really good food.

LL
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Zodiac Room. We visited Neiman Marcus last Christmas and could not get a table as it was booked so this year, we made reservations a month in advance. It was my husband and my Christmas present to ourselves. We will go every Christmas and plan to return in the spring. We actually live about 3 hours away from worth the trip.

K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Probably only for lunch. The lights were so bright in the evening, they gave me a headache.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was much better than last year.

SC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Holiday Buffet is a must for the Holiday season. Took the office girls for something different and it was a very nice experience. Had a small fashion show going on too.

L
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The atmosphere was so gray and sad at Christmas. Where is the festivity that marked the old Neiman's. Food was passable but not great. Dessert was actually good. At $45 a plate it was not worth it.