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About 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.

5000 Northbrook Court
Chicago, IL 60062
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00;

Cross Street:
Lake Cook Road between Skokie Valley Road and Wauk

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(847) 509-6750

Website:
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/restaurants/northbrook/il/the zodiac/chicago - northbrook?geoLocation=&prev=restDir

Parking Details:
Self-parking is available immediately adjacent to all Neiman Marcus entrances.

Public Transit:
PACE busses "Route 213 - Green Bay Road", "Route 626 Skokie Valley Limited", "Route 422 - Linden CTA/Glenview/Northbrook Ct."

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - Northbrook Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (18)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (9)
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Casual (6)
Healthy (6)
Fun (5)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

As always our experience at the Zodiac was fantastic! The food, ambiance and service were incredible....and those popovers, just the best! It's such a special restaurant and experience.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We thought our waitress rushed us and was pretty pushy.
I would not return unless someone insisted on going.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always consistent, wonderfully fresh food and attentive, friendly service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Quick Bite, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is our 7th year having bday lunches at your restaurant. We don’t even think of a new place. We are regulars and love ❤️ our bday experiences. Cupcake was delish!

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Love this restaurant! Great food and great atmosphere ! Would be fantastic if you had the Pot-pie back on the menu. That too is delicious !

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fun
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Took my friend for her b-day. Always enjoy the food and ambience. Not too loud. Waitress, think her name was Jacques. Very nice and attentive , and of course food good. Love the little cup of chicken soup to start you off. Gave us a little bday dessert with candle. Very nice time!!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Lovely place for a special lunch. Food is always good. Nice ambience and nice service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our server put a damper on our celebratory lunch. She was not friendly, didn't smile, didn't connect with us at all on a personal level, and wasn't very attentive. (She forgot our coffees - we had to ask another server.) The food was just mediocre at best. The mandarin orange "souffle" was basically jello mold and the blueberry muffin that accompanied the dish was so overly sweet that it was barely edible. One of the salads was too lightly dressed (it was hard to get our server's attention to bring more dressing) and the other was nothing special. We won't go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Disappointing. The ambiance and service were outstanding but the food totally missed the mark. None of us really likes our main course. The fish was down right fishy and mine was overcooked and frankly nearly inedible.

Given the price, nearly $100 for 3 people, we will not be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always a very pleasant luncheon when dining at the Zodiac!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Food was just ok this time. Popovers and chicken broth are always a special treat.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

pricey but lovely and worth it for special ladies celebrations

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was absolutly wonderful and so was the service. A little pricey but was very special for that "special occasion."

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The Zodiac Room is a favorite of mine to celebrate friends' birthdays and other special occasions.
It has a classy ambience and one really feels like a lady when dining there. The service is outstanding, and the food is delicious, a bit on the more expensive side, but definitely worth it.
The room transports you into another place - you would never know you were in a high end department store - it is just lovely. There is not one time that I can remember that the meal or the
service was disappointing which is why we return there numerous times. You come away from there as if you were dining on vacation. It is definitely an experience worth repeating.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I love to luncheon at Zodiac, especially for someone's special occasion.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

All was fine except it would have been nice to not have to ask for water fill up and it would have been nice if the chicken broth cup & saucer had been removed when empty and not left til end of meal when we were leaving. Would have been nice to have been offered a second pop over. I could not give a 5 star rating because the little things just were not attended to without being asked. Bus help need more training.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was our first visit to the Northbrook location which was not as formal as other Zodiac's in my opinion. Everyone in our party ordered the same salad which was consistently good. Service, as always, was excellent. Great spot for the ladies who lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The atmosphere was bright and fun! Loved seeing the girl going around showing off the coming fall trends! I had the turkey havarti sandwich which was delicious and my water glass was never left empty; staff was very attentive and greeted our table with a smile! Our birthday lunch celebration was very enjoyable!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great lunch for ladies. The menu was very well rounded and had healthy items on it too.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

If you are a lady who likes to lunch, this is the place for you! Always fun to come, look at the models, and enjoy an little cup of chicken broth along with the popover and strawberry butter along with a salad. A fun place to come with your girlfriends.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Convenient
atmosphere ladies lunching and loud high pitched voices. they want you to order right away but are attentive. salads delicious but some flavorless like love salad. dressings can be bland.
not cheap but convenient for shopping. popovers not browned and looked undercooked.
very generous with them passing a few times. not first choice but will go back at some point.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

I took a friend to lunch to celebrate her birthday. Everything about the Zodiac Room felt special, from the popovers to desert. We both had a wonderful time and will remember this birthday celebration, always. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great overall experience with great attention to detail! Fantastic salad and coffee!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We love having lunch at the Zodiac Room. I can always depend on the food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Excellent quiet lunch in beautiful area with delicious food. Service was excellent. Wonderful as always.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We have until now always really loved this restaurant. Our last visit was not good. I ordered trout which was very tasty, but the potatoes and green beans had absolutely no flavor added. No salt. No butter. Nothing. I was going to request butter to add but the waiter did not return while the food was still hot.

My companion said her food was similarly bland. Is there a new chef? Was it a bad day? They ran out of salt?

My cocktail tasted like it had been made with sparkling water, not sparkling wine. It did not contain any alcohol. Juice and seltzer should not cost $15.

We didn't even bother with dessert considering how bad the meal had been.

When I pay nearly $90 for lunch I expect it to be wonderful. I'm not sure I will return any time soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Waitress was very unfriendly.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great special lunch, especially for women. Pricey but good good and ambiance.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food was fair, chicken salad, not seasoned well & to dry, needed a little additional mayo.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Given the prices and the NM name, I thought this would be much better. My diet coke did not taste like a diet coke. You did not have non-dairy creamer or the specialty creamers for the coffee. My quiche was big, but was not that good. My friend had the crab salad, but it did not appear to have that much crab. The popover was excellent. The server was very attentive. The setting is lovely. I don't think I'd come back again for a special birthday lunch again. Just needed more extra's for the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The food is excellent at Zodiac, and it's a good place to get together with friends for lunch. The meal always begins with a complimentary demitasse of bouillon and a hot popover, which Is a very agreeable tradition. Sometimes you get a surprise fashion show as well, when willowy models stroll through the restaurant wearing some lovely creations from the Neiman's collection, stopping at tables if customers wish to chat. My only reservation is that for someone with hearing problems, like me, the noise level can get rather high. And yet, I keep going back. Incidentally, they serve "strawberry butter" with their popovers, but are happy to bring you regular butter on request. I always ask for regular. There's a friend we get together with twice a year, and Zodiac has become our meeting place of choice for several years now.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We had a reservation for 12:30 and were seated promptly. We were served water & their wonderful pop overs almost immediately after being seated. Then we waited and waited and waited for over 20 minutes before our waitress acknowledged us. She apologized for the wait but it seemed like the restaurant wasn't overly busy and our salads took forever to be served as well. We were having a leisurely birthday lunch so on the other hand I can say we weren't rushed out at all.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

My favorite place for lunch and get together with friends. Food is always fresh and well prepared. Service is always good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great prompt service combined with a delicious lunch gives the Zodiac top billing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Enjoyed our ladies birthday lunch!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great ladies lunch place! Love the popovers, amuse Boucher, service and fashion shows.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Always love The Zodiac Room for a ladies lunch! Fresh, delicious & healthy choices, too!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 3, 2017

AS usual, we enjoyed our visit to the NB NM Zodiac restaurant and the Popovers and chicken broth were greatly enjoyed, with the strawberry butter, of course.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 27, 2017

One year anniversary of moving to Fort Sheridan.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 27, 2017

The restaurant has a nice menu and utterly fabulous popovers, with strawberry butter. It is pleasant, bright, with good service. It is an expensive lunch, though.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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