Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - Northbrook

4.5
312 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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IG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service. Really enjoy meeting a friend for lunch there.

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OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Amazing popovers were so yummy the chicken broth was perfect on this cold day. The waitress Sonda was so nice she was very patient since I had my daughter with me. The hostess made my daughter feel so special. The salad was fresh and the salmon on top was prepared perfect. My daughter loved her grilled cheese. Nothing like a great Sunday to spend with my daughter at the wonderful zodiac room.... thank you for always making us feel special.

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d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was tasteless. Popovers weren’t fresh or warm. Server didn’t check back with us. Overall, unacceptable.

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J
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been better!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and the ambiance.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

This was unfortunately not the first time we have experienced poor service at this restaurant. We enjoy the food and the atmosphere, but the service is very inadequate especially for this high end retailer. The waiter (and in past visits waitress) did not return to our table for our order, we had to flag them down. We had to ask for our beverages twice as well as water glass refills. The wait staff did not return to see if we needed anything after serving our lunch. The food is good but the annoyance of the service will not bring us back.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

After Christmas lunch with the family and the food was good. However, the service which has always been amazing (which made the value equation work) was horrible. The staff has changed over so I will give it another go but if it is the same they are off the list.

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TO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been our 15 year annual holiday lunch tradition. It’s been fun to teach my children about white table clothe dining .
We now have extended our family tradition to their significant others.
They all want to know when our ‘fancy ‘ lunch will be .
Thank you zodiac room waitstaff !

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KA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely lunch with absolutely delicious food.

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L
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

always consistent and charming.
popovers are a real treat.
love to come here for birthday
celebrations. food is yummy👍

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R
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Server was inattentive and unhappy. I left 15% because I feel badly leaving less as I waited tables for many years. My friend suggested I leave 10%

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ES
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give the service 20 stars, I would. The food is delicious and the service is spectacular! I love Zodiac! It’s simply the best!!

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JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The consommé and popovers can always be counted on. The burger was delicious, the love salad was rather bland.

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JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We three had a wonderful birthday lunch -- good food, helpful server, lovely atmosphere.
I can't wait to return.
JewellG

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K
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

who doesn't love a goreat popover and a warm cup of broth when they sit down! Fun place for lunch. Loved the Quinoa spaghetti!

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OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The zodiac today was so busy we had a reservation at 12:15 we were seated by a lovely lady who sat us by the window knew it was a birthday said happy birthday came by during our meal to check on us. So sweet
The server waiter was great we had a bottle of wine he didn’t rush us he was very nice to us. The food was really good the popovers are the best my birthday lunch was a success. The restaurant was so busy and I had some old perk cards I brought them to the hostess who said no problem I’ll call them in for you it might take a few minutes. Again she was so busy and seemed to just get it done.
The cupcake was just a added treat. Nothing like a Sunday lunch at the zodiac... I’d give it 10 stars it was just great!

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OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my bday and it was so nice. The place looks great. The hostess sat us by the window which I requested she said happy bday when she sat us. It was a great lunch the server was very attentive and made me feel special. The food was good. The popovers were so yummy. It was a very nice lunch.

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NE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WHO DOESN'T LOVE GOING TO NEIMANS NORTHBROOK ZODIAC ROOM FOR LUNCH ? FROM THE POPOVERS TO THE DELICIOUS MEAL, ALL EXCELLENT. DON'T GET ME STARTED ON THE STAFF, THEY ALWAYS TRY TO GIVE ME MY FAVORITE TABLE, ALWAYS SO PROFESSIONAL AND ATTENTIVE...IN MY PERFECT WORLD IMAGINATION I GET TO EAT AT NEIMANS NORTHBOOK EVERY WEEK...I HAVE EVEN TAKEN CARRY OUT CHICKEN AND TUNA SALADS THERE FOR MY HUSBAND FOR A PICNIC LUNCH AT WORK. TALK ABOUT A SPLURGE, WHAT FUN !!! DR. NANCY ELLIOTT.

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F
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, great service, relaxing respite from Black Friday shopping! I did notice some menu changes, with some missing favorites, but the salads are quite customizable.

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LD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Zodiac at Neiman's in Northbrook has been totally renovated and looks very lovely. Everything is clean and new. The servers were great and the food was very good.

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S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had a great server and the coffee was great

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SM
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, not great. Poor value. Service was ok.

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BV
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Gem hidden in Neiman Marcus , many locals know- not others it’s is such a wonderful atmosphere for those that actually enjoy great food, outstanding service - and attention - conversation with a friend- the homemade popovers and crab Louie salad a classic favorite and Healthy - crab is great !
If working - try on a weekend-

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I took my mother here for her 75th birthday. I had never been here before, despite growing up on the North Shore. It was a lovely lunch. The service was great and very attentive. The food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the salmon tacos. They have a nice "birthday desert" which is a cupcake with a candle and some fruit. I only had some of the frosting, but it was amazing.It was a wonderful place to celebrate this milestone birthday.

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IG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Pleasant atmosphere. Really enjoyed it.

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OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful afternoon. I took my niece and 2 others for a special birthday. It was so wonderful the hostess sat us right away and wished my niece a happy bday a nice touch. Our server Harvey was great made the whole experience very special. She was turning 60 and never been here. We had cocktail burgers were awesome and the tuna the best! Popovers were perfect the desert was delicious! It was a great afternoon.

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AE
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent! Best place for a birthday lunch or fun get together !

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D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Popovers are outstanding. Everything else is average. Service can be inconsistent.

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OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there for my 80th birthday it was so very nice. I asked to sit by the window and the hostesses were so friendly and nice. The server was very good. The food was so good we both had the scallops and they were done to perfection. Everything was just perfect. They brought a nice desert for me. When we left the hostess remembered it was my birthday and again said happy birthday. They were so busy and still made me feel so special
Thank you

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J
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Been there many times, this time the food was disappointing. My son did not eat his salad, lettuce was not crisp and artichokes were mushy. The salmon tacos were mediocre.

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F
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoy the zodiac room. It has a great feel and fun for special girlfriend b-days. The love salad is always yummy. I only do special occasions because it is pricey.

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OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding
Was greeted with a very friendly hostess. Had a great lunch for my daughters birthday. The server was very attentive to us even though it was busy. The food was great. The busboy kept refilling our water and ice tea and asked if we wanted more of the so good popovers which we loved and ate too many. The hostess saw that my daughter loved the chicken broth and brought her a few more which made her so happy... everything about the meal and service was outstanding. This is our new favorite place to go.

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F
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for a birthday lunch always a great ambience. I tried something new this time salmon and veggies was just ok. The salads are really my favorite. The red velvet cake was delicious, and i usually don’t love red velvet. Overall the food is more expensive probably because of location. Will go back for special occasion again but will be salad for me.

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CR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The atmosphere and food was very good but the staff -except the bus service - was very unpleasant! The hostess and our waitress were very cold and had an attitude as if they were being forced to be there. We felt as if were were glared at every time we asked for anything.

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CM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I made the reservation for a girlfriend’s birthday & mentioned this when the reservation was made. Our server never acknowledged this and he didn’t seem “on top “ of things that day. Very unusual as we’ve both been to the Zodiac before & the service was excellent !

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z
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last lunch before two kids off to college

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CF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch with two friends. The salads were delicious. The atmosphere was elegant. Wonderful afternoon

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing
I happened to make a reservation during lunch rush. Not only did the awesome hostess get me right in, she got me right by the window. Was as nice as nice can be. Within 1 minute, I had my soup, popover and water. Waitress was great. Asking me if I’d been here before and if I had any questions. Only did she know, I love his restaurant. I tried the salmon tacos. And my g-d, they were amazing. The hostess and waitress each asked me how everything was. Everything Was amazing. I’d come back just for the hostess and waitress. But man, the food is amazing!!

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OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. We walked in and we were greeted with 2 friendly hostesses. Had our table waiting for us it was my friends bday. The soup and popovers were great just the way we liked them. Our server was so attentive to us. We sat by the window which was so nice. The food was really good the service was great the desert banana cake was so moist and good!!! This is and always will be our favorite place for lunch... I give it a 10 plus!!!

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