Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - Northbrook

4.5
337 reviews
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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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MB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious and fun!

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Chicago
96 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I give the zodiac a 10+ why? It was my friends birthday we walked in the lovely hostess wished us a happy birthday made us feel special I requested a window seat she said I have your window seat all ready for you. Service like this all before we sat down how lovely it was. We sat and these warm popovers were given to us with the chicken broth how lovely. The food was served to perfection the desert was the best a warm chocolate chip cookie. The server Polly never rushed us we were there for a while a perfect place for a special lunch. The bus boy was so nice always filling our water I think his name was Juan I only know because I said to him thank you for my 2nd popover and asked him his name. It was such a wonderful afternoon. As we were leaving the hostess was with another customer and still said hope you have a great day and happy birthday this is a great place.

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as expected. I was taking a dear friend to lunch as special treat and she loved it.

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L
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place for a ladies lunch. Food is really good and fresh. Especially nice for birthdays or special occasions.

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B
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday lunch for a friend at the Zodiac. Of course we loved the consomme` and popovers (had to have 2!) with the strawberry butter. Entrees were tasty -- vegetable quiche and salmon tacos (thanks for not blackening mine!). Our server was gracious and understanding that we wanted to chat before ordering. Best of all, two female models walked through the restaurant for over two hours, modeling multiple gowns by Yves San Laurent, St. James and others. They engaged with us numerous times and were just lovely! Hope we get a chance to see another tableside fashion show on our next visit.

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FB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fabulous! Room make over is beautiful.

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BG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced

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CK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Birthday - we were waiting for a third party but they didn’t check to see if we needed anything while we waited - we had to ask for our popovers and we never received our consommé - the meal was lovely but they came out with a store bought cupcake to celebrate the birthday - if I knew that was the case I would have ordered a second dessert - they never asked if we wanted coffee with the dessert which we did have to finally flag someone down for. I was shocked and astounded by the whole event - we go there fairly often but have not been in awhile and the ambiance of the setting because of the service has declined tremendously

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v
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The Zodiac Room is a very civilized place to have lunch with a friend. It's been a meeting place of mine for over fifteen years. While the menu is limited and could have more variety, the overall experience is a known quantity which brings us back there time and time again.

There is room for improvement, however.

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R
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Haven't been to the Zodiac room for some time. The menu has changed a bit. For the price, didn't wow us, but hard to say why. Food was good overall. Had the love salad with added salmon. It came without the included avocado & I had to request this. Chicken salad plate was also ordered. It was ok. Brought us a complimentary cupcake for our birthday person, which was a nice touch. Temperature in the room was ridiculously cold & they were never able to resolve this. Asked for coffee to warm up (which they charged us for.) Will come back, but not for a while.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration.

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D
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food delicious and great room
Unfortunately waitress was unpleasant and unattentive- never once smiled, indifferent greeting , never brought second cup of requested coffee and took almost 15 minutes to return with our credit cards
Not the service you would expect at NM

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Super slow service but a good lunch place nonetheless. Interesting that the Caesar salad (which was good) is in fact not actually a Caesar salad. They don’t even have Caesar dressing.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I mentioned in the notes that it was my friend's birthday and they brought her out a cupcake without all the singing ... we appreciated that.

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Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow we have been coming here on Saturday and the hostesses Tammy and Lynne have been so kind with my daughter. Always making her feel special along with our favorite server Polly. Today was our last day since we are moving out of state and these 3 amazing women made my daughter feel so special with a gift they had bought her. I can not say enough about how great this place is... I give it a 10 plus ... I will miss this place and the amazing staff
Thank you from the bottom of my heart

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch yesterday, celebrating my daughter’s birthday, at The Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus, Northbrook. The food is always delicious and the service is never short of excellent. Our server, Misrael, went above and beyond to make my daughter feel special, with refills of her favorite chicken consommé to start the meal, and a cupcake with a candle at he end. The Zodiac Room remains my favorite restaurant in the Northern suburbs for a sophisticated, special birthday lunch, or for lunch anytime with friends.

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N
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Sad, one of our favorite spots. No one took my drink order after I was seated for over twenty minutes. Diners that got seated well after me had drinks, popovers, and food orders taken before I got my initial drink. I finally flagged down a server to help me. I had four servers in all, not a single one offered to help...I had to reach out each time. Never did get my iced tea refilled. Had to ask for broth, etc. Was given the evil eye by my fourth server for ordering a coffee & a champagne for dessert.
The food was brilliant, as always.
I am hoping service issues improve.

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d
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and environment were great. The food was a disappointment. I had heard about the mandarin souffle from friends and found it lacked flavor. The fruit was tired and did not seem fresh, as well as the blueberry muffin. Chicken salad was good, broth and pop overs were terrific.

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Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful bday lunch. The food was outstanding the desert was delightful. The service was very attentive. I give the experience a 10 plus. Such a wonderful place for a nice good lunch. Everything was great

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CH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Usually, the Zodiak is very dependable, this time it fell short. The server was curt, not very pleasant, and dismissive. She brought a soft drink order that asked to cancel and walked away without taking the other drink order, then was rather dismissive about that. The trademark chicken broth was not brought to the table, we had to remind her for that with our meal, then she blamed the error on someone else. The salads were good and well portioned. For an $80 lunch, including tip, it was pretty disappointing this time.

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J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch! Can't wait to go back! Took me way to long to try an amazing lunch spot so close to home !!

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t
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food and the service has gone way below average and the prices have increased to beyond ridiculous! The only thing worth eating is the popover. Charging almost $70.00 for two salads with 4 pieces of shrimp each, a cup of coffee and a cup of tea is outrageous!
I will never set foot in this restaurant again and will dissuade anyone from going to the Zodiac Room!

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IG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
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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TF
London
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

They have a new menu and it’s not as good as the old. Very limited.

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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
24 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
12 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
17 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
4 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
11 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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