Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - Northbrook

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Join us beginning September 17 – October 31 for our Taste of Italy, featuring a menu carefully crafted from items available in store or online, all with an Italian flare.

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.

Reservations are now open for Mother's Day High Tea. Spend your afternoon sipping soothing tea & nibbling on delightful bites at our English garden inspired Mother's Day Brunch.
Dates: 5/4, 5/5, 5/11, 5/12 from 2pm-5pm
$50 per adult
$25 per child
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OT
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great room very bright and so pretty. Food was good service was excellent. When we walked in there was a little bit of a line and the women behind the desk handle all the people with a smile on her face. This is a great place for a special bday my friend just loved it. Everything was so good. We will most definitely be back. The salad was so fresh the salmon was cooked to perfection my friend had the burger and said it was the best she’s had in a long time. The chocolate chip banana cake was delicious. We will be back.

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great service hostess was so friendly and checked on us. Server Charlie was great and very attentive to us. We were there for a bday and the chocolate chip banana cake was so good. We will definitely be back. The popovers were so fresh and the strawberry butter was so good. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you zodiac for making my friends bday so good and so special.
I would give it a 10 plus.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant and usually do not feel rushed through a meal. I was taking my girlfriend there for her birthday and booked the reservation through open table and said it was a birthday.
We felt rushed by the waiter Throughout the entire meal even though there are plenty of open tables and the restaurant was not near closing. Maybe the waiter was just having an off day m.
A good waiter can really make a lovely lunch a perfect lunch, a waiter that isn’t really paying attention makes this just another place to go to and not feel so special.
I was there last week and had the best lunch I’ve had in ages and we had a lovely waitress that help make the lunch perfect

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Our first poor experience at the Zodiac Room. We have been having lunch here for over 22 years. From the moment we checked in with a very unfriendly person at the counter to waiting over 20 min. for someone to come and take our drink order. Our soup was never served. The watermelon salad was delicious. Our server was not even aware there was carrot cake on the dessert menu. We had to actually show him that it was offered. The staff changed the tablecloth next to our table and almost spilled our drink glasses while setting the table next to us. We came to celebrate a special occasion and were very disappointed with our experience. It was always such a special day coming to the Zodiac Room for lunch. This experience was anything but special.

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was here with my wife and 2 young children. When we got here the hostess couldn’t have been nicer made my children feel so important she asked where we would like to sit we asked for a booth she said come on to the kids had crayons coloring books and and a great kids menu. The food was excellent the server was great. Everything was wonderful will definitely be back
Ps the hostess was so nice so friendly and made our lunch so very special.

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch today. The hostesses were so nice it was a birthday she sat us by the window the server Charlie was so accommodating and so patient with us. The chicken broth and popovers were such a nice touch. The food was so good we had the cream of chicken soup that was so tasty. The salads were very fresh and a nice size. The service was a 10 plus the hostess that was wearing a very colorful shirt came by to wish my friend a happy birthday. It was such a fun day at the zodiac.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch for my sister. Lovely lunch and service. Food incredible and this place is not just for women ... 😉, there were quite a few men there.
Love the entire menu. Bright room. Uplifting lunch

JF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday.

CS
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It appeared that one or more service staff had not shown up for shifts on the day we were there. The staff who were there seemed overly busy, but were polite. The hostess was doing her best to help by serving broth and popovers and clearing tables. This impacted service and I hope NM isn't reducing staff here and this was a one-time occurence.

M
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A beautiful room with windows along one side makes for a bright cheerful ambiance. The popovers are an absolute wonder: large and freshly made. Patrons are dressed nicely. It is a wonderful place to have lunch.

RH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Been there before. Very lovely room, nice ambience and good food! Went for a friend ‘s BD. Classy place. Brought a little bd dessert with candle. Very nice

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to the zodiac on sat there were two lovely hostesses that were so sweet and nice. They knew it was a special birthday and made sure to wish us a happy Birthday. They gave us a beautiful table by the window which we did request. From the time we walked in to the time we left everything was just perfect. Service excellent food excellent everything was just perfect. We will definitely be back for another special meal.

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon tacos were great very tasty. It was my friends birthday and they made her feel very special. Thank you. When we left the women in front was so sweet said happy birthday and made us feel special. Will definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Occasional Zodiac diner since the room first opened. Here are my thoughts on yesterday’s lunch:

Hostess - Unprofessional. Leaning on counter and unfriendly. Behaved as though it was a bother to do her job.
Service - Curt and unfriendly server.
Food- No flavor. Three Salads had flavorless and watery chicken salad, and dry and flavorless egg salad. Green salad may have had dressing, however it was thin and flavorless.
Dessert - Box of cookies. They were undercooked and grainy. Funny that we were given the recipe for an awful cookie.

Though the Zodiac was never the finest restaurant in the area, it was always good and consistent. Servers used to be charming and friendly. Hostess was always N-M sharp and professional. What in the world has happened? What a disappointment. Please, please bring back the elegant “Ladies who lunch” atmosphere with good food and service. And, find a hostess that looks like she is interested in being there.

Bottom line - I will dine at the Zodiac again. I love the room. I will order something different and hope I just made a poor choice this time. Maybe I will get a friendlier server and a better hostess. Let’s hope.

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at the zodiac room. Everything was tasty and very good. The hostess was very sweet and made my child feel special. We will definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal the hostesses were great the server was great. The buss boys were so nice. The food was good. We will definitely be back. Everyone made us feel special for my friends birthday.

N
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic server! She made the birthday lunch lovely!!🛍💝🥰💘🧚🏻‍♀️🧚‍♂️

SM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous venue for a ladies' lunch.
Service impeccable and waiter was very gracious.

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful place to celebrate a special birthday. Food was excellent popovers with the homemade strawberry butter was delicious. The chicken broth was a very nice touch. We will definitely be back. Service was excellent.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration, so enjoyable.

JO
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great. Al lot of memories for my family. Always like to look at prices of clothing.

c
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 6 enjoyed a delicious birthday celebration with children salad, Louie salad, spring salad, BLT sandwich, along with the outstanding popovers & chicken soup. Our waitress was so attentive & made us all feel like it was our birthday. Lastly, we shared a piece of chocolate cake that was fabulous! We will return soon.

c
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus Northbrook is always delightful. The room is nicely decorated in soft tones and the tables are well spaced, making conversation easy. Every diner is treated to a complimentary cup of broth and an impossible to resist popover with strawberry butter! The menu is varied, with salads, sandwiches and more robust entrees. The wine list is also good. As one would expect from Neiman Marcus, the service is always flawless.

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where to begin we were hosting 17 people for my moms 80th bday. Numerous calls and txts to Tammy and Lynn to make sure it was perfect. It was everything we hoped for. Ramiro got all the food drink orders right he was such a great help and was awesome. Food came out all together and it was just perfect. Tammy and Lynn were so helpful was able to make my moms 80th bday a true success. We will definitely come again and we thank you again and again.

LF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch with excellent service. Our food issues were accommodated and the menu was definitely not boring. Great place.

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way. Food service and place was perfect. Will definitely be back. The staff was so nice

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was meeting a girlfriend for her birthday it was so nice that the hostess asked us where we would like to sit she suggested the window it was just perfect. The popovers and chicken soup was such a great touch. We both had salads and the lovely waitress brought us a birthday desert. The staff was so nice and the service and food was perfection. This is our new number 1 place for a special occasion.

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my granddaughter for lunch for her bday. Ramiro was great personable brought her a desert she loved the chicken broth and the popovers it was such a fun special ladies lunch. The food was outstanding very fresh and she loved the burger
Definitely coming back

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This past week I hosted a special event at The Zodiac. I cannot tell you how great everything was! Daniel, the head Chef, made everything so special for me and my guests. The food was outstanding as well as the service!!

OT
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great lunch we had. We were served the chicken broth when we sat down and the delicious popovers with the strawberry butter it was just perfect. We both had the love salad with shrimp it was so fresh. We had the butter cake that was to die for along with a birthday cupcake.
Today was a perfect lunch we will definitely be back. It was so delicious can’t wait to go back.

L
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Popovers are the best! Salad Louie was delish. What a special birthday place.

BF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second or third time I've used Open Table there, and they have no record of my reservation. I get an email saying the time and number but it's not on their books?

AL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very casual but delicious, excellent service and beautiful place.

PB
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely room, beautiful table setting, ample easy parking.. all in all a special place for a special lunch. Beautiful looking salad plate, but the salads could have used a little more flavor. Service is very good and the ambience could not be nicer.

L
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food and servers just ok-not good. The waitress had too many tables to cover so service was inattentive. I don’t feel I got my monies worth

H
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Chicken salad very bland
Egg salad not edible
Waitress came back with more coffee when finished lunch
She never brought birthday dessert
Prices very high for the quality of the food.
Never returning for lunch.

TC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Having worked at NM for 14 years I was always excited about the Zodiac menu, service and friendliness of the wait staff and chef. The server really could have cared less about us and when I asked her, after receiving our check, why we were never served the legendary complimentary “broth”...she said the equivalent of “oh well”. Her service was mediocre, at best. My friend (who also worked with me there for years) and I LIKED the chicken piallard but the whole plate was on the side of “messy”. Since Marika left as chef I can see a decline in both the menu and service. It is very disappointing. For over $57 for lunch I certainly would expect more to the experience....after all, that’s what NM prides itself on. Overall, neither my friend nor I will probably go back as we will just go the NM downtown and relish Marika’s impeccably creative menu and her caring wait staff. As far as the new chef at the Northbrook location.....we never saw him (and the restaurant was almost empty until we were ready to leave) and I wouldn’t know him from a can of paint. We would not recommend the Zociac Room to anyone. It’s really a shame and I hope the staff are better trained going forward.

j
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

My daughter wanted to go here for her graduation lunch was just she and I. The boss boy who brought are popovers literally threw them down on the table and could not have been more rude when we asked for more strawberry butter. Our waitress while friendly and very sweet was extremely busy and never really came back to check on us or our food. The children’s menu is awful the grilled cheese was not melted and the pasta tasted like cardboard and was soaked in oil. The french fries had strange seasoning all over them that made my daughter cringe. There is a new general manager we saw him walking around the restaurant he didn’t talk to a single customer was wearing jeans and hid in the kitchen the entire time we were there. Very different from past experiences with Mariahca who was the previous general manager

K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant to dine for lunch! I also treat my Mom to lunch the week of Mother's Day, a tradition dating back more than two decades. Now my two daughters have started this tradition with me on separate days. I hope Zodiac stays open for business when the NBK Court Mall is renovated/changed.

S
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food. The hostess Tammy could not have been nicer and more accommodating. We had a special occasion and she went out of her way to make it nice.

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