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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (11)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Healthy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Love to go there when one of our girlfriends has a birthday. My friends enjoy the shrimp salad. My quiche was fair. Over cooked.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wait staff, Harvey excellent. Presentation of food, taste and service top. Wonderful atmosphere for a special occasion for lunch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The service was lovely, as was the usual popovers and butter, broth.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Service was really poor on this visit. The room is nice and good place for ladies but service standards have plummeted

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My cousin was in from out of town and we had a ladies lunch. The food, service and ambiance were stellar as always. I started with the butternut squash soup, it came hot and the perfect consistency. I ordered my favorite for my main course, pecan tuna salad sandwich with a dude of fruit. I have an allergy to melons, so they accommodated me with berries only. Service was amazing,! Our server was very patient with us, and attentive as well; I always had a hot cup of coffee. 😊I would return here any time, and highly recommend The Zodiac Room!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Popover and consomme were delicious. Quiche not as good. Very attractive setting and excellent service but was way too noisy for comfortable conversation.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

All around excellent

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Really good food and great service. Perfect spot to celebrate a birthday, special occasion or just because.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Planned a holiday lunch with friends, 2 of which share a birthday in Dec. When asked by the server if we were celebrating anything we said yes- holidays and birthdays. We enjoyed a tasty lunch and ordered a piece of cake to share . The server also brought a cupcake with a lit candle. When the bill came there was an $8 charge for the cupcake-unbelievable! Small vanilla cake with white frosting and s candle-would have been $4 at our favorite gourmet cupcake spot. Eon’t Be returning.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Celebrating my friend’s birthday, there were some dietary restrictions and the menu accommodated those needs. Started off a little slowly, as the restaurant was quite busy, so even with a reservation we were seated about 20 minutes past our time. Got our soup/popover after a little while and then our waitperson came by to start our meal, “officially.”
From there, we did fairly well as far as service and getting our meals in a timely fashion. We did have to ask for refills on our iced tea and then, it got much smoother as the meal continued. The restaurant provided a cute little cupcake with a candle to help us mark the occasion.
The birthday celebrant was happy with her birthday lunch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

5 people were squeezed into a table for 4. The noise level was awful making it impossible to have a conversation The wait staff was non attentive and bordering on rude.
We usually always enjoy our lunches at the Zodiac. Everyone agreed that we would not come back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We met here for lunch to celebrate a birthday. The menu was inviting, the service impeccable, and the atmosphere was perfect for the occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was fair because of the holiday. They never served the bullion, which was sad. The popovers were delicious, of course!

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My "Love Salad" was a disappointment, as was my friend's. Too many salad greens, little chicken, Hearts of palm and artichokes were in abundance with little flavor, grapes were seedy and tomatoes soggy, tasteless. 'The popovers are the big draw as is the service and the ambiance. This salad needs to be eliminated or revamped.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A nice venue for lunch, both business and social. Food was good, but a bit average for the prices. Also, felt that $16 was a bit high for glass of House wine. Service was good. Light, airy atmosphere. The noise level was low, allowing for great conversation! Would go again and try another luncheon selection next time.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Nice spot for a ladies lunch. Food is good and the room is pretty (although starting to get a bit tired). I’ve always been frustrated with the service though. It starts off really good and then the waiter seems to disappear.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great, a bit pricey but that is to be expected!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

i was thrilled to take my family there who were in for Thanksgiving, and we decided to have a "girls day out". it was the perfect setting - the food was amazing and the service was over the top.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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