Zodiac at Neiman Marcus - San Diego

4.7
151 reviews
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Appetite for excellence. Take lunching to the next level at The Zodiac®, our elegant restaurant at Neiman Marcus San Diego. 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. Enjoy beautiful San Diego weather on our charming outdoor patio. 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 menu for you and your guests.
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K
San Diego
75 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Limited menu and a little pricey. Have you eaten there many times and I always found the food to be very good. It’s a very relaxing room and certainly worth experiencing if you haven’t been there before.

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M
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service and the ambiance were all great. I had lunch with a friend I don’t get to see that often and we were there for 2 hours and the waiter never rushed us.
We each had the crab cake starter which came with a small salad and it was the perfect lunch. If you want to dine in classy place with good food this is where to go. Also they bring you wonderful chicken bouillon and a giant popover as starters.

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RJ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a place to go to, to celebrate a special occasion, or to just treat yourself.
The waitstaff are friendly and accomodating.

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j
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked for a quiet table and they went out of their way to get us seated at a perfect table off to ourselves. Tony was our server and he was sophisticated, attentive and exceptional. He never once barged into our conversation like so many do to needlessly inquire "is everything alright?" We never had to ask for or wait for anything. There is a nice upscale list of affordable wines by the glass and the amuse bouche consomme is always hot, rich and satisfying and I defy you to resist Neiman's signature popovers with strawberry butter! We all had delicious, creative and healthy salads for our entrees. One of us was having a birthday. Tony brought out an amazing piece of chocolate 3 layer cake filled with a light chocolate mousse for us to share. It was the chef's special creation and it was to die for. All in all, we love the Zodiac. It is quiet so you can have a conversation, there is ample and easy parking on the second level and the food and service is wonderful. The only unfortunate thing was the front reception left one of our ladies sitting in the entrance and never asked her name, or who she was meeting, so if one of your parties is running a bit late, you'd better check the reception area on occasion.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoying dining with my friends at the Zodiac Restaurant. The food is great. For the last few times, I had the Salmon tacos - these are exceptional. The staff is outstanding - from the hostess to the wait staff. The chef came out to make sure we were enjoying our meal, and thanked us for being there and invited us back. It was a wonderful dining experience. Thank you!

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D
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was very good although my soup wasn’t hot. Could have sent it back but didn’t.

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MS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely afternoon spent with my friend. always a treat to eat at the Zodiac!

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m
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our special girlfriend birthday celebration place. We feel so special, relaxed, never rushed. Outstanding food and service! We will continue to frequent for our special occasions.

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OT
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often have Tony as our waiter; he’s wonderful, as is all the staff there. Food is delicious, and beautifully presented. Quiet and very relaxing atmosphere. A hidden gem in busy Fashion Valley.

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San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Zodiac is so reminiscent of the classic lunch room in bygone eras complete with very attentive wait staff and old timey details like a fantastically delicious chicken broth appetizer accompanied by a perfect popover and scrumptious fruit butter. This is my second time to this restaurant and I ordered the chicken and pesto sandwich. Sadly, it fell short of my expectations. The chicken was really overcooked, to the point it was inedible and the sandwich was stacked so high, I should have taken it outside to take a bite! Very messy and way too thick. But the service was excellent and I really like the ambience.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Estaba cerrado

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C
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was quiet and the service was really nice!!
The extras were an added bonus. They included popover with special butter, broth before the meal and a complimentary birthday cake.
Thank you Zodiac for a lovely time!

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N
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A longtime family friend was wedding dress shopping and we took an intentional stop for a nice lunch at The Zodiac. It was a perfect stop-by during a delightful and lovely day.

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CH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience. Manager Clyde is extraordinary.

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B
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for this hidden Jewel in Neiman Marcus. Excellent Service. The pre-lunch Popover with Strawberry Butter & Consume cup a lovely touch. Excellent Waiter & bus boy. Fun to meet and chat with Chef Clyde.

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K
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hope Zodiac will stay for everyone to enjoy! Such a great place and convenient. Best for meeting friends and families! Staffs are so friendly and professional!

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J
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have always looked forward to lunch at NM Zodiac room, but when I took my guest this past Tuesday I was very disappointed The traditional popovers arrived, but they were one short for our table of 3 . they were over baked also Then my guest ordered the salmon pizza It arrived very over cooked I wanted to send it back, but my guest did not want me to cause a scene. I don't know what was wrong with the kitchen that day, but it was not up to standard. I will not want to gamble taking someone back for a while I was disappointed in the quality.

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EB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both food and service were a standout here. Not for everyone- but definitely a nice place to enjoy lunch while treating yourself to a day of shopping.

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GR
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tony’s our server is always great and kindly attentive.

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s
San Diego
125 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, the servers are always very attentive. The whole staff there knows how to treat their guests so that they want to return, like we do every month for our Sunday catch up. The popovers are incredible :)

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S
San Diego
83 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The menu and food is tired. Time for an update.

We had the salmon flat bread. Imagine that offering is in fact an update. But it was dry and uninspired.

I’ve been eating lunch here for 20+ years. Hope you all will invest in the place.

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JB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific Service
Excellent food and good company.

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San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the first time I've eaten at Zodiac and I can guarantee I will be back. My lunch experience was reminiscent of the classy lunch rooms of the 40s and 50s. Attentive service without being too overbearing, prices competitive with other upscale restaurants in the area, and a menu (with nutritional information on many items) designed to please every palate. I had the scrumptious crab louie and loved the beautiful sweet lump crab, no shredded crustacean here! The giant popovers (with yummy strawberry butter) that come with lunch are a delightful surprise as well. You have to try this place. It's a fantastic respite! Worth every penny!

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JB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delivers. Never a bad experience. Consistently our favorite for crab cakes and excellent service.

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F
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lady’s lunch st the tony Zodiac st Neiman’s reminiscent of the old days. Giant popover and rich consommé appear to start the day. We had trout and salmon prepared with Amir vegetables. No dinner needed tonight

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S
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love their Crab Louie salad. The staff is always super friendly. I enjoy dinning at Zodiac when I'k in Fashion Valley.

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JB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect, the staff amazing and the company was of course great. This is the best meal we have had a VERY LONG time.
We will be back.

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s
San Diego
125 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place continues to be a hidden gem, and I can't figure out why. The service was impeccable by Tony. He was attentive without ever being intrusive. The food was wonderful, as usual. Our group meets there every 4-6 weeks and my son has been my side kick for quite some time. He is now 17 months, so the attention they provide to making me feel comfortable bringing him along, is most welcome. There is no reason for us to meet elsewhere. The atmosphere, coupled with excellent food and service brings us back time and time again. Go here, you will not be disappointed.

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s
San Diego
80 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive however the food was subpar.
We enjoyed the chicken soup as a starter however my very favorite popper was cold and seemed like it been sitting for sometime. Definitely not hot and fresh right out of the oven which was very disappointing.
My friend's Trout was just so-so & I asked for my Cobb salad to be tossed but it was drenched in salad dressing and looked like a bunch of limp greens.

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S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed The Zodiac restaurant as part of our Fashion Valley experience. Wouldn't eat anywhere else and they never disappoint!

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RM
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and food. Very special lunch location.

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JB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to Neiman Marcus for lunch. The food is always perfect and the popovers are out of this world. The wait staff are always attentive and pleasant. The atmosphere is friendly and invites you in to dine. Elegant but cozy and casual. The coffee is also great. Additionally, I
like the classic lunch of Orange Souffle. I miss the high tea. Thank you Neiman for a lovely venue to celebrate any occasion.

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T
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret in San Diego. A gem! Alan, our server outstanding. All staff is exemplary.

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c
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The popovers were a hit at our table.

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s
San Diego
125 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, a hidden gem. We have a standing lunch meet up with a small group of women and we all enjoy ourselves each and every time. No need to find a new locale, Zodiac is perfect for our needs.

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LL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our lunches at Zodiac! the perfect Mother, daughter, sister lunch spot :)

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful spot for lunch. Quiet, comfortable and great service. Limited menu selection.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Henry was very attentive, food was fresh, delicious and nicely presented.

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P
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy going to Zodiak; it's usually quiet so you can enjoy visiting with your friend. The complimentary popover with strawberry butter is delicious, and the consomme is nice too. This last visit I ordered the lemon shrimp salad; very tasty and the shrimp were perfectly prepared. My girlfriend ordered the crab cakes, and was surprised & impressed with the fresh crab meat and gave me a taste, very good. Because it was my friend's birthday, a beautiful slice of cake was presented to her. She loved it. Service is very good, and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I had to ask for a coffee refill. The coffee is very good by the way.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently ...perfect for ladies who enjoy lunches & shopping!

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