NM Café - Northbrook (FKA Zodiac)
I had lunch at the NM cafe for the first time. My love salad was delicious and service was great. The menu is pricey but this is a nice place to go for a special lunch.
Great salmon salad and their signature chicken souffle dish!
The food was just ok this time. Service was not good. The waitress had an attitude and seemed unhappy. Ambiance is still great for a women’s get together. I was disappointed this time and I usually like it.
Outstanding service and wonderful menu. Perfect for ladies lunch. I love the chicken broth and popovers to start
Nice, clean and bright spot. Innovative dishes with some familiar plates. Great for the ladies who lunch, and for the husbands who go along.
Food quality not good. I had the salad with chicken. Chicken was old and tough. Shame!
greeted by a friendly hostess . sat down with my friend for her bday. service was great food delicious. popovers are the best around. such a great place for a special girls lunch. will definitely be back.
We had an amazing time for my daughters 12th birthday party!!! Thank you so much!!!
I will start off by saying our server was fine and the food was great. However, the hostess is horrible and quite frankly rude! We made a reservation for 11:45, low and behold the Zodiac Room does not open until 12! We said something on walking in and she goes, “oh yes people have been complaining about that.” A phone call, text or email or notifying Open Table would be appropriate. Then, she points to where we were sitting does not show us to our table and brushed it off. This was beyond disappointing and set a horrible tone for our finally getting together for a holiday meal with my best girls, no kids/husband. I am outraged at her rudeness and her actions showed she couldn’t care less. The worst hostess I have ever had in my life! I doubt I will ever return due to her lack of knowledge and frankly not completing her job.
Shrimp cocktail not great value for the money, as they were small. Holiday drink in the red cup was weak and way to pricey as it was mostly just ice and no alcohol or much of anything else. Why fill the cup with ice at that price?
What has happened to the Zodiac Room at NM? Used to be a special place to lunch.
Our waitrress was inattentive, dressed sloppily, and unprofessional. We were completely done with our popover and broth before she even came to the table. Finally, she arrived and we ordered drinks. 10 minutes later we had to ask for our drinks and she made some excuse about why it was late. Someone else delivered our food. We asked for coffee and then had to flag down someone to get a refill 20 minutes later. For the price, the service is unacceptable. Upon reading the 2019 reviews, most had the same comment. Not sure why no one at ZR is reading reviews and staying on top of this. $100 lunch should have excellent service. The waiter/waitress should be professional and look presentable. Very poor experience. Will not be returning.
Popovers, Popovers. I say delicious! The service and server were excellent. My salad was enough for 2 persons and it was delicious. My grandson had a hamburger, of course, and loved it. The broth was a very nice gesture as it was gratis. Can't wait for my next visit.
Lovely special afternoon. Always a beautiful experience.
It was so cold I had to wear my coat. The server was aware of the situation the entire restaurant was freezing
great lunch great server charlie. food was fresh and tasty. salmon tacos are one of the best tacos around. the popovers are so good and fresh such a nice touch. we will definitely be back.
food was excellent service excellent a great bday lunch.
the popovers melted in our mouths. it’s a great place for a special ladies lunch. we will all definitely be back.
such a great lunch food excellent service excellent her name was charlie friendly nice and sweet. everything perfect for my friends birthday. desert chocolate chip cookie warmed up with ice cream the best. a perfect tasty great place for lunch
snowing on halloween what else to do have lunch and warm up with a cup of clam chowder and a popover. the burger was so tasty the truffle fries we’re delicious. everyone was so nice the staff bus boy and server the hostess kept coming by to see if we needed anything we will definitely be back. what a nice lunch we had
Solid food and great service.
Your waitstaff are very bland.... No enthusiasm as far as celebrating a birthday... children Mac and cheese is really bad... thanks to our waitperson who offered to bring my grandson a grilled cheese.she saved the day... I come to visit our grandchildren in Wilmette for their birthdays and have alway taken them to Neiman Marcus for lunch .... the one in the city makes it so much more special.... to be honest it’s just boring at your restaurant....🙄
Not to mention my husband and I order and nice bowl of corn chowder and was told they only had teaspoons to eat it with... poor situation and only got worst....
i was here with my granddaughter ava who is 2 our server was very busy did bring ava her food right away never took our order the person seating saw ava was getting a bit upset and couldn’t be nicer brought her a coloring book when she was done eating brought her a cookie and kept her happy. we got our sandwich was very good. i asked the women her name she said tammy thank you tammy for saving the day and making ava a happy girl. we will most definitely be back.
A lovely place for a lovely "Ladies' Lunch" to celebrate a 70th birthday. Six of us at a wonderful round table to accommodate conversation. Service is great. Food was delicious. Menu is somewhat limited and prices are high.
sunday’s at the zodiac are perfect. food always good servers so friendly hostess so personable. always a great way to spend a lovely lunch. the popovers and chicken broth is always delicious. the salmon tacos and the burgers were delicious. the cookie warmed up with ice cream was perfect with the free coffee for coffee day. we will most definitely be back. thank you for making. our special lunch so special. a 10+! love that they know us by name...
We had a lovely birthday lunch! The food was wonderful and service was perfect.
Was a lovely meal. Service was fabulous. Popovers were amazing as always. I great way to celebrate a special day.
what a great lunch. it was pouring outside the place was so busy yet everything was great food great place. greeted by the 2 most lovely women they both were so friendly and got us seated right away. when we asked why so busy today they said it’s the place to be on a gross rainy day and they were right. everything was done to perfection from the popovers with the strawberry butter to the chicken broth to the love salad with chicken and the chocolate chip banana cake was the best. we will definitely be back the service was so good the server charlie was so sweet and even though so busy can’t wait to cone back
Everything today was great. We were greeted by a very nice lady who wished my friend a happy birthday. The server was so good recommended the salmon tacos they were fantastic. The popovers were delicious. There’s nothing like a nice lunch at a nice place with nice service. We will definitely be back.
Such a nice lunch for my mother’s birthday. There were 2 lovely ladies at the front who were extremely busy but had smiles as they sat us wished my mom a happy bday. The nice gentleman that took care of us was so polite and new everything. They seemed to be very busy with only I could see 2 people taking care of a very full place. The 2 women at the front were bringing out food answering the phone running around. The food was very good service good we will most defy be back.
Great service as usual. Very flexible with substitutions.
We had a magnificent lunch celebrating a friend’s 100th birthday! We all had the orange soufflé chicken salad which was just delicious, and our server was marvelous! And the popovers are always the best!
Great food and atmosphere as usual + wonderful service with exceptional server Jackie ! Always love going.
Quite honestly, i usually love Zodiac but this time the food made me sick and my daughter's order was totally wrong. Way too much money to spend on being disappointed. Sorry NM
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Celebrating a birthday.