Shopping and Dining Highlights
If shopping or dining is your passion, or if you just want to explore one of the North Shore’s most acclaimed communities, Northbrook is the place for you! You’ll find everything from world-famous retail brands at Northbrook Court to independent stores and boutiques, each with its own unique style. There’s always something new on the dining scene: four star restaurants for fine dining, local favorites for meeting friends, and a host of convenient fast casual options for a quick bite. Whether you are a long-time resident or a visitor, there’s always something new to discover in Northbrook’s many shopping centers.
Berkeley Square (West side of Skokie Boulevard between Lake Cook & Dundee Roads) — Nestled into the Skokie Boulevard shopping area, Berkeley Row Shopping Plaza will meet all of your health and beauty needs of every member of the family. North Shore Family Pet Hospital will take good care of Fido in the case of an emergency or for everyday needs. Transform an outfit with expert alterations at John’s Tailor Shop. A few doors down, Shelle Jewelers offers beautiful gem stones, gold and silver in both traditional and contemporary designs.
Downtown Northbrook (Meadow & Northbrook Shopping Plazas on Cherry Lane and the Shermer Road shops) —
Northbrook’s Downtown combines a welcoming small-town feel with a vibrant selection of stores and restaurants. Shermer Avenue, home to the bustling Village Green Park, offers delicious food options for the entire family. Locals flock to Little Louie’s Red Hots and Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria for casual Chicago-style classics. Summer evenings were made for relaxed gatherings on The Landmark Inn’s sunny patio. Enjoy traditional Italian specialties at Trattoria Oliverii, or sample inventive sushi at Kamehachi. Meet a friend for creative Mexican dishes at Eataco or try Vietnamese favorites at Basu. Looking for something sweet? Visit Graeter’s or Baskin-Robbins for a double scoop of your favorite ice cream. For a special gift — or a treat for yourself — indulge in Belgian chocolates at Leonidas. Carolyn Lorraine Salon welcomes clients for a wide range of beauty services. Edwards Florist supplies beautiful floral arrangements.
More stores and restaurants await around the corner, at the shopping centers on both sides of Cherry Lane. On the north side of the street, The Book Bin stocks a wide variety of books and gifts, while Sunset Foods offers top-quality groceries along with casual dining in its Northbrook Grill and Tap. Families love the pancakes and other brunch choices at Georgie V’s. For a refined lunch or dinner, visit Francesca’s North or House 406. Lux Salon has a great reputation for hair styling and color.
Across the street, shoppers love the unique selection and friendly service at gift shop la de da! and furniture consignment gallery Turn The Tables. Three Bags Full welcomes knitting enthusiasts with yarn, supplies, and expert instruction. Ace Hardware, Dollar Tree, and Advance Auto Parts fit the bill for practical purchases and great values. Serving Northbrook for over 35 years, Ida’s Salon offers hair, nail and skin care. Nearby, Franz Jewelers continues a long tradition of beautiful custom jewelry. Meet your friends for a delicious dinner at Marcello’s, or pick up a quick bite at Subway. Mid-June to mid-October, enjoy a delightful outdoor shopping experience at the Northbrook Farmers Market in the parking lot at the corner of Meadow and Shermer.
Dunbrook Shopping Center (Northeast corner of Dundee & Pfingsten Roads) — Dunbrook Center is home to contemporary boutiques including Payton Rose, featuring chic women’s fashions and accessories. A.M. Lee Jewelers carries a wide selection with personalized service. Update your look, and your eyeglass prescription, with a visit to Northbrook Family Eye Care. Dining options include Greek Feast, known for authentic specialties; Once Upon a Grill, offering a varied menu of deli classics; and great carryout from Jake’s Pizza. Simply Sushi is a destination for sushi, ramen and poke bowls. Families enjoy the casual food and delicious frozen treats at Dairy Queen. Leonard’s Bakery serves up fresh-baked pastries, cookies, and bagels. The UPS Store has supplies and service for printing, shipping, and much more. Find your everyday necessities with a stop at Dundee Pharmacy. Just around the corner, pick up delicious Asian fare at Bin Hai or Simply Thai.
Dunsten Plaza (Southwest corner of Dundee & Pfingsten Roads) —Dunsten Plaza offers numerous services and dining options. More than just bagels, Upper Crust Bagels is a full service deli that will satisfy your immediate hunger pangs or catering needs. Customize all kinds of apparel and other items on the spot at Fully Promoted. On the opposite side of Pfingsten Road, Dunkin’ Donuts has the donuts, sandwiches and coffee to fuel your busy day.
Northbrook Court (Lake Cook Road between Skokie Boulevard & Waukegan Road) — No trip to the North Shore is complete without a stop at Northbrook Court, a regional hub for luxury brands. You’ll find the finest names in luxury retail including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Tumi. Enhance your wardrobe at White House Black Market, Chico’s or Max Mara. Lululemon and Athleta are can’t-miss choices for workout wear. Teens find the latest trends at Forever 21, while youngsters look sharp in outfits from Baby Gap/Gap Kids.
Northbrook Court also offers a wide selection of specialty stores to fill your needs. Choose a unique gift from the Silver Corner. Find furniture and home accessories at Arhaus or Crate & Barrel. The Apple Store covers your technology needs with expert advice. Kids love creative toys from The Lego Store and Galt Toys.
In addition to shopping, Northbrook Court is a destination for family activities. The Hi-Five Sports Zone welcomes youngsters for day camps, birthday parties and drop-in programs. Culture in Motion has dance classes for kids and adults, specializing in Bollywood. The AMC movie theater offers 14 screens with reclining stadium seating and a full dine-in menu. Little ones can romp for free in the Northbrook Play kids’ area.
Northbrook Court’s restaurants fit every appetite, any time of day. Enjoy delicious seafood in a sophisticated setting at DiPescara. California Pizza Kitchen serves pizza, pasta and salads with a west coast vibe. P.F. Chang’s delivers fresh twists on Asian cuisine, with a seasonal outdoor patio. For a quick bite, stop by Tony & Bruno’s for pizza, Auntie Anne’s for pretzels, or Red Mango for frozen yogurt.
Sanders Court Shopping Center (Southwest corner of Sanders & Dundee Roads) — Sanders Court at the southwest corner of Sanders and Dundee Roads provides area residents and shoppers with numerous family friendly shopping and dining options. The 22,000 square foot Goodwill store is a treasure trove of bargains on clothing, household goods, toys and more. Families will enjoy burgers and frozen custard at Culver’s, a classic breakfast at Butterhills Pancake House, pizza at Marisa’s or classic Asian fare at Tong’s Hunan. Learn to dance the night away at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Enjoy a mani/pedi at Sander Nail Salon. Lisa’s Boutique offers fresh fashions for women and teens.
Standy Plaza (Southeast corner of Sanders and Dundee Roads) — The entire family will look its best after a visit to Standy Plaza. Oscar’s Hair Salon will have everyone perfectly coiffed. The Complete Dog grooming salon will take care of the family pet. You can find the perfect accessory for your outfit at Bein Jewelry Studio. Josh’s Hot Dogs is a popular family spot for burgers, fries, and Chicago-style red hots.
Village Square of Northbrook (East side of Skokie Boulevard between Lake Cook & Dundee Roads) — A wide range of shopping and dining options await you along Skokie Boulevard. Just south of Lake Cook Road, Village Square shopping center is a bargain hunter’s haven with national retailers Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth, TJ Maxx, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, and DSW. Find décor and supplies for your next gathering at Party City. Dick’s Sporting Goods carries all the equipment and apparel your workout requires. Choose innovative storage solutions from The Container Store, and then stock your pantry with unique foods from Trader Joe’s. Across the street, stop at Shelle’ Jewelers, a family owned store featuring unsurpassed selection in the finest jewelry. You’ll find a wide variety of restaurants as you drive south on Skokie Boulevard. For fine dining options, you can’t go wrong with iconic steakhouse Morton’s or the eclectic Prairie Grass Cafe. Charlie Beinlich’s Beer & Tap caters to burger lovers. Local favorites Francesco’s Hole in the Wall and Next Door Bistro dish out inspired Italian specialties.
White Plains Shopping Center (Southeast corner of Dundee & Landwehr Roads) Just across the street from Sky Harbor Business Park, White Plains Shopping Center is an eclectic collection of retail shopping and dining options. Treat yourself to a new look at E’lan Spa & Hair. In addition to serving business needs, FASTSIGNS produces birthday banners and promotional items for any party. Jump’n Jive has dancewear for beginner ballerinas as well as accomplished dancers. After picking up the kids from their dance classes at DancEd, band practice at School of Rock, or lessons at Goldfish Swim School, grab dinner at Maharaj Indian Grill, Grill House, or Chicago Pizza Authority. Sushi lovers swear by the dishes at Fujiyama. Big Apple Bagels prepares fresh-baked bagels and bialys for delicious sandwiches.
Willow Festival Shopping Center (Northwest corner of Waukegan & Willow Roads) — Northbrook’s Willow Festival lifestyle center features anchor stores Whole Foods, Lowe’s, REI, CVS, Ulta, and Home Goods. The knowledgeable professionals at Relax the Back can guide you to a more comfortable, pain-free way of living. Art Post Gallery is known for its beautiful art and framing services. Look your best with visits to Amazing Lash and Andreas Hogue Salon. Stop in at PetPeople for natural pet food and professional grooming. Enjoy your favorite coffee beverage at Starbucks, a quick burger at Meatheads, a sandwich or salad at Potbelly, or a healthy bowl from sweetgreen. Rendezvous with friends at Buffalo Wild Wings for wings, beer and sports. At the Annex across the street, Pinstripes Bowling and Bocce features an Italian-American bistro, along with bowling lanes, bocce courts, and a year-round patio. The Sheraton Northbrook Hotel offers a varied menu at its Connections restaurant.
NorthShore 770 (Corner of Skokie Blvd. & Dundee Rd.) — NorthShore 770 is anchored by a 60,000 square foot Mariano’s supermarket and offers a wide range of retail and service options including Kriser’s Natural Pet and Zengeler Cleaners. Choose from a wide menu at local favorite The Claim Company, or grab a quick bite at Roti Mediterranean Grill, Chipotle, or Panera Bread.
Traveling a bit farther south on Skokie Blvd., pick up a sandwich at Potbelly or coffee at Starbucks. Feeding a group? Settle into one of the extra-large tables at Barnaby’s Pizza. At the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, enjoy delicious dinners at Ruth’s Chris Steak House or Pancetta.