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 class shopping at Northbrook Court to a number of neighborhood stores and boutiques, each with their own unique style and flair. There’s always something new on the dining scene with four star restaurants for fine dining, to a host of convenient fast casual restaurants for a quick bite. Whether you are visiting or even if you are a long time resident, Northbrook’s 10 shopping centers can fulfill any need.
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. John’s Alterations will tailor your outfit to perfection. Satisfy your food cravings at Subway. A few doors down, Shelle Jewelers offers beautiful gem stones, gold and silver in both traditional and contemporary designs.
Meadow & Northbrook Shopping Plazas on Cherry Lane and the Shermer Road shops
Conveniently located within walking distance to the Metra train station, Northbrook’s downtown is both a fun and practical destination. Specialty stores The Book Bin, la de da, Jacqueline’s of Northbrook or Franz Jewelers are great for finding that thoughtful one-of-a-kind gift. Juniper, voted “Best Boutique on the North Shore,” is the perfect spot for a trendy outfit. Three Bags Full is a knitter’s paradise. Complete your daily errands at Eve’s Hallmark, Ace Hardware, Dollar Tree or at one of the many banks, dry cleaners or other service businesses. You’ll get lost in all the fabulous color options for your home at JC Licht/Epco or Sherwin Williams. A neighborhood favorite for breakfast or lunchtime is Georgie V’s. A gathering spot for locals, Starbucks serves a range of hot and cold drinks. Nearby is the always popular Subway for handcrafted sandwiches. Across from Village Green Park, Little Louie’s has introduced generations of children to their first Chicago style red hot. Diners flock to the outdoor patio at Landmark Inn, which offers a range of microbrews and traditional bar favorites. Before heading home, visitors to the Village Green Park can’t resist stopping by Graeter’s or Baskin Robbins for a cool ice cream treat. For a quick dinner, pick up a pizza at Lou Malnati’s. For fine dining, check out House 406, featuring a farm to table menu. For international fare, stop in at Kamehachi, one of the area’s premier Japanese restaurants, or try Francesca’s or Trattoria Oliverri for authentic Italian specialties. Marcello’s is a great place to meet friends for a drink or dinner. For a quick bite to eat or drink, pop into Northbrook Grill and Tap, located inside the Sunset Foods grocery store.
Dunbrook Shopping Center
Northeast corner of Dundee & Pfingsten Roads.
Dunbrook Center is home to contemporary boutiques including Payton Rose, specializing in elegant and affordable women’s fashions, and Peek-A-Boutique with irresistibly adorable children’s wear. You’ll want to linger as long as possible at Splurge, featuring distinctive home decor items as well as jewelry for that perfect gift. For the luxurious spa experience, look no further than Shear Elegance Salon and Spa. 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 and Simply Thai. Families enjoy the casual food and delicious frozen treats at Dairy Queen. Leonard’s Bakery serves up fresh-baked pastries, cookies, and bagels.
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 on the spot at Embroidme. Tone your body at Body Fusion pilates studio or tan it at LA Tan.
Lake Cook Road between Skokie Boulevard & Waukegan Road
No trip to the North Shore is complete without a stop at Northbrook Court. One of the premier shopping and dining destinations in the metropolitan area, the center is anchored by Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, and Lord & Taylor. Discover more 100 fine stores including Apple, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Stuart Weitzman, Sur La Table, Aritzia and more. Bring home a gift from Tiffany & Co wrapped in the famous blue box or find beautiful, unique designs at Silver Corner and Coach. There’s something for all generations at Northbrook Court, including the teen favorites H & M, Francesca’s and Forever 21, offering cool, hip clothes that kids love to wear. To keep the younger crowd looking fashionable, check out the bold, stylish clothes at Hanna Andersson, and classic infant and toddler wear at Janie and Jack. While Mom and Dad check out clothes at the GAP, kids will flock to the LEGO store or let off some steam with a sports class at Hi Five Sports Zone. For those passionate about their home, a flagship Crate & Barrel store and Arhaus Furniture are can’t-miss stops. The whole family will enjoy movies at the newly remodeled AMC Theater, featuring luxury seating and a full service bar. Find relaxed contemporary dining at The Claim Company, California Pizza Kitchen and Stir Crazy. Treat yourself to outstanding seafood at Di Pescara. Corner Bakery Cafe, Mario’s, and Starbucks offer quick, delicious food options. Adjacent to the main center, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro offers contemporary Asian specialties.
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 new 22,000 square foot Goodwill store helps find a new purpose for many household items, with bargains galore on everything from gently used furniture to household items to holiday costumes. Families will enjoy a classic breakfast at Butterfields Pancake House or classic Asian fare at Tong’s Hunan. Learn to dance the night away at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Across the street on Sanders, check out the boutique stores, or bring in the family pet for some grooming services at The Complete Dog. Stop in for lunch or dinner at Josh’s for a classic Chicago hot dog or burger.
Southeast corner of Sanders and Dundee Roads
The entire family will looks 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 dog stand is often a stop for fathers and sons after a day at the ball park.
Village Square of Northbrook
East side of Skokie Boulevard between Lake Cook & Dundee Roads
A wide range of shopping and dining options await your attention along Skokie Boulevard. Just south of Lake Cook Road, Village Square shopping center is a bargain hunter’s haven with national retailers Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy, Saks Off Fifth, TJ Maxx, DSW and Cost Plus World Market. Find décor and supplies for your next gathering at Party City. Outfit your bike at Performance Bicycle, the best source for both new and experienced cyclers. Music lovers will want to stop at Steinway Piano Gallery. Before heading south on Skokie Boulevard, stop at Shelle’ Jewelers, a family owned store featuring unsurpassed workmanship. The family dog will receive lots of loving attention at Barks & Bows Dog Spa. New to the landscape is NorthShore 770 where Mariano’s grocery offers not only the traditional staples but also a tantalizing number of cook to order cuisines. Other establishments that will tempt your taste buds include Fuddruckers, and Panera Bread. Across the North Shore, A.W. Zengeler Cleaners is known for their customer service. If it’s fine dining options that you seek, then your options include iconic steakhouses Morton’s and Ruth’s Chris. Meat lovers can’t get enough of the burgers at Charlie Beinlich’s. Well known favorites, Fr a n c e s c o’ 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, at the southeast corner of Dundee and Landwehr, White Plains Shopping Center is an eclectic collection of retail shopping and dining options. After treating yourself to a new look at E’lan Spa & Hair, take home something fabulous for dinner from Elegance in Meats, voted the North Shore’s “Best Butcher Shop.” In addition to serving business needs, FASTSIGNS offers birthday banners and promotional products for any party. After picking up the kids from their dance classes at DancEd, grab dinner at Brown’s Chicken or Piero’s Pizza.
Willow Festival Shopping Center
Northwest corner of Waukegan & Willow Roads
Northbrook’s lifestyle center at the northwest corner of Willow and Waukegan Roads features anchor stores Whole Foods, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Home Goods. Sprinkled throughout the center are boutiques such as Kovet, offering sophisticated women’s clothing and accessories, and Smart Jewelers, a fine watch and jewelry showroom. The knowledgeable professionals at Relax the Back can guide you to a more comfortable, pain-free way of living. Outdoor enthusiasts will find their next adventure at REI. Art Post Gallery is known for its beautiful art and framing services. Look your best with stops at Amazing Lash and Andreas Hogue Salon. Pouring hand-crafted beers that are brewed on-site, Granite City Food & Brewery is a new addition to the Willow Festival dining scene. Grab your favorite coffee beverage from Starbucks, a quick burger at Meatheads, a sandwich or salad at Potbelly, or a platter of Mediterranean specialties at Roti. 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.
Corner of Skokie Blvd. & Dundee Rd.
Northbrook’s newest shopping destination, NorthShore 770 is anchored by a 60,000 square foot Mariano’s and offers a wide range of retail and service options including Kriser’s Natural Pet, Zengeler Cleaners, Hair Cuttery, and Sleepy’s. Grab a quick bite at Roti Mediterranean Grill, Chipotle, or Panera Bread.