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
The heart and soul of the community, Northbrook’s downtown is home to family owned stores known for offering individual attention. You’ll always find a friendly face to greet you at boutiques and restaurants each with genuine neighborhood flavor. Grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks or pick up a pizza at Sarpino’s before heading over to Village Green Park, or on your way to the Metra commuter train station. Jacqueline’s and Franz Jeweler’s are renowned for their expertise and gorgeous jewelry selections. For a hostess gift, pick up a beautiful fruit bouquet from Edible Arrangements. At Sunset Foods grocery store, you’ll experience legendary customer service. Bibliophiles will find great selections at The Book Bin. Get personal advice on your home improvement project at Ace Hardware or get some great decorating suggestions from JC Licht/Epco Paint & Decorating Co. or Sherwin Williams. Find anything automotive at Advance Auto Parts. There is always something trendy and fun at Juniper Boutique with clothing for the urban and suburban shopper. Stop in for lunch or dinner at Marcello’s or plan your next event in their party room. Northbrook’s newest restaurant House 406 is an American style steakhouse featuring first class farm to table dining Or grab a bite at one of the many restaurants on Shermer Road. Popular hangouts Little Louie’s, Landmark Inn and Yogen Fruz are family favorites. For an international dining experience, stop in at Kamehachi, one of the area’s premier Japanese restaurants; Trattoria Oliverii and Francesca’s North feature authentic Italian specialties.
Dunbrook Shopping Center
Northeast corner of Dundee & Pfingsten Roads.
At Dundee Road and Pfingsten, Dunbrook Center is home to contemporary boutiques including Payton Rose, specializing in elegant and affordable women’s fashions; Sole Mates with shoes to complete any outfit 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. Have your treasured art framed at Bee Gee’s Gallery. For the luxurious spa experience, look no further than Shear Elegance Salon and Spa. Dining options include Greek Feast, known for authentic specialties, Leonard’s Bakery with daily fresh pastries and Dairy Queen where families can enjoy great food and soft serve treats.
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. Create a custom display for all of your photos and memorabilia at FastFrame. 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
Widely regarded as one of the premier shopping destinations in the Chicago Metropolitan area, Northbrook Court includes anchor stores Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, and Lord & Taylor, along with more than 100 fine stores including Apple, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, kate spade new york, Victoria’s Secret, Banana Republic, Sur La Table, Aritzia and more. Bring home a purchase from Tiffany and Co wrapped in the famous blue box, or check out C.D. Peacock for additional sparkling options. Pick up a momento of your Northbrook shopping adventure at Pandora. There’s something for all generations at Northbrook Court, the sole North Shore location for Peek and the two level H & M, offering cool, hip clothes that kids love to wear. After checking out Gymboree, Hanna Andersson and GAP, kids will flock to the Lego store. New additions include Michael Kors, Armani Collezioni and Arhaus which features sophisticated furnishings that combine traditional with eco-conscious designs. After a day of shopping, stop in for some pampering at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa or treat your locks to a world class hair treatment at Sassoon Salon. The whole family will enjoy movies at the 14-screen AMC movie theater. There are plenty of dining choices for every palate at California Pizza Kitchen, Di Pescara, The Claim Company or Corner Bakery. No one will ever leave hungry after stopping at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, known for serving one of a kind Mandarin dishes.
Sanders Court Shopping Center
Southwest corner of Sanders & Dundee Roads
Anchored by Joe Caputo and Sons Fruit Market, 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
Just north of Dundee and easily accessible from the Eden’s, Village Square shopping center features a wide range of retailers and popular specialty stores. You’ll find international goods at Cost Plus World Market, Trader Joe’s and Garden Fresh Market, with a wide range of fresh produce and ethnic specialties. Get inspired to organize your life at The Container Store, find great clothing bargains at Marshall’s, Nordstrom’s Rack or Saks Off Fifth with exclusive offerings from the most notable names in fashions. No trip to Village Square is complete without stopping in for a bite at hometown favorite Charlie Beinlich’s, known for the tastiest burger on the North Shore. Down the street is Morton’s The Steakhouse, featuring exceptional prime beef, premium classic fare and impeccable service.
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. It’s always fun to browse in anchor store Ace Hardware with items for the home and a variety of seasonal products. 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. Meet up with friends at Go Roma Italian Kitchen featuring traditional Italian dishes made from scratch.
Willow Festival Shopping Center
Northwest corner of Waukegan & Willow Roads
There’s always something new to discover at Northbrook’s second largest shopping center at the northwest corner of Willow and Waukegan Roads. Willow Festival boasts the area’s only REI recreation store as well as the largest Whole Foods grocery store. Additional anchors include Lowe’s home improvement stores, electronics giant Best Buy, Home Goods, and DSW Shoes. At Mainstream Boutique, you’ll find stylish, apparel for women. Fitness buffs will want to check out The Dailey Method, offering a fun mix of ballet barre-inspired routines. Smart Jewelers is one of Chicagoland’s premier watch retailers. Relax the Back and North Shore Bedding will make sure everyone is comfortable. Check out original artwork from around the world at Art Post Gallery. Treat your taste buds at one of the many outstanding restaurants serving up everything from first rate burgers at Meatheads to outstanding Mediterranean fare at Roti Mediterranean Grill. Grab some wings and cheer for your favorite team at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, or if Mexican is your preference, check out Zapatista where guests enjoy rustic, updated Mexican cuisine. At the Annex across the street, Pinstripes Bowling and Bocce is a 40,000 square foot dining and entertainment venue featuring an Italian-American bistro, along with bowling lanes, bocce courts, and a year round outdoor patio with fire pit.