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Shopping and Dining Highlights

With its convenient neighborhood shopping centers, distinctive downtown, and upscale regional mall, Northbrook is a extraordinary North Shore shopping and dining destination. Northbrook’s numerous shopping centers feature everything from national retailers to local independents providing the latest merchandise and services. Shoppers will find whatever they are looking for, from everyday needs for the home to the latest in apparel fashions. Whether looking for a place for a quick bite with the family or a memorable dinner at a four star establishment, there are plenty of outstanding restaurants to please any palate. Some of the notable Shopping Centers are:

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. Stretch out and relax with the massage and fitness services provided by Align Wellness Center and To the Core Pilates. John’s Alterations will tailor your outfit to perfection. Satisfy your food cravings at Subway.

Downtown Northbrook

Meadow & Northbrook Shopping Plazas on Cherry Lane and the Shermer Road shops

Convenient to major thoroughfares, the Metra commuter train and Village Green Park - the site of year-round community events, Northbrook’s downtown is always bustling. The shopping scene is chock full of local independents offering unique items with personal service. The Book Bin is Northbrook’s hometown literary boutique. And you won’t want to miss the sparkling options at Jacqueline’s and Franz Jeweler’s. Stop in and experience the legendary customer service at Sunset Foods grocery store, a community landmark. Nearby, shoppers can find practical items for the home at Do It Best Hardware or all their decorating needs at J.C. Licht/Epco Paint and Decorating. Busy families will enjoy dining at Little Louie’s, Lou Malnatti’s Pizza or Landmark Inn along Shermer Road. Enjoy breakfast or lunch with friends at Georgie V’s or a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Book your next party or gathering in a spacious banquet room at Marcello’s North or Francesca’s. To help plan your party or pick up a one-of-a-kind gift, stop in at nearby boutique la de da!

Dunbrook Shopping Center

Northeast corner of Dundee & Pfingsten Roads.

Bustling with activity, Dunbrook Plaza at the corner of Pfingsten and Dundee roads has an array of offerings that make for one stop shopping. Have the family photo framed at Bee Gee’s Gallery. Pick up a few things for a dinner party at Evolution Wine & Spirits, which offers a broad selection at all price points. An arrangement from Northbrook flowers will make your table look pretty and your guests will love the pastries from Leonard’s Bakery. Finish up your shopping journey with a bite to eat at Once Upon a Grill or Bin Hai Chinese Restaurant.

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. Stanley’s Party and More will further complement your event planning needs. Create a custom display for all of your photos and memorabilia at FastFrame.

Northbrook Court

Lake Cook Road between Skokie Boulevard & Waukegan Road

The premier shopping center on Chicago’s North Shore, Northbrook Court is easily accessible from the Edens Expressway. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and Crate and Barrel, Northbrook Court features notable luxury retailers Louis Vutton, Juicy Couture, Tiffany’s and Burberry. Popular with the hip crowd is the new two level H & M, Forever XXI and Apple. Other distinctive stores include Mark Shale, C.D. Peacock, and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. Enjoy the latest movies at the 14-screen stadium-seating movie theater, or after a day of shopping, stop in at one of the family friendly restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen, The Claim Company or Corner Bakery. Other first class dining options for lunch or dinner include Di Pescara, Stir Crazy Café, or P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.

Sanders Court Shopping Center

Southwest corner of Sanders & Dundee Roads

Anchored by Dominicks Finer Foods, 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. Find a stunning gown or special occasion dress at A L’Amour or be pampered at one of the many salons. Work at getting into shape at Curves or Fitness 19. Families will enjoy a classic breakfast at Butterfields Pancake House. 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.

Standy Plaza

Southeast corner of Sanders and Dundee Roads

The entire family will find something special at Standy Plaza. Contrary to its name, Fashion Flashbacks offers the ladies in the family the latest in designer clothing. You can find the perfect accessory for your outfit at Bein Jewelry Studio. The family pet will look their best after a visit to The Complete Dog Grooming Salon. 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

At the northeast corner of Northbrook, easily accessible from the Edens Expressway, Village Square Shopping center offers a unique combination of stores with everything from items for the home to clothing, to stores with an international flair, including Cost Plus World Market, Pacific Rim Kitchen, Trader Joe’s and Garden Fresh Market, featuring fresh produce and other items from around the world. Organize your life at The Container Store, or find great clothing bargains at Loehmann’s, Marshall’s or Nordstrom’s Rack. Coming this holiday shopping season is Sak's Off Fifth. The friendly staff at Plass Appliance will help you with any appliance purchase. Outstanding nearby dining options along Skokie Boulevard include world renowned Morton’s The Steakhouse, hometown favorite Charlie Beinlich’s and Prairie Grass, as well as the ubiquitous McDonald’s.

White Plains Shopping Center

Southeast corner of Dundee & Landwehr Roads

Located across the entrance to Sky Harbor business park, at the southeast corner of Dundee and Landwehr, White Plains Shopping Center is an eclectic collection of retail that includes the North Shore’s “Best Butcher Shop,” Elegance in Meats, Shiseido Modern Gifts, and Irv Luggage Warehouse. Drop the kids off for dance classes at DanceEd after getting them outfitted next door at Jump’n Jive Dancewear. Anchor store Do It Best Hardware, E’lan Spa & Hair and Fast Signs add a unque level of convenience for shoppers. Dining choices abound in this neighborhood center. Commuters enjoy stopping in for a quick bite at Big Apple Bagels. For ethnic fare, check out Go Roma Italian Kitchen, Fujiyama Japanese Restaurant or Piero’s Pizza.

Willow Festival Shopping Center

Northwest corner of Waukegan & Willow Roads

Northbrook’s second largest shopping center, at the northwest corner of Willow and Waukegan Roads, draws shoppers from all over the North Shore. Classic anchor stores are mixed in with outstanding dining options for every taste. Shoppers can find all their grocery needs at the extremely spacious Whole Foods Market. Nearby is one of the area’s largest Lowe’s home improvement stores. Other anchor stores include electronics giant Best Buy, DSW Shoes and REI Sporting Goods. Newly opened Smart Jewelers is one of Chicagoland’s premier retailers of watches. Enjoy other shopping opportunities at Home Goods, Relax the Back and Lenscrafter Boutique. Stop in at Hip Hip Hooray for some toys, gifts, and party favors. Treat your taste buds at one of the many outstanding restaurants serving up everything from first rate burgers at Meatheads to outstanding Mediterranean food from Roti Mediterranean Grill. Watch some of your favorite Chicago sports at Buffalo Wild Wings, or if Mexican is your thing, check out Zapatista’s. At the Annex across the street, Pinstripes Bowling and Bocce offers its own brand of entertainment, with an Italian-American bistro and wine cellar, and outdoor patio and fireplace.