By now, you’ve surely heard every detail of New York’s Hudson Yards and the news of a certain Dallas-rooted retail powerhouse taking residence. Neiman Marcus’ first New York City outpost in its 112-year history coincides with a hometown refresh. “Once we decided to name the fine dining [at Hudson Yards] The Zodiac Room,” says Kevin Garvin, vice president of corporate food services, “the renewed interest came to Dallas, and we [decided] to refresh and rebrand Dallas’ Zodiac Room.” The luxury retail group has, in fact, rebranded all The Zodiac Rooms across the country to leave Dallas and Manhattan as the sole namesakes.
For The Zodiac Room in downtown Dallas, pieces from founder Stanley Marcus’ legendary art collection have been culled from stores around the United States to fit with the new modern interiors. Replaced by punchy teal walls, polished brass railings and mirrored pillars throughout, the powder blue walls and white-spiked coral elements are no more. Instead, chic blue- and green-hued glasses accent the white-clothed table accompanied by midcentury seating.
The menu has also been revised. Previously of PlantLab in Los Angeles, executive chef Jessica Oost, who was brought on as corporate chef in late 2017, brings plant-based innovation to The Zodiac Room fare. Expect Oost’s spin on classic dishes, additional plant-based and gluten-free options, and an expanded wine list. But fear not—the strawberry butter-patted popover and mandarin orange souffle aren’t going anywhere. 1618 Main St., Level 6, 214.573.5800, neimanmarcus.com
Photography by: jonathan zizzo