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Jolane's Cafe

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1100 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, IL (Milwaukee and Zenith)
847-375-6986
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: According to hostess, has been there for about 3 years.

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  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Creative food in a lively atmosphere.

Creative dishes inspired in part by Austrian cuisine. Excellent salad dressings and creative salads. Great teas and wines. Desserts are delicious, but very small pieces for too much money. We love the salmon and also their pastas and the Austrian dishes. Very fresh, just takes WAY too long to get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
dreytuch
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Creative dishes inspired in part by Austrian cuisine. Excellent salad dressings and creative salads. Great teas and wines. Desserts are delicious, but very small pieces for too much money. We love the salmon and also their pastas and the Austrian dishes. Very fresh, just takes WAY too long to get served. We have been here over a dozen times--good thing... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Jolane's Café feels like a Ladies Lunch place but they are much more. The food is surprisingly sophisticated with depth of flavor and excellent use of ingredients. The desserts are a real treat, I had the bread pudding which was excellent and my wife had topfen strudel which ranked among some of the best she has ever had. For our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Named for the Abt family matriarch, this restaurant pays tribute to her European heritage. As soon as you enter the restaurant, you'll see the dessert case to your right -- filled with some of the most beautiful and sophisticated pastries, cakes and cookies you can imagine. Our luncheon entrees were very good; the service was also quite good. features Julius... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Had a lovely birthday lunch with my mom! Enjoyed a deliciously made Bloody Mary as well as a unique and delectable pear and Brie sandwich. They also have a great dessert selection!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This restaurant is very distinctive due to the patio doors. All is very light. The fare is basically delicious salads, burgers, sandwiches, and larger options. The bakery offers yummy desserts to take home or enjoy there. The bar area is inviting and light, the service varies depending of the staff at the bar. The rest rooms are beautiful. There is... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Not that far from Abt on Milwaukee Ave Jolane's is a reliable dining choice in Glenview. Nice menu selection with good service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This cafe is just as good as Jolane's legacy. The place looks European, smells European and tastes European. The service is kind professional and quick. The quiche is exceptional and a great choice. I was told that the omelettes are generously full of good things with tasty house potatoes. The Wagyu blue cheese is something special you won't find everywhere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

So, you've spent the morning looking and shopping at Abt's and you have worked up quite an appetite. Jolane's is just down the mall on the same side as Abt's, so you won't have to go very far. The restaurant is very modern and there is even enclosed outdoor seating, much like a conservatory. Service was very good, even on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My husband I are locals and we jet out to Jolanes for a quick dinner during the week. We come back because our expectations of quality and courtesy are always met. On the last visit my husband had a filet mignon with a nice brown sauce. The filet was cooked perfect with a nicely seared and cartelized outside and very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We gathered for dessert and coffee, so I cannot tell you about the lunch menu, but the food looked great as it was being served. The desserts we ordered and devoured were mouth watering. The coffee was excellent. The place was packed at 2pm on a Sunday so that must tell you it is a favorite of the area. The... More 

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Additional Information about Jolane's Cafe

Address: 1100 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, IL
Phone Number: 847-375-6986
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glenview
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, IL
    (Milwaukee and Zenith)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glenview
  • Phone Number: 847-375-6986

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

According to hostess, has been there for about 3 years.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?