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California Pizza Kitchen

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1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great place to meet friends!

I have been a fan of California Pizza Kitchen for many years. The Northbrook location is a great place to meet friends and enjoy a delightful meal. The salads are varied and all delicious. I love the Waldorf Chicken Salad. So fresh and flavorful! Pizzas are all terrific, especially the Thai Chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been a fan of California Pizza Kitchen for many years. The Northbrook location is a great place to meet friends and enjoy a delightful meal. The salads are varied and all delicious. I love the Waldorf Chicken Salad. So fresh and flavorful! Pizzas are all terrific, especially the Thai Chicken Pizza. Service is great, always respecting conversations and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was great - pizza, salad and pasta. Kids pasta a little dry. Service was really slow at rush hour dinner time. Took forever for the food to arrive and any requests to be filled. Even just asking for a refill.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One of our favorite local places. Always an excellent meal. Our favorites are jambalaya (although we get it with plain chicken as the blackened chicken gets a bit too spicy), chicken piccata, and moroccan chicken salad. Very good for carry out as well although by the time we get pizza home, it's at best lukeswarm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of my favorite places to eat; It did not let me down. I was visiting Illinois for business, saw the restaurant in passing, and just had to stop in.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Except for the pizzas and salads, the entrees and appetizers keep changing. What's up with that? If it was a seasonal thing, it would be understandable.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

What a little jem of a place...Yes it's a chain, but didn't feel like it. The food was great (awesome salads that aren't covered with dressing). Sat outside on this visit, but inside is nice also. Great place to stop to eat while shopping in the Mall.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

With the ownership change at Stir Crazy, CPK is now our regular go-to restaurant close to our house. Food is always consistently very good. Favorites are Moroccan chicken salad and jambalaya.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I am often at this branch of CPK when I am shopping on my own, or with my husband. When alone, I love my favorite -- either the Moroccan Chicken salad (beets, roasted squash, avocado, nuts, chicken on greens with subtle spicings) or the pot stickers and quac/corn small plates. When with the husband, we split a pizza (the wild... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We'd never eaten at the chain and have to admit to being pleasantly surprised. Decent cobb salad, inventive and actually rather good kung pao chicken spaghetti with a good chili kick, good pastas.

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

California Pizza Kitchen is my go-to-destination when meeting girlfriends for lunch. The atmosphere is lively, and they offer a selection of wonderful lunch-sized salads.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 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?