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4077 Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1101 (Pointe Dr.)
847-564-3093
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unexpected treat for a vegetarian

One would not think of J. Alexander’s as the first place a vegetarian would go to for a meal. And I was pleasantly surprised at how veg friendly they are. And was thrilled with the high quality level of service. After a few cocktails with my friend, we dove into the deviled eggs. Yum. Got the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Allen R
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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170 reviews 170 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

One would not think of J. Alexander’s as the first place a vegetarian would go to for a meal. And I was pleasantly surprised at how veg friendly they are. And was thrilled with the high quality level of service. After a few cocktails with my friend, we dove into the deviled eggs. Yum. Got the sugar cured bacon on... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Love the atmosphere here--food great! Always busy . . . would definitely recommend this restaurant. Servers are very attentive. Noise level is a bit loud, but not too loud to chat over a business lunch.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Have been here a couple of times now, and each time it's been good. Wouldn't say 'great' as there are many 'great' places to rave about, but this is OK. It's a very big place, and obviously very popular as it always seems to be very busy. The menu is good, with lots of choices to suit all. The staff... More 

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Chicago
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129 reviews 129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I brought our 2 sons (14, 16) here last night for dinner. Of course my sons ordered cheeseburgers (okay, they're actually pretty adventurous when ordering but they were in the mood for burgers and they did look very good). My wife ordered a chicken Milanese (a sort of schnitzel-like creation) which came with some cous-cous and it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As much as I hate to write negative reviews, this seems necessary. I've eaten here several times over the years, and each time it seems to decline a little. It's finally reached bottom. The services is indifferent, the food ill prepared, flavorless, cold, and overpriced. While the managers/floor people do the best they can to resolve problems quickly, it should... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My colleague and I arrived 20 minutes before closing and were not rushed in any way to order or to speed through our meal. I normally don't order fish in less urban locales, but the server assured me the fish was fresh, not frozen, and it was fantastic. My colleague had a great rib eye steak and a tasty mac... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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121 reviews 121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had a late lunch last week and as usual the food and service was excellent. The food was wonderful and the service was just as good. Everyone in our large group raved about the food. I highly recommend the carrot cake!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Have been to J Alexander's in Pembroke Pines, FL many times and this is the first time I ran into a location elsewhere. We immediately chose this for our dinner reservation due to the good prior experiences, As expected the meals were delicious and well prepared, service was great and the drinks were good. Would definitely recommend this location.

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been here many times for lunch and always find the staff friendly and the food tasty. I suppose there is nothing on the menu to rave about, but everything I have ever tried comes as described. They get you in and out without making you feel rushed. The do take Open table reservations, which I would advise if... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have driven past this restaurant 100 times and never stopped--now I know why. We decided to give it a try on a Friday night at 6pm. This restaurant has a terrible wait staff and the interior looks like a fancy Denny's. The hostesses were snotty, our waiter could barely speak English and the place is just gross. The prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4077 Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1101
    (Pointe Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 847-564-3093

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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