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J Alexander's Restaurant

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4077 Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1101 (Pointe Dr.)
847-564-3093
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11:30 am - 11:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Fire Grilled Artichokes

This dish is delicious. I have it as my meal and am totally satisfied. The olive oil, herbs and parm is perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Salt Lake City, United States
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English first
Long Grove, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Ate at J Alexander's last night. Had a nice table and was seated right away. Ordered salads and entrees. We asked the person who brought our salad for bread and did not get it. When our waiter stopped by we again asked for bread and he snippily answered that they only serve bread upon request and we hadn't asked him... More 

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Salt Lake City, United States
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This dish is delicious. I have it as my meal and am totally satisfied. The olive oil, herbs and parm is perfect.

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I would give this place a 5 star rating but the menu never changes. I have been here over 10 times over 6 years. I know if I go the food and service will be great. I just wish they would add something new to the menu after 6 years.

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I had lunch here yesterday. This is my second time at J Alexanders. The first time was in Kansas City and the second time in Northbrook. The good part: I had a prime rib sandwich which was basically a thick slice of beef (I asked for medium rare, and it came medium rare!) between two slices of a pretty tasty... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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108 restaurant reviews
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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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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 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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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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Additional Information about J Alexander's Restaurant

Address: 4077 Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1101
Phone Number: 847-564-3093
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Pub

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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, Pub

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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