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J Alexander's Restaurant

4077 Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1101
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Ranked #13 of 105 restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pointe Dr.
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68% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I've just finished a meal at J. Alexander's and have to say I'm very impressed. Myself and 11 colleagues marched inside and asked for a table for 12 at 6:30pm on a Wednesday and we're say right away. The place wasn't quiet either, the staff were happy to help and as we didn't kind being split into 3 groups of... More

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Three Oaks, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were exhausted, looking for something to eat after a long drive. J Alexander’s was conveniently located right off the Interstate. The restaurant was crowded, very lively and very NOISY. The food was great! The Old Fashioned Cheeseburger with a Loaded Baked Potato side were good quality and attractively presented. The Chicken Milanese entree, featuring a crumb-coated cutlet, sautéed and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews 118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Centrally located for travelers on I-294 and for people in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Many choices on the menu and the food was good. Service was aslo good. Very noisy during the lunch hour.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've been to J. Alexander's a few times now, owing to its proximity to my office. Each time I've felt that the food was adequate -- good for what it was trying to be. In the evenings, the place feels primarily like an after-work bar. A restaurant dinner fits in, but is definitely an afterthought. The food is adequate, but... More

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Galena, IL.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stopped in for Business Lunch and had the French Dip. This was a great sandwich. thin sliced beef - I believe top grade prime rib. It had to much meat on the bun "I thought" I would normally taken some of the meat off - but the flavor was so good I could'nt part with any of it. Service was... More

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Chicago, IL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A friend took us to our first visit to J.Alexander"s, in Memphis, TN for lunch. The ambiance and the food was so good we eagerly looked for J.Alexander's in the Chicago area and were pleasantly surprised to find their Oakbrook, IL location. However, this was the Northbrook, IL location chosen by my daughter for her college graduation luncheon, as she... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Three of us had lunch (two salads, one fish taco plate), tea all around. Service was excellent. Mentioned a minor issue to the server and it was resolved easily. The restaurant manager stopped by the table to apologize for the minor issue. Nice to see a manager in suit and tie, very impressive. Offered us a complimentary dessert...well beyond what... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Not exceptional, but solid and consistent food, friendly wait staff, good bar. Can go for burger, salad, fish, prime rib or steak. Nice atmosphere. Somewhere between bar & grill and a steak house feel. Good to have in the area.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My company's headquarters is near the restaurant and I always try to dine here at least once when I am in town. I usually order one of the oversized salads and the grilled artichokes are great. This last time I dined with two coworkers however who ordered the rib eye steak and they were disappointed in the quality. I had... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We dine at J. Alexander's several times a month, mostly enjoying the truly perfect Prime Rib or the delicious half chicken. Service is usually first rate, and managers always check with all diners to make sure that all is well. The only true negative, to my way of thinking, is the somewhat limited menu.

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