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“A Great Restaurant with Great Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of J Alexander's Restaurant

J Alexander's Restaurant
4077 Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1101
847-564-3093
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Ranked #12 of 104 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.
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Great Restaurant with Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We have driven by this restaurant many times, but I am happy we finally stopped in. The service was very good and fast. The menu had a decent variety and the specials for the evening we were there were excellent.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Kissimmee, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I wish I could take the chefs home with me”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The wait is unbelievable at lunch time if you aren't there by 11:30 but it is worth it. The prices are not lunch friendly but the food is delish! My favorite hmmm, hard to decide but great food everytime. The chicken soup is the BEST! I don't like the cold rice/pasta stuff orzo, I think it was called. Go by 11:00 a.m. on weekdays or wait until after the rush!!! You can always eat at the bar, which isn't bad but it's too loud and poor service in the bar area.

Visited April 2012
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Long Grove, Illinois
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Tiny sandwich for NYC prices!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Outrageously overpriced, and not very tasty. Went here on the recommedation of colleagues, and will not return. Spacious dining room, Solicitous staff, too bad the kitchen's results don't support them!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, good food, average value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This is a place that gives above average atmosphere at above average prices. The food is good but not special or unique. They do a big business because of an excellent location and image.

Visited June 2012
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Berthoud, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Clean, great service, excellent variety of food. I really enjoy the Prime Rib, but have eaten many meals here and it's always good. The only negative -- it can be load at times, esp if there are large groups. There is lots of seating if you are eating solo and the service is excellent if you are by yourself or with a group of friends. Love the smoked bacon on their salad too.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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