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Jolane's Cafe

1100 Milwaukee Ave, Located next to Abt Electronics in the Design Center at Abt., Glenview, IL 60025-2418
+1 847-375-6986
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (39 reviews)
“popovers” (12 reviews)
“goulash” (9 reviews)
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American, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1100 Milwaukee Ave, Located next to Abt Electronics in the Design Center at Abt., Glenview, IL 60025-2418
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My colleagues and I visited this restaurant which was within walking distance of a nearby hotel in which we were staying. It is named after the a Hungarian immigrant who came to the United States at the age of 6 and lived for more than...More

Thank 3Art329
Reviewed 6 days ago

NO sure how this place stays in business since Bob Abt died. Boring, plain food, old lady like...Nothing special, overpriced......

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends for lunch and this was half way between our homes. You are introduced to the desserts upon entering. Our orders includes the tuna salad and fruit dish, salmon burger, cheeseburger and goulash. We were all pleased with our meals and the ability...More

Thank golf4edie
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Our party-of-three visited Jolane's on a Sunday @ noon after church services. The restaurant was very busy and the crowd grew as we waited, with several parties opting to skip the 40-45 minute wait being cited by the friendly host stand staff. We were seated...More

Reviewed April 10, 2018

Not a lot of independent upscale restaurants in area but this one is always nice. Good service, great food variety, nice ambience.

Thank Evan59
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We love the high top tables in the bar area. It is full of natural light. The lunch menu with a soup and half a sandwich/salad is great and gives you lots of options. My favorite soup is the mushroom barley, which is delicious and...More

Thank Carrie K
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The food was pretty good. The room was open and airy and felt like a lunch place. The service was good as far as pacing and attentiveness. But, if you like a dinner spot with a warm, cozy and upscale ambiance, this is not the...More

Thank Lucyonthego17
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

White tablecloths, pleasant staff and a reasonable selection of entrees to choose from. Steak, chicken, salmon, burgers, soups and salads. Even for my relatively selective crowd, we were all pleased with our many menu options. Entrees even include choice if soup or salad, rare to...More

Thank familygalChicagoIL
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Great service, great server, answered all questions very pleasant. Nice wine selection. Atrium a lovely lunch setting for any temperature. Check came with a wonderful chocolate piece. Fri 1:15 no problem getting a table.

Thank Bonzarelli50
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Jolene's is just like a European restaurant with elegant seating inside and an enclosed atrium for the outdoor feel when eating. The food is deliciously prepared by their chef and the meals include soups, salads, sandwiches, lunch and dinner specialties including a great wine and...More

Thank Moliere3
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Questions & Answers
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Cindy65 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a full bar. There is a wine list on the Jolane's website.
July 28, 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Great wines are available along with all typical cocktails.
November 15, 2016|
Response from Suzy B | Property representative |
We are locally owned by the Abt Family. We do have gift cards available in any denomination. If you are not in the area, you can always order a gift card over the phone and we can mail it to either you or the recipient.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Milwaukee Ave, Located next to Abt Electronics in the Design Center at Abt., Glenview, IL 60025-2418
    (Milwaukee and Zenith)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glenview
  • Phone Number: +1 847-375-6986
  • E-mail
Jolane's Restaurant & Bar in Glenview features exclusive contemporary cuisine with a European flair along with artesian libations. Patrons can enjoy one of the weekly dinner or lunch specials and a glass of our proudly hand selected wine in the intimate dining room, or elegant, sun-soaked conservatory. The unique menu is derived from high quality ingredients and is complemented by the dedicated service of each employee. Whether it's lunch or dinner, with close friends or a party; Jolane's is the perfect balance of comfort and sophistication. We also have free Wi-Fi and a kids menu for our younger guests.
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