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J Alexander's Restaurant

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4077 Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1101 (Pointe Dr.)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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Atlanta, GA
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443 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant atmosphere. Good service and meal was good. Enjoyed fish and couscous was very tasty. Good wine list.

Thank Sggypsy
Bern, Switzerland
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was not the first time and will be not the last time that we visited Alexander's Restaurant in Northbrook. It's a good overall package, not on top but on a solid level.

Thank Swiss_Steve_B
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As many in the northern Chicago 'burbs would attest, the price of dining can be rather extravagantly priced and leave your wallet emptied and your dining less than stellar. Well, got a great hidden gem awaiting you at J ALEXANDERS (now becoming REDLANDS GRILL). A cozy place for a bit above casual, "date night" ! Enter 2 glasses of wine... More 

1 Thank pss_offd
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many many times for dinner. Too many because its a very limited menu that Never changes and gets quite boing! Food is OK but nothing special and a bit pricey. The artichokes appetizer is fantastic. Nothing else to rave about. Its not bad ... Just not great. If i could I'd give it 2 1/2 stars

Thank KEAChicago
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a place that you cannot go wrong. It's not the best place in the world and the service can improve but it's consistent, and the food is better than several in the area. The seafood tends to be very fresh.

Thank J B
Detroit, Michigan
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family includes some picky eater teens yet we all found something we really ended up enjoying on the menu. The service was outstanding. We'd definitely return to this location if in the area again.

Thank MrMajestyk
Northbrook, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been to this restaurant for 2 or 3 years. It's a little out of the way and there are several restaurants closer to where I live. I had forgotten how excellent the waiters and other personnel were. The food I had recalled was good and has remains so. All in all a good experience. I feel certain... More 

Thank Michael F
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

J. Alexanders (aka Redlands Grill) is always busy at the post work day, dinner time, of the day. We sat at the end of the bar, near the kitchen area. Where we sat at the bar needed a clean-up...greasy area and crumbs. But the barmaid/server merely handed menus to us and said she'd be right back. No comments about needing... More 

1 Thank thomassH263XQ
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I often stop for a light bite and a glass of wine. We sit at the bar and enjoy the relaxing environment and friendly service. Great wine! Delicious salads! The food is reliable and consistent!

Thank lrsda
Norwalk, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is one of those chain restaurants that simply doesn't have enough locations in the U.S.! I'll talk about J Alexanders's here, but Stoney River and Redlands Grill are solid places to visit, as well. I absolutely crave the Thai Kai salad! Light, filling, and wonderfully flavorful! The service is white-tablecloth worthy and the atmosphere is upscale, warm and not... More 

Thank kayeveazey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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

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