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“Great place to go with friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jolane's Cafe

Jolane's Cafe
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Ranked #3 of 160 Restaurants in Glenview
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cafe, European
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Milwaukee and Zenith
Description: 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.
Algonquin, IL USA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place to go with friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

The service was great, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect for good conversation. I love it when you are with friends and you don't have to talk over obtrusive music.

  • Visited November 2013
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Glenview, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

I have never had a bad meal or bad service at Jolane's. Everyone, from the bussers to the hostess are friendly and accommodating.

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1 Thank ChicChick_2
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Skokie, Illinois
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152 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Delightful Cafe With Not-So-Delightful Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was our third visit to Jolane's. We enjoy shopping at Abt and visiting this lovely European-style cafe with its good-to-excellent food. Best are the salads, dinner entrees, indulgent pastries, and the rich Julius Meinl coffee. If their BLT Club is available as a lunch special, go for it. The other sandwiches on the lunch menu? Meh. Most pubs and sports bars serve better sandwiches.

Unfortunately, Jolane's service remains deplorable. Leisurely pacing is one thing. But when soups, salads and entrees are ordered, the table remains bare for 45 minutes, and then the server brings everything to the table at one time, that's unacceptable. Ditto a 20-minute wait for one cup of coffee, followed by a 15-minute wait for the check. All of this when the restaurant was not crowded.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank FoodFight101
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Glenview, Illinois
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184 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Dine inside or outdoors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with friends. Wonderful,atmosphere as uncanny sit in the main room, atrium or outside. Take your pick. Many wonderful,selections to choose from. They have delishes pastries so save a little room to taste.
They are open for lunch and dinner plus there are evening specials & 1/2 price glasses of wine several evenings a week. This is such a pleasant and comfortable place to dine. pleasant waitstaff & reasonable prices.
Lots of convenient parking.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Mimi M
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have eaten at Jolane's twice . The first time with 12 other people and the food and service were outstanding. Last Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend, only four of us, and the food remained very good, but service was questionable. One waiter, with help from the bartender for a large room. Maybe someone didn't show up for work ?

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Patricia G
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