Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • J. Alexander's - Northbrook

  • Online Reservations

J. Alexander's - Northbrook
J. Alexander's - Northbrook

J. Alexander's - Northbrook Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com
  • Phone: (847) 564-3093
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday - 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Lunch: Saturday & Sunday - 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Montana Baldwin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please call and ask to speak to a manager about booking a space for a private party, meeting, etc.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pointe Dr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from J. Alexander's - Northbrook
J. Alexander's is a contemporary American restaurant, known for its wood-fired cuisine. Our core philosophy is to provide you with the highest possible quality dining experience. The menu features a wide selection of American classics including prime rib of beef, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entrée salads as well as daily chef recommendations. The restaurant has a full-service bar that includes an outstanding selection of wines both by the glass and bottle.Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Good service, enjoyable atmosphere, and good food. French dip sandwich is my husband's favorite meal. The veggie burger was another favorite in our after dinner theater group."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I've so impressed with the service level and food offering. They vary the menu and are always attentive and punctual if you are on a work lunch hour and have to dash back...Call early and make reservations, as this place really gets crowded fast. A definite place to go in Lake County!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We chose the Northbrook location because of convenience for my son's later activities. It was our first visit here versus the Oakbrook location. The first thing you notice is the light airy feeling of the interior. Our waitstaff were extremely kind to my young grandchildren. Our appetizers, meals and desserts were delivered promptly at proper temperatures/done ness and the food was superb. This is my older son's favorite restaurant and when asked out for his birthday, this is his request which we are more than happy to fulfill."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Prime Rib was incredible - perfectly cooked. Lunch at J. Alexander's is always terrific. Now I have to come back for dinner. Outdoor dining is available which is a nice change of pace."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Friendly smiling faces. Amazing food. Always consistent. Love this restaurant!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "As always, J. Alexander's delivers with wonderful food, great atmosphere, and excellent service. I take clients and prospective clients here frequently, and they always enjoy it, most of them ask to return whenever I suggest lunch or dinner! The difficulty lies in making a decision from the extensive menu....should I get an old favorite, or try something new? No way to go wrong here! It's always a win-win situation at J.Alexander's. Even pleases my pickiest clients!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Although some of the dishes have been tweaked over the years, J Alexanders always delivers great food in a casual yet sophisticated environment. Not inexpensive but worth the price."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is very good! The service was good and the waiter was very personable. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have been told this place was as good as Wildfire. so i decided to try it and took my wife there for Dinner. The hostess was not friendly and did not say much and when she did she was barely audible. the waitress was ok. The real issue was the quality of the food vs. The cost. the food was no better than a place like Outback Steak House. We had a Prime Rib, very tender but no taste. The Ribeye was seasoned but was not great. Bake Potato was cold and not fully cooked. For the cost I was upset when we left. Wild Fire for around the same cost has been exceptional whenever we have went from staff to food."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Friendly staff greeted us and confirmed that they had our reservation upon our arrival a half hour before. My husband and I sat at the bar for a beer and chatted with the excellent bar staff. Good sense of humor and good cheer all around. The rest of our party of seven also arrive early and we were seated within minutes. Delicious food, great service and a great time was had by all. Perfect evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food is great but they clearly want you in and out fast. Slow them down and you can have a good meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I've been going to J Alex for years for business lunch and dinners and have never been disappointed. The food always tastes great and quality is good. This time I went with my son on an out of town trip and everything tasted as good as the J Alex's back home. I tried the prime rib with mashed potatoes this time which was cooked perfectly. My son enjoyed his dinner- burger and fries which is always a pleaser. The server was nice and attentive and the food came out quickly."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were treated exceptionally well from the moment we entered. Our server, Jon, was prompt, knowledgeable and attentive without being stifling. Specials for the evening were explained clearly and completely. I had prime rib which was cooked just right, along with an excellent Caesar salad and melt-in-your mouth mashed potatoes. I'm glad I found room for dessert ... one of the best pieces of key lime pie ever. My wife loved the pecan crusted trout. As a vegetarian she has lots of experience with fish dishes and she rated this one near the top. My only complaint: she insisted on sharing my pie. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was hosting a business dinner for 8 guests. Arrived early, table not ready. Sat at the table for 30 minutes with my guests before we were able to order appetizers. When we ordered our meals, food was delivered to the wrong people AND exceptionally fast as if the food was already prepared and being warmed. Check delivered to the wrong guest prior to dessert being offered. No acknowledgement of me as the host or any thank you. Will not come back for a group dinner."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I love J Alexander's. Their food is always top notch and they provide large portions for the price. The food also is not overly priced as you can find things on the menu ranging from just above $10 to $35. I am always pleased when leaving J's and will come back in the future."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We were at J's for Father's Day and you would think they would be on top of their service and food quality....WRONG!! Terrible first experience and would not return. To make matters worse, the food is completely overpriced."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our dinner was excellent, the service was excellent and our server was also excellent. Save room for the carrot cake. It is the best I have ever tasted!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "If J. Alexander's can be described in one word, it would be consistent. No matter the location, the tastes and ambiance are expected and consistent, and enjoyable. This location had something missing from the five others that I've been to across the country. My entree, steak and fries, was enjoyable, but could have been warmer. The service wasn't quite as attentive as I'm used to. I did have an enjoyable experience, but for a true J. Alexander's experience, it wouldn't be a bad idea to check out another location for comparison."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I was surprised there were no gluten free menus. Also I ordered a blue cheese crusted steak. I had already been informed there were no GF menus. My blue cheese crust had bread crumbs. Hmmm......certainly not gluten free"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Great food, attentive waiter, enjoyed celebrating hubby's birthday here!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service was very poor, we had at least 3 brand new waiters, a waiter who argued with us and several who kept coming by trying to remove our food before we were done! The mgr did try and make amends before we left but the wait staff need attitude adjustments! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Very disappointed with the Resturant's rule that you can no longer BYOB. Probably will not return"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Terrific menu, giant booths, fun wine list and delicious, quality dinner."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I always enjoy J Alexander's. They have a fantastic menu and great service. My only complaint is the noise level. If you are trying to have a serious business lunch or dinner, this is not the place to go. Otherwise, great place for any other lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was clean, the service was great, the food was NOT good. Which is a bummer because I have dined at the J. A.'s in Oak Brook before and the food was good. Salmon was overcooked and just dumped on a standard boring Caesar salad with waaaaay too much garlic - for $19.00 (and this was a lunch portion). Plus, it was freezing in the restaurant. The server said that many people were complaining and they were going to turn up the heat - but we wound up wearing our coats the entire lunch. I was so disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Great menu, friendly service. Not crazy about the recco'd dip but otherwise a good time. Not enough spaces in the Private Note to restaurant feedback space "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day is a difficult day for my 17 year old daughter and me. My wife, and the mother of my daughter, died 8 years ago at the age of 50 and Mother's Day has never been the same. This year we decided to avoid the craziness of brunch on Mother's Day and went out for dinner instead. The staff at J. Alexander's made us feel very welcome and the service we received was outstanding. Thank you for making a difficult day both enjoyable and memorable!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day treat - food was totally awesome and the service was wonderful! Can't say enough great things about J. Alexander's."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As usual the service and the food at J. Alexander's did not disappoint. We have never had a bad meal there and our servers were outstanding! It was my mother-in-law's first time on Mother's Day and she was very impressed with the entire afternoon."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a business lunch meeting there. Service was friendly and efficient. I had the Redwood Salad, which was excellent. Great location right off I294 and Lake Cook."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Having a long list of food allergies is not easy when you want to dine out. Alexanders, however, does everything they can to accommodate you by taking your list of allergies back to the chef where they discuss what options are available. The food they prepare for me, time and time again, is always delicious. The best is that they do this all with a smile and open arms. Thank you Alexander's!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The last time we dined at J. Alexander's, we had a problem with an order of filet. (The prime rib was excellent.) The manager on duty, Brad Stevens, went out of his way to deal with the issue and followed up with us the next day. We know that glitches sometimes happen at even the best restaurants. But not every restaurant would be as thorough as this one in dealing with an issue and satisfying a customer. This outstanding and caring attitude will bring us back and we look forward to more great meals here."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food - delicious , service - impeccable , ambiance - modern and very cool. Everything that night was perfect. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Consistantly good food. Consistantly good service. Consistanly good overall. One of my favorite places to go for good food and martinis. And you have to try the carrot cake, it's amazing (i have a friend that doesn't like carrot cake but always orders it here!) I've never been disappointed. Keep of the good work."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "However it is one of the better quality chains, but still as exciting as any chain can be in any burb. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We recently celebrated my wife's birthday at J Alexander's. The Hall cabernet wine, the Scottish Salmon entree, and the complimentary birthday carrot cake for dessert made the evening memorable. The excellent service and food at J Alexander's is always consistent. We have dined there many times and have never been disappointed. A "gem" in the Northwest suburbs!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Music is too loud, on top of the crowd noise. They gave us a free appetizer because we had to wait past our reservation time; a nice touch. I had the trout special; it was delicious. They brought our salads while we were still eating our appetizer. Overlapping courses is my worst pet peeve at restaurants. I told the waiter to slow the entrees down, so they wouldn't come too fast, and he accommodated us."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "J Alexander's was good but it was too pricey for not enough quality food. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food great, think the mgmt wised up about the 16.00 prime rib sandwich, they raised the price to 20.00 ... Oh well, still good. I had the roitiserrie chix .. Huge Our waiter was a bit spacey ( we asked for water 3x) but overall good time"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I made reservations and I was a fee minutes early but they seated me right away any way. The good was great and the server was very attentive."
    Dined on 4/23/2014