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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
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "J. Alexanders is a great, lively place....the service is so fast that you feel like they are highly motivated to turnover the tables as fast a possible. I have had several great salads there in the past. This time, I ordered a Turker Burger....it was so dry, I could barely swallow it. Not good."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Went to dinner with friends and needed to leave on time for a concert. Service was fast and the food was great. Everything worked out perfectly. We have all dined here before and we will all come back again."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "There were a lot of different choices for entrees from great salads, sandwiches to bigger dishes. All were excellent. Lots of unique sides too. the 6 of us each really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The Chef delivers excellent choices and quality dishes every time! Thank you :)"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Being the only restaurant for miles, right in the middle of Northbrook's corporate campuses, this restaurant is great for meeting with business associates and friends alike. Hearty portion sizes. Also very accommodating for visitors with infants. Friendly wait staff and prompt sleeting. A real gem!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I love J. Alexanders. I first dined at one in San Antonio, TX. and loved it. I was thrilled to find one in Northbrook, IL! I have dined there for both lunch and dinner. The food is fresh, service is friendly, and quality is consistent. They don't mind if you want to take a little time over a glass of wine at dinner. And, during lunch, the food is served so quickly that my guests thought it must be pre made and quickly decided that it was too fresh to have been pre made. J. Alexanders is one of my favorites!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We are regulars at the restaurant and love it! Good food, great service!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Had a great business lunch with colleagues and clients on Friday, the staff was excellent, the orders were delivered remarkably quickly, and the food was excellent. Sat outside on the patio. When dining around Northbrook this is one to keep on the short list."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This is a very good option for a business lunch. You need reservations. Try to make them for before 12:00 as it completely fills up. Very nice salads. Excellent warm bread. Very attentive servic"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "for the noise and lighting. the food is delicious every time and the service is good. your glass is never empty and someone is always on hand. BUT...it gets very loud very fast and the lighting is so dim its difficult to see eachother."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This large barn-like structure with high ceilings and noise levels to match is saved by the quality of the food preparation."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Prime rib sandwich always outstanding, very tender. Service is very good & friendly."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I ordered three different times and they didn't have it in stock, I wanted the crab cakes and they were out, the fish tacos...out! I had to settle for the turkey burger and that was dry but it was fair."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Way too noisy for conversation if you go during busy meal time. Food consistently above average to average."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Interesting and diverse menu. Server (Jennifer) very outgoing, informative and efficient. Substitution of sides was very easy. Portions rather sizable."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I was taking a very important client to lunch, and meeting his supervisor for the very first time. The dining atmosphere was perfect for a business lunch. The restaurant was not too loud, so we didn't have to shout. The food was excellent. We enjoyed two appetizers - calamari and chips with tri-dip. The entrees were excellent as well - beef k-bobs, chicken and beet salad. I will return whenever I am in the area."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Went here for celebration lunch. Very good service. The trio tortilla appetizer was very good, and the carrot cake was excellent. Got the rotisserie chicken salad, and while it had pretty much everything you could want in a salad, it was kind of bland, particularly the dressing. But everything was fresh. The restaurant is also very loud, so it's not a place for quiet conversation."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Best prime rib around! Save some room for the carrot cake too."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Just went to J. Alexander's again after a long spell. It still has great food and service. I would go more often if the price were a little cheaper, though."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "J Alexander's is consistently excellent and I always enjoy eating there. A bit of a bump in the road when my steak (ordered medium) was delivered medium rare. I had to send it back to be cooked properly, and unfortunately when that happens, my wife was better than 1/2 way done with her dinner before mine arrived. Not much of an apology from the server or manager, no offer of a drink or dessert. I am always surprised when a restaurant of that cailber gets the temperature wrong. All in all, excellent food and enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I enjoy this restaurant. They make the Thai Crunch Salad special for me since I cannot stand cilantro. And they are very accommodating of other people's needs, too. But the best is the carrot cake.... and I do not usually even like carrot cake."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Wide selection of food to meet the 6 people at the table. Service was attentive, especially after a mix up on one order. Prices were fine for what we ate. The left us to talk and other than the mix up did a very good job."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We were busy at work, and needed to get dinner and then get back to work. We asked ourselves where we could go that had good food and good service - it took 1 sec for all of us to say J Alexanders - we weren't disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Perfect remedy to take your significant other when he/she are mad at you. She was pleased with the food and the service. I must say, however, it is expensive yet the food is delicious."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We were looking for something special for late (8 pm) Sunday seafood dinner on the Northshore, but as my friend pointed out, this is not L.A. So we settled for the closest place to the Embassy Suites hotel in Deerfield. The food was very good (I had grouper - excellent), my friend had prime rib (good). The service was good. It has an upscale corporate ambience - so it was not the intimate, lakefront seafood place I had hoped to find, but good nonetheless."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have been here for lucnh many times. Took my parents here for their anniversary and it was very good. Staff was great and able to answer questions. I had the prime rib and it was very good. The best I have had in a while. My son had the turkey birger which looked good. We also had a grilled artichoke appetizer that was fatastic. Food came fast but I did not feel rushed. Maybe everything could have been a couple dollars less expensive but overall very good."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Friendly smiling faces. Amazing food. Always consistent. Love this restaurant!!"
    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
  • "The food is very good! The service was good and the waiter was very personable. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014