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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
  • Email: ja25@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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Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated my parents 45th wedding anniversary at J Alexander this past weekend. I spoke with the restaurant and asked for a quiet table because my mother is hard of hearing, they recommended the circular booth in the corner, and it was perfect! I was very thankful! When we arrived at the restaurant I checked in with the hostess desk and they said our table was being set up. When we sat down, we saw that they had surprized us with personalized menu cards that said "Happy 45th anniversary" on them. My parents were floored! I have to admit I was almost in tears, I thought it was so thoughtful and it really made the evening more special. I would definitely recommend them for special occasions. Oh, and the food was delicious too!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was an OK place. Not great, not bad. Dinners are ala carte which is a bummer for me. They could at least give you a small salad with dinner."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "`We were seated on time according to our reservation. Our waiter was congenial and attentive. Water glasses filled throughout our stay. Heated some food which was not hot enough immediately."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "First time at J Alexander's. Great service, good food. Recommend to all."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "surrounded by office complexes the lunch crowd starts at 11 am. Food is outstanding, service attentive. Make sure you make and reservation, use Open Table, walk ins will wait. But even if you have to wait, it is worth it."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "From the time we entered the restaurant and told them we had reservations for 6 but only 3 will be showing it was like no big deal to them they made the changes very quickly there was no disruption at all they seated us at a booth since we no longer needed the huge table setup for us. Waiter was right there took our drink orders very efficient. Love this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Have been here a few times but on this Saturday night my drink was weak, the food was expensive, the service seemed attentive but they didn't get things right. Five different people brought things but not the right things and the place is really noisy."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had dinner at J Alexander for my husband's birthday. The steak and prime rib was very good and the service excellent. They brought out a piece of their signature carrot cake with a candle on it for him. We would definitely go back. The only negative was that the queso appetizer was not worth the $12 price tag."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The restaurant is conveniently located for me and colleague to meet, discuss business, and get back on expressway (and I head north to WI and she heads SW past O'Hare). I had made my reservation that morning before 11AM for a reservation at 11AM when they opened. I am really impressed that Host was ready for me and my party right at 11AM to seat me. I love Open Table and J. Alexander's service!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The experience was not what I expected. I previewed the menu online and found that the item I really wanted to try was actually not available. I ordered the rotisserie chicken with mashed potatoes. The chicken was OK; not much different than I could get at Boston Market for half the price. The mashed potatoes were luke warm and on the runny side. The meal was average at best and not worth the price. I also had the chocolate cake. The cake was not what I expected either. It was not a nice flaky cake. It was a near solid, near brownie consistency. Not very enjoyable. Better cake at Portillos. The noise level level was loud as we were seated next to a large group."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was really outstanding. Our server John, who looks like John Kryzinski from the office, was one of the best waiters I've had in a long time! Was so impressed on the sheet with the daily specials- they printed at top- "Happy Birthday Betty"! Such a surprise and special touch! John also treated Betty to the most delicious chocolate desert! One of the best decadent chocolate treats I eever had. Very impressed!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Glad I had a reservation...This place packs in the business lunch crowd, but we were well taken care of from the moment we arrived. Took a few minutes longer than expected to place our order, but once I told the server we were on a timetable, she picked up the pace. Will continue to make this a regular client lunch spot."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Prime Rib came to the table still bleeding (I asked for medium). They took it back and brought me another - which was fair all-in-all; not great. Side of Horse Radish showed up some time later .... Was disappointed to have that kind of miss on a signature item..."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food is consistently good. Servers are happy to accomodate special requests. Beverage refills are constant. Great place to have lunch with friends. There is a big business lunch crowd."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Their tagline says it all -- Straightforward American Food. I had prime rib and it was really good. I asked for it medium and it came out a little too pink for my taste. They cooked it a little longer and had it back out to me in a matter of a couple minutes. I really liked our waiter Jeff. It was a very pleasant dinner out with friends."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had the salmon salad and would recommend it for anyone who wants a healthy, quick lunch."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food was great. Good service. I like that the dining area is quieter and more secluded from the open main area and bar, but it's all visible."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "High Quality food and service. Was great for a team lunch as a team building activity. We enjoyed our time there very much. The noise level was OK for carrying on a casual conversation. May have been too loud for an official business lunch where hearing detailed conversation across the table would be more imperative."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were there few weeks ago and was rushed out on a Sat night, the manager was nice enough to send us a gift certificate an we went back , everything was GREAT !!!! Thank you !!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Had a exceptional meal. Service and ambiance delightful. Prices affordable. Great place to gather. Thank you for a great night out."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Given the relatively high entree prices it feels a little too casual to have glass milk bottles for water and no tray or even a small check holder when you are presented the bill. The booth benches are so low that unless you are 6 feet tall you feel like a child in a grownup's world and you have to lift your elbows really high to reach the table top - choose a table with chairs if you would rather feel like an adult. Very good food - ahi tuna with toro sauce (soy etc.) and wasabi mayo (on side) was at least 8 oz Filet kabobs with onions, mushrooms and zucchini should have been cooked separately as the zucchini was raw but the meat was not overdone Half a rotisserie chicken - moist and tender with nice herb seasoning. Calamari - crispy!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Overall, we ordered quite a few different items (prime rib, crab cakes, loup de mer) and everything was very well prepared and delicious. The wait staff was hard to find when we needed them, but we enjoyed the overall experience. I would go back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "SERVER, JEFF, WAS JUST WONDERFUL. ONLY THE WOMAN GOT A ROSE...........NOTHING FOR THE GUY! WHY?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We really did enjoy this place. The servers were so nice and prompt which made things nice for us. The food was good. 90.00 was a lot for a lunch but we did have dessert. The carrot cake was very special. I wouldn't go back unless I was ready to spend some money."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "First time I've had a hard time having a business meeting at J Alexander's. It was really loud. Must depend on where in the restaurant you sit. In general a capable and convenient place."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We had another excellent visit to J Alexanders in Northbrook. The waitress (Natella) and the rest of the wait staff were all great!! Everyone is willing to help if anything is needed. The managers all walk around and check in with tables to ensure people are happy. As usual, the food is great. The menu is diverse and there is a good selection of appetizers, main courses, etc. Drinks are all well made. The only improvement I would suggest is to beef up the dessert menu with more choices (athough the Key Lime Pie is very good) and to improve some of the existing dessert menu items."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Good food with better service. A little pricey and a little noisy, but we will go again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Visited for a lunchtime meet and greet interview. Waitresses were attentive and understanding as I consistently was not prepared to order each time they visited the table. Lunch crowd was what you'd expect with pharma companies nearby. Food was very good and prices weren't as high as I'd expected. Great experience and I'd certainly visit the chain again."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Alex was a great waiter for our party of 12 - especially for a busy Friday night. Great food (calamari, Rattlesnake Pasta, chips w/ queso dip). Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food is always great here. Had the prime rib and it was excellent. The Caesar salad was great and the wines are wonderful. It's one of my favorites."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our server rushed us, we were in and out in 30 mins!! Wanted to clear out plates the minute we put down our forks between bites"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "J Alexanders is the perfect place to take an adult to celebrate their birthday. Food is good and setting is fantastic. The service is also outstanding."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant. Highly recommended for casual lunch or dinner as well as a great place for a romantic dinner or group outing. I have eaten here several times before and though I like all types of food, my regular here is the old fashioned cheeseburger. Cooked perfect every time and an absolutely perfect burger. Follow that with a piece go carrot cake and you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Staff allowed for us to take our time to talk and the food was very good. Great overall atmosphere for this couple."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I have visited another J. Alexander's on several occasions. This is a finer steak establishment and even those this time the service felt a little rushed, and the wine that was recommended was not a sweet wine at all, the service was superb and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Service was excellent, food was good, not great. Our rib eye steak was tough...chicken was good, not great"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "J Alexander's is gorgeous inside. The food is awesome - we both had the prime rib and loved every morsel. Random note: The water they serve is ice cold, not ice water. They keep it chilled in glass jugs and when you get water it is so cold, and pristine without ice. I loved that. Diverse menu, nice ambience and solid service on a very busy night. We will be back. (Note: At busy times this restaurant is very loud. If you know that going in and are cool with it, the energy is cool. If you are seeking a quiet dinner for two, this may not be ideal. Not a bad thing, just good to know.)"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Outstanding service and high quality food guaranteed! A family as well as work favorite!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The food is fine, not outstanding, but solid. The prices are a little high for what it is, but it is a great location for us and friends to meet."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We were very disappointed in this restaurant. Menu was too small. Appetizer was good. Entrée was ok-mashed potatoes were too buttery. Dessert was big disappointing. My husband said carrot cake was liquid and did not taste good. Chocolate cake was way too chocolatey. We will not be going back to this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013