Jolane's
Jolane's

Jolane's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jolanescafe.com/
  • Phone: 8473756986
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Lunch only)
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Austrian, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Collante
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events: We offer a variety of menu options for both lunch and dinner parties. Our glass-enclosed conservatory has quickly become a popular venue in the North Shore.

    Experienced Event Coordinator Suzy Breden ensures that no detail is spared in making your special event a memorable experience.

    We look forward to working with you!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Milwaukee and Zenith
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Jolane's
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.

Visit Thursday for 1/2 price wines by the glass!

We also have free Wi-Fi and a kids menu for our younger guests.

Located in the Design Center at Abt.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Jolane's reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)great for lunch (66)good for groups (50)fit for foodies (46)special occasion (29)great for brunch (28)great for outdoor dining (24)kid-friendly (22)notable wine list (14)romantic (10)hot spot (8)scenic view (7)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Jölane's, Chicago
    RobboVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    this was the second time we've eaten here when visiting Chicago in the suburbs. Great both times. Terrific menu, delicious food presented beautifully and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Birthday Celebration
    Bobo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our family celebrated a 90th birthday at Jolane's on Saturday. We dined in the enclosed garden room as the sun set, which was beautiful. Food was excellent! It was the perfect venue for this occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had a nice lunch here....leisurely and not rushed, which we truly appreciated. Great hostesses and accommodating server. Everyone was smiling.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great everything!
    ricala
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was great. Prepared the way you like it. Service was not rushed. All in all, a great place to meet and eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lulu
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Their brunch is great. The only complaint I have is that their portions are on the small side. I ordered the french toast and it was three small pieces of bread. The other people in the party had small portions too. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Leah
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Love the food, ambience, and service! Very kid friendly, despite it's appearance of being a bit upscale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deliteful
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Very nice love the patio and food was good and plentiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diningstarVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was the first time we tried the "brunch" menu and we were very pleased with it. Their quiche was excellent and the coffee was delicious as always. The server was very pleasant and efficient. It was a lovely brunch, will definitely return again and recommend Jolane's to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem in Glenview
    PugnaciousVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We (party of 4) grabbed a bite after a long afternoon of shopping, gawking and dreaming at Abt (just steps away). Actually, it was our Abt salesman that gave us free coupons for a coffee / ice tea that prompted our stop as well (who doesn't need a coffee over which to discuss big purchases?). We were pleasantly surprised with the selection and quality of the food. They start you off with a pop over w/whipped flavored butter and our french onion soup was one of the best we've had. My blue cheese Waygu burger was top notch (grilled perfectly medium with just a hint of red) on a pretzel roll. Prime rib and braised beef with spaetzel were also delicious. Oh, and that coffee? We saved it for our desserts that put momma to shame :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dinner
    CafeLucci
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    wanted to have dinner with friends that was vibrant and yet not really loud. had a great dinner , good food, very reasonable prices, great service. will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everything about the place is like Abt, which operates it -- well run in every way, unusually good for the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service only OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Popovers were great. Food was OK. Service was not terrific.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food should have been much better for the price. It was just okay - nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Evening at Jolane's
    dineat7
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Jolane's. To start, the popovers that are brought to the table are outstanding! They are very fresh and warm. What a unique way to start a great evening! Next we had salad and soups. The minestrone soup was warm and tasty. The salads were varied and you could order any of several on the menu. The main dish I had was the orange glazed salmon which was delicious! Another person in our party ordered the chicken pot pie which she thoroughly enjoyed. Portions were adequate and the service was attentive. The coffee is served on it's own separate platter and it was incredible. We look forward to returning as we thoroughly enjoyed our evening there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rosiie
    Rosiie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Enjoyed dinner. Very happy with food and atmosphere.. The scones were awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and ambiance
    OldiebutGoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We selected Jolane's as a meeting place to enjoy a good lunch while meeting some new friends for the first time. And we were not disappointed! The food was wonderful, the service was attentive but not annoying, and the ambiance allowed us to have a nice conversation without disturbing other tables. We stayed at our table longer than expected, but your staff was very understanding and allowed us to continue our meeting without pushing us to leave. And one of your staff even took our photograph before we left. All in all, a great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new Sunday favorite
    TasmanVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Truly a great place to eat. Our waiter Kyle obviously knew what was good because he had tried the food before. Some places the waiters say what is good but have no idea. Kyle made the experience great because there are so many good choices he helped tailor it to us. Go and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside inside!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved the patio room. You can feel like you are outside no matter the weather. Had lovely evening. Everybody enjoyed their meal. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner at Jolane's
    courtes
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I choose a restaurant once each month for a small group of ladies over 60 years. This is one of our favorites. The food is excellent. Saturday we were seated in the atrium and it was very noisy, which made conversation difficult and the next time I will request seating in the dining room. The service was a little slow, but they were very busy, and the wait staff in the atrium has a lot of distance to cover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Seafood
    Diner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    All three of us very much enjoyed our meals - the cod, the cedar plank whitefish and the scallops. They were patient with us when the third person in our party was quite late, checking on us appropriately but not rushing us at all. The popovers with strawberry butter were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    CafeLucci
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We really enjoyed the food at this local restaurant. Prices were extremely reasonable! will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Great desserts!
    TasmanVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great for Sunday brunch. Tastes food whether you are looking for comfort food or something a bit fancier. Save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have had so many great lunches and dinners here. The food is excellent and always great drinks and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid, go to location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We ate outside - near the front door on the small patio. Weather was perfect and only one other group was out there - only drinking to go coffees. Our server was excellent and we had very good service event though we could have been left in Siberia as if often the case when you are the only outdoor diners. Tempura shrimp appetizer is crunchy, sweet and spicy with the little red pepper slices. Great dish and very light. Tuscan chicken was perfectly cooked with crispy skin, a buerre blanc sauce underneath and toasted hunks of bead to sop up the sauce. Green beans were coated with a thin layer of butter. Tomato onion salad was fresh with a tart balsamic vinaigrette. Blue and bacon burger with parmesan garlic fries was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very nice restaurant with a friendly staff. The food was good and the cocktails were outstanding. The menu is not overly complicated but the dishes were well done. Comfort food in more of an upscale setting. We will definitely return to Jolane's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rg77VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The lox sandwich was delicious and so was the broccoli soup. I sat at the bar and Lindsey was a very good server. Luch was served promptly. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • la46
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food and service. Having been seated in the outer room, it was very noisy and difficult for our party of 6 to carry on conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinnerDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Salads are outstanding, they have several selections and the ingredients not just the usual cucumber/tomatoes/onions. The deserts are also wonderful even the low-cal version of just a looking into the case at the artistry is fun. We have tried 3 different soups and all have been overly salty for us. The tables on the enclosed patio don't sit flat and can wobble and the chair to table height is uncomfortable (often found with outdoor patio furniture which is what they have on their patio), so we prefer the comfort of the dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Margo57VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was the first time I've been disappointed by Jolane's. Four of us came for lunch and the two that ordered sandwiches had very ample servings which were very tasty. Two of us ordered the ahi poke which was listed under salads. It should have been listed as an appetizer. When the found was served, my friend jokingly commented who ate the rest of my lunch? While it was tasty, it was not a lunch portion by any measure. The Mozart Tort for dessert was to die for, however
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DanaMcL
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I had never eaten here before, but was pleasantly surprised with the ambiance and menu choices (interesting twists on old favorites and something for everyone). I'll be back to try more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • weber
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Good menu with diversity, delicious food and fair prices. Friendly and attentive waiter.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jolane's
    jeffh
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Overall a very good experience. The only negative was that 3 of the 4 of us ordered fish, and the fish was somewhat overcooked and therefore dry - particularly the cedar planked whitefish and salmon. Beyond that, everything was excellent (the third person had the Branzino - a bit dry, but not as bad). Our fourth person had pork schnitzel, and said it was excellent. Service was outstanding - kudos to Azi, and to the managers that came by several times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad, not great
    XraylfhVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my first time at Jolane's. My wife comes here very frequently for lunch and loves it. We sat in the atrium area, which was beautiful, but very noisy, despite it not even being full. We had the calamari for appetizer, which was very good and the Ahi poke, which was ok, a little bland. For dinner I had a burger, ordered medium, but it was well done and a little dry. Did not send back, because we were out with friends. When salad arrived, asked for black pepper, which never came. When dinner arrived, my wife asked for wine list, which they brought immediately, but then our waiter disappeared and by the time he came to take the order, she and our friend were done eating. So, not a good night, hopefully, just a fluke.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jolane's Restaurant
    diningstarVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Jolane's is a favorite restaurant of ours.. The food is always delicious and the service is very good. Their menu has a nice variety of different tastes and portions for any appetite. This is a great neighborhood find. It's great for a quick soup and salad or a lovely evening dinner with friends. We will definitely continue to frequent Jolane's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful seafood
    nancyb
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We don't eat much meat, and were looking for a place to meet friends from Lincolnshire (we live in Evanston) - this was a good location, and the food was wonderful, though I wish they'd said on the menu that the pear and arugula salad had cheese on it - I can't eat dairy products. All four of us had fish, planked white fish, scallops and a strange fish we didn't recognize, which was delicious. Service was attentive, perhaps overly so - waitress kept interrupting our conversation to see if we wanted anything. Will definitely go back. Interior was lovely, and atrium looked very nice as well. All the food seemed freshly prepared, and the fish was cooked perfectly. An excellent, simply prepared dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Save room for dessert
    MmmmmVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had Haley as our server both times. She made excellent suggestions for lunch and dessert. Even if you don't come for the amazing burgers with delicious housemade chips, come for the desserts. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    HeyJudeVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have been to Jolanes multiple times and it is always terrific. WOnderful service, delicious food and a nice little bakery area at the front in case you want to bring home a treat. I love the décor with the dark leather and granite inside and the sunny atmosphere on the patio is also wonderful. In addition to their main dishes, I love their flatbreads and even when their dinner flatbread or appetizer is nortt on the menu, the chef has always been happy to make one if requested. I like that they are good at a simle lunch salad or sandwich, crisp sweet potato fries and the like, but also do a lovely job with dinner - steak or other lighter fare.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls' lunch
    moonmaiden
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    perfect for a weekend lunch with the ladies! will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for a quick lunch
    chigirl923
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Jolane's has such a beautiful enclosed patio area! There is lots of light and it feels like you are outside. The staff is attentive and welcoming. The food is perfect for lunch. They have a wonderful pick two option with your choice of many different salads and sandwiches beyond your typical side salad option.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a wheelchair person with us & they had table waiting for us.. The waitress was very attentive & knew we wanted to talk before we ordered & was very accommodating. All our meals were great ! I had the soup & sandwich which was tasty, The other two people had sandwiches , one veggie & the other ham ,both we filled with plenty to eat . I plan on going back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate