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Jolane's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jolanescafe.com
  • Email: gina.rivara@jolanescafe.com
  • Phone: (847) 375-6986
  • 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: Contemporary American, Austrian, International
  • 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 & Promotions: 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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Dinner was great, excellent wine, service was terrific! Always a pleasure dining at Jolane's. Only improvement would be that the kitchen let their waite staff know when they are out of an item immediately so they can let the customers know when they are ordering... Especially when they do not even have the item that evening. Still one of our favorite places to dine... "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Good food. Service could have been more attentive. Very loud, hard to have a conversation."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I ate here on a Thursday night and the place was packed. I was there for a business dinner and there were other business related groups as well as many family & friends dining. The main dining area has a quieter intimate feel and there is an atrium area with a bar that is louder and seems more casual. The food was great- we had a flat bread with mushrooms and the veg egg rolls for starters and both were yummy. We all loved the giant pop-over sewrved with strawberry butter instead of a breab basket. The table ordered a variety of meals- salmon on cedar, salmon burger, beef burger, veggie burger and the brisket on spatzel. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. The service was outstanding. I will be going back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The server was friendly and attentive. The food was tasty. The group I was with all enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Having previously pleasantly celebrated a birthday at Jolane's, we found this visit disappointing. Seating was in a very dark corner, much too close to next tables. We made the reservation a week in advance, but did not specify 4 in the garden area. Conversation from the tables around us became part of our conversation ! Annoying. Walk-ins were being seated in preferred areas without any reservation. We sat in the dark barely ableto talk to each other. Meals were ok, though hot ones could have been warmer. Coffee/tea service was not as attentive as we had previously experienced. We were told a complimentary "candle" dessert would be provided. We ordered an additional dessert, the complimentary dessert was not provided."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful choices on the menu. Loved the fresh, hot popover! The pickled red onions and avocado were good flavors on my salmon burger and I was delighted to be able to substitute fresh sautéed spinach for the fries. My husband really enjoyed the flank steak that was the special that night. My son's angus burger was one of the best restaurant burgers that he ever had. Service was great, prices were affordable and the coffee was outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Dinner at Jolane's was very good as always! My friends and I go to Jolane's often and it has always been excellent. The new scallops entree was almost overwhelming with the amount of scallops on the plate... very good! Service was very pleasant and attentive. It is always enjoyable eating at Jolane's. My only recommendation for improvement would be to add a little more lighting to the patio room over the tables... It can be quite dark in that room depending on where you are seated. The inside room is perfectly lighted for ambience, yet you could see what you are eating :-) ..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed at Jolane's. The Ginger Salmon is always an excellent choice! However, many other entrees are very good as well. They are now also serving a pastry puff type bread roll with a side cinnamon butter that melts in your mouth... Their salads and soups are always good too. The service was great, attentive, but not too fast. They have a lovely wine list and the coffee is extra good (a good sized cup with cookies on the side). Jolane's has become a special favorite of ours and we recommend them often!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I loved my juicy burger, Homer's ice cream & sitting in the enclosed outdoor area but everything else was just ok. Our waitress was really nice but nothing bad. Portions and prices do not match what you're going to get. The parmesan fries were really bland so go for the sweet potato fries. The steak sandwich didn't look too appetizing as it was smothered in cheese & had sat out for a while (when food is smothered or doused in cheese or sauce, it makes me wonder if they have to hide something)heard it was just ok. My husband's salad was all lettuce and my dad's poke tuna salad looked more like an appetizer. The kids mac and cheese looked like a box of Kraft mac and cheese so that was disappointing as well. As I said just ok."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We were just expecting a neighborhood restaurant, instead we were pleasantly surprised by the decor, white tablecloths, nice menu. We had a very attentive wait staff and the restaurant tried very hard to provide a dish change when requested. The specialty coffee was excellent. Only disappointing thing was that they ran out of one dish we would of tried. We will be back to try it next time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The lunch with friends was excellent. Juan was our server and he was very attentive and helpful. The wine, food including wonderful desserts and cappucino were very good. I would recommend Jolanes to anyone wanting a nice lunch."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Originally went in because ABT gave me a free tea. What a great lure. The second time I decided to stay and eat with a friend. So glad I did. Was there for lunch and now I can't wait to go back for dinner! Food was fresh and delicious. I had the grilled portabella sandwich with mixed greens. I have to travel a way to the location but the food, service and atmosphere is so pleasant, it is worth the ride."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "What a great evening we had at Jolane's. The waiter, whose name we did not get, made the experience. He was knowledgeable about the menu and especially the wines, which we were allowed to taste before making a final decision. That in itself is worth going back for. Unbeknown to us, Thursdays all wines are half price. Also, appetizers are half price from 4:00PM until 6:00PM. That in itself took $50 off the final bill. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked and presented. This is also a place where the pastries not only look beautiful, but have great taste. Like being in a wonderful European cafe right in Glenview."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Jolanes was a great find for lunch. The menu includes many familiar choices but several have additions to the ingredient list that makes them more inspiring and enjoyable, not just ordinary. The salads have very flavorful ingredients in perfect proportions so there is something more than lettuce on the last forkful. We found everything we order to be very fresh and well presented. The service was friendly, attentive, and efficient. Only 2 negatives: unevenly salted chips, some without--others with too much; minestone soup was mostly broth(likely just needed to scoop deeper in the pot before filling the bowl). Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed a nice quiet evening with good friends and good food. We will return again soon."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was really quite good. I had the blue cheese bacon burger which was very good with an outstanding sour dough bun. My wife had the planked salmon which she said was outstanding. The drinks and soup were very prompt. The main course took so long they comp'd us on dessert. I have been there before and this is somewhat unusual. Decent wine selection and some very interesting beers. All in all a very pleasant place with good food"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went for lunch after running errands on one of Chicago's VERY cold days. I love sitting in the back area -- lots of windows with the sun coming in -- you almost forgot that it was only 15 degrees outside! Don't let the rich decor intimidate you... Jolane's is for everyone! The food is top quality, the service is spot on, and save room for dessert! This place is like a treat to yourself - without breaking the bank."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "TV in the dining room takes away from the ambiance..."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food good, not great for price. Fish greasy, potatoes too salty. Salad forgettable, but I liked that the various salads came with the entree. Floor boards annoyingly squeaky."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had to take our car to Abt for service. Since it was going to take awhile we decided to have dinner here since it was walking distant. We got there earlier than our reservation but they were able to seat us. The hostess and our waitress was friendly. I had the filet mignon with garlic spinach and the steak was cooked perfectly (medium rare like I ordered). The spinach was slightly too salty but we still good. I just couldn't finish it because it was saltier at the bottom. My husband had the Pecan crusted white fish and it was delicious! For dessert I ordered the cookie skillet with ice cream and my husband got 2 scoops of Homers ice cream. The cookie skillet was to die for. Next time we're just going to share that."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for some place new to go and decided to try Jolane's. The food was wonderful and the service was great from our waitress to the manager who stopped by to check on our experience. I have been to more expensive restaurants in Glenview (which I won't name here) that were nowhere near as good. Nice atmosphere. Definitely worth a try : )"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Jolane's is a favorite of ours for brunch, lunch and dinner. Very consistent.. Food is always delicious. It has a calm atmosphere with a moderate noise level which makes it nice for conversation. Their wine list has variety and good selection for all palates. It's nice that they have choice of seating areas depending on your mood... Inside is lovely dark wood, calm, more elegant and the inside "patio" style room is great for a sunny, outdoor feel, lots of windows view, more energetic feel...Lovely in the warm weather as there are screened full windows along one wall.. Would definitely continue recommending Jolane's to friends!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We were seated in the bar area, which is fine for a regular evening out but not so much for a romantic dinner because of the noise level. Still, the food and service are great and the wine & Beer list is just fine."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "For a touch of the old world, combined with an up to date menu, Jolane's was a pleasant surprise. Some fairly large groups were there on a Saturday night, which slowed down the service but overall I would consider returning on a week night when it is not as busy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Saturday night 4 people.7:30 reservations needed to change to 8:30. Very accommodating.Seated promptly in the overly bright dining room.Almost full at the time of our seating. Drink orders were taken promptly,waitress poured a glass of wine,we had ordered a bottle.Seemed annoyed she had to take back the glass. Ran out of special. Dinner orders were slow to arrive.Filet was good.Waitress confused about steak size. Pecan fish good. shrimp salad -The shrimp were HUGE although overcooked. The rest of the salad was mediocre.The best part of the meal may have been the warm popover served with berry butter at the beginning of the meal. By the time our plates were cleared the restaurant staff were cleaning up the restaurant.Not the best experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised with the portion but service was lacking. Communication between kitchen and server was not on point. I was missing sauce to my steak and the bar took 15 min to get my boyfriends beer while I sat there w my champagne. The server got my appetizer from a prefix menu wrong and questioned me if I had changed my order to fried instead of grilled. It's a prefix menu why would there be substitution? He did offer to change it but I am not a wasteful person. Our cappuccino came end of the meal which again my cup came and my boyfriend had to ask for his when clearly we ordered 2! Again we were questioned if we ordered 2!! There's a lot of disconnect and bad timing in this restaurant and its not even a full house!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We ordered the Valentine Special. Food was awesome. Service was slow but understandably since it was very crowded for Valentine's Day. We love dining here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Decided to try a new place for dinner and wasn't disappointed! Food was very good and our server was great. Prices are reasonable. Will go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time here, everything was great. Real nice staff. Food was very good and very fresh. Wedge salad was awesome. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very good lunch and service. The food is very consistent here and the service is far better than many restaurants charging twice the price."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I have been here several times and the food and service are always very good and consistent. Great place for family or a small group. There's something for everybody on the menu and the service is pleasant and attentive."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Always a great place for lunch or dinner and love the 1/2 off on glasses of wine!!!! Everyone in our group had a great meal and super service."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We had a party of 4 Saturday 1/25/14. All four were very pleased. The food, the service (Oscar), and the ambience were great. We shall repeat several time. When I asked for our reservation, they immediately seated us, no problem."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I am sorry to say that the food is not any more what it used to be. All three of us were sure that the chef must have been changed. The chicken schnitzel was way too thick and verry tough. The meat of the chicken pie was stringy and tough. When I told them about it, they certainly were very kind and brought us complimentary cappuchino. The atmosphere is very warm and the restaurant is not so noisey like so many today. We were all sorry to say that the food quality has changed so significantly."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Great restaurant! We've been there several times for lunch and dinner and it's been very consistent and always delicious. Service is also very good and consistent. Very nice wine list...something for everyone. I would definitely recommend Jolane's and have sent many friends there. They were also pleased with the entree's, desserts, wine and coffee. They have some nice specials on different days of the week. We were just there for a group dinner for a birthday party and they did an excellent job serving all of us and the food was great! It's a pleasure that the restaurant has more lighting than others (it's nice to be able to see what you are eating!), but still has a nice ambience."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We had a wonderful dinner for four. The meal started with warm, delightful popovers. They were so good we asked for seconds! My husband had the minestrone soup and I had the beet salad. Both very good. For our entrees we had salmon and miso glazed cod. The fish was perfect, the asparagus was delightful. The only reason I gave it 4 stars? It was a little loud near the bar during the nfl playoffs!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food was ok, but not memorable. It was too loud. I'm not going back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Our monthly luncheon group likes to try out new places (for our group). When the first of our group arrived, he was given the choice of inside or out in the atrium (heated, of course) He chose the atrium. The atrium setting was beautiful with floor to ceiling windows with icicles on them and the snow outside. So bright and airy, like "eating in a restaurant in Colorado" one of our diners remarked. Great selection of delicious food. Not one of us complained. A definite return. I understand the dinner menu is just as versatile."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Please don't tell too many people what a "find" this restaurant is or there won't be any room for us! The four of us, who were there for the first time, loved Jolene's. It was quiet, tastey and the service was first class. Am already making plans to return."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This place is great. The Abt family owns the restaurant and if you know there store they run it the same way 5 stars! The food is country club quality. I love it and go all the time. Mike and Rickey Abt keep up the great work! Buddy S"
    Dined on 12/15/2013