Jolane's
Jolane's

Jolane's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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: Austrian, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jose Guerrero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, 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
133 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)great for lunch (70)good for groups (59)fit for foodies (57)great for brunch (34)special occasion (27)great for outdoor dining (22)notable wine list (22)kid-friendly (21)romantic (10)late-night find (8)hot spot (8)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Disappointing lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Have been to Jolene's many times and everything was great. This time the service was extremely slow and items we ordered were not served correctly. Hope my next visit is better. The food was almost up to its usual good taste.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family lunch
    GirlsVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Had not been here in years. Great menu, and made terrific choices. Will b back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice!
    jcschramVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had dinner Sat Nov 8th, not crowded, very good food and service at reasonable price, definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jolenes
    Gordy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good Services, Good Food, nice restaurant. The Chicken Pot Pie was wonderful
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • two restaurants
    DrHammertoe
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    There are two seating areas. One i more up scale table clothes, better lighting and the second one is a four season room. The second one is cold in the off season has cheap tables, patio tables with glass on top of them, cheap chairs and poor lighting.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Terry
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had lunch there last Wednesday after shopping at Abt. What a terrific meal and the coffee is delicious. Great service and some of the best ambiance around. Went back with another couple for dinner on Saturday and we gave the whole evening a 10, from service to wine to atmosphere and finally dinner. Looking forward to going back real soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY NICE
    PinkyVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We really enjoyed dinning here, the. Atmosphere is very appealing and the the food is very tasty. The servers are very attentive and pleasant. The popovers are great to begin the dinner. Their wine list is extensive too. We definitly will return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Barb
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Delicious, well priced food. Five of us had different seafood dishes and we all agreed the entree was fresh, well flavored with excellent presentation. The popovers and desserts are awesome! They both remind us of the wonderful pastries served in European countries. This restaurant is one of our favorites even though we have to drive about 30 minutes to get there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Burgers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    These are some of the best burgers I have ever eaten! Fries are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable
    PinkyVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We always enjoy eating here. There food is good and especially the popovers! The service is very efficient and pleasant. Their wine list is also a plus for a neighborhood restaurant. The noise level is bearable , all in all we had a good time and enjoyed the menu too. Definitly will return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I mostly go for lunch but dinner is good there too. For lunch sit in their sunroom. It's perfect on both a beautiful sunny day or a cold winter day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Sbear808VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Took my friend here for lunch for her birthday. Service was great. Food was great. Always great. Never disappoints. My favorite entree is the honey lime grilled shrimp salad. But everything is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jolane's
    DebbiVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is a nice restaurant with good food. We have been there before. This time it took a long time to get our food but once it arrived it was tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique menu
    silentnight
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We love that the menu has such variety. The chicken pot pie is elegant and delicious. The Goulash is amazing. The salads divine
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jolane's Review
    diningstarVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Dining at Jolane's is always a sure thing for a good meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, they have always been consistently delicious with very good service. It's a great place to go on a weekend or during the week... Half price glass of wine night is a special treat. We continue to recommend Jolane's to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner At Jolane's
    dineat7
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our group really enjoyed our dinner at Jolane's. We started out with their extraordinary popovers and specialty butter. They were outstanding! Very large and overflowing with puffiness. A real treat! Next we all had the minestrone soup which was quite welcome on a chilly night. I ordered the orange glazed salmon which was very tasty and cooked perfectly. Others in our group ordered the lamb chops which had a stunning presentation and tasted just as well. For dessert we had the baked chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream. It was amazing! Our coffee was served on specialty trays and the presentation was unique and very European. Our waiter was attentive and quite eager to please us in any way that he could. All in all a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A sophisticated menu, fair prices
    Dalgal
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoy going to Jolane's for a quiet evening of dining on great food that is a bit more sophisticated than the average fare. The atmosphere is lovely and more on the quiet side, which is nice for conversing. It is not really a place for children in the evening, though for lunch they would be more welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Jolane's Review
    diningstarVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Jolane's is a favorite of ours. The food and service is always exceptionally good. We constantly recommend and bring friends to Jolane's. We like the patio room with all the windows, but the extremely low lighting makes it difficult to see the menu and food in the evening.. The lighting is not distributed very well over each table. We ask for the Main room when dining at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate