Owner, EJ Lenzi, and manager, Abelino Cepeda, bring over 60 years of combined restaurant experience to Chicago's North Shore. Teamed with a mature and experienced wait staff, EJ's Place is the North Shore's premiere supper club.
Grilled or Fried Calamari
Marinated Skirt Steak
I’m not sure how it can be any better? They nailed all. Food is perfect, service (Boz was our server) is incredible and professional, vast menu, and an awesome festive room. Oysters are huge, grilled calamari is the best I’ve ever eaten, perfectly cooked Dover Sole and my first time trying the unbelievably delicious skirt steak. It’s obvious why they are so busy. We will return!
Put in a dark and cold tent. Menu is limited to sides. I ordered my filet medium, it arrived well done. Sent it back, the next steak was rare. Waiter apologized, but for $60 you should be able to get the temperature on the steak correct. Waiter bought me a beer for the mistake.
Overall you are way over priced for atmosphere and food quality. If you want to compete with Capital Grill and Ruth’s Chris, you need to improve a tremendous amount. We won’t be back. Our total check for 4 was $280.
It’s EJs. You’ll get the best. It’s always spectacular.
Absolutely incredible. Loved it! Boz was our server and was just great. Cannot wait to return. Cheers EJ’s!
It is always a treat to eat at EJ’s. It’s great that is open again. The only downside was the people at the table next to us was extremely loud talker and made sure everyone heard him.
Our steaks were delicious and large which the price worth it.
We love the place, ambience and food, it’s really perfect. Start from appetizer and to free dessert. It’s our first dinner date in that place and everything’s perfect.
EJ's failed to approve Open Table Reservation award. $247.00 for dinner for two leaves enough room for the $1.00 charge from Open Table.
My favorite steak house in the Chicago area. The entire meal was outstanding.
The absolute best steaks in Chicago.
Johnny’98 was an exceptional server. The cocktails, food and wine were outstanding. Outdoor dining was pleasant even at below zero wind chills.
Great place for date night, food was good. However we ordered steaks and the food paired with it was weak. What happen to a green vegetable.
E. J. ‘s is excellent every time. We always have great service and food. We love the shrimp cocktail because they are huge and delicious. We had Dover sole and chicken Marsala which were excellent. We shared a great bottle of wine and a side of pasta with meat sauce. Thanks
Great food, strong pours on the alcohol, and excellent service.
Excellent as usual, still dealing with a smaller menu, however the chef was able to accommodate a special request. Glad to be back.
Spectacular evening in the middle of a snowstorm! Our party of six all had something different and we all loved everything. The sausage and peppers and calamari appetizer both are fantastic. Super service from Boz who we will ask for next time we visit. Cannot wait to return to EJs!
EJ’s is simply the best sure thing around for a family occasion, a date night, a get together with friends, you name it! EJs food never disappoints and the service is some of the best we have experienced at any restaurant.
We always enjoy our weekly visit. Food is delicious !! Best anniversary dinner and drinks. Can’t wait till next week.
Food is absolutely delicious staff is swift and caters to their customer definitely will be coming back.
Truly fantastic evening! Superb food, great menu, excellent service from our server Boz, and the tent is very festive and warm. Cannot wait to return. Love it at EJs!
We love E J’s every time because it’s always fantastic. We enjoyed a great bottle of wine and a delicious shrimp cocktail. Wow. We ordered chicken Marsala and New York steak. We also split a pasta with meat sauce. Everything was outstanding. Service is great too. Even the valet guys are so nice too. Thanks
Food was amazing!!! HUGE portions! We all loved it!
The service and food are outstanding!
Great job of social distancing and mask wearing in the tent.Well heated
excellent per usual!!! heading back this friday night.
Our server Andy was phenomenal!!!! He was super attentive and made the experience awesome
We had a very nice meal at EJs with great service and great food!
Ejs has done a great job with their tent. Warm, great service. No major menu differences. Just a fantastic night. Busy as usual but everything super smooth.
great effort to have a place to eat in a big tent...prices are high and waiters push hard to up the price..our waiter didn't tell us about some prices...charged premium drinks when we didn't asked for it..quoted $40 for one entree and charged 49...very good service but in the two times we have eaten their recently we can away with a feeling we are being taken a bit...food however is very good!
Great COVID dining option, in tent, very comfortable, steak was excellent, calamari just OK.
Another visit, another incredible experience. The best place for some “normalcy” on the north shore. Fantastic, warm, spacious tent. Incredible food and top notch service. Boz was our waiter and he clearly knows how to make guests feel welcome and appreciated. We love it at EJs!
Loved it for our birthday celebration!!!
Considering we ate in a tent , it was fabulous!
tent, ej’s is fantastic!
EJs crushed it again. Took our daughter for her birthday. Fantastic night out and the tent is warm and spacious. They have gone above and beyond during this time to provide normalcy while following the protocols. Our server was Boz who is a true professional. Will return soon! 👍
I love the food but the service was “Ahh” the guy was rushing on our order and weforgot what we wanted lol
Excellent food and service!
We dine at least once a month
EJ’s is consistently the best steak house in the northern suburbs. Recently dined there for the second time during the pandemic and the set-up and service is stellar. I had a very good experience in November and an even better one in January. Tables are well spaced, servers are professional and food and drink are great as always. 34 oz T-Bone of the specials menu was a rare treat.
The grilled calamari was outstanding. Oysters were fresh and our service was amazing. Andrew took great care of us. You may visit for the steak, which is indeed great but do yourself a favor and order the lamb chops.
always a great meal and the closest thing to a downtown steak joint.
EJ's Place offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 933-9800.
EJ's Place is rated 4.8 stars by 947 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.