EJ's Place

4.8
969 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Owner, EJ Lenzi, and managers bring over 100 years of combined restaurant experience to Chicago's North Shore. Teamed with a mature, experienced wait staff, and serving the finest food products available, EJ's Place has become the North Shore's premiere supper club. Established since 1997 and selected one of the Chicago Magazine's Best New Restaurants, EJ's menu consists of prime aged steaks and chops, pristine seafood, and traditional Italian specialties. EJ's Place serves only the best, from their family to yours.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 969 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love , love the food. Chicken w/ peppers “ to die for”. Couldn’t hear my friends. Please do something about the acoustics. Food is delish!

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vipLynneO
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive without rushing us!

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vipLisaL
Chicago
211 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner here. We shared a great bottle of wine and a delicious shrimp cocktail. I ordered the chicken Marsala and my son had a fantastic steak. Our server was great. Thanks

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vipWayneB
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say the food was truly outstanding. I had never had a bone in Veal Para....also my wife and Seabass that was second to none , father in law had the skirt steak and he raved about it!!

Needless to say we will be back soon, our waiter was also outstanding, can not say enough!!

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vipElizabethK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff, food ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Very surprised. Service was fair.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun!
Romeo made our experience awesome!

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vipDavidR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were spaced out nicely and the food portions were very generous
Staff was courteous and the valet service was very fast
Look forward to eating there very soon

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vipklaudeenV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Saturday night place. Food is fabulous. Drinks are delicious. Service is excellent. It’s a win win you can’t go wrong.

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Izzy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good, not great! I thought it was way overpriced for the quality.

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vipLisaL
Chicago
212 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love EJ’s every time. We shared a shrimp cocktail which was excellent. I had chicken Marsala and my husband had salmon. We also shared a pasta with meat sauce. Everything was outstanding. We had great service too. Thanks

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vipInfrommidwest
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been back for a year and we missed it. Inside was spaced well apart and we never felt unease. Food and service were wonderful. They’re not cheap but if you want a really good meal you cannot go wrong

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vipSophie
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first eating inside a restaurant in over a year! We were so happy to go to EJ’s! The best comfort food! We had chicken & peppers & chicken vescuvio. Absolutely delicious! Not to mention the salad, cottage fries that come w/the meal, & my favorite sautéed broccoli! We are still eating leftovers! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipLeenie
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect place, excellent service, great food, comfortable and safe.

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vipRobertB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The size of the chicken parmigiana was enough to have2 more complete meals at home and was really delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked peers, “What’s the best steakhouse in the suburbs?” We were told, “That’s easy, E J’s!” Was not disappointed. Everything was amazing! Will be coming back soon! Definitely made it to my Top 5.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The servers are the best. The food is the best. Great place.

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vipWolfey
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Chicken and chopped steak were wonderful. Salmon was overcooked and very plain taste and seasoning wise.
EJ’s might offer a more tasting option for salmon dishes

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
305 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant on the North Shore. Boz is an incredibly personable and knowledgeable server. The food is amazing no matter what you order. Love the supper club feel and everyone you come in contact with work so hard to make your evening truly special. Love it every time!

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vipDonw
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a comfortable surrounding. Worth the drive.

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Jeff
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had missed dinner at EJ's since eating in their tent last October. The food and service is the best on the Northshore without a doubt. Anxious to return again now that we are fully vaccinated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
305 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EJS keeps getting better and better each time I go! Food, service, atmosphere, everything is first rate. We had a table of 8 guys last night and had an absolute ball. Boz took fantastic care of us and made sure everything was perfect. Thank you EJS!

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viplizsciorti
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering we were in a tent wearing masks EJ's is still a 5 star spot! We had a great time!

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Zucker
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always winderful

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at this restaurant for my husband’s birthday and was really surprised at the service! The wait staff were very courteous and thoughtful! When I made the reservation on OpenTable, I indicated that we were celebrating a birthday but didn’t request anything, therefore, didn’t expect anything. For dessert, our waiter came out and served us a custard pie with a lit candle. It was definitely a surprise for my husband which made his birthday extra special. Thank you!!!

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B2423
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Requested to sit in inside when made reservation, but ended up sitting in tent.
Steak was overcooked but they seemed really busy and all other food was excellent.
Service is great just wished we ate inside. Definitely will come back, pasta and shrimp were some of the best I've ever had.

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ValerieC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get out. Great food. Great staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
305 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see a restaurant so vibrant and bustling with energy. Boz our server was so personable and fantastic. Made sure our 8 year olds food came right out. All the food we had was incredible. Who knew the fried shrimp would be so good! Have been many times and will continue to go back as it’s a fabulous experience and evening out.

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vipPaulG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on one of the best places in the North Shore! Felt very safe from a Covid perspective- social distracting, entire restaurant staff took precautions that made me feel very comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
305 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMarkP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s EJs. You’ll get the best. It’s always spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
305 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Loved it! Boz was our server and was just great. Cannot wait to return. Cheers EJ’s!

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jeffh
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBobG
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite steak house in the Chicago area. The entire meal was outstanding.

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vipMichaelS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best steaks in Chicago.

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JonlynnS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipErinC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny’98 was an exceptional server. The cocktails, food and wine were outstanding. Outdoor dining was pleasant even at below zero wind chills.

FAQs

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 969 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.