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EJ's Place, Skokie, IL

EJ's Place

4.7
4.7
1255 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 933-9800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, EJ's Place can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Gabriella Lenzi Littleton: (855) 408-7750

  • Neighborhood

    Skokie

  • Cross street

    N.E. corner of Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,255 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Suburbs

    Best Service

  • North Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • North Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North Suburbs

    American

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  1. B

    Babs

    Chicago

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    We needed to find a restaurant that was geographically convenient for six of us. This one was recommended and it fit the bill in terms of location. The service was excellent, but the prices are very high and not necessarily worth it. One of our guests ordered a steak medium rare and it was medium at best. He did not want to send it back, but left most of it in his plate. However our server, Raul, was excellent. He was at our side the minute we needed anything. Bravo, Raul!
  2. R

    Rosiepied

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite “supper club” for us. Food is delicious and portions are great!
  3. S

    Steve

    Phoenix

    255 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    255 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Wow. EJ’s is not the place for me anymore. Mediocre food is what we had. The Veal Chop was tough and flavorless. The cottage fries were cold and dry. And the bread basket was different and not fresh. I’ve been there maybe 50 times. But never again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    334 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    334 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EJs is always the best, every time! Food, service, setting, staff, everything. We are so thankful to have EJs on the North Shore and love to go there. They always treat our 9 year old to a wonderful time. Plus always leftovers! Keep up the excellent job EJ and Abellino!
  5. t

    tomd

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat with fantastic service and great food.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    kitchen got the order wrong
  7. J

    Justanormalcouple

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with long term employees that know the art of professional service. Food and drinks top notch.
  8. G

    Gregsfave

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Our server Johnny was the best
  9. B

    Bill

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The service was outstanding. Our waiter could not have been better and made the experience. The fish dishes were outstanding. I ordered the Chicken Vesuvio which I found to be disappointing. The desserts were wonderful. We were lucky to have an early reservation. When the room in which were seated filled up, our conversation was almost impossible which was our signal to leave and let them turn the table.
  10. A

    Aryan

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you are looking for great food and old school dining this is the place for you. We had the garbage salad which was probably the best salad I have ever had. The steak was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. The decor reminds you of the North Woods. The wait staff are there before you can look up to get their attention. I would go in a heartbeat again if I am in the area.
  11. BH

    BarbaraH

    Savannah

    55 reviews

    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We love this restaurant, but tonight it was awful! Our server was terrible- we asked for rolls four times, and the rib steak was ordered medium rare, and it came medium. We asked to have it remade, and the server said no. I complained to the manager, expecting him to offer a free desert or remove the steak charge from our bill, and he offered neither. What a disappointment!
  12. T

    Timothy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Worst waiter ever. Big guy with a very arrogant and dismissive attitude. almost ruined the evening. Normally, this place has impeccable service and food. Maybe just a bad night.
  13. AB

    AliceBC

    Chicago

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than pre-pandemic!! The waiters used to hassle us because we are not big drinkers . That didn't happen--our waiter was great!!
  14. LK

    LoriK

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Just very $$$.
  15. DW

    DavidW

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t researched this, but it must have some connection to the north woods of Wisconsin, Michigan, or Minnesota. The older male staff was very friendly and on top of their game; the food was excellent, hearty, and abundant.
  16. BD

    BDWM

    Chicago

    119 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good. Chicken and steaks excellent. But noisy .
  17. a

    ashurb

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best chicken vesuvio !
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in America.
  19. MS

    MSRB

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always!
  20. LL

    LisaL

    Chicago

    251 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    251 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed an amazing dinner here. We love EJ’s because it’s always so delicious and the service is fantastic. Our server was Christian and he was so attentive and everything was served perfectly. Thanks so much We had delicious shrimp cocktail and cocktails and wine. We had Dover sole, veal Marsala and 2 steaks with pasta and meat sauce and cottage fries. Wow. Everything was outstanding. Thanks always a treat!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual! This place rocks! Jose our waiter was phenomenal and would recommend this place in a heartbeat!
  22. S

    Spot

    Chicago

    110 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Portions are huge but everything was delicious!!!!
  23. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as was the service. The chicken vesuvia was mouthwateringly delicious.
  24. RO

    RonnieO

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although I live near downtown and therefore have ready access to downtown steakhouses, I greatly prefer EJ’s. The wait staff and the food is terrific, and they have never failed to cook a steak exactly the way I want it. On an expense account, and especially with meetings or clients that are downtown, I will certainly opt for downtown steakhouses, but whenever I am not tied to downtown, and whenever I want a really great steak, I’m happy to make the trek out to Skokie for EJ’s.
  25. LL

    LisaL

    Chicago

    251 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    251 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love EJ’s because it’s always so fantastic. The service is great. We enjoyed a shrimp cocktail and cocktails. We had chicken oreganato and veal Marsala with a side of pasta with meat sauce. We had a great dinner here for Fathers Day. Thanks so much
  26. SH

    StillHungry

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good but so EXPENSIVE!
  27. AA

    AmeliaA

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always on point . Waitstaff bar none! Food cooked to order. Left with smiles on our faces
  28. JR

    JoeR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went here to celebrate Father's day. Our waiter, Julian, was amazing. He provided excellent suggestions on drinks, what dishes we could discover and more. We learned that the restaurant will cut a large steak for easier consumption between two people. we also learned they crack the crab legs for you as well. The drinks were delicious and NOT watered down at all. So they do have a kick but you don't taste it initially (LOL). I have to say, it's been a long time since I felt i was in an excellent establishment, The Signature Room at John Hancock could learn a few tips from EJ's. We will be dining here again in the near future. Thank you EJ's and your staff for an excellent experience!
  29. P

    Patrick

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding venue, service & always consistently solid meal quality. Pricing is steep & the overall bill will run up a bit disproportionate from the over all experience. Still recommended venue that will consistently deliver a great meal & experience.
  30. S

    Sequoia

    Chicago

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Old fashioned steakhouse. My wife and I split an order of pork chops. They are the best pork chops anywhere. They have enough waiters unlike other places we have been-pros too. The tiramisu was world class. Save room.
  31. b

    booboo13

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server-Chino was the best with his helpers. Food was amamzing+the people that I brought their loved it too...
  32. TH

    TeriH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    There were annoying fruit flies that made dinner horrible.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    335 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    335 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous evening at EJs! Abelino and EJ run an incredible operation. We had six people and everyone loved it. It’s a perfect place to go with a group as the menu has so many choices, and everything is delicious. We will be back soon and it’s also such a lively, festive atmosphere!
  34. WB

    WayneB

    Las Vegas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food & service! Can’t wait to come back.
  35. BT

    BorisT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You get what you pay for. One of the finest meals I've enjoyed in a long time. Service always excellent, food quality tops. I enjoyed the lamb chops today, cooked and seasoned perfectly. Side of garlic mashed were reminiscent of Robuchon purre, silky and flavorful. Classic shrimp cocktail and grilled calamari on point. Get your salad chopped with the house dressing. Thanks to your wonderful staff.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Late Mother’s Day and early Father’s Day celebration.
  37. P

    Peru

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    My steal was burned on the surface. A good quality place doesn’t do that
  38. KT

    KenT

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the BEST. EJ is terrific restauranteur ... WISH he would open in Naples, FL!!
  39. JH

    JulieH

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I’ve been here twice in the last couple of months. The food is always good, however the service really depends on who you get, as we found out this last time. Our first experience had attentive service, good advice on splitting portions, and wine. Second time we were ignored, waiter was grumpy and even rude at times. He was both quick to try and turn the table before we’d read the menu but then kind of forgot about us when we were done eating. It’s pricy so I’d expect more pleasant service.
  40. J

    Jorged

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service a bit rushed. Waiter mutilated my Dover sole. Not the usual filet dissection as in the past. Very noisy but Saturday night so Pat for the course. I think I will only go during the week to avoid the Saturday night zoo!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

EJ's Place offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 933-9800.

EJ's Place is rated 4.7 stars by 1255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for EJ's Place

10027 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N.E. corner of Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Skokie

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (847) 933-9800

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, EJ's Place can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Gabriella Lenzi Littleton: (855) 408-7750

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