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EJ's Place, Skokie, IL

EJ's Place

4.7
4.7
1598 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 43 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (847) 933-9800
  • 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

What 1,598 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • North Suburbs

    American

1,598 Reviews
  1. 312dweller

    Chicago

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was top notch. Food was prepared perfectly. Portions were sized that we took food home. Loved finding this gem! The place was PACKED so many people must feel the same

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    441 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    441 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always fabulous. Never knew how good their crabcakes were until now. Some of the best I’ve eaten. Service is over the top professional. Great dinner!

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  3. AnthonyV

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service with delicious food. Plan to go back again.

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  4. LisaL

    Chicago

    325 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    325 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love EJ’s because it’s excellent every time. We shared a delicious crab cake appetizer and a great bottle of wine. I had chicken Marsala with a side of pasta with meat sauce and my husband had chicken with peppers. Everything was amazing and the service was excellent. Thanks

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and cocktails. (The lamb chop appetizer is the a must order). Cool atmosphere, fantastic service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation for 7pm and was made to sit until 7:40. Very irritating. As other people have said the noise level in there is super super loud very hard to have a conversation over dinner. Drinks were bad. Service was rushed. Food was eh. I ordered Lake superior whitefish and had to send it back. It was inedible. They did replace it with Seabass but while my wife was waiting for my second plate to be delivered, her food got cold. Very very overpriced for what that restaurant is we should’ve gone to Gibsons in the city. It would’ve been the same price but much better food and much much better ambience, and much better service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The bartender “Romeo” is fantastic. I witnessed him dealing with some dismissive, entitled, frat-boy behavior at the bar from two customers. He handled it with the utmost professionalism and continued to ensure the rest of his guests continued to enjoy themselves. Give that man a raise!

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  8. AnnS

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem! Had never been there but it was delightful! Great service, delicious food and a really neat “supper club” vibe. I live an hour away and would definitely make the trip back!

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  9. ElaineM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been to EJ's Place multiple times over the years and it never disappoints! The food is delicious and the service friendly and impeccable. We usually go there for special occasions because the prices are high.

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  10. Justanormalcouple

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic steak house but with fish and other offerings. Food is excellent, but it's the top notch service staff that makes he's stand out. Long time professional servers that are friendly and know how to read you. No rushing your dinner or pushing things onto you. Enjoy!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner at EJ’s it’s been awhile since I’ve been there for dinner got to say hi to the great E.J. The service was perfectly timed & friendly the food was outstanding as usual

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  12. HeatherL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our pre-Valentine's day dinner celebration. Everything was wonderful! Will be back fir more special occasions!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and some of the best service I have had!!!

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  14. stevel

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Ravioli poor at best. Whitefish cooked with butter. When asked to cook without, it was overdone. Rolls/bread not soft and warm. Butter too hard for spreading. Too noisy for conversation. Will not return.

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  15. Markie

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service were good, although quite expensive. The noise level was so high we had trouble talking amongst ourselves. We were there for a special occasion and had told the restaurant that upon making the reservation. I was greatly disappointed they didn't do anything to acknowledge that.

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  16. DMP3

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was spectacular! Service was awesome! A little pricy, but, if you get what you pay for, it was a great value

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  17. PhillipR

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. But the star of the show was our waiter Julio. He couldn’t have been better. He took care of us like we were family.

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  18. jihaekor

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had heard great things about the restaurant, so we had been meaning to go and finally had the chance to do so with a family friend. The restaurant was as good as our friends have been telling us. Our server, Alex, was amazing from the get-go, as he gave us a few wines to taste and even whipped up a kids menu for our 3-year-old son (his favorite too - chicken nuggets and fries). The Barolo wine that he recommended was one of the best wines that I have ever had the pleasure of having, so much so that we actually ended up ordering a second bottle (and finished, amongst 3 adults). The ribeye steak was everybody's favorite dish - it was perfectly done (medium rare) and not so salty as I have had before at other steakhouses.

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  19. Jeff

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite steak house. Great service and food.

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  20. Hawkeye

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You get top sized portions, the best taste/ preparation, 5 star service and quality all consistently. Prices not for faint of heart.

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  21. MaryM

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Seating only on the bar area. Seated and no drink menu just server telling us options. 7:30 pm on Sunday may not be the best time frame. Food is excellent and our server attentive enough. But staff was distracted. Not up to the experience I have had previously.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food and service was outstanding and the atmosphere is so relaxed. No rush and premium services. This is a go-to place for special events.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were very excited to try EJ’s. The staff was extremely pleasant and attentive. Our table was not in the main room, it felt like sitting at the kids table. Not the best ambience. It was so loud and the table was wide, I couldn’t even chat with my husband. My steak was burnt and it was not rested enough when served. His chicken was overdone as well. We ordered carrot cake that was extremely lackluster. For the money, I expect better.

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  24. Helena

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It has been years since we have been to EJ's. The ambiance in the front room was great and very busy on a Sat night. The two of us split the porterhouse and requested it to be med rare to medium. The filet side was well done and the other strip side was about medium. Basically overcooked and dry with not a lot of flavor. For $95 it should have been excellent and it was not. The cottage fries also seemed different than in the past. They were overcooked but light in color and mostly like crispy chips. We remember them being somewhat underdone but darker and more oily and saltier. These were boring and hard. The house salad with added blue cheese was great! After I ordered a 2nd glass of wine, our server brought it to the table and off to the side, at a tray, poured it into my unfinished first glass, so then I had (what looked like) a giant glass of wine almost filled to the top. It should have been served in a fresh glass or at least a small vessel. Not the right way to do it. A disappointing dinner mostly because the steak was not good.

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  25. LisaL

    Chicago

    325 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    325 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We shared a crab cake appetizer that was fantastic and a great Pinot noir bottle of wine. We enjoyed our Dover sole and pasta with meat sauce. My husband ordered a tiramisu and an after dinner drink. Our server Alex was great along with his partner. Thanks EJ’s is one of our favorites!

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  26. SUSANK

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated family members bday. Service and food is outstanding as always. From the valet to pre-drinks at the bar to dinner service, everything was perfect.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! Like a Wisconsin Supper Club meets Chicago fine dining.

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  28. MFR151

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic place and excellent service. Great ambience with great customers. Will be back again, and again, and again.

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  29. ZoeN

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our meal and time spent with family however, our waiter was rude to us and clearly to other tables as well. He seemed over worked and overwhelmed. He didn’t know the liquor menu, served us family style potatoes when we all ordered something different (my dad wanted a baked potato and he said they were out) and claimed there was no dessert left at the end of our meal. He served us “what was left” which was a piece of carrot cake and tiramisu. Both were delicious. It felt like he was trying to rush us out of the restaurant, like he didn’t want to sell us anything further than our dinner. We didn’t feel the pricing made sense on some dishes. The shrimp appetizers are around $25 for 4 piece of shrimp. My in-laws ordered the seafood linguini for $36 which had shrimp as well as a lot of other seafood in it. Basically saying the shrimp appetizer was over priced. The grilled calamari appetizer was fantastic and the fresh oysters were some of the freshest I’ve ever eaten.

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  30. LynnK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From Start to Finish everything was amazing! Our server was amazing the food was delicious and the drinks were spot on! Best old fashioned and espresso martini We’ve had in a long time!

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  31. FredS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EJ's is my very favorite restaurant. the food and the service is consistently excellent. You won't find better oysters anywhere. The house dressing on the salad is fabulous and the main course the highest quality and prepared perfectly. I have been a regular customer since their opening and hope to enjoy many more evenings there.

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  32. Robin

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and exceptional service. Relaxing, comfortable setting.

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  33. snowmasssue

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff is superb! The menu has so many great selections and the Dover Sole is outstanding. My favorite dish by far. Don't forget the coconut cream pie as a great desert to share!

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  34. Ashley

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food is amazing, the service great and the ambiance cozy - an awesome date spot. expensive but amazing quality and nice you get a salad and side

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  35. MeredithM

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always. The food is always solid and plentiful. We love sharing everything. Coming here is never a miss. Excellent food, service and customer care.

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  36. LisaL

    Chicago

    325 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    325 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love EJ’s because the food and service are amazing. Ej seated us in a beautiful booth which was a treat. We shared a great bottle of wine and a delicious crab cake appetizer. We ordered chicken oregano and Dover sole with a side of pasta and meat sauce. Everything was outstanding with excellent service. We had a great time celebrating New Year’s Eve and stayed at the bar afterwards for a drink. EJ’s is fantastic. Thanks so much

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  37. MaryC

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was convivial, the veal chops were delicious and the service excellent!

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  38. LBSY

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Overpriced but not a lot of other choices so worth it!

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  39. JAMESA

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superior quality in every way - the food - the drinks - and the service - always a great experience!

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  40. Patrick

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best in class service & outstanding food in a upscale Supper Club atmosphere.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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 1598 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 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (847) 933-9800
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