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.
New York Strip Steak
excellent per usual!!! heading back this friday night.
Our server Andy was phenomenal!!!! He was super attentive and made the experience awesome
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.
Tent worked out well. Grilled calamari was very oily and veal chop was fatty. My sea bass was excellent.
EJ’s is always fun, GREAT food (the ravioli! the salad! the sausage and peppers 😩❤️! and our waiter Johnny was a true professional.
We go every chance we get.
Looking forward to eating inside, next to warm fireplace
Another excellent evening at EJs.
Excellent food, really nice tent and great service! The chilean sea bass is exceptional and the peas and onions are so delicious!
We love EJ’s because it’s always excellent. We enjoyed a shrimp cocktail and wine and cocktails. I ordered chicken Marsala, my husband had white fish & my son had a strip steak. Everything was excellent. Thanks so much
It was an amazing Xmas eve dinner and the staff did an incredible job.
I have been going here for years I can’t praise this place more the service the food the people The atmosphereEverything was perfect I love this place I tell everyone about it
Couldn't believe how crowded it was for a Tuesday night in a tent. Felt safe though.
Luka and his entire staff “NAIL IT” as always... even the tent gave it a unexpected “COZY” feeling. What a fabulous evening... We will be back soon !!!
Went with old friends tonight. Had a great waiter named Boz who worked extra hard to accommodate and take care of us. The food is fantastic and so many options if you don’t want a steak. Great to see it busy and watching people really enjoy themselves. Loved it! Our “go to” place now for sure. EJ and his family make you feel like part of their family.
They were so busy tonight. It was great to see and reminds me of pre COVID times. The tent is fantastic and follows all the new rules. They even decorated it for the holidays. The service is amazing as these folks have to work extra hard getting the food outside yet everything comes out hot and delicious. The owner is doing everything from taking orders to clearing plates to help out. Thanks for such a fabulous evening! We will return!
Excellent food and service. Large portions. Given we were eating in a tent, it was comfortable.
We will be back very soon! We want to make this our local go to place when craving a night out
The do social distancing and all covid protocol excellent I felt safe and it was the best meal I’ve had in a very long time
Our once a week must go to place. We just love the food and drinks. Enjoyed celebrating my birthday at EJ’s. You can’t go wrong !!! Everyone is wonderful !! ❤️
Service and food were delicious, a bit cold in the tent, but will definitely be back!!
Truly outstanding in every aspect!!!
It was a nice place but it was very cold in the tent it wasn’t as warm
Ej’s is always the best!
They have a very large tent with free-standing heaters to accommodate outdoor dining during the pandemic. We felt very safe! It was a chilly night and we were comfortable dining without outer garments
Quality food and service! They always out do themselves!
Fantastic tent, best on the North Shore! Awesome service, we had Boz. Delicious food with many things to choose from. We will for sure return! So glad to see EJ’s providing some “normalcy” when so many things are up in the air.
Dinner is always great at EJ's; eating in the tent is less than desirable but necessary.
The tent makes this the Best place always but especially during Covid !
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 922 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.