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.
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Always best steak house outside the City. My favorite. Great food, staff.
The King Crab Legs were delicious but not a lot of value for the market price. Based on price of $110 I would expect far more crab legs than I received.
We hadn’t been to EJs for a while, primarily since we frequently have dinner out with a young grandchild. For our anniversary, we decided that we wanted to dine. So we went back to EJs. The food and service were wonderful. Our server realized that a full portion of the chicken with peppers was much too large for one in our party and suggested getting a half portion. It was outstanding and we still went home with leftovers. The strip steak was tender and done perfectly. Our server saw us opening anniversary cards and brought a dessert with a candle for us which we appreciated. We will be back soon.
The food is excellent and the portions are large. The martinis are expertly made and the homemade desserts - particularly the key lime pie and tiramisu- are truly something special. The downside is the prices are quite high, and the noise level is pretty high too.
We always have an amazing meal at EJs Place.
Great full service restaurant! Parking is strange, no need to mandate valet and wasn’t clear when I first pulled in. Otherwise excellent service and food. Highly recommend!
It brought me back to the old supper clubs. I loved it. The service was fantastic. All the staff was friendly and so welcoming. The food was plentiful. Great recommendations and what a delicious steak. I’ll definitely return.
Great food and wonderful service by Julian!!!!
We drove 3 hours (one way)just to have dinner at EJ’s. It is our favorite! The service makes the dining experience the best. The food is fantastic. The shrimp are huge and such a surprise. We will be making the 3 hour drive again soon!
The wait staff is as professional and helpful as you’ll see at any restaurant—a pleasure. The food is always first rate.
This food was delicious but it touch under seasoned.
The sevice was amazing. Ask for Julino, one of the best servers I ever had.
Service by Christen was very prompt & tailored to our needs...and always with a smile. The food is consistently very good, and the portions are very generous. This is our go to place for a nice, casual night out.
Grandson seated before our arrival at first table in extra room. Not our favorite room but we went with the flow. Waiter, Dave, very personable and efficient. Entrees served before Caesar salad finished. Prime Rib and pork chops accompanied by potatoes divine. Desserts delicious. No second cup of coffee offered. Felt like they wanted to turn the table.
underwhelming at best. The new York strip was tough and had that sinewing marbeling that you couldn't cut through.
The filet had no taste at all.
Even the creamy garlic salad dressing tasted like paste.
We do not even drink alcohol, and the bill was $170 . with tip. Waiter was very good.
As I drove home past CULVERS , I wish I'd eaten there:)
Ej’s has excellent, friendly service, quality food with big portions, and relaxing, clean restaurant. Our ‘go to’ place.
Very disappointing meal, we ordered small filet and got strip steak . It was a tough piece of meat, hard to cut, tough to chew. As a loyal customer, I’m very disappointed!
Fabulous neighborhood gem. Never disappoints. Dark when you first walk in but you adjust!!!
EJ's Place reminds us of Supperclubs that are in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. only much better in the excellence of food and service!
I will never return
Service was very slow initially.
The waiter had to ask us to repeat our drink orders more than once.
Ordered a steak med rare -charred - was delivered med well - not charred
The waiter wanted to look at the steak to be sure - then he had the manager come over to verify.
I did not want it recooked - everyone was already eating
the bill came and the steak was still on the bill.
I showed it to the waiter who immediately removed it from the bill.
Most of the other entrees were good- but not taking care of a poorly cooked $58 steak was disappointing.
EJ"s Place was excellent. Food and service are a ten.
Looking forward to returning.
Food was outstanding Our waiter Johnny was great
My favorite place!, best lobster tails, fabulous steaks!! Great people!! Love Gibson’s in Rosemont!!
Was very good. We went on a Sunday evening and wasn't very crowded which was nice. Filet Mignon was huge, but great, so Petite Filet probably would have satisfied. Service was great and very fast, very attentive which I appreciate. Plenty of bussers around to keep things flowing at the table.
We had a great meal and excellent service.
Food was very good and hot . Steak was very juicy. Chicken Vesuvio was very good . Service was excellent.
Everyone loved their dinner. Service was perfect!
It was great and the service was amazing
Excellent service and pleasant, knowledgeable waiter, David
Superb food, BEST food in the Chicagoland area
Highly recommend this restaurant
Very pricey, but food and atmosphere worth it. Only 4 stars for the Seabass , expensive and overcooked.
peas and onions and EJ's slaw awesome.
Always fantastic food and service! Celebrating DAd’s birthday with Mom. They had never been. Loved it.
Was for a birthday but we go all the time. Excellent food!
I guess everyone has an off night and this was it for EJ’s. Perhaps don’t go on a Monday before a holiday, but as it was my husband’s bday, not much choice of date. Started with a stale breadbasket and ended with key lime pie that had sat in a refrigerator too long and had that just off taste. At least that was on-the-house for his bday. In between, Chicken Oreganata’s all white meat was terribly overcooked and Dover Sole was dry, too. Even the always delicious cottage fries arrived cold, as if they sat awhile as the other items overcooked. Not writing EJ’s off, but I would be very sad if this is the new normal for them.
EJ's Place is so good that the kids visit us more often so they can go there.
Another great meal and Christian provides excellent service.The best bread sticks, cottage fries,
salad,steaks key lime pie....among many many other things.
Highly recommend and looking forward to returning.
Also, we had the pleasure of meeting Lucca - a real gentleman. EJ did real good...terrific family and restaurant.
Amazing!food and service were excellent!
We were very disappointed. The quality and quantity of food isn’t what we have become a custom to at EJs
Servce and the food was as good as it gets. Never had a bad steak yet. Been going there for 20 years.
School reunion of about 15 and it was all perfect: service, menu, food, table arrangements.
Always love this place!!!! Amazing food, service and staff :-)
Always a great choice with excellent, friendly service and excellent food.