J. Alexander's - Redland's Grill - Northbrook

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1465 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
J. Alexander's is a contemporary American restaurant, known for its wood-fired cuisine. Our core philosophy is to provide you with the highest possible quality dining experience. The menu features a wide selection of American classics including prime rib of beef, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entrée salads as well as daily chef recommendations. The restaurant has a full-service bar that includes an outstanding selection of wines both by the glass and bottle.
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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a family Birthday with dinner at j. Alexander's Redland's. It is one of our favorite restaurants and never disappoints. Thank you J. Alexander's.

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RE
Chicago
110 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I ate lunch at J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill in Northbrook. He had a shrimp tower on top of a wedge of lettuce and other greens and enjoyed it immensely. I had seared Ahi Tuna sliced very thin and placed on a bed of mixed greens with ginger and wasabi. It was excellent. We had a couple of ice teas to wash everything down. The service was attentive, friendly and cost was moderate. This is a neighborhood gem.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I had a reservation and had to wait almost 15 minutes. That was annoying

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Indiana
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal... great atmosphere and great food! Never a disappointment!!! Thank you for consistently being on top of your game!!

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HW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend recommends me to try their special promotion of prime rib on Sunday. It was cook to perfection. Highly recommended for a date or family night.

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WO
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The Redland's Grill is part of an excellent chain that delivers pretty good food from an extensive menu of hits (ew.g., prime rib in slice or sandwich, delivered at temperature) and misses ( a "whole branzino" that turns out to be fillets so over-peppered as to need be returned to the kitchen). Service is efficient and pleasant. A good wine list for a chain restaurant.

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S
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is so consistently good, it's amazing. Thank you to Morgan for always being so kind & caring - making sure everything was great. A special thanks for the birthday carrot cake - to die for.

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f
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Food and service always top notch.

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d
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, although I wish the chefs would go easy on the salt. Of course it makes the food taste amazing, (we had brazing) but I was thirsty the rest of the night,

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MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location to meet as the restaurant is right off the expressway. Service was very good and the menu selection left me wanting to come back and try a few more things. My only complaint was that it is a little loud, but that is because the restaurant was full! Make reservations for this one.

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PD
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We started with the Quest Dip, so tasty! Love the Thai Kai salad. The peanut sauce is to die for.

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EJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great to be back for delicious food and fun atmosphere

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HD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bartender needs to be trained. Worst pomegranate martini ever. Wanted their special drink made with vodka, but bartender couldn't figure out how to do that. Took at least 15 minutes to finally get a drink, after everyone else at the table had been served. Despite that, our server was delightful and the food was good.

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EC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fried shrimp I’ve ever had! The baked potato was delicious! And the coleslaw is fabulous!

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t
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always consistently good food and service. we live behind the restaurant so we like to come over and have a good dinner. we love the artichoke appetizer and the prime rib dinner on sunday. my husband loves the branzia, which is a mild fish. drinks are good too! keep up the good work.

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DH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never been here before and the food was amazing! Service was quick and all around great place!

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A
Chicago
187 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always popular. Nice lighting, table spacing and service. We had salads that were good. Manager stopped by to see if we enjoyed our meal - we did.

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k
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice dining experience at J Alexander’s. The good was very good. The branzino and steak kabobs were delicious. And key lime pie was amazing. The best part of the night was the friendly service from Steen. He was very attentive.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was good as far as wait staff. However, I not only texted in the special note section, Special Occasion, I also wrote Birthday.
I could not have been more specific. My friend selected your restaurant to celebrate. It was a significant birthday that we were both able to celebrate.
After waiting for quite awhile and not wanting to ask about our order bc it was a celebration, it came and the fries were cold. Again, as I would have just sent them back, I decided against that because was unsure how long it would take to get them back.
I also not only texted to please put a candle in her dessert, but also called that day for the same request - I was informed no problem, they have a note of it.
The waiter, knowing it was her birthday, never said, would you like a birthday dessert? That’s neither here nor there.
Obviously the dessert I then ordered had no candle.
It was an expensive dinner, which was over $60, with no alcohol. I was truly disappointed and again I didn’t want to speak with the mana and put a damper on my friends birthday celebration.

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b
Chicago
127 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were asked to wait for a table, but then seated immediately because another party changed their table, but when seated, napkins and setups had to be brought because the new table didn't have them. It was a Sunday evening, and the noise level was much quieter than usual. We asked for the salmon dip appetizer for the table but were told the kitchen was out of it. Perhaps that was due to the end of the week timing. The rest of the dinner choices were quite good, however.

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OT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We truly enjoyed our evening .. loved the prime rib and discounted wine specials! Our only comment was that our server spoke so softly she was hard to understand. After our food was served it took her quite a long time before she came back to inquire if everything was ok.

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EM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I love J Alexander’s and will still go back however we went at 3:30 and I think they were understaffed and we did not have good service. Drinks were not refilled often and nobody came to our table for at least 10 minutes when we first got there. Not the waitresses fault she just had too many tables.

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MS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, as it always is. The restaurant was crowded so the noise level was a bit high but our visit was enjoyable nonetheless.

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JG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to J Alexander's many times, but my first trip to a Redland's Grill. It was a little smaller and less formal, but same good food and service. Will go back again.

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L
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The food was great, I had fish and chips, which was a special and my friend had the chicken. We also had clam chowder (which we split) and nachos. And, since it was her birthday, we had a beautiful piece of cake brought to the table with a candle. We both had a great time.

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TK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good evening meal was great service outstanding

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Food always good
Everything is great. If there are any errors they are quick to fix. They are concerned about diners experience.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Redlands is a great place for after dinner drinks or dinner. The fish tacos are amazing. Great beer and wine list. The staff is friendly and helpful to make sure your experience is great.

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BM
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best as always. Best trained staff. Love it here the most

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OT
Chicago
204 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great except for one of our meals which was cold when served. The server seemed very distracted and not with it.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, good food, great drinks and most importantly superb service.

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SP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food. Large portions

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All excellent!

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HS
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for all occasions. One of my favorites that I visit often.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance - wonderful place to connect over lunch.

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LK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The noise level was extremely high. Management should do something to reduce the soundboard

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had reservations and were seated immediately. Was very busy when we arrived and waitress was tied up, but another employee came and took our drink orders.

Food was great and two different managers followed up with us to make sure everything was good. Pretty impressed.

One offered to buy us dessert but we were so full from plentiful food we had to decline

Will be back for sure.

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had anything but a top notch meal at J. Alexander's Redland's Grill. Highly Recommend!

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