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

4.6
1395 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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JM
London
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lauren gave us great service

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MR
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always good and it is a good value. But make a reservation if you don’t want to wait.

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e
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious Shrimp Louis and burgers!
Will be going there again!

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

Always awesome! Great staff, great food. Always a great experience. Eat there often.

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EC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were sat in the corner booth where cold air blew on us from the ceiling. We had to wear our coats during lunch and ordered hot tea. The waiter was a grouch. He did not smile and acted like he was doing us a favor. We even joked about it after we left. We still gave him a $20 tip - but his attitude needs to change. Poor reflection on your restaurant. Male with dark hair. He never said his name. Hope this helps. Your food and atmosphere were great!! I'll be back with more clients - just won't have that waiter again. Real downer.

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IP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, service, ambiance! we had a wonderful time and would definetily recommend this restaurant to family and friends!

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

Everything spot on as usual.

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H
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value on food well prepared. Love Prime Rib, Chicken, Milanese, Brenzia fish special. House wine $12 for small to medium glass is the kicker. A bit noisy but not so much for a Friday night. A nice goto. It seems that the profits are in the alcohol.

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BM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

J. Alexander's is consistently very good. The staff is attentive and the food is very good. We had a 6pm reservation on a Friday night and requested a table away from the bar area. Both requests were honored. While the food is all very good, the french fries are awesome.

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BD
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Had a salad with chicken and other person had beef kabobs. Children had chicken fingers but she said it was spicy. I would love to see some other items on the menu. Like a shrimp dish, lamb chops, ribs, chicken marsala.

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BD
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food . Had a salad with chicken on it and other person had beef kabobs.

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M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great Ahi Tuna Burger for lunch!!A favorite spot for lunch or dinner.

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HS
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the place to be for any occasion. 5 stars to JAlexanders again and again.

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RC
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the northern suburb of Chicago! Outstanding service and food!

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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Waitress didn’t know what kinda of beer the restaurant carried. When I asked for a gluten free beer was told they didn’t have one...after some prodding they finally admitted there was one...even though it was never offered to me after that...was forced to drink a very bad martini.
Very disappointed after counting on the service and quality experienced in the past.

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HP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dawn does a great job!

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We ordered the fillet mignon medium rare. The center was medium rare, but the outside was over cooked to the point that it was well done, tough and dry. We didn't send them back because it was obvious that the cook does not know how to prepare fillet. We will try Alexander's again, but not think of it as a steak house.

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A dinner to celebrate a birthday with friends. Menu is broad enough to cover our party of 8 with likes and needs. Food always good and high end yet friendly service.

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SP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love J Alexander’s!! We got together with friends and they brought drinks and gave us time to talk. The food is always excellent. We particularly like the prime rib and the salmon. They do have the best French Dip!!

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S
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and pleasant staff. We will be back Friday.

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G
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great! Our drinks were great at the bar but not at our table. Our waiter was nice but we had to wait a long time in between visits. I don’t know if he couldn’t hear us or not. Having said that....we would definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was wonderful. They were very open to substitutions for healthy eating!

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AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Waitior left us hanging had to find people to ask for dessert , check, & boxes but food was great loved the atmosphere

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j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good but not great as usual

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JF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. One of our favorites for lunch and dinner.

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AL
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great until our server started clearing the table before all parties had completed their meals.

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d
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

A bit of a dining disappointment. Unusually noisy and busy on a week night. My dining partner had very specific requests for his salad, including no cheese, but definitely carrots. The salad presented was topped with lots of cheese and no carrots. My friend just decided to remove the cheese shreds (harder than it looked) and there were lots. He said he would forego the carrots, but I asked a server to bring them and he did, in a separate small bowl; however, he should have made another fresh salad as the guest had ordered it. My friend also asked for broccoli as an extra side (up charge) and that never came with the meal. The remainder of food was very good, though the potatoes could have been hotter. Little things would have made a big difference in our dining pleasure.

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TD
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kitchen is so cohesive. Food comes out FAST and cooked to perfection. Always one of my favorite meals.

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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We love this restaurant, but just did not have a great experience on this one evening.

The food is consistently good. My only advice is to let the server know to space out the meal, otherwise you will still be eating your salad when the entree comes.

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M
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good. Great drinks and food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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H
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good n pleasant services.
Serving the foods ‘Right’(?) after cooking, crispy and hot, instead of serving soggy n medi-warm , waited on the kitchen counter,,,,,,,,,,bra, bra,,, goood good,,, ,,

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BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was phenomenal, the food was very good. The place was packed! Definitely make a reservation

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JH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went to Redland's Grill to celebrate my wife's birthday along with my family (4 total). Service and food were terrific, as usual. Everyone we've encountered there has always been extremely helpful and professional. Food is delicious. My only complaint (and it's really not a complaint - it's more of a preference) is I wish there were more stand-alone tables available. There just aren't that many. I'm a bigger guy, and sliding into one of the several booths (that all have tables fixed to the wall/floor) is a bit of a squeeze for me. I've requested a stand-alone table with my reservations previously, and there's never one available because they seem to be used to accommodate larger parties (pushed together, etc.). Every time we go, I say how much I like the restaurant, and we'd certainly go more often if I could get a stand-alone table at our convenience as opposed to the restaurant's convenience. Guess I better hit the treadmill!

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O
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good experience, as usual. The wait staff was unusually/uncomfortably pushy today though. Was still working through my fries and they had already picked up my dipping sauces.

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KE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 2nd lunch meeting at the Redland Grill and both were excellent.
I had the scallops delicious.

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M
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday so we had dinner. The cocktail was so good. My fish tacos were exceptional. Everybody in our party enjoyed the food and drinks. Our waitress was super nice and attentive.
Great experience

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Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. I sat at the bar and had a great time. It was such great food I came back the next night with a co worker who was blown away by the food

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ST
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Matt was very attentive. We had a wonderful meal with great service that wasn't overbearing.
The table location was very nice. Even though it was right next to a window, there was no cold air coming through on a cold January night.

Overall, a delightful experience.

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful server- Amelia

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