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

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1536 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ribs ever. Thai salad great too.

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S
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Anna was a terrific server

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k
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time there, will absolutely go again! Great food, perfect service, great management! Had a terrific time!

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

I always have a great time and great experience when I go there

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TH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great ambience, service and food. The place was packed (very glad we reserved a table via OpenTable), but they seated us right away, drinks and food came right away. Yet, we never felt rushed. Not a “five star” setting, and not trying to be, so only gave 4 stars, but I’d rather go here than a stuffy 5 star restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason was our waiter and he was fantastic. The service here is impeccable and the menu is great. It’s an awesome spot for a power lunch or to spend time with mom (I’ve done both here).

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L
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Both my husband and I talked with staff early in the day to make sure we had two tables of five When we got there, the round tables were not available! Worked out fine but why spend time talking if you are going to disregard?

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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Redland’s. The crab cakes are awesome

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JM
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was pretty solid and everyone enjoyed their meals. It was a little loud and a little dark inside, but that was ok.

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MB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. All four of us enjoyed our appetizers, salads and entrees. The Cod was very tender and the steaks were cooked perfectly. I love how martinis are served with chilled mini-carafe holding 2nd pour!
Our server was very good and attentive, but his accent made understanding him a bit difficult.

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DB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic.
Service, food, and wine all 5 stars.

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SG
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

J. Alexander's fits the bill nicely as an upscale, sophisticated urbane restaurant on an otherwise non-descript stretch of Lake Cook Road. The menu is contemporary American with a hint of Southern in keeping with their corporate roots.

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KP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food and great service.

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S
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J Alexander’s is the best restaurant on the north shore. It is consistently good and the staff are extremely friendly and accommodating! love it❤️

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First ones in for lunch, host was exceptionally polite as well as our waitress, Diamond. The grilled chicken salad is by far the best item on the menu and the best salad I’ve ever had. Diamond also brought a warm piece of carrot cake for my mom since it was her birthday. Can’t wait to go back!

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H
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We consider J Alexander's Redland's Grill our go to place when we want to take friends somewhere that we can be confident in. Saturday four of us all ordered different things and 4 out of 4 great. Desert was outstanding. The only glitch was our appetizer, fire roasted artichokes did not come before the food. I mentioned it to the waiter and he brought them out and didn't charge us. What more can I say??

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MP
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch. Both our meals were excellent. Service was amazing. Not cheap, but good food and service are worth it!

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L
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great as usual, but our waiter was overly solicitous. He must have stopped at our table at the very least, 15 times during our two-hour lunch. He was very kind and professional, but checked on us way too many times. It was not good, five times would have been perfect.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time! We’ve been there before and it’s always good.

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a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our hostess was very patient and helpful. Loved the food and ambiance. We will definitely go back again when in the area.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service as usual!

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RH
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice outside patio

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VA
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service all around. It was an anniversary celebration so we were pleasantly surprised when we got their wonderful carrot cake dessert with a candle on the house. Nice touch. We really liked everything we ate except for the shrimp special on Jamaican rice served with broccoli. The broccoli was great but neither one of us liked the tropical like sauce on the shrimp and rice. The appetizer (open Mexican type egg rolls) was delicious and so were the ribs which my husband ordered.

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e
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Had fish tacos. Not much fish, but more filler. 2 had turkey burgers that they said were like pre-made, not much flavor. Cocktails were not worth the money. We have been there many times previously, but it is not the best quality food. Tacos had no side!! Server needs to learn to smile.

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S
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This place has gone down in quality. Both of our meals were burned - I was served instant mashed potatoes instead of fresh...I don't know, we were just disappointed given how good our past experiences were.

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I had a reservation and asked to be seated without the other person in my party. I was refused but another group came in that wasn't complete and were seated in a booth after us. I made a reservation so that I may have A Booth. being a small table detracted from the overall experience as I did have a reservation. I most likely wont' return on A busy Friday for lunch. I have gone 3 times this past month. I may look for other options.

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P
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going There. Great ambience, great food, great service! Perfect neighborhood gem!!!!!

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JK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable and delicious

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T
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were here on Memorial Day for lunch - not many places were open. The noise level was high although the place was not crowded. We find the food prices expensive and not worth it. My daughter got a bloody mary that was so spicy she had to have it remade - not a taste preference just poor bartending.

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BB
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were good. It was very expensive.

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DA
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect restaurant for an upscale meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Our server was both friendly and knowledgable. We enjoyed the artichoke appetizer and the queso dip. We asked for celery sticks for dipping! The ahi was amazing. I subbed in a side salad for the potatoes and it was a full size salad. The ranch dressing was delicious. We were there for ladies night but definitely plan on returning again soon with our husbands.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lauren was our server when we went out last night. Her service is outstanding and paid attention to every detail and made sure to come back very often to check up on us! Love working here and love the food. Lauren is wonderful!

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Group had a nice time here. Good for business dining.

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M
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Wonderful waiter. Fun spot to dine.

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CT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. This is a conveniently located restaurant with quality.

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FD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was very nice. Food was great.

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RE
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service but the lighting is quite dark even at our noon lunch.

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KC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very good food, varied menu, quite reasonable, very substantial portions....a pleasure all around!

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RO
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jennifer our server was Great!
Food is always consistent, as well as the service,wish you had a location in the city again( Chicago)

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