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

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.

4077 Lake Cook Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Lunch: Saturday & Sunday - 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Pointe Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 564-3093

Website:
http://www.jalexanders.com/

Executive Chef:
Montana Baldwin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call and ask to speak to a manager about booking a space for a private party, meeting, etc.

J. Alexander's - Redland's Grill - Northbrook Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (34)
Bar Seating (32)
Good for Birthdays (26)
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Comfort Food (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
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Notable Wine List (6)
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Disabled Access (3)
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Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and service was good but we were sitting near a window which was quite cold.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Always welcoming and good food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great service, great food, with our reservations we were seated right on time. Relaxing and great dinner

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This was a family get together. We all enjoyed our meals, the waiter was very good. The noise level is a problem for conversation but the location is great for access from northern suburbs.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent waiter, food and drink also excellent.. not rushed!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We always enjoy the food at J. Alexander‘s and the bartenders are very nice as well. Dawn was very helpful and friendly.

Our only complaint that we have ongoing is that they only have a limited number of 4-top tables with chairs, and lots of booths, but the booths make you feel like you’re five years old - the tables are very high and the booth benches are very low against the table so that the edge of the table is near your mid chest and it feels awkward because your arms are up at high angle - perhaps the owners or interior designers of this chain are super tall people, but for most people I’ve eaten with at this location the booth benches are just too low. It makes one want to ask for a booster seat! So, even though it was Sunday night and we had a reservation we ended up sitting at the bar. Then because of all of that booth versus table searching the hostess forgot to check us in and as we were waiting for our entrees and I looked at my emails I got a note from OpenTable that we had not shown up for our reservation! Imagine that, I’m at the restaurant being told that I did not show up at the restaurant. They fixed it however so all is well.

We had the Chicken Milanese - always fantastic - a little bit of fried goodness with tender chicken, fresh tomatoes and some arugula and the filet mignon with bearnaise and a sub of the special roasted fingerlings with garlic cloves instead of mashed potatoes.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We asked for water the waiter said he would be right back, 190 minutes later we asked another wait staff to get out waiter. We ordered our wine dinner decided not to get desert and then had to ask for our bill. Service needs to be improved

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was quite good but the service was super slow. Our cocktails arrived 10 minutes apart. I ordered a second drink and it arrived after I had finished my meal. I declined it and the server offered a complimentary dessert. A nice gesture but I can't forget the terrible service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A little too dark inside and the chairs were too high and my feet didn’t touch the floor. Weird. Not a big selection of food but their Redlands salad was delicious and the steak and fries special was tasty. My mashed potatoes were barely warm.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We are frequent diners. Introduced May folks to the restaurant. All positive

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good neighborhood go to with varied enough menu for repeat weekly visits.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food is always good, but place is way too noisy. They should install something to absorb some of the noise

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I like this place, but improvement is needed. This is the second visit in a month where my entree came incorrectly. The first time, a replacement entree was delivered within 7 minutes personally by a manager. Very good! Kudos. This last visit, my fish tacos came with fried fish rather than the requested grilled prep. Mayo was on the side as requested. It was 20 minutes later and my replacement order had yet to arrived. I had to seek out the manager who then said, "oh, I think is was just delivered." Someone should have stopped by and said "your order is taking more time than we thought. Can I get you something?" When the replacement order arrived, it came slathered with mayo (I had requested mayo on the side). The waiter recognized immediately that he made the mistake. I went to the front desk and asked for the manager. She was a young woman who reacted to the situation like a deer in the headlights. She hesitated in resolving the situation or showing sincere understanding. I noticed this and simply said, "I'm not paying for this meal." She seemed taken by surprise and said "sure." A properly trained person in authority would have been far more proactive in how to handle something like this. If you are a manager, you have to be more than just a young attractive man or woman who can handle things as long as everything goes right. Good restaurants with good staff know how to resolve issues when mistakes happen. It's not when things go well that matter, it's how they are handled when they don't. Everyone and every establishment makes errors. Training...training....training!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Everything was fine, however the prices are a little on the high end for the portions received

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

J. Alexander's is one of our "go to" places...close to home with reliably good food. Tonight was an exception as service was slow and difficult to obtain at times. Unfortunately, we were entertaining guests, so it was disappointing as well. Food, however, was good...Chicken Milanese, Salmon and Prime Rib, all delicious. Hope the service improves...

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu options and made sure we got everything we needed and kept our drinks refilled. Very pleasant experience and I would recommend this for friend get together as well as business lunches

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food greater service !

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Their wait staff is always on top of their game and the managers are always present and visible. Love lunches and dinners there. Great salads and have never had anything to disappoint.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The prime rib was excellent as was the service. Quite noisy but we could carry on a conversation at our table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The order was incorrect. The menu was different than the entree delivered so a different entree had to be ordered which resulted in an additional significant wait. There was zero attempt on behalf of the waiter or manager to make things right by comping the 1 meal or even offering a desert! The waiter did not apologize and in fact was nowhere to be found. The second meal was also wrong but corrected. I have never experienced this lack of customer service and would not return unless something is done.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 20, 2017

J. Alexanders is consistent with the quality of food, service and atmosphere. You know what you are getting when you go there. It's nothing spectacular but it serves the purpose of a good lunch.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The noise level is a little too loud if you want to review a client's portfolio, but the food outweighs the noise level. Excellent Ahi Tuna salad (I always order it!).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very disappointed that they ran out of roast beef that evening. How does a restaurant of this caliber run out and not anticipate better?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service great. Table was near kitchen and it was noisy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

So good! Super cute hostess too omg marry me

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice menu. Excellent service from our server, George. I enjoyed a grilled cod entree with (believe it or not) some delicious couscous. My date had a salad which she thoroughly enjoyed. We each had a very reasonably priced glass of wine - a chardonnay and a cab - and shared a wonderful slice of heaven commonly known as Key Lime Pie. All in all, a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Never disappointed at J.Alexanders! My favorite is their carrot cake...the best!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great spot for a business lunch! Awesome service and food was good.
Thanks

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As always -perfect food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthday lunch was amazing!!!!!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fantastic experience, quick service. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing service
Artichoke was fabulous
A little noisy but expected w an open kitchen
All dishes were great
Carrot cake to die for

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I recently enjoyed an excellent dinner at J. Alexander's . We were seated in a nice booth and although the restaurant was lively we could hear each other well. Drinks were a good pour and our waiter even brought the extra amount of Cosmopolitan that the bartender made. The fish we ordered was superb and the bread was fresh. All in all, a great meal and pleasant experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

They have the best artichokes of any restaurant!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Restaurant honors reservations, has very good food and good service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Steak Caesar salad was ample and delicious, good value at $17. Would have been nice if they had offered or provided rolls or bread to go with the salad.

My only issue is that theirwaitstaff always seems to rush the process. Feels like they're trying to turnover the table as quickly as possible. This has been my experience on several visits. Wish they would slow down and be more gracious.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great business lunch, high quality food, attentive service and great location.

Tags: Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great consistent food. Service was great even as the crowd picked up

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Salmon was outstanding. Sides were all Delicious and portions generous.
Service not as friendly , the waiter had an attitudes , but overall meal was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was excellent - very attentive without being pushy

Tags: Comfort Food
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