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

4.6
1316 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(847) 564-3093
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Montana Baldwin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pointe Dr.
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Special events & promotions
Please call and ask to speak to a manager about booking a space for a private party, meeting, etc.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1316 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

We went here for a party and it was not good.
The steaks are very small for the money.
The ribs are over cooked.
The place is way overpriced
Not going back

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ME
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

My food was barely luke warm. It was prime rib and mashed potato, no veggie, no rolls, nothing extra. For $28, I expect better.

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

J's never disappoints. Great food and drinks. We had a new server so service was not as "spot on" as I am use to. Fortunately, the servers who were working in the area were able to pick up some of her slack.

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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Favorite restaurant! Crab cakes are the best!!

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HS
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding evening spent at J. Alexanders. It has been the place to be for me and all of my business associates for many years. Thank you for the continued great service.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Love the crab cakes!

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SK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Was seated and noticed a considerable draft in our booth. Mentioned it to our waitress and she passed it in on to management. After 2 more complaints, manager come over and said they “turned up the heat”. We ended up wearing our coats during dinner. The waitress was very apologetic and service was good but really thought we should have been reseated (there were several open tables) but that was never offered. Poor management in my opinion

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service.

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JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Will be back!

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BE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always very consistent. Great Caesar salad.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was great!

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M
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant! !!

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DL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The place wasn't bad but wasn't very memorable either. Nothing all that unique and the menu was typical of these types of places. They charge an aggressive but still in the ballpark and try to pass themselves off as high-end dining and perhaps it is for some or those without much experience. The food was good but again nothing memorable.

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d
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely waitress (ty), gave us space to talk, food was done as we requested. A fun dinner for two old fruends

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V
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were extremely happy with our dinners, our service and our overall experience!! George was very friendly and personable!!! We will definitely be back soon!!

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A
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I like the restaurant well enough, the menu is fairly good and the food is very good. But I have a complaint about the way our reservation was handled today.

I made a reservation for a party of two for noon and was on track to arrive 10 minutes early. My friend arrived 20 minutes ahead of me. The hostess would not seat him until I arrived.

I think that's a stupid policy, especially to apply it to someone who made a reservation through OpenTable.

Had I been the one to arrive first and been told I couldn't be seated while waiting for my friend, I would have left.

My friend took it in stride and because we had an otherwise enjoyable meal, I will give Alexander's one more chance. But this kind of customer service ticks the ever-loving bejesus out of me.

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RR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good and reasonably priced

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RC
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Have never been disappointed with this place. Always consistently great!

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M
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great cosmo. We had the best server who chatted with us and made our experience even better
Will definitely go back again.

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M
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

I made a reservation about a week ago. We showed up and they wanted to put us in a booth in the bar, because the server was "next up". When we objected, they sat us in a booth closest to the kitchen. There were a number of booths away from the kitchen and bar, but apparently those servers were not "next up"

I think the restaurant should be more concerned with the patron's comfort, rather than what server was "next up".

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends!!

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C
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and fast service. I work nearby and this is a great place for a special lunch.

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O
Chicago
272 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tues 11/20 1pm reservation, seated promptly, friendly front staff. Convenient location. Lively atmosphere, Great food & service. Another enjoyable business meal.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid experience. Enjoyed it.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Asked for quiet "romantic " booth, got a bioth near cold drafty front door at the bar area.

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OT
Chicago
191 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is without a doubt the best restaurant in the northern suburbs. We use to like to go into the city to dine but why when you have the best in NORTHBROOK. Food, service and atmosphere are a10+.

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EB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the prime rib sandwich which was perfection. The prime rib was a the perfect med-rare, tender and flavorful and large enough for a hardy meal. My wife had the French dip that was equally excellent. I found the wine list to be stocked with very approachable selections. We had the Sebastiani Cabernet Sonoma Valley at $35.00. This is a great wine with red meat. The service was excellent, knowledgeable, attentive while easygoing. This was our first time at Redland’s as we were in Chicago for just a few days.

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TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant staff. Excellent service. Very professional but not "stuffy" or "robotic". Excellent choice of dishes. Great architecture and decor. Very pleasant atmosphere.

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H
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great - perfect!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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l
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our birthday celebration dinner although no complementary dessert was offered

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J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire table was pleased with their meals, service and restaurant. Staff is professional, & we were quickly seated even though the restaurant was packed. I definitely trimme recommend it and will return again.

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k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

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NF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I didn’t give 5 stars for overall because we were celebrating my fiancé’s birthday and usually they provide a birthday dessert. We were not brought or offered the birthday dessert so l ordered a dessert. After I inquired about the birthday dessert we were told they did provide a birthday dessert but the one we ordered was not the one they offered. The problem is had they brought what they usually bring for birthdays to the table like they usually do, we probably would of been fine with it. I felt insulted.

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NB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service are outstanding. Our favorites are the prime rib and fried shrimp. The grilled artichoke appetizer is amazing.

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j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were told a 20 min wait and we had to wait 45 min. It was frustrating watching people who got there after us be seated before us.

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B
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

great salad and fish menu. I had the Chinese/Thai chicken salad it was great. The portion was huge! I followed it with the Tuna. It was good too. the mash potatoes were luke warm.

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RK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. Everything I’ve had on the menu is delicious. Salads are huge, fresh and the dressings are uniquely tasty. Their fried chicken fingers are yummy and come with perhaps the best coleslaw I’ve ever had! Solid, friendly service.
Top notch business lunch spot

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OT
Chicago
191 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is without a doubt one of the best! Always consistent with quality of food and exceptional service. We are a regular!

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