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

4.5
1229 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 1229 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KA
Chicago
4 reviews
2.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Came in with colleagues post business meeting. Just sandwiches and light fare. Chicken sandwiches were poor quality chicken breast along with poor quality bread selection. Server was, she did the best with the resources she had. Please don’t let late Sunday after 8 mean quitting time. Commerce is conducted throughout the day and I was ashamed of j Alexander’s tonight since I’ve been a 10+ year patron. Please communicate accordingly and please correct your kitchen. Best, Tony

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BR
1 review
2.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My glass of Rudi Wiest Riesling was in the process of turning, quite acidic. (Restaurants make a high profit on bar items, you'd think they'd try to keep up the quality there, rather than try to extend open bottle life after its time). Bread great. Salmon was absurdly raw on the inside and had to be returned; it was fine when it came back. My special Branzino was very good, with cole slaw and couscous, excellent. The "very best chocolate cake and ice cream" was terrible. Ice cream was mostly butter, and cake had little taste, wasted calories.

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l
Chicago
22 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Server Jennifer was terrific.

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CS
Chicago
48 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seared tuna salad, always delivers an excellent dining experience.

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s
Phoenix
18 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy this restaurant for their consistently good food and service..

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RT
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I forgot to sign in when I got there because one friend was already at the bar. When I remembered a half hour later they still honored our reservation and sat us right away.

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W
Chicago
28 reviews
1.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We frequent this restaurant often. I ordered my usual. Not sure if there is a new Chef? But my food was so salty! I drank 4 glasses of water! Also, the item I usually order looked much different. Smaller portion. We were not pleased. We usually enjoy our food/ dinner.
I don’t think we will be returning any time soon.
Such a shame.

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BW
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was pleasant and comfortable. All of our food selections were delicious with generous portions. It was a great place to meet up with good friends--there was no feeling of being rushed or ignored. Without a doubt our server, Amelia, made the lunch all the more pleasant with her attentiveness, patience, knowledge of the menu, and her amazing personality. We were treated very well by all staff members and managers throughout our visit. We are already planning our next visit in the near future.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

George was phenomenal attentive without being intrusive. Excellent service. Food great and quick service. Noise level too high is my only feedback that needs to be addressed.

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L
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fire roasted artichokes...yes please. Great prime rib, love that they give you the extra martini from the shaker chilled so you actually have almost 2 drinks.

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A
Chicago
18 reviews
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been at Alexanders quite a few times. I had a chicken salad this time and was disappointed. The chicken appeared to be dark meat whereas I only like the white meat of the chicken, I also feel the salads should come with a bread roll or waiter should ask if you would like one. It is a little pricey for lunch but convenient for meeting someone out that way.

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OT
Chicago
20 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So excited to have the opportunity to eat here again! The manager actually stopped by and was genuinely concerned about our experience, food, etc. She's very personable and lovely!

Our food was delicious! If you don't order the deviled eggs, you're making a BIG MISTAKE! Also, order THE POWER for dessert (strange name but you won't be disappointed - and it's for 2 or for 1 if you bring it home and eat while binging a great show).

I'll be back again and again! Consistently a great experience every time I come and superior to any other choice in the area.

Don't forget, MAKE A RESERVATION on Open Table!

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r
Chicago
1 review
3.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Too cold in restaurant in fact always too cold

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RC
Chicago
23 reviews
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food! Celebrated wife’s birthday and did not disappoint. Always great!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food. Fresh homemade cakes. Steak was very tender. Server was very kind and attentive.

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OT
Chicago
180 reviews
5.0Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious and the service was terrific. We love this place!

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CW
1 review
4.0Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The waiter was amazing. He was very professional and ensured I was taken care of.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
4.0Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Noise level was very high, which made it difficult to carry on a conversation.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, meh service, very good value.

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DB
Chicago
5 reviews
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, very dependable. Good food, tad noisy for conversation.

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L
Louisville
39 reviews
4.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service

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G
1 review
5.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and wait staff is one of the best in the northern suburbs! Bar menu and wine least outstanding!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My out of town guest were very pleased with the establishment and food.

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MF
1 review
5.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated birthdays at J Alexanders. The food was excellent the prime rib sandwich was melt in your mouth with a very generous portion. The side of beets was done to perfection. Our group of six sisters all enjoyed our meals not one complaint! For dessert my favorite was the carrot cake it can be dangerous because you wont to stop eating it. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
4.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food came out a little too fast, but overall really good food and service.

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K
1 review
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We dined on the early side so it wasn't crowded. Our server provided outstanding service. Extensive wine menu. Portions were generous, food was excellent. It was a nice surprise so we'll return again soon.

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CD
Chicago
2 reviews
3.0Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

They are understaffed for the summer and will not have the outdoor patio open all summer! Sorry, but in Chicago, that’s a crime.

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T
San Francisco
4 reviews
4.0Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very accommodating -we had a 1 yr old with us and they were able to get his food out to him very quickly
Server was very efficient and patient
Thank you

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KR
1 review
3.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was so cold we ate quickly and left. I had food allergies and some side condiments given to me I was allergic to.

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RC
Chicago
24 reviews
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner tonight! Excellent service and food! Perfect way to finish the week.

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LL
Chicago
5 reviews
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful waitress, extremely attentive & helped make our meal extremely enjoyable

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LK
Chicago
13 reviews
4.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service very good. Noise level makes it undesirable with certain friends. Too bad there is no control over noise.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
5.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

They accommodated me by substituting grilled fish instead of fried in the Tacos. Service was fast, but brought fried fish. They corrected the mistake, but it took a while.

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JA
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Noise level was high at lunch time.

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BH
Savannah
30 reviews
4.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a marvelous dinner at J Alexander! The salmon spread appetizer was delicious as was the shrimp louie salad and burger. Our server did a fine job.

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j
Los Angeles
7 reviews
5.0Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Prime rib was perfection, service was spot on. This was a pleasant surprise.

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d
Chicago
25 reviews
4.0Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good waiter, Dennis, good food

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a
1 review
5.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my husband and my first visit. The staff was very kind, knowledgeable and attentive. The prime rib was second to none. It was so delicious that we went back the next day. We are definite fans and will be back again.

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OT
Chicago
180 reviews
3.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our birthday celebration started off great until they started bringing out the wrong food. Seems as though the servers need to have more training. Three times they brought either something we didn't order or the wrong thing.

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n
Chicago
18 reviews
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. The staff was very attentive.

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