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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

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (25)
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Comfort Food (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Cozy (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Fun (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
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Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Birthday menu was an awesome touch.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

A neighborhood gem!!!!!! Great food amazing service!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

A friend wanted to try this place. Everyone liked their drinks. My martini came with a side car, which was a nice touch. The food was only average. Don't order the artichoke "special" appetizer--it was awful. The service was very good.

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·Dined 6 days ago

I have always come here for the delicious cosmos. This past visit was a disappointment. The cosmo was not as tasty, not as sweet. And throwing a sliced lime wedge into a cosmo is disgusting. Please change back to the original recipe and class it up again. My scallop meal was delicious as was the key lime pie. But I am also disappointed the crust on the key lime pie changed. Good but not as good as it was originally. J ALexanders used to be my go-to place but now it is slipping in quality and a I am disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, amazing service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food and very good service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Very good food and attentive service. I’d highly recommend the restaurant

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff, the food was incredibly good. Impressive variety of drinks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We booked Redland’s for an anniversary dinner, previous food choices were very enjoyable. And service was good as usual. However, my wife and I both chose a beef option and were very disappointed with the choice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Perfectly cooked steak, attentive server, overall great place to have dinner. Pricing is very minimal.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was its usual high quality.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

As a J Alexanders affiliated restaurant, this doesn't match up to the J Alexanders my wife and I enjoyed many years ago. I admit, it's been years since we were at one, so maybe our expectations were high. This place just didn't cut it. I thought the menu was lacking better variety. The soup selection was poor- two chicken options- come on mgmt! Pricing was ridiculous and it's not like I couldn't afford it, but $23 for an ahi tuna salad that had only 4 pieces of tuna! Ridiculous. Then the fish tacos we had were bland and they didn't even serve them with lime. Yet the entire kitchen staff was of Latino decent. I can't imagine them eating them without lime. Our waitress Bianca, was friendly and polite. I can say that about the service. The hostess however, takes two people and puts them right next to a party of 15. Never thought of herself to ask the customer where they would like to be seated. So I redirected her to another location more quiet.
Overall, not impressed and not returning again.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for NY eve. It was great! We had ribeye steaks and they were cooked perfectly. We'll be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service! Great food selection! Great atmosphere!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for an early New Years dinner with friends. Wait staff was very good and friendly. Food was delicious. Had a great meal without breaking the bank and they say. Good value for the money. Would highly recommend

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was awesome and the food was just as expected

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fresh ingredients. Very tasty. I really like the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was really good. Nice ambience and service. Service was fast for our group of 8.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fine year end 'boys club' lunch with excellent service from George.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2017

J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill has very good food and attentive, friendly service. There is a good selection of fish and steaks on the menu and some of the best calamari around. The interior design is attractive and conducive to conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Server was great. Especially since Xmas eve he didn't pout but was positive instead. I believe Adam was his name. Said relatively new and work seniority played a role. Compensation was extra for his pleasant disposition.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is consistent good food and service. The menu is varied for fish, steaks, salads and burgers. The grilled artichoke special was excellent. The service is attentive and prompt.
I always enjoy any J.Alexanders and you will too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Celebrating father’s birthday

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

All ways a great experience dining here, From the food, servers and management it’s all good.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Disabled Access, Healthy, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Was good a long time ago then got blah now seems to be better again

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was wonderful as usual! Service was also great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Thank you Peter for once again bringing your A game. My 94 year old mother thought you were great. Always appreciate the great service from all your staff. Spent many evenings bringing family ,friends and clients with me. The have all been very impressed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I reconnected with a business colleague for lunch. This was located halfway between us. It was a great setting for the event.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

12/14 - too many patrons, not enough staff. Order was not delivered to both of us simultaneously. Had to have manager fetch coffee & cream when he came by. Have
eaten here enough times to realize the usual great service was missing.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This was way too loud for a business meeting during lunch and my guess dinner is the same problem.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Had the Scallops, very tasty. Our waitress was very attentive too. I even had my Uber driver ask me about it and I told him he should eat there. I would go there again next time I'm in Northbrook.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Had dinner there with my wife on a Wednesday night last week when it was winter weather outside. I'll cut to the chase...
Food = very good
Service = very good
ambiance (other than indoor temp) = very good.
So why did I give the whole experience only 3 stars? Because the indoor temp was just plain cold! Both my wife and I had to keep our winter coats on the whole time and we weren't the only ones who did...several other people in the dining room did the same. We asked our waitress twice to turn up the heat, she said she would. Twice during the meal she came by to say "we're working on it", but I sat next to the window where the heating vents were and the heat never kicked in. When the only thing you remember from dining out the night before was how cold you were, it wasn't a pleasant experience, which is what my wife and I discussed the next morning. I concluded that they purposely kept it at a low temp to motivate their guests to "get in and out" in about an hour...to promote turnover. Because of that, I feel manipulated and wont be going back. It's a shame because everything else was pretty good.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Ended up sitting at the bar, which was fine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Have a friend I meet for dinner and this is our spot. Always have the same thing; Redlands salad and Prime Rib sandwich with extra crispy fries. Everything was cooked perfectly and the waiter was great. Told him we wanted to sit and talk so we were not rushed at all.
It’s a nice upbeat atmosphere and a lot of choices on the menu. Will return again soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Friends get together

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (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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