Jolane's

4.6
1162 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Jolane's Restaurant & Bar in Glenview features exclusive contemporary cuisine with a European flair along with artesian libations. Patrons can enjoy one of the weekly dinner or lunch specials and a glass of our proudly hand selected wine in the intimate dining room, or elegant, sun-soaked conservatory. The unique menu is derived from high quality ingredients and is complemented by the dedicated service of each employee.

Whether it's lunch or dinner, with close friends or a party; Jolane's is the perfect balance of comfort and sophistication.

Visit Thursday for 1/2 price wines by the glass!

We also have free Wi-Fi and a kids menu for our younger guests.

Located in the Design Center at Abt.

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West Virginia
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service - thanks!

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ES
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing menu with many different food choices. Brunch options all delicious. Terrific that there are Joes donuts on the menu!

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

Nice and airy place. Went for brunch. I had the chicken panini which was good. Very bright and cute place. Definitely would go back.

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JE
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and value.

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SB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is really good and the menu quite varied.
Cakes are superb!

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m
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s day and of course, the restaurant was busy. However, service was efficient. The special menu food was very good, usual.

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T
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines Day

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

Food was pretty good, well worth waiting, since it took about 40min to have dinner served, service was great. At the end however we were given somebody else’s check, which we pointed out to the sever. It was corrected and we were told we were charged the correct amount. Next morning the charge on the credit card was unfortunately incorrect and now we need to go back to Jolane’s to have the issue resolved. Unhappy with that part of the experience.

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OT
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A very nice place for lunch or dinner. Excellent food, nice portions, very good service and a really great value for what you get.

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PC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is great-much more variety than a chain restaurant. And the desserts are delicious.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dinner here. Lovely server took good care of us.

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent but the service could be improved.

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B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went on a Sunday at 3:00 thinking the dinner menu would be available; we were celebrating a birthday and wanted more than brunch. Dinner didn’t start until 4:00, the hostess was so nice to check with the chef to see if he could prepare our dinner choices. He replied “no problem”. By the time we had our drinks, visited it was about 3:30 and placed our dinner order. The meals were delicious and our waiter, Jose, couldn’t have been more attentive, polite and efficient. In summary, our dinner was most enjoyable; such a posititive experience.

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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Be prepared not to be able to converse. Very noisy.

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m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful and unique experience to find a Viennese Kaffeehaus in this area. The food offerings are more contemporary, but they do have Chicken Schnitzel on the menu. The dessert case has wonderful European-inspired items, especially the Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte), and they serve Viennese coffee! The atmosphere is quaint and calming, just like the coffee houses in Austria. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, it's very popular!

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a
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu is varied with interesting taste combinations. I had a fabulous smoked salmon omelet. My husband had the pear and Brie sandwich which was also delicious. The kids menu is perfect for little ones and the food looked tasty too. My sons loved the cookie after their meal too!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Overall a very busy, noisy restaurant. Service was good, as was the food.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

I would recommend Jolane's for the food! It was delicious! Atmosphere depends what you're looking for. It was an older crowd.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. I love Jolane’s. I have known about it forever, but only went for the first time a few months ago. I have now been about 6 times.

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DL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant that has a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Service is always very welcoming and on point; food is generally well made and the menu offers nice variety for any palate without being too long or overly busy. The biggest issue is with the pricing - I feel the menu is a good 15-20% overpriced, food is good (but not great) and the portion sizes, while appropriate, don't justify the price tag. We paid $11 for a calamari appetizer which had maybe 4 oz of calamari on it....either charge $9 or add a few more ounces of food. My burger cost $17 and was maybe 5oz of meat (which was a bit overcooked) - again, either lower the price or add a bit more meat!
All that being said, it is still a nice spot to stop for a bite - the service is terrific and the atmosphere is nice.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Service was outstanding. Will return again to try more choices

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Jolanes. Overall, it was a pleasant experience. One thing for certain is that you will not walk out of there hungry. More than generous servings on everything we ordered.
The calamari was very tender but the batter was nothing special. It would be nice if they jazzed it up a bit.
I ordered prime rib, my wife ordered Branzino. Both were excellent and would order them again.
Will definitely go back for special occasions.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The server did not come to our table after we were seated for a while. Never stopped by to see if we needed water or anything. My steak filet was sent back twice as entree was not cooked properly, very disappointing experience.

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GL
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. With our reservation, we were seated right away and offered a nice table. Our waiter took our drink order and served quickly. We ordered the dinner specials that included soup or salad, an entree, and dessert. The meal was served without us feeling rushed. The food and drinks were outstanding. Our waiter was attentive to our needs, we did not feel rushed. The bill was reasonable for the quality of food. It was a wonderful experience. We look forward to returning. I highly recommend Jolane's

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TH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food and nice atmosphere. Would definitely return.

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F
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of four. Food was nicely plated and well prepared. No one complained. Food was served HOT (Yea). Server (Dorina) was excellent. No issues, will return.

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M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party

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LP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was exceptional serving 9 women all wanting separate bills, special requests with meals, one who had to leave early, etc. All of our food was excellent. 5 orders of orange glazed salmon. NO complaints from us.

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B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The orange ginger glazed salmon is excellent!

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b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was okay. My lamb chop was over cooked, I asked for medium and got well done. Everyone else seemed pleased with their meals.

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I enjoy dining at Jolane's. The food is good and the servers are friendly and attentive. It's not too noisy, a big plus for me.

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PC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice place with good service but food was disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jolane’s was full of unexpected surprises- from the fresh popovers each of us received as our bread option, to the delicious posh Austrian menu- tomato braised brisket on top a bed of fluffy homemade spaetzle, pork schnitzel and roasted potatoes, seared scallops, planked salmon, and yellow cloth- wrapped lemons to avoid seeds. We picked the place off an online review, made an open table reservation- and the restaurant didn’t disappoint! Delicious food, large portions, bright and clean ambience- with a good attention to detail!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

*Lovely ambiance
*Attentive service
*Thoughtful menu
*Perfect coffee
*Decadent desserts

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J
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The waiter Jose was outstanding. He couldn't do enough for us. The Cesar salad was good. The popovers were slightly overcooked, but Jose bright us a fresh batch right out of the oven later on.
The burger tasty, the chicken shnitzel could have been cooked more.

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c
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined at Jolene's for lunch. A varied menu, with many good choices. We had the Hungarian goulash and the chicken schnitzel -- both authentic and excellent. Quality and portions make Jolene's a good value. Our server was excellent and delightful.

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B
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, creatively prepared food and very nice service. Pleasant ambiance. Good value.

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e
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

No creative changes to menu!! Prices have gone way up on fish. Need more organic options, wild fish instead of farm raised. Antibiotic free chicken. Gluten free options needed.

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I
Chicago
112 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant experience. Plan a meal, especially if you are going to be shopping at Abt.

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RI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good menu choices, fabulous service, lovely surroundings!

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