On a late afternoon Saturday, a friend and I dined for lunch. Jolane's was VERY VERY noisy to the point that conversation was impossible. Since it was so busy, food took awhile to arrive at the table. Our wonderful server Gina, was rushed and had tables throughout the dining room. I have learned, don't go to Jolane's for lunch at 2:00 pm.
We scheduled a business lunch and at the last minute had to add several people. They were wonderful and making sure we had enough seating and the food and service were superb.
What a fantastic meal and the service is second to none. I recommend to everyone..
Brunch- bday celebration
Great meal. great service. It was a little busy so it was louder than usual.
We have spent many pleasant dinners and brunches at Jolane's, but today was not one of them.
The new brunch menu demonstrates a plethora of extremely poor decisions by a chef who does not appear to understand Jolane's market. Many of the best items were replaced by unattractive choices. The chicken salad and fruit was outstanding, but now it is gone! The cheddar and bacon omelet was exceptional and is now gone! The new brunch menu includes too much "new age" and drops many of the best (and simplest) items that have been outstanding for years.
The "breakfast burger" perfectly illustrates the point. It includes a burger patty, arugula, cheese, grilled onions, tomatoes and a drippy sunnyside-up egg sprawling across a 3" stack on an English muffin. This might work if the arugula and tomatoes on the side as a salad and a softer bun replaced the scratchy toasted English muffin. The grilled onions could be an attractive option. A much simpler presentation would let the customer to choose how much "adventure" to put into this item for those who do not want the unwieldy mess we were served today! Few are likely to choose the drippy egg if this is clearly offered as an option.
The shortrib hash (which is not new) is another example of overdone with drippy eggs over a "hash" that is surprisingly disappointing. An accent of sliced tomatoes would add flavor and color in place of (or as an alternative to) the messy, drippy eggs. If eggs are to remain part of this mix, invite the customer to select among egg preparations such as scrambled rather than assuming that messy yolks are everyone's favorite!
I strongly recommend placing a large, prominent sign in the kitchen -- SIMPLER, WELL-PREPARED JUST TASTES BETTER!!!
Food and serving were great. Loved the chopped salad. Lovely and bright atmosphere. Jolanes is a well oiled machine!
Took my husbands 93yr old mother for lunch, and she really enjoyed! The young man who took care of us was attentive and adorable...we will be back again for sure!
This was my first visit with a friend for Sunday brunch! I ordered the veggie omlet & it was light & fluffy. I was easily seduced by the biscuit that came with my coffee & the little chocolate that came with the bill! I loved the ambience & everything in between.
I definitely will be visiting again!
We had a very good dinner at Jolane's. The food was outstanding and the popovers were amazing! Especially enjoyed our dessert as well which was a skillet cookie with ice cream. Looking forward to returning!
I love Jolanes and dine there often
Menu has been the same for a long time. If you eat there often the menu is boring. Need some new food items in the lower price category. Also need some gluten free options.
Food was very good and wide selection so everyone had no problem finding preferred dish. Service was great. Desert is the best feature in my opinion. Tea selection is outstanding. Definitely recommend it.
Always a great and predictable experience with excellent, attentive service and good food at reasonable prices.
Delightful atmosphere and very good food. Great service. Highly recommend for a neighborhood dining experience.
Great food and service!!
We haven't been there for a while but are looking forward to going back soon.
One big room, bright lights, children running around, babies crying, table after table of unhappy older North Shore couples not talking to one another -- all packaged in the strip mall made by Abt like a total manufactured life for snobs. My cocktail was $16 and barley a splash of spirit.
We love Jolane’s. Always our first pick for Birthday lunches with co-workers. Everything is delicious.
Our server was FANTASTIC!!! I want to say his name is Jose, but I could be wrong. He was professional, attentive and even remembered the wine we each liked from our last visit.
What a gem of a restaurant! Excellent and freshly made food. Not your run of the mill brunch joint. The quality of food is a cut above and the European flair can't be missed. I drove from the city to meet a friend who lives out that way, and it was my pleasure to do so.
Service was very fast. We were out in 45 minutes. Maybe too fast.
The food is always excellent at Jolane's. Had the salmon burger and it was spiced just right. I would recommend it.
I found this place online. Didn't know it existed. The food was quite yummy. Our server was very accommodating. It was a business lunch and we both enjoyed it very much. I'm a vegan and liked the portabello sandwich with a couple of modifications. Delicious coffee!
Food was fresh and great tasting. Food presentation was artful and this added to its appeal. Atmosphere was very bright and inviting in the glass area. Service was attentive and added to a positive dining experience.
My husband, son and I enjoyed a great meal. My braised brisket was tender and tasty, my son loved the hamburger and my husband enjoyed his pasta. And those popovers.....yum!
This is one unique restaurant. The food is slanted toward Austrian which is excellent and a very nice change of pace from the wave of steakhouses currently invading the restaurant space in our area. Very nice ambiance, great unique menu, wonderful service and fair prices. By all means, visit Jolane's. They also have a great lunch menu. Go and enjoy!
Overall, the food is delicious, wine was good, our waitress was nice, but could have been slightly more attentive. When we go back we will definitely ask for the front room - however, they should really turn down the lighting in front because it is way too bright for dinner.
Delicious food and great service! It’s one of our favorite restaurants.
This restaurant is a gem. Excellent food, good, strong coffee and a great atmosphere.
Superb as usual. Gina is a wonderful server as she is very caring.
A good solid choice.
We don't eat out often but when we do this is my first choice. Never been disappointed. Server was happy to accommodate my request that was not on dinner menu. Definitely a keeper! No wonder they are always busy.
I included in my reservation that we were celebrating my husbands birthday, but it wasn't recognized in any way. Maybe Jolane's doesn't do that?
Jolane's is our favorite Glenview restaurant because of consistent qualiy, top-rank service, good menu variety, and the distinct touch of Vienna.
have been a few times, great lunch spot. Have not tried for dinner but will in the future.
Always good food and service, hard to beat in Glenview area, good value