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Jolane's Cafe

1100 Milwaukee Ave, Located next to Abt Electronics in the Design Center at Abt., Glenview, IL 60025-2418
+1 847-375-6986
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (36 reviews)
“popovers” (9 reviews)
“goulash” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1100 Milwaukee Ave, Located next to Abt Electronics in the Design Center at Abt., Glenview, IL 60025-2418
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service is always slow . Place was half empty and it was still slow. Getting a cocktail took forever. Spaetzle was greasy and way over cooked. I would give it a 2 out of 5. Stars 2.

Thank botts49
Reviewed 23 May 2017

European flavor restaurant great for lunch in the atrium. Excellent salads, albeit large, and sandwiches. Plenty for to go box. Drinks at night are pricy for area. In a strip shopping center so can be hard to find at first.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I find it hard to categorize this restaurant. I think that it is wanting to be cool and trendy but its location and decor just don't mesh. Nestled among a commercial business complex, it's not a place I would choose for a romantic night with...More

Thank Hpmicks
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a relatively new restaurant, and we stopped there for lunch while in Glenview, IL.. Pleasantly surprised at the upscale atmosphere, Service was excellent. Even though it was lunch time, wait staff were very pleasant and helpful. The meals had a great presentation, and...More

Thank damare
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Ladies' lunch: one gluten free, one vegetarian, one craving meat -- all very hungry. Everybody goes home happy (each with a complimentary chocolate).

Thank illinois travelere
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to Jolane's multiple times for dinner with husband and with friends (or for complimentary coffee when shopping at Abt). The items I've had are full of flavor and prepared well. The schnitzel is crispy and warm, and the steak medallions with spaetzel are...More

Thank Cindy65
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Friends and I love going to Jolanes for dinner. The service is wonderful. The glassed dining area offers a quiet peaceful view in a cluttered busy area of Glenview.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Jolanes is one of my favorites with a european menu. They have a mixture of comfort food such as pot pies and steaks and great cuisine such as fish. The meal is served with flakey popovers. Save room for dessert from the bakery and have...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We went to Jolanes cafe for lunch on Saturday with my family and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was!! I have not been there before but it was so good that I went back on Monday with only my wife. Menu is varied...More

Thank tennisdir
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Really a perfect evening with my parents... we all loved what we had from the scallops to lamb chops to veal and rib eye. Perfectly cooked and presented with creative, delicious and nutritious sides. All was wonderful including the popovers which are included in the...More

Thank naneliz
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this restaurant locally owned? Do you have gift certificates that can be bought from far away for local gift-giving?
16 November 2016|
Response from Katie D | Property representative |
We are locally owned by the Abt Family. We do have gift cards available in any denomination. If you are not in the area, you can always order a gift card over the phone and we can mail it to either you or the recipient.
Sonia A
Hi, I was so happy to find a European cafe in Glenview, having been born in Austria, so I began going to Jolane's when they first opened. At that time they served delicious almond croissants, and served coffee with the usual accompanying whipped cream (Schlagobers) served in European cafes. Unfortunately, this particular nicety that is so characteristic of cafes in Europe was discontinued at Jolane's, along with our favorite almond croissants. But I had no idea that Jolane's was open for breakfast again. I have tried stopping in for breakfast on and off over time (years) and only found them open for lunch. I heard they were no longer open for breakfast. And I never heard they served warm breakfast items. What day of the week did you have breakfast there? -Thanks.
19 April 2016|
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Response from Buffo6150 | Reviewed this property |
Due to cost cutting, I believe, Jolane's is no longer open for breakfast. The restaurant opens at 11:00 am.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Milwaukee Ave, Located next to Abt Electronics in the Design Center at Abt., Glenview, IL 60025-2418
    (Milwaukee and Zenith)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glenview
  • Phone Number: +1 847-375-6986
  • E-mail
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.

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