Jolane's in Glenview is a great location for a family, home-cooked meal. We have celebrated a few family occasions there and find it to be a comfortable location if we want a meal with all the trimmings but not make it at home!
The restaurant features contemporary cuisine while also sporting some traditional European favorites like schnitzel and goulash. Jolane, the inspiration for the dining establishment, was born in Korompa on the Austrian-Hungarian border in 1906. As a young child, Jolane arrived in America coming through Ellis Island where she was almost turned away due to an eye ailment. Once in America, Jolane was quite a trailblazer graduating from college with an accounting degree and becoming one of the first women to drive a car in the 1920's. Together, Jolane and her husband opened an electronics store in Logan Square in 1936. The couple worked many long hours while raising a family. The family's business became very successful. However, Jolane relished her time as a mother and always had a hot meal on the table even while working hard supporting the business.
|Honey-Lime Shrimp Salad|
|Pulled-pork sandwich with fresh coleslaw|
|Mushroom, asparagus and goat cheese crepes|
Jolane's also is a nice place for little dessert and a cup of tea. They have quite a dessert counter if you want something to go! Easily one of our favorite local restaurants!