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J. Alexander's - Oak Brook
J. Alexander's - Oak Brook

J. Alexander's - Oak Brook Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com
  • Phone: (630) 573-8180
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Greg Spyrou
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: (just east of) IL 83
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from J. Alexander's - Oak Brook
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. The menu in each restaurant includes a varied and rotating selection of features like Seafood Czarina, Tuscan Steak, Grilled Fish with Mango Papaya Salsa and Chicken Milanese. The restaurant has a full-service bar that includes an outstanding selection of wines both by the glass and bottle.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Went to the restaurant before a show on wife's friends recommendation. Service was fast and friendly with good personal hints of best choices. Food and soup were very good, menu choices ample and served with plenty of time to make the show on time. Draft beer and wine choices were ample. Ambience was pleasant (indoors) and seating was comfortable. Conversation was easy with low background sound. Prices were moderate for the quality of food etc. Was not expecting it to be as pleasant an experience. Will definitely be back again to try other choices on the menu"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • " All four of us ordered steak, but cooked different ways. I have to say that everyone thought their steak was cooked to perfection. SCRUMPTIOUS! We were at a booth near the windows and felt that they provided plenty of privacy, so the noise level was good enough to have a conversation without having to shout. We'll definitely go back. Also, we had a wonderful waitress. We had made reservations and were happy we did so because it was crowded. Plan ahead."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was good service very good. An overall good experience"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant many times. This last time was different. The food was good as always but the service was not. We ordered an appetizer we never got. When we told our server she forgot she felt bad but really didn't do anything about it. We ordered a martini and it came in a juice glass which is strange. Drinks were not refilled and had a couple dishes that were not clean. It was a disappointing experience. Hopefully a one time thing!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I am always pleased when I dine at J. Alexanders. Excellent food, good wine list, attentive server and great outdoor patio. I will be back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food here ia always top notch and wine list includes only the best."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The baby back ribs are outstanding. Have been there twice already and very consistent quality. Would recommend to go."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Made a last minute reservation and enjoyed a great meal in a beautiful restaurant. A change needed to be made to one of the meals and it was taken care of promptly."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It's not often I am near a J Alexanders but when I am, I go. The consistency of their food, along with the great taste & flavor & great service, make it a good choice. I rate the Alex Salad tops among every other salad offered anywhere. Do yourself a favor & give them a try."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The drinks were great. The steaks were cooked well but were bland. There was no bread on the table to snack on and only 3 appetizers to choose from. A salad or soup should be offered with your meal"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Loved the martinis and citrus mojito. Salads were great! Filet mignon was good, but we've had better. Don't get the broccoli. It had an odd taste to it. Baked potatoes were very large, yummy, and loaded. Nice touch with the birthday girl's name on the daily menu! Disappointed that there was no complimentary dessert for the birthday girl after we had spent $300. Also no candle on the dessert we ordered for her. Otherwise service was fabulous. Glad to find out that J Alexanders takes reservations now."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I had never been to the restaurant and was recommended by a friend to go here for lunch and was definitely not disappointed! Loved the beet salad and got the special, the Cod Sandwich, it was delicious! Service was great, definitely would go back again!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I love this place in Atlanta and actually go at least 1-2 times per week. I usually rotate between 3 favorite dishes and was craving their rainbow trout, which they didn't have at this location today. They had haddock and I wasn't interested in that so I figured I'd try a new entree. First I must say I ordered calamari which was so soft and very delicious. That was the end of my satisfaction. The waitress was lame and I asked her about popular menus items or things she suggests. I HATE when idiot waiters(tresses) begin to read the menu back to me. Uhh, I CAN and DID read the menu, but since you work here I asked for "suggestions". I ordered the prime rib & although the meat was tender, I hated the sandwich. Bland meat, bland horseradish"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great place!!!!! Love it ..I would dine there again"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We frequent JA in Oak Brook, and on this visit all the food seemed to hit perfectly. We were all over the menu and everything was terrific."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The service was fair, the food was fair at best and over priced. The lunch cost was $70 for two.. not even a roll and butter was served."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everyone goes out of their way to please and serve you..."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Had a perfect evening. The food was very delicious & the drinks were very nice. Beautiful ambiance inside & out!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Using OpenTable to make a reservation, I mentioned in the special request section that we were crlebrating our 21st anniversary. I requested a corner booth and chilled champagne, if possible. I was delighted when the manager himself led us to our table and offered a glass of complimentary bubbly. Next, the daily specials menu he handed us included a special heading at the top commemorating our anniversary. Finally, when I ordered a glass of wine with my steak, he brought us the entire bottle for the same price! My wife was thrilled and we had a great time. THIS is what managers can do to make their customers feel special, and ensure repeat visits. Well done!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our long time experience in dining at JAlexander's Oak Brook has been outstanding. Servers Team up to ensure prompt and steady service. This is our favorite restaurant in Oak Brook."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was delicious and service was great! The queso was delicious and the chips were warm."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Food was very mediocre. The last two times I went for dinner, I ordered their prime rib (which is their claim to fame). Unfortunately, the prime rib was chewy, gristly, and had no flavor other than salt. Very disappointed with the quality of meat and preparation. I also ordered a bloody mary. The drink tasted like a salt lick. The bar tender had poured what looked to be a tablespoon of celery salt on top of the drink. REALLY?!!! It was undrinkable. I don't plan to return to the restaurant in the future."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My wife and I have been here before, once, during the winter - we liked it a lot then. This last evening of our 22nd anniversary we asked our children to join us. What happened next was a total surprise. A handsome and very poised young server came out to our water view outside table and he exclaimed "hi, Moons, - I'm Will - I used to babysit these two almost grown up children sitting with you - I'm your neighbor!". I would say, as terrific as the food is at J.A.'s, the hiring is exceptional. Will, and former swim coach of our daughter, Greg, who also works there now, made a fantastic evening even better. We will highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "One of the best burgers i had. Service was excellent. I will go again. Prices are very reasonable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We found the menu to be a bit pedestrian despite its hefty prices. Food was OK and well-prepared. We split a smoked salmon "dip" for an appetizer. The flavor was very good and the texture was rather chunky for a dip. The entrée side dish pairing left a lot to be desired....textures were "one note"."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food and I love their house salad. For a great steak we come here. Service is top notch."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "You WILL NOT be disappointed with the dessert! One order is more than enough portion for two people, although I ordered two for my girlfriend and I and we were pleased to take home the leftovers!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had the best server at our recent luncheon. Since we had ages from 22 to 75, we chose J. Alexander's. We all chose different items, some were shared, and loved everything Thank you to our excellent server, I'm sorry we didn't get her name, she added to all the fun. We defiantly will be returning."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Good - Our table was ready and we were seated in a booth as requested. Food was very tasty. House wine was perfect. Carrot cake was out of this world and served warm. The Bad -We arrived at 6:15 for dinner they had already run out of menu items. Food temp was not hot enough. Over priced $15 for a hamburger, $19 for a French dip sandwich. The Ugly- Had 3 different waiters, one for the drink order, one for dinner, one for dessert and still others delivering the items. One of three meals came late which is very bad. Noise level was terrible and the restaurant was not full. We actually left right after desert to find a place to talk because we were tired of screaming across the table at each other. No offer to refill coffee or cocktails."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "You can always depend on JAlex for great food and service. The grilled artichokes are just amazing and healthy and low fat to boot!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We stopped by for lunch before going to Drury Lane and it was just right!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I'm not much for 'chain' or multi-unit restaurants. In many cases, the food is designed to be easy to fit into large scale production. But I really do like J. Alexanders. This location has a great look and aroma when you walk in. I'm not a big fan of their open design because it does raise the noise level and for a group of five, it was hard to hear, but we have been there before and it wasn't that bad. The service is very good and very responsive. I love their grilled artichokes and could make a meal out of those."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food and service are always spot-on; however, would appreciate a change of entrees for lunch. Seems even the lunch specials repeat."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic besides our server. It was fathers day and we had our whole family together and wanted to enjoy the company of each other but our server kept trying to rush us out of the restaurant because it was very busy. It made everyone at our table uncomfortable and uneasy because we just wanted to enjoy the family time we had together and we couldn't because she kept rudely interrupting us to "take our order". I know that is her job, but it was obvious she was trying to get us out of there as fast as she could. Besides that little issue, the food and atmosphere was amazing! I would recommend this restaurant, but not the server."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Made reservations for Father's Day, arrived right on time, and was immediately taken to our table. Literally no wait The servers were very knowledgeable about how the food is prepared, made very good wine suggestions, was able to substitute when necessary and was extremely accommodating. The prices are very comparable to the other restaurants around. Definitely a staple in the Oakbrook area."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our table was ready at the time of our reservation. The service was excellent and the food superb!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a fabulous meal with the range going from lunch to dinner entrees. Portions were amazing! Everything was cooked perfectly. Staff was very attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food, great drinks, great service! Always a good experience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined here several times in the past. However this was the first we sat at the bar. I am so glad we did. David the bartender was awesome!! We enjoyed him and would have dined at the bar, if was not for my back pain. I will definitely go back soon just to have a few drinks served by Dave. You want the guy serving you drinks to be pleasant and that he was and more. Give this guy a raise or a promotion!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 6:30 for 6 people. We did not get seated until 6:45 which is not too bad, but everybody that came in after us was seated before us. We were the last group to be seated. There was no one else waiting by the time we were seated. My kids do not like soda, but juice. The restaurant only offered soft drinks. The food was good and the wine was excellent. At the end of the meal, we had asked for the check. It took about ten minutes to get the check as well, so the dinner ended the same way it began: disappointed. Happy Father's day."
    Dined on 6/14/2014