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

J. Alexander's - Oak Brook

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com/
  • Phone: 630-573-8180x
  • 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.
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J. Alexander's - Oak Brook reviews from OpenTable diners
240 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (116)good for groups (86)great for lunch (83)romantic (73)fit for foodies (70)neighborhood gem (66)notable wine list (56)great for outdoor dining (28)vibrant bar scene (26)kid-friendly (25)late-night find (23)scenic view (22)great for brunch (20)hot spot (16)Show More
  • Andy
    Andy
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We celebrated a birthday with 8 guests. The round table was perfect for conversation and the server efficiently handled the orders in a timely fashion. Dinner was a lovely, comfortable experience with just the right amount of lighting for relaxing dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The three of us each had the Steak Maui with mashed potatoes. Everything was outstanding! For dessert, we shared one gigantic piece of carrot cake. Yes, we paid for the steaks at $33 each. I wonder how they can charge so much for a marinated rib eye steak?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eathereoften
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Service is great - attentive but not rushed. Nice variety on menu. Perfect spot after Drury Lane theater.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Dinergal
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I come for great food, especially the spinach dip! The service was especially good this last time. It was the first time for my friends and they were also pleased with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the crab cakes...
    Oakbrookmaven
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was my second dining experience at Alexander's Oak Brook. I went for the crab cakes...they did not disappoint. The food was amazing. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    goodfoodgoodbudget
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went out to celebrate my fiance's birthday. They even had custom specials menus printed with "happy birthday!" At the top! As a server myself, I pay attention to the service, and it was phenomenal! We had an appetizer, 2 entrees, and dessert, and wouldn't change a single thing. The artichokes were incredible, prime rib was very well priced (with amazing sauces), the cilantro shrimp had a great bite, and the key lime pie was the real deal with homemade whipped topping. I had two friends recommend this restaurant to me, and I'll be paying it forward by recommending to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. Only complaint would be that it is very noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently delicious good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    One of our favorites! Great food. Great attention to detail. Great service. Queso dip is delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    EnjoyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Prime rib is chewy, grissly, dry, and extremely salty. Food quality is on par with low end fast food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mizzwizzVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    J. Alexander's crusted haddock is not to be missed. Reasonable prices for tasty entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SPECTACULAR!
    RCGLewis1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The dining experience was absolutely wonderful! The overall service was great. Thanks for adding to my special night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food.
    jtlark
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We want in on a Saturday evening seated fast. Great service food was hot. Great tasting. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friends
    ILAZWIDinersVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had an outstanding get together w friends. Excellent service excellent food. Excellent dining experience for a saturday lunch
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NeverCook
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was great. The server wasn't on top of things. Difficulty finding her when needed. Drinks took a long time coming to the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A pleasant very experience
    luv2feast
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Me and my guest had a wonderful dinning experience. Your servers were warm and friendly, and our food was brought to us in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    J. Alexanders is a family favorite spot. Maui ribeye was excellent. Prime Rib is always good, and enough for lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and friendly
    path70
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    we enjoy the food, the servers and the beautiful inside and outside...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations
    shorty
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I made reservations for a group of 5. We arrived 15 minutes early and were told that it would be a little bit. No problem, we were early. Half an hour later and many people being taken, we were still waiting. We waited 45 minutes after our original reservation time. During this time, even walk-ins were being seated. The manager apologized and said that the table was getting ready to pay their bill (he said this many times). He comped the appetizers but I can't believe there is only one table in this establishment that can accommodate 5 people. On a better note...food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Worst service we had in a long time. Took 10 minutes for waitress to take our drink order. Took another 15 minutes to get water. I ordered prime rib with horseradish and they didn't bring the horseradish until I had 2 bites left of my prime rib. Manager never stopped by our table. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner - Special Occasion
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed the dinner, it was hot and the food was excellent. Our waiter was very helpful with his recommendations of the wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and Outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were seated about 15 minutes after our reservation with the hostess apologizing as she showed us to our table. Immediately followed by the manager Brian who again apologized and offered to comp us drinks or an appetizer. We did not think the wait excessive, but on his insistence we accepted his recommendation of fire-grilled artichokes - they were outstanding. The food when it arrived - timed perfectly with the wines and removal of the appetizer and salad - were generous and cooked perfectly. Throughout the meal the wait staff appeared and disappeared like wraiths - at the exact moment you needed them - allowing diners to enjoy the meal and each other's company. We will definitly return even though there are good restaurants nearer home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cautious Recommendation
    4evrFly
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant with caution. We tried to order 4 different items off the menu and was informed that they were out of it for the night. It was 7p on a Friday night which I would consider prime dinner time and they had already run out of food. This isn't a mom and pop establishment so I was greatly surprised that the items they listed on there special of the day wouldn't be available. I was extremely disappointed that I couldn't get what I was actually craving. However the appetizers we ordered were great but my entre wasn't anything to write home about. It tasted very good but was also basic chicken and mash potatoes similar to Boston Market but the carrot cake was to die for. The staff was also fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Respectful Birthday Resturant
    PaymetoDine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I wanted to take my husband somewhere to celebrate his birthday without the song and the embarrassing what nots---at his request. How perfect! The made up a special menu for him-great keepsake (for me to remember where we went and what we did!) The food was great, the service was great and did I mention that the food was great!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pros & Cons
    birthdayboy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Pros: User Friendly On-line reservations Dined Early (4:00) so no waiting Table service was friendly; food delivered quickly Cons: Celebrating birthday, asked for something (i,e, dessert with candle) - could not accomodate Most restaurants provide bread with meal - none provided Asked if prime rib was lean - reply was positive - it was not lean - it had a fair amount of fat and parts were chewy Served portions were average Pricey
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good Food
    WestBurbFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It had been awhile since my husband and I had eaten at J. Alexander's. It was a weeknight so I was a bit surprised at how busy the place was. However, since I'd used OpenTable to reserve our spot we were seated almost immediately. I remembered the food being good and this time did not disappoint. I had the barbequed ribs and my husband had a burger and we both really enjoyed our meals. The service was spot on and the carrot cake was divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • J Alexander review
    Joank1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Even though our meals met a computer glitch and not made, we were compensated with getting our appetizer, glass of wine comped and we got our desert comped because it was my hubby's birthday. Food was excellent! We had the salmon dip as appetizer..delicious!! I had grilled pork tenderloin with a Thai bang bang sauce and my husband had the Tuscan steak. Both sooo good. Desert was raspberry white chocolate cheese cake. It was enough for both of us to have two servings from it. And one of the best cheese cakes I've ever had !! Thank you J Alexander's!! Even with the computer mishap we had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oak Brook's Hidden Gem
    Rose
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    There for a birthday; we received the specials on a menu with "Happy Birthday, Pat" - a very nice touch. It's very comfortable; a nice place to have a leisurely dinner. The menu is outstanding. Salads are big enough to split. Our server was very helpful with suggestions but a little too "in our face" - felt like we had to make quick decisions about what we wanted to eat and drink. Looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At JAlex
    franko
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    People always go beyond to serive and make sure all is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    TCU596
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    J. Alexander has never been disappointing. The service is great, the atmosphere is friendly, the food is incredible, the desserts are divine. Three recommendations. First, the calamari with its marinara sauce is flavorful and well seasoned. Next, the roasted chicken is perfect combination of simple flavors. Lastly, the carrot cake is my favorite: warm and not-too-sweet gooey frosting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • J alexanders
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was good and service was very good. Outdoor dining was pleasant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Dineoutoften
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is fantastic. Always has great consistent food, and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a repeat performance
    DatenightVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Truly a disappointing meal we had Scottish Salmon (farm raised) and Boston Cod. Both pieces of fish lacked texture and taste. The side dishes of Orzo and Couscous were tasty and managed to salvage a bad meal. The wait staff was extremely cordial but his attention to detail was lacking. Bottom line is there are too many better restaurants to every go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mike
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was outstanding. Food was grear also. A bit pricey otherwise I'd be a more frequent visitor. Great for special occassions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it use to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been coming here for years, but there have been a lot of changes to the menu & food. The croissants were a staple as far as I am concerned, they do not offer them any longer. No more lemonade, chicken salad only available on Thursdays. My fries & burger were very salty. As for the Alex salad, the prep is done differently. I noticed it's not as busy as before, I know why now. I know changes can be good, but it's not what it use to be and it shows. Very disappointed in the food, but the service is still great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mostly Delighted
    CBENTS
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very good looking place, nice bar (nothing special), clean, noisy. Overall, food was very good, and I was pleased with the experience and would return. At times the service lagged with regards to our cocktails (not sure if it was the bar or the server). Party of four, all ordered salads which we're barely half eaten when our entrée arrived. Server's veiled attempt at humor about the kitchen getting the food out too fast not appreciated. Excellent wine selection, and all the top shelf spirits represented. It would serve them well, I think, if they stepped up their craft beer selection. Even if they focused on the west suburban scene, it would be a vast improvement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JAlexanders
    franko
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    As always food wonderful, wine great and staff beyond compare.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Dfabulous
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My family had a wonderful dining experience August 26th. My kids share the same birthday, August 26th and we went to dinner to celebrate! The menus were GREAT and I think they felt very special. The personalized menus are really an extra effort and was a nice surprise. The food was delicious. We have lived in the area for 30 years and can't believe we have never tried J. Alexander's. We will definitely be back. Most importantly, our server, MEGHAN was incredibly professional. I can't remember the last time I had such excellent service. My husband and I have dined at Ditka's, Gibson's, recently Perry's seafood and steakhouse, and MEGHAN out shined them all. Please let her know that we were impressed. Thank you again for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration worthy
    Suburbanite
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our party of 4 enjoyed every morsel of our respective dinners. I was a little nervous when told the Tuscan Strip steak would be cooked medium, as I like it medium rare. It was the most tender NY Strip I have ever eaten! Others had Filet Mignon, prime rib and ribeye and all were excellent. Wines were noteworthy too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Again
    jalexanders
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It is unusual to be able to say that a restaurant has never failed you, not even once. I have been to J Alexander's many times and it has always lived up to expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Mac & cheese, salmon and swordfish lunch specials were outstanding. We enjoyed Gabby's wine and lunch recommendations.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.