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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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Diner Reviews
  • "Great people and great food....Always happy to have visited"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "I liked the atmosphere it was relaxing and the staff was very friendly. I just thought it was an over priced Outback Steak house. The food is very similar to Outback just more exspensive here. We went for my moms birthday and the not Happy Birthday was very nice I just thought it should have came with a dessert or a cup cake or something maybe dress up the table a little bit. With a rose or a balloon? I don't know I guess I expected a little more then just a note that wasn't even realized until I noticed it. The food is very good like I said the staff is very friendly but for three people $168.00 is a bit much."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great place to have dinner, very elegant. Love it"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our salads came out after our main course and the main course was cold when it was brought out. It was not worth what we spent...there are many other places I would go to before ever going back there."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The wine was amazing and I loved my Maui steak. Four of us had steaks which were well seasoned and not overcooked. Two ordered fish entrees which were excellent as well. However, the six of us were seated in a poorly designed booth. The curved leather seatwas way too low. I'm not very tall and my chin was practically on the table so I switched to a chair. I've sat in other booths at Alexander's that weren't like that. My six foot tall husband was barely visible above the table. After while, we stopped noticing. That said, our food was tasty, our drinks superb and a nice experience overall."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The foos was outstanding. Service was like a five star restaurant. Wonderful wine list. What ever you do, do not pass up the carrot cake. You think you you have had better--- just wait until you try this"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Never disappoints when we order ribs! They are one of the best in the western suburbs! Food is very good overall. Side dishes are ample and easily shared. Service was outstanding! Our waitress, Ryan(?) was very good and enthusiastic! Even printed my husband's name & birthday wishes on a special menu for this celebration Nice touch! And free dessert to boot for the occasion! Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had 4 young boys with us without their mothers - the wait staff did a great job making the boys feel at home - the food was excellent - we had a great time"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great place to sit back and relax. Food was delicious. Menu had a nice variety but a little expensive. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Good food, great wine list. The most professional wait staff I have encountered in a long time."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Never used the Open Table app nor have I been to J Alexander's before, but after this visit with friends for lunch, I'll certainly be back for more. We dined out on the patio and even though the restaurant is close to the highway and major shopping, it was quiet enough for us to hear each other talk. The food and service was great. Look forward to my next visit and Open Table made it easy to reserve our spot. Great app."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great overall dining experience. Outstanding food choices on the menu and on this occasion I made a special request for something not featured on the menu. No problem was the answer and as always the food was amazing. The absolute BEST customer service team work at any restaurant, from the hostesses to the wait staff to the managers that are genuinely interested in how your experience is. Thanks."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were extremely pleased with our recent visit as we celebrated two milestone birthdays over dinner. We had a group of eight and everything from sandwiches to tacos, to Arctic Char and Steak were ordered. Our meals were all served hot and at the same time. Salads were nice, healthy portions and were served cold and crisp. Our server, Melissa, was extremely attentive and did not hover over us but was always at our table at the right time. Her team of helpers all worked together to make serving us their priority and never missed a beat. The only critique we have is that the smoky, grilled artichoke appetizer was not very "meaty" and the portion served of calamari was not very large. Ambience was very nice and reserved."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner served on their patio overlooking a small manmade lake. Very pleasant."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Lovely evening with good service. Nice rustic atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was great, will return soon!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "is the main reason we go! But the food is great. I usually go with just steak and fries, buy yesterday I went for the Pecan Trout. Never had trout before but will get it more often now. Pomegrenate Martini is the way to go for drinks."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Still great after all these years! I love the veggie burger, among other things!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "As always great food, great service a little disappointed with appetizer choices, very few and one being deviled eggs?"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the French dip sandwich with prime rib. Substituted the side of fries for corn. The portion was just right. I knew I was going to finish my plate and be full."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "After a long day of shopping and antiquing we were ready for something good and J Alexander's did not disappoint. The filets were good, but the service was outstanding. Owen was our waiter. He couldn't have been more knowledgeable about the menu. He helped us select exactly the right food for that evening as his recommendations were spot on. He is probably one of the best waiters we've encountered not only in the Chicago area, but of all the places we've dined!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "A favorite...not only excellent food great service but if you tell them it's a special occasion they make it extra special"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "So happy J. Alexander's is on Open Table. Disappointed that the prices have gone up and the servings have come down. For example they have the BEST chicken pasta soup. Used to be $5 for a HUGE bowl. Now it is $7 and the bowl is WAY smaller. Do they think we don't notice. It is sometimes weird how you feel like you have 5 different people waiting on your table instead of one dedicated waiter. Food is still great, but the prices have really gone up."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. Orzo and wild rice dish a must have! Very accommodating staff. Great variety of reasonably priced wines."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "this was our first visit to J. Alexanders. We had heard nothing but good things about it. We had a nice time. Rather limited menu, and the food was, good. Not great, Not the best that I have ever had. The restaurant itself is beautiful and they had a very nice, wine by the glass menu. I will recommend this restaurant for a corporate lunch or drinks, but will probably never return for dinner."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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