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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
J. Alexander's - Oak Brook reviews from OpenTable diners
250 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (127)good for groups (94)romantic (84)great for lunch (82)fit for foodies (72)neighborhood gem (71)notable wine list (54)vibrant bar scene (34)great for outdoor dining (32)late-night find (32)scenic view (30)hot spot (28)kid-friendly (22)great for brunch (20)Show More
  • Great food and great atmosphere
    Mikey
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We stopped in for dinner on our way home from the airport. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Oakbrook area. We live 40 miles away, so we don't often get a chance to dine here. The prime rib sandwich is one of our favorite meals. It keeps us coming back for more!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restuarant, lacks refinement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I enjoyed the food at J. Alexander's but was suprised at the service level. I was served by 4-5 different servers, and most of them did little to provide a welcoming experience. The Manager was nice upon arriving, and greeted us warmly. However, the serve staff lacked refinement and warmth. The food was great and came out quickly. There was no aknowledgement of my fathers birthday despite noting it in my reservation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Daughter's 13th Birthday Dinner
    Father2013Day
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    J Alexanders in Oakbrook provides Superior Customer Service!! Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • franko
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Food and service have always been best in the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, 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.
  • POOR ACCOUSTICS
    EARSSTILLRINGING
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everything about J. Alexanders makes this a great dining spot. Staff is efficient and friendly, food is outstanding, and the bar is excellent. The "only" negative is how deafening the place is. I have to laugh at opentables max level is "energetic". We've been here at various times throughout the day and found late afternoons are fairly peaceful. A weekend eveniing however is so loud you have to strain to hear the couple across the booth from you. Not a reason to avoid the restaurant but if you're looking for a romantic little spot I'd look elsewhere. If you're going with a group of friends and you're out to enjoy an excellent meal and don't mind getting a little loud yourself it's a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    SunnybooksVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was our first time at J. Alexander's, and we were impressed with the quality of the food and the service! Well worth your visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Date Night
    Keysha
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I made reservations for Sweetest Day, this was my 2nd time there and my husbands 1st he was very pleased
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    Gemgirl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Didn't like the few available wines by the glass. Really loud! Loud jazz playing, everyone had to raise their voices to be heard. We remembered a romantic, intimate setting, where a relaxed meal could be enjoyed. Not anymore. Waitress was great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good!
    foodadventurer
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Redwood Salad (think the name is correct) was delicious. Server very pleasant, provided the right amount of attention, was familiar with various menu items (why don't more restaurants have their servers taste all the food?). There's ample parking. I'll return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • franko
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Every time there, food and service is wonderful...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice evening
    ACOL
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Very good food & excellent service in a location convenient to, but separated f/ Oak Brook Center w/ ease of parking
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carol8
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great food, great service, knowledgeable staff - what more can you ask for? The food is always delicious and plentiful and the staff brings soft drink refills without being asked. I love going to the Oak Brook store.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great dinner!
    Cfoodlover
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We go to J. Alexander's for special occasions. Great prime rib & wine list with consistently good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time at J Alexanders
    jjaco
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to me for my birthday. The service was very good and the food was tasty. I also enjoyed the freshly made carrot cake that they served me as a special birthday treat. I don't think you will be disappointed should you try this restaurant. I also want to mention how clean it was.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Frequent patron over 10 years
    Blueyeguy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have never been unhappy. The food is great, the service is superb, and the atmosphere wonderful. I took my girlfriend there last night and proposed to her. I wanted J Alexander for the reasons above. She said yes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    J Alexanders has been on the "favorite" list of several friends, but this visit was my first. The first impression at the door is excellent, and the service and food lived up to that opinion. The drinks were generous, the staff friendly and helpful. The menu offered a nice variety but we ignored that and each had a steak: an enormous filet and the largest "loaded' baked potato I've ever seen, a large strip steak and a generous steak frites - and we were each very pleased with the quality, the flavors and the prices. Portions were large, prices were reasonable for the quality. You could pay far more at other area restaurants, but you would not have a better meal. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special night
    Bdaygirl
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I went there with my significant other for my birthday dinner. They made up a happy birthday menu and provided great service. The staff was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • franko
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Always have had a great time here, food wonderful as is service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, 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.
  • Worth Every Bite
    TCU596
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Every time I eat at J. Alexander's, I am never disappointed. I have have not had one bad meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oakbrook
    WMK1VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Oakbrook has several fine restaurants and I find myself returning to Alexander's more than any other one. The service at the bar is always friendly and helpful to fine a good wine special. I had the Rib-Eye steak. it was OK I should of asked it it was a bone-in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out with friends!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We really enjoyed this restaurant experience. The servers were very attentive and friendly. The manager came to our table and talked with us to make sure everything was to our satisfaction while he refreshed our wine glasses. The wedge salad was absolutely outstanding (lavished with Maytag Bleu Cheese). My rotissurie chicken was delicious and the Scottish Salmon was delightful. The prime rib was okay, but not great. The noise level was perfect--loud enough to add some energy but quiet enough so the four of us could easily have a nice dinner conversation. A really great night out with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was great and the scenery was amazing. The greeters were very friendly welcoming. the carrot cake was definitely the best part of my day. The waitress was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oct 2 Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Good food, good service, recognized customers with birthdays
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delicious
    ChicagogurlVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The chicken pasta soup has long been a favorite of mine and two decades later that remains. The shoestring fries are awesome...a bit less crispy this visit but still tasty. The crab cakes are some of the best I have ever enjoyed. Don't leave without dessert. The lava chocolate or carrot cake are homemade treasures to the taste buds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    SteakMaui
    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
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    • 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.