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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
  • Email: ja05@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
  • "J Alexanders has the best prime rib anywhere. the prime rib is always tender and very flavorful. The servers are always attentive and work as a team. EveryJ Alexanders location is very consistent every time we have eaten at the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food is wonderful and the menu is not overwhelming with moderate pricing. We had great service- better than great - and because we made a reservation the wait was short. We have tried to eat there before without a reservation and the wait was 2 hours. We'll definitely be back to J. Alexanders. The staff are all friendly and fun and not stressed out. Overall a great experience. I don't think I've ever been to such a well run restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I love getting dressed up and going out on date night. 14+ years of marriage - it is nice to have a fun place to go with classy food and service that is not stuffy. Our dishes were great and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. We are especially happy that they are now taking reservations via Open Table! Wish it weren't quite so noisy!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The cowboy bone-in ribeye was on special this night and it was ok. It was a little fatty and should have just gone with the filet. Otherwise all was good."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent pork tenderloin, salads are amazing and the carrot cake is worth coming for, but you should share it with only one person :)"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Wow. Jay's never lets us down.... Both service and food off the charts... alot of restaraunts in this area and Jays is setting them self apart with their fabulous service..... Keep up the great work"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had an excellent waitress at J. Alexander's and the grilled artichokes were very good. The rest of the food was rather average and pricey for what it was. The crab cakes were large but not that special and certainly very pricey. Tuna salad was nicely presented and fairly priced but really light without the wontons (gluten free). Steak and fries was average and priced a little high for that."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Hidden deep beyond a viewable distance, you will find a restaurant that is very enjoyable both in its vibrant atmosphere and great tasting food variety. I would advise you make reservations if dining after 5 PM."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had a reservation but still waited 30 minutes for a table. Unacceptable. We won't be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was the first time I was not 100% happy with J's For four people The food arrived at two different times at least 4 minutes apart. We asked for water we received it but no refills for my wife. Not the service we use to."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We drove out to Oakbrook from Lincoln Park for 3 items: the Danish baby back ribs with plum sauce, the French dip sandwich and the grilled salmon sandwich, We had the ribs and salmon sandwich for dinner and took the French dip to go. All 3 items were outstanding and as we remembered from the days we ate them in the now shuttered Lincoln Park location. Also, the Caesar salad, cole slaw and baked potato were excellent. Our server was knowledgeable, very efficient and courteous. The meal was well worth the drive. I hope they open another Lincoln Park location."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed our special evening, celebrating our 25 th anniversary with our college-age daughter who was home for spring break. I booked our reservation through Open Table, mentioned that it was our 25 th anniversary, and was surprised to see the personalized anniversary greeting atop our menus. Delicious food, great service!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food is excellent, the service is awesome. Great wine list and beer list."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Food was excellent, and very reasonably priced. Portions were ample. Server was new (by his own admission), and was not on top of things. Did not check back with enough frequency, had not had his "wine list training" yet (again, by his own admission), etc. He was very pleasant, but was clearly on a learning curve! That said, I would go back to this restaurant without hesitation."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I have been a fan of J. Alexander's for years but this experience fell short of their typical consistency. Part of the reason my wife and I love this place is that you always know what to expect and that is good food and service. But overall, the food wasn't as good as it normally is. It could have been an off night."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We have been patrons of J. Alexander for years, due to the excellent service, and the yummy food. We were long time patrons of the one on Clybourn, but they closed. This was our first time at the one in Oak Brook, and I have to say we were not disappointed, very happy. Will visit this restaurant again, and again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I've dined here on numerous occasions and it has always been the same experience, wonderful."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband called for reservations and told them we were coming for our anniversary. When we arrived, we were given a card with the specials listed and the title "Happy Anniversary" with my name printed. This was a nice personal touch. The food was great. Servers were friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was served before we finished our salads. The waitress over and over are you ready to order? Couldn't even enjoy your drink. The food is good but they rush you out too fast."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My experience here is always fantastic. The servers are formerly and the food is absolutely delicious. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fine dining."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food is always good. The service is on par with the level of dining. Is a popular spot and does get loud, no real way to fix that."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "J Alexanders has not forgotten about customer service. You will feel appreciated and well taken care of. The bar is great...David is the best. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is relaxing."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are regular diners and the food consistently good. The staff is energetic and have a good attitude. It is rare to not get great service."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "J Alexnder never disappoints. Food was fantastic! Wait staff were very friendly. Best Pork Tenderloin ever! The only criticism was the food came out too fast and we felt a little rushed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had reservation and seated at the back of restaurant near an outside door. It was very cold & loud ."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I ate at J. Alexander's to celebrate our anniversary. I had the New York Strip steak and my boyfriend had the prime rib. Both were juicy and delicious. My steak came with a mac and cheese which was heaven on earth! The restaurant had a romantic feel to it and we will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The entire staff enjoyed every little request from us, and beat our expectations many times by quick multiple servers! Our Servers name was Argelia, she was very focused on our order & the suggestions she made turned out to be terrific! The wine she suggested, "Prisoner" was the best! Thanks for a great experience done right!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Went here for the steak burger! It was delicious. I special order everything. My special order was not exactly right when the food was brought out but it was quickly corrected and there was a nice apology. My husband had the veggie burger and proclaimed it to be the best he has had at a sit down restaurant. We love the fries and they really pile them on. Its not cheap, but I will be back!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Cant make up my mind which was better....the service or the food...We hadne been there in a while and boy have we been missing something...... We WILL be back soon. Kristen was our main server and she was awesome, but everyone who visited our table was great. They need to be a little more attentive at the hostess station.. We checked in and nobody said anything, it looked like they were going to seat us but they have to let people know that "they are working on it". The wait staff made up for ANY shortcomings the hostess staff may have had...... Overall great dining experience!!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My only disappointment about this restaurant is the noise level. The ambiance is great, food delicious, and service top notch, but the noise level distracts from the overall fine-dining atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had to wait 30 minutes past reservation time. 20 minutes in the lobby and another 10 minutes at the hostess desk waitng to be seated at table. Ordered drinks and appetizers at the same time and the drinks did not come until long after the appetizer because of the bartender. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful and the food was good. Undecided though if we will return. Will not recommend unless we do return with a better experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Booth in the bar is great when its not overly crowded. People waiting for tables seem to encroach on your table. It gets a little much and as most people in illinois, they're clueless! But this restaurant has great food and good service. I have been coming here with my family for years."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had an 8:30 reservation got seated at 9, manager took care of us with free app and round of drinks.waiter gave me the wrong entree odrered filet kabobs and got a filet. Didn't say anything cause it was already late and you can't go wring with a filet! That being said food was great as always we had a great time and will continue to go back. Only wish they had a better beer selection on tap."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The Mac and cheese is awesome. The food was very enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We've eaten here several times. Always a nice time. This time, 2 of our 6 dishes were undercooked, by A LOT! The manager came by with a mac n cheese, which was nice, but we already had 2 appetizers. The two just finished late. I think a discount in the bill would have been appropriate. We also ordered dessert. Our server was great, Logan. I think he was frustrated with the issues but really didn't lead on. We didn't reflect it in his tip."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We celebrated my daughter's 11th birthday. When I made the reservation, I noted that it was her birthday. When we arrived (6pm), our table was ready and waiting for us. We just had to wait for the others to show up. The hostess was aware of my daughter's birthday and they had personalized the daily special menu with her name and wished her a happy birthday! Very nice touch. Not a difficult thing to do, but truly made her birthday dinner personal and memorable. Food was great - consistent quality to what we've come to expect. A little on the pricey side, and it would be nice to offer some green vegetables instead of a huge pile of potatoes with the meat entrees (prime rib, steak, french dip sandwich). I supposed I could have asked.."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had seen an matinee performance at Drury Lane and looked for a good place for dinner. My husband's trout was done to perfection and my crab cakes were excellent. He opted for Israeli couscous rather than the offered side and I kept stealing some whenever I could. As we were eating earlier than normal for us, we asked our server, Meghan, for extra time before salads came out and then, between courses. She was excellent, attentive without hovering, and a true asset to the restaurant. We will go back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Wonderful service and significant other was surprised on how his birthday was made special from the staff."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Nice place for dinner after Drury Lane.Called as show ran later than expected. We waited about 20 minutes past our 7:30 dinner time however was not bad. Manager came up and apologized for delay How Great was that. Very good food, Server was the best. Enjoyed ourselves. Will come again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014