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About 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. Patio seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

1410 16th St
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
(just east of) IL 83

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 573-8180

Website:
http://www.jalexanders.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

J. Alexander's - Oak Brook Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (97)
Special Occasion (75)
Casual (68)
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Good for Birthdays (65)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Great for Lunch (60)
Business Meals (51)
Romantic (45)
Cozy (43)
Bar Seating (42)
Comfort Food (38)
Good for Groups (38)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Worth the Drive (31)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Fun (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Seasonal (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Healthy (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Authentic (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Scenic View (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Live Sports (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Vegan (4)
Waterfront (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Tapas (3)
Organic (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Waiter was amazing. Left no stone unturned. Exceptional service and can't wait to return.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waitress was Ebony and she was exceptional. Very friendly and went out of her way to please. We loved it.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The portions are plenty! So, go hungry or expect to leave with a doggie bag. The filet mignon was cooked just the way I like it. I was mildly disappointed with the lack of choices on the wine list, however. More “by the glass” options would be great!
Overall, thanks for a great evening and dinner!

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·Dined 6 days ago

My wife’s favorite!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great experience as always. A little crowded tonight, and though we had reservations it took about 30 minutes to be seated but once we were seated Mike took care of us and made sure our night (and wait) was worth it. Great place for a date.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was just ok. Forgot to deliver a drink. Had to point it out on the bill. Overall, food was good. Delivered a nice desert for our son’s birthday. Nice touch. Beer selection lacking.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Hadn't been in many years and it did not disappoint. Love the atmosphere and the decor, very warm and welcoming. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Will be back again soon

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great service, great food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good food and service but due to high wooden ceilings, it is noisy.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

The evening was outstanding. The service exceptional and the food excellent. Just lovely time all around.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were given a specials menu with lunch prices. Discovered this after we received bill. Manager Ryan was apologetic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a great meal and great service. I chose 1 PM because I knew the traffic would be slower and we can spend a little more time at our table. I don’t like to hold ups servers table so today was perfect

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Waited 45 minutes after reservation time to be seated.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Searched for reasonably priced, good ole American food after picking someone up from the airport. Found it at J. Alexander’s!!! Our party of four ordered a bottle of Zinfandel, Calamari, Alex’s Salad, Caesar Salad, Steak Maui, Filet Mignon with Bearnaise, Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Mr. Jack’s Crispy Chicken Platter, Chocolate Bundt Cake, and Carrot Cake, ...and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Everything was perfectly cooked from the accurately temperatured meats and tenderly fried calamari to the warm/moist carrot cake. The transition from appetizer to main meal to dessert was perfectly timed and all of our utensils were replaced at each stage. To top it off, our waitress was absolutely friendly and very attentive — even though she was handling multiple tables.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Used to dine here regularly years ago when I lived in Oak Brook. Brought a friend for dinner. Reservation was for 7:45. At 8:10 after most parties around us had been seated, I questioned the hostess. She clearly forgot about us...talked to another hostess and came back with "We will seat you right now" Server seemed annoyed, asked for drink order before we even got our coats off and looked at drink menu. Ordered a couple glasses of wine and steakburgers. Very disapointed in the quality of the burger...soggy bun, burger cut in half and bland. I asked for a slice of raw onion and he tossed the plate on the table and walked away before we could ask for any condiments. Very very disappointed and embarrassed .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

One of favorites! Always enjoy the excellent service and delicious food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our waiter FRANK WAS AWESOME.....EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FROM ALL STAFF

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is second visit here after a play at Drury Lane Theater. Will our waiter did a very nice job. Prices are steep for what you get but my side of Mac & Cheese was probably the best I ever had. The sour dough bread is to die for. Wife and friend had the swordfish and pork tenderloin. Considering they only got green beans with the main course and no salad, kind of pricey. I had the ribs, coleslaw, and mac and cheese substituted for fries. They turned down the lights and it got a little dark so I put my coal miners hat lamp on.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of our very favorite places for appetizers and drinks!!! 5* in my book!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fire roasted artichokes were very delicious; I'll ask for melted butter in place of remoulade next time. The French Dip sandwich is the best around; Worth every penny. French fries were great. Chicken pasta soup- okay. Excellent service. Nice comfortable booth. Very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of my favorite Restaurants. Start with the Alex
Salad. Prime Rib is outstanding and Steaks are great as well as the Salmon. Finish off with Carrot Cake, yum.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always Excellent.... Great wines by the glass, good food! Try the Prime Rib!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had dinner & cocktails on New Year's Eve. Everything was great! Our waiter, Mike D, was the best. He went above & beyond. He wasn't hovering, but always there when we needed him. Ryan, the manager, went to every table to say hello to everyone, too. Nice touch. Great food/great service!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My son is a professional chef and he loved it. All four of us thought it was great and was a good choice for Christmas Eve..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent Restaurant. Delicious food. Superb ambience and service!!@

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My favorite restaurant and Diana and Tara are my favorite wait servers. Will always go to the great place.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had Chris as a server and he was incredible. Professional, courteous, great recommendations. The food was incredible (the sauce with the filet mignon especially) overall great experience!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was delicious. I especially liked the atmosphere and round table for our big group. One person received something they didn't order and it was really good so they kept it. It was worth the drive 20 minutes away to get a delicious, cozy meal. The tuna and beef were superb. I would not recommend fish tacos. Romantic and warm for dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a great experience and service was excellent. A family member had a few bones in the fish and the manager was able to swap it out for the scallop entree. This was such a nice thing for the restaurant to do and accommodate us all!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food! Great service! Slow smoked prime rib is my favorite.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Romantic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food as expected-will be going back ASAP

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. The food was great! Unfortunately, this trip, the service was bad. Our server (Shannon) was friendly and polite. When a diner asked for sparkling water, she offered Pellegrino, but didn't even check to see if they had just plain sparkling water at the bar. She didn't bring the lemon and lime asked for. She had to ask several times whether the dressing should be on the side. the food was warm and delicious. My finished drink glass sat for 3/4 of the dinner without being filled, despite Shannon walking past several times. Also, and I know it's a pet peeve, but she referred to individuals as Hon, very disrespectful to the people around her. I'll go back, but pray I don't get her as a server.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Dinner menu is overpriced. My filet mignon was over seasoned and too salty, I ordered it because they sold out of prime rib at 8pm. Menu did not indicate that filet was seasoned. I was so disappointed because my daughter who lives in Florida raves about J. Alexander’s.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always a nice experience. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Scallops special was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had to move our reservation back 30 minutes & they were so accommodating even though it was Christmas Eve.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was great and the waitress did a great job.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good food
Great seevice

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went there before 42nd Street at Drury Lane. We allowed plenty of time but we were rushed through so we ended up ordering dessert. Our candle was never lit. My husbands food was unsatisfactory and we hardly saw our waiter and when we did he talked so fast we had to ask him to repeat himself He really didn’t know his desserts

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Perfect! Expected regular meal and it was fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The waiter was absolutely terrible never had worse service then With him

Tags: Good for a Date
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