J. Alexander's - Oak Brook

4.5
2833 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious but over priced. Very nice place and great service.

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our bartender Sharon was awesome! Super attentive and on her game. Thanks for a great experience!!!

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MJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always, J. Alexander's is a pleasant, comfortable restaurant that offers timeless fare and reliable, consistent quality. The staff is very attentive and polite and the manager regularly makes his rounds and addresses any issues promptly and efficiently. I've been there many, many times and it's an especially convenient place for businesses located in or near Oakbrook. We've always taken our employees there for their anniversaries or reviews and it's always well-received.

On my most recent trip, my only disappointment was finding that they were out of steak burger for what is really one of their signature dishes- the Steakburger! I had specifically come out on this occasion for exactly that dish. We settled for the regular cheeseburgers, and other than both of them having the wrong toppings, they were delicious! Mistakes happen; that's part of the game. Alexander's handled the problem with aplomb like they always do, and overall the meal was excellent! I'll be back soon....

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JG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

It was very good. Busy. The water was flat. Needed ice. I like bread with my soup. I wanted horse radish with my prime rib. Wine was very good. The food was cooked perfectly but I had to ask and WAIT for th horse radish.

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B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great time from the moment we walked in the door! Our waitress for the evening was FANTASTIC! She recommended a great beer and took great care of us the entire evening.

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H
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did not feel “rushed” able to linger & talk without pressure to “turn the table” waitress was attentive without being intrusive: food was great as always!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Clean, ambient, great food, service was a bit slow. One of our side dishes came out to us cold, waiter did not come back to check on us after delivering food for 7 minutes. We told him about the side dish temp and he sent us a replacement right away.

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FT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual the food was outstanding. The ribs are amazing. The pecan encrusted trout was not only huge; but, was excellent. Service was very responsive.

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l
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dining experiences at J. Alexander's! The food is always expertly prepared. The wait staff is wonderful! The manager always stops by our table. We can't wait for the next opportunity to come!

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RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was seated promptly. Service came immediately. Timing of drinks and food deliveries was ideal.

A great night

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DJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice staff.

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TD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Alexander's is phenomenal in every way. Every time I have lunch or dinner here I try something new and I am never disappointed. Thank you for your consistency and commitment to high quality food and service!

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F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a nice night out for the family with great meals all around from hamburger to strip steak right through dessert. Something for everyone.

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CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always been a good food place. A bit expensive. Noisy. They are very quick to replace empty (or half filled) beverages. So fast that it is hard to get a switch from pop to water.

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CB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Waiter was very attentive. Definitely one of our favorite places to dine

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4
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food and ambiance. I wish it was still in Lincoln Park. That was where I first experienced it.

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MC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have a group of friends that meet at J. Alexander's in Oak Brook a few times per year. We always enjoy the food and find the staff very helpful and friendly. We never feel rushed. We frequently order the same items because they are so good! I've recommended J's several times.

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DS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to eat. Awesome staff, phenomenal veggie burger, and great atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive wait staff, quick service and a quiet setting contributed to a pleasant experience.

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E
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was terrific as usual. We ordered from appetizers, salads, tacos, ribs (my son's favorite), etc.... all great.
Our server, Amber, was perfect. She offered recommendations and cared about what we were looking for and how best to provide it. She was fantastic!

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was grest as always....just hate that the baked beans are no longer offered as well as the honey croissants.

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EK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 in our group all celebrating multiple birthdays. A lot to choose from, but Best veggie burger ever! Kevin our servicer was fun and attentive. Carrot cake obscenely good. Very very nice experience.

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F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice meal and great service. The hostess was not very welcoming even though we had a reservation. We’ll definitely be back.

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B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with our dinner! We ordered the queso and my husband got a ribeye while I ate the grilled chicken salad. The carrot cake there is an absolute must!

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EA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is always delicious. The prime rib and salads are outstanding.
We had an exceptional server that made for a wonderful experience. We were a lively group and she was super accomodating.

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AM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to celebrate a birthday and we enjoyed everything, the food and our server!

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R
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best club sandwhich in the area

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CD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent lunch Karen was very professional.

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TB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best! Always go hungry and try different dishes. Leave room for dessert and cocktails. Even a great cup of coffee to finish. Have never been disappointed. The staff is always great. Our waitress made some great recommendations this last visit!

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M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server exceptional

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CS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been coming here a long time, the food is always excellent.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great time. Our waitress, Amy, was so kind and attentive. My daughter's & I had a wonderful time.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the Thai Chicken Salad, while good, they could have been more generous with the peanut sauce, other than that everything was perfect.

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B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Your manager Elise is outstanding. She makes you feel right at home and always has a smile.

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J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was wonderful ! We especially loved the grilled artichokes and the chicken tenders....always great!!

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G
Chicago
397 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was very tasty. The service wasn't so good.

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D
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We always order prime rib & it’s usually phenomenal! Today it was tough & full of veins & griscle. It tasted like a cheap peace of meat. We had guests & were celebrating their birthday (thank goodness they didn’t take our recommendation & order prime rib). If they had not been there, we would have sent our food back for our the kitchen!!

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SH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Had to send back a hamburger 4 times because it was under cooked.

Scott

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CJ
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We particularly like the burgers, including the veggie burger and always find other delicious things to try. The fish tacos we tried last time had way too much cole slaw but oh well. Servers seem to be trained to work as a team and to be attentive to the tables. Our servers have always been great. Just a great place that has something for everyone.

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LB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We sat at a booth and they seated us next to a table that they stuck a seat in the aisle to accommodate a 5th person at a booth. The servers had very little room to get through so they were brushing by us our meal and guests were trying to get around. It was ridiculous cause there were five other booths available and they should of kept that booth open since there was no room. The manager should have seen what was going on and we should of never been seated there.

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