J. Alexander's - Oak Brook

4.5
2105 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(630) 573-8180
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
(just east of) IL 83
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2105 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
4.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Artichoke appetizer was amazing. But the service was the best thing about the restaurant.

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RG
Chicago
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch’s and exceptional service!!! 5*

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D
Chicago
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We went two days, back to back. Two very different experiences! The first day we got great service & our food very quickly. The second day, around the same time & the same food...we got ok service & it took a very long time to get our food. It was rare instead of medium rare. We ate it regardless, because we were late for a meeting. Prime rib is still amazing!

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A
Chicago
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Another nice meal, politely served. We were seated right away in the location requested on my OpenTable reservation.

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BW
Chicago
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for friend.

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RM
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a hidden gem. Everything is always great. If it is on the menu, it is worth eating.

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l
Chicago
2.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Unorganized service. Ran out of rose wine, took 25 minutes to get a beer due to changing the keg and the food was not very good. Nice servers and ours comped our second round of drinks, but we won’t return. It’s really gone downhill since our last visit.

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DM
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch on the patio very much. Did not enjoy the type of music played and it was also way to loud for conversation.

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MH
Chicago
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 3rd visit and i bring someone different each time and in turn they bring someone.the food is exquisite and the waitstaff exceptional and very accommodating.will be returning.

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OT
Chicago
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was very accommodating. Food is always good. We would like some new items on the menu, that’s the only complaint

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MM
Chicago
3.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

With so many restaurants in the Oakbrook / Lombard area the lack of people who can properly wait tables has finally impacted J. Alexander's. The previous visit the waiter forgot to place a wine order and was scarcely at the table following up through the night. Our more recent visit we were seated and no one came to the table for more than 8 minutes. (J used to use a "team" system and we were always greeted within a few minutes). This time I had to ask the receptionist if anyone was going to wait our table. To her credit she notified the manager and he came by to apologize. We were then assigned a wait person who was attentive the rest of the visit. I believe there is a wait staff shortage in the area and it is now effecting J. A's.
Other than that, the food is always great and it is a comfortable room where it never gets so loud that you can't have a conversation. Still one of our favorites.

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LT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an excellent dining experience here. The professionalism and excellent food keeps us coming back. The carrot cake and Alexander salad was outstanding. The waitstaff is professional and polite. The open face kitchen experience is exceptional.

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KO
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great traditional food without breaking the bank. Prime rib is worth trying.

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KB
Chicago
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went Here Last weekend for my Husband birthday the food was Great And also the Drinks 🍹 good to

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p
Chicago
2.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Series of unfortunate events

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IS
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went there for a birthday dinner. Love the ribs. My two friends had never had the ribs. They said that the ribs were fantastic and the quantity and quality were fantastic. Would reccomend

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WH
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food has always been very good. Our server sarah was excellent. Great suggestions phenomenal service. We have been here multiple times. Never been disappointed.

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A
Chicago
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another fine meal, well served. Delicious ribs. Love the pasta soup.

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R
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience

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Y
Chicago
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great white bean soup. It was very awkward when all 4 of us had soups and our 4 entrees arrived right after soup arrived. No room on table and a lot of confusion. It worked out but just a heads up

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MM
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to J. Alexander's for years and have never been disappointed. Great food and service.

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m
Chicago
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service, great venue for a business lunch

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RG
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for meeting for lunch!!! Great food! Great service! 5*

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OT
Chicago
1.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

The food was way too salty.

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food is always perfect and never wrong

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great! Would go back!!

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T
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid food and wine as always. Server was great. I did order salmon on my salad and it was kind of a sad piece but none the less good.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there with friends to celebrate upcoming marriage of child. We had a wonderful waiter - so friendly and accommodating. Food was very good. Pleasant surroundings

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b
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food . Service is outstanding . Nice people .

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KT
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Made reservation saying it was my son’s birthday and they made a card with the specials with his name and birthday! The manager came by and asked ‘we heard Alex is celebrating his birthday’. Made him fell very special. Also they were very informative about making food items gluten free. Great service and food!!!!

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G
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usually meet friends for lunch. We don't see each other often (some live out of town) so it's a great meeting place. We never feel rushed and the servers are friendly. Kind of pricey but it's OakBrook - so expect it.

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent experience !

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OT
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the filet kabobs!

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RG
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from their wait staff as well as the hostess when you check in! One of my very favorite places for lunch!!!They have a great menu to choose from and their portions are great size! Just tried the Chicken Cesar Salad which was outstanding!!! They have the Best Fries!!! 5* in my book!

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M
3.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good, our waiter was very friendly and prompt! The only thing that kinda ruined the experience was that they got our reservation messed up (For a party of 2) and sat us (Party of 5) at a small/tight booth. While rite across from us was an empty table/Booth that sat up to 7, and when we asked to sit there they kinda gave a little bit of a hard time, until I said if we had to sit here (Small booth) for dinner that we would leave because of how tight and uncomfortable the seating was, then they moved us to the bigger table. That Sucked! But food and waiter service was Good!

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CA
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one,of the best meals we had in a long time. Also portions were huge and the menu was varied enough that we all got what we wanted and loved it!!!

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i
Chicago
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

My husband and I have been coming to J Alexander's for almost 20 years. The service was average at best. It was Fathers Day so we expected it to be busy and loud but there was a lag in drinks and delivery of food.

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JI
2.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

My last experience was 6/17/18. I was not pleased with the food that was ordered, esp the salmon. It was very dry. The bread taste as if it was old, very crumbly. My wife ordered a steak and was very fat. She threw away most of it. This was not a good experience for us esp. on Father's Day. Please do away with the hard bread you are serving.

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TC
Chicago
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Alexanders is by far one of my favorite restaurants. The service is always outstanding and the food has never disappointed. I have one complaint. It is time to change the carpet (tiles). Usually, the floor is not something that I wold pay attention to; however, the carpet was sticky throughout the restaurant. The foot traffic over time and I'm sure the occasional spills is a result, but now you cannot even tell what color the carpeting is unless you look at the edges of like the reception desk. But more importantly, I don't expect the soles of my shoes to stick as I'm walking to and from my seat. Change the carpet J. Alexander. Change the carpet.

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food! Chris is an amazing waiter!

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