J. Alexander's - Oak Brook

4.5
2911 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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 2911 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love the people and place. It was cozy and the staff were friendly. I felt comfortable and relaxed.

JG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and service were just average. Nothing notable to say that I I would come back.

D
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I no longer eat steak but they had many other options. I chose chicken, it was delicious and enough for two. My friend ordered salmon, he really enjoyed his meal as well. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Prices were reasonable, restaurant was very clean with a great ambience. I recommend and will most definitely revisit.

A
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

You can always count on a good meal, served well at this restaurant. Am sorry they will no longer be associated with OpenTable,

KD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The waiter was accommodating and attentive. The food areoved rather quickly. The salads are big enough for two people. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, ambiance and food! I’ll definitely return soon!

CB
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was delicious. It was kind of annoying though because the food came out really fast. This isn't a fast food restaurant, no need to rush diners.

DP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best prime rib. Can't get enough of the Alex salad. Some of the best sour dough bread in Chicagoland.

MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Wine is a bit pricey. The filet was delicious, but expensive.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding
Our server Taylor and bar attendant Amanda were fantastic. Food so yumny
We will differently be heading back very soon.
Not one complaint, and honestly I usually can find something.

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been eating at J. Alexanders for many years, and per usual, was not disappointed. As always, the service was timely, cordial, and welcoming. The food was wonderful; well-prepared and delicious. J. Alexanders is one of my favorite places to eat in Oak Brook. Have never been disappointed regardless of when I have dined there.

A
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, served nicely for me and my guests. J. Alexander's is a favorite of ours.

s
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If they had a lunch menu, with a lower price threshold, it would be better. I just do not go back as often.

C
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is consistently good. Service was very good, very attentive. Food came out very fast once we ordered. Just a nice place (overlooked in my opinion with all the other restaurants in the area) to have lunch or even a drink after work.

DP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service. Food was served quickly. It was very good and well worth the trip. Desert was fabulous! Will go again.

CI
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, but very high price, no veg included w dinner or soup or salad. Excellent service, very friendly, not noisy.

RE
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After years of service, J. Alexander’s still does not disappoint! There was a group of 8 of us and the service and food was exceptional. Sill one of my all time favorite restaurants!

R
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best! Food and service, both at table and bar, were excellent. Our new favorite restaurant. Can't wait to return!

JA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We both enjoyed our lunch and time

M
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent waitress, named, "Melissa". She was friendly, prompt, whet our appetites for menu offerings. The staff, manager, food, service, is outstanding.

HG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love that the food is freshly made to order. Tastes fresh and delicious. I had the fish sandwich grilled and it was perfect. I usually get one of their delicious salads . Love this place and drive a bit far from home just to never be disappointed.

KM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can always count on excellent service and food at J. Alexander's

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific. Emily was great! Would absolutely reccomend and visit again.

S
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Found was great as always but boy - a confused experience. Got seated with menus just fine. Typically someone greets you snd takes a drink order at least - until your server comes to take good orders - but we sat with no one bothering with us fir a good 10 minutes which is so odd. We waved at the hostess who was helping setup a table and she got someone to tend to us. One if our favorite weekday servers come by and took our drink snd appetizer orders. Two if us simply wanted water snd it was odd that another person came by with a pitcher of water - but no glasses. Hmmm. We waved over someone to ask for glasses. Then our favorite waiter came by in a few minutes and delivered our drinks - yeah! Our server finally arrived and we placed our order. The hostess came by to apologize for the confusion and explained it was a shift change - although we knew we were simply lost in the shuffle even though many waiters and two hostesses kept walking by until we proactively asked to be helped. Crazy - but the server did say the manager offered a free dessert - we asked instead for one if our apps to be comped which we thought a more than fair compromise. Will we go here on a Sunday again? Probably not. We will stick to Saturday and weekday afternoons when it’s not busy. Clearly the management isn’t on top of organizing shift changes during busy days. Same thing happened before here on a Saturday evening. Would be a good idea to be more observant that customers aren’t sitting without someone there more readily to take an order. We love this place. Disappointments are few and far between but always always always seem to occur when it’s busy.

f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is a good quality and is prepared well. The table service was outstanding. The only negative was I was told there would be a wait and they didn't know how long, even though I had a reservation. We were finally seated about 20 minutes after our reservation time. It was the only negative, but to me a big negative.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love eating here although it’s usually pretty loud.

r
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're there on a Saturday, their chili is amazing. Their tortilla soup is another favorite, however that chili..... I dream about that stuff. ;)

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place

DR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved the restaurant. Everyone was nice. My only issue (but not an issue) is I wish there was more options for the drinks and appetizers

LM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tyler was an excellent waiter. Food was outstanding.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

One food item was lukewarm

JD
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server and food were excellent. Everything was clean and well presented. However there were several monster mosquitoes! Weird.

H
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious and plentiful.

l
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service we celebrated my mother birthday and it was a wonderful experience.

EK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, a little noisy . Great service from Stephanie. Food is very good.

SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The waitstaff were very attentive and the ambiance was nice. Both the appetizer and main course arrived quickly. My wife's food was over salted and not hot. My grilled chicken could have cooked longer but was palatable. Overall a decent experience.

H
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I wanted to go back because I love the French dip sandwich and the fries. However, the fries are not the same and the French dip sandwich was very skimpy on the beef and there was lot of fat on it . Plus it’s costs $20.00
I will not go back!

LT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband and I had a very nice experience. Beautiful setting and great service and amosphere.We will definitely be returning soon.Thank you

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Good as usual

D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Ordered filet med rare. Cooked RARE. They offered to recook but I chose to take the steak for our dog

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