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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

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (90)
Special Occasion (73)
Casual (68)
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Good for Birthdays (64)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Business Meals (55)
Great for Lunch (54)
Romantic (40)
Cozy (39)
Good for Groups (39)
Bar Seating (38)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Worth the Drive (33)
Comfort Food (33)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fun (24)
Notable Wine List (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Hot Spot (16)
Healthy (14)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Scenic View (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Seasonal (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Great for Brunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Great Beer (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Organic (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite spots! Husbands 60th birthday dinner. Service always outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Seated promptly. Food was done perfectly with wonderful flavors. Our server Shannon was awesome!! Just the right amount of attentiveness with a great attitude.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We are never disappointed. This is one place my family and I all agree on being the best! Everything is freshly made and worth it! The best carrot cake anywhere!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and good for conversation

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·Dined 4 days ago

Best veggie burger I've had in a long time
Could be faster on coffee refills

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·Dined 4 days ago

The moment I walked in the reception was Outstanding and very Welcoming. I hadn’t even there 2 minutes and We were being seating.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food, cocktails, and service all amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was very subpar compared to previous visits.
Chips were a little stale, Steak was a little dry, Mac and cheese was runny, mashed Potato’s were a little cold.

Service was also nowhere near as good as other visits

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great! I have never had a bad meal here

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant. Always. High quality good. Awesome service. Terrific menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice place for a good meal. A little steep on some of the entree,s but it was good food. Our server was very nice and attentive. I recommend the ice cream Oreo, Snickers, caramel dessert. Awesome

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

One of my very favorites places for lunch! Great appetizers and lunch menu! Very generous portions! 5*

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a very enjoyable Sunday lunch prior to attending a play at Drury Lane Theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Have been dining there for a long time but we will never go back. As soon as we walked in the hostesses were too busy to pick up an earring that someone lost that took them about 5 minutes to acknowledge us. Asked to sit in the bar and put us at a table until a booth would open up. Waitress came by and took are drink order and never came back. The bartender happened to walk by and saw that we were upset and was very nice to help us out. Hostesses forgot about getting us when the booth opened so my husband had to go tell them to give us a booth. Finally ordered the prime rib sandwich that is always delicious and got stale bread. The manager came to apologize and bought are drinks but overall we were so disappointed that we will never go back to that location.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Made a special request, and when we arrived that request was set up on the table. The servers were terrific. Our first time but not our last.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We go here a couple times a year, usually after a play. Always a great experience. This time we got there early so ended up eating at the bar. Dave and Stephanie were fantastic. Only issue was they didn't have the ribs my wife wanted. This was due to the snow storm we had the day before so quite understandable. We will just go back again when they have them.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service were excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding food, outstanding service. My favorite place within 5 miles of my house to go. The best veggie burger on the planet.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good service. Would like to see gluten-free and or dairy free menu options!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Experience wss good but why must they always take the appetizer away when you are not done with it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great service, quality food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We always have a great dinner at J Alexanders. Excellent food and wonderful service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The waitress was very polite and professional.... I ordered prime rib it was just ok I’ve had better steak, there wasn’t a lot of options for side items.... nice restaurant but no need to revisit I wasn’t impressed

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Celebrated a 21st Birthday. J. Alexander made it special.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I do not recommend this restaurant if you have plans for the evening. Even though we had a reservation at 5:30, we waited over 20 minutes to be seated. No one apologized to us or the others waiting. Many restaurants would have offered a free dessert or drink for not being able to accommodate the reservation time.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

J. Alexander's uses the team service approach, meaning that other restaurant staff help with drinks and bring food to the table. The problem with this approach is that it's often aggressive and timing of the food is poor. While we were still enjoying our appetizer and salad, our main entrees arrived at the table. In addition to not being ready to eat them, there really wasn't room on the table for the entrees.

For the price point of the restaurant, I simply expected a better service experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was great as always, servers are attentive, your drink glass never gets empty.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Reservation included note for 1 vegan diner. Server did not seem to understand very well. Menu left me with no entree & just a plate of steamed veggies for $16. Prices were outrageous for all food & drinks. We will not return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We really like the food and the ambience. We meet friends here often because of its easy to get to location

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food great. Service in the bar area was perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Highly disappointed. Have not been to J Alexanders since moving to Chicago from Toledo 8 years ago. The food was decent but the service was terrible. Had reservations for 5 at 8:45 and they gave our table to someone else. Instead they put us in a booth for 4 and brought a chair over that was in the walkway. The food took forever to arrive. We ordered the trio appetizer and they were out. They gave us the chips and spinach con queso and we asked for some chips and queso to go. They gave us some additional chips but spooned out the remaining queso from our bowl at the table and that was all - it was really about one spoonful if that. Would not go back for a long time if ever.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a good meal with excellent service. We have never been disappointed. We use this restaurant as our go to place to bring business customers and also friends.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Healthy, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great time with long time friends last weekend. The food was great, the service was wonderful. The only "complaint" which really isn't a complaint was i really love the creamed spinach and it wasn't on the menu that night. Highly recommended place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Server was good. However, we had to chase him down for my husband to order a second beer. Also we’re never given enough ketchup. We’re given one little container to start. When more is requested, servers only bring one more. This is an every time situation. I don’t understand why ketchup is so rationed.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Definitely one of our favorite restaurants. Never disappointed. Hope to return soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have been a customer of J. Alexander’s since they opened in Oakbrook. I have recently been coming more than I usually do. A lot of that is due to other establishments kinda falling off my radar. Such as Redstone, the manager at Alexander’s is very attentive to any problem that may arise. Not always easy with joe public.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As a patron for YEARS, I can honestly say J. is always consistently good and pleasant. I’ve never been disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was great!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Date with my wife.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was so so. Felt rushed at times. food was good. Overall good experience

Tags: Special Occasion
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