J. Alexander's - Oak Brook

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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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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My son’s 29th birthday. Very nice dinner.

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J
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We go to J Alexander's a lot. This time was disappointing. I asked for my salad with champagne vinaigrette in the side and instead get that dressing on the side and the bottom of the salad drenched in ranch. Terrible. I also was charged for a special rose when I just ordered the one on the menu. I was surprised the waiter didn't have the manager come over. My dinner was terrible.

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RJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I were in the Chicagoland area celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and choose to dine at J.Alexander's. We have frequently dined at the Mixhigan Livonia area locale and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. So, it was a no brainer to stop at the Oak Brook location. The service was quick, the waiter was kind and courteous, and our meal was delicious. We have a memorable experience and we're looking to return again one day soon.

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious and cocktails were tasty. Wish they had a bigger beer selection. Service was a little slow and server was a little inattentive. Overall good experience!

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VK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food and the environment was wonderful. The food was brought out in a very timely manner, especially for how busy it was! The staff was friendly for the most part, the waiter we had was a bit rude but other than that it was a good experience.

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JT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best prime rib around!

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DP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here since they opened. We get 16oz prime rib for two every time. Eat here every 8-10 weeks. This last time the prime rib was good, not excellent like every other meal we've had here. It was not as flavorful or tender. Cooked perfectly medium rare as ordered. It was as if you are buying from a different meat vendor. An unusual layer of facia I've not seen before. Salads, loaded potato & sour dough bread were excellent. Had one "off" piece of prime rib some 10 plus years ago. I guess 2 out of 100 or more dinners is a good record.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner after golf. Food was great.
I had steakburger and a glass of red wine.
Couldn’t have enjoyed it more.

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A
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed a delicious meal, well-served in comfortable surroundings.

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CW
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The bar area stank like sewage. I think the restaurant as a problem with their sewer system.

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E
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was very friendly and offered suggestions when asked and discussed possible preferences in food and drink. The food was all extremely tasty and everyone was satisfied with the quality and portions. We enjoyed the booth we were in which made conversation very pleasant as the restaurant in general had a vibrant yet noisier din.

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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

In spite of the reservation we made thru open table, and in spite of many open tables available at the restaurant, we were seated at the bar.

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TY
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They have the best servers! Cocktails were a little watered down but the food was great!

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WJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J Alexander’s is my favorite restaurant. The food, service and ambiance is incredible. I wish J Alexander’s would reopen back in the city.

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LQ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Father’s Day here and the food, the drinks and the company were just great!

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L
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

we always come here... even though the queso dip was runny.. usually it is more like a dip which it is called and i asked for a side car made with remy vsop and they made me a remy margarita... two totally different drinks... But besides those two things, we enjoyed ourselves

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JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and beautiful atmosphere. We love eating at J Alexander's for any type of celebration. Bar staff is hilarious and amazing. (yes you, Dave!)

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AD
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J.Alexanders is my family’s go-to restaurant for Sunday dinners, birthdays, and special events. Their service is fantastic, the food superb, and coziness evident throughout.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day at our favorite spot

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d
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Father's Day at J.Alexander's. Seated quickly, great service and delicious food. Really enjoyed ourselves. The leftovers were terrific too!

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o
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day outing. Fabulous server! Excellent food. Totally awesome experience!

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TH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers day

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was Fathers Day and we went for lunch. The restaurant was busy. We had to have two meals remade - a steak that was over cooked and a halibut special that was over cooked but they replaced the meals and the food was fantastic.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best carrot cake! Awesome place to celebrate a special occasion.

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DL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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AF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent! He was very helpful and attentive!

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C
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My two friends/co-workers and I all have the same bday..so we went here for dinner. They gave us bday menus and a card signed by the staff..very nice touch. They also included their carrot cake as our dessert..omg..this dessert was AMAZING! The food was delicious and the service was great. I was really impressed with this experience.

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WW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Customer service. Our waitress had great attention to detail.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and a great waiter!

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RS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Taylor was an awesome server and also good management. Food is really good. We'll be back.

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
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 on June 13, 2019
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 on June 12, 2019
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 on June 11, 2019
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
181 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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