J. Alexander's - Oak Brook

4.5
2079 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
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 2079 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 16 hours ago

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

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5.0Dined a day ago

Staff was great! Would go back!!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was an excellent experience !

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved the filet kabobs!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was fantastic. The only thing lacking was the discontinued croissants, which were discontinued long ago. Probably because of the cost, not the so call high fat. If health was a true concern, then they would also stop serving alcohol which is a true health and safety problem.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My husband went here after tossing up different dinner options. So glad we made this decision. I don't like to review places based on things that are not under the control of the restaurant...like the extremely loud group next to us...I like to review based on the food. BEST STEAK EVER!! I almost could have cut it with a spoon. My husband had the pork tenderloin and he loved every scrumptious bite. We had sides but the meat was done so well that they took a back seat. Service was awesome even though it was extremely busy that night. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Found this restaurant on Open Table when looking for a steak house close to our hotel. The visit started out slow as we did not get our reserved table until about 20 minutes after our reservation time. The service was good, not great. However, it was very busy on a Saturday night. We both ordered a steak - one Rib Eye and one NY Strip...both were very good and made as we ordered. The best part of the experience was the dessert. Our waitress recommended their "signature" dessert - homemade carrot cake. It was excellent and we left very satisfied and stuffed.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The restaurant ran out of crab cakes didn’t notify us until 35 minutes later . Waitress not accommodating until we asked for Manager.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We were celebrating two anniversaries. Everything was truly exceptional. Our only problem was with having a booth since there were only 4 of us, we had the smallest booth. Both my husband and brother inlaw are big guys. They didn’t complain but I know they really needed more leg room and overall space to sit. We wished you offered more tables for seating instead of booths. Prime rib was best we’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Consistently great food and service. We often choose J. Alexander's because we know we'll be happy we did!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We enjoyed the food, the value and having a reservation made the wait almost nonexistent. Our waiter was excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Awesome AHI TUNA burger !! Mike our server was Amazing

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Father’s Day

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Our server was 1 of the best that I have ever had. Vey patient for a newbie at rest. Food was great and the carrot cake, AWESOME!!!

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Our dinner was excellent as well as our service. It would be nice to have some bread with our meal as we often get at other similar restaurants.

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2.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Go with my girlfriends at least once a month to the bar area. We usually get the smoked salmon which is offered on Thursday evenings as an appetizer, we love it! Last Thursday they don’t have it any more, even though it is soooo popular according to our waiter. So we complain but then have to order other food. Their appetizer menu is slim pickings. So we order a medium burger and other things. We ask for small plates to share. Burger comes back, cut in half and the meat is raw. We send it back and ask for it NOT to be cut in half, so we can cut it to share in thirds. Never got the small plates, we had to ask again. My friend could not order her usual drink because they don’t have one of the liquors...they offer no substitute. So we call another friend who know about cocktails and they offer a similar solution...turns out they COULD make that, but why didn’t their bartender problem solve that? Finally the manager comes over. We chat about the salmon appetizer,new make a request to have the smoked salmon as a regular part of the appetizer, he says he can’t make that request to corporate because corporate decides!!! What? You can’t even say you have a highly requested, product that sells out quickly to corporate? You can’t tell them about customer requests? Jeez! We will be finding a new place very soon.

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2.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Had BBQ ribs. Very dry and over cooked. Pricing was $$.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Delicious food as usual . At our table we had prime rib, cheeseburger,french dip sandwich and Alexander salad. All four lunches were exceptional .


My friend had the prime rib that she said was better than most restaurants offer for dinner...huge piece of meat.

I have been there many times and never know what to order....everything is really good.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We were there for our anniversary and the restaurant was very nice about acknowledging it.
Our waiter was very friendly and attentive.
The food was very good! Awesome macaroni & cheese and the strip steak was very good.
We felt it was a little pricey but will go back again for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Got in for a late reservation. Food was excellent, price was right, service was good but not great. Ambience was terrific.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The French dip (shaved medium rare prime rib) is excellent VERY TENDER. I would recommend this sandwich.
I am disappointed that you don't serve Moscato (not the sparkling one).

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Carrot cake is AWESOME! Loved the deviled egg appetizer. Prime ri and steak orders were done perfectly. Chris, our server, was personable, efficient and had excellent knowledge of the menu offerings. Great dining experience!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Outstanding service from our server!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Husband and I went for anniversary dinner. We both had the prime rib. It was superb! Tender like butter! Didn’t even need any of the customary accompaniments such as horseradish or au jus. Just wonderful! Have dined here many times before but had not been there in the last six months. So glad it hasn’t changed!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

More expensive than most steak restaurants.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This restaurant is a favorite for dining after the show at Drury Lane theater. We have always liked the ambience. The restaurant is so different from all the "usual" restaurants. The food is priced well for a restaurant of this type. An extensive wine list makes the meal special.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Excellent dining experience with great service and cheerful staff!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

One of my favorite places to meet friends for lunch!!! Great menu! Great food! Exceptional service! It can’t get much better than that! 5*

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Best Veggie Burger in Illinois. Outstanding wait staff. Great ambiance. I'd eat here every week if possible.

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