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J Alexander's Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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1410 16th St, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1307 ((just East of) IL 83)
630-573-8180
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: J. Alexander’s is a contemporary American restaurant, known for its...
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.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Grilled artichokes

Go here for your grilled artichokes!! They are the best available in the area. They also have a great soup and salad offer for lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Paula S
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Go here for your grilled artichokes!! They are the best available in the area. They also have a great soup and salad offer for lunch.

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Aurora, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I was there last night with a group of 6. We made reservations, which I highly recommend. We arrived at 530pm on a Sunday, and there was already a wait. Right off the bat, we were, in my opinion, just badgered to get drinks and appetizers. Unfortunately, we don't drink much, and were not big fans of any of the... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Business meeting with colleagues. Very good Deviled Egg appetizer, followed by an excellent medium-rare Prime Rib. Great flavor, and very tender. Will definitely return next time in town.

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Homer Glen, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was our three year anniversary dinner, so my boyfriend called ahead and made reservations. We got there kind of early and they let us sit down right away. He let them know if was our anniversary ahead of time, and they comped us glasses of champagne on the house! We thought it was a nice surprise. My boyfriend got... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We ate at this restaurant twice while visiting Chicago, and each time the food and the service were very good. We didn't have a reservation, but they were very accommodating. The restaurant is warm and roomy; perfect for large parties. I didn't like the background music, which was always Jazz; I guess some people would enjoy it, but for me... More 

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new york
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This time, I got the ribs. Very good. But the beets side dish was even better. The wine was tasty. But the 45 minute wait for a table, wasn't that fun. But it was the holidays, so I understand.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We used to come to J. Alexander's before going to the theatre at Drury Lane and hadn't been in a long time. I always got the prime rib because it was the best I had ever had. This visit was like coming come - prime rib was still wonderful. So were the Pomegranate martinis. Great service, fabulous food. So glad... More 

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Boswell, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Our company had reservations during a very busy lunch time. We were 15 minutes late, and wait just 5 minutes for seats. The wait staff was vey helpful even though the place was quite hectic. The food was simply outstanding, both from the standard menu and the specials menu. The place was very noisy, not too noisy for a celebration... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Visited this restaurant with friends. Had a reservation, but still had to wait 50 minutes past that time. We were so ticked. Manager apologized more than once, however he could not explain the delay. They overbooked. We were leaving and he offered to buy drinks, which we turned down. A table the opened up in the back corner of the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My first meal here would have been around 10yrs ago. Each time I come to Chicago on business I stay in the Hilton nearby, so often eating around the local restaurants. This place is full any night of the week, service is excellent, and the food has been consistently excellent in my experience eating here the past 10yrs. The only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1410 16th St, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1307
    ((just East of) IL 83)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Oak Brook
  • Phone Number: 630-573-8180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?