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J Alexander's Restaurant

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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 20
    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
My birthday dinner

My first time ever going to this restaurant after hearing so many good reports about it so I decided to check it out on my birthday. THE BEST...hands down they have great food, wonderful service, and it's not expensive. The best steak I ever had (steak Maui)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
shawanna31
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first time ever going to this restaurant after hearing so many good reports about it so I decided to check it out on my birthday. THE BEST...hands down they have great food, wonderful service, and it's not expensive. The best steak I ever had (steak Maui)

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This higher end chain is always a delight. Our family dined here the other night at 8pm and seated immediately. Recommend their filet and seafood selections. Food and service is top notch and premium prices are well worth the overall value. Nice ambiance and noise levels are low so enjoy your conversations with your significant other or family.

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Thank Mike K
Westmont, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Average food (more on this later), really good service, Houston's ambiance, Oak Brook pricing. We brought our 13 and 21 year old and had one of the best engaged conversations at dinner in ages. For that alone it is worth 10 stars! On the food, here's the Cliff Notes: Wimpy fries even when we asked for crisp, sweetly dressed wedge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Well, I made another annual trip to Chicago and was staying around the Oak Brook area with my wife in November. I'd done some research of places to eat that may have been in walking distance of our hotel and came up with J.Alexanders and had read reviews that all suggested it was good...... All I can say is that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I'm thinking of when I last had a great steak while sitting on an elevated platform and suddenly remembered the experience that is J Alexander's. And really nice it was with efficient service and the whole experience very American in flavour and style. The restaurant is a bit odd in that there are family tables which are uniformly set out... More 

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Mount Rainier, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Everything was GREAT! The service, food, staff were all on point and the atmosphere was soothing for good conversation. I really enjoyed myself.

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Thank Gail P
Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Had dinner, Tuesday night, four people. Server attentive but not intrusive as we were having an great conversation, and she was available but not in the way. Food was tasty, well prepared. One entree was late (kitchen overcooked the food noticed the mistake back there) and so it was redone. One guest had to wait for the redone entree while... More 

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Thank Richard C
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This experience was like no other ! Although, they made a few hiccups with our reservations and our salad , they managed to give us a complimentary starter and a dessert! Everyone who knows J. Alexanders knows they need to get the carrot cake served warm... That is to die for ! We had a pretty good server named Tara.... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I am not a big fan of chain restaurants but J Alexanders is a lot better then most. The specials are always good, desserts are great and the service is good. The ambience is very good. We had the ny strip which is OK because its not prime cut. The rotissiere chicken is very good dish.

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Thank Anthony C
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Ok, I get it. We're in Oakbrook and the tab has to be stiff enough to cover your costs. Must be high rent as the food is little more than average. Service tries, but fails when busy.

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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 18
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub

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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