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J Alexander's Restaurant

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1410 16th St, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1307 ((just East of) IL 83)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had excellent service here! The portions are very generous. We will be visiting this restaurant again!

Thank Jean H
East Moline, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to find a restaurant in Oak Brook that wasn't the usual "chain type" that are located close to the hotels. It reminded me of the old school supper clubs with the dark wood and half moon booths. The food was good and had attentive service. Probably not a place for young families with small children.

Thank bev s
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73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going to start with Pros: Excellent service! Drinks made well! Philly Cheese roll appetizers, very good! We sat out on patio, it was extremely dark out there. Could barely see in front of me. Had candles, but think they need a bit more lighting. Did not smell the pond. Heard the ducks talking. I will agree that the pond needs... More 

Thank cher h
Newburgh, Indiana
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67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had good service with Marina. She started us out with deviled eggs, yum. We varied with shrimp, salmon salad and prime rib...all of which got good marks. This is a chain but feels nicer and was a good dining experience.

Thank creole6684
Chicago, IL
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't been to J Alexander's in many years. We stopped going because we always felt rushed. Happily, this past weekend we had a good experience. We told our server we were in no rush and he accommodated our party of six. A nice list of artisan cocktails. House made Caesar dressing was excellent. Prime rib was spot on, as... More 

Thank goodlittleeater
North Aurora, Illinois
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first visit. Ambiance, food and service was good. May be some of those reviews helped them improve. Our service was very attentive by servers and host. Never had to ask for a refill. Prime rib slow cooked was very easy to Chex and tasty with Au jus. Their special tower ice cream dessert was awesome.

Thank billp422
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. They have the best prime rib that I have ever had. There is nothing bad on the menu. Small menu but it's all good. Prices are very good given the amount of food and the quality you receive. The service is always excellent. Best chain restaurant ever. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

Thank Poogenstein
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Good atmosphere , food was good , service not so much. Ive been there a few times and only once did we have a good waiter. Thats sad because the food is really good and the bar area looks very inviting as well. Not sure why the waiter or waitresses could not be friendlier this that is their bread and... More 

Thank louannchambers
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108 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Clean and well maintained facilities. Staff was friendly and courteous. Table service was quick and food was prepared perfectly. Prime rib was red with au jus and a very nice horseradish sauce. Excellent meal.

Thank PAdives
Chicago, Illinois
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75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Hadn't been there in years when I was visiting nearby, I just had to revisit this wonderful restaurant to see if it has stood the test of memory and time. They did not fail! The grilled chicken salad was as wonderful as I remembered. The only difference was they stopped serving the flaky croissant that used to accompany it, to... More 

Thank Lainie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?