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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 - 11:00 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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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I used to dine here for dinner frequently. The normal experience turned out to be mediocre food at high prices and an average service experience. We make the decision to stop returning but my wife and I found ourselves there today without kids. Lunch for two- $75. Grilled artichokes which were fantastic. Fried cod sandwich which was... More 

Thank 221PaulC
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, great food, service and withing a decent budget. It has been a year since I've been to this place but I plan to go back this year.

Thank Cheryl A
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133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a restaurant that turns tables fast and serves the usual fare in the usual way to masses of people in a fairly dusty, out-of-date atmosphere then this is your place. Went here with a friend and since neither of us were accustomed to the area they chose this (a lesson in not trusting crowd sourced ratings... More 

Thank Telkontar
Sussex, Wisconsin
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to J Alexander's for a business dinner. I've been here before, and it was consistently good. The food was very good, as was the service. I recommend the Steak Burger. It is fantastic!

Thank svowels
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 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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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 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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141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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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186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?