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“J. Alexander is definitely a staple restaurant!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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J Alexander's Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 80 Restaurants in Oak Brook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: (just East of) IL 83
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.
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“J. Alexander is definitely a staple restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Made reservations for Father's Day. Arrived at the designated time and was immediately shown to our table. Not that they weren't busy, but the service was superb. There were others sitting waiting for a table who apparently did not make reservations, and I heard a view groans LOL. A reservation is definitely a great thing to have and it's nice to see that it's respected.

The food was plentiful and superb. The waitress was very good at recommending and substituting where we wanted to make changes. We never wanted for anything. The carrot cake is a MUST if you have room for dessert! The wine list is a very good one. The prices are very comparable to the other Oak Brook restaurants around.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tracey S
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Wood Dale
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“always perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've been here many times and have never had a bad meal. The service is impeccable, the drinks are good and they have the best steaks and salmon ever! No dress code but nice casual seems to be the preferred.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joseph D
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The Villages, Florida
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201 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Not Like It Used To Be”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

This used to be the only place I'd want to go for Prime Rib and I'd rate every other restaurant's Prime Rib against J A's. Not any more! The prices continue to rise as the quality drops. In addition to a more routine tasting piece of meat, the salad, which was far better than you'd get ANYWHERE else, is now at worth the extra $5.00 they charge for it. They also used to include a hot roll with honey, but that's gone too. For the prices they charge this Alexander's rates a Drive-On-By.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Will3642
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Clarendon Hills, Illinois, USA
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Another good dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love J Alexander's. Went with friends sat outside. Our waiter was also the bartender filling in as wait staff and was great.

Best prime rib in Chicago! Always consistent and good !

Visited May 2014
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Thank autumnfoods
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Chicagoland area
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132 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant in Chicago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

We always have a great meal and outstanding service. The restaurant is extremely clean including the bathrooms. They use team service which means approximately 8 different people visit you at your table and everything comes out fast and hot. The ribs are wonderful. The wine list is perfect. We go here for almost every occasion. My wife loves the fish tacos. Nice bar area to watch sports.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Delmov
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