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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)
+1 630-573-8180
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pasadena, California
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242 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for lunch with a group of 8 friends. We had reservations but likely would not have needed them. However, there are few very large tables available and they can be very busy during lunch with all of the nearby office buildings and many people to serve at lunch. Nearly half of us had the Redwood salad. It... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent, especially the roasted chicken and prime rib sandwich. Good noise level as we had a newborn with us. Waitress was excellent and we were not rushed. Good restaurant for any occasion.

Thank Duke D
Willowbrook, Illinois
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here recently and it was very good. We like their salads, my wife has the 'house' salad and I have either the Caesar or the wedge, this time I had the wedge.... we enjoyed both - each large enough to bring some home. For dinner my wife had the French Dip - one of... More 

Thank TPK53
Crete, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had heard about this place from several friends so I thought that I would give it a try. I was not disappointed, the calamari appetizer and the Riesling was a great way to start my meal. The server Owen was very knowledgeable and his recommendations of the entrée convinced me to order the Cajun seasoned Trout served with Roasted Asparagus... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 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 11 October 2016

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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137 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

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 

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Sussex, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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: +1 630-573-8180
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?