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J Alexander's Restaurant

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Sun., 01-20

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Chef's Daily Soup or Chicken Pasta Soup
Deviled Eggs
Finished with sugar-cured bacon and homemade pickle relish
Mr. Jack's Crispy Chicken
Hand-breaded tenders, served with french fries
Mexico City Spinach con Queso
Served with warm tortilla chips
Fire-Grilled Artichokes
Seasoned with herb butter. With rémoulade
Seasoned and deep fried. Served with marinara sauce
Alex's Salad
Bacon, cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and croutons
Original Caesar Salad
Croutons and Reggiano Parmesan
ALEX's or Caesar Salad with Soup
Grilled Chicken Salad
Tortilla strips, Feta cheese, olives, tomatoes with white wine vinaigrette
Redwood Salad
Rotisserie chicken, pecans, avocado, tomatoes, bacon, cheese, croutons and ranch dressing
Thai Kai Salad
Chicken, mixed greens, peanuts in a cilantro vinaigrette with Thai peanut sauce
Asian Ahi Tuna Salad
Seared rare with field greens, wasabi in a cilantro vinaigrette
We grind fresh chuck daily for our hand-pattied burgers
Veggie Burger
Made in-house, topped with Monterey Jack
Old Fashioned Cheeseburger
With Tillamook cheddar
Bacon Swiss Burger
Topped with Swiss cheese and bacon
Steak Burger
Ground beef tenderloin and ribeye, Tillamook cheddar, grilled onions and Kiawah Island dressing
French Dip
Sliced Prime Rib, baguette and horseradish
Hyde Park
Grilled chicken breast topped with Monterey Jack
Country Club
Ham, turkey, two cheeses, bacon and mayonnaise
Fish Tacos
Daily fish selections, deep fried, avocado, chili mayonnaise
Crispy Fish Sandwich
Cut fresh daily with french fries
All steaks are finished with Maître d' butter, except for marinated steaks
Steak 'N' Fries
A French Brasserie style steak with garlic, served with french fries
Steak Maui
Marinated ribeye with mashed potatoes
New York Strip
Aged beef with NYO mac & cheese
Filet Mignon with Béarnaise
Center cut, baked potato
Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Aged Mid-Western beef served au jus with mashed potatoes
Today's Featured Fish
We offer a wide selection of fresh panéed or hardwood-grilled fresh seafood every day
Grilled Salmon
Fresh cold water salmon
Pecan Crusted Trout
Sautéed and pecan crusted. Finished with a Fallot Dijon mustard sauce and served with cole slaw
Rotisserie Chicken
One-half chicken roasted and seasoned with our special herb blend. Served with mashed potatoes
Mr. Jack's Crispy Chicken Platter
South Carolina low country recipe with french fries and cole slaw
Rattlesnake Tagliatelle
Southwestern spices, peppers and chicken
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Cured in-house with Thai "Bang Bang" sauce and mashed potatoes
Barbecue Baby Back Ribs
Served with Plum Creek BBQ sauce, french fries and cole slaw
All $5
French Fries
Southern Cole Slaw
Heirloom Beets
Orzo & Wild Rice
Israeli Couscous
Daily Vegetable
Mashed Potatoes
Not Your Ordinary Mac & Cheese
Loaded Baked Potato
Housemade Desserts
Suggested tableside by server
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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All reviews prime rib deviled eggs carrot cake grilled artichoke steak fries french dip ribs ny strip fish tacos sandwiches potatoes alex salad drury lane love this place by the glass nice dinner
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a party of 5 seated at a semi-circular booth in a corner where it was relatively quiet. JP was a pleasant server with a positive personality. Everyone was happy with their timely delivered entree and desert. The only flaw was a late second...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank emkute
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of my top 3 chain restaurants. I always get the prime rib with a Alex Salad. It is always great as it was this time we visited. This location is a bit hard to find, as it is tucked inside an office...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Darryl R
Reviewed December 15, 2018

I ate here years ago. My husband had never been there. Some neighbors recommended it. Reasonably priced wines were very good. I had the steak burger which was amazing as was the not-your-ordinary mac n' cheese. My husband had the steak tacos and really enjoyed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ellen H
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a great option for lunch in oakbrook. The menu has a nice selection of salads, sandwiches and entrees. It can also comfortably accommodate a group of 5 or 6. The service is friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kaj2600
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Grabbed an online reservation for during the week because the after work crowd makes it tough to get in sometime. We were promptly seated at our reservation time and greeted by our server Imani. Right off the bat she impressed us by not referring to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nancy-Lou-V
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Ok, so here is the bottom line. Remains a steady and reliable performer. Broad menu of starters, salads, entrees and desserts. Both the salmon and the steak Maui were very good. The rattlesnake pasta was a fun offering. Key lime pie and carrot cake both...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rvstraz
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This chain is a go to when in area working. Visited 20 plus J’s with mostly a great experience. This location service failed big time. New bartender didn’t know what beers they offer and didn’t offer a list. I ordered French Dip good as always,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 597rogerh
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Called for reservations day of, was able to get an early reservation. Only second time eating here and loved it again. Great service!!!. I had the Alex's salad with chicken my husband has the prime rib. My salad was great but I need to rave...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dsullreed
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I haven't been to this delightful restaurant in over 3 years and took the opportunity to dine while in the neighborhood. The restaurant is just as delightful as I remembered. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The restrooms are elegant and clean. The dining room...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lainie L
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

First of all, the chicken dinner and Hamburger we very good. Service was the problem. I ordered a gin martini and it did not come with an olive, like 99% of the better restaurants in the USA. The place was too noisy. Could not hear...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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November 18, 2017|
Response from adrianw151 | Reviewed this property |
The sever that packed my food did a 5-star job!
Elizabeth Z
November 2, 2016|
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Response from JoethePoliceman | Reviewed this property |
yes absolutely, the room is large and the way the room is set up your conversations can be heard by the members of your party without being loud. this is the perfect place for your reunion.
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