J. Alexander's - Chattanooga
J. Alexander's - Chattanooga

J. Alexander's - Chattanooga

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com/
  • Phone: 4238555559x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Tucker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shallowford and Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from J. Alexander's - Chattanooga
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
J. Alexander's - Chattanooga reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)romantic (29)fit for foodies (20)good for groups (19)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (13)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (8)great for brunch (5)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Scrumptious!
    Disappointing
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Consistent ... quality, service, experience. J Alexander's never disappoints. The food is superbly prepared, the servers helpful and efficient and the atmosphere is just right for an upscale casual meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but...
    hungrymomma
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Person put wine in front of wrong diner, I told him it was mine so he placed it near me. He never spoke one word the entire time. Not sorry, not hello, not enjoy, nothing. I thought it was rude. Two different servers placed food on the table that did not belong to us. Our waitress and hostess was pleasant enough and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aimee n Kevin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We chose J. Alexanders based on reviews from Friends. It met our standards for the most part. Steak was definitely over cooked or sat in the hot window for too long. The rest of our food was wonderful. Our server Andrew was awesome, just the right amount of class and sass! Our table was at the isle of the kitchen, no biggie but wasn't our favorite, and does not change our plans to visit J's again. We had a wonderful date night and again, our server Andrew was wonderful. I also want to thank the bartender, I had chosen a glass of wine and then changed my mind Andrew was busy at another table, I asked the bartender to change the order before it got made and she was very pleasant about the change. Her drinks were very consistent and delicious!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit
    JC93
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Been to JA many times with groups or with my wife and we always leave pleased. Food, service and the bar were great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First timer
    David
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    First time using OpenTable. Great experience!!! I will definitely use OpenTable again. Also the restaurant was just as great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the Beef?
    EmanVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Caesar salad remains great, but a calamari app and a "where's the beef taco" were disappointing. The usual great team service was lacking tonight....service is usually is the best in the city...management seemed scarce this evening...and they are imho making a mistake by doing a premium chairman wine club with foley winery only.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • relaxed dining
    Marius
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed dining in a nice setting. Sofa style comfortable seating, appropriate lighting and generally a great atmosphere. Staff is very attentive and everything oredered arrives swiftly. Most important, of course, great food! We had tuna, which was perfectly done to order, and steak&fries, also great. Can wholeheartedly recommend the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My experience at J. Alexander's
    Anniversary
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It just happen to be my wife and I's 37th anniversary and we choice to drive from Huntsville AL to Chattanooga TN and it was well worth the trip. The manager made sure that our experience was quit pleasant and I would recommend to my friends and family because it is a time I will never forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above expectations
    Littlebirdy777
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love love love the atmosphere! Perfect for our date night. Everything we ordered was amazing and the staff took great care of us! Will definitely be going back more often!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Martinis
    MotherTeresa04
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We dine at J Alexander's often and love the food and the cocktails. The Fleur-de-lis martini is delicious. Service is good and food is consistently yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Love2dineoVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Excellent food and excellent service. The crab cakes are delicious as well as the cilantro shrimp. The deserts are amazing. Highly recommend trying
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feeling rushed
    Brownie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Main course came within 2 "bites" of salad (2-3 minutes). It sat there while we ate our salads hurriedly &'the main course was growing cold. Always been my favorite place in town till this visit - steak Maui for the first time was half fat & not chewable. Smaller crowd that evening - no reason for bringing the entre that soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!
    Smith
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I HAVE NEVER BEEN TREATED SO WELL BY A RESTAURANT! THEY EVEN HAD A CARD HANDWRITTEN FOR US THANKING US FOR SHARING OUR 16TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THEM.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice experience above avg dining.
    MandMFoodies
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    First time diners; really great food and experience. Waiter was not overly knowledgeable of ingredients within dishes or sauces. Enjoyed it, def would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very attentive to food restrictions
    Keybi
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The manager and server were VERY helpful assisting me with my order. My dr restricted me to a gluten/soy/dairy/sugar/corn free diet for fibromyalgia 2 months ago. Ordering anything other than lettuce has been a challenge at many restaurants. They literally created a meal for me! It was wonderful! Reminded me of my grandma's Sunday dinners. My husband and I had never been to J. Alexanders and plan to correct this habit. We decided on J. A's bc we were hosting a business meeting and needed a relatively quiet place. It was a little noisy but the offset corner at which we were seated made it a great place to discuss business. This restaurant will see us again soon!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It was our 35 yr anniversary and our kids got a gift certificate for us here. We had traveled to Chattanooga for a get away long weekend. We read the reviews and all sounded good. We arrived and got seated right away. The room was a little noisy but that just means everyone was enjoying themselves.. The food was cooked perfect and the flavoring wonderful. The waitress even gave us a huge piece of white chocolate cheesecake to take home. Would recommend highly
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor
    Jonman75
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was great. The food was poor. I had a filet I paid $30 for that I could have cooked better at home. This restaurant was recommended by a family member that lives in the area and man we're we disappointed on our only date night out away from the kids. Dinner for 2 with 2 drinks cost almost $100. Save your money get a bottle of wine and order pizza.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Exceptional service
    Tammy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food is always excellent. The service made this trip exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Awesome!
    Carrie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always Awesome! Filet ranks up there with a Ruth Chris steak. Tried Artic Char for the first time and it too was awesome (but, still had to have a bite of my hubbies filet). Always great!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crab cakes
    Love2dineoVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were told they did not have crab cakes at this time due to cost, this was after we had been seated and that was the reason for our visit, they use to have delicious crab cakes and it would have been nice to have been informed at the start that they no longer had them but they were on the menu. So that was very disappointing since that's what brought us there. Over all the rest of the visit was good. The cilantro shrimp was very good if you wanted a shrimp dish. So ask ahead they may not have everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food always very good and outstanding staff, training exceptional
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our dinner
    Yumyum
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have quite a few food allergies. Our server was very attentive and made sure to check with the kitchen before placing my order. The kitchen was very accommodating! We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was very much surprise
    sunny
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Adam was our waiter & he did a outstanding job, we had travel & where tired & hungry, we had our table in 5 minute flat one off the waitress was their immediately , since Adam was busy, to take our order, but we never waited. I have been in the Restaurant business all me live, & expect good Food & Service. I will have to find one close to Ft. Myers Fl.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome birthday dinner location
    Bestdinnnerever
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Spent my 52nd birthday here and nothing was a disappointment. Wait staff amazing. Her name was Chelsey. She was well informed on the menu and easily made recommendations on food and wine. She made my evening perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Gumbo and Caesar Salad
    EmanVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Packed for lunch on a Wednesday...The soup and salad are worth ordering again
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was great! Service was great!! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining at it's Best.
    motherofseven
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    If you are looking for an AWESOME place to dine, with great food, wonderful attentive prompt to do service and atmosphere and price. J Alexander's always delivers. Anytime we've come we're always SATISFIED CUSTOMERS. This our choice for Date Night, Family Time, Company Visiting, Anytime Dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    At the recommendation of Terrance at the TownePlace Suites, we tried dinner here and LOVED IT!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Good Experience
    CGregular
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    J Alexander's always provides a great meal in a great atmosphere. I had one of my favorites, the roast pork with smashed potatoes and my wife had the roasted chicken. It was a very hot day so Ii tried the Citrus Mojito - very tasty and light. An overall enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    momofseven
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I hate to complain- so I did not while I was there. Everything was good except for one thing. I ordered the filet mignon and it was very expensive so I was expecting the best. I always order filets wherever I go and I always order them well done and I am almost always very happy. But this one was practically burnt to a crisp! It was in 2 thin pieces rather than a thick cut like I am used to. And both pieces were charred black and they were so dry, I had to take a drink after every bite. Like I said- I always order my steaks well done but I have never ever gotten one that was burned like this one. It tasted burnt- all the flavor was cooked out of it. :( Very disappointing for the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    Mamie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The staff at J Alexanders offers outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    Susan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Consistent with good food, service and delicious ! I think their salmon is the best in town. Great salads!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • husband's birthday dinner
    husbands40thbirthday
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Just Alexander's was awesome. They gave my husband a free dessert for his birthday. Most places don't do that any more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    CT11
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The experience was great at J Alexander's. I took my gf on a date for a special occasion and both the food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 119 reviews are from the J. Alexander's - Chattanooga reviews archive.
  • Outstanding Service!!
    restaurantgrl
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    From beginning to end we received exceptional service!! Michelle was and is always our server of choice. Our appetizer was delicious and our entrees did not disappoint. If your wondering where to dine...J Alexander's is the perfect choice...Be sure and tell them Tish sent you! :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • all around favorite
    foodcrazy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in town. The food is excellent, service impeccable, and portions big enough to share. Don't miss the carrot cake, served warm and delectable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food /Eclectic Crowd
    EatWrite4Hlth
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I had lunch here once and the food and service brought me back for dinner. Wed @ 7pm and I found it interesting there were a large number of families with small children. In addition, the personal dressing habits of diners ranged from shorts and t-shirts with sandles to business casual. Much less formal than the lunch crowd. I was hoping for a more upscale atmosphere for our anniversary dinner and a more intimate setting than this offers. The food was still excellent and the service outstanding so overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience. Again.
    kumquat
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    It is known as a slightly pretentious, somewhat upscale, somewhat pricey, consistent provider of good food and drinks. The dark interior and moderate noise level don't make it a good fit if you're looking for an airy, light, conversation-oriented meal. Is a good fit for a dinner with a friend or spouse when you'd like good quality food staples paired with a good selection of drinks. Noise level at night tends to be greater than during the day, so this can be a decent place for a business lunch, if for 2-4 folks. Acoustics are not too good for larger tables/groups. Service tends to always be great and the kitchen runs well getting the food out timely and as ordered.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Excellent Service
    EmanVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Some of the best service in the city....flatbread was good, caesar salad very good, but the fried chicken turned out to be more of a chicken finger style....some of the accompanying sauces for many of the dishes tend to be overly sweet and out of balance
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a treat
    Kimmie
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We revisited J Alexander's for a Memorial Day lunch, and I am so happy we did. We were immediately seated in the upper section of the restaurant which was a perfect location for a pleasant lunch with my husband. Our service was outstanding and I will ask to be seated in Thomas' section again. He was so very pleasant and made sure we had adequate time to review the menu options and ask questions. As there is a food allergy in the family, this made us very comfortable. The food and cocktails were wonderful - Thomas recommended the grilled artichokes as an appetizer and I had the Maryland crab cakes for a main choice. J Alexander's really outdid themselves with this visit.....we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.