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
66 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)romantic (30)great for lunch (18)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (13)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Delicious Martinis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    Love2dineo
    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
    Love2dineo
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 113 reviews are from the J. Alexander's - Chattanooga reviews archive.
  • Always a pleasure
    Stucks
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    It's always a great pleasure to eat somewhere with great food and great service. Those are two key elements in why we continue to eat at J's
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    CherokeeSlim
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary with a special evening out at J. Alexanders. We had made reservations and greeter was expecting us, the table ready even in a crowed restaurant, and seated us immediately. The food was excellent, the server attentive but not intrusively so. The server answered all of our ordering questions without having to go ask someone else, and answered my questions about modifying dinner options for the future. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just continues to impress
    JC93
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    J.Alexander's just continues to impress. The service is always attentive and engaging. The management team is visible but not overbearing while working to make each diner's experience special. The bar is exceptional with a professional staff. We go to J Alexander's regularly and have been consistently impressed by the food and the service. Open Table now makes dining there even easier!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Hit!
    Anniversary32
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The food was great and the staff was AWESOME. I was trying to organize a special 32nd anniversary dinner for me and my wife on 5/15. The plan was to have Mini's Florist deliver the flowers before we arrived and I was coordinating with your staff, particularly Taylor and Lauren, Scott and Brailin. But I have to give a special "Thank you" to Nicole, who took it on as a very personal matter to make sure the arrangements were correct. Her shift ended before we left so we weren't able to thank her personally but her efforts had a great impact on the success of the evening and I hope that she receives the appropriate recognition from J Alexander's. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great dining experience
    3peasinapod
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We recently enjoyed J.Alexanders for a Mother's Day dinner. The ambience, service and meal were excellent. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    nanapatga
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The whole experience was wonderful. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD
    Bobs
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was soooooo loud we could not carry on a conversation to the person across the table and barely with the person next to us
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Tammy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my mom to J Alexander's on mothers day for lunch. They were extremely busy, but with my reservation we only waited about 5 minutes. The service was fantastic and the food was great as always. They even had our favorite appetizer back for a limited time - the Huevos Rolls. It made our day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    Happymother
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made reservations for lunch for Mothers day and were not disappointed! We were seated immediately on arrival with no wait. The food is always good here and my Mother enjoyed everything from drinks to deserts! Thank you so much for taking reservations and more importantly being prompt with details. We love to eat here and will certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate