J. Alexander's - Cincinnati
J. Alexander's - Cincinnati

J. Alexander's - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com/
  • Phone: (513) 531-7495
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Sunday: 9:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

    Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Reyes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy. 71 in Rookwood Commons
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from J. Alexander's - Cincinnati
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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J. Alexander's - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (74)good for groups (58)romantic (42)great for lunch (41)fit for foodies (35)neighborhood gem (35)notable wine list (32)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (19)great for brunch (18)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Very Nice place for dining on the weekend
    Purplebowl
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The menu had lots to choose from and the food was fantastic. I got the Mahi-mahi and the way it was prepared was unreal. The acorn squash was also a hit with the table. Alexanader's has a very cozy kind of feel to it and we enjoyed every minute of our hospitality. Great Find
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner29
    Diner29
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I have eaten here several times for lunch and dinner. The food is consistently good. The lunch specials on this were excellent and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Erik Martin
    Cincierik
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food is always amazing! I can honestly say, I've never had a disappointing meal at J's. Even better though, the service is awesome. The servers are always anticipating your needs and you never need to ask for a refill or anything. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks definitely not up to expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    mac n' cheese was fantastic! Steaks were poorly cooked, extremely tough, and very disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Sat. meal
    Saturday9694VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a very nice family meal. Used Open Table reservation and were seated upon arrival as per our reservation. Food was tasty. Service was outstanding. Price was reasonable. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food and service. The menu has a wide variety of healthy options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I had the most amazing Filet steak. It was cooked to perfection and seasoned just right.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Energetic" atmosphere
    Johnboy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I brought my mother and her friend here Friday night. I guess we should have reconsidered when we saw the young people in short skirts and no jackets to deal with the cool Cincinnati night. We were seated at a four top in the middle of the main dining room. The noise level was only occasionally masked by the loud music. My guests both asked for glasses of chardonnay. Our server was not familiar with the options and rather than ask a colleague or a manager for assistance, she made a recommendation which the ladies disagreed with. Dinner was delivered quickly and was enjoyed by all three of us. The final flaw of our server was to take my mother's wine glass before my mother had finished. The server was fortunate that I was paying!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    GerriHVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    J Alexander always delivers s great experience. I had the Croque Madam which was decadent. Grilled ham and cheese topped with a sunny side up egg! Loved the accompanying salas. My guest had the crispy chicken and enjoyed it along with the orzo salad. The place was crazy busy so glad we had reservations. Service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    MelrodVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Service was extremely good. Always kept my drink full and the server came around often to check on us
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Good"
    Shell
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Good just sums up the overall food and service. Food is always consistently good (not memorable). One of our diners is gluten sensitive and was really surprised they don't have a gluten-free menu. I had the Ahi Tuna Salad which was overdressed with dressing and the ahi tuna was not seared rare, but more medium rare. The service was a little confusing because we never had the same server during our dinner. We counted, and we had 5 different ones.....little strange. Anyway, like I said, it was "good" not great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit for brunch was an excellent one.
    CarolynRVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We decided to check out their brunch since they start earlier than some, and I have seen people streaming in on Sundays and wondered about it. What a treat! We were well served and tried 3 entrees - the eggs benedict, steak & eggs and then the lemon ricotta pancakes as a dessert. TOO much to eat for 2, obviously, but all perfectly prepared and yummy. The potatoes were really good and crunchy, the steak tender and flavorful, with the poached eggs which we requested as medium, cooked perfectly. We'll definitely return, but order just 2 entrees. :) It's a chain restaurant, (usually not a positive thing, IMO), but doesn't feel that way at all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE this place!!
    faithfulcustomer
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    As always, we had great service and a great meal. The only disappointment is that we were celebrating a birthday and were told the birthday person would get a desert which they did not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Came in with another couple to celebrate their anniversary. Loved the personal touch of adding "Happy Anniversary" to the special menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but noisy
    lunchbunch
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food and service are generally impeccable. This time was a little off but the staff bent over backwards to take care of things.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great
    Bscene
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We eat here regularly. My family was in from out of town and we wanted a great brunch without the wait. We had a party of 7 and were easily accommodated. The food was great as usual. It's a little pricey compared to other brunch places but the portions are huge so you can share.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was my birthday & my server Jay was GREAT!!! He made sure we were all completely satisfied with our selections & I asked for a certain drink....It was made PERFECTLY! !! THANKS JAY!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great table for friends
    GoodfellowSD
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    25th year High School Reunion over the weekend. They seated us at one of the big corner tables. We had such a great time laughing and catching up. But most importantly for this review, everyone loved their food. Even the foodies. We likely overstayed our time slot, but we felt welcome and well attended to. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly delicious
    Halffull29
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We heard about this restaurant from a friend who said "everything is delicious " and happy to say she absolutely right. We had soup and spinach dip to start and it just kept getting better- the Maui steak is the best I've ever had, my wife loved the salmon. Honestly, restaurants food is often overrated but this one is not. It's now our new favorite restaurant for the special occasions, winner by a mile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING as always
    Home
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    You will always know that when you go to J Alexanders, you will have one of the best meals, if not THE best, in Cincinnati. Period. Treat yourself and get there asap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome First Dining Experience!
    YummyEats
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had never previously been to J. Alexander's but I was thoroughly impressed! It is such a nice restaurant with a great atmosphere and the food is TO DIE FOR. Well worth the price. I had the Steak and Fries with a caesar salad and I ate every last bit of it. My boyfriend had the Cypress Salad and he loved it! We went for Sweetest Day and it was perfect. I look forward to returning to J. Alexander's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food is consistently good & the service is excellent. We are never disappointed when we dine here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable
    tchnomore
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Salmon was tasty and tender. Served with a side of Acorn squash, baked perfectly made it a wonderful dinner
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food and drinks
    goodtimes
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Took some friends out as a thank you and we had a great time. Service was wonderful, the atmosphere were inviting, the food was excellent. I had the crab cakes and they were perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JimG
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Steak, prime rib, chicken , salad....everyone enjoyed their meal Great server, very informative and accomadating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Consistent Food and Service
    Tdp68
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I can always count on having great service and great, freshly prepared food at J. Alexander's. This location is very easy to find and to meet for business or for even happy hour. Portions are quite large. Quality is very high and one would appreciate the value. This is one of the few restaurants where food is prepared freshly unlike many chains where food quality is sacrificed to squeeze out higher margins.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice brunch
    chungclanVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Giant portions of well-made food. I give this high-end chain points for trying, using fresh ingredients, house made condiments and smoked salmon. Bloody marys were just OK, kind of bitter and watery simultaneously. My mom's belgian waffles were drowned in a heavy whipped cream called sabayon. (Not a very authentic sabayon, sadly). My egg white omelet with spinach was OK. Was supposed to have fresh herbs, but only had a few dried chives sprinkled on top. Reasonable prices, pleasant atmosphere, and generous portions all make this somewhere worth trying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank you
    llm1968VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The staff and Manager Susan were great. I always have a nice experience here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 in a row
    biggie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My best friend is home and we both love this restaurant. This was the second straight evening we went. The first evening was delightful, food delicious . The second evening could have been better, but for our waitress. She was not very friendly or patient. My friend made a couple of request (such as extra napkins) and it seemed to bother her, and not much attention at all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • J Alexander Cincinnati
    MiamiQVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The young woman who took our drink orders botched 3 of 4, but our actual server was excellent. Good portions and everything was delicious. We recommend the salmon dip appetizer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    bb104
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was very good, atmosphere very modern and elegant. We had four of us and with our reservation, we got immediate seating at a nice window seat. Servers were very good and gave good suggestions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    goodtimes13
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We made our reservation on-line a week before for our anniversary dinner. They called me to confirm the morning of our dinner. No wait time and excellent service. The little gift at the end of dinner was a nice surprise! Had a great night out and excellent meal!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • good night out
    shelley
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good food, fast service - maybe even too fast. They sed to serve bread before, but none served this time. Happy to get in via open table with very limited notice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad01gt
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was good but martinis seemed watered down. Was not aware side salad was not included until the bill was received, an extra $6 per salad was listed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five star experience
    Foodcritique
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good food, friendly service, cozy environment. File mignon, steak&fries and desserts (carrot cake and chocolate cake) we ordered were excellent. We will definitely return to try more dishes and enjoy the environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch for 9
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was a perfect place for 9 friends getting together!!! We all loved it and will meet there again. Maybe the servings are too large. We all believe in "small is beautiful" yours appetite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leadership Lunch
    GREATLUNCH
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Sent the Sales Managers, Region Manager and visiting Midwest Manager to J. Alexander's for lunch and they really enjoyed it! It's one of my favorite restaurants!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated My Birthday
    Fantastic
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I had a wonderful Wonderful time celebrating my Birthday, and I look forward to using open table for all other reservations!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mwallace3544VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our server Jason was excellent and offered recommendations and answered questions easily. He was also very attentive but not overly. I had the steak skewer upon his recommendation and was not disappointed. He described the taste/composition of the sauce perfectly and actually did it so well that I changed my mind based on his recommendation. My friend had the prime rib and again, excellent and cooked per request
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh, yeah!
    annasgramma
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were given coupons for weekend Brunch, which is served on Saturday and Sunday only. Our coupons were for $10 off for each person in our party and we had 4 coupons. The brunch menu was varied and had something for everyone. One person in our party ordered the Belgian Waffles and he could barely finish them. My husband and I had huevos rancheros, which was an excellent choice. My son had a caesar salad with the soup of the day, which was loaded potato soup. He said the soup was beyond good. For those wanting something more, they also had mimosas and bloody mary drinks on the menu. Dessert was offered too, but our food portions were more than adequate, so dessert was a pass. The portions were huge and excellent. HIGHLY recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.