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

J. Alexander's - Cincinnati Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com
  • Email: ja22@jalexanders.com
  • Phone: (513) 531-7495
  • Hours of Operation:

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

    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Sunday: 10:30am - 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: Samuel Seaver
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "J Alexanders continues to be my favorite. Always great food and great service. I always look forward to eating at J Alexanders. Never, ever disappointed."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great, service very nicely done, artichoke appetizer was unusual and very tasty. However, we came for the prime rib, which had been highly recommended. Unfortunately, while it was cooked perfectly, the meat was not tender - actually kind of tough. The same for the Maui ribeye - I was expecting fork tender, especially with a marinated cut, but it was also quite tough. Flavorful, and cooked to order, but tough. Sort of disappointing --"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great selections and value on wine list. Scot behind the bar is incredible. The food is always great and the ambiance is great for dates."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "At about the time our meals should have arrived after apps and salads, we were informed they were out of one of our selections. They should have known this when our order was entered. We finally got entrees nearly an hour after being seated. Not surprisingly, our other meals were lukewarm when they finally came out. I guess that's better than having been dried out under a heat lamp. I was also disappointed to see they would seat a teen in athletic shorts and jersey. He looked like he just walked off the soccer pitch. I realize it's a tricky spot for restaurants, but this isn't Max & Erma's for crying out loud. Parents had sweats too. Nice."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "When my husband says, 'What's for dinner' my reply is often 'Reservations.' A personal favorite for fancy and simple fare is J. Alexanders. Sometimes it is a daily soup (Chicken pasta is terrific) and Jay's salad. Other times it is a full entree, or even sharing an entrée. We enjoy sharing the restaurant with friends. Each year we do an anniversary celebration with friends on Sunday afternoon at Alexanders."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The service was horrible, food was OK- nothing spectacular and for what you get over priced."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was great. The Alex salad was a favorite with my friends and so was the Mac and cheese. I loved the Lemon Drop Martini!!! We had a party of 9 and everyone left pleased."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The restaurant was really wonderful. They made my special occasion feel really celebrated. My whole party loved the food. They made sure to take care of my sister who has severe gluten allergies. They also made me a dinner that wasn't on the menu because I asked if they had it. Wonderful experience over all. My only complaint was about lighting. Our table wad only lit by candle and while that was very nice, my family had a very difficult time seeing our menus and food. Other than that, really wonderful"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "First time there, and won't be my last! Celebrating my brother's engagement, and it was a wonderful time, food was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Very good service, very good food but the noise level was almost unbearable. We will come back but we will wear ear plugs. actually hurt my ears."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I know I can count on high quality foods and great service. On this visit I had the Hyde Park Chicken sandwich. I substituted Orzo and Wild Rice for the Fries. The chicken was perfectly cooked the bun was nicely toasted with a slight sweetness that was perfect. The Orzo and Wild Rice, my "go to" side, was delicious as always."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was a Girls Day out with both of my two daughters and it was a Special lunch date as we were getting ready for the Reveal party for my Daughter. Yay! we found out it's going to be a Baby Boy! The Food was Great, Excellent Salads, Great French Dip, Great Hyde Park sandwich. Our server Sara C. was Wonderful and took such good care of us. The BEST appetizer on the menu is the AMAZING Roasted Artichokes."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have found the food and service superior both here and in Dayton. We particularly like eating here before the theater. Prime rib is my favorite along with great salads. Wait staff is superior to many more expensive restaurants."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places in town for an upscale lunch experience. I appreciate that they take reservations and I would recommend it as they are always busy for lunch. The smoked salmon filet appetizer is a personal favorite. They are really great about letting you sit and enjoy your company if that is what you are there for and do not rush you if you are looking for a more leisurely lunch pace. Salads are huge and the steak burger is indulgent!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We eat here quite often and yesterday must have been the worst experience we've had there. The service was very slow and the place wasn't even busy. It took 15 minutes just to get our drink order and it took another 15 minutes to get our food order. I was willing to look past the slow service, but our food was not up to their usual standards. Everything was overly salty. My sister order the grilled vegetables and she couldn’t even eat it because it was so salty. Our whole meal tasted salty. My husband’s steak was also dry. It was very disappointing because usually J. Alexander’s service and food quality is excellent. That did not appear to be so yesterday. Hopefully, the chef just had an off night. I still highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "the food and service are wonderful, the noise level is almost too much. You cannot carry on a private conversation with a client"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Our server was the best. Never felt rushed -could relax and enjoy the company."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The steaks were great, the mac and cheese was Amazing, and the carrot cake was incredible."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "food is always delicious - served perfectly service is outstanding"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Our table was ready for our group of seven at reserved time. Service was great and food selection and preparation excellenr"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent! Downfalls were the priciness and the crowd. Even with a reservation, my group had to wait 20+ minutes to be seated. Great place if you're willing to pay $50+ per person."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My fiancé wanted to try it out, we made reservations and didn't wait long for our table. The mood is a shaded atmosphere with quite a lot of noise for an "upscale" restaurant. Their wine list is nice *if* you like red wine their white wine list is small considering the selection difference from red to whites, their beer selection leaves something to desire as they only had 4 beers for a selection and they were the normal coors, miller and bud light with Stella thrown in the mix. We ordered the steak and fries thinking that it would be a marinated steak and be of fairly decent quality, I found the fries to be more enjoyable than the steak as it reminded me of something you would buy from walmart on the day the meat is about to turn."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent steak and salmon. Like the dark ambiance but the restaurant was too loud because music was turned up and naturally peopke were trying to talk over it creating an unecessarily loud environment."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We took our three big boys ages 17-23 and were seated in a large corner tabke. The food was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. It was my birthday. J Alexander's helped us celebrate with "Happy Birthday Lisa" on the specials menu and a candle in my dessert. Nice touch without tacky singing. Our entrees were around $25-30 each but so worth it! It was a relaxing and enjoyable birthday. I knocked off one star for ambiance because early in our meal the lights over our heads went bright in our eyes. Our waiter said that they're on a timer and there's a glitch in the system. It was either too dark or too bright. I'm sure they'll fix that soon. I would definitely recommend this establishment!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Chose J's because of excellent service I have experienced. Service was OK but definitely not up to standards we have experienced. Took forever to get a drink and service was slow. Waitress helping our main waitress couldn't even pour a beer. Disappointing."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great food, fast service, good value. This is a business professional gem. Service is upscale enough to take a client or have a lunch meeting. It can get loud, but not to that point where you cant conduct some business. Food is also good."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great dining experience for a family of four! Filet mignon was amazing, as was the Rotisserie chicken...both perfectly seasoned and cooked. For one child who will eat nothing but chicken fingers, the Cypress salad was an excellent option. Prime rib was very good. Nice wine list. Very good service after being seated; had a short wait with reservations."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Service and food are consistently good. All are friendly and helpful. Always a treat."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had an incredible evening and dining experience. We had a Terrific Server named Brianne, and her service was one of the Best we've ever experienced. Along with great service, she could have been a Wine Sommelier, as she recommended a terrific Pinot Noir that was one of the best we've ever had. We started out with a delicious Crab Cake, with a salad. I had the wonderful Scottish Salmon and my wife had a perfectly cooked filet. If you like Macaroni and cheese, you must try theirs, as it is incredible. What a delicious dinner and perfect evening it was for us. Can't wait to return, and we will be requesting Brianne.."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Grilled salmon was amazing! Not a fan of the orzo side dish. Wish the no phones in the dining room rule was enforced. Overall, enjoyable dinner!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We went for a working lunch and it was very difficult to hear people across the table. Not really a good spot if you need to be able to interact with the entire table."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "In our Open Table reservation "additional request/comment" box we mentioned that we would be celebrating a friend's 50th birthday. When we checked in and were seated, they placed the menus on the table, as well as the printed specials for the day. At the top of the printed specials paper they printed "Happy 50th Birthday Jim". It was such an unexpected and nice touch. The birthday boy was very touched. Thank you for going above and beyond!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Always enjoy a consistent evening at J. Alexander's. The only negative thing I can say is that they seem to rush you a bit. Our food came to our table before we were finished with our salads."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Always delicious whether we go for dinner or lunch. Best veg. burger in Cinti."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "After a not so great first experience at J Alexander's we were invited back by the manager for a second time. This time we had a much better experience! As we experienced on our last visit the service at J Alexander's is top notch! We had the calamari for appetizer and it was excellent, highly recommend! For our main course we had the double cut pork chop and the rattlesnake pasta. both were good but nothing exceptional. Finally we finished the night off with the chocolate cake, again it was good but nothing brag about. Overall this was a much better experience and we can't thank the management enough for inviting us back and showing us the true J Alexander's experience. Would definitely recommended to try it atleast once, maybe twice!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Good food, service. Everyone working there was very pleasant. The booths are very comfortable. I am a. Large man and I usually turn down a booth. I was surprised how much room I had. Overall very good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is a super restaurant for business lunches and dinners as well as perfect dinner spot with friends. Great ambiance, delicious food and excellent service!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I made reservations for my daughter's 21sr birthday dinner and added I'd like it to be special. They called and asked hr name. We had special menus with her name on it. After dinner they brought a huge chocolate cake thing with ice cream for all of us to share. We appreciate the special touches. Thanks you! Pam"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We wanted to find a special place we have not been. It was perfect! Upscale setting, service and food. Scallops were amazing, Prime Rib wonderful."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Food was great service was not. After we finished or food we were asked I'd we wanted dessert and when we declined we were just given our checks. We sat there for 20 plus minutes being ignored and when we tried to get service to order more drinks we were ignored...."
    Dined on 2/22/2014