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J. Alexander's - Columbus
J. Alexander's - Columbus

J. Alexander's - Columbus Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com
  • Phone: (614) 847-1166
  • Hours of Operation:

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

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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Campus View and North High Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from J. Alexander's - Columbus
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 WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "As a frequent diner here, it is always a positive dining experience, and this past visit was no exception. The good selection of American dishes is well-prepared and fresh, and service is always first-rate. One of my top choices when I want to go out for a nice meal."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Good food. Nice wine choices. Reliable service quality and variety"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Noted on Open Table when I made the reservation that it was for a 16th Birthday. The restaurant did not acknowledge it - either they didn't get the notice on the reservation or failed to recognize it."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We are regulars, for many reasons. Terrific food, great staff, consistently excellent. Exceptional flavors in EVERYTHING. Wait staff leaves you alone, but it always right there when you need them. Friendly without being cloying or chatty. Professional. Balanced menu, with daily specials - that are special. Very. Ice wines. Decor and ambience well-done. First class without being flashy. A must-go."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Ate here for my 23rd birthday and it was well worth the money. I ordered the prime rib and it was so juicy and flavorful. My only complaint is a lot of fat on the piece I had as well as wished they added a bit more eggs in their deviled eggs appetizer."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "They always have great food, service, and drinks. J. Alexanders never disappoints."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "By far our favorite dining spot. Visited several throughout the country and never dissapointed."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Fabulous last minute choice. Best service we have experienced in a very long time!! As someone who has worked in the service industry in the past, I was very impressed with the teamwork and attention to detail. Food was great!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "J. Alexander's has been one of our favorite restaurants for 15 years or more. Great combination of good food, ambiance, and consistently good servce. I like the privacy and comfort of their booths, while still being in an "open" setting."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was amazing. The temperature in the restaurant was very warm. Server was not very friendly and we waited 20 minutes before she came back and took our food order."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Both the steaks and the seafood is delicious at J. Alexander's. The wait staff can make good recommendations re the menu as well as the wine list."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The service and food have always been goood every time we've dinned at J-Alex, but the portion sizes have been reduced. Bread or Rolls used to be served as you were waiting on dinner but no longer are an option, seems to be if you want to leave with a satisfied appetite you will have to order a appetizer. This used to be my go to place for special occassions but will look elswhere in the future. I choose J-Alex for my 26 wedding annivsersary and we both were not pleased."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "been going here off and on for years . the food is always good , the service spot on, like going in the evenings the best. can't beat the side dishes the other day i wanted something a little lighter for my sides and got the dreaded broccoli and it too is all but perfect, save room for desert! (carrot cake yum!) my biggest pet pea is cleanliness and its always clean."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Best place for a great prime rib dinner. Great staff, cozy atmosphere and great food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I'm so glad we chose to celebrate our anniversary here! The food was so good and the staff was friendly. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I always order the ribs. They were outstanding!!! Our waitress, Erica, was a jewel. She was pleasant and knowledgeable. We felt like we were her only customers. A superb job of serving and food!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed a nice dinner time at J Alexander. Our server was very pleasant, the prime rib and shrimp very good, and the atmosphere just right."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Albeit the ambiance was bit loud for my taste but the food was excellent. All four members of my family had the prime rib which had been recommended. We were not disappointed. All of our orders were cooked to perfection. I would go back there in a heart beat - especially for the prime rib."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We always go to J Alexanders for prime rib. It is the best in town and very affordable."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I chose J Alexander's for the prime rib. My girlfriend and I were on vacation in Florida and had the best prime rib ever while we were there. We have to take those words back, because we had the best prime rib ever at J Alexander's. We both ordered medium and it was cooked to perfection. The au jus and creamy horseradish are excellent! The mashed potatoes were very good. Our waiter recommended a very good Riesling and he was spot on. Now we can't find a wine store that carries it! To top off our excellent dinner, we had the chocolate cake. It was over the top!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The staff was terrific--beginning to end. Server was terrific. The food was delicious. Will return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have dined at JA in Cincinnati before and decided that we should try the Columbus venue. Our server Zach was very attentive and went with the flow. What impressed me was the number of people bringing things to our table. In fact, I interrupted a joke to tell the family that there were just a ton of people bringing things to us. That to me means that nothing was waiting to be delivered. We had a good view of the kitchen and staff and it was like watching a symphony being played out. No down time there, everything was great. Thanks for a truly memorable evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a great meal the food was excellent, we go there for most special events in our family."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wife, I and another couple, Sat night dinner. Ordered appetizer, salads, and entrees. Waitress asked about delivering salads after appetizer was finished. Salads brought to table. Less than 3-5 minutes later, here come all entrees. Not acceptable. Salad boxed for later as room temp prime ribs or sandwiches are not what we went there for. Waitress kept interrupting us to ask if everything was "OK" instead of taking queue from one of us had we needed anything. Got home, found she had given us other couples left overs, and ours to them. Definitely took away from our expectations of J Alexanders. I did call manager after we got home and found the leftover mixup, and she said to contact her next time we are in to help make right."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This location has become a favorite of mine since 2001. Never disappoints. Servers always willing to accommodate and go beyond what’s normally expected."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We took my nephew (who is a big eater) and his fiancé to dinner and I believe we finally found a place that filled him up - beginning with the great spinach dip to the prime rib and finished with the best carrot cake in town."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "17 years later and J Alexander's is still outstanding... We enjoyed the food and experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great service... Food usually better than tonight... Typically better so will try again unless this becomes new norm for restaurant... Curious to read other recent reviews"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had not been to J. Alexanders in a very long time but decided to go there to celebrate our anniversary. Our memories were well founded when we received our meals of outstanding quality. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the portions were substantial. The baked potatoes were great and the small salad was very good. Our service was fantastic and our time spent there was well worth it. We highly recommend J. Alexander's as a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous. Wonderful service, delicious food. Lovely smell, lovely lighting. Loved the veggie burger, Caesar salad and key lime pie. Don't be a "chain snob" which I usually am. ;]"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Everything was great as usual. The food especially the prime rib and the great desserts. The service was great also."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We came for father's day lunch. the food was good to very good. I was impressed they don't offer a kid's menu---so many of which are unhealthy, but the food we ordered for our kids was subpar. Pasta was not drained and sauteed corn was heavily seasoned with pepper, which was not expected. They might be young, but my kids know good food. They wouldn't eat it. The apps and entrees were fine. We did send back a steak which was very salty. Service was great and we were happy with the wine list."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoy J Alexander's for special occasions. However, this was the first time we were very rushed...salad/soup was not finished when they brought our meal, WAY too quickly. We noticed other tables like that also. It was Father's day, they were probably overbooked, but the timing in the kitchen was way off. We felt like we needed to wolf down our food and get out. Waitress was very nice, but she must've come by our table and interrupted at least six times. Annoying. Unfortunately, we will NOT be dining there around holidays again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Service was great, food good but, pricey for the amount of food you receive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Prime rib was amazing, service was even better! Eager to serve and ensure that your experience was a pleasurable one!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Not only is the prime rib the best in town, it is affordable, a definite plus...try the grilled artichoke appetizer...wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My wife and I hadn't visited J. Alexander's in quite a while, so decided to make a Friday evening Open Table reservation. We were greeted at the door by several friendly young ladies and were shown immediately to our table. The proceedings began with an order of calamari piled high on its plate with a slightly spicy marinara sauce on the side. For the main course, I ordered medium rare prime rib with smashed taters and Caesar side salad. My wife opted for the cypress salad and J's very unique mac and cheese. To say the food was delicious and well-prepared is an understatement. The prime rib was as beautiful a cut of beef as one could hope for. If you go, ask for a table with Drew, a very pleasant and attentive server. We WILL return!! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was once again outstanding. The Key Lime pie divine. I did receive a room temperature baked potato. I should have returned it, but, I was hungry (hence 4 not 5 stars - how do you serve a room temperature potato). Thank you J. Alexander for a great experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Business lunch meeting was enjoyable because of the great service and delicious food. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food and service here are the gold standard. This is one of those gems where you get what you pay for and worth every dollar. Even when my order was incorrect they made it right. I have yet to find a steak so well prepared and delicious down to the last bite, and the NYO mac & cheese is absolutely fabulous. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014