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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
  • "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
  • "Best place for a great prime rib dinner. Great staff, cozy atmosphere and great food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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
  • "This is my third time visiting this restaurant and once again they did not disappoint. The service was good, nothing over the top. Our server was pleasant, attentive, and patient since I was there with 3 others and a toddler. The food was excellent. I ordered a side salad with the champagne vinaigrette which was light, not to mention the croutons were nice and crunchy without being too hard. I shared the prime rib which is enough for 2, but depends on how hungry you are. We also ordered the steamed broccoli which had a touch of Parmesan cheese I believe which was cooked properly. I would definitely go again and recommend the prime rib if you are a fan! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Nice prime rib and salad. Relaxing evening! Chef was helpful with food allergies."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I used to visit more frequently but not so much lately. Alcohol prices too high $12 Martini and $7 draft beers. Salads have shrunk and they no longer offer what used to be their signature item - fresh croissants with salads. I do like this restaurant but there are other comparable places in Columbus that you can get more bang for your buck."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A small group of co-workers converged upon JA after I placed a quick reservation through Open Table. We arrived separately and were cordially escorted into the bar for pre-dinner cocktails. Wonderful Manhattans are hand crafted here and those served 'up' are accompanied by a 'sidecar'. The dinner specials surprisingly had 3 fish offerings in addition to the regular menu items. Good food, terrific service by our personable server Stephanie and JA ended up being great venue for us to dine, relax and talk business. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The fire grilled artichoke was amazing. The only thing about the restaurant is it is always so dark."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took my wife and our two youngest (6yrs & 11mth) for Mother's Day Dinner. We arrived on time for a 4:30 reservation (made on Open Table w/special instructions for a infant sling) only to have to wait because they did not have our table ready. I was a little insulted when they handed me one of those light up buzzer do hickeys you get when you walk in an Applebee's, etc.We had to wait almost 15 minutes. The server was lukewarm at best at first, but she got better. If it wasn't for the food (my wife had the 12oz prime rib, I had the crab cakes, 6yr old, a cheeseburger), I don't think I would consider going back. J. Alexander has a standard to uphold and while the food was very good, overall, they fell short of the mark on this particular day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Everything was excellent. Calamari, steaks, and crab cakes. We had the key lime pie. When I go again, if I do not feel like eating dessert, I will get the key lime pie to go and eat it later!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I had been here once before and decided to take my wife here for Mothers Day. Only thing is we have a 5 yr old and a 2 yr old and I was concerned that the 2 yr old would distract others. Well the atmosphere was friendly and people were talking and enjoying themselves so my 2 yr old was barely noticeable. Our service was good, but our server didn't have much personality nor did she even attempt to make my wife feel special while dining there on MOTHERS DAY. I do not blame the restaurant for that as the server should have known. The food was excellent except that they forgot my salad and brought it after I was almost finished with my main course. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always enjoy J Alexander's Great food. Always have a difficult time deciding what to eat."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My daughters and I had lunch on Mother's Day, 2014, at J.Alexander's. Our server, Holly, was attentive without hovering. Her recommendations for lunch - the crab cakes and the Steak Maui - were fabulous! She gave my 12-year old just enough attention, too. We were there 2 hours and the time flew by, but we never felt rushed to hurry out. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We've had dinner here often and were never disappointed. This year, our plans for Mother's Day were such that we had to have our meal at lunch time. Reservations were no problem. They didn't offer brunch, just their usual lunch/dinner menu with specials. Not to worry, the food was excellent as usual. Son had a ribeye, it was prepared as well as any steak we've had at some of the better steakhouses in town- very juicy, hot, well seasoned and cooked to order. Husband had the prime rib- again, prepared to usual standards. I had my favorite salad, baked potato and mooched ribeye and prime rib! Then, because I was queen for a day, we ordered carrot cake to go- the best carrot cake in town- served warm, not refrigerated like most places!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We celebrated Mothers Day with my mom, husband and kids. It had been at least 8 years since our last visit to J. Alexanders, wow we have missed out!! The food was delicious, presented in a timely manner and the stadf was very attentive. We will add J. Alexanders to our preferred dining options. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Have been coming to J. Alexander's for many years now. It's our favorite dining place to eat. We love the Prime Rib and every time we eat in, the food and service is superb! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014