J. Alexander's - Dunwoody
J. Alexander's - Dunwoody

J. Alexander's - Dunwoody

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com/
  • Phone: (770) 512-0153
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Brunch on Sundays: 10:00am-2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meadow Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from J. Alexander's - Dunwoody
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 - Dunwoody reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (50)special occasion (43)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (36)good for groups (36)romantic (34)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (15)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • mred
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    the environment was not condusive to an enjoyable evening. felt rushed to order,eat, and pay.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and atmosphere.
    Clarkster
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was great and the service was nice and attentive. I would recommend this place as a great date night
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LucyanddukeVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great food and excellent service. The Steak Maui is to die for. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ccsarbysVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Had a great lunch. The SoCal Burger was great and the MAC & CHESSE is worth the trip
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Our server could not have been more pleasant - very professional and attentive, inquired about whether or not we were first time diners, offered great menu suggestions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a little disappointed with this loc
    stkAugust2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I've been to the Norcross loc several times so assumed this would be the same great food and service. Not exactly. We had 5:30 reservations for a large party of 10, arrived at 5:35. It was fairly empty. Before seating us, the hostess asked one of my guest if we thought we will be done by 8:30 because another large party has reservations. We had no plans to be there for 3 hours, but found the question to be rude and felt unwelcomed from the start. Especially since we had confirmed reservations. The table service and food was good . a little disappointed they didn't give birthday boy a complimentary desert. But no big deal. Overall good food, but knowing there's a better loc with great food and service, I will go there instead
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Girls' Night Out
    foodlovers
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    One of the best! Food and service were great! Celebrating a birthday, but had to pay for the cake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wait was too long
    kcatlantaVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I have used Open Table to make reservations at this particular J. Alexander's 3 times now and all 3 times have had to wait for a table upon arriving. I spoke to the manager about the long wait the second time I went and had to wait and was told it is hard to manage the crowds and reservations. I would rather not be able to make reservations and expect and be prepared to wait than be able to make reservations, not expect to have to wait and then have to wait. The result this third time was that my schedule became too tight and I was late for the meeting I had scheduled after lunch. Had I not had to wait and been seated at the time of my reservation, I would not have been late to the next meeting. I won't go back for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration....
    LSJR
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I had a small birthday dinner for my fiance here and the service was amazing! The manager and staff were very pleasant! We dine here about once a month and the food and service never fails!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Sioney
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This was my 2nd time dining with J. Alexander's and I must say that the food and service are amazing! I came here with a client and co-worker and everyone was satisfied. Our meals were delicious and the waitress was outstanding! I definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and service
    jimhill
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Food arrived quickly and is consistently good. Servers ck back often and keep things fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martinis R US!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Ok, I have kids so I know we have to take them with us out to dinner from time to time. The restaurant seemed to be filled with a lot of late night tikes, and that's ok. Even though my husband and I were on our twice a month date night (i.e. away from the kiddos) it was all smoothed out by the FAB martinis at J. Alexanders! Try the lemon drop or the pomegranate martinis- both were divine!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meal
    getcatVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The first part of the meal the spinach salad was wrong and my friends steak was old meat. The executive chef Eleke came to our table and made sure we had more food than we could eat that was wonderful. Manager came to table also. Outstanding customer service. The only hesitation i would have in going back is the restaurant is it was extremely cold
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for meeting friends
    galec
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The wait staff was wonderful, very friendly and helpful. Though I stuck with a safe food choice the for my main course, I thoroughly enjoyed the appetizer Magherita flat bread pizza. the desserts were also healthy portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was just ok
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had visited other J Alexander's so perhaps our experience was colored by that. They had run out of waffles by 11:30 for Sunday brunch. We specifically came for waffles and brunch. One member of our party ordered salmon which was excellent. The other brunch options were nothing to write home about. Our server appeared and demanded an order without giving any lay of the land or background on the restaraunt. She presented options only when we asked questions. I suggest go for dinner. Skip Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    ladys
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went with my husband celebrating our 19th Anniversary. Everything was excellent! Service, food, etc. Really enjoyed the roasted root vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feeling rushed
    hurriedVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were handed the menu and immediately asked if we wanted an appetizer - before we had a chance to look at the menu. Split a bottle of wine; pours were very large - felt like hurry up and drink so we can flip this table. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night with your Man
    NiceView
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I enjoyed my man view, he really enjoyed his steak. I had the chicken it was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Initial Service POOR
    DesiPeach
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    J.Alexander's sends a server to your table to take your drink order so you don't wait long for your drinks. This server is not the person taking your food order. Good concept but POOR execution. As soon as I was seated (and I mean as soon as I was sitting), the drink server showed up to take our order. My guest and I didn't even have a chance to look at the specialty cocktails and wine list. We asked the server to give us a few minutes. The drink server never came back to our table. Ten minutes later our regular server greeted us and finally took our drink order. Bad start to a mediocre meal.
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  • Very good as always
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My wife and I treated my brother and wife for their anniversary. All was very good- drink, food, & service. Would certainly recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    foodiefromchicago
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was amazing. Only trouble we had was I didn't get the correct meal that I ordered, they offered to correct but I didn't want to wait for another 15 mins while the rest of my group was eating. Beware there is pork in the beans and rice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    GIMAQT
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I'm never disappointed at this location! The ambiance and the food is great! Tried the steamed broccoli and fell in love
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gem
    marianne
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was a last minute decision and a great choice. The food was great as usual and the atmosphere was perfect for our group. There a couple of newbies in my group and all completely enjoyed the experience. I will continue to recommend this place for those that live in the area and need a great dining option. Since my first experience in Memphis with this restaurant, I have always had a great experience and that has been over 10 years ago. Thanks for the consistency!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant
    ATLFoodie01
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I loved this place! The service was stellar and the food delicious. The prices are reasonable considering the high quality of the food and the size of the portions. Loved the open kitchen aspect; nice to be able to peek around and see what's going on. And that hardwood grill smell that hits you as soon as you get out of the car is the best appetizer :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdaygirls
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We celebrated my daughters birthday and out server was outstanding. We had a combination of the specility salads and steak and everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As usual excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a gem of restuarant. Has a midtown atomsphere without the commute. It has contemporary elegance with service that some of the midtown restaurants lack for sure. I can tell you that the food is always excellent and the quality above standards. What I like is how the staff works as a team, so no one is ever busy to help someone out such as dropping of a refill or dish or anything else. This is my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch Spot
    Luv2xdineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, great service, a real winner. Employees are really glad to see you on return visits. Pricing for top quality food is a bargain compared to other restaurants in this price category. Emily is an excellent server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    DebbieM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Although my husband and I had been there before, our friends had not. What a pleasant experience. Made a reservation online. We were seated immediately, by a smiling hostess. Server showed up within minutes. He, Turner, was excellent. The roasted artichoke appetizer, finger licking good! Each of us had a different enter, everyone was delicious! Sadly, no room for dessert, this time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite local restaurant
    Atlanta4BusinessVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As always, the food was great as expected. Ambiance is very good, a comfortable enjoyable dinner which we frequent at least once a month. However, service was shockingly bad. Our waitress Cheryl took forever to "stop by". The rest of the J Alexanders staff took up for her slack, but it was very disappointing that it would take so long to actually stop by to take our dinner order. Not what we normally expect from this place. Follow-up was also a mystery. We are hoping she was just having a bad day, but this was very unusual for this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great surprise.
    JH23
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I, two teenagers, and nine year old, dined at J. Alexander's in Dunwoody for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised. The service from the minute we walked in the door was excellent and welcoming. Our drinks and appetizers were brought quickly -- and the food was hot. That remained the case throughout dinner -- great service and hot, fresh food. From the new york strip to the kids chicken fingers to the french dip sandwich to the celantro shrimp to the veggie burger, and the spinach cheese dip appetizer, the food was enjoyed by everyone. Great night. Great food. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went twice in 4 days!
    Kat2427VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We ate at J. Alexander's for the first time on a Tuesday night and went back on Thursday and ordered the exact same meal. We have not had prime rib in probably 20 years, but decided to try it. WOW...it was terrific. My tenderloin with Béarnaise sauce was very good, as usual, but the prime rib was to die for! The fries dipped in Béarnaise were great also. We rarely order dessert, but decided the carrot cake served warm sounded good. It wasn't just good; it was awesome! I usually will have one or two bites, but I had my full share both nights. We will look forward to going back the next time we are in Atlanta for sure.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fast service, good food
    roseroseVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My co-worker and I wanted to grab a quick meal. The service was outstanding. I ordered the steak tacos. While the steak in one of the tacos was a little fatty, there were still very flavorful. The server was very attentive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too expensive for lunch!
    rebel
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Its ridiculous to charge $2.95 for sweet tea, coffee and milk! And $18 for a prime rib sandwich!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    DahVahn
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I decided to go to J. Alexsnder's for my birthday dinner with a small group of friend. There was excellent service and friendly staff. The food was of quality and delicious! I will defintely be going back there soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed birthday dinner!
    Melleo
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    When I go here and look at the menu I see lots of things that look good but can't get past ordering filet. It is delicious and prepared just the way I like it. Love the salad too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mr. Franklin
    MrFranklin
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Phenomenal experience as always. I had a great time. It was my birthday. On another note. With the amount of my bill and I only had a party of two and it was my birthday I believe a slice of carrot cake and candle should be priority for the birthday guess. Although I ordered it because you don't serve cake per say. Just a thought of the small ways J Alexander could brighten someone's birthday. We all done there have a structured bavkground per say but we all like to roll our sleeves up and take off the tie and have a little fun and laughter so a lil birthday medium volume song from the waitress or waiter would bring a tad bit life to J Alexander.. That's just my perspective. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The service was excellent and the food portions generous. A great lunch spot.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it always!
    CoolcryVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Never a bad time here! Grown up American food. They do well with honoring reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Cupcake
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good good. Good atmosphere. Good service. You can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience! Friendly staff.
    BirthdayGirl45
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Had a great experience. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I will return and recommend others as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.