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

J. Alexander's - Dunwoody

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com/
  • Phone: 7705120153x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
J. Alexander's - Dunwoody reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (50)neighborhood gem (47)special occasion (45)fit for foodies (37)good for groups (34)romantic (33)kid-friendly (22)great for brunch (18)notable wine list (15)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (9)late-night find (8)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it always!
    Coolcry
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    J Alexander is an excellent place to eat. I enjoyed the food. I like everything about it. Even the lady's room.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    food4thefoodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I came here for lunch with some friends. The service and food were superb. I ordered the Caesar Salad w/ Smoked Salmon and it was amazing. You must also try their mac & cheese and carrot cake! The servers are extremely professional and accommodating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Spot
    liftandeat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our server was extremely helpful and attentive. The appetizer, entrees and wine were all delicious. Great location to spend an evening with a date, family or friends!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dip is amazing
    Sya1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Steak was perfect and the salmon dip is f ing amazing
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Surprisingly disappointing;(
    1952langley
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Fish (Cajun trout ) and Grouper was dry. Steak and chicken ok. Trainee needed more supervision. Birthday but they do nothing! Took out of town guests and was sorry I didn't go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Cody and Natalie took great care of us as always. It was just a quick dinner with a couple glasses of wine. Very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Like Norcross Location Better
    James
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We've been to the Norcross location a number of times. This was our first trip to Perimeter. The food quality was not up to the level we are accustomed to. I ordered the Prime Rib medium.. they brought out a rare/mid rare piece they soaked in au jus to make it look less rare. I remember this trick from when I worked at Outback many years ago.. pretty disappointing for a restaurant of this caliber. My fiancee got the seabass and shrimp special and it was thoroughly disappointing. We've never been let down by the food at J Alexanders. In the future we will stick to the Norcross location.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Times!
    RomanticEvening
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I wanted to enjoy a romantic night on the town and this place was just the right fit for dinner. I have visted J Alexander several times before and every time I have had an GREAT experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • J. Alexander's
    MPOTVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was ok. Rib eye was tough and on flavorable. The manager came by and pointed at it and said that is how it's supposed to be. We asked, tough and no flavor? I He said its correct.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    foodconossieur15
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I had a wonderful experience at J. Alexander's. The food was great and exceeded my expectations
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the ambiance and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    If you like good service, then this is your premiere spot. The service was amazing. I enjoyed the meal and ambiance as well. Good Job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Over Many Years
    DealmakerVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    One can always be sure that you will have a good meal and good service at J.Alexanders. Only drawback is that they do not have very many actual tables, but allot of booths.Booths are not great for large people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    GAcoupleVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    First server w/ zero personality did not welcome us or introduce herself. Left to get water and thankfully was replaced. He started off shaky by not knowing the specials and had to retrieve that info. Artichoke appetizer was very tasty. Sourough bread very good. Prime rib was flavorful, tender but dry. Ordered med rare but served closer to medium well. Their website slideshow displayed multiple FISH dishes but they don't really carry many fish meals unless you include their tacos. Menu is a hodgepodge of everything including pizza, hamburgers, tacos, steak and salmon. Ambience was coffee shop casual with straight line booths on multiple levels. Short wait at 8pm, half empty by 9:15 on Saturday night. Seemed older (50+) target market.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love the Salmon! A Great dish!!
    GR8Food
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The kitchen goes overboard to customize our requests to exactly what we wanted! (Adding minced anchovies to my Caesar salad and special requests also for my friend!) The salmon and cole slew were dee-lish!!! The salmon was cooked exactly as each of us requested and we loved it.\!! The service is always above excellent, so you need more, higher level choices to describe the really "excellent" staff. Always good people. We're regulars and always get the very best treatment. A great place for a meal!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still exceptionable food & service.
    Caroline
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I was excited to know that now they had reservations. My family went to the Dunwoody, Atlanta location for my birthday. The ambiance was modern and eclectic. The waitress was wonderful and on top of her game. I decided to get my favorite glass of the Lincort Pinot Noir that looks to me J Alexander's is the only place that has this. My hubby ordered their fish tacos which he stated were fresh and tasty. I decided to get the classic steak and fries. My steak was done medium well and it was perfect. They surprised me with a decadent chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. The whole experience was fantastic and recommend this jewel of a restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Nissa88
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    They were really nice here our server was great. Food was excellent it is definitely a vibrant atmosphere perfect for families and still pretty/romantic. The only complaint I have was the booth seemed too far from the table so I sat on the edge for the entire stay that could be eliminated by a table/chair seating though I am always a booth sort of gal. My husband didn't like the shoestring type fries I did however. :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch meeting
    Meraviglioso
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were seated quickly, waitstaff provided excellent service, the Caesar salad with grilled chicken was tasty and the lunch was reasonably priced. What more can you ask for!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My wife and I ate at J. Alexander's recently for my birthday. I ordered the filet and it was outstanding. It was cooked perfectly. The cocktails were also outstanding. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for steak
    Atlantasam
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My Dad loves the steak filet kabobs, and they are not always on the menu. However, the kitchen always accommodates our requests, and makes them perfectly for him.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Consistent
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We go to J. Alexanders all the time because the food is consistently good as well as reasonably priced. Great Martinis!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    Picky60
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Took my husband to J. Alexander for a birthday celebration and soon as we entered the door I knew it was a good choice. We were greeted and immediately taken to our table. Service was great and the food was very good. This will be one of our date night spots!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had the best time and the food was great. My service was spectacular. Cody was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.