J. Alexander's - Houston
J. Alexander's - Houston

J. Alexander's - Houston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com/
  • Phone: 8322000955x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Manny Aguilar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westheimer and Wilcrest
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from J. Alexander's - Houston
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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
J. Alexander's - Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (17)great for lunch (17)romantic (15)good for groups (12)fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Undistinguished Houston fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The restaurant is dark at night, although effective spotlighting allows you to read the menu and see your table mates. Menu reads like every other Houston steak house or alternative steak house. Wine list is 90% + USA and fairly priced. Portions are large and fat-laden food is difficult to avoid.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and great service
    OutofTowner43
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    J. Alexander's was the perfect place for friends to meet and have dinner. Service was great and the food was very good. A very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • celebration was a success!
    filetmignon2die4
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    the filet mignon is outstanding! Key lime pie was the dessert choice and the graham cracker pecan crust is very tasty. we will continue to sine there every time we are close to the location. the staff is very accommodating and helpful. thank you for a wonderful celebration evening. margaritas are top notch.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Here to stay
    lambVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    J. Alexander is definitely doing something right. They have been at the same location for a long time and keep there quality in check year in and year out..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    CherVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Prime rib was good, french fries with prime rib sandwich delicious! Nice selection for laid-back lunch or dinner
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Experience
    KatyPete
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We wanted to celebrate our 49th anniversary at a special place and only J. Alexanders fit the requirements. We have dined there on several occasions and the food is always excellent and the service is superior. This celebration was just perfect. We commend all the staff at the West Chase location for a job well done. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • From appetizer hell to steak heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Artichoke queso and Cheesesteak rolls were horrible. Then we received our filets. OUTSTANDING. We could not believe a kitchen that delivered such mediocre appetizers could plate such outstanding steaks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So so experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was just OK. For the price I expected the food to be better. We had a server in training which probably didn't help things. The ambiance of the place was pretty nice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food and Service
    QualityFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Great price on wine by the bottles.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise.
    Metall
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I've seen this restaurant for years and always wanted to try it. Hubby and I were entertaining my mom and a friend so we decided to give it a go. What a nice surprise! The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful. Portions were generous. We will definitely be going back to J. Alexanders.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good in all pahses.
    JAlexisgreat
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We started with the calamari and it was cooked to perfection. I had the Ahi tuna and my wife the shrimp. Each entree was very good with minor flaws (a little under salted, the tuna was closer to medium). In all, you have to search for deficiencies. Service was excellent. The key lime pie was excellent although a large portion (fit for sharing). This is a top-tier restaurant and I'd recommend it for people in the Houston area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good!
    gracie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As always, food and service are great. Prime rib always a winner and grilled redfish was delicious. Our server made a great wine suggestion. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Wonderful
    QualityFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This place was wonderful. Food was excellent and service was professional. FYI: they have the best Key Lime Pie!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good For Business Meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I selected J. Alexander's to meet my business associates for a casual dinner. The steak was great and so was the service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Since learning about JA we try to go as often as possible. Never had a bad or even an average dinner. All were fantastic. Go try it once and you'll be hooked to return often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My 1st choice for business lunch
    Tpm06
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    When I have to pick a restaurant the take a business client for lunch in the Westchase area J Alexander is alway a great choice. Great food, clean, professional service and respectful of my time. What more can one ask.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    J Alexander's is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the food. Really wish there was a restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. One thing I would like to recommend is complimentary bread or chips and salsa when dining in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was my first time dining at this location and I felt there were some points that could use improvement however the staff went out of their way to accommodate a request to provide a dish not on the menu that night but I would not have requested that dish if the hostest (Laurie - I spoke with her via phone earlier in the week) had not specifically told me the item would be on the menu for Saturday night. I called since I was coming from out of town and wanted that particular item.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good.
    HTX77077
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    J. Alexander's is always a great place to go to get good drinks and great ribs. This one time the service was a bit slow, but it will definitely not keep us from going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 76 reviews are from the J. Alexander's - Houston reviews archive.
  • Dining at J. Alexander's
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I really love the atmosphere when dining at J. Alexander's. The service is always outstanding and the food is to die for. I also love the fact that when I dine at J. Alexander's I never have to wait for a table. I would recommend this place for everyone to try if they have not. P.S. The drinks are good too.
    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, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gen
    lambVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    You can Never go wrong with J. Alexander. Service is always impeccable, food is always fresh Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great business dinner
    anthonyVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Was out with a client. Great bar. Overall place has a very good vibe. Both are meals were very good. I will be back next time I am in that area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TimDavid
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Superb food and service. Only grumble is that the Diet Cola tasted of chlorine, presumably because of the ice
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We had reservations for 6:45 p.m. on a rainy Monday night for our party of three. I arrived first and was very pleasantly greeted from the moment I stepped in the door. Our waiter, Ray, was perfect. We all ordered the red snapper which arrived in generous portions and cooked to perfection. J. Alexanders had been recommended to me by a friend who takes company customers there for business lunches. She had told me that "You can't go wrong with J. Alexander's." She was right!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food.....BUT...
    TheDiningQueen
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    My family and I dined at the facility for a birthday celebration. The waiter (Ray) was very nice, but when the food came out unfortunately 2 plate entrees had hair in the food. The manager that was on duty 5/21/14 was nice nasty with us. He took the entree off the ticket when it was time to pay and we appreciated that but I just believe in the respect factor. Maybe that was his tonation and how he talks but it came off nice nasty. So would I dine there again? Absolutely but, the hair in the food in 2 dinner plates just made the experience lack.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2014goodfood
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food is good and the service is good except for the constant interruptions. I think if I hear "it's my pleasure" one more time I'm going to get violently ill. I am not sure who coined that expression, but it's overused and after the first 2 times annoying at best. If it's your pleasure to do something you might want to inform your face. But I digress. There was a misunderstanding about an appetizer and whom I am guessing was the manager (she didn't introduce herself) comped it. Well, that was after they mistakenly added it to the wrong bill. Overall, with the exceptions of the constant interruptions, the meal was good as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat
    Cookie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a great Mother's Day here ! Jazz music was playing friendly staff manager actually does his job and come and check on everyone !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Cupid2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The staff was excellent, and the food was outstanding. Kids friendly too.. They split a burger (huge)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • poor service
    badservice
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went on mother's day and server ignored us for the duration of the visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So Good
    LindaAndBobReview
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    It's turned into our close special place. We love the ambiance, the good service and the food. We ate there the first night we moved into our home seven years ago after a long day of unloading and unpacking and were hooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Original Request
    TwentyFive
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I asked for a table out of a high traffic area as this was a business luncheon as I explained . I was given a booth by the bar with business men having some drinks. Thanks; I was not going to have that conversation with my client in hearing distance. Thats why I thought I took care of this before hand. A booth and the bar area ...That sound like an out of the way low traffic area to you?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We had our own private space which was a very nice surprise. The service and food were wonderful. Our only complaint is that the restaurant was very cold. The staff tried to accommodate us but it really never warmed up. Other than that, it was a very nice family dinner for my son's birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Smitty
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Great spot for a business dinner or lunch and good for a romantic night ,the food is very good reasonable price for a steak and the wine was at a fair price . The staff was very professional and I would take all my clients here for Dinner or lunch close to the It hub of the city
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Experience
    Sandy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The brunch menu is small, but the eggs Benedict is great. One of the best. Especially, if you have them add lump crab meat!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kinda blah
    yoli
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The service was awesome. Our server took get care of us but the food wasn't impressive. I was kinda disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Service - Good Food
    Andrew
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Had dinner at this restaurant this past Friday. The service was miserable. There were 4 in our party. From taking forever to take our order to waiting forever to fill our glass of water & then trying to rush us out of our table. Also, running out of food. This is a Friday night at 7:00 pm & no calamari. The crab cakes & salmon were very good. The restaurant was half full. I can know see why. It is a shame!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The service was excellent right from the door, the food was wonderful this was a great first experience would rate this restaurant a 10
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is always outstanding
    Favorite
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It's about knowing how to leave guests alone while being highly attentive. Wonderful service staff. Great people. Food is always great and the coffee is wonderful. Wine Flights can be fun.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Tastee
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    In my opinion, as someone who eats at a variety of restaurants in different markets because of extensive travel, I've yet to find a restaurant that rivals the ambience of J. Alexander. From service to food quality and selection they are top notch. For the diner that expects more or a romantic get away J. Alexander should be right at the top of the list; I've yet to be disappointed. By the way, I would like to see risotto added to the menu!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable night with the Family
    DMiller
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    There are just enough options on the menu that everyone can find something without being an overwhelming menu. The service makes up he best of the rest--Thank you for a great family night out.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate