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

J. Alexander's - Houston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com
  • Phone: (832) 200-0955
  • 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: Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This place was wonderful. Food was excellent and service was professional. FYI: they have the best Key Lime Pie!!!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I selected J. Alexander's to meet my business associates for a casual dinner. The steak was great and so was the service."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "You can Never go wrong with J. Alexander. Service is always impeccable, food is always fresh Prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Superb food and service. Only grumble is that the Diet Cola tasted of chlorine, presumably because of the ice"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • " 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!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Had a great Mother's Day here ! Jazz music was playing friendly staff manager actually does his job and come and check on everyone ! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The staff was excellent, and the food was outstanding. Kids friendly too.. They split a burger (huge)"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went on mother's day and server ignored us for the duration of the visit."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The brunch menu is small, but the eggs Benedict is great. One of the best. Especially, if you have them add lump crab meat!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The service was awesome. Our server took get care of us but the food wasn't impressive. I was kinda disappointed."
    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!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The service was excellent right from the door, the food was wonderful this was a great first experience would rate this restaurant a 10"
    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. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food is very good, especially the prime rib. Yumm! What keeps us coming back, besides the food, is the great service. Every time we have been there the manager drops by. In my opinion, that shows that they are serious about making your dining experience a positive one. Parking is easy and the location is great."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great service. Food perfect temperature . French presentation . Quiet environment ."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Best Place on the west side to take a client for lunch....................Staff is Great"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This place is great to have a business luncheon. The staff is wonderful and the food is very good"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My first time at J. Alexander's and it was very beautiful and a relax place to have dinner. Love the romantic feel. The setting is outstanding. Food is excellent. Everyone was exceptional polite and helpful. I would definitely would recommend this place to family and friends."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This restaurant has always been very good. Over the past year or so, they have become a little more upscale, meaning the prices have risen. The waitstaff is always very friendly and the food is consistantly good."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Usually, the wait service is outstanding; but, on our last visit...not so much. Both my lady and I are addicted to the $31 Maui Ribeye (Med). The problems are: 1st our meal took forever! Then the steaks were well done. We sent them back and waited a long time all over again. To make matters worse, the wait server said, "A steak is usually well done around the edges." I'm not overly sensitive, but we fine dine weekly. We have had this steak at least 50 times. He was condescending. To make matters worse, when he re-checked we said they were perfect. He then said, "This is the 3rd time tonite that has happened." Flag on the play! In J's defense, we love the place. We will return! Anything I have ever ordered has been outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Surprisingly the service was not the best this time, the waitress was in a bad mood or something...too bad for me, but food still delicious"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "After about three minutes of sitting down with menus on our tables, we were greeted by a male server who took our drink and appetizer orders. My date was hungry and I mentioned that to him so our food came out fairly quick. We were pleased with that. My dirty martini was okay. I really enjoyed the display though. I just felt like it could have been shaken a bit more. Later in the evening we finally met our female server. She was kind but her interaction with us was limited. She did her job but nothing over the minimum that was memorable. Our plates came out briefly after our appetizer was completed. My date's ribeye was average. Is it USDA? No idea. He loved the mashed potatoes though. As for the ribs, they were delicious."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This place was AWESOME!!! wonderful service, great food and the ambience was lovely. The spinach dip was to die for. I had the steak and fries and it not only was cooked to my liking but seasoned to perfection. Our waiter was awesome in giving suggestions. YOU MUST TRY THE CARROT CAKE. I personally do not like carrot cake, I got the key lime pie which was greatness. My companion got the carrot cake and I tried it.....I ALMOST ATE IT ALL . We will be back very soon."
    Dined on 2/15/2014