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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
  • Email: ja26@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
  • "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
  • "Held a company lunch here. The atmosphere is great, service friendly, and the food good. Without asking they put us in a semi-private part of the restaraunt. Nice work J. Alexander's."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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
  • "My wife and I went on Feb 15th day after Valentines Day our first visit. It was recommended by a friend of my wife. We had reservations and was seated promptly. The waiter took our drink ourders quickly and pointed out the daily featured items. Appetizers were a bit overpriced but I see this as a trend at most restarants. My wifes Ceasar was a bit spicy and very different than most she has had. I tasted it and it was good. We asked for bread because we didn't see anyone else with bread and it was brought out quickly. I ordered prime rib and she ordered the baby backs. The Prime rib was very good. The ribs were good also. We ordered dessert and while it was good not top notch. Overall a good experience. We will put it in the rotation."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my fiancé there for Valentine's Day. Both of us ordered the Maui Ribeye and loaded mashed potatoes for $31 a plate. The quality of the cut was phenomenal. You may have heard people say, "This steak is like butter." Well, I can honestly say that applies here. Just when you would think it could not possibly get any better...the use of steak sauce would be a crime! If a great dining experience is what you're looking for, look no further."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "AMAZING service! everything was on the dot except the steak. seasoning was good but was just a touch dry. still delicious though."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was exactly what we were hoping for as a romantic late evening dinner out on Valentine's day. Service was really nice and professional. Lighting and ambiance was wonderful. The booths felt private even though there were other tables around us. I had the steak and fires, minus the fries with the rice and orzo. What I didn't know was that the rice and orzo is cold, so I requested the broccoli instead... The steak was perfection! The broccoli was fantastic, not overdone but flavorful. I so wish I had fries though because they had the most delicious thin fires (not quite shoestring). My husband had the ribs, fries, and broccoli. He said it was phenomenal.It is expensive but well worth it for a night out with the hubby!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have to hand it to the management and staff--they handled an awkward situation with poise. Our dining room reservation was taken by an unknown party before our arrival. The manager jumped through hoops to have our group seated in adjoining booths. The food and service was excellent. This is a great venue for a large group for lunch if you reserve the dining room. It's also a nice place to do for dinner with a friend--the ambience is warm and inviting. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Food is great. Upscale decor, efficient friendly service, overall a great experience. Iced tea "refills" are actually "replacements" -- a new glass with a fresh lemon wedge with each refill. I had the prime rib, my wife the French steak and fries. Both were perfect."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "It has been a long time since we visited J. A’s ..... what a relief to find a quality restaurant locally. And for once easy to park the car, another good thing. Enjoy the ambience and the buzz, but not for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, our waitress Gracie was outstanding. Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I couldn't have made a better choice for my wife's birthday. From the service to the food, everything was wonderful. Thanks, again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This is a copycat of the Hpuston's chain. It's a pretty good one. My wife and I have eaten there several times. On our last visit it was 7:30pm Saturday. They were out of rotisserie chicken, which took the two things off the menu we ordered. We weren't told they were out until we ordered. Aggravating. However, the waitress did tell the manager without us asking,he came over and offered to send us something else after apologizing. He was very nice and professional. Running out of an item can happen to any restaurant, I just wish we had been told before we settled on something. The food is good, the service friendly and prompt and the atmosphere suitable for any occasion. It's a staple on our list and will remain so. ."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Servers were a little pushy, and it was really dark inside the restaurant."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Great ambience, well good meal, Awesome service. They always watching out for you. pretty much putting the customer first. Its a good sense of business when your customer care service is top notch. I will recommend and reckon!!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We should have been suspect when we could get a reservation at any time we wanted on New Year's Eve. The waiter was inexperienced but acted like he knew what he was doing. He tried to steer us to their most expensive bottle of wine even though he couldn't tell us anything about it except that it was at the top of their list and thus must be good. He doesn't understand his meat cuts and sure can't tell the difference on how they are cooked. We have eaten here before and the food has been hit & miss, but this time they dropped the ball completely and I would have sent it back if not for wife not feeling well. Management needs to work at hiring and training competent servers if they want to stay in business."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Brought my wife and friends here on New Years Eve. We were sat right upon arrival. friendly staff. Service was great as well. Filet was amazing also the mac n cheese. But save room for the carrot cake."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "J Alexander's is my favorite restaurant in West Houston. It has just the right ambiance to use for special occasions as well as informal meals. The menu is always tasty and varied. I love their salads and the fish dishes--just right. My husband and I love old fashion gin martini's (Mad Men type!) We think J Alexander's is the best even using house gin. The service is always good to great. I really, have no complaints to offer. I would give this a 4-star rating out of 5!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We were seated in the private dining area and it was absolutely perfect for our ladies group. Exactly what we wanted. Thanks for a fun time, wonderful food and great atsmophere. We'll come back."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "nice place . good food and like always excellent service ."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "I am glad J. Alexander's works hard to keep its menu interesting and keep me wanting to comeback. The location is great and they make you feel welcomed to a well established restaurant. The wait staff is professional like you don't see much these days."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Excellent steak. Perfectly done filet. Potato was good but not as good as other items. Service was very very good. We will go again."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Very nice --- I tried the Crab Cakes too --- business partners had a burger it looked awesome and one had the asian salad --- very nice!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "I loved this place. It is the perfect balance of great food, nice decor, cool jazz music playing over the speakers and all with prices that won't break the bank. I also appreciated the wine list, it was simple, with good choices and once again not overpriced. Not to knock the service, but the wait staff needs to loosen up a bit. I am there to have fun, so you don't have to be super proper, joking around is okay. If you go here, don't miss the carrot cake for dessert!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Wonderful large bar at which I wouldn't hesitate to have dinner by myself. Very cozy and well staffed restaurant. Generous, well seasoned portions. The seafood was light but very filling and everything was served hot and fresh. LOVED the grilled artichoke appetizer. Our waiter had only worked there a short time and was unfamiliar with most entrees but he was very attentive. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Great place for lunch and dinner. Servers are great, the entire staff will make you feel very special!! wiil defiantly come back"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We've been going to this restaurant since the early 80's when it was a Houstons Restaurant. No longer affiliated with Houston's but the food is great, you can typically get in without a wait, and service is always outstanding. We took friends Friday night so I did make a reservation just to insure we wouldn't wait. The music was just a bit loud. Mostly the trumpets in the songs being played. We mentioned this to our waiter and he saw that the music was adjusted quickly. In the past it has been so cold in the restaurant that you started shivering halfway through your meal but the last two trips have been the perfect climate. Perhaps another review fixed issue. We love this restaurant. Always dependable."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Food and service good however my entire family was shivering and couldn't wait to finish to get out of there"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I eat at J Alexander's on a weekly basis. It's a little pricey, but well worth the extra expense. My favorite item on the menu is the filet, but the marinated ribeye and Red Snapper are outstanding, as well. The service is always top-notch, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The bar service is prompt and the cocktails taste like they are made by professionals at the top of their profession. The dessert selections are minimal, but all taste fresh and delicious. This is a great place for a date or a meal with business associates."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We had 14 guests in our party. All family related & celebrated 3 birthdays. We were there 3 hrs & had so much fun $ delicious food. Mostly steaks were ordered & all were delicious. The waiters were so efficient . We have made J Alexander's our gathering place for big celebrations & a nice evening meal out. We love J Alexander's Very pleased customer!!!!!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Outstanding friendly and efficient service. Always willing to customize dishes or even provide a dish not in the menu."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "My son and 5 of his friends reserved the back room of the restaurant for a pre-Homecoming dance dinner. The 12 people fit nicely into the room. The room was great for them to enjoy their dinner without disturbing the rest of the diners. The staff was wonderful and everyone truly enjoyed their meals. This is a great venue for a group lunch or dinner .... room is somewhat secluded but the service is still top notch."
    Dined on 10/12/2013