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J. Alexander's - Jacksonville
J. Alexander's - Jacksonville

J. Alexander's - Jacksonville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com
  • Phone: (904) 996-7147
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Please contact the restaurant for groups of 13 or more.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Clayton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Big Island Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from J. Alexander's - Jacksonville
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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was good but not great. Service a bit slow and the restaurant is very loud, especially if you are seated center dining area. Much better for lunch or a drink at the bar. Although service a bit slow, the staff is very nice and accommodating."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We look forward to the artichokes. Went 2 nights and go whenever in Jacksonville. The food is consistent. I had the same thing both nights and so did my fiend. The prime rib is excellent. We are foodies and think it is great for a chain."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I've been dining here off and on since J Alexanders opened, and while the food hasn't always been four star, the service was always good. My out of town guest and I decided to have lunch there this past week. We were pleased to find everything delicious. Our salads and drinks were artfully presented and just perfect. I am glad to know it's a place to dine again."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Me and my husband went there for my 25th birthday and the food was amazing. From the appetizer to the dessert, it was delicious. Most of all our waitress Andrea was so kind and sweet. Me and and my husbNd just adore her. Her kindness made my birthday dinner very special. We really appreciate you Andrea."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I previously sent a review complaining that I went to J Alexander's on 2 separate occasions and they were out of my favorite Baby Back Ribs. The General Manager, Shane graciously invited me to come back and assured me the problem was solved and would not happen again. This time everything was perfect. The food was just how I like it and the service could not be beat"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had been there before, nice location. I had the prime rib, it was quite chewy and even tough but everything else was good"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • " Had never been there before but heard that the food was good, and I was not disappointed! Had reservations but got there about an hour an a half early and had drinks at the bar everyone was nice and attentive to our needs and we were seated promptly at out reservation time.food was delicious and our waitress was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Its a bit daunting for a fine restaurant to 'run out' of baked potatoes before 1:30pm. To suggest an upcharge for the replacement side item is beyond bizarre. At least my guests didn't hold me accountable and overall the food was enjoyable. Perhaps smaller groups fare better here. We usually enjoy ourselves when it's 2-4 people in our party."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great restaurant but come for lunch dinner is pricey"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have dined at Alexander's many times but the steaks this visit were outstanding quality and cooked perfectly.The filet from the menu was so tender it could almost be cut with a fork. The ribeye from the specials was extremely tender with marbling without being fatty. The carrot cake is the best period"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Wonderful experience dining with our family on Wednesday evening. We had our 2 elementary school children with us and they love the children's menu, along with the adults who each enjoyed their meals greatly. Our server was very professional and attentive, along with the manager who took the time to meet me at our table and discuss a food allergy in our family. Overall very pleased and always a favorite restaurant for our family. Highly Recommend."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food was excellent (steaks, fish sandwich and french dip). Service was perfect. Family dinner with my parents and teenager… it was enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "They very loud, shrill and high pitched music literally ruined the dining event. We could not believe that someone would think that degree of loudness was entertaining. The pitch of the wind instrument, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, etc. was similar to Jaz which we usually enjoy. Our group does not complain to management, but we felt that that the ambience music was so loud that we had an obligation to tell management. others around us mentioned the ridiculous nature of the music. No doubt, if this is not remedied, then this establishment will not succeed in this city. Hope management gets a clue. Guests remarked about the terrible nature of the music while departing the building."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everything was really great. It's a father day surprise and he enjoyed his dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service was great and we enjoyed our food and wine. Every time we go we enjoy the experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have been going to J Alexander's for years now and had many items on the menu, but to me their Baby Back ribs are something special. Ribs are my favorite indulgence, so I only have them 4 times a year., I took my wife there for Mothers Day, she likes the salmon, and was looking forward to their ribs. Imagine my surprise when they told me they had run out when I arrived at 6:45. I ate a burger but still had a craving for their ribs, so when Father's Day came around I made another reservation with the comment "Please don't be out of ribs like Mother's Day." When we arrived, again 6:45, we were once again told they had run out of ribs, so this time we walked out."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "J. Alexander's is our favorite dining spot. Reservations are a good idea, but not necessary for just two. Always great food and a good variety of choices. They could use more seating for groups of 6 or more."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Heard many great things about J. Alexander's so we went there to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was nice. The food was outstanding! My wife had the pork tenderloin with Thai "Bang Bang" sauce which was a sweet & spicy sauce and she loved it. I had the Prime Rib and it was amazing! I have had beef that tender only one other time in my life and that was at Besh Steakhouse in the Harrah's Casino in New Orleans. She wanted dessert and we ended up getting the carrot cake. I'm not much of a carrot cake fan but this was just as good as the rest of the food. It was very light and moist. I highly recommend this place!!! The food is exceptional and minus the drinks our bill would have been under $80."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great ambience, good food, and the service was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "You can always count on J. Alexander's delivering consistent food. We had the artichoke appetizer...excellent. Also had the fish tacos which are always good. Nice wine selection by the glass."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "If you only try J Alexandwrs for one reason it should be for the carrot cake one word AMAZING served warm it is moist and and delicious !"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The staff was not friendly or helpful. The restaurant was out of a few items on the menu, but the food we did order was very very good. We had a reservation but still had to wait a while to get seated."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We used to go to the location near our home in Ft. Lauderdale and thought it was consistently great. The Jacksonville location lived up to our expectations. The oyster appetizer was fantastic, perfectly cooked. The fish sandwich special - sole was flaky, tender and not over-powering. Key lime pie is good except they don't seem to use real whipping cream for the topping."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We drove all the way there to find out they weren't open. We are big fans and love the restaurant but it was a bit disappointing. Maybe it was a computer error but there was an opening for 11 and we get there and they were closing :-("
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Always a good experience!! Had great service and happy reservations are taken. Need to bring back the skillet cornbread please."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We keep coming back and every single meal has been awesome!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "the food was well prepared and tasty. Service was extremely attentive and the timing of each course could not have been better. a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were very happy with where we were seated in a nice out of the way alcove with plenty of room for balloons and lots of food. The only complaint was the hostess would not seat us without the entire party present. I obviously booked this 2 months in advance for my sons graduation, it was 3:30pm so the restaurant was not busy. There was no reason we should not have been seated. Poor customer service in order to be a rule follower I guess!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The male waiter for table 73 sat 5/31 was fantastic. Enjoyed the concept of group service an never a had a half full glass."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and our server, Katie, was extremely friendly. We dined for 3 hours and could have stayed longer. It was a fun evening all around!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "By far, our absolute favorite restaurant to dine. The service and the food are always amazing. We have met the General Manager and he is all about having an amazing dining experience and that shows through the servers, hostesses, bartenders and everyone."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed the ambience and salad menu choices with four other women friend to celebrate a special occasion together. The portion size was perfect and the choices were perfect. Our meal was served quickly and the service was just right."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Had business associates in for dinner and J Alexander was our choice. Food was prepared just as ordered and was Promptly served. The only negative was the food was a little too prompt, but that might have been our group talking instead of eating. In any event, service was excellent and our server in particular was witty, informative and prompt."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great ribeye and excellent creme brulle. Smoked salmon appetizer is must try."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My mom and I go here quite often so I decided for my birthday I would have my birthday lunch with all of my family members at J. Alexander's. I was disappointed with a few dishes my family had. The dishes were not what I was use to getting. It's usually a lot better tasting and the presentation of the food also was disappointing. For the price of the food I expect it to be consistent, but this time it wasn't. The service was good but since the food was so disappointing it overshadowed the service and ambiance."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food is always good but I like this restaurant because it allows us to talk to our clients without having to overcome loud talking from other tables. So many restaurants today feel that the louder it get, the better. This is great for meetings."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Aaron was our waiter and I was very impressed with his attentiveness and speed in getting out food ordered and out to us. I was very impressed with the service and how delicious the food was including the dessert, which was HEAVENLY!! Needless to say, we will be going back there again. Only wish you would have some kind of club to join like Maggiano's. When you're on a fixed income, even a little bit helps and gives us the opportunity to visit your place a little more often. :-)"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were looking for something a little upscale but not too fancy or expensive. This place met our desire. We started with the grilled artichokes. Those were very tasty. We then had our main course. I went with the Ahi. It was very good, seared on the outside and rare on the inside. my wife had the salmon which she also liked. My son ordered the ribs which were tasty but not to his expectations in BBQ sauce. We also ordered the onion rings. You got to get those. Awesome o-rings! One area of confusion was with the wine. Menu listed a Malbec Shyrah blend. We thought we try that. But it turned out that it wasn't a blend. Not a problem! But just something that should be cleared up on the menu. No room. For dessert. Too full!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I loved the food, the service was awesome, and their Mahi Mahi dish was "to die for". Loved it, my whole family and friends enjoyed it. Wonderful restaurant! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Really enjoyed J Alexander's. My steak was seasoned and cooked very well. The prime rib my wife had was as good as any she has ever had before. The salads were also very good. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. We enjoyed our meal and would return on our next visit to Jacksonville. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014