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

J. Alexander's - Jacksonville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com/
  • Phone: 9049967147
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
J. Alexander's - Jacksonville reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (99)good for groups (59)fit for foodies (56)romantic (49)great for lunch (47)notable wine list (38)vibrant bar scene (34)hot spot (27)neighborhood gem (27)late-night find (18)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (11)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • annabelle
    annabelle
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very good food and service. Definitely would recommend to others
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overly priced
    PenJo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ordered pecan crusted fish with zucchini, over salted crust, very small serving. Six slices of zucchini, grilled nicely however surely NOT worth $32. Let me down j.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great service
    CharlieFVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This restaurant never fails to impress even though its large and a chain. The folks they get to work there are top notch, well trained and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • relaxed and no rushing
    jimmyVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We met some old friends there for Sunday lunch (no Brunch). The entrees were a tad pricey but worth it. Very attentive server, quiet enough in the booth for us to catch up. We wound up staying for a solid two hours, but never felt rushed even though the place was moderately busy. I'd go back again anytime. And an excellent/affordable wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday celebration
    Cdb1115
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    What a great place to celebrate a friend's birthday. The noise level was moderate, the food excellent and location convenient. Will be coming back for MY birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation desk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The reservations clerk was annoyed because I asked a question. She was so busy doing other things that it took her quite a few minutes to get one of the young ladies to escort our party of 5 to the table. What's with 4 or 5 different people bringing food to our table? They didn't know what we ordered and just set the food down on the table and left, leaving us to distribute to the correct person. And the volume level was extreme noise. Way too loud for that size.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressed
    Travel4aliving
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was a first visit and my wife and I were very impressed with the ambiance, the menu selections and of course the food. Everything was great including the service, we actually felt appreciated to be dining with the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Birthday
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was the day before Labor Day at 3:30pm which is why it was so quiet and empty for a Sunday. We had a party of 5 which they take few parties over 4 due to space. This restaurant is for parties of 4 and below mainly. I do love this open table application. It took me no time to book a reservation ahead of time. I didn't have to call and talk to anyone which is always a perk. We just walked in and said we had a reservation. It was seamless. Every restaurant should have this feature.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent service, great food!!
    July
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I definitely go back the food is outstanding the prime rib cook to perfection the atmospheric comfortable highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alex Made the Evening
    FancyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Outstanding service from Alex made the evening this trip. He was so welcoming and genuinely glad we chose J. Alexander's. Our party of four all had a great dinner and good time. We'll be back as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointment
    RVerVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Always been one of our favorites with top notch evaluation. This time - Kids noises, roast beef pre cooked and warmed up, entire bar set up for dinners, service only just satisfactory and best macicheese prepared probably for lunch crowd and saved. High point was wife's fish - excellent. I still have two prepaid cards for $175 but if dinner is going to be like this one I will use for lunch only! We were truly disappointed although we had been looking forward to going.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant is one of our favs
    Oneofthels
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We try to eat at J Alexander's once a month when in Ft Lauderdale or Jacksonville. Food is always great and service is top notch. Wait staff is always well versed, makes recommendations and are generally quite pleasant. The menu has something for everyone including great steaks, seafood, ribs and salads. Cocktails are always poured to perfection. Great for people watching but the ambiance and lighting are also perfect for a quiet dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Ribs in Town!
    FLPatriot59
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Once again, J. Alexanders delivers! For a casual dinner out with my wife we thoroughly enjoyed the petit sirloin (wife), perfectly cooked, very tender with the awesome chef's butter on top. I had the ribs and, as usual, they are fall off the bone tender. The loaded baked potato and cole slaw are excellent. We always end our dinner there sharing a slice of their amazing warm carrot cake, served with coffee. When we consider where to eat out (which we do a lot), almost every time we come back to J. Alexanders. Can't go wrong at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for business dinner
    Lexie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great place for having a casual business dinner for groups of people. Food is excellent, fast service, friendly staff. While overall we were happy with our experience and service, I wanted to point out that the waitress was a little too fast. We were served our salads and before we could finish them, she was bringing out our entres. The table was too small to hold all the dishes, so we had to hold our salads in our laps to allow her to put the entres on the table. It would have been much better for her to have offered to put them in a warmer until we finished our salad. Overall a good experience, would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed in food
    Adele
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband ans i were Very disappointed in my entrée and side dish choices. We tried j. Alexander's as something special and different from our usual restaraunt choices. We've decided to stick with our usual places.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overcooked steak
    DineNout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I ordered Filet mignon cooked medium and it was prepared mostly well done, part of it medium well. The next steak prepared came out mostly rare to medium rare. The second steak which I cut in half was cooked on the third side, which caused that side to be overcooked. I never cooked a steak on three sides, only the top and bottom; cook could use a lesson. Everything else, salad, dessert, side dishes, was wonderful. The manager took the charge off the bill, but the experience ruined the evening. I will never order the steak again from there, the Ahi Tuna was great and prepared right a previous experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Superb
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was excellent, as always. And you can't get better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress
    willBback
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were fortunate. Ours was professional, charming and took action when the opportunity arose. The broccoli wasn't very good, we didn't make a big thing out of it - partly because the remaining meal was very good, but "M" fixed it without prompting. Quick response by management. You could see they were also paying attention to guests. You don't walk away hungry from this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Solstice
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The experience was excellent. The service sets this place apart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consistent
    FancyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    J. Alexander's can always be counted on for consistent good food, service and attractive surroundings. I will continue to be disappointed in the lack of availability of wines by the glass with the volume of good wines available by the bottle.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swift service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good food but last few visits the servers rush you. Can't just relax and enjoy your visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    Foodie44
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Enjoyed my time there great food but expensive for lunch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fabulous!
    LienVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food and service are always fabulous here! :) I have my favorite dish almost every time. I have always been deliciously satisfied with it! Occasionally, I may try something else. I have always had positive experiences with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good business lunch.
    tbltop
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This visit was a business lunch with a medium sized group. The food was good plus and the service was excellent. I found that a group larger than 4 might be tight on space even with a reservation; so, I might think twice about bringing a larger group in the future. The atmosphere is sophisticated but not stuffy- and the location is great too. For a family, you can get away with one or two children. Enjoyable place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites!
    BHolbrookJax7
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We are regulars of J Alexander's, usually dining there two times per month. The bartenders are the best in town and the drinks spectacular for the price. Food is always consistent and service is very good; last Saturday night was no exception. It continues to be one of our favorite places to dine considering what you get for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    tin10
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everyone was great, from the hostess to our waiter, and everyone in between. Just a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best value
    James
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was good, but not superb. Over priced for what you get. Service was very good. Mac and cheese was very yummy, kind of sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime rib
    Ymas289
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Their prime rib remains, hands down, one of the best in the area. I would love to see a gluten free or even friendly menu and to ring back the amazing service....it's gone downhill a lot these past few years.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We were unable to go to J. Alexander due to a power outage at the towncenter.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Snake Did It
    Perdie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    UNFORTUNATELY, 359 businesses lost power at 7:15. Our food had been delivered, it was great. Server perfect, attentive. But when the restaurant lost power the grill fans also went down, it became seriously smoky. A snake had invaded the pipes in a huge JEA transformer. This was NOT JAlexander's fault. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food and service
    Dinejax78
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food and service. They always double check on you. Also your drink never goes less than half full and always happy to recommend extras. Great place for lunch or dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience!
    Prettyhotplace
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I loved the fact that everyone paid close attention to details for my Anniversary! Completely made my day very special!
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for Casual Dinner
    Eatoutoften
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Nice for Casual Dinner, but getting expensive. price point is between casual and higher end dining, but food is definitely not higher end...don't sit outside at the Jacksonville Town Center location unless you like the smell of smoke, all the smokers stand right next to the outdoor dining area, restaurant management wouldn't do anything about it...really disappoint us and ruined our evening.. if you get cold, take a sweater or sweat shirt...the inside dining is kept somewhere between freezer and refrigerator temperature...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Their Prime Rib Sandwiches
    Sandra
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I like the fact that I can call and make a reservation, so I know when I get there I don't have to wait. A table is ready and waiting for me and that really means a lot. In addition to the fact that they have a plethora of items on their menu from which to choose and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Good Food and Service
    FancyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    J. Alexander's can be counted on for good food and service. As a part of the finest shopping complex in the city, reservations are recommended for weekend dinners. The menu has something for everyone. The warm carrot cake is is a must have for dessert lovers!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome
    Gr8dine
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Another awesome dining experience. Excellent food and service. Looking forward to another visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Timing Can Spoil A Meal
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The pre-course choice of dining partners: one ordered soup, the other ordered a salad. Soup was delivered hot a full five minutes sans the other diner's salad. Upon the salad's arrival, a heated soup was requested. Once both were served, each were much enjoyed. The main entrée was timely served to both partners. The one diner's side dish of garlic mashed potatoes was nearer room temp than hot while the prime rib was superbly prepared. The other diner was too provoked at an empty restaurant with a four star rating and poor kitchen judgment to comment. Perhaps another time...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Junebug
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    everything was great from the service to the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foods good only problem one problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Ordered loaded baked potatoe without sour cream came with sour cream. Salad is always great. No extras served bread. We have had better meals there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to celebrate a milestone
    Celebrating55
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I was recommended to try it by a trusted friend who understands my defined pallet. I was not disappointed and was thrilled when the dessert arrived. The food was delicious
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.