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
163 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (99)fit for foodies (54)romantic (54)good for groups (49)great for lunch (43)notable wine list (36)vibrant bar scene (33)hot spot (29)neighborhood gem (29)late-night find (21)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (5)Show More
  • A nice dinner
    lhdeason
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    J Alexander is a place we can depend on for good food and variety of menu. I enjoy a restaurant that has something for every taste. A very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had made a reservation online the day before and was very pleased to get a table for 4 at the time I wanted. When we arrive a few minutes early, we were seated right away. There was a card placed on the table by the hostess so I of course read it to see what it was. It showed a table for 2 walk-in. In my mind I questioned it due to the fact that when I did walk in I showed the hostess my phone which had my name and the number of guests for our online reservation. I assumed it may be used as a tracking document but if it was, it was wrong. However, that didn't bother us. We all had an enjoyable evening together as a family celebrating our son's 17th birthday! Everything about the evening was great except the food didn't have much flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorite!
    BHolbrookJax7
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    As always, this is one of our favorite places for Saturday evening. There were four of us and we decided to sit at the bar to have drinks and dinner since there was space available when we arrived. The bartenders are all fantastic; those who have served us before usually know what we like to drink. Two of the four of us had the Steak and Fries - they always get it and say it's the best steak in town for the price. One of us had chicken fingers - and she is always satisfied. I had the fish sandwich without the bread and it was grouper that night which I love. Along with grilled zucchini, I was completely happy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    BirthdayOuting
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was amazing and the food was awesome....definitely a must visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strict portions but fab onion rings
    MikeTbone
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was our first time at J Alexanders. An enjoyable experience for sure. Perhaps the best onion rings I've ever had. If anything, we will be returning for those onion rings. Service was awesome. Instead of one server, it seems there are a team of people who tend to your table. I selected the crab cakes, which tasted quite fresh, but were portioned small for their cost - only 2 small-medium crab cakes for the same price as my friends 16 oz NY Strip. Their "best chocolate cake" is pretty good, but not as good as the "flourless chocolate dome" at a competing restaurant chain. Soup of the day was gumbo, which wasn't very flavorful. When I let them know, they only apologized, didn't offer a solution.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • aks59
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and service were excellent. I am sorry to say I don’t recall our waitress name but she went above and beyond to make sure we were cared for. The only reason I gave the ambiance a 4 is because the seat I had was facing the sun as it was going down.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Fine Establishment
    PatCVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have a wonderful J. Alexander's in Tampa and looked forward to checking out their Jacksonville store - and they show the same attention to detail that the Tampa store exemplifies. The layout is totally different, but the food and service are, as always, impeccable. The people of Jacksonville have a great place to dine and to enjoy consistently fine dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2014crabcake
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had the lump crab patties, they were okay but a little to fishy tasting, .ve had better
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but loud
    Boothfor2
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Expected quieter setting for dinner, Not a romantic venue all though mood lighting is good
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality food
    RonSVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    They try hard and serve an excellent product. Best French dip ever - sliced prime rib. Large menu to please everyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service!
    jsark21
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had our anniversary dinner here and iitturned out amazing! Thanks to the wonderful staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, ok food
    Belly2589
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The sevice was great, however the food and drinks were just average. The restaurant has a good energetic vibe and the bar looked like a nice place to hang and drink with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I have not had service this good in Jacksonville in a while. The staff was very attentive without being intrusive the food was hot and well prepared and the ambiance was cozy. My glass was never half full and after each service we received clean silverware. The staff was very knowledgeable of the menu. The whole experience was great. Good Job J. Alexander 's
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gretchen visit
    Jaxdiner
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Went there to meet old friends who we haven't seen in 25 years. Restaurant is great, varied menu, great ambience, loved the muted lighting. Food portions were generous, service was unhurried ....loved it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mommaflakus
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was very happy with the ease in which I was able to make my reservation with Open Table. J Alexander was very accommodating in seating us as we were early for the reservation as well. It was a wonderful evening. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality
    Kenn
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The quality of the entrees was great. The service was very good with a lot of attention. Two of our party had seafood and both said it was outstanding. I am constantly looking for great Prime Rib. Very few places are able to achieve my expectation. The Prime Rib was among the best I have had. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not like it was...
    Ymas289
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Since J's opened we have been regulars. Started with being greeted so friendly you wanted to return and food to die for! Now, just a few short years later, you're greeted....food is good....service passes..... What happened to the pep? To the wow thanks for being our customer? To the plate sharing, the food that is to die for? Feels like the passion has left the building.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy, but always good!
    Clls
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our dinner was small, and a bit on the high end, price wise. But, everything was prepared perfectly, service was great and atmosphere soothing. A lovely dinner out at J. Alexander's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    momoftwoVIP
    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.