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

J. Alexander's - Jacksonville

  • 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: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
J. Alexander's - Jacksonville reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)fit for foodies (58)romantic (58)good for groups (56)great for lunch (44)notable wine list (40)hot spot (30)vibrant bar scene (30)neighborhood gem (28)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (10)great for outdoor dining (10)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Birthday celebration again
    Cdb1115
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Went back again for another birthday celebration, this time mine! Comfortable seating at table this time for a party of 5. Cool separate long table at bar that we enjoyed during happy hour. Carrot cake is to die for. Friendly staff. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is just ok.
    Yanks322VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was my 2nd trip here. Both times the food has just been OK, nothing great for what you're paying. This time the service was almost non existent. Had an issue with my meal & had to wait about 10 minutes for the waitress to come back. Tried flagging down other staff who walked by the table, but none would make eye contact. Once the waitress did come back I then had to wait another 10 minutes for them to cook the food to the proper temperature. Water classes were empty most of the meal as well. We had to ask the waitress for water when she stopped by only the 2nd time the entire meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was just OK this time.
    Sandra
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I was so looking forward to getting my prime rib sandwich, but was totally disappointed with my meal. The steak was extremely salty with a lot of fat and quite chewy. I told our waitress and she sent my steak back for another one and when it came out, it was kind of on the rare side and they took it back to broil for a few minutes more. It was better when it came back, but steak was still not as good as what I had on previous visits and was still on the tough side. Needless to say, I will not be back for awhile.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    RonSVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Sporting a diverse menu, the food is well prepared and served hot. The chicken, prime rib French dip, and the baby backs are of note. Reservations are honored promptly. Nothing major to dislike, but Apple pie would be a welcome addition to the dessert menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sally
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Jane Marie was an outstanding waitress. She has an infectious postive attitude. I will ask for her sections each time I dine for lunch/dinner at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything there was great.The only problem I had was, when I came there to reserve my reservation I had to wait an hour and a half before I can sit down,because a party before me was there for 3 hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual the best!
    eluminaz
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I've been to this restaurants numerous times and it has always been an excellent experience. I decided to book this for my boyfriend's birthday because I knew that I wouldn't be dissapointed. We didn't have to wait for our table to be ready and our server took care of us right away. The food was excellent(especially the Mac and cheese) and the restaurant brought a free dessert for my boyfriend. I always recommend J's for any type of occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time diner
    Delinda
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was my first visit to the restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food and the service were both fantastic. The steaks were flavorful and the portions were huge. The salmon dip was especially delicious. Our server (Tanner) was helpful and assisted us with several recommendations. Overall it was very enjoyable and I will become a frequent diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, incredible desserts
    Motif88VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Very good food for reasonsable prices. I will definitely return when I'm in the Jacksonville area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Foodtoo
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Friendly staff, attentive service and great food! A wonderful first visit. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends. My shrimp celertro was prepared perfectly, the portion was good! Not too much not too little. my friend had the ahi tuna and she said it was excellent, melted in her mouth!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Need To Go
    BecauseYouAskedVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We ordered steaks which turned out to be a mistake, particularly when the Capital Grille was in the same quadrant. The steaks were fatty, poorly seasoned and small. The salads; for which we were overcharged, had an unpleasant flavor as well as the house salad that was likely comprised of the weeds in front of the building. The carpeting smelled like an old diner and the crowd noise prevented conversation. If not for a great waitress would have left. She tried to tell us not to order anything complicated (like more than a drink) but we did not listen. It seemed to be a good bar but not a place I will come back to for a meal or snack. It is a shame that they have fallen this far. Bad chef, bad manager, bad choice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Lunch
    Alex123
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Everything was great. Just didn't recieve my Opentable points. But Opentable.com fixed it 2 days later. Definitely will be back to JAlexanders for their great Mac'nCheese.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marine
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Out of all the times I've been here I've never had a bad experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If your Hungry
    RVerVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    For a chain, this is one of the very best consistently. When you go and are hungry, expect not to leave that way. The onion rings arfe the very best in the United States, but the tower of onions is enough to feed a full meal to two people and their maci-cheese is absolutely wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food
    Kim0214
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Filet with bernaise sauce melts in your mouth...Ambiance is great. Dark and romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We the four ladies had a great dinning experience. Two were celebrating birthdays. What a GREAT dessert treats they received. We all shared that. It was fantastic.Our lunch was excellent. Thank you and your staff for making it so special. We all live in Fernandina Beach. Let me say the trip was well worth it. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • J.Alexanders - Good Food
    DrivingWife
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The menu offered a wide variety of dishes - some traditional and some innovative. The food was very good, the portions were large and the service was adequate. It would be nice if a small salad or soup was included with the entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very good place, however had a reservation but still waited a half hour for sitting.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Another Good Experience
    Kasparitis
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was good to excellent...presentation to taste. The server, PJ, was a bright and engaging young man, but I hope he gets some assistance with basic etiquettes. To include; detailing specials, asking about appetizers, and general pace of service. He was asking if we were ready to order when we had beens dated for less than a couple minutes. Let me stress, he did not diminish the night. Seems like a clear case of inexperience. Alexanders is an excellent choice between more expensive and less casual options in the Town Center.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner!
    SDP23
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had 5 adults and a toddler on a Saturday night, but got a perfectly comfortable table, great food, and fantastic service. Our waiter, Hunter C, was incredibly attentive and we never wanted for anything from start to finish. It really couldn't have been better. We never felt rushed or forgotten, which can sometimes happen when you take a toddler to a nice place. The steak brazzo, btw, is excellent. Hope this becomes a regular part of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    jlnegron
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our waitress Mitchell, was awesome. She recommend us the best plates on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average
    Chidin
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We (party of 3) arrived early for our reservation and they sat us immediately. We then waited for 15 minutes before out server came to the table. No apologies, no introduction of her name or anything, she just said "Hi, what can I get you to drink" she was very smily and bubbly but I would have appreciated an intro or apology. She took our order and everything after that was fine. App and food came out in good time and was good. That initial greeting (or lack of) is what set the tone for me and made the food quality seem a little less special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistency
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've been eating here for a while, and every time I go there I always have an excellent meal. The service is outstanding too
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything was great. I was just disappointed that I made a reservation and still had to wait 20 mintues.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, always
    Leigh
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a wonderful time for dinner. We were greeted at the door by hostess Emily. Very warm and friendly. Our server Jane Marie was outstanding. She was funny and spent time answering our questions and making sure my husbands baked potato was piping hot! The food was outstanding as usual. The onion rings were nice, hot and crisp! Husbands steak was cooked to perfection. I had cilantro shrimp. It was awesome. The wine list is very nice and not too overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty expensive
    Kcon17VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    2 people drank water, shared one appetizer and one entree, $60! Good food but overpriced:(
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.