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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
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We were unable to go to J. Alexander due to a power outage at the towncenter."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I loved the fact that everyone paid close attention to details for my Anniversary! Completely made my day very special!"
    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..."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Another awesome dining experience. Excellent food and service. Looking forward to another visit."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • " everything was great from the service to the food."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Just an overall great restaurant. Service was outstanding and the food was great. Would recommend to everyone including parents with kids."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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'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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Everything was really great. It's a father day surprise and he enjoyed his dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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
  • "The service was great and we enjoyed our food and wine. Every time we go we enjoy the experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great ambience, good food, and the service was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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