J. Alexander's - Palm Beach Gardens
J. Alexander's - Palm Beach Gardens

J. Alexander's - Palm Beach Gardens

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com/
  • Phone: (561) 694-2711
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Allan Ayer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Military Trail
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet Parking
    Private Parking Lot
A word from J. Alexander's - Palm Beach Gardens
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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J. Alexander's - Palm Beach Gardens reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (89)fit for foodies (87)special occasion (77)great for lunch (62)vibrant bar scene (59)good for groups (29)hot spot (29)romantic (14)notable wine list (13)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food at J.Alexanders is always great... simple fun tasty and well presented. You can't go wrong when choosing this place. The spinach queso is perfect to share while having drinks. All the casual sandwiches are always good and they have The best steak burger anywhere. Shoestring fries that you could eat all night. Their entrees are perfectly done as well... strange to say but try the rotisserie chicken it is outstanding as well as the prime rib or anything off the wood grill.... and a MUST HAVE is the onion rings... if you like great breaded onion rings this place will make you cry for more. One unfortunate part of dinner is the poor management... they walk around blind to the organized chaos. The service was slow but on point as our waiter was seat our party of 3, a four top and an 8 top all at once. If the managers had a handle on the place this would not happen. So aside from the poor seating skills and lack of manager support the place is great and our server was awesome despite the lack of support. Cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great service at the bar
    ChefinspiredVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I always sit at the bar and couldn't be happier with all the staff. From Valencia at the hostess stand always greeting me with a smile to Ali at the bar that always has my drink waiting for me before I even sit down. The food is always perfect and I will continue to dine at J Alexander's.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Team lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Excellent as usual. NYO Mac-n-cheese of course is a must. Came for a team lunch, service was good as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    kathycVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    we sat outside bar area, service perfect salads perfect sirloin arrived overcooked but they apologized and fixed it right away. Crab cakes are the BEST!! They offer a delicious key lime pie for dessert We love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service a little strange....
    maccVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    When we were seated, the table was set with silverware that included all-purpose knives. Before our appetizer arrived, the server brought steak knives and removed the all-purpose knives that were already there., so we were forced to use steak knives to cut our appetizer. The server then replaced those steak knives with clean ones. I found this all a bit strange, as normally steak knives are brought just before the steak is served, and I don't understand the reason for removing the all-purpose knives. Also, no bread/rolls were brought or offered. When we inquired, we were asked "Oh, you want some bread?", as tho this was an unusual request. We were told the kitchen was "baking a fresh batch that should be ready soon" but we never did receive any.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for a quick dinner
    troubleVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    What I like most is they honor reservations. Our first waitress didn't get our order right. Manager, Kevin came over to ask how everything was. He was so nice even offered us a free dessert . Had the carrot cake which was the BEST.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    BocaBirthday
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My Dad turned 81 and my Mom turned 80 a month ago, so this was a dual Birthday celebration. We have a great dinner. Food as excellent, as always, Sheldon, our server was polite and attentive. This is one of my parent's favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KerbyVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Often go here. Will be awhile before we go back. Salads were lacking, presentation bad. Fish Tacos had way to much toppings
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always delicious
    kathycVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We can always depend on delicious salads entrees & service here! Food consistently great
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GReat Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    One of the best steakhouses, with lots of selection and great portions. their prime rib is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    MortyZVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We ate there twice within the same week. What better vote is that?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Notgood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My baked potato was cold and the steak was over cooked. Three of our party of four requested bread but it was never provided. On top of everything, our waitress bagged and provided my leftovers to someone else to take home. Not good. With drinks and appetizers, we spent over $250.00. Unbelievable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent prime rib
    Luca
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I enjoyed an excellent prime rib with smashed potatoes. Portions are generous but not massive (I am against the doggy bag concept). Definitely I would go back there and try some other items from the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    There are not many restaurants in Florida with true service however j Alexander's has mastered it. Just spectacular.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not consistant
    Debbiepbg
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I eat @ JAlexanders 3 or 4 times a month. The food is generally good but has been inconsistent lately. I took my sister there Saturday night as she was visiting from out of town. I assured the ribs were delicious. She ordered them. I noticed she only ate 3 but didn't say anything. Next day I asked what she thought , "terrible, burnt and I threw them out ". (she had taken home the leftovers , at my insistence). She is the 3rd person to tell me that the food was not good. I was very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food - as always!
    Leslie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food is delicious and always consistent! We'll be back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sumrgame
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    With only the exception of the noise level, J Alexanders continues to live up to reputation. Never had a bad meal. Food is always consistent regardless of selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Time
    PBGPNSM
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I rated every aspect of J. Alexander's as very good because it was and it is tough to get "outstanding" from me. The service was outstanding for this type of restaurant. The server was knowledgeable and patient - he also offered a taste of 2 wines to help us select. The food came fast and was prepared as ordered. This will not be our last visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    all4elle
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We decided to take my mom here for her birthday and she was not disappointed. Our waitress was great and the food was phenomenal! All their steaks are great and the carrot cake is amazing!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Great Dining Exoerience
    Gilroys3
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of most favorite restaurants. Exceptional service and food. We always take our out of town guests here because we know it will be a culinary experience and fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always reliable
    lucy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We always enjoy J Alexanders. The food and service is always very good. I like the assortment of sides that come with your meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can waitstaff be too attentive?
    CapitanSourceVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Been there many times. Always good, always relialbe. Great service but maybe too great. Didn't need to know so much about our waiter or have him linger at our table and join in our conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, as usual!
    SushiFan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been here a number of times. It's always a good experience. The food and service are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    consistent excellent service...food quality always right up there -any problems dealt with immediately...we already have an account at smgservicesflorida@yahoo.com
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sentiments
    localregularVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Love this place! Management, servers, food, kitchen, and cleanliness are all A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood rest.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We have been coming to this restaurant since it opened and end the food & service always good & consistent……...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    gvalducci
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A nice dark wood restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens, great tuna salad and swordfish. We'll come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    nickluvspb
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We always eat at J Alexanders at least once every trip to Palm Beach and are always happy with food and service . Entrees can be pricey if not careful with choice. Desserts are very limited and although very good, haven't been changed for years!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasurable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were a party of 7 including 3 children under 7 years of age. We couldn't have had a better experience. My salmon was delicious as well as everyone else's meal. Service was excellent. we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Perfect
    LovetoEatOutVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    J. Alexander's is a great restaurant, which we return to often. The food is excellent, as is the service. And, the ambience is also nice, as you can mostly see what's going on in the kitchen, and the decor is nicely and comfortably done. My only two tips for the restaurant are to change the menu a little more often, and ask the waitstaff to wait 5 minutes between courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    staggs
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great experience. Seems to be a good spot for all sorts of occasions from business meetings to dinner dates - and that is because the food and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    letsgoout
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    What a wonderful surprise....hidden away on PGA Blvd. Menu, service and food quality was very, very good. Prices were fair for the dining experience and the salads and sandwiches were some of the best I have had in years....similar to "Houstons" in its hey day! The clientele was mostly business, and it all had a wonderful sense of energy... (Loved the attire of the hosts....black dresses and pearls....would assume the same for the gentlemen hosts)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly Delightful
    fwpurvey
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Every J Alexanders offers the ambiance, menu and service that I enjoy. This one was every bit as good and our experience reinforced my opinion of J Alexanders.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency
    ArnoldVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Good quality food at reasonable prices with a very varied menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 118 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 191 reviews are from the J. Alexander's - Palm Beach Gardens reviews archive.
  • Dependable food
    SueT
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food is always good and fresh here and menu is creative. Love the salmon and tuna dishes. Desserts are fabulous particularly the carrot cake and chocolate lava with ice cream. We had a new server so service was not as prompt as usual but we were ok with it as we were not in a rush. This is one of our go-to restaurants and we would definitely bring new friends to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manny
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Hospitable and consistently good. Service always excellent, while marinara sauce served with the calamari needs improvement. Menu could use a bit of improvement in the "special" area. Don't try to be too exotic. Simple is best. Fresh Fish, broiled, pan fried with oil, lemon, oregano, s & p is easy and great. Lobster tails, no waste, can substitute for shrimp once in a while. Love to go to your place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth $
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I ordered a filet and it was the worst steak I ever had. I ordered it Medium-Well and it came out burnt, dry and flavorless. I reordered it, but the new steak was just as bad as the previous one. Will never dine there again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    4 people in our party and everyone enjoyed their food. (I had enough of my entrée left for dinner the next night). Will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Great evening, always love it at this place! Food excellent and staff very attentive, love the artichoke appetizer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    SheilaVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We had a large group. Great table and outstanding food! We all enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic