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J. Alexander's - Tampa
J. Alexander's - Tampa

J. Alexander's - Tampa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com
  • Phone: (813) 354-9006
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Oscar Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Cypress
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from J. Alexander's - Tampa
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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything we ate was wonderful, however, the carrot cake was to die for! Warm with dripping icing!!! Not knowing what I was in for I agreed to share it, I won't do that again! :-)"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our waiter was excellent and the food was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is one of the better small restaurant chains. The food is consistently good and there are some good creative dishes on the menu. When there's no good local chef owned farm to table type of restaurant in your location, then J Alexander's is always a good choice."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "One of our group is on a very strict diet - the server went out of his way to ensure she could still enjoy dining with us. Most appreciated!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "With my two daughters and Rita and the rest of the team made sure we were well attended to"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our second time at this location: first time the service was impeccable and the food a little off (chicken way over spiced and pork underdone) so we decided to give them another try. This time the service was not quite as good (forgot water and bread that we're asked for) but still ok. The food, again disappointed. I ordered the NY strip medium rare (and seared) and the wife had the crab cake. Crab cake was ok but the steak came out looking barely cooked, which it was. It was raw - purple all the way through. I cut about an inch into the thick end to show the server and sent it back. I received the same steak (minus the chunk) back cooked about right. So I paid $31 for 80% of a steak and a side of frustration."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "J. Alexander's is an old favorite. We always start with the roasted artichoke. Best I have had in a restaurant. We had the Ahi Tuna Salad and the Bacon Swiss burger, both very good. Sides were the smashed potatoes and Mac and Cheese, both good. My spouse swears by the Lemon Drop cocktail and I like the craft beer options. As I started, we have never had a bad experience at J. Alexanders. I call it the best restaurant nobody talks about."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I was in for a special treat on Saturday - they had Pacific Golden Snapper as a special, and boy, was it special! Deliciously prepared, lightly sauced (it needed no sauce, it was so good) and incredibly moist and tender - Nino grilled it perfectly! This was the first time I had tried this dish and it was worth the wait. Their grillmaster, service staff, welcoming staff and management run a well-oiled machine with great love - and it shows in the product. My husband enjoyed the tender baby-back ribs and cleaned his plate. A wonderful Saturday meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Tampa's JAlexanders can always be depended on for excellent steaks, wonderful lump crab cakes and one of the best Mac n cheese sides in tampa. The salads are awesome. Husband says it had best burger in town. Service is top notch. Also it has some nice wines by the glass. Usually too full for dessert, but to me it needs a different signature dessert. Carrot cake is very good but .....go there at least once a month. Highly reccomend."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "For the first time while visiting J Alexander's I was not impressed."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Made reservation for noon business lunch, arrived 5 minutes early, was not seated until 12:30. The reservation seemed to have no affect at all on seating priority. 30 minute wait for sit down business lunch is unacceptable, as most people are on a time constraint during lunch. They need to keep better track of reservations and not allow you to reserve a certain time that is clearly overbooked with reservations. Ok for dinner when you can grab a drink at the bar while you wait but not for lunch on a weekday. That being said, food was good, table service was good, and manager offered free appetizer to make up for the wait. Ordered the artichokes-don't see what the hype is with them. They were difficult to eat."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The service is always stellar - the welcome always warm and with a smile - the energy in the restaurant is always electric - the food is always prepared "just right." What else can be said about a restaurant which energizes us both with food and friendliness every time we visit? Old reliable (except not old in the least). Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Do not pass up this place. Always a great meal, ambiance and service."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Excellent range of dishes on the menu. Nice ambience and great service. The food was much better than one would expect from a chain of 32 restaurants. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "J Alexander's is one of the finest restaurants in the US. Consistently exemplary service and food. I would challenge anyone to top their service! Outstanding time after time. Number 1 restaurant in my book."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "i have enjoyed JA's in the past for lunch and always found it to be a good choice. But when it came to dining out for dinner with my husband i had a hard time convincing him that it was the right place. i was pleasantly surprised that everything we ordered was JUST right! we were happy with everything....from the grilled artichokes, the seared ahi salad, the grouper special and the steak brazzo. so glad we went and i know we will go again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "good service - good food, would come back for lunch again."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Have been to J. Alenders before, really enjoy the food, the service is great, have never had a bad experience I highly recommend this restaurant.My wife, son and I really enjoy our dining experience at your restaurant. The staff is friendly knowledgeable and courteous. The menu appears to be changing pretty regularly recently, which is good and bad, there were some favorites that we enjoyed which are no longer served. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "As usual we enjoy dining at J. Alexanders about every other month. We driver over from St. Petersburg, Florida to take in the atmosphere and excellent service. Chris our server last time was exceptional and we have already talked about getting back over sooner than later. Thank you again and keep up the great food and service."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I had the Mac n cheese, pecan trusted trout, and an old fashioned. Everything was delish! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The chicken salad was delicious as was that wonderful chocolate dessert."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A great way to start the rest of mother day weekend with a great dinner with you guy and Mrs Gladys Knight at Ruth Eckerd Hall O BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed every aspect of our dinner at J. Alexander's. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I took my wife here for mother day dinner and luckily made reservations on opentable because it was packed! We had our 3 year old with us and he loved the big booths. Our appetizer was amazing ( roasted artichoke ) And my maui ribeye was amazing. My wife said the grouper was a little flavor less but she loves fishy fish. I ordered a Manhatten and you get 2 for 1! Great atmosphere. Would recommend."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent food, a little pricey and a bit noisy (kitchen opens into dining area ... fun but at times annoying with crashing dishes), but overall very nice restaurant. Comfortable seating. Go early or late or be prepared to wait. We'll be back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was a great place for a nice Friday night dinner. Good service, drinks, atmosphere and food choices. Chicken tenders were delish!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great visit, had shrimp and Red Snapper between two of us. Very generous portion and had to leave some behind. Will go back. Service was top notch. martini was well made. Overall great experience and will recommend for anyone wanting a good dinner"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to every notable steakhouse and/or restaurant in Tampa. This continues to be one of our favorites. While others are hit or miss, this place is consistently good. We have NEVER had a bad meal or experience here. You don't have to pay twice as much for a good meal, but that's up to you."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Good presentation and seasoning on the dishes. Waiter was very attentive."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "As always, J. Alexander's delivers! Good food, great service."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "J Alexander's Tampa can always be counted on for a very pleasurable dining experience - from the smiles that greet you at the door, to the efficient and friendly wait staff, to the managers who know your name - you always walk out with a full stomach (superb filet prepared by Nino) and a smile for the experience. This restaurant is run like a finely oiled machine - but with a great heart. The Emerald Coast Shrimp, were perfectly done, the baked potato as well, not to mention the great bar service. A great place to unwind and leave with a guaranteed smile from ear to ear."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was great- the mac and cheese is to die for! The restaurant was a bit chilly that day. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Everything was perfect.....we use J. Alexander often for friends, family and special events. You have always come through like a champ.........Thanks again"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "As always the food and the Service make this my favorite place in Tampa for lunch or dinner. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Okay, so it's a bit odd to RAVE about service at a "chain" restaurant, but WOW, our server was fabulous. Amazing attention to detail, everything was just right. And she (Katy) was new to J's (though obviously not new to being a server)! The food was once again consistently good. For above average, very tasty dishes, it's hard to go wrong with J. Alexander's. Even the hostess staff goes beyond the norm in attempting to accommodate. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The service is outstanding. You don't sit around with an empty glass here. Portions are huge. We were 3 generations having Easter Brunch and sharing with each other. EVERYTHING was great. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. It has the best food in Tampa. Medium price point; but soooooooooo worth it. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I took kids and wife for a early dinner on Saturday before Easter and had no wait and timely service. Even the kids ate their burger and chicken fingers. Third child only wanted pasta and they accommodated. Nice atmosphere and great flavoring food. I will return again. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great late dinner...great service...the food was very good...very enjoyable place, will definitely recommend this restaurant for its great ambience and food."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "You cannot have a bad meal here if you tried. Nino's steaks are always perfectly grilled, the prime rib is the best in Tampa, and the carrot cake is worth fighting a war over - every aspect of J. Alexander's is well-executed. The young women who greet you at the door with their little black dresses and pearls are sure to lift your mood and it gets better from there. Wait staff is always well-groomed, friendly and tornadoes of efficiency. The management that is not working the expedite station is constantly patrolling the floor to make sure customers are being well-served. This is a joy to have in Tampa!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014