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

J. Alexander's - Tampa

  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
J. Alexander's - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)fit for foodies (37)great for lunch (35)romantic (33)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (27)notable wine list (21)hot spot (16)great for brunch (11)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • always a good experience
    Gail
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This restaurant is always consistent. Food is high quality and wonderfully prepared. Service is always good. Well trained servers, working as a team, always available but never hovering. Any customers requests to variations on menu items are always cheerfully fulfilled. In short, love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best visit yet!
    RobbyfromKANSAS
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We met a friend for dinner because of his ravings, our first meal here in years. We usually make a special trip just for dessert...the carrot cake...because it's amazing. We ordered Rotisserie Chicken, Steak Brazzo and the Rib Eye. My two companions loved their meals but much to my dismay, I had to send my rib eye back for being more rare than medium rare. The manager returned with a new beautiful steak, the aroma was incredible. I cut into it with my fork and the evenings experience escalated from there. I have to admit, every bite of the entire meal was divine as we shared fork-fulls of each others meals with great delight, carrot cake and all. Service was incredible. Very satisfied from the hello at the door to goodnight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable
    grtrxVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I have not been to a J Alexander in a long time, and it was like I never left. Well prepared food, nothing really cutting edge to the menu, but well prepared, and high quality. Service was confused, we had 2 waiters as "_____ is quite busy" and the multiple servers/waiters didn't work real well for me. Portions are large.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I return for Mac and cheese
    MrsCVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Like the food; love the Mac n cheese. Drive over from O-town since ours was closed. Worth the drive every time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great Service
    TrainkcVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Easy to get to and visited after arriving back on a flight to TPA. Great food and you have to try the artichokes - they are the best!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum
    EatinoutVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Good choices good food. Had a large meal with multiple courses enjoyed it a lot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere - Great food!
    CCand7
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We've been there three times recently and the food and service is always outstanding. The service staff is one of best that I've encountered and this is obviously driven by the management team. Great job! The restaurant is almost all booth style, so it really makes for a nice dinner for 2-4 people. Anything more and your group will be split up. I would recommend asking for a booth away from the open kitchen - it tends to get a bit loud as they get busy. The steak is always cooked exactly as I order it - medium rare, and the three fish dishes that my fiancee has had have all been excellent. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent....well managed
    TimothyVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Have been here dozens of times. Despite being a chain, despite being in an odd location...it is always excellent. They have cracked the code on team-based service. You do have a main server, but everyone takes care of you. Drink refills, fast kitchen, and the most important thing of all....delicious food. Get the fire roasted artichokes. The crab cakes are practically all crab and the Filet Mignon is as good as any steakhouse in town. Very good, well-vetted wines by the glass. I don't usually comment on this but I really love the lighting too: nice background jazz music and low lighting but care is taken to illuminate the table in front of you so you can see menus and food. Dark woods and an open kitchen add to the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great rest and amazing food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Service and the food was great!! Defenely I'll come back, my wife and I love it!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    LUVGOODFOOD
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    First went to J Alexanders with my dinner bunch friends. We made reservations and were seated promptly. The food was fabulous. Especially liked the grilled artichoke. The steak was perfect. I went the second time as a date with my husband. Again, food was great and our service was very good. I will be returning again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Tampateej
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I had a business lunch a few days ago at J. Alexander's and had specific requests that I needed. J's took care of all of my needs, no problems and the food/service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent
    Consistent
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    JAlexanders is a wonderful restaurant. It has great ambiance, great food, and great service. The easiest way to describe the restaurant is consistent. I have always enjoyed my dining experience at this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shouldbefat
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    JA never disappoints and the service is airways great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food questionable service
    dineout2
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I went to J. Alexander's seeking a good meal and quite night out without the children. From the moment we sat down we felt rushed and felt that the service was disorganized. We didn't have an ample opportunity one to look at the menu and when we ordered two glasses of wine only one came to the table. There were several servers helping at our table and it didn't seem like any of them communicated with each other. The food was good but the service was questionable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ham1
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Restaurant was a little above average. The prices were high. It is very dark and quit noisy. The food was excellent. There was adequate parking. We were escorted to our table quickly after entering but the escort tried to seat us at a table back in the corner which we asked to be changed as was.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food was very good. The food delivery was a bit disjointed but it all showed up pretty much at the same time and was properly prepared. They seemed to have difficulty knowing who ordered what. Meal and desert were very generous portions. I would definelty go back. Ambiance was a bit noisy where we were seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely business lunch
    Merrittcortnil
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My business partners and I entertained some out of town guests for a lunch, and this was an excellent find online. I booked here because of the reviews, and I'm glad I chose J Alexander's. The food was perfect, the service excellent, and the setting ideal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding and Vibrant
    DoneEatin
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Decided to try J Alexander's out after seeing it many times while visiting Florida Orthopedic located next door. I was very impressed. Great food choices, great presentation, great attentive service. I had a special (Caesar salad with filet) and it was perfect. Food at other tables looked very nice as well. I can't wait to go back. Just wish it were closer to home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prophet
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This continues to be one of the finest restaurants on the southwest Gulf Coast of Florida. The service is Outstanding and the food is always Superb. Cudos!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine night with friends
    MartinoDeGrub
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food and drinks great- opentable reservation skipped an hour wait went right to table- food is great here. Music is good but you cant hear it when crowded. Wait staff mostly quite well trained but a few little things were off. Overall my friends were impressed & we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RobertS
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service exceptional and the food is priced appropriately. Drinks are a good value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    Coop
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and Service were best I've seen to date and I've dined at a lot of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch Menu
    LeeTampa
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Their lunch menu is great and their burgers are awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun but noisy!
    MeshVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a great night... Good service, good food and great drinks. The only problem We had was the noise level. It's always an issue...but otherwise, everything was above average!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding atmosphere & service
    CCand7
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We really enjoy the atmosphere and service at J. Alexanders. One of the most attentive and professional restaurant staff that I have ever experienced. The cocktails were very generous in size and not watered down. The food was delicious - from the smoked salmon dip appetizer to the rainbow trout to the NY Strip. All were wonderful. It is pretty much all booths, which is really nice for a just a couple. I would recommend making reservations as they get quite busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always on point
    biboVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This place is our staple. Vegetables are on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Prime Rib
    KenTastic
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food is always excellent and they have the Best Prime Rib in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tampa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was excellent as always. My favorite side is the orzo and rice. No other restaurant can compete!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Consistently top notch food and service. You will always have a great meal and great service. I love to bring important business clients here because nothing ever distracts from eating a great meal and closing a deal. Recommend any seafood on the main menu, their salads, and their filet.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific dinner
    DiningfamilyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a great time, place was busy. Our server was terrific and responsive. Food good as always!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    LouD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good food and the service is great. 50 characters is stupid..............................................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disorganized
    dining101
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When dining at a nicer restaurant, I really prefer one waitstaff person. We had 4 possibly 5. Waitress, server, drink taker, food delivery, and then the dinners came out two ahead of the other two. She said they'd be right out. That's just disorganized. Also they sell their yummy champagne vinaigrette by the pint. I requested twice- never received. Food was very good but a bit pricey. Desserts phenomenal. Have the warm carrot cake. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    SAVORYVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Consistently good food and attentive servers always make for a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Familiar surroundings
    raffermVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    j Alexander's is one of our go-to places on a Friday night after a long week at work. The food is good. The restaurant, with its dark wood tones and comfortable high booths is quiet and peaceful. The wait staff get it--they know when to be there and when to just leave you alone. The steak, veggies and fish are always fresh and they will cook them "clean" with alittle prompting. They never mind making reasonable substitutions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    TimothyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    J. Alexanders has a good menu. The New York Strip was OK...not memorable. The NYO mac and cheese was excellent. One of our guests raved about the prime rib. The Brasserie steak and fries were also well received. The service was excellent...we had a fine server and that made the visit one that we will repeat in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 129 reviews are from the J. Alexander's - Tampa reviews archive.
  • Wonderful food and service
    flakomalo
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My wife and I came to this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We were very pleased with the service and the food was outstanding. The price may be a little high depending on what you get, but I definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent, but not worth the price
    tgrllyct
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It's been a little while since we've been to J. Alexanders. We were UN-pleasantly surprised to see how pricey they have gotten! I used to compare going there as an alternative to Carrabba's or Bonefish Grille in regards to pricing (mid-to-higher price points depending on what you're in the mood for), but now they are way higher than that - and for the money, I would rather go to Flemings, Roys, Ocean Prime, or another comparable restaurant. The food was pretty good, but definitely not worth the higher prices they are now charging. We probably won't be back to J. Alexanders unless we just want a burger or salad. Sorry J........ (Side note: Their veggie black bean burger ROCKS - one of the best we've had)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food!
    Sadnurse
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had the deviled eggs as appetizers. Yeah sounds ridiculous but was absolutely delicious. Best prime rib ever!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    IslandGirl
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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! :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our waiter was excellent and the food was awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.