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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
  • Email: ja15@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
  • "The food and service here are consistently superb! The staff is knowledgable, attentive, and friendly."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "J Alexander's is definitely one of my favorite restaurants by far. I absolutely love the ambiance and food. The service is always amazing. Keep up the good work!!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I línea so mucho.Good.services for ana.thanx you so much"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This trip to JAlexanders was disappointing. It seems that it really depends on when you go--the quality of the food and service. We have visted Alexanders many times and some times it is great and other times mediocre. This time we both ordered off the regular menu. The specials are usually a better bet--but neither of us was in the mood for anything heavy. I got the grilled salmon and ordered broccoli as a side instead of couscous. The salmon was a good size but over cooked. The broccoli was covered with parmesan cheese--I would have liked to be asked. My husband got the alexanders salad with chicken. Usually, it is the best salad in town--but early in the evening, they must have had some in the back left over from lunch. Not a good choice"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "J. Alexander's was hopping, and the staff worked so well together, never missing a beat. Very impressive!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "we had made a reservation for 7:30 on Open table. Unfortunately, we were not seated until 8:00."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was good. I thought the prices were about 10 percent higher than they should be."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Lovely food and such exceptional service! Don't know who hires and trains servers, but they should be commended! Food is also always great, and they are more than happy to accommodate any changes you want to make to menu items. Love this place!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant. Wonderful experience, beautiful inside and the food was superb. The waiters and waitresses were on top of everything. Overall perfect experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our Server was fantastic, very attentive and professional. Had a few problems with our order and had to send back one meal, not cooked enough and Broccoli we not tasty at all. There were four of us and all in all a good time, will be back again. My only recommendation is for Seniors who don't carry a flash light, its very dark."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have dined at J Alexanders many times over the years and the service is always perfect. The food is fantastic and the ambience is lovely. My son loves the Rattlesnake Pasta. I had the Fish Tacos and his friend had the burger. This was a special birthday for my son and they provided a terrific, surprise dessert that didn't disappoint. We always leave happy and satisfied from J. Alexander's."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I have the same experience every time I eat there .... I am always surprised by how good the food is. I know it seems unfair to say that "every time" I am surprised. I always try to get something different than the last visit. This time I got a simple salmon that came with a simple orzo and wild rice side. The salmon was simple yet perfect. The side dish of orzo and wild rice, for which I was not expecting much, was outstanding! The flavors and variety of textures made this simple meal outstanding. My advice, don't be afraid to try anything on the menu, even the simple stuff is surprisingly good! `"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food is out of this world. The portions were large. The service is fit for a king. I love the open kitchen. Very friendly staff."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I've been going to J's for over 3 years now. Not ONCE have I had a bad meal or even a mediocre meal. The food is consistently delicious, the service top notch, and the ambiance relaxing and personal. Furthermore there is something for everyone and this also includes price range."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I was sad to hear when the Orlando location closed because it was my favorite place for happy hour, special occasions and just because! I don't get to Tampa often but if/when i do, I make it a point to go to J. Alexandar! Still my favorite, they don't disappoint with the carrot cake and delicious food! Service was good and I truly enjoyed our experience."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I was highly impressed with my dining experience as it was the first time I have ever been to J. Alexander's and it definitely won't be my last. Our waiter, John, was very attentive in providing service never allowing us to need anything. The food was awesome, especially the Mac n cheese! I was also highly impressed with using open table to make a reservation. The wait was about an hour and 30 minutes but we were seated about 5 minutes after our reservation time. Thank you for an overall awesome experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food is consistent and high quality. The waitstaff works as a team, and you never have to wait for anything. I love bringing business clients here because the level of service and quality of food ensure there are no distractions."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "absolutely love this restaurant! The waiter suggested an entree I never had before and it turned out to be absolutely delicious! I stopped between each bite to say, "OMG!""
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First of all the atmosphere of the restaurant was elegant, contemporary and very romantic. My husband and I had not been on a date night in months and this J. Alexander's was perfect. We loved that it was an open kitchen. Our server was attentive, friendly and wasn't a constant bother checking on us constantly. When we were through with our appetizers and dinner other employees that just happen to be walking by our table would politely take our plates. Everyone was friendly, our food came out in just enough time which by the way the food was amazing. I had the Pinot Noir that the chef recommended and it was perfect with my steak which was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I love this place. You have to know what to order, though. My rule of thumb is: anything cooked on the grill = wonderful; if it sounds too trendy (fish tacos) or oddly bland (rattlesnake pasta), steer clear. The burger is the best in Tampa, hands down. The key lime pie is TO DIE FOR. Their signature cocktails are fabulous."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience here. We had reservations and were immediately seated. The waiter was prompt and very knowledgeable. The food was wonderful. The only issue was that the restaurant was pretty loud. Overall we were very satisfied."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The setting,the timing,the mood,the food,just perfect really really made our night!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience! For someone who does not eat meat I was truly excited to find a veggie burger option on the menu. Lots of places do not offer this and if they do it certainly does not taste as wonderful as J. Alexander's! From the drinks, to the salad, to the entree it was delicious and satisfying! Staff and servers were very friendly. Love the dark mood lighting and ambiance :-)."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The experience was great, but we have dined at J Alexanders before and have never had a bad experience. We had reservations and were seated right away, there was not an extended wait for service or food and other than the noise level being kind of loud so we could not really hear the music, the experience was great and we highly recommend this restaurant regardless of the occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our service was impeccable, and the steaks were cooked to perfection!!! The place is family friendly, yet was also romantic enough for a special night out."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "we had reservations for 9:15pm and we arrived there about 8:45pm. When we pulled up and realized how packed the place was we figured it was going to be like every other place and take forever. Not the case, while waiting the chef's were talking to us and others near the ledge of the open kitchen window. Chef's gave us various appetizer style food to just taste some of the menu and etc.. Staff and our server Mathew went totally above and beyond to ensure our visit was fantastic. I have to mention the AHI Tuna with Toro sauce, Crab Cakes (OMG) and the Grouper with Couscous, excellent food prep, temperature and taste. Cant wait to go back to taste more of their menu. Setting was roomy, quiet and elegant as well."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our second time dinning here. All the food was phenomenal and the waiter was very attentive. We had a reservation since it was valentines day and they say us immediately. Very pleased"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As usual, our experience at J. Alexander's was fantastic. It is easily the best value in the Tampa Bay area for quality and preparation of food, impeccable service, and a very relaxing atmosphere. J. Alenxander's is always our first choice for special occassions or when we just want to share a great dining experience with friends and/or family. Thanks!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The outside of the restaurant almost looks like you are going to a longhorns or something but once inside the setup of the place is great and the ambiance is awesome! Food tasted very good, the steak had much flavor. I would definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is our new favorite restaurant. This was our second time here, and this time we celebrated Valentine's Day. I had reservations so we walked right in and were seated immediately (make reservations on a holiday - lots of people were waiting because they didn't plan ahead!). Every menu item is unique and packed full of unique and robust flavors. Every bite is beyond excellent. The specials were excellent and included special dessert items just for the occasion. The service was outstanding - our server was relaxed, friendly, attentive, informed, and funny. We have come to expect great things every time we go there, and any time we have a special occasion we will definitely make J. Alexander's our spot!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had Valentine's Night dinner at J. ALEXANDER'S and it was Excellent. The Prime rib meal and Crab Cakes Meal was simply the best. Drinks had plenty of liquor as well. An overall Great Experience. Would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent food and outstanding service J. Alexander's made my Valentines Day extra special!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The only bad thing was that we booked reservations for 8:30 p.m., we showed up at 8:20 and didn't get to be seated until almost 9:00 pm. What was the purpose of making reservations?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This reservation was for a special occasion and was noted on the reservation. The several service members who saw the reservation and that it was for a birthday celebration made no mention of it. Additionally, the lighting was very low and the noise level was very loud. I ordered the Prime Rib and Smashed Potatoes (which is what I was told they were known for) and I was not satisfied. The Prime Rib was room temperature and the potatoes were cold. The reservation was for 7pm on a Saturday night for 2 people and I felt very rushed. I will not be going to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Consistently among the top service in Tampa. Food is very good, and menu is simply, focusing on quality over quantity of offerings. Our dinner was excellent, as is the norm for J. Alexander's."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "J. Alexander's is a remarkably great and consistent lunch spot. The servers act as a giant team, so food is always brought out promptly, dishes are always cleared promptly, and glasses never sit empty. Lunch is easily accomplished in under an hour, which is remarkable for such a busy and quality restaurant."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Great places to take your new boss to lunch for great food in Tampa."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed the tuna sashimi, served with nice salad..made a light dinner. Would have liked a Wausau sauce rather than pure wasabi with it. Friends loved the mac and cheese, roast chicken and crab cakes ..which had an unexpected kick. Half price wine bottle selection on Mondays. Fabulous carrot cake. .easily enough for two to three women. Our waiter Maachah(rspelling?) Was the right blend of charming professionalism that you don't often get in upscale casual restaurants these days."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Two tries and two strikes on the hamburger. First it was overcooked and had mustard. The second time was in pieces and had mayo. A place that raises its prices and specializes in burgers should understand most people don't want mustard or mayo on their burgers especially when that is how it's ordered. Apparently that was too difficult for the restaurant to double check before serving!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I eaten here and to say its noisy is an understatement. They Could put tablecloths down to absorb the level Of noise."
    Dined on 1/31/2014