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

J. Alexander's - Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jalexanders.com/
  • Phone: 8133549006x
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
J. Alexander's - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)great for lunch (39)neighborhood gem (36)romantic (31)good for groups (27)fit for foodies (27)notable wine list (19)great for brunch (18)vibrant bar scene (13)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
    bibo
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Always delicious!
    Marchbday
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I tried new and different food and drink selections during this trip and J Alexander's did not disappoint! The drinks were wonderful and the steaks were so tasty. I had the steak kabob special and the meat was tender and spiced just right. Unfortunately we had no room left for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a solid place for dinner
    bradsiffVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Accommodating
    Achriston1VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    Omnivore
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    With my two daughters and Rita and the rest of the team made sure we were well attended to
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Medium Raw?
    Woodyville
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • J Alexander's
    Virginia9
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb, as always
    PatCVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can always count on our jalexanders
    TampaPutter
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    For the first time while visiting J Alexander's I was not impressed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long wait
    omnivore
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Tampa's Gems
    PatCVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a ggod meal....
    GatorCPAVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Do not pass up this place. Always a great meal, ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid and unpretentious winner!
    Glutton246
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience Every Time
    Prophet
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise.
    Wmarvel
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ShanyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    good service - good food, would come back for lunch again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • James
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stacey Foster
    STACEY15
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mac n cheese is a must have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I had the Mac n cheese, pecan trusted trout, and an old fashioned. Everything was delish!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 104 reviews are from the J. Alexander's - Tampa reviews archive.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The chicken salad was delicious as was that wonderful chocolate dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.