About J. Alexander's - Dunwoody

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.

4701 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Brunch on Sundays: 10:00am-2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Meadow Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(770) 512-0153

Website:
http://www.jalexanders.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

J. Alexander's - Dunwoody Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Business Meals (34)
Great for Lunch (31)
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Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Casual (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Comfort Food (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Romantic (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

We always enjoy our visits. Everything is just the way we like it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Always good for a nicer lunch option.....consistently high quality food and service!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

It took longer than usual for our burger to arrive. Manager came over, apologized and explained that the first one wasn't prepared properly so they started over. We appreciated his explanation and we were fine. Burger was delicious..perfect.. Worth the wait. Then, so unnecessarily, they comped the burger! Amazing customer service. That service paired with the delicious food is why it is a local go to for us.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely notes on the menu

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a reservation and got seated promptly. The waitress was friendly and attentive. There were several specials in addition to the regular menu, which had a large selection to choose from. Our food came in a timely fashion and everything was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

One of my favorite stops. Convenient, courteous and knowledgeable staff, good prices for the food quality.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Jessica was amazing!!!! Great waitress!!!! I did not have the best the experience c/o my steak. I ordered a ribeye medium well but it was more of well done. The management staff & Jessica were accommodating and had the staff prepare another steak this time medium but it was medium well closer to well done. It was removed from my bill. The Mac & Cheese, Chocolate Cake, and their Cajun Trout was good per my spouse! The drinks were great. The only issue was my steak which I was really looking forward to on our special occasion!!!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The service I received was ok at best! For a high-end establishment like J. Alexander's, I surely expected the service to be better than what I received. I felt like the server didn't give me time to relax and take my time to carefully look over the menu and was coming back every five minutes. In all honesty, as for the service experience alone, I have had better at places like Rock Bottom, Chili's, etc.

As for the food, the rattlesnake pasta had so much grease in it I could not possibly have fathomed eating that without getting sick. I literally shifted the pasta to one side of the plate and poured grease from the other side. I told my waitress there was no way I could or would eat that stuff and she exchanged it for the chicken tacos which were great!

But all in all, if I was going to give the J. Alexander another chance it probably wouldn't be this particular location.

High-end prices should atleast beget high-end service and high-end food, not something I could easily get from Fazoli's. And actually that pasta was so bad this last comparison would be an insult to Fazoli's.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Amazing service and awesome food.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I go to J. Alexander's as often I as I can and never had a bad meal at this location. Dunwoody J.A. does an excellent job at making and serving their food.

I had baby back ribs the other night and I am still talking about them because they were that good. My wife had the salmon which she said the same. We had a server who not only knew her menu items, but was extremely personable which made dinner that much better. Her name was Ayan C and I would recommend her for future repeat to be our server as she was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and customer service.

It is really nice when people go out for a meal , have excellent food and service, and leave happy without any hassles whatsoever. These days this is not always the case

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This restaurant has been a favorite for quite sometimes. However this was my first experience at this location as I am from Michigan. The food was great and service began great. I was there with childhood friends of 30 years so we took quite a while but did not think we were holding up anyone due to it not being crowded. After a while our waitress stopped checking on us and eyes were being cut from across the room by other staff and we felt that we had our wore our welcome. I understand in a business sense how this matters but we could have been asked to sit at the bar or simply been told if there were a problem. Exceptional customer service and experience is always priority and should be upheld beginning to end. You never know what some people are going through

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved our experience at J Alexander’s! This is our first visit and we will definitely be back! Our waiter Lamar was excellent and was very attentive!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food- great for date night! Good wine selection, the salmon and pork tenderloin is fantastic If you're feeling an appetizer and dessert- you can't go wrong with spinach queso and carrot cake!! :)

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

excellent food as always and very attentive staff!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

They have the perfect formula. The service is amazingly fantastic and the food is consistently great. Is a family place a little noise it. I have been there 4 times I don’t expect anything less from them, they have high standards and they produce great results. Whoever manages this place is doing a great job. The chefs also know their food they cook everything perfectly with great flavor.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had fun and everybody were friendly and accommodating.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The cheeseburger would have been outstanding if it did NOT have onions on it, the onions made the entire burger taste like onions, which I despise. Had I known that it came with onions on it, I would have told the waiter to 'hold' the onions.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

They ran out of soup and the salmon dip and it was only 6pm on a Sunday evening. The food was okay. The dessert was good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Made a reservation @2:30 for 10 for dinner after funeral. Stopped by 4 hours in advance to check on seating and to order appetizers to be served soon after arrival. Manager said they would take care of everything. We arrived and the table wasn’t available until 3. Ordered appetizers were not served and when we ordered again, after several minutes were told one wasn’t available. Sever was overwhelmed, because she had several other tables. After about 45 minutes our food order was taken. Food arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Had asked to speak to manager, but he never came to table. When I left table to seek him out, he was not apologetic, just offered excuses. He said he was told that we wanted to speak to him , but didn’t come by...was going to bring check and take off the two appetizers. Bottom line, the restaurant can’t handle a crowd at large table and manager needs training in service recovery.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food from the brunch menu was very good and good value. We will be back bc of the food. Service seemed to be ok around the restaurant but our particular server was hard to find / had to have someone else try to find her for check.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was great, especially the Calamari, PHENOMENSAL! the service was excellent and the bourbon was on point. It was just one of those kind of evenings.

I will return again and recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent as usual!!! Our server was knowledgeable and the food came out in a timely manner.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very surprised that for special occasions they don't give a dessert with a candle.
Not going there for birthday or anniversary.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Thi Kai salad was delicious as always. Waiter was ok but not stellar.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love the atmosphere...very romantic

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was amazing and it was just a salad for lunch

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wife and I stopped in on a Sunday for brunch. I had the Eggs Benedict with added grilled tomato and avocado. It was excellent. My wife had quiche and a salad. The quiche slice was huge and also very tasty. Good food, good service, great value!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is a very good restaurant with a great variety of cuisine. The meals at our table included the rotisserie chicken, filet, prime rib, and pork loin. These are all quality choices, and through the years we have all tried the majority of items on the menu. Everything here is great and definitely would recommend to a friend. Will continue to dine here for years to come!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Great Beer
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Bri is awesome! Best bartender!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was incredible as always. I've told my wife for years that she should try their mac n cheese ... it's the best. We were finally in town for a date night and decided to give it a go. She ordered the roasted chicken and I had the rainbow trout. We shared sides (including that amazing mac and cheese). We also split a delicious dessert. Not a single complaint on the food. We left fat as ticks and very satisfied with the food. Our only issue was the service level. It was not the usually top service I get there. I had subbed the mac and cheese but still received the cole slaw with my order (their slaw isn't good at all and a main reason for coming was the mac and cheese). When our food was delivered, I immediately told the person of the mistake. After 10 minutes, we had still not seen our server. I was well paste halfway done with our meal when she finally showed up to ask if everything was okay. I explained our glasses were empty (she should have realized that alone makes things "not okay") as well as still waiting on the mac and cheese. It was delivered 5 minutes later by a chef who apologized for the mishap. So for this visit, they get a "fair" on the service, but we had no regrets going there. Again, the food was amazing. The chicken had crispy skin and still very juicy on the inside; that's not easy to do. My trout wasn't overcooked (a common problem with thin fish). My wife went on and on about how perfect the baked potato was. So overall, it was a great meal ... with one blemish.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and service!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food is great. However, with a party of 6 they really can't accommodate well. We were put at a U shaped booth with one chair in the aisle. Not a pleasant setup. The table top is small while the plate are huge not making for a comfortable fit.
I would not recommend going for parties of more than 4

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We attended J. Alexander's for my wife's Birthday dinner on Sunday evening. We were seated promptly as the restaurant was not full. We were greeted and the service got off to a good start.

As usual, the food was really good and we all ate casually. Burgers and sandwiches. My side Caesar was wonderful. food delivery was a tad slow, again, considering the lack of a full turn of tables.

This is where the overall experience at J. Alexander's goes south more times than not. We got through our meal, and the wait team was slow to come and approach to clear off plates. We were not going to have dessert, so getting an offer for dessert was not a deal breaker for us. what was lacking, yet again, was the quick delivery of the check, and the subsequent pick up of our check and card for payment.

At this time the restaurant was half empty and as several diners note in their reviews, the wait team was behind the glass prepping linens and silverware for future table settings rather than focusing on the tables that were full. I actually had to summon one of the hostesses who was delivering a chair to another table to get her to alert our waitress that we were more than ready for our check.

It is this lack of overall service detail that drives me crazy about this place given the prices seem to creep up... my prime rib sandwich has now reached $20 and is not a good deal as the portion has been diminished as well.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

J Alexanders food is consistently good and the servers are well trained and always upbeat.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I’ll return for the house made cornbread croutons. The server brought extras they are that delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Terrific food and service for all four of us! We had a great meal and time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great mac n cheese! Also, the Doppelganger cocktail is delicious

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Took my wife for our anniversary and had a wonderful meal

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love this JA! Food is great and not loud like the Peachtree corners location!!! Can't wait to go back.... Service was amazing!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was awesome! The service and food is worth the price!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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