About J. Alexander's - Jacksonville

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.

10296 Bistro Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32246
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Big Island Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 996-7147

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

Executive Chef:
Natalie Ippolito

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

J. Alexander's - Jacksonville Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
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Good for Birthdays (25)
Business Meals (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Romantic (21)
Casual (20)
Cozy (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fun (9)
People Watching (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent! Price was a bit steep for what I had. Crabcakes, at seasonal price, but was worth it.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We always have a great time at J. Alexander’s

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was incredible from our appetizer to the soup to our meal. Cocktail drinks were spot on as well. My husband and I went for our anniversary and we were not dissapointed. Our waitress was super sweet and polite too. Very happy girl. The food came out so quick too! I was very impressed for our first time and will return.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was wonderful!!!!! Our waitress deserved a $100 tip he did an awesome job with taking care of my family. First time going to this restaurant to celebrate my husband and I 1 year anniversary and his birthday I’m definitely going back

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

To start the booth on one side was very far from the table so I had to lean over to even touch it. Second the water tasted kinda funky. Third I ordered the specialty steak of the night and ordered it medium rare and recieved a medium to medium well steak. Fourth when asked to box up our food not only did qe not recieve the same portions we had left over but also we didnt recieve a fresh bernaise sauce as promised. For the price of the aged steak I ordered I would have rather gone to texas road house and had a better steak for half the price.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Came with the family and service was average. We all ordered the prime rib which was overly salty. Artichoke appetizer was probably the best next to the Mac n Cheese, but unfortunately the steak didn’t live up to expectations.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My husband, daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at J. Alexander’s. It was a Wednesday, which is $5 martinis night. We started with dirty martinis and onion rings which are phenomenal, large, plump and deliciously battered. Followed by Ahi Tuna Steak, seared and rare for me, and Cajun Snapper and Israeli couscous for them, our evening was a huge success. Enjoyed our food so much.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The service was unorganized and forgetful. The food was good, filling and priced appropriately.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The portion sizes were good and so was the service. But the steak was unflavorful. The pork loin was not a good cut - usually very lean but this had a lot of fat on it. It also was smothered with a sweet pepper sauce (?) which is not the preparation that they used to have. The old prep was better.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We were continuing the celebration with another couple who had recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They had not been to J. Alexander's so we introduced them to the fabulous restaurant. It was a hit!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I have always been pleased with the food, atmosphere, and great staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Been here many times; typically always good. Love the chicken tenders platter but not as good this time and my wife's shrimp dish was so-so. The biggest disappointment was how our bottle of wine made it to our table. We ordered one of the Oregon Pinot Noirs, which we prefer because of less sugar vs. CA. Lately, most come with screw caps. This one was corked. The cork was broken in half when our server tried to uncork. She said she would right back. Instead of a fresh bottle, she returned with our original bottle open ("my manager helped me open it"). I told her we wanted a different bottle - a cork should not break in half if handled and stored in the right way. We will not be returning any time soon. Seems like quality of food, food preparation & service attitude have deteriorated to some extent over time.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The best grilled salmon in Jacksonville and just a wonderful place for casual anytime dinning.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food! Get the artichokes!

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 27, 2017

WE asked server to not place all the food orders so we are not rushed. Four people for appetizers and cocktails. Salads arrived in the middle of appetizers. no chance for second cocktail entree arrives as we were finishing salads. We tried to tell the server to slow down on telling us what the specials were. For some reason she was in a hurry. She would never make it at the Fort Lauderdale location

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Everything was handled very professionally. The atmosphere was amazing, nice dimmed lights but enough light to see each other and our food. Service was incredible. I will be coming back very soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

As always, the food quality was outstanding.

The only issue arose when the server asked about dessert and coffee while my wife was still eating her meal, and then the server placed the check on the table. Please understand that we did not linger (I eat too fast) and occupy the table for an inordinate period of time. I should also point out that the restaurant was not crowded given that we were there at 5:30pm on a Sunday.

I realize that turnover is key, and we are not people that order appetizers and expensive drinks, thus there may be a desire to open up the table sooner as opposed to later.

The tip was not adjusted (20%) since the Service had been good up to that point, however we did make point of mentioning it to the hosting staff on our way out of the restaurant. We declined their offer to speak with a manager since this is really an improvement opportunity, not an earth shattering issue.

We will return to this establishment because of the value and quality, but only as long as we are permitted to relax and enjoy ourselves.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great Date night locale!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have always had great experiences at J's. The artichokes, steaks, salads, mac n cheese, and carrot cake are all amazing. The portions are huge!! We did order the fish tacos this time and that was a big mistake. They said that it was red fish, but I really don't think it was. It was very fishy smelling and tasting. Everything else was great!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place! The atmosphere was really nice. Wait staff was attentive without having to come to the table to see if we needed anything. Nothing I hate more than wait staff constantly coming to the table. Food was good. Carrot cake was fantastic! Overall great experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing place love the crab cakes and the maui steak

Tags: Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best Mac and Cheese, salmon, and carrot cake we have ever had in our lives! This is our new favorite place!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing place! I ordered the Maui steak. It was perfectly cooked and the smashed potatoes were an excellent accompaniment. Our server Nate was very attentive, knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend J'Alexanders!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I brought my husband for his birthday dinner. When I reserved our table on open table, I included a note requesting that the staff help celebrate by wishing him a happy birthday too. I was not disappointed! Upon arrival, the hostess presented a very nice birthday card to him signed by the staff. Our visit was fantastic from start to finish.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent as always. On open table I was asked if it was a special event and I marked it yes as it was my Birthday. No one at the restaurant acknowledged it so not sure why the question?

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Gets a little noisy as the crowd grows, though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Beautiful inside and out. Staff was very friendly and professional from the opening
of the front door for us upon our arrival, thru dinner, and opening the door for our departure. Service was top notch. Our main server was Brie, but there were additional people eager to help as needed. It was quite impressive.
Brie: my wife(Beth) and I cannot over state how please we were that she was our main server. Friendly and very easy to talk to. Very knowledgeable about the cuisine and even making additional meal recommendations to further enhance our meal selection. Her recommendation as to the preparation of my Prime Rib was phenomenal. Her medium well recommendation after I describe my normal level of pinkness desired, was spot on. I think it truly made the meal! Additionally her wine recommendation for dinner was greatly appreciated.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always a fantastic experience. Our server Brooklyn was amazing and the deviled eggs.....WOW, first time I have them but they will be a must going forward!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Here to celebrate our anniversary with friends. Seated promptly. We really don't know how many servers we had or who was the responsible person for our table but as a team they were effective and efficient. We know we are usually rushed in this restaurant but if you allow yourself to set the pace the dinner is relaxing and food is good. My wife's filet came out rare instead of medium but was replaced with another filet which was closer to the ordered temp. Wines were good but I wish there weren't special wines on the menu that w e couldn't access.We will come back because we like this place and the food

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Our visit was a wonderful experience. The three of us had generous martinis which are a special on Wednesday evenings at $5. Our appetizers were undoubtedly the largest and most delicious onion rings I’ve ever had, very filling and plentiful offering. We followed with wonderful entree salads. This was a great meal!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was wonderful food was delicious. I would go back time and time again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

A bit loud, but the service made up for it!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Been going to J's for years. The steak Maui and the crispy chicken platter are favorites. You can switch out the sides, which are almost all excellent. Switch the smashed potatoes/fries for the mac n cheese or couscous! End off the night with their carrot cake and I guarantee a perfect night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Have never been disappointed. Quality of food and service has always been consistently high.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great place for eating lunch or dinner. The menu is pretty broad and their wines also offer a wide selection. We love their Steak and Fríes, Ribs, Ahí Tuna Steak and this Carrot Cake is just awesome. Service is excellent fast and friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were seated on time with our reservation and everything from that point got even better. The service is superb, food fantastic.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We set on the patio. It was to hot for the fire, but there was a nice view and atmosphere. Patio is small, so there were just my friend and I. Stuff were super friendly, they haven't bothered us every 10 minutes as waiters usually do at other places. So, we could talk without nobody interrupting us. Food was great. Our waiter went beyond and ordered customized just for us platters and meals. Great experience, best trained stuff I've even seen. Definitely would be back!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We really enjoyed ourselves (4), the service was outstanding, the food was very good. Very nice place. Will definitely go again after saving enough money. I had French dip sandwich and one drink. My wife had a salad and tacos and our bill was $100 with tip. Seems a little high for salad and sandwich.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had the special (Ribeye). Server recommended Cajun seasoning which was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Too dark for lunchtime and freezing cold.

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