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About J. Alexander's - Redlands Grill - Cincinnati

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.

2629 Edmondson Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45209
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hwy. 71 in Rookwood Commons

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 531-7495

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

Executive Chef:
Carlos Reyes

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

J. Alexander's - Redlands Grill - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Good for a Date (39)
Casual (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Business Meals (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Cozy (26)
Comfort Food (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Romantic (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Fun (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (6)
People Watching (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful as always!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

The food looked good, but it didn't taste good. Even the burger wasn't good. Price was high for below average tasting food. Menu was interesting. I wish the food would have lived up to expectation. Also, it was very cold in the restaurant. Huge air vents blow cold air which makes it very uncomfortable.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed our dinner. But, there was cool air blowing down from the ceiling most of the time we were at our table. This was distracting and uncomfortable to both of us the entire dinner. I wore my coat over my shoulders while trying to eat my food. The pumpkin pie was amazing !!

Tags: Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

I really enjoy the atmosphere and the veggie burger was very good. Service was great. I would like to see more vegetarian options.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Pleasant everyday dining experience, fast service and friendly staff

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

I love J Alexanders/Redlands Grill! We always have consistently good food and service. We ate there the other night, and I had the Shrimp Louie salad. It was delicious. It is easy to carry on conversations in the restaurant and the darkness lends to coziness.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Too noisy, difficult to conduct a business discussion

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food and excellent service. The wait staff was friendly and engaging.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Love the prime rib sandwiches - come regularly with my friends to get them.
Love MIKE, who we request, and who provides outstanding service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is alway good. We were in a hurry and the service was unbelievably good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was generally good; the only exception was the chocolate cake which was inedible. Ordered 2 slices to take home for our grandchildren and us- they were cold and much too dense to eat. We had to toss them away after we tried them. This was the only low point.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We’ve ate here about 3-4 times and each time it declines. Ordered prime rib and it was cold and had hardly any flavor. My wife had steak and it was very fatty. Hate to say but the best part was the fries and Caesar salad. Don’t think we will be back unfortunately.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have been to J. Alexander's several times over the years. This past year, every visit seems to get worse. We were seated on time but had to wait 10 minutes before a server showed up to our table. It took another 10 minutes for drinks. Our food showed up and my steak was over cooked but the broccoli was very good. My wife's pasta had way too much sauce on the pasta. The seafood was limited in quantity. My wife couldn't eat the pasta and left 95% on the table. I had to wait 10 minutes for the server to show to get me a refill on my drink. It was a bad experience and it's a shame because we use to really like dining at J. Alexander's Cincinnati.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Usually J.Al’s is a go-to for me for business lunches. Friday was awful. It took longer than 10 minutes to even get a drink order (we stopped counting), let alone to get a drink. We tried making eye contact with someone serving next to us, and he either “didn’t see us” or blatantly ignored us. That was until I said to my guest “Are we invisible?” Then he stopped over and sent someone over. I cannot speak for him but he seemed to be ignoring us several times throughout the experience. The service was slow. Everything we requested to be on the side came on the meal. Our refills were swapped, yet no one would visit us. Therefore, my Diet Coke craving was not satisfied with my regular Coke. I honestly am a great topper and left a bad tip for these reasons. I don’t even know who our server was. So many different people stopped or were flagged down by us. Therefore, I have no idea who to discuss the issue with as I don’t know with whom the fault lies. This was extremely disappointing form a recurring customer.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food and atmosphere is top of the notch! Love this place!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We usually have an AMAZING experience and so when we made a reservation for my husband’s birthday, I️ wasn’t worried. Then we were seated....we have two different servers come to take our order, we waited over 10 minutes for drinks because of broken glass in the ice container, the server continued to call a Manhattan a Martini (only because he order it up). I️ ordered the Prime Rib medium...usually its perfect. This was over done and dried out. I️ was pleasantly surprised that they were offered my husband a “birthday dessert” on the house, however it wasn’t something my husband would eat. When he mentioned that he couldn’t eat that specific dessert, the server just said “ok” and left the table...on other occasions, they have offered other options of that occurred. We hope this was just an off night and not a sign of further things to come.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always a great experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 6, 2017

One of the best meals that I have had here!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I split a meal and a salad and they brought it out already split for 2.
The Caesar salad was excellent as was the special which was filet tips cabobs.
The drinks are great too. The service was excellent too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

food always prepared perfectly. Professional wait staff. Always crowded so I recommend reservations. Large portions easily shared.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and salads experience was excellent. Waitresses wear awesome not too loud just a wonderful place to eat to take a date and anniversary. Highly recommend J Alexander's very nice atmosphere. I give it 5 stars.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service and ambiance was outstanding as usual! Never had a food complaint until we ordered the pork chops. They were very, very bland and watery. Cooked to perfection, but zero flavor even with the apple glaze sauce they pour over it. This is the first time out of MANY visits that we were disappointed in our food. Its definitely not going to keep us from dinning there again, as everything is usually 100% on the mark!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed their meal, from adults to kids. Print rib, fish tacos, fish was wonderful.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always enjoy our meals. Good fish tacos!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Birthday celebration they offered no free birthday desert

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food, very good, consistent. Ambiance, good. Staff friendly and portion size is generous

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a great experience. Our server Matthew did a great job and took good care of us.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good dinner a s always,dependable dining experience. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I was very satisfied with the ambiance, service and quality of the food.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food and service was outstanding.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have a wonderful Sunday lunch with friends and family. Everyone enjoyed the dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We dine at J Alexander's frequently. The food is usually very good. I had a salmon sandwich and fries which were excellent. My wife had the Southern fried chicken salad which was not as good as O'Charley's. The service is usually outstanding but not this time. The waiter assistant, Sammy, was exceptional but our main waiter was rarely seen. It may have been because he had too many tables -- hard to tell. Bottom line, we would have been far better off with our waiter assistant!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love the food. I wish there was a kids’ menu but we managed. We’d go back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Server was awesome!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dinner was very rushed. Our server Bobby was excellent however. I ordered the large cut of Prime rib and made sure to mention medium well done. Center portion of the cut was almost raw. Could not finish it.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We wish the old J Alexanders was still around! We have dined here many times and we immediately noticed a difference when we walked in the door. Our server was no where to be found. Someone else took our drink order and handed us off. We waited a very long time for our real server to arrive. My family had to slurp on their ice cubes for most of the meal, because the server never came around to refill our drinks. We had to ask for drinks after flagging her down. Silverware was not replaced after the appetizers and salads were cleared and since our server was no where to be found, I had to get up and get forks from the station. All of our dishes and glasses were slammed down on the table by everyone that delivered anything. We had to ask to have dishes cleared. Our server took great care of the table behind us, visiting them the entire meal, while completely ignoring us. Not sure if it was because we were the last booth in her area and in front of the server station. We actually had to flag down a different server to get our check since ours had finally disappeared into the abyss all together. We haven't had service this bad in a very long time from any restaurant. The food was mediocre at best. The Caesar salads were bland. The spinach/queso dip was the lone good item of the night. A single sickly looking croissant was placed on the table with the salads. We had no idea what it was for. ONE for 4 people? Besides that, it was terrible. Was it supposed to be sweet? Salty? Buttery? It was terrible and left untouched. I tried the chili and it tasted like a can. My son's Filet was butterflied, even though we expressly said not to and sure enough they over cooked it. My son's steak was the most fatty steak I have ever seen and it was very expensive. The baked potato was stupid big and the couscous was very bland. Just a bad night and we will not be back. Unfortunate. We used to love going there.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. Great tastes and textures; beautiful presentation. Nice wine list. Lovely ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I really enjoy this restaurant every time I come. The atmosphere is very relaxing and cozy.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I always enjoy Redlands Restaurant....it's cosy, classy and food is always delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had a great waiter, forget his name but always helps to have good service!! Food is consistently good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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