About J. Alexander's - Redlands Grill – Columbus

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. Offering an eclectic brunch menu on Sundays between 10:30am – 2:00pm with both classic and unique selections such as Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Belgian Waffles, Lemon & Ricotta Hotcakes, Omelets, Quiche & Huevos Ranchero

7550 Vantage Dr
Columbus, OH 43235
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Campus View and North High Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 847-1166

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

Executive Chef:
Vincent Garcia

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

J. Alexander's - Redlands Grill – Columbus Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Good for a Date (62)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
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Cozy (45)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Romantic (41)
Business Meals (38)
Casual (35)
Notable Wine List (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Comfort Food (26)
Bar Seating (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Fun (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Authentic (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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Spicy (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Our server was Josh. He was very attentive.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and very good service. Experience was dampened a bit by a loud and obnoxious group seated at a table across from our booth.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

I had the special which was the Cajun trout and it was wonderful. The price was very reasonable. My husband got the Rattlesnake Pasta and a house salad and said both were great. We will definitely be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

This is our first visit to this restaurant in years, as we have moved from the area. We met family members here for a birthday celebration--and had a great time. The food everyone ordered was very good, the restaurant was lively and full, and the server (who was a young man) was awesome. He did a great job in taking care of a party of 8! Many times we have had young servers who lack the experience in taking care of a larger party, but this young man was great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

We generally love J. Alexander's but on this particular night, while we were celebrating Valentine's Day, our meal was simply mediocre. We had to send our dishes back for corrections several times. We aren't sure if the crowd was too much for them, or just what the issue was but there was definitely an issue that evening.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Slow service. 15 minutes to get a diet coke after asking twice. Food was good.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious! My husband had a steak but I'm a vegetarian and we both had a good meal. Servings are huge so I brought home half of my meal for tonight's dinner. The only downside is the wait for the table. We had a reservation but still needed to wait 15 minutes to be seated. We were entertained by the kitchen staff as we waited.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent. Best prime rib ever!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service, just enough attention but allowed for some space. Great food as always.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of our favorite places! Wonderful atmosphere....romantic

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Quantity for cost did not equate, service felt rushed though our waitress wasn't that busy .

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We were seated at for our 7pm reservation at 740pm. The drinks from the bar were completely watered down. The suggested appetizer of steak rolls were not appealing, tasted like beefy mac and cheese in an eggroll. The best part of the meal was only the steak. Disappointingly, the dress code for the restaurant was mostly sweatshirts and jeans. We have previously loved the food and felt like it was a dressier restaurant, especially for the money. We do not plan to return.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Another Great Evening at J. Alexander's - Redlands Grill – Columbus. Our waitress, Deidra, was AWESOME!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Great Beer
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food & service!
The Carrot Cake was AMAZING!!!!
We sat by the window and there was cold air coming thru so I was uncomfortable.
The waitress did turn up the heat! :) which helped.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Took my wife and 2 kids for dinner. My wife is a fan of their Prime Rib and it was perfect. My 13 yr. old got the Ribs with a Mac & Cheese and Fries and that was done really, really well. My 10 year old had some Pasta that I never tasted. My dish was the Pecan Crusted Trout and I cannot wait to get back there and have it again. The last time I went I got their Grilled Salmon that was outstanding but the Trout was even better!!! Had an excellent glass of Honig Sav. Blanc to pair.

I just cannot say how this place continues to impress.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The grilled ribeye special was excellent!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 4, 2018

J Alexander's has become our special occasion and to.antic date night place. Excellent food, ambience, friendly service, without the pretentiousness that I abhor.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brunch menu is great. They allowed changes at no extra cost. Very pleasant ambiance.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Was disappointed with the prime rib, over all not what I expected for 118 dollars.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great casual restaurant with numerrous offerings for every taste. The quality of the food and drinks are always very good and reasonably priced for restaurants of similar ambience and cuisine.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great restaurant

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always wonderfully consistent. A well oiled machine.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food at Redlands is always so very consistently excellent. My wife and I consider ourselves regulars and enjoy the food. We always have a good experience. Go to Redlands Grill for steak, seafood specials and solid American style cuisine.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent restaurant...wonderful experience! A definite winner for any date night!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Son’s birthday!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I've come for drinks, but this is first time for food. Good, but nothing special. Expensive for the fare. Efficient service, but not exactly friendly. Stick with the bar.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Just Fabulous! Staff is so friendly & our meals were delicious. Can’t wait to come back

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Birthday celebration. Wonderful waiter....helpful but never interrupted our conversations. Food excellent.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a good time with good friends. The service was good, and the food was good. Thank you for a good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a good time. Ambiance is better then the food, Service was better then the ambiance. So overall good experience. Would I recommend, probably not, CBus has too many other better options on my list. If someone told me they were going there, I wouldn't try and change their mind.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is spectacular everyone raves about it . The noise though makes it hard to have good conversation.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our second visit in the last two months and each has been very disappointing.On our visit in December my wife’s medium well prime rib was well done.This past Saturday the New York Strip I ordered medium was rare,but the bottom was burnt.Seems like they just send food out and hope for the best.I understand that it very busy but more attention should be paid to the quality not just quantity.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful dinner and friendly servers. This has been consistanly good each time we have been there. It is a bit pricy but good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I wanted to take my lady out for a nice dinner and she really enjoyed the meal, our waiter was very cool

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were there to celebrate a birthday. Great service, wonderful food! The carrot cake was excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for our 46th wedding anniversary. Had a very nice time. Service makes the place special. Thanks

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for my birthday for Prime Rib. It was very good. Would highly recomend the mac and cheese. One of the best I have had. My wife had the trout and it was very good as well. If you want bread before dinner you have to ask. My wife got an old fashion that did not have enough sweetness. My only other comment is that we felt it was a little dark in the dining area.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great and we had a great time! It's a lively and popular place too!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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