J. Alexander's - Livonia

4.7
1209 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easter celebration

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L
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is always so attentive and the food is consistently good

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DR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed it everything was nice the food was excellent

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RL
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great service and great food.

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DN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moms’s birthday

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Bartender didn’t know how to make an Aperol Spritz nor did the bar carry Aperol.. One of the 3 salads was not brought out, after reminding the wait staff we received the wrong salad. The appetizers which was a cheese dip was cold.

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CL
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was terrible; but that’s unusual, service is always great.

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PG
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great salads for lunch

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going there for 18 years. Always great!

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MC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were right next to a group of women who were very loud. Other than that, everything was perfect!

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SJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good times and great food all the menu items are good.

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CW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, never felt rushed even though it was busy.

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KP
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food! Kaitlyn was kind enough to have the bar make me a baby blue martini and it turned out great even though it’s not on their martini list! Alexander salad fantastic with champagne dressing. Highly recommend.

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TM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Waiter Daniel was awesome.

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MB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch , server and staff were very nice and attentative

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EI
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We felt that we were rushed to make a selection. It was very noisy so having a conversation was difficult.
Would of liked to have a pasta selection on the menu.

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. For sure recommend using open table app to make reservations- this works out very well!!!

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OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We were seated and no one came to our table. I had to get up and get the hostess to get someone to wait on us.

We ordered drinks from her, and she never came back to deliver the them. I saw them sitting on the end of the bar waiting to be picked up. The manager, Dan, delivered our drinks to us. She came back to the table after our food was delivered once, never came back to see if we wanted more drinks, or if our food was all right. Her name was Millie.

We have been dining at Js for many years. I would say since the summer of 2018 to the present, the service has declined significantly. It is not the same quality that it used to be in past years. The bartenders aren’t friendly or could care if we were there. My husband and I have always loved to sit up at the bars and socialize with the people around us. I don’t feel like we can do that anymore at this restaurant.

I hope with this comment through OpenTable, something changes with this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable! Food was absolutely delicious!

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far my favorite location. Quick and efficient service. Great fresh food and friendly service! My husband and I decided to make this location our spot for our monthly date. Yes, we enjoyed it that much! :)

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OT
Detroit
110 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Burgers were really good..fries are the best..nice and crunchy..
Love a good lunch at JAlexander

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress did not come by to check on us. Was very disappointed in service tonight.

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RK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, we made reservations and didn't have to wait at all gave her my name and they took us to our table.

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GP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Do not like the smoked flavor on the filet dinner, would much rather just have grilled

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DA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

J Alexanders is always a favorite place to take guests. However, on this occasion there were two concerns, one small and one larger. The small one was the servers were inconsistent - one in particular was outstanding but another was cool, like small requests were bothersome. So, they offset each other. The larger issue was that we were seated in a booth where an air conditioner would turn on and off, creating a cold draft, that made us put on and take off our coats. We would mention it to a server and she would say she'd report it and it would turn off, but then it would turn on again. This happened several times. Apparently everyone, waitstaff and bartenders, was familiar with that problem and yet we were seated there even though we had a reservation. Eventually we had to just give up and move to the bar to finish up. So, I always like J Alex for food, atmosphere, and service, but this night was not so great.

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F
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always memrable always exceptional. You will not be disappointed!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Basic nothing special

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to J. Alexander’s at least once a month. Tried to change it up recently and tried a few other restaurants nearby and they did not even compare. My salmon was cooked perfectly. We go on Saturday’s because we love the Red River Chili.

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QE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love J Alexander’s!

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LW
Brighton
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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T
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints! Always get the salmon dip... it's amazing!

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered drinks & food at the same time. Food was on the table almost halfway through cocktails. Other than that, it was a great dining experience, as usual :)

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OT
Detroit
110 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Filet was very good..Haddock with mango salsa was excellent as well..wine pairing options qere so-so

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Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

So our server was Jason and pretty much only showed up until the very end to give us our bill. Other servers were very kind to take our order and make sure everything came out good. The food was good as always.

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really good a little over prices for certain items but freaking good 😊

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OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service as usual.

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SB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great service and good food . J Als is our go to restaurant in Livonia.

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KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Typically we have great experiences at this J Alexander's - one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, this time, it was much louder than usual especially with some highly energetic tables nearby - could barely hear the person across the table from me.

Especially disappointing was the service. Had to ask for drink/cocktail menu twice and then it took a long time to get our drinks - so long we were almost finished with our meals by the time they arrived; to make matters worse, the waitress placed the blame with the hostess staff - she should have comped our drinks! Hopefully our next visit will return to the normal excellent experience.

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T
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Alexander's is always a special place for us. The service is great, and the food is consistently outstanding. We enjoy the ambiance and often celebrate birthdays and anniversaries here.

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F
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another in a long string of memorable dinners at one of our favorite restaurants! Thanks John, Terry and crew!

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