J. Alexander's - Plantation

4.6
894 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
J. Alexanders is 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.

The restaurant will close early on Wednesday 7/11 at 7 PM, for building maintenance. We will re open for regular service at 11:30 AM on Friday 7/13. Please fee to visit us in Boca Raton or Redland's Fort Lauderdale.
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Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, chicken breasts were smallest ever but still tasty. Noise levels vary depending on time you dine.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steaks were delicious and the macaroni and cheese was amazing.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The server was attentive. The candles for the cake (Birthday celebrations) arrived after the dessert. Not sure why?
The steak was perfect but the potato was cold. Our server asked for the cold one back, which was strange. A hot one was delivered within one minute.

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TC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, we were not disappointed with anything. Food arrived in timely manner, staff very attentive and friendly. Overall taste of our meals were delicious; we will be returning.

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MP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is outstanding. I went with my wife for our anniversary and we had a very nice evening.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately they overcooked both steaks ordered at our table (we ordered Medium and they came out well done). On their 2nd try they were still overcooked... we normally eat at the Palm Beach Gardens location which is great... but this was just ridiculous. Our server was so gracious and polite about trying to make sure we were taken care of. We will likely not be back to this location but will still eat at our usual PBG location!

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J
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very elegant classy place for a romantic date, business meeting or family or friends or acquaintance get together. The food sets the tone very delicious as presentation is always on point. As long as the service has a good steady flow, it will compliment an outstanding dining experience overall. Yes, we keep coming back.

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a
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to place for steak. You can not beat the slow roasted prime rib.

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AB
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Pros: Always good food, great service, good value, very customer oriented.
Cons: The downside is the noise level is awful, can't wait to get my food and get the hell out of there.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I made a reservation to secure a booth in the bar area . I arrived to be told we have to seat first come first serve if someone wanted those tables . So why ask occasion or take my reservation . Been dining for here for years .

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I came from the west coast to meet up with two friends from our home town up north. J.Alexander’s was recommended by a Ft. Lauderdale Resident. The four of us had not been together in years. Once our waitress, Erica, found out we were going to need a lot of time to catch up she was exceptionally patient. I would recommend J. A. to anyone who enjoys good food and fabulous desserts.

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f
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sammy is the best. She always makes us feel welcome. The food is always good and consistent but as I always say it would be so much better if they had some surprise specials. The if it ain’t broke don’t fix it mentality I get but sometimes we will go somewhere else just for a little change.

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R
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional!! We’ll be back for sure!
The smoked salmon dip appetizer is a must try!

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JB
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Alexander's is a wonderful choice when it comes to dining out, whether it be for a special occasion or an evening dinner out with my husband for no reason. Your food is delectable. Your roasted artichoke and NY Strip is amazing. Your salad was crisp and fresh. Your wine was just the perfect pairing. We will certainly by back again and again.

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s
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would usually provide a rating of 5 STARS. Last Friday my partners' steak was ordered medium rare and was cooked to a medium degree. We kept the steak because of time sensitive plans after dinner.

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

Excellent food and service...definitely will return.

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F
Miami
109 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Lucky to have it in our neighborhood

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NH
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. My husband and I love this place!

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k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always consistent and very good

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JD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love J Alexanders and my favorite is the french dip. I have introduced it to many friends and family and we all agree that it is the BEST french dip. I also like other items on your menu. My only complaint is that there is not one in or near Naples, FL, where I live so I can only go when I travel to the Plantation side. I have another home in Illinois and, although it isn't quite as far, I still have to travel 45 minutes to get to that one. I would love to have one here in Naples, Florida (there are many high end restaurants here and a lot of people eat out every night). I would also love to see one in the Tinley Park, Orland Park area of Illinois. I know that both locations would be appreciated.

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JO
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place place for beef. Period. I prefer it to Capital Grill

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BW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner with fabulous friends! Service and dinner was spectacular! Definitely will be back again soon!

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PH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We head to J Alexander’s about once a month. The food along with the service is always high quality. I was hoping the Steak Brazzo was on the specials menu....it wasn’t, so I settled for the steak Maui. Wife had the salmon and everyone went home happy.

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OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have great food and service. We eat there often and always have a great time.

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

We had a reservation and the wait was about 10 minutes, which was great! The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable! My family of four loved it, we’ll definitely be back!

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

Felipe was a wonderful server!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Not at all good. Matter of fact I love this place. The service was mediocre and the 1st steak was over cooked. The manager brought out then replacement and it was “raw” and he rushed back to the kitchen and then brought out another raw one and said- ok we will take it off the check. He was worst than the food. Very disappointed

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NB
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious; impeccable service.

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CE
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Celebrating our wedding anniversary and asked for a quiet table. They set us directly in the front. Not quiet at all. Even though it was our anniversary, they did nothing special. Will not make a special effort to go back here. I'll go to Seasons 52 or Cooper's Hawk instead. Best thing about the experience was our waitress, she was amazing.

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V
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

This where I would bring my clients for lunch. The menu has changed quite a bit but the food was still good. Downside, our waitress was not so friendly and felt like she didn’t want to serve us as she was unattentive and almost cold or rigid in serving us, we had to ask for refills on empty glasses often. I guess she assumed she would get short changed on her tip. It just didn’t feel like the same JAlexanders I was accustomed to!

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A
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great! Food was delicious!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Friendly staff,meals were tasty and of good portion. Very noisy. Waitress was friendly, but lacked seriously in attentiveness. Very often we could not find her when we needed her. One server placed another tables order on our table,dropped the toast on the table,left crumbs, then picked up the platter to take the plate to the correct patron (I assume). We found this to be very unprofessional. Our side order of broccoli was cold and had to be reordered. Our main courses were good portions, flavorful and properly cooked. The dessert (Key Lime Pie) was delicious.
The bottom line is that although our meals were good, for a restaurant of this price level and reputation, we were at times disappointed. We truly expected a more "stellar" dining experience. What made it even more troublesome was that this was a celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary.

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T
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We go in often.
Love the artichoke (but sometimes need to ask for warm wet towels).
Wines by the Glass need some help (and more options).
When you go often, you realize the specials are not too special.
Lately we need to always ask for Bread Service.
The Flavor of my Filet Mignon, especially last time, was incredible.
Key Lime Pie was amazing.

I like the teamwork of the server staff when seated. How someone will start you off and then after first beverage your assigned server arrives, but I think it's relied upon it too much, and it seems to be the rule of thumb and not the exception. it feels a little less personal at times.

Definitely the best restaurant out west. Congrats to all for keeping it great!

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JP
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was impeccable: from when we walked in until we left! Keep up the great work

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KB
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Menu selection is very slim, and there are no pasta options at all. The fish of the day was Hake. It was fairly disgusting. The veggie burger was burnt, mushy, and fell apart. It was both unappetizing and embarrassing. The french fries were tasty but ice cold.

Not impressed.

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NY
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Though we had a reservation, and arrived early, we still had to wait another 20 minutes, and lots of walk-ins waiting, too. This place is not good for a special occasion unless it’s a big party. The place holds 300+ people, so felt like a number, like a factory operation. It was our 35th anniversary, Def not good for intimate attentive dinner for 2. After asking, they did bring a dish of ice cream with a candle. Food and service were good enough, but can’t say we’ll ever return.

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AC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this location!! I prefer it 10x over the Ft. Lauderdale one. My FAVORITE spot!!!! The salmon is ALWAYS beautiful and delicious. I just love it.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service.

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