J. Alexander's - Plantation

4.6
860 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was actually my very first time ever eating there (I was on a date w/a woman who had actually been there several times before me), not only was the food and service I received excellent, but it got me closer to my goal of trying to get with this woman that I like and am otherwise starting to develope feelings for.

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GE
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dennis runs a great restaurant

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L
Miami
92 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this place! Always consistent!

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TM
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Service was good, nice bar area. Food was awful! Fish of the day was tough, greasy, very salty, horrible presentation, fish looked like it had been dropped onto the potatoes. Inedible.

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

Anniversary

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N
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

It didn't take very long to be seated which was good. When we walked in, one of the servers splashed something on my fiance and baby. She was apologetic however, we asked for paper towels to clean them off and they never provided them. The server was good (a different person) was good and the food was excellent.

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SP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE RESTAURANT. I HAVE TO ONLY COME FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS BECAUSE OF THE PRICES BUT I LOVE IT AND ALWAYS RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE

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HA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasure! The portions were gigantic so we shared so beside being delicious (the ribs, wow!) it was really economical. Also as an architect, the decor is really first rate.

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NF
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped for a bite before a concert at BBT, we had an incredible waitress that recommended highly the prime rib, she was right. It was perfect. Great service and food, made for a perfect evening.

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f
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved our server Ashley. She took great care of us. Food is always consistently good just wish they would either change the menu or add different specials. You get what you pay for so you can’t really go wrong.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining experience very good as usual. Continue to keep up the great service

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s
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Prisoner wine portions are a bit paltry for an $18 charge....... conflicted..... Regards

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EJ
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyday dinner location that doesn’t disappoint

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Too noisy. Luncheon menu was pricey. Service was good. Food tasted Okay, but nothing special.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience dining here! The food is always great and consistent. The restaurant is kept impeccably clean, and our server Ashley was amazing! Highly recommend!

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BD
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service at JAlexander was excellent! Maryland Crab Cakes are the best in South Florida as is the Carrot cake. Courtney was our server and she was excellent as well. Definitely recommend

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r
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific, food is great, the staff is professional, accuarate, and friendly. I recommend everything on the menu.
Only issue is that it is always crowded!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite

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

Always good. Lucky to have it in our neighborhood

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Bartenders need to learn how to deal with customers and they also need to learn to smile and be pleasant....not look so unhappy and miserable...and annoyed....this is the third time at the bar....ordered wines by the bottle and steaks and apps..and dessert....Everything we asked for seemed as it was a bother. Ridiculous.

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SC
Salt Lake City
52 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had both lunch and dinner at Alexander's, and requested Ashley for dinner after having a great experience at lunch. Once she knew us a little better she let her hair down a bit and was fun, as well as being a great server. I am always seeking the perfect ahi tuna, and this could have been in contention if only a bit more creatively prepared. Very good, yes, but not world class. The hamburger I had at lunch was good, but could have been better with a little extra attention.

This is a very large restaurant, with a large center section and raised sections against the outer windows. The center section is extremely loud, but the areas near the windows are moderate.

The martinis are very good and exceptionally large. Portions overall are quite large, and desserts are large enough to share.

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l
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent with food and service. Must make reservation wait can be very long without

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and, as usual, exceptional food. From the warm greetings of the hostess to the outstanding teamwork of service ... the staff created wonderful memories for our dining experience. We look forward to returning soon.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch service!

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A
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal and great service!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Only thing negative is that it can get a little loud.

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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for dinner on a Thursday night. Food quality is always great here. Packed. Service was good, but it was very busy.

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KD
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very professional efficient service. Food prepared properly and price reasonable.

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H
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From first entering to enjoying dinner and exiting the restaurant the customer service was excellent.
All of the young women were friendly and attractive. The food was excellent.

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T
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, super-busy for a Tuesday night. Food & drinks were great - what made it special was the service from our server (English man, cannot remember his name) who was excellent from start to finish.

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d
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!! Truly enjoy the atmosphere. Always recommend a reservation as this restaurant gets really busy!!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Never let my iced tea run out. It is very noisy there however we were able to converse with each other. The steaks were less impressive than I expected. Especially for the price. The Cajun rib eye that I ordered was just so so. Stringy and tough. However, overall, I would return.

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NN
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I have been here before and my experience was much better. First off I made a reservation and they said they could not find it. I made this reservation days before. I had to take out my phone to show my confirmation e-mail. With that said, I still had to wait. We ordered wine, the server came back a long while after stating they did not have either wine available and she left. She did not provide us with any complementary wine that was available that was close to what we ordered—-nothing. The food portion was good but it was very salty. The odor inside was not pleasant. I won’t be returning.

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v
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I made reservations a few days back and requested table and booth combination for there re some with back issues. I got the worst table by the reception desk and kitchen with so much noise. So disappointed. Chris the waiter, was great but the rest thumbs down.

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