J. Alexander's - Redlands Grill - Hoover

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582 reviews
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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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ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating our Anniversary. Thank you for making it enjoyable. Great Food and great service!

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AC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend for a bday dinner and it was great. The service was amazing, food came out on time and being that I had reservations for 6:30 we were seated at 6:34 which was also great! I will be back!!

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CJ
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always delicious, service was good, considering the crowd.
The biggest disappointment was, their creme brûlée is the best around and this is the second time we’ve been there and they’re out. I thought it was made in house, so really shouldn’t be out.
Other than that, it’s always great food.

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JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only complaint that I have about the restaurant is the fabric that covers the seats in their booths. It is impossible to slide across making entry into the booth extremely difficult for the person that has to sit next to the wall. Take a table if one is available.

The food is very good and the service excellent.

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JM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy our meal here, we have never had anything that disappointed us food wise . But on this occasion, the food came too fast, we were not done with our appetizer and the salads arrived, just minutes later the main course arrived. I felt rushed. For the cost of the meal, I want to feel that I am allowed to take my time to eat and enjoy the meal and our guests.

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TF
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always quality meal and service. Had a reservation on Open Table and got right in.

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G
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good.

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G
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Salads were slow coming and then the steaks arrived practically on top of the salads. Salads were good as were the steaks but they were cooling by the time we finished the salads. Otherwise it was a good experience.

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NK
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is good. But for some reason hostess wouldn’t sit us down. I understand our entire party is not there but the restaurant was empty on late Monday night. We were asked to sit at the bar if we wanted to order drinks or appetizers while we wait. Then I had to settle my bill at the bar before moving to the table 10 mins later.

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UM
Tallahassee
23 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in the area and we always make a point to go there when in town. The steaks are fabulous, always cooked to perfection.

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T
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Everything was cooked to the satisfaction of my family. A bit pricey, but all and all a great experience.

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TF
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation for 6:45, got right in. My wife and I ordered dinner and where enjoying talking to each other not worrying about the time. Our waiter walks up and apologizes for our food being late and that desert would be on the restaurant. The manager comes up and makes the same apology and says the desert would be on the restaurant. To me the food was not that late and would not have thought anything about it. This is the kind of service this restaurant gives . I have never been disappointed.
Terry

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. Alexander’s is the only Restaurant in the Birmingham area that I have consistently NEVER had a problem with food or service!

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience we will definitely be back !!! The food was excellent, our service was great! The salad was probably the best salad i have ever had, my steak was cooked well done and still had flavor and was seasoned perfectly.

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DR
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Dirty Martini's in town! I come here just for that! Had the porterhouse steak and it was simply divine! J. Alexander's is the type of place you can arrive in casual attire and not feel out of place. However, if you prefer, you can dress up and not feel too overdressed. I live in Birmingham, but I drive to Hoover to go to J. Alexander's!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you visit, yoy MUST request Can to be your waiter. He's Soo polite, knowledgeable of the menu and efficient. He suggested items to try and I'm so glad I listened. The Maui steak was amazing and the glaze even better.

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OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food has changed along with the name. Mac & Cheese was once a signature dish, it's definitely not so much now. The food was just okay, i was somewhat disappointed. I haven't been back here since it's been changed to Redlands. The customer service is awesome and the atmosphere is pleasant.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it!! I appreciate the hospitality!

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w
Birmingham
123 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends! Nathan was so friendly and attentive, made the experience wonderful!!

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D
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We 3 all had the jumbo fried shrimp and they were delicious! The waitstaff was attentive snd friendly. A very pleasant meal out!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Prime Rib. The service was amazing. Very friendly employees.

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BA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit to J Alexander however we were close to the exit for the kitchen and it was fairly noisy and busy. The food was good but not excellent

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F
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

My experience was not too great. My salad was not filling at all and very expensive for the amount that you get. The waitress did not check on us often because she said “she got busy.” I find that to be unprofessional as we are her customers too.

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RH
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Food and Service! One of the best desserts is the key lime pie, but it is rarely on the menu.

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T
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and drinks. I wouldn't change a single thing! Ribs so tender you cut them with a spoon. Steak rolls are like eating a philly cheesesteak in an egg roll; however, you only taste the meat and seasoning! The lemon martini is the best I've ever tasted.

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Veggie burger was outstanding!

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LG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent in getting us a table that would accommodate the big men in the family. We were able to dine comfortably.

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SG
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Best burgers in town. Wonderful salads. Have been going there for twenty years. Love it.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Slow service and not crowded

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M
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. Great food. Great service. The ambience was right up my alley. Expensive but not overpriced for the quality.

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T
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In one word- Perfect Dinner!!! Ok,. two words. The time before this, the service was a little disappointing, however this time they were back to the AWESOME restaurant they have always been. If you go, ask for Becky! The lady knows her job, and does it well. You will not be disappointed. The entire staff was EXCELLENT!!

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O
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

The steaks was not good at all my friend sent her steak back we can't eat all together because her food was not cooked right. Steaks are not goid price to high for the food not be be good will never go back...

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The bread is hard. Maybe change to a wheat bread.


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AL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I eat at H Alexander's often but this time I want too happy with my meal. My. Dinner was was to pricey for the amount of food I received. My meal came with what was aulosswd to be 6 jumbo shrimp. The shrimp was very tasty but I only had 6. It would have been nice to have at least 8- 10. Also there should be more options for people who doesn't eat red meat. Overall ita a nice place to eat. I just wasnt too happy with my meal.

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BN
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious as usual. Service is always the best. We were seated by the bar and it was a little more noisy than usual. Will request otherwise from now on. But I love this place. Had the fried jumbo shrimp, baked potato, and sliced Heirloom tomatoes.😋

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w
Birmingham
123 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kate was awesome as always. We felt very welcome, had excellent service and drinks. Food was terrific, too!

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great visit for our anniversary. Looking forward to our next visit.

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r
Birmingham
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious as always.
Service was great and we had a nice evening with friends

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food & service was great.

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C
Birmingham
44 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

J. Alexander's has long been a favorite of mine. Regardless of the location the service by the wait staff, the food and atmosphere are consistently excellent. This visit was to celebrate Mother's Day with my wife and son. The restaurant was very busy, however, we were seated within minutes of our reservation time, our server was with us promptly and our food was delivered very quickly. This is one of our go-to spots.

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