J. Alexander’s Restaurant
Address: 913 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
Restaurant Type: American restaurant
Phone: (813) 354-9006
What Time Does J. Alexander’s Restaurant Open?
Tuesday,: 11AM to 10PM
Wednesday,: 11AM to 10PM
Thursday,: 11AM to 10PM
Friday,: 11AM to 10PM
Saturday,: 11AM to 10PM
Sunday,: 11AM to 10PM
Monday,: 11AM to 10PM
J. Alexander’s Restaurant Reviews
At least I didn’t set any expectations cause they would be destroyed in a single dinner sitting.
Where do I start??? The food I claimed from our waiter was not cooked correctly. There a difference between medium-rare and well done. The waiter couldn’t grasp that I wanted 2 sides. Had to dumb it down. He had to read the specials from a note pad. He couldn’t remember who order what in the 4 of us not that he literally just took my tea and brought back and asked who this belonged to. For the price we paid, my car payment, it should have been a dining experience and not the disaster it turned into.
The air must have been broke as well as it was cooler outside then at our table and it was like 90 outdoors.
Oh well. It was eventful, but not a positive way. For sure never going back!
I had a reservation and was seated immediately. There was several celebrations happening including my own but service was still quick and efficient. There was also a server who was kind enough to take my pictures outside. Had spinach dip for starters which was good. For entree, I had the salmon which was seasoned well and not dry. The margarita was made to my liking. I had a great evening
Was in Tampa for the night and wanted to get out of the hotel for the night. Without a reservation, we had a 25 minute wait on a Saturday night. Service was pleasant and efficient, checking in with us and keeping our waters refilled.
Ordered the artichokes because that’s what the reviews raved about. Now as someone who’s never eaten am artichoke, save the pureed typed found in dip, I found them to be wasteful. Comparing the amount that was actually edible with the hard, chewy, thick layers that ended up being tossed away, I definitely wasn’t worth it to me. The small part I did eat wasn’t anything to write home about. But again, that’s my inexperienced opinion.
The ribeye was good, if you like a sweet marinade and was prepared to temp as requested. I wasn’t thrilled with the chunky tasteless mashed potatoes; they seemed scared of butter, salt and pepper.
Ribs were falling off the bone and were super tasty. Shoestring fries were authentic and well seasoned. Though the reviews steered us wrong with the appetizer, the warm carrot cake was spot on. Enough to share for 2, it was moist, nutty and filled with deliciousness.
I had a really good anniversary dinner with my wife. She had the Maui steak and I had the ribs, both were awesome. The Mac and cheese was really nice, however the carrot cake desert was pure decadence! We enjoyed our night the drinks were great. I would definitely recommend.
We went for lunch on a Sunday so it wasn’t crowded. The atmosphere is nice and fancy. I had the French dip which was very tasty, but I realized after I ate it that they didn’t give me the horseradish sauce. The Mac and cheese was outstanding. My lunch partner ordered trout that was supposed to come with a sauce too and was without. My mom had a swordfish sandwich that she said was delicious. The warm carrot cake that we all split for dessert was fantastic.
Great food and awesome experience! Our server was Jack and he made us excited about the entire menu. We had the special, the 22 oz Cowboy with NYO mac and cheese, and the smoked salmon dip. All delicious, we cleaned our plates AND even got to take my bone for my pup at home. =)
This place is renamed. Not sure if I was getting the J. Alexander experience. I really wanted to dine at J. Alexander. I heard so much good things, but I’ll carry on to say that it wasn’t bad at all.
The server was nice, the food came faster than I expected and it was good too. I must say that I was disappointed that I couldn’t get dessert.
A sweet treat to end the night is an essential part of my dining experience. I was told that the key lime pie was not set enough. My mouth was watering with the thoughts of dessert. That really knocked a star off this review for me.
*That Mac and cheese was sooooo good!
This place is super busy!! But they still get everything out at a decent time. The waitress was very professional, knowledgeable, and always checking in on us! I had a great experience and the food was Amazing!!
First time dining here and absolutely loved it! I had the crab cakes. Every bite was filled with crab and they were lofty browned on the outside. Caesar salad was good. Had the margarita and it was smooth and very delicious. Will definitely go back as their burgers looked awesome. Wait staff does an excellent job going above and beyond to make the dining experience so enjoyable. There were a lot of people there for a Thursday night and the staff made sure we had drinks and our food was hot.
One of the best dinners my SO and I have had in awhile. The past couple of places that we’ve been to have had some minor issues that made them a bit unpleasant. We started with the grilled artichoke hearts and it was the perfect sized appetizer for two if you don’t want to fill up before your entrée. I got a med rare filet mignon , which came out rare but it was still good and I ate every bite . I’d rather it be under than over. The Béarnaise sauce that it came with was creamy and flavorful that my SO just had to get some for his steak as well. The chocolate cake was nothing to write home about, but it was definitely rich and decadent . The vanilla ice cream helped cut through that and made a refreshing bite.
Our server Caid was friendly, professional and informative without being too attentive. It was a busy Saturday night, but all of our food and drinks came out at a decent time.
We will certainly be coming back here.