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10296 Bistro St, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7488 (Big Island Drive)
904-996-7147
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice, upscale casual

I've been to J. Alexanders twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times were enjoyable, if not exceptional. That's OK with me--they do what they try to do very well. They have a varied menu of offerings from inventive appetizers to fish tacos to fine steaks. It's upscale from, say... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Bo S
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
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English first
Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This used to be our favorite restaurant for business meetings; however, they recently cancelled our reservations the week before our event in order to accommodate a group from J Alexander's corporate office. They failed to offer us a reasonable alternative. What a disappointment, we were really looking forward to the evening.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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182 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We haven't visited J. Alexander's in maybe a year, so I was interested to see what was going on here of late. Although I am not a big fan of chain restaurants, we have had good dining experiences here in the past. Not so this time. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation. The Tall Hostess of the Small... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I've been to J. Alexanders twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times were enjoyable, if not exceptional. That's OK with me--they do what they try to do very well. They have a varied menu of offerings from inventive appetizers to fish tacos to fine steaks. It's upscale from, say Carrabbas, and doesn't try to be Ruth Chris.... More 

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Spain
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292 reviews 292 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This restaurant is one of many located within the St. John's Town Center shopping area. The ambiance is cozy and busy. The menu has many great choices. We ordered grilled salmon and trout. Both of us had special requests for our dishes and there was not a problem in accommodating us. We had a very professional and excellent server. She... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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84 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The crab cakes are pure crab...no fillers. Delicious! And the Creme Brûlée was excellent. Our server, Brad, was very good and we had such a lovely lunch. I like that they offer foods not found in most restaurants. Vegetable of the day was Acorn Squash and Stuffed Eggs for an appetizer.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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64 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I was a little disappointed, since I had very high expectations for my first experience here. The food was good, the service was fair (a little slow/scatterbrained), and the prices were right on the bubble for being a little high. You're paying for atmosphere and location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very good choice. Get good piece of meat. The open kitchen is great because of the nice bbq smell. Not optimal if you have your best dress :-), in this case get a table away from that.

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The menu selection is great. The food is very good. It could use a little more lighting because it was way too dark. I understand restaurants like to have a certain ambience, but we could barely see each other seated across from one another. For some reason my cilantro shrimp dish was extremely oily, but I think it was a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We have 4 in our group, we patiently waited for an hour and 10 minutes for our turn to be seated. Our dining experience though was absolutely remarkably nice. Food and staff were great. Hint.....MAKE SURE TO CALL AHEAD FOR RESERVATION.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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147 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been here a number of times. We always enjoy the service and atmosphere. Wait staff is very attentive. They even have a manager who looks like Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory). But we go for the food and to enjoy ourselves. They have a fine wine list that is reasonably priced. The grilled artichokes appetizer is something you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10296 Bistro St, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7488
    (Big Island Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 904-996-7147

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?