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J. Alexander's Restaurant

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2629 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209-1910 (Hwy. 71 in Rookwood Commons)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Father's Day brunch

We are frequent diners at J. Alexander's but this was our first time for their Father's Day brunch. The service was great, food delicious, and atmosphere casual. J. Alexander's never disappoints.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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190 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We are frequent diners at J. Alexander's but this was our first time for their Father's Day brunch. The service was great, food delicious, and atmosphere casual. J. Alexander's never disappoints.

Thank KFCincy26
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235 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Norwood Location of this better than average chain restaurant serves up their usual fare always prepared nicely and served promptly. Burgers and salads including a tasty shrimp Louie are signature items and their Croque Madame or thin excellent fries are always very good. A full bar with a artfully crafted wine list make this a stop for the whole... More 

Thank HazardBob
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87 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

1st visit to this location. Arrived as the "lunch bunch" was going back to work. For me: Smoked Salmon Dip - big portion and excellent taste & texture. For her: Roasted Chicken - large portion ( 1/2 chicken ). Very good. Wished they served a smaller sort ion of their Alex Salad ( like in Centerville ).

Thank Bob S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Met friends from out of town here to celebrate a birthday. Earlier that day a member of our group called to make a reservation for 7pm on Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was advised that no reservation was available at 7pm so our group would have to move our celebration to 8pm. Due to a previous commitment one member of... More 

Thank apatejr
Akron Ohio
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

One of the reasons we went twice was that the restaurant is open for dinner at 4:00 p.m., which we needed. The food and service were excellent both times. Well cooked seafood and tasty side dishes. I'd recommend the crab cakes. I also tried the BBQ salmon, which was a special. The salads are HUGE. Everyone in my party enjoyed... More 

Thank altadesigns
Cincinnati, Ohio
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141 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We celebrated a work anniversary here for lunch. Two people ordered the crab cakes. They told me that they were good, the two crab cakes - but they looked very small. I was shocked, however, when I saw that the price was $37.50 for each one!! This is more than twice many entrees and completely out of line. I was... More 

Thank CincyBill
Mason, Ohio
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144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Love J Alexander's in every city we've visited them in and this is no exception. Great food, great atmosphere and an overall wonderful time. This is located in Rookwood, so you can do some shopping before or after with just a short walk. This is upscale casual and the food is always terrific. My only wish was a more expansive... More 

Thank Ginnie S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were disappointed with the food. I've never had a bad meal here before but this night food was over salted (Filet Oscar) and the fish and chips were not crispy but soggy. I doubt we will return unfortunately.

Thank Diane S
Kitchener, Canada
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We went to J Alexander's because it was near our hotel but also because of its ranking on Trip Advisor. The food was fine but not exceptional. The menu was extremely limited and uninspired. The service was also fine but nothing special. I would have appreciated bread to start. As chains go, I would compare JA to the Keg except... More 

Thank On_The_Road_Canuck
Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We frequent J Alexander's, but this evening two women were seated near us with a small child. Immediately, the child began screaming. The two women did little to distract the child. We quietly complained to our waiter and then to the manager. We were asked if we wished to move. The proper resolution would be to move the offending table.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2629 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209-1910
    (Hwy. 71 in Rookwood Commons)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-531-7495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?